The Big Little Guide To Live Wedding Bands

September 2019 | Jon Stephens

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Here at Seventh Second, we thought it high time we talked about our amazing live wedding bands to give you a feel of what’s on offer. Are they some of the best wedding bands out there? We think so and we’ve picked our most popular and established UK wide acts for you to enjoy. Each band below performs at over 100 weddings year in year out and can guarantee you some fantastic wedding entertainment wherever you are in the UK. We’ve made sure to cover wedding bands to suit all styles and budgets and combined with our other guides coming soon, you should find all the information you need to help you book the perfect band. Of course, you can always call, live chat or email us with any questions you may have 7 days a week 10am-10pm.

Why the big little guide you ask? Let us start with the big bit…

 

BIG

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As we’ve said, our wedding bands perform a lot and some have been doing so for over 15 years. They are big in the wedding entertainment game! 

To keep things big we are also going to comprehensively guide you through each act so you can get a dam good feel for what a wedding band should be. These guys set the standard for live wedding bands and I wouldn’t personally perform in The League of Gentlemen unless we were the best wedding band we can be. 

 

What you got???

For each act in this blog we will show you:

  • Some lovely client reviews
  • What they are all about
  • Flash some fancy photos and/or video
  • Breakdown their popular setup and booking options
  • List some of the most in-demand songs they perform including first dances
  • Most bands also found the time to join us for a little Q&A session but feel free to ask us any questions about any band directly-you may be talking to one of the band members!

So with all that to chew on we hope you will agree that we’ve got the big part covered and in case you want to view any acts page specifically, click on their name within their guide and it will link you straight to their personalised page. Oh, and to view all our full roster of wedding bands click here. There’s something for every taste. Easy!

Now with the little.

 

LITTLE 

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We have only ever wanted to work with acts we perform in or who are true friends and colleagues so we can guarantee quality, unbeatable prices, excellent customer service and supreme knowledge in the minefield that can arise from picking a live wedding band. 

For many years this ethos has brought us a lot of fond and happy memories performing at weddings for people just like you and witnessing how joyful a wedding day can be is always pretty special for us. Just check our customer reviews section for feedback from hundreds of happy bride and grooms.

We always get a huge buzz watching brides, grooms and their guests dancing, singing and generally being silly while we perform and we never want that to change. So, with this in mind, we keep our group of wedding bands little and excellent. You won’t see a gigantic list of seemingly endless wedding bands in this blog. We’ve picked our well established and most popular who cater for all sorts of weddings UK wide. A little, efficient guide so we don’t waste your time and can get you straight to the good stuff.

If you want to see our current full roster of lovely live wedding bands click here for a full list.

 

Let’s get to it!

With big and little firmly ticked off, it’s time to move onto the main attraction… our wedding bands! Below you will find 7 lovely bands on view with all the information and details you should need to wrap your head around the world of wedding bands. Enjoy!

 

 THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN

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 These guys will ROCK your event. Utter Pros. Prices from £800.

 

What are they all about?

 The League of Gentlemen are all about your wedding – especially if you like the rockier side of life. Each tune is played with genuine gusto and rock n’ roll spirit. This 4-piece band is made up of a stomping rhythm section, pulsating guitars and unrelenting lead male vocals raising the roof with some extra backing vocals to boot. Over the years the guys have perfected an energetic, fun and infectious live show which has made them one of our most sought after wedding bands. They cover hits from the ’60s to the present day so there’s always a tune for every guest at your wedding. Members of the League of Gentlemen have some serious pedigree in the music world too having performed with artists such as Leona Lewis, Paloma Faith, David A. Stewart (Eurythmics), Deep Purple and on The X-Factor. With prices starting from £800, these guys are a real bargain, especially in the south of the UK.

You can view their full profile here.

 

Happy wedding couple reviews

“We just wanted to say what a fabulous job The League of Gentlemen did last Saturday night. It pressed all the right buttons, everybody was up dancing all night (apologies for the standard of our singing!). The band really knows how to rock (and roll when required). We have received nothing but compliments from everyone who was there, with the best comment being “the perfect wedding band”. You made the evening go with a bang, so many thanks to you all.”

Richard and Barbara, Kent, April 2019

 

“I just wanted to ask if you could pass on a message to the band… THEY WERE AWESOME! Both myself and Laura (my now wife)were very happy they made the evening! They were technically brilliant and so helpful, fun and really approachable. I have not been to a wedding with a better band!”

Rich, Gloucester, December 2018

 

“Now we are back from honeymoon I just wanted to say thank you so much to you and the guys for making the evening at our wedding so great! We had a perfect day and all the guests have said how much they enjoyed the evening dancing to the band! It was a great atmosphere and the song choices were fab! Please send our thanks on to all the guys!”

Kelly & Fearghal, Suffolk, July 2013 

You can view more real wedding reviews from all our acts here.

 

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 You can view all their videos and photos on their profile page here.

  

Popular setup and options

Over the years the League of Gentlemen have found the perfect set up for all wedding occasions. Great quality but compact light show and PA speaker system ensures that they can create the atmosphere and sound for any wedding, easily fitting into those lovely old compact wedding style barn venues or cavernous modern wedding venues. Like all acts at Seventh Second, all band equipment is PAT tested and PLI insured so all of our fantastic live wedding bands can perform at any wedding venue in the UK. Our acts are also highly skilled at dealing with sound/decibel limiters. Nothing will stop our bands performing at your wedding! The League of Gentlemen’s most popular line up is their standard 4 piece line up but their acoustic duo performance option has become very popular over the years for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions. All our acts currently offer a free DJ service with any booking which saves you £150 so contact us for more details and save some pennies!

You can view more setup and booking options on their profile page here.

 

In demand songs and first dances

Classics are always popular with wedding couples and guests and these include Superstition by Stevie Wonder, All Right Now by Free and Sweet Child of Mine by Guns & Roses. Modern tunes include Mr Brightside by The Killers, Shut up and Dance with Me by Walk the Moon and Valerie by Amy Winehouse. Popular first dances include, plenty of Ed Sheeran tunes, Pencil Full of Lead by Paulo Nutini and Stand by Me by Ben E. King.

You can view their vast and extensive repertoire on their profile page here.

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Q&A

We asked Ian the frontman of the League of Gentlemen to answer a few questions on all things wedding.

How long have you been performing together?

We have been performing together for years but as the League of Gentlemen for about 10 years now.

Why do you perform as a wedding band?

We performed at a friends wedding for fun and enjoyed it so much that we decided to make it full time. It’s still just as much of a laugh now.

What’s been your favourite moment whilst performing at a wedding?

There’s been a lot but one truly lovely couple asked us to be in their wedding photos and that was quite an honour.

What is the typical chain of events for you at a wedding?

As a guide, a typical evening starts with a 6 pm arrival at the wedding venue. We then set up by 7 pm, perform the first dance (after the cake cutting) around 8/8:30 pm followed by our first 1 hour live set. We then perform our last 1 hour set at 10/10:30 pm making sure there is always DJ music before, in between and after live sets until 12 am or until the wedding finishes.

What happens if something goes wrong for you on a wedding day?

Problems can always occur but in the 10 years we’ve been doing this, we’ve never had to cancel a gig which is fantastic. We’ve had power cuts, lost brides or grooms, ill guests, very drunken guests and car troubles but we’ve always got to our gig! We always plan carefully, bring back up equipment and have a big group of reliable, prepared stand-in musicians ready to help out if one of us has an emergency to deal with. All of us at Seventh Second are always on call if people have any problems too.

Do you have a top tip for bride and grooms?

I think our top tip would be that if you want you and your guests to have a great wedding party make a setlist with your wedding band that includes the bands’ suggestions plus tunes you love and you know your guests will. That way you will always have a full dancefloor and a great time.

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 If you have more questions about the League of Gentlemen or just want a chat with us, you can ask us a question on live chat, contact us or visit the FAQ or T&C sections.

 

 

 

 

FLOWERS

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Energetic female-fronted live band for any type of wedding you can think of! Prices from £800. 

  

What are they all about?

Weddings are expensive, right? That’s where London based Flowers come in. Even though they boast a talented line up with all the experience you could ask for, even though they arrive equipped with top gear and a professional attitude and even though they expertly cover Soul, Pop, Dance, Motown, Indie and Rock hits from the ‘50s right up to the present day, they will never break your budget. With a few of the members being married themselves, they understand weddings are a pricey affair so that’s why they were determined to be one of the most affordable wedding bands for hire in the UK without compromising on quality. Prices start from an impressive £800 for the four-piece. A real bargain.

You can view their full profile here.

 

Happy wedding couple reviews

“Flowers were truly brilliant and were a big part of making our wedding day the best day of our lives. So many of the guests commented on how great the band was – among them professional musicians who are not easily pleased. The constantly packed dance floor spoke for itself. Fantastic performance – thank you.”

 James Walsh, Shropshire, August 2011

  

“Flowers were amazing, I have had so many comments from our guests about them, and your frontwoman’s’ vocals are unbelievable!! Thanks for all your help.”

Emma Binns, Cheshire, October 2018

 

“Please pass a big, big thanks to Flowers who played at our wedding at The Crown Inn, Pishill. They really turned our reception into a party and everyone remarked about how fantastic the band was! They really got everyone up and dancing which was exactly what we wanted. I would definitely recommend Flowers to anyone else planning a wedding. Many thanks again.”

Clare Maynard, Oxford, March 2019

 You can view more real wedding reviews here.

 

Popular setup and options

Flowers provide a professional light and sound setup bringing a top-quality look, sound and feel to weddings. After years of performing they have their stage performance perfected and you will feel guilty not dancing with them. Like all acts at Seventh Second, all band equipment is PAT tested and PLI insured so all of our fantastic live acts can perform at any wedding venue in the UK. Our acts are also highly skilled at dealing with sound/decibel limiters. Nothing will stop our wedding bands performing at your wedding! Flowers have found the most popular wedding band line up is their standard 4 piece line up but adding a keyboardist has been popular too. Their acoustic duo performance option has become very popular over the years for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions. All our acts currently offer a free DJ service with any booking which saves you £150 so contact us for more details and save some pennies!

You can view more setup and booking options on their profile page here.

 

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 You can view all their photos on their profile page here.

 

 

In demand songs and first dances

Funk, Soul, Pop and Motown classics are always popular and these include Aint Nobody by Chaka Khan, Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves and Respect by Aretha Franklin. Modern tunes include Valerie by Amy Winehouse, Forget You by Cee Lo Green and Crazy in Love by Beyonce. Popular first dances include Thinking out Loud by Ed Sheeran and Moondance by Van Morrison.

You can view their varied repertoire on their profile page here.

 

Q&A

We asked Flowers to answer a few questions on all things wedding band.

How long have you guys been together?

We have been performing together for about 10 years now.

Why do you perform as a wedding band?

We came out of music college and decided we wanted to get straight out and gigging so we did!

What’s been your favourite moment whilst performing at a wedding?

The first wedding we performed at was full of children and it was really funny watching them all dance like loonies.

What is a typical wedding like for Flowers?

A usual wedding starts for us around 5/6 with arrival. We then usually perform 3×40 or 2×1 hour live sets whenever the bride and groom want them. Most weddings usually finish at 12 and we always try and perform first dances, make announcements and provide DJ or background music all night. It’s busy!

What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen at a wedding?

Haha, oh lots of bizarre things happen at weddings. One reason they are so fun! It’s usually people who have got very drunk or just go crazy on the dancefloor. You see some amazing dance moves, ties round heads and shirts ripped off etc!

Do you have a top tip for bride and grooms?

I think although budget is important, really try and book a wedding band that suits the atmosphere you are trying to create not one that is just cheap. If you like rock music, don’t book a band that mainly does funk, pop and soul. It sounds obvious but you need the right band for the job!

 

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So after that, if you have more questions about Flowers or just want a chat with us, you can ask us a question on live chat, contact us or visit the FAQ or T&C sections.

 

 

 

 

NIGHT AND DAY

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Soul and Motown dancefloor hits oozing with class. Bring real swagger to your wedding. Prices from £1000.

 

 

What are they all about?

Some weddings need style, sophistication and top quality understated entertainment. Night and Day with their uniquely cool and upbeat swinging Soul, Ratpack, Pop, Jazz, Jive and Motown renditions of classic and contemporary tunes fit that top draw bill. Stunning lead male vocals float over one of the most understated backing bands in London right now and regardless of which line up you book, you are guaranteed a premium Soul and Motown act who won’t disappoint. This is a premium act and with prices starting from £1000 for a quality 5 piece act, quite a bargain in the South too.

You can view their full profile here.

 

Happy client reviews

“Thank you for the list and thank you so much again for last night! You were all absolutely amazing, everyone was saying how brilliant you were and that they had so much fun dancing to the songs!​Thanks again!” 

Fallon and Ali, Hertfordshire, April 2016

  

“We hired Night and Day to play at our company Summer Party. All the employees were up on their feet dancing as Night and Day rocked every number. I was particularly impressed that they played all of our requests and even played a song that isn’t on their playlist at the request of the boss. They are a very talented and professional group of musicians and we will definitely be inviting them back for next year’s party. Thank you Night and Day for a great finale to our summer party.” 

Samantha, London, June 2019

 

 “Night and Day entertained the Troops out in Germany (Scots DG), an all ranks bash in Bad Fallingböstel, attended by approximately 700 people and the place rocked from the first track until the final encore. By popular demand they will be touring Germany again. Thanks guys brilliant job both on and off stage, you were top professionals.”

Ashleigh Turley, Surrey, July 2018

 You can view more real customer reviews here.

 

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View more photos and video on their profile page here​.

 

Popular setup and options

Night and Day pull out all the stops and run a sophisticated light show and top of the range PA sound system. It’s designed for the larger sized wedding venues but they can downsize if needed. Like all acts at Seventh Second, all band equipment is PAT tested and PLI insured so all of our fantastic live acts can perform at any wedding venue. Our acts are also highly skilled at dealing with sound/decibel limiters. Nothing will stop our wedding music bands performing at your wedding! Night and Day generally perform as a five-piece consisting of lead vocals, guitar, bass, keys and drums but they have a very popular 4 piece and 6-7 piece options with extra female backing vocalists. Well worth checking out. All our acts currently offer a free DJ service with any booking which saves you £150 so contact us for more details and save some money!

You can view more setup and booking options on their profile here.

 

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In demand songs and first dances

Swing and Soul hits are always dancefloor faves and they include Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra and Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison. Modern tunes include Everything by Michael Buble, You got the Love by Florence and the Machine and Proud Mary by Tina Turner. Popular first dances include My Girl by the Temptations and Can’t take my eyes off You by Andy Williams.

See all sorts of tunes in their repertoire on their profile page here​.

 

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 Desperate to know more about Night and Day? Well, you can ask us a question on live chat, contact us or visit the FAQ or T&C sections.

 

 

 

 

THE USUAL SUSPECTS

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 Three-piece harmonies to blow your socks off. The only Midlands based wedding band to book for your special day. Prices from £730.

 

 

What are they all about?

Energetic? Fun & contemporary? Powerful 3-piece harmonies? Yes please! Birmingham based Usual Suspects offer an awesome selection of Rock, Pop, Funk and Soul hits from the sixties to the present day for any wedding that wants to transform from average to awesome! From The Kinks to Kings Of Leon and all the way back to Stevie Wonder, their professional & entertaining and imaginative shows will impress all. Their powerful harmonies, multi-instrumental skills and true mastery of songsmanship and entertaining will blow away all who see it. Guys at the top of their game playing tunes like no other band. Prices start from £730 for the Usual Suspects and for a premium Midlands-based act (that does travel UK wide) that’s not to be sniffed at.

You can view their full profile here.

 

Happy wedding couple reviews

“I just wanted to drop you an email to say a huge thank you to the band for playing at our party on Friday night – we have had some great feedback and everyone very much enjoyed themselves (Our guests are a tough crowd so to get them up and dancing is a great effort!haha)”

Helen, Leeds, December 2016

  

“Would just like to thank you for the performance on Friday night. Everyone loved it, we were all very impressed. Will definitely be recommending you to anyone looking. Very professional and sounded great! Please pass on our thanks to the other members of the band.”

 Chris, Leeds, April 2019

 

“Thanks for all your help at Seventh Second. You’ve been great. The guys were fab. Lovely guys. Fantastic tight three-piece. Very good performance and read the crowd brilliantly. Absolutely fantastic. They made the evening. Plus they were a delight to deal with. Just tops. Pass on my thanks.”

 Chris, London, December 2017

 You can view more real wedding reviews here.

 

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View more of the Usual Suspects audio and video here.

 

Popular setup and options

The Usual Suspects blew a lot of money on some top of the range equipment and now boast two PA speaker systems and two lighting shows designed for large to small wedding venues. Whatever wedding you’re thinking of having they have it covered. Like all acts at Seventh Second, all band equipment is PAT tested and PLI insured so all of our fantastic live acts can perform at any wedding venue in the UK. Our acts are also highly skilled at dealing with sound/decibel limiters. Nothing will stop our wedding bands performing at your wedding! Since all band members can sing and perform on multiple instruments their usual 3 piece line up suits most weddings. It’s compact, affordable and packs a huge punch. Their acoustic duo performance option has become very popular over the years for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions and all our acts currently offer a free DJ service with any booking which saves you £150 so contact us for more details and save!

You can view more setup and booking options on their page here.

 

In demand songs and first dances

Covering a wide range of genres, the Usual Suspects change their wedding playlist quite a bit but stand out tunes are any Mumford and Son tune, a bit of Ed Sheeran and classics like Play that Funky Music by Wild Cherry. Popular first dances include any Ed Sheeran tune, You got the Love by Florence and the Machine and Saw her Standing There by The Beatles.

The Usual Suspects have a massive repertoire so go have a gander on their page here.

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Q&A

We asked James the drummer from the Usual Suspects to answer a few questions on all things wedding day.

How long have you been together?

We have been performing together for over 15 years, since college.

Why did you choose music as a job?

I don’t think any of us could do anything else. Since we were young we just wanted to perform music for people.

What makes a good wedding for you all?

A happy bride and groom is always good! It’s always fun when you arrive as the stresses and business of the wedding day are over and everyone, especially the bride and groom just want to have fun and party with us.

What is the typical chain of events for you at a wedding?

I’d say we usually arrive around 6 or 7 pm and set up within an hour. We then perform 2×1 hour or 3×40 min sets until about 12 am making sure we nail the first dance and get some great DJ music playing when we aren’t. We like to mingle and check everyone is having a good time too.

What’s the best song you’ve ever performed at a wedding and why?

We once played this amazing wedding in Brighton and our encore song was Hey Jude by the Beatles. We finished the song and the whole crowd, young and old just kept singing the song as loud as they could for over 10 minutes!

Do you have a top tip for bride and grooms?

When you pick a first dance we recommend coming up with a little idea on how you are going to dance but don’t overcomplicate it. We’ve dealt with a lot of terrified bride and grooms worrying its all going to go wrong on the dancefloor. Just keep it simple and enjoy the moment and prep the groom ladies! They are usually the most scared.

 

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If you want to delve deeper into The Usual Suspects or just want a chat with us, you can ask us a question on live chat, contact us or visit the FAQ or T&C sections.

 

 

 

 

FROM THE TOP

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 The cream of the crop. Outstanding big wedding band for your special day. Prices from £1000.

 

 

What are they all about?

A top tier live wedding band, From the Top are not your average band. Far from it. This highly experienced, effortlessly stylish 6-9 piece act have been enthralling wedding guests from London to Spain and bride and grooms from Yorkshire to Russia and everywhere in between for years. From the Top deliver that big band sound to you and your guests that you’ll never forget. Devoted and passionate professional musicians, From the Top will put their all into any performance whether it be an intimate London wedding or huge swanky wedding in deepest Wales. Their huge and varied repertoire spans everything from 60s classics to the very latest popular hits. With prices starting from £1000 for their smallest line up you are paying for true quality at the higher end of the live wedding band scale.

You can view their full profile here.

 

Happy wedding couple reviews

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the band for last night. You absolutely made the night…We have been flooded with thank you’s from our guests for the evening and they all commented on how much they enjoyed the music” 

Chris Porter, London October 2017  

   

“Thank you so much for playing at our wedding yesterday! You guys were amazing” 

Ewa Jozefkowicz, Dover, July 2019

  

“We have to thank you so much for everything you did to make our evening wedding reception so wonderful! We were so thrilled with your performance and keep hearing many great things about your music from our guests. Your varied repertoire was exactly why we chose you and the way you learnt our song especially for our first dance was incredible. Thank you!” 

Jeff and Beth Brown, Wimbledon, July 2016

 You can view more great reviews here.

 

 

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View more of their audio and video on their profile here.

 

Popular setup and options

Being one of our biggest wedding bands, From the Tops setup is large and sophisticated. A large PA speaker system and stunning light show compliment their energetic, classy live show. They will fill any venue with an amazing sound and light show. Like all acts at Seventh Second, all band equipment is PAT tested and PLI insured so all of our fantastic live acts can perform at any wedding venue in the UK. Our acts are also highly skilled at dealing with sound/decibel limiters. Nothing will stop our wedding bands performing at your wedding! From the Top are designed to be a big live wedding band for a full sound and exciting live show so their most popular line up option is the 9 piece set up which includes lead female vocals, guitar and lead male vocals, bass, drums, keys and vocals, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and percussion. It’s an amazing sound worth paying for. All our acts currently offer a free DJ service with any booking which saves you £150 so contact us for more details and save yourself some money.

You can view more setup and booking options on their page here.

 

In demand songs and first dances

Classics and contemporaries are always popular with wedding couples and guests and these include Superstition by Stevie Wonder, Valerie by Amy Winehouse and Stuck in the Middle by Steelers wheel. With their large lineup, From the Top can put unique twists on many first dances and some popular ones include My Girl by Otis Reading and Treasure by Bruno Mars.

See their brilliant repertoire on their profile page here.

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 Q&A

We asked the lovely guys at From the Top to answer a few questions on all things wedding.

How long have you guys been together?

We’ve all been in the music industry for many years but we put this band together about 5 years ago.

What’s the benefit of booking a large wedding band?

The sound! It may cost a little more but you really notice the difference live. All those different instruments bringing your favourite songs to life, looking and sounding so professional and amazing. People will remember your wedding for sure.

What’s your favourite song to perform?

We have a large repertoire of songs and enjoy them all but we do love performing Crazy in Love by Beyonce as it sounds great with our band setup.

What is the typical chain of events for you at a wedding?

A standard evening starts with a 5/6pm arrival at the wedding venue. We then set up within an hour, perform the first dance (after the cake cutting) around 8/8:30pm followed by our 2×1 hour or 3x40min live sets making sure there is always DJ music before, in between and after live sets until 12am or until the wedding finishes. It’s busy but fun.

What happens if something goes wrong for you on a wedding day?

We’ve never had any major problems at gigs before but we always have back up equipment and back up musicians who can fill any role in our band at a moments notice. We even have back up cars and we always have the support of the rest of the guys at Seventh Second who can help in any situation.

Most of our work comes from word of mouth and reputation so we make sure we are punctual and never miss a gig or cause major problems.

Do you have a top tip for bride and grooms?

Book us for your wedding! haha. I think we’d say check your wedding venue is live music-friendly. If you really want a great live performance from any band your venue needs to be able and willing to help. Horrible sound limiters, inexperienced staff and early live music cut off times can ruin a great nights music.

 

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Curious to know more about From the Top or just want a chat with us, you can ask us a question on live chat, contact us or visit the FAQ or T&C sections.

 

 

 

 

THE AVENGERS

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Funk, soul, pop and rock hits from our most vibrant and varied three-piece wedding band. Small but mighty! Prices from £600.

 

 

What are they all about?

Get ready to dance your proverbial socks off with this fun, vibrant and exciting trio. The Avengers are the perfect blend of experience, love for their art and sheer entertainment. Full-time professional musicians for years mean they are the authority on delivering a full, passionate and personalised show, suited perfectly to enhance the look, sound and feel of your event. You won’t want to leave the dance floor or stop singing at the top of your voice with these guys performing. Like all Seventh Second acts, they have an impressive resume having performed with the likes of Ocean Colour Scene, Ronan Keating, Jason Donovan and Arctic Monkees. They have written and recorded in some of the best studios and for the best up and coming artists plus for Hollyoaks, Channel 5, the Ministry of Sound and the BBC. With prices starting from £600, they aren’t at the top end of the pricing scale but they are still a premium and very popular band for not much of your hard-earned cash.

You can view their full profile here.

 

Happy wedding couple reviews

“Just wanted to say thank you so much to the band, they were fantastic! We really appreciated them doing two ‘first dances’ for us! So many of our guests have said how great they were, they really made the party atmosphere! We would definitely recommend them.”

Siobhan, Hertfordshire, October 2016

  

“Please thank the guys too for letting me play with you all at the gig – it actually seemed to go rather well! You guys were absolutely brilliant. Thanks again.”

 Rob, Oxford, June 2014

  

“Guests all said band were brilliant! You guys are top of all our guest’s wedding band list. Every so often keep me posted on what the band is up to!! All the best.”

David, Derby, July 2019

 You can view more real wedding reviews here.

 

 

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View more of Academy’s audio and video on their profile page here.

 

Popular setup and options

The Avengers are all about keeping their setup compact yet powerful if needed. Their light show and PA speaker system is small but mighty just like them. You can host them at any wedding venue and they will fill it! Like all acts at Seventh Second, all band equipment is PAT tested and PLI insured so all of our fantastic live acts can perform at any wedding venue in the UK. Our acts are also highly skilled at dealing with sound/decibel limiters. Nothing will stop our wedding bands performing at your wedding! The Avengers are popular in their three-piece incarnation as it offers great value for money and plenty of wedding band fun, however, like many of our acts, their acoustic duo performance option has become very popular over the years for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions. All our acts currently offer a free DJ service with any booking which saves you £150 so contact us for more details and save some pennies.

You can view more setup and booking options on their page here.

 

In demand songs and first dances

Certain songs are always dancefloor fillers and these include Superstition by Stevie Wonder, Wonderwall by Oasis and Johnny Be Goode by Chuck Berry. Popular first dances include Thinking out Loud by Ed Sheeran Grow Old with Me by Tom Odell and Stand by Me by Ben E. King.

See their excellent and large repertoire on their profile here.

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Q&A

We asked Adam the frontman of the Avengers to answer a few questions on all things wedding.

How long have you been playing together?

It doesn’t seem like long but we’ve been playing together for 10 years!

How long have you been playing guitar and singing?

I got my first guitar when I was about 9 and I probably started shouting/singing along at the same time.

What do you love most about being a musician?

I like that there’s always something new to learn and I’ve really come to enjoy interacting with crowds and enjoying live music with them.

How much impact and contact do Bride and Grooms have with you before the big day?

We always have as many conversations as they want before the big day so we can sort all the timings, logistics, first dance and setlist ideas and dress code. It sounds like a lot but it’s not, we just want to make sure everything runs smoothly on the day.

Do you see yourself doing anything else in life?

No, not really! haha!

Do you have a top tip for Bride and Grooms?

I think you should think about how quickly your special day goes, it even goes quickly for us so don’t worry about the little details too much. Try and savour the day, enjoy and soak it all up!

 

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If you have more questions for the Avengers or just want a chat with us, you can ask us a question on live chat, contact us or visit the FAQ or T&C sections.

 

 

 

 

THE HARMONY COLLECTIVE

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Beautiful female vocals with an all-male backing band. Don’t miss them. Prices from £800.

 

 

What are they all about?

Surrey-based Harmony Collective are a highly professional function, party and wedding band offering a wide range of musical experiences including the very popular live bandeoke night – it has to be seen to be believed! With soaring, dramatic female vocals and a vibrant all-male backing band, The Harmony Collective will fill your wedding with top tunes and an atmosphere you will not forget for a long time. A truly experienced, talented and unique wedding band they have so many line up options ranging from a compact 3 piece to a vast 9 piece, you really are spoilt for choice. Plus with a long history performing at weddings, Harmony Collective really understand budget is important so you will find their prices very competitive considering the quality show they will bring to your special day.

You can view their full profile here.

 

Happy customer reviews

“The band were f****** brilliant!! Everyone really enjoyed everything they played and some pretty manic dancing was done by all! From a logistics point of view they were as slick and professional as can be. They had a note of all the song requests we had sent across and those we wanted at the end and had the first dance song set up perfectly. Please pass on a heartfelt thanks to all of the guys from Louise and I and also a big thanks to you for all your work, input and help. Your name and the work you do will definitely be passed on to anyone who needs a band. Thanks from a very happy couple.” 

 Peter and Louise, Hornchurch, June 2018

 

“The Harmony Collective performed at our company’s annual Christmas party. They worked around our needs as the event consisted of various performers throughout the evening. We employ around 300 people of mixed ages and backgrounds. They played music for all to enjoy including some Irish pop and folk songs on request. They were flexible and played past the agreed time and interacted with the audience, even involving them during some of the more festive songs. A great sounding band, I’d recommend them for any event.” 

Lyndsey Gallagher, London, December 2013

  

“You can tell that all of the members are all well experienced in performance having produced live arrangements of songs to make it feel like your attending a live performance of your favourite artist. The three female lead vocalists all had incredible voices giving the band a really rich sound. They played three 40-minute sets in the evening, ending with some classic rock tunes. We got some great feedback from our guests and will always refer any couples getting married to them. We’d recommend this band for any live music event. They were professional from the outset and really easy to work with.” 

Colin, Suffolk, August 2019

 You can view more real customer reviews here.

 

 

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You can view more photos and video on their page here.

 

Popular setup and options

Being a very uniquely malleable band, The Harmony Collective have all sorts of setups and shows to suit all sorts of weddings and events. You want it, they will have it! Like all acts at Seventh Second, all band equipment is PAT tested and PLI insured so all of our fantastic live acts can perform at any wedding venue in the UK. Our acts are also highly skilled at dealing with sound/decibel limiters. Nothing will stop our wedding music bands performing at your wedding! The Harmony Collective offer a very popular 3 and 4 piece line up but this can be extended from anything up to a 10 piece. They also offer very popular Bandeoke, Rockeoke and even Corporate workshop options. All our acts currently offer a free DJ service with any booking which saves you £150 so contact us today.

You can view more setup and booking options on their page here.

 

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In demand songs and first dances

The guys have found a nice balance between multiple styles and eras and some great examples of popular tunes they play are Twist and Shout by the Beatles, Super Duper Love by Joss Stone and Locked out Heaven by Bruno Mars. Popular first dances include plenty of slow ballads and acoustic singer-songwriters are always very popular like Tom Odell and Ed Sheeran.

See their full repertoire on their profile page here.

 

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 Want to book the Harmony Collective now or just want a chat with us, you can ask us a question on live chat, contact us or visit the FAQ or T&C sections.

 

 

THE END

That puts an end to our big little guide to wedding bands. We hope you’ve enjoyed it and that it helps you decide what kind of act you might like for your wedding. In our next blog, we will look at wedding entertainment and some more specialist and niche wedding entertainment we have on offer like Southside Sparkle you see here.

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Until next time and thanks for reading! 

Jon and the Seventh Second team



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