Best Live Wedding Bands For Hire In Essex

Wedding Bands Essex

Best Live Wedding Bands For Hire In Essex

Essex wedding bands for hire from the UK’s leading supplier of live wedding music, Tailored Entertainment. We represent the very best professional Essex wedding bands, with acts to suit every style, size, and budget. Whether you’re after a soul showband for a city centre hotel wedding or a folk style wedding band for your rural reception, you’ll find the perfect act for your big day right here. For more information on booking incredible wedding entertainment, give us a call and chat to one of our expert team on 0800 564 2240. In the meantime, enjoy browsing our exclusive line-up of Essex wedding bands for hire...

Find your perfect Essex wedding band...

Choose a Essex wedding band that ticks all the boxes. You can fine-tune your search to suit your own style and budget.
On this page you’ll find the best wedding band music in all the most popular genres – from festival-style to soul & Motown, vintage bands to R&B acts and everything in between. All our professional wedding bands have experience performing at the best Essex wedding venues, with regular bookings at luxury hotels and barns, as well as tipi and marquee locations. Whichever band you choose for your wedding day, you can be sure that your big night is in safe hands.

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Rock / Pop / Soul

Pulse

This gutsy indie rock function band grab your big night by the scruff of the neck, with a deliciously punchy live show that’s packed with massive, singalong chart hits.

  • Location: Colchester, Essex
  • Guide Price: £1,310
Rock / Pop / Soul

Tropic

Polished, funk-filled party covers delivered with a deft touch of neo-soul. Tropic will elevate your big event to the next level.

  • Location: Greenwich
  • Guide Price: £1,025
Mumford/Folk

Festival Folk

Break out the banjo's and get set for a big old barn dance! Festival Folk are here to bring their fun fuelled, Mumford & Sons style sound to bare on all your favourite hit tunes. An ideal addition to your festival themed wedding!

  • Location: Kent
  • Guide Price: £1,880
Rock / Pop / Soul

POP London

This top quality live function and wedding band are a collective of London's most in-demand singers and musicians. Performing dance floor favourites at high-end parties and events.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £2,875
Mumford/Folk

The Ramblers

Get your dancing shoes on, folks! The Ramblers bring a hatful of true, authentic folk to all your favourite party floor fillers. Combined with their indie-pop finale, it all adds up to one hell of a show!

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £1,720
Showband

Soho: City Collective

For the biggest events, only the very best acts will do. Soho City Collective are the kind of game-changing, world class show band you’re looking for.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £5,145

Please pass our thanks onto the band for such a great night! We had so many compliments about them, they were absolutely amazing.

Electro Swing

LFX - Electro Swing

Modern nightclub anthems meet the glamour of a smoky, vintage speakeasy – all with an awesome, high-energy hip hop twist. LFX Electro Swing are, without question, the ultimate party band.

  • Location: Hampshire
  • Guide Price: £3,420
Mumford/Folk

Folk Junkies

Incredible Folk/Rock band with violin - perfect for corporate events and weddings! This electrifying act perform all over the world; previous shows include Dubai, Italy, and Spain!

  • Location: Surrey
  • Guide Price: £1,725
Rock / Pop / Soul

Chart Attack

This jaw dropping band offer a scintillating snapshot of the biggest chart killers in music - all with a hip, edgy, irresistible twist.

  • Location: Suffolk
  • Guide Price: £1,195
Indie Rock / Pop

The Thamesmen

Five decades of the best British pop music, performed by an electrifying live band. With sharp suits, scintillating performance and stunning production to match, The Thamesmen are a fabulous addition to any wedding or function.

  • Location: Haslemere
  • Guide Price: £1,425
Rock / Pop / Soul

Late Night Squad

A potent cocktail of 90s classics, RnB and contemporary chart hits means this jaw dropping party band are poised to keep the party rolling right into the early hours.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £1,920
Club Anthems / Dance

Vital Signs

Mixing hip hop and garage with the biggest dance anthems of the last two decades, Vital Signs bring the irresistibly sun-drenched sound of Aiya Napa to your big event.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £3,330
Rock / Pop / Soul

Gravity

A slick, stylish three or four-piece performing gorgeous covers guaranteed to thrill each and every listener. Gravity are a sure-fire way to set your wedding night alight.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £1,410
Indie Rock / Pop

8 Ball

Tired of that same old function band sound? Then book 8-Ball – your blistering indie-pop alternative, set to bring some serious bite to your big night.

  • Location: Sussex
  • Guide Price: £1,410
Indie Rock / Pop

Alive

Incredible Indie Rock covers band performing throughout the UK. Playing all the songs you love from your favourite festival headliners.

  • Location: Brighton
  • Guide Price: £1,675
'50s / '60s Rock 'n' Roll

Jimmy & The Jets

A timeless, toe-tapping Rock n' Roll six-piece combining 50's classics with contemporary chart hits. Jimmy & The Jets will get all your guests swinging!

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £2,680
Gatsby Theme

Gatsby's Jukebox

Ready to hear modern music hits in the style of toe-tapping 1920s swing? Gatsby’s Jukebox is a professional and stylish covers band delivering live Postmodern Jukebox-style and electro-swing entertainment for your glitzy event.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £2,425
Rock / Pop / Soul

Light Years

Light Years mix awesome musicianship with cutting edge sounds – bringing a fresh, funk-ridden kick to a fistful of the biggest pop, hip hop and dance anthems ever written.

  • Location: Herne Bay, Kent
  • Guide Price: £1,650
“The band were fantastic and we'd highly recommend them. They were polite and friendly and everyone told us how much they enjoyed them.”
Paul - Wedding, Gaynes Park, Essex
Need a little help hiring Essex wedding bands?

If you’re not quite sure where to start with finding the perfect live wedding entertainment for your big day, then we’re here to help. Here’s answers to some of our most frequently asked questions...

How much should I pay for my Essex wedding band?

For professional bands for weddings in Essex, we recommend a base-level starting price of around £1000. At this price, you’re ensuring that your wedding band is made up of the UK’s very best professional musicians with the requisite skill set, equipment, and production to perform at any wedding venue in the country. Keep in mind that this is a starting price, and lots of bands you’ll like are going to cost more than this.

For loads more information on how much bands cost and what you get for your money, check out our in-depth Tailored Guide on how much you should pay for your wedding band.

What does the Essex wedding band fee include?

As standard, a Tailored Entertainment booking includes...

  • Two hours of live music split into sets to suit you.
  • Professional sound and lighting production.
  • A pre-mixed DJ playlist for before and after live sets (so your whole evening of entertainment is covered).
  • PAT Testing and PLI Insurance (required by all UK venues).

You also get our 5-star Tailored Entertainment customer service. From your first enquiry right through to the big day itself, you'll have a dedicated booking agent on hand to answer any questions or arrange any last-minute changes. This kind of peace of mind can make all the difference in the lead-up to your big event!

Lots of our bands also offer 'optional extras' for an additional fee. These include services such as afternoon drinks reception add-ons, roaming acoustic sets, 'band as DJ' sets, early load-in and late finishes. You’ll find all these options listed in the band's profile.

I love a band that isn't local to my wedding venue, will they travel to Essex?

Yes! Our bands regularly travel to perform at weddings right across the UK and abroad. If your Essex wedding is taking place outside of their local area travel costs will be added and if your venue is around two hours or more in travel time, an additional fee to cover Travelodge-style accommodation will also be accounted for in your quote.

How do I book a Essex wedding band?

First off, take a look through our Essex wedding band roster and shortlist any bands that you are keen on. Once you've made your shortlist you can submit that to us – you’ll be asked to provide your contact details, and then one of our booking team will get in touch with you to chat through options and how to progress. If you’d prefer, you can just give us a call on 0800 564 2240 to get the ball rolling with finding your perfect wedding band!

Can I pick the songs my Essex wedding band performs?

On every wedding band’s profile, you’ll find their specific repertoire of wedding band music. We suggest that you take their repertoire into consideration when booking your wedding band, and make sure that you like plenty of the songs on their list (the repertoire for party bands will be refined around packing a dance floor - it's good to have that in mind when reviewing repertoire). When you book your act, we’ll ask you to go through this list and highlight your favourites, so the band can keep those in mind when putting the sets together for your big night. You can also use this time to identify any songs you wouldn’t like to hear, too.

All our wedding bands also offer to learn one special request (a song not listed on their repertoire) as standard with your booking. Lots of people use this for their first dance, but you can also just choose a song you love to go into the evening sets!

Can someone help me pick the right Essex wedding band?

If you’re struggling to find the right live wedding entertainment in Essex, we’d be more than happy to help! It’s helpful to think about the kind of music you like to listen to, or the kind of music that gets you and your friends and family dancing at a party, and choose an act that fits with that style. If you’re still not sure, give our expert team a call and we can suggest a few acts you might like based on your preferences and budget.

What different styles of wedding band can I book in Essex?

Our Essex wedding bands cover all the most popular styles in contemporary wedding entertainment. We have festival-style wedding bands for rustic barn and tipi weddings, soul & Motown showbands for big, glitzy events, Gatsby-style bands for vintage weddings and indie-rock wedding bands that guarantee a packed dance floor. For those looking for something a bit different from their wedding band, we’ve got incredible dance anthem bands, retro 90s college rock acts, brilliant RnB bands and much more besides!

If you don’t know where to start, it's useful to think about the kind of music you love and find a band that fits. You can use our search function to fine-tune your choices a bit!

Can my Essex wedding band perform at the afternoon drinks reception too?

Absolutely! Many of our Essex wedding bands offer afternoon drinks reception add-ons to their standard booking. You’ll find these listed under ‘optional extras’ on the band’s profile.

Alternatively, you could book one of our dedicated drinks reception entertainment options like a stunning soloist or string quartet.

How early should I book my Essex wedding band?

The timing has to be right for you, but we’d recommend booking your Essex wedding band as early as possible. We represent some of the most in-demand wedding bands in the country, and peak summer dates will often book up around a year in advance - sometimes longer. To ensure you get the band you really want, we’d suggest booking as soon as you have your venue confirmed and have found the band for you.

My wedding venue has a noise limiter. Can I still book one of your Essex wedding bands?

The short answer is yes, you absolutely can book a great Essex wedding band if your venue has a noise limiter. Most of our professional wedding bands are able to perform within the restrictions of a sound limiter and your experience will be the same as at a venue without one. We have a few bands - mainly the club anthems style, whose music may not be suitable depending on the individual venue restrictions. Please contact us to chat further if your venue has a sound limiter as we'll likely have experience of working at your chosen venue. You can read all about what sound limiters are and how they might affect your wedding entertainment in our Tailored Guide on wedding venues with sound limiters.

Where can I hire a Essex wedding band?

Essex wedding bands can be hired from a professional live music agency, such as Tailored Entertainment. Tailored Entertainment exclusively represents a host of the best Essex wedding bands and on this website you'll find videos, photos, repertoire and links to band websites so you can find all the information you need to hire the perfect live music for you. When hiring a Essex wedding band with Tailored Entertainment your booking will be secured by a booking contract between you and the act. Standard payment terms are a deposit to secure the booking (usually around 20% of the total fee) with the balance payable 7 days in advance of the event.

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