Your big day needs to be perfect: from the perfect dress, down to the most beautiful table decorations. We get it. We understand that your wedding day needs to go without a glitch. We also know that setting the perfect mood at every stage of your special day can be hugely influenced by the music you choose to compliment it with. So, instead of leaving such a vital element down to the best man and his iPod, it’s important to make sure your music choice is in keeping with the picture-perfect vintage theme you’ve set for your day.
‘Vintage’ encapsulates so many different types of music, and of course your music preferences will be a personal, and individual to you and your partner. But to help you decipher which style and genre to go for, we have collated some of the best vintage wedding bands to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
Victoriana are one of the UK’s leading vintage wedding bands: comprised of a banjo, guitar, double bass, and keys, — and, of course, stunning harmonies — they bring a lively and unique performance to any venue. The band play a quirky set of classic and modern covers in a vintage style—perfect for your vintage-themed big day!
If you’re looking for a folky sound, reminiscent of Mumford & Sons, to play everything from modern dancefloor fillers to old classics, Vintage Roots are your band! Playing vintage covers of pop staples, such as Daft Punk and Paolo Nutini, as well as golden oldies, from Johnny Cash to Aretha Franklin, they have something for everyone. Vintage Roots is made up of professional and experienced performers just waiting to get your guests dancing.
Dat Swing Thing
Want to compliment your vintage style with a fun, modern jazz band? Having played iconic jazz venues across the country, — the likes of Ronnie Scott’s included — Dat Swing Thing are fully equipped to lead you in your first dance, accompany you as you walk down the aisle, or rock out into the night with their extensive roster of covers and bespoke arrangements. Their versatile style lends itself to nearly any vintage theme and could be just what you’re looking for for your wedding.
Does gypsy jazz and swing sound like your kind of thing? If you want to give your vintage theme a lively injection of old fashioned musical stylings, then Cafe Manouche could be just the ticket. Ranging from an intimate duo, perfect for sweet, melodic background music, to a full, 8-strong line up, including accordion, guitar, and double bass, for those more upbeat, energetic moments, this group can really cater to your needs!
The Polka Dots
If you’re after something of an all-round show, The Polka Dots, with their sharp dance moves, and sassy vocals, could be the perfect addition to your big day! Mastering a combination of swinging covers, and jazzy originals, these girls have honed their craft down to an art. They put a modern spin on the close-harmony trios of the ‘40s and ‘50s; perfect for a vintage themed wedding.
Night & Day
Making their mark as a highly professional covers band, performing songs from the golden era of jazz, Night & Day will entrance your guests with their beautiful renditions of Frank Sinatra and Etta James tracks. They also take on song requests, so if you’ve got that first dance number in mind, why not let this high-end jazz quartet bring it to life in the most unique way, and really make it a dance to remember!
Are you looking for a modern twist on the vintage theme? How about jazzy, vintage covers of some of the most popular songs from the ‘90s onwards? Mixing well-loved songs with their own unique style, Bond Street certainly have something for everyone. Their culmination of new and old styles strikes the perfect balance and will really give you and your guests something to get up and dance to.
Sharp Four are a vocal-led jazz and soul quartet, who pride themselves on sharp style and professional musicianship. They will cater to your wishes for your perfect day, tailoring their set to fit your theme. From the four-part band, featuring vocals, drums, and keys, they can expand their offering to include the finest brass performers, should it suit your style.
If you’ve got your heart set on a beautiful vintage wedding, and you’ve found precisely what you’re looking for in one of the above acts, do not hesitate to contact the band and book them in today.
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