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Looking for a wedding band? Headliner has the perfect selections of live wedding bands and bands for hire. Hiring a wedding band can make the difference between a good wedding and a great one. But when do you start? How do you find perfect party bands? Looking for Motown or Swing, Rock or Pop? Perhaps a vintage wedding band? Fear not, we have brought together an amazing selection of the UK's top wedding bands to keep your guests dancing all night long.

Headliner helps you source and book great soloists, bands and DJs for your wedding, party or corporate event. Can't decide between hiring a DJ or a band for your wedding? We've got you covered.

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    Looking to find a wedding band? Headliner has the perfect selections of live wedding bands for hire. Hiring a wedding band can make the difference between a good wedding and a great one. But when do you start? How do you find perfect party bands? Looking for Motown swing, rock or pop? Perhaps a vintage wedding band? Fear not, we have brought together an amazing selection of the UK's top wedding bands to keep your guests dancing all night long. Headliner helps you source and book great soloists, bands and DJs for your wedding, party or corporate event. If you're looking to book a band for a wedding, look no further than Headliner!

    What makes up a great wedding band?

    Plenty of our artists are happy to accommodate a variety of functions, including weddings. However, a wedding band in particular is one who solely specialise in playing live music for weddings. Often, they also offer DJ services in between their sets, so that you are covered for music throughout the night.

    There are plenty of different styles of wedding bands, ranging from funk and soul bands, to rock and pop function bands. You can specialise with a swing band, or a brass band, as well. Each type of band offers a wonderful personalised experience for your special day. If you don't like the idea of a band on stage, you could consider hiring a roaming band that is capable of moving through the crowds. Whatever option you pick, each band will go out of their way to ensure that you have a beautiful time at your wedding.

    If you don't want a full ensemble, many bands even offer duo and trio versions of their band, often focusing on acoustic melodies. This way, you can have a lighter sound during the day, and amp up the music later for your reception.

    Wedding bands are usually self-contained. This means they offer a whole package in one. You will get a wonderful set (usually 2 x 45 minute sets, or 3 x 30 minute sets) with PA (sound equipment), lights and travel included.

    Their sets are specifically tailored to weddings, and they will often travel large distances to perform.

    What music will a wedding band play?

    The best wedding bands will play a variety of music that will cater to your audience. While some wedding bands specialise by genre, most wedding bands play a real assortment of hit music for your guests. With Headliner, we offer the best wedding bands for you to take your pick from. From chart-topping hits to era-specific classics, your needs will sure to be covered for your special night.

    Popular types of bands for weddings

    1. Funk, Soul and Motown bands

    Sometimes, you really just want to get down. The ultimate party bands specialise in getting you to groove, and what better way than with classics from the 70s and onward? Expect everything from Aretha Franklin to Bruno Mars, as the funk genre spans over many generations. One of these bands are sure to get your guests moving out of their seats.

    2. Lively jazz and swing bands

    Some of our most stylish wedding bands have their roots in jazz. Lively jazz and swing bands, perform modern hits in jazzy styles. For a sophisticated, romantic and unique touch you might consider hiring a jazz band for your wedding celebrations. Jazz bands range in a variety of styles. Be it roaming gypsy jazz or fiery Latin Jazz, classical background music, or swing singers at the forefront.

    3. Pop, Rock and Indie wedding party bands

    Pop, Rock and Indie wedding party bands are highly sought after for entertainment. They will play a lively and varied set of dance music for your party. With repertoires ranging between classic and modern rock, as well as pop music, you're guaranteed to have a night that your guests will love. From the Beatles to Taylor Swift, preferences of all your guests are covered.

    4. Acoustic & roaming bands

    Sometimes, you just need your entertainment to travel! Perhaps your venue doesn't have a massive stage, or you just want more of a spontaneous evening, roaming bands are the choice for you. These bands can be a quirky alternative to the traditional wedding band. Additionally, acoustic bands might be a great choice for venues that have sound limiters. Acoustic and roaming bands offer a warm and intimate experience for a relaxed wedding ceremony and playful drinks reception. From traditional guitar-based acoustic bands to Mariachi, bluegrass to barbershop Headliner artists cover it all.

    5. Rat Pack and big bands.

    Looking to take your guests back to another era? Delight their senses with the classic sounds of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, Nina Simone and Louis Armstrong. If you're looking to bring an extra element of class to your wedding, consider hiring a classic big band. You can choose to have the full, big band experience to raise the roof, or opt for a toned-down version, according to the vibe you'd like to create at your wedding.

    How long will a wedding band play for?

    You have different options in regards to set duration when booking a band. Most bands will either play 2 x 45 minute sets, or 3 x 30 minute sets. However, you can agree to a set performance time with your band when requesting a quote. Requesting additional performance time will increase the fee.

    Most bands will require a 15 minute break in between sets. They usually will provide background music (better known as a DJ service) so that the music remains uninterrupted. If you request a DJ set (professional DJing) afterwards, many bands also offer this as an option for an additional fee. This will also increase the time the band is there for.

    The Wedding Band Hiring Guide

    Quality Assurance

    All of Headliner's Artists go through an extensive vetting process before being approved to go live on the platform. This is a measure of quality control issued by a member of the Headliner team. This means when putting through an enquiry to any acts from Headliner, you are working with the best in the business. Led by the highest standards, all of our acts are professional, friendly and experienced.

    Genre style and Example Playlists

    In regards to wedding bands, the genres are usually varied to accommodate a wide-range of tastes. However, some wedding bands specialise in specific genres. When you're looking for a wedding band, it's recommended that you watch their showreel and listen to their audio tracks. Each act has their own distinctive style that sets them apart from the other acts.

    Our acts also put up example set lists on their Headliner profile to display the types of artists you can expect them to cover.

    Experience and Reviews

    Headliner Acts are vetted artists who are well experienced in a variety of functions and discos. From corporate affairs to weddings, birthday parties to club launches, our acts come well versed in what's needed for each function. Ask the Headliner team to help you source the best act for your event. Additionally, most of our acts have reviews and testimonials on their Headliner profiles showcasing useful references from past clients.

    Pricing

    All the prices and fees listed on the Headliner platform are transparent. Whatever quote you and the act agree to is the one you will pay - there are no hidden fees! In order to proceed with booking the right act for your event, we recommend that you make sure you understand what their price includes, as well as if any additional equipment is needed. Once an act is confirmed, you'll be able to call them directly. Headliner is the best place for finding local tribute acts for hire that you will love! Whether it's north, south, east or west, we have a wedding band near you.

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