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Friends of the Bride

Friends of the Bride cover band for hire - Based in Manchester, Lancashire but available UK wide.

The reason why Friends of the Bride are so busy and booked up so far in advance is down to their outstanding show and modern song list. These boys have been wow’ing audiences all over the country.

Check out these reviews…

“Total entertainment!” – Ben Britton
“Hit after hit, the boys smashed it!” – Red Mason
“We couldn’t have chose a better band” – Elizabeth Rowan

FOTB are definitely NOT your stereotypical function band. You won’t hear Disco Inferno or Mustang Sally on their watch. This band is the real thing and whether they are playing a festival in front of thousands or an intimate birthday party, you are guaranteed a 100% performance until the last note rings out!

Friends of the Bride are the real thing and exclusive to Warble Entertainment.

  • Energetic and exciting 3 piece Party and Wedding band based in the North West
  • Songs to cover every generation and keep the dance floor full
  • Fantastic rates for a highly experienced live band
  • FREE DJ Option as standard with every booking
  • Friendly, professional and lively... these guys are infectious!!

Friends of The Bride are an exciting and energetic 3-piece live band consisting of Guitar / Male Vocals, Drums and Bass Guitar and with an extensive repertoire of songs to suit any event this band are guaranteed to have you swinging from the rafters all night long!

From Weddings to University Balls this band are currently one of the most popular party bands available to hire.

Friends of the Bride are exciting, experienced and ready to rock your dance floor!

Friends of the Bride are a 3 Piece Band as standard, consisting of:

- Male Vocals / Guitar
- Bass Guitar
- Drums

In addition, Friends of the Bride provide a DJ Option when they are not performing.

THE BRIDE

  • Pharrell Williams - Happy
  • The Lumineers - Ho Hey
  • Daft Punk - Get Lucky
  • Lady Gaga - Poker Face
  • Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
  • Scouting For Girls - Heartbeat
  • Taio Cruz/Mcfly  - Dynamite
  • The Zutons - Valerie
  • RHCP - Under The Bridge
  • Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
  • The Knack - My Sharona
  • The Lumineers - Ho Hey
  • Cee Lo Green - Forget You
  • Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
  • Florence And The Machine - You've Got The Love

THE GROOM

  • Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
  • The Killers - Mr. Brightside
  • Oasis - Wonderwall
  • The Strokes - Last Night
  • Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
  • Blur - Girls and Boys
  • Black Sabbath - Paranoid
  • U2 - Vertigo
  • QOTST - No One Knows
  • Reef - Place Your Hands
  • The Stereophoinics - Dakota
  • Supergrass - Alright
  • Kula Shaker - Hush

THE BEST MAN

  • Arctic Monkeys - Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor
  • Blur - Park Life
  • The Killers - Somebody Told Me
  • Courteners - Take Over the World
  • Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
  • Foo Fighters - My Hero
  • Oasis - Don’t Look Back In Anger
  • The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
  • Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit 
  • Feeder - Buck Rogers
  • The Automatic - Monster

THE BRIDESMAIDS

  • Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
  • Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
  • Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
  • Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
  • Ke$Ha - Tik Tok
  • Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feelin'
  • Lady Gaga - Just Dance
  • Biffy Clyro - Many of Horror
  • The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into The Sun
  • Girls Aloud - Love Machine
  • Bryan Adams - Summer Of 69
  • Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
  • Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag

THE IN-LAWS

  • The Kinks - You Really Got Me
  • The Kinks - All Day And All Of The Night
  • Pink Floyed - Another Brick in the Wall
  • The Who - My Generation
  • The Jam - A Town Called Malice
  • Roling Stones - Satisfaction
  • Wild Cherry - Play that Funky Music
  • Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • T-Rex - 20th Century Boy
  • The Beatles - Saw her Standing There
  • The Beatles - Come Together
  • The Beatles - Twist And Shout
  • The Knack - My Sharona 

FIRST DANCE IDEAS

  • Take That - Rule the World
  • Lonestar - Amazed
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
  • Ben E King - Stand by me
  • Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
5 85 reviews
Geraint Davies, Wedding Event, Gwynedd
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding last night! You guys really did rock!
Phil Williams, Wedding Event, Anglesey
The Band were amazing - good variety of songs and really easy going genuine guys. The booking process was easy and if we had any questions we were contacted back straight away. The band arrived earlier than anticipated and set up quickly. Everyone at the wedding were up on their feet dancing. Made our party that even more special. Thanks Friends of the Bride xx
Katy O'Loughlin, Wedding Event, Cumbria
Just a quick note to thank Friends of the Bride for playing at our wedding, they not only got everyone on the dance floor but kept everyone up until the last song. Much to the delight of some of the guests, they even let them sing and play some of the instruments and have a go at being 'in the band'! They sang our first dance song 'Hey Ho by The Lumineers' and brought the song to life! I can't watch the video of it without crying! Would definitely recommend them for any event. True professionals but really fun at the same time!
David Jones, Wedding Event, Manchester
The band were superb, phoned up 3 weeks before our wedding to find out what we wanted for our 1st dance, type of music we wanted, any special requests etc. Turned up bang on time, very approachable and then the main event - superb when they were playing. Lots of our friends and family commented on how good they were - contributed a big part to our perfect day. Would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting a great wedding band.
David Jones, Wedding Event, Lancashire
Had a great time at our wedding on Saturday night at Bolton. Many of our guests have commented on how awesome the band were - spot on. Hope we have the pleasure of seeing you guys again at another wedding in the future.
Linda Higgins, Wedding Event, Cumbria
Just to say a BIG thank you for your contribution in making my daughters wedding perfect! (Kate & Matthew O'Loughlin) Your music was brilliant... evidenced by everyone dancing all night. Your patience in letting guests join you on stage was phenomenal... the photos are outstanding!! Can I wish you all good wishes in the future and thank you again.
Jill Buchanan, Wedding Event, Lancashire
Fabulous band the boys are amazing. They absolutely rocked the dance floor, my guests loved them everyone was shouting for more when they were done! Thank you so much for making our night perfect. Just what we were looking for... and boys, the first dance was the highlight of our day... thank you thank you thank you x
Ben Wedderburn, Wedding Event, Derbyshire
Couldn't have been happier with the band, really nice bunch of guys and a great set. Really loved the excellent rendition of 'True Blue' they performed for our first dance.
Jason Smith, Wedding Event, East Riding of Yorkshire
Absolutely amazing bunch of lads, really professional and sounded quality! Everyone at the wedding commented how great they were! Thanks again lads :-) Jason & Sue x
Lee Hambleton, Wedding Event, Merseyside
Absolutely amazing, very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommendable, fantastic night we had and excellent value for money. Made up :) Lee and Lucy
Lauren Robinson, Wedding Event, Cumbria
Thanks for everything on our wedding night everyone loved you and commented how fantastic you guys were. You even managed to keep it together while crazy Ian was dancing !!!! Xx
Dave Vale, Wedding Event, Cheshire
All the guests loved the band and their music!
Danielle Roberts, Wedding Event, Lancashire
Absolutely fantastic... Loved and enjoyed by all guests :)
Niki Cooke, Wedding Event, West Midlands
Friends of the Bride - WOW! We can't thank you enough for making our evening reception go with a bang. We were over the moon with your version of our first dance song Last of the Ladies by the Courteeners, you absolutely did it justice. Each song was performed with such energy, I seriously cannot praise you enough. I have no idea how long the second set went on for but it was certainly longer than the hour we were expecting. I would recommend anyone to book Friends of the Bride, you most certainly will not be disappointed. Fantastic, awesome, brilliant, just some of the comments we had from our wedding guests. Thank you so much, Niki Armitt (Cooke)
Andrea Gilbertson, Wedding Event, Lancashire
The band were excellent, just what we wanted and more. Thanks
Cat West, Wedding Event, North Riding of Yorkshire
Great bunch of lads, professional, friendly and really good musicians. With basically no direction other than it's pretty relaxed and keep it upbeat they nailed the sort of music we were looking for and kept the dance floor filled during both the sets. Impromptu dance offs and requests finished off a brilliant day with a great party. We will be recommending you in the future, many thanks.
Neil Shuttleworth, Wedding Event, Cumbria
Just to say thanks from myself and the new wife Sarah. You guys were awesome on Saturday and we really enjoyed it! Never seen a dance floor so full at a wedding!
Dominic & Jessica Flatley, Wedding Event, Manchester
From the moment we booked it was so easy and straight forward sorting everything out. The band were great at being in contact with us and dealing with all the queries and requests so quickly. The band arrived and set up discreetly with no hassle at all. The first dance was awesome which they played and from then on all the songs were fantastic and the range of music had all our friends and family dancing. The wedding was 2 days ago and we have had so many guests commenting on how great the band was and that they stayed later than expected to hear more and dance more. A big thanks to Matt particularly for being in touch. Would highly recommend to anyone we were so happy we picked you to play as it made the night perfect. Thanks again Dom and Jess Flatley xx
Sue Evans, Private Party Event, Northamptonshire
Fantastic! Matt and the band were fantastic from start to finish. Played all requests and entertained all guests. They sounded great and everyone commented on how brilliant they were. Made our night!
James Fayle, Wedding Event, Cheshire
They were amazing. Totally got the mood and every song was of the highest quality. As was the first song request. Everybody at the wedding loved them - and frequently let me know! I would recommend them to anybody getting married - or who just needs a band!
Pippa Lewis, Wedding Event, Lancashire
Many, many thanks to the band for a brilliant night. The lads were friendly, professional and so entertaining. The music was superb, playlist was perfect. I can highly recommend the band and would certainly book them for any future event. Wedding guests were talking about the band all evening, they made our daughter's day just perfect. Thanks again, Pippa Lewis.
Carrie Leigh, Wedding Event, Lancashire
The booking process was simple and straightforward and we couldn't have asked for a better band! Genuinely nice guys who play really good music. We had so many compliments on how good the band was and the dance floor was always packed - which speaks for itself really! Wouldn't hesitate in recommending these guys!
Bryn Hughes, Wedding Event, Anglesey
Amazing band, very professional and friendly! Went the extra mile to make our night special, cheers guys! I highly recommend the band at any event, thanks once again!
Rebecca Hughes, Wedding Event, Anglesey
Massive Thanks to you all for making our wedding so special! Your were brilliant! So nice to see all our guests rocking out all night! Would highly recommend you! Just need to find an excuse to have another party now to get you back over the border! Love Bryn and Becca xx
Catherine Atkinson (now Perry), Wedding Event, North Yorkshire
Friends of the Bride were brilliant at our wedding. We had a really great day and it was made better by such a good band!
James Delaney and Alison Drayton, Wedding Event, South Yorkshire
Friends of the Bride were a really fantastic choice for our wedding. They created such a good atmosphere, with a brilliant set list. They got all our guests dancing for the entire evening! Thanks so much for such a good show!
Elizabeth Millington, Wedding Event, Merseyside
A huge thank you to you guys for an amazing set at our wedding last night at Thornton Manor. You were wonderful. You helped make our day even more amazing and my friends and family loved you too. Hopefully see you again soon at some of our other friends weddings! Love the Millingtons! ;) xx
Claire Morgan, Wedding Event, Derbyshire
Absolutely brilliant! Loved them, in fact one of my guests has already e-mailed for a quote for their wedding next year!!! Thank you.
Matt Snowden, Wedding Event, West Midlands
A really nice bunch of lads who played two really great sets with music to suit everyone - would recommend 100%. Many many thanks :)
Jennifer Rushbrooke, Wedding Event, Derbyshire
Fantastic band! Amazing energy and a great performance. Our guests didn't want them to leave!
Hayley Dowson, Wedding Event, Cheshire
Friends of the Bride were amazing! They helped to created a fantastic atmosphere at our wedding and we can't recommend them enough.
Hayley Williams, Wedding Event, Cheshire
Thank you so much for performing at our wedding on Saturday 8th June, you were absolutely amazing and all of our guests have commented on how much they loved your performance & the atmosphere you provided. We cannot recommend you enough & look forward to booking you again in the future. Thanks again from Mr & Mrs Williams (Willington Hall)
Alan Clarke, Wedding Event, Derbyshire
The booking process was incredibly easy with plenty of information to help us chose the right act for the wedding. Communication, both initially with Warble, and then later with the band themselves was good with quick and courteous responses. The band arrived with plenty of time to set up and get ready. At all times they were friendly and courteous. The actual performance was fantastic and exactly what we wanted and though a lot of our guests were older they had the younger ones out on the floor. Thank you to all involved. We would have no hesitation in recommending Warble or Friends of the Bride.
Paul Miller, Wedding Event, Anglesey
Top quality! Thoroughly recommend. Thanks for ending the day off with some great music. Paul & Vic
Catherine Ward, Wedding Event, Cumbria
Friends of the Bride played on our wedding day and were absolutely fantastic! The booking process was easy and Matt contacted us 2 weeks prior to the wedding to confirm details. It was extremely refreshing how relaxed he was with the plans including the first dance and any requests we made, it was such a nice change from the hectic wedding preparation. The reception itself couldn't have been better. Friends of the Bride set up and were extremely flexible (as the speeches overran), ensuring Chris and I didn't have to worry about timings at all. The band created the perfect atmosphere for the celebration, playing a great range of floor fillers, they were a hit with us and our guests. Thanks so much Friends of the Bride, it was the perfect celebration for the perfect day. Chris and Cat
Claire Williams, Wedding Event, Flint
The lads were brilliant. We had a fantastic evening with great music that got everyone dancing. Professional yet friendly and we loved the dressing up in the photo booth! Thanks for a superb night guys :-)
Jane Seymour, Wedding Event, Cheshire
Warble Entertainment were very efficient and easy to deal with. The booking process was simple and John was very friendly, helpful and polite. The band contacted us prior to the day and went through the running order etc which was really helpful. On the day the band were absolutely fantastic performing 2 brilliant sets and it was one of the highlights of our day. Thanks for making our wedding a day to remember!
Jamie Seymour, Wedding Event, Cheshire
Guys, incredible last night - well done to you all, we loved it! When you burst into Whiskey in the Jar, pitch perfect, after umming and arring whether you could play... EPIC!
Zoe Anthon, Wedding Event, Cheshire
AMAZING!!!!!!! Is the first and only word that pops in to my mind when I think about FoTB playing at our wedding on Fri 8th Feb 2013. There is no doubt about it, they made the evening reception extra special and I have received nothing but praise from our guests about them. They managed to please all age groups even the mother of the bride who was slightly wary when I told her there would be no ABBA at our doo. She hardly left the dance floor along with the majority of our other 100 guests, our only problem was that the dance floor was simply not big enough. I would recommend these guys to anyone who is looking for an awesome night of entertainment with professional & friendly service! Many Many Thanks Matt, Chris & Adam we will be booking you again for any future parties (once I've recovered from this one) x x Just a quick note to Tracey at Warble, thank you for all your help with the booking. Friends of the Bride were absolutely awesome and neither I or any of our guests were disappointed they really were simply brilliant and have given me some great memories of the night which is pretty high praise.
Claire Goff, Wedding Event, Anglesey
Absolutely second to none and loved the dressing up! Brilliant music and lovely people. Thank you guys for a fantastic night - would totally recommend.
Andrew Gough, Wedding Event, Anglesey
Thought you guys were brilliant at my sister's wedding last night. Just wanted to say thank you!
Karel Dole, Wedding Event, Lancashire
Well what can I say!! Friends of the bride where absolutely amazing!! I couldn't of asked for anything more! They made the night extra special and all my guests were very impressed! It was like having our own private gig! Professional and friendly I would definately book them again! Thanks to everyone at Warble and especially the band!
Mark Berry, Wedding Event, North Yorkshire
Hi Tracey, I wanted to leave some feedback for the guys. Myself and all of the guests thought FoTB were great. Booking a band for an event like a wedding, especially when you have no personal recommendations, made me a little nervous given the potential for things to go wrong. However, I thought: your website was excellent giving a selection of bands, with play lists and the video snippets really helped, the booking process and your response to queries was quick and easy, the guys were very professional, turned up on time, responded well to requests from the guests, even spending some time in their van rehearsing an Erasure track they were asked to perform (don't worry I'm not an Erasure fan, it was meant as a joke). Everyone enjoyed the music and playing the motown tracks during the DJ interlude gave the oldies something to get up and dance to. We had a great day and FoTB contributed massively to this! Thankyou
Janine Foerster, Wedding Event, Manchester
Just AMAZING!!! The 2 sets were brilliant and the dance floor was never empty. They even let my cousin hijack the stage! The great thing about this band, apart from their obvious talent, is the fact they DJ between sets too so you don't have to hire anyone else or have a weird lull between sets. The easiest part of our wedding to organise, with the best outcome. Thanks so much. I'd also really like to thank you and Warble. You made what, in theory should be quite a hard part of the wedding to organise, really easy. It's a great service and I will definitely recommended you to friends/family. Thanks again for all your help, Janine.
Mer Muncer, Birthday Party Event, Yorkshire
Thanks very much for playing at my 50th at the Irish Centre Leeds on Friday night. I've had loads of friends asking where I found you! Hope to see you again xx
Finola Doyle, Wedding Event, Nottinghamshire
Friends of the Bride were brilliant! A lovely bunch of guys that are very laid back and easy to deal with, but also professional and courteous. The booking process was easy & Warble were very responsive to my queries. The band were absolutely brilliant at our wedding, giving a really energetic and enthusiastic performance - loads of people commented on how good they were and we were delighted. The acoustic set during the drinks reception was lovely too. Thanks so much guys!!
Kara Milton, Wedding Event, Derbyshire
What a great band!!! They really did make our night :-) thank you.
Emily Taylor, Wedding Event, North Yorkshire
Friends of the Bride were fantastic! We had a fabulous time, the guys played everything from our playlist and more. We would defintely recommend them :-)
Carly Tyson, Wedding Event, Cumbria
We just wanted to say thanks again to Friends of the Bride who played at our wedding in October. They were absolutely fantastic and all the guests had a great time; people didn't want the night to end. They're a really talented bunch and very friendly guys. We would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone else.
Jon Kerrigan, Wedding Event, Lancashire
Thanks again guys for rocking our wedding reception... my feet have only just recovered from the dancing!!! You were Brill!
Laura Harrison, Birthday Party Event, Cheshire
Thank you guys so much for rocking up my birthday party! You were super friendly and seemed to adapt the set list to get EVERYONE up dancing which was awesome! We will definitely be recommending you to our friends in the future!
Rachael Redhead, Wedding Event, Cumbria
The band were amazing, many of our friends and family also commented that they were great. The band definitely helped to make our evening very special. Thank you!
Nicola and Mark Aplin, Wedding Event, Cheshire
You played at our wedding at Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire on Saturday 22nd September and we just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU. We had such an amazing time and every one of our guests keeps telling us how fab the band were. We were so pleased to see the dance floor full for the whole evening, and the fact that most of our guests didn't want the music to stop and could happily have danced all night tells the whole story! We would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone else looking for a fantastic evening reception - we really had so much fun and if we could do it all again, we would. Please feel free to use any of our comments on your website or if you want to ask for any particular feedback, please let us know. Many thanks again.
Sheryl Williams, Wedding Event, Gwynedd
Amazing band! Every single person I've spoken to has commented on these guys! The dance floor was rocking all night and I didn't stop dancing! I now want another party to invite them again!
Paul Brazewell, Wedding Event, Cheshire
We thought that Friends of the Bride were very attentive, professional and flexible to our requirements. All the guests enjoyed them and we felt that they were fantastic.
Matthew Brown and Jenny Bloxham, Wedding Event, Lancashire
We had a great night, thanks in no small part to FOTB! Very professional, sorted themselves out with no problems, and put on a great show that had people dancing until the end and shouting for more! Took requests as well, and even played an encore! Really friendly bunch of guys, and couldn't have asked for anything more. Thanks! Jen and Matt
Emma Clark, Wedding Event, Northumberland
Fabulous service! Fabulous band! Everyone loved them! They made our evening and kept people on the dance floor right until the end of the night! I would highly recommend this band!!
Tom McLaughlin, Wedding Event, Shropshire
The band were fantastic!!! Matt in the lead up to the wedding was great! Always available to chat and run through everything!! Everyone one of our guests commented on how good these guys were!! They had everyone up and dancing the atmosphere was great all night! The only thing is I wish we'd finished our wedding earlier, so we could have had these guys playing longer!! I cannot recommend FOTB enough they were outstanding!!!
Michelle Lines, Wedding Event, Nottinghamshire
We hired Friends of the Bride for our wedding and they certainly lived up to our expectations. They had everyone on the dance floor all night long. In between gigs they provided a disco, there was a song my Father wanted but they didn't have it so they downloaded it straight away for him, which I thought was really good of them.
Vicky and Terry, Wedding Event, Manchester
Friends of the Bride played at our wedding on Sunday 12th August 2012. We can’t praise them enough for their performance! They played mainly modern rock indie with songs from Nirvana to Lady Gaga, which had everyone on the dance floor from the first note to the last. All the guests have said how absolutely brilliant they were and how much fun they had. Huge thank you to Friends of the Bride for making our wedding a night to remember!!
Christina Watson, Wedding Event, Cumbria
Just wanted to say how great Friends of the Bride were at our wedding! The dance floor was full all night and we received so many great comments about the band. Matt and the guys got the party into full swing and even took requests from our friends - thanks for playing Metallica guys! I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Friends of the Bride - I'm hoping some of our friends book you in the future so we can do it all again! :-) x
Simon Townend, Wedding Event, North Yorkshire
If you are sitting deliberating as to whether booking FOTB for your wedding/event is a good idea or not then let me tell you whole heartedly, 100% and without a shadow of a doubt it is! Just book now! FOTB are not only a brilliant live band, they are also a set of the nicest lads you're likely to meet. They played for us at our wedding on 20th July 2012 and I lost count of the number of friends, family and guests that commented on how good they were and asked me where I'd found them! Throughout our contact with them from setting up the song list, to introducing themselves on the day right up to packing up at the end they handled themselves professionally and so politely. The members of the band greeted both me and my wife, introduced us for our first dance and then took to their instruments and delivered a fantastic performance. They got the party going with song after song of well known tunes both new and old, even my Dad got up and then we couldn't get him to sit back down as he did his version of the Mick Jagger strut and his very own 'pizza dance' - don't ask... FOTB ended the night on a quieter song and even called out over the microphone to make sure it was ok to play it, making sure the audience wanted a quiet one as the final song. FOTB accommodated our every wish and exceeded our expectations by far. I'd certainly recommend them to anyone and wish them every success in the future :)
Gary Plumb, Wedding Event, Leicestershire
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! From our first e-mail with Matt discussing our preferences, to our first meeting the guys, they were friendly and polite. They took account of what we had asked for and catered for our needs. They came on with 'I Predict a Riot' straight after our first dance... took everyones breath away.... The dance floor was filled from beginning to end!! We have had such positive responses from our friends and family and all say the same thing, best wedding for years, and mainly thanks to the band entertaining everyone all night!! Thank you guys so much, we would recommend you to everyone!
Gary Duff, Wedding Event, West Midlands
You guys rock!!! Everyone said how fantastic you were!! Thanks so much for adding the icing to our cake... We just need to think of another celebration so we can book u all again!! Will recommend u to all! Xx
Jessica Wilson, Wedding Event, Warwickshire
Just wanted to pop by to say thank you so much for blowing the roof off our wedding last night! You guys were awesome and if it wasn't for the venue turning the lights off on us, I'm sure the 3 encores would have continued! You really made our evening a night to remember and our friends definitely enjoyed it! Thanks again! xx
Jess & Luke, Wedding Event, Warwickshire
Hi guys! Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You were awesome and had the dancefloor filled right up until the third encore! We've already had people saying how good you were and how much they enjoyed the night. Thanks again!
Emma Coward, Wedding Event, Cumbria
Thank you so much! The feedback we had from guests was great... the tracks sounded really fab and although it was only a tiny venue you adapted well and it was brilliant... especially the live performance at the end when everyone was shouting for just one more! Will recommend to many, thanks again, Ian & Emma
Chloe & Pete, Wedding Event, Warwickshire
A massive thank you to Friends of the Bride. We had so many comments about how incredible the band were and the dance floor was packed all night. We just need an excuse for another party so we could have them play again!
Brendan Mckeown, Wedding Event, Manchester
Excellent performance by the Band. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their two sets. Good variety of songs in their repertoire. Would highly recommend this group for future wedding functions.
Debporah Woods, Wedding Event, Lancashire
The band were brilliant. All the guests commented on how good they were and the dance floor was filled from start to finish. They did a fabulous job with their agreed song list.
Justine Edwards, Wedding Event, Flint
Thanks for a fantastic performance at our wedding. The whole service from booking to actual night was efficient and straight forward. I would 100% book you again and recommend you. I was really impressed with the time you gave to perform our first dance and the choice of songs were brilliant and the whole performance as a band just smashed out passion. Awesome, made the night for me.
Jayne Blyth, Wedding Event, Cheshire
A huge thank you to Friends of the Bride! The music was a brilliant selection of songs along with our requests. The dance floor was full at 1:30 in the morning - brilliant! Would highly recommend - fantastic. Thanks guys!
Joanna Spedding, Private Party Event, Cumbria
Absolutely fantastic! I love them! Everybody has commented on how good they were. Definitely recommend them to anybody.
Christine and John Bracken, Wedding Event, Merseyside
Hi Tracey, I was delighted with the bands professionalism and their excellent performance on the night. All my guests commented on how great the band was. I had quick feedback on any queries both for Dan from the band who was very pleasant and cooperative, and from Warble Entertainment. Thank you again for adding to making our day really special and memorable.
Nicola, Wedding Event, Lancashire
Hi Matt, My apologies for not replying sooner but we only got back from honeymoon early this morning. I'm over the moon to be able to give feedback about "Friends of the Bride" as they are a fabulous set of guys and really helped make our wedding reception! I'd be very grateful if you could pass my personal thanks onto them. I also promised I'd pass along any photos I come across of them and will do so as and when I get these back from photographer. Please feel free to use any of my comments for testimonials etc. I can't tell you what a fantastic evening we had! The band totally threw themselves into their set and seemed to enjoy themselves as much as we did. The dance floor was bouncing all evening and (although I'm probably biased!) it was without doubt the best wedding reception I've been to!! I honestly don't think there was a single moment when the dance floor wasn't full and the atmosphere was fantastic. We've had a deluge of comments from family and friends and they seemed to appeal right across the spectrum. They finished to huge cheers and chants of "we want more" to which they very kindly obliged. I'm not sure how long their second set was but I have a feeling it was quite a bit longer than 60 minutes!! I wish them all the best of luck for their future and will definitely be recommending them to anyone looking for a band.
Sara Fanning, Wedding Event, Shropshire
Hi Matt, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Please see the comments below. If you can't tell, we were really happy with both the service and the band - both were great! Many thanks to you all. Warble were always very quick to respond to our queries and very helpful during the booking process, clearly answering all our questions. The band was brilliant at meeting all our difficult demands - keeping themselves a surprise, right till the last moment and doing the normal 10 min sound check in a 30 second grand entrance! The band was awesome! The dance floor was packed all night - youngens and oldies, all creating some seriously crazy shapes. So many people commented on how great the band was and what fantastic musicians they were (and they had a tough audience!). The band were also really friendly and so flexible on the night. Please thank them all so much for providing such a fun and perfect ending to a perfect day!
Colin Harwood, Wedding Event, Manchester
Hi, My wife and I attended a family wedding in Mellor on the 12th August 2011 where Friends of the Bride were playing at the Reception. The band were absolutely excellent, playing a wide range of songs which ensured that the dance floor was packed all evening long. The range of songs that were played included all of the songlist on your website and was a pleasant change from the usual party music. I would have no hesitation in recommending Friends of the Bride. Best of luck for the future.
Charlotte Ingham, Wedding Event, Derbyshire
Hi Matt, Sorry for the late response - first day back at work! We were seriously impressed with Friends of the Bride - they really spent time and effort learning songs for us and also mixing up their set list to suit our guests. Without question they got everyone up and dancing - old and young and we would like to thank them again for making the evening of our wedding so memorable. Warble were quick to respond to queries as was Dan from the band. I would have no hesitation in recommending Friends of the Bride in the future and if we ever have another event we'll seriously consider re-booking them. Many thanks and best wishes.
Sarah M Blaylock (Ne Thompson), Wedding Event, Cumbria
We had the best Wedding Reception we could have hoped for, in the main due to FOTB! Fantastic set, professionally played. They were exceptionally accommodating with our first dance and kids music initially and their sets were crowd pleasers! I found their experience reassured my nerves getting people up to dance and they were a joy to work with. We have already been asked for their details from other potential Bride and Grooms at our Wedding Reception and were more than happy to pass on their details. We will definitely be keeping them in mind for any future family events and the sound on the website didn't do them justice they sounded amazing.
Melissa and Karl, Wedding Event, Humberside
Hiya Matt, We were very pleased with Friends of the Bride, they were just what we were looking for. I didn't stop dancing all night and we had excellent comments from our friends. Thank you for helping to make our wedding perfect. Would certainly recommend both the band and Warble Entertainment to friends and family in the future. Thanks again.
Rosie, Birthday Party Event, Humberside
Dear Tracey, yes, I would like to give feedback on Friends of the Bride and must say how brilliant they were. The boys were great young men and everybody thoroughly enjoyed their music and they made the party a huge success. I have spoken to them directly to thank them and wish them great success in the future. I would certainly recommend them to others.
Nicola Jones, Wedding Event, Cheshire
Amazing!! What else can we say!! From the moment we looked at the band online we were impressed! The end performance did not fail to deliver either. We couldnt get anyone off the dance floor at the end of the night, all our family and friends were shouting for more and the guys gladly obliged. Instead of the usual cheesy wedding band music this band made our wedding feel like a proper gig. We loved it!! Thank you for such a great night!!
Tim & Jo, Wedding Event, Cheshire
Hi Matt, Sorry for the delay responding, we've only just found our feet after the wedding and honeymoon. Thanks very much for your email but most of all thanks for your top class service and top class band you supplied. The whole day couldn't have gone better and topped off perfectly with an exceptional performance by Friends of the Bride. Right from my first contact with yourself the response was immediate. Any further queries I had were answered and dealt with immediately putting my mind at rest before the big day. The booking process was totally hassle free and confirmed almost as quickly as it went through. Then for the band - what a great bunch of lads! They did everything I could have wished for and the standard of their performance was better than some proper concerts I've been to. Not only did they perform their agreed sets but they also stayed and performed a few extra tracks (to the delight of the wedding guests). Nearly everyone commented afterwards on how good they were so I would firmly recommend them and Warble Entertainment again. Thanks again Matt for all your help. If you could also pass on my thanks to the lads I'd really appreciate it.
Paul Bond, Private Party Event, Cheshire
Hi Marie, these guys really did the business, they made my party special they had to play on the lawn in damp conditions and boy did they rock they never missed a beat all night and just got on with making my party a night to remember, everyone thought you were great, well done and thanks again.
Lyndon Tate, Wedding Event, Lancashire
Hi Tracey, the band where friendly and fabulous. Would highly recommend them.

Jo and Matthew Boyle, married at The Bridge, Wetherby
Hi Tracey, I’m really sorry that this feedback has been a long time coming but I just want to pass on my thanks to Friends of the Bride for performing at our wedding on 30th December last year. We had the best day ever and the band were absolutely brilliant. They got everyone dancing and had a really fantastic play list. They were especially tolerant of my very drunk brother-in-law taking the microphone. So many people complemented us on our band selection and what a good time they had dancing to their music. Really nice guys too – recommend highly to all. I’d appreciate if you could pass this email on to them. Thanks again.

Phil and Tracey Brown, Wedding, Macclesfield
When we had first decided to book a live band for our wedding day we contacted Warble and told them what kind of music we enjoy listening to, after speaking with them they recommended Friends of The Bride to play at our wedding. We were over the moon with the bands performance on the night! They had everyone up dancing and singing along all night. They made our special day that extra bit special, they truly will be Friends of The Bride (and groom) for life!

Steve & Mary, Wedding, Rookery Hall, Nantwich
Friends of the Bride were outstanding! From the outset we felt we were in safe hands with the band. Not only did they cater for all of our wedding party they also learnt our first dance, which meant so much to us. Thanks guys, we will be recommending you to everyone and anyone!

Kieron Harris, 21st Birthday party, Newcastle
Friends of The Bride were incredible! They had everyone up on the dance floor and played music that suited everyone (even my grandparents were dancing). We had an amazing time dancing like fools and singing along! A few more of my mates will be turning 21 soon and have asked me for their contact details. I look forward to seeing them again very soon.

Keith and Sarah Rodgers, Wedding, Halifax
Hi Matt thanks once again for your recommendation of Friends of The Bride to play on our wedding day. The band were extremely professional and contacted us prior to the gig to see if we had any special requests. We asked them to learn a song for our first dance which they did happily. They performed two sets for us both of which contained songs that kept the dance floor full from start to finish. They had a fantastic amount of energy and charisma and interacted brilliantly with the audience. We will definitely be recommending Friends of The Bride to all of our friends.

Phil Rickett , Surprise Party, Knutsford
Hi Matt, thanks for the email and it would be my pleasure to provide some feedback on the guys. If you need anything else just let me know. I hired Friends of the Bride for my wife's 40th surprise birthday party and they performed 2 fantastic sets that had all of my guests on the dance floor (even my brother!). From the first contact to the final note Friends of the Bride were friendly and professional and I just need another excuse for a party now. Thanks again guys.

Sarah & Tim, Engagement Party, Cheshire
Brilliant, brilliant, BRILLIANT!!!!! If you want a band that knows how to have fun and don't just stand there going through the motions then FOTB are the ones. My friends are still talking about you now and we'll see you on the 21st for the big day itself.

The Wedding Package
Because Friends of the Bride realise that every Wedding is different they are happy to build a bespoke package just for you. This has proven extremely popular with many couples and could include:

• Earlier Set-Up - to avoid disturbing the ambience if everything is taking place in the same room
• Late Finish - whilst most venues are licensed until midnight, Friends of the Bride realise that some are fine to continue the celebrations until 1am or 2am.
• First Dance - wherever possible, Friends of the Bride will learn your first dance song providing enough prior notice is given and the song is within the style of the band. If this is not possible the band will be happy to play your first dance via their PA / DJ equipment
• DJ service - to help minimise costs Friends of the Bride are able to provide a DJ option (with PA and lighting) to ensure that when they aren't performing the party will carry on! This means that requests can be taken from the song choices that the guys will have available

Please Note: As standard, and at no extra fee,  Friends of the Bride will  provide party music before, in between and after their performances.

As standard Friends of the Bride perform 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets.

Because Friends of the Bride want you to have the whole night's entertainment sorted when you hire them, the band offers a FREE DJ option that runs when the band are not performing.

The DJ option is performed by a member of the group operating a laptop with the most current DJ mixing software and party classics on hand to keep the party jumping! The benefits of this service are that your guests are able to make requests for the DJ to play, and with the DJ being a member of the band and sharing their equipment, the space utilised at the venue is kept to a minimum... and so looks very tidy.

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

East Midlands

  • Derbyshire - £902.75
  • Leicestershire - £937.25
  • Lincolnshire - £994.75
  • Northamptonshire - £983.25
  • Nottinghamshire - £966.00
  • Rutland - £966.00

North East

  • Durham - £1,000.50
  • Leeds - £897.00
  • North Yorkshire - £948.75
  • Northumberland - £1,109.75
  • South Yorkshire - £908.50
  • Tyne and Wear - £1,017.75
  • West Yorkshire - £897.00
  • Yorkshire - £954.50

North West

  • Cheshire - £851.00
  • Cumbria - £925.75
  • Lancashire - £879.75
  • Liverpool - £839.50
  • Manchester - £851.00
  • Merseyside - £839.50

Scotland

  • Ayrshire - £1,161.50
  • Dumfries-shire - £983.25
  • East Lothian - £1,150.00
  • Edinburgh - £1,155.75
  • Glasgow - £1,155.75
  • Lanarkshire - £1,035.00
  • Midlothian - £1,150.00
  • West Lothian - £1,167.25

Wales

  • Anglesey - £931.50
  • Caernarvonshire - £902.75
  • Cardigan - £960.25
  • Denbigh - £879.75
  • Flint - £862.50

West Midlands

  • Birmingham - £925.75
  • Gloucestershire - £994.75
  • Herefordshire - £977.50
  • Shropshire - £908.50
  • Staffordshire - £897.00
  • Warwickshire - £966.00
  • Worcestershire - £948.75

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  • Becy Sings "We simply could not ask for more; Becy was a fantastic performer bursting with energy and charisma! Her interaction with the audience was fantastic and everyone instantly warmed to her. I would definitely recommend Becy and will certainly book her again. Many thanks. :o)" Alan Green - Westmorland Shopping Centre
  • Bill The Caricaturist "Sam... Just a quick note to say THANK YOU. Bill was absolutely superb... He blended in perfectly with the event and provided a good giggle along the way... He even coped with my two best friends who are quite a handful... The guests were thrilled with the drawings. Bill arrived bang on time, just go..." Jemma George
  • David The Caricaturist "Dave was excellent at our wedding, he provided brilliant caricatures of the guests and the bride, groom, bridesmaids, bets men and ushers. Thanks for matching our requirements. We would recommend Dave to anyone considering some artistic fun at any event. Thank you very much! Jason & Jacqui Lewis" Jason Lewis
  • Mike B The Caricaturist "Mike attended my daughters wedding reception and was such a big hit with all the guests. He arrived on time and working tirelessly for the 2 hours we had booked him. He was very pleasant and his work was very professional. Everyone was eager to have their faces sketched and were impressed enough to ..." Ann Pratt
  • The Sunflowers "The Sunflowers were excellent made our evening reception perfect. They did a fantastic version of our first dance will never forget it. " Kirsty Marshall
  • The Vintage Dancers "Great energetic performance which certainly got the party started. The group were in touch straight away and put great care into meeting our requirements. " Claire
  • Steve Jackson "Booking process was simple. Steve was very engaging and sang really well. Many guests commented on how good the performance was." Robert Barnes
  • Snap, Crackle & Pop "Snap, Crackle and Pop are legends! They were a fantastic wedding band and had everybody dancing all night. Their song selection was perfect - different from most wedding bands and much more fun. They were great to work with before the wedding and really friendly, and very professional on the day. Al..." Steve Morgan
  • Chip Acoustic "The booking process was easy enough through Warble and the admin side was clear. We had contact with our booking (Chip Acoustic) via email and were able to arrange playlists etc within plenty of time. As for the big day itself, Chip was fantastic and played his part in our special day. His voice is ..." Chris & Nicki Thomas
  • The Vintage Dancers "Velody was absolutely fantastic! She had everybody dancing, laughing and enjoying themselves. Everybody commented on how brilliant she was. She really got involved with the whole party. Thank you for a fantastic evening :)" Sarah Boyd
  • The Wolves "The Wolves were fab, they really created the right atmosphere whilst we were having our photos taken and people were mingling and drinking bucks fizz. We could hear them playing wherever were and their music is just fantastic. It was mentioned afterwards by guests who were stood nearby that they wer..." Amy Lee & Andrew Lamb
  • The Charming Skulls "Assuming 5 is the best, it's a definite 5! The band were absolutely EPIC!! Everybody at the wedding had such an amazing time, a lot of people commented to me that they were the best wedding/party band they'd ever heard. Alex is such a character, he knows how to work the crowd! The band members were ..." Amy Lee & Andrew Lamb
  • AT Swing "Many thanks for playing at our wedding, the evening was lovely and the music fitted in very well, AT Swing were very professional and friendly, would definitely recommend them! Many compliments from our guests as well!" James Cadle
  • The Set Makers "Warble Entertainment were efficient, polite, prompt and answered any questions we had. The Set Makers band were absolutely superb. We took a bit of a punt on them but we were very impressed. They adapted their playlists to accommodate our requests, provided a professional sound and lighting system a..." Jess Gannon
  • Paul Sings The 50s "Paul was brilliant entertainment he made the night. Involved everyone and we had a really good celebration. It was the best choice I could of made for the wedding and I would highly recommend him for any occasion. " Michelle Johnson
  • The Sunflowers "The Sunflowers were absolutely great. Although a difficult booking for a combined 50th and 21st (difficult to pitch music for such a diverse age range) they did a wonderful job and we received loads of compliments from party goers about how good they were. We would thoroughly recommend them again." Emma Haynes
  • Anthem "Anthem were brilliant. Fantastic set list and charismatic performance. Chris and the guys were so helpful throughout the planning process (with our set-list requests and first dance etc) and then totally smashed it on the day - our guests loved them! Thank you so much for helping make our wedding da..." Ellie Hughes and Nick Crosbie
  • Rich The Caricaturist "Rich was great, on time, put the guests at ease. His drawings hit the mark = would thoroughly recommend." David Summers
  • Ivo The Caricaturist "Great pictures, all our guests loved it and Ivo made them feel comfortable." Jennie Johnson
  • Sean The Caricaturist "End to end great service, pro-active to make sure everything ran seamlessly. Loved the pictures on the day, great fun and everyone loved it! Thank you." Jennie Johnson
  • The Katalina Hits "Great band! Made just the party we wanted. At some point I think all 80 of our guests were on the dancefloor at the same time." Nicholai Jorgensen

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