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3 Piece Bands

3 Piece Bands

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3-piece function bands for hire are ideal for events where you want to get your guests on the dance floor throwing all forms of crazy shapes! With set-lists that cover all eras – from rock and roll to current chart toppers – these groups have songs that will please everyone. Furthermore, they are perfect for fitting into smaller spaces or venues but mean you don’t have to compromise on having a function to remember.

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3 Piece Bands to Hire in the UK

What is a 3-piece band and what do they do?

Well, they pretty much do what it says on the tin… they are a group consisting of 3 musicians who play songs to ensure that you have a wedding entertainment or celebration to remember. They perform music from all eras so don’t be surprised to hear The Beatles, Kings of Leon, The Kinks, Bryan Adams, The Rolling Stones, The Killers and much more! The bands are perfectly geared up to perform at private functions, such as weddings, corporate events, birthday celebrations and anniversaries. And, because many of the venues that host these types of event can be limited for space, the 3-piece option provides an awesome option for still having live music and dancing without taking up too much space.

Whilst there are various line-up options available, the most popular is a Guitarist / Vocalist, a Bassist and a Drummer.

How do they work at an event?

These wedding bands will almost always be booked to perform during the evening. They will arrive between 5-6pm and unload, set-up and soundcheck. This will normally take about 90 minutes. On occasion, they may need to arrive early and be set-up for a specific reason. For example, if the room is in use during the daytime and there is no gap in proceedings for them to set-up. If this is the case please speak to your Warble coordinator who will be able to advise on how to approach this type of scenario.

The groups normally play 2 hours of live music, which may be split as 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets. We recommend not starting the first performance too early – anytime between 8.30pm and 9pm is perfect – and try to aim for a finish time for the live music between 11.30pm and midnight. Later finishes are available but should be discussed with your Warble coordinator at the time of enquiry.

After their performance the band will provide pre-recorded music from their PA and begin to breakdown their equipment. This will normally take about 45 minutes.

How much room will a band need?

As a guide a 3-piece party band would require 3m x 3m but it’s worth bearing in mind that with more space the band will often be able to put on a better show for you and your guests. However, they are happy to try and do everything possible to accommodate slightly smaller spaces if required - it’s always worth checking with us if you are unsure.

3 Piece Bands for a Party or Wedding from Warble Entertainment Agency

Do I need to provide anything for the band?

As a rule, they are self-contained and provide everything they need to be able to perform for up to 150 guests. This includes all the PA equipment, lighting and instruments.

In order to ensure everything runs perfectly on the day there are a couple of things you will need to organise and check prior to the event when thinking about band hire. The band will require parking for their vehicles and an adequate power supply close to the performance area. In addition, they will probably need somewhere that they can change, store personal items and equipment cases and prepare for their performance. Furthermore, the band will require soft drinks for the duration of their stay and a hot meal, or, a plate each from the buffet. This is to ensure that after travelling, setting-up and soundchecking their energy levels are topped up and they are ready to give you a performance to remember!

Please feel free to speak to your Warble coordinator if you are unsure of any of the points above.

Can I have a say in what the band play?

The bands are always happy to discuss songs that you would like them to perform from their repertoire, and, similarly any songs that you don’t want them to play. Some bands will also learn requests and if this is the case be sure to give them enough time to learn the song(s).

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What happens when the band isn’t performing?

Warble’s 3 piece bands will provide pre-recorded music in-between their performances and until their finish time as standard. Some bands also provide a DJ laptop service where they can mix tracks into one another and remove the gaps between songs. This is all included in the average cost of a wedding band. Additionally, some provide a full DJ service where you can make requests and they will provide dancefloor lighting. Check with your Warble coordinator to find out what options any band you are interested in offer.

What next?

Sit back, take the weight off and browse the profiles below. You can narrow your search down by price and area, or just go wading in and check them all out! All the groups are perfect for private parties and weddings so it will ultimately be down to your own personal choice. Once you have a short-list fill out our enquiry form for a free quote. Or, feel free to call one of our coordinators on 0845 643 9384 and we’ll be happy to take some details and make some recommendations.

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All 3 Piece Bands

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The Indie Killers
557
The Indie Killers are the UK’s original, most popular and in demand wedding band. They specialise in high energy performances for a killer night!
The MP3s
275
Have the MP3s at your wedding before they're playing at Glastonbury and it's too late!
RIOT!
250
RIOT! are the band most booked by celebrities (don't miss the photo with the band and Ronan Keating!) with over 1000 gigs under their belt!
The Kickstarts
357
Mixing chart-toppers from all decades with a fun live show, The Kickstarts guarantee a high energy party!
The Renegades
141
The Renegades are an energetic and lively rock and pop band whose speciality is full dance floors!
Stereo Soldiers
162
Stereo Soldiers perform an interactive set that's sure to see everyone up on their dancing feet.
Friends of the Bride
234
Friends of The Bride are the perfect band to create incredible memories at your wedding with smooth vocals, upbeat festival vibes and an outstanding show to wow your guests!
The Hype
250
Book The Hype who have played for the Royal Family in Monaco!
The One Step
137
The One Step are a 3-piece with one goal: to help make your wedding or special occasion even more memorable!
The Hijackers
191
With over 500 gigs and 10 years experience under their belt, you are in a safe pair of hands with The Hijackers.
Plugged In!
85
These guys are all about the biggest tracks to have graced our ears over the decades and appreciate REAL music.
Lose Yourself To Dance
16
With an amazing live show, Lose Yourself To Dance have become on the in demand wedding bands in the South.
The Story
133
Playing something for everyone AND songs you REALLY want to hear, This ain't just another wedding band.
Uproar
77
Combining an energetic live show and flexible song repertoire, this band will create an uproar on your day!
Lo-Fi
72
Lo-Fi are an exciting and energetic that just love a good party and getting everyone on their feet, dancing and singing.
These City Lights
9
These City Lights pride themselves on delivering tight vocal harmonies, a varied repertoire and a musical performance that will fill your dance floor.
Snap, Crackle & Pop
29
Snap, Crackle & Pop are a charismatic, super talented, modest all-male 3-piece cover band from London.
Wild Skies
10
Wild Skies are a 4-piece Cheshire wedding band and party outfit with an incredible style and sound to match.
Radio Kings
41
Based in South Wales, Radio Kings are a 4 piece band for weddings and parties with years of experience at making dance floors pop!
The Rockets
29
The Rockets are one of the UK's leading rock and pop cover bands, available across the country and internationally.
The Fun-Keys
13
Award-winning, highly talented, lively and in-demand band performing everything from rock 'n' roll and Motown to present-day hits.
On Demand
67
On Demand are a fun, fresh and energetic rock and pop covers band that will get the party started from the get-go!
Bloxed Beatbox
22
Bloxed Beatbox are a groundbreaking beatboxing vocal trio based in Yorkshire
The Linchpins
66
The Linchpins are a 3-piece band for weddings and other events, based in Hertfordshire but available throughout England.
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