With more than 1,000 bands for hire, groups, and musicians available to book for weddings, functions, and events throughout the UK you are guaranteed to find the perfect match for your event. Whether you are looking to hire a party band to rock your wedding reception, a string quartet to bring romance to your ceremony, or, a jazz cover band to wander amongst guests during your drinks reception… we can help!
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As the leading live music agency we realise how important a live band is for getting the party started. This is why we have designed our website to make the process of booking a band for your event as simple as possible.
After all, booking live music and function bands isn’t something most people do every day. And, with more than 1,000 choices of live entertainment available at Warble alone, ranging from soul and Motown bands to Irish bands or alternative and unique music it can be tricky to know where to start. Especially when we have sourced the UK’s most talented and professional groups… you may quite literally be spoiled for choice.
One of the most popular style of bands for hire is our rock and pop cover bands. These party bands cover indie rock, pop and so much more to keep the dance floor rocking! You can hire a band anywhere in the UK but using our search function will help you find local bands for hire.
If you're throwing a festival wedding or summer party, our folk bands are perfect for daytime acoustic sets and evening parties! No matter whether you're looking for a local band for an office Christmas party, the perfect party band to rock your corporate event, or a solo singer for your wedding ceremony, we have the best professional musicians and pop bands for hire in the UK. Jazz bands, an indie pop cover band or even a funk band, the choice is yours!
There is no doubt that we love live music in the UK. We love watching it, listening to it, and supporting it. So, it’s no surprise that when it comes to the Great British public arranging their own social gatherings and private events, they book the heck out of it!
For example, take weddings… a beautiful sounding string quartet or harpist will create a fantastic ambiance to really put the nerves at ease of the happy couple and set the scene for the waiting guests. In addition, a fantastic live wedding band in the evening will be interactive and create a focal point for everyone to really get in the party mood and tear up the dance floor.
And, for those who really love live music, it is also often found at wedding drinks receptions in the form of a jazz band or an acoustic wedding singer!
And, this is before we even think about the music and function bands that are hired for corporate events, birthday parties, anniversaries, christenings, military events, university balls, and even funerals… there is no doubt that the UK loves the addition of live music to help celebrate milestones.
We can provide bands for simply any occasion and as the leading entertainment agency in the UK, we are happy to advise and suggest bands for hire based on your specific event date.
The prices of hiring a wedding band or function band in the UK can vary depending on these specific factors.
Typically, the cost of a wedding band or cover bands for hire in the UK averages between £1200 - £1700.
This price is based on a 4 or 5 piece outfit traveling within an hour or so of their base location.
Wedding bands and party bands can cost less if they are performing on a weekday, have fewer members or the event is very close to their location.
On the flip side, larger outfits or specialist acts can cost more depending on their experience.
If you're still unsure of how much it costs to hire live musicians, get in touch with us for advice on hiring local bands or simply visit some of our bands for hire on our website and browse their guide prices for more information.
Whether you are hiring a wedding band or a standard party band for your event, the majority of party bands will provide 2 x 60-minute sets of live music.
Some choose to spread these performances out into 3 sets of 40 minutes each. Our bands for hire are flexible and can alter their performance times to fit with your event.
Usually, the timings for party bands and wedding bands are as follows.
Midnight is often the standard curfew time for corporate events, weddings and private parties. However, many bands can offer longer performances at an additional fee that can include finishing as late as 1am or 2am. Different act types such as DJ and Sax wedding duos will perform set types of a different length so get in touch for more information.
Between providing live wedding music, our bands for hire will also provide background music in between sets and keep dance floors full with DJ sets!
When hiring party bands for corporate events or weddings, it is wise to allocate around 60-90 minutes for the band to unload their gear, set up, and sound check.
This time can be increased depending on things like venue access and parking.
If you are aware that anything may potentially lengthen the time your function band has to set up properly, let them know well in advance of your event date.
The best bands for hire in the UK are usually booked up between 12 and 16 months ahead of an event date.
Some of our most popular party bands and wedding bands are even booked up 2 or 3 years in advance!
As soon as you know your event location and date, don't hang around.
Whilst it is a good idea to read reviews of party bands and watch videos of various function bands for hire to ultimately come to a decision, waiting too long can leave you disappointed as someone else snatches them up.
Whilst these popular cover bands wish they could clone themselves, they can only perform in one location a night!
Our advice is simple, The second you fall in love with your potential live band, get in touch and find out if they are available.
Professional function bands for hire will have such a huge range of live music that they will literally play something for everyone.
Whether you want pop classics, hip hop, club classics, authentic soul, or just some great songs for a high-energy party, our bands are bound to include them in their live performances to keep the party rocking all night long!
Of course, if you have a special request such as a first dance or exit song for your wedding ceremony, our live musicians and bands will aim to accommodate and learn how to play your request live!
Hire bands with both male and female vocals as an option, our bands can perform at corporate parties, your drinks reception or wedding reception. Many of our top musicians can provide background music for your corporate entertainment or a full party band stage show to bring an incredible atmosphere!
If you're looking to hire a band for a wedding or party in the UK, look no further. Our talented musicians perform nationwide and even worldwide.
Whether you're looking for a function band or a party band for your wedding music or corporate events, our local bands and live entertainment will travel to your location! Covering the North West, East Sussex, South East, Scotland and UK wide, you are sure to discover the best musicians and themed bands to fill the dance floor.
The booking process couldn't be easier. Read through reviews to see what previous clients have said and book your live entertainment today!