The Official Top 16 Wedding Bands To Hire In the UK

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Content Executive
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A reported 278,599 weddings take place every year in the UK. With so many weddings taking place, it can be hard to make your special day stand out as an occasion to remember. But how can I make my wedding stand out you might ask? 

A fantastic way to make your wedding a day to remember, is by hiring one of the best bands that money can buy. Here at Champions Music & Entertainment, we are fortunate to work with the industry's finest musicians, all trained to deliver the highest quality performances. 

(Source: UK Weddings Taskforce)

Having conducted a survey in which we asked our 1100 wedding bookings throughout 2022 to rank our talented wedding bands, we have curated a list of the official top 16 UK wedding bands to hire in the UK!

The Official Top 16 Wedding Bands:

1. Madhen


Welcome to the stage, Madhen, a 5-man band that will wow your guests with their professionalism, energy and versatility. They are innovative with their musical and technical talents. Madhen performed at the wedding of Princess Zara & Mike Tindall MBE thrilling the all star crowd. Known for their musical mashups, custom costumes and set-up, they will give a full party experience.

"You are my new favourite band! Had such an amazing time listening and dancing to you." – Paloma Faith

2. The Talent


High in demand is the great ensemble, The Talent. Combining a full 5-piece brass section, 5-part harmonies and soulful female vocals, this band ensures a night of leisure. Frequently booked to play for high-end functions, The Talent will keep your dance floor filled and leave guests eager for more good music.

"Just a note of thanks to you and your band for making our Christmas party so special. I have had nothing but praise for The Talent from the staff and directors here and I would certainly rebook for other events and recommend you to friends and colleagues." - Linda, Wilkinson Eyre

3. The RPJ Band


Providing an electrifying performance, The RPJ Band have been rocking stages around the world for years. Having toured with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Lady Gaga and The Script, The RPJ Band are renowned for its top-quality experience, and will certainly bring unmatched energy to your wedding party.

"RPJ are the best band you can have as your entertainment- they totally transformed our night! The energy and fun they bring is incomparable. Both the band and Champions were a joy to work with- very professional and clear, easy communication." - Samantha, Kids Village

4. The Neotones


Regardless if it’s night or day, The Neotones will keep the partying going with their library of crowd-pleasers. A versatile and entertaining quartet, The Neotones are appealing to a wide audience. The band have succeeded in their career after touring Europe and the USA, as well as touring with Billy Idol and Kate Nash with their smooth blend of pop vocals and rockin’ guitars.

"If you want a band for your wedding, don’t even look anywhere else! So glad we had them at our wedding! People didn’t leave the dance floor!" - Ed

5. Coyote


UK’s premium live party band, Coyote are fresh and modish, performing all of the classics, as well as the latest hits. Comprising of lead vocalist, Laura, and backup vocalists, Pete, Brian and Dan, Coyote will guarantee a night to remember. Previously working alongside One Direction, Chris Brown and Ella Eyre, this band are a continuous success with their melodies, such as with their cover of Ed Sheeran’s 2014 hit, 'Thinking of You'.

"Simply amazing! Our friends and family have not stopped saying how brilliant they were! They were so professional and played such a great range of songs - would definitely recommend!" – James & Lucy

6. Toploader


Triple-platinum live band, Toploader, are known internationally for their British Indie hits. Supporting Robbie Williams, Bon Jovi and Paul Weller, the band are acclaimed stars. With multiple albums and the popular hit ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’, Toploader have decades of experience at the highest level, book today for a performance like no other!

"They were great and really nice guys. Crowd loved them. Thanks very much for all your help." - Helen, Action For Children

7. Let's Drift


As the ultimate tribute to The Drifters, Let’s Drift present a cool, classic soul production. Comprising of four charming and talented singers, Let’s Drift are perfect to help celebrate a marriage ceremony. They will leave your audience dancing the night away to their smooth, soulful sound.

"In the past I've had real doubts about tribute bands it’s really a hit or miss industry and finding a good tribute is not easy. On hearing the first few minutes of the guys I remembered why I booked them. It's the brilliant songs, they outshine the performers on stage and they will certainly outlive them." - David, Central Arts Centre

8. Soul 'Kinda' Wonderful


Taking your breath away, Soul ‘Kinda’ Wonderful are a soul supergroup, Motown and The Drifters tribute act. With history performing beside members of The Foundations and The Drifters themselves, Soul ‘Kinda’ Wonderful are an experienced quartet. Performing for big corporations and celebrities such as P&O, Thomson Cruises, and David Beckham, they are unstoppable in the industry.

“Richie is a real star, he had the audience spellbound with his great soul voice and gorgeous renditions of the songs of the classic Soul and Motown era” - Steve, Cruise Director at Thomson Cruise Line

9. Musical Youth


Best known for their 1982 hit single 'Pass the Dutchie', Musical Youth are now a regenerated duo. Rooted in reggae, Dennis Seaton and Michael Grant continue to perform as Musical Youth, maintaining fun, uplifting energy. The double-act is available to showcase their vocals together or with a full live band.

Their Wide Setlist Includes the Popular Hits:

  • The Harder They Come.
  • Never Gonna Give You Up.
  • Pass the Kouchie.

10. Todd Miller & The Joe Loss Orchestra


Formerly led by the late Joe Loss, The Joe Loss Orchestra has been led by the talented Todd Miller since 1990. The combination of Todd’s smooth voice and the rich symphony of the orchestra amounts to a captivating show. As the act of choice at 2 Royal Weddings, Todd Miller & The Joe Loss Orchestra are a refined and legendary group.

“I have been working with Todd and the band for over 20 years now and each time the events just get better and better.” Arthur, Nantwich Town Councillor

11. The Supergroup


With 5 unique specialisms and lovable personalities, The Supergroup is a five-piece act paying tribute to the rock stars of a distant past. Across the group, they have worked with shows like Les Mis, toured with Go West and performed alongside Foo Fighters. With their extraordinary talent, The Supergroup are an elite live band and the perfect entertainment to get wedding guests dancing.

"They were all really down-to-earth, super easy to work with, nothing was ever a problem and most importantly, bloody brilliant on stage! Our guests loved them, and I'd definitely love to book them again in the future." - Johnstone, AJ Event Alchemist

12. Boyzlife


Westlife’s Brian McFadden and Boyzone’s Keith Duffy joined forces in 2016 to create the dream team, Boyzlife. Committed to keeping the world’s biggest boy bands alive, Boyzlife are entertaining wide audiences and renewing the love from devoted fans by bringing back hits such as 'Everyday I Love You' and 'Flying Without Wings'.

"Just wanted to say a big thank you for sorting out Boyzlife for us. The boys were great, completely professional and completely connected with our crowd. In the end we raised over £18,000 from the lunch and a big part is due to those guys, so thanks again." - John, Heart Scotland & Smooth Scotland

13. Penthouse 5


Ranging from a 5 to 7-piece band, Penthouse 5 comprises of gifted musicians from across Europe and the UK, offering a large selection of the best hits of the decades. Performing around the world and with skilled artists such as Charlie Puth, Penthouse 5 guarantee an energetic performance.

“We booked Penthouse 5 for our wedding recently and they were incredible. The dancefloor was never empty and so many people commented on how good they were. They really put on a performance, songs were all spot on and they were all really accommodating. The wedding wouldn’t have been the same without them - could not recommend more highly!” Liam

14. The Funtime Frankies


The Funtime Frankies are the physical embodiment of a party, engaging audiences with their energetic presence. The Funtime Frankies are a cover band of 5 vocal artists, accompanied by a guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, drummer, and lead singer. As national Winners of the 2017 and 2018 Wedding Industry Awards, this band will provide an exciting performance at weddings of all sizes.

“Amazing! Non-stop dance moves, we absolutely loved it. They got all the crowd moving, they’re the most amazing entertainment ever” - Chris & Jenny, Bashall Barn, Clitheroe

15. Urban Intro


The perfect addition to any wedding reception, Urban Intro are a British soul band showcasing their musical abilities, whether it be funk, pop or soul music. With members skilled at their chosen instrument, the group offer impressive performances. Securing residencies at The Jam House in Birmingham and Southbank City in Nottingham, the band are highly sought after.

"The guys from Urban Intro played my 50th birthday. In short – they were fantastic and got almost all, even the most inadequate dancers, on the floor for over 90 minutes. All my guests said they were outstanding. I defy anyone to find a better party band!" - Craig

16. Vengaboys


The Vengaboys saw commercial success in the ’90s after topping the charts in twenty-five countries with their popular singles Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom, We Like to Party and more. With consistent success and huge hits, The Vengaboys bring back the best songs of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

“The Vengaboys were actually the best thing I've ever seen. So slick, so tight, their choreography was on point and they gave us their all.” – Acid Stag

Book Your Band Today!

Our top 16 most popular wedding bands are an exceeding choice when it comes to weddings. They will have you and your wedding guests dancing the night away! Recap the full list here

How Do I Book a Wedding Band?

Make your wedding one to remember by booking an act via the Champions Music & Entertainment agency today. Simply fill in our online form, email [email protected] or call us to book via 0203 7934 042.

Megan Lupton Official Author Picture
Content Executive

Having completed a Masters in Creative Writing, Megan is found regularly contributing to the company blog, where she discusses everything from the latest socio-political news stories to self-improvement. Joining Champions Music & Entertainment in 2019, Megan is also responsible for a variety of creative content, like contributing to the online presence of those we represent across the website.

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