Looking for a wedding band to provide live music for your reception? Here, you can read reviews of wedding bands that specialize in musical genres from country to jazz, R&B to rock, and much more. Whether you’re searching for a small ensemble or a larger wedding band, you’ll find lots of choices on WeddingWire.
East Coast Music & Entertainment is an experienced wedding band based out of Garden City, New York. Their singers and musicians are friendly and flexible, and will work within your budget. Their goal is to make sure your guests stay on the dance floor all night long. East Coast Music & Entertainment... (Wedding Bands Garden City)
After 8 Band offers high-energy musical entertainment for weddings in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area. A full band offering both instrumental and vocals, their services can be booked for wedding receptions, ceremonies, cocktail hours, and music during breaks. While based in Baton Rouge, they are... (Wedding Bands Baton Rouge)
The Royal Dukes Band is the function and events band that is not just your stock-standard "Wedding Band" With regular showcase performances and a free demo CD you can see and hear us live before booking, then pick and choose the size and configuration of your dream band. As full-time professional... (Wedding Bands)
Exit 505 Band is a Kerrville-based wedding band that plays in and around Texas Hill Country, San Antonio and Austin. From rock to bluegrass, the group can personalize your wedding day with a wide variety of music styles. They can even set up a small acoustic group for intimate ceremonies and... (Wedding Bands Kerrville)
Orlando Dueling Pianos is a wedding band in Orlando, Florida. This band offers a unique, fun and interactive music and entertainment experience for you and your guests. Their 15 plus years of experience performing at events allows them to bring high-energy shows to all of their clients. Orlando... (Wedding Bands Orlando)
Walk of Love is a wedding band based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This experienced and talented band has performed more than a thousand shows as a group. They have won multiple awards for their services, which mix live music with DJ entertainment. Walk of Love holds many positive testimonials... (Wedding Bands Pittsburgh)
Black & White Drums is a percussion band located in Athens, Greece, that serves the surrounding region and is open to traveling. They would be thrilled to join you on your wedding day and provide you with lively, talented, and entertaining, music. They promise both couples and guests will be on... (Wedding Bands Athens)
Atlanta Pleasure Band is a 10-piece show band in Panama City, Florida. They want to make sure the newlywed couple and guests are having a great time and guarantee to help the party last. As a live band, couples can be sure the music will be loud, lively and keep everyone on the dance floor. Services... (Wedding Bands Panama City)
As Jacksonville's Premiere Wedding & Events Band, we are experienced industry-professionals who really know how to entertain a crowd. From Frank Sinatra to Ludacris, and even a little Latin flare, we provide you with the atmosphere tailored to your specific event. With years of experience we have... (Wedding Bands Jacksonville)
HOME of the TOP RATED BANDS in DC/BALTIMORE As long as there have been weddings, live musicians have entertained guests for their celebrations. Washington Talent has been considered a premier name in the Washington area wedding industry for more than 40 years. Priced for any budget, our wedding... (Wedding Bands Rockville)
RUDY and the Professionals Band is a professional and experienced wedding band in Cleveland, Ohio. They are a 6 piece band that can perform a variety of music styles. Rudy has been the opening act for Earth, Wind & Fire and has performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His unique and seasoned... (Wedding Bands Girard)
Wind and Wheels with JRMG is a collective of NYC / LA artists and musicians creating an authentic live music experience that puts the music first- without the smoke and mirrors. The group has been together and growing since 2007. You'll hear: Rock-a-billy! Celebrate early rock & roll with Jerry... (Wedding Bands Los Angeles)
UTOPIA BAND is a an amazing Dance, Audience Engaging, Interactive show and wedding band based in that provides services in the Nashville, Chattanooga and Huntsville, Alabama, areas. For over 30 years, the UTOPIA BAND has specialized in performing the latest and greatest hits of legendary Dance... (Wedding Bands Tullahoma)
Night Owl Productions is a wedding band located in Southern California. From jazz classics to top 40 songs, the group of young musicians can customize their playlist based on your style and preferences. The band was founded by Gino Munoz of Citrus College to help professionally-trained alumni... (Wedding Bands Laguna Beach)
Changing Lanes Experience is a wedding band in Salt Lake City, Utah. It consists of professionally hand-picked and diverse musicians. Putting on their first show as a wedding band five years ago, they have been performing ever since. They have been the winner of WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award... (Wedding Bands)
Blase & The Stellar Jays is a California-based band that specializes in creating your very own wedding “soundtrack.” They can play during your cocktail hour and dinner, wedding ceremony and the reception that follows. Blase & The Stellar Jays is ready to play their hearts out at your wedding, making... (Wedding Bands)
Rock It Man Entertainment is a premier wedding entertainment company based in St. Paul, Minnesota. They have a number of different styles of bands available for you to choose from, whether you are looking for solo musicians, a full band or their specialty, energized dueling pianos. Their performers... (Wedding Bands Saint Paul)
Dakota Crossing is a wedding band based in Fresno, California, that plays for weddings throughout the local areas of Fresno, Clovis, and Madera. This band has mastered a song list of the country radio hits of the past five years. They bring in the four-part vocal presence that combines professional... (Wedding Bands Fresno)
First off...congratulations and thank you for visiting our new storefront! We are excited for you and your partner to start your beautiful journey of love together as one! Our number one priority is to provide the best live entertainment services and take your special event to the next level. Nick... (Wedding Bands Grosse Pointe)
Your wedding is more than just one big party, it is a sequence of special events, each deserving of it's own special place in time. And a wedding band can be a major piece of your big day. The wedding band has the responsibility of ensuring that your event moves smoothly and fluidly from one amazing moment to the next. Wedding bands create the right mood for each portion of the event with music. And WeddingWire has tons of options for finding the best band to suit your musical desires. Having the right music is an absolute must. Bad music choices can take away from the beauty of your special day.
Here are some things to consider when picking a wedding band.
Your wedding venue may have a list of musicians that they tend to work with, but that doesn't mean you need to make a selection from that list. It is important to check that there is nothing in your contract that doesn't allow you to have an outside band or singer. Make sure there are no noise limitations, need for extra power supplies, or other equipment a band may need. If there are, plan accordingly and tell the band ahead of time to see if they can work within those parameters. If not, it might be time to look for some more musical options.
Live Wedding bands tend to be more expensive than a DJ. This means a wedding band may be the thing that you splurge on for your big day while cutting back your budget on another area. Live bands provide a rich sound and allow for direct interaction with guests, which makes them a great option for your reception. It is important to note that a live band will likely take up more space than a DJ. You may need to start a conversation between your band and venue to make sure that there are ample accommodations. Ask any potential bands if they are performing at any public events in the near future. This gives you a chance to see them in person and decide if they fit your style. You also have the chance to see how they interact with the crowd and the venue staff.
Don't forget to check WeddingWire for reviews from real couples that have hired the band before. Advice from couples in the same boat as you are an absolute must when making those final decisions for your big day.
After searching around, reading reviews, and possibly seeing potential wedding bands perform, you'll make your selection. You should give the band two specific song lists. One should be songs and musical genres you absolutely want to hear and when you want to hear them during the day (i.e. processional, recessional, first dance, mother-son/ father-daughter dance). The other should be other should be songs and musical categories you absolutely do not want to hear. The band's covers may not sound exactly like the original artist but they will provide a more intimate experience for you and your guests.
You can have a band or DJ or both! It all depends on personal preference and how much you are willing to spend.
The last consideration should be the guest in attendance. It's your big day, but you also want your guests to have a good time. If you have older guests, have some classic songs from the 60s & 70s on your list. Make sure the band has a combination of both fast and slow songs to encourage all your guests to gather on the dance floor!