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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.
We're an amazing band with a huge heart. You'll get a complete, award-winning music company to help you with everything. This music company is made up of talented professional musicians that are able to perform a wide variety of music styles to keep all your guests dancing, as well as taking care of... (Wedding Bands)
The Flamin Caucasians is a wedding band located in Media, Pennsylvania. Performing since 1983, they are experienced and seasoned musicians. They have served as a backing band for a number of celebrities, performed at prestigious events and have made appearances on popular radio and TV shows. With... (Wedding Bands)
Heatwave Music & Entertainment is a Florida-based wedding band. The high-energy wedding band brings all types of genres together in one seamless performance. Their song list combines music from 60's R&B to Latin to contemporary hits. No matter who is in your crowd, the band has a song that will make... (Wedding Bands)
Sam Hill Entertainment is an award-winning wedding band company in Charlottesville, Virginia that provides band options for weddings across the country and for destination weddings. The bands at Sam Hill are guaranteed to make your wedding event into a lively party that is well remembered by your... (Wedding Bands)
Orange Krush Band is a wedding band located in Asheville, North Carolina that services the Charlotte area. The band touts itself as the finest party band in Asheville, North Carolina and consists of a six-piece group of talented artists. With options for male or female vocalists, Orange Krush Band... (Wedding Bands)
Doug Winters Music/Best Kept Secret After two decades, nearly 2000 weddings and hundreds of corporate events, our incredible dance band comprised of New York's finest session players performs every possible genre of music. Our spirit is always elegant...with a huge dose of funk. From Bruno Mars to... (Wedding Bands)
The Instant Classics are a professional wedding entertainment group based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. Playing over 200 nights out of the year, this group has gained extensive experience since their beginning. Their repertoire of over 300 songs makes them a very versatile group for nearly any kind of... (Wedding Bands)
An energetic wedding band in Edgewood, Maryland, Rollex Band is the perfect choice for newly engaged couples wishing for a captivating wedding experience. A successful part of the wedding industry for over 15 years, the band is comprised of seven professional musicians: bass player Kevin Lunsford,... (Wedding Bands)
The Brett Foreman Band is a professional wedding band based out of Naples, Florida. They can keep the party going and are keen to help you enjoy your wedding event. The band leader, Brett Foreman, is trained in the art of the party and is meticulous in making sure that every detail is taken care of.... (Wedding Bands)
Groove Authority is a wedding band/entertainment business located in Boston, Massachusetts. We were selected as one of the 15 Best Wedding Bands in the Country by NBC News. We are a high-energy band full of talent, guaranteed to keep your guests entertained as well as adapting to the mood of your... (Wedding Bands)
Junior’s Entertainment Group has provided customized Amazing entertainment experiences for Weddings, Corporate and other social events in South Florida, Nationally, and Overseas for the past two decades. The Company Entertainment Portfolio is perfectly suited for any Socially Distanced event in... (Wedding Bands)
Located in Tampa Florida, Phase5 is a band providing the soundtrack for many weddings and other celebratory events. This experienced group of musicians has previously won an array of accolades and awards for their energetic and professional sound. Boasting a repertoire of songs from 1950s Motown to... (Wedding Bands)
East Coast Soul is a wedding band that offers up some of the best funk, soul and R&B entertainment in the Boston area. Bringing together the finest of Boston, New York and New England's top talent, East Coast Soul has talent in droves. Capable of catering to the mood of the venue and the... (Wedding Bands)
We make YOU the star of your wedding! Based in Orange county California, offering the best high-energy party bands for your wedding celebration we come to Party! Undercover Live Entertainment specializes in providing custom band entertainment, and can offer five to fifteen piece bands for your... (Wedding Bands)
The talented band Dennis Winge Ensemble, based in Ithaca, New York, is available to play at weddings and other celebratory events. As a collective, they can offer services that span across the Finger Lakes region and spin up tunes in both jazz and rock styles. This versatile group is available for... (Wedding Bands)
The Plaids is a fun-loving wedding band based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, servicing the Raleigh region. The Plaids pride themselves on being able to cater to every audience and keep the party going no matter the crowd. One look at them, and you learn why it’s worth hiring a live band for your... (Wedding Bands)
Ripcord is comprised of Boston-based musicians who have played together in various cover, wedding and original bands over twelve years. This experience together enables the group to consistently deliver a perfect blend of hits from all genres; jazz standards, funk, R&B, soul, top 40, country,... (Wedding Bands)
The Mike Dalton Band, a band based in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, has been performing memorable music for over 34 years. Mike Dalton not only has many years of experience performing both live and on television commercials, but he also has experience creating his own original music for multiple TV... (Wedding Bands)
Sapphire Sky is an electrifying wedding entertainer and band based out of Phoenix, Arizona. With a variety of musical styles ranging from Top 40 hits and hip-hop to modern country, Sapphire Sky is sure to play music that all of your guests will love. They'll focus on the modern hits, but they will... (Wedding Bands)
In Full is a high-energy wedding band based in Charlottesville, Virginia. A collection of Central Virginia's best live musicians and singers utilize over 10 years of private events experience in performance for your reception, cocktail hour, and even rehearsal dinner. You can work with them to... (Wedding Bands)
Whether you envision a small ensemble as your wedding guests dine, or a large, lively band to provide the soundtrack as you dance the night away, the wedding music you choose is an important element of your Big Day. While musical tastes vary, we can all agree that there’s nothing quite like music to set the desired mood at an event.
Couples have two major options: hiring a wedding DJ or finding the perfect live wedding music band to anchor the celebration. Along with playing any requested tunes and providing essential entertainment, a DJ or wedding music band leader also ensures that your event moves smoothly and fluidly from one amazing moment to the next.
If you decide to go with live music, selecting the right band is crucial. Here are some things to consider when picking your wedding music band.
Although your wedding venue may have a list of musicians that they work with, you may not be limited to the names on it. Check the contract to see if you can bring in outside musicians. Also, be familiar with any noise restrictions at the venue, or the need for extra power supplies or any other equipment for your band. Keep in mind that a band will likely take up more space than a DJ, so make sure there are ample accommodations. As with other elements of wedding planning, the more information you have available about your wedding music band in advance, the more smoothly your actual event will run.
Couples should be aware that wedding live bands tend to be more expensive than a DJ – but this is a good area to splurge. A live band provides a rich sound and is a memorable option for your reception. Before booking, ask any potential bands if they are performing at any public events in the near future. If so, you can see them in person and decide if they fit your style. Otherwise, ask for some videos of past performances. After searching around, reading reviews and possibly seeing potential wedding bands perform, you'll be ready to make your selection.
Before your event, we recommend giving your chosen wedding music band two specific song lists. One should be songs and musical genres you absolutely want to hear, along with when you want to hear them (such as processional, recessional, first dance and mother-son/ father-daughter dance). The other list should be songs and musical categories you don’t want them to play.
Give some thought to your guests in attendance. While nobody is disputing that it's your special day, you also want your friends, family and loved ones to have a good time. You might add some classic songs and/or fast and slow songs to encourage everyone to dance.
WeddingWire offers plenty of resources for finding the right wedding live band to suit your musical desires. Don't forget to check online reviews for advice from couples who have previously hired your band. Start your search and find the live wedding music to complete your celebration!