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.
New York Players Entertainment is a vibrant wedding band playing in the Albany, New York area. This energetic group of musicians strives to keep the guests on their feet all night. The band also entertains at weddings in Boston, Massachusetts and New York, New York. Services Offered New York Players... (Wedding Bands)
Based in Cincinnati, Airwave Productions represents two premier wedding bands in the southwest-Ohio region: Airwave and The Ultra Sonics. Both bands perform a wide range of musical styles including motown, rhythm & blues, swing, classic dance tunes and current pop hits. These bands are led by... (Wedding Bands Cincinnati)
The Gerry Rothschild Band is a Los Angeles-based wedding band that serves the greater Southern California area. They will custom tailor their services to fit your event needs, including the number of musicians and types of wedding music played. The Gerry Rothschild Band can play every genre and... (Wedding Bands Altadena)
VISIT THEIR WEBSITE FOR A FREE PRICING DOWNLOAD: stlbigband.com/wire Relive the swinging evenings of the Big Band era with the music of the St. Louis Big Band. Hear the music sparkle in this phenomenal show and re-discover the glory of the past with the best 1940's style "Big Band" group from... (Wedding Bands Saint Louis)
If you're ready to turn your wedding from lovely to legendary, look no further than the New York City-based MIXTAPE cover band. This band offers a fresh approach to making sure your wedding rocks in every way. From the way they engage with clients to their style and, most importantly, the songs... (Wedding Bands Brooklyn)
It's time to Party. Bringing couples together for over 40 years,we are the party experts. From the classics of yesterday to todays top hits and everything in between, we keep your guests entertained and make it an event to remember. Grand Central Station is a six-piece band that is available for... (Wedding Bands Schenectady)
We are southern rock, country and classic rock with a 70s and 80s feel. We play both original and classic rock but we'll play or learn (within reason) at least of few songs of whatever you request. This is all hard driving fun music, but we do some ballads too perfect for those close in dances.... (Wedding Bands Temple)
Soulstice Santa Fe is a wedding entertainment band based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They have been offering their services across the local areas of Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos, and Farmington for more than 17 years. The band’s standard line-up consists of eight members offering a comprehensive music... (Wedding Bands Santa Fe)
DownStage Live is a professional live wedding band based in Louisville, Kentucky, that also performs in Lexington. A five-piece band that offers entertainment services from start to finish for various wedding events, private events & fundraisers. DownStage Live is a professional and experienced... (Wedding Bands Louisville)
Mariachi Amor is a professional mariachi band from Austin, Texas. This experienced group will provide an incredible experience for you and your guests. They will work closely with your wedding planners and coordinators to make sure the performance flows smoothly with the rest of your wedding... (Wedding Bands Austin)
Welcome to the Jump Street Band website. Jump Street is the Washington DC area's premier Special Event band for all occasions. Jump Street performs at Weddings, Corporate Events, Galas, Military Balls and Political Fundraisers in the DC area and around the country. Jump Street travels... (Wedding Bands Alexandria)
Arcadia Music Productions is a award-winning wedding band located in Manorville, New York. They offer a variety of options, from a six to 11-piece band, a DJ and band combination or a DJ for your after party, with speciality music for your ceremony. They’re skilled in multiple genres, and their... (Wedding Bands Sayville)
Congratulations! We are Blue Avenue Groove, a 4-10 member line up of vocals, keys, guitar, horns, bass and drums that works with a variety of expert NYC musicians to give you the ideal music for your wedding. We specialize in Motown, R&B, Pop, Funk, Rock, and Blues but enjoy adding flavor to the... (Wedding Bands Brooklyn)
The Jam Band is South Florida’s Premier Live Band/DJ hybrid providing seamless, uninterrupted entertainment from start to finish. There are many bands to choose from when selecting entertainment for your next event. What makes the Jam Band unique is our ability to connect with you and your guests on... (Wedding Bands)
Bennett Miller Entertainment is an independent musician-owned and operated talent placement company based in New York, determined to deliver an unforgettable live music experience for clients and their guests. They take pride in their competitive rates, while also giving you valued performances and... (Wedding Bands Brooklyn)
Robert Ryan Irwin is a solo acoustic musician available for parties, wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, receptions, and other private events all year long across central Texas. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, he is now based in Austin, bringing with him plenty of experience in set-up,... (Wedding Bands Austin)
To The 9s Band is wedding band based in Birmingham, Alabama. It is a 12-member band, with a 3-piece horn section, 5 lead singers, and backing vocals. The musicians have significant experience playing at numerous private events over the past decade. The band has played music non-stop for three hours.... (Wedding Bands Birmingham)
Are you looking for UNIQUE entertainment that will impress ALL your guests? Tired of the same old band or DJ? Nothing is more fun, engaging, and memorable than DUELING PIANOS! Two pianos face to face, and two experienced entertainers taking your requests, playing everything from 1940's to Top... (Wedding Bands Saint Louis)
Are you in search of the perfect Wedding Band for your big day? Well, look no further! For more than a decade now, Woodlove Productions has been providing the very best in entertainment and unique wedding experiences all over the northeast! No wedding is too big or too small - Woodlove Productions... (Wedding Bands Brooklyn)
From the music director of Broadsound, our Nation’s most popular dance band, comes a new high-energy party band…POLARIS. The band features veterans of the music scene including 3 powerhouse lead singers and a smoking horn section. Polaris performs a huge variety of music but will ALWAYS feature the... (Wedding Bands Washington)
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!