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.
High Energy Live Music to Pack Your Dance Floor!We're live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters, infusing every event with energy and full dance floors. We're here to make your wedding the greatest party of your life!The Diamond Empire are a premium, customizable 3-14 piece band... (Wedding Bands)
Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos is a high-energy wedding experience. Ceremony through reception, F&F are wedding specialists who thrive on creating amazing memories for you and your guests.Experience Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos has a wide range of trained pianists and vocalists who are capable... (Wedding Bands)
Moses Jones Band is an energetic wedding band based in Englewood, CO. With a collective of 12 talented musicians, this versatile band offers a range of styles and performances to their events. From high-energy funk to smooth jazz, they can bring the music that you need for your special day. Moses... (Wedding Bands)
Beaucoup Boogie is a wedding band based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This nine-strong band is keen to deliver an entertainment experience worth remembering. You can expect these musicians to keep your guests engaged, dancing at your celebration, and talking about it for years to come. Experience In... (Wedding Bands)
The Blue Wave Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters, infusing every event with unforgettable moments and full dance floors. Choose from 3 to 14 musicians and make your wedding the greatest party of your life! With a customizable band size and pricing from $1,900 -... (Wedding Bands)
Gentlemen and their Lady is an exquisite nine-piece wedding band based out of Washington, DC. This versatile, fun-loving group is sure to lure your guests down to the dancefloor with their impressive genre-spanning repertoire. Gentlemen and their Lady offer creative twists on contemporary hits and... (Wedding Bands)
The Soultones is a corporate and wedding band based out of Northern California who have been performing together for over 10 years. The group offers a wide musical range, including popular hits from today, to oldies dating back to the 1960s. Soultones Band aims to entertain and is dedicated to... (Wedding Bands)
Sugar Mama is an energetic wedding band based in Redmond, Oregon. Skillfully combining a range of popular genres, they strive to produce a lively set that draws every guest to the dancefloor. These upbeat performers will do their utmost to create an electrifying atmosphere that keeps your loved ones... (Wedding Bands)
If you're looking for an Allstar band to take your special day to the next level, ILLVILLE VANGUARD is the band for you! ILLVILLE is known for bringing unimaginable energy and making people dance uncontrollably all night long. Want a string trio for your ceremony and a 12 piece band for your... (Wedding Bands)
The Waters have been playing together around the valley for 20 years, together as a husband and wife duo and as a full band. They are perfect for an intimate ceremony, or cocktail hour or if you are looking for great entertainment for a relaxed and vibey wedding reception. Playing great songs from... (Wedding Bands)
Tell Yo Mama is a soulful, funky groove machine from Lansing, MI. We make music that moves you and we have the tastiest tunes to keep the party going all night! If you love to dance, we're your band! Whether your event is big or small we will bring it to life with our passionate and fun-loving... (Wedding Bands)
Joan Zen is an experienced live band based in Missoula, Montana. This successful six-piece can bring a professional live sound and polished performance to your wedding event. As both a cover band and successful original band, Joan Zen has released three albums and has been voted Best Musician of the... (Wedding Bands)
The Cafe Wha? Band, stationed in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York, wows audiences night after night with various styles of popular music, from classic oldies to funk and contemporary pop-rock hits. Their unique approach to fan favorites has entertained guests, keeping them on their feet,... (Wedding Bands)
Steve Hester Band is a wedding band based in Ward, Arkansas, playing at weddings in the areas of Cabot, North Little Rock, and Fayetteville. They can perform as two- to ten-member bands according to couples’ needs, always seeking to raise the energy levels of the wedding celebration for couples and... (Wedding Bands)
The Talented Wedding Singer is a wedding entertainment provider based out of New Port Richey, Florida. Owner and performer Mallory can provide you with a heartwarming music experience, which can be tailored to meet the style and atmosphere of your special event. Mallory has experience providing... (Wedding Bands)
Fast Times is a wedding band based out of Northern Nevada and Northern California. This group has been performing high-energy dance hits since 1999. Since then, they have performed at countless wedding receptions, helping couples of all styles and tastes celebrate their special day. The band can... (Wedding Bands)
The Knot 2019 Best of Weddings! Chicago Magazine’s Best of Chicago – Best Cover Band “…we want something different from the typical wedding band-for-hire…we want people to dance all night…” is the common theme we hear from wedding couples. While this 8-piece soul band makes people dance and move... (Wedding Bands)
Come with us and let REV. O & THE BARNBURNERS take you back to a time when rock was king and your favorite bands were BURNIN' IT UP on stages worldwide! REV. O & THE BARNBURNERS brings back that youthful, soulful and enthusiastic spirit to every performance and right to your event.You'll be... (Wedding Bands)
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!