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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.
Maggie Speaks are cover bands for weddings in the Chicago, Illinois area. These bands cover any song from as early as the 50s to make a couple’s special day uniquely special. The musicians get guests on their feet and keep them there for the remainder of the night. Services Offered Each of the bands... (Wedding Bands)
Clockwork is a Boston, Massachusetts-based wedding band that specializes in creating fun entertainment for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration! Their mission is to keep your guests on the dance floor having the time of their lives all night long. Clockwork is an experienced band, having orchestrated... (Wedding Bands)
Top Tier is a top-notch, award-winning wedding band based in Nashville, TN that services the entire state of Tennessee, Kentucky, and anywhere else within a 500 mile radius. Top Tier is the best of both worlds - a fun, high-energy party band and a smooth, light jazz band all in one. Since forming in... (Wedding Bands)
Downbeat is a renowned entertainment agency based in Los Angeles, California, with additional offices in New York City and Hawaii. The organization specializes in providing luxury weddings and special events with world-class musicians, high-energy dance bands, and professional DJ services. Their... (Wedding Bands)
Peter Miles and The MILES Band is a wedding band based out of Wilmington, Vermont, that serves the New England/NY region. These talented musicians with years of experience offer couples energetic live music from various genres. They are sure to get you and your guests on your feet for a fun,... (Wedding Bands)
Lucky Devils Band in Los Angeles, California, provides eclectic, high-energy music to wedding ceremonies and receptions. This team of professional musicians have an array of genres in their repertoire, and are happy to travel to venues anywhere around the world. From jazz quartets to 14-piece band... (Wedding Bands)
We are no heroes, people. We're a party band... NYC's Premier Good Time Party Rockers! Simply put, we play music that, with a little help of the good stuff, people love to dance and sing along to. If you need brain surgery, go to a brain surgeon. If you need to let loose and have a good time, come... (Wedding Bands)
Philly Soul Collective is a wedding band located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Composed of skillful vocalists and musicians, they have a reputation as a band to look out for. Members of the group have had the honor of playing alongside icons such as Boyz to Men, Billy Paul, The Delfonics, Harold... (Wedding Bands)
Led by vocalist Michael Manzoni and musical director Eymard Furtado, this outstanding group of incredible musicians will keep your guests on the dance floor until their feet are screamin' or until the lights come up – whichever comes first! Interpreting the great pop jazz and swing songs of the... (Wedding Bands)
Are you willing to gamble on your Wedding Day? Risk the chance of hiring a Non-Professional Mariachi Ensemble? They might show up poorly dressed, un-rehearsed or even worse late. No? We don't believe so either. Mariachi Sol y Luna prides itself in making sure your Wedding is one you will remember... (Wedding Bands)
The Walkens are an exciting wedding band and group of entertainers based out of Phoenix, Arizona. With diverse musical backgrounds, this group creates a stellar set-list that contains everything from the Beatles and Elvis Presley to John Mellencamp and Maroon 5. Over the years, The Walkens have... (Wedding Bands)
Corner Boys & Co. is a wedding band located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Whether you are looking for motown or Top 40 hits, they can play an array of music genres for your big day. Their experience, professionalism and talent will have you and your guests dancing all night long and raving about... (Wedding Bands)
Memphis Train Revue is a multiple-award-winning, higly rated wedding band from Austin, Texas. This 10-piece band has been providing entertainment at weddings for over 20 years, captivating audiences of all ages. Whether you're getting married in Austin, another state, or even another country,... (Wedding Bands)
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 Bachelor Boys are a premium, customizable 3 to 14 piece... (Wedding Bands)
Honey Train Music Services is a wedding and special events band based out of Boston, Massachusetts. The band has been playing together for several years and specializes in music that will appeal to all generations. From 50s swing classics to current pop hits, this band's catalog spans genres and... (Wedding Bands)
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 Bluewater Kings are a premium, customizable 3 to 14 piece... (Wedding Bands)
Chinatown is a Dallas-based wedding band that has served the area for more than 9 years. They understand that you want your wedding to be a celebration that everyone talks about for years to come. To make it happen, they offer an extensive song list and multiple genres, such as country, hip-hop,... (Wedding Bands)
Class Act, formerly known as New Solution Entertainment, is based out of Bucks County, PA, and is one of the hottest wedding and party bands in the tri-state area. Made up of seasoned performers, music educators, and outstanding musicians, Class Act is dedicated to giving you and your guests an... (Wedding Bands)
The Gatsbys are a wedding band operating out of Lehi, Utah. Having played together since 2001, this talented ensemble is dedicated to crafting a performance that takes your once-in-a-lifetime celebration to the next level. Professional, passionate, and versatile, they believe that your wedding music... (Wedding Bands)
Decades is an in-demand wedding band located in Chico, California. They are a 5-piece band and can play music ranging from Chuck Berry to Katy Perry. Throughout a single show, they'll swap between several instruments (including saxophone, harmonica, penny whistle, accordion, trumpet to name a few)... (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!