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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.
A multi-talented wedding band in Charlottesville, Virginia, Big Ray and the Kool Kats is the perfect choice for newly engaged couples looking to appeal to a variety of styles and tastes. Specializing in everything from Motown to classic rock, the 11-piece ensemble has been blowing couples away since... (Wedding Bands)
ETA music is a high-energy band out of Westport, Connecticut that has over 15 years of experience in the music business. Their mix of professionalism and musical talent will ensure that you have a pleasant experience from the planning stages to the end of your wonderful wedding celebration. Each... (Wedding Bands)
Cagen Music LLC provides live music and DJ entertainment to the Chicago area. Live bands include The Don Cagen Orchestra, Big Beat, Incognito, Greek Beat, The Covergirls Violin Show, Arioso Strings, GoodVibes, CagenJazz, and Chitarra Trio. They offer ceremony music, cocktail music, dinner music,... (Wedding Bands)
Faze 4 Orchestras is a live entertainment company based in New York City and Great Neck on Long Island. With having performed at more than 15,000 events, is recognized as a leader in the industry. Their reputation speaks for itself. Services Offered Faze 4 Orchestras provides high end dance bands to... (Wedding Bands)
Lisa McClowry as Cher is a singer that performs at weddings, private events and performing art centers and is based in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to performing as a musician, Lisa is also an actor and producer for the well-known "Beat Goes On-Cher Tribute Show and "Rock the 80s" show. She has... (Wedding Bands)
Cheers the Band is a talented group of musicians in Absecon, New Jersey, that performs for weddings and other special events. The band itself can range from nine to eleven musicians and is versatile enough to cover a variety of music genres. They aim to bring top-quality services and tailored sounds... (Wedding Bands)
WHEN YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE THE VERY BEST. PINK KADILLAC has been the premier true variety band in the Omaha area for over 38 years. Playing all your favorites from yesterday to today, they are a group of entertainers who know how to get people dancing and make your party or celebration one to... (Wedding Bands)
Hip Service loves weddings! Soon-to-be brides and grooms know that choosing the right wedding band is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make for the big day. Weddings are special. While there may be a band at a club or concert that you absolutely LOVE, they may not have the... (Wedding Bands)
The Vintage 15 is an unbelievably talented group of jazz musicians. From a Duo to a Big Band and everything in between, we will customize your wedding. Let us serenade your wedding with timeless music for an unforgettable performance. We play jazz and swing from the golden era with a modern twist,... (Wedding Bands)
EV Band is a skilled wedding and event band out of Piermont, New York that has an expansive collection of songs spanning generations of great music. This group has performed at multiple venues in the greater New York and New Jersey metropolitan areas, performing for a wide array of professional... (Wedding Bands)
Based out of Asbury Park, New Jersey, Almost Easy Entertainment provides live music and DJ services for weddings in the Garden State. The business offers a pair of talented groups for you to choose from, namely Almost Easy and Timothy G. Band. With expert musicians who delight in dazzling audiences... (Wedding Bands)
Ordinary bands play ordinary events. If you want your event to be extraordinary, you need musicians who will exceed expectations. Award winning band, None Other, puts on high energy, no limits performances that brings life and excitement to every crowd. None Other is available as a seven to ten... (Wedding Bands)
Utah Lives Bands is an agency based out of Salt Lake City, Utah that manages wedding bands. This team’s roster of experienced acts includes The Groove Merchants, High Society, The Salamanders, Dance Doctors, Drive Country Band, and Jersey Street. These bands and more are available to enhance your... (Wedding Bands)
Side One is one of the world's leaders in event entertainment having played almost 2000 events in 10 years for many Fortune 100 companies, high end events, and celebrity weddings at a price that won't break the bank. Side One Seattle is one of our 4 flagship teams (we also have bands in Vancouver... (Wedding Bands)
We are a youthful, energetic wedding band based in NYC that provides the sound and song selection of a DJ, with the electric energy of a live band! Our mission is to revolutionize the wedding entertainment industry by standardizing love as an expectation for booking and working with a band in the... (Wedding Bands)
Based in Denver, Colorado, Diamond Empire Band provides high-energy wedding entertainment. This versatile ensemble is particularly skilled at putting on performances that encourage guests to get on the dance floor. They are happy to play at ceremonies, receptions, and cocktail hours, and they can... (Wedding Bands)
The Herringbones is an accomplished wedding band based out of Fort Mill, South Carolina. Managed by Wonderland Creative Concepts LLC, a business based in South Carolina, this 5-piece ensemble entertains wedding-goers in the Charlotte area of North Carolina and beyond. Known for their versatility and... (Wedding Bands)
Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos is a wedding entertainment and DJing service based in Crystal Lake, Illinois, serving celebrations all over the nation. Their highly talented, award-winning artists love creating energetic, fun-filled performances for couples on their special day. From the first... (Wedding Bands)
The AUSTIN NINES is a wedding band based in Austin, Texas. Created in early 2013, this talented band fuses the sound and energy of a live band with the non-stop, back-to-back styles of a DJ. They can perform hits from every decade, as well as jazz, swing, Motown, funk, and classic rock.Services... (Wedding Bands)
Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment is a live wedding music entertainment company based in Los Angeles, California. Having won The Knot and WeddingWire's "Best Of" Awards for seven consecutive years, they offer a highly celebrated service to couples on their special day. From San Diego to Boston,... (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!