Wedding Bands

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.

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Manhattan City Music
Manhattan City Music
69 reviews
· Wedding Bands

Based in the New York area, Manhattan City Music provides the finest music and entertainment to make your big wedding day memorable. They are entirely focused on making your big day the perfect balance of fun and elegant. If you're looking for high-quality entertainment at an affordable price,... (Wedding Bands)

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Libido Funk Circus
Libido Funk Circus
57 reviews
· Wedding Bands · Orland Park, IL

Libido Funk Circus, a party wedding band in the Chicago, Illinois area, covers the most popular songs from the 1960s to today. This band covers dance music that will get guests on their feet and keep them there throughout the reception. In addition to being musicians, this team also works as... (Wedding Bands)

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Michael Benson Band
Michael Benson Band
18 reviews
· Wedding Bands · Lynnwood, WA

The Michael Benson Band is the 2019 Seattle Bride Magazine winner for “Best Live Entertainment “ for the 15th year. They are also winners of 425 Magazine’s "Best of 2019" award. Over their stellar career they’ve performed for over 2300 weddings and private events. As the #1 preferred band by NW... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $5,000
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17 SOUTH
17 SOUTH
9 reviews
· Wedding Bands · Charleston, SC

17 SOUTH is a wedding band based in Charleston, South Carolina. The group is a one-stop shop for all your wedding entertainment needs, with an eight-piece lineup of experienced musicians plus a professional sound and lighting expert on staff. Their sound features a full-sized horn section, with... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $3,500
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Storytellers NYC
Storytellers NYC
102 reviews
· Wedding Bands · Brooklyn, NY

For Non-Stop Dance Party People! Throwing the ultimate dance party is our passion! We play true variety with Modern Hits-Party Classics-Motown-Radio Hits from all decades - and we will pack your dance floor with our killer playlist of over 600 songs. We LOVE the music we play & it shows! Visit our... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $10,500
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TI Fusion Band
TI Fusion Band
58 reviews
· Wedding Bands

TI Fusion Band is a unique, wedding and event band based out of New York City. They cater to couples looking for an one-of-a-kind, unforgettable experience. Their talented team only works with one wedding at a time, ensuring you receive the time and attention you deserve. With TIFusion, what you see... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $8,000
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Head Over Heels Band
Head Over Heels Band
2 reviews
· Wedding Bands · Staten Island, NY

Head Over Heels Band is a musical band and entertainment company located in Staten Island, New York, specializing in weddings and other celebratory events. With a passion for giving a lively and high-energetic performance, the nine-piece band strives to deliver a professional service that keeps each... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $7,498
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Three Sheets to the Wind
Three Sheets to the Wind
41 reviews
· Wedding Bands · Richmond, VA

A nautically themed wedding band in Richmond, Virginia, Three Sheets to the Wind specializes in yacht rock and AM Gold tunes from the '70s and '80s. Touted as “the wedding band for people who hate wedding bands,” they are the perfect alternative for couples looking for a “tongue-in-cheek” approach... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $10,000
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Starlight Music
Starlight Music
163 reviews
· Wedding Bands

New York City’s Starlight Music takes the stress out of planning the perfect musical backdrop to your wedding. With a rotating roster of professional musicians and dancers, the team at Starlight Music will assemble the right band for your special day. Their diverse group of musicians have performed... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $10,000
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The SugarBees
The SugarBees
5 reviews
· Wedding Bands · Summerville, SC

BOOK US DIRECT FOR ONLY $1500 Call Fred Shaw (843) 409-6500 Email Bhousemusic@aol.com This price is only valid if the event is 100 miles or less from Florence, SC. Book us today! HIRE THE BEST BAND FOR LESS! The SugarBees have played hundreds of weddings and other events since 1991. The SugarBees... (Wedding Bands)

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Metropolitan Players
Metropolitan Players
78 reviews
· 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)

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Diamond Empire Band
Diamond Empire Band
86 reviews
· 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 Diamond Empire are a premium, customizable 3-14 piece band... (Wedding Bands)

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Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos
Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos
197 reviews
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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)

Most Popular Price $3,250
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Radio Live
Radio Live
18 reviews
· Wedding Bands · League City, TX

Radio Live, formerly Radio London, is a wedding musical group based in League City, Texas. This band of high-energy musicians plays the top hits of today while keeping you and your loved ones engaged and on the dance floor during your wedding. The well-rehearsed eight-member band comes together to... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $6,500
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Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment
Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment
82 reviews
· Wedding Bands

Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment is a wedding band and entertainment company that travels nationwide with two offices centrally located on each coast in Los Angeles and Long Island. From San Diego to Boston, their crew of A-list musicians has created unforgettable celebrations for countless... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $7,950
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The Special Edition Band
The Special Edition Band
56 reviews
· Wedding Bands · Dallas, TX

The Special Edition Band is a wedding band that serves Dallas, Texas. The group of seasoned musicians has been performing at weddings for more than 10 years. They offer a variety of musical genres, from dance and jazz to funk and hip-hop. The band can adapt to your needs depending on your style and... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $6,500
Beaucoup Boogie
Beaucoup Boogie
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)

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Pop Nouveau Jazz
Pop Nouveau Jazz
2 reviews
· Wedding Bands · San Diego, CA

Pop Nouveau Jazz is a transformative wedding band based out of San Diego, California. This unique ensemble is able to play everything from Ozzy Osborne to Jason Mraz. They bring energy to every event that they play at, helping to create a soundtrack for that couples' next big moment. This band is... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $900
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Fun DMC
Fun DMC
22 reviews
· Wedding Bands · Springfield, IL

Having a live band is the perfect way to energize your reception and bring every guest to the dance floor. Fun DMC believes in providing unique, interactive, and engaging entertainment with music to please every guest. Through our live performance of music that spans every decade, you and your... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $2,000
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Onyx Artists
Onyx Artists
32 reviews
· Wedding Bands

Onyx Artists is an agency that provides bands in New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Paris. They are committed to providing authenticity in both sound and style to your ceremony, reception, cocktail hour or all three. Whether you're looking for a full band, a combination of strings... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $3,800
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Choosing From the Best Music 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.

Wedding Music Selection Advice

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.

Accommodate Guests with Reception Music Selection

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!