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.
Experience The David Christopher Orchestra! We are a 5-10 piece PARTY-DANCE-BAND with Continuous Music, DJ Services and all weddings are CUSTOM DESIGNED, Your wedding...Your way! D.C.O. knows that the key to a successful wedding is the magic of music! D.C.O. will create an unforgettable and fun... (Wedding Bands Feasterville Trevose)
The Royal Dukes Band is the function and events band that is not just your stock-standard "Wedding Band" With regular showcase performances and a free demo CD you can see and hear us live before booking, then pick and choose the size and configuration of your dream band. As full-time professional... (Wedding Bands)
Exit 505 Band is a Kerrville-based wedding band that plays in and around Texas Hill Country, San Antonio and Austin. From rock to bluegrass, the group can personalize your wedding day with a wide variety of music styles. They can even set up a small acoustic group for intimate ceremonies and... (Wedding Bands Kerrville)
The Bishops are a nationwide special-event band based in Carmel, Indiana. They offer a high-energy, multiple-genre experience that is appropriate for folks of all ages; it’s also quite interactive, so bonus points there. The Bishops can really customize their offerings based on your special... (Wedding Bands Carmel)
Black & White Drums is a percussion band located in Athens, Greece, that serves the surrounding region and is open to traveling. They would be thrilled to join you on your wedding day and provide you with lively, talented, and entertaining, music. They promise both couples and guests will be on... (Wedding Bands Athens)
Great Family Reunion is a wedding band based in Denver, CO and Brooklyn, NY. The GFR colllective was founded by Jordan Linit and Jonathan “Skippy” Huvard. No two couples are alike, GFR creates unreal performances fitted to the unique specifications of each client. They want to give you and your... (Wedding Bands)
Az-Izz is an energetic and versatile band based out of Atlanta, Georgia, Traveling all over the south east from The Carolinas - Kentucy - Virginia - Georgia - Florida - Alabama - Mississippi - Tennessee - Louisana - Texas - Arkansas - Missouri. Will travel to any location offered. They specialize in... (Wedding Bands)
The Valley Cats Band is a wedding band based in central California. This live band brings unbeatable energy to every event, keeping the dance floor hopping with music selections from Billboard’s top 200 most requested dance tunes. They bring their dynamic performances to weddings throughout... (Wedding Bands)
Bonnie Foster Productions is a music and entertainment company based in Southern California, with bookings Globally. Bonnie Foster, Producer Extraordinaire, has been perfecting her musical expertise since she was a young girl working with her parents' company, which lasted over 20 years. She is now... (Wedding Bands)
JUMPSTART is a popular variety dance band from Austin, Texas. This high-energy band offers music from the classic tunes of the 30s to today’s top hits, making sure that every guest is entertained no matter their age. They have been performing at high-end events and weddings throughout Austin and... (Wedding Bands Austin)
Changing Lanes Experience is a wedding band in Salt Lake City, Utah. It consists of professionally hand-picked and diverse musicians. Putting on their first show as a wedding band five years ago, they have been performing ever since. They have been the winner of WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award... (Wedding Bands)
The Class is a high-energy, classy live entertainment wedding and party band based in Los Angeles, California. They offer a truly unique, upscale and boutique live entertainment experience as an alternative to the traditional large, cheesy and over-the-top wedding bands. The Class provides the full... (Wedding Bands)
The talented musicians of Wax Factory play live music for guests of all ages. Based out of Louisville, Kentucky, this professional wedding reception and entertainment group features an extensive list of high energy songs and top-of-the line production equipment to keep your party on its feet. From... (Wedding Bands Louisville)
Dan Walker Music is a New Hampshire-based acoustic rock band that specializes in music for weddings, special events and any festive occasion. The Singer/Songwriter has over 20 years of professional experience and would be delighted to perform dance music for your celebration. The band is versatile... (Wedding Bands)
Philadelphia Funk Authority is an award-winning wedding band based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. With over a decade of professional music experience and extensive knowledge of wedding planning and performance, they seamlessly provide entertainment for your big day while also working with your other... (Wedding Bands Bethlehem)
Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, The Janitors Band provides energetic musical entertainment for weddings and other special events. Comprised of a vocalist and musicians on drums, bass guitar, guitar, and keyboard, the members of the band aim to keep the dance floor crowded all night with their... (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 LA is a wedding entertainment agency based in Pasadena, California. Downbeat LA specializes in producing luxury events that feature talented musicians, bands and DJs in the Southern California area and beyond. Downbeat LA’s mission is to make your wedding night a memorable and cherished... (Wedding Bands)
High Fidelity is an experienced wedding band based out of Austin, Texas. This band is more than a collection of talented musicians; they are a group of close friends all sharing the same passion for music. High Fidelity band offers an array of music genres ranging from 80s and 90s to today’s top... (Wedding Bands)
Kustom Made is a dynamite show and dance band with a state of the art lights show and sound system. The group's name was chosen due to the exact handpicking of each person's talent, attribute, and lifestyle. The purpose of the group is to provide the very best in quality and professionalism that... (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!