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.
Washington Talent Agency is a Rockville, Maryland-based wedding band that specializes in delivering happiness, one wedding at a time. Home of the top-rated bands in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, they have been providing high-quality wedding entertainment for over 50 years. Services... (Wedding Bands)
From corporate parties to Michael Jordan’s 40th birthday party and, of course, weddings, The Eturnity Band is a New York City-based band that's got what you need to kickstart a groovin’ dance party. The band incorporates professional choreography into their stage performances. Whether you need music... (Wedding Bands)
De Bois Entertainment is a wedding entertainment agency based in West Hollywood, California. For over 30 years, de Bois Entertainment has provided world-class entertainment services for weddings and private events in the Southern California area. The founder, Susan de Bois, and the owner, Randy... (Wedding Bands)
Chicago Catz provides live entertainment for events in the city of Chicago. Their goal is simple: to get guests out of their seats. The band’s upbeat grooves and R&B style have done just that for over three decades. Experience For 30 years the band has played for Chicago crowds. During the late 70s,... (Wedding Bands)
Bull City Syndicate is an experienced, professional wedding band based out of Raleigh, North Carolina, servicing the entire Mid-Atlantic region for over 20 years. Available as either a ten or six-piece band, Bull City Syndicate is not just another cliche wedding band. With hundreds of songs in their... (Wedding Bands)
Named “Boston’s Best Wedding Band” by the Improper Bostonian, Brick Park is a multi award-winning Wedding Band + DJ located in Boston, Massachusetts. Looking for a fresh alternative to the stereotypical wedding band? Look no further! Brick Park will ensure that your wedding is the most epic,... (Wedding Bands)
Based in Skokie, Illinois, the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band is a group of wedding musicians specializing in Jewish folk music. Founded in 1983 by Lori Lippitz, they have played at over 800 weddings alongside performing all over Europe and the States, including at Carnegie Hall. This group’s... (Wedding Bands)
EastCoast Entertainment is a full-service entertainment agency located in Raleigh, North Carolina, specializing in providing entertainment services for engagement parties to your wedding day. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, our expert Raleigh team will partner with you to ensure... (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)
Jordan Music Entertainment is a wedding entertainment company based in Altadena, California. Since 2008, Jordan Music Entertainment has represented artists and bands who perform at weddings and events in the Southern California area. Each one of the dynamic performers in Jordan Music Entertainment... (Wedding Bands)
EastCoast Entertainment is a full-service entertainment agency located in Charleston, South Carolina, specializing in providing services for engagement parties to your wedding day. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, our expert Charleston team will partner with you to ensure you find... (Wedding Bands)
Matchmaker Band is a wedding band based in Austin, Texas that has been an integral part of over 1,000 events over the last 10 years. They have consistently been celebrated as Austin’s first choice party band, bringing a wide range of talented musicians and unique vocalists together to create an... (Wedding Bands)
A full-service entertainment agency in Richmond, Virginia, EastCoast Entertainment, Inc is perfect for ready-to-wed couples looking for an unforgettable experience. From bands and DJs to specialty musicians, couples may choose from an immensely diverse roster to make their event truly one-of-a-kind.... (Wedding Bands)
TVK Orchestra is a Palatine, Illinois-based entertainment company that has provided exceptional music for weddings in Chicago and the greater Midwest for over 20 years. This band is a family of respected and sought after musicians that have turned their passions for music into their full-time... (Wedding Bands)
7 Sharp 9 - Couples Choice Award Winners Every Year Since 2016! A mainstay in the Atlanta music scene, 7 Sharp 9 brings a fresh approach to wedding receptions with their high energy show. Playing all genres of music, classic and current from the 50's to today, the band packs their dance floors with... (Wedding Bands)
Downbeat is a nationally renowned entertainment agency with offices in Los Angeles, New York City and Hawaii. Downbeat specializes in producing luxury weddings and special events featuring world-class musicians, high energy dance bands and professional DJ services, and operates under a company-wide... (Wedding Bands)
Let Groove Collection make your event sizzle with an energy that pounds your heart, drives your feet, and dissolves your inhibitions. Entertaining the southeast region, Groove Collection is a fully suited band (Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums/percussion, Keyboards, and Saxaphone) whose sound is rooted... (Wedding Bands)
The DC Transit Band is a wedding entertainment company based in Manassas, Virginia. This nine-piece band features the vocals of Lindsay Diles and Josh Alfred embellished by a four-piece horn section and anchored in a veteran rhythm section. The band plays a wide variety of popular dance music and... (Wedding Bands)
The Blues Factor Band is a wedding band based in Tallahassee, Florida. The band plays a wide variety of music, from the southern rock sound of Lynard Skynyrd to the top hits of the '50s through today. The band's experienced members offer versatile options for couples that can fit any wedding event.... (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!