Hire A Band

How to enquire
Hire a band or book a singer for wedding entertainment, parties and corporate entertainment with Book Live Entertainment Agency. Our roster features a great selection of recommended wedding music, live bands, singers and entertainment for events throughout the UK and Internationally. Expect a friendly, professional enquiry and booking service plus fast quotes with no hidden fees. All of our bookings are secured by contract so you can relax knowing that the artist you book will turn up and do exactly what you need them to do. If you'd like us to make some suggestions for your forthcoming event - give us a call today - we make good things happen!
  • Fast quotes for live bands and singers

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    Book Live Music & Wedding Entertainment saves you time and money. Featuring many of the UK's top live wedding bands for hire, our portfolio has something for everyone - whatever your music taste plus, we have negotiated discounted rates with many of our artists that you may not be able to get elsewhere - even from the artist direct.

    Our all-inclusive wedding entertainment and wedding band quotes are tailored to your requirements and we're proud to confirm that the price we send you is the price you pay with no-hidden extras. A quick chat about your event helps us to provide an accurate quote and avoid any nasty surprises later.

    Our website has a price guide for all of our wedding bands, wedding entertainment and singers and a useful travel fee guide at the top of any music category so you can see the price for any of our performers in your area. Get in touch and we'll send you quotes and confirm availability for your selected artists and let you know of any other information before making a booking.

  • Secure bookings for peace of mind

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    You will want complete peace of mind when booking your wedding entertainment and that's why people like what we do. When you book your live wedding music with www.booklive.co.uk you can rest assured that the artists will turn up and do exactly what is required.

    We provide contracts for every performance so you can look forward to your event and know everything is taken care of. Our team is experienced in dealing with venues and ensuring all insurances and PAT certification are provided and we'll advise of any restrictions prior to booking. We don't leave things to chance and we'll be with you every step of the way from enquiry to post-performance feedback. We have deputy performers for our wedding bands and suitable replacements for most of our artists in the event of an emergency. We also have an emergency 'out of hours' mobile number that we'll give you for your peace of mind.

  • A personal service

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    We get to know our wedding bands and singers personally and also go to see them perform live. This means we really understand which artist is suited to each event and we can make recommendations based on your requirements. We'd love to discuss your wedding music, party or promotional campaign and suggest the right artists to suit your event.

  • Hire wedding bands and singers

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    We help 1000's of people every year with their live wedding music search and, because we know our artists really well, we'll happily discuss your wedding entertainment and recommend the perfect wedding band or singer. What's more - if we can't provide a suitable artist - we'll tell you!

    All of our wedding bands and singers are individually selected and vetted by us so we know that you'll have an amazing time. Our experienced team will help advise on everything involved in hiring your wedding entertainment so there are no nasty surprises with your wedding plans. Get in touch - we make good things happen.

  • Corporate entertainment

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    With some of the most professional artists available in the country and an in-depth knowledge of our portfolio, we're proud to have provided music to 100's of blue-chip companies and high-profile events both in the UK and abroad. Our team will be delighted to discuss your forthcoming project whether you need a sensational show band for a corporate party, a live band for a promotional event or performing artists for a PR campaign. Our artists have performed at the highest level and our team will listen to your requirements and make recommendations to reflect your vision. Have a look at some of our previous projects or contact us to see how we can help deliver a unique solution for your event.

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    A quick preview of some of our great live bands and singers for hire:

  • A guide to hiring Live Wedding Bands & Music

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    How do I choose the right Wedding Band, how much does it cost to hire a live band and our complete guide on how to hire live wedding bands & music for your event.

    Wedding Band Guide  

    Congratulations! We hope your plans are coming together nicely. By now you've probably booked your wedding venue,prepared the guest list and, no doubt, you've ticked a few other arrangements off your to-do list. You've come to the right place for live wedding bands and our expert team is here to help with making the right choice for your special day. We know our wedding bands really well, the differences between them and everything that you need to know to help you hire the the right music to suit your requirements.

     

    What kind of live wedding band are you looking for?

    Our rock, pop and function bands are always popular for weddings. Their repertoire includes a good selection of tried and trusted covers that the band knows will get people on the dance floor. They have built up their song list based on their experience of events and most will add new songs that they believe will be classic hits for years to come. We recommend choosing a band that plays the music that everyone will really enjoy on the night. Here are a few differences between the different types of Rock & Pop bands music.

     

    Live Wedding Bands: Rock & Pop bands:

    Wedding Band Guide

    These bands will usually have a songlist of great covers from the last 50 years including hits from artists like The Beatles, Bryan Adams, George Michael, Kylie and Amy Winehouse. One of our most popular wedding rock & pop bands with a songlist suitable for all age groups:
    Time After Timewww.booklive.co.uk/band/time-after-time

    One of our most popular Indie Rock & Pop bands suitable for guests wanting a rockier sound from more contemporary music:
    The Rev Bandwww.booklive.co.uk/band/the-rev-band

    Some bands perform from a really up to date playlist of current chart hits that are excellent for 21st birthday celebrations, corporate promotions and other events for a young audience. One of our most popular modern bands is:
    Music Mashwww.booklive.co.uk/band/music-mash

     

    Live Wedding Bands: Jazz & Swing bands:

    Wedding Band Guide

    These bands perform classic jazz and swing from legendary artists such as Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and many others. One of our most popular wedding swing bands with a great songlist:
    5 Star Swingwww.booklive.co.uk/band/5-star-swing

    Many wedding couples like to hire an instrumental jazz band which usually comprises of piano, bass and drums and is perfect for the drinks reception or over dinner:
    The Junction Jazz Bandwww.booklive.co.uk/band/the-junction-jazz-band

    You may like a dixie band - often called a New Orleans jazz band - which performs toe-tapping instrumental tunes. Think of Henley Regatta with a band dressed in bright waistcoats and a lively sound which is great for both indoor and outdoor weddings. One of our most popular dixie bands is:
    The Dixie Jazz Menwww.booklive.co.uk/band/the-dixie-jazz-men

     

    Other popular Live Wedding Bands:

    Wedding Band Guide

    You may already have ideas about what kind of wedding band you'd like to hire for your special day. Here are a few other highly recommended bands from our portfolio if you're looking for something a bit different:

    The Latin Kings: Sensational 2-4 piece Latin band performing classic music from the Gypsy Kings and other Spanish songs. A perfect wedding band or for parties requiring a touch of class with great Latin beats: 
    www.booklive.co.uk/band/latin-kings

    High Society Brass Band: High Society is a professional, highly versatile brass band performing a wide range of music including jazz from the 20's to 40's, easy listening, dixie jazz and traditional brass music: 
    www.booklive.co.uk/band/high-society-brass-band

    7T - Disco Band: Sensational seventies disco party band with fantastic vocals bringing the ultimate in dance floor classics to your event and amazing attention to sound quality.
    www.booklive.co.uk/band/7t

    Devilry - Irish Folk / Ceilidh Band: Internationally renowned musicians performing a range of Irish folk, jigs and reels for a memorable folk night or a full on ceilidh with caller.
    www.booklive.co.uk/band/devilry

    There is such a huge choice and these are only a few suggestions of alternatives to the traditional wedding function band. If you'd like further suggestions, please call one of our friendly team who will be delighted to discuss ideas for your big day.

     

    Will the band take requests?

    Most bands will be happy to learn 1 or 2 songs for a special event like a wedding if they have plenty of time to rehearse it. We recommend giving a band 2 to 3 months notice so they can make sure it sounds right in good time.

     

    How much does a live wedding band cost?

    We get asked this a lot and there is no easy answer. One thing we advise is that you usually get what you pay for. There is a difference between a band that charges a £800 and another that charges £2000 although it might not seem that obvious when just listening to their music. Bands that charge less might have day jobs, may not be as experienced or as proficient as their more expensive peers. It's likely that their sound equipment might not be as good and they don't have any / as many deputy musicians which may be the most important factor when deciding which band to choose. What would happen if one of them falls sick and needs to cancel their performance? All of these things need to be considered so we really do recommend allocating as much as you can towards your wedding entertainment.

    It's one of the most important days of your life and we want you to really enjoy it without the risk of cancellation or disappointment on the day itself. All of the live wedding bands and singers hired through Book Live have a peace of mind guarantee meaning you are protected if anything unexpected happens. However, we always recommend treating yourselves to as good a wedding band as you can afford as a wedding is usually a once in a lifetime experience and we know you'll want the very best for you and your guests.  

     

    What is included in the price?

    All of our wedding bands have their own equipment [where appropriate]The fee covers a typical performance for 2 or 3 x sets plus CDs/iPod played when they are not performing. It also covers all their insurances, PAT certification [safety checks] for their equipment, an arrival of approximately 6pm and a finish of around midnight. Expect to pay extra for an early set up / a late finish, significant travel expenses plus any additional sets or musicians. All enquiries made with Book Live will include the total cost for the performance as long as we know all the information about your event.

     

    What does a live wedding band need to perform?

    Most live bands have a requirement list for performances - this is called a ryder. A typical ryder is:

    * Access to a power supply. They will usually need 2 or 3 x standard power sockets and they will bring suitable cables / connectors to power their equipment

    * A suitable performance area. A 4 piece band will need approx 4 x 3metres, a 6-8 piece live band will need approx 6 x 4metres

    * Around 60-90 minutes to set up. Bands don't want to disturb your event but they would also rather not sit around for hours ahead of a performance so they usually arrive at a suitable time to set up around 2 hours ahead of the party

    * Hot food for each band member and soft drinks. You will get the best out of the band if you look after them whilst they are with you.

    * A changing / chill-out area where they can also leave their valuables.

    * Parking spaces to be provided or paid for.

     

    Can I go and see the band before I book?

    Some bands do have public performances but most don't as these gigs are usually in pubs and clubs and most of the bands we represent prefer not to do these. We've included as many live videos of the bands on their pages so you can see them as well as listen to their audio samples. Remember, too, if a band does have a public performance, they may get booked for your date by the time you get to see them. We are unable to arrange for any prospective client to go and see a band at someone else's wedding or private party.

    If you would like to discuss booking one of our live wedding bands for your celebration, please call us on 0845 675 1311

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