Finding the right wedding band

When searching for the right musical entertainment to complement your wedding day it’s important to consider the following questions:

Are they any good? Hiring a live act for your big day is about more than just the music it’s also about the entertainment and atmosphere the right act will supply. It’s important to ensure you take your time to watch and listen before choosing the right act for you.


A good live act will have invested in their promotional material; this should include recorded tracks and live video footage of them in action making it easy to pick the right band for the right day. Researching possible acts on the internet may provide you with testimonials from previous clients.

How much will they cost? Without the need for travel expenses local bands are always cheaper, however restricting yourself to the immediate area will always limit your options when finding the right band, cheap isn’t always best. Cost can vary for other factors also, for example the number of performers, or how elaborate

How long will they play? Most live bands play 2-3 sets for 45 minutes per set. During the gaps the act isn’t performing they will often supply some background music. Having a DJ at hand to fill the gaps is always something to consider.

What type of band will get your guests up on their feet? Most acts list comprehensive repertoires of the tracks they perform, helping you to narrow down your search. You may some acts are themed, or specialise in a certain music style so picking one that will suit your event and audience is key.

Hireourliveband can assist by listing many of the UK’s top bands for hire as well as offering free friendly helpful advice.