London: a city with 8 million people and some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, it’s understandably a popular wedding destination. Venues range from the incredible Banqueting House to the stunning Kew Gardens – so if you’re tying the knot in this fabulous location you need jaw-dropping live wedding music to match. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of all the best London wedding bands for hire right here.
A wedding isn’t a (good) wedding if everyone isn’t on the dance-floor – the only problem is how to get them there. It’s an easy feat with Dirty Pop: a shockingly good London pop group with stunning vocals and optional horns and percussion to boot. Their professionally arranged medleys of the biggest dance, hip hop, pop and R’n’B tracks are guaranteed to wow your guests. They’ll be reminiscing for years to come.
This folk acoustic group is taking London (and the world) by storm. Riding the wave of the growing popularity of acoustic bands like Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers, this band adds their own feel-good folk twist to the most popular tunes – from chart hits to 50s jazz standards. For that chilled-out festival ambience taken to new heights, they’re definitely an act to watch.
If you want to bump up the energy you’d be pushed to find a better band than City Life: a rock, pop, funk and soul group composed of some of the biggest musical talents in London. With performances alongside Ed Sheehan, Jools Holland, and at a variety of West End shows under their belt, these talented musicians are well-versed in how to deliver an electrifying live experience.
This female-fronted phenomenon is certain to add a party atmosphere to any wedding – whatever mishaps may have taken place previously! With show-stopping renditions of the biggest soul, funk, disco and Motown classics, Groove Station is a glamorous act with soaring vocals and the added wow factor of horns and percussion. Both visually and sonically stunning, they deliver some hard-hitting and jaw-dropping performances.
All The Legends
If you’re looking to cater to a range of musical tastes, All the Legends is a multi-genre band to get everyone out of their seats. Both professional and enthusiastic, this London-based 4 piece is renowned for their high-energy performances. The members have some varying musical influences, but weirdly it works: they bring their own blend of funk, disco, rock, pop and soul to give their act an edgy vibe.
A stunning London duo, this acoustic act comes kitted out with their own unique twists on hits from all the eras. Having played across the UK in some of the country’s most iconic and renowned venues, the band is made up of two guys with years of experience in the industry. You may have seen the vocalist on BBC Strictly Come Dancing or in the chart-topping V. with V, or you may have heard his lyrics if you’re a fan of McFly. And if you’ve been to a McBusted or Aloe Blacc gig recently you’ve already had a taste of the guitarist’s astonishing talents!
The Lightning Bolts
Lover of all things indie, rock, folk and blues? The Lightning Bolts are a crowd-pleasing rock band who’ll fill the dance-floor as well as the stage, playing all the biggest hits throughout the decades – from Elvis and Jimi Hendrix to Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Franz Ferdinand. Having performed for Paul McCartney and Nile Rodgers, they’re a band everyone’s talking about for their delivery of electrifying live entertainment.
Another London rock band, this group is unique for its eclectic mix of rock, pop, soul and funk to bring the party atmosphere. Made up of respected musicians with over 25 years of experience in the industry, this professional and reliable 5-piece placed within the top 10 (of over 2000 entries) in BBC Radio 1’s Best New Band competition. Since then they’ve performed in massive venues across the UK, from The Royal Albert Hall to the o2 Arena.
This London trio has a personal mission to deliver an exciting and memorable show – and they really do deliver. With their dynamic renditions of all the indie, pop, rock and soul hits from the last 60 years, they’re a guaranteed act to impress wedding guests young, old, and in between. Having played alongside Emeli Sande and Ellie Goulding, they’ve got the knowledge of what makes a live performance unforgettable.
Vintage bands and retro weddings are huge at the moment, and hot off the heels of this trend is London-based Park Lane. With extraordinary vocals and impressive saxophone and trumpet accompaniment, this 7-piece band has an extensive repertoire of all things funk, jazz, latin and pop – all performed in their own signature style. They’re also happy to learn a first dance or special request for a performance with a more personal feel.
Duncan and Lizzie
Not every band has to be lifting the roof off the venue. At times, a more chilled out vibe is needed. The versatile Duncan and Lizzy come as an Acoustic Duo, solo singer or solo fingerstyle guitarist. And with vast experience in the industry playing at some of the best venues in the South East matched only by their repertoire of songs, you are on to a winner by hiring them.
So, as you can see, if you’re getting married in London you really are spoilt for choice for stunning wedding entertainment. Fallen in love with any of these bands? We don’t blame you. Check out Entertainment Nation for more information, or take a look at any of the other stellar performers there.