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    • Swing Train 42

      Trio act for hire
      London, United Kingdom
      Swing Train 42 is a swing/gypsy jazz trio that covers classic Django tunes and jazz standards with the unlikely instrumentation of mandolin and guitar. Whether you are looking for a bit a background music or some upbeat swinging grooves for your summer parties or special occasions, you will find ...
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      Fee from £330 (2 more options)
    • The P.Y.T's

      London, United Kingdom
      The P.Y.T's are a band of accomplished musicians who are committed to bringing a fresh, professional and modern touch to your event, whatever it may be. We have played events all other the world for the likes of Facebook, BBC Tottenham Hotspurs & Wembley Stadium. Each one of our band members ...
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    • Lara Olivia

      Solo act for hire
      London, United Kingdom
      Beautiful songs during your Birthday,Corporate event, Wedding Ceremony, Reception and/or Wedding Breakfast Lara’s repertoire covers a great variety of styles and her playlist is always flexible – she is willing to fulfil your music requests and tailor her performance to your taste and needs
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      Fee from £250 (5 more options)
    • The Vintage Singer - Jess

      Solo act for hire
      London, United Kingdom
      Looking for an outstanding singer for your event? You've just found her! The award winning singer Jess is a talented Italian/American vocalist with over 15 years of experience in live music entertainment having stepped on international stages such as the European Jazz Expo; Porretta Soul ...
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      Fee from £149 (6 more options)
    • Ed & Oliviya Acoustic Duo

      Duo act for hire
      London, United Kingdom
      Ed Stokes and Oliviya Nicole are rapidly becoming some of London's most well-known singer/songwriters. Having played and recorded with several celebrities in the scene including One Direction, Conor Maynard and Betsy Blue-English, they have amassed a following of thousands on social media sites ...
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      Fee from £300 (2 more options)
    • Barn With Us

      London, United Kingdom
      Welcome to the Barn With Us Experience - The Best Party Ever! Our boots were made for walkin', and we ain't just honky-talkin'! We get your gusts buckled-up & ready to hoedown in no time. We specialise in taking care of all your music entertainment needs from start to finish, so you can ...
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    • Paddy James

      London, United Kingdom
      London based singer/songwriter Paddy James makes indie rock, pop and folk recounting the mischief and melancholy of everyday life. Born in the Midlands, UK at the latter end of the 80’s, he picked up the guitar during his mid-teens after having been frustrated at not being able to play the ones ...
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    • The Covered

      London, United Kingdom
      The Covered is a 6 piece high-energy band, fronted by top male and female singers. They play floor exciting filling pop/rock/Motown/soul/funk classics from across the decades to suit all ages and tastes.! Lots of experience. All equipment,lighting and insurance included in quote. To see ...
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    • The Cockney Sparrows

      Trio act for hire
      London, United Kingdom
      We provide a Cockney Knees Up and Singalong to make your party special! We put a modern twist on the traditional Cockney party. Modern day London classics rub shoulders with music hall and war-time songs - peppered with jokes and quizzes. We provide song-sheets for you to sing along, and ...
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      Fee from £450 (2 more options)
    • Mainstage Motown

      Solo act for hire
      London, United Kingdom
      MAINSTAGE - SOUL THROUGH THE ERAS SHOW We have a carefully designed show to take you on a journey from 1960s Motown through disco to modern day soul songs that will have your audience up and dancing. Here's just a sample of the songs you can expect and add to the set list for your event. ​ We ...
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      Fee from £390 (7 more options)
    • The Roxys

      London, United Kingdom
      The Roxys are one of the top UK three piece jazz vocal girl group who add their own unique harmonies to current pop, soul and R'n'B hits along with re- imagining iconic tunes from the last decades. They work closely with their musical director to create their own individual vocal arrangements ...
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    • Funk With Us

      London, United Kingdom
      Welcome to the Funk With Us Experience - The Best Party Ever! We specialise in taking care of all your music entertainment needs from start to finish, in a range of musical styles. We're an upbeat bunch, who love jumping in and encouraging the crowd to funk with us. We'd normally ask for a ...
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    Do you want to find some of the best wedding bands in London? You've come to the right place! Headliner has the best selection of fantastic bands for hire in London. Hiring a great wedding band can make a massive difference between your guests remembering your wedding as a good one, versus a great one! When looking for a London band, there are so many options to choose from. So how and when do you start looking for bands in London? We've written a handy hiring guide for you to walk you through the process. Headliner helps you source and book great soloists, bands and DJs for your wedding, party or corporate event. If you're looking to find a band in London, look no further than Headliner!

    What makes a fantastic wedding band in London?

    There are loads of wedding bands in London to choose from! Particularly in London, you have a feast of different types to choose from. All of our wedding bands based in London are professionals who are happy to accommodate you for your wedding. In particular, a wedding band only specialises in playing live music for weddings! Quite commonly, they also offer DJ services in between their sets, so that you are covered for music throughout the night.

    Wedding bands come in a variety of different styles. Whether you want funk or soul, rock or pop - there is a wedding band out there for you. Some wedding bands are more niche like swing bands or brass bands, as well. Each type of band offers a wonderful personalised experience for your special day. Also, if having a band on stage isn't your thing (or the venue doesn't offer a stage) you could consider hiring a roaming band that is capable of moving through the crowds. Whatever option you pick, each band will go out of their way to ensure that you have a beautiful time at your wedding.

    If you are interested in a smaller version of a large band, many bands even offer duo and trio versions of their band, often focusing on acoustic melodies. This way, you can have a lighter sound during the day, and amp up the music later for your reception.

    Wedding bands are usually self-contained. This means they offer a whole package in one. You will get a wonderful set (usually 2 x 45 minute sets, or 3 x 30 minute sets) with PA (sound equipment), lights and travel included.

    Their sets are specifically tailored to weddings, and they will often travel large distances to perform.

    What music will an experienced wedding band play?

    The most experienced wedding bands play loads of different kinds of music to cater to your audience. Although there are some wedding bands specialise by genre, most wedding bands play a variety of hit music for your guests. With Headliner, we offer the best wedding bands for you to take your pick from. From chart-topping hits to era-specific classics, your needs will sure to be covered for your special night.

    Popular types of wedding bands and wedding music in London:

    1. Pop, Rock and Indie bands Whether you are looking for Pop, Rock, Indie or something in-between, these wedding bands are highly sought after for entertainment. They will play a wonderfully energetic and varied set of dance music for your party. With repertoires ranging between classic and modern rock, as well as pop music, you're guaranteed to have a night that your guests will love. From the Rolling Stones to Ed Sheeran, the preferences of all your guests will be covered.

    2. Acoustic and Roaming bands Nothing beats the acoustic guitar. Acoustic bands are often in high-demand for London weddings. Acoustic bands might be a great choice for venues that have sound limiters. Additionally, roaming bands offer a certain allure. Perhaps your venue doesn't have a massive stage, or you just want more of a spontaneous evening, roaming bands are the choice for you. These bands can be a quirky alternative to the traditional wedding band. Acoustic and roaming bands offer a warm and intimate experience for a relaxed wedding ceremony and playful drinks reception. From traditional guitar-based acoustic bands to Mariachi, bluegrass to barbershop Headliner artists cover it all.

    3. Funk, Soul and Motown bands If you really want to boogie - book a funk, soul or Motown band!. The ultimate party bands specialise in getting you to groove, and what better way than with classics from the 70s and onward? Expect everything from Aretha Franklin to Bruno Mars, as the funk genre spans over many generations. One of these bands are sure to get your guests moving out of their seats.

    4. Lively Jazz and Swing bands Some of our most stylish wedding bands have their roots in jazz. Lively jazz and swing bands, perform modern hits in jazzy styles. For a sophisticated, romantic and unique touch you might consider hiring a jazz band for your wedding celebrations. Jazz bands range in a variety of styles. Be it roaming gypsy jazz or fiery Latin Jazz, classical background music, or swing singers at the forefront.

    5. Rat Pack and Big bands Looking to take your guests back to another era? Delight their senses with the classic sounds of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, Nina Simone and Louis Armstrong. If you're looking to bring an extra element of class to your wedding, consider hiring a classic big band. You can choose to have the full, big band experience to raise the roof, or opt for a toned-down version, according to the vibe you'd like to create at your wedding.

    How long will a wedding band play for?

    Most wedding bands on the Headliner platform will either play 2 x 45 minute sets, or 3 x 30 minute sets. However, you can agree to a set performance time with your band when requesting a quote. Requesting additional performance time will increase the fee, though any bands for hire in London will be willing to negotiate.

    Most bands will require a 15 minute break in between sets. They usually will provide background music (better known as a DJ service) so that the music remains uninterrupted. If you request a DJ set (professional DJing) afterwards, many bands also offer this as an option for an additional fee. This will also increase the time the band is there for.

    The Wedding Band Hire Guide:

    Quality Assurance

    All of Headliner's artists go through an extensive vetting process before being approved to go live on the platform. This is a measure of quality control issued by a member of the Headliner team. This means when putting through an enquiry to any acts from Headliner, you are working with the best in the business. Led by the highest standards, all of our acts are professional, friendly and experienced.

    Genre style and Example Playlists

    In regards to wedding bands, the genres are usually varied to accommodate a wide-range of tastes. However, some wedding bands specialise in specific genres. When you're looking for a wedding band, it's recommended that you watch their showreel and listen to their audio tracks. Each act has their own distinctive style that sets them apart from the other acts.

    Our acts also put up example set lists on their Headliner profile to display the types of artists you can expect them to cover.

    Experience and Reviews

    Headliner Acts are vetted artists who are well experienced in a variety of functions and discos. From corporate affairs to weddings, birthday parties to club launches, our acts come well versed in what's needed for each function. Ask the Headliner team to help you source the best act for your event. Additionally, most of our acts have reviews and testimonials on their Headliner profiles showcasing useful references from past clients.


    All the prices and fees listed on the Headliner platform are transparent. Whatever quote you and the act agree to is the one you will pay - there are no hidden fees! In order to proceed with booking the right act for your event, we recommend that you make sure you understand what their price includes, as well as if any additional equipment is needed. Once an act is confirmed, you'll be able to call them directly. Headliner is the best place for finding local acts for hire that you will love! Whether it's north, south, east or west, we have a wedding band near you.

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