Wedding Bands for hire in Maidstone

Find a wedding band in Maidstone for hire for your big day! If you want a first-class band that will keep your guests dancing all night you're in the right place. Whether you need to book wedding music for the reception, ceremony or party, we have 360 of the best live wedding bands available to book!

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Hire Upbeat Street  Wedding band with Encore
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£600 - £2075
Wedding bandGillingham

Upbeat Street is an award-winning high-energy premium party band playing classic & modern dance floor fillers from the last Seven decades.

Hire Rebels & Records Wedding band with Encore
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£550 - £2050
Wedding bandLondon

Book your wedding band online now! Message us and we'll help to make your wedding day a memorable success. Band + DJ

Hire Capital Party Wedding band with Encore
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£700 - £2000
Wedding bandUpminster

Our band make your party one to remember. High-energy performance with blistering guitar solos, onstage hi-jinx and eclectic repertoire!

Hire Function Republic Wedding band with Encore
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£1750 - £2675
Wedding bandCroydon

Combining phenomenal vocals with impeccable musicianship, they are a crowd-winning act complete with a decade-spanning setlist.

Hire Honeydew Marmalade Wedding band with Encore
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£1000 - £2500
Wedding bandBromley

Honeydew Marmalade are a four-piece function band. Playing the music we love to perform, you and your guests are guaranteed a great time!

Hire The Midnight Band Wedding band with Encore
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£400 - £2800
Wedding bandBrentwood

6-piece Corporate, Wedding, Party, and Function Band performing Classic Hits to get your guests dancing all night long! 20+ years experience

Hire On The Rocks Wedding band with Encore
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£1480 - £2399
Wedding bandLondon

Fully-charged vocals, pedal-to-the-metal showmanship, stellar musicianship & fantastic hair.

Hire Brothers From Another Cover Wedding band with Encore
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£937.50 - £1562.50
Wedding bandMaidstone

We are Brothers From Another Cover, a covers band made with a passion for music and making sure everyone has a good time.

Hire Electric Ocean Wedding band with Encore
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£1993.75 - £2975
Wedding bandEssex

Essex-based Award-winning Wedding & Function band covering the whole UK, playing a wide range of modern & classic hits!

Hire The Party Machine Wedding band with Encore
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Wedding bandTonbridge

Based in the heart of Kent, with hundreds of gigs under our belts, we're everything you need to throw a fantastic celebration party!

Hire The Peppermint Apes Wedding band with Encore
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£800 - £1875
Wedding bandRayleigh

Creating the perfect party soundtrack, The Peppermint Apes are the must have act to impress your guests!

Hire The RockPins - Pop, Rock & Indie Party Band Wedding band with Encore
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Wedding bandOrpington

The RockPins are a fantastic award winning Live Party Band playing great music from 60's through to modern Pop, Rock, Indie and cheese!

Hire Fit2Funk Wedding band with Encore
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£1000 - £1500
Wedding bandTenterden

One of Kent's top Funk & Soul Wedding Bands. Playing all classics from 70s through to 20s to have your guest dancing all night!

Hire After Hours Wedding band with Encore
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£1250 - £2500
Wedding bandEssex

The #1 party band in the South East! We've played 500+ events, Guarantee to have you dancing!!

Hire The Funky Waves Wedding band with Encore
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£1000 - £2000
Wedding bandLondon

South London's funkiest band! Combining epic anthems, hidden gems and stunning mashups guaranteed to fill the dancefloor.

Hire Jonahs Wail Wedding band with Encore
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£1500 - £2000
Wedding bandSevenoaks

Jonah's Wail are an experienced live band established over 15 years with a wide range of music, professional PA, Lights and sound engineer

Hire The Headliners Wedding band with Encore
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£1375 - £2500
Wedding bandCoulsdon

The Headliners is one of the UK's leading party bands, providing world-class live music entertainment, perfect for every occasion.

Hire The Daisy Chains Wedding band with Encore
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Wedding bandCaterham

The Award Winning all girl, all singing, all playing rock 'n' roll band!

Latest reviews of our Wedding Bands in Maidstone

Upbeat Street
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"Upbeat Street were absolutely amazing at our wedding. The acoustic duo really added to the atmosphere earlier in the day, and then they filled the dance floor in the evening with a fantastic performance. Easy to work with before the event, and all of the timings and logistics went very smoothly. I'd highly recommend them!"

Rob hired Upbeat Street for a Wedding (available in Maidstone)

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"Absolutely amazing! Not only far better live than their already incredible videos on YouTube but also very kind, lovely and accommodating people! I would absolutely recommend booking this band for any occasion, I can assure you will not be disappointed! Amazing! "

Tandie hired Capital Party for a Wedding (available in Maidstone)

Verified Review, 5 July 2024
Upbeat Street
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"Upbeat Street were absolutely fantastic at our wedding!! They listened to our thoughts on music choices, even adding a few of our favourite songs to their dj playlist which played between sets! Our guests were on the dance floor all night - incredible musicians and vocals!! We’ve had so many great comments from our guests! Thank you!"

Glen hired Upbeat Street for a Wedding (available in Maidstone)

Verified Review, 15 June 2024

FAQs about hiring Wedding Bands in Maidstone

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What is cheaper, a wedding band or a DJ?

The cost of a wedding band or a DJ can vary greatly depending on factors such as location, experience, reputation, and the exact services provided. However, in general, wedding bands cost more than DJs as they have multiple musicians, instruments, sound systems, and often require more rehearsal time. While DJs are a cost-effective option, live bands bring energy and atmosphere to your wedding day, enhancing the overall experience. While DJs offer a playlist, wedding bands offer a genuine, emotive performance, making your special day truly extraordinary and leaving a lasting impression on you and your guests. It’s important to note that most bands will play pre-recorded music through their PA system before and during their live shows to get people in the mood and keep the party going. Most bands provide this for free, however, some may charge a small fee. If you want a DJ service after the final live set until the end of the evening, most bands charge between £150 and £250 on average. As with all musicians, choosing a band that is closer to the venue will help reduce travel fees and overall costs, so we recommend considering local wedding bands first.

Is a wedding band worth it?

Yes, hiring a live wedding band is definitely worth it. The intimacy and intensity of live music can heighten celebrations and they interact with your guests on a more intimate level, making the occasion feel more special. Hiring a professional wedding band also ensures smooth transitions, appropriate volume levels, and a flawless performance.

What time should a wedding band start?

It's completely dependent on what you want for your day! Usually a wedding band will play for a few hours at the evening party (e.g. 7:30-10:30pm). However, lots of bands offer an acoustic afternoon set for the drinks reception or wedding breakfast (e.g. the singer and guitarist performing as a duo), or may offer a late night DJ set for a small additional charge.

How long do you need a band at a wedding?

Typically, wedding bands perform two 1-hour sets or three 40-minute sets, with a 15- to 30-minute break in between. Setup and soundcheck will take about an hour and a half for your band.

Can a wedding band play outside?

This is possible if the weather is warm enough and there is a marquee/gazebo that covers the group and protects the electrical equipment. They will also require access to a nearby power source.

How do I choose a wedding band?

Start by defining your budget and discussing your music preferences with your partner. Consider your wedding theme and venue, ensuring the band aligns with your vision. If stuck, speak to one of our experts who can provide you with tailored recommendations to suit your tastes and budget. You can look through our musician’s profiles, watching videos of them performing to see how they engage with their audience and listening to samples to gauge their style. You can also check client reviews to be assured of their professionalism and reliability. You can also use our platform to talk to the musicians directly about song requests and customisation options to make your wedding music personal to your relationship. Finally, confirm the band's availability, agree on any requirements they might have, and secure your choice promptly to ensure a seamless musical experience on your special day.

Why are wedding music bands so expensive?

Wedding music bands come with a higher price tag due to several factors. Firstly, their members are experienced and talented musicians who have dedicated years to perfecting their craft. The time and effort invested in rehearsals, song selection, and personalisation for each wedding contribute to their pricing. Additionally, professional bands use high-quality musical instruments, sound systems, and lighting equipment to ensure top-notch performance quality, all of which come at a significant cost. These bands offer versatility by covering a wide range of music genres and accommodating specific song requests, requiring extensive preparation and practice. Moreover, reputable bands incur expenses for liability insurance and taxes, all of which contribute to their operational costs. If the wedding venue is distant, travel and accommodation expenses further add to the overall price. When hiring a wedding band, couples are not just paying for the performance but also for the expertise, preparation, equipment, and customisation that go into creating a memorable musical experience for their special day.

What songs will a wedding band perform?

Professional wedding bands usually have extensive song lists—they're experienced musicians and will cater the songs they play to fit the mood of the night (with your input and ideas of course!). A wedding band's first priority is hitting the right tunes at the right time, getting your guests dancing, and making sure the evening is unforgettable. Unlike a pre-organised Spotify playlist, wedding bands will 'read the room', providing the right musical atmosphere to suit the moment. Make sure you tell the band the song you'd like them to play for the first dance well in advance—they might already know it, but best not to risk it!

When should I get the band to perform?

After the wedding dinner is usually your best bet. The band will normally set up during dinner, and be ready to start the party when you are. If you're after something low-key, getting the band to play background music during canapes is not unheard of—simply let them know beforehand.

Will the wedding band provide all their own equipment?

Wedding bands will come well-prepared with all their own equipment: lights, PA system, music gear, and sometimes even a sound assistant! To give them a break between their sets, they will also often provide a DJ service, which will keep the guests happy and the dancefloor moving (& perhaps, even grooving—depends on if you invited crazy uncle Albert or not).

How far in advance should I book my wedding band?

We recommend making a reservation as soon as possible because the best wedding bands frequently get booked a year (or more) in advance. However, at Encore, we manage last-minute reservations and can easily find a wedding band on short notice. If you need help booking wedding entertainment for your big day, have a look at Encore's curated collection of bands to hire for weddings or speak to one of our experts for additional peace of mind.

How to book a wedding band?

Encore is the simplest method for hiring a live wedding band. You can look through hundreds of band profiles, and customer reviews, and watch videos on our website to get a sense of how the bands perform live and engage with the audience. After you've selected a few, you can use our website to submit a request and receive quotations in a matter of hours. You can also speak with a member of our team personally, provide some information, and receive recommendations that are specifically catered to your needs.

What to look for in a wedding music band?

What to look for in a wedding band will depend on the size of your wedding, type of wedding, if you’re having an outdoor or indoor wedding, your music preferences and how much crowd interaction you’d like. Other things you might want to consider include: - How many weddings they have performed before and check the reviews on their profile. - Consider your guests' ages and musical tastes. Will there be a good mix of music for everyone to enjoy? - Do you want high-energy dance music all night, or a mix of upbeat and slower, romantic songs? With Encore, you can find all this information on the musician’s profiles and we put you in touch directly with the musicians so you can make sure the night goes exactly how you want it. Another option is to speak to one of our music experts directly who help thousands of couples looking for bands for weddings They’ll talk to you about your preferences and style of wedding and get back to you with personalised recommendations in a matter of hours.

Does wedding band play during dinner?

Traditionally, wedding bands take a break during dinner service. This allows guests to focus on enjoying their meal, have conversations, and avoid competing with loud music. However, you can book a wedding band that offers different line-up options throughout the day. For example, the two of the members can perform as a duo or trio to provide smooth background music during the dinner and then perform a livelier altogether for the party afterwards. This can also be a great cost-saving option as hiring multiple, separate musicians for one event can be expensive. Talk to one of our experts today or speak with the bands directly to find out more.

Hiring a Wedding Band in Maidstone

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Popular Wedding Bands for Hire

Pop Wedding Bands 

Pop wedding bands are dynamic and energetic musical groups that specialise in performing a range of popular music covers. They are experts in keeping your wedding guests entertained and on their feet all night long! 

Pop bands are often chosen for weddings because they are able to perform a wide variety of songs. They can play anything from the latest chart-toppers to classic favourites. Additionally, they can also perform slow songs for the more emotional sections of the wedding, such as the first dance. This means that there is something for everyone, ensuring that all guests will have a great time.

From £1,100

Soul & Motown Wedding Bands 

Wedding Soul & Motown bands bring the infectious energy and iconic tunes of the Soul & Motown eras. Soul & Motown bands play a mix of fun dance songs, emotional ballads, and powerful vocals.

Soul and Motown bands are great for weddings. Their music is lively and can get even shy guests dancing. The energy, passion, and rhythm in their music are infectious.

From £1,500

Jazz Wedding Bands 

Make your wedding unforgettable with a jazz band. Jazz music has smooth melodies, catchy rhythms, and cool improvisations that add sophistication, elegance, and a chill vibe to any occasion.

The versatility of jazz bands allows them to provide laid-back soundtracks during the drinks reception, and lively performances for the wedding reception to get everyone on their feet. Jazz bands can add that extra touch of class and charm to your wedding day which will make it stand out from the rest.

From £1,000

Rock Wedding Bands 

To make your wedding memorable, think about hiring a rock band to entertain your guests with their energetic performance. 

Rock bands are known for their powerful music and exciting guitar solos that will make your special day even more fun. Rock bands usually focus on a specific type of rock music, like classic or alternative rock. But they can also play songs from different styles and time periods, so everyone can enjoy the music.

From £1,000

Indie Wedding Bands

Indie wedding bands can add a unique and fresh touch to your wedding celebration. With heartfelt lyrics, catchy melodies, and acoustic sounds, they can create a relaxed and intimate atmosphere for your guests. Indie bands are a popular choice for weddings since they offer stripped-back performances that create a cosy vibe.

From £1,000

Ceilidh Wedding Bands

Ceilidh music, (pronounced 'kay-lee') from Scotland and Ireland, is lively dance music with high energy. Ceilidh bands play lively dance music such as jigs and reels. They encourage everyone to get up and dance at your event, regardless of their dancing ability or age. 

Ceilidh bands also come with a caller who guides everyone through the dance steps, ensuring that everyone can join in and have a good time.

From £979

Why Us? 

For musicians, by musicians 

Most of the Encore team are musicians and we ensure our musicians are paid fairly. We also work hard to provide great music experiences for our clients and offer excellent support to everyone.

Unmatched selection of top-tier musicians 

As the largest platform for booking musicians in the UK, we have an extensive collection of musicians. Being musicians ourselves, we carefully vet every musician so that you can be confident in their quality and professionalism.

Peace of mind 

Encore offers free Basic protection for bookings paid with card or bank transfer. This ensures you get a full refund if the musician cancels.

For extra peace of mind, you can purchase Encore Cover for a small fee, starting at £15. This cover provides support outside of normal hours and ensures a replacement artist of equal or better quality. It also covers up to 10% of the cost if the replacement act is more expensive.

For extra peace of mind, you can purchase Encore Cover for a small fee, starting at £15. This cover provides support outside of normal hours and ensures a replacement artist of equal or better quality. It also covers up to 10% of the cost if the replacement act is more expensive.

The world’s most sustainable way to book live music 

Encore is a climate-positive workforce. We offset every musician’s transport emissions, plant a tree with every booking, and offset the carbon footprint of our staff. With Ecologi, we have planted wetlands in Morotaola and helped restore the rainforest in Mozambique. 

Transparent pricing and direct communication

At Encore, we believe in transparent pricing. We provide all-inclusive quotes so you don't have to worry about any hidden fees.

And once you've submitted an enquiry to your chosen musician(s), you will receive quotes in a matter of hours, saving you precious time.

Local Wedding Bands near you

Wedding bands are designed to bring your big day to life - whether you're looking for some relaxed acoustic music, or upbeat rock and pop bands, we've got the perfect musicians for you. Our wedding bands can cater for each point in your day, regardless of whether you're looking for wedding ceremony musicians or even a headliner for your evening party. We've been trusted by thousands of couples to deliver their wedding entertainment, so let us take the weight off your shoulders.

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