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Bands For Hire are a live entertainment agency based in the Midlands. With an extensive roster of professional wedding bands wedding musicians, wedding DJs and event hire services, you'll be sure to find a range of entertainment options to cover every base. The friendly and helpful team will be more than happy to help you in any way which they possibly can. Don't hesitate to speak to the team today.

Services offered

The helpful and friendly team always work extremely hard with every couple which they work with. They believe it is extremely important to get to know each couple which they have the pleasure of working with. They will guide you in any way they can.

Whether it's ceremony music, background music for your drinks reception, wedding breakfast music or an evening party band you're looking for, you'll be able to choose from a wide range of musicians in every genre. From swing, soul and Motown to pop, rock and contemporary dance music, there's something for every age group.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Dance music

What is included in the wedding package?

Every act on our website offer packages to individually cater for you r requirements. Most bands and artists offer either 2 x 45 or 2 x 60 minute sets

How far in advance should I contact you?

We recommend booking your band about 12-18 months in advance. There will always be bands still free closer to the date but your options will be more limited

What style of music do you offer?

String quartet
Latest hits

Type of musical group:


Size of group:

Small (2 - 3 musicians)
Medium (4 - 6 musicians)
Large (7 or more musicians)


Please refer to each act's individual profile page to view their full repertoire

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

Most bands will be happy to learn one new song per event

What's your experience?

All bands come with a wealth of experience having played at some of the most well known venues across the UK

Do you have your own equipment?


Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?


Can you travel?

Yes, uK Wide

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, various

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

With a team

What is the length of time of the act?

Average 2 hours performance

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

Average set up times are 60-90 minutes

Do you do open-air acts?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

On a case by case basis

What are the forms of payment?

Card, BACS, Cheque
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100% Recommended by couples
Adelle B. Sent on 31/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Full dance floor

We booked the Overloads for our wedding in the Lake District. I wanted music from all genres and suitable for all ages. The Overloads fully delivered. The dance floor was continulously full and the band organised an amazing set. We had so many compliments to say how good they were! Thank you for helping us have the best day of our lives.
It was even singers 50th birthday, but that didn't stop them doing what they do best, forever grateful 🩷🤟🏻 would highly recommend!
Mr and Mrs Tulip
Daffodil Hotel and Spa, Grasmere
Chicago 0. Sent on 03/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding Ceremony String Quartet

Loved using Bands for Hire, especially as I live out of the country - everything was done online, which made it so easy! The quartet I booked, Cardiff Strings, were incredible and very accommodating of my requests. Would absolutely recommend and use both Bands For Hire and Cardiff Strings again.
Lisa Sent on 13/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

We’ll organised, quick to respond and great band

Band was organised, arrived early to set up and quick to respond to any questions. A great band, playlist was perfect allowing people to dance or just listen. We had quite a mature guest list so this worked well and none complained about loud music as they do at some events.
Roxanne Sent on 31/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Had us on the dance floor all night long.

We booked Something Blue through Bands for Hire for our Wedding. Easy communication and lots of different musicians for your own preference.

Would definitely book again!
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