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On Hitched.co.uk since 2021

Last update: June 2024

The Blue Rinse is a live wedding band based from Bedfordshire, England. This award-winning five-piece ensemble has been providing energetic and engaging performances for special occasions for 21 years. From sixties hits right the way through to modern favourites, this group can perform your perfect playlist across various genres and decades.

Services Offered

The Blue Rinse aims to ensure that your wedding entertainment experience exceeds your expectations with a range of comprehensive services. In addition to their live performances, this musical act is supported by a professional DJ that provides music before, between and following the 3x60mins live sets. The Blue Rinse are supported by an on-site sound engineer to ensure the sound is flawless from your first dance to the last and professional lighting for the performance/dancefloor area is also included. The Blue Rinse appreciate guests may differ in age and muisc tatse and can modify their performance to ensure that everyone enjoys the experience. Smooth set up and soundcheck and packdown are included to facilitate a stress-free experience.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Dance music
Entertainment
DJ
Other (Venue Lighting (Flex Neon Signs on Copper Frames, Wireless LED Uplights, letter lights, cinema lightboxes and bespoke lighting) Piansit hire Acoustic Duo hire)

What is included in the wedding package?

Standard package: 3 x 60mins live sets DJ before, between & after band 7.30pm-12.00 Live first dance option Professional sound engineer Lighting for performance area Set up & sound check before eve

How far in advance should I contact you?

Peak dates (Fri & Sat April-Sept) can book 18-24 months in advance. 12-18 months for other periods. Contact us while you're considering venues or when you have one in mind :-)

What style of music do you offer?

Disco
Rock
Latest hits
Pop
Other (Dance floor fillers! :-) We specialise in performing a mix of popular songs from a variety of genres through the decades to cater for all ages and tastes, including our unique TBR medleys & mash ups!)

Type of musical group:

Band

Size of group:

Medium (4 - 6 musicians)

Repertoire:

Floor Fillers Boy Band Rock Pop Soul 70, 80, 90, 00, 10's Garage 90's Hip Hop Film Unique Medleys Singalongs Party

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

Couples can request a live first dance song & a top 20. Any we perform will be included in our bespoke live sets & our DJ will play any remaining; although we may learn a song that compliments our set

What's your experience?

Lots! :-) Over 19 years performing! We are an award winning band+DJ combo, close team, super experienced, dedicated, super organised, engaging, with create great stage presence and unique mash-ups!

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

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

No

Can you travel?

Yes, uK

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, dependent upon mileage from central base in Shefford, Bedfordshire

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

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

With a team

What is the length of time of the act?

We perform 3 hours of live music! Standard package includes 3 x 60mins band sets, complimented by our DJ to start, between & following live sets, within 7.30pm -12.00midnight. Further options avail

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

We advise 70mins to set up and sound check . However, where there is direct access into the performance area, this can be reduced to 60mins. We're a well oiled machine when setting up! :-)

Do you do open-air acts?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

We have set fees for a range of options to suit individual weddings including early and late evening reception extensions, pre-wedding breakfast and pre-ceremony set up. Details available on request

What are the forms of payment?

We accept BACS Transfer / Cheque Credit Card

Served in

Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire

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Reviews for The Blue Rinse

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63 reviews
100% recommend it
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Steve Sent on 03/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

More than 5 star. You NEED this band.

What can I say about the blue rinse…
Wonderous, Stand-out, Brilliant, Fun, Talented…The list goes on.

We hired them after a recommendation and hadn’t heard them perform before our wedding reception. They were utterly fantastic throughout. From talking to Marie & Martin via email beforehand with a short list of ‘Must/Don’t plays’ and explaining a few of our musical preferences, they did the rest.

The band were utterly trouble free organisationally speaking, professional and early on the day meaning there was not an ounce of stress felt. Then the music began…

The guys are awesome. The dance floor was bouncing all night and people stayed well beyond their usual bedtimes because the music was so good. I didn’t hear a wrong note all night. They also have their own roving sound engineer meaning there's no ‘garage band feedback’ you get at events.

All in all, Worth every penny. You need to Hire these guys.
Lauren
Lauren H. Sent on 15/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect choice for our wedding!

Thank you so much again for the guys travelling so far for our wedding. We absolutely loved having them and we got so many comments from people about how great the band and DJ were! Thank you also for the card including the set list, that’s a very thoughtful touch, we love having that to remember it by. We’ll hopefully catch another show again in the future!
Olivia
Olivia W. Sent on 13/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

First rate wedding boogy vibes


What a band, what a playlist, what a night! Thank you for injecting the rhythm and boogie into our dance floor on our Big Day. You helped make it an unforgettable party!
Laura
Laura Y. Sent on 11/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best band for our wedding

We are so thankful that we chose The Blue Rinse. They offer 3 x 1 hour sessions of live music, and their DJ covers the breaks in between. The set list and sound were awesome, as was the version of The Best we requested for our first dance (starting off slow and acoustic, and then full band kicking in whilst guests joined us on the dance floor). We had such a great night thanks to these guys and so many guests said how incredible the band were! Thank you so so much :-) Thank you also for the helpful and prompt communication and helpful tips along the way Marie.

Laura & Jamie - 23rd May 2024
(Wedding at Farmhouse at Redcoats, Bedfordshire - 12th May 2024)
Joanne
Joanne Sent on 15/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

April 2024

Regular contact with Marie/TBR made wedding planning MUCH easier (one thing less to worry about). Booking was really transparent and easy. Everyone commented on how good the band were as evidence in that the dance floor was never empty. Such as great group all round and interacting with the guests. They performed our first dance and father, daughter dance brilliantly (even altering lyrics to make it more personal). Even the added touch of a wedding card with the playlist was such as lovely detail. People were holding their wees and running from the bar for the songs. They play for long intervals and even the DJ was great. Such friendly team who obviously love what they do. Cannot thank nor recommend them enough!
Sara
Sara G. Sent on 24/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Blue Rinse are amazing!!

We debated getting a DJ or a band for our wedding, but decided on a band after attending a wedding with an awful DJ. We 100% made the right decision.

We met Martin at a couple of wedding fairs and he was always lovely to chat to. The info Marie provided during the booking process and before the wedding was very thorough and Marie was always extremely helpful and quick to reply if we did have questions.

On the night of our wedding The Blue Rinse blew us away. The dance floor was always full and TBR had clearly listened to us and personalised our set list accordingly.

We’ve had so many compliments about the band and have even talked about having an anniversary party just so we can party with TBR again! I would recommend TBR to anyone organising a wedding or party!
Jessica
Jessica E. Sent on 24/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding band!

The Blue Rinse were wonderful from our very first interaction all the way until our wedding day. We loved the bands energy and our guests had a great time dancing the night away. The mix of music was perfection and our first dance everything we wanted! Thank you so much to the guys (and to Marie for her incredible organisation)!
John Carey
John C. Sent on 27/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant Music, fantastic Group

with such a special event you just want everything to go right .... we could not have been happier with the selection of music, the professionalism of the band, and all the guests saying how great the evening was
Thanks Blue Rinse you did us proud 10/10
Melanie
Melanie S. Sent on 16/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Miss Shirley

Dear Marie,
Sorry it’s taken so long to get in touch we haven’t stopped celebrating :)
Please could you thank everyone who was involved in helping us celebrate our wedding day. They played a huge part in making what was our perfect day.
They were absolutely amazing !!
We have had so many of our guests message us about the band complimenting them. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Even those who you don’t normally see on the dance floor were up getting their grove on lol.
Forever Grateful
Love Mel & Rob xx
Sophie
Sophie G. Sent on 14/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Wedding Soundtrack! Non-stop dancing and fun.

The band were amazing. We met them at a wedding show last year and then went to one of their gigs. As soon as we saw how they had everyone up and on the dance floor, we knew we had to book them for our wedding! They performed our first dance which made it so much more amazing, it was exactly what we hoped it would be. The set list was great, and we even received a copy of it from the band which is now framed on our wall! It was a very personal touch that we weren't expecting. Everyone said how amazing and wonderful the band were, the best way to celebrate our wedding. The Blue Rinse definitely made the best Wedding soundtrack. Thank you!
Sophie and Olly
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Helen S. Sent on 09/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best band around

Perfect Communication throughout! Amazing selection (songs). Outstanding in every way! The band were an amazing addition to our day! Our guests absolutely loved it. Thank you all so much!
The band (and Marie who does the organising) were truly lovely people and a pleasure to deal with.
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Amanda H. Sent on 19/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have chosen a better band!

Everyone commented on how great TBR were, even other vendors – Dave the Photo Booth guy was impressed as he was empty during the sets the band did. So happy you guys were available for our wedding, it really did make it super special.” (Statement Lighting - XL Cinema Style Lightbox & Flex Neon sign on copper frame) – “They were a great addition and made for a really good transition for the evening. Set up in the perfect spots without us having to prompt. Look great in our guests’ photos - will forward some on.

We wish we could give more than 5 stars!
Carly
Carly J. Sent on 24/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent from start to finish

I’m so glad we chose Blue Rinse to play at our wedding the set list was perfect, Everyone loved the boy band section! We had so many comments on how good the guys were and what a lovely atmosphere it was. Also we had to postpone our wedding 3 times due to covid and they were really helpful in changing the date
Louise
Louise S. Sent on 10/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing and unforgettable

A superb service from beginning to end. Rescheduled from last year without hesitation. Excellent communication from the fabulous Marie. Every detail noted to make the performance personalised. An unforgettable night of dancing to an amazing band. Thank you so much!”.
Louise Steventon - 2nd August 2021
(Wedding at Bedinghams Farm, Cambridgeshire - 24th July 2021)
Jen
Jen M. Sent on 18/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Bladdy brilliant!

The Band really did make the evening! We have had so many comments from our guests about how ace the band were. Loads of people on the dance floor all evening and into the night! We especially loved our first dance song the band kindly learnt and put their spin on. We appreciate the time and effort of this. Thank you summed up in one word, Phenomenal! Marie was always responded so quickly to our queries and I can’t wait to see them again at my sisters wedding next year!
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