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The Blue Rinse

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Price from £1,485

About

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 over 18 years. From sixties hits right the way through to modern favourites, this group can perform your perfect playlist from 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.

Highlights

Services

Ceremony music, dance music, entertainment, dJ, Venue Lighting (Flex Neon Signs on Copper Frames, Wireless LED Uplights, letter lights, cinema lightboxes and bespoke lighting) Piansit hire Acoustic Duo hire

Styles

Disco, rock, latest hits, pop, 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

Band

Served in

Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire

Frequently Asked Questions

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 can book 24 months in advance - on average 12-18 months for Summer and Saturdays and 9-12 months for other periods. Contact us before or definitely once you have chosen your date & venue

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

Experience:

Lots! :-) Over 18 years performing. We are an award winning male 5 piece band and close team, who are dedicated, engaging, create great stage presence and unique with our approach and song selection

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

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

No

Are you able to travel?

Yes, uK

Is there a charge for traveling?

Yes, dependent upon mileage from 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

Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire

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    Jen M. Married on 13/03/2020
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    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!

    The Blue Rinse's reply:

    Thanks Jen !! We still can't believe you guys were our last wedding in 2020 before the wedding lockdown! It was a great night to end on.. temporarily! We'll be back again as soon as we can, be great if you could catch us at one of our shows in the future! Congrats again guys, thanks for having us, we're really glad you enjoyed your first dance too! Marie says thanks and hi too! :)
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    Aimee W. Married on 01/10/2021
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    AMAZING performers and so friendly!

    The guys were absolutely amazing Friday!!! Our first dance was just perfect and throughout the whole night the dance floor was full. Just made our night with how brilliant they were. Had so many people say how great they were! So, THANK YOU, so glad we chose you

    The Blue Rinse's reply:

    Thank you soooo much Aimee! It was great seeing you all have a fab time! Thank you so much for having us at your wedding, we are so pleased have been part of your memories.
    x TBR x,
    All the guys and Marie x
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    Carly J. Married on 09/09/2021
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    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

    The Blue Rinse's reply:

    Hey Carly !! Thank you soooo much for your lovely feedback! We’re so glad we were finally able to perform for you both! We’re so glad you enjoyed it, we think everyone has an inner boy band love 😂, some people try and suppress but we know it’s there 😂!! Please keep the TBR flag flying it would be great to see you again one day at another show!! Thanks again The TBR guys x
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    Louise S. Married on 24/07/2021
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    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)

    The Blue Rinse's reply:

    Hi Louise thank you so much for this fab review, we’re we’re so pleased to be able to perform for you! You guys were amazing !!
    Congratulations again all the guys at TBR x
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    Katie F. Married on 11/08/2020
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    Postponing Perfection

    After having to postpone our wedding, we were so worried we would lose The Blue Rinse as our heart was set on them after seeing them perform at a birthday party! However, we had nothing to worry about - they were amazing and so accommodating!! They couldn't have been more understanding of our awful situation and couldn't have made it any easier. We cannot wait to celebrate with their help this August :)

    The Blue Rinse's reply:

    Thank you so much Katie for your lovely review :-) We're glad we could be of help navigating these strange times and are really looking forward to helping you celebrate at your reception in August in Oxfordshire :-) Thanks again, Marie, Martin & all TBR guys :-)
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    Mr & M. Married on 23/11/2019
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    Perfect Band for the Perfect Wedding xx

    People are still talking about how great the Blue Rinse were - made our evening!!!
    The dance floor was never empty and all band members were great
    Nothing was to much
    Having our name in lights looked fantastic all organised and supplied through The Blue Rinse.
    Would not even bother considering another band if you want a perfect end to your wedding day - player the piano for when I walked down the isle , sang our first dance and ended on our favourite song - could not of been better.

    The Blue Rinse's reply:

    Hi Guys! Thanks so much for taking some time out to place your amazing feedback! We had such a great evening and your guests and venue were fab! Thanks also for hiring the stage letter lights of your name, it looked awesome! Please spread the word, thanks for having us :) Martin, Marie and the Guys x
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    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!

    The Blue Rinse's reply:

    Hey Amanda!! Thanks so much for your amazing words, from musicians too...! It always is great to get positive feedback!!We had such a great night too thanks for having us! Please do come and see us again one day!! Congratulations again once again from us all xTBRx
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    Harriet S. Married on 29/07/2022
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    Excellent, professional and accommodating.

    I saw The Blue Rinse at a wedding in 2019 and knew I had to have them at my own wedding. As I’ve had to move my wedding due to the pandemic, The Blue Rinse were so accommodating, professional and decent about moving it and it was a painless move to our new date. I can’t wait to have them perform at our ceremony next year!

    The Blue Rinse's reply:

    Thank you Harriet for your kind words :-) Now that you've hired our pianist to perform during your ceremony too, we'll look forward to helping you celebrate with throughout your day and well into the night!! Thanks again :-)
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    Michael H. Married on 09/07/2022
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    Blue rinse band

    From my first discussion with Marie and Martin to even after the event, the communication has been fantastic. We had to reschedule 3 times due to COVID, the band were so accommodating and worked with us to rearrange new dates. Nothing was ever too much of a problem for them and their professionalism was second to none.

    The night itself was truly amazing. Listening to them on YouTube does not do the band justice and I can honestly say they were better than some mainstream artists I have seen. It honestly blew me away how good they were.

    If I could give more than 5 stars I would and would persuade anybody who was looking to book a band to only book these.

    You made our day and I forever grateful to you all. Thank you and I hope to see you perform soon.

    The Blue Rinse's reply:

    Wow thank you so much Michael! We’re so happy you had a fab evening! We are really proud to hear such great feedback!! We work really hard to make sure our couples and clients get the best night!! Oh do tell who we are better than 😆! Please do come and see us one day!! Cheers Martin
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    Shannon J. Married on 18/06/2022
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    Unreal vibes!

    Cannot recommend these guys enough.
    We literally had the BEST time ever, they were incredible and made the evening so much fun! Everyone has commented on how amazing they were, they kept everyone on the dance floor all night constantly dancing!
    We cannot thank you enough for making our night so memorable!

    The Blue Rinse's reply:

    Hey Shannon!! Thanks you too much! We're so glad you had a great time! You guys were awesome we had a great night too! Thank you sooo much for having us! Please do come and see us again one day we'd love to see you all again! Congratulations again and thanks TBR x
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    Louise A. Married on 28/05/2022
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    Best wedding band around

    Thank you all so much for making our wedding celebration amazing! You were absolutely brilliant – there wasn’t a moment where the dance floor wasn’t filled. You performed our first dance song so perfectly and really got the party started. We’ve had so many comments form family and friends about how amazing you were! I don’t think anyone that has messaged us hasn’t mentioned you! Thank you also for your card – a very thoughtful touch. Thank you again. We’re still reliving the night through videos.

    Louise & Freddy - 2nd June 2022
    (Wedding celebration at Ferry Hill Farm, Lincolnshire - 28th May 2022)

    The Blue Rinse's reply:

    Thanks so much Louise, we had such a great night with you guys! The dance floor was packed and we love that. Your friends and family were so happy to be with you and the night was great (only 2 years delayed :) ). We take with us Freddy on the house mic at the end with his renditions of various songs, great stuff :) ! We hope to see you again one day. TBR x
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    Paul Married on 21/05/2022
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    Had everyone at the wedding dancing

    Marie was super helpful and shared all the important info so we could make the decisions right for us. Any questions we had were answered quickly. Rob (pianist during ceremony) was super helpful throughout the day. When I asked him to play the entrance music in a certain way, he was more than happy to. He also played all the requested songs beautifully. (Sweets & Treats ‘dry hire’) - So glad we hired this. The guys set these up amazingly and these were really popular in the evening for kids and adults. We hired a ‘MR & MRS’ sign (30cm on top of 60cm surname), and a lot of people commented on How good it looked. Really personalised the set for us and made for great pics. We always knew we wanted a live band for our wedding and after searching various local bands and found “the Blue Rinse’. We’re so glad we did. The guys played our first dance song beautifully and got the whole wedding dancing a having a good time. They absolutely rocked the night and made our wedding a real party.”

    The Blue Rinse's reply:

    Thanks so much Paul we had such a great night with you guys! Thank you so much for having us. We're so happy you had a great time! The weather was fab and your friends and family were great! Oh and thanks for hiring the personalised stage letters it looked really nice perfect for the room! I hope you have a chance to see us again in the future! Thanks and congratulations! Martin, Marie and the TBR Guys x
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    Leanne Married on 07/05/2022
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    Mr & Mrs Kennedy

    Wow wow wow!! Everybody was commenting on how amazing the guys were at our wedding party yesterday. We had an incredible time. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much!!

    Mr & Mrs Kennedy - 8th May 2022
    (Post wedding celebration at The Old Sugar Loaf, Bedfordshire - 9th April 2022)

    The Blue Rinse's reply:

    Hi Leanne
    Thanks so much for your lovely review! Thank you for having us and we're so pleased we finally got to perform for you guys! Please keep out an eye for a Rinse gig in the future, we'd love to see you x
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    Belle Married on 01/05/2022
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    Supportive

    You have been so supportive and flexible with our wedding postponing, especially with the long wait for the registrar confirmation. Ten days before the first lockdown you performed at my sister’s wedding and as that was the last party any of us have attended, we are so happy to have the band perform. The band made such an amazing atmosphere and really made it an event to remember, giving hope for more times like this to come.

    The Blue Rinse's reply:

    Thank you for your lovely message Annabelle! We're so happy we could help you to reschedule and are looking forward to helping you celebrate along with your family (and sister) again next May!
    Thanks again,
    Marie, Martin & all TBR guys :-)

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