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Blue Lion Band

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Price from £1,590

Based in Manchester, England, Blue Lion Band is a music and DJ company that performs at weddings. Founded in 2005, these talented musicians have performed with renowned artists including Ellie Goulding, Kanye West, Tom Jones, and Alicia Keys. They now work to make every event unforgettable, creating and delivering high-energy performances to get the crowd going. They are available to perform at events throughout the United Kingdom.

Services Offered

Blue Lion Band understands that every wedding is different and works with a flexible and customizable band that has 3-15 members. Depending on the size of your event and your vision for your nuptial entertainment, you can choose how many band members to include at your celebration. This talented crew will create a playlist that suits your tastes, from jazz during your cocktail hour to dance music for your reception. Additional genres include, but are not limited to:

  • Rock
  • Dance
  • Pop
  • Funk
  • Jazz
  • Motown
  • Top 40

Highlights

Services

Ceremony music, cocktail/Banquet music, dance music, entertainment, dJ, other

Styles

Salsa, classical, lounge, disco, jazz, rock, string Quartet, regional, spanish, ethnic, latest hits, pop, folk, other

Type

Band, trio, quartet, soloist

Served in

Devon, East Central London, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the wedding package?

The Blue Lions are a premium, customisable 3-15 piece band that specialise in high-energy music for any event – you can tailor your dream band to suit your style and budget! Reach out to get started!

How far in advance should I contact you?

Our calendar tends to fill up quickly so it's best reach out as soon as you have a date in mind to guarantee availability. That said, please don't hesitate to enquire even for last minute bookings

Size of group:

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

Repertoire:

We pride ourselves on knowing just what to play, and when to play it. We want you to love the music! Every song from the start until you drive away together as a married couple can be tailored to you!

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

Our number one priority is pleasing YOU. Just let us know what you want to hear, and, if it’s not already in our repertoire, we’ll work with you to make your night perfect

Experience:

We are full-time professional musicians who perform regularly with some of the best in the UK, touring and recording with artists including Ellie Goulding, Jason Derulo, Mark Knopfler, and more!

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

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

Yes, a meal (to fuel ourselves!), electrical power (to fuel our instruments!), and a covered space on a flat, hard, dry surface to play. We do not require a stage!

Are you able to travel?

Yes, london | Manchester | Exeter | Leeds | Cambridge | Newcastle | Bristol | Birmingham | Liverpool | Southampton | Norwich | Brighton | Sheffield | Cardiff | Italy | Spain | France & All Around The World

Is there a charge for traveling?

Yes

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

Yes

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

With a team

What is the length of time of the act?

Our standard booking is for a five hour call time from the time the band needs to have completed their setup. Within this time, we offer up to 3 x 45-minutes party sets. Reach out to discuss details!

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

We show up prepared!

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 want you to have the time of your life but we appreciate the heads up if you think you’re event will run long. You can discuss extra charges with your producer

What are the forms of payment?

We accept card and check!

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    Matt H. Married on 17/09/2021
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    Simply the best wedding band there is!

    We were one of many couples effected by Covid-19. However, that seems to long ago now after the most perfect of wedding days. A huge part of that was the amazing Blue Lion Band. Dessie was fantastic to to deal with. His positive and knowledgeable approach was perfect. His enthusiasm was infectious.

    We ended up going for a bigger band than expected after attending one of the show cases, but was our own decision, we were not pushed in any way at any time to do so. Dessie listened carefully to what we wanted, and tailored the perfect band for us.

    On the day, the band arrived and set up without us even noticing they were there... and then they started. They were even better than we remembered or could have dreamed about. Every single guest commented that they were the best wedding band they had even seen or heard.

    We love our day, and the Blue Lion Band were a huge part of that!

    Blue Lion Band's reply:

    Hi Matt,

    Wow, we are blown away by your positive words and really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review for us. We are so thrilled that we could be part of your celebrations and making it a great success. Thanks again for having us and we look forward to seeing you again at your friends wedding? :)

    Thanks,
    Dessie - Blue Lion Band
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    Alice L. Married on 04/09/2021
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    A perfect Band!!!

    Blue Lion Band are incredible and were the perfect wedding band!
    A band was really important to us and we enquired with a lot, they were by far the most professional, easy to deal with, helpful band. Dessie is brilliant and their online management system is perfect.
    Brilliant value for money as on the day the band was amazing!!! Cocktail drinks and party music later were so good, including all the songs we said we like. They made our first dance so special and our guests haven’t stopping raving about them.
    I would book them again in a heartbeat and highly recommend.

    Blue Lion Band's reply:

    Hi Alice,
    Thank you for leaving Blue Lion Band a 5* rating and your kind words, it’s truly appreciated and we're so glad you had a great day!
    Like you and your guests, we also had an enjoyable time celebrating with you. Thanks again for having us and we look forward to working with you again in the future.
    Dessie - Blue Lion Band
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    Holly D. Married on 21/08/2021
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    Bloody brilliant!

    The band made our day, they were absolutely fantastic! Lots of our guests were texting us for days after the wedding raving about how good the band were!

    Blue Lion Band's reply:

    Hi Holly,
    It was a "bloody brilliant" celebration indeed. Thank you so much for having us. We had such so much fun and we are so happy that you and your guests enjoyed. Congratulations to you both.
    Thanks,
    Dessie - Blue Lion Band
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    Cathy Married on 14/08/2021
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    Incredible!

    We could not have found a better band! As a musician myself the music for my wedding had to be spot on and it was! A band can really make or break your wedding day and the blue lion band definitely made the day, everyone loved them because they were on point every minute. Friendly, professional, and they got me involved, the dance floor was never empty, they really were amazing. Lots of people took their details and will definitely hire them again.

    Blue Lion Band's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind message. It was our absolute pleasure and I am so happy that you and your audience enjoyed. As you saw, we had an enjoyable time too so thank you so much for having us as part of your celebrations. Congratulations to you both!!
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    Sophie P. Married on 07/08/2021
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    Blue Lion Band are brilliant

    The Blue Lion band experience was superb. Right from the first enquiry, every element of the booking process was well organised and clear and the organiser, Damien, was charming and helpful throughout. We were a bit unsure about booking this type of band, without knowing who would be performing, but need not have worried as they were fantastic and played everything we asked for really well and the dancefloor was packed all evening. HIghly recommended.

    Blue Lion Band's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Sophie. It was an absolute please to work with you, Loofy and Sam. I'm so glad you had a great party, I know all of the musicians enjoyed playing for you and your very welcoming guests. All the very best.
    Damien - Blue Lion Band.
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    Joanne F. Married on 07/08/2021
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    The best band to have at your wedding!

    We could not recommend The Blue Lion Band more. They were absolutely incredible. Tommy was amazing throughout even through x2 postponements and last minute change of plans due to weather, they made it all so seamless that no one even noticed.
    Our dance floor was never empty the whole night, the band played all the big songs throughout the night and even when the live sets were over, the DJ set was just as amazing. We had a lovely surprise when the lead singer started playing the saxophone as well. Bought a whole new sound to the room as well.
    All our guests have commented on the night and since the day how amazing the band were, and our venue are adding the band to their recommended band list for future couples they were so impressed.
    If we ever need a band again for any event, we would definitely use The Blue Lion band without a doubt. We can’t thank them enough for helping to make our day so special and ending our evening reception with such a high.
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    Sarah O. Married on 30/08/2020
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    Couldn’t be better

    Thanks so much for making our wedding a great party!! The dance floor buzzing from start to end!!

    Blue Lion Band's reply:

    Thanks so much for having us Sarah, it was a real pleasure to perform for you all. You guys really know how to throw a party! Congratulations again and all the best for the future.
    Tom - Blue Lion Band
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    George H. Married on 16/05/2020
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    Hire these guys for an unforgettable night !

    We recently had the Blue Lion Band at our wedding. I cannot overstate the supreme quality of their music, their utmost professionalism, their unbelievable value for money, or the incredible atmosphere they provided. I can honestly say that they were the most important single piece of the puzzle that day , and easily the most memorable to our guests. Dessie was the absolutely lovely gentleman we interacted with as our point of contact. We were very tight for time but he never made us feel that we were putting him under pressure. I asked him to help me with a surprise for my wife and her did it gladly. In fact, I was shocked on the day to see that Dessie was an incredible drummer and vocalist, and his performance for our surprise song gave us all goosebumps. We were just so happy with the vocalists and instrumentalists and we will never ever forget these guys. We are very grateful to them and always will be. Hire this band if you want professional but easy going individuals who can really get the party started but also provide whatever atmosphere or vibe you want. You will not regret hiring the Blue Lion Band.

    George and Marina

    Blue Lion Band's reply:

    Hi George and Marina,

    Thank you so much for your kind words and thank you for choosing and trusting us. It was so uplifting to see all of your smiles and positive energy after all the hard times in the world recently. It makes us really happy to know that you are very satisfied with our work.

    Many Thanks,
    Dessie - Blue Lion Band
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    Emily W. Married on 11/09/2021
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    The band was incredible, so pleased we went 8 piece. Nearly 1 month on and people are still asking us who the band were!

    Blue Lion Band's reply:

    Thankyou for your 5* review Emily. It has been a pleasure organising the cocktail music and reception band for your big day. The band had a fantastic time playing for you and we wish you all the best for the future.
    Josh - Blue Lion Band
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    Grace G. Married on 04/09/2021
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    The best band!

    I would recommend Blue Lion Band to anybody, they were absolutely fantastic. From the first song (actually even the sound check!) to the last song the dance floor was packed! They learnt our first dance and a number of other songs we loved and were just brilliant. Everyone was talking about the band, and even people that weren’t at the wedding had heard we had a fantastic band. Thank you!

    Blue Lion Band's reply:

    Congratulations again Mr & Mrs Grant!

    It was an absolute pleasure working with you to plan your evenings entertainment. There is nothing we like to see more than a full dance floor of smiling faces. We had a great time learning your first dance and requests to make your night as personal as possible. Thank you again for having us!
    Josh - Blue Lion Band
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    Amy Married on 06/08/2021
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    Incredible Band!!

    This band were absolutely fantastic. I’m
    not exaggerating when I say the dance floor was full ALL night! They did three sets of 45mins which got better and better. Communication was brilliant throughout the process. We went for a 6 piece band with a sax which I would thoroughly recommend, but there were bigger and smaller options if you prefer. We had so many comments about how fantastic they were, they really
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    Freddie M. Married on 30/07/2021
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    Brilliant band - highly recommended

    The Blue Lion band were absolutely sensational. I couldn't recommend them highly enough. The dance floor was full from start to finish (which is exactly what we wanted) and all of our guests remarked on how good they were. They absolutely nailed our first dance, and spent the rest of the evening smashing the gig. FIVE STARS

    Blue Lion Band's reply:

    Thanks for the lovely feedback Freddie. The band had an absolute ball playing for you and your guests!
    Real pleasure working with you guys on putting on such a memorable day.
    Best of luck for the future from me (Vij) and all the rest of the Blue Lion Band!
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    Rachel H. Married on 15/05/2021
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    No wedding is complete without blue lion band

    Where to begin with Blue Lion Band … the moment I got engaged I knew straight away which band I was going to book at our wedding, they were one of the first suppliers I had booked, after hearing them at my sister in laws wedding it was clear there was no other band!
    Vicky and Adam played at our ceremony and oh my goodness, Vicky’s voice is just out of this world, Adam who was equally as talented played the guitar, the both of them were just amazing and I can’t thank them enough for doing such amazing job to our chosen songs. My husband, who was nervous and didn’t really take much in around him noticed and commented on how amazing they both were. At this point I had such high expectations for the evening and let me tell you, I was not disappointed!
    Vicky, was lead singer, like I said before she was incredible, Adam was on guitar, the occasional guitar solo were insane. Jay on the keyboard particularly stood out to me when playing our first song, which was really special. Jaz, on bass, brought all the music together, gave it the groove. Micro on sax and Ben on trumpet, I did not know I needed this combo until I heard them, definitely worth having as part of the band! Dessie on drums, you can feel the passion he has for music in the way he plays.
    Dessie was who I spoke to when booking Blue Lion Band, it was super easy, all my queries where responded to very quickly and any worries I had were sorted. Thank you to you all, I honestly can’t thank you enough, I had so many compliments on the music, the talent, I especially want to say a big thank you for taking a last minute request for spice girls, we had a lot of happy guests due to this! We never had an empty dance floor when the band played, the vibe was great, music was fantastic, I can’t sing blue lions band’s praises enough!

    Blue Lion Band's reply:

    We do hundreds of weddings across the year and sometimes (more often than not thankfully) we get fabulous clients like yourselves, who make the process so easy for us.
    We absolutely love what we do and it means so much to us that we get it right for you and your guests. So getting feedback like makes it all worthwhile! We are glad we were able to be part of your special day and make some amazing memories that you can cherish always. We also had a great time and were well looked after. Mr & Mrs Weare, we wish you nothing but wedded bliss and hope to see you at future weddings/events of friends and family.
    Dessie - Blue Lon Band
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    Laura M. Married on 01/01/2000
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    you need blue lion band at your wedding!

    We booked blue lion band for our wedding back in March 2020 which unfortunately got postponed due to covid. Anthony couldn't have been more helpful, helping us check availability and letting us move our date.

    we had an online account were we could pop any requests, check our remaining balance and just keep everything in one place which was really handy. we'd been to see the band play at a rehearsal (twice because we enjoyed it so much the first time) and we requested a certain musician which we managed to get on the day and we were super happy and our guests we're totally blown away by the talent that these guys had.

    The band on the night were really professional and friendly and we had so many good reviews from our guests on how good the band were, if we could have had them play for 8 hours we would have!

    I can't recommend blue lion band enough, they really made our wedding day special and the night went down really well with everyone.

    Blue Lion Band's reply:

    Thanks Laura! We had a wonderful time playing for you and your guests and would have gone on all night had we been able to!
    Anthony - Blue Lion Band
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    Kelly Married on 14/10/2018
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    Thank you so much!

    Chris & Blue Lion Band!!! What can we say but WOW!!! We really had the best wedding day ever and you really helped bring the evening to life and turned it in to the party that we had always dreamt of!! The dance floor was always full – thanks to your amazing music, but also you choosing the best songs to do at what points to keep us all going!! Your website that had a page dedicated to us really helped us to tell you what it is we really love and then you ringing to go through it with us made us so excited and we knew we were in safe hands. We have had so many compliments about how amazing you were since our day. You accommodated the needs of the venue and the sound limiter without any issue – we didn’t even notice!! It removed all stress for us. You also made us feel like it was all about us as you were really flexible with the schedule to fit around our sparkler photos outside. We are SO pleased that we not only booked you, but we upgraded to the 6 piece! We will make sure we come and see you at rehearsals again soon! Lots of Love, Mr & Mrs Wynn xxxx

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