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About

On Hitched.co.uk since 2021

Last update: May 2024

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

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Dance music
Entertainment
DJ
Other

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

What style of music do you offer?

Salsa
Classical
Lounge
Disco
Jazz
Rock
String quartet
Regional
Spanish
Ethnic
Latest hits
Pop
Folk
Other

Type of musical group:

Band
Trio
Quartet
Soloist

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

What's your 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!

Can you 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 travelling?

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!

Served in

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

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Reviews for Blue Lion Band

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
58 reviews
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Kate
Kate S. Sent on 04/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing, worth every penny

The Birmingham blue tlliom team were absolutely amazing!!
We went with the 8 piece jazz band and dj set up and im so glad we did, it's the most talked about thing at our wedding
Mary
Mary K. Sent on 01/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great communication and fantastic music!

It was a pleasure working with Dessie and the band. Very good communication leading up to the day, and the band absolutely rocked on the day! They were very accommodating with our special requests, including the first dance which was cut down from the original.
LS Fred
Ls Fred Sent on 10/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

If you want a full dance floor - BOOK THEM!

We had a magical day for our daughter, Lucy's wedding to Rob, with many memories made.The Blue Lion Band's performance simply added to those special moments that stay with you forever with their brilliant playlist, guests' dance moves (not all good ones, we have to say),singalongs and aching feet the following day - but in a good way. SO: Tom Green, our main point of contact, who made the booking process so easy and was just lovely to deal with; Liam Dunachie, the talented pianist who provided Lucy with a beautiful slowed down version of "I'll be there for you" as her entrance music, which made me cry every time; Nick our DJ, guitarist and vocalist;Tiernan on bass;Mike on sax;Richard on drums;Jacob on keys and Amelia our vocalist, who danced all night and whose vocals never wavered - THANK YOU, you are simply awesome
Tom
Tom Sent on 06/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding band

We recently hired the 6pc Blue Lion Band to play in the evening at our wedding. We’d heard them play before at another friends wedding and enjoyed the night so much we thought we’d get them for ours! They didn’t disappoint.
They performed our first dance song exactly as we’d asked and put on a brilliant set list through the night based on types of music we’d told them we liked (you get a band page online where you can easily add all this information making the experience organising this much easier). Despite the hot weather, the dance floor was filled all night. The lead male singer was particularly good at getting everybody involved and moving round the room and the females vocals were really good, especially when she started belting out a Beyoncé tune. All in all we had a brilliant night and I’d recommend them to anyone looking!
Lucy
Lucy V. Sent on 15/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing band!

I was nervous about booking a band that I hadn't heard play together before but it couldn't have gone any better. All of our guests commented on how great they were, especially the unexpected mashups! I wish we could relive the night all over again just to hear the band again. Thank you so much!
Samuel
Samuel M. Sent on 29/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Band out There!

Blue Lion Band played such a big part of our wedding day! We were completely blown away by the band's performance, both for the drinks reception and in the evening.

I don't think either of us have ever seen such a lively dance floor at a wedding! The band's energy was infectious, and we loved that they brought everyone together.

The booking process and portal really made the whole experience so easy. We highly recommend their services. Best wedding band out there by far!

We're so happy we booked you, you've given us such wonderful memories.
Louisa
Louisa E. Sent on 20/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Wedding Band

Blue Lion band played our wedding in June 2022 after 2 COVID postponements. The band were incredible - the dance floor was packed all night and the energy was fantastic - the band and dancing will be one of my favourite memories of our wedding.
Darren was very attentive and helpful in the planning and had some great suggestions. They also did our ceremony and reception music both of which were excellent, they got exactly the right vibe we were looking for on the day and made sure everything ran smoothly.
We have had loads of comments from guests about how great the band were and we certainly agree.
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Emma B. Sent on 30/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding band!

We were so pleased with our wedding band. They were the band based in Bath/Bristol. The music was great and all our guests were dancing all night long. We had lots of compliments about the band and have had people asking for the name and details of our band. Would 100% recommend
Alice
Alice L. Sent on 25/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Holly
Holly D. Sent on 13/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Sarah
Sarah O. Sent on 11/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t be better

Thanks so much for making our wedding a great party!! The dance floor buzzing from start to end!!
Sophie
Sophie P. Sent on 30/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Joanne
Joanne F. Sent on 29/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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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Cathy Sent on 16/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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Hayley C. Sent on 23/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing band really elevated the day!

Excellent band. All very skilled and added a great touch. Everyone was on the dance floor when they played. Reccomend!
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