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OLD SKOOL are a professional party band based in Essex that offers a unique experience to take you back to your youth!
Our band, complete with a horn section and fronted by an experienced female vocalist, have years of experience playing at weddings and would love to be part of your special day, too!
We specialise in playing the best Motown, Soul, Disco & RnB songs from the 1960s up to the present day. Check out all of our packages to see sample set lists. We can provide our full band with the horn section or maybe a smaller version of our band if space is tight. We can even bring our DJ booth so that you don't have to deal with extra suppliers.
Our acoustic duo is also available to perform at your ceremony and/or drinks reception as a stand-alone or additional package.
Give us a call or send us a message to see how we can help make your wedding that little bit more special, whether it be learning a meaningful song for your first dance as bride & groom or getting us to dress up in full 80s costume! Our live band will guarantee a spectacular show, wow your guests & get everyone on the dance floor!

OLD SKOOL, a professional party band in Essex, offers a one-of-a-kind experience that transports you back to your youth! Based in Colchester, our band, featuring a horn section and led by an experienced female vocalist, is well-versed in delivering memorable performances at weddings.

  • Woman-owned
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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?

We have different packages available to suit everyone. Different sized bands, playing at different points of your day and various add-on packages such as our DJ package. We'll provide what you need!

How far in advance should I contact you?

As soon as you have decided your date and booked your venue then it's best to get in touch to secure your date and ensure we are available

What style of music do you offer?

Latest hits
Other (Motown, Soul, RnB, Club Classics, Hip Hop)

Type of musical group:


Size of group:

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


You can find lists of songs that we cover on our website and we are always adding more. From Motown and Soul to Club Classics and RnB, we have something for everyone!

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

Of course! It's always worth checking as we might already know a particular song you want but we are always happy to learn new songs. We'll definitely learn your first dance for you too!

What's your experience?

We have years of experience, in both our band and as individual musicians. We've played at some amazing venues for some lovely couples. We're always happy to advise and guide if needed

Do you have your own equipment?


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

Yes, electric and cover if we're outside. We also need a space to perform!

Can you travel?

Yes, across the whole UK

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, it depends where you are and whether we need to book accommodation etc. Get in touch for a quote

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?

Our set times depend on when in the day you want us to play and exactly what you want for your wedding day. However, our basic band package usually consists of 2x1 hour sets in the evening

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

If you're hiring the full band then we require 2 hours to set up with a small amount of time to sound check before we perform. We can set up whilst other things are going on though

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?

We normally sort all times out with you prior to your day but if you're party is in full swing and you don't want us to stop then we are happy to negotiate with you on the day to play an extra set

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer
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Do you have any questions?

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