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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Recent WINNERS of The North of England Wedding Awards 2023 for best Live Music.

The Crescendos are an independent team of wedding music and entertainment professionals based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Their experienced musicians and DJs create fun, interactive musical experiences the whole family can enjoy. Even the inexperienced dancers in your wedding party will find themselves joining in and singing along.

Services Offered

The Crescendos believe that your special day deserves nothing less than the very best entertainment that Yorkshire can provide. Whether you're looking for pop and rock, soul and Motown, dance classics, or a choir and string quartet, their team has you covered. Their booking process is straightforward, so you can expect to receive a confirmation within minutes. Contact them today to schedule a call to see if they're a good fit. They look forward to speaking with you soon.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Dance music

What is included in the wedding package?

You can choose anything from a DJ to a 14 piece luxury showband. We have popular packages on our website but we often build custom packages

How far in advance should I contact you?

Typically couples book entertainment 12 - 18 months in advance. Occasionally some of our acts are available at shorter notice

What style of music do you offer?

String quartet
Latest hits
Other (Our couples love the mix of Pop, Rock, Indie, Soul and Motown)

Type of musical group:


Size of group:

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


We have a huge amount of songs from 60s to present day depending which band and based on what you are wanting. The most popular genres we play are... . Pop . Rock/Indie . Soul/Motown . Disco . Dance

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

With the band, we have many songs that are rehearsed, tried and tested. If a song you want isn't on our list we may charge for the musician's time for learning and rehearsal

What's your experience?

Our team are full-time professional musicians, which means we put our time into planning for perfecting your big day. With 10 years of experience, you can relax knowing your Wedding is in safe hands

Do you have your own equipment?


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

Yes, a dry environment due to electrical equipment. If outdoor we need stage shelter

Can you travel?

Yes, we are happy to travel anywhere in the UK, we are based in West Yorkshire

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, this depends on the specific musicians/band line up chosen. We base this on each individual enquiry

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?

This depends on what DJ/Musician/Band line up you choose. However, many couples choose x2 45 minute sets and a DJ will perform 7pm until midnight

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

Again, this depends on which line up. As as example, a DJ with a basic setup can set up in 30 minutes. Our 4 piece band in 90 minutes or our 7 piece band would ideally be 120 minutes

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?

This depends on the DJ/Musician/Band chosen

What are the forms of payment?

Payment link for deposit and payment link for the final balance to be cleared before the event date. A really easy and secure process

Served in

Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire

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Kerry Barker
Kerry B. Sent on 22/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Ultimate Best

James and the Crescendos.. What can we say!!

You brought the vibe, the dance, the togetherness on the dance floor, the sleek and pitch perfect vocals from Laura to the outstanding performance on the drum, base and guitar with lights everything else in-between
You guys were something else and i alway knew getting our wedding party going would see an encore!

You got us, from the moment we made contact with you, we knew then the decision we made to invite you to play at our wedding for you to accept was your BEST DECISION! And massively ours too!

Thank you Thank you Thank you 🧡💙💙💙 You brought the magic and atmosphere to the wedding we dreamt of but added that something more

You have a special place with us now when we remember ‘oh what a night’ Our Forever day x

Kerry & Bradley
Mr & Mrs Barker 💙🧡
Irina I. Sent on 14/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect! Amazing service

James was beyond reproach! From the initial telephone consultation, to the day itself there was nothing that was too much trouble for James. He took the time to help create the perfect music list, took requests, and made sure he adapted the playlist all night so that the dancefloor was always full. If I ever get married again, he will definitely be the DJ again!! haha
Steven I. Sent on 27/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Sublime performance, absolutely recommend

To be quite frank…unequivocally superb. From start to finish highly engaged manager who listened to every detail and also provided innovative solutions to his Client. The live set delivered in spades with quests enjoying the guys audible guitar pleasures. This team simply ooze potential and it’s clear they delight in the mastery of their deep musical talents. Would vehemently recommend to anyone based on engagement, sublime guitar riffs, range and choice and also value for money. This really capped
Off a highly successful wedding event with many asking me for their contact details. A very nice group of young gents to boot.


Steve and Jenny
Rachel P. Sent on 01/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most incredible wedding band you could wish for!

There are no words to describe how incredible The Crescendos were from Wedding Bands for Hire. They made my last minute wedding dream of a karaoke hour come true, performed two amazing energetic band sets that had everyone on their feet, did a surprise DJ and sax section and then DJ until the end of the night. Communication was amazing from start to finish and they really did make our day so special.
Jessica P. Sent on 30/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Utterly fantastic from start to finish

We found James online and he was fabulous, so easy to talk to, very reliabl, so down to earth and made our wedding the most incredible wedding ever, the music was amazing and everyone loved it , the wedding was wild and the music made it even better! James understood the assignment extremely well and I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone else! Wish we could do it all over again!!
Mandy O. Sent on 18/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great DJ & Sax

Great service from the very beginning. James always called on time, they arrived on the day promptly, dressed accordingly. Ben on sax is excellent, so many of our guests commented. Ben even learned a very special song that we had requested. We would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking for a band / DJ /Sax.
Nicola R. Sent on 28/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic band - you need to book them!

We're so glad we booked The Crescendos for our evening reception. Their sound is top quality and have a huge repertoire list to choose from. They even learnt a new song especially for our first dance. Not only did we love the band but our guests did too. The dance floor was never empty! Communication from James (drummer and manager) was excellent. We honestly can't recommend this band enough - if you're considering booking, just do it!
Rosie G. Sent on 13/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fantastic

We hired The Crescendos for our wedding and from start to finish it was fantastic. Becca organised everything and kept in touch on a regular basis, she sent us a set list (which was ace!), spoke with the venue to organise everything and kept us updated with times the band would arrive.
They were on time, set up and ready to go exactly to schedule. We had Laura singing with a 3 piece band and they were amazing.
Teenage Dirtbag and 7 nation army were our favourites.
Don't hesitate to book, you will NOT be disappointed.
Amy G. Sent on 26/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Made our night, incredible

Wow! We booked The Crescendos for our wedding and they blew the roof off! Absolutely outstanding. We could not fault them. Incredible musicians and fantastic vocals. The dance floor was packed all night long. The songs they sing are perfect for a crowd. Everyone at your wedding will know a song and have the chance to dance the night away. I would book them again in a heartbeat. Thank you for being so brilliant, you made our night.
Sarah F. Sent on 11/07/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing from start to finish!

I can’t recommend this band enough! They absolutely made our wedding, and James is a pleasure to deal with. So helpful, friendly, and accommodating. Book them as you will not regret it.
Christopher H. Sent on 24/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Made Our Wedding

The Crescendos were absolutely brilliant at our wedding. The set list was great as was the DJ section. It helped maintain a party atmosphere from the moment they started to the end of the night. Special thanks to James for working with us to make sure everything went smoothly. Top class!
Hannah S. Sent on 11/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

So much fun!!

James & Ben came to our marquee wedding in May as a DJ/sax combo! We could not recommend them enough, we had a phonecall with James pre-wedding to discuss the type of music/songs we like and they provided exactly what we wanted! Everyone was on the dance floor from the very beginning, loving the songs and the sax went down a treat! They played any requests any guests had and we still now (a week later) get comments on how good the music was!!
David H. Sent on 16/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish!

Played at our Wedding on 05/05/23. Absolutely fantastic from start to finish! James contacted us before the big day to discuss our music choices for both the live and dj sets. The guys were just great; professional, but created such a fun and happy atmosphere. Everyone absolutely loved them and have said how brilliant they were. Certainly made our evening reception even more amazing and we are so grateful! Thanks so much guys, especially James. We would definitely recommend The Crescendos for any Wedding/ Party! Awesome!
Love Sam & David x
Victoria F. Sent on 12/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fantastic, made our day

I cant thank you guys enough or recommend you enough. What an amazing set. Everyone was up dancing and singing. You guys played lots of different era's of music, which everyone knew. You made our night very special and we didnt want it to end. The sax was incredible and so was the DJ. The contact was great before hand as well, we had a good convo about what we wanted and you guys absolutely delivered. Hope to see you soon at one of your gigs. Thank you so much for everything from Vic, Alex and all our guests.
Katie C. Sent on 22/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing party band

Our band unfortunately had to cancel just two weeks before our wedding. A friend pointed us towards Jeremy’s Bar who have bands on. They put us in touch with James who runs the music there. He informed us that most of the musicians in his own band were already booked. However, he offered to put together a band by combining musicians he had worked with in the past. We told him our requirements, and he was able to assemble a band that matched our needs perfectly - both in terms of the type of music and the instruments played. He showed us demos of the singer and assured us that the rest of the band would be equally good. We trusted him, and they exceeded our expectations.

We were able to choose all the songs we wanted, and on the night of the Wedding, one of my bridesmaids surprised me by singing a Tina Turner song with the band. They were a pleasure to have there, very polite and professional. The dance floor was never empty.

James put my worried mind at ease with fast responses. Clearly, he cares about his clients, gives attention to detail and goes the extra mile to deliver what is needed to create a successful wedding.

Katie and Andrew
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