Thanks for stopping by our profile on Hitched! Looking for a band is a really difficult choice and there are lots of options...we try to keep it simple by offering you everything that you need all in one package.
But first here are three of our latest reviews from our Facebook page. They are 100% genuine, in fact why not head to our Facebook page to see more reviews, news and live action!
The Spectrum is a fantastic band, who totally rocked! We were looking for a band who understands that music and 'the party' is a huge aspect of a wedding and we weren't disappointed. From the first interactions with James we knew we were in sync. We WhatsApp'd a lot in the lead up and also FaceTimed to go through the flow from our first dance, to a mini set, to the DJ, to the main set and talk about our choices of music. The band understood the technical requirements from our venue and were able to take that responsibility from us, working with them directly which was a huge help. They are not only professional, friendly, understanding, calming and timely, they know how to rock your party! Thanks Spectrum, memories for life.
Katy & David
You performed at our wedding in Chester on February 15th 2020 and we have recently gotten our photographs back, so I thought I would drop you an email to finally say thank you. Neither of us have Facebook or any other social media, but please feel free to use this if you would like to.
Matthew and I had spoken for a long time about wanting a band at our wedding. We've been to a lot of weddings and the best ones always have live music, but then we were tasked with finding a band who would fit the bill. From the very first contact made, you were professional and made the whole process easy and manageable. The fact that you learnt my favourite song for our first dance is genuinely something I will never forget. The dancefloor never emptied and only got busier and busier as you continued to play and our guests were so complimentary of you and your music. You created the perfect party atmosphere, which is exactly what we wanted! Due to lockdown, the wedding seems even more special given that we haven't been able to see most of our guests since the wedding, and so we just wanted to say a massive thank you for giving us and our guests a wedding reception to remember and cherish forever. Thank you again, Lauren and Matthew xx
Well...what can we say....AMAZING!!! From start to finish the dance floor was never empty! Lindsay & Michael
It's a night i will never forget. Thank you so much Xxxx Rachel & Neil
Massive massive THANK YOU to the band for the set they played at our wedding on May 26th! The reviews tell you everything you need to know about this band. We booked them based on what we'd read on here and made 100% the right decision. James & Louise
The Spectrum are quickly becoming one of the most popular wedding bands in the country. With a set list of songs that everyone loves to party to, The Spectrum understand how important your special day is and create sets around your requests and favourite bands.
Please head to our website and see some new live footage from a 'Hitched' couple. Just go to our video page.
We are based in the West Midlands but travel UK wide playing only the best in pop, rock and indie songs for weddings. With professional musicians who have played with international stars and top touring artists.
.....Thank you for keeping the dance floor alive and for a perfect evening x
(Mr and Mrs passmore June 2017)
We had The Spectrum play at our wedding a few weeks ago and they were fab!! We already had high hopes from watching their footage, but they were even better live! Just perfect.Super fun and friendly guys too - just the people you want to have as part of your wedding. James' communication before hand was great too. - Jamie-leigh
We now come complete with our DJ service included with every booking at no extra cost. This is not a cheesy disco, and you can have complete control of his playlist if you want to!
We have many years of experience playing at weddings, enabling us to provide a complete music service which gives you a professional DJ, sound engineer and full band. Using the same equipment to minimise on space! This gives you and your guests a complete nights entertainment, with the excitement of a live band.
.....Simply amazing. It's been a month since our wedding and our guests from all over the world keep talking about you. Awesome music and very accommodating band. Highly recommended. Pete & Hayley Gass - June 2017
The thing that sets us apart from many other function bands is the quality of our performance and live sound, as well as the chemistry that we bring to the stage at every wedding - sometimes even spilling out onto the dancefloor!
We work closely with every couple to ensure that everything runs smoothly and with years of experience in playing for weddings we understand how to make your reception rock! We listen to our couples, ask what your favourite bands are and build a set just for your wedding!
Our extensive setlist caters for all ages including classic tunes from The Beatles and The Jam through to The Killers and Kings of Leon. You can be absolutely sure that guests of all ages - from grunge kids to granny - will be up dancing and singing all night!
We come with a complete top specification PA and lighting system supplied by a separate company to ensure you have only the best for your wedding. The DJ will be on hand to take requests or have your specific playlist ready to go so you can party the night away! (Please note this is not a member of the band!)
I cannot recommend these guys highly enough. So professional and had everyone dancing all night!! We had so many people comment on how great the band were!! Steph & Dean Lyness
Please visit our website to hear audio samples and see us in action at weddings!
If you have any questions or require further information then please just get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.
Our testimonials reflect the relationships we build with our couples, and we feel this is such an important part of your day.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is your starting price?
Our price starts from £1000. Please contact us for an accurate cost depending on travel time to your wedding reception.
What services do you offer?
We offer a fully live four piece band with engineered sound and a full DJ service. We always come with a top specification PA & lighting setup. We can also play a 'live lounge' style set during your drinks reception or meal.
What is included in the wedding package?
We usually arrive between 5 - 6pm and supply a mixture of live music and DJ. We bring everything with us like a top specification PA with lighting for the band and your dancefloor. As well as a DJ you also get a sound engineer to mix the band whilst they play live giving you and your guests the best possible mix of sound. (A band has very little idea what they sound like out front whilst they play!)
How far in advance should I contact you?
Saturdays are our busiest days and can get booked up to 2 years in advance. Our current furthest booking is 2022! We always recommend not leaving it too late. (Especially if this is the job that the groom is given!!!)
What style of music do you offer?
You can take a look at our playlist to see what we play. We have created a songlist that works really well for weddings where there is such a diverse range of ages. You will only hear popular songs that everyone will want to sing, dance and enjoy partying to!
Type of musical group:
A four piece rock, pop and indie band. All professional musicians who love to rock weddings!
Size of musical group:
A four piece live band plus DJ. You can add a three piece horn section if you want to make an even bigger impact!
A large range of songs from the last 60 years!
Is it possible to request something that is not in the repertoire?
Yes of course! We love to learn first dances or a song that you just have to hear if it''s not in our current repertoire. We also get in contact with you to see which songs you really have to have from our setlist and then we create a set around these choices. Remember our DJ is there too and they can play all your choices or you can leave them to it!
We have been rocking weddings for the last 6 years! As musicians we have years of experience and have played on TV, radio and many live gigs.
Do you have your own equipment?
We bring with us high quality professional equipment plus backups just in-case anything goes wrong. All sound and lighting is provided in fact all you need to do is point us in the direction of our performance area and make sure we have some power!
Are you able to travel?
We travel all over the country. We can travel all over the world!
Is there a charge for travelling?
We are based in The Midlands but travel all over the UK. The best way to get an accurate cost is to supply us your reception postcode when you send us an enquiry.
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
No, we only play one wedding per day.
Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
We work with a professional event and PA team to give you the best possible sound and lighting. If you want more information about them head to Chamberlain events.
What is the length of time of the act?
We usually play around 2 hours of live music, depending on the timings of your wedding. The DJ plays at all other times. Each wedding has slightly different timings and we work with you to ensure a smooth flow of music during the evening.
How much time do you need to prepare for an act?
We require a minimum of one hour to setup and soundcheck so we can provide your entertainment!
Do you charge per hour or per event?
If needed, would you be able to work extra hours
You can add an extra 30 minutes live music for £200 and the DJ can continue per hour up to 3am for an extra cost of £100 per hour.
How do you charge for extra time?
It's not normally needed as 2 hours live music is plenty but see above!
What are the forms of payment?
Bank transfer or cheque/cash are acceptable.
Can you learn our first dance?
We love to play for the bride & grooms first dance. It is such a special thing! We don't charge extra for this and so long as it suits a four piece band then we will rehearse it and get it ready for your reception.
Is it safe to book direct rather than an agency?
When booking with us you will receive a contract which both parties sign. This is a legal document and gives you exactly the same protection as booking through an agency. You will have contact numbers and you can even setup a meeting with us to go over planning, times and songs beforehand.
Can we come and see you play live?
This is probably the most frequently asked question we get and one that can sound a little strange when we answer it! Not really no! Ok so at this point you might just book the band down the pub you saw last week but......! We only play closed private events like private parties, corporate events, military balls and most importantly lots of weddings like yours! We would never invite prospective couples to a wedding to 'pop their head in' or to stand at the back of the room. We value our clients privacy and the fact that your wedding day is a special day, not a shop window. The way we give our couples the chance to see us is by the live videos we upload to our media pages like Facebook etc. These are always 100% live and never dubbed or altered. We are proud that we show the band and the dancefloor like this and even though it's usually from an iPhone we prefer that to some edited video with a recorded track over it. You can also see videos of us playing at other events mentioned above!
Will it be the same four band members?
Shhh...this is an industry secret that many bands don't tell you!......You get lots of bands these days that are made up of random band members. These bands are run by a manager that fills the date then sees who is available for your wedding date. This means that for lots of weddings your band might not have played together before! With The Spectrum you get the same four guys band members that have played together for years giving you a better musical experience! (If anyone is ill we all have 'deps' ready to step in who have rehearsed with us and are ready to go!)
Reviews for The Spectrum
Recommended by 100% of couples
· Married on 01/01/2012
The Spectrum are a great group of guys. Really helpful in the crazy few weeks before the date and then at our reception setting up quickly then getting involved with all our family & guests chatting. I would not hesitate in recommending the band to anyone wanting a band who can play live and get you & your guests dancing like crazy! Thank you guys and thanks so much for the congratulations card which we you had left us after the reception party. A really nice touch and it really meant a lot. XSent on 10/09/2014
Kelly Ormston · Getting married on 21/11/2020
Best band ever!
Finally getting around to writing our thank you's and reviews from our wedding day which was made even more special by the fab suppliers we chose. Mainly here on Hitched!Sent on 01/02/2020
My husband & I spent a long time researching every aspect of our big day and wanted to get everything right. As we all do?!!
Our initial contact with the band was very good, fast replies with email/text and our questions were answered fully. It's clear that the band know what they're doing and my husband was impressed with their videos from actual weddings - something which we couldn't find in many places. (My hubby used to play in a band so knows what to look/listen for!)
After we booked James was still really good at replying, even though our day was over 18months away and we always felt like a priority. In the run-up to the big day we spoke over Skype and decided timings/songs and again James was mega helpful.
The actual reception was just brilliant. All our guests loved them and it was amazing to see the youngest to oldest guests dancing away. It all just worked really well and it's obvious that they know how to play for weddings!
The DJ part was equally as good and again my husband was impressed.
We are so happy we chose The Spectrum for our big day and would recommend them for everyone who wants a really good party!
Kelly & Dave X
Hillary Wark · Married on 14/12/2019
We loved The Spectrum!
We booked The Spectrum after watching there videos and reading reviews about them on Hitched.Sent on 31/01/2020
A little Facebook searching also helped us choose them and realised they were just what we wanted - a band that had fun!
James was really helpful when we booked and we even met up with him beforehand to go over our requests and timings. He like the band to get everything spot on during the reception and everyone loved them.
I can't tell you how much fun we both had and I know that some of our friends are already booking them up for parties and other weddings!
Thanks The Spectrum for rocking our wedding! We loved you! X