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On Hitched.co.uk since 2021

Last update: February 2024

The Spectrum is a Wedding band based in the Midlands, but travel all over the UK.

With hundreds of happy Hitched couples, The Spectrum has kept literally thousands of guests partying all night!

PROUD TO BE IN THE TOP 10 OF HITCHED TOP WEDDING BANDS!

WINNER OF BEST MUSIC & DJ'S 2022 - 2023 - 2024!

Ok, so let's talk about your wedding reception. You want it to be fun, lively and full of songs that everyone will know.

We get to know our couples so that we create a wedding reception playlist that all your family and guests will talk about for years to come!

Our reviews reflect the fact that we understand our couples and, most importantly, party hard. You bring the guests, we bring the party.

Available to travel across the UK, The Spectrum is a high-energy wedding band based in the West Midlands of England. The band boasts many years of experience playing at weddings, enabling them to provide a complete music service. Playing only the best in pop, rock and indie songs for weddings, these professional musicians have played with international stars and top touring artists.

Services Offered

  • Live Band Sets of 2 x 45 / 2 x 60 / 1 x 90 minutes
  • First dance played live*
  • Totally self-contained
  • Personalised setlists
  • Excellent feedback & reviews
  • DJ Services

*So long as it's suitable for a four-piece male band.

The Spectrum aims to provide clients with more than just a service and hopes to gift them with an unforgettable experience. This band boasts a high-quality performance, live sound, and undeniable chemistry on stage. These musicians work closely with every couple to ensure that everything runs smoothly and will put together a playlist that reflects their unique personalities.

Their extensive setlist caters for all ages, including classic tunes from The Beatles and The Jam through to The Killers, Walk The Moon and The Weeknd. They will provide a complete top-specification PA and lighting system to ensure you have only the best for your wedding. You will always have a pre-mixed DJ playlist in between the band's live sets, or you can have the option of a live DJ who will be on hand to take requests or have your specific playlist ready to go so you can focus on enjoying your event.

Read their Hitched reviews to hear how The Spectrum love to make every wedding they play one to remember.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Dance music
Entertainment
DJ

What is included in the wedding package?

Our most popular wedding package is for the evening entertainment with the band arriving at 6pm to setup and giving you music until midnight. Mixing live band sets with premixed DJ or live DJ

How far in advance should I contact you?

Our diary can go as far in the future as you need it too! Weddings often get booked up to 3 years in advance and as we only play one per day then please get in touch as soon as possible

What style of music do you offer?

Rock
Latest hits
Pop

Type of musical group:

DJ
Band
Quartet

Size of group:

Medium (4 - 6 musicians)

Repertoire:

We want to see all your guests on the dance floor so we play the best tracks from the classics to chart hits! See our full songlist on our website here -https://www.thespectrum.org.uk/about-songs

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

Yes of course! We love to learn songs that mean a lot to you and so long as it's suitable for a party then we would love to include it in our set so long as it suits a four piece live band

What's your experience?

We have lots of experience in weddings and events of all sizes. As a band we have been playing together for 10 years. You also get the same four guys that you see in our media!

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

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

Yes, outdoor/marquee/tipi we need a hard surface to perform on

Can you travel?

Yes, we travel all over the UK. Our cost includes travel up to 2 hours. See below!

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, please get in contact for your personalised quotation. We generally charge £100 per hour of travel after 2 hours from our base in The Midlands

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

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

Alone

What is the length of time of the act?

We usually arrive at 6pm for a reception and finish at midnight but later times are available. We usually play 2 x 45 minute sets but this can be increased to 3 x 40 minutes

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

Our setup time is around an hour assuming good access to our performance space

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?

Dj costs of £150 per hour after midnight. An extra 30 minutes of live band is £400

What are the forms of payment?

You can pay via internet banking, cash or advance cheque

Served in

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire and Worcestershire

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100% Recommended by couples

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98 reviews
Fleur
Fleur E. Sent on 06/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The spectrum rocked our wedding

The best wedding band, look no further, the spectrum are amazing, they rocked our wedding, everyone was on the dancefloor the whole night, thankyou for rocking our night. James has a amazing singing voice, loved our 1st dance of Grow Old With Me, definitely 10 star rating.⭐
Rachel
Rachel B. Sent on 12/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Versatile band with numerous dance floor fillers

We searched high and low for a 'one size fits all' band that could entertain everyone aged 8 to 80! Most bands we came across had a restricted set list which simply didn't meet our varied requirements. Step forward The Spectrum! They boast an incredible song list with all manner of genres - music through the decades with both cheesy and cooler options - ensuring the dance floor was buzzing all night long.

On the day, as often happens, the timeline didn’t quite go to plan and this caused a slight issue as our venue had a curfew for live music. No problem for The Spectrum; James sought me out before I could even think about it and offered an alternative plan which made the most of our time and indeed the band. During the set The Spectrum were flexible too, being very responsive to requests and suggestions.

A fantastic bonus was how professional, friendly and adaptable The Spectrum are. Frontman James was incredibly responsive to emails and set up a video call to get a feel for who we are and what, specifically, we were looking for - they didn’t disappoint! In addition to the evening set, we also enjoyed a great acoustic session during our drinks ceremony and a fantastic DJ who kept things pumping around the live set - all curtesy of The Spectrum (it so much easier - and less stressful! - to have one band do everything!)

What we loved most about The Spectrum was that they are a bunch of friendly, down to earth guys who clearly love what they do - and deliver without pretension (no delusions of grandeur here!) If you are looking for a fun and professional band that easily light up the dance floor, we could not recommend The Spectrum highly enough. Go check out their song list; you’ll be glad you did!

Thank you so much to The Spectrum - you surpassed our expectations and were a huge contribution to the great success and enjoyment of our wedding - for both us, and for our guests.
Bethany
Bethany P. Sent on 29/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great wedding band!

The Spectrum played at our wedding reception and they were amazing! They took the time to learn an acoustic version of our first dance and played a variety of music in the live and DJ sets that was suited to our tastes after we told them who our favourite bands were. They were so good at getting people up on the dance floor and were great at interacting with the crowd! We had the best time partying with you guys - thank you so much!
Rebecca
Becky Sent on 29/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Book them!

The Spectrum played at our wedding reception and they were absolutely amazing. They played an awesome array of songs and sounded incredible, especially our first dance. We had so many comments that they were the best wedding band that people had heard!! Thank you James and The Spectrum for rocking our wedding!
Nicola
Nicola B. Sent on 25/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding band

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the Spectrum, they were brilliant all the way through, from booking to the day itself. Amazing communication and a pleasure to deal with. They performed our first dance which was amazing and incorporated our favourite songs within their sets. We had loads of great feedback from our guests and they definitely got the party rocking! Thanks for everything guys we bloody loved it!! Mr and Mrs Howe x
Rebecca
Rebecca B. Sent on 21/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Spectrum brings the party!!

James and The Spectrum Band rocked our wedding and moved heaven and earth to make sure we had the perfect wedding day.

James is absolutely fantastic; during the planning phase, he would always get back to any questions I asked quickly, and really took the time to understand our needs for our wedding. He even co-ordinated with all our other suppliers to make sure everything went as smoothly as possible!

Nothing was too much of an ask for him; the band happily learnt our first dance song, and were attentive to our venue's slightly tricky layout, sound limiters, and our complex schedule. We set out exactly the type of music we'd like, the music to avoid, whether the DJ would take requests, and The Spectrum exceeded all our expectations.

They kept the dancefloor packed for the whole night, and our guests regularly complimented both the band and the DJ on their quality and range. I don't think I can think of a single guest that didn't party until the early hours with us, all thanks to The Spectrum.

To James, thank you so much for partying with us at our wedding; we had the most fantastic reception! And to anyone else considering hiring The Spectrum, they are nothing less than fantastic; I'd recommend them in a heartbeat!
Maddy
Maddy G. Sent on 21/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Spectrum MADE our Wedding!

We welcomed The Spectrum to play for our wedding and they were AMAZING!
Having live music from these guys really exceeded my (already high!) expectations - everyone was on the dance floor living their best life and told us how much they loved the band.
Also, they were great to work with in terms of getting to know us, putting together a banging playlist that took into account our top songs, and smashing a request.
We loved every moment they played and it really did make our wedding day extra special for us and our guests.
Maddy
Katie
Katie P. Sent on 24/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding band

From start to finish the spectrum have been amazing! Super easy going and accommodating, the night was just magical and there was never an empty dance floor! We’ve had so many comments since on how fabulous they were! Definitely recommend!
Jodie
Jodie P. Sent on 09/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing - 10/10

The dance floor was full ALL night at our wedding and we were a New Year’s Eve wedding so it was a long night!! A band can make or break your wedding and The Spectrum definitely made it. Highly recommend!
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Lily T. Sent on 25/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our dance floor was never empty!

For our wedding we wanted a band that played music that was to our taste rather than just generic wedding songs. When I found The Spectrum (after hours of listening to other bands murder a cover of Uptown Funk) they were exactly what we wanted! Being able to listen to some of their live samples on the website was reassuring they would actually be good on the day but they exceeded expectations and were absolutely fantastic! We recieved great reviews from our guests and we all partied on right until the end. They also provided a DJ service which was excellent, the dance floor was never empty and I recently found out my Mother-in-law had been sneaking in requests!
I 100% recommend these guys to play at your event! Especially if you want a good variety of music, they have everything covered!
Rachael
Rachael H. Sent on 07/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Kept the party flowing!

Had the pleasure of having The Spectrum perform on the evening of our wedding day. In the build up to the wedding James was in touch to ensure first dance and any requests were sorted, as well as timings etc for the day. All very organised and easy which helps when there's so many things to sort!
On the day itself, with being super busy having the time of our lives, I barely noticed the band show up and set up! But suddenly the party really began when the tunes started playing! The guys were very flexible, even performing a song requested by some fellow guests on the night...Gay Bar! The band also did a mix for us for a small flash mob style dance which was perfect and the guests loved, as did we! Overall, super band, kept the party well and truly going, easy to liaise with and highly recommend!
Thank you James and The Spectrum!
Rach and Toni x
Lisa
Lisa S. Sent on 31/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing, can not recommend highly enough!

Look no further for your wedding entertainment, these guys were just fantastic from the first contact to the last song, nothing was too much trouble, we all danced all night, they are just awesome! The band even learnt a song written by my stepson to be so that he could sing it alongside them for our first dance. James was exceptional with his communication, enthusiasm and professionalism, I would give them way more stars if it were possible! Thanks again guys you absolutely made our day!!
Jacky
Jacky T. Sent on 10/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible

The Spectrum were absolutely incredible.

The booking process was really easy and communication all the way through was great, with responses generally provided within a day.

Their range of music was right up our street, but varied enough to ensure everyone at the wedding was catered for. They designed the perfect set list and the dance floor was full for the whole night.

I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting a fun, energetic wedding band that will have people dancing all night!
John
Laura Sent on 08/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing!! Highly Recommend

We had The Spectrum perform at our wedding July 2021

The were utterly professional in the lead up - always answering our questions promptly, let us choose set lists and learned our first dance song

On the day they arrived early and set up quickly and quietly

They played 2 sets with a DJ in between them.
The whole night they fantastic. They were very skilled and were fantastic at crowd interactions .The perfect band for getting everyone on the dancefloor going wild!

Would highly recommend. Our guests said they were the best wedding band they had seen and we completely agree
Shirley
Shirley A. Sent on 21/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

You wont be disappointed

The Spectrum played at my daughters wedding in Sept 2018 in Hampshire, It was honestly the best decision we made, the dance floor was packed all night, their playlist was spot on, and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
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