Choosing Bands and Musicians to Hire for Your Wedding

It’s the biggest day of your life. Friends and family from all over the world are here for your special day. The cake’s perfect, the flowers are perfect, all you need now is the perfect soundtrack. Luckily enough, you have come to Fantasia Music and we have an unparalleled selection of musicians and bands to hire for your wedding.

We’ve divided just a few of the available bands and musicians into styles for weddings and wedding receptions or parties. If you’re interested in finding out more about a particular band or musician then use the search function.

Formal

For a touch of class and formality to your wedding, Fantasia Music has an array of professional musicians, each a master of their chosen instrument. For traditional harpists, string quartets and other ensembles, head to our classical section where you’ll find talents such as harpist Camilla Pay or the superb Stringendo string quartet. For other formal options, check out  the beautiful flute, oboe & clarinet ensemble The Windwood Trio or the majestic Premier Brass.

Jazz Bands

Jazz bands are a popular choice for weddings, particularly for the drinks and reception where a trio or quartet would be perfect. Jazz bands to play jazz standards and swing such as Jazz Xtra or The Virginia Jazz Trio are a smooth solution. Then there is the more traditional ‘Dixieland’ jazz favoured for outdoor receptions where Silk Street Jazz or The Southern Allstars would be perfect.

Classic Covers

If you’re looking for a band to deliver rock, pop and disco classics, you’re not short of options with our classic covers bands. Brother to Brother or Jamtastic can cater for any occasion and most budgets, and The 101’s have a repertoire of over 350 songs including many classic hits. For a great rocking party band there is no better band than The Bright Sparks and for a different take on the classics theme, you could try our tribute bands that include the likes of The Beatles imitators the Silver Beatles.

Ceildh Bands

Ceildh Bands (also referred to as Barn Dance Bands) offer a great alternative to the classic wedding band. A Ceilidh is a different type of experience and is something that can involve all ages and be fun! A good wedding Ceilidh will have a ‘caller’ who will instruct and guide everyone through each dance in easy steps, the band then start up and everyone can join in. We have some excellent, experienced Ceilidh Bands like Dorset based The Dancing Ledge, Cottage Industry and Murphy’s Lore. London based options include high end Ceilidh Bands such as Ceilidh Generation and Licence To Ceilidh. More information is at: Ceilidh Bands section

Smooth and Soulful

Whether you’re looking to book specialists in 60s, 70s, 80s, soul or disco, Fantasia Music offers plenty of options. Guaranteed performances featuring soulful vocals and a brilliant horn section are the forte of top London band Backbeat Village. Motown bands are also a huge favourite, with bands such as Souled Out and the Blunter Brothers available to party into the night.

If you’re looking to book or hire a band for your wedding, contact us at Fantasia Music via telephone on 01202 421743 or via our online enquiry form. We’re happy to help you with advice and information about each of our fine musicians. You can book a band in Bournemouth to London to Surrey – our bands are available throughout the UK.

Author: Steve Gallagher