The Best Pop and Rock Bands For Lively, All Night Weddings

Published by Claire Gould on

There’s no better way of celebrating your newlywed status than by losing yourself in music, surrounded by the smiling faces of friends and family on the dance floor. So how do you encourage your guests to join you on the dance floor for a wild wedding reception filled with fun and dancing? Hiring a pop and rock function band, that’s how!

Pop and rock bands are versatile acts who often perform an eclectic range of songs, spanning genres and time periods, making them ideal for the mixed crowd found at most wedding receptions. Arriving at your venue with all the skills and equipment to give you a stunning live concert experience on your big day, a pop and rock band is a sure-fire way of whipping up the atmosphere into the early hours.

Discover the best pop and rock bands for lively, all night weddings below:

Dirty Pop

Witness the pinnacle of live performance at your wedding with Dirty Pop. This international show band travels the globe with their jaw-dropping mix of high-energy medleys, masterful musicianship and scintillating stagecraft. With options to include horns, strings, pro DJs and even a gospel choir, Dirty Pop are the ultimate pop and rock wedding band.

City Sounds

City Sounds infuse your wedding reception with the frisson of a cosmopolitan night out. Featuring breath-taking vocals and a repertoire that includes old-school favourites and current chart-toppers, City Sounds specialise in crowding the dance floor.

The Shuffle Set

Charismatic and stylish, this fresh four-piece bring the excitement every time they hit the stage. Plucking massive track after massive track from their impressively varied repertoire, The Shuffle Set ensure every single seat is empty of occupants, transforming the dance floor into a jumping mass of sheer joy!

The Fat Cats

Performing the greatest tunes from the 50s and 60s alongside a smattering of modern classics, The Fat Cats captivate audiences of all ages. Extraordinarily talented young musicians, these guys have already built up an impressive amount of experience, touring with huge names like Taylor Swift, Elton John and Jamie Lawson.


If gravelly rock vocals and face-melting electric guitar solos are your thing, then look no further than the almighty Wildcard. These outstanding musicians belt out monster rock hits, soulful ballads and few guilty pleasures that are sure to please the crowd.

Dancefloor Fillers

Their name says it all. Dancefloor Fillers dedicate themselves to giving you a party that goes on rocking into the early hours with renditions of infectious tunes by everyone from The Beatles and Bon Jovi to Bruno Mars and Arctic Monkeys.

City Life

Ultra cool and staggeringly talented, City Life are a rousing rock, pop and soul wedding band who’ll raise the roof at your reception. This band offers a range of line ups, making them suitable for intimate weddings and lavish affairs alike.

Platinum Republic

Rich and soulful vocals combine with some of the UK’s most respected musical talent to create a wedding function band that’ll impress guests of any age. Platinum Republic’s decade-spanning repertoire includes soul, funk, R’n’B, folk, disco and indie, as well as pop and rock, allowing you to party to a hand-picked selection of your favourite songs.


Husk’s signature gritty vocals, stellar guitar playing and pounding rhythm section never fail to get the adrenaline pumping. Husk deliver a late-night rock concert experience at your wedding reception that’ll leave you and your guests screaming for more.


This pumped-up party band combine fiery vocals with modern rap to create a cutting-edge live music experience. Jump’s electrifying performances of modern dance, pop and hip hop tracks are guaranteed to cause a sensation.

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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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