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:
Witness the pinnacle of live performance at your wedding with Jam Hot. 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, Jam Hot are the ultimate pop and rock wedding band.
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.
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.
These phenomenal entertainers love to interact with an audience and give them a good time. All four members of the band are accomplished vocalists, enabling them to create textured harmonies and perform songs in a range of styles, including pop, rock, soul, funk and R&B.
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.
Winning plaudits from the likes of Blur bassist Alex James and singer-songwriter Tom Odell, The Peaks have been earning rave reviews as a band for nearly a decade. Their rip-roaring sets of indie, Brit Pop and chart tunes will have the entire room singing along.
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.
The Boogie Brothers are veteran performers who know exactly what it takes to get an audience in the mood to party. True professionals, the Boogie Brothers members have entertained at hundreds of weddings, as well as touring with legends like Bon Jovi, Kasabian and The Libertines.
The PYT’s are a female and male fronted band whose love of live performance is clear to see. Their exuberant performances of upbeat pop numbers build a feel-good atmosphere that’ll leave you and your guests grinning.
If you’re looking for a pop and rock band with a heavier edge, then Point Break could be the act for you. Performing anthemic indie and rock songs, Point Break will keep that dance floor packed until kicking out time!
One of the hottest function bands working right now, Sugar’s selection of fresh chart hits and older, yet no less dance-inducing, numbers, will have even the shyest of guests throwing some shapes. You even have the option to add trumpet and sax to really fill out the band’s sound.
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.
The Lightning Bolts
For fans of festivals, The Lightning Bolts are a must-have function band, having appeared at Glastonbury, Download and the Isle of Wight Festival. Elevating the mood at your wedding celebrations, the Lightning Bolts produce hard-hitting renditions of songs by main-stage headliners like The Killers, Foo Fighters and Green Day.
Enthusiastic and energetic, Crimson Six have only one mission – to ensure that every single guest is having the time of their lives! Impeccably attired and ready to perform everything from Olly Murs to Oasis, Crimson Six are experts at getting guest on their feet.
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.
If you’re a fan of powerful female vocals, then Crush are a great choice. This experienced band’s lead singer is a tour de force, effortlessly belting out songs by world-class vocalists like Beyoncé, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin. Crush aren’t afraid to rock out either, with songs by Guns N Roses, Bon Jovi and Aerosmith in their repertoire.
For a slick and polished performance, look no further than this group of highly trained musicians. Silver Selective have a vast and varied repertoire of songs for you to choose from, allowing you to curate your own all–night party playlist.