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5 genius tribute acts to liven up your wedding dance floor!

Everyone wants to offer their guests a wedding party to remember. But with so many options on party planning out there, what’s a sure fire way to achieve a party with a pop? It’s easy – pick a class live music act and hit the right note for everyone! Live music creates a sizzling party atmosphere – and offers everyone an opportunity to strut their stuff on the dance floor! When your guests realise they recognise the songs, they can enjoy singing along together! Live music freshens up a daytime wedding party and for the evening, a professional function band or tribute act will know how to work a crowd and get your party into gear.

Here are some examples of how tribute acts can be the ideal entertainment to suit your wedding day and add a dimension of drama and sparkle to your party. No matter what your taste or style, there are consumate performers available, ready to help you create a truly memorable wedding day!

Tribute bands are popular choices, as they perform well known classics. It’s the ideal way to bring everyone together, singing along and dancing the night away.

1. Go retro with an Abba tribute!

An ABBA tribute is guaranteed to raise the roof with great music, suitable for the whole family – their massive hits will be familiar to at least three generations! The ever popular film and hugely successful stage version of Mama Mia means that almost everyone knows their classic tracks and will join in when the band play all the hits – songs about love and happiness – perfect for for a large, mixed aged wedding party. Your guests will go wild for the chance to shake a leg on the dance floor and sing their hearts out – a great way to complete your special day!

2. Hire Adele for beautiful vocals with passion!

Solo vocalists can be bring a touch of harmony and class to a daytime ceremony and festivities. It’s useful to know that many singers can attend your wedding lunch – but can also be booked at the same time, to stay on for your evening party, where they transform themselves into singing stars such as Adele, Katy Perry and Cher to name a few! Lareena Mitchell has been performing her fabulous Adele tribute act since 2011. Her strong and stirring vocals are perfectly accompanied by her own pianist, backing tracks or band (clients choose what they want for their event) – and she is very happy to travel around the UK from her home in the north of England.

3. Or bring a touch of camp 1990s style with a Kylie tribute!

Emily Reed for instance, is a professional singer, described as having “a beautiful singing voice” by Mr Simon Cowell no less! She has performed at hundreds of events, sung with orchestras and big bands and is a perfectionist when it comes to her own repertoire. As well as being a vocalist, Emily also performs in the guise of Kylie Minogue – just one of her tribute acts! Everyone will recognise the songs of Miss Minogue and “Kylie’s” gorgeous vocals are guaranteed to get your guests Spinnin’ Around! Listen to Emily here – her voice really is stunning!

4. Welcome the Rat Pack to your vintage wedding…

For a smooth, mellow sound, you’ll love the easy style of a Rat Pack tribute act. Choose from a group in tuxedo suits, posing as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and Dean Martin, or a solo artist – and those heady love songs such as “Everybody Loves Somebody”, “All of You”, and “Easy to Love” will make you want to dance the night away.

5. Or let a Robbie Williams tribute act entertain you!

Singer and performer Andy Wilsher has years of experience and his accomplished performance is always a pleasure to watch. His Robbie Williams show is full of thrills and attitude. It includes Robbie’s greatest hits, a splash of Take That, and he’s just like the real thing, from authentic Robbie costumes and microphone stand, right down to the tattoos!


Whether you are thinking about booking a singer, hiring a wedding band or tribute act – finding the right sound couldn’t be easier with Entertainers Worldwide – the world’s largest wedding entertainment booking site. And don’t forget to read our guide – the Dos & Don’ts of Booking a Wedding Band.

Image credit – from Kim & Simon’s gorgeous Allerton Castle wedding (a highlight of the English Wedding archives!) by the fabulous York Place Studios

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 www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in 2011 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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