Sensational South East Wedding Bands For Hire

Published by Claire Gould on

The South East is glorious place to get married: it’s home to countless fabulous venues, from majestic stately homes, to rustic converted barns, to dramatic coastal retreats, to ultra-chic cosmopolitan spaces in the nation’s capital.

The South East also happens to host a thriving wedding music scene. There’s an abundance of awe-inspiringly talented wedding bands and musicians located throughout the region, all competing with one another, driving the standard of performance ever higher.

As you’d imagine, London is the heart of this vibrant live music scene, but you’ll also find local wedding bands for hire for venues in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

Why is hiring local musicians important? It isn’t crucial, but by opting for a local South East wedding band you’re getting some very real benefits:

  • Your band won’t have had to endure a mammoth journey to get to you and will thus be fresh to give their best performance
  • The shorter the distance your band has to travel, the lower the chance they’ll get caught up in traffic on England’s notoriously snarled road networks, meaning you won’t be worrying about them not making it in time for the first dance.
  • A local wedding band is more likely to be familiar with your venue, having played there previously. Prior experience of playing at a venue makes everything run more smoothly.
  • Best of all, by booking a wedding band from the South East, you’ll save yourself some money! Asking a band to travel across the nation to get to you doesn’t come cheap, and if a band requires overnight accommodation, it will bump up the bill further.

Now you’re wondering which of the South East’s many amazing wedding bands you should choose… and you’re in luck: here is a selection of the best live function bands based in the South East.


Dirty Pop

Based in London, available nationwide.

One of the leading wedding bands not only in the South East of England, but the entire world! Featuring four virtuoso vocalists backed by masterful musicians, Dirty Pop deliver a live show like no other. Performing hand-crafted medleys and supplying unrivalled production, Jam Hot are the pinnacle of live wedding entertainment. With an enormous range of line ups and staging options available, as well as a vast and diverse repertoire of songs, you can customise Dirty Pop’s show to meet your exact specifications.

Whether you’re looking for a wedding band in London, or you’re after an act to perform at your destination wedding, Dirty Pop are the premier choice for cutting-edge weddings.


The Jetters

Based in London, available nationwide.

At the other end of the scale to the astonishing spectacle of Jam Hot, is The Jetters’ stripped-back demonstration of the power of a great voice and an acoustic guitar. This always-in-demand acoustic wedding duo are supremely accomplished musicians and songwriters who’ve performed alongside and written songs for huge names and even featured in BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s house band.

The Jetters can be hired to serenade your guests during your afternoon reception or to draw your guests to the dance floor during your evening party. The guys offer you the chance to add an acoustic drummer to give their evening performance that extra “oomph”, and their crowd-lifting manned DJ is the ideal way to end your night on a high.



Based in Surrey, available nationwide.

You’ll wish life really did have a rewind button when you experience the remarkable performance from this outstanding 5-piece pop-rock band! If only we could relive the experience of Rewind’s exciting covers time and again, because this exceptional group make sure your wedding party is firmly planted where it belongs – right on the dance floor!

You need a band with the know-how to get a party started, and Rewind have it – from pop hits to rock anthems and garage grooves, they’ll bring spine-tingling talent (and optional horn and percussion sections) that will have you jumping all night with a smile on your face and goosebumps on your skin!


Roaming Free

Based in London, available nationwide.

Festival wedding bands are enormously popular thanks to their upbeat music, stylish attire and sheer versatility. Roaming Free are one of the UK’s top acoustic wedding bands, who specialise in adding a quirky festival feel to your big day. These acclaimed musicians have brought their cheery brand of folky pop and rock to events all over the world for over a decade.

As their name suggests, Roaming Free are not ones to stand on the spot and play; they’re never happier than when they’re wandering amongst their audience, getting involved in sing alongs and becoming part of the party.


Sharp Soul

Based in London, available nationwide.

Sharp Soul are here to launch your special day into the stratosphere! Guests of every age and background won’t be able to resist the diverse repertoire of songs from the last 60 years, all delivered by this infectiously charismatic pop and soul band. Working the crowd with heart lifting showmanship and soaring vocals, even the most reluctant groovers will be filling the dance floor!

With line-ups that begin with a sizzling 5-piece, Sharp Soul can be increased all the way to a 12-piece band with extra vocalists, horns, percussion, acoustic afternoon performances and additional sets that will fill the whole night – because you just won’t want the day to end!


The Hi-Hat Jacks

Based in London, available nationwide.

The Hi-Hat Jacks are smoother than Michael Bublé smothered in butter! A refined jazz wedding band, The Hi-Hat Jacks are led by a singer whose rich, crooning vocals belong to the glory days of the Rat Pack Era. Supporting this sublimely talented singer is a collective of some of the UK’s premier swing and jazz musicians.

The Hi-Hat Jacks can be hired to perform laid-back background music, jazzy party music, or both! This brilliant band will ensure your wedding sparkles with sophistication thanks to their mesmeric musicianship and impeccable attire.


Groove Station

Based in London, available nationwide.

It doesn’t get much better – a sensational, show-stopping band, performing crowd-winning soul, funk, disco, and Motown classics, all in a singular style with unparalleled passion, glamour and energy!

Groove Station offer line-ups to suit a variety of budgets, from a classic 5-piece all the way to an electrifying 10-piece that consists of multiple vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keys, horns, and percussion! Whatever line-up you choose, Groove Station will work the room with peerless dynamism, interacting with the audience to make everyone feel special and draw them into the hottest boogies with their irresistible magnetism. Both audibly and visually stunning, you’ll love every minute of their performance!


The Events

Based in Oxfordshire, available nationwide.

Infectious excitement starts bubbling from the moment The Events begin setting up! The vast experience held by this incredible pop, rock, soul and funk band hangs around them like an aura, augmenting the most melodious vocals, extraordinary harmonies and shining performances.

With a repertoire that caters to all tastes, The Events will throw you back, chill you out, or stir you up with songs from the 50s to the modern day! Their stunning talent has seen them open for artists like Bon Jovi and perform regularly on the festival circuit – so don’t miss out on The Events, if you want them to make YOUR event!



Based in Essex, available nationwide.

The reason for Husk’s name becomes apparent as soon as their gravel-voiced frontman starts to sing. His husky tones lend passion and emotion to pop and rock ballads and will have heads banging when he lets loose on gigantic indie and rock anthems. The rest of this incredible indie band are just as talented, having performed together for over a decade at innumerable weddings and private events, including the F1 Grand Prix in Bahrain, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and The Gherkin in London.


One Nation

Based in London, available nationwide.

From the moment the first note cuts the silence to the last reverberations of an incredible night, One Nation deliver a flawless performance of extraordinary songs with inimitable musical ability. A truly world-class act, they’re the perfect statement of quality on your special day, truly defining the benchmark of wedding entertainment. Their talented vocalists are complemented by a sensational band that can be customised to your liking – from a stunning 6-piece line-up to a fabulous 15-piece show band!

The entire crew have played alongside big-name stars such as Elton John and Alexandra Burke and have performed in the prestigious West End stage productions of Grease, Sister Act and Motown, to name a few. With an abundant repertoire of hits and medleys from the last 60 years, and an offer to learn up to three special requests on your special day, One Nation truly have something for everyone.


The Brogues

Based in Surrey, available nationwide.

These Surrey-based boys bring a rock ‘n’ roll edge to their renditions of pop, rock, indie, funk and soul songs from throughout the decades. The Brogues charismatic frontman makes songs his own with his smooth, full-bodied vocals and intricate guitar picking. This starring role is underpinned by foot-tapping percussion and walking basslines so cool they strut!


Sing It Back

Based in Surrey, available nationwide.

The most thrilling improvisations. The wildest breakdowns. Totally unforgettable shows. Sing It Back don’t deliver anything less when they take to the stage. Playing club classics, rock, soul, and more, Sing It Back are called back by their clients time and again to relive the incredible experience they deliver. Whether they’re effortlessly delivering contemporary anthems or classic hits, Sing It Back deliver an awe-inspiring show every time, making them the perfect way to drive your wedding guests wild!


Fuse Project

Based in Berkshire, available nationwide.

Fuse Project make every event start with a bang! Playing throwbacks to the 90s all the way to the current chart sensations, this 5-piece band are a tightly-knit musical tour de force, combining top tunes with incredible musicianship into an exhilarating live show. Years spent relentlessly honing their talents before live audiences around the world has moulded their performance into one of the finest shows to come out of the South East, with triumphant renditions of the smoothest pop, funk, soul, RnB, and rock songs to make any wedding day unforgettable!



Based in Surrey, available nationwide.

It’s not just silky instrumentals that will draw you to the dance floor with Vox – every member of this incredible group doubles up as a talented vocalist, bringing a rich resonance to cover of the biggest and best wedding party anthems. Their versatile line-up includes vocals, guitar, keys, bass and drums, which can be augmented with trumpet and sax – allowing for incredible, dazzling performances across a range of genres!


Bellini Jazz Band

Based in London, available nationwide.

A wedding entertainment trend that seems to grow in popularity year on year that we adore is the rise and rise of vintage-themed wedding bands. Bringing all the glitz and glamour of the roaring twenties and Hollywood’s 1950s golden age, Bellini Jazz Band are one of the UK’s foremost vintage style wedding bands.

Sultry and smouldering female vocals are paired with piano, double bass, trumpet and clarinet played by jazz musicians of the highest quality. Bellini Jazz Band will whisk you and your guests away to the glittering allure of a bygone age.


How To Hire A Wedding Band in the South East

We hope you’ve discovered your dream wedding band in this selection of amazing acts. If you have, great! You can get them snapped up right away by getting in touch with the friendly team over at Entertainment Nation. They’re on hand 7 days a week, from 10am until 10pm, to help you in your wedding entertainment search. There are also hundreds more brilliant bands in the Entertainment Nation roster, so be sure to visit the website and check them out!

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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