The very best pick of wedding entertainers in Yorkshire and the North East!

Published by Claire Gould on

The pleasant hills and satanic mills of Yorkshire and the North East offer some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK – so it’s no wonder enamoured couples flock here every year to exchange their vows!

The sprawling, magnificent Alnwick Castle and the whimsical Bamburgh Castle are stunning historical landmarks for couples to tie the knot, but let’s not forget the profusion of contemporary wedding venues either. The National Glass Centre and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art offer quirky settings for newlyweds, and there can be no better backdrop for your wedding album than the dramatic North York Moors, scenic Yorkshire Dales, and the vast and otherworldly Northumberland National Park.

Any land this rich in history must also enjoy a wealth of musical heritage behind it! Sheffield is well known for churning out heavyweight vocalist Joe Cocker, rock band Arctic Monkeys, and Phil Oakey with his new wave band The Human League. Northumberland, meanwhile, enjoys status as being the birthplace of legendary singer-songwriter Sting.

Continuing this legacy, we’re proud to present a selection of the most talented and professional wedding bands for hire in the North East. From the teeming streets of Sheffield to the mouth of the ancient Tyne, these bands are all ready to travel across the region and provide an irresistible night of live entertainment for any kind of celebration.

Check out all the artists below, and if you’ve got any questions when it comes to booking live entertainment for your big day, head on over to Entertainment Nation!

City Sounds


Based in West Yorkshire, available nationwide.

What a way to kick off the list! Female-fronted pop and rock band City Sounds will start your party and keep pulses racing long into the night. These professional musicians are pop and dance masters, wrapping up the best of the decades with their tight and modern 4-piece line up of vocals, guitar, bass and drums. Don’t be afraid to blow everyone’s minds with their additional musicians though – the band can be built into a 14-piece sensation with brass, strings, and backing vocals for the ultimate wow factor at your wedding!


Groove Centre


Based in South Yorkshire, available nationwide.

Smooth, stylish and endlessly talented, there are few finer things in life than sitting down and enjoying Groove Centre effortlessly relive pop, disco, rock, soul and Motown favourites from the decades. Fronted by a pair of superb singers backed by keys, guitar, bass and drums, Groove Centre offer an amazing, self-contained evening suited for any audience – so get in touch while they’re still available!


The Young Ones


Based in South Yorkshire, available nationwide.

The Young Ones are a rock and indie wedding band who’ll take you through their growling, contemporary medleys with so much energy you’ll be competing to keep up! Incredible, top-of-the-range PA, monitors, and a 12 light show keeps this sensational self-contained band at the cutting edge, and makes sure you enjoy nothing but the crispest sound when they take to the stage at your reception. It should come as no surprise to hear that they’ve shared the stage with the likes of Duran Duran, Jason Donovan, Leona Lewis and Westlife!




Based in West Yorkshire, available nationwide.

Playing liquid melodies through sax, electric strings and smooth vocals, Shimmer are an inimitable trio delivering the biggest house, dance and contemporary chart hits. Whether you’re after the chilled house atmosphere of Kygo and Duo Lipa or the Ibiza inspired energy of their Balearic dance anthems, this powerful combination of talented musicians never fails to impress!


Deluxe Edition


Based in South Yorkshire, available nationwide.

Yorkshire is no stranger to inclement weather, and that might be due to Deluxe Edition – this premier female-fronted 8 piece band whip up a storm on every dance floor they visit! Carrying a true musical pedigree, members have toured with huge names from the music industry and travelled the world performing at prestigious festivals and venues. Whether you’re looking to get dancing to the old favourites, sing along to modern classics, or just chill out with some swing, ska and soul, Deluxe Edition’s repertoire is bursting at the seams with songs that everyone will enjoy!




Based in West Yorkshire, available nationwide.

Need extra motivation to stay on the dance floor? If there’s a band that’ll keep you dancing till you drop, it’s Electrosoul – this fresh and funky female fronted 5-piece pop, soul and Motown wedding band can’t help but send everyone into a frenzy with their spellbinding licks, captivating synths and infectiously groovy sax solos! Playing the latest hits, each member of the band is an extraordinary performer in their own right, and together they know exactly how to create an irresistibly upbeat atmosphere that’s perfect for any occasion!


Beat Syndicate


Based in South Yorkshire, available nationwide.

This arresting South Yorkshire based wedding band embraces a full blown brass section for some true northern inspired sound! Coming in as a stunning female-fronted 8-piece band with a versatile set list covering pop, Motown and soul hits from stunning artists of past and present (and even Bond themed sets if you prefer!), the Beat Syndicate members have the style, the sounds, and the equipment to deliver a truly impressive performance wherever they go!


Lux Collective


Based in Tyne and Wear, available across the north and London.

If you’re the type of person who can’t decide whether you’d like the visceral finesse of a pro DJ on the decks, or the heartfelt measure and unison of live musicians in sync, then let us offer the best of both worlds in one tidy and unforgettable package: Lux Collective!

The biggest dance, house and chart hits are given a whole new dynamism when this DJ live duo deliver them through light-up sax and colour-changing percussion, bongo and DJ decks! A treat for the ears and the eyes, Lux Collective’s cutting-edge sound and light show is a pulse-racing experience that never fails to work up the crowd!


The Coolcats


Based in South Yorkshire, available nationwide.

Effortlessly smooth, The Coolcats will have you clicking your fingers and tapping your toes from the first note! This accomplished Sheffield-based jazz band are perfect for anyone looking to imbue their big day with style and splendour, covering songs by legends like Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald with their line up of piano, double bass and drums.

With a wealth of experience appearing on TV as Ray Quinn’s accompanying band on X-Factor and alongside plenty of huge names on stage, The Coolcats know just what it takes to make an event special – and you can even book a sax and female singer to make the performance even more versatile!


Jumpin Joe and the Dominoes


Based in West Yorkshire, available nationwide.

What’s a list of wedding bands without an exuberant 50s and 60s style rock and roll band to take you back to a golden age? Nobody starts a party like Jumpin’ Joe and the Dominoes! With their tireless repertoire of rock ‘n’ roll, jive, blues, boogie woogie, and plenty of modern favourites reworked into their vintage style, the Dominoes always wow with their fun, frenetic and polished performances. Don’t try and resist their pull – cut loose, jive, hop, and bop the night away!


The Rattling Dogs


Based in West Yorkshire, available nationwide.

All of our bands will make you want to dance, but the Rattling Dogs won’t take no for an answer! This stunning and authentic ceilidh band craft a heady evening of Irish, Scottish and English folk music to help you embrace Britain’s roots through fiddle, mandolin, flute, guitar, and a charismatic caller! There’ll be no resisting his command when the music starts playing, and you’ll be taught all the folk dances you need to join in and dance the night away!


Smooth Vibes


Based in South Yorkshire, available nationwide.

The raw talent on display with West Yorkshire based jazz band Smooth Vibes might seem to be the secret to their success, but it’s their unrivalled chemistry and dedication to incredible sound that creates that distinctive, crackling atmosphere. Serving up an intoxicating cocktail of cool jazz and funk in the vein of Miles Davis, Maceo Parker and John Coltrane, you’ll never want their captivating sound to end!


Andy James


Based in North Yorkshire, available nationwide.

From the heart of North Yorkshire comes tender singer-guitarist Andy James! This talented solo artist has over 16 years of experience performing his incredible acoustic and electric pop, rock, indie and folk sets at hundreds of gigs and events nationwide. Lauded by David Bowie’s producer Ken Scott as a “breath of fresh air”, his dreamy uplifting sets are the perfect way to add some whimsy to your romantic day – especially if you request his bespoke songwriting service, where he’ll write, record, and perform an original song just for you. Could there be a more romantic way to enjoy your first dance?


Snow Flower


Based in West Yorkshire, available nationwide.

With effortless refinement, Snow Flower craft elegant sets with merely a flute and a guitar. This classical duo conjure their romantic atmospheres with music from the likes of Bach, Mozart, Purcell, Wagner, Handel, Myers and Mendelssohn, and will even create sweet, meditative renditions of contemporary songs to give you the ultimate versatility from their graceful performance.


Adam Robertson


Based in West Yorkshire, available nationwide.

So far all our bands and artists have been accompanied by instruments – so it’s time we put a spectacular singing voice in the spotlight! Adam Robertson is a wedding singer who needs nothing more than his astonishing vocals to create an unforgettable show, singing show tunes, operatic favourites and swing and jazz classics with ease. He’s sung for world leaders, royalty, and audiences throughout the West End and across the world, and whether you enjoy him with high-quality backing tracks or alongside a symphonic orchestra, an electrifying performance is always guaranteed!


Hiring a Wedding Music Band in the North East

We’re sure you’ve fallen in love with our acts as easily as we did! Found one in particular that you can’t resist? Get in touch with us over at Entertainment Nation! We’re here to help you find your dream wedding band and make it a truly unforgettable day for you and all your guests. Don’t delay – our bands’ diaries don’t stay empty for long!

Not getting married in the North East? No worries! At Entertainment Nation, we offer acts up and down the country, so be sure to check out the acts on offer in the Midlands and the South East!

If you’re after recommendations, advice, or simply want to find out more about a particular band, you can reach us every day between 10am and 10pm by phone, e-mail, or you can live chat with us on the Entertainment Nation website – where you’ll also find hundreds more fantastic live acts ready to make your big day even more spectacular!

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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