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The Ultimate Guide To Choosing Your Wedding Entertainment

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing Your Wedding Entertainment

Last Updated: 11th April 2022

Booking wedding entertainment. Those three words aren’t actually as scary as you think they are! With so many bands and performers to choose from, finding the right band or musician seems like a daunting task. That’s where Entertainment Nation come in!

Our bands and musicians fall into a range of categories, playing in different genres and styles. No matter what style of band you choose, they’re all highly recommended by countless happy couples! Our expert advisers are happy to help you search through the endless entertainment options for your wedding ceremony or reception, working with you to select the best match for your budget, theme and venue.

To aid you in your search for the best wedding entertainment, we have put together the most popular genres of band and performers that we offer here at Entertainment Nation. Check out the example videos to get a taste for what each of the genres is all about.

This is for all the couples out there who don’t know where to start!


Pop And Rock Bands

The most sought after bands, performing anything from chart music to classic pop and rock hits. Your wedding reception will be bang on-trend with the newest and coolest chart music performed live for your guests! These exceptionally talented musicians deliver a passionate and exciting performance every time. Each band has their own signature look and musical style; the variety of choice when it comes to pop and rock wedding bands is astonishing! Most pop and rock bands will take requests or offer to learn your first dance for a personalised performance of your special song. Be sure to check out the wide range of acts we have available below!


Featured Pop and Rock Band: Wildcard


Soul And Motown Bands

If you want all your guests grooving on the dance floor, this is definitely the genre for you! With powerful and soulful vocals combined with a funky beat, you won’t be able to stop moving your feet! Coming in all shapes and sizes, Soul and Motown wedding bands play the biggest and best hits from the disco and Motown era, creating an uplifting party atmosphere. Funk and soul bands can easily read an audience – if the party starts to slow down, they’re able to pick up the tempo and energise the room. These bands are also able to create a more romantic vibe by performing a ballad compilation in their signature smooth style.


Featured Soul and Motown Band: Groove Station


Jazz And Swing Bands

A smooth and sophisticated twist on the stereotypical wedding band. Performing hits by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and even Michael BublΓ©, these jazz and swing wedding bands get everyone up shaking their jazz hands and tapping their feet! They’ll also put a signature jazzy twist on modern chart toppers to give them a fresh new feel. Jazz and swing bands can range from a suave saxophonist to large jazz ensembles. So, when it comes to booking your wedding band, be sure to investigate all options!


Featured Jazz Band: Chateau Grey


Acoustic Folk Bands

The ultimate summer wedding bands! Acoustic bands can range from folk style pop to stripped back chart music. Some acoustic bands offer the option of a roaming band set, where they can interact with and charm your guests as they wander amongst them. With worldwide popular bands, such as Mumford and Sons as inspiration, this type of band is highly sought after for rustic and bohemian style weddings.


Featured Acoustic Folk Band: Wandering Wings


Indie and Britpop Bands

There’s nothing quite like an indie wedding band for getting a crowd to go wild, wave their arms in the end and sing as loud as they can to their favourite indie anthems. The atmosphere will be electric from the second these guitar-loving troubadours hit the stage. Playing all your favourite hits by bands like The Kooks, Oasis, Razorlight, The Fratellis and Blur, you can relive the glory years on your wedding day!


Featured Indie Band: The Revivers


Solo and Duo Performers

Solo and duo performers share an intimate connection with their audience, making them perfect for more tranquil moments during your big day, such as the ceremony or afternoon drinks reception. That said, don’t rule out a smaller band when investigating the perfect act for your wedding reception. The atmosphere of a romantic duet during your first dance is unbeatable. Also, a solo or duo is the ideal type of act for a smaller venue with space and sound limitations. The presence of a solo or duo act can still fill a room, with the aid of amplified instruments or backing tracks for a floor-filling sound.

Featured Duo Act: Mona Vale Acoustics


String Quartets

Classical musicians never fail to impress with their timeless elegance. Whether it be for your ceremony entrance or your relaxed reception, a string quartet playing your favourite romantic ballads create an enchanting and classy ambience. Some quartets can offer an electric, amplified set for larger venues or for a more modern feel.

Featured Act: Sky String Quartet


Classical Soloists

With such diverse repertoires, pianists, harpists and classical guitarists are very popular for both wedding ceremonies and champagne receptions. They can perform anything from modern pop to classical pieces, with an elegant finish to each song. All our classical musicians are talented and experienced artists, who have performed at countless weddings, as well as appearing at many prestigious events. The sophisticated atmosphere evoked by a classically-trained musician adds that special touch to your wedding, even if it’s in the background to enhance the ambience.

Featured Musician: Michael Mezzo


Saxophonists

Everyone loves the saxophone! The smooth sound of this incredibly versatile instrument is perfect for both your evening party and some relaxing chilled vibes at your drinks reception. Our skilled wedding saxophonists can play in a mind-blowing range of styles. From house classics to Ibiza chill and soul favourites to poptastic chart toppers, whichever type of vibe you want to create, the saxophone is a great choice of entertainment!


Featured Artist: Sax With AJ


DJs

If you’re not into live music, or prefer to hear your favourite tracks as they were originally intended, a DJ is a fantastic choice for your wedding. DJs are absolutely ideal if you have a wide range of songs you’d love to hear. As talented as our bands are, they don’t know EVERY song! Worried that they might be corny or play music that’s too cheesy? Think again. These professional wedding DJs are highly experienced in the field and are a far cry from the ones you’ve seen at childrens’ parties!


Featured DJ: Urban Idol DJs


DJ And Live Musician

Can’t decide between a DJ and live music? Well, you don’t have to! These incredible DJ and live musician acts combine the versatility of a DJ with the thrill of a live musician, so you really can have the best of both worlds! With a choice of saxophonists, drummers, brass, or even full bands to add that extra pizazz to the DJ’s tracks, you’re spoilt for choice. Check them out!


Featured Act: The Ibiza Lights


How do I Book?

We hope we’ve helped you to narrow down your wedding band search to at least a single genre. No worries if not, our expert advisers are available from 10am until 10pm, every day, including weekends. If you have any questions, please get in touch!

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