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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT

January 4th, 2017

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

Our bands 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 musical expert advisors 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: The Collective, The Beat Union, Ruby Rox (to name a few)!

Wildcard


SOUL, FUNK, DISCO 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, these 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.

Groove Station


JAZZ, BIG BAND, SWING AND BLUES 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 Bublé, these bands get everyone up shaking their jazz hands and tapping their feet! Jazz and swing bands can range from a suave saxophonist to a wholehearted, enthusiastic big band such as Swing Collective! So, when it comes to booking your wedding band, be sure to investigate all options for a jazz band, both big and small, classic and current, smooth and lively!

Kudos Big Band


VOCAL, CHOIRS AND BEATBOX GROUPS

To make your reception just that little bit more special, why not look into hiring a choir? With gorgeous powerful voices all in perfect harmony, a gospel group will give your guests goosebumps. On the other end of the spectrum is a Beatboxing group! Some of you may ask what this is… Well it’s a group of exceptionally talented musicians, without musical instruments. Their voices do all the talking, and the singing…and the music! With a set consisting of chart music, hip-hop, drum and bass and dance hits, Beatbox groups deliver a dynamic and different show!

Block Beatbox


ACOUSTIC 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 set, where they can interact with and charm your guests as they wander amongst them (see Roaming Free). 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.

Wandering Wings


VINTAGE STYLE BANDS

Our vintage style bands perform sets consisting of classic swing and jazz songs and today’s greatest hits in a unique signature style. With authentic costumes and instruments as part of their image, vintage style bands deliver a performance everyone will remember. One of our favourites is The Platonics, a high energy vintage rock and roll band. Their energy is so contagious, you won’t be able to get off the dancefloor. A band like this brings the extra touch of class to any wedding!

Park Lane


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.

The Jetters


CLASSICAL STRINGS

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 ambience. Some musicians can offer an electric, amplified set for larger venues meaning they are not necessarily restricted to small venues or atmosphere music. Other classical acts perform a unique combination of classical music and chart hits in an elegant style.

Suave String Quartet


PIANISTS

With such diverse repertoires, pianists 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 pianists 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 pianist adds that special touch to your wedding, even if it’s in the background to enhance the ambience.

Piers


TRIBUTE AND THEMED ACTS

Perfect for the ultimate fan couple, a tribute act will make your wedding one to remember! Whether you have a soft spot for a certain band (such as The Beatles) or a love for the 80s say, there’s always going to be a speciality act for you! With so many fans of certain bands and artists, tribute acts are growing in popularity, but you only want the best! Look no further than our tribute acts!

Ultimate 80’s Party


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

Check out our amazing Wedding Entertainment here!

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