So, you’re looking for a party band for a celebration (be it a wedding, party, christening, birthday, summer bash, corporate hospitality event or charity do etc) and you’re not sure where to start? Right here… that’s where!
We’ve had a long discussion in the office about current booking trends, interest, enquiries etc and compiled our tipped ‘hottest pop and rock party bands’ for this year. It’s been by no means an easy list to compile with so many great bands available to us. Please also note, this is not a definitive list of bands you should book, just a selection that we believe will be the ‘shelf flying’ performers of the year. Read on to watch a video for each and read one of their latest reviews:
“They were as excellent as we hoped they would be. A live band can really make or break an evening reception and after the number of people crying during our speeches, we certainly needed something energetic to get the party started! My dad said the dancing was ‘wild’ so that’s a good sign people thoroughly enjoyed themselves and let go, the dance floor was full all night long! Mother’s shoes were off, it was great. Never seen so many people happy and carefree. My dad learnt to play guitar by ear and can usually recognise all the good sounds of live music, he went up to them personally to say how great they were and he wouldn’t have done it if they weren’t. We didn’t need to make any special requests for the song choices, they read what they thought would work and it just did. Nothing a DJ could compare to so when you think about all the different types of expense to a wedding, Wildcard band was worth every penny for us. Thank you, great band.”
“The Beat Union were simply incredible. The atmosphere they created on our wedding day made everyone get onto their feet and hit the dance floor. The range of songs was brilliant as it appealed to all age groups and the musical talent on display left us in awe along with the superb lighting they also came with. From the first moment we booked the band communication was regular and consistent. We were delighted the band allowed us to make a contract to spread our payments to help with costs and speak regularly about the different services they offer. A lot of people would not easily offer this flexibility. They were also superb in helping us set up Spotify to show the music we would like in between sets. The band were also great at coming in to set up early so when we sat down for dinner everything was ready which only added to the look of the room. The Beat Union and Entertainment Nation were extremely professional the entire booking process and we have no hesitation in saying you must book them!”
“They set up in good time to start straight after our first dance and had the dancefloor packed for the whole duration of both of their sets. I remember looking around near the end of the final set and was so pleased to see everyone having such a fantastic time. We decided to let the band choose the setlist on the night and they played an absolute blinder keeping everyone happy with a good mixture of songs as well as some great interaction with the guests (Although giving the mic to my best man for the verse of ‘You really got me’ was possibly a bad move)! 🙂 Finally, as well as being great musicians, they were very professional and also a really friendly bunch of lads who took the time to chat to quite a few of the guests between and after their set. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a brilliant wedding band. I’ve had so many people comment on how good they were and know at least 2 of the guests are enquiring about booking them for a future event. We were all pretty impressed!”
“I just wanted to say thank you to you and the rest of the band personally for such a fantastic night! I had an amazing time and you guys were incredible! So many people have been asking me about you and where I found you, so I think it’s safe to say everybody at the party agreed with me! I hope you had a good night and thank you for travelling down to play! Once again thank you so much, you really were amazing and I would recommend you guys to anyone!”
“Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for making the party rock on our wedding night, the sets were great, particularly the second one and I certainly remember dancing all night with lots of people around us! We have received only really great positive feedback about you guys from our guests so you certainly went down well.”
“The band were just FANTASTIC, we couldn’t have asked for anything more. They kept my friends and family talking about them for days afterwards and everyone danced the night away to their brilliant song choices. On arrival they very punctual and polite and made us feel very relaxed on a day that you can easily get stressed out about haha! So professional, they completed our special day in style, Jamie and his band rocked it! Thank you so much guys!”
“Absolutely Amazing – best wedding band ever. You made our night! Thank you SO SO much for making our wedding so much fun. You guys were amazing and we’ve had so many compliments and people asking for your details. We really can’t thank you enough”
“Rewind came to perform for us and were just incredible. We knew they were a new band which was a slight worry, but this disappeared as soon as we were a song in, with the guys really showing off their incredible professionalism and talent almost immediately. They made our party and we’re chuffed to have got them!”
“Point Break were absolutely fantastic at our wedding and so many of our guests raved about them. Their song list and the brilliant atmosphere they created simply made the evening. Thanks very much. I would really recommend them to any friends, family or work colleagues!”
“Just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for the great performance the Boogie Brothers gave at our Wedding on 15th April. Everyone thought that you really made the evening and both Nic & I were delighted….I had aching limbs and sore knees the following day to prove it!”
So we’ve hopefully found your dream band and you now want to book them.