Organise your dream big band wedding with Entertainment Nation! We bring the glamour of enormous swing and jazz groups to your special day. With trumpets, trombones, saxophones, star vocalists and colourful rhythm sections, nothing compares to the spectacle of a big band in full swing! We work the finest Rat Pack wedding singers and jazz, swing and orchestral groups, so you can organise big band wedding hire with confidence knowing our bands will fill your venue with sublime sound - and fill your floor with guests!
Don't think hiring a wedding big band means you're limited to the sounds of yesteryear! Our popular and versatile big band wedding bands and Rat Pack wedding bands have repertoires that cover the swing and jazz legends through to the pop, rock soul and Motown masterpieces from the ages. Whether you want throwback glamour or Postmodern Jukebox style, our big bands will turn your reception into a sensational experience.
Don't delay - check out the mountain of talent at your fingertips to discover your dream wedding big band. When you've found your perfect match, fill out and send us the enquiry form on their profile. We'll contact you with a comprehensive quote, or you can get in touch by phone, e-mail or live chat if you have any questions - we're here from every day, even on bank holidays, and are always happy to help!
If you're looking to soak your big day in glamour and give all your guests an experience they'll never forget, there's nothing quite like a big band in full swing on your wedding day! The mere sight of the instruments glistening under the lights is enough to add the wow factor to your function, but once the excitement and anticipation of the live big band experience has all your guests at the edge of your seats, nothing will compare to the moment the musicians start the evening and play you into your first dance! In perfect harmony, big bands bring the past to life and put a new spin on the present, giving you a spellbinding performance few people get to experience up close.
The size, popularity, and the distance they have to travel will all affect the price of hiring your chosen wedding big band or rat pack band. Smaller swing and Rat Pack line ups generally start from £700 to £1000, while 5 piece bands and larger orchestras might cost anywhere from £1100 - £2000 or more.
We'll work with any budget, and thanks to our eclectic variety you're sure to find the perfect band for your requirements. Our industry experts vet all the artists on our books, so you can rest assured knowing every big band we represent comprises the country's finest musicians!
You could book a strictly 1940s big band for hire, or a Postmodern Jukebox style band to reinvent your favourite contemporary songs - the best wedding big bands are those who can cater their show to your exact needs!
With hugely varied repertoires, our Rat Pack bands and big bands don't just cover the classics from Duke Ellington, Glen Miller, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. - they also delve into pop, rock, soul and Motown from the ages, covering artists like Pharrell Williams, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Beyoncé to name a few. If you've got guests of all ages on the dance floor, a big band who can do justice to both the old and the new is the perfect way to keep every guest happy!
All our bands have crafted their set-lists using years of experience playing at past events, and know exactly which songs work to give you and your audience the best night of live music. They'll likely consult with you on which songs you're eager to hear and try to work them into the night!
All our bands offer something unique, but you can often expect a band to supply their own high-quality and PAT tested PA system and lighting, recorded music between sets, and your first dance song or a special request if they don't already know it!
Always check what your chosen band supplies in their optional extras. The large line ups of our big bands and swing orchestras means you'll probably have the option to add extra musicians to fill out the sound, or request additional sets (acoustic sets for your cocktail drinks, for example) before or after the main performance.
All you have to do for a comprehensive quote from our team is fill out the brief enquiry form on the bottom of your chosen band's profile. If you're happy to go ahead, your dream wedding entertainment is sorted. Our secure online payment system and comprehensive contracts protect you from any eventuality, so you can book confidently with Entertainment Nation.
Not only do we have a wide variety of acts & performers for you to choose from, we have fostered good relationships with them, giving you the reassurance that you are booking through a reputable entertainment company who are passionate about what they do.
We alleviate the pitfalls couples normally encounter when organising their wedding entertainment. We will provide you with expert guidance and support that’s only a phone call, email or live chat away. We can not only ensure you choose the best act for your wedding but that your special day runs smoothly too.
To help you with the selection process you can watch videos for each of our wedding acts so you know what they sound like and the atmosphere they can create with their music.
We ensure that all of our wedding acts & performers hold Public Liability Insurance of minimum £1,000,000 cover.
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We would highly recommend booking through Entertainment Nation they are professional and very quick with responding to any questions. We booked The Rhythm Detectives for our wedding and we were so happy with them, people were on the dance floor and singing their hearts out all night long. So many of our guests were coming up to us and raving about how good the band was. The sound and quality of the music and voices were exceptional. 10/10 from all of us! Thank you for making our day even more special.
Mr and Mrs Stokes – November 2019