Wedding Bands Cheshire

Professional Live Band & Free DJ!

Cheshire wedding band entertainment hire

HARD TO HANDLE BAND are the refreshing alternative to tired old Cheshire wedding bands! Don’t get us wrong – we love all types of wedding bands in Cheshire and all types of wedding music, but unfortunately some functions bands only seem to play the style of wedding entertainment songs they want to play, which is only ever going to please some of your guests. We firmly believe that the best way to please ALL of your Cheshire guests is to play as wide a range of music as possible – including indie, soul, classic rock n roll, pop, funk and more. In other words, music from the 1960s to the modern charts. HARD TO HANDLE BAND are also a little different in that we encourage our Cheshire clients to choose the music they want us to play, so that when we get on stage, we’re playing the music you want to hear – it’s just like having your own personal Cheshire wedding band.

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Three piece band, big sound

Cheshire brides, grooms and other clients tell us that we have a surprisingly big sound. We agree! We’re 100% live and don’t use cheesy backing tracks, but we are three professional talented, versatile and experienced wedding musicians and have performed hundreds of gigs together which means that we’re really tight. When we first started, it became apparent to us that people often choose to hire a DJ for their wedding entertainment rather than a live covers band because of a lack of space in the venue – once all your guests are seated, there may be only a small performance space available, a party band featuring four or more wedding musicians simply won’t be able to set up. But because we’re a three-piece wedding band and all of our bands equipment is compact and designed for smaller functions, there will be plenty of space for your guests to get on the dance floor.

DJ service free of charge

That’s something they will definitely want to do! All the music we play is instantly recognisable, non-cheesy, dance floor friendly and delivered in a high energy style, song after song. Two hours of classic and contemporary anthems performed by the band, and in addition, we’ll also provide you with a DJ who will play sets before, in between and after our live band sets to ensure that party atmosphere keeps going until the end of the night. The HARD TO HANDLE function band service includes:

  • Professional live wedding music band
  • 2 hours of rock, pop, indie, soul and more
  • Massive 350 song playlist
  • Requests performed by the band
  • DJ sets during the bands’ breaks
  • Sound system and lighting
  • Wedding entertainment until the end of the night
  • Dedicated management
  • Contract
  • No agency fees
  • Full dancefloor

Where we play and what we do

There’s a long list of Cheshire wedding and function venues that we have performed at, but they include Heaton House Farm, Sandhole Oak Barn, Peckforton Castle, Trafford Hall, Combermere Abbey, Inglewood Manor, Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, Thornton Manor, Styal Lodge, Mere Court Hotel, Rookery Hall, Nunsmere Hall, Swettenham Arms, Mottram Hall, High Legh Golf Club, Chester Zoo, Nantwich Civic Hall, Mercure Chester the Chester Hilton and many more. In fact, we have probably performed at more venues than other wedding bands in Cheshire.

We’re not gonna lie – clearly, on the surface, there are certain types of bands in Cheshire for weddings that we are a million miles away from in style and sound. The type of Cheshire bands we’re talking about range from the more traditional style of function bands or party bands, and what you might call bohemian folk bands. There’s a reason why these type of Cheshire bands are advertising themselves as suitable for wedding receptions – the semi-acoustic folky style function bands are attempting to capitalise on the popularity of Mumford and Sons, which is absolutely fine (you’ll find two of their songs in our playlist), but much like tribute bands, which were popular at wedding receptions in the 1990s, as musical tastes change, certain wedding bands fall out of favour, and brides, grooms and other event planners will find other types of wedding bands a more attractive proposition for their special day. The other type of Cheshire wedding bands, what you might call a party band style of wedding music, also came to prominence in the 1990s. They usually feature six or more members, often with a female vocalist out front and several other wedding musicians who are…er…somewhat anonymous.

Yes. We said it. Here’s the deal – if you want to be a musician, that’s great – stick to recording sessions. But if you want to be a performer in a Cheshire wedding band, you’re going to need to bring more to the table. You’ll need a big personality and lots of gigging performance to be able to get your audience onto the dance floor. Don’t just assume that if you play music that people like, they’ll want to dance. There’s so much more. As a wedding band, you have to relax people, get them to leave their inhibitions at the door and get them singing along, jumping around and generally enjoying themselves.

And this is what we do. As a wedding band Cheshire is one of our favourite regions to play in. There’s just something about gigs in the area that we love! With over 500 gigs under our collective belts, HARD TO HANDLE covers band will ensure that you and your guests have one of the best nights of your lives on the dance floor. Every song we play is instantly recognisable – we don’t feel the need to pad songs our with endless guitar solos like some Cheshire party wedding bands do – and the songs sound like the originals, which is not something the semi-acoustic folk Cheshire wedding bands are able to replicate. But first and foremost, we’re a live band. We have a great live sound. We don’t use backing tracks. The bass guitar sounds low and meaty, you can feel the drums through your body, the guitar layers nice tight sounds over the top and because all three of us sing lead vocals, we can play a very broad mix of songs.    

The feedback we receive from brides, grooms and other party planners speaks for itself – we have a 5* rating on Google reviews, and there are plenty more wedding music reviews for you to read on both our Facebook page and website, including video reviews. We are equally at home performing at small intimate gatherings and large gala events, and our boundless energy means that every one of your guests will be entertained, all night long. We also make sure that we adhere to any guidelines or requirements specified for Cheshire wedding bands by your venue, because we want to keep them happy, too! This might mean plugging into their sound system instead of using our own, or keeping our performance volume to an agreed level, something that dedicated wedding venues are requesting more and more. Overall, you can trust us to set up our equipment, and play great music, leaving you to get on with enjoying your celebrations with friends, family and loved ones. And that’s what you’re looking for in a Cheshire wedding band, isn’t it?

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Hire Hard to Handle band in Cheshire

Get in touch! For enquiries or just to find out more about Hard to Handle band, fill in the form below. We aim to respond within 24 hours. If you haven’t heard from us by then, we may not have received your enquiry so please call us direct on 0796 433 5657.