Wedding Band Hire Nottingham

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Nottingham wedding band entertainment from a real live band. Rock, pop, indie and more + DJ – hire HARD TO HANDLE BAND! No need to hire one of the large expensive wedding bands in Nottingham – we provide everything you’ll need for a truly memorable night of wedding music.

HARD TO HANDLE are a three piece professional function band with a 5* Google review rating and over 500 wedding gigs experience. Our eclectic and extensive playlist and onstage energy make us a must for brides and grooms looking for Nottingham wedding bands. In fact, we reckon that if you were to make a list of your perfect party band, it would probably look something like this:

  • Professional live Nottingham wedding musicians / party band / function band
  • Non-stop Nottingham wedding band + DJ entertainment all night
  • Massive 350+ song playlist
  • Song requests learnt and performed by the live band
  • 2 hours of rock, pop, indie, soul and more played by a great sounding live band
  • DJ provided free of charge
  • Friendly and entertaining – no divas!
  • Perfect Nottingham wedding entertainment suitable for small to midsized functions
  • Cost effective with no wedding entertainment agency fees
  • Fully insured
  • Sound system and lights
  • Compact setup leaves plenty of room for your guests to dance
  • A full dance floor
  • Recent wedding band performances at Stubton Hall, Norwood Park, The Carriage Hall, Colwick Hall, Rufford Mill, Swancar Farm, Mercure Nottingham Hotel, Oakham Suite, Eastwood Hall, Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Cockliffe House, Nottingham University, plus quite a few more!
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We’d like to thank Nottingham Council House, The Belgrave room, De Vere East Midlands, Colwick Hall, Welbeck Hall, Beeston Fields, Swancar Farm, Ruddington Grange, The Carriage Hall, Thrumpton Hall and Holme Pierrepont Hall.

If it weren’t for these and other wonderful venues, HARD TO HANDLE BAND and other wedding bands in Nottingham wouldn’t have such great memories of performing at wedding receptions, parties and other events throughout the Nottinghamshire region. When the venue and its’ staff go the extra mile to make your guests feel welcome, it makes the job of Nottinghamshire wedding bands a real pleasure and gets everyone ready to party!

No matter what type of function you’re hosting – whether it’s a small informal birthday party with friends and family, a well-planned intimate wedding reception at one of Nottingham’s’ more bijou venues, a large grand wedding reception or an impressive gala event – when it comes to live Nottingham wedding band hire, there’s one thing in common.

You will want to be able to create memories that your guests will talk about the next day, the next week and hopefully the next year, too. One of the best ways to create that all-important “wow” factor is to hire a wedding band in Nottingham which has lots of onstage personality and will play a broad mix of music that will encourage your guests to get on the dance floor.

Massive playlist, great sounding music

Over 500 brides, grooms and other party planners have trusted us to perform to their guests. Why? because unlike some of the wedding bands Nottingham has to offer, we have the perfect mix of great-sounding music (rock n roll, pop, indie, soul and more), lots of energy to get your guests in the mood for a party, a massive playlist from which you are more than welcome to select tracks or suggest your own favourite songs for us to play, plus a DJ providing music free of charge during our breaks to ensure non-stop entertainment.

We also provide a sound and lighting system so you don’t need to hire any extra equipment. And crucially, we also provide public liability insurance as standard, which is vital for Nottingham wedding band hire in private venues.

This is what we do. We’re a professional live function band featuring three highly experienced and versatile musicians. We’re equally at home performing indie from the 1990s, modern pop, classic rock from the 1980s, 1960s soul and much, much more.

In fact, our playlist covers over 350 songs, and we’re more than happy to let you and your guests choose In fact our playlist covers over 350 songs, and we’re more than happy to let you and your guests choose the music they want to hear.

So we’ll just play your requests, all night – how cool is that? Good luck finding Nottinghamshire wedding bands who are as accommodating…oh and by the way, the wedding entertainment doesn’t stop when we take our breaks – we provide a DJ mixing more of your favourite tracks into his sets before, in between and after the party band sets until the end of the night, so you don’t have the added expense of having to hire a separate DJ.

If you have already hired a DJ, that’s not a problem; they’re more than welcome to use our top-of-the-range sound system.

Of course, it makes sense to speak to other Nottingham wedding bands to see what kind of wedding entertainment they offer. Some may sound good but don’t provide an additional DJ free of charge.

Stress-free wedding management

Not all Nottinghamshire wedding bands offer an all-inclusive service, something you will discover when you see the dreaded “package” on their websites – usually denoting wedding bands that can add additional Nottingham wedding musicians to create a line up starting with a 4 piece and expanding to an eight or nine-piece wedding band.

While the idea behind being able to cater to all budgets may look good on paper, it’s only when you listen to the smaller line up that you discover how sparse and thin their sound is. It reveals the fact that some Nottinghamshire wedding bands may need to pad out their basic sound with additional members and having their smaller line up is a non-starter.

As long as your venue has a large performance area that can accommodate not only all of your guests but the band, and you don’t mind paying extra £££s, that’s great. But we’re here to tell you don’t have to pay over the odds for lively and engaging Nottingham wedding band music!

There are also some party planners who believe that it’s best to engage the services of bands in Nottingham for weddings through an entertainment agency. Yes, we’ll admit that some wedding bands from Nottingham aren’t easy to find online. This is often because some live band agencies spend lots of money on advertising, much more than your average band can.

Don’t get us wrong – if you prefer to deal with large Nottingham wedding music service providers such as entertainment agencies which can provide you with live bands and DJs, a contract and a contingency plan should something go wrong on the day, that’s fine.

But these days, hiring professional wedding bands in Nottingham means that you will have not only a party band but a group who will work with you to achieve a good running schedule, play song requests you’re happy with, provide an entertainment contract and be easy to liaise with – in short, manage your evening so you can be stress-free, kick back and enjoy your choice of live music with your friends, family and loved ones.

Versatile and entertaining

You DO want to see your guests partying to the sounds of a great wedding band, don’t you? You DO want them to wake up the following morning with sore throats, aching feet and a pile of sweaty clothes at the foot of their beds? So do we. That’s why HARD TO HANDLE wedding band work hard from the first song of the night until the last to get everyone on the dance floor and keep them there.

Throughout the 2 hours of music from the 1960s rock n roll classics to modern dance floor anthems we perform, there’s no dip in our energy levels, so your guests will feel they are really being entertained.

If you have come this far, hopefully you will have watched our videos and listened to our music. Brides, grooms and others who hire HARD TO HANDLE BAND for their Nottingham wedding music ask us what the secret is to our full sound. Given that we’re a three-piece live band, we must be cheating, right? Actually, no. Not only are all three of us very strong lead vocalists, we’ve also accomplished musicians, playing guitar, bass, drums and keyboards.

Unlike some bands, we don’t use cheesy backing tracks or extra wedding musicians to create our sound – we don’t need them! It’s just the three of us, playing over 95 wedding receptions and parties each year, which means we’re a really tight, versatile and entertaining band.

Take a look around our website for more information, or get in touch – call us direct on 0796 433 5657 or use the contact form below.

Hire Hard to Handle band in Nottingham

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