Everything you need to know about wedding entertainment bands


Everything you need to know about wedding entertainment bands

Entertainment can make or break a big event, and your wedding is no exception! If you’re in the middle of planning your wedding and turning your thoughts to band hire, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Music Genre

First things first, you should get an idea about what kind of music you’re after. At one end, tribute bands will usually only cover songs in the style of the band that they are impersonating, whereas function bands may cover a few genres such as rock, pop, indie, and soul.

If you’re also wanting the band to incorporate song requests make sure you check with them first!


Find out if your band is offering an ‘all in one’ service that also includes DJ music, lighting, and a sound system. This will save you from double booking and hiring unnecessary equipment, or potential disappointment and stress if these services are not included.

Think through where the band’s changing room will be at the venue, and ask them how much time and space they need on the day to set up and sound check.


If you have a budget, it’s worth bearing in mind some factors that will influence how much it will cost to hire a band. The size of the band, location, and level of experience will all factor into pricing. As mentioned, additional services, sets, and booking your band through an agency will make band hire more expensive.

Why Hard To Handle?

As a professional live function band with years of experience playing UK weddings, we boast a ridiculously wide-ranging repertoire. From modern anthems to 60s and 70s hits, one thing’s for sure – we know how to fill the dancefloor.

Take a look at the extensive service we offer, listen to a few of our tracks, or contact us directly on 0796 433 5657.