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A guide to booking wedding reception bands

Booking a band for a wedding reception couldn't be easier! LMM are one of the UKs top entertainment agencies. We have been in business over twelve years and we have live bands available to hire for wedding receptions throughout the UK. This page is a guide to ensuring that you book the right band for your wedding reception. Our business has been built upon repeat bookings and word of mouth recommendations. Your wedding day is important to us and we want you to hire the wedding reception band that will best suit your big day. Call the LMM office if you want to speak to someone in person. If not you will find sound files etc for some of our favourite wedding reception bands at the bottom of this page.

What kind of wedding reception band?

At LMM we have hundreds of options for your wedding reception band including jazz swing bands, funky disco bands, rock and pop party bands, tribute bands that duplicate the music and looks of one band plus solos and duos that can offer great value and the ability to save space if you have a limited amount of space for your band. The key element is to find a band which will appeal to the majority of your guests and also create the atmosphere which you most want to achieve at your wedding reception. If you are wanting a lively party where the guests are all on the dance floor then choose a rock and pop party or a funky disco band as these will make the most impact on the dance floor. If you want live music primarily to create a beautiful background ambiance then hire a jazz swing or acoustic band. You may want to theme the band around a decade like the 70s, 80s or 90s we have bands that would be able to play hits from all these periods and in many cases dress in the costume. You may even want to book an Irish band to play Cieldahl music.

How long will a wedding reception band play for and do we need to book a DJ?

Most of our wedding reception bands play for 2 x 60 minutes of live music (or 3 x 40 mins) but they will also provide recorded music over their PA system in between sets in order to save on the cost of a DJ so if you book a band from LMM you will not need a DJ (unless of course you want to book one). All our bands will allow you to play your own choice of music over their PA systems if you provide an Ipod loaded with playlists.

Will the band have public liability insurance etc?

LMM wedding reception bands are professional live acts and most will be able to supply you with the public liability insurance that most venues require. LMM can confirm this prior to booking along with any other requirements the venue might have. LMM contract all bookings via an online contracts system and we take deposits via secure visa or bacs payments which can be paid online. We are available for advice right up to and including on the day of the event and we will make sure that your wedding reception band is confirmed and reminded of the details of your wedding. If you have any queries please call the LMM office for a friendly chat.

A guide to booking wedding reception bands News

Capital Swing

Sensational Essex-based 4-7 Piece floor-filling swing band, perfect for any party with a great selection of songs from the Great American Songbook. more info..

£1400 - £1595

Barn Storm

Surrey-based Irish jigs and reels, modern Irish rock, traditional Irish songs plus loads of rocking, mainstream party tunes, all spiced-up with crazy Irish fiddle and carried off with humour, energy and great playing. more info..

£1400 - £1595

Acoustic Addiction

ACOUSTIC ADDICTION are a highly sought-after charismatic duo catering for all musical tastes more info..

£500 to £795

Union Jack

Union Jack are an awesome Bradford based three-piece Pop/Rock outfit that have successfully entertained crowds throughout the UK with their slick high-energy live show. more info..

£800 to £995


Wiltshire-based renowned international function band well known for their exciting live shows. more info..

£1400 - £1595

Big Rig

Surrey-based amazing 6-piece party band that will have everyone dancing 'til they drop!! Enormous repertoire covering many genres from 70's funk & soul, 80's dance to 90's and 00's pop & R&B classics. Offering two 60-minute sets that are sure to get people on the dancefloor. more info..

£1400 - £1595


Direct from Brazil these boys play a high energy set full of Anthemic rock covers featuring some rare and authentic Brazilian twists such as the samba beat they drop into their version of Place Your Hands. Great vocals and a great beat!! more info..

£1000 - £1395

Hat Trick

Hat Trick are one of the most talented, fun and exciting fully live bands in the UK, with a massive ever-expanding repertoire spanning from the 50's to the present day. more info..

£800 to £995

East Of Java

London-based one of busiest function bands who have performed with the likes of Tony Hadley, Go West, ABC, Bill Wyman, Ronan Keating and Brian May. Regularly performing at major corporate events and are favourites for weddings and parties. more info..

£1000 - £1395


Liverpool-based professional covers/function band. They cover many genres of music including Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Indie and RnB. more info..

£1000 - £1395

The Mocking Birds

With killer heels, killer curves and killer harmonies, The Mocking Birds live up to their name as 'today's answer to the Andrews Sisters.' These three gorgeous songbirds bop their way through cute choreography as they perform dangerously close harmonies. more info..

£1000 - £1395

The Staines and Tanzi Duo

The Staines/Tanzi duo are a jazz duo featuring Oliver J. Staines (guitar) and Cris Tanzi (vocals). You can catch the duo doing gigs in their own right or otherwise being hired to provide a rich setting for private or corporate events. more info..

Up to £495

Abba Deluxe

Abba Deluxe are the UKs most authentic live Tribute to the Swedish Sensations of the 70s and have recaptured the original sound and look of Abba. more info..

£1000 - £1395

Amy Winehouse - Tania

Surrey-based Tania began her tribute to the award- winning Amy Winehouse in July 07 and has since taken London by storm. She has perfected the unique style and sound that Amy is so famous for. more info..

£500 to £795

Beatles Tribute Band

As close to the original band as you can get. From the obsessive attention to detail in the musicianship and characterisation to the replica costumes, instruments and equipment, we are completely dedicated to bringing audiences accurate experience of The Beatles as possible. more info..

£800 to £995

Zoot Suits

Southend-based fantastic tribute show to the 1960's and beyond. Classic sing-a-long songs and dance floor fillers to entertain audiences of all ages. more info..

£1400 - £1595

Andy Lewis Band

The Andy Lewis Band go out as a duo up to a 6 piece, combining a mixture of jazz, pop, funk, soul, R&B and rock in their repertoire. Despite being based in London, they've played across the UK and Europe, both for major corporate and private events and parties. more info..

priced above £1600

Diamond String Quartet

London-based dynamic and versatile ensemble with years of experience providing live music for all kinds of events with a repertoire ranging from baroque to pop. more info..

£500 to £795

Burn Baby Burn

Herts-based professional live function band with a minimum of 2 lead singers who have performed all over the country playing the best music from a huge repertoire of hits. more info..

£1400 - £1595


From the Vegas of the north - Blackpool , this band have supported Busted and astonished audiences throughout the UK with their party covers. Great musicians, between them able to cover 6 decades of classic tunes. more info..

£1000 - £1395


Heart2Heart will give you a time to remember with their party bangers! From Motown classics to 90's floor fillers the HEART2HEART will keep everybody on the dance floor! more info..

£1000 - £1395

The Sugar Kings

Direct from Havana, Bandleader/percussionist, Flavio Correa,and Musical Director/bassist/composer, Rey Crespo, pave the way for their dynamic and talented team to entertain with the music of Cuba. This stylish outfit is perfect for all lovers of Latin Music. more info..

£1000 - £1395

The Funky Soul Band

London based ten piece funk and soul outfit. Great musicians and female vocalists perfect for corporate functions, weddings and parties. more info..

priced above £1600

The Bondis

This London-based dynamic Aussie band plays a huge set of classic good-time Aussie rock and Party tunes and are one of the best OZ covers band in the UK. more info..

£800 to £995

First Class Swing

Hertfordshire-based First Class Swing has performed at London's Leicester Square Theatre - hits you'll know and love from the Swing era plus foot stomping Rhythm & Blues / Jazz. more info..

£1000 - £1395


Four-piece London based band fast becoming one of the UK's finest live acts. Fronted by a great singer who also plays a mean keyboard, the band have a loyal following and never disappoint; playing the best party tracks from all genres. more info..

£1000 - £1395

Nico and Nathan

Nico & Nathan are an acoustic duo with years of experience performing throughout the UK and extensively through Europe. more info..

£500 to £795


Bristol-based acoustic duo who are perfect for weddings,parties,club venues and events. more info..

£500 to £795

Alex Kennedy - Guitar and Voice

Surrey-based Alex is an extremely skilled guitarist and singer who is able to cater for any event. Much more than your average guitarist/singer, he is also a Classical guitarist with a vast repertoire, able to suit your individual needs. more info..

Up to £495

Party Knights

Kent/Surrey-based act. "Absolutely marvellous, a real treat, I never left the dancefloor" Julie M - Redhill, Surrey, July '16. more info..

£1000 - £1395

Michael Buble Tribute

This is a brilliant tribute to the best Jazz, Swing & Pop artist, Michael Bublé. more info..

£500 to £795

The Babybelles

Windsor-based highly versatile and dynamic female duo, covering songs from the 60's to present day with a unique acoustic sound, remarkable two-part vocal harmonies and accomplished guitar work. Beautiful voices with a real 'wow' factor! more info..

Up to £495

The Anthems

Leicester-based 4-Peice indie / rock/ pop party covers band. more info..

£1000 - £1395