The ages of our guests span a LOT of years...how do we keep everyone happy?
This is an area in which the best wedding bands excel. Wedding receptions tend to feature crowds diverse in age and musical taste, which is something all but the most specialised bands take into account.
You’ll find many of the bands available from Entertainment Nation have vast and varied repertoires that feature classics from the 50s and 60s onwards and the biggest modern chart hits from a variety of genres including pop, rock, indie, soul, disco and Motown.
Even if you hire a band in a more niche genre, there’s scope for keeping everyone included. If you hire a rock ‘n’ roll wedding band, for example, they most likely won’t restrict their repertoire to songs released in the 50s, but will also throw in some more modern songs, perhaps performed with a rock ‘n’ roll twist.
Another benefit of booking live music that we forgot mention above is that a good wedding band will have the charisma and style to get guests dancing to songs they’ve never even heard of! And then there are the songs that transcend age and taste and fill the dance floor no matter what – see our selection at the bottom of the page.
How much does a wedding band cost to hire?
That all depends on what you’re looking for. A band’s fee will depend upon a variety of factors, including: how many musicians in the line-up, the distance the band needs to travel and how popular the band is.
Roughly, you should be budgeting the following:
Solo – From £250 to £500 plus
Duo – From £500 to £800 plus
Trio – From £600 to £1300 plus
4-piece – From £900 to £2500 plus
5-piece and larger – From £1200 to £5000 plus
Do you have a track/song that is guaranteed to fill the dance floor?
We consulted the wedding band members in the Entertainment Nation
office and these are the songs that NEVER fail to get everyone going. Some may raise an eyebrow, some may fall away as the years go on, but right now, if you want to cram the dance floor with as many guests as possible, these are the songs to get the job done:
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Despacito – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Contact Entertainment Nation
We know how busy people's lives are nowadays, and that by necessity, most wedding planning happens during the evening and weekends. That’s why our dedicated team of expert wedding entertainment advisers are on hand from 10am until 10pm, 7 days a week to answer your questions when you need them answered.
Whether you have a question about wedding entertainment or you’d like some expert inspiration, our friendly team will do everything they can to help.
This is a sponsored post. Entertainment Nation are members of our recommended supplier directory, The List, and have provided entertainment for many RMW Real Weddings over the years. You can find out more about them here.