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Alternative Wedding Entertainment

So, you need entertainment for your wedding reception, but you don’t want a cheesy wedding band or DJ? Check out some of the options below.

Indie/Rock Band

Wedding Reception Entertainment - New skin

If you’re tired of hearing cheesey songs at weddings and would rather hear some up to date music such as The Kings of Leon or The Foo Fighters, why not consider an indie/rock band. There are loads of great options to suit all budgets hereNew Skin and Mister Kanish would both fit the bill particularly well

Vintage Bands

50's style band

Vintage wedding receptions are very popular at the moment, partially because they are so versatile! But which era do you go for? Whatever era you decide on The Band Boutique have got a fab act to fit with your theme. Check them out at The Band Boutiques website.

For the 1920’s – Tula and the Tomcats

1930’s Gypsy Jazz – Belle

For the 1950’s – Lipstick on His Collar

Old American Deep South Music – The Lovestruck Cowboys

Vintage Tea Party – The Old Time String Ensemble

Kitch and 80’s – Jason and the Organ-auts



If you really want to avoid cheeseyness hiring a classical band or performer could be the way to go. There’s lots of options though, pianists, harpists, string quartets, classic guitar. Even a classical opera singer. You can have a browse here.

Big Band

To make a real statement why not hire a large band made up of 7 or more people. Check out Brighton Soul, a fantastic 8 piece soul band, or LTD featuring pop hits from the 60’s to today.

Tribute Bands

If there’s a particular band you like this can be a great way to get everyone singing along to your favourite songs. Have a look here to see some great tribute acts. We particularly like the Blues Brothers Tribute who come with a 14 piece band and not only play music, but strive to entertain with a capital E!

Something to surprise your guests

Drop Dead Freddy

Drop Dead Freddy are a band which perform all the classics, dressed as dead rock and pop stars!  Ever wondered what Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Freddy Mercury, Paul Gray (Slipknot) and Eric Carr (Kiss) have been doing with their time? Apparentely they’ve started one of the South of the UKs best function bands. These five talented individuals play a fantastic range of rock and pop from the 50’s to today including some of the greatest sing-a-long and dance songs of modern times.

If you have a specific idea in mind why not email, and they should be able to find what you are looking for.


The Best Entertainment For a Vintage Themed Wedding

Fancy having a quirky band at your reception to fit with your vintage theme? Take a look at my top picks below. If you want to find out more about the band and how to book, just click their picture.

20's style wedding band

Tula and the Tomcats

For the 1920’s Wedding…

Tula and the Tomcats!

This band captures the heart of the Roaring 20’s with their fun loving, mischievous performance. With a voice like thunder and treacle Tula fronts the band, playing Jazz that will get you dancing like cats on a hot tin roof!

50's Style band

Lipstick on His Collar

For the 50’s/60’s Wedding…

Lipstick On His Collar

This band are an exciting 50’s/60’s showband specialising in bringing the classic pop hits from the Golden Era of music back to life. With authentic costumes to add to the sense of occasion, this bands hallmarks are strong vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun!

The Old Time String Ensemble

The Old Time String Ensemble

Perfect for a vintage tea party…

The Old Time String Ensemble

This Vintage String Band resurrect the beautiful music of a bygone era. Swapping between a range of stringed instruments, they play a mixture of songs with an emphasis on popular Blues, Jazz and Country standards from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.


'Belle' Parisian Gypsy Jazz Band

Belle Parisian Gypsy Jazz Band

From 1930’s Parisian Gypsy jazz to Bee-bop, this band will bring a fantastical quirkiness to any event. If you require mellow background ballads to accompany dinner or lively show stopping swing to fill the dance floor Belle can deliver! This band would be perfect for a vintage themed wedding or gathering.

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