Wedding Band & DJ Package
If you're searching to find an amazing wedding band in the UK that offer a full entertainment package with live music and DJ then you are in the right place!
It can be a very difficult task finding the perfect live band to perform at your wedding, there are so many to choose from it's hard to know where to start! But with Academy Allstars you can hire the ultimate wedding band package...
“The Academy Allstars were amazing! They arrived on time and set up their equipment smoothly. They played a fantastic selection of music, the quality of all members was excellent and the dance floor was full all night! It was really an amazing evening and I should be grateful if you would pass on my thanks to the band. Kind regards”Jenny & Matt Fell - Wedding, Rhinefield House Hotel, Hampshire
Get in touch
From the start your enquiry will be dealt with by leading entertainment agency Tailored Entertainment. Tailored Entertainment specialise in exclusive representation of the best professional function bands in the UK and have a very select roster of top bands. So you can be reassured from the off that the band have met the high standards Tailored Entertainment demands of its acts and that you'll also have an expert team on hand to help with all of the planning and any questions you may have. The guys at Tailored Entertainment are available on 0800 564 2240 / firstname.lastname@example.org and will be very happy to hear from you.
Book the band
Once you have decided that Academy Allstars are the band for you Tailored Entertainment will send a booking contract to you to confirm the booking. The contract features all the important details for the day and once you have signed, the band will sign a copy and confirm the booking in their diary. We ask for a deposit (£300 - £465, depending on the optional extras and line-up that you choose) to secure the booking, with the balance payable by bank transfer seven days ahead of the day.
In the lead up to the wedding you are very welcome to contact us any time to discuss the plan for the day. Around four weeks before the day the experienced team at Tailored Entertainment will contact you to go over the final details - timings, first dance, song requests for the disco or DJ, final payment details etc. All of the details will be recorded and sent to the band in one simple final confirmation email, so you can be sure nothing will get missed and everything discussed will happen as planned on the night.
On the night
Academy Allstars will arrive fully self-contained with PA, lighting and pre-mixed disco (or a band member can DJ if you add this to your booking) and will perform 2 hours of live music (2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets). The band will cover your whole evening of entertainment so you don't need to hire a separate DJ or any additional equipment.
If your evening reception is in the same room as the meal/speeches, the band would usually arrive to set up in the turnaround time between day and evening. If the room or area for your evening is separate (or curtained off) the band could arrive while you are eating to get set up (they would sound check when suitable and wouldn't interrupt the meal or speeches!) - it takes a minimum of 90 minutes for the band to get fully set up and sound checked.
A guide to a standard evening reception would be:
- 17:30 - Band Arrive
- 19:00 - Background Music On
- 20:00 - First Dance/First Set (60 mins)
- 21:00 - Disco/DJ (ideal time for evening buffet)
- 22:00 - Second Set (60 mins)
- 23:00 - Disco/DJ Until Close
Timings are flexible to suit your needs and live sets can be split 3 x 40 mins if you prefer. Academy Allstars standard price is based on them arriving at 17:00 earliest and finishing as late as 00:00. For an early arrival or late finish outside of these times, there is an additional charge.
The band are very happy to perform your choice of first dance for you as long as they have at least three weeks notice of the song choice.
Academy Allstars also offer two brilliant daytime music options that will complete a special day of entrainment for your big day. Choose from:
Rob - Singer/Guitarist, to perform up to 120 mins of beautiful acoustic music at your ceremony and drinks reception.
Oliver - Instrumental Guitarist, to perform up to 120 minutes of background music, perfect for drinks receptions.
Academy Allstars are based in Guildford and are a popular live band for weddings in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, London, Kent, Herts, Middlesex, Essex, Sussex, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Bucks and further afield in the UK and internationally.