Celebrating unforgettable moments with LiveBand Entertainment: a big thank you to our wonderful clients! 

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At LiveBand Entertainment, our mission is to turn special moments into extraordinary memories through the power of music. As we look back over the past few months, we’re so grateful for the trust our clients have placed in us to provide the soundtrack to their special celebrations.

From weddings to birthdays, each event has been one of a kind. So we wanted to take a moment to say a huge, heartfelt congrats to the amazing clients who’ve made LiveBand Entertainment such a big part of their special events.


Hollie and Matthew’s dream wedding

On 12th August 2023, at the picturesque Hollins Hall and Country Club in Baildon, we had the honour of being a part of Hollie and Matthew’s wedding day. Our talented soloist Melody set the scene for the ceremony and reception with her soulful voice. Then it was over to Martin Sax and DJ to raise the roof for an unforgettable evening celebration. The dance floor was alive with energy, and we were touched by Hollie’s kind words. 

She said:

“I cannot thank Melody and her team enough for my dream wedding come true!!! I had great communication, smoothness and they took into consideration exactly what I wanted! From the band, solo and Martin with the Sax! The dance floor was full from start to finish! 

I would recommend Live Band Entertainment for all your music entertainment needs! Very professional, efficient and really put us at ease! The performances were outstanding, we had so many compliments from our family and friends on how good they were. 

We can’t thank them enough for being such a brilliant addition to our day! I would rate even higher if I could! 

Wish you all the best…

Mr & Mrs Jackson    


Congratulations Hollie and Matthew! We wish you so many happy years together.


Venue Highlight: Hollins Hall and Country Club

Joe and Olivia’s magical celebration


The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey, Skipton, witnessed the love story of Joe and Olivia on the same day. Our fantastic function band On The Func, aka Func on the Rocks really brought the house down, filling the dance floor with an infectious energy. 


But don’t just take our word for it! See what Olivia had to say: 


“Melody Reed at Live Band Entertainment has been absolutely superb. From our initial inquiry through to our wedding day, she could not have done more to help. 

We booked Func on the Rocks to play at our wedding and we could not have been happier, having all 10 of them there filled the room and dance floor! The band ensured we had all our favourite songs played and managed the energy levels throughout the night expertly, so that everyone was left wanting more. 

So many guests have commented on how great they were. A massive part of our perfect wedding thank you so much!”


Congratulations Joe and Olivia! Thanks so much for sharing your day with us. 


Venue Highlight: The Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey



Megan and her husband’s intimate wedding


Megan and her husband’s wedding celebration took place at The Coach and Horses in Harrogate on September 30th. Megan booked LiveBand Entertainment soloist and guitarist Lucy Robinson, who created a warm and intimate atmosphere that was perfect for their big day.  


Megan said: 

 “Melody was brilliant at organising a singer to attend our wedding. Seamless service, and Lucy Robinson who performed was absolutely brilliant. Would definitely recommend Live Band Entertainment to anyone.”


Congratulations to you both! We’re so thrilled that you loved your LiveBand Entertainment experience!


Venue Highlight: The Coach and Horses, Harrogate



Kerry and Graham’s sparkling celebration 


On October 7th, at The Coniston Hotel and Spa in Skipton, our delightful duo Mel and Danny added an extra sparkle to Kerry and Graham’s wedding reception and breakfast. It was a beautiful day, and one that LiveBand Entertainment were so grateful to be part of. 

We were also thrilled to have yet another happy customer, with Graham and Kerry saying:


 “A huge thank you to Melody and Danny for providing wonderful entertainment at our wedding. All communication was so easy and Melody understood exactly what we wanted and delivered at the highest level. 

They added an extra sparkle to our special day and many guests commented on the superb performances they gave. Higher than highly recommended.” 


Congratulations Kerry and Graham. We hope you’ll treasure the happy memories of your special day forever!


Venue Highlight: The Coniston Hotel and Spa, Skipton




Carla Coe’s Surprise 40th birthday bash


Turning the spotlight to big birthday celebrations, Melody wowed guests at Carla Coe’s surprise 40th on September 30th 2023. Carla and her guests were well and truly thrilled with the performance, with Carla saying: 


 “Absolutely amazing!! My husband booked Melody for my surprise birthday and just WOW!! Everyone was up dancing, and her voice is out of this world! I would definitely recommend to all my friends and anybody out there looking for a fantastic singer to get Melody booked.” 


Happy birthday again Carla! We hope you’ll have us back to play your 50th!


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A huge thank you again to all of our fantastic clients for trusting us with your special celebrations. 


If you’ve got a big event on the horizon, get in touch to discover more about our services and hire a band. Alternatively, you can call us on 0782 8435 299, or email us at [email protected]


We can’t wait to create more musical magic with you!

Ruth and Danny with their children at their wedding

Best of the West: our wedding band The Tones wowed the crowds at Ruth and Danny’s West Yorkshire wedding

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If you’re looking for a wedding band in West Yorkshire or beyond, we’ve got just the thing.

Hi everyone, Melody here, back and blogging after a truly sensational summer. With so many Live Band Entertainment gigs to choose from over the past few months, I was spoiled for choice when deciding on this week’s blog post. But with peak wedding season still in full swing, I wanted to share the love with you all. So today I’m here to tell you about one of my favourite events of the summer – Ruth and Danny’s wonderful West Yorkshire wedding.
The gorgeous couple tied the knot on Saturday 3rd June 2023. And Live Band Entertainment’s incredible wedding band, The Tones, were there to dish up the tunes for the big day.

The Faversham: West Yorkshire’s Wedding Gem

But before we get onto the fantastic music… let’s talk location! No great wedding is complete without a knock-out venue. And Ruth and Danny really got the memo.
Blending classic charm with a modern touch, the Faversham is probably the coolest wedding venue in West Yorkshire! From its multi-purpose events space, glass-roofed conservatory, and chic Lounge, to the sunny Terrace and private grounds, its an all around amazing space for anyone’s big day. And it was certainly the perfect spot for Ruth and Danny – who had it decked out with cool neon lights, gorgeous flowers, and a dance floor fit for royalty.The Tones perform with Ruth and Danny's friends for their first dance song at The Faversham.

The Tones: a West Yorkshire wedding band to write home about

Now, it’s time to talk about the musical masterminds who made Ruth and Danny’s dreams come true – The Tones. These guys are the real deal, and if you’re looking for an unforgettable after party, they’ve got you covered.
Hailing from Doncaster, The Tones are a top-tier wedding band known for their incredible talent and knack for getting the party started. And they certainly brought the house down at Ruth and Danny’s wedding with their mix of pop classics and indie hits. Just check out the crowd on the dance floor!

Your wedding, your way

Here at Live Band Entertainment we’re all about making your day your way. So when Ruth and Danny had a special request for their first dance, we were more than happy to make it happen. The Tones provided the backing music, but the lead vocals were provided by none other than the bride and groom’s best mates. Talk about a personal touch!
Ruth, Danny and their friends who sang their first dance
We’re also all ears when it comes to your music picks. So after the main event, The Tones served up some of the bride’s favourite tunes from Justin Timberlake and Arctic Monkeys on request.
Ruth and Danny enjoy their first dance

Ruth and Danny’s review

I know how hard the whole Live Band Entertainment team work to make things extra special for our clients – but it’s still so nice to get a great review too. So when I read Ruth and Danny’s review of their experience with us, I was over the moon. 
Take a look at what they had to say:
“We cannot recommend Live Band Entertainment enough!! Before I found Melody at Live Band Entertainment, I was almost giving up on having a band at our wedding. Then I spoke to Melody… She totally understood our collective taste in music, she listened and provided loads of choices of bands and singers, including clips so we could watch them. She wasn’t pushy and was always available to answer any questions we had (and I asked a lot!).
The band we chose through her was amazing, and on our wedding day they turned up and blew us all away! They were fantastic, professional, entertaining, and energetic, and everyone had such an amazing time! We even received a beautiful handmade card following the wedding with photos of us and the band, congratulating us on our wedding. It’s the little touches that show just how great this company and Melody are!
If you are lost in a world of wedding music madness, speak with Live Band Entertainment and let them take all your worries away!”
Ruth and Danny's five star review of Live Band Entertainment and their wedding band, The Tones

Three Cheers to Ruth and Danny!

Before I wrap up the blog, I want to wish Ruth and Danny one last congratulations on their gorgeous wedding. I hope your journey together is filled with love, laughter, and loads of great music!
Ruth and Danny with their children at their wedding

Find your perfect wedding band with Live Band Entertainment

If you’re planning a wedding in West Yorkshire, or anywhere else in the UK, don’t forget to check out our great range of bands for hire.
Perhaps The Tones are right up your street? If so, why not find out more and book them for your event?
Not quite your vibe? No problem. We’ve got a wide range of singers, wedding bands, party bands, and musicians for your special day. Take a look and get in touch today to discuss what you’re looking for. Let’s make your wedding just as awesome as Ruth and Danny’s!

Live Music in Morley: LiveBand Entertainment partners with Eighteen90 bar

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Calling all music lovers and cocktail enthusiasts! We have some amazing news to share. As part of our ongoing efforts to support local businesses and venues, LiveBand Entertainment has teamed up with one of Morley’s hottest spots, Eighteen90. This exciting new partnership will see us provide live music in Morley every month for the rest of 2023! So if you’re looking to enjoy some top-quality cocktails, food, and world class entertainment, this is one not to be missed.

About Eighteen90 bar

Prepare to be wowed by premium wine and cocktail bar Eighteen90. Nestled in the heart of Morley, Leeds, Eighteen90 takes its name from the historic building it sits in. Built in 1890, and originally serving as the residence for the Lord Mayor of Morley, the venue has been meticulously and lovingly refurbished. The result is a top-quality spot which blends the building’s original charm with contemporary additions. Step inside and be greeted by experienced mixologists crafting fabulous cocktails, alongside a great selection of fine wines, spirits, and premium beers. Eighteen90 ensures there’s a drink to suit every taste and occasion, all served up in a glamorous, warm, and welcoming environment. 

Eighteen90 bar in Morley

Enjoy a night of live music and cocktails at Eighteen90 bar Morley.

Live Music in Morley – The Eighteen90 lineup 

If that venue isn’t enough to get you excited, our fabulous live music certainly should. We’ve curated a fantastic lineup of highly talented soloists who will grace the stage at Eighteen90. Whether you’re a fan of soulful ballads, lively pop tunes, or laid back acoustic, we’ve got something for everyone. 

Check out what’s on offer and find out more about our sensational soloists below:

  • June 24th – Joseph
  • July 8th – Hannah
  • July 29th – Sarah
  • August 12th – Samantha
  • August 26th – Joseph
  • September 9th – Samantha
  • September 30th – Lucy
  • October 14th – Jonny
  • October 28th – Scott
  • November 11th – Samantha
  • November 25th – Scott
  • December 9th – Joseph
  • December 30th – Samantha

About the artists

Regardless of who you choose, one thing’s for sure – you’re in for a great gig!


With silky vocals and top class musicianship, Joseph can offer up everything from tight funk grooves and knees up ska, to rock and roll and r&b. The perfect soundtrack to your Saturday night!


Hannah is the ideal selection for sophisticated cocktail sipping. With extensive live performance experience at renowned contemporary bars like The Living Room, Harvey Nichols, The Botanist, Blackhouse Grill, and Sky Lounge Leeds, Hannah’s musical talents are unmatched!


Fancy something a little different? With her soothing, retro style Sarah offers well known songs sung with a modern jukebox vibe. 



You can expect nothing more than stunning vocals & guitar from Samantha. She has such a smooth, lovable voice and has put together a fun, well known set for everyone to join in and sing along with.


Stunning vocals and a very talented guitarist. Lucy will wow you with her unique voice. Expect a fun singalong! 


A true all-rounder, Jonny can offer up everything from lively party anthems to soothing background melodies. Like a human jukebox, just put in a request and watch Jonny do his thing! 


 An Irish Yorkshire man singing well known singalong tunes you can stamp, clap & dance along to. 

Work with us

If you own a restaurant or bar and are looking to level-up your locals’ experience with live music, look no further. LiveBand Entertainment offers a wide range of soloists and bands to suit all musical preferences. From elegant acoustic sets to high-energy performances that will get everyone up and dancing, our talented artists can create the perfect musical backdrop for your venue. 

Take a look at our musicians and bands for hire, or get in touch today to discuss your requirements. We can’t wait to work with you!

Live wedding band FuncTown raise the roof for a great yorkshire wedding

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As the owner of LiveBand entertainment, I know that a live wedding band is the key to a truly sensational day.  Every year, I get the pleasure of providing stunning live music for a whole host of events. But I have to admit that weddings are my absolute favourite! Providing the soundtrack for a couple’s special day is a real privilege. Plus, it’s one that I love to share with you all on this blog. So this week, I’m turning the spotlight to James and Lynsey. The couple recently said ‘I do’ to each other, and to funktastic live wedding band, FuncTown (aka Funk On The Rocks)!

The mission, should we choose to accept it  

James and Lynsey pose for a smiley photo

James and Lynsey wanted to find the perfect live wedding band for their big day.

Gorgeous couple James and Lynsey approached us to let us know they were getting hitched and they were after a reyt good Yorkshire knees-up.

The chosen band would be joining the happy couple at the stunning Victoria Hotel in super-scenic seaside retreat Robin Hoods Bay. With breathtaking views of the coastline, elegant architecture and an intimate atmosphere, the scene was all set for an incredible day. All that was missing was the music…. 

The stunning wedding venue, Victoria Hall.

That’s where we came in! With a brief like that – how could we say no? As a proud Yorkshire business ourselves, we were confident that LiveBand entertainment was the perfect partner to give James and Lynsey an unforgettable live wedding band experience.

A match made in heaven 

First things first, James was an absolute pleasure to work with! His love for music made helping him plan the perfect live wedding band a breeze. After browsing LiveBand Entertainment’s fantastic selection of live bands and musicians, James settled on the perfect live band for a proper party. None other than FuncTown aka Func On The Rocks!

Lovely James – what a gent!

Formed in 2006, this sensational six-piece has been igniting events nationwide for more than 15 years. Offering a captivating blend of soul, funk, Motown, and pop, we knew they’d give James and Lynsey the night of their lives.  

FuncTown were the perfect live wedding band for the couple’s big day

The reviews are in….  

Now I know all my live wedding bands are top-notch. After all, I hand picked them myself! But sometimes it takes some lovely feedback from a happy couple to really highlight what a fantastic job they do for our clients. Just take a look at this glowing review from James. It certainly left me grinning from ear to ear! 

“Hi Melody,

Just a quick late night email to you;


The band were absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!!

We and everyone absolutely loved them, what a rather large cherry on the wedding pie!!!

They totally smashed it, great energy, extremely talented, very personable, professional and friendly.

We loved their end of set energy. Catching them dancing around packing up, we rejoined and set up one last 5 minutes of power dancing to Groove Armada! Yesss, what a memento to our special day.

Thank them massively, we would love to see them play live again. We will highly recommend, and how lovely that a new baby was brewing up listening to our special day.

Thank you so much, 


Not only this, but a few days later James left FuncTown aka Funk On The Rocks even more 5-star feedback. Check it out below! 

Don’t believe the hype? Well see for yourself….

Congratulations James and Lynsey

So, all that’s left is for me to once again wish James and Lynsey a huge congratulations on their wedding. And, of course, a massive thank you to their live wedding band FuncTown aka Func On The Rocks for an outstanding performance. 

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Ibbotson!

Book a live wedding band for your big day

At LiveBand Entertainment, we’re here to turn your dreams into reality and create unforgettable musical experiences for your special events. So take a look at our great range of live bands and musicians, and contact us today to make a booking. 

We can’t wait to discuss your requirements and help you make the best of your big day! 

Melody xxx

Introducing our Melodic Matrimony live wedding music packages

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Looking for the perfect live wedding music for your big day? Look no further! LiveBand Entertainment are proud to introduce our 2 great value live wedding music packages – the Melodic Matrimony and Melodic Matrimony Deluxe.

Planning a wedding is an exciting journey, filled with lots of decisions to make. But we’re firm believers that if there’s one thing you should go all out on for your big day – it’s the music! From setting the scene at your ceremony, to getting your guests up and out on the dance floor, these packages are the perfect way to really make your day.

The Melodic Matrimony Package – £1,650 (excluding travel) 

Live wedding music singer Melody serenades a happy couple during their first dance

What you get: 

  • Wedding soloist for guest welcome and wedding ceremony 
  • 2 x 30 minute wedding soloist background music sets for wedding reception
  • 3-piece wedding party band, including first dance song request 
  • DJ playlist until midnight 

How it works:

Our Melodic Matrimony Package has been carefully crafted to cater to all your live wedding music needs.

Welcome and Wedding Ceremony

As your guests arrive, a skilled wedding soloist will set the perfect ambiance with 15 minutes of beautiful melodies. They’ll also perform 3 wedding songs that hold special significance for you and your partner – one for your arrival, another for your exit, and one during the signing of the register or a reflective moment.

Wedding Reception Soloist 

During your wedding reception, our talented soloist will continue to serenade your guests with two 30 minute sets of beautiful background music. Their melodic tunes will be the perfect backdrop as you and your guests mix and mingle after you’ve said ‘I do’! 

3-Piece Wedding Party Band

Now it’s time to get the party started! Our 3-piece party band is a sure fire way to get everyone up and dancing. As part of this package, the band will also learn and perform your chosen first dance song, making that magical moment even more special.

DJ Playlist

We understand that the party must go on, and we’ll provide a DJ playlist to keep the music flowing until midnight. With a vast collection of songs to choose from, we’ll curate a playlist that reflects your style and keeps the dance floor packed. 

Melodic Matrimony Deluxe Package – £1,900 (excluding travel)

Our live 4-piece wedding party band poses with a happy bride.

What you get: 

  • Wedding soloist for guest welcome and wedding ceremony 
  • 2 x 30 minute wedding duo background music sets for wedding reception
  • 4-piece wedding party band, including first dance song request 
  • DJ or DJ sax until midnight 

How it works:

For a full-on musical extravaganza, this package is the one for you. It includes all the elements of the Melodic Matrimony Package, with a few extra features:


No changes here! As your guests arrive, a skilled wedding soloist will perform for 15 minutes. They will also sing 3 wedding songs chosen by you – one for your arrival, another for your exit, and one during the signing of the register or a reflective moment.

Wedding Reception Trio

Instead of a soloist, a talented trio will grace your wedding reception with their melodious tunes. Their hypnotising harmonies will captivate your guests and set the stage for an unforgettable celebration.

4-Piece Wedding Party Band

Elevate the excitement and amplify the energy with our 4-piece party band. With additional instruments and voices, and stunning setlists, they’ll make your wedding party one to remember! 

DJ or DJ Sax

To round off the night in style, who better than a live DJ or our DJ sax to serenade your guests until the clock strikes 12? With dynamic DJ beats and soul-stirring saxophone melodies, just like Cinderella, your guests won’t want to leave! 

Book your live wedding music package 

Like what you see? Contact us now to book your Melodic Matrimony or Melodic Matrimony Deluxe package today! 

Or, if you’re after something a little different, take a look at our wide range of live wedding bands, party bands and function bands. We’re sure you’ll find something to suit you.

Congratulations Gemma and Callum!

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Hey everyone, Melody here! It’s been all go recently at LiveBand Entertainment, with loads of great acts performing at your special events up and down the country. But today, I’m so excited to write this blog about a gig of my own – at the wonderful wedding of Gemma and Callum! They tied the knot on 25th April 2023 at the beautiful Rushpool Hall in Saltburn by the sea, and I was so honoured to be chosen as their wedding singer. 

The venue 

As soon as I pulled up to the venue, it was clear Gemma and Callum had chosen a stunning location for their wedding. Rushpool Hall is absolutely gorgeous! Surrounded by lush gardens and countryside views, the beautiful 19th century manor house provided the perfect backdrop for the big day. Definitely check it out if you’re looking for an elegant wedding venue in North Yorkshire! 

Rushpool Hall's entry gate and sign

On the way in…

Rushpool Hall’s stunning scenery

Wedding singer melody poses for a photo in front of the beautiful countryside views of Rushpool Hall

Look at those views!



The happy couple 

I had a great time working with Gemma and Callum. Gemma was one of the sweetest, calmest brides I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. She looked absolutely stunning in her off the shoulder lace dress, with Callum just as smart in a sharp suit. The weather had also put its best foot forward for the occasion, with the sun showing up to join in with the joyous atmosphere.

Wedding singer Melody with bride Gemma and groom Callum at Rushpool Hall

But they didn’t just look the part. Gemma and Callum had also planned a gorgeous wedding. I loved all the personal touches that celebrated their love for each other. Just look at this super cute picture display of the newlyweds over the years! 

A table with rustic wooden crates. On the crates are wires with photos of the bride and groom pegged to them. The table also has small vases with flowers, wooden hearts, and an elegant white table cloth.

The music 

But now let’s get to the most important bit of the big day (for me, anyway) – the music! I was honoured to be hired as Gemma and Callum’s wedding singer. I performed a 2 hour background set full of love songs, ballads, and the couple’s special songs. 

After the wedding, I was so happy to get some glowing feedback from the bride and groom. I loved performing for the happy couple and their friends and family, so it was great to hear that they’d enjoyed it just as much.

A facebook post from Gemma with a picture of wedding singer Melody, Gemma and Callum. The caption reads 'Want to thank our wedding singer! Melody's voice was phenomenal!"

The ice cream!

To finish the day off in style, I headed down to the seaside for a quick ice cream while I took in the beautiful views. The perfect end to a great gig! 

Wedding singer melody poses with an ice cream at the seaside


Hire a wedding singer 

If you’re looking for a wedding singer to perform at your big day, I’d love to be your choice! As an experienced performer with over 20 years in the industry, I know how to set the tone for your special event. Whether you want me to accompany myself on acoustic guitar or come as part of a duo or trio act, it’s my personal promise that I’ll make it a day to remember. 

I’ve performed at hundreds of prestigious venues around the country, including the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, The Royal Albert Hall, Blue Peter, NEC Birmingham, Doncaster Racecourse and The Dome. And distance doesn’t matter – I’m available for any event across the UK. Whether it’s wedding ceremonies, dinner parties, awards ceremonies, restaurants or corporate events – you name it, I’ll be there!

Book me here or check out some of our other amazing wedding bands for hire.

Hire a live band 

If I’m not quite your style, not to worry. LiveBand Entertainment has something for everyone – from party bands to pianists, tribute bands, acapella groups and more.

Take a look at our great range of live bands for hire.  I’m sure you’ll find one to suit you!

Or, if you need a little extra help choosing, contact me today to discuss your requirements. 

The 5 best first dance songs for weddings

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Hello fellow music lovers and newlyweds-to-be! If you don’t know me by now, I’m Melody, the owner of LiveBand Entertainment. Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to help countless couples create magical moments on their wedding day with the perfect first dance song. 

The first dance is a special and emotional moment that sets the tone for your entire reception. So choosing the right song, and the right live band to perform it, can make or break your big day. 

Some couples know straight away what song they want for their first dance. But if you’ve landed on this blog, you’re probably in need of a little inspiration. That’s okay too! 

So don’t worry. If you’re looking for some suggestions of the best first dance songs for weddings – and some fantastic live bands to perform them – you’re in the right place!  

Melody’s top 5 best first dance songs for weddings

LiveBand Entertainment owner Melody on her wedding day

1) “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green- The best romantic first dance song 

This timeless classic is a soulful and romantic choice for a first dance song. Al Green’s smooth vocals and the song’s heartfelt lyrics create a perfect romantic atmosphere for any wedding reception. 

2) “I Get to Love You” by Ruelle – The best unique first dance song 

If you’re looking for something unique and emotional, this indie-pop ballad is a beautiful choice. With its enchanting vocals and beautiful lyrics, “I Get to Love You” won’t leave a dry eye in the house.


3) “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran The best modern first dance song 

Aafter a modern first dance song that your friends and family can sing along to? This is the one for you! There’s a reason Ed Sheeran has become a popular choice for weddings, and his romantic ballad “Perfect” is no exception. Its sweet lyrics and melodic guitar make it a heartfelt choice for expressing your love and commitment on your special day.

4) “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie WonderThe best upbeat first dance song 

This joyful song by Stevie Wonder is a perfect choice for couples who want to dance their way into their new life together. Its catchy melody, toe-tapping rhythm and feel-good lyrics will have you and your guests dancing and smiling all night long.

5) “You Are My Destiny” by Lionel RichieThe best 90s first dance song

If you were born in the 90s, and want a classic, cheerful first dance song from the era, this one’s for you. Lionel Richie’s soulful voice and romantic lyrics make “You Are My Destiny” a beautiful choice for your first dance. Its upbeat rhythm and meaningful lyrics will create a memorable moment that you and your partner can cherish forever.

Hire a live wedding band or singer through LiveBand Entertainment

Whatever first dance song you choose, it will sound all the better performed by a talented live wedding band or singer. Here at LiveBand entertainment we have a fantastic selection of wedding bands and singers for hire. So whether you’re after a party-starting 10-piece, an elegant soloist, or a romantic acoustic set – we have something to suit you.   

Plus, if you’re looking for something truly unique, we can even work with you to write and perform your very own first dance song. 

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch now to discuss your requirements, and add a touch of live music magic to your big day.

Why you should book a live band through LiveBand Entertainment

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Melody Reed - Owner of LiveBand Entertainment

Melody Reed, owner of LiveBand Entertainment

Looking to book a live band for your special event? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

My name is Melody, and I’m a professional singer with over 24 years of experience in the industry. I’ve performed as a soloist and in bands since I was 14 years old, and now I own and run LiveBand Entertainment.

You might be wondering why you should book a live band through LiveBand Entertainment, instead of just finding one on your own. Well, I’m confident that I can offer you a superior service that will make your special day one to remember. And I’m here to tell you why!  

One to one approach

First of all, I offer a fully one to one approach. That means I’m available to talk to you via email, phone calls, or even in person. I want to make sure we work together to create a personalised plan for your event. We’ll go through all the options and create the perfect package to meet your needs.

Amazing acts

Our live bands and musicians for hire are some of the most talented performers on the UK live music scene. I hand pick each one of our acts to ensure you’ll have only the best live music for your special event. So whoever you choose, you can be sure you’re in for an incredible experience!

100% band guarantee

Another great reason to book a live band through me is my 100% band guarantee. If for any reason a band can’t make it to your event, I’ll take responsibility and source another amazing band for you. That way, you don’t have to worry about any last minute cancellations.

No stress, no worry

As someone who’s been in the industry for over two decades, I know what I’m doing. I know who’s reliable, who’s talented, and who’s going to give you the night of your life. When you book a live band with LiveBand Entertainment you can trust me to take care of everything. So you can enjoy your event, without the stress.
A picture of Melody with her first band aged 14

I’ve been singing as a soloist and in bands since I was 14 years old – and here are the photos to prove it!

Personalised songs

If you want a unique and personalised touch to your event, I can help with that too! I also offer songwriting options for first dances or birthday surprises.

Competitive prices

If you’re worried about the cost of booking a live band, don’t be. I offer competitive pricing while still providing a top-notch service. So whether you’re looking to go all out, or are after something more low key, I can arrange a package to suit you.

LiveBand Entertainment promise

I’m 100% confident that you’ll be satisfied when you book a live band through LiveBand Entertainment. In fact – it’s a personal promise! So if there’s anything not up to scratch with your experience, you can be sure that I’ll sort it.

Frequently asked questions

Now that’s the main stuff covered, let’s take a look at a few of the most common questions we get from prospective clients. 

How do I book a live band through LiveBand entertainment?

It’s easy! Just fill out the booking form on the band, singer, or musician page with your email and contact details, and I’ll get back to you in no time at all.

Can I see my band perform live?

Our bands are always performing somewhere. Many of their bookings are private events, but I will find out when and where they are playing publicly and be sure to send you all the information. We do have loads of live videos on the LiveBand Entertainment YouTube channel too, in case you can’t make a live gig.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

Yes, you do need to pay a deposit. This secures your band and is best for everyone’s peace of mind. We also put contracts in place between all clients and bands – this makes sure all the legal stuff is sorted. Once your contract is signed and the deposit is paid, the band is yours! Well…for the day or night of your event at least!

What happens if my band cancels at the last minute?

It’s rare that any of our bands need to cancel on your big day. But, life happens, and sometimes emergencies and illness can get in the way. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, don’t worry – I’ve got you covered. I’ll take care of finding a fantastic replacement band so you don’t have to stress about it.

Can I contact the band directly if I book through you?

Of course! When you book a live band through LiveBand Entertainment, I’ll give you their contact details. You probably won’t need to use them, though! I’ll have everything under control and make sure you have everything you need. But it’s not a bad idea to have their details for the day of the event, just for your own peace of mind.

Can I meet you in person?

If you live locally to me, I’d love to meet you in person! We can go through all the plans over a coffee. Or, if you’re further afield, I’m more than happy to jump on a video call. I also love event planning, so I might be able to give you some tips for other elements of your event – free of charge of course!

Book a live band today

So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at our fantastic live bands and musicians for hire and get in touch today. I personally promise you won’t regret it!

Introducing our solo musicians for hire

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Finding the perfect solo musicians for hire for your event or venue can be a daunting task. With heaps of options available, it can be hard to know where to start. But never fear! LiveBand Entertainment are here to save the day with our great range of exceptional solo musicians for hire that are sure to elevate any event. From intimate wedding ceremonies to lively corporate get togethers, background music for bars and restaurants to rowdy whole-crowd singalongs, LiveBand Entertainment has got you covered.

Why hire a solo musician?

One of the main benefits of hiring a solo musician is the flexibility they offer. Solo musicians are super mobile and adaptable to different venues and spaces. This makes them perfect when space is limited, or where you need a musician to move from one location to another during the event. With a huge and varied repertoire of songs, our soloists are a great choice for background music or upbeat singalongs for bars, restaurants, weddings, and corporate events.


When it comes to solo musicians for hire, Cherie is a real standout! A Yorkshire-based singer and pianist. she’s performed at prestigious venues including The Royal Albert Hall, London’s Jazz Cafe, and Kensington Palace. She’s also no stranger to the small screen, having sung on shows like Songs Of Praise, Don’t Stop Me Now, The South Bank Show and Sing It. Not only this, but her music has also been featured in films, television, adverts and radio stations across the globe. Talk about an impressive CV!
Cherie can perform a wide range of genres and styles, making her a versatile choice for any event. She is a skilled narrator, and has an amazing ability to connect with her audience to create an intimate and unforgettable experience.


Hayley is a wonderful solo musician for hire who is sure to blow you away with her unique and soulful performance. Her mix of well-known covers with a reggae/soul/blues vibe, along with her powerful and husky voice, tells honest and frank stories of a road well travelled. Inspired by some of the great names of soul and blues, from Otis to Etta James, Hayley’s sensational sound will feel familiar and yet truly unique.

Contact us to book Hayley for your event.


Marina - solo musician for hire

Marina’s music is perfect for setting the scene and creating the perfect atmosphere for your guests. Covering all genres, with a twist of jazz, she’s the ideal solo musician for hire for any event, from background music to upbeat party singalongs. Or, if you’re looking for double the fun, you can also hire Marina as an acoustic duo. With her stunning vocals, Marina is guaranteed to give your event the elegance and perfection it deserves!


If you’re looking to hire a solo musician who can do it all, then Jonny is the one for you. Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, Jonny is a singer, acoustic guitarist, and DJ. A true all-rounder, he can deliver anything from upbeat party songs to easy listening background music. With an endless list of songs in his bank, Jonny is a human jukebox who can spend all night playing songs shouted out by the audience.

Contact us to book Jonny for your event.



Hannah - solo musician for hire

For an elegant and soulful backdrop to any special occasion, Hannah is the perfect choice. She has spent years playing live in some of the best contemporary bars in the country, including:
  • The Living Room
  • Harvey Nichols
  • The Botanist
  • Blackhouse Grill
  • Sky Lounge Leeds
But that’s certainly not the only string to her bow – Hannah also has heaps of experience of performing for private weddings, corporate events, and parties across the UK. So if you’re looking for a unique and intimate experience to set the tone for your event, look no further!

Contact us to book Hannah for your event.



Available as a solo, duo or trio, and accompanying herself on the guitar, Melody is a truly outstanding performer. With over 20 years of experience as professional musician, her stunning vocals create an unforgettably angelic ambiance.


For those who love funk and soul, Joe is a brilliantly talented singer and guitarist who can wow any crowd. With his exceptional vocal ability, Joe is a great solo musician for hire for any event type and is guaranteed to get people up and dancing.

Contact us to book Joe for your event.


Mark is a charismatic live singer with a powerful voice and a setlist to suit any occasion. His ultimate goal is to make your event as enjoyable, memorable, and fun as possible. With his versatile setlist of music from a wide range of genres and moods, Mark is sure to provide the perfect entertainment for all guests.

Contact us to book Mark for your event.


Dan is a multi-award-nominated piano vocalist, specializing in:
  • acoustic
  • popular classics
  • songwriting
  • soul, jazz
  • blues
A world-class singer and multi-instrumental musician, Dan has co-written and recorded music which has featured in movies like ‘Stolen’ (Nicolas Cage) and US TV series ‘Supernatural’.

Contact us to book Dan for your event.


Jamie - solo musician for hire

Jamie is an electrifying solo artist who spices up any party with songs from a variety of eras and styles. From the brat pack era to modern artists like Ed Sheeran and George Ezra, Jamie offers a tailored show that is fun for all ages. He’s even been featured on ITV’s Starstruck!

The 8 best events to hire a live band for

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If you’re planning an event, whether it’s a wedding, birthday party, or corporate event, you might be wondering whether it’s worth it to hire a live band. And the short answer is – yes, it is! Hiring a live band can be a great addition to any event, for so many reasons. In this blog, we’ll share our thoughts on the best events to hire a live band for. Plus we’ll explain why you should invest in live music. 

The 8 Best Events to Hire a Live Band For

We’re confident that our great range of live bands and musicians to hire has something to suit any event. From weddings and christenings, to awards ceremonies and funerals – take a look below at our top 8 best events to hire a live band for. And if you don’t see your event type in this list? No worries! We’re sure we can tailor the perfect live music solution for your needs. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.

1. Weddings

A live band can bring a unique energy to a wedding reception. They can play a variety of music that will appeal to all guests, from the bride and groom’s grandparents to any little ones in attendance. A live band can also be a great focal point for the reception and can help to get people on the dance floor – perfect for those all important wedding photos! 

2. Divorce Party

Now here’s a great reason to hire a live band! While not a typical event, a divorce party can be a wonderful way to celebrate a new chapter in life. A live band can add an element of fun to the party, get everyone dancing, and help you to celebrate being free, single and ready to mingle! 

3. Christening

A christening is a special occasion for families, and a live band or musician can help to create a festive atmosphere. Our great range of live bands and musicians for hire can play everything from classical piano to toe-tapping tunes that will appeal to both adults and children. What better way to celebrate your new arrival? 

4. Birthday

Whether it’s a milestone birthday or just a fun party, a live band can help to make the event memorable. Our versatile party bands offer a great range of  top tunes from different eras and genres, ensuring that all your guests have a brilliant time.

5. Award Ceremony

An award ceremony is a formal event, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. A live band can play music during the cocktail hour and dinner, and then switch to more upbeat music for the after-party. This will help to create a fun and memorable experience for everyone in attendance. Check out our incredible function bands to see what we have to offer! 


6. Networking Event

Live music can add an element of excitement to a networking event. It can also help to break the ice and get people talking, which, after all, is the whole point! Whether you’d prefer more low-key bar and restaurant musicians, or a full-on function band, you’re sure to find something to suit when you book with LiveBand Entertainment. 

7. Funeral/Wake

These events aren’t just about mourning the loss of your loved one, they’re also about celebrating their life and memory. While it might seem unusual to hire a live band for a funeral or wake, it can help to create a celebratory atmosphere and comfort mourners. Our professional funeral musicians for hire can craft a set list based on your loved one’s favourite music – a wonderful way to honour their memory. 


8. Christmas Party

It may be quite a way off, but we can promise you Christmas party season will come along quicker than you think! If you’re planning a special event for your workplace, friends or family, a live band is the perfect way to spread Christmas cheer. They can play classic Christmas songs, as well as a wide range of party favourites that will get people dancing. And with the run up to Christmas being a super busy time on the live music scene, it pays to be prepared. So don’t delay! Hire a live band for your big event now. 

Benefits of Hiring a Live Band

Still not sure whether to hire a live band? Read on for just a few of the benefits live music can bring to your event.  

1. Music gives any party a focus

A live band can help to set the tone for your event and create a focal point. It can be the difference between a good party and a great one.

2. Bringing people together

Live music can be a great way to get people up and dancing. It can help to break the ice and create a fun atmosphere – taking your event from snooze to sensation! 


3. Entertainment

We’re not called LiveBand Entertainment for no reason! A live band is one of the best forms of entertainment there is. Our live bands and musicians for hire always put on a sensational show. So even if your guests aren’t up for getting down, they’ll have a great time just watching the band play and enjoying the music. 

4. Live bands are impressive (if you book a good band!)

Hiring a good live band can be impressive and show that you put thought and effort into your event. It can also help to create a memorable experience for your guests. It’s something they’re sure to remember long after the event is over. Luckily for you, we think all our live bands are fantastic (not that we’re biassed, or anything!) So if you book a live band through us you’ll be sure of a stellar show!  

5. It’s fun!

It may seem self-explanatory, but live music is fun! It can help to create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for your guests, and get everyone bonding over their favourite tunes (and dodgy dance moves!)

7. It’s great for your health and wellbeing

As well as all this, live music has a great range of benefits for our health and wellbeing – from reducing stress to boosting happy hormones. Check out our blog on our top 5 reasons to hire a live band to find out more!

Hire a live band through LiveBand Entertainment

We hope we’ve convinced you that hiring a live band for your event can be a great decision. It can add an element of excitement and entertainment that your guests are sure to love, as well as being great fun for all the family. 

So what are you waiting for? Check out our fantastic range of live bands for hire and get in touch today to arrange a booking. We look forward to hearing from you.

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