Wedding band stage Setup Lighting _ The Matt Strafford Wedding Band
Wedding Party _ Matt Strafford Band
Wedding Dancing Band _ Matt Strafford Band

Wedding Bands To Hire In Bath

Are you in the search for a top Wedding Band to hire in Bath? We have over 9 years experience playing at over 120 weddings a year and are dedicated to making your wedding entertainment perfect! We play a huge variety of music from Queen & Stevie Wonder through to Bruno Mars & Mumford & Sons. We offer various packages including music your ceremony, drinks reception and evening reception too if required.

Bath Wedding, 2017

Absolutely out of this world! If you want you and your groom and the whole wedding party to be up dancing all night then these are the band for you! They are fantastic, professional and you can tell that they enjoy what they are doing! Played our first dance live beautifully and our wedding guests have said how amazing they were! Thank you for setting a wonderful atmosphere for our wedding and for being a huge part of our day! Keep doing what you are doing!

Ben and Kate Beard

Wedding – 2017

There are good wedding bands out there, and then there is the Matt Stratford duo! These guys absolute rock! If I could have put 10 stars I would have! Superb, friendly and had high rocks rocking! Superb daytime music during the photos and drinks at our wedding, before bringing the evening alive with two super sets! Absolutely can’t praise them enough, great voice – had the whole place rocking and rolling on the dance floor! Don’t take my word for it, book this amazing band and judge for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!

Lee Hobbs – 2017 Wedding

Wedding Band Packages Available

We believe that every wedding is different and unique in it’s own way. That’s why we offer a wide range of wedding band services and band packages including full evening entertainment, drinks reception music and music for your wedding ceremony too. We also provide a bespoke service so if it’s something different you are after, don’t hesitate to ask us.

How do we hire your Bath Wedding Band?

  • We believe in making the band hire process as simple and stress-free as possible.
  • Drop us an email or call us with what wedding band package you want.
  • As soon as you are ready to book we will email over a booking contract with deposit details.
  • As soon as we receive your paperwork back and your deposit has been paid that’s it!
  • Your wedding band booking is complete!

Wedding Bands Bath

Beautiful Wedding Venue In Bath

 

A Little About Bath

If you’re planning a wedding in Bath then we hope you find the following information on Bath useful.

Bath is a town set in the rolling countryside of southwest England, known for its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture. Honey-coloured Bath stone has been used extensively in the town’s architecture, including at Bath Abbey, noted for its fan-vaulting, tower and large stained-glass windows.

Wedding Bands Bath – special note, there are some superb outdoor venues in the South West.

Wedding Bands Bath -Venues We Have Play At:

Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel
http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk
Sydney Road, Bath, Somerset BA2 6JF

Bailbrook House Hotel
https://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/bailbrookhouse
West Bath Somerset BA1 7JD

Frequently Asked Questions & T&C’s

What time will the band arrive?

We will usually arrive and set-up from 6 pm onwards. For Weddings, this means we’re ready to set up as soon as the wedding breakfast and speeches are finished. Please be aware that us loading gear in and sound checking is quite intrusive so if your wedding is all in one room, it may be worth talking to us about setting up earlier. With corporate and charity events, we will always set up and sound check before guests arrive. If you require the band to set up earlier in the day, there is an additional fee of £40 for every hour before 6 pm.

How long does it take the band to set up?

We take an hour and a half to set up and sound check. Lifts or stairs may increase load in time. If your wedding is running late, we will still need the allotted time to set up but will, of course, try our best to do this as quick as we can.

How long will the band play for?

Our standard package is 2 x 45min live sets. However, this can be extended to 2 x 1 hour or 3 x 45mins in the evening.

NB – The band’s finish time is 12 midnight unless otherwise agreed.
We can not upgrade the set lengths on the night, this must be done at least 1 week before your event.

Overtime past midnight is charged at £70/hour. Please Note – This additional time will not increase the live sets. This time is for additional DJ time.

How long is your break?

Our break is normally around 30-45 mins, depending on when evening food is served etc… This is totally flexible, many times we have had no break and pushed our sets together because of an event running late.

What time should the band start playing?

Normally we would start playing straight after the first dance. This is a good way to kick things off as the crowd will already be on the dance floor and it works well. Totally flexible of course!

Does the band provide music between and before sets?

Yes, We offer a complimentary Dj Service. This is played through our Newmark IDJ system. Requests are encouraged!

Will the band require refreshments?

We request that the band is provided with soft drinks throughout our stay at the venue. Most clients will set up a soft drink tab behind the bar under ‘BAND’. Regarding food, for an evening performance, we are happy to grab a plate from the evening food. For all-day packages, we do require a meal in the day.

Can I come and watch the band play live before I book?

Unfortunately we do not play public shows as all of our work is private, however, we do have lots of live unedited videos and audio on our website and YouTube.

Do you do requests and first dances?

We will learn your first dance if you require this to be played live by ourselves which adds a special touch to your song. Unfortunately, we are unable to learn any other requests due to the number of events we play a year. However, we can assure you that our song list has never failed to get the dance floor full. It contains a huge range of music for every taste.

What do you play in your live setlist?

We never have a fully planned out set list we stick to as we believe that every event is different. What works on Friday sometimes will not work on Saturday due to different tastes, ages etc… We know what works, we know what gets people feeling great and what makes the dance floor filled. Leave it to us, have a cocktail or two, and rest assured that your event’s entertainment will be a resounding success.

NB – If you wish to select every song from our song list for us to play we are unable to accommodate this. We do require flexibility in what we play live. We are more than happy for you to provide a list of DJ songs to work into our DJ sets and also select 3-4 songs from our song list to be included.

Do you offer discounts on afternoon and evening sets?

Yes we do, we can offer a package for your event where we can play background music for your guests, as well as the main evening entertainment for a discounted price. If you have booked another wedding band for any part of your day, we will still be happy to be your afternoon or evening wedding/party entertainment.

Do you just play weddings?

Not at all, we call ourselves a wedding band, however, we have played for Bentley, Audi & BMW and also played to the Army Bases in Brunssum, Holland and Frankfurt, Germany. We can provide top class entertainment for any occasion.

Does the band provide their own PA system / Lighting equipment?

Yes, we are completely self-contained so you don’t need to worry about a thing. We use a top class Yamaha PA system with access to larger systems for events over 600 people. We also provide a full lighting rig.

How much space do you require?

We are very accommodating when it comes to space and can fit into just about any room or marquee. For weddings and events in larger rooms, we request at least 5 meters in width and 2 metres in depth.

What are the minimum power requirements?

We require at least 2 independent 13 amp sockets. If your marquee company has requested details, please advise that our PA system and lighting use approximately 2.5kw and a single 16amp power supply is not sufficient.

Is the band’s equipment PAT tested and Insured?

Yes, if the venue requires a certificate, please contact us and we’ll forward you copy.
We also have public Liability insurance worth £10,000,000.00.

How do I confirm a booking?

Let us know which package you wish to book and we will email over your booking contract with deposit details. As soon as we receive your signed paperwork and deposit we will email over a confirmation and see you on your big day!

What happens after I have paid my deposit and received a confirmation?

We will send you a final form to confirm all details a couple of weeks before your wedding. This is to consolidate everything in one place – final timings, first dance, contact numbers etc… Between now and then, feel free to ask any questions you may have 🙂