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

Hire The Best Local Wedding Band

Hiring a Wedding Band in Norfolk can be simple and inexpensive! We have been playing at Norfolk weddings for over 9 years, with my live band playing over 120 weddings a year, you can put your trust in us that we will provide you and your guests with an unforgettable evening! We believe that having a varied song list is the key to ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy, just take a look at our song list here.

Norfolk, 2017

We hired the Matt Strafford Wedding Band for our Reception at Dunston Hall Norfolk, the sets they played were out of this world! A great range of music played to get everyone of all ages dancing and enjoying themselves. All of our guests commented on how great they were. It often makes or breaks a reception depending on how good the band is and the guys topped off an incredible day and made sure the party and celebration continued into the evening. Best band I’ve ever heard and I recommend them to everyone!!

Kim & Andy – 2017

Hunters Hall in Norfolk

The Matt Strafford Wedding Band are unbelievable band, great guys and awesome singing and amazing choice of songs. Can’t recommend them highly enough.

Mark & Sarah

Packages Available

We offer a wide selection of wedding band packages to suit everyone’s taste and budget. We can also offer totally bespoke packages too as we understand that every wedding is different so just drop us an email or give us a call to discuss your  Wedding Band requirements. Our booking process is friendly, efficient and simple too as we don’t like to overcomplicate things!

Every evening package includes our complimentary DJ service, which includes manually mixed DJ music before, between and after our live sets meaning you won’t have to hire anyone else for your entertainment. We also encourage requests throughout the evening from your guests and of course yourself! We also provide a top quality sound and lighting system which we believe is all part of making your evening unforgettable.

We also offer full day packages, live music for your ceremony and drinks reception too. For your ceremony, we understand that the music during this is very personal so we will learn up to 4 songs we don’t already play just for you! This is one song for the bride’s entrance, two songs for the register signing and one for your exit too.

How do we hire your Wedding Band?

  • We have made our booking process really simple.
  • Give us a call or simply sill in our online booking form and select your date from the calendar.
  • From there, once you have decided which package you want to go for, we will email a booking form with deposit details.
  • As soon as we receive your hire deposit and signed booking contract we will send you an email confirmation to let you know we have received it and that’s it… you are all booked in!
  • We can then discuss finer details of your playlist at that time and the big day!

Norfolk

Beautiful Venues In Norfolk

About Norfolk

Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the west and north-west, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and, to the north-west, The Wash.

The county town is Norwich. With an area of 2,074 square miles (5,370 km2) and a population of 859,400, Norfolk is a largely rural county with a population density of 401 per square mile (155 per km²). Of the county’s population, 40% live in four major built-up areas: Norwich (213,000), Great Yarmouth (63,000), King’s Lynn (46,000) and Thetford (25,000).

Norfolk has a variety of beautiful rural venues and smart city locations making it the perfect area for your wedding.

Venues We Have Played In Norfolk

Dunston Hall
www.qhotels.co.uk/our-locations/dunston-hall
Norfolk, Ipswich Rd, Norwich, NR14 8PQ

Hockwold Hall
www.hockwoldhallnorfolk.com
Station Rd, Hockwold cum Wilton, Brandon, Norfolk IP26 4HZ

The Red Barn
www.theredbarnnorfolk.co.uk
College Lane, South Runcton, King’s Lynn
Norfolk PE33 0EX

Pentney Abbey
www.pentneyabbey.com
Pentney Abbey, Abbey Road, Pentney, Norfolk, PE32 1JT

Hunters Hall
www.huntershall.co.uk
Swanton Morley, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4JU

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 🙂