Live wedding music trends for 2017

Where has 2016 gone? It may seem early, but if you’re planning a summer 2017 wedding, it’s time to beat the January rush and get your live wedding music sorted! But where to start when there’s such a huge variety of wedding entertainment to choose from? To inspire you, Entertainment Nation present the live wedding entertainment trends that are set to be huge in 2017.

Live wedding music trends for 2017

Vintage style swing acts
Perfect for brides and grooms looking to glam up their reception with nostalgic early twentieth century chic. Vintage style swing acts dress in authentic period attire, bringing sophistication and something a bit different to your special day. The vintage repertoire is surprisingly varied, ranging from smooth Rat Pack classics to swinging twists on modern chart hits. If you’ve ever dreamed of a first dance sung by a suave Michael Bublé style crooner, then a vintage swing act is definitely the live wedding entertainment for you.

Contemporary folk bands
Inspired by the rise and rise of Mumford and Sons, contemporary folk bands are set to remain a top booking for summer 2017 weddings. It’s easy to see why modern folk bands are such a popular choice for a summer wedding: they perfectly complement the relaxed vibe at an outdoor afternoon drinks reception and are also ideal for a rousing evening party. Playing traditional acoustic instruments, folk bands are free to roam amongst your guests and give unique personalised performances for different groups of guests.

Pop/dance/R’n’B crossover bands
Cool and current couples who cringe at the thought of including anything recorded before the year 2000 on their wedding reception soundtrack, pay attention now! There’s increasing demand for bands who specialise in playing the latest chart hits, delivering an up-to-the second, on-trend wedding party. Featuring exhilarating tracks from the likes of Bruno Mars, Avicii, and Calvin Harris, crossover bands create a stylish party atmosphere at your wedding reception. These bands supplement their live performance with high tech programmed light shows and video displays for an incredible visual spectacle.

Rock and roll bands
The trend for retro wedding entertainment isn’t restricted to vintage swing acts. Fast forward 20 or so years from the swing era and you reach the rockin’ and rollin’ 50s, a time that saw the creation of some of the most infectiously danceable music ever. Rock and roll bands recreate the vibrancy, energy and fun of this golden age for music. Dressed in flamboyant outfits and performing classic 50s hits by Elvis, Little Richard and Chuck Berry, rock n roll bands get the whole room twisting, shouting, jumping and jiving! 

High-end show bands
Pricey but impressive, high-end show bands feature groups of nine or more world-class musicians packing the stage for a superior live performance. Premium show bands are available in a range of genres to suit any taste, including jazz, Rat Pack and swing, pop and rock, and soul, funk, disco and Motown. With line-ups consisting of multiple vocalists and powerful horn sections, underpinned by tight rhythm sections, high end show bands produce an unrivalled live music experience. Inspired by the world tours of today’s biggest superstars like Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and, of course, Justin Timberlake, these bands perform musically enhanced versions of the most energising songs, guaranteeing you and your guests the pinnacle of wedding parties!

If you’re intrigued by any of the styles of band we’ve told you about, check out the Entertainment Nation website, where you’ll find the photos, videos and music of a multitude of brilliant wedding bands. If you’d like to discuss your wedding entertainment, then our friendly advisers are available 10am to 10pm every single day, including bank holidays. We hope we’ve inspired you and congratulations on your impending nuptials!

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