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How important do you think music is on your big day? Like most people, I imagine you agree that the right music will make the event come to life, and that a poor performance or the wrong type of music could completely ruin the atmosphere.

This post is for anyone who is looking for some inspiration on the music choice for their wedding and is interested in some alternative ideas to make the wedding entertainment come to life.

Hiring professional live wedding bands can completely change the feel of your wedding day and can influence all your guests to celebrate the special moment with you more freely.

Are you looking for something alternative or would you like to be more generic and choose music that you know everyone else chooses for their weddings? There is nothing wrong with a well-seasoned wedding band, playing the predictable songs, keeping the crowd entertained whilst playing the classics everyone seems to love. But if you want to throw entertainment that breaks the mold then alternatives wedding band ideas will be music to your ears.

Blues Bands for Weddings

Blues may at one time have been dominated by the sounds of field hollers and post slavery chants, but it is now largely associated with parties and guitar-driven songs that make for excellent wedding entertainment. Blues has taken a long old journey from Muddy Waters up to the likes of key blues artists such as Joe Bonamassa and John Mayer who have added a rock/pop edge to the genre. If you find yourself interested in hiring a blues band for your wedding then you may find that a trio would be perfect for you. The predictable nature of the Blues makes it great for events like weddings where you want the audience to be moving on the dance floor and ‘air guitaring’ late into the night.

Ceilidh Bands for Weddings

Ceilidh music (pronounced kay-lee) is fast becoming a popular genre across the UK for the strong emphasis on crowd interaction and upbeat energy. It is a Gaelic tradition carried out at gatherings where folk dancing and live entertainment is present and is becoming a popular choice of music for weddings across the UK as it spreads from its Scottish and Irish roots. Modern ceilidh wedding bands put a modern twist on a traditional music form so there is something for everyone.

Another popular quality that ceilidh bands are renowned for is the crowd interaction and instruction on the dances to go with the music. If you are new to this type of music then you were likely to have heard about it soon, as it is sweeping across the UK embracing a tradition built on fun and liveliness.

Busking Bands

An alternative extreme is to hire a good busking band to perform at your wedding. Busking bands put an alternative edge on contemporary songs that all your guests will know and love. Busking bands often add a different level of interest to the event and can leave an audience marveling at the entertainment, waiting to hear the next interpretation of a classic. Common genres you will find busking bands play are country, lap-steel driven guitar music and folk.

Tom Clark is a writer and musician. Licence to Ceilidhare a top ceilidh band. For more information on the band please visit