Wedding Music – How to choose a Wedding Band

Trying to decide on what sort of wedding music and how to choose a wedding band for your wedding reception is for some brides & grooms a tough decision. But for some wedding couples it’s incredibly easy and has always been obvious what they want. What do you go for? A pop music or a rock wedding band? An indie rock wedding band or a soul and funk wedding group? Perhaps an acoustic wedding band? Or even a folk wedding musicians? Here’s our guide on how to choose the right type of music and wedding band for your special day.

Wedding Music
Wedding Music

How to choose wedding music and a live wedding band for your wedding reception? 

There are three options to consider when choosing you wedding music and hiring a live band.

  • Firstly, what sort of music do YOU like?
  • Secondly, what sort of music do a lot of your guests like?
  • Thirdly, do you want a live band who will get everyone up and dancing or just a DJ?

Which of these options matter most to you? Is your wedding reception all about you, or is it more about pleasing everyone you know who will be attending?

What sort of music do you like?

Are you into huge chart pop music from the 1950s through to modern day, indie rock music, punk music and music by classic bands like The Beatles? Will your guests enjoy the type of music you enjoy the most? Do you even care if they have the passion for your favourite style of music?

What sort of music do your guests like?

Do your wedding guests like hip-hop and rap, dance music, reggae music, jazz music or R&B music? Should you even bother considering what your guests want to hear on YOUR special day? You’re paying for the DJ wedding music and live band yourself after all.

Do you want a live band who will get everyone up and dancing, a DJ or would you rather chill out?

Some brides & grooms just want to chill out in the evening, and thats fine with us. If you don’t want a full on mini concert then you can always hire a DJ or hire an acoustic wedding band instead. Usually a DJ or acoustic wedding band will be cheaper to hire than a full on wedding band. If its a small wedding venue and people just want to sit around talking to each other then this might be what you need. Maybe guests might want to get up occasionally and have a little boogie, again just a DJ or acoustic wedding band will no doubt be fine. If you do want a high energy band wedding band who will most definitely have everyone up and dancing all night long then read on.

Wedding Music by ‘Punch The Air’.

Only you can decide on whats more important to you on your special day. But from previous experience from both attending and performing weddings we know for sure that a live band will leave you and all your guests with long lasting memories. Essentially Punch The Air are a high energy indie rock wedding band with bags of wedding experience (Estd 2013). We’ll give your evening wedding reception that kick-start it might just need after a whole days worth of celebrating, eating and drinking.


But we’re also very suitable for clients who like music beyond this specific genre. It wouldn’t be a wedding without us also performing live music from The Beatles, George Ezra, Amy Winehouse, Van Morrison, Mumford & Sons and Elvis. Even the indie covers we perform are huge chart hitters guaranteed to get mom, dad and grandparents up dancing. Who doesn’t know ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ by Oasis and ‘Dakota‘ by Stereophonics? Also who doesn’t like ‘Mr Brightside‘ by The Killers and ‘Sex On Fire‘ by Kings Of Leon? Thumb through our full repertoire and you’ll find theres something for everyone in our live performances.

How to choose a Wedding Band
How to choose a Wedding Band

What else our wedding band can provide you with.

Whats also great about wedding band Punch The Air is that anything you want to hear that we don’t perform live we’ll spin on the (Virtual) DJ decks for you at no extra charge. Andy Starkey has over 33,000 songs you can choose from across all decades and genres. Thats Pop, Rock, Dance, Reggae, Irish, Folk, Rap and everything inbetween. So thats your entire night of live entertainment sorted. Less cost and less hassle.

Included in our performance fees are:

  • Two live high energy performances.
  • All PA sound equipment.
  • The bands backline of guitars, amplifiers, drum kits, microphones etc.
  • Lighting for the dancefloor.
  • Lighting for the stage area.
  • iPad DJ services when the band aren’t performing live until midnight.

With many other optional extras to choose from such as late night DJ services, adding a female lead singer and even an evening photographer its not just wedding music we can offer you. Punch The Air have been a trusted wedding supplier since our inception in 2013. With over one hundred client reviews you can be sure we can handle your wedding reception with the utmost care and consideration to you and all your guests. Contact for price and availability when choosing a wedding band.

Wedding Supplier

A wedding supplier will provide you with services or products you need to purchase to make your wedding reception unique and perfect for you. With hundreds of wedding suppliers and wedding bands out there it can be very daunting on who you should choose to part your money with. Always chose well established companies who can prove their credentials to you both through social media AND from their own website. Anyone (And we mean anyone) can make a Facebook page and claim to be a business. It literally only takes a few seconds to create a Facebook page.

Wedding Supplier
Wedding Supplier

What you should look for when choosing a live band for your wedding reception.

What does take much more effort is building and maintaining a well developed website and creating quality video content. If a company isn’t willing to take the time to do this, then chances are they’re not going to 100% deliver on their promises to you either. Professional wedding band ‘Punch The Air’ have all this and so much more. We’ve been a wedding supplier of live music since 2013 and have amassed over 100 reviews during this time. Our quality, well built, fast website proves to clients what we’ve achieved over the years. And what we continue to achieve on a weekly basis. Tonnes of gallery images, hundreds of live videos. All of which add up to something no other wedding band out there can compete with.

Search and you’ll find dedicated pages for just about every topic you can think of regarding wedding reception bands and what we supply. We have performed over 500 times both privately and publicly. So we know how to handle brides, grooms and party guests of all sizes.

Choose a band with history who have years of experience at weddings.

We’ve encountered everything over the years since forming in 2013. We’ve made it through power failures, burst water pipes, fires and so many more catastrophes.  Each and every time we’ve always managed to keep the wedding music going and complete the task of giving our clients the best in live wedding entertainment

Wedding Supplier Band
Wedding Supplier Band

We will arrive promptly at your wedding and set up our equipment with next to no noise. We will work to your schedule and even advise you if things might work better jiggled around a little. You can expect the highest professional attitude from our wedding band. All the way from initial contact to weeks after your wedding is over. While working as your wedding reception band you can expect two high energy performances helping to lift the spirits of guests on what can sometimes be quite a long and tiresome day.

We’ll put the energy back into the room to give you a wedding you’ll never forget. All the while we’ll be smiling back at you as you dance and sing your hearts out to our live performances.

Included in our wedding supplier fee is:

Buying and booking with a wedding supplier.

How should you choose a wedding supplier or wedding band?

  • Speak to friends and family ask for recommendations.
  • Check reviews of your wedding supplier both on social media and on Google Reviews.
  • Make sure your wedding supplier updates their content regularly with QUALITY NEW content.  So not just a repost of something they posted months/years ago. This way you will see they are an active company constantly out working at current weddings.
  • Have you seen a wedding band at a previous friend or relatives wedding reception? Were you suitably impressed by their high energy live performances? If so why not book them for your wedding party too.  Most of our wedding work comes from previous clients guests. We feel this speaks a lot about the type of professional performances we put on.

Contact a wedding supplier for live music at your wedding reception to check on price and availability for your special day.

2022 Wedding Band

It’s never too early to book a 2022 wedding band for your reception and have ‘Punch The Airindie rock cover band provide you with live music on your special day. The year twenty twenty two will soon be here. So don’t delay in thinking about booking live entertainment for a wedding. Established in 2013 ‘Punch The Air‘ have built up an amazing reputation with a 100% client satisfaction record from live wedding perfomances. We know exactly how to handle all your guests, young to old. And the exact type of music they want to hear at precisely the right time throughout your evening reception at your wedding venue.

If you want a high energy band able to give you the wedding party you deserve then our wedding function band will be ideal for you.  Contact to check on price and availability to hire a wedding band in 2022.

2022 Wedding Band
2022 Wedding Band

Book a wedding band in 2022. 

It’s incredibly simple to hire a wedding band for a 2022 wedding with ‘Punch The Air‘. Just get in touch us by filling in our contact form with as much information as possible and we’ll get back to you within 72 hours (Sometimes even sooner). We’ll let you know exactly what our charges are so you can make your mind up as soon as possible. Then all we require is a 50% deposit and return of our contract and you’ll be fully booked in with us. There is zero percent chance that we will ever cancel on you. And if (On the very, very off chance) band members happen to become ill, we have a plethora of professional musicians available to fill in last minute. This is exactly what you should be expecting form a professional wedding band.

What we promise to give as your twenty twenty two wedding reception band.

There’s no other 2022 wedding band that go further to fulfil your every dream on your special day. We will make sure that the volume of our equipment is perfect for the sound of the room. While setting up you will barely hear any noise from us as we operate on a “Silent set-up” scenario. This means we don’t turn any guitar amplifiers on or hit any drums until we are completely ready to soundcheck. We will notify anyone in the room of our intentions to “Mix the room” appropriately. So they can either move to another room or simply understand better the task we are undertaking.

How relaxed an affair does this sound like to you? It’s ideal surely? Once we’re set up for your wedding we’ll provide you with background DJ music services when we are not performing live until midnight. We’ll also include lighting for the dancefloor and stage area in our price. (We don’t like to say ‘Free of charge’ like some wedding bands do as nothing is free in life is it). 

It’s time for live music.

Then sit back or rather stand up and get ready to dance. As we handle your entire nights entertainment with two live high energy performances at your wedding party. Big indie tunes from Oasis, The Killers, Stereophonics, Kings Of Leon, Blink 182 and more. Also mixed in with huge chart hits from modern day back to the 1950s. Queen, Elvis, The Beatles, The Human League, The Undertones and so much more in-between. These are all tried and tested songs we know you and all your guests already know and love. We won’t play anything too obscure, too loud, too slow or too inappropriate. Everything is going to be just perfect on your wedding day when you hire our professional group. Contact for price and availability to book a band for a wedding reception. 

Female Indie Wedding Band Pippa Langhorne

See the live video of ‘Punch The Air‘ performing with Pippa Langhorne on our previous article as an indie female wedding band. Contact for price and availability. 

How it all happened

We had no idea that Ms Langhorne was exhibiting at the same wedding fair as us. As she was across the other side of the field in a tipi tent. Towards the end of the event she wondered over to our little staged area. There, she casually watched us for a few songs. We didn’t actually know who she was at all. But Andy thought it would be fun to ask her up on stage with us anyway. Eventually we managed to coerce her onto the stage not knowing anything about her musical talents. Watch Pippa Langhorne on stage with us.

Pippa Langhorne Singer
Pippa Langhorne Singer


Female vocals

And this is what happens with ‘Punch The AirShropshire Function Band. Sometimes the most amazing things happen purely by coincidence and this was one of those days where anything could have occurred. Watch the full days Vlog of our experiences at the wedding fair at Shropshire Function Band. You can book a party band with mixed female and male vocals for your event.


More information about Pippa Langhorne.

She has been a singer and musician for many years and performs all over the world. Pippa Langhorne performs opera, rock and pop, is a Shania Twain tribute and much more. She is also a secret singing waiter. Read more about Pippa in our previous article

Female Indie wedding band

You too can book an indie wedding band with female vocals for your wedding day. Massive hits from Florence & The Machine, Joan Jett, Amy Winehouse, Girls Aloud, Tiffany and more. Powerful songs sung by a female lead singer at your wedding reception, party or corporate event. Contact now to check on price and availability. 

Female Indie Wedding Band
Female Indie Wedding Band

Wedding Band In Nottinghamshire

Professional musicians ‘Punch The Air‘ have performed as a wedding band in Nottinghamshire and East Midlands area since 2013. As a Nottinghamshire wedding band we get to see a lot of cool and unique wedding reception venues around Ashfield, Bassetlaw and Broxtowe. Did you know there are new venues popping up all the time too? Also in Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, and Rushcliffe. Contact to book a Notts wedding band and we’ll take care of all your live entertainment.

Wedding Band In Nottinghamshire
Wedding Band In Nottinghamshire

Wedding Band repertoire

Punch The Air‘ perform a classic indie rock wedding band anthems repertoire and massive chart hits from modern day back through the 1990’s, 1980’s, 1970’s, 1960’s and even the 1950’s. For you and your other half we’ll give you Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Blink 182 and more. Doesn’t that sound like the ideal music for your wedding reception? For the rest of your guests, friends and family we’ll give them The Beatles, George Ezra, Amy Winehouse, Queen, Calvin Harris & Sam Smith and loads more chart classics when you hire a wedding band in Nottinghamshire.

Notts wedding reception – What you get

We come complete with everything you need to make your Notts wedding party a massive success. This way there’s no headaches and hassle of having to organise any other third party entertainment. Book a wedding function band and get two live performances, PA speakers, mixing desk, lighting, all microphones and cabling included in the price. We also bring along our fantastic state of the art LED lighting array. It lights up the stage area and dancefloor. ‘Punch The Air‘ work on a ‘Silent set up‘ basis.

This means that you wont hear any guitars being played or tuned up or drums being hit….Until we’re about to actually sound check. In other words it’s a breath of fresh air and a highly professional approach from start to finish when you book a Nottinghamshire wedding band.  Read our reviews over on Facebook, with over 100 you’ll soon see why we come highly recommended

This is ideal if we’re setting up in the same area as where your wedding breakfast has taken place. You can still continue to chat away to your friends and family without being interrupted by loud noises from your Nottinghamshire wedding band. All perfect for when you book a wedding party band.

Nottinghamshire Wedding Reception Band
Nottinghamshire Wedding Reception Band

Some of our favourite Nottingham wedding band venues include:

Nottinghamshire wedding band ‘Punch The Air‘ don’t just perform in Notts, you can also hire us as your South Yorkshire wedding band, Lincolnshire wedding band, Leicestershire wedding band, Derbyshire wedding band and weddings throughout the rest of the UK.

Notts Wedding Band
Notts Wedding Band

A note about The Walled Garden at Beeston Fields wedding venue:

The Walled Garden wedding venue have a very strict decibel limiter there. Even with an electronic drum kit it is impossible to perform at a volume that is akin to the kind of impact you’d expect at a wedding. We therefore recommend our acoustic wedding band package for this venue.

Contact recommended wedding bandPunch The Air‘ for a great quote on your special day and let us handle all your live entertainment while you relax and enjoy every single moment.

Wedding Band In Shropshire

Looking to hire a wedding band in Shropshire? Around the areas of Shrewsbury wedding band, Telford wedding band, Church Stretton, Bishops Castle or Ludlow? Then check out the below video by Shrops live music experts ‘Punch The Air‘. If you want friendly professional musicians who can get everyone up dancing and singing along with their chart topping party band this Salopian band are for you. Contact our wedding party band as soon as possible and we’ll give you a great price for your special day.

Wedding Band In Shropshire
Wedding Band In Shropshire

Hire a Wedding Band in Shropshire ‘Punch The Air’

Salop wedding band ‘Punch The Air‘ perform as an Indie Rock wedding band also with music from the 1950s all the way through to modern day. You’ll hear The Killers, Oasis, Chuck Berry, Amy Winehouse, Kings Of Leon, George Ezra, The Beatles and everything in-between. We love it when you guys join in with us, we may even ask you up on stage to rock out with us too if thats your thing. We formed in 2013 and have spent all of our time since performing at weddings live for brides, grooms and their friends and family. If you look at our reviews page you will find testimonials going back many, many years backing up our credentials and trusted history.  Everything you read about us is 100% true.

Your Wedding Reception In Shropshire

You’ve picked an amazing county to have your wedding in what with Shropshire bordering Wales, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Cheshire and Herefordshire. Your guests wont have a hard time coming from all over the UK to make it to your reception having the A5 and M54 close to hand.

What you get with your Shropshire wedding band

  • Live wedding band performances 2 x 45 mins – Plus encores.
  • Indie rock wedding band and chart pop music from modern day back through the decades – One Direction, Queen, Florence + The Machine, Buzzcocks, Blink 182, Elvis & more.
  • PA & Lighting.
  • Wedding DJ services until midnight.
  • No agency fees.
  • Hard Copy Contract.
Shropshire wedding reception band
Shropshire wedding reception band

‘Punch The Air’ live performances at:

Hire a Shropshire wedding band in Halfway House, Dorrington, Alveley, Harmer Hill, Clive. Also Norton, Whitchurch, Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Wellington. Furthermore Newport, Ironbridge, Market Drayton, Shifnal, Bayston Hill, Wem and the surrounding areas. If you’re having a wedding in Shropshire you can rely on ‘Punch The Airwedding band to give you a night you’ll never forget.

‘Punch The Air’ most like venues in Shropshire include:

Get in touch

If you like what you see above and want a quote for live wedding entertainment for your special day. Then contact wedding party band ‘Punch The Air’ and we’ll endeavour to get back to you very quickly with our best price. In conclusion we guarantee you will be 100% satisfied with our performances and professional attitude. Our Facebook page will show you even more of what we are capable of at weddings and parties. 

Shrewsbury Wedding Band
Shrewsbury Wedding Band

Indie Function Band

An Indie function band will perform live guitar based alternative music at your special event. It will be music by original indie artists like Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The Killers, Blur, Kings Of Leon, Blink 182, Ocean Colour Scene, Stereophonics and more. Live performances of songs by indie bands will sound incredibly similar to the original artists recordings. Including vocals and lyrics, guitar tones and guitar solos. Also drum patterns and vocal harmonies will mimic those from the original songs. Contact for price and availability. 

Indie Function Band
Indie Function Band

Book an indie function band for a party

Punch The Air‘ are an indie function band formed in 2013 that you can hire for many different types of events. If you require live entertainment and need to book a wedding band and hire a party band. Or if you need to hire a band for a corporate event, looking for a festival band and you enjoy indie rock music. Then we will be ideal as your live band. We’ll perform amazing and well known songs like All The Small Things (Na-na na na, na na na-na-na na), Dakota (You made me feel like the one), Don’t Look Back In Anger (So Sally can wait) Mr Brightside (Jealousy turning saints into the sea). Also Sex On Fire (You, this sex is on fire) and loads more indie killers


We’ll give you two high energy live performances that will rock your entire event. For weddings and birthday parties we’ll even include free tablet DJ services throughout the evening when we’re not performing live. We’ll continue with all the indie beats or play whatever type of music you want to hear. Whether its indie rock music you want to hear or another genre. We’ve got thousands of songs you can chose from. And we can take requests and make announcement for you too. Also all PA and lighting is included in the price too. In conclusion you need to contact us book an indie function band.

Wedding Entertainment

For some strange reason wedding entertainment seems to be one of the last things brides & grooms tend to think about. They book the venue, the ceremony and the photographer then what do most people do? They start to think about the fun, personalised small things (that if you think about it, don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things). Dress hangers with names on, flip-flops for the dancefloor, table decorations etc. But what they really should be doing in our options is looking at live wedding entertainment as the third, or even fourth big thing to sort out.

What guests remember most about a wedding is as follows:

  • What you looked like.
  • Then what the venue was like.
  • What the food was like.
  • And what the wedding entertainment was like.

and not even in that order (apart from the first point) Believe us, we know this from previous experience speaking to clients at many hundreds of weddings.

Wedding Entertainment
Wedding Entertainment

Was everyone up dancing all night long really letting their hair down? Was everyone singing and shouting along to the bands amazing repertoire? Were the band a high energy wedding band able to engage with the audience and have them eating out of the palms of their hands? This exactly the type of wedding band that ‘Punch The Air‘ are.

Booking live wedding entertainment.

You may have had your eye on a specific band for a long time, but not got in touch with them yet. The problem is that although your date is one specific day to you, it’s a date that many other brides and grooms will also want to book your wedding entertainment band for. Your wedding band can only perform at one wedding each day so they may already be booked out at another wedding clients reception.

Advice on hiring a wedding band

So our advice (Coming from having been an established wedding band since 2013). Is to start to look to book wedding entertainment as soon as you can. If you really-REALLY like a wedding reception band then check if they are available on your date before you even book your ceremony and venue. You could work along side your party band while working out your potential dates to make sure they are 100% available to you. Otherwise definitely check to book a wedding function band as soon as you’ve confirmed your wedding date and venue. Otherwise you may find yourself unhappy at having to choose the band who weren’t your first (Or possibly even second) option.

It’s so very easy to book ‘Punch The Air‘ professional wedding entertainment. A quality band with a lot of history in entertaining wedding guests since 2013. ‘Punch The Air‘ are available to hire as your wedding entertainment throughout the whole of the UK and beyond.  Trust in a band that provide you with professionally shot live videos capturing bride, grooms and guests open and honest reactions to their high energy performances. Contact to book  right now. 

Wedding Function Band

What is a wedding function band? When you book a wedding function band it will be a group of professional musicians who specialise in performing live music at wedding receptions. The wedding band will perform covers of other famous bands songs. Usually this will be either from one or more genres and/or decades of chart pop music. The function wedding band will not perform original music or songs written by themselves. By booking a wedding function band who are well established on the circuit (Indie rock wedding band ‘Punch The Air‘ estd. 2013) you can be assured that you are booking wedding entertainment with a band who know what they are doing.

Wedding Function Band
Wedding Function Band

About wedding function bands

Usually all band members will either be full time professional musicians doing this job solely for a living. Or performing live on a semi professional basis. The party band will be out performing at weddings multiple times a week and will be incredibly at ease with what is expected of them during your wedding. Although your wedding will be a unique event to you, most weddings all follow a somewhat similar pattern that your band will have much experience in.  Your well established wedding reception band will advise you on what types of schedules work best at a wedding. So do listen to what they have to say. A professional wedding band will have much more experience at weddings than you do.

What happens when you hire a band for a reception?

When you book a professional wedding band you can be assured that all you and all your guests will be happy with all the material the band will perform live on stage. They will play nothing too obscure and will be courteous to all your wedding party. Also a high energy band both on and off stage will be able give your evening wedding reception that extra push it may need after a long day for everyone. A wedding party band will also be able to perform at other types of functions and events too. A function band will also be adept at live performances at corporate events, parties, festival , birthday parties, charity fundraisers and more

What ‘Punch The Air’ provide you with.

Punch The Air‘ have a vast wealth of all things live at weddings throughout the UK as a wedding supplier. Our wedding band are the ideal wedding reception group for any size venue. Included in our fees are two live high energy performances. Also all sound and lighting equipment. Plus iPad DJ services are also included when the band aren’t performing live up until midnight as standard. We will give you an amazing night with a fantastic solid performance using all our previous wedding experience. Our booking process is incredibly straight forward and you will receive a hard copy contract from us too.  Contact to book a wedding function band anywhere in the UK and beyond.

Cover Band

What is a cover band exactly? That’s a pretty good question. A cover band (Or covers band – Plural) is a group of musicians that perform live music by other artists. A covers live band will NOT perform songs written by themselves.  Said band will perform music of a specific genre (in our case Indie Rock) or from a specific decade. A cover band will not generally dress up to look like the bands they are aping. (‘Punch The Air‘ will perform for you in our own smart uniform though). This is different to a tribute band who will generally perform live music by one specific artist and dress up to look like the band too. Another name for our type of band is a function band, wedding band or party band.

Cover Band
Cover Band

Booking a cover band for a party

Why do you need to book a cover band for your party then? If you’re looking to host a party with live music then a covers live band will be ideal for you. A cover party band will perform well known songs all your guests will know and love already. They won’t perform anything too obscure and as stated will not play any of their own material. ‘Punch The Air‘ cover party band are first and foremost an indie rock cover band. We set up in 2013 and have amassed a huge number of live performances and subsequently live videos over the years.

If you are looking to book a band for a wedding, birthday party, corporate event, festival, party or charity event then we’ll be perfect for you. We’ll perform huge live hits by artists like The Killers, Blink 182, Stereophonics, Kings Of Leon, Oasis, Blur and other indie rock songs. BUT we also perform songs by massive pop chart bands and musicians too. Very well known artists like Queen, George Ezra, Elvis, The Beatles and more. This way we can keep all of your guests (Even those who SAY they’re not into indie rock) merrily dancing away to our live performances.

What you’ll get from our function band.

Included in our fee’s are all sound and lighting equipment as we are a fully self contained band. You’ll get two live performances of high energy live music. Also we’ll give you free iPad DJ services when we’re not performing live. This will make sure all your guests dance the entire night away. With hundreds of previous happy clients you can very well understand why we are a top rated rated party band

Have professional musicians ‘Punch The Air‘ provide you with live entertainment at your event. Contact to check on price and availability.