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.

Carriage Nottingham Wedding Band

Performing live music at The Carriage Hall, Plumtree, Nottingham was a fantastic experience for Carriage Nottingham Wedding Band ‘Punch The Air’. This is a wonderful venue decorated exquisitely both inside and out with a slight rustic / vintage yet luxurious feel. The acoustics in the venue are very easy to tame with wedding function band Punch The Air’s state of the art digital mixing desk. This gives you the optimum sound quality with the best volume at your wedding reception. Contact for price and availability of live entertainment by a professional wedding band with years of experience. 

Carriage Nottingham Wedding Band
Carriage Nottingham Wedding Band

It is very easy for Plumtree wedding band ‘Punch The Air‘ to load directly into the venue through the large patio doors, from the car park directly onto the staging area. This means there there can be less disruption to guests and a slightly faster set up time. Therefore our wedding party band can get some music on sooner for you if thats what you need. Hire a Nottinghamshire wedding band in Nottingham and have a professional group perform live on your special day.

Hire a Carriage Nottingham Wedding Band – About

Punch The Air‘ are a three piece guitar based Indie Rock covers wedding band. Since 2013 we’ve been performing Indie Anthems and the best of modern, 90s, 80s, 70s, 60s and 1950s tunes for brides, grooms and all their guests. Aa a result all ages love our renditions of huge hits by Walk The Moon, Blink 182, Oasis, The Killers, George Ezra,  Amy Winehouse, Kings Of Leon, Joan Jett and more. Review our wedding bands repertoire and then try to image NOT hearing these songs at your wedding…Above all it’s not possible is it. Bride, groom, family, friends and all guests will be up dancing all night long with wedding reception band Punch The Air handling all the live entertainment. Many local guests come from Welbeck, Trowell, Long Eaton, Beeston, Holme Pierrepont, West Bridgford and Nottingham City Centre. Some even come from as far as Montalto, Northern Ireland and London.

Carriage Plumtree Nottingham Wedding Band
Carriage Plumtree Nottingham Wedding Band ‘Punch The Air’ + Bride & Groom

We will supply you with everything you need to have the most amazing night of your life. This includes 2 x 45 minutes of very lively upbeat music and PA system. Mixing desk, lighting and even DJ services included in the price. We have many additional chargeable options to choose from as well. Such as late night DJ services, evening photographer, projector hire, customised projector logos, PA hire for speeches and more. 

Nottingham Wedding Band
Nottingham Wedding Band

Did you know that there is also accommodation at The Carriage, Nottingham? Rather than rooms there are ensuite Shepherd Huts than you can sleep in overnight. Consequently you can have a unique experience wedding band.

Wedding Band Gallery Photos

Here are some photos of our live performance at Laura and Sams lovely wedding reception. It was at The Carriage Hall, Plumtree, Nottingham.


Here’s a fantastic review from the above wedding performance from the groom Sam himself.

Carriage Plumtree
Carriage Plumtree Groom Sam’s Testimonial

Contact wedding party band and let us know your exact requirements as your Carriage wedding band or unique and special day and we’ll do everything we possibly can to make it a night you’ll never forget.