The FixTheMusic Blog

Welcome to our blog — here you'll find helpful articles, research, insights, definitive guides, FAQs and much more!

We aim to publish new content regularly and we hope you enjoy reading the posts below...


The Top 10 Best String Quartets for Hire in the UK (With Prices)
6 JULY 2020 by Adam Southall

The UK is home to some of the finest string quartets in Europe...groups that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The Top 10 Best Saxophonists for Hire in the UK (With Prices)
4 JULY 2020 by Adam Southall

The UK is home to some of the finest saxophonists in Europe...soloists that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The Top 10 Best Acoustic Duos in the UK (With Prices)
4 JULY 2020 by Adam Southall

The UK is home to some of the finest acoustic duos in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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Hiring a Band for a Virtual Event – a Short Guide
25 JUNE 2020 by Zazie Claris

COVID-19 has impacted the world in unprecedented ways and changed our very ways of living, working and communicating...

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The Top 10 Best Ceilidh Bands in the UK With Prices
28 MAY 2020 by Adam Southall

The UK is home to some of the finest ceilidh bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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Hiring a band for destination weddings in Alicante – a short guide
15 MAY 2020 by Adam Southall

Alicante has always been a popular location for destination weddings. The picturesque narrow streets, coloured houses and a vibrant nightlife scene, combined with its pleasant climate...

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Hiring a band for destination weddings in Madrid – a short guide
15 MAY 2020 by Adam Southall

Madrid has always been a popular location for destination weddings. The elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro...

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Hiring a band for destination weddings on the Costa del Sol – a short guide
15 MAY 2020 by Adam Southall

The Costa del Sol has always been a popular location for destination weddings. This narrow coastal strip delimited by the cordillera Penibética to the north and the Mediterranean Sea...

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The Top 6 Best R&B Wedding Bands in London With Prices
15 MAY 2020 by Adam Southall

Over recent years, many couples tying the knot have been looking for something a bit different for the musical entertainment on their special day...

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The Top 8 Best R&B Wedding Bands in the UK With Prices
14 MAY 2020 by Adam Southall

Over recent years, many couples tying the knot have been looking for something a bit different for the musical entertainment on their special day...

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The Top 6 Best Indie Rock Wedding Bands in Kent With Prices
14 MAY 2020 by Adam Southall

Over recent years, many couples tying the knot have been looking for something a bit different for the musical entertainment on their special day...

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The Top 6 Best Indie Rock Wedding Bands in Surrey With Prices
14 MAY 2020 by Adam Southall

Over recent years, many couples tying the knot have been looking for something a bit different for the musical entertainment on their special day...

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The Top 6 Best Indie Rock Wedding Bands in Essex With Prices
14 MAY 2020 by Adam Southall

Over recent years, many couples tying the knot have been looking for something a bit different for the musical entertainment on their special day...

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The Top 6 Best Indie Rock Wedding Bands in London With Prices
14 MAY 2020 by Adam Southall

Over recent years, many couples tying the knot have been looking for something a bit different for the musical entertainment on their special day...

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The Top 12 Best Indie Rock Wedding Bands in the UK With Prices
12 MAY 2020 by Adam Southall

Over recent years, many couples tying the knot have been looking for something a bit different for the musical entertainment on their special day...

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The 9 most popular first dance songs for weddings
2 MARCH 2020 by Adam Southall

To devise this list, we conducted extensive research on the weddings booked via FixTheMusic...

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The Cost of Hiring a Wedding Band in the UK
16 FEBRUARY 2020 by Adam Southall

This is a question that is frequently asked on wedding forums – how much does it cost to hire a live wedding band for your reception...

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How to hire a wedding band – the definitive guide with 29 FAQs from real couples
16 FEBRUARY 2020 by Edward Southall

I think you’ll agree that finding a band for your wedding is one of the hardest parts of wedding planning...

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The 5 Best Wedding Singers in the UK For 2020 (With Prices)
1 FEBRUARY 2020 by Adam Southall

The UK is home to some of the finest wedding singers in Europe...vocalists who perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The Top 16 Best Wedding Bands in the UK For 2020 (With Prices)
9 JANUARY 2020 by Adam Southall

The UK is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The Top Five 90s Cover Bands for hire in the UK for 2019 (With Prices)
26 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

The UK is home to some of the finest 90s cover bands for hire in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 8 Best Wedding Bands in Scotland For 2020 (With Prices)
13 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Scotland is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 10 Best Wedding Bands in Sussex For 2020 (With Prices)
10 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Sussex is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 10 Best Wedding Bands in Buckinghamshire For 2020 (With Prices)
10 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Buckinghamshire is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 10 Best Wedding Bands in Berkshire For 2020 (With Prices)
10 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Berkshire is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 10 Best Wedding Bands in Hertfordshire For 2020 (With Prices)
10 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Hertfordshire is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 10 Best Wedding Bands in Kent For 2020 (With Prices)
10 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Kent is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 10 Best Wedding Bands in Surrey For 2020 (With Prices)
10 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Surrey is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 10 Best Wedding Bands in London For 2020 (With Prices)
9 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

London is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 6 Best Wedding Bands for hire in Swansea for 2020 (With Prices)
8 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Swansea is home to some of the finest wedding bands in the UK...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 6 Best Wedding Bands for hire in Cardiff for 2020 (With Prices)
8 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Cardiff is home to some of the finest wedding bands in the UK...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 6 Best Wedding Bands for hire in South Wales for 2020 (With Prices)
8 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

South Wales is home to some of the finest wedding bands in the UK...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 5 Best Wedding Bands for hire in Cheltenham for 2020 (With Prices)
8 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Cheltenham is home to some of the finest wedding bands in the UK...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 5 Best Wedding Bands for hire in Somerset for 2020 (With Prices)
8 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Somerset is home to some of the finest wedding bands in the UK...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 5 Best Wedding Bands for hire in Swindon for 2020 (With Prices)
8 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Swindon is home to some of the finest wedding bands in the UK...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 5 Best Wedding Bands for hire in Bath for 2020 (With Prices)
8 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Bath is home to some of the finest wedding bands in the UK...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 5 Best Wedding Bands for hire in Gloucestershire for 2020 (With Prices)
8 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Gloucestershire is home to some of the finest wedding bands in the UK...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 5 Best Wedding Bands for hire in Devon for 2020 (With Prices)
8 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Devon is home to some of the finest wedding bands in the UK...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 5 Best Wedding Bands for hire in Bristol for 2020 (With Prices)
7 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Bristol is home to some of the finest wedding bands in the UK...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 5 Best Wedding DJs for hire in London for 2020 (With Prices)
6 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

London is home to some of the finest wedding DJs in Europe...DJs that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 8 Best Jazz Bands for hire in Italy For 2020 (With Prices)
5 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Italy is home to some of the finest jazz bands for hire in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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3 Unusual Office Christmas Party Entertainment Ideas for 2019
4 NOVEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

The annual company staff Christmas party doesn’t have to resemble something from The Office, the mockumentary sitcom featuring anti-hero management guru David Brent...

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The 7 Best Sax & DJ Groups for hire in the UK for 2020 (With Prices)
1 November 2019 by Adam Southall

The UK is home to some of the finest Ibiza-style sax & DJ groups in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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12 Best Alternative First Dance Songs for Weddings
31 October 2019 by Zazie Claris

Tired of hearing the same old first dance songs? Had enough of Ed Sheeran? We’ve got the perfect list for you...

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How to hire a band for New Year's Eve
30 OCTOBER 2019 by Edward Southall

Since 2016, we at FixTheMusic have provided bands for hundreds of New Year’s Eve events each year. With that special time of year fast approaching...

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The Top 4 Best Jazz Bands for hire in Tuscany For 2020 (With Prices)
21 October 2019 by Adam Southall

Tuscany (Italy) is home to some of the finest jazz and swing bands for hire in Europe...

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The Top 5 Best Wedding Bands for hire in Bordeaux for 2020 (With Prices)
17 October 2019 by Adam Southall

Bordeaux is home to some of the finest wedding bands for hire in Europe...

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New bands for October 2019
15 October 2019 by Adam Southall

October has been a busy month at FixTheMusic with several outstanding wedding bands joining our community....

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The Top 10 Best Wedding Bands in Tuscany For 2020 (With Prices)
7 OCTOBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Tuscany is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings....

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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) – A Guide For Musicians
5 OCTOBER 2019 by Adam Southall

At FixTheMusic we take the safety of our musicians very seriously...

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Wedding Entertainment at Château de Saint-Martory, France (With Prices)
1 OCTOBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Château de Saint-Martory in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France is one of the most prestigious and popular wedding venues in France...

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The 4 Most Popular Wedding Band Trends for 2020
28 SEPTEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Over the years at FixTheMusic, we have provided musical entertainment for several thousand weddings...

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Public Liability Insurance for UK Musicians and Bands
26 SEPTEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Public liability insurance provides protection from the financial consequences of legal action and compensation claims...

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Hiring a band for destination weddings in Italy – a short guide (September 2019)
22 SEPTEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Italy is increasingly becoming a destination wedding hotspot for couples – Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Rome, Venice, Sicily and Lake Como are particularly popular locations...

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Wedding Entertainment at Chateau de Brametourte, France (With Prices)
13 SEPTEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Chateau de Brametourte near Lautrec is one of the most prestigious and popular wedding venues in France...

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Wedding Entertainment at Chateau la Durantie, France (With Prices)
12 SEPTEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Chateau la Durantie in the Dordogne is one of the most prestigious and popular wedding venues in France...

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The Top 10 Best Wedding Bands for hire in France for 2020 (With Prices)
9 SEPTEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

France is home to some of the finest wedding bands for hire in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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New bands for September 2019
6 SEPTEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

September has been a busy month at FixTheMusic with several outstanding wedding bands joining our community....

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The Top 10 Best Wedding Bands for hire in Italy for 2020 (With Prices)
4 SEPTEMBER 2019 by Adam Southall

Italy is home to some of the finest wedding bands for hire in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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Hiring a wedding band in Kefalonia – a short guide
25 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Kefalonia is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The sandy coves and dry rugged landscapes...

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Hiring a wedding band in Thessaloniki – a short guide
25 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Thessaloniki is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The numerous notable Byzantine monuments...

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Hiring a wedding band in Crete – a short guide
20 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Crete is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The beautiful landscape which ranges from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains...

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Hiring a wedding band in Athens – a short guide
20 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Athens is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The incredible 5th-century BC landmarks such as the Acropolis...

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Hiring a wedding band in Skiathos – a short guide
20 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Skiathos is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its popular beaches and nightlife...

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Hiring a wedding band in Kos – a short guide
20 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Kos is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its abundant sandy beaches...

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Hiring a wedding band in Rhodes – a short guide
20 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Rhodes is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its popular beach resorts...

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Hiring a wedding band in Corfu – a short guide
20 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Corfu is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its beautiful rugged mountains and resort-studded shoreline...

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Hiring a wedding band in Naxos – a short guide
20 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Naxos is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its fertile landscape spanning mountain villages, ancient ruins and long stretches of beach...

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Hiring a wedding band in Mykonos – a short guide
19 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Mykonos is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its popular beaches such as Paradise and Super Paradise...

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New bands for August 2019
15 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

August has been a busy month at FixTheMusic with several outstanding wedding bands joining our community....

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Hiring a wedding band in Cap Ferrat – a short guide
12 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Cap Ferrat is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The charm of this forested peninsula between Nice and Monaco...

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Hiring a wedding band in Perpignan – a short guide
12 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Perpignan is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The huge Gothic-and-Romanesque Palace of the Kings of Majorca...

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Hiring a wedding band in Montpellier – a short guide
12 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Montpellier is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The beautiful stately Gothic Cathédrale of Saint-Pierre...

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Hiring a wedding band in Limoges – a short guide
12 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Limoges is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The beautiful medieval timber-frame houses which line Rue de la Boucherie...

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Hiring a wedding band in Lyon – a short guide
12 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Lyon is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The beautifully preserved medieval and Renaissance architecture in Vieux (Old) Lyon...

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Hiring a wedding band in Biarritz – a short guide
12 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Biarritz is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its long sandy beaches...

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Hiring a wedding band in Narbonne – a short guide
12 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Narbonne is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The beautiful Gothic Cathédrale Saint-Just et Saint-Pasteur...

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Hiring a wedding band in Carcassonne – a short guide
11 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Carcassonne is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its medieval citadel...

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Hiring a wedding band in Saint Tropez – a short guide
11 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Saint Tropez is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its beaches and nightlife...

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Hiring a wedding band in Corsica – a short guide
9 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Corsica is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. stylish coastal towns, dense forest and craggy peaks...

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Hiring a wedding band in Antibes – a short guide
9 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Antibes (France) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its majestic old town enclosed by 16th-century ramparts...

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Hiring a wedding band in Provence – a short guide
9 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Provence (France) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The beautiful landscapes, from the Southern Alps and Camargue plains...

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Hiring a wedding band in the Loire Valley – a short guide
9 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

The Loire Valley (France) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The world-famous chateaux, including the Châteaux d'Amboise, de Villandry and Chenonceau...

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Hiring a wedding band in Nice – a short guide
9 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Nice (France) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The beautiful beaches of the Baie des Anges...

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Hiring a wedding band in Cannes – a short guide
9 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Cannes (France) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its Boulevard de la Croisette curving along the coast lined with sandy beaches...

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Hiring a wedding band in Toulouse – a short guide
9 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Toulouse (France) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its 17th-century Canal du Midi...

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Hiring a wedding band in Lake Maggiore – a short guide
2 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Lake Maggiore (Italy) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The mild climate in both summer and winter...

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Hiring a wedding band in Taormina – a short guide
2 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Taormina (Sicily) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its beautiful coves with sandy beaches...

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Hiring a wedding band in Pienza – a short guide
2 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Pienza (Italy) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The beautiful 15th-century buildings like the Pienza Cathedral and Piccolomini Palace...

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Hiring a wedding band in Positano – a short guide
2 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Positano (Italy) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The pebble beachfront and steep, narrow streets lined with boutiques and cafes...

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Hiring a wedding band in Calabria – a short guide
2 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Calabria (Italy) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its old-fashioned villages and dramatic coastline...

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Hiring a wedding band in Tropea – a short guide
2 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Tropea (Italy) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its stunning beaches...

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Hiring a wedding band in Sorrento – a short guide
2 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Sorrento (Italy) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its sweeping water views and Piazza Tasso...

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Hiring a wedding band in Perugia – a short guide
2 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Perugia (Italy) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its beautiful historic centre...

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Hiring a wedding band in Liguria – a short guide
2 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Liguria (Italy) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The five colourful fishing villages of the Cinque Terre...

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Hiring a wedding band in Noto – a short guide
2 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Noto (Sicily) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its beautiful baroque architecture...

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Hiring a wedding band in Umbria – a short guide
2 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Umbria (Italy) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its medieval hill towns and dense forests...

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Hiring a wedding band in Ravello – a short guide
2 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Ravello (Italy) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its iconic cliffside gardens...

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Hiring a wedding band in Lecce – a short guide
2 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Lecce (Italy) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The beautiful baroque buildings...

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Hiring a wedding band in Bari – a short guide
2 AUGUST 2019 by Adam Southall

Bari (Italy) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The maze-like old town of Barivecchia...

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The Top 5 Wandering Bands in London For 2019 (With Prices)
30 JULY 2019 by Adam Southall

London is home to some of the finest wandering bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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Hiring a wedding band in Sicily – a short guide
28 JULY 2019 by Adam Southall

The island of Sicily is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The sandy beaches and mountainous interior...

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Hiring a wedding band in Florence – a short guide
28 JULY 2019 by Adam Southall

Florence (Tuscany) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its Renaissance art, architecture and monuments...

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Hiring a wedding band in Sardinia – a short guide
28 JULY 2019 by Adam Southall

The island of Sardinia is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The sandy beaches and mountainous interior...

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Hiring a wedding band on the Amalfi Coast – a short guide
28 JULY 2019 by Adam Southall

The Amalfi Coast in Italy is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The sheer cliffs and a rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches...

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Hiring a wedding band in Rome – a short guide
28 JULY 2019 by Adam Southall

Rome is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum...

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Hiring a wedding band in Cinque Terre – a short guide
28 JULY 2019 by Adam Southall

Cinque Terre is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The impressive pastel-coloured houses of the five villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza...

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Hiring a band for a destination wedding – the definitive guide
27 JULY 2019 by by Edward Southall

FixTheMusic is one of the leading suppliers of bands, DJs and musicians for destination weddings in Europe...

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Hiring a wedding band in Portofino – a short guide
25 JULY 2019 by Adam Southall

Portofino is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its impressive pastel-coloured houses and high-end boutiques...

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The Top 10 Best Wedding Bands for hire in Paris for 2019 (With Prices)
25 JULY 2019 by Adam Southall

Paris (France) is home to some of the finest wedding bands for hire in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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Hiring a wedding band in Paris – a short guide
24 JULY 2019 by Adam Southall

Paris is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its renowned architecture from the Eiffel Tower to the 12th-century...

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New bands for July 2019
19 JULY 2019 by Adam Southall

July has been a busy month at FixTheMusic with several outstanding wedding bands joining our community...

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Hiring a wedding band in Siena – a short guide
26 JUNE 2019 by Adam Southall

Siena is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Its impressive medieval brick buildings...

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Hiring a wedding band in Pisa – a short guide
26 JUNE 2019 by Adam Southall

Pisa is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The iconic white-marble Leaning Tower...

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Hiring a wedding band in Genoa – a short guide
26 JUNE 2019 by Adam Southall

Genoa is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The Romanesque Cathedral of San Lorenzo...

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Hiring a wedding band in Bologna – a short guide
26 JUNE 2019 by Adam Southall

Bologna is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The Piazza Maggiore lined with arched colonnades and cafes...

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Hiring a wedding band in Verona – a short guide
26 JUNE 2019 by Adam Southall

Verona is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The medieval old town built between the meandering Adige River...

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Hiring a wedding band in Venice – a short guide
26 JUNE 2019 by Adam Southall

Venice is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The beautiful canals including the famous Grand Canal thoroughfare...

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Hiring a wedding band in Milan – a short guide
25 JUNE 2019 by Adam Southall

Milan is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The high-end restaurants and shops, the beautiful gothic architecture...

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New bands for June 2019
25 JUNE 2019 by Adam Southall

June has been a busy month at FixTheMusic with several outstanding wedding bands joining our community...

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Hiring a wedding band in Lake Garda – a short guide
24 JUNE 2019 by Adam Southall

Lake Garda in Italy is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The dramatic scenery...

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Hiring a wedding band in Lake Como – a short guide
21 JUNE 2019 by Adam Southall

Lake Como in Italy is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The dramatic scenery, the beautiful Renaissance architecture...

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Hiring a wedding band in the Algarve – a short guide
20 JUNE 2019 by Adam Southall

The Algarve in Portugal is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The world-famous beaches...

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Hiring a wedding band in Aruba – a short guide
11 JUNE 2019 by Adam Southall

The island of Aruba is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The outstanding climate, beautiful beaches...

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Hiring a wedding band in Baden Baden – a short guide
30 MAY 2019 by Adam Southall

Baden Baden (Germany) is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The world-famous casino, sauna culture, shopping...

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The 10 Best Jazz Bands for hire in France For 2019 (With Prices)
28 MAY 2019 by Adam Southall

France is home to some of the finest jazz bands for hire in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The 8 Best Jazz Bands for hire in Italy For 2019 (With Prices)
23 MAY 2019 by Adam Southall

Italy is home to some of the finest jazz bands for hire in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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New bands for May 2019
20 MAY 2019 by Adam Southall

May has been a busy month at FixTheMusic with several outstanding wedding bands joining our community...

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Hiring a wedding band in Las Vegas – a short guide
11 MAY 2019 by Adam Southall

Las Vegas is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The world-famous gambling, shopping and entertainment...

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Hiring a wedding band in Barcelona – a short guide
11 MAY 2019 by Adam Southall

Barcelona is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The astounding richness of its art and architecture, its world-class restaurants...

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Hiring a wedding band in Monaco – a short guide
10 MAY 2019 by Adam Southall

Monaco is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The beautiful Mediterranean coastline, its yacht-lined marina...

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Hiring a wedding band in Capri – a short guide
10 MAY 2019 by Adam Southall

Capri is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The picturesque and rugged landscape...

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Hiring a wedding band in Jamaica – a short guide
6 MAY 2019 by Adam Southall

Jamaica is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The lush topography of mountains and rainforests...

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Hiring a wedding band in Salerno – a short guide
5 MAY 2019 by Adam Southall

Salerno in Italy is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The world-famous Amalfi Coast, the rugged countryside...

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Hiring a wedding band in Fuerteventura – a short guide
3 MAY 2019 by Adam Southall

Fuerteventura is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The year-round warm weather, beautiful beaches, volcanic landscape...

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Hiring a wedding band in Tenerife – a short guide
3 MAY 2019 by Adam Southall

Tenerife is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The year-round warm weather, beautiful beaches, volcanic landscape...

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Hiring a wedding band in Lanzarote – a short guide
1 MAY 2019 by Adam Southall

Lanzarote is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The year-round warm weather, beautiful beaches, volcanic landscape...

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The Top 12 Jazz Bands for hire in the UK For 2019 (With Prices)
24 APRIL 2019 by Adam Southall

The UK is home to some of the finest jazz bands for hire in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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New bands for April 2019
24 APRIL 2019 by Adam Southall

April has been a busy month at FixTheMusic with several outstanding wedding bands joining our community...

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The Top 5 Jazz Bands in London For 2019 (With Prices)
18 APRIL 2019 by Adam Southall

London is home to some of the finest jazz bands for hire in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The Top 4 Jazz Bands in Paris For 2019 (With Prices)
12 APRIL 2019 by Adam Southall

Paris is home to some of the finest jazz bands for hire in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The Top 3 Wedding Bands on the Costa Del Sol For 2019 (With Prices)
9 APRIL 2019 by Adam Southall

The Costa Del Sol is home to some of the finest cover bands for hire in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The Top 7 Soul & Motown Bands in the UK For 2019 (With Prices)
8 APRIL 2019 by Adam Southall

The UK is home to some of the finest soul & Motown bands for hire in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The Top 4 Wedding Bands in Puglia For 2019 (With Prices)
8 APRIL 2019 by Adam Southall

Puglia (Italy) is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The Top 7 Wedding Bands in Portugal For 2019 (With Prices)
5 APRIL 2019 by Adam Southall

Portugal is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The Top 10 Wedding Bands in the UK For 2019 (With Prices)
5 APRIL 2019 by Adam Southall

The UK is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The Top 7 Roaming Bands in London For 2019 (With Prices)
4 APRIL 2019 by Adam Southall

London is home to some of the finest roaming bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The Top 10 Wedding Bands on the French Riviera For 2019 (With Prices)
4 APRIL 2019 by Adam Southall

The French Riviera (Côte d'Azur) is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The Top 8 Wedding Bands in Tuscany For 2019 (With Prices)
3 APRIL 2019 by Adam Southall

Tuscany is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The Top 6 Wedding Bands in Scotland For 2019 (With Prices)
3 APRIL 2019 by Adam Southall

Scotland is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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The Top 10 Wedding Bands in Spain For 2019 (With Prices)
1 APRIL 2019 by Adam Southall

Spain is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings...

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3 years of FixTheMusic – the story so far...
27 MARCH 2019 by Adam Southall

It’s over three years since three friends decided to set up a website to connect a curated selection of outstanding professional bands and musicians...

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3 Wedding Band Trends For 2019 (With Recommended Bands)
25 MARCH 2019 by Adam Southall

At FixTheMusic, we’ve noticed several trends for wedding bands that have developed over the last few years. Gone are the days when an ageing vocalist would croon over dodgy backing tracks...

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The Top 10 Wedding Bands in London For 2019 (With Prices)
22 MARCH 2019 by Adam Southall

London is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings. In this blog post, we'll list out the 10 most popular wedding bands in London...

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Hiring a wedding band on The Italian Riviera – a short guide
22 MARCH 2019 by Adam Southall

The Italian Riviera is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The beautiful coastline of Liguria, the charming towns of Portofino...

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Hiring a wedding band in Apulia, Italy – a short guide
8 MARCH 2019 by Adam Southall

Apulia (Puglia) in Italy is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The outstanding Romanesque and Baroque cathedrals...

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7 wedding bands for venues with sound limiters
18 FEBRUARY 2019 by Edward Southall

At FixTheMusic, we receive hundreds of enquiries each year from couples getting married at venues with strict sound limiters in place...

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Hiring a wedding band in India – a short guide
16 FEBRUARY 2019 by Adam Southall

India is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The pristine sun-drenched beaches of Goa...

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Hiring an indie rock wedding band – a short guide
10 FEBRUARY 2019 by Adam Southall

In 2019 many couples tying the knot are looking for something a bit different for the musical entertainment on their special day...

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Hiring a wedding band in The Bahamas
23 JANUARY 2019 by Adam Southall

The Bahamas is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The 700-plus beautiful islands...

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Hiring a wedding band in the Cayman Islands
3 JANUARY 2019 by Adam Southall

The Cayman Islands is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The pristine beaches...

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Hiring a wedding band in Bordeaux, France
15 NOVEMBER 2018 by Adam Southall

Bordeaux is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason...

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Hiring a wedding band in the Dordogne, France
11 NOVEMBER 2018 by Adam Southall

Dordogne is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The château-studded countryside, picturesque villages...

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Hiring a wedding band in Mallorca
29 OCTOBER 2018 by Adam Southall

Mallorca is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason...

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Hiring a wedding band in Hawaii
26 OCTOBER 2018 by Adam Southall

Hawaii is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason...

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Hiring a wedding band in Egypt
22 OCTOBER 2018 by Adam Southall

Egypt is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason...

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3 reasons to hire a ceilidh & covers band for your wedding
13 OCTOBER 2018 by Edward Southall

This year, we’ve noticed a significant increase in the number of bookings for bands that perform a mixture of ceilidh and covers at weddings in England...

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Hiring a wedding band in Qatar
12 OCTOBER 2018 by Adam Southall

Qatar is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The favourable climate...

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Hiring an Oktoberfest oompah band in the UK
11 OCTOBER 2018 by Adam Southall

With Oktoberfest now in full swing, we thought it was time to write a blog post about hiring a traditional Bavarian oompah band for German-themed events in the UK...

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Hiring a wedding band in Singapore
11 OCTOBER 2018 by Adam Southall

Singapore is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The tropical climate...

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Hiring a wedding band in Bermuda
11 OCTOBER 2018 by Adam Southall

Bermuda is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The pink-sand beaches such as Elbow Beach...

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Hiring a wedding band in Jersey
10 OCTOBER 2018 by Adam Southall

Jersey is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The relaxed island lifestyle...

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Hiring a wedding band in Bahrain
8 OCTOBER 2018 by Adam Southall

Bahrain is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason...

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The cost of hiring a wedding band in 2019
2 OCTOBER 2018 by Adam Southall

This is a question that is frequently asked on wedding forums – how much does it cost to hire a live wedding band...

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4 tips on hiring Christmas party music on a budget
27 SEPTEMBER 2018 by Edward Southall

With summer over, we take a look towards Christmas – one of the busiest times of year for our bands and musicians...

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Roaming bands on the French Riviera – a true cultural niche
19 SEPTEMBER 2018 by Adam Southall

Visitors to the beautiful French Riviera (Côte d'Azur) can easily become enchanted by the unique musical culture of this special region...

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Hiring a wedding band in Ibiza
1 SEPTEMBER 2018 by Adam Southall

Ibiza is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The crystal waters and soft golden sand, its world-renowned party scene...

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Hiring a wedding band in Santorini
24 AUGUST 2018 by Adam Southall

Santorini is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The pristine cliffside villages, beautiful beaches and world-class restaurants...

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DJ, sax and drums – the hottest trend in live music right now
2 AUGUST 2018 by Edward Southall

In this latest blog post, we’ll be discussing one of the latest trends in live music: DJ, sax and drums. So – where does the trend come from...

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Hiring a wedding band in South West France
6 FEBRUARY 2018 by Adam Southall

South West France is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The long expanses of sandy beaches...

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Factors that affect the cost of hiring a wedding band
24 JANUARY 2018 by Myles Eastwood

Prospective brides and grooms are always looking to book the best wedding band they can afford – but how much do musicians typically charge and what will UK wedding entertainment cost you?

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Hiring a wedding band in Hong Kong
22 JANUARY 2018 by Adam Southall

Hong Kong is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The iconic skyline, its protected nature where rare birds and colourful traditions...

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Hiring a wedding band in Cyprus
18 JANUARY 2018 by Adam Southall

Cyprus is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The popular beachside resorts of Paphos, Larnaca, Limassol...

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Hiring a wedding band in Abu Dhabi
17 JANUARY 2018 by Adam Southall

Abu Dhabi is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. The favourable climate offering year-round sunshine...

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The cost of hiring a wedding band in 2018
11 JANUARY 2018 by Adam Southall

This is a question that is frequently asked on wedding forums – how much does it cost to hire a live wedding band for your reception?

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A short guide to hiring a drag queen for parties and events in the UK
19 DECEMBER 2017 by Myles Eastwood

FixTheMusic has become one of the UK’s leading online platforms for hiring drag and cabaret entertainment across the country. Previous clients include Virgin Sport, The Economist magazine, numerous pubs and clubs...

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Hiring a wedding band in Israel
23 OCTOBER 2017 by Adam Southall

Israel is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Ancient synagogues, beautiful beaches...

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Hiring a wedding band in South Africa
1 OCTOBER 2017 by Adam Southall

South Africa is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Stunning landscapes, vibrant and trendy cities, the numerous wildlife preserves...

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SIAE Licence Fee for Weddings in Italy
7 JULY 2017 by Adam Southall

Italian law establishes that those who organise a private event, show or any entertainment where copyrighted works are performed...

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Hiring a wedding band in Greece
18 JUNE 2017 by Adam Southall

Greece is one of the most popular locations in Europe for destination weddings, and for good reason. The historic and vibrant cities of Athens and Thessaloniki...

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Hiring a wedding band in Croatia
4 JUNE 2017 by Adam Southall

Croatia is one of the most popular locations in Europe for destination weddings, and for good reason. The historic and vibrant cities of Split and Dubrovnik...

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Hiring a Bollywood violinist for your wedding reception
11 MAY 2017 by Adam Southall

Entertainment provided by a Bollywood style violinist has become a must-have feature of Asian weddings in the UK in recent years.

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21st Century Troubadours – Why Roaming Bands Might Just Be The Ultimate Form of Live Music Entertainment
21 APRIL 2017 by Myles Eastwood

Musicians have always held a special status in society. In the Middle Ages, troubadours and minstrels wondered Europe singing songs, strumming lutes and whipping up satirical poetry.

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Hiring a wedding band in Switzerland
18 APRIL 2017 by Adam Southall

Switzerland is one of the most popular locations in Europe for destination weddings, and for good reason. The glitz and glamour of ski resorts like Verbier, the rural beauty of the Alpine landscape...

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Hiring a band for destination weddings in Dubai – a short guide
16 APRIL 2017 by Adam Southall

Dubai is one of the most popular locations in the Middle East for destination weddings, and for good reason. The long, sandy beaches, pleasant climate and numerous luxury hotels...

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A tribute to Chuck Berry
12 APRIL 2017 by Myles Eastwood

If Elvis was the people's king, Chuck Berry was the musician's rock 'n' roller.

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Hiring musicians and live bands for charity events – a short guide
31 MARCH 2017 by Adam Southall

Any event is enhanced by live music – be it background music to create a relaxed ambience or upbeat music to get your guests onto the dance floor.

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Hiring a band for destination weddings on the French Riviera – a short guide
28 MARCH 2017 by Adam Southall

The French Riviera (Côte d'Azur) is one of the most popular regions in France for destination weddings, and for good reason. The beautiful Mediterranean coastline, pleasant climate and excellent cuisine...

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Trust and security when hiring bands online – how FixTheMusic leads the way
7 MARCH 2017 by Myles Eastwood

Nobody likes being scammed – especially when it comes to music. In the 1990s, producer William Barrington-Coupe manipulated hundreds of pre-existing recordings in a bid to pass off his wife Joyce Hatto as a world-class pianist.

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Hiring an Acoustic Duo for your Wedding or Event in the UK
28 FEBRUARY 2017 by Adam Southall

What exactly is an acoustic duo? It’s a duo of musicians with one or both members singing, with one or both playing on acoustic guitar. This, of course, is not a strict definition though.

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The cost of hiring a wedding band in 2017
12 FEBRUARY 2017 by Adam Southall

This is a question that is frequently asked on wedding forums – how much does it cost to hire a live wedding band for your reception?

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How to hire a musician for your private dinner party – a short guide
9 FEBRUARY 2017 by Myles Eastwood

In the beginning, music was live. Before the phonograph was invented in 1877 and recordings became widespread (from about 1900), you had to hear a musician in person to hear music at all.

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Hiring a band for destination weddings in Portugal – a short guide
7 FEBRUARY 2017 by Adam Southall

Portugal is, without doubt, one of the most popular countries in Europe for destination weddings – The Algarve, Sagres, Carvoeiro, Portimao, Lisbon, Porto and Evora are particularly attractive locations.

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Hiring a band for destination weddings in Spain – a short guide
6 FEBRUARY 2017 by Adam Southall

Spain has always been a popular country for destination weddings – Mallorca, Zaragoza, Alicante, Cadiz, Barcelona, Basque Country and Málaga are particularly popular locations.

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Hiring a band for destination weddings in France – a short guide
22 NOVEMBER 2016 by Adam Southall

France is one of the most popular countries for destination weddings, and for good reason. The beautiful countryside, pleasant climate, excellent cuisine...

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How to Hire Bands and Musicians for a Birthday Party
28 JULY 2016 by Myles Eastwood

If you're hosting a birthday party or drinks reception in a bar or restaurant then you've probably given some thought to the evening's entertainment. FixTheMusic offers some guidance in this area.

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A simple, fair and secure payment system for event planners and musicians
7 JULY 2016 by Myles Eastwood

Chasing payment for freelance work shouldn't be, but often is, a thorny issue. Monica and Phoebe found this out in Friends when they set up their own catering business...

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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) – A Guide For Musicians
5 JULY 2016 by Adam Southall

At FixTheMusic we take the safety of our musicians very seriously. There is some confusion about what Portable Appliance Testing actually involves, so this short blog post seeks to explain exactly what PAT is and why it is so important.

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Garden Party Music Ideas
28 JUNE 2016 by Myles Eastwood

Garden party music can be anything from a soothing string quartet or string trio, to an enlivening steel band or an exotic Mariachi band.

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Wedding Planning Timeline Checklist for UK Weddings
8 JUNE 2016

We've put together a handy timeline checklist, tailored for UK weddings, so you can stay organised as you prepare for your special day.

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Finding Musicians At The Last Minute
2 JUNE 2016 by Adam Southall

Picture the scenario — a couple of days before your wedding day, you get a call from the harpist you’d hired to say that they won’t be able to perform on your special day.

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7 Luxury Barn Wedding Venues in Essex
25 MAY 2016 by Adam Southall

We’ve certainly noticed, with regard to wedding music, that couples are increasingly looking for something unique to surprise and entertain their guests.

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The cost of live wedding music (including wedding bands) in 2016
17 MAY 2016 by Adam Southall

Perhaps one of the first questions a couple planning their wedding will ask is—how much does a wedding band cost, or how much does live music cost at the ceremony or reception?

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