Hiring a wedding band on the Italian Riviera – a short guide (Updated March 2020)

22 MARCH 2019
Blog post by Adam Southall
Estimated read time: 3 minutes

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, Bordighera, Lerici and the Cinque Terre, and several luxury wedding venues are just some of the factors that make the Italian Riviera such a hotspot for tying the knot.

When it comes to hiring a live wedding band on the Italian Riviera, it can be difficult to find exactly what you want for your special day.

In general, couples who head to this part of Northern Italy for a destination wedding want a band that plays covers of British and American pop, rock and indie music (as well as some funk and soul thrown in for good measure).

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On FixTheMusic, bands always provide quotes directly to you with a clear breakdown of costs so you can make an informed decision – no other costs are added, and once you’re happy to book, you can pay securely online via card.

FixTheMusic is free for event planners to use – the price you agree with musicians is the price you pay. There are no costs added on top and 0% booking fees.

FixTheMusic has several wedding bands based in Northern Italy, including The Puppets, The Somethings, Stereo Sugar, The Prodigal Duo, The Hopeless Wanderers, Slipstream, The Italian Roamers, Route 66, The City Boys, The Crush and The Milan Party Band.

For classical music, there is also the outstanding Florence String Quartet and if you are after jazz music for your wedding, have a look at The Venice Jazz Band.

Here are some video samples of the above bands...

Of course, there is also the option to hire covers bands from further afield to make the journey to Puglia to perform at your wedding.

Several of FixTheMusic’s UK-based wedding bands are proving popular for destination weddings in the region. Of course, travel expenses mean that it can cost roughly double the price of hiring these bands to perform in the UK.

Here are some of our most popular bands in Europe performing live...

If you'd like to receive free quotes from our bands that are available to hire for weddings on the Italian Riviera, submit your enquiry to get started.

We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to hire English wedding bands on the Italian Riviera, and we hope to help many more couples find their perfect wedding band in the years to come.

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If you're planning your own wedding in Italy, what are your plans for the live music or entertainment on your special day? Tell us in the comments section below!

— Adam is a co-founder of FixTheMusic and works on everything from copywriting and marketing to design and user experience. He studied Music at Cambridge University. Adam is a keen pianist, and also learned cello and trumpet from an early age.