Hiring an indie rock wedding band – a short guide (Updated February 2020)

10 FEBRUARY 2019
Blog post by Adam Southall
Estimated read time: 3 minutes

Over recent years, many couples tying the knot have been looking for something a bit different for the musical entertainment on their special day, as opposed to the standard wedding music genres of pop, funk and soul.

Often this means songs that the couple and their friends grew up listening to, and as such, one of the most dominant genres of music in the first part of the 21st century...indie rock.

The UK witnessed a great flourishing of indie rock talent in the first decade of the 21st century, as bands like Snow Patrol, Keane and Coldplay experienced huge commercial success.

In more recent years, bands like The Vaccines, Foals and Florence + the Machine continued to attract large fanbases.

As such a dominant musical genre in recent years, it’s no surprise that couples want to hire an indie rock wedding band for their special day, or at least a cover band that can perform a substantial amount of indie rock classics.

There are several bands on FixTheMusic that specialise in this style of music.

Here are the 6 most popular indie rock wedding bands in the UK based on confirmed bookings...

1. The Vitals
2. Majesty
3. Rock Out
4. The Manhattans
5. The Chiefs
6. The Caves

So if you’re in the mood for hiring a band to perform more Arctic monkeys and Kaiser Chiefs and less Stevie Wonder and ABBA, you’ve come to the right place!

Here are some of our most popular indie rock wedding bands performing live...

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— 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.