Start enquiry
Wedding Bands in Portugal and the Algarve
Hire a professional band for your wedding reception in Portugal on FixTheMusic – it's free to use
Start enquiry
How it works
Tell us about your event
Receive free quotes from hand‑picked musicians
Book and pay securely
View Some of Our Local Portugal-Based Wedding Bands, Musicians and DJs...

All of these bands are based in Portugal and available to travel throughout the country

Start enquiry
View Some of Our Professional Portugal Wedding Bands Performing Live...

View more videos and read verified reviews of RAPTURE ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of The Lisbon Swing Band ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of Outbreak ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of Cloud Nine ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of Crazy Socks ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of Ricky Sax ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of The Crown Band ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of The Lisbon Funk Band ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of Swing High ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of The Jams ➡️

View Some of Our Professional Wedding Bands Available to Perform in Portugal

The following English wedding bands are based outside of Portugal, but frequently travel to the country for destination weddings

Start enquiry
View Some of Our Most Popular Cover Bands Performing Live (Updated August 2020)

If you're looking to hire a brilliantly fun and charismatic band for your wedding, you've come to the right place.

FixTheMusic is free to use – we're a secure platform for liaising with and booking outstanding musicians worldwide.

On their profiles, you can watch their videos, read their verified reviews from clients on FixTheMusic, view recent event photos and enquire with them directly.

Wedding bands on FixTheMusic have public liability insurance and PAT tested equipment.

Here are some of our most in-demand function bands performing live...

View more videos and read verified reviews of Scintillate ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of NOMAD ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of The Vitals ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of 3Cover ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of The Scene ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of Fusion Girls ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of Wandering Three ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of The Manhattans ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of The Power ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of Mashup Kings ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of Urban Dynamite ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of Soul Flight ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of The Old School 90s Band ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of Roaming About ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of The Moonlighters ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of Soul Destiny ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of Aptitude ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of NOMAD Lite ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of Up The Ante ➡️


View more videos and read verified reviews of The Score ➡️


Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about hiring a wedding band...

FixTheMusic provides bands for thousands of weddings and private events each year across Europe and worldwide. We've put together some Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about hiring a wedding band, a few of which are listed below:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How early should I book a wedding band?

You should aim to book your band as soon as possible. Most of our best wedding bands have bookings at least two years in advance. If your wedding is on a Saturday in May, June, July, August or September, you should really be looking to book at least a year in advance of your date. This is because most weddings fall on a Saturday during summer so our bands receive the most enquiries for these days. That said, there are more and more weddings taking place on Sundays and mid-week (especially on Thursdays and Fridays) so it’s best not to wait too long before locking down your band.

Can I see wedding bands perform live before I book?

Usually it’s not possible to see the band live. Most professional bands perform at private events only, such as weddings and corporate events. It’s not usually possible for the bands to allow potential clients into these venues to watch them perform. It is occasionally possible so there’s no harm in asking. And sometimes wedding bands will do the odd gig at a pub or festival that’s open to the public.

How long do most wedding bands perform for?

Most bands play 2 x 45 minute or 2 x 1 hour live sets at weddings. Some bands will play for longer than this. The bands will usually tell you how long their sets are when they provide you with their quote.

What happens between and after the wedding band's live sets?

Most bands provide a “laptop DJ” service. This isn’t the same as providing the service of a professional DJ who reads the room and adapts to the feel on the night. Instead, they will have a playlist (usually on something like Spotify or iTunes) that they play out of their PA system. It's worth checking the details of this with the band, as some wedding bands only provide the live music and prefer to leave the rest of the evening's music to the couple or a professional DJ.

Can I choose the music that the wedding band plays in between and after their live sets?

Yes, usually you can send the band a list of requests before the wedding and the band will download them onto their laptop or device, ready to play on the night. Alternatively, you can compile a playlist and bring your own device to plug into the band’s PA system. You should check this with the band first, as not all bands are comfortable with others using their own equipment.

What songs will wedding bands play?

Most bands have a repertoire of songs that they perform regularly at weddings. This will be a tried-and-tested playlist that they know works well at weddings: it appeals to guests of all ages and keeps people on the dance floor. The set list will change throughout the year, as the band adds and removes songs.

Will the wedding band learn my first dance song?

Yes! Most bands will be delighted to learn your first dance song and perform it live for you on your wedding night. If it doesn’t fit the band’s style (e.g. if your first dance song is a jazz song, but you’ve booked an indie-rock band), then they might suggest you use the recorded version of the song and the band will play this out of their PA system.

Can I give a list of songs to the band to play at my wedding?

Most bands will usually learn one song for your wedding that isn’t already in their setlist. Some bands will offer to learn 2 or 3 new songs, but in our experience they are rarely able to learn more than this. It can be very time consuming for the band to learn and rehearse new songs, and especially so for singers to learn all the new lyrics.

Can I indicate my song preferences to the wedding band?

Yes. Most bands will be happy for you to indicate which songs from their set list you dislike and don’t want them to play, and songs that you like and absolutely want them to play on the night. The band will usually then build their setlist around these preferences.

What time will the wedding band arrive?

Most bands aim to arrive at around 5pm to be ready to play by 7pm. During this time they will set up their equipment and carry out a sound check, essential to making sure the volume of the band is appropriate to your venue and that any sound / noise limiters are taken into account.

Can the wedding band turn up earlier than that?

Yes, most bands will be happy to turn up earlier than 5pm, but you should expect to pay them for the extra time. A lot of wedding couples worry about the band setting up while guests are at the venue. Bands with lots of experience of weddings should be able to set up discreetly and without making too much noise and mess. The noisiest part is when they have to carry out the sound check, but this should only last about 15 - 30 minutes.

What time will the wedding band finish?

Most bands expect to finish by midnight. This suits most weddings as the majority of venues require live music to stop by this time.

Can the wedding band stay later than midnight?

Usually, yes, the band can finish after midnight. But bands will normally charge a slightly higher fee for this later finish, and this should be arranged with the band in advance.

Can I use the wedding band’s PA system after midnight?

Usually, yes. Though this will also attract a slightly higher fee, as it means that at least one band member has to wait until the end of the party to pack up the PA system and head home. Some band members might be a couple of hours’ drive away from your venue, so finishing at 1am means they won’t arrive him until 3am or 4am.

Will the wedding band bring their own equipment?

Yes. Professional wedding bands will bring their own equipment. This includes a PA system, mixing desk, some basic lighting for the dance floor and their own instruments. If you are planning a particularly large wedding with hundreds of guests, you might consider hiring in a larger PA system and more lighting. Not all bands in Europe provide their own equipment (e.g. they might not bring lighting), so you may wish to check this before booking.

Do wedding bands need a stage?

No. Most bands are happy to perform without a stage, though it can look special if you can offer them a stage to perform on.

If I do provide a stage, how much space will the wedding band need?

This will depend on the size of the band of course, but to give you a rough idea, a 4-piece band would usually need at least 5m x 4m. This is to provide room for not only the band members themselves, but also their instruments (keyboards and drum kits take up quite a bit of space) and other things like speakers and a mixing desk.

Can I or my guests perform or sing with the wedding band?

If you ask the band in advance, most will be happy to allow you or one of your guests to sing or play along with them for one or two songs. We always advise checking this with your band first.

Do I need to hire a DJ as well as a wedding band?

Most bands will provide pre-recorded playlists between and after their live sets, so your entire evening will be covered. However, if you want a professional DJ who will adapt his music choices on the night and interact with guests, then it’s better to hire a DJ as well.

If I do hire a separate DJ, can the wedding band and DJ share equipment?

Bands and DJs will often share the same PA system, as it can look cluttered to have two sets of speakers around the dance floor. However, you’ll need to discuss this with both the DJ and band before the event to check the equipment suits everyone’s requirements and that everyone is happy to share. One problem can arise when the DJ is booked to provide music into the small hours, but the band is to finish at 11pm. In this case, it would make more sense for the band to use the DJ’s equipment to save the band having to wait until the DJ had finished his set.

Do I need to provide anything for the wedding band?

Professional wedding bands will normally bring all their own technical equipment and instruments. However, most will expect to be provided with a hot meal each and soft drinks. The musicians will probably have left their homes around lunchtime to arrive at your venue in good time to set up and soundcheck. It can be a long day for them and they will be much more energetic on stage if they’ve had a good meal and refreshments before performing for you. The bands won’t expect to be given the same meal as you provide for your guests. Most wedding venues have an option you can purchase in advance for your suppliers or you can give the musicians access to your buffet if you’re having one.

Will the wedding band members be the same as the ones I’ve seen in their videos?

Not always. Most professional bands will have a core group that plays at the majority of weddings they are booked for. However, they will also have a group of deputies (or “deps” as they are known in the industry) that they call upon frequently to cover for band members. This is a standard and essential practice in the music industry. Most musicians work as freelancers, meaning they might work for different function bands or tour with famous pop groups for example. Being able to draw upon a deputy musician to cover a band member who is unavailable (or ill) means the rest of the band can still work.

What do wedding bands wear?

You should get a good idea of what the band wears from their videos online. Most will opt for a smart shirt, but if you have a particular theme or any requests, let them know well in advance. For example, if you’re having an 80s style wedding, you might want to check if the band could wear appropriate clothing to match!

Will the wedding band need parking spaces?

Most bands will arrive by car as it’s the easiest way for them to bring their equipment and instruments. Having 1 or 2 parking spaces available for them to use that are close to the venue will be appreciated by the musicians. In certain cities such as London, you might also need to cover the costs of parking.

Can wedding bands play outside?

If you’re getting married in Europe, it’s a good idea to make the most of the summer months and have as much of your wedding outside if possible. That said, the weather isn’t always the most reliable – so whilst many bands will be happy to play outside in principle, they will always require access to a shelter from the elements, whether that’s strong sunlight or rain. Musicians’ instruments can be worth thousands of pounds and a small amount of water damage or sun can have a devastating impact on the instrument.

Do I need a contract with my wedding band?

The most secure way to book a band is to do so via FixTheMusic. All bookings are governed by the agreement on our website, which is based on the Musicians Union standard contract and amended by the particular details that you agree with your band by email (date, venue etc.). The contract provides protection to both parties.
Start enquiry
Where Have the Cover Bands Played Before?

Our English wedding bands are in frequent demand performing at weddings throughout Europe and have recently been booked at events across France, Italy, Cyprus and Greece.

Within Portugal, our bands are available to hire for weddings in the Algarve and Lisbon, as well as in Madeira. For an Algarve wedding band, they'd be a perfect choice, especially for beach weddings.

Start enquiry
Why people love FixTheMusic
About FixTheMusic

FixTheMusic is a one-stop shop for booking amazing professional musicians anywhere in the world. And it's completely free for event planners to use.

Founded in 2015 by two brothers who share a passion for great live music, FixTheMusic is a new way to find and book hand-picked bands and musicians for weddings, private parties, corporate events and charity events.

As professional musicians, we realised how difficult it can be for event planners to find and book musicians for their event. So we decided to make it easy.

With FixTheMusic, all you need to do is tell us what you’re looking for and our system does the heavy lifting to get you offers from our carefully curated selection of amazing musicians.

We make it simple and secure for you to connect directly with the best musicians across the globe so you can book live music for any event within minutes.

We're regularly featured on forums and blogs so take a look at FixTheMusic in the press.

FixTheMusic is trusted by the world's most prestigious brands, universities and charities

FixTheMusic's corporate and government clients include Google, Facebook, Samsung, Singapore Grand Prix, U.S. Department of State, The Crown Estate, Playstation, Pepsi, CHANEL, Bacardi, Sky Arts, L'Oréal, House of Fraser, The Ritz, Aldi, the British Army, Ministry of Defence, Virgin Sport, WPP, W Series, KPMG, Deloitte, The Economist, G4S, Lavazza, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, English Heritage, The Courtauld Institute of Art, The King's Fund and numerous luxury hotels and wedding planners around the world 🌍

FixTheMusic is proud to have provided live music for numerous charity fundraising events, including for WWF UK, The Zoological Society of London, The Royal British Legion, Shelter, The Genesis Research Trust and The Pituitary Foundation.

Local professional musicians and bands throughout the world

Beyond the UK, FixTheMusic has already helped clients find amazing local musicians and book UK-based bands for destination weddings and events as far afield as Cyprus, France, Malta, Monaco, Ibiza, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, Iceland, Finland, Poland, Dubai, Oman, Egypt, Morocco, Israel, Singapore and China.

We have become specialists in providing outstanding wedding bands for weddings in France, Italy, Greece (and the Greek islands, especially Santorini), Spain, Portugal and Croatia.

We have ambitious plans to grow internationally over the coming years — we want FixTheMusic to be the first port of call for discovering and booking outstanding local musicians throughout the world; to become Airbnb for live music.

We're proud that we have received consistent 5-star reviews on Facebook and Google.

As well as offering only a carefully curated selection of hand-picked bands and musicians, we strive to provide world-class customer service so you can book with complete confidence. See what our clients say in our verified reviews.

FixTheMusic was a finalist in the Parmee Prize for Entrepreneurs at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

We are an official supplier with Rock My Wedding. They choose only the very best wedding suppliers and we're proud that they invited us to join their hand-picked selection of outstanding suppliers.

We have become the first port-of-call for British couples looking to hire the finest wedding bands UK has to offer.

Having provided the musical entertainment for thousands of weddings and events worldwide, we were often asked by clients if we provided other entertainers aside from bands.

We now offer the full range of entertainment options for weddings and corporate events, from fire dancers and magicians to acrobats and stilt walkers, including other professionals such as wedding photographers.

You can read more about FixTheMusic and their team of Ed, Adam, Zazie and Freeman here.

Start enquiry
Some Selected Reviews of Our Portugal Wedding Bands...
Review of RAPTURE by Mariana Almeida

"Hi Ed, Hope you had a very good weekend! I’m just sending you a quick email to say how amazing the band was! We were so impressed and so were our guests! They were absolutely incredible and really fun! We would really like to thank them for making our day even more special!! :) Many thanks, Mariana."


Review of Outbreak by Miguel Almeda

"Os Outbreak foram super profissionais na preparação do evento, tocaram bem, leram bem o publico e criaram um ótimo ambiente para a festa. Ficamos super satisfeitos e recomendamos a toda a gente."


Review of Cloud Nine by Micaela Sharp

"Thanks to Cloud Nine for our wedding music at Areias do Seixo Hotel! They were great and played a really good selection of songs. They even stopped playing a song when we requested it quite abruptly, sorry about that guys! I would definitely recommend them to get the party started!"


Review of The Lisbon Swing Band by Alexander Söderholm

"We just wanted to send across a huge thank you for the wonderful ambiance you created at our wedding! Everyone absolutely loved you and the music, it was such a beautiful, seamless transition from the ceremony to the cocktails. Thank you for being part of creating the most magical day of our lives. We hope you enjoyed the day too, and that you were well taken care of! Let us know wherever we can leave you guys reviews - and we’ll try to collate some photos/videos (in case you want for PR material) that we can send across in case they are of help :) Thank you so so so much once again for being part of creating the best day of our lives. On behalf of all our wedding guests, sending you a huge thank you and our best wishes for all your future gigs! We hope to see you all again soon (let us know if you’re coming over to play in London - we’ll be there!) Best wishes, Alex & Winnie."