Testimonials

A massive thank you to Hard to Handle as service and delivery were exceptional. Every person at the wedding said how good you were and myself and Anna couldn't have wished for anything better. I would recommend you to anyone for any occasion. Thank you again for an amazing evening and hope to see you guys in the future - James & Anna
Thank you so much for putting on such an amazing performance at our wedding reception. Our guests thought you were fantastic, and so did we. It was fabulous to look around the dancefloor and see my grandma (aged 84) and my niece (aged 13) dancing their hearts out! We'll definitely be recommending you to all our friends and family! - Beth & Mark
The band were really good on Saturday night. The atmosphere was great and the dance floor was full! I have employed the band on a few occasions and each time they have delivered. I will have no hesitation in using the guys again in the future. Many thanks! - Nick, General Manager, DHL / Action for Children Charity

Floor Fillers from a Wedding Music Band you can rely on to deliver

HARD TO HANDLE are one of the most sought after and in demand function bands working in the UK today.

If you want to hire a function band you can book HARD TO HANDLE to perform at your wedding, works party, corporate event, product launch, university ball or private party.

Recreate the sounds of your favourite bands for a summer festival-themed wedding. Cater to everyone with an eclectic mix of dancefloor-friendly classic and up to date hits. Personalise your event with requests from your guests, played by a versatile professional live band.

Modern anthems, indie classics, 80s and 90s rock, soul favourites, 60s and 70s hits and much more and all in the mix, delivered with lots of energy and an amazing full sound.

Our musicians have performed in prestigious venues throughout the UK, Europe, Australasia, the Far East, Russia, Canada and the USA, and Wedding Ideas magazine have featured HARD TO HANDLE in their “best function band” special.

HARD TO HANDLE band regularly perform at wedding receptions and other private hire events UK wide, from small rural weddings to upscale corporate functions. We are also the “go-to” band for many reputable entertainment agencies, but you can hire the band direct by contacting us on 0796 433 5657.

Featured Video #1: Bride reacts to wedding entertainment Hard to Handle band!

Featured Video #2: Hard to Handle wedding entertainment band perform “Chelsea Dagger”.

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers!

As you’d expect for any wedding music band, we’re regularly asked questions prior to a booking being made. Here’s a sample of the most frequently asked questions which we trust help you in your decision making. You can find a whole range of other questions answered HERE.

CAN WE AFFORD A LIVE WEDDING MUSIC BAND?
Almost certainly! But bear in mind that it’s a good idea to shop around for the best price/service mix to suit your budget. The larger the band, the more expensive it’s likely to be – and louder, too. Hiring a band through an entertainment agency will also cost more than hiring a band directly.

WHO CHOOSES THE MUSIC THAT THE BAND PLAYS? WILL YOU PLAY OUR FIRST DANCE?
A good professional band will value your input and will be happy to take requests, either from their playlist or other songs you would like to hear, including your first dance. Brides and grooms often ask their guests to suggest songs when returning their RSVPs. Looking for song ideas? Take a look at the HARD TO HANDLE BAND massive playlist HERE

HOW LONG DO WEDDING MUSIC BANDS PLAY FOR? DO WE NEED TO HIRE A DJ TOO?
Function and wedding bands perform live for around 2 hours in total, so before, in between and after the live band sets it makes sense to hire a DJ to keep your guests on the dance floor. But there’s good news! HARD TO HANDLE BAND provide a free DJ with every booking!

WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL WE NEED TO PROVIDE?
Make sure the band you hire provides instruments, amplification, a sound system and lights by talking to them in advance and getting a breakdown of what they offer (this should all be mentioned in the contract they should provide you with). Then all you need to provide is power, enough space for the band to set up in and guests for the band to play to!

DO WEDDING MUSIC BANDS PLAY IN MARQUEES / TIPIS?
Yes, though as marquess and tipis aren’t as a large as traditional venues you need to consider hiring a compact band who will be able to set up in smaller space. Also, don’t forget that marquee and tipi weddings will often require a generator for power – the larger the band, the more powerful the generator needed, so it really does make sense to go for a three-piece band such as HARD TO HANDLE that have a wealth of experience in playing in these settings.

 

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Contact Info

Phone: 0796 433 5657
Some of our Corporate Clients

Some of our Corporate Clients