The Top 12 Wedding Bands in Nashville
Music is one of the most important components for perfecting your wedding day, so finding the right band for the occasion can be overwhelming; especially when you’re looking in Music City of all places. With so much incredible talent available, it’s hard to know where to start. We know that the right artist can set the tone for the evening and keep your guests dancing well into the night, that’s why we’ve put together a list of Nashville’s top wedding bands to make your decision a little easier. Read on to find out who made the list.
Rowdy, retro and just a little bit romantic, The Goldenaires perform rock ‘n’ roll with a modern edge. From The Beatles to Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash to Roy Orbison, The Goldenaires’ twin vocalists and blistering rhythm section nail the sounds of rock and roll’s biggest hits. With a set list of over 100 songs from the 50s through to the 80s, these guys have honed their repertoire to be nothing but absolute gold. With hundreds of weddings under their belt, this band know exactly how to hit the right note. If you want an experienced band who'll keep your dancefloor pumping and have your guests raving about your wedding for months, The Goldenaires are the band you're after.
HOT CHICKEN FUNK All-STARS
This 10-piece band bring fire and passion to every performance with their steamy funk and sultry soul music. Hot Chicken Funk All-Stars are fast becoming one of Nashville’s favorite funk wedding bands, featuring a powerful four-piece horn section, fiery rhythm section and dazzling male and female vocalists. Hot Chicken has the power and energy to keep your guests on their feet and singing their hearts out all night long with a set list full of legendary funk and soul artists. Their repertoire features bangers like Michael Jackson’s Rock With You, Marvin Gaye’s Get It On, Janis Joplin’s Try (A Little Bit) and many more. For a high-energy, red-hot performance your guests will not forget, Hot Chicken Funk All-Stars are the perfect choice for your wedding.
The quality of performance is second to none in the Nashville market, and my guests have commented each time that the addition of the music heightened their enjoyment of our event. Their number stays on my phone!
This dazzling Nashville-based jazz trio promise to deliver an evening of class and sophistication to your wedding. Gossamer Trio cover beautiful renditions of classic, beloved jazz songs with a contemporary twist. The trio’s song list ranges from light-hearted swing to romantic ballads and includes songs from celebrated artists including Etta James’ At Last, Louis Armstrong’s Basin Street Blues and Willie Nelson’s Honeysuckle Rose. Gossamer Trio have toured internationally in the UK, Australia and their award-winning lead vocalist Cy Winstanley hails from New Zealand. With extensive wedding experience, this trio are guaranteed to set the tone for your special day, performing the songs you and your guests love while reading the room to ensure they’re always meeting the needs of the crowd. Gossamer Trio are perfect for a relaxed, intimate wedding with a beautiful ambience.
The trio were a great fit for our event. They quickly grasped what were trying to achieve with our event, were easy to work with and completely self-managed which relieved a lot of pressure on the night. Their sound was a hit and the band's charisma added to the atmosphere of the evening, making it an enjoyable and memorable night.
THE LEMON DROPS
Prepare to be transported back to the bygone era of legendary jazz classics with this Nashville-based band. Seasoned performer Abigail leads The Lemon Drops with her sultry, seductive vocals; effortlessly covering American Songbook Ballads, swinging jazz classics or up tempo Latin favorites. With over 10 years experience performing, this band will create the perfect, gorgeous ambience for your wedding. Melt into your evening with songs like Nat King Cole’s Unforgettable and Elvis Presley’s Are You Lonesome Tonight, or try your hand at the jitterbug as the band kicks it up a notch with swingers like Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me To The Moon or Sarah Vaughan’s All Of Me. With options of a duo, trio, quartet or larger group, instrumental combinations range from the simplistic ukulele and upright bass, to the optional additions of swinging piano, and bass and drums rhythm section. No matter the size of your wedding, The Lemon Drops have you covered for an evening of spell-binding luxury.
A veteran performer with 15 years experience behind him, Simon Stanley is a solo artist delivering beautiful acoustic music with a generous helping of groove. Simon’s dulcet tones have led him to perform all over the world including the UK, United States and New Zealand. Simon delivers a cool blend of country, classic pop and rock n roll, ensuring your guests will have a night to remember. Simon’s setlist includes crowd favorites from the likes of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Hank Williams, Van Morrison and more. If you’re looking for a laid back cocktail style wedding reception with soulful ambience, Simon has you covered.
Simon was a real treat, his music, rhythm and smile was perfect! The group continues to comment on the excellent time they all had. Thank you! Class act for sure.
ARIANNA HUME DUo
Needing nothing but sultry vocals and smooth guitar licks, Arianna Hume and Ryan Casey are the perfect, pared back act. Originating from Nashville this duo perform stylistic covers of popular songs from the 1940s to todays’ current hits. With their repertoire of smooth, inimitable jazz hits, this duo are the perfect backdrop for an upscale, sophisticated wedding reception. Their song list includes classic works like Stevie Wonder’s Isn’t She Lovely, Ray Charles’ Georgia On My Mind, Etta James’ At Last, Nat King Cole’s Unforgettable and more. For a luxurious ambience with a distinct air of sophistication and class, look no further than the Arianna Hume Duo.
Arianna and Ryan will make you feel at home. They’re the most natural performers who play off each other like no one else. Their chemistry is incredible, you’ll be reminded what true love sounds like through the sweet sounds of jazz.
For a high energy, show-stopping performance that your guests won’t forget, Nashville-based BanDlux has you covered. This party band know how to work the room and keep the dance floor jumping with their dynamic vocals, full band and exciting choreography. This band have toured the world together, performing in places such as New York, Los Angeles, London, France and many more, with an impressive history of performing with some of the music industry’s most elite, including Madonna, Faith Hill, Patti LaBelle, Kelly Clarkson and Aretha Franklin to name a few. BanDlux bring pop hits like Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, Pharrell’s Happy and Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling but are also happy to kick it old-school with throwbacks like Prince’s 1999 and Bon Jovi’s Livin’ On A Prayer. BanDlux are the go-to party band for an unforgettable wedding day that’ll keep your guests talking for months.
We hired BanDLux for our wedding and are still getting amazing feedback from our guests! They were energetic, had a great set list and were able to play all of our requests. From the minute the dance floor opened, it was never empty and their entire group kept the energy going. I would definitely recommend this band to anyone looking for a seriously fun reception!
TWO WAY CROSSING
Based in Nashville, rock band Two Way Crossing are pushing the envelope of country music by bringing their own unique energy and flare to every show. This band of six are the complete package with a male and female vocalist for stunning harmonies, lead and rhythm guitar, bass guitar, drums and keyboard. Two Way Crossing’s blistering live shows promise a mesmerizing performance guaranteed to rock your guests all night long. With a set list featuring everything from Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean, through to pop favorites like Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake, Two Way Crossing are the perfect must-see party band for your wedding.
THE MUSIC CITY TOPPERS
If you’re looking for a band to truly wow the crowd, dominate the room, and keep your guests talking about your wedding for weeks, The Music City Toppers have you covered. This high energy 10 piece band are comprised of some of the most talented and sought-after musicians in Nashville and deliver a stunning lineup, including brass and wind instruments, two keyboards, a full rhythm and percussion section, three female vocalists and backup singers for perfect harmonies. The Music City Toppers promise an evening to remember with a lively set of entertainment featuring the funk and soul hits you know and love. Among their repertoire you’ll hear crowd favorites like The Jacksons’ Blame It On The Boogie, Marvin Gaye’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Could You Be Loved and more. This impressive band knows how to keep the party going all night long.
RACHEL BAIMAN TRIO
Originally from Chicago and now based in Nashville, Rachel Baiman is an extraordinary multi-instrumentalist. Rachel’s love for folk and acoustic music led her to Music City where she was inspired to create the Rachel Baiman Trio. With a song list full of artists like Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Amy Winehouse, this acoustic folk trio has prepared a little something for all your guests, no matter their age. Combining Rachel’s award-winning fiddle skills and love for beautiful folk music, this trio will go down a treat for all lovers of traditional acoustic music with a contemporary edge. The Rachel Baiman Trio creates a perfectly relaxed atmosphere suitable for an intimate setting, a cocktail style wedding reception or quiet background dinner music.
With stunning harmonies and furious western fiddles, Side Piece is Nashville’s fiercest collection of female musicians. This fiery quartet deliver a dazzling performance with spell-binding renditions of the country songs you know and love. Among the crowd favorites are Janis Joplin’s Me And Bobby McGee, Dolly Parton’s Nine To Five, Carrie Underwood’s Before He Cheats, Shania Twain’s Any Man of Mine and more. As individuals these talented artists have toured with an impressive host of some of the industries finest, including Maren Morris, Sugarland, Alabama, Big and Rich, Shania Twain, Shakira, Jonas Brothers as well as appearing on The Voice. Side Piece bring the fire and energy to command the room, deliver and unforgettable performance and keep you and your wedding guests dancing all night long.
NASHVILLE YACHT CLUB
Nashville Yacht Club are an 8-piece band who specialize in delivering dazzling, pitch-perfect renditions of your favorite 70s and 80s pop and R&B bangers. With dance floor staples like The Doobie Brothers' What A Fool Believes, Kenny Loggins' I'm Alright, and Toto's Africa, Nashville Yacht Club promise to keep your guests up and out of their seats and on the dancefloor all night long. Nashville Yacht Club inject their infectious high energy into every performance to ensure your wedding hits just the right note.
The Nashville Yacht Club Band was one of our first house bands since opening the Cambria Hotel and True Music Room and Bar January 15th 2018. They have become our most talked about and most anticipated band to date. Our guests truly love their 70s covers and dance the night away every time they play.
If you’d like to discuss your wedding with us or you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for, contact us at [email protected]. Whether you’re looking for solo artists or duos, jazz or classical performers or a party band to get the crowd dancing all night long, you’ll find it all on Findaband. Browse our full list of Nashville bands for hire below.