The 8 Best Wedding Bands for Hire in Yorkshire (With Prices) (2023)

The 8 Best Wedding Bands for Hire in Yorkshire (With Prices)

21 JULY 2020 (Updated 4 MARCH 2023)
Blogpost byAdam Southall
Estimated read time: 3 minutes

In this blog post, we'll list out the 8 most popular wedding bands in Yorkshire on FixTheMusic, based on the number of their confirmed bookings for 2023 and 2024.

Yorkshire is home to some of the finest wedding bands in the UK...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings.

You'll see that there is a huge range of styles and that many of the cover bands offer something a bit different to make your wedding truly memorable.

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All of these bands perform sets for dancing, as well as chillout music if you require a background set, e.g. for an afternoon cocktail event.

Some of these wedding bands can also incorporate a horn section (trumpet and saxophone), as well as electric string instruments to add another dimension to weddings and events.

Wedding bands on FixTheMusic havepublic liability insuranceandPAT tested equipment.

FixTheMusic's cover bands perform in a variety of styles, from funk, blues, soul, acoustic, vintage and rock 'n' roll to R&B, Britpop, electro-swing and indie rock and pop covers. We also have a range of outstanding roaming bands, a particularly popular genre currently.

So here's the list of the 8 best wedding bands in Yorkshire for 2023...

1.Full House
2.The Jive Misters
3.Newfangled Groove
4.The Martinis
5.Swing State
6.Northern Heroes
7.The Club Collective
8.The Young Hearts

So let's take a closer look at these bands...

1.Full House
Average booking price: £2,800 - £5,000 (as of March 2023)
Location: West Yorkshire

Full House are an exciting 5 to 10 piece function band, particularly in demand to play at wedding receptions, corporate events and private parties.

Their members have many years of experience working for some of the biggest artists and shows including Westlife, China Crisis, The Wiz, Abba Tribute, Alexander O'Neal and Corinne Bailey Rae.

Their lead singer's soulful pop vocals and extensive musical ability is fused with an accomplished team. Full House offer a professional service and guarantee an eye-catching, foot-stomping performance that will make any event memorable!

They can perform any style of music but specialise in modern pop as well as 70s, 80s and 90s soul classics. Song requests for your event will be gladly welcomed – just give us a month's notice prior to your event.

They have different band size packages to suit you and your event, from a standard five-piece setup (bass, drums, keyboards, guitar and lead vocal), to an enlarged ensemble if required.

So if you're looking to hire the finest wedding band West Yorkshire has to offer, get in touch with Full House.

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2.The Jive Misters
Average booking price: £1,567 (as of March 2023)
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

A stylistically unique funk band from day one, the members of The Jive Misters have been singing, performing, and playing in sync as if they had been together their entire musical careers.

Throughout the course of the band’s union, they have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life...performing at a variety of venues, making loads of public appearances, all the while recording new music.

The Jive Misters regularly perform at weddings, corporate events and parties throughout the UK and internationally.

Leeds based soul and funk act The Jive Misters are a male-fronted 6 piece band who specialise in delivering a great funk and soul groove but also slip some more modern tracks into the set.

The repertoire takes its musical cues from acts as varied as Kool and the Gang, Cee Lo Green and Marvin Gaye and also features some funked up modern hits such as Valerie and Moves Like Jagger.

Genetically engineered in a pint glass by Dr Julius Von Funkenstein, The Jive Misters are a male-fronted professional wedding, party and function band.

Prescribing classic soul, funk and blues alongside modern hits (given The Jive Misters' special treatment) that no party could do without, they consist of saxophone, trumpet, drums, keyboards, bass guitar, guitar and lead male vocals, with the band providing backing vocals.

The Jive Misters have a wealth of performance experience that will set your occasion alight whether it be black tie, bat mitzvah or biopsy.

The Jive Misters provide the highest quality music along with the highest professional performances, aiming to keep their prices as low as possible.

Their prices include 2 x 45-minute sets or 3 x 30-minute sets of live music, a professional PA system and stage rig to suit your venue, LED stage lighting and a professional sound engineer.

They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this high energy party band. Composed of a group of inspirational musicians and skillful performers, the artists behind The Jive Misters have earned their reputation as a talented band to look out for.

From live gigs to studio sessions and more, they continue to touch fans around the world with their distinct and enjoyable musical style.

So if you're looking to hire one of the finest funk bands West Yorkshire has to offer for your wedding or party, get in touch with The Jive Misters.

The Jive Misters also offer a duo featuring male vocals & guitar, sax, backing vocals, percussion & cajon.

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3.Newfangled Groove
Average booking price: £1,415 (as of March 2023)
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Newfangled Groove is a collective of some of the best musicians and singers in the North of England.

With a wide range of experience playing in the wedding and party band industry, Newfangled Groove has earned great acclaim and support for their exciting and upbeat sets.

Newfangled Groove have a broad knowledge of genres ranging from your modern-day pop to old school rock and even a touch of jazz.

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We are regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at The Oakwood at Ryther.

The band has a wide range of experience in the industry and have performed at some of the biggest venues and theatres, both nationally and internationally.

Alongside this, Newfangled Groove has also performed widely on national and international cruise ships.

Newfangled Groove are perfect for any event and can adapt quickly to any situation or requests you may have.

The band is inherently versatile and can play in a number of formations, ranging from a 4-9 piece party band.

The full band is able to provide you with two singers, a full rhythm selection as well as a powerhouse horn section.

For smaller and more intimate occasions, Newfangled Groove is able to provide a stripped back smaller band which is ideal for jazz and acoustic sets.

The band is fully flexible and will do everything they can to meet your every need!

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4.The Martinis
Average booking price: £1,533 (as of March 2023)
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

The Martinis are a highly experienced and extremely versatile duo.

They have performed at many prestigious events globally, including Glastonbury Music Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival and many celebrity events.

They can offer anything from a relaxed background set to a high energy performance. They are available for bookings internationally.

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5.Swing State
Average booking price: £951 (as of March 2023)
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Swing State are a jazz & swing band based in West Yorkshire, who are in great demand to perform at weddings, festivals, restaurants, corporate events and private parties throughout northern England.

Swing State are a dynamic jazz collective of experienced conservatoire-trained musicians performing traditional jazz favourites.

They can provide a trio, quartet, quintet or their full six-piece outfit to add a touch of class to any occasion whether it be for background listening or for your guests to show off their moves on the dance floor.

Swing State, an international group of talented musicians, have performed live on BBC Radio 3, at renowned jazz venues across the UK such as Ronnie Scott's, SevenArts Leeds and Pizza Express Jazz Club, as well as at numerous private events and weddings, including at high-profile venues such as The Royal Automobile Club.

They are able to offer one free song request if it's not already in their repertoire list, depending on suitability. Most of their clients book them for a performance duration of 2 x 45-minute sets.

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It takes them approximately 60 - 90 minutes to set up before their performance.

They can provide suitable pre-recorded music during their intervals, or you can bring your own playlist on an iPod or similar and use their PA system. They provide their own lighting.

With the perfect balance of experience, talent and youthful energy, Swing State are sure to make your event one to remember.

So if you’re looking to hire the finest jazz band Leeds (West Yorkshire) has to offer, get in touch with Swing State!

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6.Northern Heroes
Average booking price: £932 (as of March 2023)
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Northern Heroes are a three-piece pop & rock cover band available in Northern England.

They have a varied repertoire featuring songs by The Beatles, The Who, The Jam etc, along with current bands including the Killers, Kings of Leon and Ed Sheeran.

All three members are experienced musicians with over 30 years of professional experience. The three piece set up suits the band as their wealth of technical ability on their respective instruments allows them to create a powerful live sound that is as impressive and dynamic as any other larger band around.

The band caters directly to the clients' needs working with them to create a memorable night that is as professional as it is entertaining.

The evening’s proceedings can be organised by a band member acting as an MC if required, for example, ensuring your wedding guests congregate for the first dance with cameras ready etc.

The band's dress code will also meet the client's requirements – fully suited for formal occasions or a more casual look for a laid back atmosphere if required.

The band receive wide praise for their performances combining technical ability and a love for music with professionalism and a desire exceed the client's expectations to ensure a great show!

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7.The Club Collective
Average booking price: £1,748 (as of March 2023)
Location: Manchester & Yorkshire

Bringing a slice of Ibiza to your event, The Club Collective deliver an incredible, interactive and engaging set of the ultimate Dance hits.

With powerhouse Lead vocals and a live DJ, recreate the clubs of Ibiza with an all-star line of up some of the finest musicians, writers and performers in the UK.

We're regularly booked by clients on FixTheMusic to perform for weddings and events at Delamere Manor in Cuddington and The Hall Barns in Leicestershire.

The Club Collective perform all over the world at prestigious events for clients including Cartier, Armani, Wella, Jimmy Choo and many weddings, VIP events and parties.

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This band have shared the line up with Stormzy, Lewis Capaldi, Paloma Faith, and many more.

The line up is fully customisable to suit your event or party.

Choose from SINGER & DJ, add IBIZA SAX, PERCUSSION, STRINGS, GUITAR, additional LEAD SINGERS or create an All FEMALE, ALL STARS LINE UP for something truly unique.

Previous clients include:

  • The Roundhouse
  • The President of Lebanon
  • Armani
  • Cartier
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Manchester United
  • One Marylebone
  • Saatchi Gallery
  • Searceys
  • Wella
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • BBC
  • The Sunday Times
  • Key103
  • Rock FM
  • Hilti
  • The AA
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Nightingales Night Club
  • Manchester Evening News
  • Lowry Theatre
  • The Lowry Hotel
  • Fiat Europe

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Middleton Lodge Estate, Kneeton Lane, Richmond, UK
  • Delamere Manor, Cuddington, UK
  • Eaves Hall, Moor Lane, West Bradford, Clitheroe, UK
  • The Hall Barns, Prestwold Lane, UK
  • Broughton Hall
  • The Plough Inn, Eaton, Congleton, UK
  • P&J Live, East Burn Road, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Patrington, Hull, UK

So if you're looking to hire the finest Sax, DJ & vocal group UK has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with us.

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8.The Young Hearts
Average booking price: £1,852 (as of March 2023)
Location: West Yorkshire

Delivering show-stopping vocals and the best floor fillers around, The Young Hearts are a first class, modern band who know how to throw a party!

Covering music old and new, from The Weeknd, Oasis, Whitney, The Killers, Dua Lipa, AC/DC and tons more, you won't find a more eclectic band - they never fail to wow!

Happy to travel, the band routinely perform across the country and are available for hire for weddings, private parties and corporate events throughout the UK and Europe.

The Young Hearts are the ideal choice for anyone looking for top-quality entertainment from one of the freshest and most talented wedding bands on the scene.

This talented band has a vast and varied repertoire, ensuring that there is always a song for every occasion and every guest.

So, if you’re looking to hire one of the best weddings & party bands that the UK has to offer, look no further than The Young Hearts and get in touch today!

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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.


What is the number one wedding band in the UK? ›

Scintillate are widely considered to be one of the UK's best wedding bands. Although based in London, the band performs across the world at luxury destination weddings, working with top wedding and event planners. Please check out our website for more information.

How much should I pay for a band to play at a wedding? ›

On average in the U.S., a wedding band cost is $4,500, while a wedding DJ cost averages $1,000. Remember though, that with a wedding band you are paying for multiple professional musicians to perform on your wedding day, while a wedding DJ is usually a single pro.

How much is a wedding band in New York? ›

A live wedding band cost for couples in the NYC area is an average of $15k for an average wedding band (for 4 hours plus ceremony and cocktail music). A larger band with great notoriety and style will cost most couples $25-$30k.

How many people should be in a wedding band? ›

For most groups of 50 or less, a quartet or 5-piece would work well and for under 150 guests, a 5-6 piece will do the trick. Once your guest count reaches 150-200, we'd recommend at least a 7-piece band, our most popular band size, to make sure the sound level and energy fits the guest count.

Who are the biggest selling UK band of all time? ›

Here are the best-selling British and Irish artists of all time: The Beatles – 178 million units. Led Zeppelin – 111.5 million units. Elton John – 78 million units.

Who is the biggest selling band in the UK? ›

The Beatles

Who buys the wedding band for the bride? ›

Who Buys the Wedding Bands? Tradition has it that each person pays for the other person's ring. So in a traditional wedding, the groom or his family would pay for the bride's ring, and the bride or her family would pay for the groom's ring.

How many hours does a band play at a wedding? ›

The majority of wedding party bands take roughly an hour, but others can take longer depending on how many members are in the band as well as how sophisticated their sound / lighting set up is.

How long should band play at wedding? ›

A wedding band will usually play either two 60-minute sets or three 40-minute sets of live music during your wedding reception. There are lots of variations in between but these timings are pretty standard and representative of most bands you will come across.

How much should I spend on a wedding band for her? ›

Average wedding band cost for women

The Knot says the average price of a wedding band for women is more than double that of men's, around $1,100. Customization can play a big part in cost. If the band is only metal, the cost may come down compared to bands that include diamonds and other stones.

Should the bride pay for her wedding band? ›

Marriage Traditions and Etiquette — According to tradition, the bride pays for the groom's wedding band along with a gift. The groom is normally the proposer, so he pays for the wedding band and engagement ring.

How much does the average woman spend on wedding band? ›

What about the average wedding ring cost? Good news: wedding rings don't usually cost as much as engagement rings. On average, they cost about $1,100 for women and around $550 for men, according to one estimate from The Knot.

What is the most popular wedding band size? ›

For brides, 2.5mm wide wedding rings are the most popular. This is due to 2.5mm being the typical width of most engagement ring bands. A 2.5mm wide wedding ring matches nicely with most engagement rings.

Who puts the ring on first? ›

During the exchanging of the rings, the groom would place the wedding band on the bride's left finger. The wedding band being placed on the hand first, so that the (blessed) ring may be closest to the bride's heart. The bride could then slip the engagement ring on top of the wedding band after the ceremony.

Who buys the man's engagement ring? ›

The groom usually buys the bride's wedding band, and the couple gives them to each other during the wedding ceremony. The groom buys an engagement ring before he proposes, but couples usually wait until a few months before the wedding to buy the wedding bands.

Who is the most popular British band? ›

The Beatles

Their story and their music is legendary, and you just can't look past them as the greatest British rock band of all time.

Who is the best band in Britain? ›

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What is the No 1 selling album of all time? ›

Michael Jackson's Thriller, estimated to have sold 70 million copies worldwide, is the best-selling album ever. Jackson also currently has the highest number of albums on the list with five, Celine Dion has four, while the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Madonna and Whitney Houston each have three.

Who is the best-selling female singer of all time? ›

Madonna is recognized by Guinness World Records as the "Best-selling female recording artist of all time".

Who was bigger Abba or Queen? ›

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Who is the biggest selling band in us? ›

As of May 19, 2023, The Beatles have the highest total certified albums and Drake has the highest total certified digital singles. Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Eminem, and Taylor Swift are the only acts in the top 30 of both lists.

What does mother of bride pay for? ›

Traditionally speaking, though, the bride's family pays for the bulk of the wedding—venue, reception, photographer, flowers, etc. As such, the mother of the bride is typically more 'in charge' of these things (along with the bride, of course) than the mother of the groom is.

Do you wear your engagement ring on your wedding day? ›

This leaves many wondering which finger their new ring should go on or if they should even be wearing their engagement ring to the ceremony. It's perfectly normal, however, to wear both the engagement ring and the wedding ring during your wedding ceremony – how you wear them is up to you.

What does the bride pay for? ›

Traditionally, the bride and her family are responsible for paying for all wedding planning expenses, the bride's attire, all floral arrangements, transportation on the wedding day, photo and video fees, travel and lodgings for the officiant if he comes from out of town, lodging for the bridesmaids (if you have offered ...

Is 10pm too early to end a wedding? ›

The After-Party

Many wedding venues have a curfew of 10 p.m., and some are even earlier, depending on zoning restrictions. For most couples, 10 p.m. is not nearly late enough to stop the party. Thus, the inclusion of an after-party has become a widely endorsed practice within the greater wedding community.

How early do you have to get a wedding band? ›

However you choose to buy your wedding bands, our recommendation is that you start looking for bands about 3-4 months before the wedding day, and have them in hand a month before. This leaves you with extra time should your rings take longer than expected to size or ship.

Do wedding bands play during dinner? ›

Entrees served: The band will take a break while dinner is served, which in many cases is a requirement set by reception halls while hot food is being served. It is proper to feed your band and all your other vendors at this time.

When should you not wear your wedding band? ›

While swimming or exercising. Salt water and chlorine can be damaging, especially for sterling silver jewelry. And sweat can make sterling silver jewelry tarnish quickly.

Do you sleep with wedding band on? ›

Sleeping with your ring isnt a good idea because it increases the chances of it getting caught in your hair, on bedding and waking up with scratches some more painful or visible than others.

Do you keep your wedding band on all the time? ›

No, wedding sets are typically not worn 24/7. They're usually worn when you're not engaging in activities that may damage the rings. Many people choose to wear their wedding set when they're out of the house but keep it in a special place when they're home.

What is considered an expensive wedding band? ›

Just like every love story varies, every wedding band will vary in cost based on its different features. Ultimately, you can expect to spend anywhere between $400-$12,000 on your band at either extreme. The most comfortable price range you may expect to find in 2021 is around $1,000-$3,000.

How many carats is the average wedding band? ›

The average according to The Knot (a research company and website for all things wedding) is 1 to 2 carats. There is no rule. Developing a budget is always a good place to start.

Should you size up or down for wedding band? ›

Ring Size Up or Down: That Is the Question

Truthfully, if you're ever unsure of your ring size, it's always wiser to size up. It's much easier to resize a ring that's too big than it is to resize a ring that's too small, provided the ring can be resized at all.

Does the bride buy the groom a gift? ›

The Bride and Groom Gift Exchange

It has become customary for brides and grooms to exchange gifts and vows and rings when they get married. While it is considered an "optional tradition", this type of sentimental gift exchange between couples on their wedding day is becoming increasingly popular.

Do you include wedding bands in budget? ›

Your wedding's cost can include anything like the rings, wedding vendors, venue, attire, decorations and other details you add.

Who gets the wedding band for the groom? ›

Tradition has it that the bride (and/or her family) buys the groom's wedding ring, while the groom (and/or his family) pays for the bride's.

What is the purpose of a wedding band for a woman? ›

A wedding ring (or wedding band) is usually exchanged at the wedding ceremony as the official symbol of the union of marriage. Traditionally, both rings have been worn together, often being designed as a bridal sets or even being soldered together in some cases so they become one piece.

What is the average womens wedding band size? ›

The average women's ring size is 6 and the average men's ring size is 8½ Guessing your partner's ring size correctly can be done with a little common sense. If you have a petite partner, it's likely that their hands are smaller with slender fingers, so try starting at a size 4 or 4½ for women, and around a 7 for men.

What does the average wedding ring cost? ›

All things considered and taking inflation into account, the average cost of a wedding ring in the United States is roughly $550 for men's rings, and $1,400 for women's rings.

Should wedding band be tight or loose? ›

However, a good rule of thumb is that a ring should be tight enough that it doesn't easily fall off but loose enough that you can still comfortably move your finger. If you are struggling to move your fingers, then it's likely too tight. On the other hand, if the ring feels like it is going to fall off, it's too loose.

Should I get a thicker or thinner wedding band? ›

Thickness (Thick vs.

Every 0.25mm added to the wedding band thickness can increase the durability. We recommend a wedding band with a minimum thickness of 1.5mm for folks who want a comfort-fit ring or if you do a lot with your hands. Bands thinner than 1.5mm will likely change shape or bend in the long run.

How wide should a woman's wedding band be? ›

For women, the most common width to get is 4 mm. Women with smaller finger sizes, for example, under size 6.0 tend to go for a 2 mm wide wedding ring. However, because certain wedding ring styles are only available in 6 mm or wider, it is common for women to use a 6 mm ring.

Do you say I do before or after the rings? ›

The wedding vows are exchanged first. The vows are the promises of love and devotion you and your partner make to each other, surrounded by friends, family and loved ones. The exchange of wedding rings comes after you've each said your vows.

Who says vows first in a wedding? ›

What is referred to as the traditional order of vows is simply the way wedding ceremonies have been performed in a patriarchal religious society for centuries; the groom says his wedding vows first.

Who wears wedding ring on right hand? ›

Countries That Wear The Wedding Ring On The Right Hand

Several countries follow the right-hand wedding rule, including: Latvia, Hungary, Greece, Serbia, Russia, Belgium, Portugal, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Austria, Poland, Spain, Denmark, Cuba, Norway, Peru, Colombia, Jordan, and Venezuela.

Who pays for the wedding dress? ›

Dresses and Suits

The bride and groom are responsible for paying for what they will wear on the wedding day. Oftentimes the bride's mom will help pay for her dress and accessories. The groom should handle any costs associated with their suit.

How much does a man traditionally spend on an engagement ring? ›

Today, the median American spends about 4% of their annual pretax income on an engagement ring, which roughly equates to two weeks salary. (Median means middle—there are as many people who spend more as there are who spend less.) That's still a substantial sum: A one carat engagement ring typically costs around $5,500.

How much does the average man pay for an engagement ring? ›

While $6,000 is the national average cost of a ring, the spend per couple varies. Our study found that roughly one-third of all respondents are spending between $1,000 to $4,000 on their engagement ring. In fact, 8% of ring shoppers are spending under $1,000.

Who is the most famous band in the UK? ›

The Beatles

There really is only one place to start with this list, which is The Beatles, who are one of the most popular bands in history that when it comes to British bands they top the charts every time. The band consists of four members: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

Who is the biggest British band? ›

The Beatles

Their story and their music is legendary, and you just can't look past them as the greatest British rock band of all time.

What is the top 1 band in the world? ›

The Beatles

Comprised of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, The Beatles are globally recognized and are credited with inspiring many famous musicians to pursue music. The most influential band of all time, The Beatles are creative and innovative, and a deserving band at the top of this list.

Who is one of England's loudest bands? ›

In the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, the band is presented by the fictional filmmaker Marty di Bergi as "one of England's loudest bands". One popular joke from the film features Nigel Tufnel displaying the band's amplifiers which are calibrated up to 11, instead of up to 10, allowing them to go "one louder".

What band was considered to be the Anti Beatles? ›

Sometimes called the 'Anti-Beatles', The Rolling Stones never really came out from under the shadow of John, Paul, George and Ringo - but one thing is certain, they stuck to their rock n roll “don't give a f**k” attitude even up to today, 50 years later.

Who is the most popular British singer? ›

28 Of The Greatest And Most Famous British Singers Of All Time
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  • Adele.
  • Elton John.
  • Freddie Mercury.
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  • John Lennon.
  • Paul McCartney.
  • Mick Jagger.
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What British bands are big in America? ›

In fact it is were most Rock and Metal bands came from. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, The Hollies, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, U2, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Genesis, Whitesnake, and many others are all British.

Who is the top singer in England? ›

Leading musicians in the UK Q4 2022, by fame

According to a study from the fourth quarter of 2022, the most famous music artist of all times in the United Kingdom were Adele, Freddy Mercury, Celine Dion as well as Elton John with 99 percent of respondents stating that they had heard of the artists.

Who is the oldest band still performing? ›

The Who - established 1964

Now just the duo of Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend, the band's website names the Paradise Club in Peckham in July 1962 as the scene of the Oo's first show. They changed their name to The Who in February '64 and have been playing in some shape or form ever since.

Who has better music UK or USA? ›

In terms of all music available, more likely the US. That said, the UK used to be much more of a powerhouse for music than it has been for the past 20 years. A lot of popular music in the US from the 60s to 90s is actually from UK artists or US artists inspired by popular UK artists.

What is the highest selling Scottish band? ›

AC/DC were formed by Glasgow-born brothers, Angus and Malcolm Young, with another Scotsman – lead singer Bon Scott – performing with the band until his death in 1980. The band have sold more than 200 million records, with 'Back in Black' being the highest-selling album in the world by any band.

Who is the number one selling band of all time? ›

Perhaps unsurprisingly, British rock band The Beatles are top of the list for best-selling artists worldwide, with 183 million units certified sales.

What is the worlds most famous song? ›

According to Guinness World Records, Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" (1942) as performed by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies.

What band made the most money? ›

The Rolling Stones are the highest-grossing live music act of all time, collecting over $2.5 billion according to Billboard Boxscore.


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