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 Olly J Wedgwood - Wedding pianist, singer and band leader

The Jazz Soul Boogie wedding function band - Clare & Dan's wedding, 2008

Hire a wedding band - the Jazz Soul Boogie Band!

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Welcome to the Jazz Soul Boogie Band, an experienced and highly versatile wedding function band led by the boundless energy and musicianship of Olly J Wedgwood.

If you're looking to hire a wedding band - or for any celebration or event - then check out what we've got to offer. We love to play and perform music that everyone knows at a huge range of events in Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, London, Surrey and Berkshire. We especially love to perform songs that gets that dancefloor moving!

With over 250 well known jazz, soul and boogie-dance covers in our repertoire, we offer several styles and sizes of band depending on the mood you would like to create. From background jazz, soul and Latin, to big-sound swing, soul and disco classics for dancing, enquire today to hire a wedding band - one of the top UK wedding function bands - for your celebration!

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Your 'How to hire a wedding band' free guide! 

If you've ever organized an event, you know that it can involve a LOT of work. Furthermore, if you are trying to book a function band, the options and uncertainties can do your head in. No experience or contacts for hiring bands? Not sure who you can ask about wedding bands or other function bands? Then you might take an unknown risk with the nearest agent... good luck! Great live music from a professional function band can give your event that special ambience and magic... but if you accidentally book a terrible band for hire, then that's a nightmare in the making!

An acclaimed wedding entertainment band - The Jazz Soul Boogie Band

Wedding bands form the centre-piece of an evening wedding reception. There are so many wedding bands out there, each offering live wedding music at all sorts of prices. So what's the lowest-risk way to choose the best wedding function band for your event? Of course, every band seems to claim that they're the best (of course they are!)... as if organizing a wedding wasn't already stressful enough, your selection of a band playing live wedding music is crucial to the success of the evening. That's why we always recommend HEARING a potential function band LIVE before hiring them - although that does take time and effort (however, you can get a good idea from live recordings - as long as they actually are live!). So with countless bands for hire, how do you book the right one?

The Jazz Soul Boogie Band is one of the top professional wedding entertainment bands  in the UK and we play dozens of weddings every year (note I said 'dozens' rather than 'hundreds' - yes, there are only 52 weekends in a year... as a band leader I wish there were more!). When you're talking about providing reliable live wedding music in a variety of popular styles and band line-ups (small to big), then check out what we can do!

As a very popular wedding entertainment band, we have a clear purpose: We want to to give you top notch live music for dancing, listening or background... and at a very competitive price with a vast choice of wedding function songs to choose from. Now, you may think we're being too modest here, but we reckon that no other wedding band has such a wide and varied repertoire - as well as the different ensemble combinations - as the Jazz Soul Boogie Band. We're also willing to learn and rehearse your chosen first dance if it's not already in our repertoire.

Our professional musicians who make up the Jazz Soul Boogie Band are hand-picked performers of very high calibre and are respected throughout the music business. We're actually rather confident that if you hire us as your wedding function band, our live music will get even the most reluctant of dancers on their feet and onto the dance floor. We also make a big effort to understand what you are looking for in the evening's entertainment - it could be dancing to pop, funky or swing classics, or simply just relaxing to a chilled-out background jazz ensemble. Our secret? Play music that people KNOW and LOVE!

Now we realise that everyone has different tastes... especially at a wedding where the guests very often have such a wide age range. So, just let us know your preferences. Love Tom Jones but can't stand Kool and the Gang?!? No problem! Check out our set lists and we'll highlight numbers that you especially want to hear and dance to. Our live wedding music ranges from pop and soul covers to well-known jazz, swing and Latin. For some help on this, see our web page for advice on choosing wedding bands.  

One of the best and easiest ways to check out a wedding band is to hear from their previous clients. That's why we are completely open about the feedback we've received from the weddings we've played at in the past. Do do do have a look through the comments that have been independently collected at www.freeindex.co.uk - don't take our word for it, see what others have thought about our wedding and function events band.

It's fair to say that a great many wedded couples have told us about how delighted they were to have booked us as their hire choice of wedding band. You can also check out our client feedback page - and we can provide references for you to contact on request. 

So, are we just a wedding function band? No way Hosť! The Jazz Soul Boogie Band plays for many types of event including birthday parties, corporate evenings... all sorts! Band leader Olly Wedgwood is a well respected jazz & soul pianist and singer and has played high class background music for hundreds of clients (from top London Hotels such as the Dorchester to classy country resorts) where a wedding function band was not needed (or perhaps there was just not enough space). After all, weddings are about people meeting, talking and sharing. What better way to celebrate in a quieter fashion with Olly (and his voice if you like) at the piano for the perfect background setting? If you are looking at bands for hire for your wedding reception and fancy having some cocktail background jazz at the drinks reception, then Olly Wedgwood very often plays an earlier jazz background set as part of the Jazz Soul Boogie Band package.

Okay, so what? Well, we're actually so confident that we can deliver a great package of music and entertainment for you that we offer a performance promise on all our hire engagements. This means that if you and your guests are honestly not delighted with our performance, we will waive our agreed fee. Woo, scary! But I mean it . We don't know of any other  wedding function band who are willing to put their money where their mouth is like this.

So here's our website which should be able to answer most of your questions about how to hire a band for your wedding or other event. We look forward to performing for you soon!

Wishing you the very best (band),

Olly Wedgwood
Jazz Soul Boogie Band Leader and Performer




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