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General Events & Parties | Live music for Weddings | Dinners & Receptions

Looking for a live wedding band? Look no further.

The 145s will work with you to tailor a package to suit your requirements & budget.

We don't charge extra for special requests (first dances & more), or for early arrival times. You don't have to choose between cost or convenience.

We always leave our brides & grooms happy - with great performances and excellent customer service. Need proof? Read our testimonials below.

We are a London based band, but we are available across the UK and will work to keep costs to a minimum.

Real Wedding Stories



Weddings are all slightly different - so it's hard to tell you exactly what we might be able to do for yours. But to give you a clearer idea of what we can do we have put a couple of overviews of past weddings. Read on for inspiration - please don't hesitate to get in touch with your own specific requirements.

Wedding Story #1: Monkey Island Hotel

Arrival time: The band arrived to set up at around 1pm in the main dining room - ensuring we were set up and ready before guests started arriving and a Mariachi band started playing outside for the drinks reception.

Wedding Breakfast: During the two hour meal we provided instrumental swing, blues & funk. Starting with just bass, guitar and drums, before adding more musicians over time for variety.

The Party: After dinner and the speeches guests departed for drinks while the main room was turned around by the staff, and we set up the disco lights. The party kicked off with a first dance for the bride and groom from about 8pm, and we carried on for our usual 3x1 hour sets (with two breaks), finishing at around 12am.

Special Requests: As well as the first dance for the bride and groom (Everybody Wants to Be a Cat) we learned a "second dance", for the Bride & her father (The Way You Look Tonight), as well as "Sexual Healing" with a custom arranged brass part based on a cover shared with us by the couple.

That little bit extra... All of the gaps in the day were filled with a spotify playlist created by us based on a list shared by the groom. Also, given that we knew the couple were partial to Disney and with the hotel being on "Monkey Island", we decided to learn "King of the Swingers" from the jungle book as a surprise - which was very well received!

Wedding Story #2: Chiswell Street Dining Rooms

Arrival time: The band arrived at 11am to get the gear set up & sound checked prior to the arrival of any guests at 1pm. Due to lack of space in the dining room itself (while set up for dinner), we actually set up all the gear in an offshoot of the main room, ready to be shifted into place during a quick turn around after the wedding breakfast.

Wedding Breakfast: During the breakfast & the speeches the band departed, returning in good time for the end of the speeches. With the gear all in the venue and set up already we were able to get everything ready in time despite having a shorter turnaround time than expected (due to the usual over-running speeches!). No extra fee was charged for the early arrival / set up.

The Party: The party kicked off with the first dance at about 8pm, and then carried on for 3x1 hour sets with two short breaks finishing at around 12am

Special Requests: The first dance was learned specifically for the couple ("Here with me" by the Killers). Additionally as they were fans of Britpop we also learned "Wonderwall", "Don't Look back in Anger", and & "Parklife" (You can explore our full repertoire here).

That little bit extra... After performing, we were due to leave the PA system running while we packed away - up until 12.30. In the event, the party actually kept going until 2am, with one of us acting as a "Spotify DJ", taking requests and adding more songs to the playlist until the bride and groom were ready to leave.

Review for this wedding written on

We booked the 145s after seeing them play. From our first meeting Charlie put us at ease that they could provide a bespoke playlist and they even learnt our first dance song which was amazing. On the night the band kept the dancefloor packed until 2am despite originally only being booked until midnight. They all clearly love the music they play and this really shines through in their performance - full of energy, engaging and happy! We would thoroughly recommend the 145s, they have a wide repertoire to suit all musical tastes and will help design a playlist to suit the occasion.

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