The Redfords

More than just a band

Allow us to create a party atmosphere to entertain you and your guests with classic floor filling live music.

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High Impact band for a great party

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Just follow these simple steps,

Step 1

To check avalability, let us know your date, venue and how you found The Redfords. Fill in the availability form.

Step 2

Have a quick chat with to see how we can best complement your special day. There are so many variables that go into to making your perfect wedding day. we find it best to talk when possible. Let’s arrange a time that is good for you for a quick chat 07967125091 (Matthew). Or of course we can chat over email as well. [email protected]

Step 3

Confirm the date with us.

We are a multi award-winning  live wedding band and most importantly for you and for us we specialise in creating a  party atmosphere for all ages. Although based in Kent we don’t mind travelling therefore we perform for all sizes of weddings across Kent, Essex, Sussex and Surrey. We play all kinds of music, live, from Elvis in the 50’s to  Dua Lipa in the 20’s. Consequently classic indie, rock and pop are all part of our repetoire. Full performances come with a  stage DJ and in addition we have the option for party hats, wigs and props for your guests to enjoy. Meanwhile our photographer will take documentary photos so ensuring a memorable non stop evening of fun and dance.

However don’t take our word for us being the best live wedding band  watch and listen to some of the video clips of recent wedding parties the band have had the pleasure of performing for. It is important for you to choose the right band, as above all the enjoyment of your guests, and similarily creating your lasting memories are cruical to making your day perfect. Don’t expect less from your band   See what other couples have said about us straight after their wedding.

Read more about a typical wedding

What to expect from your live wedding Band

live Band Music

Weddings need songs for every generation from across all the decades of Popular Music. We are constantly adding new songs to our live wedding band set lists. If you do not see you favourite just ask, it is likely we know it or can learn it and add it to our  wedding band repertoire.

First Dance

Want to hire a wedding band that will learn and perform your first dance and  father/daughter dance? We can count on one hand the number of times we haven’t performed a first or father daughter at a wedding in 12 years we’ve been performing and that’s a lot of weddings. Looking for the ideal song?

Real DJ

No need to hire a Disco for music between band sets with our “on stage” DJ to take requests or your own tailored play list.  We have performed at weddings alongside a disco but very rarely, there is no need and of course nothing like a live band at wedding to get things going.

Live Performance Time

A 150 minutes of live music and non stop dancing with the DJ between 2 or 3 band sets between the first dance and midnight crescendo, it will be a wedding to remember. If you would like to see the band live before booking, come to one of our wedding band showcases, in aid of charity.

Get the Wedding party started

After the formal wedding and reception the party begins. Our now famous box of party hats, wigs, props and crazy glasses comes as an added option with every band booking. After the first dance is over people like to let their hair down and party crazy hats wigs and props are great fun for all!

Wedding Photos

Our sound engineer is also a photographer and is on hand to capture those unique relaxed dance floor moments, especially with the hats and props, at no extra cost. Pictures of the wedding party are loaded to a private dedicated website.You can download your favourites lightly watermarked photos in low resolution free of charge. High resolution images are available for a small fee and are provided on a USB stick. We also upload a selection of these wedding band photos to our Facebook and Instagram page and tag the wedding venue.

Wedding band set up

We take care to ensure that the live wedding band and stage area look as good as we sound we do this by ensuring that our professional lighting equipment and stage production is second to none and is at the same standard that you would expect to see on any professional concert stage.

Wedding acoustic duo

Our wedding acoustic duo (guitar and two vocals) will learn and perform songs of your choice to enhance the wedding ceremony. We also provide live background music during the drinks reception ensuring that guests are entertained whilst the official photography takes place. (check availability)

Peace Of Mind

The Redfords are a Kent wedding band, not a music agency, performing mainly in Kent and across the South East. The same musicians will attend every wedding. we do have trusted deputy musicians that will attend in the event of illness and ensure the wedding runs smoothly.


The Redfords Kent wedding band offer exclusivity on all bookings – we do not split the band in order to attend more than one wedding, ensuring that the continuity and quality of our product is not compromised. The Redfords may very well be the band you are looking for.

Sound limiter Friendly

Many kent wedding venues are now fitted with sound limiters in order to meet local authority  sound requirements.  The Redfords wedding band are proud to be 100% sound limiter friendly and can perform without compromising the quality of the performance or the experience of the audience. (check with us about your venues sound limits)


The Redfords wedding band members are all  professional musicians. Matthew our musical director and band leader formed “The Redfords” in 2008 after his retirement from Universal Records, having toured and recorded extensively in the US, sharing stages with The Who, Robbie Williams, Elton John and Neil Young.

Live wedding Testimonials

Watch a sample of the many live testimonials given at the end of some perfect days. Your band is what gives your guests their last impressions and memories of your special day. Get that choice right because it’s important. Please feel free to have a  chat with Matthew before you book so that you have peace of mind.

Typical wedding party


Are you looking to have a great party to end your perfect wedding day? Well, what better way than to have a live band. However it has to be right band.

Firstly the band should already be set up and waiting before the guests arrive. As a result their first impression is a wow factor and likewise their expectations of having a great evening are high.

Secondly the party and dancing would begin with the traditional first dance after that  perhaps a father daughter dance. We have found the best time to start the informal part of your day is after the evening guests have arrived and settled in. for example say between 8.00 and 9 pm. Moreover don’t forget  in summer the evenings are generally warm and still light therefore starting a little later is fine.


‘Looking the part’ is very important for the band. Therefore at a wedding the band members always dress formally in dinner suits because above all we must respect the significance of the ocasion. The stage will be laid out with a back drop, carpet and extensive and effective lighting which consequently set the mood and atmosphere for what will undoubtedly be a great night.

First dances

The live wedding band will always like to play the first and father and daughter dance themselves because it is a great way to start the evening off and therefore give the bride and groom lasting memories of their special personal songs. Meanwhile after the start of the first dances guests will want to join the happy couple on the dance floor. This normally and naturally signals that the formal part of the day is behind them and as a result the party is about to start in earnest. (please ask about special requests)

First set

Our first wedding  set can be either full on so everyone is straight into the party mood or on the other hand you can be eased inwith so old slower favorites for nans, grandads, aunts, uncles and mums and dads to enjoy.  Of course, it always depends on the mood of the guests and above all the wishes of the bride and groom because after all it is your party.  We certainly don’t want to compete with your guests when they are having their evening buffet, therefore we like to end the first live set and the start of the DJ set with the commencement of the food.

Second set

Your guests, now fully fed and watered are ready for the rest of night, so therefore what better time to introduce our famous party hats, masks and props. It might seem a bit cheesy at first but it certainly is an ice breaker with the children and sometimes the bride who are the first to let their hair down. It is always great fun. Meanwhile people will have gone to get their smart phones beacuse they will want to take selfies and catch the moment. This is when our photographer comes into his own. During this time he knows what’s in the box and consequently will be able to capture all the best shots, when you and your guests are least likely to know you are being photographed.

Last set

With the second DJ set out of the way it’s time to clear the decks because the third and final set will herald the finale. By now everyone is relaxed and wanting to really dance the night away (not that they haven’t already done so by now). During this set the band will generally play all the singalong and shoutalong classics that will bring stragglers rushing in from the bar to prove they know all the words and all the right moves. Most importantly as we approach midnight the bride and groom will become the focus of attention. The night will end on a big crescendo giving guests a final chance to wish the happy couple love and best wishes for the future  and the opportunity for our photographer to get a last documentary photos.

To sum up

In short, the Redfords Band is there to work with you to make your day truly great and memorable,

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We are so pleased The Redfords played at our wedding! They were amazing! The acoustic duo played during our ceremony and the live music sounded beautiful. Guests commented about how it made the ceremony even more emotional the live band in the evening were awesome…they kept everyone dancing and the hats were an extra fun bonus! The photographs taken have been brilliant to look back on! We cannot recommend The Redfords enough. Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding the perfect day for us!
Philippa and Steve

Winters Barns Kent

Thank you so much to the incredible Redfords. I saw them for the first time at my cousin’s wedding 5 years ago and knew straight I wanted them at mine! We had already booked the 5 piece band for our evening and my brother and sister in law surprised us by booking the duo for our ceremony and it was one of my favourite parts of our special day! Head over to the visitor post to watch a video of the bridal party and myself walking down the aisle – although you don’t see them, hearing them is all you need! And if you think this is good you can only imagine what the band is like in the evening – AMAZING!!!!
Victoria and Stephen

East Quay Venue

The Redfords are awesome. The one thing I knew about planning a wedding was to get the music and booze right and you are on to a winner. Having struggled with confirming another wedding band previously and getting frustrated, a Facebook ad popped up and after having a quick flick through I thought The Redfords sounded perfect. From the first contact, all the way through they were professional, prompt and a breeze to deal with, another important point when planning a wedding. On the night they had everyone up dancing and we had so many comments on how great the band were. We cannot thank you guys enough and would highly recommend them!
Alison and Hans

Horsley Towers

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