The Chris Barton Band

We're a top professional 3 or 4-piece wedding band comprising keyboards and vocals, guitar and vocals, drums and saxophone
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Swing / Jive
Reception Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Soul / Motown / RnB
Pop / Rock
Rat Pack / Swing

Primary Instrument(s)

Complete Band

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Function Band
Full Description
The CHRIS BARTON Band is a top UK party/wedding band based in the South-East. We have played for Jarvis Cocker’s 40th birthday party, Rick Stein’s 70th birthday party, and many other private functions, weddings, parties and company events. All the band members are top professionals with a track record in the music industry. You can book us for your wedding reception, large or small. We have a long list of very happy clients. The band comprises Keyboards & Vocals, Guitar & Vocals, Saxophone, Drums. At weddings and parties we usually play at the evening reception for dancing. We play two and a half hours of live music (around 3 x 50 minute sets), and put on recorded dance music during our breaks. We provide all necessary lighting and amplification. Our band has a unique blend of excitement and professionalism. We have played for dancing at all kinds of private parties & wedding receptions all over the UK and also abroad. We really do know how to give our audience a fantastic time. Please see our website for more details and to see our extensive repertoire. We are based in the Hampshire & London area and will travel.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Chris Barton
Hi, thanks for looking at our band profile. If you're looking for a great wedding band we will certainly fit the bill. Please email me if you'd like to discuss your requirements.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Rachel and James
Married in August 2015
June 2016
a massive thank you
Hi Chris, I just wanted to say a massive thank you playing at our wedding on 22nd August. You and your band were really spectacular and were excellent at keeping the energy up throughout the night. Thank you too for learning Shake A Tail Feather for us, it was one of the highlights of the wedding.. If you ever want a recommendation or a testimony for the website, please feel free to ask us, you guys were fantastic. Best, Rachel and James
Alice and Simon
Married in April 2015
June 2016
We loved every minute
Hi Chris, Just an email to thank you and the rest of the band for your amazing playing on Saturday. We loved every minute and our guests did too! It was awesome to see our friends and family dancing and enjoying themselves so much and that was because of you guys. Thank you also so much for your professionalism and friendly helpful emails. It made the planning so easy and enjoyable. Also thank you for giving us an encore! We really did have a great time dancing to your brilliant music. Thanks again, Alice and Simon
Kerri & Robin
Married in May 2014
June 2016
The music was perfect
Hi Chris, Robin & I would like to thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Sunday at Rivervale Barn. We had a perfect day made even more perfect with your amazing band. The music was perfect and we loved our first dance and Oscar was thrilled to hear Big River! From day one I always wanted a live band having grown up in around live music. Thank you for letting me have a go on the drums - Robin had never seen me play so there was nothing more fitting than that debut to be on our wedding day. Please pass on my thanks to your other band members and hopefully we may get to hear you again in the future! Thanks Kerri & Robin
Kimberley and Andrew
Married in March 2013
June 2016
everyone was up and dancing!
Hi Chris, We just wanted to send our thanks to you and the rest of the band for playing at our Wedding last Saturday. We had an incredible day and the evening was great fun with you guys playing so amazingly -everyone was up and dancing! All of our friends and family commented on how brilliant you were and I have no doubt that you will be getting more business from them as a result of our Wedding! We hope you enjoyed yourselves too. Thanks again. Best wishes. Kimberley and Andrew
Adrian & Anna
Married in July 2012
June 2016
amazing band
Chris, Just wanted to drop you a note as we’re now back to in the UK to say thank you so much to you and your amazing band for providing such a great entertainment for our wedding. Your flexibility and understanding of our requirements ensured a seamless and fun event for all. We’ve had lots of great comments about you and I’ve had a few people ask where we got you from and will happily pass on your details to anyone needing a great band. Also pass on my thanks to your drummer who very kindly let me play; it was the icing on the cake. Best regards, Adrian
Abbie & Dan
Married in April 2012
June 2016
you really created a fantastic atmosphere
Dear Chris Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on April 21st - so many people have commented on what a superb band we chose! Daddy was particularly delighted that you played Achy Breaky Heart - as you may have gathered!! I think it''s rare to live up to testimonials as completely as you guys did; it was great to see the dance floor so busy, & you really created a fantastic atmosphere throughout the evening! Thank you also for your patience in answering all my questions, & I hope I wasn't too high maintenance! Thank you, again, for everything - we certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend you! Many thanks Abbie & Dan
Location & Contact Details


Micheldever Station, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 3BZ, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

We have played at literally hundreds, every one is special

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

We're a live band playing a wide range of music for dancing from 60s/70s/80s/90s/00s/10s

What about your business are you most proud of?

Having made every one of our clients very happy

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

You should always confirm any booking with a written contract, as we do

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We discuss the details and your requirements, and price, and then will confirm the booking by contract with a 1/3 deposit

What makes a romantic first dance?

Happy to advise!