The Players are an experienced 4 piece wedding, function and party cover band based in York, with a passion for great customer service. We play well known rock, pop, indie and party covers.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Type of Performer(s) or Business

Function Band
Ensemble / Group

Noise Limiter Experience
Learn New Songs
Pre-Wedding Consultation

Primary Instrument(s)

Female Vocals
Complete Band

Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Reception Music
Ceremony Music
Pop / Rock
Full Description
We're four musicians from York, North Yorkshire. We came together to entertain audiences at wedding, parties, balls and any event that needs great live music. We don't believe that size is important - it's what you do that counts! As a four-piece band we can cater for smaller, more intimate, events where larger function bands might struggle because of size and cost. But we're equally at home on big stages! Our standard wedding package includes up to two hours of live music - no backing tracks, no sequencers, no harmonisers! We will keep your guests dancing all night. We can provide background music for your guests, and we're not afraid to turn it up as the party gets started! If you're a Spotify user we can customise these playlists for you ahead of your event. Alternatively, you can bring your own device and play your favourite music. You can request a special song for your big day. We will learn and perform your first dance, or another song that is special to you, to make your night unique. Our standard package is based on a 6pm arrival, with the band providing entertainment until midnight. We can offer earlier arrivals and later finishes, please contact us to discuss your requirements. Finally, we offer all of our clients a specific point of contact with the band, plus venue liaison. We will talk to your venue or planner to sort out all the practicalities of our performance, so you don't have to.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Paddy
Hi there, thanks for your interest in The Players. If you have any questions about us and what we do feel free to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you! We’ve over 12 years experience as a wedding band and we know it’s not our gig, it’s your night.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Tanya & Joe
Married in July 2019
July 2019
This band was amazing.
This band was amazing. They played at our wedding yesterday and played our first dance song live which was beautiful. All the guests commented on how great the band was. They played a fantastic range of songs and the communication from booking them to after the event is fantastic. I would recommend them to anybody. 5 Star’s from Mr and Mrs Crockett.
Laura & Greg
Married in October 2018
June 2019
They have been an absolute dream to work with...
From first contacting The Players, to them leaving the event they have been an absolute dream to work with and here are some examples why. They are one of our only wedding suppliers who were genuinely keen we were put first and it wasn’t just another wedding to turn up to, they invited us to see them before us paying deposits, they remembered on the day to contact us to see if we were still coming and asked us to introduce ourselves, they sent over a set list and replaced songs we didn’t like, proactively contacted the venue with PAT certificates vs coming through us as the go between and talked to us about the venue so we could prepare for what to expect with sound limitations etc. They arrived, were ready and learnt our first song. Everyone raved about how amazing the band were. We are not a group of big dancers but even the most unlikely were up on their feet. I could not recommend this group enough and will be taking trips down memory lane to see them in York. Seriously seriously amazing!
Laura & Nick
Married in May 2018
June 2019
They kept the dance floor buzzing all night.
We booked the players for our wedding last weekend. Absolutely fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for these guys. They kept the dance floor buzzing all night. Variety of music was fantastic. Excellent choice for a band! Thanks guys.
Vicki Elliott
Married in August 2017
June 2019
Really lovely people, great musicians, great voice
We booked The Players after seeing them at our friend's wedding last year. Really lovely people, great musicians, great voice! All the guests thoroughly enjoyed the band. Good mix of music for all ages but without all the typical cheesy wedding songs (which was a must for us!) They did a fantastic version of 'just like heaven' by The Cure for our first dance - we loved it! Thanks for helping to make our day so special x 1 Comment
Neil & Aaron
Married in July 2017
June 2019
One year on we still can't say enough good things.
The most amazing wedding band!! If we could do our wedding over they would be the first thing on the list! One year on and we still can't say enough good things. We had so many compliments about our choice of band, they sang a request for our first dance, were so easy to deal with and just made our night!
Location & Contact Details


York, North Yorkshire, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

We’ve done so many it’s hard to choose, but the one in Yorkshire's beautiful Esk Valley where everything had to be taken to and from the venue by boat is pretty hard to forget!

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What about your business are you most proud of?

We’re really proud of our customer service. We often get couples telling us how much of a difference it has made to their day, and how easy we made the whole process.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

One thing we've learned is every couple is different, so we try to answer their questions and work with them to create the best night we can. Some things we work on with every couple include the first dance, set times and lengths and liaising with their venue ahead of the event.

What makes a romantic first dance?

It really differs from one wedding to the next - and it has a lot to do with the couple’s history. But we do have a soft spot for a big singalong! Not very romantic but it always feels like a massive celebration!

What is your number one floor-filler?

Mr Brightside!

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

It's pretty obvious, but it would have to be the Beatles!

What is the soundtrack to your life?

It depends who’s doing the driving that day!