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Hampshire’s Finest Indie Covers Band For Weddings

With rip-roaring rock n’ roll classics spanning across four decades from indie-rock to Brit-pop bangers, Hampshire’s searing trio The 505’s are the perfect band to bring the good times to your wedding and ensure your guests are thrilled and help you relive your favourite festival days, frolicking in the summer fields.

If you’re after the perfect live band to suit your vision for your special day, you can be sure with The 505’s you have chosen tried and tested professionals that can rival any touring band, offering the ultimate wedding package.

‘It was exactly what we wanted and had everyone up dancing. Hopefully one of our friends will book them for their wedding so we can do it all again!’
Matt & Kelly Wedding, Swanmore, Hampshire

GET IN TOUCH!

From the start your enquiry will be dealt with by leading entertainment agency Tailored Entertainment. Tailored Entertainment specialise in exclusive representation of the best professional function bands in the UK and have a very select roster of top bands. So you can be reassured from the off that the band have met the high standards Tailored Entertainment demands of its acts and that you'll also have an expert team on hand to help with all of the planning and any questions you may have. The guys at Tailored Entertainment are available on 0800 564 2240 / info@the-505sband.com and will be very happy to hear from you.

BOOK THE BAND

Once you have decided that The 505s are the band for you, Tailored Entertainment will send a booking contract to you to confirm the booking. The contract features all the important details for the day and once you have signed, the band will sign a copy and confirm the booking in their diary. We ask for a deposit (the amount varies from £255 to £330 depending on the package that you pay for) to secure the booking, with the balance payable by bank transfer seven days ahead of the day.

PLANNING

In the lead up to the wedding you are very welcome to contact us any time to discuss the plan for the day. Around four weeks before the day the experienced team at Tailored Entertainment will contact you to go over the final details - timings, first dance, song requests for the disco or DJ, final payment details etc. All of the details will be recorded and sent to the band in one simple final confirmation email, so you can be sure nothing will get missed and everything discussed will happen as planned on the night.

ON THE NIGHT

The 505s will arrive fully self-contained with PA, lighting and pre-mixed disco (or a band member can DJ if you add this to your booking) and will perform 2 hours of live music (2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets). The band will cover your whole evening of entertainment so you don't need to hire a separate DJ or any additional equipment.

If your evening reception is in the same room as the meal/speeches, the band would usually arrive to set up in the turnaround time between day and evening. If the room or area for your evening is separate (or curtained off) the band could arrive while you are eating to get set up (they would sound check when suitable and wouldn't interrupt the meal or speeches!) - it takes a minimum of 90 minutes for the band to get fully set up and sound checked.

A guide to a standard evening reception would be:

  • 17:30 - Band Arrive
  • 19:00 - Background Music On
  • 20:00 - First Dance/First Set (60 mins)
  • 21:00 - Disco/DJ (ideal time for evening buffet)
  • 22:00 - Second Set (60 mins)
  • 23:00 - Disco/DJ Until Close

Timings are flexible to suit your needs and live sets can be split 3 x 40 mins if you prefer.The standard price for The 505s is based on them arriving at 17:00 earliest and finishing as late as 00:00. For an early arrival or late finish outside of these times, there is an additional charge.

The band are very happy to perform your choice of first dance for you as long as they have at least three weeks notice of the song choice.

The 505s also offer a brilliant live lounge-style acoustic set, this is the perfect addition to your drinks reception and can really help set the mood for a great celebration. As the musicians are already booked to perform in the evening, the price of this set represents excellent value when compared to hiring a separate band for your daytime entertainment - it can be as much as 50% cheaper than hiring an equivalent act.

To discuss hiring The 505s to perform at your wedding please call Tailored Entertainment for a friendly chat on 0800 564 2240 or email info@the-505sband.com.

The 505s are based in the Hampshire area, and are hired across the South West area such as Somerset, Bournemouth, Southampton, Salisbury, Bristol, Bath, Devon and Cardiff as well as the South East such as Portsmouth, Petersfield, Winchester, Guildford, London, Midlands, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire and many more locations across the U.K

Testimonials

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

Oliver
Wedding, The Mill at Gordleton, Hants
We cannot rave about the boys enough! Everyone we have spoken to since the wedding have commented on how amazing they were. They had us all up and dancing the night away. Not only did they sound amazing, the music they played was exactly our cup of tea! They were so incredibly polite and worked with us throughout the night. They waited for all the speeches to finish before setting up and they were so slick that the next thing we knew they were ready to play! Not only this but they made sure to give us a head up so we got to dance to our specially requested song! My husband was blown away by their generosity prior to the performance and it meant the world to him that he was able to play alongside his brother and father on our wedding day - not many bands would have done this and it is a memory we will all treasure. It was such an honour to have the 505's play at our wedding. We look forward to working with them again in the future.
Ramona Feldmann & Jack Swadling
Wedding, Old Idsworth Garden, Waterlooville
The 505's have done such an amazing job, we really enjoyed the evening and it was great to see how full our dancefloor was during the evening! We and our guests really enjoyed the music and the fact that they played three ""last"" songs probably proofs that. It was such a good party and they contributed a lot to this! Thank you for everything! Thank you also for the good organisation via Tailored Entertainment!
Matt & Kelly
Wedding, Swanmore, Hampshire
Please pass on my thanks to the guys - they were brilliant. Thanks so much for recommending them for us, it was exactly what we wanted and had everyone up dancing. Hopefully one of our friends will book them for their wedding so we can do it all again!

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our clients

We provide entertainment for a host of private and corporate clients, in the UK and abroad. These include: