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Pop Punk Wedding Band Hire Southampton

Ever wanted to wed at Download Festival or Reading/Leeds Festival? Then get on and book Freshman Year. From Foo Fighters, Blink 182 to Sum 41, Freshman Year will bring the party with their pop punk, college rock and alternative rock.

With an ever growing number of live bands on offer, it can feel like a daunting task trying to find the perfect live band to suit your vision for your wedding. However, with Freshman Year one of the best pop punk covers bands, you can be assured you’ve chosen tried and tested professionals, offering the ultimate wedding package...

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@freshman-year.com and will be very happy to hear from you.

BOOK THE BAND

Once you have decided that Freshman Year 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 deposit varies depending on the total price.) 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

Freshman Year 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. Freshman Year’s standard price 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.

To discuss hiring Freshman Year to perform at your wedding please call Tailored Entertainment for a friendly chat on 0800 564 2240, or email info@freshman-year.com.

Freshman Year are based in the Hampshire area and are hired all across the U.K. including the South West such as Cotswolds, Somerset, Devon, Southampton, New Forest, Winchester, Bournemouth, Wiltshire, Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Cardiff, Cornwall, Dorset as well as South East including Portsmouth, Essex, London, Norfolk, Suffolk, Brighton, Reading and further afield including Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire Midlands and further afield.

Add a bit more sparkle to your wedding party with props and decor from Elizabeth James Events - they hire light-up letters, neon signs, floral walls and much more in New Forest and surrounding areas.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

S. Williams
Wedding, The Master Builder's, Beaulieu, Hampshire
Freshman Year were superb all the guests thought they were great.
Anja and Matt
Wedding, Surrey
Can you please pass on our huge thanks to Freshman Year for a fantastic performance at our wedding last night. They were amazing from start to finish – I loved their version of our first dance and wish we had recorded it – and they kept pretty much every guest on the dance floor all night, which is exactly what I wanted. They really were excellent. Thanks for your help as well over the last few weeks
Helen
Private Function, Royal Southern Yacht Club, Hampshire
Can I say a big thank you to the band for their performance on Friday night. A lot of people came up to me saying how good they were and have also had quite a few emails back to me saying how much they enjoyed the evening and the band. Thanks again for your help in sorting out a band for me and again please pass on our thanks from the Tennis club to the band.
L. Strehlau
Wedding, Parley Manor, Christchurch
The band was faultless. They were brilliant & we've received several compliments about them. Please pass on my thanks as I was wrapped up in my own wedding bubble so didn't get to thank them personally!

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