Don’t Tell The Bride

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This young, professional, acoustic/electric wedding and party band is based in Bristol and performs a mix of party pop favourites from the sixties to now in their own unique, contemporary style.

“Don’t Tell The Bride will tailor a unique, personal performance – just for you…”

Acoustic guitar, double bass and cajon, topped with excellent three part harmony singing creates the sound. Don’t Tell The Bride can provide a top-quality PA system suitable for venues of (almost) any size, and aim to be flexible and accommodating in every aspect of their presentation.  For more intimate events, the band can perform completely acoustically, without any electrical power.

  • Pop favourites, skilful harmonies and a unique style
  • Young professional musicians with a flexible, versatile repertoire
  • Fully-equipped with a high-quality PA system

Sample Repertoire

  • Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
  • Ben Howard – Keep Your Head Up
  • Ben Howard – Old Pine
  • Benny Benassi – Cinema
  • Blues Mashup – Medley
  • Bob Marley – Three Little Birds
  • Britney Spears – Hit Me Baby
  • Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
  • Carly Rae Jepson – Call Me Maybe
  • Coldplay – Paradise
  • 5IVE – Get On Up
  • Foo Fighters – Times Like These
  • Girls Aloud – Love Machine
  • Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
  • Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
  • Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away
  • Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
  • Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
  • Nelly – Ride With Me
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Dosed
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Dani California
  • Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
  • Stereophonics – Dakota
  • Sugarbabes – About You Now
  • The Killers – Mr Brightside
  • The Kooks – She Moves In Her Own Way
  • The Las – There She Goes
  • The Police – Message In A Bottle

Reviews (7)

  • 5 out of 5

    Jon and Delia's Wedding

    July 31, 2015 - 2:18 pm

    We had a great time at our wedding and wish we could do it all over again. We thoroughly recommend Don’t Tell The Bride to any one who is planning a wedding. They were absolutely amazing, performing great music that is really original. All of the band members are completely adorable and great characters which makes such a difference when entertaining. All of my guests enjoyed the music, even the little ones! As I walked down the aisle they created a moving atmosphere. It was emotional time and the music completed the moment. The band was professional, looked the part, sounded great and left us wanting to listen and dance to more.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Ed Mayhew's Wedding

    May 24, 2015 - 7:02 pm

    Thank you for being one of the major highlights of our wedding (other than getting married of course) You were brilliant! We couldn’t have asked for a better band for our wedding. You had people dancing and singing along from the start to the end of the night with an excellent selection of tracks. We loved the personal touches – like the first dance and adapting some of the lyrics. Fun, funny, musically brilliant! I would recommend you guys to anyone in a heartbeat.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Paula & Jamie Driver's Wedding

    November 11, 2014 - 4:40 pm

    I wanted to say a big thank you for making our wedding day so amazing. All of our guests had a fantastic time, the music was perfect and you guys were such good fun. You mixed your style and tempo to that of our guests and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to others. Thanks so much. If the need arises to party again, you will be the first people we would call! 

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  • 5 out of 5

    Nick & Miriam' Wedding

    October 13, 2014 - 1:22 pm

    We had a really great time, the day flew by but we thoroughly enjoyed it. You guys were ace! The vibe was exactly as we wanted so thank you very much. Don’t Tell The Bride truly is a talented bunch and we will be sure to recommend you to any friends looking for a band in the future. Many of our guests commented how good you were and that they really enjoyed the music, as you could see by all those up dancing.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Laura & Nick's Wedding

    September 21, 2014 - 11:28 am

    Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the amazing sets yesterday. Everyone had a great time (especially Olivia and Jenson) and we have had even more of our guests say how brilliant you all were.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Pete Midgley (father of the groom) - More about Abby and Jonny's Wedding

    September 7, 2014 - 7:20 pm

    “Don’t Tell The Bride” made the evening totally memorable. The band’s playing got everybody up on the dance floor and the guys really interacted with everyone. At one point I looked out at the table and there were only six or seven people sitting down, out of 180 guests. My special favourite was “Teenage Dirt Bag” by Wheatus which they did really well. Everyone was singing along and having a great time. I’d totally recommend them for any party event.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Abby & Jonny's Wedding

    September 5, 2014 - 12:01 pm

    Don’t Tell The Bride were brilliant at our wedding. Chris got in touch before and genuinely cared about making it perfect for us. He had some great ideas for our first dance and made sure the atmosphere was exactly right by offering to fix the disco lighting for us as well. The band turned up early so there was no rush with setting up but were really flexible when we were running late – they cut their breaks so we could have more songs! The guys are really fun, they are great musicians and they have a vast range of songs – the whole vibe was fantastic. Everyone was on the dance floor the whole night and loads of the guests told us how impressed they were, and would book them for their future events! Thanks Don’t Tell The Bride, you made the party! 

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