Welcome to our independent site! We are House of Chords, a professional live function band in Birmingham, West Midlands. We are a party band for hire that provide an authentic live music experience.
Our extensive repertoire spans decades and styles from indie to soul to rock n roll and with our trained arranging skills and high quality equipment we strive for that genuine sound from The Beatles, The Smiths, Mumford & Sons, Motown and much more. The result is an exciting live set that keeps the dance floor full and your guests leave having experienced something special and different.
Many of our performances are as a wedding music band, playing our repertoire of fun party music to newly-weds and their guests, and the list of thank you messages and reviews after each wedding is overwhelming! We pride ourselves in being an alternative wedding band and many of our clients looking to hire a band for a unique wedding, book us for that reason.
We also continue to perform for various corporate events at a range of different venues including Alton Towers, Weston Park, Edgbaston Cricket Ground and The Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Our satisfied clients range from cruise ships to corporate clients including Audi, Boots, Renault and Marks & Spencer. As well as these companies’ events, we play for a number of fundraising galas each year for major charities such as Cancer Research, Marie Curie Hospice and The Stan Bowley Trust. Each event is a great night to remember and we have been described as “one of the UK’s best bands for hire.”
The band travel locally around Birmingham and the West Midlands, performing regularly in Coventry and Wolverhampton as well as across the local counties: Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Northamptonshire. We also travel nationally and even internationally performing for destination weddings and holiday companies – recent trips have included heading to Paris, Denmark and the Norwegian Fjords.
Whilst there are a lot of Birmingham bands, House of Chords offer a unique authentic approach unlike any other. We’re not just professional musicians but music lovers and it’s that passion that makes our live show exciting and authentic for your guests. Whatever your event is we work hard to provide a bespoke service so that you end up with an experience to remember. Please see our FAQ page and feel free to get in touch about how to hire the band or even to chat about anything else music related!
“House of Chords are second to none! They played exactly what was needed and the dance floor was never empty.”
– Copthorne Barracks
How to hire the band
There’s a lot to think about when you hire a band and in many cases our clients are couples who have never even had an opportunity to hire a band before. Your main consideration is, what will really entertain your guests. For example, if you’re planning a wedding then you want to book a band that play music that you can imagine you and your friends dancing and enjoying yourselves to.
If you feel that we’re the right live band for you then we keep things simple by sending you a Musicians’ Union contract with their standard terms and conditions to give you peace of mind. We also send you an invoice for the band fee, which is not due until the date of your event.
You can contact us directly by phone or email and because you are dealing with an independent business you get a direct and personal service from us – the musicians who will be attending your event. That way you are communicating with the actual individuals providing the live music, and because we are so passionate about what we do we can give you a real insight there and then.
Unlike agencies, which can only be reached on 0800 numbers and have considerable added fees and costs, you deal directly with us. Although we do sometimes also work with some agencies under forced pseudonyms (e.g. The Harmonics), we find more often than not with an agency booking we don’t get the same chance to get to know you as a client and what you’re really passionate about in the same way.
If you do get in touch and it turns out that we’re unavailable on the date you have planned then we will always try and help you find other bands for hire by putting you in touch with bands and listings we trust.
We’re lucky to live in an age where there is a great amount of choice to find exactly what you want, and as a small, independent business we love this as it gives us the chance to give you both a more professional and personal service. If you’re interested, enquire now about hiring the band.