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The January 2018 AMV Battle of the Wedding Bands Confirmed Lineup

AMV Live Music are proud to announce the return of the very popular Battle of the Wedding Bands Showcase which is to be hosted on Thursday 11th January at As You Like It in Jesmond.

The event which last saw over 250 guests attend, is a chance for prospective engaged couples to watch a showcase of the best wedding bands in the North-East on one stage ‘battling’ for the chance to play at their wedding.

January is a very busy time for wedding planning. Hundreds of people will have gotten engaged over Christmas and as a result, early 2018 is peak time for enquiries in the whole wedding industry.

Tickets to this event are free, discounted cocktails are available and there will be bands performing from 7.30pm throughout the whole evening giving you a unique opportunity for you to pick the perfect band to make your special day an experience you’ll never forget.

Simply register for your tickets on our Eventbrite event here and you will be sent tickets to your email address.

We’ve got some of our most talented and prestigious bands appearing on the night and you can read more about them and find links to their setlists and videos below!

The Javison's Wedding Band


This Newcastle based UK Wedding Band, fronted by the inimitable Jessica Avison along with the tightest rhythm section in the North, will provide a talking point long after your wedding is over.

They specialise in groovy pop, juxtaposing classics from the likes of Stevie Wonder and the Jackson Five, through the nineties with James and Sting, with contemporary crowd-pleasers, such as Kaiser and Cee-Lo Green.

See the J’avisons in action in their showreel here and see more of their setlist here.


Revival Wedding Band


This fully live Wedding Band formed 3 years ago, performing in local bars and clubs. After popular demand they are now playing at many Weddings and Corporate Events in regions of the country including the North East, Scotland, Lake District, Yorkshire and the North West.

Indie Rock and Pop is their speciality, aceing covers of the likes of The Killers, Arctic Monkeys and Oasis while also offering a great variety of more classic tunes from the likes of Queen and T Rex

You can find Revival’s showreel here and see more of their setlist here 


The Maverick Rejects Wedding Band


The Maverick Rejects are a high energy, party rock trio who’ve spent the best part of a decade bringing their unique brand of Rock N’ Roll to packed dancefloors everywhere.

Founded on the commitment that the role of the Best UK Wedding Party Band should be more than just serving up super-polished versions of Sex on Fire, The Maverick Rejects aim to offer a set alive with interactivity, fun and quirky arrangements of songs you love … just probably never as you’ve heard them before! Just check out their showreel!

They’ve got Beatles, Green Day, The Kinks, Kaiser Chiefs, Queen, Status Quo, The Who … even Girls Aloud, Shania Twain and Disney Songs for good measure...see the full set here.

Groove Central Station Wedding Band


Groove Central Station are guaranteed to deliver a night to remember, with the very best of soul, funk and pop to have your guests dancing all night long!

With a powerhouse rhythm section, shimmering electric piano, funky guitar and encapsulating, soulful vocals, this wedding and party band are a live act not to be missed. A night on the dance floor with Groove Central Station is set to be filled with good vibes and high times; their carefully curated repertoire lends from the likes of Chic, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jamiroquai and Nina Simone.

These guys are seriously talented, just watch their showreel to see what we mean! View their full setlist here.

Livewire Wedding Band


Popular wedding band for hire Livewire’s diverse set list of Funk, Soul, Motown and Rock and Roll, combined with popular contemporary hits, will have your guests on their feet and dancing the night away.
Few bands can boast performing with internationally renowned artists, the likes of Fleur East, Girls Aloud, Mick Hucknall, Liberty X, and ABC’s Martin Fry, but Livewire’s unique mix of male and female lead vocals has seen the band play alongside the best.

You can see Livewire live at As You Like It in their showreel here and see more of what they do in their setlist here.


And if all that wasn’t enough we’ve also got guest slots from the fantastic John Gatenby and Hattie Murdoch, both phenomenal singer-guitarists who are perfect for wedding ceremonies or drinks receptions during your wedding day.

Once again, tickets are FREE, so register here on Eventbrite and put Thursday 11th January 2018 at As You Like It, Jesmond in your diary.

For any additional queries please contact AMV on 0191 3729731 or Email Faye Shearer on