Who on earth are Milo Max?

Milo Max is a full-time, professional wedding band covering Dorset and the south; we thrive on creating an energetic and fun experience for wedding couples and their guests.

For the last decade we have performed over 1400 events, including over 500 weddings, showing our clients a good time and leaving them with fabulous memories. We hope we have the opportunity to do that for you too!

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It really is true that a great band can make a wedding and that was certainly true of you guys
— Emilie & Ryan



"...all the staff at the George Albert Hotel said you were the best wedding entertainment they have ever had!"

Hi Ross I announced in my speech that it was the best day of my life giving my daughters hand in marriage, but when we came to the evening entertainment you guys rocked the house with two fabulous sets of great music and my other daughter Gemma said to me on Sunday morning that she would like Milo Max at her reception. So with that in mind we may see you all again in the near future. On behalf of my wife Marlyn, myself , Sammie & Jed and everyone present the biggest of thanks to all of you for making the evening so special. Finally all the staff at the George Albert Hotel said you were the best wedding entertainment they have ever had! Really looking forward to booking you again.

Patrick Bickel (father of the bride) Sammie & Jed's Wedding

George Albert Hotel, Dorchester, Dorset

What makes the best wedding band?

We know from speaking to clients that it can be a bit daunting knowing what to look for so we hope you find the following information helpful in making your decision in hiring a great wedding band.

Here are some of our Dorset wedding band testimonials and also our take on the characteristics of a great wedding band - this is what you will get if you hire Milo Max!

A Fun but Professional band

We are professionals, music is what we do full time. This means that we provide a high quality of service. This comes from several things:

  • High standard of musicianship
  • An extensive and proven repertoire
  • Great production (sound & lights)
  • Performing skill – ability to engage an audience!
  • Great client care

High standard of musicianship

Milo Max musicians are all experienced professionals. That means we all play to a high standard and have a track record to prove it (see the About Us page).

It means we can play the same thing in different ways, it means we can play at different volumes; it means we are excellent at delivering high quality live performances for varying client event requirements, it means we are expert at making sure you have a great evening, even if we change what we planned to do on the night inorder to tailor better to the evening!

With Milo Max you will be entertained by musicians and singers that have performed with and to people like Elton John, Elvis Costello, Paul Weller, Geri Halliwell, George Michael, Kylie Minogue & Take That.


We know a lot of songs!

It comes from being wedding musicians full time. We are versatile and adaptable, we can change the vibe of the evening on request; we make sure this is absolutely your evening!

Song choice is tried & tested

We use a well proven play-list of crowd pleasing songs. A wedding covers band may know the right songs to play, but success of a playlist is also very much about the order you play them in and at what stage in an evening you play a certain type of song (a bit like a recipe).

We will consult with you when preparing the playlist for your wedding! (See our Songs menu to get an idea).


We know that often clients want the lowest price; but a good band means a package of things have to be there and it’s worth balancing theses factors with price and your budget.

It’s not just about the band’s ability to play music.

It’s whether the band organisers look after you on the lead up to the event and the logistics through the day, it’s whether their production is of sound quality (excuse the pun!), it’s about the depth of experience that enables a band to be flexible and tailor an evening of entertainment, and importantly successfully engage the audience!

"Milo Max were absolutely brilliant! 

From enquiry Ross was extremely prompt, provided good advice/info sheets and was very easy to deal with. The set list offered by Milo Max also was a big reason we chose them. Dealings were completely stress free. The performance on the day was just brilliant, I couldn't fault anything about the whole experience. It was very kind of the band to play our first song too, that really kicked off the event in great style. We really enjoyed having you guys play, thank you for everything!

Steve & Louise Moore
Tarrant Monkton, Blandford, Dorset


Pro sound system

A top wedding band is only as good as their sound system. Milo Max uses a high end Yamaha, Mackie & FBT sound equipment and can accomodate up to around 350 people. For larger audiences we hire in PA appropriate for the size of the event. A common mistake people make is that they think that any PA will do the job.

Often either a poor quality system compromises the band and the event or the system is just not powerful enough to cope with the size of the event.
When you pay a bit more for a band typically you get higher end production and a superior show!

“Let there be light !!”

We are equiped with a professional dynamic lighting rig. This means that we can change the mood of the stage and dance floor area, from more static ambient lights to sound chasers that pulse with the bands pumping beat adding to the excitement on the dance floor!

Audience engagement

How well a band engages your audience often separates the professional from the amateurs.

A performance is about playing the tunes and providing a specific ambience.

For the main wedding entertainment your band should be putting on a show. It should be about engaging the audience: high energy performing and talking to and getting the audience involved. Quite simply you can not be the best wedding band if you don't score well in this area.

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Great Client care

We understand that our clients want to have a great show but also want the whole process to be as stress free as possible.

Working with Milo Max means that we provide advice and ask you appropriate questions to ensure that your wedding entertainment is smooth and slick in regards to our contribution and how we fit in.

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"we were very impressed and are so happy we chose you"

Ross, thank you very much, we thought you guys were superb we were very impressed and are so happy we chose you. Our guests loved your performance and we keep hearing about it from them! Thank you for our special First dance, it was brilliant, Hannah love it! (MM: it was a surprise for the bride) You were very dynamic and the songs were all a great pace to get people dancing. You have been fantastic and very professional from initial enquiry to the day and we can't fault a thing you guys did! Wish it could have gone in slow motion. If anyone asks about a band you’ll certainly get a recommendation from us.

Hannah & Aleks Domanski
Lulworth Castle, Dorset


One factor in band pricing is the experience of the band members. Typically, the higher the price is then the better the experience of the band members.

So you may pay more for a 4 piece band compared to a 7 piece based on the more experienced CVs of the smaller band.

A great solo performer can mesmerise a room and a bad 8 piece band can empty a room! Contact Us and we can give you specialist advice on which Milo Max option is best for you.


Here is a summary of what you can expect from Milo Max:

  • 2 hours of crowd pleasing, floor-filling live music!
  • Highly professional singers & musicians!
  • Professional sound system!
  • Professional lighting rig!
  • DJ options available to suit!
  • Great client care from enquiry through your wedding day!
  • Public liability insurance for your peace of mind!

We are confident you and your guests will be extremely happy that you have booked a quality wedding party band out of the many on offer - contact us and find out how we will look after you and give you a live music experience to most splendidly complete your big day!

Ross - Guitar, Vocals - Wedding Band Dorset


In many ways the value you get for your money comes from the production side of things: Sound & lights. It is not enough to compare a bands price based on how many people are in the band.

Experience & Track Record

Your band have some awesome experience, and band members have entertained:

… a massive thank you for being so great at our wedding.
— Olly & Kate's Wedding, Marquee, Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Great entertainment! ...We had such a great time and have had so many compliments about the band - everyone was up and dancing…”
— Saskia & Nigel's Wedding, Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth, Dorset

Book Milo Max today!

Don’t miss out on booking one of the best wedding bands performing in the south of England today;  it should go without saying that booking a professional level wedding band will provide the optimum experience you're seeking for your big day, however contact us today for pricing and availability and to find out how we can provide you with a tailored and highly-memorable experience.