Who on earth are Milo Max?

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

For the last 11 years we have performed over 1400 events, showing our clients a good time and leaving them with funky memories, from wedding to birthdays & corporate events, with the occasional celebrity engagement. We hope we have the opportunity to do that for you too!

I hope you enjoy checking us out, there is a stack of info here on the site including: an about us page with bios, including videos for several of us on TV, over 10 years of testimonials, a big section over several pages on our repertoire and of course our demo page with audio & video bites. On this page are some guidelines for, in our opinion, what makes a good quality live band.

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...Leave your wedding entertainment to these guys, they certainly know what they are doing!
— Steven & Ellen, Swainbank Prested Hall, Feering, Colchester, Essex

Demos


"We had the best day and night ever"

Hi Ross Hope you're well. I've been meaning to email earlier but we flew on the Monday for our honeymoon and we are still away. Josh and I wanted to thank you and your band so much for being absolutely brilliant playing at our wedding last Sunday. We thought you were awesome and so did all our guests. We had the best day and night ever and lots of our friends commented how great you were. Thanks again and we will definitely recommend you. Best wishes,

Beth & Josh Whitworth
Marks Hall, Colchester, Essex 


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 Essex 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.

Repertoire

We know a lot of songs!

It comes from being wedding musicians Essex 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).


Tip!

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 fantastic before and during our day, very professional and friendly.
— Hayley & Daryl Elford

Production

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.

Wedding bands Essex audience - Milo Max

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.

Essex Wedding Band

very slick ,very professional and had a real presence
— Steve & Karyn

Tip!

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.


Summary

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 Essex

"Thank you so much for making our wedding party so much fun and so enjoyable for us"

Dear Ross, thank you so much for making our wedding party so much fun and so enjoyable for us and our guests, we had an absolutely fantastic time and thought Milo Max were brilliant! You are true professionals with an incredibly high level of musicianship as well as professional in terms of behaviour and set-up. The noise limiter almost had a weird effect of geeing up our guests even more, which led to lots of raucous singing during the few seconds of silence from the band.... This may have also been assisted by the vast quantities of alcohol being consumed. Thank you for all your hard work before our wedding too. I had total faith that Milo Max would meet our expectations and we were definitely not disappointed! We will recommend Milo Max to all of our friends/family due to wed or throw a party!

Sarah and James Bentley
Mulberry House, Ongar, Essex – August 2015


Tip!

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:


Thanks for making our day so special, we would certainly have no hesitation in recommending you!
— Andrew & Jenny, Marquee, Ongar, Essex
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...the feedback we’ve had from guests all seems to centre on how amazing the band was..
— Jo & Adam's Wedding, Blake Hall, Ongar, Essex

Book Milo Max today!

Don’t miss out on booking one of the best wedding bands performing in Essex today, it should go without saying that booking a pro wedding band will provide pro results, however Contact Us today for pricing and availability and to find out how we can provide you with a tailored and highly-memorable experience.