Melbourne Wedding band

Setting a new standard of entertainment in Melbourne.

Music you love sung by incredible vocalists

Just brilliant

A Melbourne wedding band that is Professional, Passionate and Cares!

To be chosen to perform at the most amazing event of your life is an absolute honour.

This incredible privilege we don’t take lightly.  Heatwave is a band that is not only professional, honest and talented but most of all we care.    Mel (AKA band manager/vocalist/wedding planner) is more than happy to accommodate any meetings, phone calls and emails sharing her knowledge and running order ideas that will bring your vision to life.

What makes your Melbourne wedding unforgettable?  For us it’s simple.  Yes, your guests are wowed by the stunning venue, scrumptious food and breathtaking floristry but the feeling, energy, buzz and excitement of the night comes down to having fabulous entertainment.  A band that is not only incredibly talented but one that engages with the audience but also grooves and performs with you on the dance-floor.

Make your wedding day unforgettable with an incredible wedding band.

Let’s make it happen!

Being a REAL Melbourne wedding band is our passion and promise!

Heatwave band are one band not a franchise. Phew that’s a relief! (We think so to) With us you are getting a sensational group of the same musicians who know each other, know the songs, and know your vision. A Melbourne wedding band that helps you along the way with any queries you many have. Yes, Mel (the manager) is also one of the vocalists so she will be there on the night ensuring your wedding is how you envisioned it to be.

Optional extras as standard

Because we are so committed to our clients, we offer optional extras as standard.  Let’s begin the night with an electric atmosphere by Heatwave performing a song of your choice as you enter.   This and many more options are available to our wedding couples at no extra charge, it’s just what we do.


Creating the new benchmark in Melbourne entertainment.

Heatwave Band is leading the way in the Melbourne wedding band entertainment industry providing incredible performances, customisable options and personalised service.


Let’s make the magic happen

with the best wedding band in Melbourne!

We’re feeling the love…

Sending a Big Thankyou to Mel & Heatwave band for putting on the best entertainment for our weddding Saturday night.

You made Cargo Hall rock & we had the best night dancing along to your music.

Our wedding song, ‘Use Somebody’ was played beautifully & made the moment very intimate for Chris & I. Our guests have all commented on how amazing Heatwave Band truly was!

Thank you all so much!

Courtney & Chris

Want a wedding band that doesn’t suck!

Apart from the buzz we feel performing at the most treasured day of our couples lives, the other thing we love about performing at weddings is meeting who we will be working with on the day. Simon from was such a lovely guy.  A real pro in the...

Mr & Mrs Smith – Wedding of the year entry!

    Hi Mel, just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the rest of the band for performing at our wedding. You were all amazing! I'm sorry I didn't get to thank the rest of the band in person xo Jess & Reuben. Zonzo set the scene and Jessica and Reuben's were the...

Jessica & Adam’s Melbourne wedding thank you note!

  Heatwave were such a pleasure to have perform at our wedding, there professionalism and talent really helped to make our big day so special and one to remember. We were so lucky to have found the band as they are by far the best wedding band we had seen and played...

Experienced and Equally Fabulous!

Experienced and Equally Fabulous!

What's there not to love?

What's there not to love?

Ceremony Performance

Ceremony Performance

Mel's Soundcheck

Mel's Soundcheck

Funky Pre-Dinner Music

Funky Pre-Dinner Music



It's Races Time

It's Races Time

Sophisticated Dinner Music

Sophisticated Dinner Music

A bit of fun.. Me&Wa Slow motion moves!

A bit of fun.. Me&Wa Slow motion moves!

Look at this good lookin' bunch.

Look at this good lookin' bunch.

A Night To Remember

A Night To Remember

Groove on lads.

Groove on lads.


Heatwave will add that all important wow factor to your wedding. What sets us apart? Our core musicians and attention to detail! At the core of Heatwave are our 6 solid band members. Featuring some of the best players in Melbourne, this line up includes our stunning male and female vocalists, and our core rhythm section comprised of drums, bass, keyboard and guitar. This line up has the versatility to cut any style of music, from subtle jazz numbers to all-out party tunes. Check out our footage to see our talented band in action.


Short answer – As much as we can!  We offer our wedding couples more than just sensational dance music.  Live entrance music kicks the night off, dinner set and live accompaniement for formalities including cutting of the cake, bouquet and garter throw, farewell circle make Heatwave a cut above the rest.  Of course, our vibrant dance sets is our speciality.   We are taking Melbourne wedding music to a new level.


With Heatwave’s performance experience, there are not many Melbourne wedding venues we are yet to perform.   Size is never an issue.  Clever amp, speaker and instrument placement ensures the allocated space is perfectly utilised.   Wedding Venues we adore include Sketch, the Peninsula at the Docklands, The Palladium at Crown Casino, Picturesque venues in the Yarra Yalley through to the very hip venues in Brighton and St Kilda.  Which Melbourne wedding venue have you chosen?


Heatwave’s acoustic duo or trio can perform at your ceremony. Setting the scene with live music awaiting the brides arrival and perfectly timed accompaniement to walking up and down the aisle as well as signing of the register.  Heatwave band provides the perfect soundtrack to the most memorable moments of your lives.


Formed over 10 years ago, Mel and the band know what it takes to make your event a brilliant one. Sophisticated wedding music with a cool and funky edge! From smaller cocktail style weddings to 400+ extravaganzas Heatwave have experience and that all important attention to detail!


Check out our extensive songlist on our website – Our playlist includes: Funk, Soul and Jazz through to Rock, Disco, Pop and Top40 favourites, your guests will definitely be workin that dancefloor!


Melissa is on hand to assist with your wedding reception planning. Send through a mock running sheet of the meal times and formalities and she is happy to plan Heatwave’s performance times and suggest any adjustments which will make your night run smoothly. We have the experience and ability to work within any wedding format, from standard 3-course, wedding cocktail event to Chinese banquet weddings.


Yes we are just one band not a franchise of musos who have never met each other so there are no surprises. Unless there is an illness, Heatwave’s 6 core members perform at every performance. What is the difference? All of the players know the tunes and know each other, seamless transitions between songs, sensational harmonies and groove not to mention the charisma only a formed band can have. 

One Band… Not a franchise of musos! Phew, that’s a relief!  (We think so to.) Read more.


MELISSA (AKA Mel – She runs the show) WALTER (R’n’B and Soul King)


Heatwave’s Dream Team: Mel & Wal on Lead vocals. Kickin’ Backline with our Bassist Stew, Drummer Troy, Nico on Guitar & Adrian on Keys.

Step it up with these extras: 3 vocalists, Heatwave Horns, MC + Ceremony duo.


6 PIECE BAND _______ 2 INCREDIBLE  VOCALISTS Male & Female KICKIN’ BACKLINE Drums, Bass, Keys and Guitar Heatwave’s Dream team.  It’s the line-up that brings the entertainment magic




9 PIECE BAND _______ 3 INCREDIBLE VOCALISTS Male & 2 Female KICKIN’ BACKLINE Drums, Bass, Keys and Guitar ADDED WOW! 2 Horns – Sax and Trumpet


_______ CEREMONY PERFORMANCE Acoustic Guitarist + Vocalist MC Professional introductions DJ Pumpin DJ mixing during our set breaks

80’s 90’s TOP 40


Soul Funk RnB

Knowing which musical styles to perform at Melbourne event can be tricky.  So what makes a good Melbourne band a fabulous one?   Versatility and talented vocalists.   Heatwave band have you covered.   Check out our song-list that features hits from all eras.  An ever-growing repertoire is just the beginning, Heatwave draw the crowd onto the dance-floor with sure-fired dance hits but keeping you there is another skill in itself.  We read the crowd and adapt our sets to suit, ensuring young and old are having the time of their lives on the dance-floor.   So how do we sound?   Check out our live footage of Melbourne’s Heatwave band performing at Fed Square.