We're live music experts

Hire outstanding bands, musicians and DJs for weddings, parties & more.

Finding an act is easy:

Function Central is the UK's leading live music booking agency: we manage over 3000 bookings a year for events ranging from weddings and private parties to high-profile corporate functions.

We offer a huge choice of function bands and musicians for hire in all styles, throughout the UK. Our live music experts will help you find the perfect act for your event, whether you're planning an intimate cocktail party or a ball with hundreds of guests. All our bands and DJs are hand-picked or recommended to us personally, so you can be sure you'll get high-quality, reliable entertainment on the day.

Hiring a band, musician or DJ from Function Central is easy. Once you've chosen your act, we'll draw up a secure booking contract, covering every eventuality. And that's just the beginning: we'll stay in touch and help with any queries you have before the day, so all you need to worry about is having a great time!

Hire a live band for any occasion

Hiring a band for your wedding or event can be daunting – you can’t afford to get it wrong! Function Central are live music experts; we'll not only give expert advice to help you find the perfect live band for hire, we’ll also provide help and support right up to the day. All our bands play upbeat, danceable songs from all eras and in all genres so they're guaranteed to fill your dancefloor with guests of all ages.

Our function bands have experience playing at a wide range of events, from weddings to birthday parties, christenings to bar mitzvahs, pubs to festivals. They've also provided the live music for a variety of corporate events from small office parties to blue-chip company balls; previous clients include Barclays, Jaguar, Boots, Habitat, Lloyds TSB, Age Concern and Saatchi & Saatchi.

We’ve vetted every single one of our function bands: they have to meet our strict standards for experience, organisational skills, punctuality, musicianship and outstanding live performance, as well as courtesy, friendliness and a willingness to adapt to your exact requirements. Our 24/7 support line means we’re always on hand to help out with any last-minute emergencies: in the unlikely event of your act pulling out of your event due to illness, we'll be able to find an equally outstanding replacement from our roster of hundreds of fully vetted bands for hire, at a moment's notice. See why use us for more great reasons to book your live entertainment with Function Central.

Bands for hire UK wide

Function Central is an entertainment agency based in London, but we offer bands for hire throughout the UK, and specialise in wedding bands in LondonManchester and Birmingham. See live wedding bands and function bands by area for full act listings by town, county and region.