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Handpicked wedding bands for 2021

Our collection of award-winning wedding bands perform floor-filling songs in all genres, that everyone loves. But don't leave it too late – the best bands book up early!

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Party bands

Dance the night away at birthdays, corporate parties, student balls and more.

Rock Pop Function Band Hire

Rock & pop bands

Rock & pop function bands playing upbeat anthems across all eras, to dance to

Jazz Swing Band Hire

Jazz & swing bands

Swing, blues, dixieland or bebop – hire a jazz band for mellow background music or dancing

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Soul & Motown bands

Soul, Motown, funk and R&B bands, playing everything from Marvin Gaye to Beyoncé

Brass Band Hire

Brass bands

We have oompah bands and dixieland bands as well as brass and drums bands for dancing

Dj Hire


Hire a fully self-contained DJ to keep your dancefloor packed all night

Acoustic Duos Bands For Hire

Acoustic duos & bands

Ideal for afternoon receptions, garden parties and venues with noise restrictions

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Wedding singers

Wedding singers, Rat Pack style crooners, guitar vocalists and vocal groups

Steel Band Hire

Steel bands

Laid-back, tropical steel bands for garden parties and outdoor wedding receptions

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Wedding bands

Hire an exceptional wedding band to fill your dancefloor and appeal to all ages.

Ceilidh Folk Band Hire

Ceilidh & folk bands

English, Irish & Scottish ceilidh bands as well as country, bluegrass & folk

Tribute Act Hire

Tribute acts

Solo tribute acts, bands and singers paying homage to icons from Abba to Adele

Guitarist For Hire


Classical and flamenco guitarists for refined parties and receptions, as well as singer guitarists.

Pianist Hire


Background pianists and singer pianists playing jazz, classical, film music and pop.

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String quartets

An elegant, timeless addition to a wedding ceremony, drinks reception or garden party

Vintage Band Hire

Vintage bands

Stylish vintage acts recreating the retro fashions and music of yesteryear.

Latin Cuban Brazilian Salsa Band Hire

Latin, salsa & world music

Brazilian, Afro-cuban and Latin pop bands, as well as music from around the world

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Welcome to Function Central

Function Central is the UK's leading live music and entertainment agency, offering hundreds of musicians, DJs entertainers and function bands for hire, for weddings, parties and events.

To work with us, our acts not only have to be exceptional performers and entertainers – they also need to meet our strict standards for professionalism, reliability, punctuality and courtesy.

By booking with Function Central, you're guaranteed exceptional live music or entertainment on the day, at the lowest price.

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Exclusive function bands


The best live bands for hire, UK wide

Hiring a function band for your event can be daunting – you can’t afford to get it wrong! We're live music experts; we've spent years scouting the very best acts in the UK, so you don't have to.

Our exclusive range of bands for hire have experience playing at a wide range of events, from weddings to office Christmas parties, birthdays, christenings, bar mitzvahs, corporate trade shows, pub nights, club nights and festivals.

If you've never booked a live band before, our experts are on hand to help you find the perfect act, and we’ll continue to provide help and support right up to the day.

What's more, our music guarantee means that if something prevents your act reaching you on the day, we can step in at a moment's notice.


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Find local function bands

Browse the menu below to find acts in your area; hiring a local function band helps keep travel and accommodation costs to a minimum.

We have bands covering all genres, from rock and pop, to steel pan, jazz and ceilidh.


Book award-winning wedding bands

Function Central are wedding band hire specialists, bringing live music to over 1500 happy couples a year. Typically they'll perform uptempo, mainstream music through the decades, to fill your dancefloor and appeal to all ages.

Use the menu below to find wedding bands anywhere in the UK.

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