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Handpicked wedding bands for 2023

Our collection of award-winning wedding bands for hire 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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Live Party Bands for Hire

Party bands

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

Soul Band Hire 2

Soul, Motown & R&B bands

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

Rock Pop Function Band Hire

Rock & indie bands

Rock, pop & indie 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

Dj Hire


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

Steel Band Hire

Steel bands

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

Brass Band Hire

Brass bands

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

Party Bands 2

Cover bands

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

Ceilidh Folk Band Hire

Ceilidh & folk bands

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

Acoustic Duos Bands For Hire

Acoustic duos

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

Guitarist For Hire


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

Vintage Band Hire

Vintage bands

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

Roaming Band Musician Hire

Roaming bands

Unplugged musicians who can roam freely around your event, blending in with guests

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Welcome to the UK's leading live music booking agency

Function Central provide exclusive function bands, musicians, and DJs for weddings, parties and corporate events.

Acts who work with us need to be exceptional performers and entertainers. They also need to meet our strict standards for professionalism, reliability, punctuality and courtesy.

At Function Central, hiring a band is just the beginning. We'll provide help and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, right up until your event date.

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Exclusive live bands for hire, UK wide

Hiring a live band for your event can be daunting – you can’t afford to get it wrong! Function Central are band hire experts. We've spent years scouting the very best local bands and musicians, so you don't have to.

Our exclusive range of live bands for hire have experience playing at a variety of private and public events. These include weddings, conferences, Christmas parties, birthdays, christenings, trade shows, festivals and club nights.

What's more, our live music guarantee means that, in the event of illness or accident preventing the act from reaching you on the day, we've got you covered. We'll be able to offer emergency replacement options, often at a moment's notice.

10,000 epic parties since 2008...


Find local party bands

Browse the menu below to find party bands across the UK. Hiring a local band helps keep travel and accommodation costs to a minimum.

Hire bands in all genres, from rock and pop, to steel pan, jazz and ceilidh.


We're wedding band experts

We bring live music to over 1500 happy brides and grooms a year. We can provide wedding bands for hire in every genre, from rock and pop to swing and ceilidh. Use the menu below to find wedding bands anywhere in the UK.

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Browse our most popular function bands

Our best-selling function bands typically cover a wide range of rock, pop and soul music through the decades. Their aim is to fill your dancefloor and appeal to all ages at mixed generation events. Browse our complete roster of function bands for hire.