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Banzai are an energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Pharrell and more!

Special offer! Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ service provided by the band (worth £150)

Every year they clock up hundreds of weddings at local venues such as The Hospitium, The York Pavilion Hotel, Danby Castle, Haighton Manor, The Maynard and Oulton Hall as well as further afield.

The band’s massive song list takes in rock’n’roll, Merseybeat, Britpop, post-punk, indie, and recent chart: perfect for events with guests of varying ages and diverse musical tastes and where dancing is a must!

The band are a popular draw at HM Forces events, recently performing for Mess events at Cambrai Barracks, Fullwood Barracks and RAF Cranwell.

Banzai were really impressive with their diversity and extensive repertoire! Carl, Wedding, Pontefract

Between them, they boast a wealth of live performance experience; members have played with huge industry names such as Duran Duran, Ocean Colour Scene and The Gossip as well as having written and recorded for the BBC and Ministry of Sound.

Banzai can provide solo or duo acoustic sets for your ceremony, reception or wedding meal (at a reduced price and thereby saving you the cost of hiring additional musicians). The band are tirelessly flexible and happy to tailor their sets to your exact requirements. Strongly recommended!

With their undeniable instrumental talent, impeccable vocals and passionate performances, it's not surprising that Banzai are now Function Central's most frequently booked wedding band in Birmingham.

Performance info

Line-up Male lead vocals/guitar; bass/vocals; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Add DJ service
Add £150
Upbeat, mainstream pop music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements
Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Add second guitar
Add £250
For swaggering solos and a bigger sound
Add keyboards
Add £250
Piano and synths for a bigger sound
Add female vocalist
Add £250
For shared lead vocals, harmonies and a varied repertoire
Acoustic solo background music
Add £125 for 2 x 30 minute sets
Live lounge style sets by the band's acoustic solo guitar/vocalist, ideal for drinks receptions or meals
Acoustic duo background music
Add £185 for 2 x 30 minute sets
As above, by the band's acoustic duo
Extra performances
Add £375
Extend the band's sets by one hour
Bandeoke set
Add £310
If your guests want to sing along with a live band this 30 minute set is perfect


A-Team – Ed Sheeran
Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
All About That Bass – Megan Trainer
All My Life – Foo Fighters
All Of Me – John Legend
All Star – Smash Mouth
All The Small Things – Blink 182
American Idiot – Green Day
Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
Basket Case – Green Day
Blurred Lines – Thickie/Pharrell
Bohemian Like You – Dandy Warhols
Brimful Of Asha – Corner Shop
By The Way – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
Can't Feel My Face – The Weekend
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Chelsea Daggers – The Fratellis
Clocks – Coldplay
Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Creep – Radiohead
Dani California – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Do You Wanna ? – Franz Ferdinand
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Enter Sandman – Metallica
Everyday I Love You Less & Less – Kaiser Chiefs
Everything Is Average Nowadays – Kaiser Chiefs
Fill My Little World – The Feeling
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Friday I'm In Love – The Cure
Get Lucky – Pharrell
Girls & Boys – Blur
Golden Touch – Razorlight
Grow Old With Me – Tom Odel
Happy – Pharrell
Hard To Beat – Hard Fi
Hard To Handle – Black Crowes
Harder To Breathe – Maroon 5
Hate To Say I Told You So – The Hives
Hey Ya – Outkast
High And Dry – Radiohead
Ho Hey – Outkast
Hold Back The River – James Bay
Holiday – Green Day
Hymn For The Weekend – Coldplay
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – A Monkeys
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
I Predict A Riot – The Kaiser Chiefs
I Will Wait – Mumford And Sons
Last Night – The Strokes
Laura – Scissor Sisters
Live Forever – Oasis
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Losing My Religion – REM
Love Lockdown – Kanye West
Love Me Again – John Newman
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Love On Top – Beyonce
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Mercy – Duffy
Monster – Automatics
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Mr Jones – Counting Crowes
Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel/ Lemonheads
Mumbo No. 5 – Lou Bega
Naive – The Kooks
Never Knew A Girl – Edwin Starr
Next To You – Chris Brown
No One Knows – Queens Of The Stone Age
Only Love – Paloma Faith
Parklife – Blur
Place Your Hands – Reef
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Praise You – Fat Boy Slim
Pretty Fly For A White Guy – The Offspring
Price Tag – Jessie Jay
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Real Love – Tom Odell
Rock N Roll Star – Oasis
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Rocks – Primal Scream
Ruby Ruby Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
Save Tonite – Eagle Eye Cherry
Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Scooby Snacks – Fun Lovin Criminals
7 Nation Army – The White Stripes
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
She’s Electric – Oasis
Shut Up And Dance With Me – Walk The Moon
Sing – Ed Sheeran
Sit Down – James
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Somebody I Used To Know – Gotye
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Song 2 – Blur
Standing In The Way Of Control – Gossip
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
The Man Who Cant Be Moved – The Script
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
This Love – Maroon 5
Time Of Your Life – Green Day
Umbrella – Rihanna
Under The Bridge – RHCP
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Vertigo – U2
Waiting All Night – Rudimental
Wake Me Up – Avicci
We Cry – The Script
Weather With You – Crowded House
Why Does It Always Rain On Me – Travis
Wonderwall – Oasis
Word Up – Gun
Yellow – Coldplay
You Got The Love – Florence And The Machine
You're All I Have – Snow Patrol
Zombie – Cranberries


Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone – Bill Withers
All Day And All Night – The Kinks
All Right Now – Free
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
And She Was – Talking Heads
Another Brick In The Wall – Pink Floyd
Ant Music – Adam And The Ants
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Blister In The Sun – The Violent Femmes
Born To Be Wild – Steppin’ Wolf
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
Cross Town Traffic – Jimi Hendrix
Day Tripper – The Beatles
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Everybody – Blues Brothers
Fight For Your Right To Party – The Beastie Boys
Five Hundred Miles – Proclaimers
Get It On – T-Rex
Girls On Film – Duran Duran
Going Underground – The Jam
Hanging On Telephone – Blondie
Hard Days Night – The Beatles
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hey Mickey – Toni Basil
Hotel California – The Eagles
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Love Rock N Roll – Joan Jett
I Wanna Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
Jean Genie – David Bowie
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Last Train To Clarksville – The Monkees
Light My Fire – The Doors
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Louie Louie –The Kingsmen
Love Is The Drug – Roxy Music
Make Me Smile – Cockney Rebel
Message In A Bottle – The Police
Moondance – Van Morrison
Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett/ Commitments
My Generation – The Who
No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
One Way Or Another – Blondie
Passenger – Iggy Pop
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Power Of Love – Huey Lewis And The News
Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
Purple Rain – Prince
Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
Rio – Duran Duran
Rocking All Over The World – Status Quo
Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Sex Machine – James Brown
Shakin’ All Over – The Pirates
Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
So Lonely – The Police
Something Else – Eddie Cochrane
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Stuck Middle With You – Steelers Wheel
Sultans Of Swing – Dire Straights
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Suspicious Minds – Elvis
Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns N Roses
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynrd
Sweet Home Chicago – The Blues Brothers
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Take On Me – Aha
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
The Joker – Steve Miller Band
The Last Time – Rolling Stones)
There She Goes – The La’s
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Turning Japanese – Vapours
Twentieth Century Boy – T-Rex
Twist & Shout – The Beatles
Two Princes – Spin Doctors
Video Killed The Radio Star – Buggles
White Wedding – Billy Idol
Wild Thing – The Troggs
With Or Without You – U2
You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
You Really Got Me – The Kinks


Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues
Happy Christmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon & Yoko Ono
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree – Various
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Various

Promo Video

Live Footage

Uptown Funk / Shut Up And Dance

I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor / Mr Brightside

Twist & Shout / Johnny B. Goode

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Banzai were brilliant! Communication before our wedding was good and on the night they were on time, polite and played a superb couple of sets for us. Efficient service from the agency made booking straightforward and hassle free.”

Lisa and Gary, Wedding, Kenwick Park Hotel in Louth, August 2019

“Function Central was easy to book with and the communication was excellent. Banzai were amazing. The solo acoustic player in the daytime was great, such a good voice and the choice of songs was ideal - everyone loved it (especially purple rain during the meal!). In the night they kept the dance floor busy and we have had so many positive comments from guests saying how good they were. Delighted we choose Banzai to play at our wedding and wouldn't hesitate for a second in recommending them. Thank you!!!”

Tom & Lisa, Wedding, Crayke Manor in York, May 2019

“The band were great, arrived on time as agreed & were very accommodating to involve my daughter (budding guitarist) in one of the songs. They played a great set and really got everyone involved, cranking up the volume & tempo after the younger (& older) guests had left for the 2nd set. We had hugely positive comments from most guest and they treated us to an encore! Thx to all involved it helped make a great party!!!!”

James, 40th Birthday Party, Leeds, April 2019

“The band were great - everyone loved the evening, music choices were spot on.”

Kirsty, 40th Birthday Party, Pool Village Memorial Hall in Yorkshire, March 2019

“I've been so impressed with the service I received from Function Central and Banzai throughout the whole process. Both were quick to respond to any queries I had, answered all my questions thoroughly and gave me confidence that all would be "alright on the night". Banzai were an amazing band - guests at the party commented on how impressed they were and I as the organiser loved both the quality of their performance, their approachability and friendly nature - thank you so much to all, you played a massive part in the success of the event.”

Nancy & Phil, 40th Birthday party, Yorkshire, October 2018

“Thank you for playing again at our anniversary party for staff. I've never seen the dance floor so full! Made for an 'up close and personal' event which had everyone buzzing. Many people said "ooh, good, they're the band we had last year!". I think the fact that people remembered you so well and were delighted you were back is the best testimony. I'm already planning for our 5th anniversary...”

Aspire CBS, Charity Event, Leeds, August 2018

“You guys were fantastic - amazing music and lovely people too, what more could I have asked for?? Thank you so much.”

Phil, Private Event, Birmingham, October 2018

“Banzai were fantastic at our wedding. They sound good online but it doesn't do them justice they are way better in real life. The set list was excellent, it had everyone up dancing all night and the atmosphere was just awesome. We requested a couple of songs for the first dances and they were brilliant, I can still hear then now. Desperately thinking of any excuse for a party just so i can book these guys again. "Everyone has said how good you were and thanks again for an awesome night.😀"”

David, Wedding, Birmingham, September, 2018

“Booking through the agency is quick and simple, they reply to your enquiries really quick. The band we're happy to tailor their set to our taste, I loved every song they did. We had so many positive comments from our guests how great they were and they filled the dance floor, couldn't have picked a better band for our wedding.”

Kirsty, Wedding, Left Bank in Leeds, September 2018

“Banzai were everything we asked for and more. We requested a couple of songs for our first and second dances which wasn't part of their set list and wow they were amazing. The set list had everyone up and dancing all night. The sound that comes out of these guys is epic, the dance floor erupted when they performed Chelsea Dagger, awesome. Great atmosphere, great band, looking for an excuse to book them again.”

Samantha & David, Wedding at St Chad's College in Durham, August 2018

“This is the second time I have booked through Function Central. Last time I found the service to be friendly, efficient and reliable. Therefore, I returned and was not disappointed. Everything went like clockwork again. I even booked the same band. Banzai were brilliant again and had the dance floor constantly buzzing.”

Anniversary Party in Birmingham, August 2018

“Banzai were great - really nice guys, easy to get on with and they made our party rock. Both they, and the agency, were really straightforward to deal with.”

Paul, 50th Birthday Party, Blackburn, July 2018

“The act were incredible. They knew exactly what the crowd wanted and worked around the guests to make sure we had the best evening possible. They are one of the best live function bands I have seen and I would recommend them for any occasion!”

The University of Durham Summer Ball at Slaley Hall, May 2018

“Amazing what a band brilliant set list and all round great guys, definitely recommend them to everyone they played our awards night tonight thoroughly enjoyed every minute”

Aaron, Awards Ceremony, Birmingham, April 2018

“The guys arrived and set up on time and were very obliging. Their play list was very popular and I have had some very good comments about them since the event! Very Pleased!”

Karen, Private Party at St Bernadette's Social Club in Scunthorpe, April 2018

“Banzai were excellent when they performed at our wedding, I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fun and great quality band!”

Matthew, Wedding, Birmingham, January 2018

“The act was great, everyone commented on the quality and their set list kept the party going!”

Joshua, Christmas Party at Fulwood Barracks in Preston, December 2017

“Banzai were the perfect band for our wedding, they were able to play our first dance song perfectly and I don't think I've seen a band get as many people on a dance floor at a wedding as these guys did. They were good fun too. I would definitely recommend them to anyone having a wedding or just a party as they get it rocking!”

Matthew, Wedding at Victoria Hall in Saltaire, December 2017

“The act were amazing! They had everyone up and dancing and they made the perfect song choices. Would highly recommend! Thank you.”

Sarah, Wedding at Tickton Grange Country House Hotel in East Yorkshire, October 2017

“Really enjoyable act, ticked all of the boxes we wanted in a band. We also had an acoustic session in the afternoon that was perfect for what we wanted!”

Steve, Wedding at Danby Castle in Whitby, October 2017

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