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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 popular Birmingham party band for hire.

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 £190
Join the band on stage and sing like a rock star with this 20 minute set

Live Footage

Rock & Pop Medley

I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor / Mr Brightside

Twist & Shout / Johnny B. Goode

Uptown Funk / Shut Up And Dance

90s, 00s & 10s

7 Nation Army – The White Stripes
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
Dakota – Stereophonics
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
Faith – George Micheal
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 – Lumineers
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
Little Lion Man – Mumford And Sons
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 Odel
Rock N Roll Star – Oasis
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Rocks – Primal Scream
Ruby Ruby Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Scooby Snacks – Fun Lovin Criminals
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
She's Electric – Oasis
Shotgun – George Ezra
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 – Rihana
Under The Bridge – Rhcp
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
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

70s & 80s

Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone – Bill Withers
All Right Now – Free
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
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Everybody – Blues Brothers
Fight For Your Right To Party – The Beastie Boys
Get It On – T-Rex
Girls On Film – Duran Duran
Going Underground – The Jam
Hanging On Telephone – Blondie
Hard Days Night – Beatles
Hey Mickey – Toni Basil
Hotel California – The Eagles
I Love Rock N Roll – Joan Jett
Jean Genie – David Bowie
Livin' On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Love Is The Drug – Roxy Music
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Make Me Smile – Cockney Rebel
Message In A Bottle – The Police
Moondance – Van Morrison
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 Rain – Prince
Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
Rio – Duran Duran
Rocking All Over The World – Status Quo
Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
Sex Machine – James Brown
Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
So Lonely – The Police
Stuck Middle With You – Steelers Wheel
Sultans Of Swing – Dire Straights
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
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
There She Goes – The La's
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Turning Japanese – Vapours
Twentieth Century Boy – T-Rex
Two Princes – Spin Doctors
Video Killed The Radio Star – Buggles
White Wedding – Billy Idol
With Or Without You – U2
You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi

50s & 60s

All Day And All Night – Kinks
All You Need Is Love – Beatles
Bad Moon Rising – Credence Clearwater Revival
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis
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
Five Hundred Miles – Proclaimers
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hound Dog – Elvis
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Wanna Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
I'm A Believer – The Monkees
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis
Johnny Be Goode – Chuck Berry
Last Train To Clarksville – The Monkees
Light My Fire – The Doors
Louie Louie – The Kingsmen
Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett/Commitments
My Generation – The Who
Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Shakin All Over – The Pirates
Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
Something Else – Eddie Cochrane
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran
Suspicious Minds – Elvis
The Last Time – The Stones
Twist & Shout – The Beatles
Wild Thing – The Troggs
You Really Got Me – The Kinks


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

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.

“We hired Banzai for my Dad's 60th Birthday Party. Everyone had such a great time and I can’t tell you how many messages we have had asking where we found the band and what the band is called etc. they were really incredible and really brought the party. We couldn't have picked a better band for the evening. The band were amazing from start to finish and even took the time to learn a special request to open the evening with. The feedback that we have had from guests was amazing and the party wouldn't have been the same without them. I hope there's more reasons for us to book this band in the future as they were phenomenal!”

Sian, 60th Birthday Party, Alrewas Cricket Club in Staffordshire, January 2020

“The band played well and their 3rd set was brilliant music!”

Jason, Private Party, The Hare and Hounds Hotel in Gloucestershire, December 2019

“Banzai were absolutely fantastic!!! Thank you for making our Xmas party such a great event. For anyone else booking - this band is made up of 3 really nice young men who are very accommodating but above all their music is fantastic - we will definitely book again!”

Helen, Corporate Christmas Party, Hotel du Vin in Birmignham, December 2019

“The band were amazing, the dance floor was full and they entertained us all evening, would definitely book them again :)”

Amanda, Christmas Party, Moxhull Hall in Birmingham, December 2019

“What an unbelievable night! The boys were totally fantastic! 70 people rocking all night. The band invited our daughter up to sing with them and our son to play Purple Rain on the Sax. What a night to remember, very skilled musicians who certainly know how to make a party swing. We can’t wait to book them again. Thank you!”

Anthea, 50th Birthday Party, Pengwern Boat House in Shropshire, September 2019

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