from£775

This is the act's lowest available price for a local performance by their smallest line-up. It does not include any travel costs.

Please note that many acts charge higher rates for events taking place on Fridays and Saturdays in summer.

Panama’s soaring vocals, burning guitars and energetic bass riffs have kept them busy with corporate functions, parties and weddings since 2010. They combine groovy 60s soul with the latest pop to work up a storm on the dancefloor!

Book within seven days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ service provided by the band (worth £150). Also, 15% off all bookings for Sunday events.

The band have a distinguished CV: TV appearances include ITV’s Madonna Mania and X Factor, and members of the band have backed Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne at the Olympic Torch Concert in front of an audience of 70,000.

They've also played with metal heroes Pitchshifter at the London Astoria; performed at the opening of the Commonwealth Games; supported boy band Busted; supported The Streets and Beverly Knight at the Royal Albert Hall; sung backing vocals for Liberty X, G4, Javine and Greg Lake; and taught Luke Pritchard of The Kooks to sing!

You all looked great, sounded amazing, and gave us and our guests an unforgettable party for the evening of our wedding! Becky, Wedding, Surrey

Panama are a Sussex-based wedding and party band but have taken their show all over the UK, and are available as an acoustic duo, a 3-piece band with vocals, guitar and bass, or a 4-piece band with vocals, guitar, bass and drums.

Performance info

Line-up Female lead vocals; guitar; bass; 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

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Remove drums
Deduct £185
Replace live drums with backing tracks for small spaces or venues with very restrictive sound limiters
Remove drums and bass
Deduct £370
Vocals and guitar duo for intimate events
Acoustic background music
Add £75 for 1 x 30 minute set
Live lounge style sets by the band's acoustic duo, ideal for drinks receptions or meals
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

Full song list

2000s

24k Magic – Bruno Mars
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
Bang Bang – Jessie J
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
California Gurls – Katy Perry
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepson
Can’t Stop This Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
Domino – Jessie J
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky – Pharrell Williams
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Hold Your Hand – Jess Glynne
Hung Up – Madonna
I Don’t Care I Love – Icona Pop
I Don`T Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters
I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry
I'm Outta Love – Anastacia
Lips Are Moving – Meghan Trainor
Locked Out – Bruno Mars
Love Machine – Girls Aloud
Love On Top – Beyonce
Mercy – Duffy
Only Girl In The World – Rihanna
Raise Your Glass – Pink
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Rule The World – Take That
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm
Tik Tok – Kesha
Toxic – Britney Spears
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Unpredictable – Olly Murs/Louisa Johnson
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Want To Want Me – Jason Derulo
What Do You Take Me For – Pixie Lott
When Love Takes Over – Kelly Rowland
Wrapped Up – Olly Murs

90s

Angels – Robbie Williams
Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
Reach – S Club 7
Relight My Fire – Take That

80s

Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Easy Love – Phil Collins
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Nine To Five – Dollyparton
Rockin’ All Over The World – Status Quo
Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns N Roses
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina And The Waves
Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

70s

Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
Dancing Queen – Abba
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Hotstuff – Donna Summer
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
We Are Family – Sister Sledge

60s

Everybody Needs Somebody – Blues Bros
Gimme Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis Group
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Shake Your Tailfeather – Blues Bros
Twist And Shout – The Beatles

Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

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.

10

“The agency kept us up to date with everything and the group contacted us before the event to see what things we would like, they were very good.”

10

“Panama were just brilliant. They were so accommodating and listened to everything we wanted, allowing us to choose how we wanted the sets/ timings to go. They arrived on time and were considerate when setting up. We had so many comments about how good they were, they had people dancing all evening. We put in a few requests for the laptop DJ on the night and they were able to do these live! They were also more than happy to do our first dance. Thank you so much, you really made the evening something special!”

10

“Panama were incredible for our wedding, so many guests came up to us to say how impressed they were with the music. They made the experience so easy by being flexible with timings and professional throughout the evening, it was a pleasure to have them perform at our wedding. Thank you!”

10

“They were amazing for our wedding, from the first dance all the way through till the end of their set they had everyone on the dance floor. Myself and my husband were on our guest's shoulders at one point and everyone was really enjoying all the songs!”

10

“Panama did a fabulous job at setting the tone for the evening! The music you provided at our charity event was a great start to the event! We had 500 guests and the absolutely loved you! We want you to play at our next event!”

10

“We had a such wonderful party, Panama were so appreciated by all our family and friends - old and young!! Please thank them from us very much - they are such lovely, talented people!”

10

“We were so happy with the act from start to finish. Their communication before the wedding was fantastic and because they were playing in a marquee they had to adapt from what they are used to which was no problem. The sound quality was incredible and their interaction with the crowd was just perfect. They seemed to be really enjoying themselves and their playlist went down a storm too. The dance floor was full all night long and they also provided a laptop dj set between their live performances and then again after they'd finished. The DJ sets had a wonderful selection of songs which appealed to a wide range of ages/tastes. They also included a few song requests that we had only sent them days before the wedding so they really went above and beyond!”

10

“I just wanted to say a big Thank you for playing at our wedding on 2nd April! You were absolutely brilliant and everybody had a great time. You set up so discreetly at the beginning of the evening, listened to all of our requests and played to your audience, keeping the dance floor full all night! You all looked great, sounded amazing, and gave us and our guests an unforgettable party for the evening of our wedding! We got lots of compliments about how great our band were and will definitely be recommending you to our friends for future events! Thank you for helping make our wedding day perfect and unforgettable.”

10

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our wedding super! Everyone danced and had a great time because of your great selection of songs! Our first dance was really memorable too. We will definitely recommend you to friends and family.”

10

“They were fantastic. The dance floor was filled from the very beginning. The band were very professional and still very friendly and very welcoming. The music was very good and very well chosen. We got a lot of positive feedback from our guests and would definitely book them again or recommend them to a friend!”

10

“We really enjoyed having Panama they were really great, they got everyone on the dance floor and they encouraged us when we were on the dance floor. The songs they played were just right for the party given that the birthday boys had completely different musical tastes. Panama were really professional and really made our evening a special one. We would definitely recommend them to anyone and would happily use them again if we have any more parties.”

10

“I was a little nervous about the band as I had only booked them a few weeks before the wedding. However, Panama were absolutely wonderful, I could not have wanted for more. Not only did they turn up on time, look great, professional, play/sing fantastically and do all the things you would expect but in my opinion, they really went the extra mile to make it matter. They quickly realised the type of music that we enjoyed and played to the crowd resulting the dance floor being full all nigh. They were friendly and interacted well with my guests and the feedback I have received since has been very positive; they were flexible when our timings over ran. Thank you!”

10

“Panama were really great. They got in touch when expected, learn't our first dance for us, were on time but invisible setting up and also polite when we were running a hour behind schedule. During the performance they read the crowd perfectly. They made our perfect day even more special and lots of the guests commented on how great they were!”

10

“Panama were fantastic, they rang me well in advance to run through all of the details and answered my questions very quickly in the run up. They were so friendly and appreciative of the venue and food and most importantly the performance was incredible! Awesome vocals,so much energy and brilliant guitar solos. I would recommend them to everyone!”

10

“Closer to the event the band got hold of me to discuss everything we may need. They turned up on time, set up discreetly and stayed in touch during the meal so they knew when to come on. They played for the full 2 hours a full and varied set that got everyone to there feet all night. I have been contacted by many people saying how good they thought the band were. I will definitely be booking them again!!”

10

“Panama were great, the dance-floor was packed most of the night. A great selection of songs, from disco classics to more rocky tunes which is exactly what we wanted. The lead singers voice was brilliant. All of our guests commented on how great they were, so thanks very much!!”

10

“We were absolutely delighted with Panama. They were as expected brilliant! They kept the crowd of 50 entertained and up dancing all evening.”

10

“We were really pleased with the band, they were very friendly and approachable. The music was exactly what we wanted, the dance floor was busy for large periods of the night and the feedback we have had from our guests has been absolutely fantastic. We would recommend Panama to anybody wanting a good band for a wedding or any other function, that can provide a wide range of music for all generations.”

10

“This was the second time we have used Panama and they were even better than the last time! The band we're set up and ready to go on time and everyone had a fantastic evening. Panama were a wonderful boost to our Christmas Party thank you very much!”

10

“Just to say a MASSIVE thank you. Panama were amazing and truly made our day so special! Thank you so much to Mike and the band - they were amazing!”

10

“Just a quick email to thank you and the rest of the band members for a cracking night. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the night and the music and the floor was always kept busy! Also, thanks for accommodating the tracks I sent over. I know you had to correct the files so they could be played...all-in-all a super job! My Nan felt it was money well spent and she only says that when she means it! Thank you. Like I said good job. Well done!”

10

“The Panama Trio we booked sounded great on the clips we heard and sounded even better playing to our friends and family at our Reception venue. They specially learnt 'It Must Be Love' for our first dance and played it brilliantly, and by the end of the evening they were even taking requests from our friends! Sadly our venue had a music licence which prevented live bands playing after 11pm so they couldn't keep on playing and playing, much to everyone's disappointment. They were great people to deal with epitomising everything we'd seen from Function Central - friendly, professional and talented. I hope this is useful - I've certainly already recommended Function Central to some friends!”

10

“I cannot thank Panama enough for their performance at my 50th birthday party. Wow, just WOW - they were incredible, all I hoped for and more! They were so professional and friendly and were also very accommodating. All our guests loved them and everyone is still talking about how great they were. Whenever I see someone from the party they mention the band first without fail!!!! Thank you to Function Central for their prompt communication to my questions. Your fantastic to deal with and I would not hesitate in the future to book through Function Central!!! brill!!!! Memories I treasure from my 50th are the Duo Panama whoperformed all the songs I loved and asked for. Made my party go with a swing!!! a mixture of modern, contempary and swing!!! versatile, loveley, and fitted in like a glove. I love you two x Thank you Panama you're ACE!!!!!!!!!”

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