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Party Up's effortless cool and astonishingly high level of musicianship has provided the perfect headline entertainment at hundreds of weddings and parties over the last seven years.

The band play a mix of infectiously danceable pop, funk, soul, R&B, hip hop and UK garage. The band count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

Party Up's standard 6-piece line-up features male vocals and includes keyboards and sax, which allows them to recreate soulful classics by Stevie Wonder and Prince, floor-fillers by Michael Jackson and Chaka Khan and chart-toppers by Pharrell and Bruno Mars with stunning authenticity!

The band have a long and impressive list of credentials in the music industry. Between them, they've performed on Top of the Pops, TFI Friday, Parkinson and Later With Jools Holland.

Members of the band have appeared on the same stage as Carleen Anderson, Richard Ashcroft, Boy George, Sir Elton John and Tom Jones, played at world famous venues such as Shepherd’s Bush Empire and the 100 Club and have session credits with soul and rare groove stars such as Tom Browne and James Mason.

Party Up are the best live band I've ever danced all night to! They perform with huge joy and really know how to keep the crowd moving. I'll never book anyone else! Emma Thompson, Actress

The band have performed at prestigious venues across the UK, including The 606 Club, The Hurlingham Club, and Hedsor House, as are in huge demand on the corporate event circuit. Their client list over the last few years includes huge household names such as Cadburys, Ernst & Young, the BBC, Barclays, Hilton Hotels, MTR Crossrail, Sky, Tesco, Lego, BT, Tag Worldwide, Standard Life, The London Eye, and even the actress Emma Thompson!

Party Up perform the majority of their bookings as a 6-piece but can expand to include a range of extra musicians, right up to a 10-piece (as featured in their videos). Add trumpet and/or additional sax to create a horn section and enhance their soul and funk repertoire; a male or female backing vocalist to fill out their sound with smooth, warm harmonies; or percussion for the biggest, funkiest grooves.

Party Up are able provided a manned DJ service (using a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software) before, between and after sets, saving you the hassle of coordinating a separate DJ. The DJ playlist consists of a broad range of soul, funk, rock and pop songs similar in style to their own repertoire. Please see below for costs. They can even provide their acoustic duo set (guitar and vocals) for your drinks reception or wedding breakfast in the afternoon.

Whatever your musical preferences, Party Up will adapt their set to your favourite genres. Don't like modern music? No problem – the band will stick to classic soul and funk. Soft spot for UK garage? Dance the night away to one of the only function bands covering this genre.

The band can perform a Jewish/Klezmer medley on request.

Now working as one of Function Central's most bookable wedding bands in Kent and beyond, the band are friendly, reliable and professional to a fault, and will do their utmost to ensure your day goes smoothly. Highly recommended!

Performance info

Line-up Male lead vocals; keyboards; guitar; bass; drums; sax (6-piece)
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included)
Lighting Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Add extra male vocalist
Add £240
For vocal harmonies, a bigger sound and shared lead vocals
Add female vocalist
Add £240
As above
Add trumpet
Add £240
To form 2-piece brass section, for extra impact
Add alto saxophone and trumpet
Add £480
To form 3-piece brass section for an authentic soul and funk sound
Add percussionist
Add £240
For extra rhythm
Acoustic background music
Add £240 for 1 x 60 minute set
Live lounge style sets by the band's acoustic duo, ideal for drinks receptions or meals
DJ service
Add £150 for 2 hours
Upbeat, mainstream soul and pop music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements
Extra performances
Add £400 per half hour
Extend the band's sets by up to one hour


1999 – Prince
ABC – The Jackson 5
Ain't No Stopping Us Now – Mcfadden And Whitehead
Ain't No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Ain't Too Proud To Beg – The Temptations 
All Night Long – Lionel Richie

Always And Forever – Heat Wave
Ascension – Maxwell
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie – Michael Jackson
Boogie On Reggae Woman – Stevie Wonder
Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind & Fire
Booty Rock
Brick House – The Commodores
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Butterflies – Michael Jackson
Can't Hide Love – Earth, Wind & Fire

Candy – Cameo
Celebration – Kool And The Gang
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
Cream – Prince
Cruising – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 
Cry Me A River – Justin Timberlake
Cuba – Gibson Brothers
Cut Me Loose
Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
Dancing In The Street – Martha And The Vandellas
Diamonds And Pearls – Prince
Disco Inferno – The Trampps
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing – Stevie Wonder
Easy – Lionel Richie
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love – The Blues Brothers
Everyday People – Arrested Development
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Fly Away – Lenny Kravitz
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Funkin For Jamaica – Tom Brown
Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles
Get Down On It – Kool And The Gang
Get Down On Saturday Night – Oliver Chapman
Get Off – Prince
Get Up Off That Thing – James Brown
Give Me The Night – George Benson
Good Times – Chic
Grandmas Hands – Bill Withers
Green Onions – Booker T. & The M.G.'S
Heal The World – Michael Jackson
Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
How Come You Don't Call Me – Prince
How Sweet It Is – The Temptations
Human Nature – Michael Jackson
I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitte 
I Cant Help It – Michael Jackson
I Feel For You – Chaka Khan
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Found Lovin – Fat Back Band
I Got A Woman – Ray Charles
I Heard It Through The Grape Vine – Marvin Gaye
I Just Cant Stop Loving You – Michael Jackson
I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
I Wanna Get Next To You – Rose Royse
I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
I Would Die For You – Prince
If I Was Your Girlfriend – Prince
If You Want Me To Stay – Sly And The Family Stone 
In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
Is This Love – Bob Marley
Isn't She Lovely – Stevie Wonder 
It Ain’t Over Until It’s Over – Kravitz 
It’s A Man’s World – James Brown
Josie – Steely Dan
Jungle Boogie – Kool And The Gang
Just Let Me Be Close To You – Leroy Hutson
Just My Imagination – The Temptations
Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers
Kiss – Prince
Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
Ladies Night – Kool And The Gang
Lately – Stevie Wonder
Le Freak – Chic
Lean On Me – Bill Withers
Let's Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire
Let's Stay Together – Al Green
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince 
Little Red Corvette – Prince
Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers
Love Tko – Teddy Pendergrass
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Mambo Number 5 – Lou Bega 
Masquerade – George Benson
Master Blaster ¬– Stevie Wonder
Mercy Mercy Me – Marvin Gaye
Mighty Real – Sylvester
Misunderstood – Nina Simone
Most Beautiful Girl – Prince
Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
My Baby Cares – Nina Simone
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
My First My Last My Everything – Barry White
My Girl – The Temptations 
My Way – Frank Sinatra
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
No Love Dying – Gregory Porter
No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
Nobody To Love – Sigma
Nothing Compares – Prince
Off The Wall – Michael Jackson
Only So Much Oil In The Ground – Tower Of Power
Ooh Baby Baby – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 
P.Y.T – Michael Jackson
Papas Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown
Pappa Was A Rolling Stone – The Temptations
Peg –Steely Dan
Pick Up The Pieces – Average White Band
Poison – Bel Biv Devoe
Purple Rain – Prince
Raspberry Beret – Prince
Remember The Time – Michael Jackson
Ribbon In The Sky – Stevie Wonder
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
Sex Machine – James Brown
She’s Strange – Cameo
Sign Your Name – Terrence Trent Derby
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Reading
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 
Smooth – Carlos Santana Ft. Rob Thomas
So In Love – Leroy Hutson
Sorry – Tracy Chapman 
Soul Man – The Blues Brothers
Stand By Me – Bennie King
Street Life – Randy Crawford
Stuck In The Middle – Stealers Wheel
Sumthing Sumthing – Maxwell
Super Fly – Curtis Mayfield
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweat – Inner Circle
Sweeter As The Days Go By – The Valentine Brothers
Take 5 – Al Jarreau
Tear Drops – Womack & Womack
Tears Of A Clown – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 
Tell Me Something Good – Chaka Khan 
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
Thinking Of You – Lenny Kravitz
Three Times The Lady – Lionel Richie 
Too Hard To Handle – Otis Reading
Tracks Of My Tears – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 
What's Going On – Marvin Gaye
When Doves Cry – Prince
Who's Loving You – The Jackson 5
Wishing Well – Terrence Trent Derby
Wonderful Word – Louis Armstrong
Word Up – Cameo
Yesterday – The Beatles
You Like Me Don’t You – Jermaine Jackson
You Really Got A Hold On Me – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 
You Send Me – Gregory Porter
You To Me Are Everything – The Real Thing


24k Gold – Bruno Mars
All Of Me – John Legend
Angels – Robbie Williams
Brown Sugar – D'Angelo
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Cry Me A River – Justin Timberlake
Feel Like Making Love – D'Angelo
Fill Me In – Craig David
Finesse – Bruno Mars
Frontin – Pharrell
Get Lucky – Pharrell
Happy – Pharrell
Hey Ya – Outkast
How Does It Feel – D'Angelo
I Believe I Can Fly – R Kelly
I Belong To You – Kravitz
I Can’t Feel My Face – The Weekend
Ignition – R Kelly
Little L – Jamiroquai
Love Never Felt So Good – Justin Timberlake
No Diggidy – Black Street
Nothing Ever Hurt Like You – James Morrison
Ordinary People – John Legend
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Rude – Magic
Señorita – Justin Timberlake
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Sing It Back – Moloko
Smile – D'Angelo
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Spanish Joint – D'Angelo
This Love – Maroon 5
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Virtual Insanity – Jamiroquai
Waiting All Night – Rudimental

September / Forget Me Nots / Got To Be Real / Best Of My Love / Night To Remember / Wanna Be Your Lover

Garage Medley

Sorry / 24K Magic / Waiting All Night

Teardrops / Shake Your Body / September / Happy

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.

“Phenomenal! Party up played at our wedding in July and were absolutely fantastic. We were truly amazed how great they were. They had the dance floor full all night and just played hit after hit. Literally everybody had a dance! Soo much fun and really great guys to deal with, no hassle and very professional. We had so many guests commenting on how good they were. Highly recommend!!”

George & Megan, Wedding, Norfolk, July 2019

“We booked Party Up as our wedding band on Saturday and they were absolutely amazing. Everyone was saying how great the band were and they played such a great set. Couldnt have asked for a better band, they made the night really great! Thanks guys!”

Richard & Erin, Wedding at Voewood in Norfolk, August 2019

“Well what can I say, Party Up were just INCREDIBLE! I was so nervous with the run up to this event as it was on a boat which has been a logistical nightmare, but Party Up were super professional and made the whole event amazing. They have most certainly been the talk of the office today and I have already booked them again for our Christmas Party!! Thank you once again guys - you really are a bunch of very talented individuals and I cant wait to see you again in December. Thank you also to Function Central for being on hand and making the whole process run so smoothly.”

Cassie, Corporate Event, River boat in London, July 2019

“Party Up really lived up to their name! The dance floor was packed from the very first song and throughout the night. Professional band with seamless sets! Anyone we have spoken to since the wedding have all commented on how fantastic the band were. Function Central as an agency were excellent also, quick replies with emails or phone calls all questions answered, we would definitely use both the band and the agency for future events and would recommend to friends and family.”

Natalie & Kristijan, Wedding, Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst in Hampshire, June 2019

“We dealt with Beverley throughout the booking and organising of the band for our day and she was brilliant. Really helpful and prompt in responding to our queries. Would highly recommend. The band too were brilliant.”

Sara & Jason, Wedding, Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire, June 2019

“Party Up, without doubt, completely and utterly made our wedding reception. This group of musicians and singers are exceptionally talented. The satisfaction we had knowing our guests were having the best evening was incredible. It's no exaggeration to say that the dancefloor was packed the ENTIRE time - every song in their repertoire is just spot on. They were also extremely discrete setting up, polite, and fun. Would not hesitate for a second to recommend this band for any wedding or celebration - you will not regret it! Function Central made the booking process smooth and easy, and were professional and reliable throughout the whole process. Thank you SO much Party Up for making our wedding the most extraordinary day of our lives.”

Martina & Lawrence, Wedding, Shell Bay Restaurant in Dorset, June 2019

“Supper Freak is an immersive dining experience inspired by Funk & Soul music and Party Up are the house band for our run of shows. They regularly blow our audience away and are always among the most commented on parts of the night. They know all the classics and have been flexible to accommodate our show's needs.”

Bobby, Supperfreak Event, Bloomsbury Ballroom in London, May 2019

“Function Central as an agency were extremely helpful- phone calls and emails assisted us in choosing the right musicians for us. Party Up were an extremely professional band, we were worried about them setting up whilst we were eating because we had the stage right in the middle of the marquee, but it was no problem at all barely noticeable with everyone chatting. They were amazing, exactly what we hoped for, blues vocals and amazing musicians playing old school tunes as well as current numbers. The atmosphere was amazing and the overwhelming comments we got from our guests about Party Up tells us how much they added to our special day. The variety of songs they had playing during their break still kept our guests dancing too! They even involved the crowd with sing along moments- it was just great! I didn't want to leave but the bride and groom had to make their exit at midnight!”

Victoria & David, Wedding at Copinger Hall in Suffolk, June 2017

“The band were amazing and helped turn a good night into a great night. Fantastic musicians and a great repertoire kept the dancefloor bouncing all night long. Thanks to the band and Function Central for a smooth booking process.”

Glenn, 50th Birthday Party, The Forum in Tunbridge Wells, April 2019

“Thank you so much for the fantastic performance on Tuesday night - the feedback has been excellent! So sorry I didn't get to meet you in person - it was all a bit crazy! Do thank your band members on my behalf. Thanks!”

Anna, Conference, Oxford University, April 2019

“5 stars doesn’t even do this act justice... I wish I could have rated 10 out of 5!!! Words can’t describe how incredible Party Up were at our wedding... Paris’ vocals are out of this world and he is such an amazing performer. Loved how he came to dance with us during the DJ set and interacted with our guests. They even played my favourite song twice and let me get up on stage and sing with Paris. Such an amazing moment for me. Rich was also incredible. He got in touch prior to the day and was so accommodating with my requests. I didn’t want the night to end and all the guests commented on just how amazing the band were. Thank you so so much for making our wedding day perfect...”

Laura & John, Wedding, Tring Park Cricket Club, December 2018

“The act was simply brilliant. So professional and pleasure to deal with in the run up to the wedding. Would definitely use again!”

James & Kerry, NYE Wedding, The Empire Building in Leicester, December 2018

“Another outstanding night – Rich I know I say this all the time but you really do just keep getting better and better. The set was incredible you were awesome – blew us all away, the whole band is world class, how you guys are not touring the world I will never know. We will never get bored of listening to you, and we hope you can come back next year again for the 5th year running (3rd Wednesday in December 2019) to entertain us with your fabulous vocals and instruments. Not only are you all talented artists , you are such nice people who are a real pleasure to work with. See you next year! Val x”

Val, Corporate Event in London, December 2018

“Party Up were absolutely AMAZING! When we got engaged, the first thing we did was book Party Up because he band/music was a top priority for us... and Party Up did not disappoint! Our family and friends are still raving about how brilliant they were. The band’s performance of a Taj Mahal song for our first dance was just perfect and absolutely reflected what we wanted. Throughout the evening the band were patient, flexible, good natured and kept the energy up! It was an absolute pleasure having them.”

Kate & Adam, Wedding, Manor Houset in Salisbury, August 2018

“After a few changes to the line up I am delighted to confirm that Party Up still deliver! James has a brilliant voice and was very charismatic with our wedding guests. Thank you guys for a fabulous evening, the dance floor was occupied all night, the song choices were spot on and we thoroughly enjoyed our special day x”

Matt & Toni, Wedding, Marks Hall in Essex, September 2018

“Awesome band, Great communication beforehand and were very accommodating. The performance blew the guests away and we have had amazing feedback from everyone.”

Wedding, August 2018

“Absolutely outstanding band, had the floor filled from the first note. Would not hesitate to book them again.”

Nick & Harriette, Wedding at Engrave Hall, August 2018

“Party up were fantastic. They had played at another event we had been to and we booked them from this performance. They did not disappoint, the dance floor was filled all night and we have received lots of lovely compliments from our guests”

Emma & James, Wedding at The Belvedere in London, July 2018

“We found Function Central having researched the Internet for our wedding band, and found the website easy to use and find exactly the type of band we were looking for. As soon as we checked out Party Up's YouTube videos we were sold, and although they were slightly pricier than some others we had found, we wanted the best at our wedding! The contract process seems quite in depth and there are a lot of requirements and details that you need to provide about the venue etc, but actually this meant that everything was sorted and agreed well in advance and we all knew where we stood. The signing of the contract was very easy. Once booked, the comms from Beverley at Function Central were responsive and timely. I had several questions along the way, which she got back to me quickly on, sometimes having to contact the band and get back to me. It was strange not being able to speak directly to the band until 3 weeks before, but when I did the band was really friendly and helpful. Whilst the band weren't able to play a couple of songs we suggested, they were responsive to the odd minor tweak to their set list, and actually on the night the set they played went down like a storm! Party Up created the perfect atmosphere at our evening wedding party, got loads of people up dancing, played a great mix of funk and soul tunes, are obviously very talented musicians and worked in a professional and efficient manner in terms of setting up and packing up. It was an absolute blast thanks to them and we, plus all our family and friends, were very impressed - thank you!”

Olivia & Paul's Wedding, Shell Bay Restaurant in Dorset, July 2018

“Everything was made very easy for us by the Function Central agency. The communications were excellent, although an extra communication between booking and the time approaching the event would have given us greater reassurance that everything was planned in. A couple of weeks before our wedding we had a phone call from the band's leader, which was positive and upbeat, giving us confidence that all the arrangements were in place. On the day the band arrived in plenty of time to set up and were ready to start at the allotted time. Each member of the band was friendly and personable. They played two one-hour sets for us and provided a DJ and disco service in between, including playing the track for our first dance. All six members of the band were talented musicians and provided great entertainment for us. The dance floor was packed from start to finish, with us and our guests having a great time. After our wedding everyone commented about how good the band were. We would like to thank Function Central and Party Up for providing a great service for the entertainment at our wedding.”

Neil & Hazel, Wedding, New Place in Southampton, July 2018

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