London Bands for Hire — Function Central

Live Band Hire in London & South East

London’s exciting music scene, home to artists from The Rolling Stones to Razorlight to the XX, means there are a huge number of London bands for hire to choose from.

But how can you make sure you’re hiring a band in London that will be perfect for your event and give you a day to remember? At Function Central, we have spent years collecting together the most exciting and professional bands for hire in London – all our London bands for hire have been hand picked from the competition by our experts. Our strict quality control means that our selection of London bands for hire is the best in town

Hiring a band in London is a wonderful way to make a good event great: how about hiring a jazz band for your wedding, or a ceilidh band for a family get-together, or a 60s-00s cover band for your office Christmas party? Whatever your taste and budget, you can hire bands in London from Function Central. If you’re looking for a quiet accompaniment to a formal dinner, how about a string quartet or jazz band?

If you’re looking for something to keep your dance floor busy all night, how about hiring a band in London to play 60s to 00s classics? Our London bands for hire can also learn a special song for you, even if it’s by an obscure indie band such as Swervedriver or a relatively unknown Baroque master such as Couperin.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £985 for trio

Authentic and stylish vintage style swing trio from London featuring male vocals, trumpet and double bass. Fully acoustic, roaming band! Drums also available.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £1350 for 4-piece

Stunning close harmony 4-7 piece band featuring 3 fantastic female vocalists who re-arrange soul, rock and pop songs to give them a vintage style twist. Various line ups and acoustic sets available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £555 for trio

Vintage style 3, 4 or 5-piece London jazz band fronted by an incredible female vocalist/drummer playing modern songs in a vintage style, as well as their 1920s-30s repertoire. Duo and roaming band also available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £1315 for 5-piece

Well-versed London ceilidh band with 3, 4, 5 and 6-piece band options available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    The South and Midlands
  • Price:
    from £735 for 3-piece

Stylish 3 or 4-piece jazz and pop band from London featuring female vocals re-working popular modern and old-skool 90s music to create a vintage, retro feel. Their broad repertoire also covers jazz, pop, Motown, soul and rock. Additional musicians and afternoon entertainment available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £495 for 4-piece

First class 4-5 piece folk group lead by female vocals with a repertoire featuring Jewish and Eastern European music.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £995 for 6-piece

Swinging vintage themed band playing a mixture of modern hits in their quirky vintage style and authentic 20s-40s material. Duo, trio and additional musicians also available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £795 for 3 drummers

Thrilling samba drumming group from London playing catchy Brazillan samba rhythms. Various line ups of either 3, 6 or 12 fantastic drummers available, as well as additional brass and vocals.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £555 for 3-piece

Uplifting and entertaining 3-6 piece Mariachi band from London with both Mexican classics and popular English hits in their repertoire. Additional musicians available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    London and The South East
  • Price:
    from £1105 for 5-piece

Energetic brass jazz band from London featuring saxophone, sousaphone backed by drums playing. 5, 6 and 7-piece line-ups available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £555 for Trio

Sophisticated french style jazz band featuring a superb female vocalist/violinist with a repertoire of french classics, swing and jazz. Duo, DJ service and additional musicians available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £205 for Duo

Outstanding ceremonial music for a variety of occasions. Duo up to full ensemble of 20 horns available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £795 for 3-piece

Superb 3-piece vintage vocal harmony band from London featuring 3 stunning female vocalists, also available with a full band and DJ service.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £1995 for 5-piece

Authentic postmodern style swing band from London who play swing classics as well as pop songs in a swing style. Extra musicians available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £POA for duo

Unique, upbeat duo featuring male vocals, acoustic guitar and drums for a big sound on a small budget.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £495 for duo

Soulful acoustic duo playing bossa and folk versions of soul, funk, Motown, R'n'B, jazz and pop songs. Cajon player also available.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £1495 for 6-piece

Party down with Party Up, the slickest pop, funk and soul band in the South East! The band count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients. Available with DJ service, acoustic duo, backing vocalists and full brass section.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £865 for 3-piece

Amp up your party with Rockit: a sensational party band with a huge catalogue of rock, indie and pop floor-fillers from Chuck Berry and The Beatles to The Killers and Ed Sheeran! Larger line-ups, acoustic background sets and DJ service available.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £985 for 4-piece

Fantastic party and wedding band with a soulful male vocalist who put their quirky stamp on rock, pop, soul, ska and funk floor-fillers from Bob Marley to Bruno Mars. Available with DJ service and brass section.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £1195 for 4-piece

Fun, talented and totally unique female-fronted party band playing everything from retro swing, vintage jive and rock 'n' roll through to 80s funk, 90s R&B and modern chart with a twist. Afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service also available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £985 for 4-piece

Outrageously talented and dapper new party and wedding band, combining session standard playing with a classic R&B-tinged repertoire of funk, soul, hip-hop and pop ideal for dancing. DJ service and acoustic set available.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £795 for 3-piece

Sensational all-male rock & pop trio who never fail to get their audiences jumping and singing along to the biggest tunes of the last 60 years. Elvis, The Stones, Bowie, Oasis, The Killers: they're all there! Offering DJ service, afternoon acoustic sets as well as keyboards and second guitarist.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £1725 for 7-piece

High class function band with a super slick image whose repertoire is bound to get you dancing! Additional musicians and afternoon acoustic jazz sets also available.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £930 for 4-piece

High-energy party band playing crowd-rousing pop, rock, dance, soul, and funk from the 1960s to the present day. The band have played Glastonbury and the Roundhouse and count Audi and Nintendo amongst their regular clients. DJ service and acoustic sets available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £995 for 4-piece + DJ

Super-talented and authentic rock & pop band, whose sensational live performances at corporate parties, birthdays and weddings have attracted the attention of EMI. The band are unique in that they come with their own dedicated, professional DJ.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £1125 for 4-piece

On-trend wedding function band, suitable for all events from classy weddings to high-end corporate events. The band cover rock and pop from Elvis and the Beatles through to The Killers and Sam Smith. DJ service, brass section & acoustic sets available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £2750 for 7-piece

Stylish wedding and corporate function band featuring outstanding male and female vocalists who have graced the stage with the likes of Adele and Leona Lewis! Available to hire with DJ service as well as solo cocktail piano and afternoon jazz/acoustic sets for music throughout the day.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £1475 for 6-piece

Incredible pop and soul band featuring outstanding male and female vocalists and performing floor-fillers by Michael Jackson, Prince, Bruno Mars and more. Book their acoustic/jazz sets and DJ service for non-stop music through the day.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £940 for 4-piece

Versatile and energetic male & female-fronted band with a large song list taking in soul, pop and rock music from Elvis and The Beatles to Daft Punk and DNCE. Add extra musicians or book with afternoon/dinner jazz sets and DJ service.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £550 for duo

Charismatic acoustic guitar and cajon drum duo with stunning male vocals and harmonies. Perfect for weddings and parties and an ideal choice if you’re looking for a big sound on a small budget! DJ service available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £985 for 4-piece

Female-fronted wedding and corporate party band playing a wide range of pop floor-fillers from across the decades. The band are fun, energising and amazing value for money! Brass, keyboards, DJ service and acoustic afternoon sets also offered.

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  • Based in:
    North West
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £3445 for 8-piece

Luxury 8 to 12-piece showband who have performed alongside artists such as Paloma Faith, JLS, James Morrison and The Script.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £500 for duo

Stylish and soulful acoustic guitar and vocal duo combining high calibre musicianship with an uplifting set spanning James Brown to James Bay. Incredible value and guaranteed to appeal to all ages! DJ service available.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £500 for Trio

Experienced, versatile London jazz trio, performing jazzy takes on pop music from the Beatles to Pharrell as well as classic jazz. Suitable for mellow background music at weddings, corporate events and more! Available with drums and vocals for dancing.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £750 for 3-piece

Hugely popular all-male party and wedding covers band playing feel-good sing-along classics with an emphasis on vintage rock and pop music. Fantastic value! Book the band’s DJ service and afternoon acoustic sets for non-stop music through the day.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £1745 for 6-piece + sound engineer

Unforgettable high energy performances of soul, funk, pop and rock favourites guaranteed to get you on the dance floor! Professional DJ also available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £775 for 3-piece

Incredible male-fronted rock & pop wedding and party trio who have played for the likes of Deutsche Bank and The BBC. The band have a big sound and electric stage presence! Available with keys, sax and female vocals as well as solo/duo acoustic and jazz trio sets.

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  • Based in:
    West Midlands
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £1055 for 4-piece

Exciting male-fronted wedding & party band based in the West Midlands, playing music from all decades but specialising in the swinging 60s! Stunningly authentic performances using incredible vintage equipment. Extra performances, low-season rates and DJ service available.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £985 for 4-piece

Outstanding 4 or 5-piece party band featuring male and female vocals creating huge harmonies, plus a huge repertoire of current pop, rock and soul hits from Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars & Justin Timberlake, plus classics by The Jacksons, Prince & Stevie Wonder. Keys player, acoustic duo and laptop DJ service available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £850 for 3-piece

Slick 3-5 piece party band capturing the definitive sound of pop and rock through the decades and led by an energetic front-man who can crack the toughest crowd! DJ service and solo acoustic set available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    London; South East; South West; East of England; Midlands; South Wales
  • Price:
    from £715 for 4-piece

A zesty, female-led party band playing popular 40s to 00s jazz, rock ‘n’ pop covers with a unique twist - think hot club, ska, country, bossa, rock, reggae & swing all blended together to span the generations!

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    The South and Midlands
  • Price:
    from £375 for duo

Vibrant, modern acoustic duo playing the latest pop songs, ideal for weddings and background music.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £1310 for 4-piece

Exceptional male-fronted 4-12 piece London party band for the ultimate premium performance. Various line ups, afternoon sets and cocktail pianist available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £1995 for 6-piece

High-energy 6-piece funk, soul and pop band with an enormous repertoire of almost 500 songs! All that and a world class female vocalist, plus optional 2 or 3 piece brass section, DJ, and ambient jazz or acoustic sets options too!

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £970 for 4-piece

Wildly energetic 4-piece band featuring male and female lead vocals, playing a huge variety of musical styles. Horn section, acoustic sets, DJ Service and low-season discounts available.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £3495 for 7-piece

State of the art 7-piece super band centred around a fully interactive light up drum kit. Featuring male & female vocalists and a large repertoire of rock & pop hits, this is the ultimate party band! Additional musicians, jazz sets and DJ service available.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    London and the South East
  • Price:
    from £765 for 3-piece

Vibrant acoustic band specializing in 90s and 00s throwback tunes, guaranteed to get everyone dancing! Additional musicians and afternoon sets available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £795 for 3-piece

Sassy vintage swing act from London featuring 3 incredible female vocalists. 4 to 8-piece line-ups (including horn section), sax and afternoon sets available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £600 for trio

An inebriating mix of jazz, swing and modern pop hits delivered by world class musicians. Additional musicians and afternoon sets also available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £2090 for 6-piece

Dynamic 6-piece band from London with a repertoire of rhythm 'n' blues, jazz and jump from the 40s, 50s and 60s guaranteed to get you moving! Smaller line-ups and afternoon sets available.

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  • Based in:
    South East
  • Available in:
    All of UK
  • Price:
    from £615 for duo

Acoustic duo playing soul, rock and funk favourites for a wide range of events. Additional musicians and electric line-ups also available.

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  • Based in:
    London
  • Available in:
    The South
  • Price:
    from £1125 for 5-piece

Looking for the party of a lifetime? With over a thousand live performances at corporate events, parties and weddings worldwide, The Starlighters guarantee a night to remember! Additional musicians, live DJ and afternoon background sets also available.