Berkshire band hire

Whether it’s a huge outdoor festival, wedding reception or intimate party, Function Central have the finest selection of bands for hire in Berkshire and the surrounding area.

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Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Play 'Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon'
from£875

Rockit

  • Surrey
  • 3-4
  • (137)

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. Midweek discounts available.

September / Forget Me Nots / Got To Be Real / Best Of My Love / Night To Remember / Wanna Be Your Lover
Play 'September / Forget Me Nots / Got To Be Real / Best Of My Love / Night To Remember / Wanna Be Your Lover'
from£1,685

Party Up

  • Kent
  • 6-10
  • (122)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest pop, soul and funk 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.

Sex on Fire / Johnny B. Goode / Wonderwall / Stuck in the Middle
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from£920

Get Carter

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (58)

High-energy wedding and corporate function band in the South East, playing crowd-rousing pop, rock, dance, funk and soul music 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.

Promo video (Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand)
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from£1,000

Penfold

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (125)

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

Promo Video
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from£2,080

Groove Capital

  • London
  • 7-9
  • (43)

The hottest new function band in London, featuring some of the best performers in the capital – bound to get your guests dancing at corporate events and high-end weddings! Additional musicians and afternoon acoustic jazz sets also available. Midweek and low season discounts available.

Cinco Magic Promo Video (Gettin' Jiggy Wit It)
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from£995

Cinco Magic

  • London
  • 4
  • (38)

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.

Play 'video'
from£995

The In-Laws

  • Essex
  • 4
  • (95)

Super-talented and authentic rock and 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.

Promo video
Play 'Promo video'
from£565

The Wandering Lights

  • London
  • 2-4
  • (16)

Charismatic new party band, taking the London party circuit by storm. The Wandering Lights perform upbeat, folksy acoustic covers by Avicci, Blackstreet and R Kelly. Also available as an unplugged roaming band (free to wander around your venue).

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Play 'Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars'
from£995

Blue Juice

  • Brighton
  • 4-5
  • (139)

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

Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons (4-pce)
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from£700

Boots n Bones

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (33)

Festival-hardened 4-piece playing unique, folksy covers of classic and contemporary party tunes. Enormous song list and a favourite at barn weddings! DJ laptop service also available.

Respect / Superstition / Kiss
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from£2,275

The Capricorns

  • Kent
  • 7-10
  • (42)

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.

1999 – Prince
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from£1,230

The Sweet & Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (114)

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. Low season and midweek discounts available.

Play 'video'
from£615

The Steel Panthers

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (13)

Authentic steel pan band playing classic calypso, Motown, pop, reggae and more and featuring some of the best Caribbean musicians from around the UK.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,250

The Inglorious Brassterds

  • London
  • 5-8
  • (9)

Incredible new brass band bringing the rhythm and soul of New Orleans alive to your party, with a few pop covers thrown in. Also available with vocalist.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,235

Shakedown

  • Brighton
  • 4-12
  • (37)

Incredible new party band taking the London events circuit by storm! Members of Shakedown have recorded and performed at Abbey Road and Glastonbury alongside some of the biggest artists in the world. Available with extra musicians up to a 12-piece band and a DJ laptop service on request.

Medley
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from£1,475

Masterblaster

  • Kent
  • 6
  • (28)

Incredible pop, R&B and soul band performing floor-fillers from Stevie Wonder and Bruno Mars all the way to Artful Dodger, Sean Paul and more. Book their acoustic/jazz sets and DJ service for non-stop music through the day.

Happy Daze Promo Video (Johnny B. Goode)
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from£750

Happy Daze

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (76)

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! Hire the band’s DJ service and afternoon acoustic sets for non-stop music through the day. Midweek discounts available.

Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
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from£810

Tree House

  • London
  • 3
  • (30)

Turbo-charged party band with a large song list of danceable and melodic rock and pop anthems. Great value and a huge sound! Hire the band’s DJ and acoustic sets for music throughout the day. Low season and midweek discounts available.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£920

Stereo Sonic

  • Hampshire
  • 3-4
  • (13)

Powerful and animated pop, rock and soul band serving the South West. Expect high-calibre musicianship and chart-topping covers from Pharrell, Ed Sheeran & Bruno Mars to keep the dancefloor moving non-stop! Larger line-ups, afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service available.

The Novembers
from£675

The Novembers

  • Surrey
  • 3-6
  • (29)

Stellar party and wedding trio playing everything from rock’n’roll and soul to the latest pop and rock anthems. Available to hire with additional guitar or keyboards as well as DJ service and acoustic sets.

Black or White / Uptown Funk / I Will Wait / Crazy In Love
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from£1,105

The Electrics

  • Surrey
  • 4-6
  • (18)

Energetic party band with an impressive list of pop, rock and soul hits from the 50s to the present day. This band have huge harmonies and a fantastic live sound. Keyboards, saxophone and male vocalist, acoustic duo and DJ set available!

Medley – 5-piece promo
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from£1,045

Blue Suede Shoes

  • Surrey
  • 3-5
  • (8)

Incredible party and wedding band playing vintage rock and soul as well as recent pop, at a price that won’t break the bank! Book extra musicians (keyboards and sax), an afternoon acoustic set or an optional Irish set.

Promo Video (4-piece)
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from£985

Off The Record

  • Surrey
  • 4-5
  • (16)

Female-fronted party band Off The Record, who have played for the likes of Google, Sony and Disney, perform soulful versions of your favourite songs, from the latest chart-toppers to time-tested classics. Acoustic option also available.

Play 'video'
from£615

Kojak

  • Southampton
  • 2
  • (11)

Young and vibrant guitar and vocal duo, playing big tunes across the decades with an emphasis on modern rock, pop and indie. Available in either acoustic (background) or electric (for wedding celebrations and parties) formats. DJ service also available. Low season and midweek discounts.

Play 'video'
from£980

The Bees

  • Hampshire
  • 4
  • (15)

The best rock and pop party band on the south coast, featuring male lead vocals and playing party anthems by The Beatles, Chic, Queen, Bruno Mars and more – guaranteed to have everybody on their feet! Available with DJ service.


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What style of music do our Berkshire party bands play?

Our party bands in Berkshire cover a variety of upbeat, uptempo musical styles from across the decades, so everyone ends the night on a high note, from grandkids to grandads.

Line-ups range from compact 3-piece units to large soul and swing bands complete with horns, vocalists and percussion. Musical styles range from rock, pop and indie to soul, Motown, funk, dance and chart music. We also have ceilidh bands, brass bands for more specialist tastes.

Many of our Berkshire wedding bands will learn and play your first dance, for no extra charge.

Our bands are experts at getting your guests out of their seats and onto the dancefloor. Whatever your event, they'll make sure it's memorable with the highest quality music!

Need background music in Berkshire? Hire a jazz band!

If you’re planning something more intimate, browse our selection of Berkshire jazz bands. They’ll add a touch of class to your event with jazzy renditions of pop hits as well as classic standards, bebop, dixieland and more.

Jazz bands are ideal for garden parties or smaller functions as they are quick and easy to set-up, without taking up too much space and they generally have lower noise levels.

How to save money on your Berkshire function band

Don't forget that many of our Berkshire function bands offer additional services which can save you money. This includes an "in-house" DJ service to keep your party going during intervals and after their set has finished. Other add-ons include cocktail piano, background jazz music and stripped acoustic sets. Make the most of your booking by spreading the bands’ services throughout the day.

Hiring a local Berkshire band minimises travel costs and tricky logistics – saving you money and hassle. We have picked the best Berkshire bands in the area and beyond. They cover areas including Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Newbury, Woodley, Windsor, Thatcham, Sandhurst, Crowthorne and Ascot.

It's also worth browsing other towns and counties in the South East. We offer bands for hire in the following areas:

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