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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from£2,350

Groove Capital

  • 7-9
  • (58)

Incredible new London-based function band, featuring some of the best performers in the capital – bound to get your guests dancing at corporate events and high-end weddings! DJ service, brass section and afternoon acoustic or jazz sets available.

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from£875

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (145)

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.

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from£1,375

Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-9
  • (45)

The hottest new brass fusion band in town, Big Easy will bring a raucous, New Orleans party vibe to your event! The band can perform in one place or roaming around your venue and guests whilst they play. Available as an instrumental only band, or with male or female vocalist.

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from£875

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (77)

High-impact party band, The High Rollers, specialise in classic indie rock hits by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks as well as brand new pop hits by Bruno Mars, DNCE and Pharrell Williams.

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from£1,790

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (139)

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 horn section.

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from£995

Cinco Magic

  • 4
  • (75)

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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from£565

The Wandering Lights

  • 2-4
  • (47)

Charismatic new wedding band, taking the London 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).

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from£1,000

Penfold

  • 4-6
  • (125)

On-trend wedding party 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.

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from£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (125)

Fun and totally unique party band with both female and male lead vocals, 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.

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from£985

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (50)

Youthful, vibrant new party band channelling rock, hip-hop and soul influences. The band have been performing together for six years and have recently started attracting major label interest for their originals side project – catch them now before they're famous!

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from£2,240

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (57)

Stylish wedding and corporate function band featuring outstanding male and female vocalists who have performed with Adele and Leona Lewis! Available with DJ service and/or afternoon cocktail piano, jazz or acoustic sets.

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from£995

Blue Juice

  • 4-5
  • (143)

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.

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from£1,725

Detroit City Soul

  • 5-10
  • (10)

High-energy with a truly authentic sound, Detroit City Soul play classics from the Motown era through to the latest pop floor-fillers. They cadn also play jazz, rock'n'roll, disco, funk and Jewish hora! Optional brass section and acoustic background music.

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from£920

Get Carter

  • 4-5
  • (58)

High-energy wedding and corporate party 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.

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from£700

Boots n Bones

  • 3-5
  • (35)

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.

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from£1,475

Masterblaster

  • 6
  • (48)

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. More videos available on profile page.

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from£740

Millennium Bug

  • 3-4
  • (65)

Slick party and wedding band capturing the definitive sound of pop and rock through the decades and led by an animated frontman who gets every crowd on their feet! DJ service and acoustic sets available.

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from£1,200

Ibiza Funk

  • 4-6
  • (37)

A newcomer to the UK party scene, Ibiza Funk's unique versions of popular tunes are guaranteed to fill your dancefloor and take the vibe of your event to the next level!

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from£2,655

Soul Machine

  • 7
  • (34)

Led by a charismatic frontman who will scoop your audience up in the palm of his hand and melt them with his voice, Soul Machine pay tribute to James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and more. DJ laptop service also available.

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from£750

Happy Daze

  • 3-4
  • (77)

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.

The Merry-Makers Steel Band
from£370

The Merry-Makers Steel Band

  • 2-6
  • (95)

Versatile Caribbean steel pan band performing warm and upbeat island melodies – soca, calypso, Latin, Zouk and reggae. The band are suitable for a wide range of occasions whether you require cool background music at garden parties or lively dancing in the evening. Limbo dancer optional!

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from£1,250

The Inglorious Brassterds

  • 5-8
  • (28)

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.

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from£1,355

The Lederpop Brass Band

  • 5
  • (31)

Outrageously good fun brass band complete with Lederhosen for a riotous and authentic oompah experience. Ideal for Oktoberfest, apres ski and beer festivals! Available acoustic, roaming or with PA system.

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from£810

The Confidentials

  • 3-5
  • (89)

Sensational all-male rock and 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 saxophone, keyboards and second guitarist.

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from£995

The In-Laws

  • 4
  • (97)

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.


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Berkshire Function Bands booking guide

Why should I hire a Berkshire function band for my event?

Whatever occasion you are celebrating, music is the best way to make any event memorable, and Berkshire attracts great musicians from all over the world! Our experts have tracked down the most talented and reliable bands for hire in Berkshire so that you don’t have to. We have Berkshire function bands in all styles, suitable for all budgets – and all of them are young enough to love what they do and experienced enough to know exactly what to play and when!

What style of music do your Berkshire bands perform?

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!

We’re looking for Berkshire function bands that can play background music – can you help?

This page is dedicated to function bands, but Function Central is an entertainment agency in Berkshire providing musicians for hire throughout the day, not just at your evening reception. For a wedding ceremony, you could hire one of our Berkshire string quartets. For the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail party and drinks receptions, we have Berkshire-based guitarists and pianists. Or for a summer garden party or outdoor event, our steel bands and Dixieland jazz bands in Berkshire are much in-demand!

We’re putting on a stylish, classy event and need some music to match – can you help us?

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.

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

Our Berkshire bands all come fully equipped for your event – it’s just worth getting in touch if you think your event will exceed 250 guests, as extra equipment might then be necessary. You just need to make sure that the band has a power source to plug in to and a space to perform! We recommend a flat and sheltered stage area of at least 3x3 meters for a 3-piece band – then add an extra metre squared per band member that you have booked. A raised stage is preferable for maximum impact but our bands are flexible to all kinds of set ups!

Where do your Berkshire function bands tend to perform?

From Windsor Castle to Eton College to the Royal Ascot racecourse, Berkshire offers the class and sophistication required to provide the perfect place to party! Whether you're looking for musical entertainment in a smaller room with a sound limiter or packing a crowd into a spacious arena, our bands have played for guests at Highclere Castle, Clivedon, Monkey Island, the Royal Adelaide Hotel and Ascot Racecourse.

Our bands have played for events across Berkshire, in: Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Newbury, Woodley, Windsor, Thatcham, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Ascot, Twyford, Wraysbury, Sunninghill, Burghfield Common, Sunningdale, Cookham, Hungerford and Datchet. The county’s location is such that hiring a London band is also a great option to consider.

How can we save money on our Berkshire 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.


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