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Berkshire bands for hire

Whether it’s a huge outdoor festival, wedding reception or intimate party, Function Central have the finest selection of party bands for hire in Berkshire and the surrounding area - from rock and pop covers to jazz, swing and ceilidh.

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from£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (134)

Fun and totally unique party band with male and female vocals, playing retro swing, vintage jive and rock'n'roll through to 80s funk, 90s R&B and quirky takes on modern chart.

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from£990

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (56)

Youthful, charismatic new 4-piece, channelling rock, dance, hip-hop and soul influences. The band have caught the attention of a major label – catch them now while rates are low!

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from£875

The Crossfades

  • 3-5
  • (62)

The Crossfades serve up the best vintage and modern rock, pop and indie covers with a side of crowd-pleasing charm. Keyboardist, DJ service and solo acoustic set available.

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from£1,745

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (158)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest pop, soul and funk band in the South East! The band offer either male or joint male and female vocals and count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

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from£995

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (155)

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!

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from£1,185

Superstrut

  • 4
  • (61)

Dressed to the nines and touting a crowd-pleasing, quickfire set of R&B, pop, hip hop, classic soul and funk, Superstrut will have your guests moving and hollering from the first note.

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from£3,295

Soul Club

  • 6-10
  • (31)

Max out on soul and sophistication with Soul Club, a high energy show band comprising musicians who have toured with Stormzy and Dua Lipa. Expect stunning vocals and unparalleled musicianship.

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from£2,240

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (61)

Stylish, globe-trotting function band featuring powerhouse vocalists and gigs for KPMG, Gucci and Jaguar alongside weddings in London and Dubai.

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from£1,235

Shakedown

  • 4-12
  • (64)

Knock-out party band featuring members who have recorded and performed at Abbey Road and Glastonbury and playing some of the biggest soul and pop floor-fillers of all time.

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from£1,410

Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-9
  • (48)

Young and animated brass band who never fail to get the party jumping with their funky take on the traditional brass format. The band can roam amongst guests or perform in one place. Male or female vocalists optional.

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from£875

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (85)

Authentically recreated indie rock covers by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks sit alongside funkier pop by Bruno Mars, DNCE and Pharrell Williams. For value and impact, wedding bands don't come better than this.

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from£1,250

The Wandering Lights

  • 4
  • (55)

Charismatic new wedding band performing upbeat, catchy covers with a folksy, festival feel. Expect to hear artists as diverse as Avicii, Blackstreet and Lionel Richie. Also available as an unplugged, acoustic roaming band.

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from£1,135

Blue Juice

  • 4-5
  • (148)

Fantastic 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.

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from£875

Locomove

  • 3-4
  • (56)

Turbo-charged wedding party band performing danceable rock 'n’ roll, indie, 80s pop and RnB. Optional "heavy set" for die-hard rock fans, featuring artists such as Guns n' Roses and Rage Against The Machine!

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from£700

Boots n Bones

  • 3-5
  • (39)

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

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from£3,400

Lightspeed

  • 7
  • (25)

Ultimate live music experience featuring a centre-stage light up drum kit that delivers a feast for the eyes and ears. This slick outfit brings you supreme talent and a large repertoire of chart hits. Additional musicians, jazz sets and DJ service available.

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from£1,125

Penfold

  • 4-6
  • (128)

Fun, high energy party and wedding band with a frontman skilled at working a crowd and around eight hours' worth of danceable party anthems from all eras at their disposal.

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from£1,500

The DBs

  • 5
  • (45)

From pop favourites and feel-good funk to afrobeats and updated jazz classics, The DBs turn the traditional brass band format on its head and drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century!

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from£1,165

The Dip Dabs

  • 4-7
  • (45)

Top-flight rock and pop party band delivering exceptional value for money, female lead vocals and optional brass, rapper and string section.

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from£920

Get Carter

  • 4-5
  • (63)

High-energy corporate and wedding band, playing crowd-rousing pop, rock, dance, funk and soul music from the 1960s to the present day. Client list includes Audi and Nintendo.


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Guide to booking party bands in Berkshire

Why should I hire a Berkshire party 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 party bands in Berkshire 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 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!

Can you provide background musicians for hire in Berkshire?

This page is dedicated to party 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 string quartets. For the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail party and drinks receptions, we have local guitarists and pianists.

Or for a summer garden party or outdoor event, our steel bands and Dixieland jazz bands are much in-demand!

Do you offer other musical genres, such as ceilidh or jazz bands in Berkshire?

If you’re planning something more intimate, browse our selection of jazz bands in Berkshire. 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 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 party 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 party 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 band minimises travel costs and tricky logistics – saving you money and hassle.


Find local cover bands in Berkshire and UK wide

Function Central is a leading covers band hire agency. We provide exceptional talent for private events, both in Berkshire, throughout the UK and internationally.

Hire a local party band to save on costs – we have bands based in most major UK towns and counties.

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