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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Promo Video
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from£2,540

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! Additional musicians and afternoon acoustic jazz sets also available. Midweek and low season discounts available.

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
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from£875

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (142)

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

  • 4-7
  • (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 with male vocalist.

Cake by the Ocean / Park Life / You Really Got Me / Feel It Still / Dakota
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from£875

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (76)

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.

September / Forget Me Nots / Got To Be Real / Best Of My Love / Night To Remember / Wanna Be Your Lover
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from£1,790

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (138)

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. More videos available on profile page.

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

Cinco Magic

  • 4
  • (73)

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.

Promo video
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from£565

The Wandering Lights

  • 2-4
  • (46)

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).

Promo video (Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand)
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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.

1999 – Prince
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from£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (122)

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. More videos on profile page.

Viva La Vida
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from£985

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (30)

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!

Respect / Superstition / Kiss
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from£2,275

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (56)

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. More videos available on profile page.

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

Blue Juice

  • 4-5
  • (142)

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.

Detroit City Soul - Promo video
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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.

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

Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons (4-pce)
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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.

Medley
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from£1,475

Masterblaster

  • 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. More videos available on profile page.

Play 'video'
from£740

Millennium Bug

  • 3-4
  • (64)

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.

7 Days / Walking Away
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from£1,200

Ibiza Funk

  • 4-6
  • (27)

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
  • (33)

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.

Happy Daze Promo Video (Johnny B. Goode)
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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!

Whoopin' Blues (Dixieland Example)
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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.

Rolling in the Deep / Shut Up and Dance
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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.

Promo Video (Chelsea Dagger)
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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 keyboards and second guitarist.

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from£995

The In-Laws

  • 4
  • (96)

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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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.

    Where do your Berkshire cover bands perform?

    We have picked the best Berkshire cover bands in the area and beyond. Areas covered include Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Newbury, Woodley, Windsor, Thatcham, Sandhurst, Crowthorne and Ascot. If you're not based in Berkshire, browse the menu below to find and book a local band.

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