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£1,165

The Dip Dabs

  • 4-7
  • (44)

Top-flight party band delivering exceptional value for money, with male and female lead vocals and the best pop, rock and soul hits. Extra musicians available, including brass section, rapper and strings, as well as acoustic sets and DJ service.

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from£875

Tree House

  • 3-4
  • (52)

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.

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from£1,325

Hipshakers

  • 4-7
  • (20)

Classy, stylish vintage band inspired by Postmodern Jukebox. The band play all your favourite chart hits from a 1920s Charleston version of 'Put Your Records On' to a Motown-style arrangement of ‘Can’t Feel My Face'.

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from£2,190

Tokyo

  • 6-8
  • (3)

A group of musicians that have played from the West End to Glastonbury, from The Ritz to Radio 1's live lounge, Tokyo are ready to bring the best musical entertainment to your event! Acoustic sets also available.

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from£2,735

Fireflies

  • 6-11
  • (40)

High-end 6-piece party band featuring male vocals, female vocals and sax playing accurate renditions of modern and classic hits. Additional musicians, DJ service and afternoon sets available.

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from£920

The Files

  • 3-4
  • (31)

Seasoned male-fronted rock and pop wedding and party band covering a varied mix of songs, from 1960s Merseybeat to the latest chart-toppers. Book the band’s DJ service and acoustic sets for music throughout the day.

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from£860

Late Night Rollers

  • 4
  • (7)

Great value 4-piece playing well loved anthems from all eras with a flare for stylish arrangements of 90s and 00s hits. Acoustic sets also available.

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from£1,235

Shakedown

  • 4-12
  • (59)

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 DJ service and/or extra musicians up to a 12-piece.

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from£795

Stereogram

  • 3
  • (22)

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

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from£985

A Girl Called Sue

  • 4-8
  • (42)

Versatile and energetic male and 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. Available to hire with extra musicians, afternoon/dinner jazz sets and/or DJ service.

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from£1,350

The Soul Cats

  • 5
  • (12)

Outstanding pop and soul band with incredible male or female vocals, performing high-energy, floor-filling Motown, funk and soul-infused pop! Available to book with male vocals, full brass section or afternoon jazz sets.

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from£650

Midnight Blue

  • 3-5
  • (60)

Experienced, versatile jazz trio, performing jazzy takes on pop music from The Beatles to Sam Smith as well as classic jazz. Suitable for mellow background music at weddings, corporate events and more! Also available with drums and vocals.

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from£1,845

Chronicle

  • 4-8
  • (38)

Guaranteed to bring class and charisma to your event, Chronicle can blend the best of R&B, pop and soul to make sure your guests party in style all night. Solo and duo options available, as well as additional female vocals and brass section.

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from£960

Block The Party

  • 3-4
  • (27)

Three-piece party band featuring female vocals, guitar and sax set to professionally mixed backing tracks for a full band sound. Extra drums, acoustic duo or jazz trio available as well as DJ laptop service on request.

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from£3,545

All Time All-Stars

  • 6-10
  • (23)

Richard Branson’s go-to band for live party music, the All Time All-Stars perform at the very highest level, entertaining some of the biggest names on the planet. For a spectacular show, book additional male and female vocals and brass section. DJ service available.

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from£1,350

Bloco Brass

  • 4-7
  • (24)

Exciting new brass and drums band playing danceable pop songs as well as some Latin music. With Brazilian musicians in their ranks, the band will bring the spirit of Rio and Carnival to your event!

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from£550

Soneando

  • 3-8
  • (19)

With bold sounds and frantic Latin beats, Soneando perform Cuban Son reminiscent of The Buena Vista Social Club as well as hot salsa with a serious groove! The band features top musicians from South America.

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from£955

The Hustlers

  • 4
  • (8)

An exciting, energetic and experienced party band specialising in pop and indie but able to offer classics from the 50s and 60s through to hits of the present day. 5-piece also available for all the more funk & soul!

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from£980

Boho Hustle

  • 4-7
  • (22)

Fun, lively 4-piece playing classic and modern rock & pop with a jazzy, boho twist! The band's winning combination of infectious energy and dancefloor cool is winning over audiences at weddings and parties up and down the UK.

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from£985

The Electrics

  • 4-7
  • (49)

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!

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from£3,400

Lightspeed

  • 7
  • (24)

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£1,200

The Fandangos

  • 4-8
  • (22)

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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from£980

Hava Tequila

  • 4-8
  • (8)

Award-winning klezmer band performing Eastern European Jewish, Israeli and Balkan music, ideal for listening and dancing.

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from£2,025

The Modern Swing Band

  • 5-7
  • (4)

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

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from£860

Heartland

  • 3-4
  • (8)

Sophisticated new acoustic band featuring fabulous female or male vocals and unique, stripped-down acoustic versions of classic rock & pop, jazz, soul & funk tunes, old and new. They can also offer a roaming band option!


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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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