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£1,230

The Tales

  • 4-8
  • (3)

Show-stopping party band playing a wide variety of hits by artists including Chic, Diana Ross and Pharrell Williams that guarantee a night to remember! Additional musicians available.

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from£3,100

New Power Groove

  • 6-10
  • (22)

Introducing the finest band on the wedding and party scene, welcome to the world of New Power Groove! Having fused stunning vocals with a super tight rhythm section and razor sharp horns, they have created the ultimate band for any event. DJ service available on request.

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from£1,395

The Stop Outs

  • 4-9
  • (16)

A fresh and stylish band playing everything from the 70s upwards, guaranteed to get you dancing! From 90s hits to your favourite throwbacks from The Jackson 5, Earth Wind and Fire and Lionel Richie, The Stop Out's have an infectious energy to create an amazing event. Additional musicians available

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from£1,230

The Untouchables

  • 3
  • (10)

Exceptional all-male London 3-piece band, who've supported The Kooks, delivering hits from the 80s, 90s, 00s and beyond! DJ service and afternoon acoustic sets available.

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from£1,195

Soul Stars

  • 3-7
  • (17)

Stylish trio featuring male vocals, keyboards and trumpet and playing upbeat, mainstream soul and soul-infused pop covers. Also available as a full 5 or 6-piece party band.

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from£2,140

All Night Long

  • 6-9
  • (20)

High-energy pop and soul band with an enormous song list of almost 500 songs and featuring a world-class female vocalist! Book the band with optional 2- or 3-piece brass section, DJ, and ambient jazz or acoustic sets!

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from£1,220

Empire Beats

  • 6-8
  • (29)

Experienced South East-based soul and funk band playing the best of Motown, funk, disco, acid jazz and banging dance tunes! Optional brass and percussion. Discounts available for midweek and Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb bookings.

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from£1,125

The Starlighters

  • 5-6
  • (16)

Looking for the party of a lifetime? With over a thousand live performances at corporate events, parties and weddings worldwide, The Starlighters guarantee a night to remember! Additional musicians, live DJ and afternoon background sets also available.

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from£1,415

City Gold

  • 4-5
  • (10)

Fresh and contemporary function band with male and female vocalists, ideal for filling dancefloors at weddings and parties. Professional DJ service, various line-ups and duo or trio also available.

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from£885

Uptown

  • 5-9
  • (4)

Exciting pop, soul and funk party band with female vocals, who also play a super cool blend of R&B and disco classics. Additional musicians also available.

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from£985

Havana Beat

  • 4-8
  • (5)

Explosive and energetic Cuban band fronted by a fantastic female vocalist. One of the finest bands representatives of Cuban son, Latin and salsa music in the UK today!

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from£885

The High Noons

  • 4-9
  • (8)

The High Noons are a rock, pop, soul & funk party band with a choice of male or female vocals – or both! Extra sets & DJ service available.

Midnight Swing
from£600

Midnight Swing

  • 3-5
  • (12)

Exceptional jazz and swing trio with an extensive repertoire of classic jazz tunes by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and George Gershwin, plus an optional pop repertoire. Suitable for elegant background music or with drums and vocals for evening dancing.

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from£725

Cirrus Trio

  • 3
  • (17)

Cool and classy trio playing jazzy versions of pop songs as well as jazz standards, from Frank Sinatra to Ed Sheeran. Available as an instrumental ensemble or with a male vocalist.


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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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