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Birmingham bands for hire

If you want all the excitement and spontaneity of live music, but none of the hassle, our Birmingham party bands are ready for hire. Choose from our wide range of talented acts to find your perfect entertainment - from rock and pop cover songs to jazz, swing and ceilidh!

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from£750

Hudson

  • 3
  • (127)

One of our leading wedding bands in the North West, Hudson are a powerful trio playing everything from uptempo 50s rock'n'roll to last week's number 1. DJ service, extra musicians and acoustic sets for your drinks reception or meal also available.

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from£735

The Resets

  • 3-5
  • (21)

Quirky and retro acoustic trio and band playing modern pop songs in a gypsy jazz style. Available as a quartet and quintet with stunning female vocalists and percussion.

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from£985

Dangermouse

  • 3
  • (32)

The finest party and wedding band performing rock, indie, R&B and chart music with charisma and energy! Hire the band’s DJ service for a seamless night of music.

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from£1,785

Soul Circus

  • 5-10
  • (13)

Energetic female-fronted soul and pop party band, playing the very best party music that’s guaranteed to pack your dance floor. Extra singers, brass section, and DJ service available.

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from£670

The Beat Kings

  • 3
  • (17)

Experienced East Midlands wedding and party band with a massive playlist of rock, pop, reggae and soul, from Bob Marley to Bruno Mars. Afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service also available.

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from£1,075

Upbeat

  • 3
  • (9)

Powerful band featuring male vocals, piano and loops to create a huge live sound. The band play floor-filling anthems from the 1960s to the present. Booking options include cocktail piano sets (for drinks or dinner), acoustic duo and DJ service.

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from£985

The Saints

  • 5
  • (51)

Experienced rock, pop, dance and soul band with powerful male vocals and expandable to an 8-piece featuring female vocals, keyboards and brass. Jazz duo also available for mellow background music during receptions or dinners. Midweek discounts available.

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from£980

Supertonic

  • 4-7
  • (22)

Polished and versatile party and wedding band playing pop, soul, dance, electronic and R&B music. Additional musicians also available.

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from£1,365

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (18)

Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean. Additional musicians, acoustic jazz sets and laptop DJ service available.

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from£860

Mozarts Gokarts

  • 4
  • (12)

Young and energetic party and wedding band playing everything from The Beatles to Bruno Mars – highly skilled at enticing guests of all ages onto your dancefloor!

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from£940

Soultrain

  • 4-8
  • (37)

Fun and fresh party and wedding band playing rock, pop, soul and funk hits. Additional musicians, love letters and photobooth hire also available.

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from£1,785

Shut The Funk Door

  • 5-7
  • (7)

Excellent party band playing a range of music, from funk, soul, pop and Motown to jazz, swing and Gatsby. This band can provide live entertainment for your entire event! Additional musicians, afternoon sets and DJ services also available.

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from£1,475

Soultone

  • 5
  • (17)

Funky soul & Motown band featuring stunning female vocals giving an authentic tribute to the greats of the genre! Additional musicians and laptop DJ service also available.

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from£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (55)

Popular, energetic 5 or 6-piece wedding band featuring male vocals and first rate musicians. Afternoon acoustic jazz & swing sets and DJ service available.

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from£735

Billys Jazz Connection

  • 3-4
  • (3)

Classy and experienced jazz band with outstanding musicians. A sophisticated group who are adaptable to cater for larger events. Afternoon trio sets also available.

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from£415

The Clementines

  • 2
  • (10)

A quirky and entertaining acoustic/cajon duo featuring both male and female vocals – ideal as background music or upbeat party songs for dancing. Pro DJ service also available.

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from£1,225

Brother Brown

  • 4-7
  • (11)

With stunning joint male and female lead vocals, exciting soul, Motown and funk band Brother Brown are a musical monster! 4, 5 and 6-piece band available.

The Rhythm Syndicate
from£1,780

The Rhythm Syndicate

  • 8
  • (6)

Swing & jive band serving up a furious stage show the likes of which are rarely seen in these dark, dark days of processed pop and cookie-cutter musical pretenders! DJ Service and low season/midweek discounts available.

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from£515

Jitterbug Jazz

  • 3-5
  • (5)

Jitterbug Jazz are a young, talented all-male piano trio dedicated to providing sophisticated musical entertainment for weddings, parties, corporate functions and any other special occasions.

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from£890

Kramer

  • 4
  • (7)

Uber-cool, fun-loving 4-piece playing a selection of the best pop rock songs from the last 60 years covering songs from The Beatles and Elvis through to Kings Of Leon and Adele!

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from£1,475

The Day Trippers

  • 4
  • (8)

England’s finest Beatles tribute band, featuring original costumes, perfect harmonies and replica instruments. You’re guaranteed a world class act, and the most authentic sound and look since the 60s!

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from£920

The Speakeasy Jazz & Blues Band

  • 5-8
  • (5)

Authentic vintage band playing the jazz, blues and ragtime classics of the 20s and 30s in America. Additional musicians available.


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Guide to booking party bands in Birmingham

Why should I hire a Birmingham party band for my event?

Whatever occasion you are celebrating, music is the best way to make any event memorable, and Birmingham attracts great musicians from all over the world!

Our experts have tracked down the most talented and reliable local bands so that you don’t have to!

We have party bands in Birmingham 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 Birmingham bands perform?

If you’re planning a family event such as a birthday or corporate do, hire a local party band to play upbeat, mainstream cover songs from all eras, that everyone loves.

Or if you’d like to fill the dancefloor at your office party, how about hiring one of our soul bands? They play something for everyone, from Motown classics for the funkateer in accounts to chart hits for the post boy!

Our Birmingham wedding bands range from 3-piece or 4-piece guitar-based bands right up to stomping funk and soul bands complete with horn sections and extra backing singers.

Most of them are happy to learn a first dance or special song just for your event, whether you want dance or pop by Birmingham natives Fine Young Cannibals or metal by Black Sabbath!

Can you provide background musicians for hire in Birmingham?

We don’t just do bands for the evening party – we represent some of the best background musicians in Birmingham. How about a steel pan band or mellow jazz band for your drinks reception?

If you’re not sure about what kind of music would suit your event, venue and guests, why not get in touch?

Our experts can take you through the options, and help you find the perfect local band for your event!

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

If you’re looking for something more refined, our jazz bands in Birmingham for hire cover a range of sub-genres including gypsy jazz bands, jazz trios, wedding jazz bands, background jazz bands.

All will play non-intrusive, sophisticated background music that your guests can talk over.

For the evening, consider hiring a swing band to get the party started.

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

Our local 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 Birmingham function bands tend to perform?

With it's rich musical heritage boasting bands from UB40, Duran Duran, ELO, The Moody Blues and The Streets, Birmingham has always been the party heartbeat of our work here at Function Central.

From New Hall Hotel, Fazeley Studios, Edgbaston Park, Highbury Hall and The Best Western Westley to the Botanical Gardens, Weatheroak Hall and The Westmead Hotel, it's always an unforgettable night with our Birmingham bands.

Our bands have played throughout the city and beyond, including: Edgbaston, Solihull, Stourbridge, Yardley, Kidderminster, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Bromwich, Coventry, Dudley, and throughout the West Midlands.

How can we save money on our Birmingham band?

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your band can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.

If you haven't yet set your event date, consider booking a midweek or winter date to take advantage of the most competitive rates.

Always consider hiring a band from your local area, to save on travel and accommodation costs. We have bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.


Find local cover bands in Birmingham and UK wide

Function Central is a leading cover bands hire agency. We provide exceptional talent for private events, both in Birmingham, throughout the UK and internationally.

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

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