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Brighton bands for hire

Browse our selection of handpicked party bands in Brighton and Hove. Offering pop, rock, soul and vintage music, you’ll find an act to strike the right chord for your party or corporate event.

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The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (197)

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£1,270

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (90)

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£2,340

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (187)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest soul, funk and R&B band in the South East! Featuring sax and up to three stunning vocalists, the band count Sky, Cadburys and Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

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from£995

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (250)

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 Billie Eilish and Ed Sheeran.

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from£1,565

Superstrut

  • 4-8
  • (156)

Dressed to the nines and touting a crowd-pleasing, quick-fire set of R&B, garage, pop, hip hop, classic soul and funk, Superstrut will have your guests moving and hollering from the first note. Also available with female vocalists and horns.

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from£1,790

The Soul Cats

  • 5-7
  • (96)

Infectiously energetic and spirited pop, soul and Motown band featuring sax and two extraordinary vocal talents – guaranteed to get your guests dancing. Chose between male or female vocals or both.

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from£2,095

PYT

  • 3
  • (57)

Live DJ band featuring soulful female vocals and soaring sax solos, and playing all your favourite tunes from 80s anthems through to this year's bangers.

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from£995

Locomove

  • 3-4
  • (93)

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£4,615

Soul Club

  • 6-10
  • (55)

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£3,450

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (75)

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£1,495

Mojo Brass Band

  • 4-8
  • (50)

Mojo Brass are a funky, punchy brass powerhouse made up of the UK's best up-and-coming sax players, trumpeters and drummer. Their track list blends rarer grooves with mainstream crowd-pleasers.

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from£3,995

Club Soul

  • 4
  • (44)

Max out on all your party favourites with this stunning live DJ band featuring sax, vocals and percussion. Expect high energy show-stopping performances.

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from£3,250

Beat Club

  • 5-8
  • (48)

Incredible soul, R&B and pop function band featuring joint male and female lead vocals, sax and keyboards, and performing five decades of floor-fillers.

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from£1,160

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (74)

Danceable, piano-led pop and soul from the West Midlands, with both female and male lead vocals and a song list of danceable rock, soul and pop anthems from Chuck Berry to Adele.

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from£2,315

Supereight

  • 6-8
  • (149)

Supereight combine outrageously talented vocalists, session-standard instrumentalists, a punchy brass section, and a dancefloor-friendly song list of soul, garage, funk and hip-hop.

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The Confidentials

  • 3-5
  • (102)

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: they’re all there!

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from£1,890

Masterblaster

  • 5-7
  • (50)

Fronted by a world-class female vocalist, Masterblaster perform wide-ranging sets of rock, pop, funk and soul floor-fillers through the eras, with optional jazz, country, Israeli and Arabic sets.

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from£2,760

Pacha Vibe

  • 5-10
  • (54)

Expect outstanding musicianship from players at the very top of their game, performing the best of old skool and newest anthems from R&B, club classics, garage, pop, soul and motown. Highly recommended for all types of event!

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Get Carter

  • 4-5
  • (84)

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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Seren

  • 5-6
  • (36)

Think style, glitz and confidence - and every special request met - Seren have the thing that makes dance floors jump and feet frantically tap (even the feet of the tough-to-impress guests)


Guide to booking party bands in Brighton

What musical genres do your Brighton party bands play?

Vibrant and creative Brighton is buzzing with musical talent ranging in style from soul to pop and jazz to rock.

What does your quote include?

Quotes for our Brighton party bands will typically include: 2 x 60 minute sets, arrival and set up from 5pm or 6pm (depending on the band), recorded music in their breaks and PLI and PAT certificates on request.

Do all your Brighton bands bring their own equipment?

Our bands will provide everything needed to get the party started, including instruments, amplifiers, and mics. This set-up works perfectly for indoor and marquee venues but do get in touch if you’re organising an outdoor bash or an event with over 250 guests in attendance so that we can check if the band has a large enough system.

What performance timings would you recommend?

For evening events, we’d recommend putting on the band no later than 8pm in winter and 9pm in summer (i.e. after dusk, for the best effect). The band will then for 2 hours in total (this can be split into 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets) with one or two short breaks between sets. They’d aim to arrive anytime from 5pm to set up and sound-check (this can take up to 60 minutes).

Can your Brighton wedding party bands learn our special song?

If they can make the song work with their line-up, yes! Most bands are happy to accommodate first dance song requests, so just send us your request and we’ll run it past the band.

Where in the Brighton area do your party bands perform?

Our Brighton bands have brought the party to many city centre locations as well as nearby spots such as Hove, Lewes, Shoreham, Worthing, and Eastbourne.

Popular venues such as The King's Hotel, The Grand (De Vere) and Stanmer House, Buxted Park Hotel, Fabrica and Cissbury Barn have all been graced by our first-class performers.

From stately homes to slick hotels, our bands can get guests on their feet wherever you choose to host your nuptials in Brighton.

Can you provide jazz bands in Brighton?

We certainly can! Most of the acts on this page are suitable for evening parties where dancing is a must, but we have a range of acts for background music at afternoon parties, corporate events and receptions.

In addition to jazz bands, check out our guitarists, pianists and acoustic duos.

Why should we hire a local Brighton band?

Booking a local band in Brighton is the best way to save on travel and accommodation costs. Luckily, Brighton offers an array of exceptional acts so it shouldn’t be too tricky to find the right band for you in the area.

Once you’ve found a band you love, ask if they offer ceremony or reception drinks sets. Booking just one act will reduce travel and other expenses.

Lastly, wedding season traditionally spans the spring and summer, and many suppliers offer discounted rates outside of these times. Think about booking a winter wedding date and making the most out of those low-season discounts.

Are sound limiters an issue for your Brighton bands?

Not necessarily. If the limiter is set to a figure above 95dB, there’s no need to worry as most bands can play within this threshold. If set to a figure below this, see if your venue would be happy to switch it off for a night. Band noise levels are difficult to control and equipment can be damaged if the limiter shuts down power unexpectedly.

If this isn’t possible, we may need to suggest an acoustic act or a band with fewer members.

Why should I book my Brighton party band from Function Central?

With musical acts such as Fatboy Slim, The Kooks and Bonobo all hailing from Brighton, it’s not surprising that so many bands and performers have made it their home.

This all makes Brighton a fantastic resource for musicians, and we’ve scoured the streets of this seaside city to bring you the very best party bands available.

Booking your band is only the beginning at Function Central, we also offer 24/7 support right up until your big day.

Plus, we only work with exceptional acts who meet our strict standards for professionalism, reliability, punctuality, and courtesy.

When booking with Function Central, you can rest assured you’re booking some of the country’s top talent.

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