Bristol band hire

We have bands for hire in Bristol as well as Bath, Avon and throughout Somerset. We have bands in all genres, performing upbeat rock, pop and soul covers as well as jazz and Latin music, and they specialise in filling your dancefloor!

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Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
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from£625

The Crossfades

  • Bristol
  • 3-5
  • (43)

One of our most popular South West wedding bands, The Crossfades serve up energetic, fun sets of vintage and modern rock, pop and indie music. Keyboardist, DJ service and solo acoustic set available.

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from£1,365

The Tunesmiths

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (4)

Barnstorming folk-pop band, ideal for a festival-themed wedding or party! Party the night away to catchy rock and pop songs performed in the ever-popular Mumford & Sons style.

Play That Funky Music / Johnny B. Goode / Rapper's Delight / Valerie
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from£1,290

The Hits

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (6)

Bristol's standout rock and pop covers band, performing a killer repertoire of classics by the The Stones and The Kinks through to modern floorfillers by Daft Punk, The Arctic Monkeys and Bruno Mars. Laptop DJ service and photobooth available for hire!

Sugar / Summer of 69 / Everywhere / Can't Stop The Feeling
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from£1,275

The Splits

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (5)

Incredible party band who have brought their energetic rock and pop covers to weddings, private events and corporate parties for the likes of House of Fraser and ASDA. Dance to hits from Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, The Killers and Kings of Leon and consider adding a DJ set or photo booth to complete your evening's entertainment.

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from£1,475

Hancock

  • Bristol
  • 5
  • (7)

Energetic and exciting young band playing rocky covers of all your favourite indie, pop and rock songs! From Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon to David Bowie and The Beatles, there's something for everyone.

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from£1,145

Renville

  • Bristol
  • 3
  • (4)

Energetic covers band playing the best pop, funk, soul and rock songs for weddings and parties. Their lively covers are guaranteed to have your guests up and dancing all night long!

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

Cinco Magic

  • London
  • 4
  • (70)

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£1,345

The Coves

  • Bristol
  • 5-6
  • (7)

A young, energetic and professional party band who are not shy of a large crowd having brought their well-loved hits to events for clients such as Lloyds Bank and Debenhams. This band offer a diverse repertoire to get your guests moving to tunes from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire to Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. The Coves have something to suit every taste!

1999 – Prince
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from£1,230

The Sweet & Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (114)

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.

Girls & Boys – Blur
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from£1,500

Brass Fusion

  • Bristol
  • 5-6
  • (15)

A dynamic brass and drums party band with a modern and exciting repertoire of pop and funk hits, performed in a New Orleans style. Various line-up options available.

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from£1,165

Avalon

  • Bristol
  • 4-6
  • (5)

Vibrant 4-piece band lead by a fantastic female vocalist, playing all the hottest new hits! DJ service, acoustic sets and additional musicians also available.

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from£920

Kovered

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (10)

A young and energetic male-fronted 4-piece band hailing from the South West. Playing everything from Elvis to The Killers, they guys know how to rock! DJ service also available.

Promo Video
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from£1,205

Grand Central

  • Bristol
  • 4-9
  • (19)

Funk & soul party band in the South West featuring male lead vocals and a fantastic rhythm section and horns. Grand Central play uptempo, soulful tunes, from James Brown to Bruno Mars. Available with a two-piece horn section.

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from£1,045

The Jammin Cats

  • Bristol
  • 3-5
  • (15)

On-trend acoustic band featuring male vocals, acoustic guitar and double bass and an exciting pop and rock playlist. The band also offer an electric 5-piece band featuring keyboards and female vocals, as well as solo acoustic sets and DJ service. Low season and midweek discounts available.

Promo Video (4-piece)
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from£940

Soultrain

  • Bristol
  • 4-8
  • (17)

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

Promo Video
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from£1,050

Fader

  • Bristol
  • 3-4
  • (4)

Vibrant party trio, covering the likes of Kings of Leon, Jonny Cash and The Killers! Packed with energy, this rock & pop wedding and function band will get people dancing all night long. Option to add female vocalist also available.

Mastersound Medley
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from£1,080

Mastersound

  • Birmingham
  • 4-7
  • (43)

Young and talented new party and wedding band in the West Midlands, featuring grand piano, male and female lead vocals and a host of rock, soul and pop anthems to get all your guests dancing – from Chuck Berry to Beyonce. Larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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

Blue Juice

  • Brighton
  • 4-5
  • (139)

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.

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from£1,785

Soul Circus

  • Bristol
  • 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.

Don't Wanna Miss A Thing / Killing In The Name Of
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from£1,845

The Brass Animals

  • Birmingham
  • 8
  • (15)

Knock-out New Orleans style brass party band with drums for Mardi Gras parades, festivals, funerals, surprise entries and dancing!

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from£1,410

Shut The Funk Door

  • Bristol
  • 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.

The Mod Cons
from£1,060

The Mod Cons

  • Warwickshire
  • 4
  • (51)

Exciting male-fronted wedding and party band, playing music from all decades but specialising in the swinging 60s! Stunningly authentic performances using incredible vintage equipment. Extra performances, low-season rates and DJ service available.

September / Forget Me Nots / Got To Be Real / Best Of My Love / Night To Remember / Wanna Be Your Lover
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from£1,685

Party Up

  • Kent
  • 6-10
  • (132)

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.

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
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from£875

Rockit

  • Surrey
  • 3-4
  • (137)

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£490

King Street Swing Band

  • Bristol
  • 2-5
  • (8)

Authentic jazz and swing band playing Gatsby, soul and jive with a variety of line-up options, additional musicians and DJ laptop service available.


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What style of music do our Bristol party bands play?

Bristol is one of the most musical cities in the UK, so you’ve got no shortage of Bristol bands for hire to choose from.

Our rock and pop function bands in Bristol play the biggest anthems from the last sixty years, from Chuck Berry to Bruno Mars. Our Bristol soul bands focus on Motown and funk as well as soul-infused pop by Adele, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce.

Our wedding bands in Bristol are made up of enthusiastic professionals who are young enough to love their job, but mature enough to know how to make your reception rock! Our bands for hire are suitable for any venue, budget and genre. We have Latin bands and steel bands as well as barn dance and ceilidh bands to fill your dancefloor with all ages.

Need background music? Hire a Bristol jazz band!

Most bands listed below are intended as the headline entertainment for but we can provide music for the afternoon as well. Our Bristol jazz bands will play swinging background music which is upbeat enough to help break the ice at a corporate function or reception, but quiet enough to allow your guests to hear themselves talk! If you want to take it up a notch later on, hire a swing band complete with vocalist to sing Rat Pack material or pop songs in a vintage style.

Why book a Bristol party band through Function Central?

Hiring a Bristol party band from Function Central will give you peace of mind: all our bookings are secured with easy-to-understand contracts and come with our live music guarantee. If inclement weather or an accident prevents an act from reaching your venue on the day, we provide round-the-clock emergency support to make sure a replacement band gets to you as quickly as possible.

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