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Hire a high energy Bristol party band playing upbeat rock, pop and soul covers to fill your dancefloor. We also offer jazz, swing and ceilidh

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Shake The Moon

  • 4
  • (61)

A sassy, classy, badass party band with 10 years experience playing the live music scene in the South West. The band features both male and female lead vocals, with DJ services and acoustic sets also available.

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from£1,050

The Wild Nights

  • 4
  • (38)

Top-flight wedding band performing vintage rock by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Van Morrison as well as the odd modern indie anthem! Acoustic duo and DJ option available.

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from£1,335

The Crossfades

  • 3-5
  • (101)

With no less than three vocalists in the band, The Crossfades serve up the best vintage and modern rock, pop and indie covers with a side of crowd-pleasing charm.

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from£1,230

Moonlight

  • 3-5
  • (28)

Energetic new 3-piece party band playing old school hits and modern pop covers from Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner to Abba and the Backstreet Boys – guaranteed to keep guests on the dance floor all night long.

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from£1,715

The Bright Lights

  • 4-5
  • (24)

Performing all your favourite hits in their unique party, festival style, The Bright Lights provide an energetic and eclectic mix of good fun party songs with a upbeat acoustic folk/country influenced sound.

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from£1,850

Grand Central

  • 5-9
  • (33)

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 David Bowie. Available with a two-piece horn section.

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from£2,260

The Renegades

  • 5-10
  • (27)

From a dynamic 5-piece to an explosive 10-piece, this versatile band covers a real mix of genres—from rock and indie classics to reggae and modern hits—delivering electrifying performances that transform any event.

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from£1,250

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (203)

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£985

Renville

  • 3-5
  • (63)

Authentic and high-energy indie rock 3-piece, playing a selection of the coolest tunes from the last few decades, from classic rock to Britpop bangers and the latest indie pop.

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from£1,230

Dance Party

  • 5
  • (5)

Pop, rock, blues, country, and soul – this dynamic 5-piece party band have something for everyone, turning any event into an unforgettable party!

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from£1,845

Groove Box

  • 9
  • (30)

Serving up classic funk and soul by Earth Wind & Fire and Aretha Franklin alongside more recent floor-fillers by Lizzo, Bruno Mars and Jamiroquai, this 10-piece funk orchestra are all about positive energy and having a good time!

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from£960

Midnight Echo

  • 3-4
  • (31)

Dynamic pop-punk and indie-rock three-piece, rocking out tunes from Fleetwood Mac to Queen and Coldplay, while amping up the festival vibe with an added acoustic guitar.

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from£2,340

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (190)

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£1,505

The Coves

  • 5-6
  • (27)

A young, energetic and professional party band bringing their well-loved, diverse repertoire to get your guests moving to tunes from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire to Beyoncé and The Weeknd.

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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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Hot Riffs Brass Band

  • 5-7
  • (15)

Playing authentic NOLA Mardi Gras tunes as well their own brassy takes on your favourite songs from funk and jazz to pop and R&B, Hot Riffs Brass Band bring an infectious energy and New Orleans spirit to your event.

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from£1,230

Wildwood Folk

  • 4
  • (26)

Upbeat and rousing new folk-infused acoustic pop band with joint male and female vocals – ideal for vintage and festival fans alike! The band have won plaudits from modern folk hero Seth Lakeman, as well as featured on the BBC.

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from£995

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (258)

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£1,230

Pop Life

  • 3
  • (18)

High energy 3-piece with an irresistible blend of old school hits and modern pop covers, Pop Life have mastered the art of creating the perfect party soundtrack that will have all your guests on their feet.

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from£1,845

Soul Circus

  • 5-10
  • (35)

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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Guide to booking party bands in Bristol

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

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.

What style of music do your Bristol bands perform?

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

Our rock and pop bands 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 acts 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.

Can you provide background musicians for hire in Bristol?

Most bands listed below are intended as the headline entertainment for but we can provide musicians in Bristol for the afternoon as well.

Our local 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.

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

If you’re looking for something more refined, our jazz bands in Bristol 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 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 Bristol party bands tend to perform?

The city that created music as diverse as Massive Attack and The Eagles has continued that artistic history with a musical scene today that is more alive than ever before.

The eclectic, buzzing city of Bristol boasts bars, cafes and event venues to rival any other location in the country.

Our bands have played in all areas of the city – including Clifton, Totterdown, Temple Meads, Redcliffe, Montpellier and Stoke Bishop – and also travel far beyond.

We've already brought our world class entertainment to venues such as Old Down Estate, St Audries Park, Berwick Lodge, Manor By The Lake, Clevedon Hall, Aldwick Estate, Hamswell House, The Bishop's Palace and Farrington Park.

Our Bristol bands for hire are hand-picked, so that you can be sure you’ll get fantastic entertainment that your guests will remember long after the party has finished.

How can we save money on our Bristol 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 Bristol and UK wide

Function Central is a leading Bristol covers band agency, providing exceptional talent for private events throughout the UK and internationally.

Use the menu below to find an outstanding local band – booking local saves on unnecessary travel and accommodation costs.

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