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Bristol bands for hire

We have party 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, swing and ceilidh, and they specialise in filling your dancefloor!

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The Crossfades

  • 3-5
  • (62)

The Crossfades serve up the best vintage and modern rock, pop and indie covers with a side of crowd-pleasing charm. Keyboardist, DJ service and solo acoustic set available.

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from£1,300

Shake The Moon

  • 4
  • (14)

A sassy, classy, bad ass party band with 10 years experience playing the live music scene in the South West. DJ services and acoustic sets also available.

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from£855

The Jammin Cats

  • 3-5
  • (15)

On-trend wedding band with exciting pop and rock playlist. The band also offer an electric 5-piece band featuring keyboards and female vocals, as well as an acoustic band option and DJ service. Low season and midweek discounts available.

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from£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (131)

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£1,045

Kovered

  • 4
  • (21)

High energy, rock-oriented 4-piece, playing everything from Elvis and The Kinks to Oasis and The Arctic Monkeys, with a few funkier songs thrown in for good measure.

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from£3,295

Soul Club

  • 6-10
  • (31)

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£1,400

Grand Central

  • 4-9
  • (30)

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£995

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (153)

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!

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from£1,050

The Shake Its

  • 3
  • (11)

The Shake Its are a high energy, retro sounding vintage rock 'n' roll band recreating the super-cool sounds of the 50s and 60s era, in a dynamic and modern way.

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from£990

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (55)

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£970

The Summertime Blues

  • 3-7
  • (26)

Vintage rock’n’roll and rhythm & blues band featuring male vocals, double bass, drums and harmonica. A refreshing alternative to your standard pop covers band.

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from£1,290

The Hits

  • 4
  • (27)

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!

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from£1,745

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (158)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest pop, soul and funk band in the South East! The band offer either male or joint male and female vocals and count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

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from£525

The Wild Nights Duo

  • 2
  • (38)

Having played together in bands for over ten years, Jon and Ben listed everything they play and realised they know loads of great songs! Available to hire with DJ service for music throughout the evening.

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from£2,240

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (61)

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£965

Monofunk

  • 4
  • (21)

Slick party band with a electro-pop sound, ideal for any event from parties and weddings to luxury cruise liners. Monofunk are passionate about making your event unforgettable.

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from£1,235

Shakedown

  • 4-12
  • (64)

Knock-out party band featuring members who have recorded and performed at Abbey Road and Glastonbury and playing some of the biggest soul and pop floor-fillers of all time.

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from£1,785

Mash It Up

  • 5-8
  • (23)

Funky male-fronted party band mixing classic soul, garage throwbacks and modern chart, specialising in epic mash-ups! The band have performed on the BBC, and at Glastonbury and Bestival! Hire options include additional musicians, acoustic duo and DJ service.

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from£1,185

Superstrut

  • 4
  • (61)

Dressed to the nines and touting a crowd-pleasing, quickfire set of R&B, pop, hip hop, classic soul and funk, Superstrut will have your guests moving and hollering from the first note.

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from£1,335

The Coves

  • 5-6
  • (27)

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!


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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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