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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from£750

The Crossfades

  • 3-5
  • (57)

One of our most talked-about wedding bands this year, 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£1,290

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£1,660

The Tunesmiths

  • 4
  • (14)

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.

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from£1,205

Grand Central

  • 4-9
  • (29)

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£875

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (146)

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£1,025

The Wild Nights

  • 4
  • (17)

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£730

Banzai

  • 3-6
  • (51)

Energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Pharrell and more! Afternoon solo/duo acoustic sets, longer performances, larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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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£875

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (77)

High-impact party band, The High Rollers, specialise in classic indie rock hits by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks as well as brand new pop hits by Bruno Mars, DNCE and Pharrell Williams.

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from£1,320

The Splits

  • 4
  • (15)

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£1,105

Shake The Moon

  • 4
  • (3)

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£1,335

The Coves

  • 5-6
  • (17)

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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from£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (125)

Fun and totally unique party band with both female and male lead vocals, 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.

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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£1,355

Hancock

  • 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£1,640

Brass Fusion

  • 5-6
  • (25)

A dynamic brass and drums party band with a modern and exciting repertoire of pop and funk hits, performed in a New Orleans style. Available with vocalist for evening events.

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from£920

The Funky Monks

  • 3
  • (13)

Upbeat acoustic pop trio playing old favourites by George Michael, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, as well as brand new pop smash hits from the likes of Niall Horan, George Ezra and Ed Sheeran. DJ laptop service also available.

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from£750

Happy Daze

  • 3-4
  • (77)

Hugely popular all-male party and wedding covers band playing feel-good sing-along classics with an emphasis on vintage rock and pop music. Fantastic value! Hire the band’s DJ service and afternoon acoustic sets for non-stop music through the day. Midweek discounts available.

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from£810

The Confidentials

  • 3-5
  • (89)

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, The Killers: they’re all there! Offering DJ service, afternoon acoustic sets as well as saxophone, keyboards and second guitarist.

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from£1,080

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (54)

Young and talented party band from the West Midlands, featuring both female and male 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.

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from£1,165

Avalon

  • 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£825

Loveshack

  • 4
  • (20)

Young and talented Welsh party band with female vocals and a repertoire of danceable songs everyone knows and loves - from the 1960s right up to current day classics.

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from£995

Blue Juice

  • 4-5
  • (143)

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£700

Boots n Bones

  • 3-5
  • (35)

Festival-hardened 4-piece playing unique, folksy covers of classic and contemporary party tunes. Enormous song list and a favourite at barn weddings! DJ laptop service also available.

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from£1,230

The Godfathers

  • 4
  • (11)

Fun and funky wedding band with a hard-hitting set list of dancefloor fillers! Additional musicians, acoustic sets and DJ service also available.


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Bristol Function Bands booking guide

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

Hiring a Bristol cover 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 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.

We’re looking for Bristol function bands that can play background music – can you help?

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.

We’re putting on a stylish, classy event and need some music to match – can you help us?

If you’re looking for something more refined, our Bristol jazz bands 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 Bristol 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 function 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 wedding 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.

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