Bristol band hire

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

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

Our rock and pop cover 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.

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.

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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The Crossfades
from£625

The Crossfades

  • Bristol
  • 3-5
  • (33)

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.

Play 'video'
from£1,165

Avalon

  • Bristol
  • 4-6
  • (5)

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

Play 'video'
from£860

Kovered

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (10)

A young and energetic, male fronted 4-piece function band hailing from the South West. Playing everything from Elvis to the Killers! DJ service also available.

24k Magic / Rock With You
Play '24k Magic / Rock With You'
from£995

Cinco Magic

  • London
  • 4
  • (22)

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
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,205

Grand Central

  • Bristol
  • 4-9
  • (3)

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.

1999 – Prince
Play '1999 – Prince'
from£1,230

The Sweet & Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (94)

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.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,050

Fader

  • Bristol
  • 3-4

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.

Brass Fusion
from£1,500

Brass Fusion

  • Bristol
  • 5-6
  • (5)

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.

Happy / Proud Mary / Great Balls of Fire
Play 'Happy / Proud Mary / Great Balls of Fire'
from£1,080

Mastersound

  • Birmingham
  • 4-7
  • (21)

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.

Express Yourself – Charles Wright
Play 'Express Yourself – Charles Wright'
from£995

Blue Juice

  • Brighton
  • 4-5
  • (131)

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.

Play 'video'
from£1,845

The Brass Animals

  • Birmingham
  • 8
  • (4)

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

Play 'video'
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 and afternoon sets also available.

The Mod Cons
from£1,060

The Mod Cons

  • Warwickshire
  • 4
  • (50)

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

Party Up

  • Kent
  • 6 - 10
  • (113)

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.

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from£940

Soultrain

  • Bristol
  • 4-8
  • (5)

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

Play That Funky Music / Johnny B. Goode / Rapper's Delight / Valerie
Play 'Play That Funky Music / Johnny B. Goode / Rapper's Delight / Valerie'
from£1,165

The Hits

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (5)

Energetic young band with a killer repertoire of songs by artists from Daft Punk and The Killers to The Rolling Stones and The Kinks. Laptop DJ service and photobooth available for hire!

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£875

Rockit

  • Surrey
  • 3-4
  • (173)

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.

Play 'video'
from£490

King Street Swing Band

  • Bristol
  • 2-5
  • (7)

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

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£515

Jitterbug Jazz

  • Birmingham
  • 3-5
  • (5)

Jitterbug Jazz are a young, talented all-male piano trio dedicated to providing sophisticated musical entertainment for weddings, parties, corporate functions and any other special occasions.

Promo video (Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand)
Play 'Promo video (Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand)'
from£1,000

Penfold

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (115)

On-trend wedding function band, suitable for all events from classy wedding receptions to high-end corporate events. The band cover rock and pop music from Elvis and the Beatles through to The Killers and Sam Smith. DJ service, brass section and acoustic sets available.

Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
Play 'Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine'
from£885

The Moonbeams

  • Bristol
  • 4-7
  • (4)

Classy function band playing classic pop hits in their signature jazzy style. Additional brass players and afternoon duo performances also available.

Play 'video'
from£385

Swing Sensation

  • Bristol
  • 1-10
  • (20)

Versatile jazz and swing vocalist singing the classics by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Michael Bublé. Full band also available.

Play 'video'
from£430

The Maples

  • Wiltshire
  • 2
  • (5)

Mellow acoustic duo playing an eclectic mix of material from Fleetwood Mac and Radiohead to Kylie Minogue and Whitney Houston.


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