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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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from£920

Wildwood Folk

  • 4
  • (10)

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£850

The Breaks

  • 3-4
  • (33)

Top function band in the South West with a large song list of swaggering rock, pop and indie suitable for all ages at weddings, parties and celebrations. Laptop DJ service, reception/dinner acoustic music as well as larger line-ups including brass and keyboards.

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from£1,220

The Rumours

  • 4
  • (25)

Believe everything you hear about these guys! The Rumours are a vibrant 4-piece band that come with boundless energy and an infectious love for mixing the latest hits from Bruno Mars and George Ezra with timeless classics from Chic, Earth Wind & Fire and The Beatles.

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from£1,100

Renville

  • 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!

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from£920

The Spooks

  • 3-4
  • (22)

Breathtaking vocals, lush harmonies and an explosive rhythm section – this West Midlands wedding party band play a wide selection of soul, disco, rock’n’roll and the latest indie to keep you dancing until the wee hours! DJ service 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£995

The In-Laws

  • 4
  • (97)

Super-talented and authentic rock and pop band, whose sensational live performances at corporate parties, birthdays and weddings have attracted the attention of EMI. The band are unique in that they come with their own dedicated, professional DJ.

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from£920

Get Carter

  • 4-5
  • (58)

High-energy wedding and corporate party band in the South East, playing crowd-rousing pop, rock, dance, funk and soul music from the 1960s to the present day. The band have played Glastonbury and the Roundhouse and count Audi and Nintendo amongst their regular clients. DJ service and acoustic sets available.

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from£1,045

Kovered

  • 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.

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from£970

The Scarlets

  • 3
  • (18)

Vibrant party band performing a range of music, from classic hits of the 70s and 80s to brand new chart toppers of today! Hear all your modern favourites by Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars and Beyoncé! DJ laptop service also available.

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from£920

Stereo Sonic

  • 3-4
  • (13)

Powerful and animated pop, rock and soul band serving the South West. Expect high-calibre musicianship and chart-topping covers from Pharrell, Ed Sheeran & Bruno Mars to keep the dancefloor moving non-stop! Larger line-ups, afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service available.

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from£1,050

Fader

  • 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.

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from£1,845

The Brass Animals

  • 8
  • (36)

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

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from£1,785

Shut The Funk Door

  • 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.

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from£1,045

The Modes

  • 4-6
  • (3)

Young, fresh 4 or 5-piece party band with a choice of male vocalist/trumpet player, female vocalist/sax player, or both! DJ and acoustic sets also available.

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from£800

Roadrunner

  • 3
  • (26)

This talented trio are ready to take your event to another level with their punchy covers of the indie favourites you always wanted to party to! Acoustic sets also available.

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from£1,060

The Mod Cons

  • 4
  • (53)

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.

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from£490

King Street Swing Band

  • 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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from£515

Jitterbug Jazz

  • 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.

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from£885

The Moonbeams

  • 4-7
  • (4)

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

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from£385

Swing Sensation

  • 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.

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from£550

The Maples

  • 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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from£1,220

The Duplicate Beatles

  • 4
  • (5)

Exceptional Beatles tribute band, recreating the sounds and styles of The Beatles with outstanding attention to detail and a repertoire covering more than one hundred classic tunes from 1962 to 1970. Duo and premium options available.

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from£525

The Wild Nights Duo

  • 2
  • (36)

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£770

The Transformers

  • 4
  • (9)

Playing classics from the Stones to the Scissor Sisters, The Transformers are four genteel types who burst into life under the faintest glimmer of a spotlight!


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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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