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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Apogee Duo

  • 2
  • (2)

Versatile duo playing rock and pop hits with backing tracks or acoustic classics. A great live sound for venues with space and sound limitations! Additional musicians and acoustic sets also available.

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from£1,350

Night Moves

  • 3
  • (15)

Led by an exceptional female vocalist, Night Moves will bring an eclectic set to your event with everything from Motown classics to modern day chart-toppers – floor-filling fun for all ages!

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from£1,045

Radio Frenzy

  • 3
  • (8)

Energetic 3-piece band featuring male lead vocals, guitar, drums and backing tracks playing a carefully selected repertoire that spans the decades. Afternoon acoustic set available.

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from£1,535

The Rubies

  • 4-8
  • (13)

Fun-loving party band who have worked alongside Jessie J and Tinie Tempah playing hits by legends from Tom Jones and Bon Jovi to Rihanna and Bruno Mars. Larger line-ups, acoustic duo and laptop DJ service also available.

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from£1,095

The Diffusers

  • 4
  • (13)

A much sought-after act who pride themselves on the high calibre of their musicianship, playing a mixture of music fresh from the pop charts and classic hits.

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from£1,400

The Roxtons

  • 4
  • (7)

Stunning indie rock & pop party band from Wales bringing you cool, contemporary covers from The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Bruno Mars, The Kinks, DNCE and many more... none of the same old boring songs!

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from£920

The Parma Violets

  • 4-6
  • (7)

One of our first-call Welsh bands: a fantastic 4-piece with male and female lead vocals playing classic rock & soul to contemporary pop & RnB. Optional DJ service and brass section.

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from£430

Mavericks

  • 2
  • (3)

Lively charismatic fiddle and guitar duo playing everything from Irish traditional music to pop songs and rock music!

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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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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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