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Cardiff bands for hire

Whatever your musical tastes, you’ll find the right party band for you in Cardiff and South Wales. From folk to pop and modern rock, the Welsh capital has it all.

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Radio Frenzy

  • South Wales
  • 4
  • (28)

Energetic 4-piece band featuring male lead vocals, guitar, drums and backing tracks playing a carefully selected repertoire that spans the decades. Afternoon acoustic set available. Booking for 2023 only.

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from£1,330

The Signatures

  • Cardiff
  • 4-6
  • (12)

Electrifying band bringing the best of pop and soul from every era – from Tina Turner to Bruno Mars – while also offering acoustic sets customised for any event size and style.

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from£1,335

The Crossfades

  • Gloucestershire
  • 3-5
  • (97)

With no less than three vocalists in the band, The Crossfades serve up the best vintage and modern rock, pop and indie covers with a side of crowd-pleasing charm.

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from£985

Renville

  • Devon
  • 3-5
  • (60)

Authentic and high-energy indie rock 3-piece, playing a selection of the coolest tunes from the last few decades, from classic rock to Britpop bangers and the latest indie pop.

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from£995

Loveshack

  • Newport
  • 4
  • (44)

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 modern classics.

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from£1,230

Limelight

  • South Wales
  • 4
  • (14)

One of the UK's leading Mumford-style folk bands, blending country pop and Irish jigs with contemporary party anthems.

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from£985

Beat Parade

  • South Wales
  • 3
  • (30)

With strong female vocals supported by guitar, backing vocals and drums, this small trio has the same sound and live impact as a ten-piece band.

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from£1,535

The Rubies

  • South Wales
  • 4-8
  • (25)

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 Lady Gaga. Larger line-ups, acoustic duo and laptop DJ service also available.

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from£1,850

Grand Central

  • Bristol
  • 5-9
  • (33)

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 David Bowie. Available with a two-piece horn section.

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from£1,475

Eskimo

  • South Wales
  • 4
  • (21)

A male-fronted, 4-piece band that offer the perfect mix between modern pop and indie with great variety in both their performance and set lists.

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from£570

The Wild Nights Duo

  • Bristol
  • 2
  • (49)

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£1,970

The Rumours

  • London
  • 4
  • (30)

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£2,585

Ministry of 80s

  • South Wales
  • 5
  • (10)

Experience a thrilling throwback to the flamboyant era of the 1980s – the golden age of pop, rock, and new wave. This retro extravaganza is guaranteed to engage your audience!

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from£1,845

The Modes

  • Cardiff
  • 4-6
  • (22)

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. Discounts for midweek or off-season events.

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from£1,160

Mastersound

  • Birmingham
  • 4-7
  • (74)

Danceable, piano-led pop and soul from the West Midlands, with both female and male lead vocals and a song list of danceable rock, soul and pop anthems from Chuck Berry to Adele.

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The Wild Nights

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (37)

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£860

Banzai

  • Birmingham
  • 3-6
  • (61)

Energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Lady Gaga, The Weekend and more!

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from£1,290

Night Moves

  • Oxfordshire
  • 4
  • (34)

Night Moves are a dynamic 4-piece party band of the highest quality. With 4 vocals, superb harmonies, and their high energy, you can guarantee this band will have the dance floor PACKED for your event all night long!

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from£1,785

The Hits

  • Bristol
  • 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£2,060

The Diffusers

  • Cardiff
  • 5
  • (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.


Guide to booking party bands in Cardiff

What musical genres can we expect your Cardiff party bands to play?

From vintage and modern rock to folk and pop, our Cardiff and South Wales bands offer up a wide range of musical styles.

Do your Cardiff bands come with everything they need?

PA systems, mics, amplifiers, and instruments are all provided by our bands and are suitable for indoor and marquee receptions.

Almost all our Cardiff bands will bring stage lighting as well, but check the band’s profile on the website.

How many sets will the band play?

Typically, party bands perform 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets with one or two short breaks between sets. For evening parties, they’d aim to arrive at around 6pm, and would need an hour to set up.

Where in the Cardiff area do your party bands perform?

Our party bands play throughout Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and South Wales playing some of the region’s best-loved venues including Chepstow Racecourse, Craig-y-Nos Castle, Canada Lodge, Buckland Hall, St David's Hotel & Spa, Home Farm, Glanusk Estate, The Park House Club, St Mellons Hotel, the Cardiff Marriott and Gliffaes Country House.

How can we save money on our Cardiff band?

Firstly, booking a local Cardiff band will save you needless travel and accommodation expenses. Secondly, timing is everything. You’ll find the most competitive rates during the winter and on weekdays, so consider these times before setting your date.

Before booking your evening band, check if they can offer background music for your ceremony or drinks reception. Booking just one act will save on additional expenses.

My venue has a sound limiter set to 92dB – is this a problem?

Limiters set to 92dB or lower are likely to cause problems for most venues. First, see if the sound limiter can be turned off by the venue staff, though this may not be possible if it’s hard-wired.

If it cannot be turned off, let us know. The band may be able to replace live drums with electronic drums to keep levels under control and within the limits of the meter.

Why book a Cardiff band from Function Central?

We only work with exceptional performers and so you know you’re getting the very best when booking a Cardiff party band with Function Central.

Each act has proven that they meet our strict standards for professionalism and reliability, and we provide 24/7 support up until your big day, giving you a straightforward and stress-free booking experience.

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