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Make your event memorable with a Cheshire party band for hire performing upbeat rock, pop and soul music for dancing. We also offer party bands in a variety of other styles, including jazz, swing and ceilidh.

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from£1,475

The Misfits

  • 5-8
  • (55)

Stylish corporate and wedding band, featuring female lead vocals and a large set list of pop, Motown, soul, jazz, jive and vintage rock'n'roll. Booking options include male vocalist, brass section, afternoon/dinner jazz sets and DJ service.

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from£995

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (233)

Exceptional party and wedding band playing everything from vintage 1950s rock’n’roll to cutting edge pop, indie and R&B. High profile clients include BT, Mini Cooper and Microsoft!

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from£1,325

Supertonic

  • 4-7
  • (32)

Polished and versatile party and wedding band playing pop, soul, dance, electronic and R&B music. Additional musicians also available and discounts for low-season or midweek events.

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from£750

The Jack Rabbits

  • 3-4
  • (43)

Fun and lively male-fronted wedding party band covering rock and pop music from the 1950s to the present day, from Jerry Lee Lewis to Jake Bugg, via Duran Duran and Oasis. DJ service, acoustic sets and female vocalist available.

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from£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (75)

World-class pop, funk and soul function band, refreshing and recreating the classic soul sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s, alongside soul-infused contemporary pop and R&B.

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from£995

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (73)

Outstanding wedding band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound!

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from£1,480

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (57)

Dynamic Motown, pop and soul band with stunning female and male lead vocals, impressive industry credentials and a playlist of soulful floor-fillers by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna.

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from£830

Skylight

  • 3
  • (42)

Skylight are a powerful party and wedding band, ready to get your party rocking! With a diverse songlist which will surprise, delight and keep your guests dancing and singing along.

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from£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (70)

Popular, energetic 5 or 6-piece wedding band featuring male vocals and first rate musicians. Afternoon acoustic jazz & swing sets and DJ service available.

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from£875

Hudson

  • 3
  • (131)

One of our leading wedding bands in the North West, Hudson are a powerful trio playing everything from uptempo 50s rock'n'roll to last week's number 1.

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from£1,230

Smoke and Mirrors

  • 4-5
  • (27)

With a powerhouse vocalist up front and a backing band of unrivalled funkmeisters, Smoke & Mirrors put on a fun, rip-roaring show which your guests will never forget.

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from£1,170

The Sonics

  • 4
  • (57)

Phenomenally popular party & wedding band in the North West, featuring outstanding male vocals, guitar synth and a large set list of danceable rock, soul, reggae and pop music, from The Beatles to The Weeknd.

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from£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (37)

Dr Funtimes mix the perfect amount of on-stage silliness with the highest levels of talent and professionalism! Expect party anthems from artists as diverse Michael Jackson, The Proclaimers, Kool & The Gang and Calvin Harris.

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from£1,320

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (41)

Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean.

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from£895

The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (51)

Exciting female-fronted wedding band playing the biggest party hits, from modern pop, 80s and 90s, disco/funk to rock, Motown and soul. The band have performed at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival.

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from£1,230

East River

  • 5-10
  • (39)

Take your event the full distance and let East River carry you away with all your favourite tunes late into the night! Acoustic background sets also available.

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from£875

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (36)

Guitar-led wedding and party band playing infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will have you singing along until closing time!

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from£985

Give It Up

  • 3-5
  • (13)

Perform a varied mix of timeless and current classics guaranteed to get you and your guests celebrating all throughout the festivities!

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from£1,220

Pretty Fly Guys

  • 4
  • (38)

Fun and friendly 4-piece, fully armed with high energy party tunes and years of experience on the function and wedding circuit.

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from£740

Super Mario

  • 3-4
  • (32)

Unbelievably talented male-fronted cover band offering a feel-good, danceable set taking in everything from 60s classics to indie and modern chart!


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Guide to booking party bands in Cheshire

Why should I hire a Cheshire party band for my event?

Whatever occasion you are celebrating, music is the best way to make any event memorable, and Cheshire attracts great musicians from all over the world!

Our experts have tracked down the most talented and reliable Cheshire party bands for hire so that you don’t have to.

We have acts in all styles, suitable for all budgets – and all of them are young enough to love what they do and experienced enough to know exactly what to play and when!

What style of music do your Cheshire party bands perform?

Our party and wedding bands in Cheshire play every song you love, from Merseybeat to the latest chart-toppers. And we can offer more than mainstream rock and pop: if you love dancing, how about hiring a Latin or salsa band?

If you want a sophisticated backdrop for a formal event, how about choosing a jazz or classical group? Whatever your taste and budget, we'll have the act for you!

Choosing one of the best party bands doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the rest of your event. All our Cheshire party bands are great value for money, and our range of budget options, such as singers with backing tracks and acoustic duos, means you can have the spontaneity and excitement of live music without denting your drinks budget.

Can you provide background musicians for hire in Cheshire?

This page is dedicated to party bands, but Function Central is an entertainment agency in Cheshire providing musicians for hire throughout the day, not just at your evening reception.

For a wedding ceremony, you could hire one of our string quartets. For the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail party and drinks receptions, we have local guitarists and pianists.

Or for a summer garden party or outdoor event, our steel bands and Dixieland jazz bands in Cheshire are much in-demand!

Do you offer other musical genres, such as ceilidh or jazz bands in Cheshire?

If you’re looking for something more refined, our Cheshire 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 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 Cheshire party bands tend to perform?

Resting between North Wales' stunning hills and the rolling green of the Peak District, Cheshire offers a gorgeous arena to host your party.

With a host of experience performing in venues such as Colshaw Hall, Heaton House Farm, Sandhole Oak Barn, Thornton Manor, The Ashes Barns and Country House, Mottram Hall, Crewe Hall and Pryors Hayes Golf Club, our bands love to put on a party in this photogenic county.

Our party bands perform regularly throughout Cheshire and beyond, including: Warrington, Chester, Crewe, Runcorn, Widnes, Ellesmere Port, Macclesfield, Northwich, Wilmslow, Winsford, Congleton, Sandbach, Nantwich, Poynton, Neston, Middlewich, Alsager and Knutsford.

For a wider choice of musical options, you can also browse our bands in the West Midlands and our bands in the North West.

How can we save money on our Cheshire 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 Cheshire and UK wide

Cover bands are the best way of making any occasion unique and memorable, as well as keeping your guests on the dancefloor all night! But how do you know if you’re getting a great local band?

Function Central have hand-picked the most talented and reliable acts in Cheshire in every genre – you can even listen to them play before you book, so you can be certain you’ll love them at your party!

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