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Cumbria bands for hire

Party bands for hire in Cumbria and the surrounding counties, for all occasions and playing covers in all styles, from rock and pop to jazz, swing and ceilidh!

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from£615

The Echoes

  • 3
  • (23)

Great value party and wedding band in the North East who've supported The Klaxons and Turin Brakes and bagged the coveted XFM unsigned band award. Large rock and pop song list spanning seven decades of covers! DJ service available.

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from£995

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (214)

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! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service & winter discounts available.

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from£2,480

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (56)

Young and animated brass band with an extensive song list of rock and pop floor-fillers and an incredible frontman/vocalist. This groundbreaking group have performed for royalty and offer the perfect alternative entertainment for your wedding or event!

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from£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (69)

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. DJ service and jazz/acoustic afternoon music available.

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from£750

Hudson

  • 3
  • (127)

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. DJ service, extra musicians and acoustic sets for your drinks reception or meal also available.

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from£795

The Graduates

  • 4
  • (15)

Impressive male-fronted rock and pop wedding covers band from the North East. Book the band with female vocalist, brass section, DJ service or acoustic afternoon sets.

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from£895

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (70)

Outstanding party band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound! Laptop DJ service available, as well as acoustic guitar or solo cocktail piano sets for your afternoon reception.

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from£740

The Turnstyles

  • 4
  • (16)

A fun, energetic and professional 4-piece wedding and party band from the North West of England, covering a variety of rock, pop and Motown from the 50s to modern-day.

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from£1,045

Radio Club

  • 4-6
  • (15)

One of Manchester’s finest function and party bands with a superb repertoire of classic and contemporary dance floor fillers. Available from a 4-piece to a 6-piece line-up.

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from£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (65)

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£1,475

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (49)

Dynamic and trendy Motown, pop and soul band with impressive industry credentials and a vast playlist of soulful floor-fillers by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Rihanna. Acoustic set and singer waiter option available.

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from£895

The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (51)

Lively female-fronted wedding function band with a huge repertoire of party classics and appearances at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival to their name. Optional extras include sax or acoustic background sets for drinks or dinner. DJ service available.

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from£1,230

The Misfits

  • 5-8
  • (53)

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£500

Chapel Trio

  • 3
  • (1)

3-piece vocal and keyboard harmony group offering a flawless musical performance for wedding ceremonies and special occasions.

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from£1,230

Swing Central

  • 5
  • (2)

Exciting swing band playing pop tunes in their unique style! Additional musicians, acoustic sets and DJ service also available.

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from£665

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (35)

With guitar-led energy and infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will always bring an electric atmosphere to your event.

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from£985

The Saints

  • 5
  • (51)

Experienced rock, pop, dance and soul band with powerful male vocals and expandable to an 8-piece featuring female vocals, keyboards and brass. Jazz duo also available for mellow background music during receptions or dinners. Midweek discounts available.

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from£750

The Jack Rabbits

  • 3-4
  • (41)

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£1,000

The Sonics

  • 4
  • (55)

Phenomenally popular North West wedding and function band, 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. DJ service, trumpet, sax and female vocalist available.

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from£735

Revolution

  • 3
  • (8)

Fun, energetic 3-piece band providing top tunes to top people at weddings, functions and parties throughout the North East.

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from£740

Super Mario

  • 3-4
  • (30)

Unbelievably talented male-fronted cover band offering a feel-good, danceable set taking in everything from 60s classics to modern chart! Extra musicians, solo afternoon acoustic set and DJ service also available.

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from£615

Allemande Ceilidh Band

  • 3-10
  • (15)

Youthful and lively party/wedding ceilidh band made up of professional musicians and a caller, performing a repertoire of traditional Scottish dance music. Available additional musicians or DJ service.

The Flavours
from£1,170

The Flavours

  • 4-5
  • (26)

This rumbunctious bunch of likely lads are like no wedding band you've heard before! They blend acoustic and electric instruments for a fresh, quirky spin on your favourite tunes, from classic Motown to 90s hip hop and current pop. Video currently in production.

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from£1,365

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (19)

Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean. Additional musicians, acoustic jazz sets and laptop DJ service available.

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from£580

The Real Steel Band

  • 3
  • (10)

Vibrant steel band playing the sounds of turquoise seas, sunshine and swaying palm trees! Huge repertoire of traditional Caribbean music as well as reggae and pop from The Beach Boys to Bruno Mars. Available in larger line-ups.


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Guide to booking party bands in Cumbria

Why should I hire a party band in Cumbria for my event?

Across its majestic countryside, Cumbria houses an extraordinary range of creative talent that pervades our roster of party bands from the county.

Boasting centuries of poets, painters, musicians and performers, our carefully-selected bands are no exception and are primed to provide the perfect musical accompaniment to your event.

From classically trained instrumentalists to stomping brass bands and indie favourites, our team of experts have collated the most experienced party bands in Cumbria to soundtrack your event.

What style of music do your Cumbria party bands perform?

We specialise in Cumbria party bands playing upbeat rock, pop and soul music from the 50s to the present day – these are the most popular genres for parties, corporate events and weddings.

But if mainstream isn't your thing, we also have Latin, ska, ceilidh and jazz bands in Cumbria. If you love the sounds of Motown, R&B and big brass sections how about hiring a Cumbria soul band?

For something more original, book a brass band.

If you’re not sure what would work best for your event, get in touch with one of our experts, and we’ll find the perfect entertainment for you.

Can you provide background musicians for hire in Cumbria?

This page is dedicated to party bands, but we can also provide musicians in Cumbria during the earlier part of your 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 can provide classical guitarists and pianists.

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

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

All of our bands will come fully equipped for your event, though it's 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 3 x 3 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 not essential.

Where do your Cumbria party bands tend to perform?

Our bands have played all across Cumbria and provided the soundtrack to a range of occasions at venues such as Newbiggin Village Hall, Askham and Helton Village Hall, Ambleside Parish Centre, The Trout Hotel, Silloth Community Hall, Santon Bridge Village Hall, Barrow-in-Furness Army Reserve Centre, Bothel Village Hall, Sedbergh People's Hall, Burton Memorial Hall, Bardsea Malt Kiln Village Hall, Threlkeld Village Hall, Kings Arms Ballroom and Bower Park.

We love to arrange bands for your private events that you're hosting in your own space as well, so let us know any ideas you have for celebrating and we'll find the perfect band to fit your occasion.

Whatever corner of Cumbria you're partying in, we'll find the right musicians and entertainment for your event.

How can we save money on our Cumbria 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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