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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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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£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (79)

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£1,230

Smoke & Mirrors

  • 4
  • (25)

Combining slick production with exceptional musical talent, these party-starters are a cut above the rest when it comes to an unforgettable night of music!

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from£2,480

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (68)

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£1,475

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (50)

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. Acoustic set and singer waiter option available.

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from£995

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (81)

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£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (38)

High energy party band with a big sound that’s perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events. They feature superb male vocals and sax, but also offer stripped-back line ups, afternoon acoustic or jazz sets, stage hire and DJ service.

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from£830

Skylight

  • 3
  • (38)

Skylight are a powerful trio, 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£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£875

Hudson

  • 3
  • (128)

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£2,830

Elix

  • 6-12
  • (18)

Brand new luxury 6 to 12-piece show band featuring some of the most outstanding musicians in Manchester, who have performed alongside artists such as Paloma Faith, JLS, James Morrison and The Script.

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from£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (66)

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£1,220

Pretty Fly Guys

  • 4
  • (38)

Fun and friendly band fully armed with high energy party tunes and years of experience on the function and wedding circuit

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from£995

East River

  • 4-10
  • (37)

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£1,365

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (40)

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£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£990

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£795

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (35)

Guitar-led 3-piece playing infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will have you singing along until closing time!

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from£1,230

The Boogie Bugs

  • 6
  • (24)

Top wedding & party band with male and female vocals as well as sax! Acoustic sets and DJ service available.

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from£1,350

Phoenix

  • 4-7
  • (34)

Energetic indie rock band playing everything from Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters to AC/DC and Guns 'n' Roses. Also available with keyboards and female backing vocalists.


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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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