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Derbyshire bands for hire

The very best party bands for hire in Derbyshire and the surrounding area, from the UK's leading entertainment agency! Select your perfect entertainment from our roster of professional cover bands, musicians and DJs as well as jazz, swing and ceilidh bands.

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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£1,080

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (65)

Young and talented party band from the West Midlands, featuring both female and male lead vocals and a host of rock, soul and pop anthems to get all your guests dancing – from Chuck Berry to Beyonce. Larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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from£1,000

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£895

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£1,475

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (50)

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£750

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£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£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£1,220

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£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£1,355

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£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

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£1,230

Smoke & Mirrors

  • 4
  • (25)

Dangerously good fun and super slick, this powerhouse brings together the best of the UK's musical talent for a show that is anything but ordinary.

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from£925

Give It Up

  • 3-5
  • (12)

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£1,350

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 Derbyshire

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

Whether you're celebrating an anniversary in the Peak District, a big birthday in Derby or hosting award ceremonies in Chesterfield, Derbyshire is a beautiful place to get married.

Not only that, it's saturated with as much creative talent as it is mesmerising valleys and hilltops. It's also conveniently located between larger musical hubs such Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham.

We've collated the best party bands for hire in a wide range of styles and we're confident we have the act to make your event amazing.

What style of music do your Derbyshire bands perform?

We specialise in Derbyshire 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.

If you love the sounds of Motown, R&B and big brass sections how about hiring a Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire?

This page is dedicated to party bands, but we can also provide musicians in Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire party bands tend to perform?

Our Derbyshire party bands perform across the county at celebrations and venues such as Rosliston & Cauldwell Village Hall, Weston on Trent, Mayfield Memorial Hall, St John's Church Long Eaton, The Devonshire Dome, Buxton Methodist Church, St Nicholas Church Hall, Hillstown Village Hall, Glapwell Community Centre, Monyash Village Hall, Ticknall Village Hall, Trinity Church Buxton, Derby Moor and The Eventide Village Hall.

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 party band to fit your occasion.

From north Derbyshire to the south, we've enlisted talented musicians that can put on the perfect entertainment for your event.

How can we save money on our Derbyshire band?

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your party 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.

Consider hiring a band from Derbyshire itself, to save on travel and accommodation costs. If that's not possible however, we have bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.


Find local cover bands in Derbyshire and UK wide

Function Central are a leading Derbyshire covers band booking agency, with outstanding acts, unbeatable prices, secure contracts and 5 star rated customer service. Our musicians and DJs are available for events throughout the UK and internationally.

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