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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)

Soulful, danceable pop 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 Clean Bandit. Larger line-ups and laptop 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£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£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£2,480

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (68)

Young and animated brass band with an extensive song list of 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£1,355

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£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£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (37)

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£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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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£1,320

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£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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The Trebletones

  • 4-5
  • (43)

A Cheshire-based covers band who regularly play at weddings and events all over the UK and Europe with an eclectic repertoire spanning the last five decades.

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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£730

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£1,220

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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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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