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Derbyshire wedding bands

Hire the very best wedding bands in Derbyshire and the surrounding area, from the UK's leading entertainment agency! Select your perfect wedding entertainment from our roster of professional bands, musicians and DJs.

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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£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£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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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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from£1,550

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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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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Bertie And The Spiffs

  • 4-5
  • (21)

Hugely entertaining and swinging 1920s-style jazz band, who have previously performed at Wembley Stadium. The band put their own unique and eccentric take on modern pop, from Taylor Swift to Motorhead! DJ laptop service available on request.


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Guide to booking wedding & function bands in Derbyshire

What styles of music do your Derbyshire wedding bands play?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a romantic wedding requires a great soundtrack, but with so many styles to choose from, where should you start?

To get everyone on the dancefloor, hire a Derbyshire wedding band playing classics by The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and current chart hits, and for a quieter, sit-down event, try a wedding singer/Rat Pack tribute act to create a cool and glamorous atmosphere.

For a cosmopolitan audience, how about a Latin band, a salsa band or a Caribbean steel band?

We supply live wedding music to fit every pocket, and our local bands can adapt their sound to fit your venue perfectly – whether you’re having a grand opening at a theatre or a wedding reception in a shoebox.

What's more, if you find a wedding band on another agency, we will match their price, leaving plenty of your budget left over for the rest of your plans.

Do all your wedding bands bring their own sound and lighting equipment?

All our bands for weddings are fully self-contained with their own PA sound system, microphones, backline amplifiers and instruments.

This works really well for most marquee or indoor weddings. But let us know if you're expecting more than 250 guests, so we can check whether the band’s system is large enough.

Most bands will also bring lighting for both the stage and dancefloor. Check the band's individual profile for more details and optional add-ons to enhance the show!

Can your wedding bands learn a special song for our first dance?

Most bands will be happy to learn and perform your first dance request – provided they think they can arrange it for their line-up and do it justice!

Check the act’s profile to see what they can offer and if they can’t do it live, they could just play it through their PA system using Spotify or an mp3 player.

Can you also provide Derbyshire wedding musicians for our ceremony or drinks reception?

For a wedding in Derbyshire, you’ll want musicians fit to play at Pemberley and entertain Mr Darcy!

We can supply classical Derbyshire wedding musicians for your ceremony and exciting cover bands and party bands for your evening reception.

Choose from a huge range of bands, who have been hand picked from the competition for their professionalism and talent.

Where in the Derbyshire area do your wedding bands perform?

Our Derbyshire wedding bands have played at a host of classic Derbyshire wedding venues, including Chatsworth, Bolsover Castle, Tissington Hall, Heaton House Farm and Donnington Park.

They've also pitched up at most of the towns across the county, including Derby, Chesterfield, Swadlincote, Ilkeston, Long Eaton, Belper, Dronfield, Buxton, Ripley, Staveley, Glossop, Heanor, Bolsover, Eckington, Shirebrook, Matlock, New Mills, Killamarsh, South Normanton and Clay Cross.

Can you provide other genres of function bands in the Derbyshire area, such as ceilidh, steel pan or jazz bands?

We love it when people get creative with their wedding themes and music they want on their special day.

Check out our brass and drums bands for an increasingly popular and refreshing alternative to the classic Derbyshire function band.

It's also worth browsing our wedding soul bands, ceilidh bands and latin & world music bands.

For even more offbeat music ideas, see our alternative wedding bands section.

How can we save money on our wedding band?

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your wedding band can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.

If you haven't yet set a date, consider booking a midweek or winter celebration 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.


The best live wedding music bands in Derbyshire and UK wide

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

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