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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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Skylight

  • 3
  • (85)

Powerful party and wedding band, ready to get your party rocking! The band have a diverse songlist which will surprise, delight and keep your guests dancing and singing along.

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from£1,160

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (74)

Danceable, piano-led pop and soul 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 Adele.

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from£1,750

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (79)

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£1,180

Agent Smith

  • 4-6
  • (258)

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£1,995

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (117)

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£1,120

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (104)

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£1,130

The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (65)

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£995

Hudson

  • 3
  • (157)

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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The Aviators

  • 3-4
  • (38)

With a repertoire spanning six decades, this dynamic party band sings everything from Fleetwood Mac to Daft Punk, promising a hassle-free, all-inclusive celebration with top-notch PA and lighting.

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Century

  • 4-5
  • (56)

With joint female and male lead vocals and a backing band of unrivalled funkmeisters, Century put on a fun, rip-roaring show that your guests will never forget.

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from£1,230

Night by Night

  • 4-6
  • (9)

Energetic and versatile, this 4-piece wedding and party band guarantees an unforgettable experience with a dynamic blend of old classics and current hits.

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from£995

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (48)

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£2,560

The Soul Stars

  • 5-12
  • (24)

The Soul Stars bring the best of soul, Motown, and old-school R&B, with unmatched energy and huge vibes. Musicians in the band have featured on Jools Holland and on iconic stages alongside music legends.

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The Suit Ups

  • 5-6
  • (16)

Energetic and experienced five-piece covering pop, rock, soul, and Motown hits from the 60s to today to keep the dance floor packed all night long.

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from£1,150

Gallery

  • 4
  • (49)

Fresh-faced, high-energy 4-piece band featuring both male and female vocals and playing all of the nation's favourite dance floor fillers – from The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Blondie to George Michael, Dua Lipa, and The Arctic Monkeys.

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The Retro Pops

  • 4-6
  • (47)

The Retro Pops re-interpret classic pop songs from the 1970s to the 2020s in a variety of other genres, from jazz and blues to calypso. A fresh approach to the traditional party band format.

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The Flavours

  • 4-8
  • (5)

The Flavours energise any event with chart-topping hits, soulful classics, and good time vibes, offering acoustic sets, DJ services, and a personalised playlist to keep the party going!

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Superted

  • 3-4
  • (30)

Experienced all-male wedding function band who have toured with Deacon Blue and The Sugababes. Expect danceable classics by artists such as Queen and The Killers! DJ service available.

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The Sonics

  • 4
  • (67)

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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The Heartbreakers

  • 4
  • (5)

Belting out classic and modern anthems from Summer of '69 to Mr Brightside as well as contemporary pop, these northern rockers know how to ignite a party vibe like no-one else, guaranteeing an unforgettable night of non-stop dancing.


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Guide to booking wedding bands in Derbyshire

What styles of music do your Derbyshire wedding bands play?

Boasting more musicians per metre than characters in a Jane Austen novel, Derbyshire is bursting with artistic talent that promises to set your wedding celebrations apart from the rest.

Our Derbyshire wedding bands specialise in popular music for dancing – from classics by The Beatles and Stevie Wonder to current chart hits by Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Lizzo.

If mainstream isn't your thing – how about hiring 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 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 musicians for our ceremony or drinks reception?

Of course. We have Derby musicians fit to play at Pemberley and entertain Mr Darcy.

Check out our classical wedding musicians for elegant ceremony music. For the drinks reception, why not book a wedding singer/Rat Pack tribute act to create a cool and glamorous atmosphere.

Where in the Derby 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.

We don't like pop music. Can you help?

Absolutely, and we love it when people get creative with their wedding music.

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 Derby 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 in Derby and surrounds

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

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