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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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from£830

Skylight

  • 3
  • (37)

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
  • (54)

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£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
  • (69)

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
  • (70)

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£750

Hudson

  • 3
  • (127)

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£2,480

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (58)

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
  • (49)

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£1,365

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (19)

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£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£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (27)

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£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (65)

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£985

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£1,570

Capital Soul

  • 5-7
  • (17)

Superb rock, pop and soul party band featuring female or male vocals and drawing on a wide repertoire of tried and tested classics. Optional brass section, Jewish songs, cocktail piano, jazz duo and DJ sets!

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from£665

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (35)

With guitar-led energy and infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will always bring an electric atmosphere to your event.

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from£1,490

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£615

Allemande Ceilidh Band

  • 3-10
  • (15)

Youthful and lively party/wedding ceilidh band made up of professional musicians and a caller, performing a repertoire of traditional Scottish dance music. Available additional musicians or DJ service.

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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£735

The Resets

  • 3-5
  • (21)

Quirky and retro acoustic trio and band playing modern pop songs in a gypsy jazz style. Available as a quartet and quintet with stunning female vocalists and percussion.

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from£1,230

The Misfits

  • 5-8
  • (53)

Stylish corporate and wedding band, featuring female lead vocals and a large set list of pop, Motown, soul, jazz, jive and vintage rock'n'roll. Booking options include male vocalist, brass section, afternoon/dinner jazz sets and DJ service.

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from£730

Banzai

  • 3-6
  • (51)

Energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Pharrell and more! Afternoon solo/duo acoustic sets, longer performances, larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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from£585

The Kicks

  • 3
  • (21)

An elegant, self-contained function band based in Greater Manchester that provides high quality entertainment for weddings, parties, corporate events and much more with a mix of modern and classic pop tunes from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Shawn Mendes and Kings of Leon.

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from£895

Cerone

  • 4-8
  • (29)

Professional and versatile rock, pop and soul function band serving the North West and beyond, covering the very best of rock, pop, funk, soul and jazz across the decades. Highly recommended!

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from£980

The Jump & Wail Big Band

  • 6
  • (5)

A swinging big band playing a winning, energetic mix of 30s jazz, 40s swing & jive, 50s rock'n'roll and 60s soul hits. Afternoon trio or quartet sets and DJ service available.

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from£1,000

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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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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