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Dorset bands for hire

Our party bands in Dorset are available to hire for any occasion from birthdays and anniversaries to office parties and corporate product launches. Our cover bands play upbeat, mainstream rock and pop music, from 1950s rock'n'roll through to contemporary chart hits.

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Renville

  • Devon
  • 3-5
  • (60)

Authentic and high-energy indie rock 3-piece, playing a selection of the coolest tunes from the last few decades, from classic rock to Britpop bangers and the latest indie pop.

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from£1,230

Moonlight

  • Bristol
  • 3-5
  • (26)

Energetic new 3-piece party band playing old school hits and modern pop covers from Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner to Abba and the Backstreet Boys – guaranteed to keep guests on the dance floor all night long.

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from£570

The Wild Nights Duo

  • Bristol
  • 2
  • (49)

Having played together in bands for over ten years, Jon and Ben listed everything they play and realised they know loads of great songs! Available to hire with DJ service for music throughout the evening.

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from£915

Roadrunner

  • Cornwall
  • 3
  • (26)

This talented trio are ready to take your event to another level with their punchy covers of the indie favourites you always wanted to party to! Acoustic sets also available.

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from£1,300

Shake The Moon

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (60)

A sassy, classy, badass party band with 10 years experience playing the live music scene in the South West. The band features both male and female lead vocals, with DJ services and acoustic sets also available.

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Pop Life

  • Bristol
  • 3
  • (18)

High energy 3-piece with an irresistible blend of old school hits and modern pop covers, Pop Life have mastered the art of creating the perfect party soundtrack that will have all your guests on their feet.

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from£1,250

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (197)

Fun and totally unique party band with male and female vocals, playing retro swing, vintage jive and rock'n'roll through to 80s funk, 90s R&B and quirky takes on modern chart.

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from£1,335

The Crossfades

  • Gloucestershire
  • 3-5
  • (97)

With no less than three vocalists in the band, The Crossfades serve up the best vintage and modern rock, pop and indie covers with a side of crowd-pleasing charm.

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Groove Box

  • Devon
  • 9
  • (30)

Serving up classic funk and soul by Earth Wind & Fire and Aretha Franklin alongside more recent floor-fillers by Lizzo, Bruno Mars and Jamiroquai, this 10-piece funk orchestra are all about positive energy and having a good time!

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from£1,080

The Breaks

  • Plymouth
  • 3-4
  • (18)

Top function band in the South West with a large song list of swaggering rock, pop and indie suitable for all ages at weddings, parties and celebrations. Laptop DJ service and reception/dinner acoustic music available.

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Rockit

  • Surrey
  • 3-4
  • (250)

Amp up your party with Rockit: a sensational party band with a huge catalogue of rock, indie and pop floor-fillers from Chuck Berry and The Beatles to Billie Eilish and Ed Sheeran.

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The Runaways

  • Surrey
  • 4
  • (90)

Youthful, charismatic new 4-piece, channelling rock, dance, hip-hop and soul influences. The band have caught the attention of a major label – catch them now while rates are low!

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from£2,760

Pacha Vibe

  • Brighton
  • 5-10
  • (54)

Expect outstanding musicianship from players at the very top of their game, performing the best of old skool and newest anthems from R&B, club classics, garage, pop, soul and motown. Highly recommended for all types of event!

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The Renegades

  • Wiltshire
  • 5-10
  • (17)

From a dynamic 5-piece to an explosive 10-piece, this versatile band covers a real mix of genres—from rock and indie classics to reggae and modern hits—delivering electrifying performances that transform any event.

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The Wild Nights

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (37)

Top-flight wedding band performing vintage rock by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Van Morrison as well as the odd modern indie anthem! Acoustic duo and DJ option available.

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The Bright Lights

  • Bristol
  • 4-5
  • (23)

Performing all your favourite hits in their unique party, festival style, The Bright Lights provide an energetic and eclectic mix of good fun party songs with a upbeat acoustic folk/country influenced sound.

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Midnight Echo

  • Plymouth
  • 3-4
  • (31)

Dynamic pop-punk and indie-rock three-piece, rocking out tunes from Fleetwood Mac to Queen and Coldplay, while amping up the festival vibe with an added acoustic guitar.

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Party Up

  • Kent
  • 6-10
  • (187)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest soul, funk and R&B band in the South East! Featuring sax and up to three stunning vocalists, the band count Sky, Cadburys and Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

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The Coves

  • Bristol
  • 5-6
  • (27)

A young, energetic and professional party band bringing their well-loved, diverse repertoire to get your guests moving to tunes from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire to Beyoncé and The Weeknd.

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from£1,160

Mastersound

  • Birmingham
  • 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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Guide to booking party bands in Dorset

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

Musical creativity beats at the heart of Dorset and, to date, it has produced an incredible range of musical figures including Little Mix's Perrie Edwards, PJ Harvey and Deep Purple's Ian Gillan.

In short, Dorset has the class and creative energy to produce musicians and performers of any genre for your event.

Whether you're hosting a sophisticated celebration, a jazzy awards do or an anniversary or birthday party, we have scoured the area for the county's finest performers and collated them in our diverse and varied roster of party bands in Dorset and the surrounding area.

What style of music do your Dorset party bands perform?

We specialise in Dorset 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 in Dorset. If you love the sounds of Motown, R&B and big brass sections how about hiring a 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 Dorset?

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

Our Dorset party bands perform across the county and have had memorable evenings with celebrations at venues such as Parkstone United Reformed Church, Oakmeadians RFC, South Perrott Village Hall, The Station Kitchen, Litton and Thorners Community Hall, Allendale Community Centre, Sixpenny Handley Village Hall, Wimborne Scout Hall, Bar Beyond, Broadstone War Memorial Hall, Corscombe Village Hall, The Hub, The Piccadilly Ballroom and Verwood Parish Centre.

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 band to fit your occasion.

We've enlisted talented musicians throughout Dorset who will put on the perfect entertainment for your event.

How can we save money on our Dorset band?

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

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.


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