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Dorset wedding bands

From Wimborne to Weymouth, we have Dorset wedding bands performing the very best rock, pop, Motown and soul music through the eras.

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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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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£995

The High Rollers

  • London
  • 3
  • (108)

Authentically recreated indie rock covers by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks sit alongside funkier pop by Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift and Pharrell Williams. For value and impact, wedding bands don't come better than this.

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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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from£2,260

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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from£1,050

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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from£1,715

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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from£985

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£1,845

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£960

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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from£2,340

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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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£1,780

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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Hot Riffs Brass Band

  • Bristol
  • 5-7
  • (15)

Playing authentic NOLA Mardi Gras tunes as well their own brassy takes on your favourite songs from funk and jazz to pop and R&B, Hot Riffs Brass Band bring an infectious energy and New Orleans spirit to your event.

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from£1,850

Grand Central

  • Bristol
  • 5-9
  • (33)

Funk & soul party band in the South West featuring male lead vocals and a fantastic rhythm section and horns. Grand Central play uptempo, soulful tunes, from James Brown to David Bowie. Available with a two-piece horn section.

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from£1,230

Wildwood Folk

  • Devon
  • 4
  • (26)

Upbeat and rousing new folk-infused acoustic pop band with joint male and female vocals – ideal for vintage and festival fans alike! The band have won plaudits from modern folk hero Seth Lakeman, as well as featured on the BBC.

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from£995

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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from£1,230

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£1,845

Soul Circus

  • Bristol
  • 5-10
  • (35)

Energetic female-fronted soul and pop party band, playing the very best party music that’s guaranteed to pack your dance floor. Extra singers, brass section, and DJ service available.


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Guide to booking wedding bands in Dorset

Where in the Dorset area do your wedding bands perform?

Boasting one of the most beautiful coasts in Britain alongside stately homes and poetry-inspiring landscapes, Dorset is a breathtaking location for a wedding.

Whether you're holding a reception at The Kings Arms Hotel, Highcliffe Castle, St Audries Park, Sopley Mill, St Giles House, Christchurch Harbour Hotel, Larmer Tree Gardens, The Green House or Stockbridge Farm Barn, our Dorset wedding bands are ready to give your occasion the quality entertainment it deserves.

Our acts have frequented every corner of the county from Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth, Christchurch, Ferndown and Dorchester, to Wimborne Minster, Bridport, Verwood, Blandford Forum, Gillingham, Swanage, Sherborne and Shaftesbury.

And we don't just provide wedding function bands in Dorset: why not hire a cover band to thank your employees for their hard work at the end of the year, or book a party band for a friend or relative.

What styles of music do your Dorset wedding bands play?

Whether you’re planning a lavish extravaganza or a quiet ceremony for friends and family, Function Central has the right Dorset wedding band for you!

We have live acts to suit everyone's tastes, but typically our bands will play upbeat, mainstream rock and pop music – from 1950s rock'n'roll through to contemporary chart hits.

Expect to hear songs by the Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Abba as well as newer hits by famous Dorset residents Madonna, Noel Gallagher and Billy Bragg!

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

All our bands 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.

Let us know if you're expecting more than 250 guests, so we can check whether the act’s system is large enough.

Most bands will also bring lighting for both the stage and dancefloor.

Check the act'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 Dorset wedding musicians for our ceremony or drinks reception?

If you fancy something a bit more original, how about a jazz band or a ceilidh band from our collection of Dorset wedding musicians?

Our swing bands can be great for dancing, as well as creating a sophisticated backdrop for your photographs and drinks reception.

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

We love it when people get creative with their themes and music.

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

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

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

How can we save money on our wedding band?

Want to hire a Dorset band, but worried about the price?

Function Central’s price promise means you can hire excellent wedding musicians without denting your drinks budget.

Our party bands can adjust to fit your wedding venue by adding members or changing their sound, scaling down to a duo for a tiny venue or adding backing vocalists and brass sections to fill an auditorium.

If you haven't set your date yet, consider an off-season month or weekday occasion to get the best rates from all your suppliers. From the venue to the caterer, most suppliers (including wedding bands) will offer a discount for off-peak bookings.


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