Dorset wedding bands

The very best live wedding bands in Dorset and the surrounding area, available to hire for any occasion. Our bands play upbeat, mainstream rock and pop music, 1950s rock'n'roll through to contemporary chart hits.

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1999 – Prince
Play '1999 – Prince'
from£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (120)

Fun, talented and totally unique female-fronted party band playing everything from retro swing, vintage jive and rock'n'roll through to 80s funk, 90s R&B and modern chart with a twist. Afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service also available. Low season and midweek discounts available.

Cake by the Ocean / Park Life / You Really Got Me / Feel It Still / Dakota
Play 'Cake by the Ocean / Park Life / You Really Got Me / Feel It Still / Dakota'
from£875

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (72)

High-impact party band, The High Rollers, specialise in classic indie rock hits by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks as well as brand new pop hits by Bruno Mars, DNCE and Pharrell Williams.

Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Play 'Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis'
from£625

The Crossfades

  • 3-5
  • (56)

One of our most popular South West wedding bands, The Crossfades serve up energetic, fun sets of vintage and modern rock, pop and indie music. Keyboardist, DJ service and solo acoustic set available.

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Play 'Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars'
from£995

Blue Juice

  • 4-5
  • (141)

Fantastic and unique function and wedding band with a soulful male vocalist who put their quirky stamp on melodic rock, pop, soul, ska and funk floor-fillers from Bob Marley to Bruno Mars. Available with DJ service and brass section.

Play 'video'
from£1,375

Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-7
  • (45)

The hottest new brass fusion band in town, Big Easy will bring a raucous, New Orleans party vibe to your event! The band can perform in one place or roaming around your venue and guests whilst they play.

Mr Brightside – The Killers
Play 'Mr Brightside – The Killers'
from£1,050

The Breaks

  • 3-4
  • (13)

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, reception/dinner acoustic music as well as larger line-ups including brass and keyboards.

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Play 'Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon'
from£875

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (141)

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 The Killers and Ed Sheeran! Larger line-ups, acoustic background sets and DJ service available. Midweek discounts available.

Cinco Magic Promo Video (Gettin' Jiggy Wit It)
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from£995

Cinco Magic

  • 4
  • (73)

Outrageously talented and dapper new party and wedding band, combining session standard playing with a classic R&B-tinged repertoire of funk, soul, hip-hop and pop ideal for dancing. DJ service and acoustic set available.

Play 'video'
from£980

The Bees

  • 4
  • (15)

The best rock and pop party band on the south coast, featuring male lead vocals and playing party anthems by The Beatles, Chic, Queen, Bruno Mars and more – guaranteed to have everybody on their feet! Available with DJ service.

Promo video
Play 'Promo video'
from£565

The Wandering Lights

  • 2-4
  • (46)

Charismatic new party band, taking the London party circuit by storm. The Wandering Lights perform upbeat, folksy acoustic covers by Avicci, Blackstreet and R Kelly. Also available as an unplugged roaming band (free to wander around your venue).

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,235

Shakedown

  • 4-12
  • (48)

Incredible new party band taking the London events circuit by storm! Members of Shakedown have recorded and performed at Abbey Road and Glastonbury alongside some of the biggest artists in the world. Available with extra musicians up to a 12-piece band and a DJ laptop service on request.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£2,080

Groove Capital

  • 7-9
  • (58)

Incredible new London-based function band, featuring some of the best performers in the capital – bound to get your guests dancing at corporate events and high-end weddings! Additional musicians and afternoon acoustic jazz sets also available. Midweek and low season discounts available.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£920

Stereo Sonic

  • 3-4
  • (13)

Powerful and animated pop, rock and soul band serving the South West. Expect high-calibre musicianship and chart-topping covers from Pharrell, Ed Sheeran & Bruno Mars to keep the dancefloor moving non-stop! Larger line-ups, afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service available.

Play 'video'
from£995

The In-Laws

  • 4
  • (95)

Super-talented and authentic rock and pop band, whose sensational live performances at corporate parties, birthdays and weddings have attracted the attention of EMI. The band are unique in that they come with their own dedicated, professional DJ.

Play 'video'
from£525

The Wild Nights Duo

  • 2
  • (35)

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.

Play That Funky Music / Johnny B. Goode / Rapper's Delight / Valerie
Play 'Play That Funky Music / Johnny B. Goode / Rapper's Delight / Valerie'
from£1,290

The Hits

  • 4
  • (26)

Bristol's standout rock and pop covers band, performing a killer repertoire of classics by the The Stones and The Kinks through to modern floorfillers by Daft Punk, The Arctic Monkeys and Bruno Mars. Laptop DJ service and photobooth available for hire!

Sex on Fire / Johnny B. Goode / Wonderwall / Stuck in the Middle
Play 'Sex on Fire / Johnny B. Goode / Wonderwall / Stuck in the Middle'
from£920

Get Carter

  • 4-5
  • (58)

High-energy wedding and corporate function band in the South East, playing crowd-rousing pop, rock, dance, funk and soul music from the 1960s to the present day. The band have played Glastonbury and the Roundhouse and count Audi and Nintendo amongst their regular clients. DJ service and acoustic sets available.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,205

Grand Central

  • 4-9
  • (19)

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 Bruno Mars. Available with a two-piece horn section.

Promo video (Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand)
Play 'Promo video (Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand)'
from£1,000

Penfold

  • 4-6
  • (125)

On-trend wedding function band, suitable for all events from classy wedding receptions to high-end corporate events. The band cover rock and pop music from Elvis and the Beatles through to The Killers and Sam Smith. DJ service, brass section and acoustic sets available.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered / Gimme Some Lovin' (5-piece)
Play 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered / Gimme Some Lovin' (5-piece)'
from£955

The Hustlers

  • 4
  • (3)

An exciting, energetic and experienced party band specialising in pop and indie but able to offer classics from the 50s and 60s through to hits of the present day. 5-piece also available for all the more funk & soul!

Happy Daze Promo Video (Johnny B. Goode)
Play 'Happy Daze Promo Video (Johnny B. Goode)'
from£750

Happy Daze

  • 3-4
  • (77)

Hugely popular all-male party and wedding covers band playing feel-good sing-along classics with an emphasis on vintage rock and pop music. Fantastic value! Hire the band’s DJ service and afternoon acoustic sets for non-stop music through the day. Midweek discounts available.

September / Forget Me Nots / Got To Be Real / Best Of My Love / Night To Remember / Wanna Be Your Lover
Play 'September / Forget Me Nots / Got To Be Real / Best Of My Love / Night To Remember / Wanna Be Your Lover'
from£1,790

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (134)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest pop, soul and funk band in the South East! The band count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients. Available with DJ service, acoustic duo, backing vocalists and full brass section.

Play 'video'
from£740

Millennium Bug

  • 3-4
  • (64)

Slick party and wedding band capturing the definitive sound of pop and rock through the decades and led by an animated frontman who gets every crowd on their feet! DJ service and acoustic sets available.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£960

Block The Party

  • 3-4
  • (7)

Three-piece party band featuring female vocals, guitar and sax set to professionally mixed backing tracks for a full band sound. Extra drums, acoustic duo or jazz trio available as well as DJ laptop service on request.

Promo Video (Chelsea Dagger)
Play 'Promo Video (Chelsea Dagger)'
from£810

The Confidentials

  • 3-5
  • (88)

Sensational all-male rock and pop trio who never fail to get their audiences jumping and singing along to the biggest tunes of the last 60 years. Elvis, The Stones, Bowie, Oasis, The Killers: they’re all there! Offering DJ service, afternoon acoustic sets as well as keyboards and second guitarist.


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What sort of music do our Dorset wedding bands play?

Whether you’re planning a lavish wedding extravaganza or a quiet ceremony for friends and family, Function Central has the right Dorset wedding band for you! We have live wedding music in Dorset to suit everyone's tastes, but typically our bands will play upbeat, mainstream rock and pop music 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!

If you fancy something a bit more original, how about a Dorset jazz band or a ceilidh band? Our swing bands can be great for dancing, as well as creating a sophisticated backdrop for your photographs and drinks reception.

Where do our Dorset wedding bands play?

Our Dorset wedding bands 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. It's also worth checking out our wedding bands in the surrounding towns and counties, including:

Our Dorset function bands don’t only play at weddings: 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.

How to save money on a wedding band in Dorset

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 Dorset 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 wedding 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.


Live wedding music bands in Dorset and UK wide

Function Central provide Dorset wedding musicians, bands, DJs and entertainers for events throughout the UK and internationally. We're the leading Dorset wedding music and band booking agency, with 5 star rated customer service, unbeatable prices, secure contracts and outstanding quality. Search for a live wedding band anywhere in the UK using the menu below.

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