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

The Breaks

  • Plymouth
  • 3-4
  • (40)

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.

Promo Video
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from£920

Stereo Sonic

  • Hampshire
  • 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.

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

Blue Juice

  • Brighton
  • 4-5
  • (137)

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.

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

The Sweet & Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (112)

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.

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from£980

The Bees

  • Hampshire
  • 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.

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from£390

Party Kings

  • Hampshire
  • 2
  • (6)

Dynamic DJ duo with years of experience filling dancefloors at weddings, parties and corporate functions for Boots, Tesco and Subway.

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from£625

The Crossfades

  • Bristol
  • 3-5
  • (33)

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.

Ho Hey / Little Lion Man / Jolene / Wagon Wheel
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from£920

Wildwood Folk

  • Devon
  • 4
  • (7)

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.

The Transformers
from£770

The Transformers

  • Bath
  • 4
  • (9)

Playing classics from the Stones to the Scissor Sisters, The Transformers are four genteel types who burst into life under the faintest glimmer of a spotlight!

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from£920

The Funky Monks

  • Devon
  • 3
  • (3)

Upbeat acoustic pop trio playing old favourites by George Michael, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, as well as brand new pop smash hits from the likes of Niall Horan, George Ezra and Ed Sheeran. DJ laptop service also available.

Play 'video'
from£1,665

Brothers of Soul

  • Wiltshire
  • 5-7
  • (3)

Funky male-fronted party band mixing classic soul and modern chart. The band have performed on the BBC, and at Glastonbury and Bestival! Hire options include additional musicians, acoustic duo and DJ service.

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from£615

Kojak

  • Southampton
  • 2
  • (11)

Young and vibrant guitar and vocal duo, playing big tunes across the decades with an emphasis on modern rock, pop and indie. Available in either acoustic (background) or electric (for wedding celebrations and parties) formats. DJ service also available. Low season and midweek discounts.

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from£430

Wildwood Folk Duo

  • Devon
  • 2
  • (6)

Engaging and authentic acoustic folk duo with both male and female vocals, playing popular songs by artists such as Coldplay, Jake Bugg and The Beatles, in their own inimitable style. The duo can perform unplugged and provide a DJ service where requested.

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from£430

The Maples

  • Wiltshire
  • 2
  • (5)

Mellow acoustic duo playing an eclectic mix of material from Fleetwood Mac and Radiohead to Kylie Minogue and Whitney Houston.

Play 'video'
from£550

Brothers of Soul Duo

  • Wiltshire
  • 2-7
  • (5)

Oozing star quality, with soulful male vocals and serious stage presence, this acoustic duo play funk and soul tunes from Bob Marley to Calvin Harris. Add a cajon player for a trio or book the full band.

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from£1,045

The Jammin Cats

  • Bristol
  • 3-5
  • (15)

On-trend acoustic band featuring male vocals, acoustic guitar and double bass and an exciting pop and rock playlist. The band also offer an electric 5-piece band featuring keyboards and female vocals, as well as solo acoustic sets and DJ service. Low season and midweek discounts available.

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from£1,410

Shut The Funk Door

  • Bristol
  • 5-7
  • (7)

Excellent party band playing a range of music, from funk, soul, pop and Motown to jazz, swing and Gatsby. This band can provide live entertainment for your entire event! Additional musicians, afternoon sets and DJ services also available.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£650

Midnight Blue

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (57)

Experienced, versatile jazz trio, performing jazzy takes on pop music from The Beatles to Sam Smith as well as classic jazz. Suitable for mellow background music at weddings, corporate events and more! Also available with drums and vocals.

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
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from£875

Rockit

  • Surrey
  • 3-4
  • (131)

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.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£980

The Fandangos

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (22)

Female-fronted wedding and corporate party band playing a wide range of pop floor-fillers from across the decades. The band are fun, energising and amazing value for money! Brass, keyboards, DJ service and acoustic afternoon sets also offered.

Play 'video'
from£995

The In-Laws

  • Essex
  • 4
  • (94)

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.

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

Get Carter

  • London
  • 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.

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

Cinco Magic

  • London
  • 4
  • (33)

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.

Medley
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from£1,475

Masterblaster

  • Kent
  • 6
  • (26)

Incredible pop, R&B and soul band performing floor-fillers from Stevie Wonder and Bruno Mars all the way to Artful Dodger, Sean Paul and more. Book their acoustic/jazz sets and DJ service for non-stop music through the day.

Play 'video'
from£735

The Flying Sergeants

  • Brighton
  • 4-5
  • (5)

Multi-talented ceilidh and folk band playing a mix of traditional English, Celtic and Eastern European styles for any event whether foot stompin' evening parties or mellow afternoon sessions. Available with caller for ceilidh dances.


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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.

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