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Essex wedding bands

Professional wedding bands in Essex, Chelmsford and the surrounding area, playing upbeat, dance-a-long rock pop, & soul covers from all eras. Our bands are handpicked from the very best on the live music circuit.

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The In-Laws

  • 4
  • (97)

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.

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from£875

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (77)

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.

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from£2,050

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (141)

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 horn section.

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from£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (125)

Fun and totally unique party band with both female and male lead vocals, 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.

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from£875

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (146)

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.

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from£1,375

Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-9
  • (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. Available as an instrumental only band, or with male or female vocalist.

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from£1,475

Masterblaster

  • 6
  • (48)

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. More videos available on profile page.

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from£2,240

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (58)

Stylish wedding and corporate function band featuring outstanding male and female vocalists who have performed with Adele and Leona Lewis! Available with DJ service and/or afternoon cocktail piano, jazz or acoustic sets.

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from£565

The Wandering Lights

  • 2-4
  • (48)

Charismatic new wedding band, taking the London 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).

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from£995

Blue Juice

  • 4-5
  • (143)

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.

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from£2,350

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! DJ service, brass section and afternoon acoustic or jazz sets available.

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from£1,235

Shakedown

  • 4-12
  • (59)

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 DJ service and/or extra musicians up to a 12-piece.

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from£920

Get Carter

  • 4-5
  • (58)

High-energy wedding and corporate party 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.

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Superstrut

  • 4
  • (55)

Superstrut bring style, good vibes and a party-starting collection of R&B, pop, hip hop, classic soul and funk to every gig - their aim is to serve only the music and you, the audience!

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Solar

  • 8-21
  • (17)

Unbeatable soul, pop, R&B and funk show band who have performed worldwide for PepsiCo, Rolls Royce and Channel 4. Brass section, electric strings section and gospel singers also available.

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from£1,500

The DBs

  • 5-9
  • (42)

From pop favourites and feel-good funk to afrobeats and updated jazz classics, The DBs are an in-demand brass band like no other that have taken the UK festival scene by storm! Available with vocalist or rapper.

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from£985

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (50)

Youthful, vibrant new party band channelling rock, hip-hop and soul influences. The band have been performing together for six years and have recently started attracting major label interest for their originals side project – catch them now before they're famous!

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from£995

Cinco Magic

  • 4
  • (75)

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.

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from£700

Boots n Bones

  • 3-5
  • (35)

Festival-hardened 4-piece playing unique, folksy covers of classic and contemporary party tunes. Enormous song list and a favourite at barn weddings! DJ laptop service also available.

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from£875

Locomove

  • 3-4
  • (52)

Turbo-charged party band with an extensive and varied song list of danceable rock n’ roll, indie, 80s pop and RnB. The band also offer a "heavy set" including artists such as Guns n' Roses, Pearl Jam and Rage Against The Machine for die-hard rock fans! DJ service, acoustic sets available.

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The Confidentials

  • 3-5
  • (89)

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 saxophone, keyboards and second guitarist.

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from£1,165

The Dip Dabs

  • 4-7
  • (44)

Top-flight party band delivering exceptional value for money, with male and female lead vocals and the best pop, rock and soul hits. Extra musicians available, including brass section, rapper and strings, as well as acoustic sets and DJ service.

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from£1,000

Penfold

  • 4-6
  • (125)

On-trend wedding party 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.

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from£3,400

Lightspeed

  • 7
  • (24)

Ultimate live music experience featuring a centre-stage light up drum kit that delivers a feast for the eyes and ears. This slick outfit brings you supreme talent and a large repertoire of chart hits. Additional musicians, jazz sets and DJ service available.

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from£920

The Files

  • 3-4
  • (31)

Seasoned male-fronted rock and pop wedding and party band covering a varied mix of songs, from 1960s Merseybeat to the latest chart-toppers. Book the band’s DJ service and acoustic sets for music throughout the day.


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Guide to booking wedding & function bands in Essex

What type of music do your Essex wedding bands play?

Our Essex wedding bands range from compact 3-piece guitar bands to 10-piece showbands with brass section and backing vocalists.

Typically they perform upbeat, mainstream rock, pop and soul music, from 50s rock’n’roll through to the latest chart-toppers, via Merseybeat and 80s synth-pop.

All bands are fronted by a male or female lead vocalist and are experts in filling the dancefloor.

They'll bring guests of all ages together in an atmosphere of total celebration!

Can you provide other genres of function bands in Essex?

Of course! Don't worry, if pop music isn’t your thing, we have dedicated Essex function bands that can provide soul music, ceilidhs or jazz performers to get your party started.

We can also provide musicians for your ceremony, drinks reception and wedding feast.

Why not walk down the aisle to a string quartet then hire a wedding singer as a warm-up to the main act later on?

Pianists and guitarists are useful for breaking the ice during your wedding banquet.

Whatever music and entertainment you’re after, we've probably got it!

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band to be able to perform?

All our Essex wedding bands are self-contained and will arrive fully equipped to perform at your event.

Get in touch if you are expecting to host more than 200 guests, as there may be extra equipment requirements but, other than that, you will only need to supply the band with a power source and a flat, sheltered space to perform in.

The performance area should be around 3 x 3 metres for a three-piece band, adding a metre in width per band member, as appropriate.

How long will the band play for at our wedding party?

A standard schedule of working hours for our bands would be 9.30pm until midnight, which includes two hour-long sets with a 30-minute break.

Please note that late fees might apply if the band is required later than midnight.

Will the band need to soundcheck before the evening party?

Bands will require a soundcheck ahead of the show. Between 5pm and 6pm is an advisable window for arrival and 60-90 minutes is usually sufficient soundcheck time.

It is best if the venue is free of guests at this point, both for the band’s convenience and your guests’ comfort.

If the space cannot be free of guests, some of our wedding bands can arrange a ‘noiseless’ line-check in order to set up the equipment without disturbing proceedings.

We would love a particular song as our first dance, can the band play it for us?

If you want your wedding band to play your first dance, this can usually be arranged.

Check the band’s profile to see if they offer this option and try to give plenty of notice for them to learn your request.

Alternatively, all of our bands can play your first dance on an mp3 or iPod through their PA system.

Can we keep some music playing between the band’s sets?

During the interval, our bands will all play music via mp3 or iPod.

Some Essex bands are able to provide their own DJ service for before and/or after the performance but check out the individual profiles for details.

Is there anything else we need to have ready for the band?

All our bands and wedding singers in Essex who are booked for an evening performance request a basic meal at the event – the travelling, setting up and performing is a long working day!

The specific requirements will be detailed on your booking contract.

Where do our Essex wedding bands play?

From Crondon Park, Parklands, Gosfield Hall, Boreham House, Leez Priory and Woodhall Manor to Prested Hall, The Rochford Hotel, Braxted Park, Smeetham Hall Barn, Fennes, Botleys Mansion and Down Hall Hotel, our bands always look forward to an excellent party atmosphere at all our Essex weddings.

You can hire an Essex wedding band to perform anywhere in the county, including: Southend-on-Sea, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon, Rayleigh, Harlow, Grays, Brentwood, Clacton-on-Sea, Braintree, Canvey Island, Billericay, Wickford, Loughton, Stanford-le-Hope, Witham, Maldon, Harwich, South Ockendon, Waltham Abbey, Rochford, South Woodham Ferrers and Saffron Walden.

Our Essex bands can perform throughout the UK and beyond but for a wider range of options, why not check out acts in neighbouring towns and counties:

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.


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Function Central offers the very best bands, DJs and performers in Essex. We are the leading local wedding music booking agency and offer 5 star customer service, competitive rates and a 24/7 emergency support line.

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