navigation contact search enquiry list

Function bands London

From Bromley in the south to Brent in the North, our London function bands cover upbeat pop, rock and Motown music as well as jazz and ceilidh. Ideal for evening celebrations.


440 reviews on

To check availability, please add your event date to the menu above.

Play 'video'

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (77)

High-impact party band specialising 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.

Play 'video'

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.

Play 'video'

Boho Hustle

  • 4-7
  • (22)

Fun, lively 4-piece playing classic and modern rock & pop with a jazzy, boho twist! The band's winning combination of infectious energy and dancefloor cool is winning over audiences at weddings and parties up and down the UK.

Play 'video'

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.

Play 'video'

Beat Club

  • 5-8
  • (15)

Incredible rock and pop party band featuring joint male and female lead vocals, sax and keyboards, and performing five decades of floor-fillers. Available to hire with DJ service, cocktail pianist or afternoon jazz sets.

Play 'video'

The DBs

  • 5-9
  • (43)

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.

Play 'video'

Soul Machine

  • 7
  • (34)

Led by a charismatic frontman who will scoop your audience up in the palm of his hand and melt them with his voice, Soul Machine pay tribute to James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and more. DJ laptop service also available.

Play 'video'

The New Sensations

  • 5-10
  • (15)

Deluxe wedding and corporate function band including male and female vocals specialising in pop, R&B, hip hop, drum'n'bass, garage, funk, motown, soul and dance. Dinner sets and additional musicians available.

Play 'video'

Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-9
  • (47)

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.

Play 'video'

Marcel and Matt

  • 2
  • (40)

Stylish and soulful acoustic guitar and vocal duo combining high calibre musicianship with an uplifting set spanning James Brown to James Bay. Incredible value and guaranteed to appeal to all ages! DJ service available.

Play 'video'

The Paramounts

  • 4
  • (27)

Exciting new function band captivating the London events scene! Fronted by an incredible male vocalist, The Paramounts play a huge range of rock & pop hits by artists ranging from Prince and Elvis to Coldplay and George Ezra.

Play 'video'

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.

Play 'video'

Soul Club

  • 6-10
  • (14)

Max out on soul and sophistication with this stunning corporate and wedding entertainment band, offering slick vocals and high energy performances for both UK and international events.

Play 'video'


  • 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!

Play 'video'

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.

Play 'video'

Sean and Guy

  • 2
  • (28)

Exceptional semi-acoustic duo featuring guitar, keyboards, vocals and the use of a looper to create a full-band sound without the cost! DJ set available.

Play 'video'

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).

Play 'video'

Midnight Blue

  • 3-5
  • (60)

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.

Play 'video'


  • 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.

Play 'video'


  • 3-6
  • (19)

With bold sounds and frantic Latin beats, Soneando perform Cuban Son reminiscent of The Buena Vista Social Club as well as hot salsa with a serious groove! The band features top musicians from South America.

The easy way to hire live function bands in London

  • The very best live function bands for hire in London
  • A vast range of styles and genres at the highest quality
  • Expert advice on function band hire in London, support and booking tips
  • Fast customer service response and an easy booking process
  • 24/7 emergency function band replacement and cover

Guide to booking function bands in London

Why should I hire a London function band for my event?

London is a magnet for some of the best musicians in the world and our experts have tracked down the cream of the crop to give you the highest quality options in every genre!

Whatever your occasion, make sure you celebrate in style with a function band to suit your budget and your theme.

Pick from our wide range of talented, reliable London function bands that bring the perfect balance youthful energy and industry experience to put on an unforgettable show for you and your guests.

What type of London function do your bands play for?

Our London function bands have performed at celebrations of all types and sizes, both formal and casual.

Whilst weddings are our most common type of function, our bands perform at other one-off milestones including birthday parties, retirement parties, wedding anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs.

We also provide bands on an annual or biannual basis to some of the largest companies in the UK, including household names such as Sky, John Lewis, Cadbury, Easyjet, Bupa and Cadbury.

What style of music do your London function bands perform?

Above you'll find a wide range of function bands based in London that can offer anything from a traditional ceilidh to a night of rock & indie classics.

Our function bands cover a range of budgets and different sized line ups that mean you can take your pick. We have London party bands playing a range of chart-topping favourites through the decades as well as themed 50s, 60s or 80s cover bands.

Alternatively, if you're a big fan of the Motown era or love your R&B and brass bands, we can cater for you from our extensive London soul band roster too. For something even more original, why not have a look at our selection of alternative bands for hire for hire too.

If you're not sure which direction to take your event in, then don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our London function band experts who will help you find the perfect musical fit!

Can you provide background musicians for hire in London?

Of course! As the leading London entertainment agency we pride ourselves on the breadth of music and performers that we can provide.

If you're looking for some music at a wedding ceremony, then take a look at our collection of string quartets. Or add the finishing touch to your cocktail party or drinks reception with a classical guitarist or pianist.

You might want to entertain your guests will something a little different too, so check out our roster of steel bands and gypsy jazz bands that are increasingly in demand!

Can you offer jazz function bands and other genres in London?

Absolutely. Our vast collection of London jazz bands for hire cover a range of styles including dixieland bands, jazz trios, wedding jazz bands and sophisticated background jazz acts.

Our string quartets and solo performers may also fit well with your event and if you're looking for a different style for the evening of your event too, you might want to consider a swing band or ceilidh band to get your guests moving!

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

One of the best things about our London function bands is that they come completely equipped for your event. All they need is a power supply to plug into and a space to perform!

A raised stage can help the band really lead the way on your evening entertainment but our musicians are flexible to all kinds of venues and set ups. As a general guide, try to protect a flat and sheltered stage area of at least 3x3 meters for a 3-piece band – then add an extra metre squared per band member that you have booked.

Let us know if your event is for more than 250 people as sometimes a larger sound system is then required.

Where do your London function bands tend to perform?

London is a bustling capital city with no shortage of stunning public and private venues to host your celebration in - and we've had bands perform at them all!

Our function bands are able to perform in all areas of the city, including Camden,
Greenwich, Hackney, Kensington, Hammersmith, Islington, Lambeth,
Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, Westminster.

We also serve the outer London boroughs including Barking, Barnet, Croydon, Ealing, Kingston-upon-Thames, Richmond, Harrow, Havering, Merton and Newham.

Whether you're hoping to host an event in the North, South, East or West of London, we have bands of every genre and size to make your occasion unforgettable!

How can we save money on our London function band?

As well as party sets for your evening celebrations, many of our function bands are able to provide afternoon background music as well - saving you money on hiring other musicians for different parts of your day that may require more travel costs.

You can also save money by considering a midweek or winter date for your occasion as many of our bands offer reduced rates over certain days or months.

And remember - always book local so that you can save on travel or accommodation costs that you might otherwise incur. Our bands are available in almost every town and city across the UK so this should never be a problem!

Find local function bands in London and UK wide

Function Central is the leading function band hire agency in London. We provide exceptional talent for private events, both in London, throughout the UK and internationally.

Hire a local function band to save on costs – we have bands based in most major UK towns and counties.

Back to top