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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.


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The High Rollers

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

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Soul Club

  • 6-10
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Max out on soul and sophistication with Soul Club, a high energy show band comprising musicians who have toured with Stormzy and Dua Lipa. Expect stunning vocals and unparalleled musicianship.

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The Wandering Lights

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Charismatic new wedding band performing upbeat, catchy covers with a folksy, festival feel. Expect to hear artists as diverse as Avicii, Blackstreet and Lionel Richie. Also available as an unplugged, acoustic roaming band.

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Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-9
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Young and animated brass band who never fail to get the party jumping with their funky take on the traditional brass format. The band can roam amongst guests or perform in one place. Male or female vocalists optional.

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Get Carter

  • 4-5
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High-energy corporate and wedding band, playing crowd-rousing pop, rock, dance, funk and soul music from the 1960s to the present day. Client list includes Audi and Nintendo.

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The DBs

  • 5
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From pop favourites and feel-good funk to afrobeats and updated jazz classics, The DBs turn the traditional brass band format on its head and drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century!

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Soul Machine

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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.

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Dressed to the nines and touting a crowd-pleasing, quickfire set of R&B, pop, hip hop, classic soul and funk, Superstrut will have your guests moving and hollering from the first note.

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Midnight Blue

  • 3-5
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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!

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  • 4-6
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Fun, high energy party and wedding band with a frontman skilled at working a crowd and around eight hours' worth of danceable party anthems from all eras at their disposal.

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The Confidentials

  • 3-5
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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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Beat Club

  • 5-8
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Incredible soul, R&B and pop function band featuring joint male and female lead vocals, sax and keyboards, and performing five decades of floor-fillers.

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  • 3-4
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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!

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The Sweet and Lowdown

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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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The Capricorns

  • 7-10
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Stylish, globe-trotting function band featuring powerhouse vocalists and gigs for KPMG, Gucci and Jaguar alongside weddings in London and Dubai.

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The Runaways

  • 4
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Youthful, charismatic new 4-piece, channelling rock, dance, hip-hop and soul influences. The band have caught the attention of a major label – catch them now while rates are low!

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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.

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Party Up

  • 6-10
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Party down with Party Up, the slickest pop, soul and funk band in the South East! The band offer either male or joint male and female vocals and count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

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  • 4-12
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Knock-out party band featuring members who have recorded and performed at Abbey Road and Glastonbury and playing some of the biggest soul and pop floor-fillers of all time.

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  • 3-4
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Turbo-charged wedding party band performing danceable rock 'n’ roll, indie, 80s pop and RnB. Optional "heavy set" for die-hard rock fans, featuring artists such as Guns n' Roses and Rage Against The Machine!

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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.

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