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Hampshire bands for hire

From weddings and small parties to corporate events and student parties, we have the finest party bands for hire in Hampshire and the surrounding counties playing rock and pop cover songs as well as jazz, swing and ceilidh!

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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£1,230

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£995

Blue Juice

  • 4-5
  • (144)

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£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.

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from£875

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.

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from£2,050

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (142)

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£1,375

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.

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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

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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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£1,500

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.

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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£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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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£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£810

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£995

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£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£835

The Opals

  • 4
  • (8)

Vibrant and fun young party band playing all the latest hits, with chart toppers by Ariana Grande, Little Mix and Dua Lipa amongst all the classics your guests will love! Acoustic duo also available.

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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£1,720

Street Beat Band

  • 6-7
  • (14)

Outstanding brass band who can adapt to a range of scenarios, whether playing pop songs for dancing at weddings, oompah in lederhosen at Oktoberfest or as a mobile marching band for promotions and processions. They can also add female vocalists if required.

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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£1,000

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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Guide to booking party bands in Hampshire

Why should I hire a Hampshire party band for my event?

Whatever occasion you are celebrating, music is the best way to make any event memorable, and Hampshire attracts great musicians from all over the world!

Our experts have tracked down the most talented and reliable party bands in Hampshire so that you don’t have to.

We have local bands in all styles, suitable for all budgets – and all of them are young enough to love what they do and experienced enough to know exactly what to play and when!

What style of music do your Hampshire party bands perform?

We can provide local party bands for every occasion, from anniversaries and Christmas parties, to birthdays and bar Mitzvahs.

Our Hampshire wedding bands will keep your guests dancing till dawn, typically playing a variety of classic, upbeat hits from every decade – soul, rock, pop, chart and dance and more.

Our band line-ups start with small, guitar-based outfits, usually consisting of 3 or 4 musicians and specialising in rock, pop and indie.

Our mid-sized line-ups, usually consisting of 5 to 9 members, include brass sections, keyboards and often the option of both male and female lead vocals. These typically specialise in pop, soul, Motown and dance music.

Finally, we have large showbands and jazz orchestras including up to 21 musicians!

Can you provide background musicians for hire in Hampshire?

For outdoor summer parties or background music at weddings, hire one of the best jazz musicians in Hampshire. They'll help break the ice at dinner, distract guests during photos or lighten the mood at your drinks reception, allowing guests to mingle and chat more freely.

Or if you need something engaging and fun for all the family, have a look at our ceilidh bands. They perform a variety of English, Irish and Scottish music – ideal for a knees-up in a barn!

Do you offer other musical genres, such as ceilidh or jazz bands in Hampshire?

If you’re looking for something more refined, our jazz bands in Hampshire cover a range of sub-genres including gypsy jazz bands, jazz trios, wedding jazz bands, background jazz bands.

All will play non-intrusive, sophisticated background music that your guests can talk over.

For the evening, consider hiring a swing band to get the party started.

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

Our Hampshire bands all come fully equipped for your event – it’s just worth getting in touch if you think your event will exceed 250 guests, as extra equipment might then be necessary. You just need to make sure that the band has a power source to plug in to and a space to perform!

We recommend 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.

A raised stage is preferable for maximum impact but our bands are flexible to all kinds of set ups!

Where do your Hampshire party bands tend to perform?

Craig David? Foxes? Matt Cardle? Aqualung? Wildchild? Whatever your go-to musical choice, there is plenty of musical history and diversity to enjoy in the rich, royal heritage of Hampshire.

Our bands love to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or significant occasion at any venue across the varied landscape of Hampshire including Cain Manor, Botleys Mansion, Audley Woods Hotel, Tournerbury, Guildford Manor Hotel, The Potters Heron, Farnham Castle, Highfield Park and The Mill House Hotel.

Our bands are available across the county, performing in Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Gosport, Farnborough, Aldershot, Horndean, Winchester, Havant, Fareham, Andover, Fleet, Totton, Hedge End, Stubbington, Hythe, New Milton, Emsworth, Alton, Romsey, and the Isle of Wight.

They will also travel UK wide and internationally.

How can we save money on our Hampshire band?

Take advantage of the band's acoustic or jazz sets in the afternoon, or their in-house DJ service later in the night. Since the musicians will be on site anyway, they can usually often these services at half the cost of booking an additional act.

If you’re planning an event, avoid the hassle and extra travel costs of booking a band from further afield by seeking out a local act.

Our Function Central experts have gathered together the very best cover bands that Hampshire has to offer – a top selection of professional outfits appropriate for a range of occasions.


Find local cover bands in Hampshire and UK wide

Function Central is a leading cover bands hire agency. We provide exceptional talent for private events, both in Hampshire, throughout the UK and internationally.

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

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