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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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The Bees

  • 4
  • (17)

The best rock and pop party band on the south coast, featuring male lead vocals and playing party anthems by The Beatles, Chic, Queen, Harry Styles and more – guaranteed to have everybody on their feet! Available with DJ service.

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from£1,250

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (197)

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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from£995

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (250)

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 Billie Eilish and Ed Sheeran.

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from£1,270

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (90)

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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from£2,340

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (187)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest soul, funk and R&B band in the South East! Featuring sax and up to three stunning vocalists, the band count Sky, Cadburys and Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

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from£1,565

Superstrut

  • 4-8
  • (156)

Dressed to the nines and touting a crowd-pleasing, quick-fire set of R&B, garage, pop, hip hop, classic soul and funk, Superstrut will have your guests moving and hollering from the first note. Also available with female vocalists and horns.

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from£1,790

The Soul Cats

  • 5-7
  • (96)

Infectiously energetic and spirited pop, soul and Motown band featuring sax and two extraordinary vocal talents – guaranteed to get your guests dancing. Chose between male or female vocals or both.

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from£2,095

PYT

  • 3
  • (57)

Live DJ band featuring soulful female vocals and soaring sax solos, and playing all your favourite tunes from 80s anthems through to this year's bangers.

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from£995

Locomove

  • 3-4
  • (93)

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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from£4,615

Soul Club

  • 6-10
  • (55)

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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from£3,450

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (75)

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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from£1,495

Mojo Brass Band

  • 4-8
  • (50)

Mojo Brass are a funky, punchy brass powerhouse made up of the UK's best up-and-coming sax players, trumpeters and drummer. Their track list blends rarer grooves with mainstream crowd-pleasers.

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from£3,995

Club Soul

  • 4
  • (44)

Max out on all your party favourites with this stunning live DJ band featuring sax, vocals and percussion. Expect high energy show-stopping performances.

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from£3,250

Beat Club

  • 5-8
  • (48)

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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from£1,160

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (74)

Danceable, piano-led pop and soul from the West Midlands, with both female and male lead vocals and a song list of danceable rock, soul and pop anthems from Chuck Berry to Adele.

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from£2,315

Supereight

  • 6-8
  • (149)

Supereight combine outrageously talented vocalists, session-standard instrumentalists, a punchy brass section, and a dancefloor-friendly song list of soul, garage, funk and hip-hop.

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from£995

The Confidentials

  • 3-5
  • (102)

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: they’re all there!

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from£1,890

Masterblaster

  • 5-7
  • (50)

Fronted by a world-class female vocalist, Masterblaster perform wide-ranging sets of rock, pop, funk and soul floor-fillers through the eras, with optional jazz, country, Israeli and Arabic sets.

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from£2,760

Pacha Vibe

  • 5-10
  • (54)

Expect outstanding musicianship from players at the very top of their game, performing the best of old skool and newest anthems from R&B, club classics, garage, pop, soul and motown. Highly recommended for all types of event!

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from£990

Get Carter

  • 4-5
  • (84)

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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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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