Hampshire bands for hire

From weddings and small parties to corporate events and student parties, we have the finest bands for hire in Hampshire and the surrounding counties

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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£920

Stereo Sonic

  • 3-4
  • (13)

Powerful and animated pop, rock and soul band serving the South West. Expect high-calibre musicianship and chart-topping covers from Pharrell, Ed Sheeran & Bruno Mars to keep the dancefloor moving non-stop! Larger line-ups, afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service available.

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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£875

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (145)

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£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£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£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£615

Kojak

  • 2
  • (11)

Young and vibrant guitar and vocal duo, playing big tunes across the decades with an emphasis on modern rock, pop and indie. Available in either acoustic (background) or electric (for wedding celebrations and parties) formats. DJ service also available. Low season and midweek discounts.

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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£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£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£565

The Wandering Lights

  • 2-4
  • (47)

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£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£1,725

Detroit City Soul

  • 5-10
  • (10)

High-energy with a truly authentic sound, Detroit City Soul play classics from the Motown era through to the latest pop floor-fillers. They cadn also play jazz, rock'n'roll, disco, funk and Jewish hora! Optional brass section and acoustic background music.

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from£1,790

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (139)

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£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£2,240

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (57)

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£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£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£740

Millennium Bug

  • 3-4
  • (65)

Slick party and wedding band capturing the definitive sound of pop and rock through the decades and led by an animated frontman who gets every crowd on their feet! DJ service and acoustic sets available.

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from£2,655

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.

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from£750

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.

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from£1,200

Ibiza Funk

  • 4-6
  • (37)

A newcomer to the UK party scene, Ibiza Funk's unique versions of popular tunes are guaranteed to fill your dancefloor and take the vibe of your event to the next level!

The Merry-Makers Steel Band
from£370

The Merry-Makers Steel Band

  • 2-6
  • (95)

Versatile Caribbean steel pan band performing warm and upbeat island melodies – soca, calypso, Latin, Zouk and reggae. The band are suitable for a wide range of occasions whether you require cool background music at garden parties or lively dancing in the evening. Limbo dancer optional!

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The Inglorious Brassterds

  • 5-8
  • (28)

Incredible new brass band bringing the rhythm and soul of New Orleans alive to your party, with a few pop covers thrown in. Also available with vocalist.


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Hampshire Function Bands booking guide

Why should I hire a Hampshire function 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 bands for hire in Hampshire so that you don’t have to. We have Hampshire function 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 bands perform?

We can provide Hampshire 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!

We’re looking for Hampshire function bands that can play background music – can you help?

For outdoor summer parties or background music at weddings, hire one of the best jazz bands 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 Hampshire ceilidh bands. They perform a variety of English, Irish and Scottish music – ideal for a knees-up in a barn!

We’re putting on a stylish, classy event and need some music to match – can you help us?

If you’re looking for something more refined, our Hampshire jazz bands for hire 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 function 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.


The best party bands in Hampshire & throughout the UK

Function Central is a leading function and party band hire agency. We provide exceptional talent for private events, both in Hampshire, throughout the UK and internationally. Hire a local party band to save on costs – we have bands based in most major UK towns and counties.

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