Kent band hire

We’ve corralled all the best bands for hire in Kent and listed them here, so you can enjoy browsing the most exciting musicians in the UK – all without leaving your desk!

We have every genre covered – from Kent jazz bands for drinks receptions and corporate to function bands for evening parties and weddings.

Our Kent bands for hire are guaranteed to create storming session on the dancefloor and have performed at hundreds of weddings and parties in towns and villages across the county, including: Maidstone, Gillingham, Dartford, Chatham, Ashford, Rochester, Margate, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Gravesend, Canterbury, Folkestone, Sittingbourne, Dover, Ramsgate, Tonbridge, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Deal and Sevenoaks.

We also offer more eclectic bands for hire in Kent, with flamenco duos and steel bands who put on a wonderful show for all ages. Don’t worry if you think your venue is too small, the band will be too loud or your budget won’t stretch to hiring a band – you can hire a band in Kent to suit any situation and budget! All our bands can tailor their sound to your venue and event by playing at a different volume or with fewer members.

Function Central has taken care of all the small things, so you don’t have to worry about the details. Our booking system makes hiring a party band in Kent easy: browse our selection of acts and add your favourites to your enquiry list. We’ll provide you with straightforward prices that mean you don’t have to worry about any hidden costs.

Our Kent band hire price promise means that, if another agency offers you one of our Kent bands for hire at a lower price, or on better terms, we’ll match or beat their offer.

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September / Forget Me Nots / Got To Be Real / Best Of My Love / Night To Remember / Wanna Be Your Lover
Play 'September / Forget Me Nots / Got To Be Real / Best Of My Love / Night To Remember / Wanna Be Your Lover'
from£1,685

Party Up

  • Kent
  • 6 - 10
  • (121)

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 full brass section.

Medley
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from£1,475

Masterblaster

  • Kent
  • 6
  • (26)

Incredible pop and soul band featuring outstanding male and female vocalists and performing floor-fillers by Stevie Wonder, Prince, Bruno Mars and more. Book their acoustic/jazz sets and DJ service for non-stop music through the day.

Respect / Superstition / Kiss
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from£2,275

The Capricorns

  • Kent
  • 7-10
  • (29)

Stylish wedding and corporate function band featuring outstanding male and female vocalists who have graced the stage with the likes of Adele and Leona Lewis! Available to hire with DJ service as well as solo cocktail piano and afternoon jazz/acoustic sets for music throughout the day.

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Play 'Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon'
from£875

Rockit

  • Surrey
  • 3-4
  • (178)

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.

1999 – Prince
Play '1999 – Prince'
from£1,230

The Sweet & Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (107)

Fun, talented and totally unique female-fronted party band 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 available.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£650

Midnight Blue

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (57)

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'
from£995

The In-Laws

  • Essex
  • 4
  • (92)

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.

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Play 'Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars'
from£995

Blue Juice

  • Brighton
  • 4-5
  • (141)

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.

Cinco Magic Promo Video (Gettin' Jiggy Wit It)
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from£995

Cinco Magic

  • London
  • 4
  • (32)

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.

Promo video (Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand)
Play 'Promo video (Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand)'
from£1,000

Penfold

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (119)

On-trend wedding function 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.

Sex on Fire / Johnny B. Goode / Wonderwall / Stuck in the Middle
Play 'Sex on Fire / Johnny B. Goode / Wonderwall / Stuck in the Middle'
from£920

Get Carter

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (72)

High-energy wedding and corporate function 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.

New Rules / Finesse
Play 'New Rules / Finesse'
from£985

A Girl Called Sue

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (100)

Versatile and energetic male and female-fronted band with a large song list taking in soul, pop and rock music from Elvis and The Beatles to Daft Punk and DNCE. Available to hire with extra musicians, afternoon/dinner jazz sets and/or DJ service.

Promo video
Play 'Promo video'
from£565

The Wandering Lights

  • London
  • 2-4
  • (11)

Charismatic new party band, taking the London party 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).

The Merry-Makers Steel Band
from£370

The Merry-Makers Steel Band

  • London
  • 2-6
  • (85)

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!

Promo Video #1
Play 'Promo Video #1'
from£3,400

Lightspeed

  • Kent
  • 7
  • (13)

Ultimate live music experience featuring a centre-stage light up drum kit that delivers a feast for the eyes and ears. This slick outfit brings you supreme talent and a large repertoire of chart hits. Additional musicians, jazz sets and DJ service available.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,195

Five Guys Named Moe

  • Kent
  • (6)

The Jumpingist Jivers in town – from their togged-out period clothes to their between-song banter, Five Guys Named Moe play swingy-jazzy-bluesy-jivey music to fill any dancefloor!

Superstition / Love Shack / Valerie / Higher and Higher
Play 'Superstition / Love Shack / Valerie / Higher and Higher'
from£1,220

Empire Beats

  • Kent
  • 6-8
  • (29)

Experienced South East-based soul and funk band playing the best of Motown, funk, disco, acid jazz and banging dance tunes! Optional brass and percussion. Discounts available for midweek and Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb bookings.

The Coisir Ceilidh Band
from£645

The Coisir Ceilidh Band

  • Kent
  • 3-4
  • (9)

Acclaimed ceilidh and barn dance band playing a mix of traditional Irish, Scottish, English and Americana for dancing or listening. Available with caller and extra musicians.

Play 'video'
from£1,230

The Shots

  • Kent
  • 4
  • (12)

Fun rock and pop party band featuring both male and female lead vocals and a song list ranging from Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton to Foo Fighters and Queen. Acoustic afternoon sets and DJ service available.

Play 'video'
from£735

The Flying Sergeants

  • Brighton
  • 4-5
  • (5)

Multi-talented ceilidh and folk band playing a mix of traditional English, Celtic and Eastern European styles for any event whether foot stompin' evening parties or mellow afternoon sessions. Available with caller for ceilidh dances.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£960

Block The Party

  • Brighton
  • 3-4
  • (7)

Three-piece party band featuring female vocals, guitar and sax set to professionally mixed backing tracks for a full band sound. Extra drums, acoustic duo or jazz trio available as well as DJ laptop service on request.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,235

Shakedown

  • Brighton
  • 4-12
  • (23)

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 extra musicians up to a 12-piece band and a DJ laptop service on request.

The London Bluegrass Band
from£1,105

The London Bluegrass Band

  • London
  • 3 -4
  • (4)

Americana Bluegrass trio with stunning three and four part vocal harmonies! Also available as a 4 and 5-piece (banjo and fiddle).

Black or White / Uptown Funk / I Will Wait / Crazy In Love
Play 'Black or White / Uptown Funk / I Will Wait / Crazy In Love'
from£1,105

The Electrics

  • Surrey
  • 4-6
  • (18)

Energetic party band with an impressive list of pop, rock and soul hits from the 50s to the present day. This band have huge harmonies and a fantastic live sound. Keyboards, saxophone and male vocalist, acoustic duo and DJ set available!

Happy Daze Promo Video (Johnny B. Goode)
Play 'Happy Daze Promo Video (Johnny B. Goode)'
from£750

Happy Daze

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (84)

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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