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We’ve corralled all the best Kent party bands for hire and listed them here, so you can enjoy browsing the most exciting musicians in the UK – all without leaving your desk! From rock and pop cover songs to jazz, swing and ceilidh.

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from£1,745

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (147)

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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from£2,240

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (59)

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£875

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (148)

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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from£1,485

Masterblaster

  • 6
  • (58)

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.

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from£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (128)

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£3,295

Soul Club

  • 6-10
  • (30)

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£990

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (60)

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£1,185

Superstrut

  • 4
  • (58)

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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from£1,500

The DBs

  • 5
  • (43)

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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from£1,410

Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-9
  • (57)

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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from£1,250

The Wandering Lights

  • 4
  • (58)

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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from£1,235

Shakedown

  • 4-12
  • (62)

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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from£920

Get Carter

  • 4-5
  • (58)

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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from£700

Boots n Bones

  • 3-5
  • (37)

Festival-hardened 4-piece playing unique, folksy covers of classic and contemporary party tunes. Enormous song list and a favourite at barn weddings!

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from£1,135

Blue Juice

  • 4-5
  • (146)

Fantastic 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.

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from£875

Locomove

  • 3-4
  • (52)

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£1,125

Penfold

  • 4-6
  • (126)

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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from£1,165

The Dip Dabs

  • 4-7
  • (44)

Top-flight rock and pop party band delivering exceptional value for money, female lead vocals and optional brass, rapper and string section.

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from£875

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (80)

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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from£1,450

Street Beat Band

  • 5-8
  • (14)

Outstanding brass band who can adapt to a range of scenarios, whether playing pop songs with vocals for dancing at weddings, oompah in lederhosen at Oktoberfest or as a mobile marching band for promotions and processions.


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Guide to booking party bands in Kent

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

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

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

We have party bands in Kent 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 Kent bands perform?

We have every genre covered with our Kent acts – from jazz musicians for drinks receptions to party bands for evening parties and weddings.

We also offer more eclectic party bands, 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 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.

Can you provide background musicians for hire in Kent?

This page is dedicated to party bands, but Function Central is an entertainment agency providing musicians in Kent throughout the day, not just at your evening reception.

For a wedding ceremony, you could hire one of our string quartets.

For the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail party and drinks receptions, we have local guitarists and pianists.

Or for a summer garden party or outdoor event, our steel bands and Dixieland jazz bands are much in-demand!

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

If you’re looking for something more refined, our 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 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 Kent party bands tend to perform?

England's national garden is the perfect place to celebrate any event. From its meandering hills and watery borders, to its majestic city attractions and picturesque towns at the sea, Kent has a beautiful, endearing diversity.

From venues such as The Blue Pigeons, Bradbourne House, Eastwell Manor, The Weald of Kent, The Ferry House and The Hop Farm to Leeds Castle, Winters Barns, The Spa Hotel, The Darenth and Hever Castle, Kent parties are guaranteed to be moments never to forget.

Our bands are available to perform in Maidstone, Gillingham, Dartford, Chatham, Ashford, Rochester, Margate, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Gravesend, Canterbury, Folkestone, Sittingbourne, Dover, Ramsgate, Tonbridge, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Deal, Sevenoaks, as well as smaller towns and villages throughout the county.

How can we save money on our Kent band?

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

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your band can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.

If you haven't yet set your event date, consider booking a midweek or winter date to take advantage of the most competitive rates.

Always consider hiring a band from your local area, to save on travel and accommodation costs. We have bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.


Find local cover bands in Kent and UK wide

Function Central is a leading Kent covers band agency, providing exceptional talent for private events throughout the UK and internationally.

Use the menu below to find an outstanding local band in your area – booking in your area saves on unnecessary travel and accommodation costs.

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