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Kent bands for hire

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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Party Up

  • Kent
  • 6-10
  • (190)

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£995

Rockit

  • Surrey
  • 3-4
  • (258)

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£3,450

The Capricorns

  • Kent
  • 7-10
  • (76)

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£1,270

The Runaways

  • Surrey
  • 4
  • (95)

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£1,250

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (203)

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£4,615

Soul Club

  • London
  • 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£1,495

Mojo Brass Band

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (51)

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£1,950

The Soul Cats

  • London
  • 5-7
  • (97)

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£995

Locomove

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (107)

A turbo-charged versatile 3 piece wedding and party band with great energy and sound, covering a wide range of genres (50s- present day), expertly reading their audiences. Optional "heavy set" also available for die-hard rock fans!

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from£1,500

Soul Station

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (17)

Dynamic soul, Motown and pop band covering all the soul greats from Al Green to Earth, Wind & Fire and Whitney Houston, as well as delivering fresh takes on contemporary hits by Bruno Mars and Amy Winehouse.

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from£1,595

Seren

  • Bedfordshire
  • 5-6
  • (50)

Think style, glitz and confidence - and every special request met - Seren have the thing that makes dance floors jump and feet frantically tap (even the feet of the tough-to-impress guests)

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from£1,565

Superstrut

  • Essex
  • 4-8
  • (157)

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£1,160

Mastersound

  • Birmingham
  • 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£3,250

Beat Club

  • London
  • 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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The Confidentials

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (106)

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£2,095

PYT

  • London
  • 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£2,760

Pacha Vibe

  • Brighton
  • 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£3,995

Club Soul

  • London
  • 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£1,290

Penfold

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (144)

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£2,315

Supereight

  • London
  • 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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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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