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Kent wedding bands

The county that gave us The Stones, Bowie and Kate Bush is wellspring of musical talent. We bring you the very best live wedding bands in Kent, from Dartford to Deal.


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Party Up

  • Kent
  • 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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The Capricorns

  • Kent
  • 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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  • Surrey
  • 3-4
  • (229)

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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Sax and Decks

  • Kent
  • 2-4
  • (26)

Exciting sax and DJ duo playing up to date chart hits for a wide range of events and occasions. Percussion and female vocals also available.

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The Runaways

  • Surrey
  • 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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  • Kent
  • 7
  • (30)

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.

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The Sweet and Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (196)

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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  • London
  • 5-7
  • (48)

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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The Soul Cats

  • London
  • 5-7
  • (43)

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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  • Essex
  • 4-8
  • (152)

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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  • London
  • 3-4
  • (88)

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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Soul Club

  • London
  • 6-10
  • (26)

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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Mojo Brass Band

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (27)

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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  • London
  • 3
  • (30)

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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Pacha Vibe

  • Brighton
  • 6+
  • (51)

Pacha Vibe is the freshest live act bringing you the very best old skool and newest anthems from R&B, club classics and garage.

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  • Brighton
  • 4-12
  • (73)

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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  • 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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  • London
  • 4-6
  • (142)

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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The Canapes

  • London
  • 4
  • (23)

Unique boho party band featuring acoustic bass and violin, playing well-known covers with a festival folk-inspired makeover, from Ray Charles to Britney Spears.

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The High Rollers

  • London
  • 3
  • (107)

Authentically recreated indie rock covers by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks sit alongside funkier pop by Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift and Pharrell Williams. For value and impact, wedding bands don't come better than this.

Guide to booking wedding bands in Kent

What type of music do your Kent wedding bands play?

Since weddings are cross-generational events, our Kent wedding bands usually perform a wide range of music through the decades.

A typical wedding set-list will likely include a mixture of mainstream, uptempo rock, pop, soul, Motown and R&B – music to appeal to all tastes and ages.

If pop music isn't your thing, fear not. Brass and drums bands for a popular alternative to the classic function band format. We also have festival folk bands in Kent, ideal for barn-based knees-ups and postmodern Jukebox style bands for a jazzy twist on pop covers.

For retro weddings, our decade-themed bands pay tribute to the 50s, 60s or 80s.

What’s included in a typical wedding band package?

After we receive your enquiry, we'll send you a quote, inclusive of VAT and covering the following services:

  • Arrival at your venue from either 5pm or 6pm for set-up and a 60-90 minute sound-check
  • Provision of all necessary equipment for the performance, including lighting.
  • Two 60-minute sets or three 40-minute sets until midnight.
  • Recorded music in all the gaps, via the band's PA
  • All travel costs (as well as accommodation costs, if applicable).
  • Provision of PAT and PLI certificates, if needed.
  • Our 5-star rated customer service, right up to and including your wedding day

Do your Kent function bands bring all their own equipment?

Yes – all our function bands in Kent are fully self-contained with their own PA sound system, microphones, backline amplifiers and instruments. Most bands will also bring lighting for both the stage and dancefloor.

The band's PA system should be loud enough for most marquee or indoor weddings, but let us know if you're expecting more than 250 guests, so we can check this.

Check the act's individual profile for more details and optional add-ons to enhance the show!

Can your bands learn a special song for us?

Most of our Kent wedding bands are happy to learn and perform your first dance request free of charge – provided they think they can arrange it for their line-up and do it justice.

Check the act’s profile to see what they can offer and if they can’t do it live, they could just play it through their PA system using Spotify or an mp3 player.

When will our Kent wedding band set up at my venue?

Our Kent wedding bands will aim to arrive between 5pm and 6pm, and will need a setup and sound-check window of 60 to 90 minutes.

Since the band will need to make a bit of noise to test their sound levels, it's advisable to close off the room to guests during this time.

Although sound-checks are recommended, it's not always practical for weddings which take place in the same room. Let us know if you'd prefer a silent set-up (line-check only) instead, and we can arrange this.

How long do your Kent function bands typically perform for?

Our Kent function bands usually play either two sets of 60 minutes each or three sets of 40 minutes each, with a brief break in between.

Our standard booking contracts specify a finish time no later than midnight, though this can be extended for an extra charge, if preferred.

Will I need to book one of your Kent DJs as well?

No – interval music is provided free of charge with every booking, to ensure there's never silence. The band will put on appropriate music through their PA using a laptop or device.

You're welcome to hand the band a device containing a pre-prepared playlist of your favourite songs, if you prefer.

Many of our bands also offer their own DJ service, for a nominal charge. Usually this will be a laptop equipped with DJ software and manned by a band member all night.

If you're after more sophisticated lighting, or want to continue the wedding party beyond midnight, we recommend booking a separate DJ.

Where have your wedding bands performed in Kent?

The aptly named Garden of England is the perfect base to celebrate your wedding. From its undulating hills and watery edges, to its magical cities and seaside towns, Kent has an enviably diverse character.

Our bands have performed in all major centres of the county, including Maidstone, Gillingham, Dartford, Chatham, Ashford, Sevenoaks and Dover.

A few Kent venues our bands have played at and which we'd recommend are: Sprivers Mansion, Bradbourne House, Eastwell Manor and The Hop Farm to Leeds Castle, Winters Barns and Hever Castle.

They've performed at venues within a stones throw of Rochester and Canterbury cathedrals as well as shabby-chic seaside venues in Margate, Folkestone, Herne Bay, Whitstable and Deal.

How much does a wedding band in Kent typically cost?

Our Kent wedding bands start as low as £850 for a 3-piece band, running into several thousand pounds for a world-class, 10-piece show band.

In 2022, the median (typical) price paid for a 4-piece wedding band was £1350.

Can I book Kent musicians for my ceremony or drinks reception?

The bands featured here are best suited as the headline act for dancing, later on in the evening.

However, we can also offer soloists, duos, jazz and other background musicians in Kent, for your ceremony or drinks party.

Our selection of string quartets, harpists, pianists, and classical guitarists can serenade you whilst you walk down the aisle, entertain guests whilst you sign the register and pose for photographs.

They're also a great ice-breaker at your drinks reception or wedding meal. Just browse the menus at the top of this page to find what you're looking for.

How can we save money on our wedding band?

  • Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your wedding band can provide this themselves – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.
  • If you haven't yet set a date for your celebration, consider booking a midweek or winter occasion to take advantage of the most competitive rates.
  • Lastly, consider, hiring a wedding band actually based in Kent, to save on travel and accommodation costs. We have acts based in most major towns and cities across the UK.

Why book a Kent wedding band from Function Central?

Our experts take the stress out of hiring a Kent wedding band and will recommend a fantastic choice of wedding music in every genre.

If you're looking for entertainment to satisfy even the most discerning of guests, rest assured in the knowledge that we only use the most professional, outstanding acts, all of whom have been fully vetted by our team.

What happens if the band cancels?

Cancellations are rare. This is because each musician in the band will have several well-trained, deputy musicians who can replace them in the event of accident or illness.

In the unlikely event that your Kent wedding band is forced to cancel the booking, Function Central will offer suitable replacement bands of similar standard and style, at no extra cost.

If you're not happy with any replacements offered, Function will refund you all payments made to date to Function Central or the band.

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Need daytime wedding entertainment in Kent?

All bands listed above are suitable for dancing at evening receptions. But if you're after music earlier on in the day as well as the evening, our selection of background wedding entertainment in Kent is second to none.

Hire classical musicians such as a guitarist or harpist, to mark the key moments of your wedding ceremony. Use acoustic musicians to accompany your outdoor wedding drinks reception or photos, and a wedding singer as the warm-up to the band.

From your bridal entrance through to the last limo of the night, we’ve got your Kent wedding entertainment covered!

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