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Leeds bands for hire

Live music is the best way of making any event memorable, and Function Central offer party bands for hire in Leeds in any genre, from rock and pop cover to jazz, swing and ceilidh.

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from£1,475

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (49)

Dynamic and trendy Motown, pop and soul band with impressive industry credentials and a vast playlist of soulful floor-fillers by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Rihanna. Acoustic set and singer waiter option available.

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from£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (27)

High energy party band with a big sound that’s perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events. They feature superb male vocals and sax, but also offer stripped-back line ups, afternoon acoustic or jazz sets, stage hire and DJ service.

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from£1,230

Bertie And The Spiffs

  • 4-5
  • (21)

Hugely entertaining and swinging 1920s-style jazz band, who have previously performed at Wembley Stadium. The band put their own unique and eccentric take on modern pop, from Taylor Swift to Motorhead! DJ laptop service available on request.

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from£995

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (214)

Exceptional party and wedding band playing everything from vintage 1950s rock’n’roll to cutting edge pop, indie and R&B. High profile clients include BT, Mini Cooper and Microsoft! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service & winter discounts available.

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from£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (69)

World-class pop, funk and soul function band, refreshing and recreating the classic soul sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s, alongside soul-infused contemporary pop and R&B. DJ service and jazz/acoustic afternoon music available.

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from£895

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (70)

Outstanding party band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound! Laptop DJ service available, as well as acoustic guitar or solo cocktail piano sets for your afternoon reception.

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from£750

Hudson

  • 3
  • (127)

One of our leading wedding bands in the North West, Hudson are a powerful trio playing everything from uptempo 50s rock'n'roll to last week's number 1. DJ service, extra musicians and acoustic sets for your drinks reception or meal also available.

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from£2,480

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (58)

Young and animated brass band with an extensive song list of rock and pop floor-fillers and an incredible frontman/vocalist. This groundbreaking group have performed for royalty and offer the perfect alternative entertainment for your wedding or event!

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from£1,365

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (19)

Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean. Additional musicians, acoustic jazz sets and laptop DJ service available.

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from£895

The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (51)

Lively female-fronted wedding function band with a huge repertoire of party classics and appearances at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival to their name. Optional extras include sax or acoustic background sets for drinks or dinner. DJ service available.

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from£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (65)

Popular, energetic 5 or 6-piece wedding band featuring male vocals and first rate musicians. Afternoon acoustic jazz & swing sets and DJ service available.

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from£985

East River

  • 4-10
  • (37)

Take your event the full distance and let East River carry you away with all your favourite tunes late into the night! Acoustic background sets also available.

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from£1,080

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (54)

Young and talented party band from the West Midlands, featuring both female and male lead vocals and a host of rock, soul and pop anthems to get all your guests dancing – from Chuck Berry to Beyonce. Larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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from£1,570

Capital Soul

  • 5-7
  • (17)

Superb rock, pop and soul party band featuring female or male vocals and drawing on a wide repertoire of tried and tested classics. Optional brass section, Jewish songs, cocktail piano, jazz duo and DJ sets!

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from£665

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (35)

With guitar-led energy and infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will always bring an electric atmosphere to your event.

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from£1,490

The Trebletones

  • 4-5
  • (43)

A Cheshire-based covers band who regularly play at weddings and events all over the UK and Europe with an eclectic repertoire spanning the last five decades.

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from£830

Skylight

  • 3
  • (37)

Skylight are a powerful trio, ready to get your party rocking! With a diverse songlist which will surprise, delight and keep your guests dancing and singing along.

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from£615

Allemande Ceilidh Band

  • 3-10
  • (15)

Youthful and lively party/wedding ceilidh band made up of professional musicians and a caller, performing a repertoire of traditional Scottish dance music. Available additional musicians or DJ service.

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from£985

The Saints

  • 5
  • (51)

Experienced rock, pop, dance and soul band with powerful male vocals and expandable to an 8-piece featuring female vocals, keyboards and brass. Jazz duo also available for mellow background music during receptions or dinners. Midweek discounts available.

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from£735

The Resets

  • 3-5
  • (21)

Quirky and retro acoustic trio and band playing modern pop songs in a gypsy jazz style. Available as a quartet and quintet with stunning female vocalists and percussion.

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from£1,230

The Misfits

  • 5-8
  • (53)

Stylish corporate and wedding band, featuring female lead vocals and a large set list of pop, Motown, soul, jazz, jive and vintage rock'n'roll. Booking options include male vocalist, brass section, afternoon/dinner jazz sets and DJ service.

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from£730

Banzai

  • 3-6
  • (51)

Energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Pharrell and more! Afternoon solo/duo acoustic sets, longer performances, larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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from£585

The Kicks

  • 3
  • (21)

An elegant, self-contained function band based in Greater Manchester that provides high quality entertainment for weddings, parties, corporate events and much more with a mix of modern and classic pop tunes from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Shawn Mendes and Kings of Leon.

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from£895

Cerone

  • 4-8
  • (29)

Professional and versatile rock, pop and soul function band serving the North West and beyond, covering the very best of rock, pop, funk, soul and jazz across the decades. Highly recommended!

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from£980

The Jump & Wail Big Band

  • 6
  • (5)

A swinging big band playing a winning, energetic mix of 30s jazz, 40s swing & jive, 50s rock'n'roll and 60s soul hits. Afternoon trio or quartet sets and DJ service available.


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Guide to booking party bands in Leeds

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

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

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

We have acts 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 Leeds bands perform?

If you’re looking for a Smörgåsbord of tasty rock and pop classics to get your guests grooving, we have the best value bands in Leeds for you! What's more, if another agency offers you one of our bands at a lower price, or on better terms, we’ll match their offer.

If you love dancing, we have acts performing a variety of danceable music styles, from rock, pop, soul and Motown, to Latin, ceilidh and swing. If you're after music for listening, we have jazz bands to tap your toes and mingle to.

Whatever you choose, the music won’t stop when the band takes a break: most of our party bands offer a free DJ service between sets, keeping the entertainment going and saving you the cost of hiring a DJ!

Can you provide background musicians for hire in Leeds?

This page is dedicated to party bands, but Function Central is an entertainment agency providing musicians in Leeds 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 Leeds?

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

Happy Mondays in Halifax? Paul Weller in Wakefield? Heaven 17 in Huddersfield? Our bands can help you curate your perfect entertainment for your event!

Our local bands are available to play across Headingley, Wetherby, Skipton, Harrogate, Castleford, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield and Bately.

With so many fantastic venues to choose from in Leeds, some highlights for our bands have included The Rudding Park Hotel, The Dean Court Hotel, The Mansion, The Royal York Hotel, Barley Hall, Monk Fryston Hall Hotel and the Harrogate International Centre. Our Leeds bands will also travel nationally and internationally.

How can we save money on our Leeds band?

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 Leeds and UK wide

Function Central is a leading covers band hire agency. We provide exceptional talent for private events, both in Leeds, throughout the UK and internationally.

Hire a local band to save on costs – we have acts based in most major UK towns and counties.

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