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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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Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (57)

Dynamic Motown, pop and soul band with stunning female and male lead vocals, impressive industry credentials and a playlist of soulful floor-fillers by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna.

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from£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (37)

Dr Funtimes mix the perfect amount of on-stage silliness with the highest levels of talent and professionalism! Expect party anthems from artists as diverse Michael Jackson, The Proclaimers, Kool & The Gang and Calvin Harris.

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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£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (74)

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.

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from£1,230

Smoke & Mirrors

  • 4-5
  • (27)

With a powerhouse vocalist up front and a backing band of unrivalled funkmeisters, Smoke & Mirrors put on a fun, rip-roaring show which your guests will never forget.

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from£995

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (73)

Outstanding wedding band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound!

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Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (232)

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!

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from£830

Skylight

  • 3
  • (42)

Skylight are a powerful party and wedding band, 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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The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (68)

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£875

Hudson

  • 3
  • (131)

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.

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The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (51)

Exciting female-fronted wedding band playing the biggest party hits, from modern pop, 80s and 90s, disco/funk to rock, Motown and soul. The band have performed at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival.

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from£1,170

The Sonics

  • 4
  • (57)

Phenomenally popular party & wedding band in the North West, featuring outstanding male vocals, guitar synth and a large set list of danceable rock, soul, reggae and pop music, from The Beatles to The Weeknd.

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from£1,320

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (41)

Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean.

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East River

  • 5-10
  • (39)

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£875

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (36)

Guitar-led wedding and party band playing infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will have you singing along until closing time!

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from£985

Give It Up

  • 3-5
  • (13)

Perform a varied mix of timeless and current classics guaranteed to get you and your guests celebrating all throughout the festivities!

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from£1,220

Pretty Fly Guys

  • 4
  • (38)

Fun and friendly 4-piece, fully armed with high energy party tunes and years of experience on the function and wedding circuit.

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from£740

Super Mario

  • 3-4
  • (32)

Unbelievably talented male-fronted cover band offering a feel-good, danceable set taking in everything from 60s classics to indie and modern chart!

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from£1,550

Phoenix

  • 4-7
  • (34)

Energetic indie rock band playing everything from Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters to AC/DC and Guns 'n' Roses. Also available with keyboards and female backing vocalists.

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The Boogie Bugs

  • 6
  • (24)

Top wedding & party band with male and female vocals as well as sax! Acoustic 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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