Leeds band hire

Live music is the best way of making any event memorable, and Function Central offer bands for hire in Leeds in any genre, from rock, pop and soul to swing and Latin

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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£995

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (213)

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£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£2,480

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (56)

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£1,685

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£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (55)

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£1,030

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£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£1,230

The Electric Collective

  • 5
  • (12)

Available in a range of exciting line-ups, these outstanding musicians are equipped with their own, unique spin on your favourite hits to keep your guests partying late in to the night!

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from£1,225

Brother Brown

  • 4-7
  • (11)

With stunning joint male and female lead vocals, exciting soul, Motown and funk band Brother Brown are a musical monster! 4, 5 and 6-piece band available.

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from£580

The Real Steel Band

  • 3
  • (10)

Vibrant steel band playing the sounds of turquoise seas, sunshine and swaying palm trees! Huge repertoire of traditional Caribbean music as well as reggae and pop from The Beach Boys to Bruno Mars. Available in larger line-ups.

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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£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£1,365

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (18)

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£980

Acceptable In The 80s

  • 4-5
  • (14)

A superb 80s tribute band with male vocals and featuring retro-synth sounds, capturing the spirit and dubious fashion sense of the 80s. A retro show that's second to none! Available with female vocals.

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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£740

Super Mario

  • 3-4
  • (30)

Unbelievably talented male-fronted cover band offering a feel-good, danceable set taking in everything from 60s classics to modern chart! Extra musicians, solo afternoon acoustic set and DJ service also 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£585

Skylight Duo

  • 2
  • (31)

Recreating a full band sound with their impactful, multi-instrumental talent, this duo are ready to get your party started! Their diverse songlist will surprise and delight you - and keep your guests dancing and singing along!

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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.

Wired Duo
from£540

Wired Duo

  • 2
  • (18)

Talented party duo in the North West, featuring custom backing tracks and stunning harmonies. The duo’s song list ranges from classics by The Beatles to today's hits. Acoustic or electric sets available.

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from£675

Vinyl Heroes

  • 3-6
  • (9)

Lively and experienced rock and pop party band delivering high quality entertainment for weddings and parties! Afternoon sets, DJ service and additional musicians also available.


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Leeds Function Bands booking guide

Why should I hire a Leeds function 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 bands for hire in Leeds so that you don’t have to. We have Leeds function bands 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 for hire in Leeds for you! What's more, if another agency offers you one of our bands in Leeds at a lower price, or on better terms, we’ll match their offer.

If you love dancing, we have bands in Leeds 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 Leeds 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 function bands offer a free DJ service between sets, keeping the entertainment going and saving you the cost of hiring a DJ!

Our price promise means that, if another agency offers you one of our Leeds bands for hire at a lower price, or on better terms, we’ll match their offer – and most of our bands even throw in a free DJ service so that you can keep dancing between sets.

We’re looking for Leeds function bands that can play background music – can you help?

This page is dedicated to function bands, but Function Central is an entertainment agency in Leeds providing musicians for hire throughout the day, not just at your evening reception. For a wedding ceremony, you could hire one of our Leeds string quartets. For the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail party and drinks receptions, we have Leeds-based guitarists and pianists. Or for a summer garden party or outdoor event, our steel bands and Dixieland jazz bands in Leeds are much in-demand!

We’re putting on a stylish, classy event and need some music to match – can you help us?

If you’re looking for something more refined, our Leeds 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 Leeds 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 function 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 Leeds 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.

The best party bands in Leeds & throughout the UK

Function Central is a leading function and party band hire agency. We provide exceptional talent for private events, both in Leeds, throughout the UK and internationally. Hire a local party band to save on costs – we have bands based in most major UK towns and counties.
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