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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
  • (63)

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£1,720

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (39)

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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from£1,135

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (219)

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£995

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (38)

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£1,530

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£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£1,215

Purple Lemonade

  • 3
  • (20)

A diverse and lively party group currently regularly playing weddings and events - a small setup delivering a big sound and captivating party vibe.

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from£1,105

Little Caesar

  • 4-7
  • (28)

Hugely experienced wedding and function band featuring both male and female vocals, playing a great mixture of party classics and contemporary tunes. Extra musicians, photo booth and DJ service also available.

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from£1,415

Brass Funkees

  • 6
  • (13)

Combining New Orleans horns, traditional British Brass and some original arrangements of modern favourites, the Brass Funkee are the easiest way to create a party atmosphere with immediate effect!

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from£925

Skylight

  • 3
  • (52)

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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from£1,690

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (82)

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£1,295

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (83)

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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from£1,170

The Sonics

  • 4
  • (60)

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£875

Hudson

  • 3
  • (137)

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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Gallery

  • 4
  • (1)

Fresh-faced, high-energy 4-piece band featuring both male and female vocals and playing all of the nation's favourite dance floor fillers – from The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Blondie to George Michael, Dua Lipa, and The Arctic Monkeys.

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from£1,450

The Rumours

  • 4
  • (29)

Believe everything you hear about these guys! The Rumours are a vibrant 4-piece band that come with boundless energy and an infectious love for mixing the latest hits from Bruno Mars and George Ezra with timeless classics from Chic, Earth Wind & Fire and The Beatles.

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from£1,550

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (73)

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£1,380

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (62)

Soulful, danceable pop 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 Clean Bandit.

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from£2,900

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (56)

Performing hi-octane brass arrangements of floor-fillers by Pharrell, Daft Punk, Queen, Beyonce and more, Drum 'n' Brass are a fresh alternative to traditional cover bands. Male vocals optional.

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The Misfits

  • 5-8
  • (60)

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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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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