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Liverpool bands for hire

Twist and shout with our selection of party bands for hire in Liverpool – one of the most musically iconic cities in the world. Our covers bands play upbeat rock, pop, soul and indie to fill your dancefloor as well as jazz, swing and ceilidh.

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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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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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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£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£895

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£1,230

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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from£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (75)

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£1,480

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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Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (233)

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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from£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (70)

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£1,230

Smoke and 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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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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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£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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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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Guide to booking party bands in Liverpool

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

Born at the Cavern Club in the swinging sixties, Liverpool’s popular music scene has produced some of the most iconic acts of all time. Still to this day an exciting city filled with talented live performers, Function Central has selected only the best cover bands in Liverpool for you to choose from.

If you’re looking for a high-quality Liverpool party band to fill your dancefloor, our acts will get the party started every time. You may want something small and ornate for a themed event – browse our classy selection of jazz bands to find something to make your evening swing.

What style of music do your Liverpool bands perform?

Typically, our Liverpool party bands perform a mixture of well-known, mainstream rock, pop, soul and Motown music from every era. This is ideal for cross-generation events where clients are looking to please all ages, from grandsons to grandparents.

Line-ups start with budget 3-piece bands with a guitar-oriented sound, playing rock, pop and indie anthems. Larger line-ups tend to add keyboards, brass and extra singers, which increases their sonic palette, and therefore the variety of genres they're able to cover. For this reason, our larger line-ups (5-piece+) tend to cover a broader range of styles including soul, dance and chart music.

Remember to make the most of your booking by considering add-ons when hiring a party band – many of our acts can offer DJ services, cocktail piano or even play you down the aisle. Booking locally helps to keep travel costs to a minimum.

We also have the finest selection of dedicated Beatles tribute bands. Playing all of your favourite hits from Liverpool’s famous Fab Four, a sound-a-like and lookalike Beatles tribute is the perfect way to get your guests out of their seats and singing along. From bowl-cuts and brogues to the psychedelic Sgt Pepper jackets, Function Central have the best Beatles cover bands available.

Can you provide background musicians for hire in Liverpool?

This page is dedicated to party bands, but Function Central is an entertainment agency in Liverpool providing musicians for hire throughout the day, not just at your evening reception.

For a wedding ceremony, you could hire one of our Liverpool 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 in Liverpool are much in-demand!

Do you offer other musical genres, such as ceilidh or jazz bands in Liverpool?

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

Our bands have played at some the most well-known venues across the city including Hard Days Night Hotel, The Waterfront, Thornton Manor, The Richmond Hotel and The Liner Hotel and can adapt to fit your specifications and budget. Our rock bands can size down to a 3-piece, for example, and most Liverpool singers are able to perform just with a backing track.

The city that produced The Beatles, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Zutons, The Lightning Seeds, Atomic Kitten and Circa Waves demands extraordinary musical entertainment at any event - and we're here to provide it.

Our bands have played throughout Liverpool and Merseyside, including: Birkenhead, St Helens, Southport, Wallasey, Bebington, Bootle, Crosby, Kirkby, Prescot, Heswall, Maghull, Formby, Newton-le-Willows, Halewood, Litherland, Haydock, West Kirby, Hoylake and Garswood.

They're also familiar with playing parties across the Wirral, in Birkenhead, Wallasey, Bebington, Heswall, Hoylake and West Kirby.

How can we save money on our Liverpool 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 Liverpool and UK wide

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

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

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