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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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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£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£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£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£1,365

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£1,000

The Sonics

  • 4
  • (55)

Phenomenally popular North West wedding and function band, 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. DJ service, trumpet, sax and female vocalist 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£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£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£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£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£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£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£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£750

The Jack Rabbits

  • 3-4
  • (41)

Fun and lively male-fronted wedding party band covering rock and pop music from the 1950s to the present day, from Jerry Lee Lewis to Jake Bugg, via Duran Duran and Oasis. DJ service, acoustic sets and female vocalist available.

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from£1,170

The Flavours

  • 4-5
  • (26)

This rumbunctious bunch of likely lads are like no wedding band you've heard before! They blend acoustic and electric instruments for a fresh, quirky spin on your favourite tunes, from classic Motown to 90s hip hop and current pop. Video currently in production.

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from£1,475

Soultone

  • 5
  • (17)

Funky soul & Motown band featuring stunning female vocals giving an authentic tribute to the greats of the genre! Additional musicians and laptop DJ service also available.

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from£1,045

Radio Club

  • 4-6
  • (15)

One of Manchester’s finest function and party bands with a superb repertoire of classic and contemporary dance floor fillers. Available from a 4-piece to a 6-piece line-up.

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from£1,325

Supertonic

  • 4-7
  • (22)

Polished and versatile party and wedding band playing pop, soul, dance, electronic and R&B music. Additional musicians also available and discounts for low-season or midweek events.

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from£985

Steamin Brass

  • 5-6
  • (42)

A brass band like nothing you've ever experienced before. Trumpets, sousaphone, group vocals and stilt-walking percussionists combine to belt out classic pop tunes from the last 50 years and create an audio-visual spectacle!

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from£1,230

The Boogie Bugs

  • 6
  • (14)

Top wedding & party band with male and female vocals as well as sax! Acoustic sets and DJ service available.

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from£860

Brooklyn Brass

  • 5
  • (10)

With a broad repertoire spanning brass classics and covers of contemporary pop hits, expect the likes of Robbie Williams, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran and The Jackson 5 all recreated in a bold brass sound!

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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£785

Superted

  • 3-5
  • (37)

Experienced all-male wedding function band who have toured with Deacon Blue and The Sugababes. Expect danceable classics by artists such as Queen and The Killers! DJ service available.

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from£895

The Black Jacks

  • 4
  • (25)

This lively covers band are as comfortable playing student events as they are wedding receptions, and draw on a varied repertoire of 60s-00s floor-fillers. DJ service available.


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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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