London bands for hire

Hiring a party band in London? The British capital, home to artists from the Rolling Stones to Dua Lipa, offers a huge choice of function band hire, jazz bands and musicians in every genre

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24k Magic / Rock With You
Play '24k Magic / Rock With You'
from£995

Cinco Magic

  • London
  • 4
  • (26)

Outrageously talented and dapper new party and wedding band, combining session standard playing with a classic R&B-tinged repertoire of funk, soul, hip-hop and pop ideal for dancing. DJ service and acoustic set available.

Cake by the Ocean / Park Life / You Really Got Me / Feel It Still / Dakota
Play 'Cake by the Ocean / Park Life / You Really Got Me / Feel It Still / Dakota'
from£875

The High Rollers

  • London
  • 3
  • (18)

Exciting new party band The High Rollers specialise in classic indie rock hits by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks as well as brand new pop hits by Bruno Mars, DNCE and Pharrell Williams.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£2,080

Groove Capital

  • London
  • 7-9
  • (16)

The hottest new function band in London, featuring some of the best performers in the capital – bound to get your guests dancing at corporate events and high-end weddings! Additional musicians and afternoon acoustic jazz sets also available. Midweek and low season discounts available.

Promo video (Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand)
Play 'Promo video (Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand)'
from£1,000

Penfold

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (115)

On-trend wedding function band, suitable for all events from classy wedding receptions to high-end corporate events. The band cover rock and pop music from Elvis and the Beatles through to The Killers and Sam Smith. DJ service, brass section and acoustic sets available.

1999 – Prince
Play '1999 – Prince'
from£1,230

The Sweet & Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (96)

Fun, talented and totally unique female-fronted party band playing everything from retro swing, vintage jive and rock'n'roll through to 80s funk, 90s R&B and modern chart with a twist. Afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service also available. Low season and midweek discounts available.

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Play 'Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon'
from£875

Rockit

  • Surrey
  • 3-4
  • (163)

Amp up your party with Rockit: a sensational party band with a huge catalogue of rock, indie and pop floor-fillers from Chuck Berry and The Beatles to The Killers and Ed Sheeran! Larger line-ups, acoustic background sets and DJ service available. Midweek discounts available.

Play 'video'
from£995

The In-Laws

  • Essex
  • 4
  • (90)

Super-talented and authentic rock and pop band, whose sensational live performances at corporate parties, birthdays and weddings have attracted the attention of EMI. The band are unique in that they come with their own dedicated, professional DJ.

Promo video
Play 'Promo video'
from£600

The Wandering Lights

  • London
  • 2-4
  • (10)

Charismatic new party band taking the London party circuit by storm. The Wandering Lights perform upbeat, folksy acoustic covers by Avicci, Blackstreet and R Kelly. Also available as an unplugged roaming band (free to wander around your venue).

Play 'video'
from£795

Stereogram

  • London
  • 3
  • (21)

Incredible male-fronted rock and pop wedding and party band who have played for the likes of Deutsche Bank and The BBC. The band have a big sound and electric stage presence! Available with keyboards, sax and female vocals as well as solo/duo acoustic and jazz trio sets.

Express Yourself – Charles Wright
Play 'Express Yourself – Charles Wright'
from£995

Blue Juice

  • Brighton
  • 4-5
  • (132)

Fantastic and unique function and wedding band with a soulful male vocalist who put their quirky stamp on melodic rock, pop, soul, ska and funk floor-fillers from Bob Marley to Bruno Mars. Available with DJ service and brass section.

Bad Mood Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Play 'Bad Mood Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival'
from£920

Boots 'n' Bones

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (8)

Festival-hardened 4-piece playing unique, folksy covers of classic and contemporary party tunes. Enormous song list and a favourite at barn weddings!

Play 'video'
from£615

The Steel Panthers

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (11)

Authentic steel pan band playing classic calypso, Motown, pop, reggae and more and featuring some of the best Caribbean musicians from around the UK.

Happy Daze Promo Video (Johnny B. Goode)
Play 'Happy Daze Promo Video (Johnny B. Goode)'
from£750

Happy Daze

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (82)

Hugely popular all-male party and wedding covers band playing feel-good sing-along classics with an emphasis on vintage rock and pop music. Fantastic value! Hire the band’s DJ service and afternoon acoustic sets for non-stop music through the day. Midweek discounts available.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£980

The Fandangos

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (22)

Female-fronted wedding and corporate party band playing a wide range of pop floor-fillers from across the decades. The band are fun, energising and amazing value for money! Brass, keyboards, DJ service and acoustic afternoon sets also offered.

Play 'video'
from£920

The Files

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (30)

Seasoned male-fronted rock and pop wedding and party band covering a varied mix of songs, from 1960s Merseybeat to the latest chart-toppers. Book the band’s DJ service and acoustic sets for music throughout the day.

Medley
Play 'Medley'
from£2,950

Paul Cattermole & The Stuff

  • London
  • 6

Hire a genuine pop star for the night! Paul from S Club 7 heads an all-star professional band playing your favourite music, from classic rock and soul through to contemporary pop covers and a few S Club hits thrown in for good measure.

Live Video
Play 'Live Video'
from£370

The Merry-Makers Steel Band

  • London
  • 2-6
  • (77)

Versatile Caribbean steel pan band performing warm and upbeat island melodies – soca, calypso, Latin, Zouk and reggae. The band are suitable for a wide range of occasions whether you require cool background music at garden parties or lively dancing in the evening. Limbo dancer optional!

Live at Ruth & Joe's wedding
Play 'Live at Ruth & Joe's wedding'
from£1,025

The Wild Nights

  • London
  • 4
  • (17)

Top-flight wedding band in the South West, performing vintage rock by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Van Morrison as well as the odd modern indie anthem! Acoustic duo and DJ option available.

Play 'video'
from£1,230

Groove Box

  • London
  • 6
  • (6)

Slick soul and funk band with a super cool look and sound, plus a varied repertoire that will get all your guests dancing! Acoustic sets also available.

Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
Play 'Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet'
from£810

Tree House

  • London
  • 3
  • (28)

Turbo-charged party band with a large song list of danceable and melodic rock and pop anthems. Great value and a huge sound! Hire the band’s DJ and acoustic sets for music throughout the day. Low season and midweek discounts available.

Play 'video'
from£740

Jolange

  • London
  • 3
  • (5)

Popular folk band playing Irish and Scottish ceilidh music, barn dances, bluegrass and even a few modern pop songs in a traditional style. Available with caller for ceilidhs and barn dances.

I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
Play 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness'
from£740

Millennium Bug

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (59)

Slick party and wedding band capturing the definitive sound of pop and rock through the decades and led by an animated frontman who can crack the toughest crowd! DJ service and solo acoustic sets available.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£699

The Chandeliers

  • London
  • 4
  • (22)

A zesty, female-led party band playing popular 40s to 00s jazz, rock ‘n’ pop covers with a unique twist - think hot club, ska, country, bossa, rock, reggae & swing all blended together to span the generations!

Play 'video'
from£1,280

The Aviators

  • London
  • 4-12
  • (11)

Extraordinary male-fronted rock, pop, reggae and soul band who count Richard Branson among previous clients. Hire the band with brass section, afternoon jazz sets and cocktail pianist for the complete package.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£920

Get Carter

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (69)

High-energy wedding and corporate function band in the South East, playing crowd-rousing pop, rock, dance, funk and soul music from the 1960s to the present day. The band have played Glastonbury and the Roundhouse and count Audi and Nintendo amongst their regular clients. DJ service and acoustic sets available.


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Why book a London function band?

Whatever occasion you are celebrating, music is the best way to make any event memorable, and London attracts great musicians from all over the world, from Guernsey to Guatemala! Our experts have tracked down the most talented and reliable bands for hire in London so that you don’t have to.

We have London function bands in all styles, suitable for all budgets; 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 our London party bands perform?

At Function Central, we’ve spent years collecting together the most exciting London party bands, so you don’t have to. All our acts have been hand-picked from the competition by our experts and our strict quality control means that our selection of London function bands are the best in town!

Our London bands for hire play every kind of music, from spicy salsa and traditional ceilidh to upbeat rock & indie. We have party bands in London suitable for all occasions, budgets and venues. If you want a riotous wedding reception, book a party band playing rock & pop hits from the 60s-10s? They play songs everyone knows and loves, and will get all your guests on the dancefloor.

If you love the sounds of Motown, R&B and big brass sections how about hiring a London soul band? Or for something more original, check out our selection of alternative bands for hire.

If you’re not sure what would work best for your event, get in touch with one of our London party band experts, and we’ll find the perfect entertainment for you.

Looking for background music?

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

For a wedding ceremony, hire one of our London string quartets. For the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail parties and drinks receptions, we have London-based guitarists and pianists. Or for a summer garden party or outdoor event, our steel bands and Dixieland jazz bands in London are much in-demand!

Looking for something more refined? Our London 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 your guests can talk over. For the evening, hire a swing band to get the party started.

Where do our London bands for hire perform?

We have London wedding bands and party bands covering all areas of the capital, including Camden, Greenwich, Hackney, Kensington, Hammersmith, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, Westminster. In addition we server outer London boroughs including Barking, Barnet, Croydon, Ealing, Kingston-upon-Thames, Richmond, Harrow, Havering, Merton and Newham.

For a wider choice of party bands for hire across the south east, it's worth browsing the following pages:

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