London bands for hire

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

Whatever you’re 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! 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.

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.

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!

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Cinco Magic

  • London
  • 4
  • (22)

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.

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from£875

Rockit

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (168)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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).

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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.

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The Confidentials

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (83)

Sensational all-male rock and pop trio who never fail to get their audiences jumping and singing along to the biggest tunes of the last 60 years. Elvis, The Stones, Bowie, Oasis, The Killers: they’re all there! Offering DJ service, afternoon acoustic sets as well as keyboards and second guitarist.

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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.


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Hiring a band in London?

At Function Central, we’ve spent years collecting together the most exciting London bands for hire, 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 function band experts, and we’ll find the perfect entertainment for you.

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