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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from£2,190

Tokyo

  • 6-8
  • (3)

A group of musicians that have played from the West End to Glastonbury, from The Ritz to Radio 1's live lounge, Tokyo are ready to bring the best musical entertainment to your event! Acoustic sets also available.

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from£810

The Confidentials

  • 3-5
  • (88)

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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from£2,735

Fireflies

  • 6-11
  • (20)

High-end 6-piece party band featuring male vocals, female vocals and sax playing accurate renditions of modern and classic hits. Additional musicians, DJ service and afternoon sets available.

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from£615

The Steel Panthers

  • 3-4
  • (24)

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

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from£1,475

Masterblaster

  • 6
  • (28)

Incredible pop, R&B and soul band performing floor-fillers from Stevie Wonder and Bruno Mars all the way to Artful Dodger, Sean Paul and more. Book their acoustic/jazz sets and DJ service for non-stop music through the day.

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from£1,235

Shakedown

  • 4-12
  • (48)

Incredible new party band taking the London events circuit by storm! Members of Shakedown have recorded and performed at Abbey Road and Glastonbury alongside some of the biggest artists in the world. Available with extra musicians up to a 12-piece band and a DJ laptop service on request.

Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
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from£810

Tree House

  • 3-4
  • (52)

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.

Respect / Superstition / Kiss
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from£2,275

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (53)

Stylish wedding and corporate function band featuring outstanding male and female vocalists who have graced the stage with the likes of Adele and Leona Lewis! Available to hire with DJ service as well as solo cocktail piano and afternoon jazz/acoustic sets for music throughout the day.

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from£1,200

The Fandangos

  • 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.

Black or White / Uptown Funk / I Will Wait / Crazy In Love
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The Electrics

  • 4-6
  • (19)

Energetic party band with an impressive list of pop, rock and soul hits from the 50s to the present day. This band have huge harmonies and a fantastic live sound. Keyboards, saxophone and male vocalist, acoustic duo and DJ set available!

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from£860

Late Night Rollers

  • 4
  • (7)

Great value 4-piece playing well loved anthems from all eras with a flare for stylish arrangements of 90s and 00s hits. Acoustic sets also available.

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from£920

The Files

  • 3-4
  • (31)

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.

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from£3,400

Lightspeed

  • 7
  • (14)

Ultimate live music experience featuring a centre-stage light up drum kit that delivers a feast for the eyes and ears. This slick outfit brings you supreme talent and a large repertoire of chart hits. Additional musicians, jazz sets and DJ service available.

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from£960

Block The Party

  • 3-4
  • (7)

Three-piece party band featuring female vocals, guitar and sax set to professionally mixed backing tracks for a full band sound. Extra drums, acoustic duo or jazz trio available as well as DJ laptop service on request.

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from£1,130

The Chandeliers

  • 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!

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from£1,280

The Aviators

  • 4-12
  • (12)

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.

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from£550

Soneando

  • 3-8
  • (9)

With bold sounds and frantic Latin beats, Soneando perform Cuban Son reminiscent of The Buena Vista Social Club as well as hot salsa with a serious groove! The band features top musicians from South America.

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from£3,545

All Time All-Stars

  • 6-10
  • (23)

Richard Branson’s go-to band for live party music, the All Time All-Stars perform at the very highest level, entertaining some of the biggest names on the planet. For a spectacular show, book additional male and female vocals and brass section. DJ service available.

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from£1,195

Soul Stars

  • 3-7
  • (17)

Stylish trio featuring male vocals, keyboards and trumpet and playing upbeat, mainstream soul and soul-infused pop covers. Also available as a full 5 or 6-piece party band.

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from£980

Boho Hustle

  • 4-7
  • (21)

Fun, lively 4-piece playing classic and modern rock & pop with a jazzy, boho twist! The band's winning combination of infectious energy and dancefloor cool is winning over audiences at weddings and parties up and down the UK.

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from£735

Django’s Jive

  • 3-5
  • (7)

Traditional gypsy jazz and acoustic swing band playing standards by Django Reinhardt as well as swinging renditions of modern artists. Available as an instrumental line-up or with female vocals.

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from£1,165

Bailando

  • 6
  • (3)

Latin style party band, perfect for starting the dancing at weddings, parties and celebrations! Duo and trio line-ups also available.

The London Bluegrass Band
from£1,105

The London Bluegrass Band

  • 3 -4
  • (4)

Americana Bluegrass trio with stunning three and four part vocal harmonies! Also available as a 4 and 5-piece (banjo and fiddle).

Can't Feel My Face / Finesse / Say My Name / Ride Wit Me / Aint Nobody
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Chronicle

  • 4-8
  • (38)

Guaranteed to bring class and charisma to your event, Chronicle can blend the best of R&B, pop and soul to make sure your guests party in style all night. Solo and duo options available, as well as additional female vocals and brass section.

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from£2,975

Beat Club

  • 6-12
  • (15)

Incredible rock and pop party band featuring joint male and female lead vocals, sax and keyboards, and performing five decades of floor-fillers. Available to hire with DJ service, cocktail pianist or afternoon jazz sets.


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Why should I hire a London function band for my event?

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 – 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 London bands perform?

Our London bands for hire play every kind of music, from spicy salsa and traditional ceilidh to upbeat rock & indie. We have function bands in London suitable for all occasions, budgets and venues. If you want a riotous wedding reception, book a London party band to play rock & pop hits all the way from the 60s through to the present day. 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 too.

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.

We’re looking for London function bands that can play background music – can you help?

This page is dedicated to function bands, but Function Central is an entertainment agency in London providing musicians for hire throughout the day, not just at your evening reception. For a wedding ceremony, you could hire one of our London string quartets. For the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail party 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!

We’re putting on a stylish, classy event and need some music to match – can you help us?

If you’re 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 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 London 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 London function bands tend to 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.

How can we save money on our London 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.

The best party bands in London & throughout the UK

Function Central is a leading function and party band hire agency. We provide exceptional talent for private events, both in London, throughout the UK and internationally. Hire a local party band to save on costs – we have bands based in most major UK towns and counties.

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