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

Please add your event date and location to check availability.

Pop Medley (marching line-up)
Play 'Pop Medley (marching line-up)'
from£1,720

Street Beat Band

  • London
  • 6-7
  • (3)

Outstanding brass band who can adapt to a range of scenarios, whether playing pop songs for dancing at weddings, oompah in lederhosen at Oktoberfest or as a mobile marching band for promotions and processions. They can also add vocalists if required.

Sugar Beat Band
from£1,505

Sugar Beat Band

  • London
  • 6-7
  • (7)

One of the slickest, sexiest, most entertaining bands on the circuit, playing the classic R&B and rock'n'roll of the 50s and 60s – the music of Etta James, Little Richard and Ray Charles –and delivered with a 21st century attitude.

Big Band Promo Video
Play 'Big Band Promo Video'
from£3,935

Swinging Soul Orchestra

  • London
  • 12
  • (7)

High-impact party band/big band of the highest standard, offering versatile performances of their extensive repertoire with many instrumental combinations and the option of male and female vocals fitting for any occasion.

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Play 'Billie Jean – Michael Jackson'
from£1,290

The Basin Street Band

  • London
  • 5-7
  • (1)

Swinging vintage-themed band playing a mixture of modern hits in their quirky vintage style, as well as authentic 20s-40s material. Duo, trio and additional musicians also available.

Play 'video'
from£1,075

The Big City Jump Band

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (3)

Dynamic R&B, jazz and jump jive band, recreating the sounds of the 40s, 50s and 60s and guaranteed to get you moving! Smaller line-ups and afternoon sets available.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,780

The Box

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (4)

Outstanding live party band with male vocals and a fantastic repertoire of pop songs to suit any crowd. Acoustic sets, DJ service, and unplugged roaming option available.

The Cable Street Band
from£1,165

The Cable Street Band

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (5)

Versatile gypsy, swing, Jewish simcha and klezmer band, who have trained and played with some of the UK's finest performers.

Play 'video'
from£820

The Ceilidh Champs

  • London
  • 3-6
  • (4)

London’s finest young folk musicians play Irish and Scottish dance music, with caller included! Wide variety of line-ups available.

Play 'video'
from£1,595

The Circles

  • London
  • 6
  • (3)

Put some groove in your heart with this stunning 90s pop and dance band with male and female vocals. The band have a repertoire packed full of 90s hits, as well as club tunes from across the decades. Additional musicians and DJ service available.

The Cool Cats
from£1,165

The Cool Cats

  • London
  • 5-9
  • (26)

One of London's most versatile jazz bands play cool and unobtrusive ballads for your reception right through to swinging standards, pop and soul for dancing in the evening.

Play 'video'
from£735

The Debonairs

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (27)

Seasoned 60s tribute band, covering all the classics from the heyday of rock’n’roll, by artists such as The Kinks, the Small Faces, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Available with brass section.

Play 'video'
from£550

The Djangos

  • London
  • 3
  • (8)

Talented gypsy jazz trio playing their own arrangements of tunes ranging from swing & jazz classics to modern pop anthems.

The Edelweiss All-Stars
from£1,350

The Edelweiss All-Stars

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (1)

Lively traditional oompah band, perfect for German Bier Keller nights or outdoor garden parties, for dancing, singing and thigh-slapping fun!

The Rare Old Mountain Dew
Play 'The Rare Old Mountain Dew'
from£980

The Jumping Tommys

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (3)

Compelling bluegrass, Irish and gypsy jazz band serving up a lively blend of toe-tapping tunes. Available to book with DJ service and afternoon jazz sets for non-stop music throughout the day.

The London Bluegrass Band
from£1,105

The London Bluegrass Band

  • London
  • 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).

The London Brass Collective
from£795

The London Brass Collective

  • London
  • 5
  • (4)

Young and versatile brass quintet playing their own special arrangements of familiar songs, from classical to jazz, and offering a unique sound for any occasion. Extra performances and bespoke arrangements of your favourite pieces available for an additional fee.

Play 'video'
from£550

The Mariachi Warriors

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (4)

Exceptional Mariachi band playing iconic Mexican tunes in their vibrant style. Extra violin, trumpet and guitar available.

Play 'video'
from£2,025

The Modern Swing Band

  • London
  • 5-7
  • (4)

Authentic postmodern style swing band who play swing classics as well as pop songs in a swing style. Extra musicians available.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£860

The Opals

  • London
  • 4
  • (6)

Fabulous female-fronted rock and pop party band offering a huge range of floor-fillers from across the decades, from rockabilly to R&B, for weddings, parties and events. Acoustic afternoon sets also available.

Play 'video'
from£1,795

The Presidents

  • London
  • 6-9
  • (4)

Stunning party and corporate function band featuring male and female vocals, playing all your favourite dancefloor-fillers and give you the party of your life! Brass section, pro DJ service and dinner jazz sets also available.

Play 'video'
from£1,440

The Rockettes

  • London
  • 3
  • (6)

Retro close harmony group who’ve performed for Tiffanys, Bentley and Barclays singing modern and vintage music, available acappella or with backing tracks!

Play 'video'
from£440

The Slick City Jazz Stompers

  • London
  • 3-7
  • (20)

The Slick City Jazz Stompers play trad jazz in the traditional New Orleans style – perfect for background music to help create a fun, informal and relaxed atmosphere at summer events.

The Slick City Swingers
from£430

The Slick City Swingers

  • London
  • 2-5
  • (4)

Compact yet with a big sound, The Slick City Swingers recreate the swinging sounds of the classic big band era.

Play 'video'
from£1,350

The Soul Cats

  • London
  • 5
  • (11)

Outstanding pop and soul band with incredible male or female vocals, performing high-energy, floor-filling Motown, funk and soul-infused pop! Available to book with male vocals, full brass section or afternoon jazz sets.

Play 'video'
from£920

The Soul Expressions

  • London
  • 4-7
  • (4)

Talented young soul band featuring both male and female vocals and a 3-piece horn section, playing a selection of classic disco, funk and soul tunes. *London events only*.


London band hire – the easy way

  • The very best live bands for hire in London
  • Function bands, cover bands, jazz bands and more
  • Expert advice on band hire in London, support and booking tips
  • Fast customer service and an easy booking process
  • 24/7 emergency band replacement and cover

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:

American_Express_logo Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch. Icon Created with Sketch. Line Created with Sketch. Facebook Created with Sketch. Icon Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch. icon Created with Sketch. Instagram Created with Sketch. Icon Created with Sketch. Mastercard Created with Sketch. Pinterest Created with Sketch. Play icon Created with Sketch. Line Created with Sketch. Group 7 Created with Sketch. Imported Layers 2 Created with Sketch. Imported Layers 2 Created with Sketch. Powered by Stripe Created with Sketch. Twitter Created with Sketch. Visa Created with Sketch. YouTube Created with Sketch.