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7 London Christmas Party Entertainment Ideas

Party entertainment advice

Party entertainment advice

Looking to add a little musical cheer to your office Christmas party or wedding? With less than 6 weeks to go, it’s time to book the band, hire the venue, and fill the dance floor. Here are 7 live music ideas to get you started.

7 London Christmas Party Entertainment Ideas

Our expert team has handpicked some fantastic acts to help you organize a spectacular event. The best bands book up early – so choose yours now!

1. Rock, pop & soul party bands

If you have the budget, a lively rock and pop band with a crowd pleasing playlist is the best way to create an unforgettable atmosphere, fill the dance-floor and bring people together.

London rock trio Rockit and soulful Brighton 4-piece Blue Juice are two of our most popular bands for office Christmas parties in the South East, playing contemporary pop and retro rock and soul floor-fillers.

Maybe you fancy Christmas hits from the Pogues, Slade and John Lennon? Get Carter or All Night Long include a number of classic Christmas pop classics in their song-lists.

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2. Jazz bands

Most of our jazz bands can play Christmas classics from the Great American Songbook, perfect more formal or intimate events. For more formal events, try smooth and sophisticated jazz trio Midnight Blue. Or for toe-tapping hot jazz, go for New Orleans-style duo/seven-piece Slick City Jazz Stompers.

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3. Solo Pianists

Tight on space or budget? A solo piano player, guitarist or sax player could be just the ticket!

From stunning performances of Bach and Mozart, to contemporary arrangements of Adele, Coldplay and Stevie Wonder, Luca Dimitri and Jon Jones have the perfect Christmas repertoire for an intimate yet formal event.

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4. Solo Guitarists

If guitarists are your bag, Mike G has a huge list of classically-arranged festive classics, from Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer to Fairytale Of New York, or choose Joshua Joseph for a range of classical music and rock and pop favourites.

Lutist The Medieval Stroller is a truly original wandering minstrel playing ye olde Christmas hits!

5. Vocal groups and singers

Nothing evokes Christmas quite like a choir or vocal group. The Laurel Street Singers offer traditional carols and hymns, with the option of booking ensembles in varying sizes, from four to twelve singers.

For something jazzier, try wartime retro songbirds The Rockettes, or any of our Rat Pack singers for Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett classics.

Of our solo female vocalists, Ellie R and Serena include a healthy dose of Christmas pop in their song-lists.

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6. Brass bands

The London Brass Collective is our top recommendation for hymns and carols in a traditional brass band style.

Or have yourself a Bavarian Christmas with oompah band Edelweiss All-Stars or Bavarian Brass. Their quirky, brassy Merry Christmas Oompah will keep young and old entertained.

For Frosty The Snowman and White Christmas in a dixieland jazz style, book The Slick City Jazz Stompers.

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7. Bah Humbug!

Avoid seasonal clichés altogether and conjure warmer climes with salsa, merengue or Cuban son from our Latin bands or steel pan bands.

Still not sure? Many of our bands come with a free DJ service and offer discounts in winter months, so send us an enquiry or call us on 0333 242 0560 for a free consultation.


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