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Award-winning London wedding function bands for hire, playing everything from classic rock and Motown to 80s anthems, 90s R&B and contemporary chart. Ideal entertainment for all ages.


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The High Rollers

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High-impact party band specialising 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.

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Party Up

  • 6-10
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Party down with Party Up, the slickest pop, soul and funk band in the South East! The band count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients. Available with DJ service, acoustic duo, backing vocalists and horn section.

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The Sweet and Lowdown

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Fun and totally unique party and wedding band with both female and male lead vocals. S&L play 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.

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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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Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-9
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The hottest new brass fusion band in town, Big Easy will bring a raucous, New Orleans party vibe to your event! The band can perform in one place or roaming around your venue and guests whilst they play. Available as an instrumental only band, or with male or female vocalist.

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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. More videos available on profile page.

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The Capricorns

  • 7-10
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Stylish wedding and corporate function band featuring outstanding male and female vocalists who have performed with Adele and Leona Lewis! Available with DJ service and/or afternoon cocktail piano, jazz or acoustic sets.

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The Wandering Lights

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Charismatic new wedding band, taking the London 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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Blue Juice

  • 4-5
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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.

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Groove Capital

  • 7-9
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Incredible new London-based function band, featuring some of the best performers in the capital – bound to get your guests dancing at corporate events and high-end weddings! DJ service, brass section and afternoon acoustic or jazz sets available.

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  • 4-12
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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 DJ service and/or extra musicians up to a 12-piece.

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Get Carter

  • 4-5
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High-energy wedding and corporate party 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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Superstrut bring style, good vibes and a party-starting collection of R&B, pop, hip hop, classic soul and funk to every gig - their aim is to serve only the music and you, the audience!

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  • 8-21
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Unbeatable soul, pop, R&B and funk show band who have performed worldwide for PepsiCo, Rolls Royce and Channel 4. Brass section, electric strings section and gospel singers also available.

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The DBs

  • 5-9
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From pop favourites and feel-good funk to afrobeats and updated jazz classics, The DBs are an in-demand brass band like no other that have taken the UK festival scene by storm! Available with vocalist or rapper.

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The Runaways

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Youthful, vibrant new party band channelling rock, hip-hop and soul influences. The band have been performing together for six years and have recently started attracting major label interest for their originals side project – catch them now before they're famous!

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Cinco Magic

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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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Boots n Bones

  • 3-5
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Festival-hardened 4-piece playing unique, folksy covers of classic and contemporary party tunes. Enormous song list and a favourite at barn weddings! DJ laptop service also available.

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The In-Laws

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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.

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  • 3-4
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Turbo-charged party band with an extensive and varied song list of danceable rock n’ roll, indie, 80s pop and RnB. The band also offer a "heavy set" including artists such as Guns n' Roses, Pearl Jam and Rage Against The Machine for die-hard rock fans! DJ service, acoustic sets available.

Guide to booking wedding & function bands in London

What kind of music do your London wedding bands play?

The majority of our London wedding bands feature a lead vocalist and perform rock, pop and soul music from all eras – ideal for bringing guests of all ages together to celebrate.

Smaller line-ups such as a 3-piece or 4-piece tend to lean towards guitar-based rock, pop and indie. Larger line-ups that feature keyboards and brass tend to perform more of a soul, R&B and pop-based repertoire.

If modern music isn't your bag, consider a ceilidh, brass or swing band instead – browse the links at the top of this page for more options.

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

Our London wedding bands all come fully equipped for your event, though it’s worth getting in touch if you are expecting your event to exceed 250 guests, as extra equipment could 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 spaces!

When can we expect our wedding band to arrive?

Our bands usually arrive at your venue from 5pm or 6pm and take 60 - 90 minutes to unload, set up and soundcheck their equipment.

It’s ideal if a room can be cleared whilst they do this, but it’s not essential – they can perform a silent “line-check” to test their levels if not.

The band will then get dressed, eat and return at approximately 9pm to get your party started!

How long will our wedding band perform for?

Most bands will perform for two hours – divided into two one-hour sets with interval music in between – though some bands can perform three 40-minute sets if preferred.

All of our bands can provide recorded interval music free of charge between their sets so the dancing never needs to stop!

It also means if your favourite song isn’t in the band’s repertoire you can still hear it – ideal!

Will the band learn a song for our first dance?

If you want your wedding band to play your first dance, this can usually be arranged.

Check the act’s profile to see if they offer this option and try to give plenty of notice for them to learn your request.

Alternatively, all of our bands can play your first dance on an mp3 or iPod through their PA system.

Can you provide other genres of function bands in London?

Hire a brass and drums band for big brassy covers of pop songs everybody knows and loves. It's a refreshing alternative to a classic London function band.

If swing’s your thing, we have jazz bands for all parts of your day and you could even add a touch of glamour to your reception with a jazz trio – or hire a swing band for dancing in the evening.

Lastly you might prefer a wedding ceilidh band – it’s great way of getting guests of all ages dancing and some can also provide a ‘caller’ to teach you the steps.

How can we save money on our wedding band?

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your evening band can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.

If you haven't yet set your date, consider booking a midweek or winter celebration to take advantage of the most competitive rates.

Always consider hiring a function band from your local area, to save on travel and accommodation costs. We have musicians and bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.

Where in London have your wedding bands performed?

From Bowie in Brixton and The Clash in Camden, to the Beatles in Abbey Road – London's popular music legacy is felt across the world.

Our London wedding bands have played in most corners of this creative, musical city. There are too many wedding venues to mention here, so here are just a few of our favourites. All these venues can host live music or DJs, and we work with them several times a year.

In Central London: The Bloomsbury Ballroom, the Barbican, Stationer's Hall, Claridges, Devonshire Terrace, Drapers Hall, Grand Connaught Rooms in Holborn, The Lansdowne Club, RAC Club, The Yacht at Temple Pier, Westminster Hall, The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, RIBA, Somerset House, Home House, Merchant Taylor's Hall, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, The Museum of London and Eight Club Moorgate.

In East London: Trinity Buoy Wharf, Excel Centre, Ironmonger's Hall, London Fields Brewery, Shoreditch Studios, Skinner's Hall, The Oyster Shed, Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green and Wilton's Music Hall in Whitechapel.

In South London: Battersea Arts Centre, Dulwich College, Eltham Palace, Hampton Court, The Hurlingham Club, St Ermins Hotel, The Star and Garter Richmond, The Battersea Barge, The Bedford, The Old Royal Naval College and the Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich.

In North London: Burgh House, Cecil Sharp House, Loft Studios, Finsbury Town Hall, The Landmark Hotel, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London Zoo, West Reservoir Centre and The British Library.

In West London: Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill, The Kensington Roof Gardens, The Lansdown Club, London Rowing Club, The Olympia Hammersmith, Pembroke Lodge, Syon Park, Thames Rowing Club, The Amadeus Little Venice, The Hurlingham Club, The Jolly Gardeners, Winchester House in Putney and Twickenham Stoop.

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Need daytime wedding entertainment in London?

Most of the bands listed here are intended for after-dinner dancing at evening receptions, but we can also provide daytime wedding entertainment in London.

Hire a harpist or string quartet to entertain guests whilst they arrive for your wedding ceremony. Or a classical guitarist to play your favourite song as you walk down the aisle. Our classical musicians are drawn from the ranks of world-class London orchestras such as the The LSO and RPO.

Break the ice during the drinks reception or wedding breakfast with an acoustic duo, pianist, gypsy jazz trio or steel band. Warm up your guests for the band, with a Rat Pack singer.

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