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The Soul Cats

  • London
  • 5-7
  • (97)

Infectiously energetic and spirited pop, soul and Motown band featuring sax and two extraordinary vocal talents – guaranteed to get your guests dancing. Chose between male or female vocals or both.

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from£2,095

PYT

  • London
  • 3
  • (57)

Live DJ band featuring soulful female vocals and soaring sax solos, and playing all your favourite tunes from 80s anthems through to this year's bangers.

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from£995

Locomove

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (106)

A turbo-charged versatile 3 piece wedding and party band with great energy and sound, covering a wide range of genres (50s- present day), expertly reading their audiences. Optional "heavy set" also available for die-hard rock fans!

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from£2,315

Supereight

  • London
  • 6-8
  • (149)

Supereight combine outrageously talented vocalists, session-standard instrumentalists, a punchy brass section, and a dancefloor-friendly song list of soul, garage, funk and hip-hop.

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from£1,495

Mojo Brass Band

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (51)

Mojo Brass are a funky, punchy brass powerhouse made up of the UK's best up-and-coming sax players, trumpeters and drummer. Their track list blends rarer grooves with mainstream crowd-pleasers.

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from£4,615

Soul Club

  • London
  • 6-10
  • (55)

Max out on soul and sophistication with Soul Club, a high energy show band comprising musicians who have toured with Stormzy and Dua Lipa. Expect stunning vocals and unparalleled musicianship.

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from£990

Get Carter

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (84)

High-energy corporate and wedding band, playing crowd-rousing pop, rock, dance, funk and soul music from the 1960s to the present day. Client list includes Audi and Nintendo.

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The Confidentials

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (105)

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: they’re all there!

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from£3,250

Beat Club

  • London
  • 5-8
  • (48)

Incredible soul, R&B and pop function band featuring joint male and female lead vocals, sax and keyboards, and performing five decades of floor-fillers.

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from£1,890

Masterblaster

  • London
  • 5-7
  • (50)

Fronted by a world-class female vocalist, Masterblaster perform wide-ranging sets of rock, pop, funk and soul floor-fillers through the eras, with optional jazz, country, Israeli and Arabic sets.

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The High Rollers

  • London
  • 3
  • (109)

Authentically recreated indie rock covers by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks sit alongside funkier pop by Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift and Pharrell Williams. For value and impact, wedding bands don't come better than this.

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Brass and Decks

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (5)

Globetrotting international DJ live act with trumpet, sax and two percussionists, blending infectious grooves with Ibiza classics to keep guests on the dancefloor all night.

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from£2,340

Party Up

  • Kent
  • 6-10
  • (188)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest soul, funk and R&B band in the South East! Featuring sax and up to three stunning vocalists, the band count Sky, Cadburys and Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

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Rockit

  • Surrey
  • 3-4
  • (257)

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 Billie Eilish and Ed Sheeran.

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The Sweet and Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (203)

Fun and totally unique party band with male and female vocals, playing retro swing, vintage jive and rock'n'roll through to 80s funk, 90s R&B and quirky takes on modern chart.

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from£1,270

The Runaways

  • Surrey
  • 4
  • (95)

Youthful, charismatic new 4-piece, channelling rock, dance, hip-hop and soul influences. The band have caught the attention of a major label – catch them now while rates are low!

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from£3,450

The Capricorns

  • Kent
  • 7-10
  • (76)

Stylish, globe-trotting function band featuring powerhouse vocalists and gigs for KPMG, Gucci and Jaguar alongside weddings in London and Dubai.

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from£1,500

Soul Station

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (17)

Dynamic soul, Motown and pop band covering all the soul greats from Al Green to Earth, Wind & Fire and Whitney Houston, as well as delivering fresh takes on contemporary hits by Bruno Mars and Amy Winehouse.

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Seren

  • Bedfordshire
  • 5-6
  • (50)

Think style, glitz and confidence - and every special request met - Seren have the thing that makes dance floors jump and feet frantically tap (even the feet of the tough-to-impress guests)

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from£1,565

Superstrut

  • Essex
  • 4-8
  • (157)

Dressed to the nines and touting a crowd-pleasing, quick-fire set of R&B, garage, pop, hip hop, classic soul and funk, Superstrut will have your guests moving and hollering from the first note. Also available with female vocalists and horns.


Guide to booking wedding function bands in London

What kind of music do your London wedding bands play?

Our London wedding function bands typically perform a broad variety of rock, pop, soul and Motown music from all eras – ideal for bringing guests of all ages together on the dancefloor.

Other genres covered include: UK garage, dance, R&B, festival folk, and various vintage styles, from rock'n'roll to 70s funk and disco, 80s new wave and 90s Britpop.

If popular music isn't your bag, consider a wedding ceilidh band, a jazz band or a brass and drums fusion band.

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 and the obvious place to source a fantastic wedding band!

What's included in our quote?

Once we've received your enquiry, we'll email you a quote. Typically this will be inclusive of VAT and include the following:

  • arrival at your venue from 5pm or 6pm to set up and do a sound-check.
  • all equipment required for the performance, including lighting
  • 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute performances up until midnight
  • recorded music between sets (eg. via an mp3 player)
  • all travel expenses (and accommodation if applicable)
  • PAT and PLI certificates if required
  • 24/7 support and 5-star rated customer service, right up until your booking date

Will the band learn our first dance request?

Many of our wedding bands are happy to learn and rehearse a first dance request, though it depends on the song and whether it's easily arrangeable for their line-up.

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.

How long do function bands perform for?

Most London function 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.

How do I book a London wedding band?

  1. Browse our wedding bands in London above, narrowing your search by event date and budget, using the filters at the top of this page.

  2. Click through to the bands' profiles to watch videos, listen to audio demos, and read customer feedback.

  3. Add London wedding bands you like to your enquiry list. When you're ready, go to your enquiry list (click the icon at the top right of the page) and submit your enquiry. We'll check availability and get back to you with a quote, by email, within 24 hours. If you need advice, call us at 0333 242 0560.

  4. If you'd like to book a band, let us know by replying to our quote, taking care to include your event location and contact info. We'll then draw up a secure booking agreement between you and the band. To confirm the booking, you'll be required to pay a deposit within seven days (between 20-26% of the booking).

For more info, see our complete guide on finding, choosing and booking a band.

When will the band arrive and start playing?

Our function bands in London typically 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!

Do I need to provide anything for the band?

No – all 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!

Where have your London function bands performed?

Here are just a few of our favourite venues. All these venues can host live bands, music and DJs, and we work with them several times a year.

In Central London: The Bloomsbury Ballroom, the Barbican, Stationer's Hall, Claridges, Devonshire Terrace, The Lansdowne Club, RAC Club, The Yacht at Temple Pier and Westminster Hall.

In East London: Trinity Buoy Wharf, Excel Centre, Ironmonger's Hall, London Fields Brewery, Shoreditch Studios, Skinner's Hall and the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green.

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

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

In West London: Beach Blanket Babylon, The Kensington Roof Gardens, The Lansdown Club, The Olympia Hammersmith, Pembroke Lodge and Syon Park.

How many musicians are in your London wedding bands?

Our line-ups start at a 3-piece – typically these contain a vocalist/guitarist, bassist, drummer and lean towards guitar-based rock, pop and indie.

As more instruments are added, so too will the variety of genres the band can cover – larger line-ups adding keyboards and brass instruments can authentically reproduce soul, Motown and R&B covers, as well as rock and pop music.

Larger bands featuring both male and female vocalists will mean a larger vocal range and therefore increase the number of songs available to the band.

How much does a wedding band in London cost?

London wedding bands range in price from around £900 for a 3-piece band, to almost £10,000 for a 9-piece show band with several vocalists, brass and percussion.

That said, the typical price paid for a band in 2023 was around the £1350 mark, and the most popular line-up was a 4-piece.

Bear in mind that your quote may be higher than the band's starting price listed on the website. The key factors affecting price are: the distance of your venue from the band's home location and demand (summer Saturdays are more expensive).

How far in advance should I book my London wedding band?

Whilst most brides and grooms book their London wedding band 9 months in advance, on average, the best bands book up much earlier than this.

For this reason we advise you to start your search as early as 18 months in advance, especially if you're planning a wedding on a summer Saturday.

If you're planning an off-season wedding (between October and March) or a weekday wedding, it should be fine to book your band 9 months in advance.

Can you provide wedding jazz bands in London?

Yes - we've listed a few London swing bands suitable for after-dinner dancing to this page, but check out our jazz bands in London for our complete roster, which includes background jazz bands.

Here you'll find gypsy jazz and trad jazz bands – perfect for garden wedding receptions – as well as upbeat modern jazz trios and quartets for indoor drinks receptions and meals.

How can we save money on a wedding band in London?

1. Before you book another act for your afternoon background music, check whether your wedding band can provide musicians earlier on in the day. This might be an acoustic guitarist or cocktail pianist. It'll save you additional costs and hassle.

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

3. 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.

Do I need to book one of your London wedding DJs as well?

No - all our London wedding bands offer complimentary recorded music during their break. This ensures uninterrupted music until the end of the event.

Many bands are also able to upgrade to a more advanced service using virtual DJ software so that they can mix songs and take your guests’ requests.

As a general rule, if you need DJ music for more than 2 hours before, between or after the band's performance, we'd recommend booking a separate DJ.

What happens if the band can't make it on the day?

If by any chance a member of the band falls ill or is unable to attend on the day, the band are obliged to arrange a substitute musician for this band member.

If all band members are unable to attend, Function Central will make every effort to secure a replacement with a similar style and within the same price range, from our broad selection of first-rate bands, musicians, and DJs.


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Our London brides and grooms tell us why they chose their wedding band and how live music made their evening party. Read more local wedding stories on our blog.

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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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