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Newcastle bands for hire

Whether you’re dreaming of classic rock sets or Motown moments, hire one of our party bands in Newcastle to celebrate in style.


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The Echoes

  • 3
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Great value party and wedding band in the North East who've supported The Klaxons and Turin Brakes and bagged the coveted XFM unsigned band award. Large rock and pop song list spanning seven decades of covers! DJ service available.

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Flare DJ Band

  • 2
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The ultimate celebration energy - a vibrant, youthful duo bringing together years of experience entertaining at weddings, parties, festivals, and various functions with their dynamic performances.

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  • 3
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Fun, energetic 3-piece band providing top tunes to top people at weddings, functions and parties throughout the North East.

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The Graduates

  • 4
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Impressive male-fronted rock and pop wedding covers band from the North East. Book the band with female vocalist, brass section, DJ service or acoustic afternoon sets.

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  • 5-10
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Dynamic Motown, pop and soul band with stunning female and male lead vocals, impressive industry credentials and a playlist of soulful floor-fillers by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna.

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Agent Smith

  • 4-6
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Exceptional party and wedding band playing everything from vintage 1950s rock’n’roll to cutting edge pop, indie and R&B. High profile clients include BT, Mini Cooper and Microsoft.

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Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
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World-class pop, funk and soul function band, refreshing and recreating the classic soul sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s, alongside soul-infused contemporary pop and R&B.

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  • 3
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Powerful party and wedding band, ready to get your party rocking! The band have a diverse songlist which will surprise, delight and keep your guests dancing and singing along.

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The Different Lights

  • 4
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Outstanding wedding band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound!

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The Vendettas

  • 4-5
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Exciting female-fronted wedding band playing the biggest party hits, from modern pop, 80s and 90s, disco/funk to rock, Motown and soul. The band have performed at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival.

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The Aviators

  • 3-4
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With a repertoire spanning six decades, this dynamic party band sings everything from Fleetwood Mac to Daft Punk, promising a hassle-free, all-inclusive celebration with top-notch PA and lighting.

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  • 3
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One of our leading wedding bands in the North West, Hudson are a powerful trio playing everything from uptempo 50s rock'n'roll to last week's number 1.

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  • 4-5
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With joint female and male lead vocals and a backing band of unrivalled funkmeisters, Century put on a fun, rip-roaring show that your guests will never forget.

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The Beat Kings

  • 3
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Experienced East Midlands wedding and party band with a massive playlist of rock, pop, reggae and soul, from Bob Marley to Bruno Mars. Afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service also available.

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  • 4-7
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Danceable, piano-led pop and soul band from the West Midlands, with both female and male lead vocals and a song list of danceable rock, soul and pop anthems from Chuck Berry to Adele.

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The Alternatives

  • 4
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Guitar-led wedding and party band playing infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will have you singing along until closing time!

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The Suit Ups

  • 5-6
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Energetic and experienced five-piece covering pop, rock, soul, and Motown hits from the 60s to today to keep the dance floor packed all night long.

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  • 4
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Fresh-faced, high-energy 4-piece band featuring both male and female vocals and playing all of the nation's favourite dance floor fillers – from The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Blondie to George Michael, Dua Lipa, and The Arctic Monkeys.

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The Fade

  • 3
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A fully live, big-sounding 3-piece band playing only the best sing-a-long indie, rock and pop hits by artists such as The Killers, Oasis, The Beatles and many more.

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  • 3-6
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Energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Lady Gaga, The Weekend and more!

Guide to booking party bands in Newcastle

Which genres do your Newcastle party bands specialise in?

Our party bands in Newcastle aim to play a broad range of mainstream covers that everyone knows and loves – from rock and pop to Motown, funk and ska.

Do your Newcastle bands bring all their own equipment?

Our Newcastle bands for hire will provide everything needed to put on an incredible show, whether this is at home or a venue. From mics to instruments and amplifiers, and stage lighting, they will have it covered.

How long will the band play for?

The band will play for 2 hours in total (this can be split into 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets). A typical schedule would see the band arriving at 6pm to set up and sound-check (this can take up to 60 minutes), and starting their sets at around 9pm. They’ll put on recorded music between their sets, to ensure you’re never in silence.

I’m booking a wedding party band in Newcastle. Can they learn our special song?

Most of the time, yes. Our Newcastle wedding party bands will be more than happy to learn and perform first dance songs that are not already part of their repertoire, though it does depend on the song.

If for some reason the line-up is unable to perform your first dance, they will play the track through their PA system instead.

Where in the Newcastle area do your live bands perform?

Our bands have been known to bring the party spirit to some of Newcastle and the surrounding area’s best-loved venues including Northside Farm, The Biscuit Factory, As You Like It, The Vermont Hotel, Beamish Hall, The Parlour at Blagdon, Lumley Castle and The Grand Hotel.

Our live bands are available to book across Newcastle and the North East. Other towns regularly frequented include: Sunderland, Gateshead, South Shields, Tynemouth, Washington, Wallsend and Jarrow.

How can we save money on our band?

If you have an evening reception band in mind, check if they can also offer ceremony or drinks reception services. By booking just one band, you’ll only need to cover one set of expenses.

My venue has a sound limiter installed. Is this an issue for the band?

Not necessarily. Check the threshold setting for the limiter. Most of our Newcastle party bands can perform satisfactorily with sound limiters set at 95dB or above. But let us know if it’s below this, so we can check with the band.

Why book a Newcastle party band from Function Central?

We offer advice and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week right up until your big day. We also ensure that every act we work with meets our strict standards for professionalism, reliability, punctuality, courtesy and, of course, talent!

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