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Newcastle wedding bands

Function Central's local wedding bands in Newcastle are the best in Toon! Whether you’re looking for a guitarist for a get together, a string quartet for a ceremony or a barn dance band for a Bar Mitzvah, we've got the perfect band for every occasion.

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from£615

The Echoes

  • 3
  • (23)

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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from£1,475

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (49)

Dynamic and trendy Motown, pop and soul band with impressive industry credentials and a vast playlist of soulful floor-fillers by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Rihanna. Acoustic set and singer waiter option available.

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from£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (27)

High energy party band with a big sound that’s perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events. They feature superb male vocals and sax, but also offer stripped-back line ups, afternoon acoustic or jazz sets, stage hire and DJ service.

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from£795

The Graduates

  • 4
  • (15)

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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from£1,080

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (54)

Young and talented party band from the West Midlands, featuring both female and male lead vocals and a host of rock, soul and pop anthems to get all your guests dancing – from Chuck Berry to Beyonce. Larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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from£730

Banzai

  • 3-6
  • (51)

Energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Pharrell and more! Afternoon solo/duo acoustic sets, longer performances, larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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from£995

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (214)

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! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service & winter discounts available.

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from£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (69)

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. DJ service and jazz/acoustic afternoon music available.

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from£895

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (70)

Outstanding party band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound! Laptop DJ service available, as well as acoustic guitar or solo cocktail piano sets for your afternoon reception.

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from£750

Hudson

  • 3
  • (127)

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. DJ service, extra musicians and acoustic sets for your drinks reception or meal also available.

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from£2,480

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (58)

Young and animated brass band with an extensive song list of rock and pop floor-fillers and an incredible frontman/vocalist. This groundbreaking group have performed for royalty and offer the perfect alternative entertainment for your wedding or event!

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from£1,365

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (19)

Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean. Additional musicians, acoustic jazz sets and laptop DJ service available.

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from£895

The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (51)

Lively female-fronted wedding function band with a huge repertoire of party classics and appearances at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival to their name. Optional extras include sax or acoustic background sets for drinks or dinner. DJ service available.

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from£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (65)

Popular, energetic 5 or 6-piece wedding band featuring male vocals and first rate musicians. Afternoon acoustic jazz & swing sets and DJ service available.

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from£985

East River

  • 4-10
  • (37)

Take your event the full distance and let East River carry you away with all your favourite tunes late into the night! Acoustic background sets also available.

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from£1,570

Capital Soul

  • 5-7
  • (17)

Superb rock, pop and soul party band featuring female or male vocals and drawing on a wide repertoire of tried and tested classics. Optional brass section, Jewish songs, cocktail piano, jazz duo and DJ sets!

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from£665

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (35)

With guitar-led energy and infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will always bring an electric atmosphere to your event.

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from£1,490

The Trebletones

  • 4-5
  • (43)

A Cheshire-based covers band who regularly play at weddings and events all over the UK and Europe with an eclectic repertoire spanning the last five decades.

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from£830

Skylight

  • 3
  • (37)

Skylight are a powerful trio, ready to get your party rocking! With a diverse songlist which will surprise, delight and keep your guests dancing and singing along.

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from£615

Allemande Ceilidh Band

  • 3-10
  • (15)

Youthful and lively party/wedding ceilidh band made up of professional musicians and a caller, performing a repertoire of traditional Scottish dance music. Available additional musicians or DJ service.

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from£985

The Saints

  • 5
  • (51)

Experienced rock, pop, dance and soul band with powerful male vocals and expandable to an 8-piece featuring female vocals, keyboards and brass. Jazz duo also available for mellow background music during receptions or dinners. Midweek discounts available.

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from£735

The Resets

  • 3-5
  • (21)

Quirky and retro acoustic trio and band playing modern pop songs in a gypsy jazz style. Available as a quartet and quintet with stunning female vocalists and percussion.

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from£1,230

The Misfits

  • 5-8
  • (53)

Stylish corporate and wedding band, featuring female lead vocals and a large set list of pop, Motown, soul, jazz, jive and vintage rock'n'roll. Booking options include male vocalist, brass section, afternoon/dinner jazz sets and DJ service.

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from£585

The Kicks

  • 3
  • (21)

An elegant, self-contained function band based in Greater Manchester that provides high quality entertainment for weddings, parties, corporate events and much more with a mix of modern and classic pop tunes from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Shawn Mendes and Kings of Leon.

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from£895

Cerone

  • 4-8
  • (29)

Professional and versatile rock, pop and soul function band serving the North West and beyond, covering the very best of rock, pop, funk, soul and jazz across the decades. Highly recommended!


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Guide to booking wedding & function bands in Newcastle

What styles of music do your Newcastle wedding bands play?

Our live wedding bands in Newcastle play all the songs you love – from classics by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder to the latest chart topper by Taylor Swift.

They can even learn a special song for your first dance.

Our local ceilidh bands make great entertainment for family events as do swing bands, soul bands and even steel bands.

Do all your wedding bands bring their own sound and lighting equipment?

All our bands are fully self-contained with their own PA sound system, microphones, backline amplifiers and instruments. This works really well for most marquee or indoor weddings.

Let us know if you're expecting more than 250 guests, so we can check whether the act’s system is large enough.

Most bands will also bring lighting for both the stage and dancefloor.

Check the act's individual profile for more details and optional add-ons to enhance the show!

Can your wedding bands learn a special song for our first dance?

Most bands will be happy to learn and perform your first dance request – provided they think they can arrange it for their line-up and do it justice!

Check the act’s profile to see what they can offer and if they can’t do it live, they could just play it through their PA system using Spotify or an mp3 player.

Can you also provide Newcastle wedding musicians for our ceremony or drinks reception?

Wedding music isn’t just about the final party.

If you're looking for background music to accompany your drinks reception or meal, try our jazz bands, acoustic musicians or singers.

If you're after Newcastle wedding musicians for the bridal entrance, exit or the signing of the register, our harpists or string quartets are a popular choice to make those moments extra special.

Where in the Newcastle area do your wedding bands perform?

With a history of party-starting and a record of producing bands such as Maximo Park, Roxy Music and Lighthouse Family, music is at the heart of any celebration in Newcastle.

Our bands love to contribute to the party atmosphere as venues as varied as 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 wedding bands are available to play anywhere in the city and the North East, including Sunderland, Gateshead, South Shields, Tynemouth, Washington, Wallsend, Jarrow, Longbenton, Whitley Bay, Hebburn, Whickham, Ryton, Blaydon, Houghton-Le-Spring, Hetton-le-Hole, Wideopen, Fence Houses, Rowlands Gill, Throckley, Annitsford, Whitburn and Cleadon.

Can you provide other genres of function bands in the Newcastle area, such as ceilidh, steel pan or jazz bands?

We love it when people get creative with their wedding themes and music.

Check out our brass and drums bands for an increasingly popular and refreshing alternative to the classic Newcastle function band.

It's also worth browsing our soul bands, ceilidh bands and latin & world music bands.

For even more offbeat ideas, see our alternative bands section.

How can we save money on our wedding band?

You won’t have to have a budget buffet if you hire a band in Newcastle and the North East from Function Central: our price promise takes the sting out of entertainment, leaving you with plenty left over for drinks and dresses, and no financial dire straits.

Get more for your money by booking a jazz band in Newcastle to play throughout your day, from welcoming your guests to the ceremony to getting the dancing started at your reception.

We have live wedding music for every venue, including Beamish Hall, Seaham Hall & Serenity Spa and Jesmond Dene House.

Why book a Newcastle wedding band from Function Central?

We only use the most exciting, professional and reliable bands for hire in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the surrounding areas.

Function Central are live music experts and can find the perfect band for your event, whether you’re looking for a guitarist for a get together, a string quartet for a ceremony or a festival band for a Bar Mitzvah.

We take the hassle out of hiring wedding bands so that you can relax and enjoy your day!


The best live wedding music bands in Newcastle and UK wide

Function Central are a leading Newcastle wedding music booking agency, with outstanding acts, unbeatable prices, secure contracts and 5 star rated customer service. Our local bands and DJs are available for events throughout the UK and internationally.

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