North East band hire

Hire a local band in Newcastle and the North East from Function Central and you're guaranteed an outstanding performance in any genre you desire

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Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
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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.

Happy – Pharrell Williams
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from£995

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (198)

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, and almost 200 positive reviews! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service & winter discounts available.

Promo Video
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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.

Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
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from£2,760

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (56)

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!

Amazing Grace
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from£500

Chapel Trio

  • 3
  • (1)

3-piece vocal and keyboard harmony group offering a flawless musical performance for wedding ceremonies and special occasions.

Promo Video
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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.

Promo Video #1
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from£735

Revolution

  • 3
  • (8)

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

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from£1,475

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (38)

Dynamic and trendy pop, Motown 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.

Hold On I'm Coming / Call Me Al / One Dance
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from£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (67)

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£1,105

Little Caesar

  • 2-7
  • (28)

Hugely experienced wedding and function band featuring both male and female vocals, playing a great mixture of party classics and contemporary tunes. Extra musicians, photo booth and DJ service 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!

Alright – Supergrass
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from£750

Hudson

  • 3
  • (125)

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£1,000

The Sonics

  • 4
  • (55)

Phenomenally popular North West wedding and function band, featuring outstanding male vocals, guitar synth and a large set list of danceable rock, soul, reggae and pop music, from The Beatles to The Weeknd. DJ service, trumpet, sax and female vocalist available.

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from£1,365

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (18)

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.

Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
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from£895

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (68)

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£1,030

The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (31)

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
  • (35)

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

Promo Video
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from£1,845

Streetlife

  • 6
  • (4)

Six funky cats with a passion for 60's soul, 70's disco, 80's electro- funk and everything in between.

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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.

Promo Video
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from£785

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!

Live Montage
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from£675

Vinyl Heroes

  • 3-6
  • (9)

Lively and experienced rock and pop party band delivering high quality entertainment for weddings and parties! Afternoon sets, DJ service and additional musicians also available.

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from£770

The Black Jacks

  • 4
  • (25)

This lively covers band are as comfortable playing student events as they are wedding receptions, and draw on a varied repertoire of 60s-00s floor-fillers. DJ service available.

Crazy Little Thing Called Love / I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor / Shut Up And Dance / Cake By The Ocean / Superstition / Angels / Get Lucky
Play 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love / I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor / Shut Up And Dance / Cake By The Ocean / Superstition / Angels / Get Lucky'
from£665

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (15)

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

Medley
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from£465

The Northern Rigs

  • 2
  • (4)

North East based acoustic duo featuring male vocals, keys & guitar, and perfect for wedding ceremonies, dinner and background music. Option to add backing tracks for evening entertainment and DJ service available.

Party Band – No Scrubs
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from£1,170

The Flavours

  • 4-5
  • (16)

A rumbunctious bunch of likely lads blending acoustic and electric instruments for a fresh spin on your favourite tunes. From classic Motown and soul to 90s hip hop and R&B through to current pop – all merged into mind-bending medleys! Afternoon background music available.


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Booking a party band in the North East?

From weddings to Bar Mitzvahs to large-scale corporate events, our North East party bands are guaranteed to give you a night to remember.

With acts like The Animals and Maximo Park, Newcastle has a track record for producing great bands and our local Newcastle bands offer some of the finest entertainment in the North East. Whether it’s 60s rock’n’roll, 70s disco, 80s pop classics or modern chart hits, our acts will fill the dancefloor every time. And don't forget to consider all the additional services that our bands offer, from DJ sets to smooth jazz – make the most of booking local with Function Central by using your band’s add-ons throughout the day.

Perhaps you’re planning a garden party or something with a touch of sophistication? Our Newcastle jazz bands are suave, compact, professional and set the perfect tone for your event. From jazz standards and wartime ditties to all-out big bang swing, we have all of the city’s classiest jazz acts for hire.

As the leading North East entertainment agency, we can help you hire your perfect band to perform anywhere in Newcastle upon Tyne and the North East, including: Durham, Darlington, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland, Blyth, Cramlington, Gateshead, South Shields, Tynemouth, Chester-le-Street, Billingham, Peterlee, Newton Aycliffe, Bishop Auckland, Washington and Wallsend.


The best function bands in the North East and throughout the UK

Function Central have handpicked the very best function bands that the North East has to offer, so you don’t have to! Our bands are available throughout the UK and internationally. Browse the menu below to find a function band near you.

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