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

From weddings to Bar Mitzvahs to large-scale corporate events, our North East bands for hire 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.

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Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
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from£615

The Echoes

  • Newcastle
  • 3
  • (21)

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£860

High Line

  • Durham
  • 3
  • (9)

Young and energetic wedding party band in the North East, playing huge pop and rock smashes to get all your guests dancing! Laptop DJ service also available.

Hush
from£810

Hush

  • Newcastle
  • 5
  • (15)

One of our most versatile and popular North East-based function bands, covering uptempo rock, pop and soul favourites from the 1950s to the recent past.

Promo Video #1
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from£735

Revolution

  • Newcastle
  • 3
  • (8)

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

Promo Video
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from£675

Banzai

  • Leeds
  • 3-6
  • (31)

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.

Promo Video
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from£795

The Graduates

  • Durham
  • 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.

Promo Video
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from£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • Leeds
  • 6
  • (12)

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£1,230

Swing Central

  • Newcastle
  • 5
  • (2)

Exciting swing band playing pop tunes in their unique style! Additional musicians, acoustic sets and DJ service also available.

Happy – Pharrell Williams
Play 'Happy – Pharrell Williams'
from£995

Agent Smith

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (203)

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 over 135 positive reviews! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service and larger line-ups available. Low season discounts available.

Medley
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from£465

The Northern Rigs

  • Newcastle
  • 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.

Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
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from£2,155

Drum 'n' Brass

  • Manchester
  • 5-10
  • (21)

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

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from£790

The Resets

  • Manchester
  • 3-5
  • (2)

Quirky and retro acoustic band playing modern pop songs in a gypsy jazz style. Various line-up options available. Free laptop DJ service included as standard with every booking.

The 646 Society
from£1,475

The 646 Society

  • Newcastle
  • 6-9
  • (1)

Exciting renditions of modern pop songs with a jazzy, vintage speakeasy style twist! Additional musicians and jazz/lounge quartet also available.

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from£390

Almost Blue

  • Newcastle
  • (3)

Stylish and sophisticated guitar and vocal duo performing an eclectic range of jazz standards and swinging jazz-influenced contemporary pop and rock!

Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
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from£895

The Different Lights

  • Liverpool
  • 4
  • (60)

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.

Alright – Supergrass
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from£750

Hudson

  • Liverpool
  • 3
  • (116)

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.

Dan G
from£210

Dan G

  • Newcastle
  • 1-2
  • (5)

Stylish acoustic singer guitarist, performing a set of rock and pop from the Beatles to Amy Winehouse. Suitable for bars, clubs, wedding receptions, parties and corporate events. Additional cajon player also available.

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from£1,000

The Sonics

  • Liverpool
  • 4
  • (52)

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.

The Elvis Experience
from£390

The Elvis Experience

  • Newcastle
  • 1
  • (21)

The UK’s most in-demand Elvis tribute! The show is based around the '68 Comeback special, Vegas and the Jumpsuit era and is available with showgirls, backing singers, dancers and DJ services.

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from£245

Stuart C

  • North
  • 1
  • (15)

Versatile pianist with an extensive repertoire of wedding favourites, jazz standards, modern pop songs and classical pieces.

Medley
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from£335

Rat Pack Party

  • Newcastle
  • 1
  • (9)

Sophisticated Rat Pack vocalist singing the best swing, big band and party classics for weddings, parties and events.

Play 'video'
from£365

The Gypsy Jazz Experience

  • Yorkshire
  • 2-3
  • (4)

Entertaining and stylish gypsy jazz group playing in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli in 1930’s Paris. Trio line-up also available.

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from£900

Little Caesar

  • West Yorkshire
  • 2-7
  • (27)

Hugely experienced wedding and function band featuring both male and female vocals, playing a great mixture of party classics and contemporary tunes.

Rocks – Primal Scream
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from£738

Super Mario

  • Liverpool
  • 3-4
  • (19)

Unbelievably talented male-fronted cover band offering a feel-good, danceable set taking in everything from 60s classics to modern chart! Extra musicians, solo afternoon acoustic set and DJ service also available.

Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
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from£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • Manchester
  • 6-7
  • (45)

World-class pop, funk and soul function band, recreating and refreshing the classic soul sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s alongside soul-infused pop and R&B hits by R Kelly and Rudimental! DJ service and jazz/acoustic afternoon music available.


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