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Nottingham bands for hire

Planning an event in the mighty Midlands? We have the finest selection of party bands for hire in Nottingham playing rock and pop cover songs as well as jazz, swing and ceilidh.

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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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Four Kicks

  • 3
  • (15)

The complete package band to cover a wide range of ages and tastes for your party or occasion, playing a range of hits from the Rock ‘n’ Roll sounds of the 50s/60s, through to the more modern classics of popular indie bands.

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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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Guide to booking party bands in Nottingham

Why should I hire a Nottingham party band for my event?

Here at Function Central we've gathered together all the best party bands in Nottingham. Whether you’re planning a wedding, garden party or spectacular club event, we have the perfect act for you.

From an area that has produced iconic, indie-pop artists such as Jake Bugg, London Grammar and Tindersticks, there is a huge pool of talented, local musicians to choose from.

Coming from such a musically prestigious area, these bands play all of the hits from a mix of genres spanning the decades.

What style of music do your Nottingham bands perform?

Our bands play every kind of music, from spicy salsa and traditional ceilidh to upbeat rock & indie.

We have party bands suitable for all occasions, budgets and venues. If you want a riotous wedding reception, book a party band to play rock & pop hits all the way from the 60s through to the present day.

If you love the sounds of Motown, R&B and big brass sections how about hiring a soul band?

Or for something more original, check out our selection of alternative bands too.

If you’re not sure what would work best for your event, get in touch with one of our experts, and we’ll find the perfect entertainment for you.

Can you provide background musicians for hire in Nottingham?

If you’re planning a garden party or small themed function, hire a jazz band in Nottingham or solo acoustic guitarist to set the mood without eating up too much space.

If you're planning something bigger, we have a fine selection of energetic party bands that have gotten the party started for huge local events at the likes of Rock City, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham.

Our local cover bands will leave you with a night to remember.

Do you offer other musical genres, such as ceilidh or jazz bands in Nottingham?

If you’re looking for something more refined, our jazz bands in Nottingham cover a range of sub-genres including gypsy jazz bands, jazz trios, wedding jazz bands, background jazz bands.

All will play non-intrusive, sophisticated background music that your guests can talk over.

For the evening, consider hiring a swing band to get the party started.

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

Our bands all come fully equipped for your event – it’s just worth getting in touch if you think your event will exceed 250 guests, as extra equipment might then 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 set ups!

Where do your Nottingham party bands tend to perform?

Full of character, a fascinating past and a vibrant, growing arts scene, Nottingham is a spectacular location for any celebration.

From Breadsall Priory, Trent Bridge, Colwick Hall, The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club and Beeston Fields to Cockliffe Country House, Sutton Bonington Hall and The Old Vicarage Boutique, Nottingham is overflowing with beautiful venues and party locations.

Our bands and musicians have played at venues throughout the area, including Beeston, Southwell, Wilford, Sherwood, Radford, Mansfield, Carlton, Sutton-In-Ashfield, West Bridgford, Worksop, Arnold, Newark-on-Trent, Hucknall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Clifton, Retford and Kimberley.

How can we save money on our Nottingham band?

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your band can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.

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

Always consider hiring a band from your local area, to save on travel and accommodation costs. We have bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.


Find local cover bands in Nottingham and UK wide

Function Central is a leading Nottingham covers band agency, providing exceptional talent for private events throughout the UK and internationally.

Use the menu below to find an outstanding local band – booking local saves on unnecessary travel and accommodation costs.

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