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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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from£740

Four Kicks

  • 3
  • (25)

Fed up the same old wedding band promos? Choose a band that can offer you anything from Rock 'n' Roll to modern classics and Indie favourites. Four Kicks are here to save the day!

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from£1,475

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (50)

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. Acoustic set and singer waiter option available.

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from£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (37)

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£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (79)

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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Smoke & Mirrors

  • 4
  • (25)

Combining slick production with exceptional musical talent, these party-starters are a cut above the rest when it comes to an unforgettable night of music!

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The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (81)

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£2,480

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (68)

Young and animated brass band with an extensive song list of 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£830

Skylight

  • 3
  • (38)

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£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (66)

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£875

Hudson

  • 3
  • (128)

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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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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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£1,320

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (40)

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£990

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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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£985

Give It Up

  • 3-5
  • (13)

Perform a varied mix of timeless and current classics guaranteed to get you and your guests celebrating all throughout the festivities!

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from£730

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (35)

Guitar-led 3-piece playing infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will have you singing along until closing time!

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from£1,230

The Boogie Bugs

  • 6
  • (24)

Top wedding & party band with male and female vocals as well as sax! Acoustic sets and DJ service available.

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from£1,220

Pretty Fly Guys

  • 4
  • (38)

Fun and friendly band fully armed with high energy party tunes and years of experience on the function and wedding circuit


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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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