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Nottinghamshire bands for hire

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

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The Beat Kings

  • 3
  • (36)

Experienced East Midlands wedding and party band with a massive playlist of rock, pop, reggae and soul, from Bob Marley to Bruno Mars. Afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service also available.

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from£1,750

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (79)

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.

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from£985

Skylight

  • 3
  • (85)

Powerful party and wedding band, ready to get your party rocking! The band have a diverse songlist which will surprise, delight and keep your guests dancing and singing along.

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from£1,180

Agent Smith

  • 4-6
  • (258)

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.

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from£1,660

Last Orders

  • 4
  • (25)

Exciting live function band with an eclectic mix of floor-filling, rock-oriented anthems – expect indie, pop and dance through the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and on to the present day.

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from£1,995

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (117)

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.

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from£1,325

Century

  • 4-5
  • (55)

With joint female and male lead vocals and a backing band of unrivalled funkmeisters, Century put on a fun, rip-roaring show that your guests will never forget.

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from£1,120

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (104)

Outstanding wedding band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound!

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from£1,130

The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (65)

Exciting female-fronted wedding band playing the biggest party hits, from modern pop, 80s and 90s, disco/funk to rock, Motown and soul. The band have performed at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival.

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from£995

Hudson

  • 3
  • (157)

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.

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from£880

The Aviators

  • 3-4
  • (38)

With a repertoire spanning six decades, this dynamic party band sings everything from Fleetwood Mac to Daft Punk, promising a hassle-free, all-inclusive celebration with top-notch PA and lighting.

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from£1,160

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (74)

Danceable, piano-led pop and soul from the West Midlands, with both female and male lead vocals and a song list of danceable rock, soul and pop anthems from Chuck Berry to Adele.

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from£1,230

Night by Night

  • 4-6
  • (9)

Energetic and versatile, this 4-piece wedding and party band guarantees an unforgettable experience with a dynamic blend of old classics and current hits.

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from£995

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (48)

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

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from£2,560

The Soul Stars

  • 5-12
  • (24)

The Soul Stars bring the best of soul, Motown, and old-school R&B, with unmatched energy and huge vibes. Musicians in the band have featured on Jools Holland and on iconic stages alongside music legends.

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The Suit Ups

  • 5-6
  • (16)

Energetic and experienced five-piece covering pop, rock, soul, and Motown hits from the 60s to today to keep the dance floor packed all night long.

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Gallery

  • 4
  • (49)

Fresh-faced, high-energy 4-piece band featuring both male and female vocals and playing all of the nation's favourite dance floor fillers – from The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Blondie to George Michael, Dua Lipa, and The Arctic Monkeys.

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The Retro Pops

  • 4-6
  • (47)

The Retro Pops re-interpret classic pop songs from the 1970s to the 2020s in a variety of other genres, from jazz and blues to calypso. A fresh approach to the traditional party band format.

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The Flavours

  • 4-8
  • (5)

The Flavours energise any event with chart-topping hits, soulful classics, and good time vibes, offering acoustic sets, DJ services, and a personalised playlist to keep the party going!

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Superted

  • 3-4
  • (30)

Experienced all-male wedding function band who have toured with Deacon Blue and The Sugababes. Expect danceable classics by artists such as Queen and The Killers! DJ service available.


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Guide to booking party bands in Nottinghamshire

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 and the surrounding area. 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 Nottinghamshire?

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?

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 Nottinghamshire party bands tend to perform?

Full of character, a fascinating past and a vibrant, growing arts scene, Nottingham and the wider county 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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