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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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from£995

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (213)

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£670

The Beat Kings

  • 3
  • (17)

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£2,480

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!

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from£1,230

The Electric Collective

  • 5
  • (12)

Available in a range of exciting line-ups, these outstanding musicians are equipped with their own, unique spin on your favourite hits to keep your guests partying late in to the night!

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from£730

Banzai

  • 3-6
  • (51)

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.

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from£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (69)

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£1,030

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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from£985

The Saints

  • 5
  • (51)

Experienced rock, pop, dance and soul band with powerful male vocals and expandable to an 8-piece featuring female vocals, keyboards and brass. Jazz duo also available for mellow background music during receptions or dinners. Midweek discounts available.

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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£1,365

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.

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from£1,075

Upbeat

  • 3
  • (9)

Powerful band featuring male vocals, piano and loops to create a huge live sound. The band play floor-filling anthems from the 1960s to the present. Booking options include cocktail piano sets (for drinks or dinner), acoustic duo and DJ service.

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from£1,230

High Line

  • 6
  • (26)

Youthful and energetic, this pop and rock band is one of the most in demand across the UK! High Line are delivering incredible performances to weddings, parties and corporate events nationwide! Acoustic sets and DJ services also available.

The Flavours
from£1,170

The Flavours

  • 4-5
  • (26)

This rumbunctious bunch of likely lads are like no wedding band you've heard before! They blend acoustic and electric instruments for a fresh, quirky spin on your favourite tunes, from classic Motown to 90s hip hop and current pop. Video currently in production.

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from£1,085

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£1,230

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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from£540

Wired Duo

  • 2
  • (18)

Talented party duo in the North West, featuring custom backing tracks and stunning harmonies. The duo’s song list ranges from classics by The Beatles to today's hits. Acoustic or electric sets available.

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from£1,230

The Misfits

  • 5-8
  • (53)

Stylish corporate and wedding band, featuring female lead vocals and a large set list of pop, Motown, soul, jazz, jive and vintage rock'n'roll. Booking options include male vocalist, brass section, afternoon/dinner jazz sets and DJ service.

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from£1,080

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (54)

Young and talented party band from the West Midlands, featuring both female and male lead vocals and a host of rock, soul and pop anthems to get all your guests dancing – from Chuck Berry to Beyonce. Larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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from£750

Hudson

  • 3
  • (127)

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£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (55)

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£980

Supertonic

  • 4-7
  • (22)

Polished and versatile party and wedding band playing pop, soul, dance, electronic and R&B music. Additional musicians also available.

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from£895

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (70)

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£1,000

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£750

The Jack Rabbits

  • 3-4
  • (41)

Fun and lively male-fronted wedding party band covering rock and pop music from the 1950s to the present day, from Jerry Lee Lewis to Jake Bugg, via Duran Duran and Oasis. DJ service, acoustic sets and female vocalist available.

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from£1,475

Soultone

  • 5
  • (17)

Funky soul & Motown band featuring stunning female vocals giving an authentic tribute to the greats of the genre! Additional musicians and laptop DJ service also available.


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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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