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Oxfordshire bands for hire

Whether you're looking for jive, Latin or acoustic, we have the cream of the crop of locally sourced party bands for hire in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties - from rock and pop cover songs to jazz, swing and ceilidh.

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The Crossfades

  • 3-5
  • (97)

With no less than three vocalists in the band, The Crossfades serve up the best vintage and modern rock, pop and indie covers with a side of crowd-pleasing charm.

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from£1,290

Night Moves

  • 4
  • (34)

Night Moves are a dynamic 4-piece party band of the highest quality. With 4 vocals, superb harmonies, and their high energy, you can guarantee this band will have the dance floor PACKED for your event all night long!

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from£995

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (250)

Amp up your party with Rockit: a sensational party band with a huge catalogue of rock, indie and pop floor-fillers from Chuck Berry and The Beatles to Billie Eilish and Ed Sheeran.

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from£1,270

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (90)

Youthful, charismatic new 4-piece, channelling rock, dance, hip-hop and soul influences. The band have caught the attention of a major label – catch them now while rates are low!

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from£2,095

PYT

  • 3
  • (57)

Live DJ band featuring soulful female vocals and soaring sax solos, and playing all your favourite tunes from 80s anthems through to this year's bangers.

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from£1,790

The Soul Cats

  • 5-7
  • (96)

Infectiously energetic and spirited pop, soul and Motown band featuring sax and two extraordinary vocal talents – guaranteed to get your guests dancing. Chose between male or female vocals or both.

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from£1,890

Masterblaster

  • 5-7
  • (50)

Fronted by a world-class female vocalist, Masterblaster perform wide-ranging sets of rock, pop, funk and soul floor-fillers through the eras, with optional jazz, country, Israeli and Arabic sets.

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from£1,495

Mojo Brass Band

  • 4-8
  • (50)

Mojo Brass are a funky, punchy brass powerhouse made up of the UK's best up-and-coming sax players, trumpeters and drummer. Their track list blends rarer grooves with mainstream crowd-pleasers.

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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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The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (108)

Authentically recreated indie rock covers by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks sit alongside funkier pop by Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift and Pharrell Williams. For value and impact, wedding bands don't come better than this.

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from£2,340

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (187)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest soul, funk and R&B band in the South East! Featuring sax and up to three stunning vocalists, the band count Sky, Cadburys and Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

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from£1,250

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (197)

Fun and totally unique party band with male and female vocals, playing retro swing, vintage jive and rock'n'roll through to 80s funk, 90s R&B and quirky takes on modern chart.

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from£1,565

Superstrut

  • 4-8
  • (156)

Dressed to the nines and touting a crowd-pleasing, quick-fire set of R&B, garage, pop, hip hop, classic soul and funk, Superstrut will have your guests moving and hollering from the first note. Also available with female vocalists and horns.

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from£995

Locomove

  • 3-4
  • (93)

Turbo-charged wedding party band performing danceable rock 'n’ roll, indie, 80s pop and RnB. Optional "heavy set" for die-hard rock fans, featuring artists such as Guns n' Roses and Rage Against The Machine!

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from£4,615

Soul Club

  • 6-10
  • (55)

Max out on soul and sophistication with Soul Club, a high energy show band comprising musicians who have toured with Stormzy and Dua Lipa. Expect stunning vocals and unparalleled musicianship.

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from£3,450

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (75)

Stylish, globe-trotting function band featuring powerhouse vocalists and gigs for KPMG, Gucci and Jaguar alongside weddings in London and Dubai.

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from£3,995

Club Soul

  • 4
  • (44)

Max out on all your party favourites with this stunning live DJ band featuring sax, vocals and percussion. Expect high energy show-stopping performances.

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from£3,250

Beat Club

  • 5-8
  • (48)

Incredible soul, R&B and pop function band featuring joint male and female lead vocals, sax and keyboards, and performing five decades of floor-fillers.

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from£2,315

Supereight

  • 6-8
  • (149)

Supereight combine outrageously talented vocalists, session-standard instrumentalists, a punchy brass section, and a dancefloor-friendly song list of soul, garage, funk and hip-hop.

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The Confidentials

  • 3-5
  • (102)

Sensational all-male rock and pop trio who never fail to get their audiences jumping and singing along to the biggest tunes of the last 60 years. Elvis, The Stones, Bowie, Oasis: they’re all there!


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Guide to booking party bands in Oxfordshire

Why should I hire an Oxfordshire party band for my event?

Whatever the style and whatever your budget, we have a wide variety of Oxfordshire party bands for hire.

From party bands for your wedding reception to the best jazz bands for your summer garden party, our acts have the finest musical talent from a county that produced indie legends such as Supergrass and Foals.

You may want something themed for a quirky occasion, or a local band that can play the first dance at your wedding – whatever you need, we have it covered.

Don’t forget that many of our wedding bands also offer a DJ service to keep your party rocking after their performance has finished.

What style of music do your Oxfordshire 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 an Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire?

This page is dedicated to party bands, but Function Central is an entertainment agency providing musicians for hire throughout the day, not just at your evening reception.

For a wedding ceremony, you could hire one of our string quartets. For the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail party and drinks receptions, we have local guitarists and pianists.

Or for a summer garden party or outdoor event, our steel bands and Dixieland jazz bands are much in-demand!

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

Looking for something less explosive? Our classy and refined jazz bands are available as trios, quartets, and larger ensembles to make your event swing.

Jazz bands are wonderfully adaptable and perfect for garden parties and smaller functions.

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 Oxfordshire party bands tend to perform?

Charming and rustic, Oxfordshire offers the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable occasion.

Our local party bands cover the city itself and surrounding areas including Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Burford, Carterton, Charlbury, Chinnor, Chipping Norton, Didcot, Faringdon, Henley-on-Thames, Islip, Kidlington, Thame, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington, Witney and Woodstock.

Our bands have played at Poundon House, Kirtlington Park, Old Luxters Barn,
Skylark Farm, The Tythe Barn Launton, Ardington House, Lains
Barn,Brinsop Court Manor House, Bredenbury Court Barns, The Crazy Bear,
Stone Barn, Milton Hill and Blenheim Palace, among many more.

How can we save money on our Oxfordshire band?

Hiring a party band in Oxfordshire is a great way to cut down on travel costs and keep your logistics simple, browse our selection of local cover bands for hire to find the ideal act for your evening.


Find local cover bands in Oxfordshire and UK wide

Function Central is a leading Oxfordshire 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 in your area saves on unnecessary travel and accommodation costs.

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