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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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Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (65)

Soulful, danceable pop 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 Clean Bandit.

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from£820

The Crossfades

  • 3-5
  • (59)

The Crossfades serve up the best vintage and modern rock, pop and indie covers with a side of crowd-pleasing charm. Keyboardist, DJ service and solo acoustic set available.

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from£730

Banzai

  • 3-6
  • (52)

Energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Pharrell and more!

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from£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (128)

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£1,745

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (147)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest pop, soul and funk band in the South East! The band offer either male or joint male and female vocals and count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

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from£875

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (148)

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 The Killers and Ed Sheeran!

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from£3,295

Soul Club

  • 6-10
  • (30)

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£990

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (60)

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£1,185

Superstrut

  • 4
  • (58)

Dressed to the nines and touting a crowd-pleasing, quickfire set of R&B, pop, hip hop, classic soul and funk, Superstrut will have your guests moving and hollering from the first note.

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from£1,500

The DBs

  • 5
  • (43)

From pop favourites and feel-good funk to afrobeats and updated jazz classics, The DBs turn the traditional brass band format on its head and drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century!

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from£2,240

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (59)

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£1,410

Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-9
  • (57)

Young and animated brass band who never fail to get the party jumping with their funky take on the traditional brass format. The band can roam amongst guests or perform in one place. Male or female vocalists optional.

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from£1,250

The Wandering Lights

  • 4
  • (58)

Charismatic new wedding band performing upbeat, catchy covers with a folksy, festival feel. Expect to hear artists as diverse as Avicii, Blackstreet and Lionel Richie. Also available as an unplugged, acoustic roaming band.

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from£1,235

Shakedown

  • 4-12
  • (62)

Knock-out party band featuring members who have recorded and performed at Abbey Road and Glastonbury and playing some of the biggest soul and pop floor-fillers of all time.

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from£920

Get Carter

  • 4-5
  • (58)

High-energy corporate and wedding band, playing crowd-rousing pop, rock, dance, funk and soul music from the 1960s to the present day. Client list includes Audi and Nintendo.

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from£700

Boots n Bones

  • 3-5
  • (37)

Festival-hardened 4-piece playing unique, folksy covers of classic and contemporary party tunes. Enormous song list and a favourite at barn weddings!

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from£1,135

Blue Juice

  • 4-5
  • (146)

Fantastic function and wedding band with a soulful male vocalist who put their quirky stamp on melodic rock, pop, soul, ska and funk floor-fillers from Bob Marley to Bruno Mars.

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from£875

Locomove

  • 3-4
  • (52)

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£1,125

Penfold

  • 4-6
  • (126)

Fun, high energy party and wedding band with a frontman skilled at working a crowd and around eight hours' worth of danceable party anthems from all eras at their disposal.

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from£1,485

Masterblaster

  • 6
  • (58)

Incredible pop, R&B and soul band performing floor-fillers from Stevie Wonder and Bruno Mars all the way to Artful Dodger, Sean Paul and more.


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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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