Oxfordshire band hire

Whether you're looking for jazz or jive, Latin or acoustic, we have the cream of the crop of locally sourced bands for hire in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties

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The Mod Cons

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Exciting male-fronted wedding and party band, playing music from all decades but specialising in the swinging 60s! Stunningly authentic performances using incredible vintage equipment. Extra performances, low-season rates and DJ service available.

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The finest party and wedding band performing rock, indie, R&B and chart music with charisma and energy! Hire the band’s DJ service for a seamless night of music.

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The Shenanigans

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Super-talented function band with both male and female vocals playing a range of catchy rock/pop anthems as well as the very latest chart music. DJ and acoustic sets available.

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The Clementines

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A quirky and entertaining acoustic/cajon duo featuring both male and female vocals – ideal as background music or upbeat party songs for dancing. Pro DJ service also available.

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Steel Pan Power

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Add some spice and a ray of sunshine to your event with this West Midlands-based steel pan band serving up a lively taste of the Caribbean! The band’s song list includes a colourful mix of reggae and modern styles.

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

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The Jack Rabbits

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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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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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Experienced male-fronted party and wedding band with a fantastic live show and a song list covering rock and pop music from The Beatles and Elvis to Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars. Extra musicians, afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service available!

The Rhythm Syndicate

The Rhythm Syndicate

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Swing & jive band serving up a furious stage show the likes of which are rarely seen in these dark, dark days of processed pop and cookie-cutter musical pretenders! DJ Service and low season/midweek discounts available.

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The Day Trippers

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England’s finest Beatles tribute band, featuring original costumes, perfect harmonies and replica instruments. You’re guaranteed a world class act, and the most authentic sound and look since the 60s!

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Mozarts Gokarts

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Young and energetic party and wedding band playing everything from The Beatles to Bruno Mars – highly skilled at enticing guests of all ages onto your dancefloor!

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Dancing Queens

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A fun-loving Abba tribute duo with a passion for performance who will take you on an entertaining romp through Abba's greatest hits, from Waterloo to Supertrooper.

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Uber-cool, fun-loving 4-piece playing a selection of the best pop rock songs from the last 60 years covering songs from The Beatles and Elvis through to Kings Of Leon and Adele!

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The Spooks

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Breathtaking vocals, lush harmonies and an explosive rhythm section – this West Midlands wedding party band play a wide selection of soul, disco, rock’n’roll and the latest indie to keep you dancing until the wee hours! DJ service available.

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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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Internationally renowned rock’n’roll party band playing dancefloor-filling classics by Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and many more! Afternoon sets also available.

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The Britbeats

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Impressive 60s tribute band from the East Midlands with a youthful energy and passion playing all your favourite 1960s hits to get your guests dancing.

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Oxfordshire Function Bands booking guide

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

Whatever the style and whatever your budget, we have a wide variety of Oxfordshire party bands for hire. From function bands for your wedding reception to the best Oxford 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 an Oxfordshire cover 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 Oxfordshire bands for hire play every kind of music, from spicy salsa and traditional ceilidh to upbeat rock & indie. We have function bands in Oxfordshire 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 an Oxfordshire soul band? Or for something more original, check out our selection of alternative bands for hire too.

If you’re not sure what would work best for your event, get in touch with one of our Oxfordshire function band experts, and we’ll find the perfect entertainment for you.

We’re looking for Oxfordshire function bands that can play background music – can you help?

This page is dedicated to function bands, but Function Central is an entertainment agency in Oxfordshire providing musicians for hire throughout the day, not just at your evening reception. For a wedding ceremony, you could hire one of our Oxfordshire string quartets. For the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail party and drinks receptions, we have Oxfordshire-based guitarists and pianists. Or for a summer garden party or outdoor event, our steel bands and Dixieland jazz bands in Oxfordshire are much in-demand!

We’re putting on a stylish, classy event and need some music to match – can you help us?

Looking for something less explosive? Our classy and refined Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire 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 function bands tend to perform?

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

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

The best function bands in Oxfordshire and throughout the UK

Function Central is a leading Oxfordshire function band agency, providing exceptional talent for private events throughout the UK and internationally. Use the menu below to find an outstanding band in your area – booking local saves on unnecessary travel and accommodation costs.
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