Party bands for hire

Hire a live party band for dancing, singing and celebrating at birthdays, corporate parties, anniversaries and other special occasions.

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September / Forget Me Nots / Got To Be Real / Best Of My Love / Night To Remember / Wanna Be Your Lover
Play 'September / Forget Me Nots / Got To Be Real / Best Of My Love / Night To Remember / Wanna Be Your Lover'
from£1,685

Party Up

  • Kent
  • 6 - 10
  • (113)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest pop, soul and funk band in the South East! The band count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients. Available with DJ service, acoustic duo, backing vocalists and full brass section.

Happy – Pharrell Williams
Play 'Happy – Pharrell Williams'
from£995

Agent Smith

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (205)

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, and over 200 positive reviews! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service and larger line-ups available. Low season discounts available.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£875

Rockit

  • Surrey
  • 3-4
  • (173)

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! Larger line-ups, acoustic background sets and DJ service available. Midweek discounts available.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£920

Get Carter

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (69)

High-energy wedding and corporate function band in the South East, playing crowd-rousing pop, rock, dance, funk and soul music from the 1960s to the present day. The band have played Glastonbury and the Roundhouse and count Audi and Nintendo amongst their regular clients. DJ service and acoustic sets available.

1999 – Prince
Play '1999 – Prince'
from£1,230

The Sweet & Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (94)

Fun, talented and totally unique female-fronted party band playing everything from retro swing, vintage jive and rock'n'roll through to 80s funk, 90s R&B and modern chart with a twist. Afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service also available. Low season and midweek discounts available.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£2,080

Groove Capital

  • London
  • 7-9
  • (16)

The hottest new function band in London, featuring some of the best performers in the capital – bound to get your guests dancing at corporate events and high-end weddings! Additional musicians and afternoon acoustic jazz sets also available. Midweek and low season discounts available.

Alright – Supergrass
Play 'Alright – Supergrass'
from£750

Hudson

  • Liverpool
  • 3
  • (118)

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.

Play 'video'
from£995

The In-Laws

  • Essex
  • 4
  • (90)

Super-talented and authentic rock and pop band, whose sensational live performances at corporate parties, birthdays and weddings have attracted the attention of EMI. The band are unique in that they come with their own dedicated, professional DJ.

Express Yourself – Charles Wright
Play 'Express Yourself – Charles Wright'
from£995

Blue Juice

  • Brighton
  • 4-5
  • (131)

Fantastic and unique 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. Available with DJ service and brass section.

Promo video (Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand)
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from£1,000

Penfold

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (115)

On-trend wedding function band, suitable for all events from classy wedding receptions to high-end corporate events. The band cover rock and pop music from Elvis and the Beatles through to The Killers and Sam Smith. DJ service, brass section and acoustic sets available.

24k Magic / Rock With You
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from£995

Cinco Magic

  • London
  • 4
  • (22)

Outrageously talented and dapper new party and wedding band, combining session standard playing with a classic R&B-tinged repertoire of funk, soul, hip-hop and pop ideal for dancing. DJ service and acoustic set available.

Respect / Superstition / Kiss
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from£2,275

The Capricorns

  • Kent
  • 7-10
  • (18)

Stylish wedding and corporate function band featuring outstanding male and female vocalists who have graced the stage with the likes of Adele and Leona Lewis! Available to hire with DJ service as well as solo cocktail piano and afternoon jazz/acoustic sets for music throughout the day.

Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
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from£895

The Different Lights

  • Liverpool
  • 4
  • (60)

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.

New Rules / Finesse
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from£985

A Girl Called Sue

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (100)

Versatile and energetic male and female-fronted band with a large song list taking in soul, pop and rock music from Elvis and The Beatles to Daft Punk and DNCE. Available to hire with extra musicians, afternoon/dinner jazz sets and/or DJ service.

Happy Daze Promo Video (Johnny B. Goode)
Play 'Happy Daze Promo Video (Johnny B. Goode)'
from£750

Happy Daze

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (82)

Hugely popular all-male party and wedding covers band playing feel-good sing-along classics with an emphasis on vintage rock and pop music. Fantastic value! Hire the band’s DJ service and afternoon acoustic sets for non-stop music through the day. Midweek discounts available.

Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
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from£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • Manchester
  • 6-7
  • (45)

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.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,235

Shakedown

  • Brighton
  • 4-7
  • (12)

Incredible new party band taking the London events circuit by storm! Members of Shakedown have recorded and performed at Abbey Road and Glastonbury alongside some of the biggest artists in the world. Available with extra musicians up to a 12-piece band.

Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
Play 'Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay'
from£2,155

Drum 'n' Brass

  • Manchester
  • 5-10
  • (21)

Young and animated brass band with an extensive song list of rock and pop floor-fillers. This groundbreaking group have performed for royalty and offer the perfect alternative entertainment for your wedding or event! Larger line-ups available.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£675

Banzai

  • Leeds
  • 3-6
  • (31)

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.

The Crossfades
from£625

The Crossfades

  • Bristol
  • 3-5
  • (33)

One of our most popular South West wedding bands, The Crossfades serve up energetic, fun sets of vintage and modern rock, pop and indie music. Keyboardist, DJ service and solo acoustic set available.

Medley
Play 'Medley'
from£1,475

Masterblaster

  • Kent
  • 6
  • (24)

Incredible pop and soul band featuring outstanding male and female vocalists and performing floor-fillers by Michael Jackson, Prince, Bruno Mars and more. Book their acoustic/jazz sets and DJ service for non-stop music through the day.

Promo video
Play 'Promo video'
from£600

The Wandering Lights

  • London
  • 2-4
  • (10)

Charismatic new party band taking the London party circuit by storm. The Wandering Lights perform upbeat, folksy acoustic covers by Avicci, Blackstreet and R Kelly. Also available as an unplugged roaming band (free to wander around your venue).

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • Leeds
  • 6
  • (12)

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.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,240

The Misfits

  • Cheshire
  • 5-7
  • (38)

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

The Mod Cons
from£1,060

The Mod Cons

  • Warwickshire
  • 4
  • (50)

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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What sort of events do our party bands play at?

We have live party entertainment for every occasion, whether you’re commemorating a milestone such as a Bar Mitzvah or retirement, surprising employees at your annual office party, or want to see in the New Year. Book a birthday party band to give your guests something to remember long after the music has stopped!

The bands listed above specialise in after-dinner and evening entertainment when the lights have dimmed, the dancefloor’s lit up, and guests are in the mood for dancing. For afternoon and early evening events, check out our acoustic background acts, or our collection of roving musicians – perfect for garden parties. Also see our wedding bands.

What style of music do our party bands play?

Typically our party bands perform well-known rock, pop and soul covers throughout the decades, from Chuck Berry and Aretha Franklin to modern anthems by Taylor Swift, The Killers and Calvin Harris. A complete list of songs is available on each band’s profile page. If you’d prefer your party band to stick to one genre, check out our soul and funk bands, or swing bands. For bands specialising in one era, try our tribute acts from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Our party bands have line-ups to fit your event, starting with compact guitar-based 3-pieces. Larger line-ups are more likely to feature keyboards and brass sections, allowing them to play a broader range of soul, pop and dance music as well as pint-raising rock and indie.

Booking a live party band?

Our party bands will bring all the equipment they need for their performance, though it’s worth checking with us if you’re expecting more than 200 guests at your event, so we can make sure the band’s equipment is suitable.

Most of our party bands are booked for after-dinner dancing, and typically would perform 2 x 60 minute sets from 9.30pm through to midnight, with a half hour interval. For performances later than midnight (whether band or DJ service), a later fee usually applies.

Party bands ask for a 60 to 90-minute window from 5pm or 6pm at the earliest in order to set up and sound-check their equipment. It’s ideal if your venue is free of guests at this point, although some bands are happy to do a noiseless line check to test instruments and equipment instead of a full sound-check, if you need to keep the volume down.

On the day you will need to provide access to a power source and a flat, sheltered performance space measuring 3 metres wide by 3 metres deep for a 3-piece band, with an extra metre for each additional member.

All party bands providing evening entertainment request food and drink, which will be detailed on your booking contract.

How can I save money on my party band?

Most of our party bands travel far and wide, but if you’re on a budget, book a local band to save on costs. We have party bands for hire in all major towns across the UK, including London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham and Liverpool.

Don’t forget that many of our party bands can provide additional services, such as a DJ set before, between or after their performances, as well as jazz or acoustic sets earlier on in the day.

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