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Choose your ideal live party entertainment from our selection of floor-filling party bands, singers and DJs.


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Birthday party music

To get your birthday rocking, how about a tribute act from your favourite era, or a party band that specialises in covers from your favourite musical decade? If you're a dance music fan, book a DJ.


Wedding anniversary party music

A solo Rat Pack style singer or a dinner jazz trio will impress your guests and provide a visual spectacle; if there'll be lots of dancing, a covers band playing your favourite floor-filling tunes might be a better choice.


Garden and outdoor party music

Acts that don’t require power, such as a string quartet, a steel pan duo or a Dixieland jazz band, are ideal for garden parties. Our exciting wandering bands are also very popular for outdoor events, as they're able to roam through the crowd interacting with guests in small groups.


New Year’s Eve party bands

To get the dancing started, choose from our huge catalogue of party bands. They play a broad selection of well-known songs from the fifties to the present day.


Retirement party music

Celebrate leaving the office with a soul band pumping out dance-along funk and soul classics, or chill out with laid back jazz band, string ensemble or classical musician.


Christening party music

Classical musicians can create a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere for your guests while they wait for the service to start, or provide background music for a lunch or buffet. If you’d like more of a party spirit, try a lively swing band or Latin band.


Bar & Bat Mitzvahs

We offer everything from traditional Klezmer bands to pop bands and DJs who can play your favourite current chart hits. Some of our party bands can also play a handful of the Klezmer classics alongside their normal pop, rock and soul repertoire.


Oktoberfest parties

With celebrations now spanning the globe, Munich’s traditional Oktoberfest has become a festival of epic proportions. Plan a party of your own with one of our incredible brass bands! Some offer traditional costumes, games and music, while others offer a modern twist on the genre.


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Need more help?

Party entertainment come in a bewildering array of shapes and sizes, and the amount of choice can be daunting. Give us a call on 0333 242 0560 or email for more help and advice.