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Sheffield bands for hire

This northern city is brimming with talent and creativity and our local line-ups are no exception. Hire a band in Sheffield for good times guaranteed.


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Powerful party and wedding band, ready to get your party rocking! The band have a diverse songlist which will surprise, delight and keep your guests dancing and singing along.

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  • 5-10
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Dynamic Motown, pop and soul band with stunning female and male lead vocals, impressive industry credentials and a playlist of soulful floor-fillers by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna.

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Agent Smith

  • 4-6
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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.

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Downtown Underground

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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.

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The Different Lights

  • 4
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Outstanding wedding band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound!

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The Vendettas

  • 4-5
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Exciting female-fronted wedding band playing the biggest party hits, from modern pop, 80s and 90s, disco/funk to rock, Motown and soul. The band have performed at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival.

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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.

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The Aviators

  • 3-4
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With a repertoire spanning six decades, this dynamic party band sings everything from Fleetwood Mac to Daft Punk, promising a hassle-free, all-inclusive celebration with top-notch PA and lighting.

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  • 4-5
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With joint female and male lead vocals and a backing band of unrivalled funkmeisters, Century put on a fun, rip-roaring show that your guests will never forget.

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  • 4-7
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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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Night by Night

  • 4-6
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Energetic and versatile, this 4-piece wedding and party band guarantees an unforgettable experience with a dynamic blend of old classics and current hits.

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The Alternatives

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Guitar-led wedding and party band playing infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will have you singing along until closing time!

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The Soul Stars

  • 5-12
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The Soul Stars bring the best of soul, Motown, and old-school R&B, with unmatched energy and huge vibes. Musicians in the band have featured on Jools Holland and on iconic stages alongside music legends.

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The Suit Ups

  • 5-6
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Energetic and experienced five-piece covering pop, rock, soul, and Motown hits from the 60s to today to keep the dance floor packed all night long.

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Fresh-faced, high-energy 4-piece band featuring both male and female vocals and playing all of the nation's favourite dance floor fillers – from The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Blondie to George Michael, Dua Lipa, and The Arctic Monkeys.

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The Retro Pops

  • 4-6
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The Retro Pops re-interpret classic pop songs from the 1970s to the 2020s in a variety of other genres, from jazz and blues to calypso. A fresh approach to the traditional party band format.

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The Flavours

  • 4-8
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The Flavours energise any event with chart-topping hits, soulful classics, and good time vibes, offering acoustic sets, DJ services, and a personalised playlist to keep the party going!

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  • 3-4
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Experienced all-male wedding function band who have toured with Deacon Blue and The Sugababes. Expect danceable classics by artists such as Queen and The Killers! DJ service available.

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The Sonics

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Phenomenally popular party & wedding band in the North West, featuring outstanding male vocals, guitar synth and a large set list of danceable rock, soul, reggae and pop music, from The Beatles to The Weeknd.

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The Heartbreakers

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Belting out classic and modern anthems from Summer of '69 to Mr Brightside as well as contemporary pop, these northern rockers know how to ignite a party vibe like no-one else, guaranteeing an unforgettable night of non-stop dancing.

Guide to booking party bands in Sheffield

What sort of music do your Sheffield bands usually play?

Our party bands in Sheffield tend to play a broad range of musical styles to keep guests of all ages entertained – from rock and pop to Motown, R&B and hip hop.

Do your bands bring their own PA and lighting?

Yes, our bands provide everything they need to get your party started including microphones, amplifiers, and instruments.

If you’re hosting an outdoor event or inviting over 250 guests, let us know. Larger scale events will require larger sound systems and we’ll need to check with the band if they can provide this.

Lighting for both the stage and dancefloor is usually provided but check out each individual band’s profile to find out exactly what they offer.

What sort of packages do your offer?

A typical package for a Sheffield party band will include: 2 x 60 minute sets, arrival and set up from 5pm or 6pm (depending on the band), recorded music in their breaks and PLI and PAT certificates on request.

How long will our Sheffield band play for?

Typically they’ll play for 2 x 60 minute sets (this can also be split into 3 x 40 minute sets). They’ll aim to arrive in the early evening to set up and do a sound-check, and finish by midnight at the latest (bands booked for New Year will finish at 1am).

Can you provide Sheffield musicians for an afternoon event or garden party?

We certainly can! We can provide a range of Sheffield musicians, such as string quartets, pianists and harpists – the perfect backdrop for a dinner, reception or corporate event.

Where in the Sheffield area have your bands performed live?

Sheffield is bursting with creativity, energy and artistry, and our bands have played some of the best-known venues in Sheffield and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re looking to bring retro bangers or contemporary chart-toppers to your venue, our bands can help.

Our acts have performed at a variety of venues including Sheffield Town Hall, The Mowbray, Kenwood Hall, Whitley Hall Hotel, Whirlowbrook Hall, Tankersley Manor, The Sitwell Arms and Halifax Hall.

Can you provide live jazz bands in Sheffield?

We can! At Function Central we offer a wide range of unique and exciting acts, from jazz bands to brass bands, sax players and steel bands, so you’ll be to find something that hits all the right notes for your celebration.

Looking for something totally unique? Check out our alternative wedding bands.

Our venue has a noise limiter. Is this an issue?

Noise limiters are intended to shut down the power supply to the band whenever the music or the audience's applause exceeds a specific volume. This is far from ideal for both band and audience, especially as sound levels are difficult to control.

Your venue may be able to deactivate the limiter, but if not, let us know so we can investigate whether or not it might be an issue for the band. We may have to recommend an acoustic performance or a band that uses electronic drums.

Why book a Sheffield band from Function Central?

From the Arctic Monkeys to Pulp and The Human League, Sheffield has brought the world some of the most iconic rock and pop bands, so it’s no wonder the city is stuffed full of talent.

We bring you some of the most professional and experienced party bands in Sheffield that we can find, all of whom meet our strict standards, plus we provide 24/7 support right up until the big day. When booking a party band with Function Central, you can rest assured you’re in good hands.

Just check out the reviews on each band profile and find out why couples love our acts!

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