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Somerset bands for hire

If you’re more interested in the Arctic Monkeys and Aretha Franklin than Arthurian legend, you can get the dancing started at your reception with one of our fantastic Somerset party bands for hire - from rock and pop cover songs to jazz, swing and ceilidh!

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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£1,300

Shake The Moon

  • 4
  • (13)

A sassy, classy, bad ass party band with 10 years experience playing the live music scene in the South West. DJ services and acoustic sets also available.

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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£1,045

Kovered

  • 4
  • (20)

High energy, rock-oriented 4-piece, playing everything from Elvis and The Kinks to Oasis and The Arctic Monkeys, with a few funkier songs thrown in for good measure.

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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£1,400

Grand Central

  • 4-9
  • (29)

Funk & soul party band in the South West featuring male lead vocals and a fantastic rhythm section and horns. Grand Central play uptempo, soulful tunes, from James Brown to Bruno Mars. Available with a two-piece horn section.

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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£1,050

The Shake Its

  • 3
  • (11)

The Shake Its are a high energy, retro sounding vintage rock 'n' roll band recreating the super-cool sounds of the 50s and 60s era, in a dynamic and modern way.

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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£970

The Summertime Blues

  • 3-7
  • (26)

Vintage rock’n’roll and rhythm & blues band featuring male vocals, double bass, drums and harmonica. A refreshing alternative to your standard pop covers band.

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from£1,290

The Hits

  • 4
  • (27)

Bristol's standout rock and pop covers band, performing a killer repertoire of classics by the The Stones and The Kinks through to modern floorfillers by Daft Punk, The Arctic Monkeys and Bruno Mars. Laptop DJ service and photobooth available for hire!

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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£525

The Wild Nights Duo

  • 2
  • (37)

Having played together in bands for over ten years, Jon and Ben listed everything they play and realised they know loads of great songs! Available to hire with DJ service for music throughout the evening.

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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£965

Monofunk

  • 4
  • (21)

Slick party band with a electro-pop sound, ideal for any event from parties and weddings to luxury cruise liners. Monofunk are passionate about making your event unforgettable.

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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£1,785

Mash It Up

  • 5-8
  • (23)

Funky male-fronted party band mixing classic soul, garage throwbacks and modern chart, specialising in epic mash-ups! The band have performed on the BBC, and at Glastonbury and Bestival! Hire options include additional musicians, acoustic duo and DJ service.

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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£1,335

The Coves

  • 5-6
  • (27)

A young, energetic and professional party band who are not shy of a large crowd having brought their well-loved hits to events for clients such as Lloyds Bank and Debenhams. This band offer a diverse repertoire to get your guests moving to tunes from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire to Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. The Coves have something to suit every taste!

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from£1,660

The Tunesmiths

  • 4
  • (24)

Barnstorming folk-pop band, ideal for a festival-themed wedding or party! Party the night away to catchy rock and pop songs performed in the ever-popular Mumford & Sons style.


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Guide to booking party bands in Somerset

For an event in the South West, you can't get a more beautiful backdrop than the county of Somerset. And it's not all cider and rustic charm. The city of Bath is a World Heritage Site known for it's stunning Georgian architecture and famous Roman baths.

Why should I hire a party band in Somerset for my event?

With its mesmerising landscapes and famous musical heritage, Somerset is brimming with artists and performers of every genre.

From The Wurzels to Deep Purple, Gabrielle Aplin to Toploader, Somerset has never been short of musical variety and the roster of bands that our experts have gathered together continue that tradition.

From sophisticated celebrations in the hillside to sing-along classics in its bustling towns and cities, our party bands in Somerset can be hired for any occasion. Have a browse of our roster and get in touch!

What style of music do your Somerset bands perform?

We specialise in Somerset party bands playing upbeat rock, pop and soul music from the 50s to the present day – these are the most popular genres for parties, corporate events and weddings.

But if mainstream isn't your thing, we also have Latin, ska, ceilidh and jazz bands. If you love the sounds of Motown, R&B and big brass sections how about hiring a soul band? For something more original, book a brass band.

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 we hire background musicians in Somerset?

This page is dedicated to party bands, but we can also provide musicians during the earlier part of your 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 can provide classical guitarists and pianists.

For a summer garden party or outdoor event, our steel bands and Dixieland jazz bands in are much in-demand!

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

All of our bands will come fully equipped for your event, though it's 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 3 x 3 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 not essential.

Where do your Somerset party bands tend to perform?

Our party bands have performed all across Somerset celebrating a whole range of occasions at venues such as Keinton Mandeville Village Hall, Curry Mallet and Beercrocombe, North Wootton Village Hall, Radstock Scout Hall, West Coker Commemoration Hall, Hardington Mandeville Village Hall, St Peter's Church Hall, Milverton Victoria Rooms, Wanstrow Village Hall, St Matthew's Church Widcombe, Shipham Village Hall, Midsomer Norton Town Hall, Chard Town FC Hall, Sparkford Hall and Paulton Village Hall.

We love to arrange bands for your private events that you're hosting in your own space as well, so let us know any ideas you have for celebrating and we'll find the perfect band to fit your occasion.

From east county to the west, we've enlisted talented musicians that can put on the perfect entertainment for your event.

How can we save money on our Somerset band?

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your band can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.

If you haven't yet set your event date, consider booking a midweek or winter date to take advantage of the most competitive rates.

Consider hiring a band from Somerset itself, to save on travel and accommodation costs. If that's not possible, we have bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.


Find local cover bands in Somerset and UK wide

Function Central provide Somerset cover bands, musicians and DJs for events throughout the UK and internationally. We're the leading booking agency in the area, with 5 star rated customer service, unbeatable prices, secure contracts and outstanding quality.

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