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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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from£750

The Crossfades

  • 3-5
  • (57)

One of our most talked-about wedding bands this year, The Crossfades serve up energetic, fun sets of vintage and modern rock, pop and indie music. Keyboardist, DJ service and solo acoustic set available.

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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£525

The Wild Nights Duo

  • 2
  • (36)

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£875

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (146)

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.

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from£1,105

The Gladrags

  • 4
  • (15)

Performing pop, rock and indie classics spanning from the 70s through to the present day, The Gladrags guarantee you'll never leave the dancefloor - right from the first chord!

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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£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (125)

Fun and totally unique party band with both female and male lead vocals, 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.

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from£985

Monofunk

  • 4
  • (1)

An accomplished live act bringing high energy entertainment to any event from parties and weddings to luxury cruise liners and International 5-Star hotels, Monofunk are passionate about making your event unforgettable.

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from£1,080

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (54)

Young and talented party band from the West Midlands, featuring both female and male lead vocals and a host of rock, soul and pop anthems to get all your guests dancing – from Chuck Berry to Beyonce. Larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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from£1,320

The Splits

  • 4
  • (15)

Incredible party band who have brought their energetic rock and pop covers to weddings, private events and corporate parties for the likes of House of Fraser and ASDA. Dance to hits from Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, The Killers and Kings of Leon and consider adding a DJ set or photo booth to complete your evening's entertainment.

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from£940

Soultrain

  • 4-8
  • (37)

Fun and fresh party and wedding band playing rock, pop, soul and funk hits. Additional musicians, love letters and photobooth hire also available.

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from£875

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (77)

High-impact party band specialising in classic indie rock hits by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks as well as brand new pop hits by Bruno Mars, DNCE and Pharrell Williams.

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from£750

Happy Daze

  • 3-4
  • (77)

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.

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from£920

The Funky Monks

  • 3
  • (13)

Upbeat acoustic pop trio playing old favourites by George Michael, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, as well as brand new pop smash hits from the likes of Niall Horan, George Ezra and Ed Sheeran. DJ laptop service also available.

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from£2,050

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (142)

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 horn section.

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from£1,335

The Coves

  • 5-6
  • (17)

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£1,105

Shake The Moon

  • 4
  • (3)

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£1,025

The Wild Nights

  • 4
  • (17)

Top-flight wedding band performing vintage rock by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Van Morrison as well as the odd modern indie anthem! Acoustic duo and DJ option available.

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from£730

Banzai

  • 3-6
  • (51)

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.

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from£1,060

The Mod Cons

  • 4
  • (53)

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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from£1,640

Brass Fusion

  • 5-6
  • (25)

A dynamic brass and drums party band with a modern and exciting repertoire of pop and funk hits, performed in a New Orleans style. Available with vocalist for evening events.

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from£1,660

The Tunesmiths

  • 4
  • (14)

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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from£995

Cinco Magic

  • 4
  • (75)

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.

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from£1,375

Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-9
  • (47)

The hottest new brass fusion band in town, Big Easy will bring a raucous, New Orleans party vibe to your event! The band can perform in one place or roaming around your venue and guests whilst they play. Available as an instrumental only band, or with male or female vocalist.

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from£1,785

Soul Circus

  • 5-10
  • (13)

Energetic female-fronted soul and pop party band, playing the very best party music that’s guaranteed to pack your dance floor. Extra singers, brass section, and DJ service available.


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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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