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South West bands for hire

Hire one of our South West party bands and dance the night away to rock, pop, indie, soul and Motown music as well as 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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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£800

Roadrunner

  • 3
  • (26)

This talented trio are ready to take your event to another level with their punchy covers of the indie favourites you always wanted to party to! Acoustic sets 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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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£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£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£1,640

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£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£1,230

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£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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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£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£825

Loveshack

  • 4
  • (26)

Young and talented Welsh party band with female vocals and a repertoire of danceable songs everyone knows and loves - from the 1960s right up to current day classics.

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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£810

The Confidentials

  • 3-5
  • (89)

Sensational all-male rock and pop trio who never fail to get their audiences jumping and singing along to the biggest tunes of the last 60 years. Elvis, The Stones, Bowie, Oasis, The Killers: they’re all there! Offering DJ service, afternoon acoustic sets as well as saxophone, keyboards and second guitarist.

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from£700

Boots n Bones

  • 3-5
  • (35)

Festival-hardened 4-piece playing unique, folksy covers of classic and contemporary party tunes. Enormous song list and a favourite at barn weddings! 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£1,235

Shakedown

  • 4-12
  • (59)

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 DJ service and/or extra musicians up to a 12-piece.

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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£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£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£1,355

Hancock

  • 5
  • (7)

Energetic and exciting young band playing rocky covers of all your favourite indie, pop and rock songs! From Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon to David Bowie and The Beatles, there's something for everyone.

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from£1,045

Kovered

  • 4
  • (10)

A young and energetic male-fronted 4-piece band hailing from the South West. Playing everything from Elvis to The Killers, they guys know how to rock! DJ service also available.

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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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Guide to booking party bands in the South West

Why should I hire a party band in the South West for my event?

The South West has such a rich musical tradition that any event is still spoiled for choice when it comes to soundtracking your celebrations.

From Bath, Bristol and Gloucester to Exeter, Plymouth or Truro, our expert researchers have selected only the very best performers in every category and genre for you to browse and to bring your musical dreams to life.

Whether you're hoping to shimmy to some salsa, sing along to some pop, rock or indie classics or have a drink with some jazz or classical atmosphere, our roster of South West party bands can provide the highest quality entertainment across the region.

What style of music do your South West bands perform?

We specialise in 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 based in the South West?

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 you provide background musicians for hire in the South West?

This page is dedicated to party bands, but we also offer background musicians for hire, available throughout the South West.

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 South West party bands tend to perform?

Our bands have played all across the South West and performed at occasions and venues including Westbury on Trym Village Hall, Shirehampton Public Hall, Lill's, Cadbury Heath Sports and Social Club, Southmead Community Centre, Brunel's Old Station, Heath Village Hall, The Withywood Centre, Long Ashton Community Centre, All Hallows Hall, Portbury Village Hall & Social Club, Kingswood Community Association, Hanham Community Centre, Old Sodbury Village Hall, Trust Hall and Chipping Sodbury Town 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.

Across the area, we've enlisted talented musicians that can put on the perfect entertainment for your event.

How can we save money on our South West 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.

Hiring a band based in the South West will save on travel and accommodation costs. But if that's not possible, we have bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.


Find local cover bands in the South West and UK wide

Function Central are a leading covers band booking agency in the South West, with outstanding acts, unbeatable prices, secure contracts and 5 star rated customer service. Our musicians, bands and DJs are available for events throughout the UK and internationally.

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