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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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The Crossfades

  • 3-5
  • (62)

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
  • (15)

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£855

The Jammin Cats

  • 3-5
  • (15)

On-trend wedding band with exciting pop and rock playlist. The band also offer an electric 5-piece band featuring keyboards and female vocals, as well as an acoustic band option and DJ service. Low season and midweek discounts available.

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from£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (133)

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
  • (21)

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
  • (31)

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
  • (30)

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£995

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (155)

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
  • (55)

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
  • (158)

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
  • (38)

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
  • (61)

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
  • (64)

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
  • (61)

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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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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