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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

  • Gloucestershire
  • 3-5
  • (100)

With no less than three vocalists in the band, The Crossfades serve up the best vintage and modern rock, pop and indie covers with a side of crowd-pleasing charm.

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from£1,300

Shake The Moon

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (61)

A sassy, classy, badass party band with 10 years experience playing the live music scene in the South West. The band features both male and female lead vocals, with DJ services and acoustic sets also available.

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from£1,230

Moonlight

  • Bristol
  • 3-5
  • (27)

Energetic new 3-piece party band playing old school hits and modern pop covers from Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner to Abba and the Backstreet Boys – guaranteed to keep guests on the dance floor all night long.

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from£2,260

The Renegades

  • Wiltshire
  • 5-10
  • (27)

From a dynamic 5-piece to an explosive 10-piece, this versatile band covers a real mix of genres—from rock and indie classics to reggae and modern hits—delivering electrifying performances that transform any event.

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from£1,050

The Wild Nights

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (38)

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£1,715

The Bright Lights

  • Bristol
  • 4-5
  • (24)

Performing all your favourite hits in their unique party, festival style, The Bright Lights provide an energetic and eclectic mix of good fun party songs with a upbeat acoustic folk/country influenced sound.

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from£1,250

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (203)

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£985

Renville

  • Devon
  • 3-5
  • (63)

Authentic and high-energy indie rock 3-piece, playing a selection of the coolest tunes from the last few decades, from classic rock to Britpop bangers and the latest indie pop.

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from£1,230

Dance Party

  • Dorset
  • 5
  • (5)

Pop, rock, blues, country, and soul – this dynamic 5-piece party band have something for everyone, turning any event into an unforgettable party!

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from£1,845

Groove Box

  • Devon
  • 9
  • (30)

Serving up classic funk and soul by Earth Wind & Fire and Aretha Franklin alongside more recent floor-fillers by Lizzo, Bruno Mars and Jamiroquai, this 10-piece funk orchestra are all about positive energy and having a good time!

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from£960

Midnight Echo

  • Plymouth
  • 3-4
  • (31)

Dynamic pop-punk and indie-rock three-piece, rocking out tunes from Fleetwood Mac to Queen and Coldplay, while amping up the festival vibe with an added acoustic guitar.

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from£2,340

Party Up

  • Kent
  • 6-10
  • (188)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest soul, funk and R&B band in the South East! Featuring sax and up to three stunning vocalists, the band count Sky, Cadburys and Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

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from£1,505

The Coves

  • Bristol
  • 5-6
  • (27)

A young, energetic and professional party band bringing their well-loved, diverse repertoire to get your guests moving to tunes from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire to Beyoncé and The Weeknd.

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from£1,160

Mastersound

  • Birmingham
  • 4-7
  • (74)

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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Hot Riffs Brass Band

  • Bristol
  • 5-7
  • (15)

Playing authentic NOLA Mardi Gras tunes as well their own brassy takes on your favourite songs from funk and jazz to pop and R&B, Hot Riffs Brass Band bring an infectious energy and New Orleans spirit to your event.

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from£1,850

Grand Central

  • Bristol
  • 5-9
  • (33)

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 David Bowie. Available with a two-piece horn section.

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from£1,230

Wildwood Folk

  • Devon
  • 4
  • (26)

Upbeat and rousing new folk-infused acoustic pop band with joint male and female vocals – ideal for vintage and festival fans alike! The band have won plaudits from modern folk hero Seth Lakeman, as well as featured on the BBC.

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from£995

Rockit

  • Surrey
  • 3-4
  • (257)

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 Billie Eilish and Ed Sheeran.

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from£1,230

Pop Life

  • Bristol
  • 3
  • (18)

High energy 3-piece with an irresistible blend of old school hits and modern pop covers, Pop Life have mastered the art of creating the perfect party soundtrack that will have all your guests on their feet.

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from£1,845

Soul Circus

  • Bristol
  • 5-10
  • (35)

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 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

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