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Southampton bands for hire

Whether you want a soulful Southampton party band, a throwback rock 'n' roll extravaganza or a background jazz band, we've got you covered!

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Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (258)

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£1,250

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 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£1,270

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (95)

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£2,340

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (190)

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£4,615

Soul Club

  • 6-10
  • (55)

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£3,450

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (76)

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£1,495

Mojo Brass Band

  • 4-8
  • (51)

Mojo Brass are a funky, punchy brass powerhouse made up of the UK's best up-and-coming sax players, trumpeters and drummer. Their track list blends rarer grooves with mainstream crowd-pleasers.

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from£1,950

The Soul Cats

  • 5-7
  • (97)

Infectiously energetic and spirited pop, soul and Motown band featuring sax and two extraordinary vocal talents – guaranteed to get your guests dancing. Chose between male or female vocals or both.

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Locomove

  • 3-4
  • (107)

A turbo-charged versatile 3 piece wedding and party band with great energy and sound, covering a wide range of genres (50s- present day), expertly reading their audiences. Optional "heavy set" also available for die-hard rock fans!

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from£1,500

Soul Station

  • 4-8
  • (17)

Dynamic soul, Motown and pop band covering all the soul greats from Al Green to Earth, Wind & Fire and Whitney Houston, as well as delivering fresh takes on contemporary hits by Bruno Mars and Amy Winehouse.

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from£1,595

Seren

  • 5-6
  • (50)

Think style, glitz and confidence - and every special request met - Seren have the thing that makes dance floors jump and feet frantically tap (even the feet of the tough-to-impress guests)

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from£1,565

Superstrut

  • 4-8
  • (157)

Dressed to the nines and touting a crowd-pleasing, quick-fire set of R&B, garage, pop, hip hop, classic soul and funk, Superstrut will have your guests moving and hollering from the first note. Also available with female vocalists and horns.

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from£1,160

Mastersound

  • 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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from£3,250

Beat Club

  • 5-8
  • (48)

Incredible soul, R&B and pop function band featuring joint male and female lead vocals, sax and keyboards, and performing five decades of floor-fillers.

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The Confidentials

  • 3-5
  • (106)

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: they’re all there!

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from£2,095

PYT

  • 3
  • (57)

Live DJ band featuring soulful female vocals and soaring sax solos, and playing all your favourite tunes from 80s anthems through to this year's bangers.

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from£2,760

Pacha Vibe

  • 5-10
  • (54)

Expect outstanding musicianship from players at the very top of their game, performing the best of old skool and newest anthems from R&B, club classics, garage, pop, soul and motown. Highly recommended for all types of event!

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Club Soul

  • 4
  • (44)

Max out on all your party favourites with this stunning live DJ band featuring sax, vocals and percussion. Expect high energy show-stopping performances.

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from£1,290

Penfold

  • 4-6
  • (144)

Fun, high energy party and wedding band with a frontman skilled at working a crowd and around eight hours' worth of danceable party anthems from all eras at their disposal.

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from£2,315

Supereight

  • 6-8
  • (149)

Supereight combine outrageously talented vocalists, session-standard instrumentalists, a punchy brass section, and a dancefloor-friendly song list of soul, garage, funk and hip-hop.


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Guide to booking party bands in Southampton

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

Aqualung, Craig David, Foxes, Matt Cardle and Coldplay's Will Champion have all called Southampton home - a sure sign of the diversity of musical talent available from this special city.

With an irrepressible, creative core, the city is unrivaled in its musical range and quality - making our roster compelling viewing for a party of any style.

Whether your occasion demands a sophisticated string quartet, a wandering folk band or pop and indie favourites late into the evening, our party bands in Southampton have exactly what you need to put on your perfect celebration.

What style of music do your Southampton party bands perform?

We specialise in Southampton 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 local 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 you provide background musicians for hire in Southampton?

This page is dedicated to party bands, but we can also provide musicians in Southampton 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 Southampton bands tend to perform?

Our bands have performed all across Southampton for a range of celebrations and at venues such as St Anne's Neighbourhood Centre, Southern Parishes Conservative Club, Bursledon Village Hall, The Stage Door, Popworld, The Strand, The TLC Studio at St Barnabas Hall, Coalporters Rowing Club Hall, St Joseph's Hall, St Denys Community Centre, BTC Rowing Club, The Ascension Centre Bitterne Park, Chilworth Village Hall and Bursledon 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.

All across the city, we've enlisted talented musicians that can put on the perfect entertainment for your event.

How can we save money on our Southampton 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 based in Southampton or Hampshire, to save on travel and accommodation costs. We have bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.


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