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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
  • (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£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (126)

Fun and totally unique party and wedding band with both female and male lead vocals. S&L play 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£1,135

Blue Juice

  • 4-5
  • (144)

Fantastic function and wedding band with a soulful male vocalist who put their quirky stamp on melodic rock, pop, soul, ska and funk floor-fillers from Bob Marley to Bruno Mars. Available with DJ service and brass section.

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from£980

The Bees

  • 4
  • (15)

The best rock and pop party band on the south coast, featuring male lead vocals and playing party anthems by The Beatles, Chic, Queen, Bruno Mars and more – guaranteed to have everybody on their feet! Available with DJ service.

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from£875

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (87)

Authentically recreated indie rock covers by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks sit alongside funkier pop by Bruno Mars, DNCE and Pharrell Williams. For value and impact, The High Rollers are in a class of their own.

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from£1,995

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (144)

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£2,240

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (65)

Stylish, globe-trotting 7-piece with powerhouse vocalists and gigs for KPMG, Gucci and Jaguar alongside weddings in London and Dubai. One of the finest function bands working today. Brass section, DJ service, cocktail piano and background sets available.

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from£990

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (60)

Youthful, charismatic new 4-piece, channelling rock, dance, hip-hop and soul influences. The band have already caught the attention of a major record label – catch them now while rates are still low!

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from£1,485

Masterblaster

  • 6
  • (58)

Incredible pop, R&B and soul band performing floor-fillers from Stevie Wonder and Bruno Mars all the way to Artful Dodger, Sean Paul and more. Book their acoustic/jazz sets and DJ service for non-stop music through the day. More videos available on profile page.

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from£1,185

Superstrut

  • 4
  • (66)

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, shaking and hollering from the first note. Available with female vocalist, acoustic sets and DJ service.

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The DBs

  • 5-9
  • (43)

From pop favourites and feel-good funk to afrobeats and updated jazz classics, The DBs turn the traditional brass band format on its head and drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century! Available with vocalist or rapper.

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from£1,390

Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-9
  • (57)

The hottest new brass fusion band in town, Big Easy never fail to get the party jumping with their funky, high octane take on the traditional brass band format. The band can roam amongst guests or perform in one place and is available as an instrumental only band, or with male or female vocalist.

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from£1,185

The Wandering Lights

  • 4
  • (58)

Charismatic new wedding band performing upbeat, catchy covers with a folksy, festival feel. Expect to hear artists as diverse as Avicii, Blackstreet and Lionel Richie. Also available as an unplugged, acoustic roaming band.

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from£3,295

Soul Club

  • 6-10
  • (30)

Max out on soul and sophistication with this stunning wedding and corporate event band comprised of musicians who have toured with Stormzy, Adele, and Dua Lipa. Expect stunning vocals, energy and unparalleled musicianship.

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from£1,235

Shakedown

  • 4-12
  • (60)

Incredible new party band taking the London and Brighton events circuit by storm! Members 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£1,970

The Gents

  • 4
  • (14)

Inventive and unique festival style party band specialising in feel-good dance anthems, UK garage and club classics - all recreated on live instruments.

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from£2,350

Groove Capital

  • 7-9
  • (65)

Incredible new London-based function band, featuring some of the best performers in the capital – bound to get your guests dancing at corporate events and high-end weddings! DJ service, brass section and afternoon acoustic or jazz sets available.

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from£920

Get Carter

  • 4-5
  • (58)

High-energy wedding and corporate party band in the South East, playing crowd-rousing pop, rock, dance, funk and soul music from the 1960s to the present day. The band have played Glastonbury and the Roundhouse and count Audi and Nintendo amongst their regular clients. DJ service and acoustic sets available.

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from£1,185

Cinco Magic

  • 4
  • (76)

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£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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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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