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Suffolk band hire

Outstanding party bands in Suffolk, Ipswich and the surrounding counties for hire without breaking the bank - from rock and pop cover songs to jazz, swing and ceilidh

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from£875

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (77)

High-impact party band, The High Rollers, specialise 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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from£1,375

Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-9
  • (45)

The hottest new brass fusion band in town, Big Easy will bring a raucous, New Orleans party vibe to your event! The band can perform in one place or roaming around your venue and guests whilst they play. Available as an instrumental only band, or with male or female vocalist.

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from£2,350

Groove Capital

  • 7-9
  • (58)

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£995

Cinco Magic

  • 4
  • (75)

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£565

The Wandering Lights

  • 2-4
  • (48)

Charismatic new wedding band, taking the London circuit by storm. The Wandering Lights perform upbeat, folksy acoustic covers by Avicci, Blackstreet and R Kelly. Also available as an unplugged roaming band (free to wander around your venue).

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from£1,000

Penfold

  • 4-6
  • (125)

On-trend wedding party band, suitable for all events from classy wedding receptions to high-end corporate events. The band cover rock and pop music from Elvis and the Beatles through to The Killers and Sam Smith. DJ service, brass section and acoustic sets 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£1,725

Detroit City Soul

  • 5-10
  • (10)

High-energy with a truly authentic sound, Detroit City Soul play classics from the Motown era through to the latest pop floor-fillers. They cadn also play jazz, rock'n'roll, disco, funk and Jewish hora! Optional brass section and acoustic background music.

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from£2,050

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (139)

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£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£995

Blue Juice

  • 4-5
  • (143)

Fantastic and unique 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£2,240

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (57)

Stylish wedding and corporate function band featuring outstanding male and female vocalists who have performed with Adele and Leona Lewis! Available with DJ service and/or afternoon cocktail piano, jazz or acoustic sets.

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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£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£1,475

Masterblaster

  • 6
  • (48)

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£740

Millennium Bug

  • 3-4
  • (65)

Slick party and wedding band capturing the definitive sound of pop and rock through the decades and led by an animated frontman who gets every crowd on their feet! DJ service and acoustic sets available.

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from£2,655

Soul Machine

  • 7
  • (34)

Led by a charismatic frontman who will scoop your audience up in the palm of his hand and melt them with his voice, Soul Machine pay tribute to James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and more. DJ laptop service also available.

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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£1,200

Ibiza Funk

  • 4-6
  • (37)

A newcomer to the UK party scene, Ibiza Funk's unique versions of popular tunes are guaranteed to fill your dancefloor and take the vibe of your event to the next level!

The Merry-Makers Steel Band
from£370

The Merry-Makers Steel Band

  • 2-6
  • (95)

Versatile Caribbean steel pan band performing warm and upbeat island melodies – soca, calypso, Latin, Zouk and reggae. The band are suitable for a wide range of occasions whether you require cool background music at garden parties or lively dancing in the evening. Limbo dancer optional!

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from£1,250

The Inglorious Brassterds

  • 5-8
  • (28)

Incredible new brass band bringing the rhythm and soul of New Orleans alive to your party, with a few pop covers thrown in. Also available with vocalist.

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from£995

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£995

The In-Laws

  • 4
  • (97)

Super-talented and authentic rock and pop band, whose sensational live performances at corporate parties, birthdays and weddings have attracted the attention of EMI. The band are unique in that they come with their own dedicated, professional DJ.

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from£1,165

The Dip Dabs

  • 4-7
  • (44)

Top-flight party band delivering exceptional value for money, with male and female lead vocals and the best pop, rock and soul hits. Extra musicians available, including brass section, rapper and strings, as well as acoustic sets and DJ service.

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from£2,735

Fireflies

  • 6-11
  • (40)

High-end 6-piece party band featuring male vocals, female vocals and sax playing accurate renditions of modern and classic hits. Additional musicians, DJ service and afternoon sets available.


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Suffolk Function Bands booking guide

Why should I hire a Suffolk party band for my event?

Whatever occasion you are celebrating, music is the best way to make any event memorable - and Suffolk attracts great musicians from all over the world!

Our experts have tracked down the most talented and reliable party bands in Suffolk so that you don’t have to.

We have acts in all styles, suitable for all budgets – and all of them are young enough to love what they do and experienced enough to know exactly what to play and when!

What style of music do your Suffolk bands perform?

We have party bands for every occasion – from office parties for blue-chip companies, to end-of-year graduation balls.

If you’re planning a riotous wedding reception, how about choosing a Suffolk wedding band? They play upbeat, mainstream songs from all eras to keep the dancefloor full all night.

Our Suffolk cover bands offer much more than the classics everyone hates to love (think, Summer of ’69 or 9 to 5).

If you’d like something more original, how about hiring a jazz band or ceilidh band?

Can you provide background musicians for hire in Suffolk?

This page is dedicated to party bands, but Function Central is an entertainment agency in Suffolk providing musicians for hire throughout the 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 have guitarists and pianists.

Or for a summer garden party or outdoor event, our steel bands and Dixieland jazz bands in Suffolk are much in-demand!

Do you offer other musical genres, such as ceilidh or jazz bands in Suffolk?

All our party bands are talented and professional musicians who are experienced enough to make your party memorable, and young and enthusiastic enough to love what they do!

If you want a great party without breaking the bank, or you’re short on space, how about choosing a singer with a backing track?

Swing singers are a great way of creating a sophisticated atmosphere at cocktail parties, while tribute singers are wonderful for theme nights.

Whether you’re looking for a lutenist for a lavish luncheon or a bouzouki player for a budget banquet, we have the right jazz band in Suffolk for you!

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

Our Suffolk bands all come fully equipped for your event – it’s just 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 3x3 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 our bands are flexible to all kinds of set ups!

How can we save money on our Suffolk band?

Our price promise means that, if another agency offers you one of our party bands in Suffolk at a lower price, or on better terms, we’ll match their offer – and most of our Suffolk party bands even throw in a free DJ service so that you can keep dancing between sets.

All our acts provide all their own equipment, so that all you have to worry about on the day is having a wonderful time.

Where abouts have your Suffolk bands played?

Our Suffolk bands play across the county, in Ipswich, Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Felixstowe, Sudbury, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Kesgrave, Beccles, Mildenhall, Woodbridge, Brandon, Hadleigh, Leiston, Trimley St Mary, Halesworth, Bungay and Needham Market.

They've graced some of the most stunning venues in the area too, such as The Ivy House Country Hotel, Woodhall Manor, Yaxley Hall and the West Wing at Ickworth.


Find local cover bands in Suffolk and UK wide

Function Central have handpicked the very best covers bands Suffolk has to offer, so you don’t have to! Our bands are available throughout the UK and internationally.

Browse the menu below to find a local band near you.

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