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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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The In-Laws

  • 4
  • (98)

Authentic guitar band, whose sensational live performances at corporate parties, birthdays and weddings have attracted the attention of EMI.

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from£995

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (188)

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£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (147)

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£1,165

Superstrut

  • 4
  • (63)

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£2,585

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (64)

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£1,150

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (64)

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£1,745

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (165)

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£995

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (90)

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, wedding bands don't come better than this.

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from£925

Locomove

  • 3-4
  • (64)

Turbo-charged wedding party band performing danceable rock 'n’ roll, indie, 80s pop and RnB. Optional "heavy set" for die-hard rock fans, featuring artists such as Guns n' Roses and Rage Against The Machine!

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from£1,250

Mojo Brass Band

  • 4-8
  • (25)

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

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from£3,980

Soul Club

  • 6-10
  • (34)

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£1,250

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£1,375

Shakedown

  • 4-12
  • (67)

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£1,380

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (62)

Soulful, danceable pop 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 Clean Bandit.

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from£3,395

Beat Club

  • 5-8
  • (27)

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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from£985

Get Carter

  • 4-5
  • (72)

High-energy corporate and wedding band, playing crowd-rousing pop, rock, dance, funk and soul music from the 1960s to the present day. Client list includes Audi and Nintendo.

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from£865

Boots n Bones

  • 3-5
  • (41)

Festival-hardened 4-piece playing unique, folksy covers of classic and contemporary party tunes. Enormous song list and a favourite at barn weddings!

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from£1,260

Penfold

  • 4-6
  • (130)

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£1,140

The Confidentials

  • 3-5
  • (85)

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£3,320

Pacha Vibe

  • 6+
  • (14)

Pacha Vibe is the freshest live act bringing you the very best old skool and newest anthems from R&B, club classics and garage.


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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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