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Surrey wedding bands

The very best rock, pop and soul wedding bands in Surrey, drawn from the ranks of local contemporary music schools such as ACM in Guildford.


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The Runaways

  • 4
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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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  • 3-4
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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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The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
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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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Party Up

  • 6-10
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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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The High Rollers

  • 3
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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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Soul Club

  • 6-10
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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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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
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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! Also available with an MC/rapper.

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The Capricorns

  • 7-10
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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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Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-9
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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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The Wandering Lights

  • 4
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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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  • 4-12
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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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  • 6
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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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Groove Capital

  • 7-9
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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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Get Carter

  • 4-5
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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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Cinco Magic

  • 4
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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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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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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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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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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.

Guide to booking wedding function bands in Surrey

What sort of music do your Surrey wedding bands play?

Our Surrey wedding bands typically play a broad range of rock, pop, soul, Motown and chart music, designed to appeal to all ages and musical preferences.

They range in size from 3-piece guitar-based line-ups through to 10-piece show-bands with backing vocals, brass and percussion.

If you'd prefer an act dedicated to one genre or theme, we don't want to take that away from you – browse the menus at the top of this page.

Will our Surrey wedding band learn our first dance?

In most cases and with adequate notice, yes. Let us know your request and the band will see what they can do.

Depending on the complexity of the track, they may need to schedule additional rehearsal time and make a small charge to cover this. Alternatively they’d be more than happy to play the first dance from an mp3 or Spotify through their own PA system.

Do you only offer rock & pop function bands in Surrey?

No! We have function bands in Surrey dedicated to almost every other genre, such as swing bands or barn dance bands, which are popular with all age groups. We also have festival style bands and bands in the style of Postmodern Jukebox.

Or hire a raucous brass and drums bands as a refreshing alternative to the classic guitar-based function band. They turn out big brassy versions of well-known classics.

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

All our Surrey wedding bands come fully equipped for your event, though it’s worth getting in touch if you are expecting more than 200 guests, as extra equipment could be necessary.

For the performance itself you will need to provide the band with a flat and sheltered stage area measuring at least 3x3 meters for a 3-piece band – add an extra meter per band member as applicable.

The band will also require a power source for their equipment and a raised stage is preferable.

Is there anything we need to provide for the band?

Travelling, setting up and performing constitutes a long working day, so our bands ask for food and drink to be provided at the event. This could be served after they've set up and before the start of the performance.

Other than that, they'll just need a flat, safe performance area with access to standard domestic power sockets.

What happens during the band's intervals?

During the break, all of our Surrey bands can supply music through their PA system to keep the party going.

Some bands can also provide proper DJ sets before or after their performance – check their profile for more details.

Will the band need to soundcheck when they arrive?

All bands will require a soundcheck and a 5pm-6pm arrival time and a 60 to 90-minute soundcheck is typically workable.

It's generally best if the performance space is free of guests at this point, but if this isn’t possible, most bands can arrange a ‘noiseless’ line-check to keep the volume down.

How long will the band perform for?

Most of our bands perform two 60-minute sets with a 30 minute interval in between.

So, assuming a venue closing time of between 11pm and midnight, we'd recommend a start time between 8.30 - 9.30pm.

Please note that if the band or their DJ services are required after midnight, late fees can apply.

Where in Surrey have your wedding bands played previously?

The beautiful, suburban towns and countryside villages of Surrey offer perfectly picturesque settings for any wedding reception.

Some of our bands' favourite venues for a reception party are: Froyle Park, Glenmore House, Gildings Barns, Botleys Mansion, Nutfield Priory Hotel, Pembroke Lodge, Northbrook Park, Cain Manor, Nonsuch Mansion and Great Fosters.

Our acts have performed in all major centres throughout the county, including: Woking, Guildford, Walton-on-Thames, Ewell, Esher, Camberley, Redhill, Leatherhead, Epsom, Weybridge, Ashford, Egham, Staines, Farnham, Horley, Godalming, Reigate, Caterham, Frimley, Cobham and Dorking.

How can we save money on our wedding band?

Hire a wedding band based in Surrey to save on travel and accommodation costs. The location of each band is detailed on their profile.

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your evening act can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.

Consider a midweek or winter celebration – prices are usually more competitive!

Find live wedding music bands in Surrey & UK wide

Function Central is a leading wedding music booking agency in Surrey and throughout the UK, with over 1500 wedding bookings a year. We also provide acts for international events. Our outstanding roster of vetted and road-tested bands is coupled with 5 star rated customer service and 24/7 booking support.

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Need daytime wedding entertainment in Surrey?

We don't just do Surrey function bands for your evening reception.

We can provide wedding entertainment in Surrey for all parts of your day, from your wedding vows right through to the last carriage.

Hire a string quartet or classical guitarist to accompany the bridal entrance and exit, or a wedding singer to keep guests entertained whilst you sign the register.

How about a singer guitarist to keep things upbeat during the meal, bouquet-throwing or cake-cutting?

If you’re hosting an outdoor garden drinks reception, our acoustic roaming bands, steel bands or gypsy jazz trios are ideal since they don’t need a power supply.

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