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Sussex bands for hire

Make any event special with a party band for hire in Sussex – from weddings, student parties and corporate events to birthday parties, NYE parties and Bar Mitzvahs. As well as pop and rock covers bands we can also provide jazz, swing and ceilidh music for any event.

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The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (220)

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£1,575

Shakedown

  • 4-12
  • (81)

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£2,800

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (197)

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£995

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (249)

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£1,270

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (100)

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£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
  • (77)

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
  • (56)

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
  • (98)

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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from£995

Locomove

  • 3-4
  • (114)

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
  • (42)

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
  • (159)

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
  • (78)

Danceable, piano-led pop and soul band 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
  • (49)

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
  • (111)

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£2,760

Pacha Vibe

  • 5-10
  • (56)

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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from£3,995

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
  • (147)

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
  • (158)

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 Sussex

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

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

Our experts have tracked down the most talented and reliable acts so that you don’t have to.

We have Sussex party bands 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 Sussex party bands perform?

Our Sussex wedding bands play all the hits, from time-tested classics to modern chart-toppers, and are happy to learn a first dance or special song for your event – whether it’s a well-known sing along or an obscure indie gem.

We have party bands for hire playing a wide range of genres. For a corporate party or glamorous student ball, book a Gatsby style swing band, or a band playing jazzy versions of pop covers.

For a raucous party in the pub, hire a rock and indie band.

For a garden party with no easy access to a power supply, hire a ‘wireless’ roving band, such as a steel band or acoustic band.

Can you provide background musicians for hire in Sussex?

This page is dedicated to Sussex party bands for an evening party, where dancing is on the cards. But if you’re looking for something more laid-back, or suitable for a small venue, how about a singer guitarist or an acoustic duo?

Our jazz bands are ideal for creating an upbeat, mellow atmosphere your guests can talk over.

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

If you’re looking for something more refined, our Sussex jazz bands for hire cover a range of sub-genres including gypsy jazz bands, jazz trios, wedding jazz bands, background jazz bands.

All will play non-intrusive, sophisticated background music that your guests can talk over.

For the evening, consider hiring a swing band to get the party started.

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

Our Sussex 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!

Where do your Sussex party bands tend to perform?

Towns full of history, views of the sea, walks through the countryside and a heavy sprinkling of rustic personality, Sussex really does have it all.

With such a collection of beautiful venues to choose from, we always know its going to be a fantastic party at Goodwood House, Buxted Park Hotel, Hendall Manor Barns, Hickstead Hotel, Hartsfield Manor, Cowdray House, Long Furlong Barn, Milwards House, Southdowns Manor, South Lodge, The Darenth, Alexander House Hotel or Langshott Manor.

Our West Sussex bands stretch across Worthing, Crawley, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Shoreham-by-Sea, Horsham, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, East Grinstead and Chichester.

Our East Sussex bands are available throughout Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne, Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea, Seaford, Crowborough, Hailsham, Portslade-by-Sea, Peacehaven and Lewes.

How can we save money on our Sussex party band?

Our price promise means that, if another agency offers you one of our Sussex party bands for a lower price or on better terms, we’ll match their offer. And you won’t have to worry about hiring a separate DJ, as many of our acts provide a free DJ service when they’re not playing.

But the bargain price doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality; our Sussex cover bands are the most gifted performers in the county, as well as being the most reliable, and are all strictly vetted before being allowed on to our books.


Find local cover bands in Sussex and UK wide

Function Central is a leading agency for cover bands in Sussex, providing exceptional talent for private events throughout the UK and internationally.

Use the menu below to find an outstanding local band – booking local saves on unnecessary travel and accommodation costs.

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