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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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from£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (134)

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£1,135

Blue Juice

  • 4-5
  • (148)

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.

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from£1,235

Shakedown

  • 4-12
  • (64)

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£960

Block The Party

  • 3-4
  • (29)

Three-piece party band featuring female vocals, guitar and sax set to professionally mixed backing tracks for a full band sound. Extra drums, acoustic duo or jazz trio available as well as DJ laptop service on request.

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from£990

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (56)

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
  • (158)

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

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (155)

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£1,185

Superstrut

  • 4
  • (61)

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£3,295

Soul Club

  • 6-10
  • (31)

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£2,240

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (61)

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£1,410

Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-9
  • (48)

Young and animated brass band who never fail to get the party jumping with their funky take on the traditional brass format. The band can roam amongst guests or perform in one place. Male or female vocalists optional.

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from£875

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (85)

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£1,250

The Wandering Lights

  • 4
  • (55)

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£875

Locomove

  • 3-4
  • (56)

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£700

Boots n Bones

  • 3-5
  • (39)

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£3,400

Lightspeed

  • 7
  • (25)

Ultimate live music experience featuring a centre-stage light up drum kit that delivers a feast for the eyes and ears. This slick outfit brings you supreme talent and a large repertoire of chart hits. Additional musicians, jazz sets and DJ service available.

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from£1,125

Penfold

  • 4-6
  • (128)

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£1,500

The DBs

  • 5
  • (45)

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!

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from£1,165

The Dip Dabs

  • 4-7
  • (45)

Top-flight rock and pop party band delivering exceptional value for money, female lead vocals and optional brass, rapper and string section.

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from£920

Get Carter

  • 4-5
  • (63)

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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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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