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Hire wedding bands in Sussex and the surrounding area to suit every venue, budget and taste – whether you’re making it legal on the South Downs or making it regal in the Royal Pavilion in Brighton!

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from£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (128)

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
  • (146)

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
  • (62)

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
  • (27)

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£1,745

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (147)

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£875

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (148)

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£3,295

Soul Club

  • 6-10
  • (30)

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£990

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (60)

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£1,185

Superstrut

  • 4
  • (58)

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£1,500

The DBs

  • 5
  • (43)

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£2,240

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (59)

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
  • (57)

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£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£920

Get Carter

  • 4-5
  • (58)

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£700

Boots n Bones

  • 3-5
  • (37)

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£875

Locomove

  • 3-4
  • (52)

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£1,125

Penfold

  • 4-6
  • (126)

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£1,485

Masterblaster

  • 6
  • (58)

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.

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from£1,165

The Dip Dabs

  • 4-7
  • (44)

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£875

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (80)

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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Guide to booking wedding & function bands in Sussex

What styles of music do your Sussex wedding bands play?

Our Sussex wedding bands are experts at creating a wonderful atmosphere at your reception in any style – we have jazz bands, soul bands and swing bands as well as barn dance bands, steel bands and DJs.

Our bands have played in such beloved local venues as Ashdown Park Hotel, Ockenden Manor and Upwaltham Barns.

Do all your wedding bands bring their own sound and lighting equipment?

All our bands for weddings are fully self-contained with their own PA sound system, microphones, backline amplifiers and instruments.

This works really well for most marquee or indoor weddings.

Let us know if you're expecting more than 250 guests, so we can check whether the act’s system is large enough.

Most bands will also bring lighting for both the stage and dancefloor.

Check the act's individual profile for more details and optional add-ons to enhance the show!

Can your wedding bands learn a special song for our first dance?

Most bands will be happy to learn and perform your first dance request – provided they think they can arrange it for their line-up and do it justice!

Check the act’s profile to see what they can offer and if they can’t do it live, they could just play it through their PA system using Spotify or an mp3 player.

Can you also provide Sussex wedding musicians for our ceremony or drinks reception?

Most of our acts perform danceable, mainstream music from all eras and are suitable for the evening party.

But if you're looking for Sussex wedding musicians for the earlier part of your day, check out our classical musicians, pianists, string quartets and harpists for your ceremony.

For your drinks reception or meal, try our wedding jazz bands. Our steel pan bands and roaming bands are ideally suited to outdoor receptions.

Where in the Sussex area do your wedding bands perform?

With it's historic towns, seaside views, countryside walks and rustic character, Sussex is as wide-ranging as the people that live there.

As a county, it houses so many fantastic wedding venues that our acts always look forward to putting on a celebration here.

Some of our favourites include: Goodwood House, Buxted Park Hotel, Hendall Manor Barns, Hickstead Hotel and Hartsfield Manor, Cowdray House, Long Furlong Barn, Milwards House, Southdowns Manor, South Lodge, The Darenth, Alexander House Hotel and Langshott Mano.

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

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

Can you provide other genres of function bands in the Sussex area, such as ceilidh, steel pan or jazz bands?

We love it when people get creative with their wedding themes and music.

Check out our brass and drums bands for an increasingly popular and refreshing alternative to the classic Sussex function band.

It's also worth browsing our soul bands, ceilidh bands and latin & world music bands.

For even more offbeat ideas, see our alternative wedding bands section.

How can we save money on our wedding band?

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

If you haven't yet set your date, consider booking a midweek or winter occasion to take advantage of the most competitive rates.

Always consider hiring a band from your local area, to save on travel and accommodation costs.

We have acts based in most major towns and cities across the UK.

Why book a Sussex wedding band from Function Central?

When you hire a Sussex wedding band with Function Central, you won’t have to battle to organise your event.

Our booking process is simple, and we’ll even put you in touch with your wedding band before your event, so that you can discuss your arrangements.

Most of our bands will be happy to learn your special song or first dance, whether your favourite tune is a sixties classic or a current chart hit.


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