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Top 10 Corporate Event Bands of 2020

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Booking a band for a premium event this Christmas? Check out our blue-chip boutique featuring Function Central’s Top 10 Corporate Event Bands of 2020.

Top 10 Corporate Event Bands of 2020

Christmas is on its way and diaries are filling up! If you’re organising a major league Christmas event, our premium roster is simply sparkling with talent.

Whether it’s a bash or barbeque, ball or banquet, cocktails, gala or soiree, our live music experts have hand-picked seven stunning high-quality premium acts specialising in high-impact corporate functions.

Our service takes care of all the details so you can relax and plan a show-stopping night. Just don’t forget to book the taxi home…

The Capricorns

Top 10 Corporate Event Bands of 2020

The Capricorns are a truly global band, performing for top corporate events and functions worldwide, at venues such as the Birmingham NEC, The Shard in London, and Atlantis in Dubai. They have played alongside Bastille, Lawson, the Saturdays, Lily Allen and many more household names!

The band cater their line-up to your event, from a 7-piece all the way up to a 12-piece for a truly show-stopping performance. With a wide repertoire, superb musical talent and a slick look, The Capricorns are guaranteed to be a hit at your corporate event.

“The event went so well and the band was fantastic! We received so many great comments and even though they were a repeat from last year they still managed to fill the dance floor despite the funfair being available at the same time. It has been great working with you and look forward to working with you on other events in the future.” - Sophia

Party Up

Top 10 Corporate Event Bands of 2020

They’re the go-to party band for renowned British actress Emma Thompson, so it’s no wonder that Party Up also happen to be the slickest pop, soul and funk 6-piece on the circuit. You can expect world-class musicianship and a large song-list spanning James Brown to Pharrell.

Party Up have a long and impressive list of industry credentials and between them they've scored top 10 hits, performed on Top of the Pops and Later with Jools Holland, and shared a stage with the greats including Sir Elton John and Tom Jones. Clients include the BBC, Barclays and Hilton Hotels.

"Party Up are the best live band I've ever danced all night to! They perform with huge joy and really know how to keep the crowd moving. I'll never book anyone else!" - Emma Thompson (Actress)

Agent Smith

Top 10 Corporate Event Bands of 2020

Agent Smith are an energetic 4-piece with bags of talent! The band bring the house down every single time, and pride themselves on getting even the most timid of party-goers up on their feet.

What's more, with a huge repertoire spanning from the 50's right up to last week's number one they will get everyone on the dance floor.

Their fresh sound and high energy entertain at the very highest level for private parties and music industry royalty. Venues include the Manchester Apollo and Liverpool's O2 Academy as well as some of the biggest live music festivals in the northwest.

“We hired Agent Smith for three of our Christmas parties. These events include companies and families from a variety of backgrounds and tastes, however the band were able to enthuse the whole crowd each night with their high energy and great sounds!” - Kyle

Drum 'n' Brass

Top 10 Corporate Event Bands of 2020

Young and energetic 5-piece brass band from Manchester, Drum ‘n’ Brass count the Prince of Bavaria amongst their happy clients. Comprising musicians from The Royal Northern College of Music, they have an extensive repertoire of rock and pop floor-fillers that will provide the perfect injection of 'wow factor' to your corporate event!

With more talent than you can shake a Grammy at, their members play for internationally acclaimed artists such as Mike Walker, Pete Long and Guy Barker, and their 2016 appearances include Snowboxx Festival, Parklife and Creamfields. The band are highly mobile and can tailor performances to incorporate movement and audience participation. If you want more drum n brass, they’ll also expand to a 9 or 10-piece.

“Drum n Brass were fantastic, very energetic and upbeat. Exactly what we were looking for in a band for the evening entertainment and everyone was fully engaged in listening to the music” - Kate & Sam

All Time All-Stars

Top 10 Corporate Event Bands of 2020

All Time All-Stars are well versed in playing for star-studded events, and are Sir Richard Branson's for personal and professional events, including Virgin Atlantic. They are without doubt one of the most impressive live acts you can hope to find!

The band offer a 6 to 10-piece line-up and a huge variety of genres including soul, funk, R&B, Motown and Klezmer.

Their client roster is astounding. They have entertained royalty including Tony Blair, HRH Prince Charles, Princess Alia of Jordan, The King Of Bahrain, as well as Hollywood A-listers Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin.

"You'll love this band. They're better than the real thing!" - Sir Richard Branson

Downtown Underground

Top 10 Corporate Event Bands of 2020

World-class 7-piece Manchester based pop, funk & soul party band Downtown Underground are the ideal choice for corporate bashes and Christmas parties. Their speciality is recreating and refreshing the classic soul sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s alongside modern R&B hits!

"Downtown Underground have perfected the art of filling the dance floor with their seriously infectious feel-good covers. This is as good as it gets!" - Rob D

Soul Machine

Top 10 Corporate Event Bands of 2020

Led by a charismatic frontman who will scoop your audience up in the palm of his hand, charm them with his wit and melt them with his voice, Soul Machine recreate the glory days of soul with a first class band of London's top soul musicians.

"Thanks so much! We’ve had non stop rave reviews from Friday, everyone loved the band, you were brilliant and really made the party something else. Crowd surfing is something I have not seen at one of our parties before either, a first for us all! Have a brilliant Christmas, thank you once again" - Jessica, Private Party


Top 10 Corporate Event Bands of 2020

Hipshakers are an international modern vintage band inspired by the US group Postmodern Jukebox. This experienced collective of musicians have worked with some of UK’s leading artists including: Corrine Bailey Rae, Nelly Furtado, Paloma Faith, Kalon Rae, Lethal Bizzle, Marina and the Diamonds, Big Sean, Kiesza and Natalie La Rose.

Their captivating and energetic performances make Hipshakers the perfect choice for black tie events, festivals, vintage themed parties, weddings and luxury events worldwide.

Their 5, 6, or 7 piece options are best for creating a swing era sound for your evening entertainment as the clarinet, saxophonist and trumpeter deliver an authentic dynamic you can't help but get dancing to.

Hipshakers offer a flexible line-up so if you are looking a smaller band to entertain during drinks receptions or small parties, then our trio option might be the perfect choice for you. They also offer a jazz trio option if you’re looking for some classic jazz or swing standards without a singer.

"The band were fabulous: professional and friendly - and they sounded absolutely brilliant!" - Lin, Corporate Event, London

Groove Capital

Top 10 Corporate Event Bands of 2020

Groove Capital are a high-end pop and soul covers band based in London, available for weddings, parties, corporate functions and many more events.

The band consists of international touring musicians who have outstanding credentials in the industry. They've played multiple festivals, venues and TV shows including Glastonbury, The Royal Albert Hall, Radio 1 Live Lounge, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Later Live with Jools Holland, with renowned artists such as Drake, All Saints, Chase and Status, Jorja Smith and Maverick Sabre.

"I am more than happy to give you a short testimonial on Groove Capital. The vocalists were amazing, very professional and read the audience well. All the guests attending the dinner were very impressed and I would be happy to recommend the band to anyone. The service I received from yourselves was also excellent. Very prompt replies to all my queries and it was a pleasure to deal with your agency. I look forward to using you again in the near future" - Robert

The New Sensations

Top 10 Corporate Event Bands of 2020

The New Sensations are a deluxe 5-piece playing an unique combination of genres: pop, R&B, hip hop, drum'n'bass, garage, funk, Motown, soul and even dance. This means they have something for everyone, and are guaranteed to keep the dancefloor pumping all night.

The band is comprised of the highest calibre of musicians, whose touring, TV and recording credits include Take That, Cee Lo Green, Robyn, Duran Duran, Rod Stewart, Craig David, Olly Murs, Jess Glynne, Rita Ora, Jason Derulo, Iggy Azalea, Rizzle Kicks, Smokey Robinson, Simply Red, John Newman and many more!

"They played a perfect mix of current songs and old classics to keep everyone enjoying themselves all night. We've hired a lot of bands in previous years, the band shone far above the rest. Exceptional!" - Bob

Still not sure? Email or call us on 0333 242 0560 for a free consultation. Once you’ve booked, we’ll continue to provide support up until the day, advising you on everything from song choice to obtaining certificates required for the band to perform.

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