Unusual bands & musicians for hire

Whether your party needs singing waiters or your guests want the mic, get inspiration from our unusual band and entertainment ideas

Looking for something completely different? We have a whole range of quirky, unorthodox entertainers to inject your event with real imagination and flair.

We have bands and musicians specialising in music that’s harder to come by, whether you want to dance or sit back and watch. Our specialist wedding bands can perform klezmer or dhol for your Jewish or Asian wedding, or try some ska and bluegrass for a birthday knees-up. For themed events our medieval musicians will take you back in time, while our singing waiters serve up an unexpected treat.

Want to get on stage? Our ‘bandeoke’ acts let guests seize the mic and become rockstars for a night.

Alternative wedding bands are an increasingly popular choice if you want to surprise your guests or partner on your big day. Browse our list of unconventional entertainers and unusual acts to find something perfectly different.

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Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
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Drum 'n' Brass

  • Manchester
  • 5-10
  • (21)

Young and animated brass band with an extensive song list of rock and pop floor-fillers. This groundbreaking group have performed for royalty and offer the perfect alternative entertainment for your wedding or event! Larger line-ups available.

Minor Swing
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from£615

Vive la France!

  • London
  • 2-4
  • (4)

Charming and sophisticated duo-quartet performing classic French songs and folk music for listening and dancing. The duo can perform unplugged, allowing them to wander between tables or groups of guests.

The Medieval Stroller
from£305

The Medieval Stroller

  • Leeds
  • 1-2
  • (3)

Take a trip back in time with this solo medieval musician, a regular performer at Hampton Court Palace and The Tower of London, playing a variety of authentic period instruments.

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from£1,230

Sax & Decks

  • Maidstone
  • 2-4
  • (6)

Exciting sax and DJ duo playing up to date chart hits for a wide range of events and occasions. Percussion and female vocals also available.

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from£1,995

Carnival Karaoke

  • Brighton
  • 13
  • (4)

Belt your heart out with a carnival-style live karaoke band! Carnival Karaoke are a 14-piece live samba band ready to perform all your favourite songs with you, from Whitney Houston to David Bowie. The liveliest bandeoke in town!

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from£440

The Tudor Minstrel

  • Lincoln
  • 1
  • (4)

Fantastic lute player with extensive repertoire perfect for all occasions. He has played all over the UK for may prestigious venues and has even performed for Her Majesty The Queen!

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from£1,225

Covert Chorus

  • Hertfordshire
  • 3-6
  • (1)

Incredible singing waiters specialising in musical theatre, opera and classic pop. West End performers to wake up your wedding breakfast!

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from£1,250

The Inglorious Brassterds

  • London
  • 5-8
  • (6)

Incredible new brass band bringing the rhythm and soul of New Orleans alive to your party, with a few pop covers thrown in. Also available with vocalist.

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from£490

Swar Mahal

  • Devon
  • 2
  • (6)

Classical Indian sitar/tabla duo with incredible skill, playing ragas that captivate their audiences.

Paul Cattermole & The Stuff
from£2,950

Paul Cattermole & The Stuff

  • London
  • 6
  • (3)

Hire a genuine pop star for the night! Paul from S Club 7 heads an all-star professional band playing your favourite music, from classic rock and soul through to contemporary pop covers and a few S Club hits thrown in for good measure.

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from£795

Singers in Disguise

  • Warwickshire
  • 2-4
  • (5)

Award-winning singing waiters who have performed for Coca Cola and Chelsea FC. Singers in Disguise will have your guests on their feet within minutes, starting your party with their boundless energy and enthusiasm.

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from£740

The Swashbucklers

  • Brighton
  • 4-5
  • (3)

Thrilling performances of rum-soaked traditional maritime folk music, classic Irish folk and the occasional cheeky contemporary cover plus fun pirate troubadour costumes!

Brass Fusion
from£1,500

Brass Fusion

  • Bristol
  • 5-6
  • (5)

A dynamic brass and drums party band with a modern and exciting repertoire of pop and funk hits, performed in a New Orleans style. Various line-up options available.

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from£4,920

The Manchester Dance Orchestra

  • Manchester
  • 11
  • (2)

Incredible vocals backed by some of the best orchestral musicians in the UK. Bringing dance classics such as You've Got the Love by Candie Staton and Groove is in the Heart by Delite to life! This act is like no other and guaranteed to impress!

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from£1,350

Bloco Brass

  • London
  • 4-7
  • (6)

Exciting new brass and drums band playing danceable pop songs as well as some Latin music. With Brazilian musicians in their ranks, the band will bring the spirit of Rio and Carnival to your event!

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from£490

Familia Flamenca

  • Brighton
  • 2-3
  • (5)

With explosive footwork, dazzling costumes, dynamic rhythms and a sensuality hard to resist this show is a true expression of flamenco at it’s best!

Hats & Cockney Duo
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from£615

Hats & Cockney Duo

  • London
  • 2
  • (4)

Fantastic sing-a-long comedy duo performing high energy pub sing-a-long Cockney classics from the last 150 years and original comedy songs!

Klezmer Dance Medley
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from£980

Hava Tequila

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (8)

Award-winning klezmer band performing Eastern European Jewish, Israeli and Balkan music, ideal for listening and dancing.

The London Bluegrass Band
from£1,105

The London Bluegrass Band

  • London
  • 3 -4
  • (4)

Americana Bluegrass trio with stunning three and four part vocal harmonies! Also available as a 4 and 5-piece (banjo and fiddle).

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from£550

The Mariachi Warriors

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (4)

Exceptional Mariachi band playing iconic Mexican tunes in their vibrant style. Extra violin, trumpet and guitar available.

A Message To You Rudi – The Specials
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from£1,445

Nightboat To Skaville

  • West Yorkshire
  • 6-7
  • (9)

Lively and entertaining professional ska band with an authentic look to match their energy & charisma! Additional trumpet player also available.

The Claritones
from£590

The Claritones

  • London
  • 4
  • (1)

Incredible clarinet quartet, all graduates of the Royal Academy of Music, playing well known tunes from baroque to modern, jazz to pop, with a dash of Gershwin and a hint of tango!

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from£1,475

Eclipse

  • Essex
  • 4
  • (4)

Eclipse provide a slick and sophisticated audio-visual experience, merging dance beats with the allure of dazzling live musicians and performers.

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from£365

Midnight In Paris

  • London
  • 2-5
  • (3)

Sophisticated French style jazz band featuring a superb female vocalist/violinist with a repertoire of French classics, Spanish classics and American swing standards. The band can provide an unplugged roaming option, as well as additional musicians and a DJ service

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from£980

Boho Hustle

  • London
  • 4-7
  • (9)

Fun, lively 4-piece playing classic and modern rock & pop with a jazzy, boho twist! The band's winning combination of infectious energy and dancefloor cool is winning over audiences at weddings and parties up and down the UK.


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