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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from£1,230

Bertie & The Spiffs

  • West Yorkshire
  • 4-5
  • (11)

Hugely entertaining and swinging 1920s-style jazz band, who have previously performed at Wembley Stadium. The band put their own unique and eccentric take on modern pop, from Taylor Swift to Motorhead!

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from£2,655

The Ministry Of Horns

  • York
  • 7-9
  • (3)

World-class brass and drums party band who are regulars at Glastonbury and have performed for Jamie Oliver and Liam Gallagher.

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from£680

Zydeco Stew

  • London
  • 2-4
  • (8)

Zydeco Stew play rootsy and upbeat honky-tonk, zydeco and R&B, and their clientele include Marco Pierre White's restaurant and fashion designer Ted Baker.

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from£2,574

The Tenors Singing Waiters

  • London
  • 3
  • (3)

Three exceptionally fine classically trained tenor vocalists posing as waiters before performing a spectacular collection of operatic arias mixed with modern classical hits. Extra tenors available.

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from£1,030

Scarlet Sax

  • London
  • 4
  • (2)

Glamorous, sequinned saxophone quartet, offering a refreshing mixture of jazz standards and pop favourites. Available for acoustic background, roaming music, or performing an amplified pop set to backing tracks.

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from£699

The Chandeliers

  • London
  • 4
  • (22)

A zesty, female-led party band playing popular 40s to 00s jazz, rock ‘n’ pop covers with a unique twist - think hot club, ska, country, bossa, rock, reggae & swing all blended together to span the generations!

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from£1,845

The Brass Animals

  • Birmingham
  • 8
  • (4)

Knock-out New Orleans style brass party band with drums for Mardi Gras parades, festivals, funerals, surprise entries and dancing!

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from£490

Partizan

  • London
  • 4-5

First-class female-fronted Balkan folk band with a varied collection of traditional songs ranging from Klezmer to Gypsy and Eastern European. Additional singer also available.

The Cable Street Band
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The Cable Street Band

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (5)

Versatile gypsy, swing, Jewish simcha and klezmer band, who have trained and played with some of the UK's finest performers.

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from£1,075

On The QT

  • Hertfordshire
  • 2-3
  • (5)

Professional singing waiters and waitresses who have performed for the likes of John Lewis, Ikea, Bentley, Vodaphone and the Prime Minister!

The Original Bandeoke
from£735

The Original Bandeoke

  • Sussex
  • 4
  • (4)

Be a rock star for an evening! Instead of singing to karaoke recorded tracks, your guests get to sing with the backing of a full live band.

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from£1,660

Putting On The Ritz

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (23)

Unique and talented musicians & entertainers to recreate the authentic musical ambience of the 1920s & 30s, when The "Charleston" was all the rage, and the swells were "Putting on the Ritz".

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from£615

West End Waitresses

  • Hertfordshire
  • 2-4
  • (2)

West End Waitresses provide unforgettable entertainment for your guests during their meal. Dance through your dinner to classical, opera and pop music sung by professional theatre singers.

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from£1,440

The Rockettes

  • London
  • 3
  • (6)

Retro close harmony group who’ve performed for Tiffanys, Bentley and Barclays singing modern and vintage music, available acappella or with backing tracks!

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from£735

Django’s Jive

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (6)

Traditional gypsy jazz and acoustic swing band playing standards by Django Reinhardt as well as swinging renditions of modern artists. Available as an instrumental line-up or with female vocals.

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from£365

Lily Von Rouge

  • Derbyshire
  • 1-10

Tantalizing soloist singing the best of vintage and postmodern jazz in sparkling 1920s style. Full band also available.

The Bon Bons
from£830

The Bon Bons

  • South
  • 3-7
  • (6)

Bringing instant vintage glamour to any event or party, performing classics from the 1940s/50s or a set of modern chart hits that have been given a retro makeover, The Bon Bons are a sweet treat for everyone!

The Kickin' Country Band
from£1,105

The Kickin' Country Band

  • Bedfordshire
  • 4-6
  • (9)

An immensely accomplished country band featuring both male and female vocals, Kickin’ Country band play a unique combination of classic and modern country songs for hoedowns, barn dances and line dance parties! Also available with caller and fiddler player.


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