Vintage bands for hire

Bored of guitar rock? Hire a stylish vintage band to recreate the fashions and music of yesteryear or lend a retro twist to pop classics

Our vintage bands are a mixed bag – we have 1920s-style vintage bands celebrating speakeasy-style loucheness and Gatsby glamour, bohemian 1930s bands playing gypsy jazz, and big bands and Andrews-sisters style female vocal groups for 1940s-themed parties.

We have vintage rock bands specialising in 50s skiffle and rock'n'roll as well as 60s Merseybeat. We also have bands putting a modern spin on folk music. Think Mumford & Songs, braces and flat caps!

Function Central are wedding specialists, and we provide vintage wedding bands for thousands of brides and grooms a year. Bookings are secured with easy-to-understand contracts, and help and support is provided right up to your wedding day. What's more, hiring a vintage band with us gives you our live music guarantee: in the unlikely event of something preventing your band reaching you on the day, we can find you a replacement band at the drop of a hat (well, within hours).

Whatever your vintage vibe, we have the retro band for you!

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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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The Charleston Stampede

  • Manchester
  • 5
  • (3)

The Charleston Stampede play popular hits from roaring 20s. Enjoy this visit to an era of wonderful nonsense, quirky original music and cheerful entertainment. Let’s misbehave!

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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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Swing du Jour

  • South

Instrumental swing band playing a repertoire of classic 1930s jazz standards. Additional musicians also available.

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The Sweet & Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (80)

Fun, talented and totally unique female-fronted party band playing everything from retro swing, vintage jive and rock'n'roll through to 80s funk, 90s R&B and modern chart with a twist. Afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service also available.

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The Hot Club Collective

  • London
  • (4)

A charming gypsy swing band evoking the swinging sounds of 1930s Paris – sure to get heads bobbing, toes tapping and the party in full swing!

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The Chandeliers

  • London
  • (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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The Gypsy Tones

  • Manchester
  • 4-5
  • (9)

Distinctive vocals and serious stage charisma combine with a 1930s Parisian bar style to bring you a unique wedding band to dance or lounge to. Choose from different line-up options to perfectly suit your event.

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Jazz Manouche

  • Durham
  • 4
  • (3)

Virtuosic Hot Club-inspired ensemble breathing new life into gypsy jazz originals with their intense brand of swing. From Django Reinhardt to Fats Waller, the band’s innovative approach is revitalising this classic genre.

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The Gramophones

  • London
  • (3)

Classy vintage style gypsy jazz/swing band featuring refined female vocals, two guitars and double bass. The band play jazz, swing, Latin, bebop, fusion and modern music.

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