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Vintage wedding bands for hire

Bored of preening pop stars? Hire a stylish vintage wedding band to recreate the fashions and music of yesteryear. From Gatsby-style bands of the 1920s through to the electric 80s.

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The Highball Swingers

  • Liverpool
  • 5-7
  • (43)

Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean.

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from£1,350

Bertie And The Spiffs

  • West Yorkshire
  • 4-5
  • (23)

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! DJ laptop service available on request.

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from£1,660

The Basin Street Band

  • London
  • 6-7
  • (28)

Swinging, vintage-themed band playing a mixture of modern hits in a quirky, vintage style alongside authentic 20s-40s material.

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from£1,540

The Mod Cons

  • Warwickshire
  • 4
  • (66)

Exciting male-fronted wedding and party band, playing music from all decades but specialising in the swinging 60s! Stunningly authentic performances using incredible vintage equipment. Extra performances, low-season rates and DJ service available.

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from£1,285

The Retro Pops

  • Sheffield
  • 4-6
  • (47)

The Retro Pops re-interpret classic pop songs from the 1970s to the 2020s in a variety of other genres, from jazz and blues to calypso. A fresh approach to the traditional party band format.

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from£4,460

Flares

  • London
  • 6-10
  • (12)

Boogie on down to 70s classics to one of the funkiest 70s tribute bands in town. This high-end showband are all flares, platforms and hippie chic, and their sound is as bold as their attire. Additional musicians and DJ service also available.

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from£860

The Bon Bons

  • London
  • 3-7
  • (20)

The Bon Bons add a touch of vintage glamour to any event or party, charming audiences with classics from the 1940s/50s or delivering a retro twist on modern chart hits. They're a delightful treat that's sure to please everyone!

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The Postmodern Jazz Cats

  • London
  • 3-7
  • (24)

An intoxicating blend of swing, jazz and contemporary pop performed by experienced, world-class musicians. Additional musicians and afternoon sets also available.

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from£1,105

Rubber Soul Beatles Tribute

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (8)

Replicating the Fab 4's onstage image, sparing no expense with their equipment and outfits to recreate the magic of The Beatles in their sixties heyday!

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from£1,230

The Swing Tigers

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (13)

Combining smooth vocal harmonies, toe-tapping rhythms, and infectious melodies, The Swing Tigers play classic swing for dancing, breathing new life into timeless classics.

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from£2,030

Vice City 80s Band

  • Surrey
  • 4
  • (23)

All your favourite 80s chart-toppers, expertly reproduced with authentic synth sounds and a lot of energy. Vice City are guaranteed to set the dancefloor ablaze and get those sweatbands working overtime!

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from£1,080

The Gin Rickeys

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (15)

The Gin Rickeys are a postmodern jukebox band giving a jazzy and Latin twist to pop classics, from Dua Lipa to Junior Senior, with a dash of Rosalia and a sprinkle of Aretha Franklin. Imagine a postmodern jukebox, but with an extra dose of energy!

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from£3,075

The Modern Swing Band

  • London
  • 5-7
  • (21)

This authentic postmodern style swing band masterfully plays classic swing tunes, as well as pop songs reimagined in a swing style. They also offer the option to include additional musicians in their lineup.

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from£925

The Cherry Belles

  • Northamptonshire
  • 3
  • (21)

Fantastic vocal harmony group specialising in the beautiful music from the 1940s and 50s. Amazing harmonies, beautiful dance routines, and stunning costumes!

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from£4,430

The Boogie Wonderland Band

  • Essex
  • 7
  • (20)

Premier live 70s disco band performing unmatched performances of disco's greatest hits. Led by powerhouse vocals, this funky outfit guarantees non-stop dancing and pure joy!

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from£830

Sound Of Soul

  • London
  • 2-6
  • (13)

Two exceptional vocalists bring their stunning soul and Motown tribute show to intimate weddings to international theatre tours and beyond.

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The Debonairs

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (28)

Seasoned 4-piece band available either as a general party band or with optional specialist 60s tribute set, covering all the classics from the heyday of rock’n’roll, by artists such as The Kinks, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Also available with brass section.

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Jetson

  • Leicestershire
  • 3
  • (20)

The UK's premier vintage rock and roll band recreating the essence of 1950s rock and roll to ensure that guests are drawn to the dance floor to bop, rock and twist all night long.

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from£980

Acceptable In The 80s

  • Liverpool
  • 4-5
  • (26)

A superb 80s tribute band with male vocals and featuring retro-synth sounds, capturing the spirit and dubious fashion sense of the 80s. A retro show that's second to none! Available with female vocals.

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from£1,995

Putting On The Ritz

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (25)

Unique throwback to the Jazz Age of the 1920s & 30s, when The "Charleston" was all the rage, and the swells were "Putting on the Ritz". Also available as a roaming option!

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Booking a vintage wedding band?

Bring the beats of a bygone era to your reception party by hiring a vintage wedding band. From the roaring 1920s to the electric 1980s, our vintage bands will transport you and your guests back in time in an instant.

Function Central are wedding specialists, and we provide vintage 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 wedding 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).

Jazz & swing

If you’re dreaming of a speakeasy-style wedding to rival Jay Gatsby’s glittering gatherings, look no further than our 1920s and Gatsby bands. With 18 acts to choose from, covering everything from the golden age of jazz to postmodern jukebox and swing, you’ll soon find an act that hits all the right notes.

Many of the bands here dress up in 1920s gear – perfect for a Gatsby-themed party.

For a celebration that is nothing short of victorious, check out our 1940s and wartime bands featuring jive, swing, and Andrews Sisters style all-female trios. Vintage hits and contemporary chart-toppers with a retro spin can be mixed to create an eclectic set list guaranteed to keep guests on their feet all night long.

Rock'n'roll & mod styling

We have vintage rock bands specialising in 50s skiffle and rock'n'roll. Expect floor-fillers from Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry and bands with slicked back hair and retro microphones.

Fast-forward to the swinging 60s and experience the heyday of the genre with a Beatles or Rolling Stones tribute act. Alternatively, select one of our other 60s inspired bands – think authentic vintage guitars, decade defining hits and slick mod styling.

Dancefloors & neon lights

For a 70s disco dance-a-thon, book a 1970s band and let them inject some Night Fever into your nuptials. All you’ll need to do next is don some flares, tie-dye and beads!

1980s baby? Take your wedding guests back to the decade of your birth with bold hues, big hair and an 80s tribute band specialising in guilty pleasures!

Whether you’re planning a themed event or just want sophisticated entertainment that won’t blow your eardrums, our vintage-feel wedding bands will go down a storm with grandkids and grandads alike.

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