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

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from£1,230

Bertie And The Spiffs

  • West Yorkshire
  • 4-5
  • (21)

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£1,325

Hipshakers

  • London
  • 4-7
  • (20)

Classy, stylish vintage band inspired by Postmodern Jukebox. The band play all your favourite chart hits from a 1920s Charleston version of 'Put Your Records On' to a Motown-style arrangement of ‘Can’t Feel My Face'.

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from£550

Ticket To The Twenties

  • London
  • 3
  • (24)

You're on your way to The Twenties! And to celebrate, some of the most in-demand and charismatic musicians on the London scene have come together to form Ticket to the Twenties - the bees knees in vintage style entertainment!

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Swing du Jour

  • London
  • (2)

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

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from£850

The Victory Belles

  • London
  • 3
  • (27)

An Australian 3-part harmony vocal trio offering vintage inspired shows or contemporary performances packed full of sensual jazz, toe-tapping tunes, lyrical loveliness and classy close-harmonies!

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from£995

The Hot Club Collective

  • London
  • 3-6
  • (14)

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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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". Also available as a roaming option!

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from£1,740

The Swing Kings

  • York
  • 13
  • (11)

Fantastic 13-piece Rat Pack style big band with a superb male vocalist, playing classic swing band classics of the 30s, 40s and 50s, plus contemporary tunes from the likes of Michael Buble.

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from£1,060

The Mod Cons

  • Warwickshire
  • 4
  • (53)

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£1,785

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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from£1,230

The Rockin Robins

  • Birmingham
  • 4
  • (8)

The Rockin’ Robins are an authentic, 4-piece rock'n'roll covers band based in the West Midlands covering all the classics from the 50s and 60s whilst giving a fresh energy to a range of songs all the way up to the present day!

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from£2,150

Vintage Electro

  • London
  • 3-9
  • (3)

Amazing electro-swing band featuring London’s finest jazz and pop musicians who have performed with artists such as Disclosure, Kylie and Olly Murs. They perform modern pop and 40s big band hits for a vibrant and exciting show!

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from£920

The Speakeasy Jazz & Blues Band

  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • 5-8
  • (5)

Authentic vintage band playing the jazz, blues and ragtime classics of the 20s and 30s in America. Additional musicians available.

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from£760

Sister Swing

  • Derbyshire
  • 3

Exciting close harmony vintage trio singing the best of the 1920s to the hits of the 2010s!

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from£310

The Gatsby Girl

  • North Yorkshire
  • 1
  • (9)

Dazzling vocalist with a variety of shows spanning from 1910's through to the 60s! Wartime inspired shows to rock n roll favourites, The Gatsby Girl has something to offer for all events.

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from£260

Marie M

  • London
  • 1-3
  • (4)

Vintage, jazz and swing singer, who has previously sung with The Glenn Miller Orchestra, covering everything from retro classics and jazz standards to modern hits. Stunning vocals to enliven any wedding, party or function.

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from£370

Valentine Duo

  • Brighton
  • 2
  • (1)

With over 30 years of live experience between them, Valentine Duo provide a fun and varied accompaniment to your event and are perfect for entertaining guests at champagne receptions, corporate launches, wedding breakfasts, garden parties or any event where a touch of fun and sophistication is required.

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from£1,350

Lady Duke

  • Brighton
  • 4-7
  • (2)

Stunning close harmony 4-7 piece band featuring three fantastic female vocalists who re-arrange soul, rock and pop songs to give them a vintage style twist. Various line ups and acoustic sets available.

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from£675

The Bon Bons

  • London
  • 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!

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from£615

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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from£1,540

Swing It

  • Cardiff
  • 5
  • (5)

A sassy, swingin' band from Cardiff to get your party jumping, playing the best tunes from the last 100 years in a vintage style with a contemporary sound.

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from£490

The Gramophones

  • London
  • 4
  • (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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from£365

The Gypsy Jazz Experience

  • Yorkshire
  • 2-3
  • (4)

Entertaining and stylish gypsy jazz group playing in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli in 1930’s Paris. Trio line-up also available.

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from£980

Boho Hustle

  • London
  • 4-7
  • (21)

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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from£645

Spirit Of Django

  • Brighton
  • 3
  • (10)

Gypsy jazz band available as an instrumental trio or with additional female vocals. They embody the true spirit of Parisian Hot Club and perform a wide range of jazz standards and classics. Book for drinks receptions and early evening events.

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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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