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
  • (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! DJ laptop service available on request.

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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£1,660

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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Swing du Jour

  • London
  • (2)

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

1999 – Prince
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from£1,230

The Sweet & Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (112)

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. Low season and midweek discounts available.

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from£995

The Hot Club Collective

  • London
  • 3-6
  • (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!

Backstreet's Back – Vintage Electro Band
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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£715

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!

Gatsby Style Medley
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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£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
  • (11)

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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from£490

Moondance

  • Kent
  • 2-3
  • (3)

Swinging gypsy jazz style acoustic duo playing toe-tapping tunes from this exciting genre, as well as some swing and modern songs. Trio also available.

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from£490

Gypsy Street

  • London
  • 2-5
  • (9)

Exciting and upbeat guitar duo playing a wide range of styles from jazz and gypsy to Italian music, all rearranged with a fresh and unique touch. The perfect non-intrusive background music for weddings and parties.

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from£550

The Djangos

  • London
  • 3
  • (9)

Talented gypsy jazz trio playing their own arrangements of tunes ranging from swing & jazz classics to modern pop anthems.

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from£735

Django’s Jive

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (7)

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£810

Django Lives!

  • London
  • 3
  • (6)

A lively and experienced acoustic gypsy jazz trio playing the music of Django Reinhardt and other jazz standards, plus arrangements of classical tunes and modern rock ‘n’ pop favourites.

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from£495

Blue Skies Duo

  • London
  • 2-3
  • (7)

A violin virtuoso and a guitar maestro combine to form this charming, stylish and swinging gypsy duo with a repertoire covering jazz, tango and pop. Optional double bass for added oomph!

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from£550

Bemsha Swing

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (7)

Superb gypsy jazz trio playing a lively and eclectic mixture of Latin and jazz standards, with some surprising pop covers thrown into the mix, too. Extra musicians and solo guitar sets available. Low season and midweek discounts.

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from£740

The Smokin Romas

  • Gloucestershire
  • 2-4
  • (10)

Lively gypsy jazz guitar duo capturing the nostalgia of the gypsy jazz era – the perfect upbeat background music for summer garden parties and receptions. Extra instruments including violin and bass available.

Johnny Divine’s Latin & Swing Party
from£1,460

Johnny Divine’s Latin & Swing Party

  • Manchester
  • 4-5
  • (25)

Jazz with a glint in it's eye! All star band of virtuoso swingers performing the hits and popular music of the 1940s, for your dancing, listening and party fun!

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from£885

Johnny & The Jets

  • Leeds
  • 4
  • (5)

Authentic rock'n'roll band playing 1950s and 1960s hits as well as modern songs with a vintage twist!

Sugar Beat Band
from£1,505

Sugar Beat Band

  • London
  • 6-7
  • (7)

One of the slickest, sexiest, most entertaining bands on the circuit, playing the classic R&B and rock'n'roll of the 50s and 60s – the music of Etta James, Little Richard and Ray Charles –and delivered with a 21st century attitude.

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Booking a vintage band?

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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