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£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
  • (18)

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
  • (8)

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
  • (17)

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£980

The Jump & Wail Big Band

  • Yorkshire
  • 6
  • (5)

A swinging big band playing a winning, energetic mix of 30s jazz, 40s swing & jive, 50s rock'n'roll and 60s soul hits. Afternoon trio or quartet sets and DJ service available.

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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
  • (6)

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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from£1,435

Jetson

  • Leicestershire
  • 3
  • (11)

Internationally renowned rock’n’roll party band playing dancefloor-filling classics by Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and many more! Afternoon sets also available.

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from£1,050

Anna & The Cry Babies

  • Brighton
  • 4-5
  • (5)

Shake your tailfeathers and get your party swinging to this energetic skiffle band, playing classic rock'n'roll hits of the 50s and 60s. DJ service and afternoon acoustic sets (duo or 4-piece band) also available.

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from£970

The Summertime Blues

  • Wiltshire
  • 3-7
  • (26)

Specialist rock’n’roll and rhythm & blues band from London featuring male vocals, a harmonica player and an authentic vintage repertoire. Variety of line-ups, afternoon entertainment and DJ service available.

The Veebees
from£980

The Veebees

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (6)

Specialising in hip-swinging 50s and 60s classics, this tribute act can also turn out anthemic floor-fillers by Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse! Additional DJ service also available.

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from£860

The Big City Jump Band

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (22)

Dynamic R&B, jazz and jump jive band, recreating the sounds of the 40s, 50s and 60s and guaranteed to get you moving! Smaller line-ups and afternoon sets available.

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from£795

The Britbeats

  • Leicestershire
  • 4
  • (6)

Impressive 60s tribute band from the East Midlands with a youthful energy and passion playing all your favourite 1960s hits to get your guests dancing.

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from£925

The Debonairs

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (27)

Seasoned 60s tribute band, covering all the classics from the heyday of rock’n’roll, by artists such as The Kinks, the Small Faces, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Available with brass section.

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from£925

Waterloo Sunset

  • Leeds
  • 4
  • (11)

Incredible 60s band transporting crowds back to the golden age of rock'n'roll with their authentic sound!

The Beattles
from£550

The Beattles

  • London
  • 2-4
  • (7)

Superb Beatles tribute band who faithfully recreate all your favourite songs and perform in authentic vintage costumes and gear. Available either as The Fab Four or a dynamic acoustic duo.

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from£935

The Mustangs

  • Manchester
  • 4-6
  • (9)

Fresh, exciting and unique vintage band playing music from the 50s and 60s as well as 70s, 80s and 90s hits songs in a vintage style. Acoustic "unplugged" band, 4-piece option and acoustic trio available. DJ service included free with every booking.

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from£860

The Fabs

  • Essex
  • 4
  • (7)

A compelling 60s tribute band celebrating the most iconic bands of the era such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Small Faces and The Kinks. The can include popular songs from other eras as needed. Acoustic duo set also available.

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from£1,220

The Duplicate Beatles

  • Wiltshire
  • 4
  • (5)

Exceptional Beatles tribute band, recreating the sounds and styles of The Beatles with outstanding attention to detail and a repertoire covering more than one hundred classic tunes from 1962 to 1970. Duo and premium options available.

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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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