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Wales band hire

Planning an event? We've scoured the valleys for the best party bands for hire in Wales! From pop and rock cover songs to jazz, swing and ceilidh.

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The Crossfades

  • Gloucestershire
  • 3-5
  • (100)

With no less than three vocalists in the band, The Crossfades serve up the best vintage and modern rock, pop and indie covers with a side of crowd-pleasing charm.

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from£995

Loveshack

  • Newport
  • 4
  • (44)

Young and talented Welsh party band with female vocals and a repertoire of danceable songs everyone knows and loves - from the 1960s right up to modern classics.

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from£1,120

The Different Lights

  • Liverpool
  • 4
  • (104)

Outstanding wedding band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound!

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from£1,300

Shake The Moon

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (61)

A sassy, classy, badass party band with 10 years experience playing the live music scene in the South West. The band features both male and female lead vocals, with DJ services and acoustic sets also available.

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from£1,845

The Modes

  • Cardiff
  • 4-6
  • (22)

Young, fresh 4 or 5-piece party band with a choice of male vocalist/trumpet player, female vocalist/sax player, or both! DJ and acoustic sets also available. Discounts for midweek or off-season events.

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from£995

Hudson

  • Liverpool
  • 3
  • (157)

One of our leading wedding bands in the North West, Hudson are a powerful trio playing everything from uptempo 50s rock'n'roll to last week's number 1.

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from£985

Beat Parade

  • South Wales
  • 3
  • (30)

With strong female vocals supported by guitar, backing vocals and drums, this small trio has the same sound and live impact as a ten-piece band.

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from£985

Renville

  • Devon
  • 3-5
  • (63)

Authentic and high-energy indie rock 3-piece, playing a selection of the coolest tunes from the last few decades, from classic rock to Britpop bangers and the latest indie pop.

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from£1,785

The Hits

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (27)

Bristol's standout rock and pop covers band, performing a killer repertoire of classics by the The Stones and The Kinks through to modern floorfillers by Daft Punk, The Arctic Monkeys and Bruno Mars. Laptop DJ service and photobooth available for hire!

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from£1,230

Limelight

  • South Wales
  • 4
  • (14)

One of the UK's leading Mumford-style folk bands, blending country pop and Irish jigs with contemporary party anthems.

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from£1,715

The Bright Lights

  • Bristol
  • 4-5
  • (24)

Performing all your favourite hits in their unique party, festival style, The Bright Lights provide an energetic and eclectic mix of good fun party songs with a upbeat acoustic folk/country influenced sound.

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from£1,325

Century

  • Manchester
  • 4-5
  • (55)

With joint female and male lead vocals and a backing band of unrivalled funkmeisters, Century put on a fun, rip-roaring show that your guests will never forget.

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from£1,785

The Rubies

  • South Wales
  • 4-8
  • (25)

Fun-loving party band who have worked alongside Jessie J and Tinie Tempah playing hits by legends from Tom Jones and Bon Jovi to Rihanna and Lady Gaga. Larger line-ups, acoustic duo and laptop DJ service also available.

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from£1,850

Grand Central

  • Bristol
  • 5-9
  • (33)

Funk & soul party band in the South West featuring male lead vocals and a fantastic rhythm section and horns. Grand Central play uptempo, soulful tunes, from James Brown to David Bowie. Available with a two-piece horn section.

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from£1,845

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£1,180

Agent Smith

  • Manchester
  • 4-6
  • (258)

Exceptional party and wedding band playing everything from vintage 1950s rock’n’roll to cutting edge pop, indie and R&B. High profile clients include BT, Mini Cooper and Microsoft.

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from£1,995

Downtown Underground

  • Manchester
  • 6-7
  • (117)

World-class pop, funk and soul function band, refreshing and recreating the classic soul sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s, alongside soul-infused contemporary pop and R&B.

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from£1,270

The Sonics

  • Liverpool
  • 4
  • (67)

Phenomenally popular party & wedding band in the North West, featuring outstanding male vocals, guitar synth and a large set list of danceable rock, soul, reggae and pop music, from The Beatles to The Weeknd.

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from£860

Banzai

  • Birmingham
  • 3-6
  • (61)

Energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Lady Gaga, The Weekend and more!

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from£750

The Jack Rabbits

  • Cheshire
  • 3-4
  • (55)

Fun and lively male-fronted wedding party band covering rock and pop music from the 1950s to the present day, from Jerry Lee Lewis to Jake Bugg, via Duran Duran and Oasis.


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Why should I hire a Wales party band for my event?

From the country that produced Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers and the legendary Tom Jones, we have an outstanding selection of party bands in Wales.

Our fantastic acts are a perfect solution for events within the region, especially in those particularly difficult to reach areas.

Many of our party bands offer the addition of DJ services, mixing songs and taking requests until last orders. We also have a fine selection of Welsh jazz bands to set the right mood at your garden party or wartime event.

What style of music do your Wales bands perform?

Our bands play every kind of music, from spicy salsa and traditional ceilidh to upbeat rock & indie. We have party bands in Wales suitable for all occasions, budgets and venues.

If you want a riotous wedding reception, book a Wales party band to play rock & pop hits all the way from the 60s through to the present day.

If you love the sounds of Motown, R&B and big brass sections how about hiring a soul band?

Or for something more original, check out our selection of alternative bands for hire too.

If you’re not sure what would work best for your event, get in touch with one of our experts, and we’ll find the perfect entertainment for you.

Can you provide background musicians for hire in Wales?

This page is dedicated to party bands, but Function Central is an entertainment agency in Wales providing musicians for hire throughout the day, not just at your evening reception.

For a wedding ceremony, you could hire one of our Wales string quartets.

For the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail party and drinks receptions, we have local guitarists and pianists.

Or for a summer garden party or outdoor event, our steel bands and Dixieland jazz bands in Wales are much in-demand!

Do you offer other musical genres, such as ceilidh or jazz bands in Wales?

If you’re looking for something more refined, our jazz bands in Wales cover a range of sub-genres including gypsy jazz bands, jazz trios, wedding jazz bands, background jazz bands.

All will play non-intrusive, sophisticated background music that your guests can talk over.

For the evening, consider hiring a swing band to get the party started.

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

Our bands all come fully equipped for your event – it’s just worth getting in touch if you think your event will exceed 250 guests, as extra equipment might then be necessary. You just need to make sure that the band has a power source to plug in to and a space to perform!

We recommend a flat and sheltered stage area of at least 3x3 meters for a 3-piece band – then add an extra metre squared per band member that you have booked.

A raised stage is preferable for maximum impact but our bands are flexible to all kinds of set ups!

Where do your Wales function bands tend to perform?

Wales is the perfect backdrop for staging an unforgettable evening of entertainment. From it's quaint villages and seaside locations to its unparalleled nightlife, the country offers a stage for any event.

From Gileston Manor, Tall John's House, Plas Dinam, Fairyhill, Oldwalls, St Donat's Castle, De Courcey's Manor and Llechwen Hall Hotel to The Bear Hotel, Temple of Peace, Plas Glansevin, Stouthall Country Mansion, Cefn Tilla Court and Llangoed Hall, Wales offers a feast of options when selecting where to host a party.

Our local bands give you an unrivaled, professional service, without incurring the cost and complexity of hiring a band from London.

We offer band hire throughout North and South Wales and our bands have performed in: Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Merthyr Tydfil, Wrexham, Barry, Neath, Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Cwmbran, Torfaen, Bridgend, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Caerphilly, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Aberdare, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Pontypool, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhyl, Denbighshire, Blackwood, Buckley, Flintshire, Ystrad Mynach, Maesteg, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Powys, Gwynedd, Monmouthshire and Anglesey.

From weddings to corporate events to local functions, don’t miss out on our top Welsh cover bands.

How can we save money on our Wales band?

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your band can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.

If you haven't yet set your event date, consider booking a midweek or winter date to take advantage of the most competitive rates.

Always consider hiring a band from your local area, to save on travel and accommodation costs. We have bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.


Find local cover bands in Wales and UK wide

Function Central have handpicked the very best covers bands Wales has to offer, so you don’t have to! Our bands are available throughout the UK and internationally.

Browse the menu below to find a local band near you.

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