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Wedding bands in North East

All of the top North East wedding bands are available here from Function Central. Our talent experts have picked out only the very best for you to hire.

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The Echoes
from£900

The Echoes

  • 3
  • (24)

Great value party and wedding band in the North East who've supported The Klaxons and Turin Brakes and bagged the coveted XFM unsigned band award. Large rock and pop song list spanning seven decades of covers! DJ service available.

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from£1,650

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (63)

Dynamic Motown, pop and soul band with stunning female and male lead vocals, impressive industry credentials and a playlist of soulful floor-fillers by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna.

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from£1,720

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (40)

Dr Funtimes mix the perfect amount of on-stage silliness with the highest levels of talent and professionalism! Expect party anthems from artists as diverse Michael Jackson, The Proclaimers, Kool & The Gang and Calvin Harris.

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from£920

The Graduates

  • 4
  • (15)

Impressive male-fronted rock and pop wedding covers band from the North East. Book the band with female vocalist, brass section, DJ service or acoustic afternoon sets.

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from£1,135

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (221)

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£925

Skylight

  • 3
  • (52)

Skylight are a powerful party and wedding band, ready to get your party rocking! With a diverse songlist which will surprise, delight and keep your guests dancing and singing along.

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from£1,690

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (82)

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£1,295

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (83)

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£1,170

The Sonics

  • 4
  • (60)

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£875

Hudson

  • 3
  • (137)

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.

Gallery
from£950

Gallery

  • 4
  • (1)

Fresh-faced, high-energy 4-piece band featuring both male and female vocals and playing all of the nation's favourite dance floor fillers – from The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Blondie to George Michael, Dua Lipa, and The Arctic Monkeys.

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from£1,450

The Rumours

  • 4
  • (29)

Believe everything you hear about these guys! The Rumours are a vibrant 4-piece band that come with boundless energy and an infectious love for mixing the latest hits from Bruno Mars and George Ezra with timeless classics from Chic, Earth Wind & Fire and The Beatles.

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from£1,550

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (73)

Popular, energetic 5 or 6-piece wedding band featuring male vocals and first rate musicians. Afternoon acoustic jazz & swing sets and DJ service available.

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from£1,380

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (62)

Soulful, danceable pop from the West Midlands, with both female and male lead vocals and a song list of danceable rock, soul and pop anthems from Chuck Berry to Clean Bandit.

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from£2,900

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (56)

Performing hi-octane brass arrangements of floor-fillers by Pharrell, Daft Punk, Queen, Beyonce and more, Drum 'n' Brass are a fresh alternative to traditional cover bands. Male vocals optional.

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from£1,475

The Misfits

  • 5-8
  • (60)

Stylish corporate and wedding band, featuring female lead vocals and a large set list of pop, Motown, soul, jazz, jive and vintage rock'n'roll. Booking options include male vocalist, brass section, afternoon/dinner jazz sets and DJ service.

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from£995

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (38)

Guitar-led wedding and party band playing infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will have you singing along until closing time!

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from£1,010

The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (52)

Exciting female-fronted wedding band playing the biggest party hits, from modern pop, 80s and 90s, disco/funk to rock, Motown and soul. The band have performed at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival.

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from£1,530

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (41)

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£750

The Jack Rabbits

  • 3-4
  • (48)

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. DJ service, acoustic sets and female vocalist available.


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Guide to booking wedding & function bands in the North East

What styles of music do your North East wedding bands play?

Our wedding bands in the North East are generally booked for after-dinner dancing.

They play chart hits from throughout the decades, generally covering a blend of pop, rock and soul.

All of the band line-ups consist of a lead vocalist backed by live musicians, varying from compact 3-pieces to large-scale 8-piece bands and everything in between.

Remember to see our act profiles to get a sense of their particular style. Choose a band with synthesisers and keyboards for cheesy 80s classics, or a band with guitars if rock and indie anthems are more your thing.

If you’re looking for soul, funk and Motown – keep an eye out for our bands with brass sections.

Do all your wedding bands bring their own sound and lighting equipment?

All our bands are fully self-contained with their own PA sound system, microphones, backline amplifiers and instruments. This works really well for most marquee or indoor weddings.

Let us know if you're expecting more than 250 guests, so we can check whether the act’s system is large enough.

Most bands will also bring lighting for both the stage and dancefloor.

Check the act's individual profile for more details and optional add-ons to enhance the show!

Can your wedding bands learn a special song for our first dance?

Most bands will be happy to learn and perform your first dance request – provided they think they can arrange it for their line-up and do it justice!

Check the act’s profile to see what they can offer and if they can’t do it live, they could just play it through their PA system using Spotify or an mp3 player.

Can you also provide North East wedding musicians for our ceremony or drinks reception?

This section is dedicated to evening wedding entertainment, but we also have a fine selection of North East wedding musicians suitable for your daytime proceedings such as the ceremony, drinks reception or photographs.

Consider a string quartet or acoustic guitarist to set the perfect mood before the evening’s party.

Where in the North East do your wedding bands perform?

All the way along the River Tyne and beyond, we have bands spanning the stunning industrial and rural north east towns and villages.

Our acts cover Newcastle, Durham, and Northumberland as well as Darlington, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, Gateshead, South Shields Blyth and Cramlington. Browse our bands to find something perfect for your big day.

Whether you're planning a celebration at The Grand Hotel, Gosforth Park, The Vermont Hotel, Village Hotel Club or As You Like It, we've got the range of acts and styles you need to set off a night to remember.

Can you provide other genres of function bands in the North East, such as ceilidh, steel pan or jazz bands?

We also have a fine choice of North East function bands across a range of genres.

A jazz swing band is ideal if you’re looking to give your reception a classy edge. They are generally smaller-scale and easier to set-up than a party band – a perfect solution if you’re worried about accommodating your band in a smaller venue.

If you’re looking for something alternative, have a look at our ceilidh bands, brass bands and alternate options.

How can we save money on our wedding band?

Function Central is the go-to agency for wedding music in the region.

By booking locally, you can save on travel costs and minimise hassle for yourself and the musicians.


The best live wedding music bands in the North East and UK wide

Function Central are a leading North East wedding music booking agency, with outstanding acts, unbeatable prices, secure contracts and 5 star rated customer service. Our bands, DJs and entertainers are available for events throughout the UK and internationally.

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