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

  • 3
  • (23)

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£995

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (213)

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! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service & winter discounts available.

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from£2,480

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (56)

Young and animated brass band with an extensive song list of rock and pop floor-fillers and an incredible frontman/vocalist. This groundbreaking group have performed for royalty and offer the perfect alternative entertainment for your wedding or event!

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from£795

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£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (69)

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. DJ service and jazz/acoustic afternoon music available.

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from£1,475

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (49)

Dynamic and trendy Motown, pop and soul band with impressive industry credentials and a vast playlist of soulful floor-fillers by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Rihanna. Acoustic set and singer waiter option available.

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from£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (27)

High energy party band with a big sound that’s perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events. They feature superb male vocals and sax, but also offer stripped-back line ups, afternoon acoustic or jazz sets, stage hire and DJ service.

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from£735

Revolution

  • 3
  • (8)

Fun, energetic 3-piece band providing top tunes to top people at weddings, functions and parties throughout the North East.

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from£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (55)

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£985

East River

  • 4-10
  • (37)

Take your event the full distance and let East River carry you away with all your favourite tunes late into the night! Acoustic background sets also available.

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from£1,030

The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (51)

Lively female-fronted wedding function band with a huge repertoire of party classics and appearances at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival to their name. Optional extras include sax or acoustic background sets for drinks or dinner. DJ service available.

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from£1,570

Capital Soul

  • 5-7
  • (17)

Superb rock, pop and soul party band featuring female or male vocals and drawing on a wide repertoire of tried and tested classics. Optional brass section, Jewish songs, cocktail piano, jazz duo and DJ sets!

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from£740

Super Mario

  • 3-4
  • (30)

Unbelievably talented male-fronted cover band offering a feel-good, danceable set taking in everything from 60s classics to modern chart! Extra musicians, solo afternoon acoustic set and DJ service also available.

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The Saints

  • 5
  • (51)

Experienced rock, pop, dance and soul band with powerful male vocals and expandable to an 8-piece featuring female vocals, keyboards and brass. Jazz duo also available for mellow background music during receptions or dinners. Midweek discounts available.

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from£750

Hudson

  • 3
  • (127)

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. DJ service, extra musicians and acoustic sets for your drinks reception or meal also available.

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from£1,000

The Sonics

  • 4
  • (55)

Phenomenally popular North West wedding and function band, 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. DJ service, trumpet, sax and female vocalist available.

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from£1,365

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (18)

Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean. Additional musicians, acoustic jazz sets and laptop DJ service available.

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from£1,225

Brother Brown

  • 4-7
  • (11)

With stunning joint male and female lead vocals, exciting soul, Motown and funk band Brother Brown are a musical monster! 4, 5 and 6-piece band available.

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from£1,475

Soultone

  • 5
  • (17)

Funky soul & Motown band featuring stunning female vocals giving an authentic tribute to the greats of the genre! Additional musicians and laptop DJ service also available.

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from£465

The Northern Rigs

  • 2
  • (4)

North East based acoustic duo featuring male vocals, keys & guitar, and perfect for wedding ceremonies, dinner and background music. Option to add backing tracks for evening entertainment and DJ service available.

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from£785

Cerone

  • 4-8
  • (29)

Professional and versatile rock, pop and soul function band serving the North West and beyond, covering the very best of rock, pop, funk, soul and jazz across the decades. Highly recommended!

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from£675

Vinyl Heroes

  • 3-6
  • (9)

Lively and experienced rock and pop party band delivering high quality entertainment for weddings and parties! Afternoon sets, DJ service and additional musicians also available.

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from£1,170

The Flavours

  • 4-5
  • (26)

This rumbunctious bunch of likely lads are like no wedding band you've heard before! They blend acoustic and electric instruments for a fresh, quirky spin on your favourite tunes, from classic Motown to 90s hip hop and current pop. Video currently in production.

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The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (69)

Outstanding party band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound! Laptop DJ service available, as well as acoustic guitar or solo cocktail piano sets for your afternoon reception.

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from£735

The Resets

  • 3-5
  • (21)

Quirky and retro acoustic trio and band playing modern pop songs in a gypsy jazz style. Available as a quartet and quintet with stunning female vocalists and percussion.


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North East Wedding Bands booking guide

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 a band’s 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 for weddings 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. But let us know if you're expecting more than 250 guests, so we can check whether the band’s system is large enough. Most bands will also bring lighting for both the stage and dancefloor. Check the band'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 band’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 in the North East, but we also have a fine selection of 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 north east wedding bands 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 bands and styles you need to set off a night to remember in the North East.

Can you offer other styles of music in the North East, such as ceilidh, steel pan or jazz bands?

We also have a fine choice of North East jazz bands for hire. 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 particularly wacky, see our North East ceilidh bands.

How can we save money on our wedding band?

Function Central is the go-to agency for wedding music in the North East. By booking locally, you can save on travel costs and minimise hassle for yourself and the musicians.


Live wedding music bands in North East and UK wide

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

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