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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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High Line

  • Durham
  • 3
  • (9)

Young and energetic wedding party band in the North East, playing huge pop and rock smashes to get all your guests dancing! Laptop DJ service also available.

The Graduates

The Graduates

  • Durham
  • 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.

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
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Strange Fruit

  • Newcastle
  • 3
  • (20)

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! DJ service available.



  • Newcastle
  • 5
  • (15)

One of our most versatile and popular North East-based function bands, covering uptempo rock, pop and soul favourites from the 1950s to the recent past.

Promo Video
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  • Leeds
  • 3-6
  • (24)

Energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Pharrell and more! Afternoon solo/duo acoustic sets, longer performances, larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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Capital Soul

  • Leeds
  • 5-7
  • (16)

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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Swing Central

  • Newcastle
  • 5
  • (2)

Exciting swing band playing pop tunes in their unique style! Additional musicians, acoustic sets and DJ service also available.

Everybody / Should I Stay / Toxic
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The 646 Society

  • Newcastle
  • 6-9
  • (1)

Exciting renditions of modern pop songs with a jazzy, vintage speakeasy style twist! Additional musicians and jazz/lounge quartet also available.

Happy – Pharrell Williams
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Agent Smith

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (177)

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, and over 135 positive reviews! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service and larger line-ups available.

Alright – Supergrass
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  • Liverpool
  • 3
  • (106)

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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