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Wedding bands in Northern Ireland

Professional live wedding bands for Northern Ireland and Belfast, in all styles, prices and sizes.


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Agent Smith

  • 4
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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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Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (70)

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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Smoke & Mirrors

  • 4-5
  • (26)

With a powerhouse vocalist up front and a backing band of unrivalled funkmeisters, Smoke & Mirrors put on a fun, rip-roaring show which your guests will never forget.

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  • 5-10
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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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The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (81)

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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Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (68)

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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  • 3
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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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The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (66)

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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  • 3
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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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Dr Funtimes

  • 6
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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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The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (51)

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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The Sonics

  • 4
  • (55)

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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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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East River

  • 5-10
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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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The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (35)

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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Give It Up

  • 3-5
  • (13)

Perform a varied mix of timeless and current classics guaranteed to get you and your guests celebrating all throughout the festivities!

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Pretty Fly Guys

  • 4
  • (38)

Fun and friendly 4-piece, fully armed with high energy party tunes and years of experience on the function and wedding circuit.

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Super Mario

  • 3-4
  • (30)

Unbelievably talented male-fronted cover band offering a feel-good, danceable set taking in everything from 60s classics to indie and modern chart!

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  • 4-7
  • (34)

Energetic indie rock band playing everything from Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters to AC/DC and Guns 'n' Roses. Also available with keyboards and female backing vocalists.

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The Boogie Bugs

  • 6
  • (24)

Top wedding & party band with male and female vocals as well as sax! Acoustic sets and DJ service available.

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Northern Ireland wedding bands booking guide

What styles of music do your Northern Ireland wedding bands play?

Wedding celebrations can vary as much as the musical tastes of the couples getting married - and our enquiries from Northern Ireland prove it!

But fear not, our experts have gathered together the best musicians and performers in the UK who are willing and able to travel to Northern Ireland and deliver the best night of rock, pop, soul and Motown music you could ask for.

With an ever-growing roster, we also have a range of high quality solo singers and acoustic duos that won't break the bank and will give your event a fitting musical edge.

If you'd prefer something altogether different, you can hire a sophisticated string quartet, a stylish jazz band or one of our wandering, folk acts or brass bands to keep your guests entertained.

Whatever style you're hoping to have, we're confident you'll find it in our wide-reaching roster of Northern Ireland wedding bands.

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

They do! All our bands are fully self-contained and ready to perform at your wedding with their own PA sound system, microphones, backline amplifiers and instruments.

If your event is indoors or taking place in a marquee, this equipment will be more than adequate but let us know if you're expecting more than 250 guests so we can double check the reach of the band's system.

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?

The first dance is always such a memorable moment at any wedding day and most of our bands will be happy to learn and perform a special song for you - as long as they can arrange it for their line up and do it justice!

If the band can't perform it live, check their profile as they may well be able to play the original through their PA system from Spotify or an mp3.

Can you also provide Northern Ireland wedding musicians for our ceremony or drinks reception?

Absolutely! The majority of our bands play mainstream, upbeat pop music by artists from across the decades - anything from Chaka Khan, The Beatles and Stevie Wonder to Oasis, Kings of Leon and Ed Sheeran.

But we also have Northern Ireland wedding musicians across our roster that play a diverse range of styles from klezmer, salsa, ceilidh and swing to jive, dhol or bebop.

Equally, if you're looking for a sophisticated string quartet or highly trained classical musician to accompany your ceremony or drinks reception, our performers are standing by!

Hire a harpist or book in a jazz band to create the perfect atmosphere for your guests at your celebration.

Where in the Northern Ireland area do your wedding bands perform?

Across Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone, our bands have performed at many of Northern Ireland's most picturesque wedding venues.

These include: Ballyscullion Park, Orange Tree House, Hillsborough Castle, Hugh Owen Hall, Wool Tower, Tempo Manor, Crom Castle, The Ivory Pavillion, The Mill at Ballydugan, Larchfield Estate, Riverdale Barn, Lissanoure Castle, Finnebrogue Woods, Tullyveery House, Culloden Estate, Brownlow House and many more private locations.

Can you provide other genres of function bands in Northern Ireland, such as ceilidh, steel pan or jazz bands?

We love it when people get creative with their wedding themes and music!

Have a browse of our brass and drums bands for an increasingly popular and refreshing alternative to the classic Northern Ireland function band.

It's also worth having a look through our wedding soul bands, ceilidh bands and latin & world music bands for even more variety.

For some offbeat wedding music ideas, check out our alternative wedding bands section too.

How can we save money on our wedding band?

If you haven't booked in a date for your wedding yet, you might want to think about going for a midweek or winter date to make the most of the competitive rates offered by many of our bands.

If you prioritise booking a local band too then you'll save money on any travel or accommodation costs that might come with booking a group from further afield.

When looking at having different styles of music throughout your day, check the profile of your chosen party band as they may have musicians that can also provide background, acoustic or classical music during the day too!

That will save you costs on extra musicians and travel costs along the way.

Why book a Northern Ireland wedding band from Function Central?

Across Northern Ireland's varied, beautiful counties, towns and cities, we have located the best musicians and performers across a whole range of genres to put on the perfect musical entertainment for your special day.

From Londonderry to Newcastle, Enniskillen to Ballycastle, we've sought out the best jazz, pop, rock, soul and Motown bands that Northern Ireland has to offer.

We're also very proud of the diversity of styles we have been able to gather in our roster - whatever your dreams for the entertainment at your celebration, we're confident we can make them a reality!

The best live wedding music bands in Northern Ireland and UK wide

Function Central provide Northern Ireland bands, DJs and entertainers for events throughout the UK and internationally. We're the leading local wedding music booking agency, with 5 star rated customer service, unbeatable prices, secure contracts and outstanding quality.

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