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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
  • (214)

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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Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (68)

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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Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (79)

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

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The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (81)

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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  • 5-10
  • (50)

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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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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Radio Club

  • 4-6
  • (15)

One of Manchester’s finest function and party bands with a superb repertoire of classic and contemporary dance floor fillers. Available from a 4-piece to a 6-piece line-up.

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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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The Misfits

  • 5-8
  • (54)

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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The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (35)

Guitar-led 3-piece playing Infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will have you singing along until closing time!

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Steamin Brass

  • 5-6
  • (42)

A brass band like nothing you've ever experienced before. Trumpets, sousaphone, group vocals and stilt-walking percussionists combine to belt out classic pop tunes from the last 50 years and create an audio-visual spectacle!

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The Turnstyles

  • 4
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A fun, energetic and professional 4-piece wedding and party band from the North West of England, covering a variety of rock, pop and Motown from the 50s to modern-day.

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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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The Jack Rabbits

  • 3-4
  • (42)

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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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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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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Allemande Ceilidh Band

  • 3-10
  • (15)

Youthful and lively party/wedding ceilidh band made up of professional musicians and a caller, performing a repertoire of traditional Scottish dance music. Available additional musicians or DJ service.

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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 Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (40)

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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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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