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Wedding bands Portsmouth

The cobbled streets of Portsmouth are overflowing with musical talent that spans the spectrum of genres and styles for your wedding day!


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Amp up your party with Rockit: a sensational party band with a huge catalogue of rock, indie and pop floor-fillers from Chuck Berry and The Beatles to The Killers and Ed Sheeran!

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The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
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Fun and totally unique party band with male and female vocals, playing retro swing, vintage jive and rock'n'roll through to 80s funk, 90s R&B and quirky takes on modern chart.

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Blue Juice

  • 4-5
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Fantastic function and wedding band with a soulful male vocalist who put their quirky stamp on melodic rock, pop, soul, ska and funk floor-fillers from Bob Marley to Bruno Mars.

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The Bees

  • 4
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The best rock and pop party band on the south coast, featuring male lead vocals and playing party anthems by The Beatles, Chic, Queen, Bruno Mars and more – guaranteed to have everybody on their feet! Available with DJ service.

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The Capricorns

  • 7-10
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Stylish, globe-trotting function band featuring powerhouse vocalists and gigs for KPMG, Gucci and Jaguar alongside weddings in London and Dubai.

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The High Rollers

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Authentically recreated indie rock covers by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks sit alongside funkier pop by Bruno Mars, DNCE and Pharrell Williams. For value and impact, wedding bands don't come better than this.

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Soul Club

  • 6-10
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Max out on soul and sophistication with Soul Club, a high energy show band comprising musicians who have toured with Stormzy and Dua Lipa. Expect stunning vocals and unparalleled musicianship.

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The Runaways

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Youthful, charismatic new 4-piece, channelling rock, dance, hip-hop and soul influences. The band have caught the attention of a major label – catch them now while rates are low!

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Outrageously talented and dapper new party and wedding band, combining session standard playing with a classic R&B-tinged repertoire of funk, soul, hip-hop and pop ideal for dancing.

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Party Up

  • 6-10
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Party down with Party Up, the slickest pop, soul and funk band in the South East! The band offer either male or joint male and female vocals and count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

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The Wandering Lights

  • 4
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Charismatic new wedding band performing upbeat, catchy covers with a folksy, festival feel. Expect to hear artists as diverse as Avicii, Blackstreet and Lionel Richie. Also available as an unplugged, acoustic roaming band.

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  • 4-12
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Knock-out party band featuring members who have recorded and performed at Abbey Road and Glastonbury and playing some of the biggest soul and pop floor-fillers of all time.

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  • 3-4
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Turbo-charged wedding party band performing danceable rock 'n’ roll, indie, 80s pop and RnB. Optional "heavy set" for die-hard rock fans, featuring artists such as Guns n' Roses and Rage Against The Machine!

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Boots n Bones

  • 3-5
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Festival-hardened 4-piece playing unique, folksy covers of classic and contemporary party tunes. Enormous song list and a favourite at barn weddings!

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Beat Club

  • 5-8
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Incredible soul, R&B and pop function band featuring joint male and female lead vocals, sax and keyboards, and performing five decades of floor-fillers.

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Pacha Vibe

  • 6+
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Pacha Vibe is the freshest live act bringing you the very best old skool and newest anthems from R&B, club classics and garage.

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  • 4-6
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Fun, high energy party and wedding band with a frontman skilled at working a crowd and around eight hours' worth of danceable party anthems from all eras at their disposal.

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Get Carter

  • 4-5
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High-energy corporate and wedding band, playing crowd-rousing pop, rock, dance, funk and soul music from the 1960s to the present day. Client list includes Audi and Nintendo.

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With vibrant stage shows and a skillful mix of classic cover band tracks and more far-out versions of numbers not often attempted by other bands in the industry, Paradise offer DJ-style mixes to their live performances to keep your guests partying.

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Dressed to the nines and touting a crowd-pleasing, quickfire set of R&B, pop, hip hop, classic soul and funk, Superstrut will have your guests moving and hollering from the first note.

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Guide to booking wedding & function bands in Portsmouth

Why book a wedding band in Portsmouth?

From its quaint, cobbled streets to its imposing, historic ships and sprawling port, Portsmouth offers a perfectly picturesque backdrop for wedding day celebrations.

Portsmouth also has a rich, artistic culture, vibrant music scene and a wealth of talent to draw on for the soundtrack to your special day.

We hope that there'll be something in our Portsmouth wedding band roster for everyone, no matter your favourite genres or artists.

Where in Portsmouth do your wedding bands perform?

There are so many fantastic places to get married in Portsmouth - in private spaces or some of the city's stunning wedding venues.

From Goodwood House, Spinnaker Tower, The Farmhouse Inn Lodge, Cams Hall Estate Golf Club and Lysses House Hotel and Tournerbury to The Langstone Quays, Skylark Golf and Country Club, Wickham Park Golf Club, Osborne House, Holywell Estate, Three Choirs Vineyard, Macdonald Botley Park Hotel and Southend Barns, you really are spoiled for choice in Portsmouth!

What styles of music do your Portsmouth wedding bands play?

Portsmouth is a hot-bed of high quality musical talent and we're delighted that our roster reflects that.

Whether you're looking for pop, rock, indie and soul dancefloor classics, smooth background jazz, Latin and World music or something more classical, our local bands have been carefully selected to cover every genre and style.

You can take a trip back to the Motown era, twist and shout to some rock 'n' roll, be swept away by a celebrity tribute act or enjoy the exquisite sounds of our classical and jazz groups and instrumentalists.

Let us know your vision and we'll let you know how our performers can bring it to life.

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.

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 background wedding musicians in Portsmouth?

Definitely! We've scoured Portsmouth wedding musicians for the best classical performers and jazz groups available to play at your special day.

From string quartets, harpists and pianists to acoustic duos and trios, jazz groups and solo wedding singers, we like to think we have every preference covered when it comes to tasteful background wedding music.

Can you provide other genres of function bands in Portsmouth, such as jazz bands or ceilidh bands?

Definitely - we love receiving the wide range of enquiries that we get from couples looking to put on a bespoke celebration.

Our roster of Portsmouth function bands includes ceilidhs with callers, string quartets and classical instrumentalists, Latin and World Music, jazz groups and soul collectives that are all able to bring a unique personality to your event.

With a range of quirkier, alternative musical options at your fingertips too, we're confident we can deal with any of your requests!

How can we save money on our band?

There's a few things to keep in mind if you're looking at the entertainment budget for your wedding.

Instead of booking different performers, you might be able to use musicians from the same Portsmouth band to play at your ceremony, your drinks reception and your evening party!

That will save you costs on travel - and by sticking with a local band you'll also save on any accommodation costs that might come with having a band come from further away.

If you haven't already booked a specific date for your special day, you might want to think about a winter or weekday celebration as many of our bands offer competitive rates during these times - again, check the act's profile and we can help you keep tabs on your budget while still having a great time!

The best live wedding music bands in Portsmouth and UK wide

Function Central provides the best Portsmouth wedding bands and DJs 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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