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West Midlands bands for hire

Planning a party? Whether it’s an elaborate corporate event or an intimate wedding, we've sourced the finest West Midlands party bands for hire - from rock and pop cover songs to jazz, swing and ceilidh music!

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Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (65)

Soulful, danceable pop from the West Midlands, with both female and male lead vocals and a song list of danceable rock, soul and pop anthems from Chuck Berry to Clean Bandit. Larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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from£730

Banzai

  • 3-6
  • (52)

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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from£1,075

Upbeat

  • 3
  • (32)

Powerful band featuring male vocals, piano and loops to create a huge live sound. The band play floor-filling anthems from the 1960s to the present. Booking options include acoustic duo and DJ service.

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from£995

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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from£1,220

The Rumours

  • 4
  • (25)

Believe everything you hear about these guys! The Rumours are a vibrant 4-piece band that come with boundless energy and an infectious love for mixing the latest hits from Bruno Mars and George Ezra with timeless classics from Chic, Earth Wind & Fire and The Beatles.

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from£1,230

Smoke & Mirrors

  • 4
  • (25)

Combining slick production with exceptional musical talent, these party-starters are a cut above the rest when it comes to an unforgettable night of music!

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from£1,905

The Breakfast Club

  • 6
  • (21)

Whether you're looking for a band to recreate classic dance hits from the 90s or perform the latest chart hits, The Breakfast Club are a modern 6-piece party band that offer the best quality cover music around!

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from£1,685

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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from£750

The Crossfades

  • 3-5
  • (58)

The Crossfades serve up the best vintage and modern rock, pop and indie covers with a side of crowd-pleasing charm. Keyboardist, DJ service and solo acoustic set available.

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from£1,060

The Mod Cons

  • 4
  • (53)

Exciting male-fronted wedding and party band, playing music from all decades but specialising in the swinging 60s! Stunningly authentic performances using incredible vintage equipment. Extra performances, low-season rates and DJ service available.

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from£2,480

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (68)

Young and animated brass band with an extensive song list of 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£920

The Spooks

  • 3-4
  • (36)

Breathtaking vocals, lush harmonies and an explosive rhythm section – this West Midlands wedding party band play a wide selection of soul, disco, rock’n’roll and the latest indie to keep you dancing until the wee hours! DJ service available.

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from£995

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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from£1,165

The Dip Dabs

  • 4-7
  • (44)

Top-flight party band delivering exceptional value for money, with male and female lead vocals and the best pop, rock and soul hits. Extra musicians available, including brass section, rapper and strings, as well as acoustic sets and DJ service.

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from£1,475

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (50)

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. Acoustic set and singer waiter option 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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from£525

The Wild Nights Duo

  • 2
  • (36)

Having played together in bands for over ten years, Jon and Ben listed everything they play and realised they know loads of great songs! Available to hire with DJ service for music throughout the evening.

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from£1,320

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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from£670

The Beat Kings

  • 3
  • (17)

Experienced East Midlands wedding and party band with a massive playlist of rock, pop, reggae and soul, from Bob Marley to Bruno Mars. Afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service also available.

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from£1,015

The Brasstones

  • 5-7
  • (34)

A fun and entertaining 7-piece outfit featuring a mighty sousaphone, horns and percussion! Inspired by the sounds of the streets of New Orleans, with swing, jazz, ska, reggae, funk and latin influences as their trademark sound. A male vocalist and frontman is also available - ideal for evening parties.


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Guide to booking party bands in the West Midlands

Why should I hire a West Midlands party band for my event?

Make sure your event has the right musical entertainment. We have performers suitable for weddings, parties, functions, corporate events and even themed tribute nights. From 50s rock’n’roll and ceilidh acts to acoustic duos and party bands, let us help you to find your perfect West Midlands party band.

Our selection of west midlands wedding bands are professional, experienced and know how to keep your guests on the dancefloor all night long.

Most of our party bands also offer a DJ service so that the party doesn’t stop when they take a break. As well as DJing, a number of add-ons such as solo piano, acoustic sets or even background jazz can be available – browse individual band profiles to see what you could add to your day.

What style of music do your West Midlands bands perform?

Our West Midlands bands play every kind of music, from spicy salsa and traditional ceilidh to upbeat rock & indie.

We have party bands suitable for all occasions, budgets and venues. If you want a riotous wedding reception, book an act to play rock & pop hits all the way from the 60s through to the present day.

If you love the sounds of Motown, R&B and big brass sections how about hiring a soul band?

Or for something more original, check out our selection of alternative bands for hire too.

If you’re not sure what would work best for your event, get in touch with one of our experts, and we’ll find the perfect entertainment for you.

Can you provide background musicians for hire in the West Midlands?

Need something slightly scaled-down? Our jazz musicians in the West Midlands are perfect for wartime-themed evenings and summer garden parties.

They are compact and easy to accommodate and play everything from your favourite standards to jazzy versions of modern pop hits.

Do you offer other musical genres, such as ceilidh or jazz bands in the West Midlands?

If you’re looking for something more refined, our jazz bands in the West Midlands cover a range of sub-genres including gypsy jazz bands, jazz trios, wedding jazz bands, background jazz bands.

All will play non-intrusive, sophisticated background music that your guests can talk over.

For the evening, consider hiring a swing band to get the party started.

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

Our bands all come fully equipped for your event – it’s just worth getting in touch if you think your event will exceed 250 guests, as extra equipment might then be necessary. You just need to make sure that the band has a power source to plug in to and a space to perform!

We recommend a flat and sheltered stage area of at least 3x3 meters for a 3-piece band – then add an extra metre squared per band member that you have booked.

A raised stage is preferable for maximum impact but our bands are flexible to all kinds of set ups!

Where do your West Midlands party bands tend to perform?

With UB40, Duran Duran, ELO, The Moody Blues and The Streets hailing from the West Midlands, music has long been at the very core of the area.

Booking one of our local bands for an event is great for keeping travel costs to a minimum. Hire a covers band to play anywhere in the West Midlands, including: Warwickshire, Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Dudley, West Bromwich, Walsall, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Willenhall, Kingswinford, Smethwick and Bloxwich.

Across venues such as New Hall Hotel, Hampton Court Castle, Warwick House, The West Mill, The Mill Barns, Pendrell Hall, The Westmead Hotel, Brinsop Court Manor House and Barn, Curradine Barns, Windmill Village Hotel and The Moat House Hotel, we have already created memorable occasions across the West Midlands and we look forward to many more!

How can we save money on our West Midlands band?

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your band can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.

If you haven't yet set your event date, consider booking a midweek or winter date to take advantage of the most competitive rates.

Always consider hiring a band from your local area, to save on travel and accommodation costs. We have bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.


Find local cover bands in the West Midlands and UK wide

Function Central is a leading West Midlands covers band agency, providing exceptional talent for private events throughout the UK and internationally.

Use the menu below to find an outstanding local band – booking local saves on unnecessary travel and accommodation costs.

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