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West Yorkshire bands for hire

Our West Yorkshire party bands play covers in a range of styles, from rock and pop, to soul, jazz and ceilidh, to create an unforgettable celebration!

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Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (60)

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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from£1,720

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (38)

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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from£1,230

Bertie And The Spiffs

  • 4-5
  • (21)

Hugely entertaining and swinging 1920s-style jazz band, who have previously performed at Wembley Stadium. The band put their own unique and eccentric take on modern pop, from Taylor Swift to Motorhead! DJ laptop service available on request.

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from£1,135

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (212)

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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from£995

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (76)

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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from£925

Skylight

  • 3
  • (48)

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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from£875

Hudson

  • 3
  • (137)

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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from£1,690

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (81)

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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from£1,170

The Sonics

  • 4
  • (59)

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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from£1,475

Brass AF

  • 5
  • (15)

Brass AF's huge sound - a melting pot of drum beats, pumping bass lines and roaring horn parts - will get even your shyest guests onto the dancefloor!

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from£985

The Pop Ups

  • 4
  • (29)

The Pop Ups will play you through the decades! Born from a mutual love of classic pop, these phenomenal musicians deliver a night to remember.

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from£1,550

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (73)

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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from£995

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (38)

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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from£1,530

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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from£985

Give It Up

  • 3-5
  • (32)

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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from£1,010

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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from£1,225

Steamin Brass

  • 5-6
  • (43)

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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from£1,100

The Retro Pops

  • 4-6
  • (40)

The Retro Pops re-interpret classic pop songs from the 1970s to the 2020s in a variety of other genres, from jazz and blues to calypso. A fresh approach to the traditional party band format.

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from£750

The Jack Rabbits

  • 3-4
  • (45)

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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East River

  • 5-10
  • (39)

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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Guide to booking party bands in West Yorkshire

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

Among its industrious past and picture postcard landscapes, West Yorkshire is a modern day hub of creative and musical talent.

Having had our team of experts examine the range of performers and artists across the county, we're confident that our roster will be able to cater to the needs and imaginings of any celebration.

Whether you're hoping to put on a show with one of our soul, Motown, pop or rock bands, have musicians wander among your guests playing acoustic covers or hoping to stage something altogether more sophisticated with a string quartet or jazz collective, the range of talent on display in the area can facilitate it all.

Check out our roster for one of the most diverse collectives of musicians we have managed to gather together anywhere in the UK.

What style of music do your West Yorkshire bands perform?

We specialise in party bands playing upbeat rock, pop and soul music from the 50s to the present day – these are the most popular genres for parties, corporate events and weddings.

But if mainstream isn't your thing, we also have Latin, ska, ceilidh and jazz bands. If you love the sounds of Motown, R&B and big brass sections how about hiring a soul band?

For something more original, book a brass band.

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 West Yorkshire?

This page is dedicated to party bands, but we can also provide musicians during the earlier part of your day, not just at your evening reception.

For a wedding ceremony, you could hire one of our string quartets. For the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail party and drinks receptions, we can provide classical guitarists and pianists.

For a summer garden party or outdoor event, our steel bands and Dixieland jazz bands in are much in-demand!

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

All of our bands will come fully equipped for your event, though it's 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 3 x 3 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 not essential.

Where do your West Yorkshire function bands tend to perform?

Our bands have performed all across West Yorkshire at celebrations of all kinds and venues such as The Crystal Temple Hall, Far Moss, Linton Memorial Hall, Bradford City AFC, Salem Church Hall, Laycock Village Hall, Kirkhamgate Village Hall, Airedale Academy, Parkside Social Club, Ossett Community Centre, Bradley Park Community Centre, Arthington Village Hall, St Mary's Parish Centre, The Engine Shed, Stainbeck Community Hall, St Mary's Church Whitkirk, Holmfirth Civic Hall and Wilsden Village Hall.

We love to arrange bands for your private events that you're hosting in your own space as well, so let us know any ideas you have for celebrating and we'll find the perfect band to fit your occasion.

All across the region, we've enlisted talented musicians that can put on the perfect entertainment for your event.

How can we save money on our West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire and UK wide

Function Central provide West Yorkshire covers bands, musicians and DJs for events throughout the UK and internationally. We're the leading booking agency, with 5 star rated customer service, unbeatable prices, secure contracts and outstanding quality.

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