Yorkshire bands for hire

A wide selection of top-quality acts and more specialised Yorkshire bands for hire

At Function Central we have gathered together the top bands for hire in Yorkshire and the north, to suit whatever your occasion requires.

We have Yorkshire function bands that play high-energy party sets to get your guests onto the dancefloor. They can also offer DJ sets after they finish, so that your party keeps going without the expense of you booking a separate DJ. The individual band profiles on our website show what else a wedding band could offer you throughout your day, from serenading you with an acoustic guitar down the aisle to a cocktail pianist at your drinks reception – see how you can make the most of your wedding band booking.

Having a garden party? We have a great selection of Yorkshire jazz and swing bands for hire. Whether you need toe-tapping Frank Sinatra or some Django Reinhardt gypsy-jazz, our acts will set the perfect mood for your event. Or you may want something fun for the kids at a family event – make sure you check out our fantastic Yorkshire ceilidh bands.

Booking a local Yorkshire band means you can keep travel costs low without compromising on quality. We offer bands for hire in South, East, North and West Yorkshire and our acts have played at weddings and parties in Leeds, Bradford, York, Sheffield, Kingston upon Hull Huddersfield, Wakefield, Halifax, Middlesbrough, Harrogate, Scarborough, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley.

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from£675

Banzai

  • Leeds
  • 3-6
  • (31)

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£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • Leeds
  • 6
  • (12)

High energy party band with a big sound that’s perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events. They feature superb male vocals and sax, but also offer stripped-back line ups, afternoon acoustic or jazz sets, stage hire and DJ service.

Happy – Pharrell Williams
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from£995

Agent Smith

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (207)

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, and over 200 positive reviews! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service and larger line-ups available. Low season discounts available.

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from£1,570

Capital Soul

  • Leeds
  • 5-7
  • (17)

Superb rock, pop and soul party band featuring female or male vocals and drawing on a wide repertoire of tried and tested classics. Optional brass section, Jewish songs, cocktail piano, jazz duo and DJ sets!

Alright – Supergrass
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from£750

Hudson

  • Liverpool
  • 3
  • (118)

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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from£1,230

Bertie & The Spiffs

  • West Yorkshire
  • 4-5
  • (11)

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!

Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
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from£2,155

Drum 'n' Brass

  • Manchester
  • 5-10
  • (21)

Young and animated brass band with an extensive song list of rock and pop floor-fillers. This groundbreaking group have performed for royalty and offer the perfect alternative entertainment for your wedding or event! Larger line-ups available.

Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
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from£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • Manchester
  • 6-7
  • (45)

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£900

Little Caesar

  • West Yorkshire
  • 2-7
  • (27)

Hugely experienced wedding and function band featuring both male and female vocals, playing a great mixture of party classics and contemporary tunes.

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from£1,030

The Vendettas

  • Liverpool
  • 4-5
  • (11)

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.

A Message To You Rudi – The Specials
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from£1,445

Nightboat To Skaville

  • West Yorkshire
  • 6-7
  • (9)

Lively and entertaining professional ska band with an authentic look to match their energy & charisma! Additional trumpet player also available.

Sambalanco
from£1,230

Sambalanco

  • Leeds
  • 4-7
  • (3)

Lively male-fronted band paying homage to the legendary artists of Afro-Brazilian jazz, samba and bossa nova. Smaller line-ups available.

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from£1,230

The Boogie Bugs

  • Liverpool
  • 6
  • (4)

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

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from£365

The Gypsy Jazz Experience

  • Yorkshire
  • 2-3
  • (4)

Entertaining and stylish gypsy jazz group playing in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli in 1930’s Paris. Trio line-up also available.

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from£1,350

Manhattan

  • Leeds
  • 5-10
  • (14)

Dynamic and trendy pop, Motown 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 Swing Kings

  • York
  • 13
  • (11)

Fantastic 13-piece Rat Pack style big band with a superb male vocalist, playing classic swing band classics of the 30s, 40s and 50s, plus contemporary tunes from the likes of Michael Buble.

The Blue Notes
from£1,695

The Blue Notes

  • Yorkshire
  • (3)

Dynamic, swinging jazz band with an extensive repertoire, featuring fantastic male vocals. The band are regulars at Ronnie Scott’s and The Jazz Café. Variety of ensemble sizes are available such as big band afternoon jazz quartet and DJ service.

Rock & Roll Montage
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from£1,230

The Red Hot Hearts

  • West Yorkshire
  • 5-7
  • (3)

Energetic party band with a rich variety of material from rock'n'roll and swing to soul & disco, rock & pop and ska! Sax and trumpet player also available.

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from£980

The Jump & Wail Big Band

  • Yorkshire
  • 6
  • (5)

A swinging big band playing a winning, energetic mix of 30s jazz, 40s swing & jive, 50s rock'n'roll and 60s soul hits. Afternoon trio or quartet sets and DJ service available.

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from£550

April Skies

  • Leeds
  • 3-6
  • (3)

Elegant and dynamic jazz band with a classy repertoire of jazz standards with an optional female vocalist if desired. Smaller and larger instrumental ensembles are available to cater for the setting.

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from£885

Johnny & The Jets

  • Leeds
  • 4
  • (4)

Authentic rock'n'roll band playing 1950s and 1960s hits as well as modern songs with a vintage twist!

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from£1,425

The Stings

  • South Yorkshire
  • 4
  • (4)

Fantastic wedding and function band comprised of some of the UK's very best musicians, who have performed individually with The Temptations, Percy Sledge, Ben E King and Aerosmith.

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from£1,230

The Brass Project

  • Sheffield
  • 5-10
  • (6)

Brass ensemble performing a huge range of material – Bach to the Beatles, Handel to Hendrix, Beethoven to Bacharach. Various line-ups available.

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
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from£615

The Echoes

  • Newcastle
  • 3
  • (21)

Great value party and wedding band in the North East who've supported The Klaxons and Turin Brakes and bagged the coveted XFM unsigned band award. Large rock and pop song list spanning seven decades of covers! DJ service available.

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from£980

Transmission

  • Leeds
  • 4-5
  • (4)

A refreshingly fun party band who have performed with Bucks Fizz! The band can play rock & pop music through the decades or alternatively offer a 1970s or 1980s-themed show. Additional female vocals and DJ service also available.


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