Yorkshire bands for hire

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

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from£1,475

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (49)

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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from£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (27)

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.

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from£995

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (213)

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£1,570

Capital Soul

  • 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!

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from£2,480

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (56)

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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from£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (69)

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£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (55)

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£985

East River

  • 4-10
  • (37)

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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from£1,030

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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from£750

Hudson

  • 3
  • (127)

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£895

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (69)

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£1,365

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (18)

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£585

Skylight Duo

  • 2
  • (31)

Recreating a full band sound with their impactful, multi-instrumental talent, this duo are ready to get your party started! Their diverse songlist will surprise and delight you - and keep your guests dancing and singing along!

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from£1,230

The Electric Collective

  • 5
  • (12)

Available in a range of exciting line-ups, these outstanding musicians are equipped with their own, unique spin on your favourite hits to keep your guests partying late in to the night!

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from£985

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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from£665

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (35)

With guitar-led energy and infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will always bring an electric atmosphere to your event.

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from£1,225

Brother Brown

  • 4-7
  • (11)

With stunning joint male and female lead vocals, exciting soul, Motown and funk band Brother Brown are a musical monster! 4, 5 and 6-piece band available.

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from£1,230

The Misfits

  • 5-8
  • (53)

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.

Wired Duo
from£540

Wired Duo

  • 2
  • (18)

Talented party duo in the North West, featuring custom backing tracks and stunning harmonies. The duo’s song list ranges from classics by The Beatles to today's hits. Acoustic or electric sets available.

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from£615

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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from£980

Acceptable In The 80s

  • 4-5
  • (14)

A superb 80s tribute band with male vocals and featuring retro-synth sounds, capturing the spirit and dubious fashion sense of the 80s. A retro show that's second to none! Available with female vocals.

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from£675

Vinyl Heroes

  • 3-6
  • (9)

Lively and experienced rock and pop party band delivering high quality entertainment for weddings and parties! Afternoon sets, DJ service and additional musicians also available.

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from£980

Supertonic

  • 4-7
  • (22)

Polished and versatile party and wedding band playing pop, soul, dance, electronic and R&B music. Additional musicians also available.

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from£1,095

Wireless

  • 4-5
  • (19)

Experienced male-fronted party and wedding band with a fantastic live show and a song list covering rock and pop music from The Beatles and Elvis to Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars. Extra musicians, afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service available!

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from£985

Steamin Brass

  • 5
  • (41)

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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Yorkshire Function Bands booking guide

Why should I hire a Yorkshire function band for my event?

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

We have Yorkshire party 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.

What style of music do your Yorkshire bands perform?

Our Yorkshire bands for hire play every kind of music, from spicy salsa and traditional ceilidh to upbeat rock & indie. We have function bands in Yorkshire suitable for all occasions, budgets and venues. If you want a riotous wedding reception, book a Yorkshire party band 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 Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire function band experts, and we’ll find the perfect entertainment for you.

We’re looking for Yorkshire function bands that can play background music – can you help?

This page is dedicated to function bands, but Function Central is an entertainment agency in Yorkshire providing musicians for hire throughout the day, not just at your evening reception. For a wedding ceremony, you could hire one of our Yorkshire string quartets. For the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail party and drinks receptions, we have Yorkshire-based guitarists and pianists. Or for a summer garden party or outdoor event, our steel bands and Dixieland jazz bands in Yorkshire are much in-demand!

We’re putting on a stylish, classy event and need some music to match – can you help us?

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.

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

Our Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire function bands tend to perform?

Whatever the size of your event, we love to stage an evening of unforgettable entertainment against a stunning Yorkshire backdrop.

Our bands have played throughout the county including Hull, Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Halifax, Batley, Dewsbury, Keighley, Castleford, Brighouse, Pudsey, Morley, Pontefract, Shipley, Bingley, Holmfirth, Normanton, Ossett, Yeadon, Rothwell.

We've sent our Yorkshire bands to local venues as Cedar Court Hotel, East Riddlesden Hall, Hazlewood Castle, Wentbridge House, Oakwell Hall, Kings Croft Hotel and Holdsworth House, as well as venues throughout the UK and internationally.

How can we save money on our 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.

The best function bands in Yorkshire and throughout the UK

Function Central is a leading Yorkshire function band agency, providing exceptional talent for private events throughout the UK and internationally. Use the menu below to find an outstanding band in your area – booking local saves on unnecessary travel and accommodation costs.

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