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Yorkshire bands for hire

Incredible, locally sourced Yorkshire party bands for hire. We provide upbeat, party-starting cover bands playing your favourite music live from York to Sheffield, Leeds to Hull. From rock and pop to as well as jazz, swing and ceilidh

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Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (51)

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£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (37)

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£830

Skylight

  • 3
  • (38)

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£1,230

East River

  • 5-10
  • (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£985

Give It Up

  • 3-5
  • (13)

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£995

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (217)

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£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (70)

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£1,230

Smoke & Mirrors

  • 4-5
  • (26)

With a powerhouse vocalist up front and a backing band of unrivalled funkmeisters, Smoke & Mirrors put on a fun, rip-roaring show which your guests will never forget.

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from£995

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (81)

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£2,480

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (68)

Performing hi-octane brass arrangements of floor-fillers by Pharrell, Daft Punk, Queen, Beyonce and more, Drum 'n' Brass are a fresh alternative to traditional cover bands. Male vocals optional.

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from£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (66)

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£875

Hudson

  • 3
  • (129)

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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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£990

The Sonics

  • 4
  • (55)

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£1,320

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£875

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (35)

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£1,220

Pretty Fly Guys

  • 4
  • (38)

Fun and friendly 4-piece, fully armed with high energy party tunes and years of experience on the function and wedding circuit.

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from£740

Super Mario

  • 3-4
  • (30)

Unbelievably talented male-fronted cover band offering a feel-good, danceable set taking in everything from 60s classics to indie and modern chart!

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from£1,450

Phoenix

  • 4-7
  • (34)

Energetic indie rock band playing everything from Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters to AC/DC and Guns 'n' Roses. Also available with keyboards and female backing vocalists.

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The Boogie Bugs

  • 6
  • (24)

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


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Guide to booking party bands in Yorkshire

Why should I hire a Yorkshire party 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 acts that play high-energy 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.

Check out the band profiles to see what else a party 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 party band booking.

What style of music do your party bands perform?

Hire a Yorkshire party band to play every kind of music, from spicy salsa and traditional ceilidh to upbeat rock & indie. We have party bands in Yorkshire suitable for all occasions, budgets and venues.

If you want a riotous wedding reception, book a 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 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 party band experts, and we’ll find the perfect entertainment for you.

Can you provide background musicians for hire in Yorkshire?

This page is dedicated to party bands, but Function Central is an entertainment agency providing musicians in Yorkshire for hire throughout the 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 have guitarists and pianists.

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

Do you offer other musical genres, such as ceilidh or jazz bands in Yorkshhire?

Having a garden party? We have a great selection of Yorkshire jazz 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 ceilidh bands.

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

Our Yorkshire party 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 party bands tend to perform?

Stage an evening of unforgettable entertainment against the backdrop of the Yorkshire dales or Viking York.

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

Venues our bands have performed at include 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.

Consider hiring a band based in Yorkshire, to save on travel and accommodation costs.


Find local cover bands in Yorkshire and UK wide

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

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

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