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Are you looking for a function or a wedding band in Bedford? Our catalogue includes 506 acts available for hire in Bedford. We also recommend to see: function bands, jazz bands, string quartets, swing bands





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Reviews 13

Blag

Blag play a variety of Celtic and World music, from Irish Ballads and Scottish Jigs to Flamenco and Gypsy Jazz. They perform regularly in Britain and in festivals throughout Europe. All the musicians in the group are professionals that have trained at music college, made records and have performed on both T.V. and radio, including being featured in 'Loose Ends' on Radio 4. Michael Pinsky started playing the fiddle at six. He has played in folk groups in Scotland from the age of 11 who’s members have become players in leading Scottish bands such a ‘Capercaille’ and ‘Shoogleniffty’ and with leading jazz players such a Courtney Pine in the ‘Grand Union Orchestra’. His ability to play both folk and jazz creates a unique fiddle style. David Morgan played acoustic guitar with ‘Golage’, in Brighton, which later formed ‘Stomp’ an extremely successful percussion, performance group that have toured the world, playing on Broadway in New York and th...

Available in Bedford from £600. Based in Greater London

Verified bookings 18
Reviews 10

Acoustic Jukebox

Energetic and fun duo playing great arrangements of modern pop songs and soul & funk classics. Jukebox Jam use a loop pedal, vocal harmony pedal and stomp box to create a sound so thick and rich you’ll forget you’re listening to just two people. Performances are tailored to each event, whether you want to get the whole room dancing or some background jazz, Jukebox Jam are guaranteed to deliver.

Available in Bedford from £450. Based in London

Verified bookings 16
Reviews 7

Blue Orchid

This fantastic, versatile act have performed at some of London's top music venues, such as Ronnie Scotts, Hideaway and Jazz after Dark, and performed at countless parties and functions, this duo will make any event a special occasion. Whether you require soothing background jazz/soul or upbeat funky tunes to boogie the night away, Blue Orchid will deliver an unforgettable experience, they can also provide a trio/quartet or full band.This super talented duo specialize in providing laid back jazz/soul for the first part of your event, whilst the guests mingle, chat and have drinks, then the second half, getting the crowd on their feet to dance the night away. With a varied repertoire there is something for everyone and they are always happy to cater for special requests.

Available in Bedford from £250. Based in London

Verified bookings 13
Reviews 4

The Night and Day Collective

A collective of multi-instrumentalists, able to provide an array of options catered to your event - Their repertoire consists of 1920s/30s jazz and vintage hits. Starting from a duo and then working up to a swingin' band option - The Night and Day Collective are the perfect addition to any event looking for a splash of vintage/jazzy atmosphere! Ideal for Background music Wedding reception drinks Evening entertainment for Weddings Private Parties Gatsby/Vintage Parties Corporate Outside/Unplugged Events (including Roaming options)

Available in Bedford from £300. Based in Greater London

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Reviews 6

Aces High!

The real Americana experience! Heel-stomping, rip-roaring hoedown fun. Aces High! play a set of the hottest modern and classic country hits! Guaranteed to get your guests up dancing and stompin’ their boots.

Available in Bedford from £750. Based in London

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Reviews 9

The Lollipops

The Lollipops are a professional vintage inspired vocal trio, with a passion for the music and the fashion of the era! Specialising in Wartime and vintage themed events! The group cover a wide range of repertoire from the 1940s up to the 60s and also cover 70s - modern songs with authentic 3 part harmony arrangements. The Lollipops formed through their love of harmonies. Bound the please the crowd with their authentic choreography, close sweet harmonies and fantastic outfits. They take inspiration from artists such as The Andrew Sisters, The Puppini Sisters, The Chordettes, The Shirelles, That Marvelettes, Bette Midler and many more! They are available for a variety of events such as weddings, birthday parties and private functions, and deliver a fantastic and enjoyable experience with a nostalgic and vintage twist!

Available in Bedford from £640. Based in London

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Reviews 1

The Fabulators

Need to look good on the dancefloor ? Want your shack to shimmy ? Prefer your riot on the predictable side? Look no further.......The Fabulators are the ultimate rocking party band ! Versatile enough to perform covers from Stevie Wonder to Arctic Monkeys with equal authenticity, they’ll have your guests dancing and singing all night long! A four piece line up of superb musicians, including three great vocalists, bringing your favourite songs of the last few decades to life in such a way it feels less like watching a cover band, and more like watching an indie band with the best back catalogue in the world! For more intimate occasions Will and Callum can provide the same passion, energy and musicianship in a two man acoustic format. A word or two from recent clients and their guests: “Brilliant!” - “Star Quality!” - “Highly Recommended!” - “Everyone was fighting for space on the dance floor!” “You were awesome !” - “So authe...

Available in Bedford from £900.00. Based in Milton Keynes

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Reviews 4

The CoverUps

For over a decade, The CoverUps have performed as a professional live wedding band playing lively pop and rock shows in a wide variety of settings: the top 5 UK wedding venues, corporate parties at the Emirates stadium and even in the French Alps! Whether in our West Midlands home or across the UK and Europe, audiences are impressed by the musical skill and level of professionalism from a band still bursting with excitement for live performance. If you’re looking for a live band to give your guests a night to remember, The CoverUps could be the wedding band you’re looking for!

Available in Bedford from £1350. Based in Coventry

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Reviews 8

Oliver Sean - MTV EMA Nominated Band

“It (Oliver Sean’s Music) is like the Eagles have hired Jack Johnson for some lessons on lightening up” - Rolling Stone Magazine ​ With over 5000 gigs under their belt, Oliver Sean and his band are the No.1 Classic Rock party bands in town. Oliver Sean performs hits from every decade that guarantees to fill a dance floor and is suited for any event where people are looking to let their hair down and dance the night away. With a repertoire of hit songs from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s to today’s top 40 Hits including Oliver Sean’s MTV/Vh1 Hits added to the mix, there is something in there for everyone’s taste and guaranteed to get your feet moving on the dance floor. ​ No event is too big or too small - from concerts of 40,000 people (where Oliver Sean has been a headliner at the International film festival) to a private event or a house party with close friends down the road - each gig is given the same attention to detail and a 100% perfor...

Available in Bedford from £750. Based in Leicestershire

Verified bookings 10
Reviews 7

Climax Ceilidh Band

Climax Ceilidh Band is one of the most highly experienced and respected English ceilidh bands with excellent musicians and an experienced, friendly caller. We cover Kent, Surrey, and Sussex and can offer a range of line-ups to suit your budget. We play a wide variety of tunes for dancing, both original and taken from traditional sources. We also have a repertoire of tunes to play between dances.

Available in Bedford from £375. Based in Bromley

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Reviews 8

Spring Heeled Jacks

London ceilidh band The Spring Heeled Jacks is an exciting five-piece band delivering healthy doses of energising dance tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and beyond. Drawn from a number of experienced dance musicians and callers, The Spring Heeled Jacks are guaranteed to make your event a memorable one. From foot-stomping jigs to elegant waltzes, their repertoire draws on both traditional tunes and their own compositions, with a style and rhythm which is irresistibly danceable. Whether you're looking for a traditional Scottish wedding ceilidh, a fun birthday party English barn dance or even a Welsh twmpath for your community fundraisers, the Spring Heeled Jacks would love to hear from you. We are a London ceilidh band but are happy to travel.

Available in Bedford . Based in London

Verified bookings 10
Reviews 9

The Cheers

HELLO! The Cheers are a fun and highly professional party band with a modern edge. Traditionally a male and female fronted 5 piece, this experienced and exciting collaboration perform a variety of classic and upbeat tunes from the 50’s to current day; they want to ensure that your party is the best it can be so that you and your guests leave with great memories and a story to tell! To guarantee that booking the entertainment for your occasion is easy, they also provide the PA, lighting and background music before, between and after sets. The Cheers are available for weddings, parties, events and any other occasion you are celebrating. CLASSIC SET UP Quintet (male & female vocals, keys, electric guitar, bass, drums) ALTERNATIVE SET UPS Quartet (vocals, electric guitar, bass, drums) Trio (vocals, acoustic guitar, cajon) Duo (vocals, acoustic guitar) Want to funk things up with a SAXOPHONE? Be sure to request upon booking so you don’t miss ou...

Available in Bedford from £495. Based in Guildford

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Reviews 13

Mikado Grande

Hello! We’re Mikado Grande, a professional, 4 piece, Wedding & Party band based in the Midlands. We travel the UK turning up the Fun Dial and bringing parties to life! We have a wealth of experience performing at Weddings, Parties and Corporate events, playing indie / rock / pop chart hits from the 60’s to the present day! Take some time to read our reviews and you will see that we know how to get the party rocking! Our extensive repertoire allows us to be versatile so we can adapt to audience in front of us. We have a passion for what we do and always endeavour to be, Fun, Professional and Engaging! - Fully Insured - PAT tested - Songs 60's to the present day - Song requests available - Lighting included - Dj service Available

Available in Bedford from £750. Based in West Midlands

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Reviews 15

OutBeat

Since forming in 2015 OutBeat have performed at a variety of events such as weddings, corporate events, anniversaries, birthday parties and charity fundraisers. OutBeat guarantees that every client who books the band will be left thrilled. The memories we help you to create will last a lifetime! OutBeat carry with them all of their own equipment from a professional 3000 - 4000 Watts PA System, amplifiers and lighting rig, so there's nothing you need to worry about or take care of. Instead you can just focus on the most important thing, having a good time. We also are amongst a small few that can offer to play any song especially for your event, be it a first dance for a wedding or a special song for a birthday at no extra cost. OutBeat alongside playing fantastic live music also offer a DJ service as part of our package. We have hundreds of songs spanning across multiple decades packed full of floor filler hits to keep your party going well...

Available in Bedford from £750. Based in Hertfordshire

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The Hoedown Band

The Hoedown Band is one of the few outfits in the country that can supply live music for a full country hoedown and line dance experience. We have many years experience in providing music for a wide range of corporate and private functions.You can read some comments from satisfied customers on our testimonials page. So grab your Stetson, polish those rhinestones, and come on down for just the best party ever. The Hoedown Band offers a unique combination of classic country rock, country and new country songs and instrumentals as well as playing hoedown / barn dance and country style line dances to a spicy menu of rocky traditional and country style music to get your feet tapping.

Available in Bedford from £1000. Based in Bedfordshire

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Reviews 4

Paula Borrell

I have played sax and flute professionally for 25 years , I have had lots of experience in many fields of music including swing, soul, funk, salsa, motown, classical, shows, easy listening, jazz and smooth jazz. I can play solo (with backing tracks) or within a duo/trio/band. I am self contained with my own PAT tested PA and lights, I have £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance. I currently play with a Ratpack show backing Anita Harris and Kenny Lynch, a 50's band touring the UK and abroad. Played with a Motown show, Beegee's show, 70's & 80's band and many function bands and big bands backing Tony Hadley, The Beverley Sisters, Denis Lotis, Max Byraves and Joe Longthorne.

Available in Bedford from £150. Based in Essex

Verified bookings 7
Reviews 8

The Winklepickers

Surrey wedding band The Winklepickers. Providing live music entertainment that will really get your event going. By offering options of booking a solo guitarist with vocals for a more relaxed atmosphere through to a lively quintet that will add a spark to your special day, The Winklepickers give you the unique ability to tailor your musical entertainment for your specific needs. The Winklepickers are available in the following formats: [These prices are for 2 hours of live music divided to suit your requirements, background music through the sound system during breaks and the learning of a first dance song just for you] Solo (guitar and vocals) for £300 Duo (guitar and vocals with double bass) for £500 Trio (guitar and vocals, bass and drums) for £800 Quartet (guitar and vocals, bass, drums with keyboard or saxophone) for £1000 Quintet (guitar and vocals, bass, drums, saxophone and keyboard) for £1200

Available in Bedford from £300. Based in Guildford

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Rio Brass

Rio Brass was founded in 2018 with the intention of bringing the tradition of Carnaval Blocos to London. Every year thousands gather in Rio streets and clubs to celebrate Carnaval and to listen and party to the music of the many different Blocos "street bands" that the city has to offer. With that in mind, trumpeter and founder of Rio Brass Gabriel Dias, who is originally from Rio and has studied music at the Juilliard School in New York created the group by arranging and rehearsing popular songs from both the UK and Brazil. Rio Brass has the mission to honour the Bloco tradition of celebrating music and life in Europe. Viva o Carnaval!

Available in Bedford . Based in London

Verified bookings 4
Reviews 2

Halos

Halo's are a young band made up of some of the most in-demand session musicians in the UK. Our band members have built up a wealth of experience playing with artists such as John Newman, Rod Stewart, Akala, Kwabs and Jehst. We bring a fresh touch to our performances with a repertoire focused on arrangements of modern pop, soul and R&B and mix this with some more classic hits. We have performed for major clients and venues such as Ronnie Scotts, Rolls Royce, The Ministry of Defence, Park Plaza Hotels and The Saracens FC. Having worked in the music industry for years we draw on our experience to deliver shows that are always high energy and engaging.

Available in Bedford from £480. Based in Greater London

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Reviews 10

Back To The 80s

Are you a child of the 80's? Remember going to see 'Dirty Dancing' or 'Back To The Future'? Back To The 80's are a live (and very lively) band, all dressed in completely over-the-top 1980's costumes who will take you right back to those times. They play all the great 1980's party songs from Wham, Madonna, Duran Duran, Cyndie Lauper, Kylie, Madness, Bananarama, Culture Club, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Toni Basil, Kim Wilde, Soft Cell, Katrina & The Waves, Dead Or Alive, Human League and lots more besides. This band are also proud to play the songs that other bands will not touch with a proverbial bargepole, although 'I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me' and 'Fame' always go down like a (another proverbial) house on fire.......Dare we mention 'Making Your Mind Up' or 'Especially For You'? Maybe not, but they'll play them anyway and get you waving your hands in the air and singing along as well! Here's a list of stuff that you may want to br...

Available in Bedford from £850. Based in Berkhamsted

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Reviews 4

Spooner

Hailing from the North Essex/Suffolk border, but covering the country, Spooner are an experienced, professional and exciting 5 piece function, party and wedding band. Boasting amazing female lead vocals and playing a varied and ever expanding range of pop, rock, funk, soul and dance covers from past to current charts, Spooner know how to get (and keep!) the party going whilst avoiding the cliché!

Available in Bedford from £850. Based in Colchester

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Reviews 25

Sunny Steel Band - Hire A Steel Band

Steel Bands of all sizes worldwide including Soloists, Duos, Three Piece Steel Bands, Four Piece Steel Bands as well as our larger Workshop Bands. London-based Sunny Steel Band brings authentic Calypso flavours to events large or small. Made up of world class professional musicians, Sunny Steel Band has a huge repertoire of current and classic hits, and every set list is tailored to your specific needs. Booking is easy, fast and discrete, and thanks to our flexible roster of musicians, Sunny Steel Band can play small venues to large festivals with ease. We want you to enjoy your event and we guarantee to bring the Caribbean sunshine with us wherever and whenever we play!

Available in Bedford from £235. Based in London

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Reviews 7

Sing Out Waitresses and Waiters

Surprise your guests with a staged appearance by the amazing Sing Out Waitresses and Waiters and it will be a night you and your guests will never forget! Their secret performers will serve your guests during your meal or drinks reception making themselves known to everyone before bursting into song to kick start your evening entertainment. The unique and highly interactive performance style of these secret singers will wow all your guests as your event is transformed into a party atmosphere in a matter of minutes. Thanks to their vast repertoire you can have a say in the style of music to be performed from pop to opera to soul, disco, musical theatre and jazz – you name it, they sing it! A firm favourite is to start with some show stopping numbers before moving on to a few dance floor classics to get everyone involved and up on their feet. Their show can also be linked to a theme if there is particular artist, act or music genre you like. The...

Available in Bedford from £550 + VAT. Based in Chinnor

Verified bookings 9
Reviews 5

Daniel Benisty - Singer, Pianist, DJ, Entertainer

Daniel is a Singer, Pianist, DJ, Tribute, Bandleader and Entertainer. Extremely flexible and accommodating, Daniel is happy to perform many different styles (inc Rat Pack, Soul, Swing, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Piano-Bar, Classical, Latin) and take special requests. Daniel has, throughout his career performed at over 400 private events, 200 venues/restaurants/hotels, 6 cruise ships, in over 100 different cities and at over a dozen festivals of jazz, blues and folk. With a background in languages and various stints abroad, Daniel is able to sing in French, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, German, Italian, Portuguese and of course his native English.

Available in Bedford from £300. Based in London

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Reviews 3

The Red Hot Rags - Energetic Swing & Jazz Band

The Red Hot Rags offer a sophisticated selection of jazz classics and swing numbers to entertain your guests and create the perfect atmospheare throughout your event. From wedding receptions to corporate dinners The Red Hot Rags are the best choice for moment requiring impeccable and elegant music. With years of experience behind them, this group of adaptable, fun-loving musicians deliveres the popular songs of the 1920/40s by the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday together with modern-day chart-toppers such as “All About The Bass”, “Valerie” and more. Adapting seamlessly from 'background music’ to ‘music for dancing’ RHR are the best choice for weddings, private parties and corporate events. Just drop them a line and Jess, vocalist and manager of the band, will be happy to tailor the perfect set for you!

Available in Bedford from £320. Based in London

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Hello Amy, please pass my feedback testimonial to OJ’s band for playing at our wedding. You guys were fantastic and kept everyone on their dancing toes. Even our 18months baby did not sit down until midnight! The first dance was beautifully sung and all other songs were amazing. Your voices are definitely made for band music and all our guests loved you. Thanks a lot once again.


Have to say a big thank you Neon City! You guys were an absolute pleasure to deal with during our wedding, and on the night you were blessing! Everyone was impressed about how great you were! Thank you so much for making our night increadible!


To Everyone at Ariella Strings We wanted to say a BIG thank you for playing at our wedding at Dodford Manor on the 21st May 2016. The strings sounded beautiful throughout the ceremony and during the drinks reception! All of our guests commented on how beautiful it sounded and the music added so much to the atmosphere! We will 100% recommend you to anyone looking for musicians to add something special to the big day! Thank you once again, love from, Frankie and Sam








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