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Are you looking for a function or a wedding band in Dorset? Our catalogue includes 169 acts available for hire in Dorset. We also recommend to see: function bands, jazz bands, string quartets, swing bands





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Gentlemen Groove

Recent review: Many thanks for your performance at the RNLI College Summer Ball. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all and commented on in the many emails and thanks I have received for organising the event. The choice of playlist was perfect with how the night progressed and as the dance floor filled up, the song choi

Available in Dorset from £600

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Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

About: The first Blue Commotion gig in February 2012 was a culmination of a ten-year musical partnership between Zoe Schwarz and guitarist Rob Koral. Through their intense musical journey and compatible desire, they developed a perfect collaboration and empathy, which, when analysed, comes from two com......

Available in Dorset from £175

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Nu Generation

About: Meet Naomi, Billy, James and Toby. We are Nu Generation: a professional wedding, function and party band based in Bournemouth, available to play across the UK and beyond. Nu Generation were formed mid 2010 when Billy and Naomi decided to put their professional talents together and form a function......

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Petites Annonces

About: Petites Annonces play a mix of gypsy jazz (Django Reinhardt et al), those bonnes old french chansons, from Charles Trenet to Jacques Dutronc, Boris Vian or Yan et les Abeilles, all wrapped in a big slice of Punk Manouche. Established since 2005 Petites Annonces has played at some places like Marc......

Available in Dorset from £600

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Up and Running Ceilidh Band and Caller

About: Up and Running Ceilidh Band and Caller are the best Ceilidh or Barn Dance outfit in the South West! We play exciting toe-tapping folk on traditional instruments - and Joy, our caller will have everyone dancing the night away. We love what we do and we come with all our own equipment - no event ......

Available in Dorset from £460. Based in Bridport

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Stomping Boondocks

Recent review: Fantastic. Exactly what we wanted. Even when we asked them to move from inside to outside, when the weather cleared, they did so workout complaint. I would recommend them to others.

Available in Dorset from £600. Based in Bournemouth

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Tweed in Bourbon

Recent review: Booked for our wedding last year, amazing band, perfect set, ran to time and created a phenomenal atmosphere if you want a night you wont forget book this band!

Available in Dorset from £450. Based in Bournemouth

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Saxuality

About: SAXuality are two highly talented and professional female artists. Together they have been gigging in the UK and abroad for many years constantly adding to their varied repertoire of over 400 songs, ranging from the 1940's to current day chart hits. SAXuality pride themselves on their versa......

Available in Dorset from £400. Based in Bournemouth

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Social Affair

About: Social Affair are experts in entertainment who aim to fill dance floors with their unique renditions of all the greatest Funk, Soul, Rock & Pop Classics. As a band they are hired throughout the South Coast for just about any occasion. Especially well versed in Weddings, Birthday Parties, Award Ce......

Available in Dorset from £700. Based in Bournemouth

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TheWiseguys

Recent review: Sorry I didn’t write this sooner but I just wanted to thank you and the guys for performing at our wedding. You were all amazing and everyone said that you were, without doubt the best band that they’d ever seen at any kind of event. And I’m inclined to agree. I’ll never forget how you brought the h

Available in Dorset from £600. Based in Bournemouth

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Funkbusters

About: FUNKBUSTERS are an acid jazz, funk and soul band 6 piece band consisting of professional musicians with yonks of experience between them A unique and funky sound perfect for parties and functions playing acid jazz, funk and soul as it was intended...

Available in Dorset from £650. Based in Bournemouth

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The Funk Bunnies

About: The Funk Bunnies are a 6 piece dynamic funk covers band from Wiltshire, and pride themselves on their fresh interpretations of funk classics and well-loved hits, from the 70s through to the present day. With every performance you’re guaranteed an eclectic mix of reworks and medleys: from Bill Wit......

Available in Dorset from £420. Based in Salisbury

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The Zoots

Recent review: Hi guys, Just a quick one to say thanks again for playing at our wedding last Friday, it was amazing!! Tons of people commented on how much they enjoyed the music (and amazing variety in the set as well). Like I said on the night, the club classics mashup was maybe my favourite bit and I don’t even

Available in Dorset from £1500. Based in Salisbury

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Party Animalz

About: Whatever the occasion The Party Animalz Glam Rock band are committed to providing a fun packed evening of entertainment leaving you with a night to remember. The large repertoire of non stop popular sing along songs will keep you on the dance floor all evening until you drop! Based in Wiltshir......

Available in Dorset from £600. Based in Salisbury

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The Reason

Recent review: Our wedding back in 2012 is famous due to the brilliant band and music so we had to book you again for my wife's 40th! You guys were fantastic and we both loved hearing you again, worth every penny!

Available in Dorset from ££800.00. Based in Salisbury

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The Stereo Jacks

About: We are the one and only Stereo Jacks, one of the top wedding and function bands in Somerset! There are four of us in this all-male band. Between us, we have a huge wealth of experience getting the party started, then keeping the dance floor filled until the very end of the night. We are a ver......

Available in Dorset from £1100. Based in Somerset

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The New Midrod Ends

Recent review: Words cannot descibe how brilliant this band is. Would 100% recommend them. Many thanks to them for making my party so enjoyable.

Available in Dorset from £750. Based in Glastonbury

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Dark Fire

About: We`re a very talented and versatile band based in the south west of England. We mostly do rock covers with all the well known classics and a few blues numbers thrown in. We tend to put our own spin on the current hits so they`ve got that great rock sound....

Available in Dorset . Based in Salisbury

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Manhattan Nights

About: Manhattan Nights are Wiltshire No1 outstanding live wedding band! We play popular music from the late 50's to the present day to entertain you and your guests on your most important wedding day! We cover Wiltshire and surrounding counties. We pride ourselves on having experience, flexibility and ......

Available in Dorset from £750. Based in Salisbury

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Wipeout

About: Four experienced musicians playing superb songs for weddings, parties, pubs - in fact any occasion...

Available in Dorset . Based in Salisbury

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The Ray Jones Band

About: The Ray Jones Band is a Three Piece Heavy Rock Band from Wiltshire UK. Their debut album "The Right Way" has been well received at both live shows and digitally across the internet. The album has short punchy rock songs, Longer progressive numbers to a couple strong Ballads. Even a couple Bonu......

Available in Dorset . Based in Salisbury

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Harbottle and Jonas

Recent review: We wanted to say a huge thank you for playing the music at our wedding - Harbottle and Jonas were absolutely amazing and helped make it such a special day for us. So many of our guests commented on how brilliant you were. Personally I will never forgot the way you played 'Ho Hey' by the Lumineers as

Available in Dorset from £300. Based in Totnes

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Catch 22

Recent review: Superb. Played for longer than they should have. Played a good selection of music and I’ve had nothing but positive feedback since. Will be booking again in future. Thanks very much.

Available in Dorset from £750. Based in Wiltshire

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Laura/Highly recommended Jazz & Blues Singer/Duo/Trio

Recent review: Absolutely Fantastic ! Turned up on time and professionally prepared . Exceptional singing and truly entertained the crowd . Everyone was raving about how magical and brilliant Laura was . Highly recommended !

Available in Dorset from £150. Based in Hampshire

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HissyFit

Recent review: Thanks for playing at our engagement party. Loved it. Perfect songs - sorry about our off-tune singing! If our wedding was in the UK next year we'd book you immediately!

Available in Dorset from £650. Based in Hampshire

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What event planners say about our suppliers


I would just like to say a massive thank you to you and your team for an excellent evening. The atmosphere was outstanding and this was down to all the acts. The feedback I have had from those who attended has been great and some have said it was one of the best they had been too. I could sit here now and thank each act individually and comment on there performance but the email would be too long as they were all just outstanding and all went down a treat. The DJ Chris was excellent and one of the best I've come across since attending military functions and the same goes for the band Entrée. I would be sure to ask for all of these again in the future. All acts were so accommodating and a pleasure to meet and work along side. A massive thank you again to you and your team, me and my team couldn't of done it without you. I'm sure our paths will cross again the future. Thank you again. Many thanks


Absolutely brilliant.... kept people dancing... couldn't have had anyone better


If your looking for probably the best ABBA tribute group then look no further ! Book these band if they are not already booked ! We have tried to book them for or event for the last 2 years ! however they are booked years in advance. I can certainly see why, I was absolutely blown away with their performance and stage presents. They even sound Swedish on stage but very normal to chat to before and after the show. Sam was very efficient and nothing was to much trouble. Sam sent the all the relevant information required and the band arrived on time ( Early actually) and they sound checked all before the crowds arrived. Abba reborn are defiantly worth the money and you certainly get what you paid for, a professional band that will entertain all. I could go on and on about the comments for guests and how the kids were absolutely star struck, JUST BOOK THEM !! you will not be disappointed and thats a promise. Kind Regards Tracy Event Organiser






How to choose a wedding / function band



If you're looking to hire a Function & Wedding Band for your wedding, corporate or private celebration in Dorset, take a look at our extensive catalogue to find the best option for your event. You can filter Function & Wedding Bands by price and location, and compare reviews, images and videos to help you make the right choice. When choosing a Live music band it's important to consider:

Typical parties in Dorset require over 30 hours of planning while the party events take about 6 hours. It is wise to put enough time for booking and choosing your band to make your party amusing and keep your guests entertained. It is however quite tricky to get the right band considering that there are very many options to choose from. The following are some tips on how to choose fuction or wedding bands for hire in Dorset.

Shop around extensively

It is always wise to do a Google search about the best bands in Newcastle. A good search will help you determine the type of band that suits your event best. It will also give you an idea what you to expect from the band and narrow down your search. It is advisable to prioritise bands that have played at wedding or similar parties before.

Cost of hiring the band

Different party bands in Newcastle charge differently depending on the number of members to play, hours and location of the party. You may list your needs and submit them to various potential bands for price quotation. The price difference by different bands may imply difference in the quality of the music played by the bands. It is vital to know the reason behind the charge difference to eliminate the trap of forgoing music quality by choosing the band with the lowest quotation.

Services

Most parties are attended by people of different social-classes and ages. This simply means you will have to consider every group to make sure every guest is entertained. For instance, you can choose a band that plays quality music for all age groups to keep young children, teens, adults and the elderly entertained. It is also advisable to choose music that matches your party by letting the band know your expectations in advance.

Review and reputation

It is vital for party organisers to hire party bands with good reputation. You can get true stories about the prospect band by doing a Google search of their online reviews, or simply looking what people are saying in social media such as Facebook and Twitter. This will let you hire a quality band that keeps its word without disappointments.

Event planners do all they can to make sure they keep their guests entertained throughout the party. So, be sure to keep the above tips in mind when searching for the best party bands for hire in Dorset. The tips will guide you through the process and help get a cover band that will grace your party with unlimited fun. Moreover, you will be assured of a quality band within your budget without necessarily breaking the bank.



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