Gentlemen Groove have been playing events including weddings, corporate functions and other special events for nearly a decade now. We pride ourselves on our versatility, offering a range of line ups from a background duo to a full party band, we can provide the perfect backdrop to any event. Our professional musicians provide entertainment that is fresh, energetic and youthful covering a broad spectrum of musical styles including motown, soul, funk, indie rock and pop. Whether the event is for 20 or 2,000 people, these incredible musicians will make for a party that will last long in the memory. We bring you the best in function band entertainment across Bournemouth, Dorset, Hampshire & throughout the UK.
Gentlemen Groove are the go to solution for your event, formed as a working function band in 2009 this band can operate as an Acoustic Duo or Power Trio and have vast experience at events ranging from weddings, corporate events large par...
Catch 22 are a modern and fresh party band. Using the latest music technology Catch 22 use a full digital system whcih means they can sound amazing in the smallest of venues all the way up to giant marquees. Catch 22 have created many happy memories for clients off all ages. They can't be beaten on value and service so book now to find out why Catch 22 can make your event.
Catch 22 provide both Female & Male vocals and run a click system which means we can perform alongside prerecorded orchestras and brass sections allowing us to produce a huge sound. It also helps us with a unique sound and the ability to play songs many bands could not such as our infamous 90's MegaMix and modern dance mashups.
Although Catch 22 excel at weddings and private functions they are a 'go-to' band for holiday parks such as Haven, Park Dean, Park Resorts, John Fowler & Hoburne. They have also performed for many reputable companies & corporations (both local and ...
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 versatility and specialise in tailoring their music to each occasion, the venue and the audience with a blend of sassy sax and soulful vocals so if it's laid back grooves you want or just to dance the night away, or a seventies themed evening, then SAXuality is the perfect duo for your event.
Saxuality can provide a Mobile DJ service complete with lighting rig and dj booth to complete your evening's entertainment.
Available in Dorset
from £400. Based in Bournemouth
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.
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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 Ceremonies, Charity Balls and Corporate Events, whatever your vision, there are quite simply no limits… Social Affair can do it all! Being in the business of entertainment, we understand that no two events are ever the same and we have seen and helped to create all sorts of wonderful ideas. Social Affair is a 4 piece line up performing all the very best dance floor hits by artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Beatles and James Brown to modern pop by the likes of Kings of Leon, The Killers and Robbie Williams, the band caters for tastes young and old with their fine-tuned set lists, expertly designed to ensure your audience have no choice but to spend the w...
Available in Dorset
from £700. Based in Bournemouth
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
WONDERBAND is a full live and highly entertaining show dedicated to the music of Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Chic The Jackson 5 and More.. Based in the UK, the band have performed all around the world, to a combined audience of over 500,000. Led by soul legend Ivan J (Dellimore) and The BBC Voice Finalist C J Edwards, the 9 piece band guarantees the best possible experience, faithfully and authentically performing all the classics, including ‘As’, ‘Sir Duke’, ‘September’, ‘Lets Groove’, ‘Rock With You', ‘Shake Your Body Down’, ‘Good Times’, ‘Lost In Music’ .
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 Withers, Ian Drury, Chic and Chaka Khan to Joss Stone and Stevie Wonder. Coming up to their 5th year, The Funk Bunnies, would love to provide your event with the niche entertainment you’ve been searching for, so please get in touch! We are available for Weddings, Festivals, Parties (private, public and corporate) and much, much more. We are fully insured, our equipment is checked and tested and we supply all our equipment. We can play acoustically too, and have done so for smaller pub events, champagne receptions, weddings and namely Pizza Express live Jazz nights.
Our Trumpet Player Emma, is also an amazing DJ. If you'd like to complement your live musi...
The Magic Tones - The Party Band for Every Occasion!
The Magic Tones are a sensational, professional party and wedding band from Hampshire, available as a 5-piece with female lead vocals, or a 6-piece with male and female lead vocals.
We pride ourselves on being professional and easy to work with and do everything we can to provide what you want for your evening. And on top of the professional and slick show the band plays with infectious energy and enthusiasm, that ensures a packed dance floor all night!
We have a 100% positive feedback record and are recommended by a number of great wedding venues, agents and event companies, including:
De Vere New Place, Shirrell Heath, Hampshire
Skylark Golf & Country Club, Whiteley, Hampshire
Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Elmers Court Hotel, Lymington, Hampshire
Rhinefield House Hotel, New Forest, Hampshire
The band provide as standard: 2 hours of live music (split in to sets as requ...
Available in Dorset
from £1369. Based in Hampshire
Book one of the UK’s leading Soul & Motown Covers Bands with Hampshire based Empire Soul!
Empire Soul perform as a 5-piece or 7-piece band (with sax & trumpet brass section) and specialise in Soul & Motown music - performing a brilliant live set of infectious dance floor fillers that will guarantee you a great party and a night to remember!
The band is based in Hampshire and experienced in performing at all types of events, including weddings, private parties, corporate events, military functions, themed nights and more! The type of venue Empire Soul perform at ranges from Marquees and Tipis to 5 Star Hotel Ballrooms.
Empire Soul’s line-up features some of the best young professional musicians in the UK, who have performed with a host of household names from the world of soul music, such as The Platters, Ray Lewis (former lead singer of the Drifters), Jimmy James, Clem Curtis (The Foundations), Jaki Graham, Eddie Holman (Hey There Lon...
Available in Dorset
from £1524. Based in Hampshire
Singer & Pianist.
* Highly experienced and talented singer-pianist!
* Extensive repertoire with around 200 songs ranging from Sinatra to the very latest chart hits! Set list that is always growing
Neil Black is a high quality piano player and singer with a CV of very impressive clients.
With a repertoire of around 200 songs, ranging from Sinatra to the latest chart toppers, Neil is sure to be able to create the atmosphere you want at your event, be it a wedding, a corporate event or a lively dance party!
A very friendly and approachable professional, Neil knows how to give an audience what they want and keep a crowd happy!
Available in Dorset
from £150. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne
Live function band, based in the South West of the UK, catering for all occasions - weddings, Birthdays, Corporate events, or just an all out party! Available to perform across the UK. Funk, Soul, Pop, Rock.
We are the band choice to get your guests up 'Dancing in the street'!
We are a ten piece party covers band playing music from fifties swing, through Sixties Soul and pop to today. Our playlist includes songs from Ami Winehouse, Robbie Williams, Kool & The Gang, Louis Prima, Jackie Wilson, Caro Emerald and many others
We can play for up to two hours plus if required and have played many Weddings and Corporate functions, clients including Clarks International, Sidcot School and The Royal Navy Air Service at venues such as Ston Easton Park, Haslebury Mill Crewkerne, Cadbury House Yatton, and RNAS Yeovilton.
Our line is a basic rhythm section (Guitar, Bass, Keyboard and Drums) Brass section (Trumpet, Tenor and Alto Sax) and three singers.
Several members of the band have considerable experience in the business having worked professionally on Cruise Liners and recorded for the BBC. If you want to see us "Live" we do the occcasional "Pub Gig" at the "King William" in Glastonbury or the Duke of Cumberland at...
Available in Dorset
from £750. Based in Glastonbury
“…the atmosphere Headrush created was amazing.”
If you’re looking for a fantastic band for your wedding reception, corporate event, birthday party or other special occasion, you’ve come to the right place. Headrush have been delighting crowds with their sense of fun and big sound since 2001, adding the excitement that only live music can bring to an event.
Our full line up boasts a three piece horn section allowing us to truly do justice to hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s alongside choice covers from the 90s up to the present day. That big sound is delivered through a quality PA and we can provide lighting for what is sure to be a busy dance floor.
Based in Southampton, we play all across the South, mostly in Hampshire and Dorset but we have been known to travel further afield.
Available in Dorset
from £1200. Based in Southampton
The Trends are a dynamic 4 or 5 piece party band who deliver an energetic performance every time they take to the stage.
Their crowd pleasing repertoire is sure to have your dance floor packed all night long.
The band perform a selection of the greatest ever Pop, Rock, Disco, Motown and more, the band are perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events, The Trends keep their set list up to date and ever expanding.
The band supply a high end PA sound system and lighting equipment for your venue, as well as providing a DJ playlist service as standard, If your venue happens to have a sound limiter the band can work around this or provide an alternative acoustic line up featuring Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Keys & Cajon.
Soulville Express is a great live band, available as a 5 piece, 6 piece or 8 piece ( Female and Male Vocals, Keys, Guitar, Bass, Drums and 2 Brass).
Soulville Express is a very successful, busy band at the top of its game with some of the best musicians in the South West, providing great live entertainment. They play a huge selection of some of the best Soul, Motown, Disco, Funk and Ska tunes around. Based in Glastonbury, the band has been running for 6 years, providing top notch, dance focussed fun for thousands of happy people. In 2017 the band performed at more than 60 events right across the South West, including the Newt Festival and Cheese & Grain.
Their XL line-up includes the best from Soulville Express – Their great female lead vocalist, guitar/vocal, bass, keyboards/vocal and drums/vocal – plus two brass players and a really great male singer.
Soulville Express and XL are dedicated to live music. They do not use backing tracks so...
Ladies & Gentlemen we proudly present the coolest band in the land: performing many of the greatest swing numbers of all time. If you want that classic swing thing made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jnr., as well as several of the modern swing greats such as Robbie Williams, Michael Buble & Jamie Cullum, then this band the one for you. Swinging their way through classic tunes such as Fly Me To The Moon, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Mr Bojangles, Mack The Knife and New York, New York, this is the band to make your feet tap and your hips sway. The band is also a very versatile band who are equally at home playing many other styles including motown, soul, funk and more up to date pop, ensuring that your evening goes with a bang as well as a swing.
Annika Skoogh can organise live music for weddings, private functions or corporate events. A duo to a 6-piece band can be tailored to suit any event. Annika uses the finest musicians available in the South West and they can play a sophisticated selection of jazz standards, latin and swing, from discreet background music through meals and drinks reception to a party band playing Soul, Funk, Disco and Modern Pop that will guarantee everyone up on the dance floor.
For all enquiries regarding booking a band, please use the contact page on this website.
“As a jazz musician myself, music was always going to be one of the most important parts of my wedding day, and my guests were expecting something special. This is why I booked Annika and her fantastic band.
I have never been to a wedding where so many people danced for such a long time… many of my mates (who are also musicians, some of them professional musicians) went out of thei...
Handsome Norman are a 6-piece covers band based in Somerset who perform a range of popular songs from the last five decades at weddings, functions and parties.
We have over seven years of experience of filling dance floors at a variety of venues and functions all over the south west, including weddings, corporate functions, parties and events.
With a set that contains a little bit of something for everyone, we rehearse every week to ensure we bring new material into the mix to keep audiences dancing all night long.
We have a great deal of expertise and professionalism, owning our own 4k PA system and lighting equipment. We can also provide a professional disco on request and the band, with enough notice, can perform requested songs.
We love nothing more than playing live and entertaining large crowds in venues all over Somerset and beyond.
LST Live Lounge Band’, the top Acoustic RnB Cover Band, bring the sound of the acoustic live lounge to your event, with the UK’s best in indie rock, electronica, R&B & acoustic soul covers.
LST is a hotly tipped original artist who is gaining huge momentum after recent support from BBC Radio - which included a live session with the legendary Steve Lamacq, who describes himself as a 'huge fan'. The band have supported massive artists from the likes of Jamie Cullum, N-Dubz, Wretch 32, Clement Marfo, Sway, Leathal B, Mr Hudson and Jehst & Lowkey! As well as performing at some of the top venues and festivals in the Uk such as The Brighton Dome, O2 Guildhall, Fallstaff International Film Festival, 10 Fest, Pulse Festival, So Fest & Blissfields.
LST Live Lounge Band are experienced in and ideal for:
Available in Dorset
from £1100. Based in Southampton
Totally live music for your music venue, party, wedding or what-ev-errr.
TWEAKS play a variety of rock and pop and soul. Every song is specially chosen to make you dance or sing.
We are a 5-piece band with a charismatic and very talented girl singer.
We have played many venues in South Devon and always go down a storm.
"You guys sounded great, your energy, drive and enthusiasm won over the audience..."
"The vibe was excellent and the music really, really good, perfect for my party and I couldn't be more grateful. Thanks Tweaks!"
Available in Dorset
from £600. Based in Newton Abbot
Are you looking for a jazz band or soul band to play at your wedding? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here at Jazz Up Your Wedding we specialise in playing great live jazz and soul music at weddings, civil partnerships & parties. We cover England & Wales within a 120 mile radius of Bristol.
Our versatile 2-5 piece band can play several styles of music. If you’re into your jazz, you’ll love our mixture of swing, jazz, latin & blues – whether for dancing or background music. But we also love to get down and dirty with soulful Motown, funk and disco dance classics!
At weddings we’ll happily play during the ceremony, drinks, dinner or evening reception. Or why not just book us for the whole day?
We know it can be tricky organising the music for your wedding. Are you unsure as to how big a band you need, or finding it difficult to decide on timings for the evening reception? Well, we’re here to help! As an ex-wedding co-ordinator, our ...
Wilde are a highly acclaimed live electric & acoustic duo, based in Bristol. They craft unique, emotive versions of popular songs and deliver them with artistic flair and a contemporary edge. Using a blend of acoustic and electric guitar stylings, they are able to emulate a range of current chart sounds within a live lounge setting.Between them Stacy & Iain have over 20 years of experience in performing. Both are graduates of a leading music university and work as professional musicians within the industry. They have played for and worked with many companies including The BBC, ITV, Blue Peter, The International Guitar Festival, Beach Break Live Festival and Total Guitar Magazine. They have also performed at hundreds of private events and weddings nationwide.
Delighted to help you with all of your musical requirements, I have been providing beautiful musical ambience to event's, wedding receptions and parties for many years in the most professional manner. I bring to you the highest Quality jazz and Swing as a solo artist with Backing Tracks or with piano "Dynamic Duo" or with my band "Swing Odyssey"Allow me to entertain you and your guest's with swinging sophisticated melodic music!Kevin and his "Swing Odyssey" have graced the circuit by performances at many of the top London restaurants and jazz venues, including the Bulls Head, 100 Club on Oxford Street, Pizza Express & Ronnie Scotts Jazz Clubs in London’s West End and additionally at numerous weddings, corporate events and private parties.His "Swing Odyssey" album 'Stardust" was acclaimed by Dave Gelly of the observer.... who noted "McMahon is an attractive new voice on the Tenor Saxophone. He is accompanied here by some of Britain's Finest Mus...
Could not have asked for a better band to play at our wedding. Everyone kept coming up to us saying how great you were and where did we find such a good band! Thank you for making our day a perfect one :)
Andy was the perfect entertainer for our mum n dad's 50th wedding anniversary. He was professional, friendly and the music he chose to sing was great it created the atmosphere we were looking for. We would definately recommend Andy to others and book him again ourselves.
It seems like a lifetime ago already (how?) but you played at our wedding on 16th Sept at Chiddingstone Castle. We haven’t had a chance to thank you! Especially for our first dance song ‘Perfect’...which you sang/played perfectly. It’s a song that’s very special to us despite being fairly new. It’s even more special now and we can’t you enough for doing it for us. It was beautiful. And we couldn’t have chosen a better band for our amazing day. You obviously have music in your blood and adore what you do. My school friends did me proud and glued themselves to the dance floor whilst everyone else stuck to the bar! Inevitable I guess when the evening is spread into multiple rooms. And the bar is free!! But you were amazing and we can’t wait to watch the video back...the whole day is such a blur! Thank you so much, you’re amazing xx
Dave and Rebecca Perrotton, Wedding at Chiddingstone Castle in Kent – 16th September 2017
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