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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.
Available in Dorset from £600
Catch 22 - We are also a modern and fresh party band using the latest music technology. Catch 22 use a full digital system which 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 ...
Available in Dorset from £750. Based in Wiltshire
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 Dorset from £495. Based in Guildford
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...
Available in Dorset from £420. Based in Salisbury
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
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’ .
Available in Dorset . Based in Southampton
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
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'!
Available in Dorset . Based in Bath
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.
Available in Dorset from £1000. Based in Cardiff
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...
Available in Dorset from £700. Based in Bristol
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.
Available in Dorset . Based in Devon
Glittering, glamorous, and guaranteed to please every one of your guests - The After Party are the perfect evening's entertainment for weddings and functions of all shapes and sizes! Based in Hampshire, these five phenomenal young musicians have been lighting up the music scene across the South Coast for some time. They come together here to offer up a complete evening of incredible entertainment - with two hours of live music spanning four decades of the very best pop, rock and soul. Their set list seamlessly moves between newly released tunes that are fresh out the charts, to unforgettable classics that will get guests of all ages taking to the dance floor. From Aretha Franklin to Ariana Grande, their live show is expertly woven together by a tight live band and the mercurial talent of their charismatic lead vocalist. They even offer a laid back, live-lounge style, acoustic add-on set as an optional extra - perfect for drinks receptions and...
Available in Dorset from £1465. Based in Hampshire
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. Reviews “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...
Available in Dorset . Based in Devon
FAB play the greatest music from the greatest artists from the greatest era in pop, rock, motown and soul. A shed load of great songs you know plus a load of great songs you have forgotten you know. Did I mention it was great? Not just a limp tribute band, FAB play with energy and drive, just as it would have been experienced live back in the day. FAB are drums, bass, guitar and keyboards, all experienced musicians who have performed on Radio 1 and MTV, as well as supporting acts as diverse as the Average White Band, Yes, Jeff Lynne, the Sweet and the Swinging Blue Jeans.
Available in Dorset from £700. Based in Devon
Midnight Rouge are the leading 7-piece soul band across Devon & Cornwall. With some of the best musicians in the area the band have a vast amount of experience performing at over 1000 weddings between them! The band also come with a sound engineer, who managed the PA & lighting, so ensure that the band sound and look the best they can! The band can also go our as a 6-piece to help reduce costs, or even go out as a 8, 9 or 10 piece! Midnight Rouge pride themselves on having a fantastic repertoire of the best classic & modern soul, which they perform to the highest of standards.
Available in Dorset from £1999. Based in Devon
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.
Available in Dorset . Based in Bath
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: Weddings Corporate Events Private Parties International Bookings Night Clubs
Available in Dorset from £1100. Based in Southampton
As recently seen on BBC Midlands today, BBC Children in Need and BBC WM! Based in The West Midlands, The Breakfast Club have built a reputation for performing the classic eighties songs, that most other live bands are too scared to even try, with style and passion. The Breakfast Club 80s band have been performing at weddings, birthday parties and corporate events for nearly 16 years playing both in the UK and abroad in Ibiza! The Breakfast Club have a 2.5kw PA system enabling them to play to crowds of up to 500 people, Stage lighting, Sprinter van and iPad (for music to be played between our live sets, saving the client money on an additional DJ) Previous client testimonials: "Thanks guys for an amazing night, the rain didn't damper anyone's spirits and it felt like a mini festival!! Everyone said how amazing you were and we couldn't agree more, once again thank you" Julie and Pete Comment by: Julie phasey 31 July 2017 "We...
Available in Dorset from £630.00. Based in Birmingham
Double Take are a female fronted 4 piece Party band featuring a huge repertoire of all the best party songs from the last 7 decades. Double Take are made up of professional musicians who have worked with 'Catch 22' and 'The Sweat'. With top of the range equipment you can rest assure that Double Take will sound great in any venue. Their slick show will have the even the most hard to please music fan up on the dance floor showing of their best dance moves! With years of experience, tons of energy and a love to perform Double Take will bring the party to your dance floor.
Available in Dorset from £450. Based in Wiltshire
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 :)
Hi. 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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