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Are you looking for a function or a wedding band in East Sussex? Our catalogue includes 444 acts available for hire in East Sussex. We also recommend to see: function bands, jazz bands, string quartets, swing bands





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Gary Nock

Producer, musician, singer, published songwriter and seasoned performing artist, Gary has toured the world several times over with various Live projects and written songs now well known across the world. Gary’s debut album 'The Life We Learned To Live' was released in 2011 and three of the songs were featured on huge TV Ad Campaigns for Mars, Arla and Microsoft. in 2013 Gary co-produced and provided Backing Vocals on the song 'The Rage That's In Us All' that was sung by Bo Bruce and written by JJ Abrams and Snow Patrols Gary Lightbody and featured in the 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' Movie. Another more recent song of Gary's ‘These City Steets’ was featured on the Movie Soundtrack Album for Warners British Film, starring Idriss Elba, ‘100 Streets’, in which he also played a short cameo role. You can download all of Garys Music on iTunes or stream on Spotify. A producer and songwriter by day, published by legendary band Snow Patrols Publishing...

Available in East Sussex from £175. Based in Greater London

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The Vintage Singer - Jess

"Jess was absolutely brilliant. I am so pleased we booked her for our event! She sang and looked beautiful. Everyone at the party said how wonderful she was. Thank you so much Jess, you really made my mother’s 70th birthday party truly special!!" Clare Barker Award winning singer Jess is a talented Italian/American vocalist with over 15 years of experience in live music. Jess have stepped on international stages such as the European Jazz Expo and Porretta Soul Festival and performed for countless high-end venues; weddings and both corporate and private parties. Previous Clients/Venues include 5 Stars Hotels and prestigious venues: Gordon Ramsey Restaurant (Chelsea); Primobar (Westminster); Chelsea Football Club; HMS Belfast; Magic Radio; Barbican; London Science Museum; Royal College of Physicians; Hotel Cala Di Volpe and more. With a retro & classy repertoire and her soothing and rich voice Jess is the ideal choice for moments requiring s...

Available in East Sussex from £129. Based in London

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Gravity

Professional 4-piece band performing awesome party music for weddings & events in the UK and abroad! Are you looking to book a stylish, fun and exciting function band for your wedding or event? If the answer is yes then Gravity are the band for you! The four band members are top professional musicians with a host of performance and recording credits with major recording artists as well as live shows at the likes of Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight Festival, V Festival and X-Factor! They have now come together to form a fresh looking and sounding band with an awesome live show that will make your party one to remember! Gravity’s repertoire features the best dance floor fillers from 60s to current chart, including classics by the likes of The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac & Elvis Presley, as well as recent chart toppers by Kings Of Leon, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Justin Timberlake and many more!

Available in East Sussex from £1374. Based in London

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Smith & Sons

Welcome to Smith & Sons – London & The South’s ultimate Mumford & Sons & festival style wedding band! Smith & Sons perform live covers of dancefloor fillers in a Mumford & Sons style which is great for vintage-themed weddings and blitz the later evening with an electric set more in the style of Arctic Monkeys & Two Door Cinema Club – perfect for bringing the sound of your favourite festival headliners to your wedding, party or event! We also offer the option of a 60-minute Acoustic Live Lounge set which is great for during drinks reception or meal! Smith & Sons are a stylish & professional 4-piece band that features some of the best young musicians in the UK, who have performed at major festivals such as Glastonbury, and now perform their unique live covers sets at weddings and events in the UK and abroad. The modern sound, fresh image and awesome live show has seen Smith & Sons become one of the most sought after UK wedding & functi...

Available in East Sussex from £1653. Based in London

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Solid Steel - Steel Band

We’re Solid Steel and we’re a modern professional UK-based steel band or ‘steel drum band’ as our American cousins mistakenly call it! We’re available for hire with musicians based mainly in London, but with contacts to associate steel pan players throughout the country. Our Gallery shows that beyond the Solid Steel core we are a small family of musicians that spans 3 generations. We regard ourselves as good musicians above all else and most of us have a second instrument we also play at a professional level. What also distinguishes us from other steel bands is that we can offer vocals and other instrumentation to play the diverse repertoire that you can see here in our playlist. My father's band Our steel band was founded by myself, Paul Cherrie, in 1986, after an ‘apprenticeship’ served with my father Max’s band, ‘The Cherry Pickers’, which is now based in Manchester and which I now also manage. Max was one of the first of his generatio...

Available in East Sussex . Based in London

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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 East Sussex from £600. Based in Greater London

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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 East Sussex from £450. Based in London

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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 East Sussex from £250. Based in London

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Abba STARS UK

With Over 14 years of experience in UK and Europe, Abba STARS is one of the UK's NO.1 Abba Tribute Bands. Featuring some incredibly talented singers and musicians they offer one of the most captivating and authentic tributes to one of the greatest bands of all time. With a hint of humour and audience participation it s a great entertainment for every occasion! We are fully self contained with our own sound and lighting with additional D.J if required. All our equipment is PAT tested and we have Public Liability Insurance.

Available in East Sussex from £390. Based in London

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Juma Steel Band

Juma Steel Band is a cut above because we pride ourselves on a response to your enquiry within hours so you are not kept waiting. Juma Steel Band is made up of musicians with one aim,to make sure the customer is happy. Good time keeping, reliability,and professionalism is our top priority. Juma steel band has been running now for over 10 years. The steel band musicians have travelled all over the world, from the Far East, Middle East and Europe. We also do various community events in the UK. Juma steel band can play a mixture of different types of music,and covers ranging from calypso,latin,reggae, pop to rock and roll. As a steel band we cater for all types of functions , ranging from Weddings, Civil and Renewal vows, Birthdays, anniversaries, Summer parties, Caribbean nights and Corporate events. Rest assured that the music the Juma steel band plays will remain in your minds forever.

Available in East Sussex from £350. Based in London

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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 East Sussex from £495. Based in Guildford

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Giardino Strings

Giardino Strings is a distinguished ensemble composed of highly regarded professional musicians who have played extensively in concert halls across Europe. The group specialises in professional music engagements, weddings, proposals, corporate and Bollywood events, parties and Jewish celebrations including Bar Mitzvahs and Jewish weddings. The group is especially versatile and can perform as a solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, octet or chamber orchestra depending on your request or budget requirements. The group’s repertoire of strings arrangements is one of the largest in the UK ranging from classical to jazz, pop, soul, Bollywood, folk, Jewish and Israeli. The group can also arrange your favourite playlists to be performed at your special event if not already in their extensive collection.

Available in East Sussex from £400. Based in London

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The Swinging 60s

The Swinging 60s are a 3-piece live band, based in Kent, performing all over the UK. They specialise solely in fabulous hits of the 1960s. Band members, Andy, Dave and Leah, are an enthusiastic, lively group who are passionate about the music they perform. They have an excellent reputation for putting on a sixties show full of enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism. Their repertoire is vast and varied, guaranteed to suit all ages and have people dancing and singing along all night. They are available for all types of events, indoor/outdoor, from small parties to large corporate/wedding functions/festivals/clubs etc.

Available in East Sussex from £300. Based in Kent

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Steelasophical Steel Band & Dj

Steelasophical Steel Band & Ambient music Dj is a full time, modern, professional entertainment service, where 'We bring the Caribbean to you' with "OVER DELIVERY AS STANDARD". We are not just musicians, but musical entertainers with the experience and ability to positively transform any occasion like no other. Uniquely versatile, we offer options of Steel Band (solo, duo, trio, fouro) which can be traditionally acoustic or with professional studio quality backing music for a full band sound (for up to 500 people), we have a Caribbean Music DJ service, professional Lighting, Outstanding quality PA systems and even wireless microphones for speeches and announcements. "YOU'LL REMEMBER HOW WE MADE YOU FEEL" Although Wedding Specialists booked up to 3 years in advance, Steelasophical is in demand for a host of special occasions from Private parties of 6 people to corporate events of over 500. Steelasophical will make your next event a success, [.....

Available in East Sussex from £500. Based in Buckinghamshire

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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 East Sussex . Based in London

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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 East Sussex from £375. Based in Bromley

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Newick Folk

We perform mainly traditional music plus anything else that takes our fancy. That might be anything from Lily the Pink and My Old Man’s a Dustman to the themes from Captain Pugwash or Blackadder and maybe even Blueberry Hill or the Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. We set out to entertain you and we love it when people get up and dance. We play at lots of Ceilidhs for Weddings and significant birthday events. We are based in Newick and play many local events and sessions throughout Sussex with occasional ventures to Kent, Surrey and the nearer bits of London Price for the full team with caller is £650 which includes for a full PA and local area travelling. We have an eclectic background so musical adventures are always on the cards

Available in East Sussex from £400

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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 East Sussex from £400. Based in Greater London

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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 East Sussex from £640. Based in London

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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 East Sussex from £750. Based in London

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MARIACHI EL MEXICANO

Welcome to Mariachi el Mexicano the authentic sound of Mexican music here in the UK. Mariachi music is the unique and vibrant sound of traditional Mexican music, guaranteed with its exciting blend of live musicians and colourful costumes to bring the passion of Mexico and the authentic Mexican ‘fiesta’ feel to your special occasion.

Available in East Sussex from £350. Based in London

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Mariachi Tequila

Mariachi Tequila are a fun, lively Mariachi band with an excellent reputation from TV, festivals, weddings and parties. They have been playing professionally for over 17 years, and they gained their massive reputation from their great cover versions of English rock and pop songs. They also play traditional mariachi songs, well-known Latin hits, as well as the mariachi versions of Pop songs if requested . They have been on TV many times (Strictly, Graham Norton, 9 out of 10 Cats, and many more) and are regular faces at festivals and public events (such as the 2016 Facebook Summer Party and Hyde Park Festival) as well as hundreds of weddings and birthday parties. They are lively and charismatic performers, genuine Latino musicians, and their great vibe proves they are a band with regular musicians used to performing together. They are the most reliable band for travelling long distances around the UK and still arriving early!

Available in East Sussex from £500. Based in London

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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 East Sussex from £300. Based in Guildford

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The Runaways

The Runaways are a Shadows Tribute Band based in Kent/Surrey playing hits from the 50's, 60's and Rock 'n' Roll music and more! They have over 35 years experience playing at all types of venues from the small to the very large! Can travel up to 120 miles (If accommodation can be arranged then can be negotiated for further).

Available in East Sussex from £500.00. Based in Kent

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D&L Acoustic Duo

D&L Acoustic Duo are a dynamic duo available to hire for all kinds of events. They also offer Duncan as a solo fingerstyle guitarist. Made of singer Lizzy and guitarist Duncan Howlett they play a wide variety of acoustic arrangements of classic & contemporary songs. Lizzy & Duncan have a vast experience in the music industry having studied, performed & taught for many years in a variety of different projects. The pair met when they moved to Brighton to study at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music and have been working together ever since. They played in some of Brighton’s best original bands, including the 8 piece original funk band The Grand Majestic who played at many prestigious venues & events including supporting The Brand New Heavies at Brighton’s Komedia, the Californian funk legends Breakestra at Brighton’s Concorde 2 & playing at London’s Lovebox Music Festival. They have worked as an acoustic covers duo for many years en...

Available in East Sussex from £250

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I thank this band so much for making the evening really spectacular. The whole time you performed was energetic, entertaining and vibrant. I would like to have you in the future for other special occasions.



Jess you were just amazing!....prompt, beautiful, sounded amazing....everyone loved it!.....would hire you again for sure! And your list of songs to choose from is amazing! Having Jess made our wedding meal so much more special! Thank you Tracey & Neil






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 East Sussex, 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:

Hiring live music bands for weddings and other functions in East Sussex is quite simple, and live music bands that specialize in these types of events are often well adept at getting the crowd involved. They play a wide variety of music and offer guests many different musical genres to dance to. If you are hiring a party band in Bristol, make sure that you provide the bride and groom with an opportunity to talk to the band members themselves to plan which song will be reserved for the first dance and any other scheduling requests that the couple may have.

In most cases, the set list is ironed out with a wedding band before the actual event because there is an elevated level of planning that goes into a wedding. This should not deter you from pursuing a wedding band as their skill and determination to give the client what they want is incomparable. <.p>

Cover bands and party are a great solution for any event as they have the ability to play exact reproductions of various different songs across all eras of music. From early classic rock, to current pop music, and everything in between, you can be sure that a cover band is able to be flexible and learn the exact method to play any song of your choice that has been released by any artist. Function bands in Sussex are also able to adjust what the event planner may need on the fly. They are also more apt to taking requests so if you want your guests to have the ability to request songs, then a cover band will be friendly and offer a variety of options to your guests.



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