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Are you looking for a function or a wedding band in Kent? Our catalogue includes 422 acts available for hire in Kent. We also recommend to see: function bands, jazz bands, string quartets, swing bands





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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 Kent from £600. Based in Greater London

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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 Kent from £450. Based in London

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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 Kent from £375. Based in Bromley

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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 Kent from £250. Based in London

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Reviews 9

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 Kent from £300

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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 Kent from £300. Based in Greater London

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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 Kent from £500.00

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PJ & Rose - A New Vintage Sound

PJ & Rose - we are a duo consisting of jazz/cabaret vocals and electric/acoustic accordion, that combined creates the unique sound that we like to call 'New Vintage'. Having worked together as a duo for almost five years, we have developed a wide repertoire of music, but specialise in Popular Jazz to suit all ages. We can provide music for any occasion/event and will happily tailor make a programme of music that will suit you if you have something specific in mind.

Available in Kent from £160.00

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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 Kent from £750. Based in London

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Phoebe / Studio 33

Phoebe a young female solo singer covering all genres of music also the lead singer in a 5 piece funk band Studio 33. Studio33 is a 5 piece function band based in Kent & East Sussex. Our influences are funk, blues, jazz, rock, pop, soul and disco. We cover a variety of artists from Earth, Wind and Fire to Kenny Loggins to Bruno Mars and many more. Our band consists of: Phoebe - Lead singer Josh - Lead guitar Hannah - Bass guitar Harry - Drums Morten - Keyboard Various options available: Phoebe as a solo performer, Phoebe & Josh as a duo, Studio33 a 5 piece band and background DJ facilities.

Available in Kent from £150. Based in Maidstone

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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 Kent from £640. Based in London

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Reviews 1

Richie Soul

Richie Soul is Kent’s newest solo singer and is the perfect choice for any type of event, from Weddings to Corporate Events, Birthday Parties to Anniversaries. Richie Soul travels through decades of some of the best and most well known Soul, Motown and Disco hits and even likes to throw in the good old Rock n Roll, and Ballads for good measure. Having sung in a Function band for many years, Richie Soul will wow you with his smooth vocals and warm friendly personality. He is sure to have all your guests, or clients shouting for more. If you want to enquire about booking Richie Soul for your Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday....or, basically for any other occasion for a party, contact Richie. More Information: Own PA system Own lighting Equipment PAT tested Insured (PLI) Spaced needed - minimum 10'x10'

Available in Kent from £475

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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 Kent . Based in London

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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 Kent from £495. Based in Guildford

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Reviews 5

coco wedding/function/party/events band

We perform both modern and classic mixes of different genres of covers that will suit everyone at your event, they will flood your dance floor and make your event memorable and special. we will put on a performance that you will remember and guaranteed to get your feet moving, our speciality is "get up and go" dance classic through the decades as well as other musical styles We use top of the range sound and pa and lighting equipment and we are fully insured and pat tested We can also provide a dj service that will play long into the night and keep you entertained once the band has finished, of course this is an extra cost but well worth it, if you don't want the dj service we provide a playlist between sets. We regularly perform at corporate events, private parties, weddings and festivals in London, Kent and across the South-East. These have been at venues such as The Playboy Club, Royal Festival Hall, The Arts Club, Grosvenor Casinos ...

Available in Kent from £900. Based in Maidstone

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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 Kent from £150. Based in Essex

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Reviews 5

The London Swing and Soul Band

The London Swing and Soul Band is possibly the most eclectic, interactive, international and soulful collective of musicians imaginable. Their guest singers include the best of London soul talent, as well as a Bandleader who sings in 9 languages. Its outstanding brass section is now well-known for bringing together the hottest players that perform at the UK’s finest Jazz venues and festivals, as well as alongside international celebrities such as Beyonce, Jamie Cullum, Stevie Wonder and Roy Ayers. Offering a full personalised entertainment service in sound management, disco lighting, DJing, request taking and leading the ambiance from mellow jazz to the hottest dance-floor hits, The London Swing and Soul Band is unrivalled in its ability to help manage your wedding or special event from end-to-end – the way YOU want it!

Available in Kent from £1250. Based in London

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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 Kent from £250. Based in East Sussex

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Reviews 4

Soul Desire

Soul Desire are an amazing 8 piece soul band playing classic soul hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s, through to the present day. Made up of some of the finest male and female musicians in the UK your event is guaranteed to be a great success!

Available in Kent from £750. Based in Basildon

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The A-Tees

The A-Tees are a 5 piece eighties covers band comprised of experienced and talented performers based in South East Kent. Paying tribute to the best of British Pop, Electro-Pop and New Romantic acts of the eighties. Available for pubs, clubs, parties, functions, corporate events, eighties theme nights and more.

Available in Kent from £600

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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 Kent from £300. Based in Guildford

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Reviews 3

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 Kent from £480. Based in Greater London

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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 Kent . Based in London

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Reviews 1

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 Kent from £400. Based in East Sussex

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Strobe Band

Strobe are a party and function band, based in Horsham, West Sussex. They spend each week travelling up and down the country performing at Weddings, Private Parties and Corporate Events. Our standard line up is as a six piece band, consisting of male and female vocals, guitar, bass, keys and drums. Playing dance floor fillers from the 60's through to current chart toppers. We carefully select each track in our repertoire, so that we don't only cater to everyones tastes, but keep a party atmosphere going strong from our first, to last song. If you are looking for a band that interacts with their clients on the dance floor, has some slick arrangements of tracks and sound incredible, then you've come to the right place! We have been fortunate enough to work for some very well known corporate clients, such as Signature Flight, EDF Energy, The Hilton Group, Tardis Medical, Cancer Research, Macmillan plus many others. We also 'WOW' audi...

Available in Kent from £1175. Based in West Sussex

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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 Kent, 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:

Those who are interested in soul warming music and good times, will go on and on about the long history of Kent’s ability to churn out amazing musical talent. If you are looking into function or wedding bands for hire on Kent county, then you are really lucky as, the list of these kinds of bands are endless.

To help you pick the right band for your function or wedding, here are the things which you need to consider:

Instrumental or Vocalist

Different functions or celebration require different types of band. If you are planning for an office gathering or any family get together, then it will be best to go for an instrumental band. But, in case of Bar Mitzvah or Wedding, a band with vocalist will be the right choice. So, choose according to the function and you will definitely end up selecting the appropriate band.

If you are going for a band with a lead vocalist, then it will be best to think about your choice of vocalist first. Do you want just a male vocalist or female or both? You should consider this first as this will help you to eliminate a lot of bands, thus making you searching process an easy, efficient and quick task.

The best way to decide which gender of vocalist/vocalists you want will depend on the playlist for the event. You can even take into consideration the theme of the party/function, like, for a girl’s sweet sixteen party an all-female band will be suitable.

DJ Service

If you research a bit about the popular function or wedding bands for hire in Newcastle, then you will see that all of them provide DJ service. There are many bands that will play background music, that is, will provide DJ service between sets for either free of cost or for a fair extra fee. It is very important to keep the party going in a celebratory function and hence you need to provide continuous entertainment to keep your guests happy and excited. And you can do exactly that with the help of a band with a DJ service.

The right playlist for the guests

You must know that a function has guest from every generation and race or just a specific category of people. Hence, do not forget to consider the genre of the chosen band so that they can provide songs from different genres or songs fitted for the specific guests.

So, these were the things which you need to consider for selecting the right band from the many function or wedding bands for hire in Kent.

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