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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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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 Kent from £1374. Based in London

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The Vintage Singer - Jess

Looking for an outstanding singer for your event? You've just found her! The Vintage Singer Jess is a talented Italian/American vocalist with over 15 years of experience in live music entertainment having stepped on international stages such as the European Jazz Expo; Porretta Soul Festival; Roots & Blues to name but a few and performed for countless high-end venues and private events such as weddings, parties and themed events. Some of Jess' previous venues / clients include: HMS Belfast, Magic Radio; Chelsea Football Club; Gordon Ramsey Restaurant; Barbican and London Science Museum. With her retro & classy repertoire Jess is the ideal choice for moments requiring stylish background music - the arrival of guests, the drinks reception or at dinner. She pays homage to the first ladies of Jazz performing all the classics by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Julie London and Nina Simone. And if you're planning a '50s - '60s Rock ...

Available in Kent from £149. 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 Kent from £1653. Based in London

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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 Co...

Available in Kent from £175. Based in Greater 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 Kent from £600. Based in Greater 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 Kent from £400

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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 Kent from £400. Based in London

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Giardino Strings

Giardino Strings was founded in 2000 by David Giardino who studied under Italy’s leading violinists Riccardo Brengola at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Alberto Fiore at the Conservatoire in Rome. David has extensive professional experience and his credits include Rome Opera House, London Concert Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, London Soloists, Cunard Cruise Liners and he is also a session musician for the BBC. 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, corporate and Bollywood events, parties and Jewish celebrations including Bar Mitzvahs and 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 strin...

Available in Kent from £350. Based in London

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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 Kent . Based in 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! 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 £400. Based in London

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The Night and Day Collective

London Jazz Band: 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 trio 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 Wedding reception drinks Evening entertainment for Weddings Private Parties Gatsby/Vintage Parties Corporate Outside/Unplugged Events

Available in Kent from £400. Based in Greater London

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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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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 Kent from £350. 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 Kent from £250. 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 Kent from £500. 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 Kent from £390. Based in London

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Steelasophical Steel Band & Dj

•●• “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley •●• •Music | Sound | Light • to Vow WOW Mix Mingle Wine Dine Dance on any premier occasion, regardless of venue size or ages of your guests! Uplifting atmospheres are truly universal in enhancing people moods and feelings. Steelasophical speciality: Steel Drum Band (solo/ duo/ trio/ fouro), Caribbean Mobile DJ, Vocals / Compere, PA & Lighting Hire. They provide high quality, professional services for weddings and premier events and have done so full-time since 2008. Although an international brand with their music used in films, television & advertising, they are transforming events all over the UK, including the Channel Islands & Isle of Wight. Take time to view their profile (it was designed with you in mind). On average Steelasophical are having to disappoint between 35-40 clients per year who would like to secure one of their services, due to a...

Available in Kent from £577. Based in Buckinghamshire

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The Cheers

HELLO! The Cheers are a fun and highly professional party band with a modern edge. They are typically a male and female fronted 5 piece with a varied repertoire that covers all the classics from the 50’s through to the latest chart toppers. As confident and experienced musicians this like-able collaboration will keep you on your feet all night long. 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, corporate events and, any other occasion you are celebrating. LOOKING FOR SOMETHING IN BETWEEN THE FULL BAND AND ACOUSTIC SOUND? Check out I Do Party, a sister band of The Cheers: https://www.poptop.uk.com/supplier/i-do-party/ FOR YOUR INFO Got questions? Get i...

Available in Kent from £650. Based in Guildford

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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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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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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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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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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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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 £500

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Kevin McMahon Professional Smooth and Swinging Jazz Saxophonist

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...

Available in Kent from £199. Based in London

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The London Groove Unit were absolutely fantastic and the dance floor was packed all evening. We’ve received so many great comments on the band and I will definitely be recommending them! Thanks very much for all your assistance.


We first came across Ariella Strings from searching the internet when looking for a string quartet for our son's wedding. We were very impressed by their prompt, friendly and helpful response. Their professionalism meant we were in good hands through every step of the planning. They even made the personal touch of taking time to meet with us to discuss our choices. Music has been a big part of our son and his wife's lives and Ariella Strings brought a magical touch to their wedding reaching all generations of our family and friends, who had travelled from different parts of the world to be there. The feedback from them has been amazing. It was far above our hopes and dreams for this most important occasions of our lives and words cannot express how grateful we are for the joy Ariella Strings brought to this most perfect day. We recommend them without hesitation. With our grateful thanks and very best wishes Derek and Dawn Ansbro







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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