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Are you looking for a function or a wedding band in London? Our catalogue includes 483 acts available for hire in London. 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 London 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 London from £129

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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 London from £1374

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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 London from £1653

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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 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 London 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 London from £450

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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 London from £250

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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 London from £390

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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 London from £350

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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 London from £400

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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 London 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 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 London from £640

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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 London from £750

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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 London from £350

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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 London from £400. Based in Greater 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 London from £500

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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 London from £495. Based in Guildford

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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 London from £375. Based in Bromley

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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 London from £300. Based in Kent

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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 London from £300. Based in Guildford

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Sunny Steel Band - Hire A Steel Band

Steel Bands of all sizes worldwide including Soloists, Duos, Three Piece Steel Bands, Four Piece Steel Bands as well as our larger Workshop Bands. London-based Sunny Steel Band brings authentic Calypso flavours to events large or small. Made up of world class professional musicians, Sunny Steel Band has a huge repertoire of current and classic hits, and every set list is tailored to your specific needs. Booking is easy, fast and discrete, and thanks to our flexible roster of musicians, Sunny Steel Band can play small venues to large festivals with ease. We want you to enjoy your event and we guarantee to bring the Caribbean sunshine with us wherever and whenever we play!

Available in London from £235

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The Red Hot Rags - Energetic Swing & Jazz Band

The Red Hot Rags offer a sophisticated selection of jazz classics and swing numbers to entertain your guests and create the perfect atmospheare throughout your event. From wedding receptions to corporate dinners The Red Hot Rags are the best choice for moment requiring impeccable and elegant music. With years of experience behind them, this group of adaptable, fun-loving musicians deliveres the popular songs of the 1920/40s by the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday together with modern-day chart-toppers such as “All About The Bass”, “Valerie” and more. Adapting seamlessly from 'background music’ to ‘music for dancing’ RHR are the best choice for weddings, private parties and corporate events. Just drop them a line and Jess, vocalist and manager of the band, will be happy to tailor the perfect set for you!

Available in London from £320

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Halos

Halo's is an acoustic ensemble based in London which features some of the most in-demand session musicians in the UK. We have experience playing with the top soul, pop, and jazz artists both domestically and internationally. Our repertoire focuses on arrangements of modern (90's-present) pop, soul and R&B including hits from Beyoncé, Rihanna, Adele, Rudimental and Drake and also covers more classic hits from artists such as Prince, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Chaka Khan. We are very approachable and pride ourselves on putting together packages that suit your needs including bespoke songs and flexible set times. Whether it is background music or the focus of the party we are happy to create performances that are perfect for the occasion. 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 w...

Available in London from £480. Based in Greater London

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 We were fortunate enough to have the wonderfully talented Ariella Strings play at our daughter’s wedding in March. They were fantastic and sounded wonderful playing as our daughter walked down the aisle. They also played throughout the drinks reception providing fabulous back ground music whilst our guests mingled and chatted. Many of our guests told us they were a joy to listen to. From the first moment we first met Cheryl and John we knew they were the right people to play for us. They were always professional and listened to what our requirements were and ensured on the day we got exactly what we wanted. Thank you Ariella Strings for being an integral part of our daughters magical wedding day. Charles and Carol Elliott Pendley Manor 27th March 2016


What an amazing group of women, with a phenomenal talent. They truly made our event, they were friendly and interactive with guests. They played a wide variety of music in both their acoustic and electric sets. If you need live music or even if you don't this group is certainly the way to make your party memorable. Epic ladies with fantastic service from start to finish who provided a truly memorable experience for all.






How to choose a wedding / function band



Multi-genre London party and function bands

If you want your event entertainment to be a real stand-out, a pop or rock cover act might be just what you need. There are plenty of fantastic acts available for weddings, parties and corporate events, around the country, but you need to start your hunt for the right band early on.

Some cover bands will focus on just one artist, while others will cover a whole genre or a selection of musicians in a certain style. Decide which type of band works best for your function, and then start to narrow down the band options available to you. Ideally you want to see your shortlisted bands play live somewhere, before you commit to booking them for your event.

If you're hiring a cover band for a wedding, you might want the band to learn a specific song or songs for your first dance and specific parts of your evening, so make sure you book them well in advance and give them plenty of time to rehearse for your perfect event.

Jazz and Soul Party Bands

As vintage style has taken off over the last few years, we've seen more and more spectacular jazz, soul and swing acts emerging on the entertainment market. If you're having a Gatsby, vintage or retro theme for your wedding, you're likely to be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a band for your wedding. The feel-good sounds of these performers are sure to get your guests on their feet, and with many acts happy to tailor their appearance to your theme, you're sure to get a show-stopping performance.

Before you hire your jazz, soul or swing wedding band, decide on the style and vibe you want to achieve, and establish how much space is available at your venue for performers. Some acts will have a very active, space-requiring show which may not be appropriate for smaller venues, where a harmonizing trio or acapella act might work better.

Tribute Bands

Tribute bands are always a hit at weddings, and with so many acts to choose from, with some careful research you're sure to find the right tribute act for your big day. Popular choices for a tribute performer or group include Elvis, The Beatles, Oasis and Adele, but there are countless other top tribute acts to suit your taste and set the tone for your evening.

Starting the search for your wedding tribute act is easiest if you already have a favourite band or artist in mind. This greatly narrows down the number of tribute bands to listen to and review before you make your final choice. Once you've watched all the gig videos and read the reviews, you should have a shortlist of two or three acts to go and see play live, and chat to about how your want your wedding reception entertainment to pan out. You can then finalise your decision and the set-list with your chosen band, including any favourite tracks that they definitely need to include for you and your guests.

String quartet for a wedding reception

One of the most beautiful accompaniments to a wedding reception is the string quartet. Typically providing stunning, classical sounds, the string quartet is a traditional choice for a sophisticated wedding, and one which will bring an extra touch of elegance and class to your reception. While many string quartets prefer to stick to the classics, there are also plenty of ensembles who will put their own spin on chart toppers and wedding hits, delivering unique performances that are sure to delight your guests and create lasting memories.

If you're looking to hire a string quartet for your wedding, there are a number of crucial things to consider. Obviously, you want the tone to be right, so decide if you want to stick to classical sounds or go for a more unique string quartet performance. Secondly, remember that the group will need sufficient space to set up and play their instruments, and may want to check out the acoustic set up of your venue ahead of the big day.

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