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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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Acoustic Jukebox

Recent review: They were brilliant. We all had so much fun dancing from the first song through to the extended set, with my ever skeptical husband asking them to extend their set. They were so easy to deal with, brought all the sound equipment needed with them, arranged a percussionist to join them at our reques

Available in London from £450

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Recent review: Blag were really exactly what we were looking for! I don't live in London so I was nervous about choosing a band I hadn't heard play, but they sounded great online, and I spoke to Michael over the phone and on email about the type of party we were having and the music we wanted. Most importantly the

Available in London from £600. Based in Greater London

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Blue Orchid

Recent review: I would like to say Thank you very much to Monika and Steve for performing at our wedding reception 4th June 2016 "Watermill Hotel" Everyone has said how fab you was and enjoyed your company, You are fun and very friendly and we will defiantly will be in contact again in the near future for further

Available in London from £300

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The Night and Day Collective

Recent review: Hi, The night and day collective were absolutely amazing!!!!! Wonderful people, gorgeous music and it all really worked well with the venue. Thank you to the Night and Day collective for starting off the celebrations and contributing the best day of my life!!! I hope i get a chance to hear

Available in London from £300. Based in Greater London

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Aces High!

Recent review: We booked Aces High for our wild west summer ball, booking the band was really easy and straightforward, they was in constant contact and was very helpful with out night as it was all short notice, they turned up and set up without any trouble or disruption to our guests, they play 2 x 1 hour sets,

Available in London from £750

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The Lollipops

Recent review: Great! The Lollipops played a set during dinner at my daughter's wedding and comments from guests were all very positive.

Available in London from £640

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Spring Heeled Jacks

Recent review: The night went very well and people really enjoyed the band. Only problem was the band wasn't loud enough and we ah e to move then from where we Isley out our bands mid way through so the Bay Area could hear them. To be honest it was much busier than we expected so it wasn't a fault of anyone just a

Available in London

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Shake Up Your Party

Recent review: Steel Band Members Thank you for giving the link to this website to express how successful you made our reception. I would firstly like to thank you again for performing at our wedding on the 25th March at the Brackenborough Hotel Lincolnshire. You guys really made the day and our guests loved your

Available in London from £250

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The London Swing and Soul Band

Recent review: Wonderful wedding band starting off with light swing music for us oldies then kept the dancefloor full all night for the young adults. Highly recommended. Susan

Available in London from £1250

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Climax Ceilidh Band

Recent review: Richard and Climax were fantastic, we found them to be very professional and the music they played was really good. I would highly recommend this band to everyone, and I can promise you will not be dissapointed. Also I would like to add that we had a lot of fun and so did the band. If you w

Available in London from £375. Based in Bromley

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Rio Brass

About: 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 tha......

Available in London

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Recent review: Absolutely amazing. Julie and Jim were fantastic. They are very talented musicians as expected, but so friendly and accomodating, great communication throughout the booking, and mingled with our guests. This was a birthday party with people from 0-82 years old and everybody enjoyed themselves. They

Available in London from £485. Based in Greater London

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Sunny Steel Band - Hire A Steel Band

Recent review: "Beautiful band and performance. On time, worked with a smile on their faces and we had a successful day minus the rain. Many Thanks"

Available in London from £235

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Daniel Benisty - Singer, Pianist, DJ, Entertainer

Recent review: Daniel was a real gent, highly professional and an all-round entertainer and singer like Ive not seen or heard in a very long time. He took so many requests both on piano and with tracks and got everyone dancing. Thanks again and maybe see you next year xx

Available in London from £300

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The Red Hot Rags - Energetic Swing & Jazz Band

Recent review: Dear Jess We have just returned from a very long holiday after the party and I just wanted to say thank you so much for the music you provided for me. It was really thoughtful and beautifully performed. I have had nothing but good comments from my guests. I am so glad I chose you to help make the oc

Available in London from £270

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The Chris Mackey Orchestra

Recent review: I thought your band were excellent, although l expected nothing less with the ex military hard core. From a dancers point of view, l loved the two sets, You nailed Jumping at the Savoy and 2 O'Clock Jump the highlights of that set!

Available in London

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The Supershakers

Recent review: "Okay - Just want to say that these guys are THE BEST!!! The Supershakers played at our wedding and they absolutely smashed it! They did an awesome 4 piece acoustic set during canapes which was perfect - double bass and acoustic guitars and even a washboard!! Then they ramped things up in the evenin

Available in London from £900

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Tashara Forrest

Recent review: Tashara is a sweet person and a pleasure to do business with. She sang at my wedding and had us all in tears and then she jazzed it up later and had us all on our feet, sweating and shaking it down. She's energetic yet soulful and is quite versatile in her delivery. Thanks for making our special d

Available in London from £280. Based in Croydon

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Sound of the Suburb

Recent review: We had seen the ‘Sound of the Suburb’ a few times at the Black Horse in Barnet before asking them to play at our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Throughout the whole process of initially speaking to them, booking them and them playing on the night it was made extremely easy and stress free. They have been

Available in London from £750. Based in Greater London

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Recent review: • We weren’t sure what we wanted music-wise – we left the whole night under Natalie’s supervision – and my goodness did she deliver – all the band were great – especially playing the old 70s numbers with a modern twist – got my daughters and my mother up dancing together – a night we will never forg

Available in London from £1500. Based in Greater London

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Recent review: Jerry and his quite brilliant band played at our wedding in Sep 2015 and friends still talk about it now. The relaxed bossa nova style has universal appeal and Jerry was really helpful when it came to planning the event too. Previous to the wedding Jerry's band also played at my 50th birthday in

Available in London from £120

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The Silver Ghosts

Recent review: I booked the Silver Ghosts for my 40th birthday party, and they were brilliant. All communication prior to the event was handled efficiently, and the band leader Mark was helpful with accommodating all requests. On the night, the band arrived with plenty of time to set up. And then the two sets they

Available in London from £620

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Cool Groove

Recent review: Wow, what an amazing band!! Monika has such a beautiful voice and the talented musicians on bass & keyboards were the perfect combination, playing such beautiful music!! I received numerous compliments about the band from my guests and I would highly recommend them! They were punctual, professional,

Available in London from £350. Based in Greater London

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Recent review: It was really a WOW performance by the band. Everyone over there was highly happy with its performance. Thanks a lot for making the event and the night really wonderful. All the people who were present over there was really happy with the performance. I am surely going to hire them for any event or

Available in London from £1374

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Duchas Anam

Recent review: Excellent. Danny and the band were very entertaining and accommodating. They even stayed on for an extra 1.5 hours to entertain the guests. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking for an Irish/folk band for an event. Thank you very much.

Available in London from £600

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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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