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Are you looking for a function or a wedding band in Southampton? Our catalogue includes 439 acts available for hire in Southampton. 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 Southampton from £600. Based in Greater 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 Southampton from £495. Based in Guildford

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Reviews 8

Top Uk Jazz & Blues Singer - Laura

Nigel ( TML Resident Group) Our community had a Royal visitor to open our community centre & for the event we decided to hire Laura and her Band . Highly professional singer and band of the highest calibre . Their musicianship , Laura’ s amazing voice - it was all totally perfect . When I propose to my wife , I already know who will serenade us for the first dance . Looking for a Live Top Jazz Singer . Look no further ! Laura is an Award winning Jazz & Blues Singer who sold over 25.000 Albums around Europe and won 2 Awards . Laura performs with a Pianist David Martin as Storyville Jazz Duo .( They are also available as a Trio or a Quartet using the best uk musicians) David uses imaginative real drum and piano looping to enhance the Great American Songbook repertoire . Previous clients include : John Lewis Pizza Express - London Jazz Caffee - London Numerous Private Events The Dorchester Hotel- London Plaquamine lock- London 12 Bar C...

Available in Southampton from £200. Based in Hampshire

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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 Southampton from £450. Based in London

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Reviews 7

HissyFit

HissyFit is a five piece function band with an emphasis on what we call 'Power Pop'. We cover frequently played radio songs and popular dance tunes from the 90's onwards; although we've stolen one or two classics from a little earlier as well . We like to keep our set list current and strive to deliver versions of new and recently released songs that will be familiar to all audience types. If you'd like to hear songs that are more unique across the live music circuit, then we are the band for you!

Available in Southampton from £650. Based in Hampshire

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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 Southampton from £300. Based in Greater London

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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 Southampton from £300. Based in Guildford

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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 Southampton from £250. Based in London

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Reviews 5

Stomping Boondocks

A lively folk/gypsy/ceilidh band with tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, America and England. We are available for performing concerts, barn dances (or ceilidhs) at pubs, festivals, weddings, birthdays, BBQ's or any other party! We perform a range of music (both songs and tunes) from a broad repertoire and era from traditional folk to 70's and 80's rock! We can cater for Scottish 'flavoured' Ceilidhs, although for most Barn Dance/ Ceilidhs we would keep it mixed to allow dancers of all experience levels to enjoy themselves. Our aim is to 'entertain, not educate', it should be fun after all! Booking us for your wedding? Here is some more info! Your wedding day is important to you, and it’s important to know that everything is in hand. We have a few different wedding services that we can offer, but we are also flexible – so if you want to combine parts, or mix and match or have a different idea, do talk to us! Ceremony...

Available in Southampton from £600. Based in Bournemouth

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WONDERBAND

WONDERBAND is a full live and highly entertaining show dedicated to the music of Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Chic The Jackson 5 and More.. Based in the UK, the band have performed all around the world, to a combined audience of over 500,000. Led by soul legend Ivan J (Dellimore) and The BBC Voice Finalist C J Edwards, the 9 piece band guarantees the best possible experience, faithfully and authentically performing all the classics, including ‘As’, ‘Sir Duke’, ‘September’, ‘Lets Groove’, ‘Rock With You', ‘Shake Your Body Down’, ‘Good Times’, ‘Lost In Music’ .

Available in Southampton

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Reviews 3

Run Gizmo Run

Run Gizmo Run is an outstanding, authentic, 5pc Band ready to "Bring the Noise" to any and every party, function or event. The 5 members of Run Gizmo Run are all professional musicians, performing full time for Theatre Tribute Bands Dire Straits UK and Genesis Legacy, and Run Gizmo Run is their chance to let their hair down and have some all out fun on stage with each other and with their audiences. This unique band provides a charismatic Male/Female front pair in Dave and Emily and Run Gizmo Run is the ONLY Function band in the UK to feature the Chapman Stick, played by "Doctor of Bassology" Alistair Begg. Drums provided by drummer master Gerald Mulligan and the Keys and Synths are provided by Rick Benbow, arranger for Status Quo and Jewell. The Band is also available as a 6pc, featuring Saxophonist for Madness and Dire Straits UK - Steve Turner. As standard, the band comes with a professional Sound Technician and full theatre...

Available in Southampton from £1300

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Reviews 2

The Magic Tones

The Magic Tones - The Party Band for Every Occasion! The Magic Tones are a sensational, professional party and wedding band from Hampshire, available as a 5-piece with female lead vocals, or a 6-piece with male and female lead vocals. We pride ourselves on being professional and easy to work with and do everything we can to provide what you want for your evening. And on top of the professional and slick show the band plays with infectious energy and enthusiasm, that ensures a packed dance floor all night! We have a 100% positive feedback record and are recommended by a number of great wedding venues, agents and event companies, including: De Vere New Place, Shirrell Heath, Hampshire Skylark Golf & Country Club, Whiteley, Hampshire Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, Hampshire Elmers Court Hotel, Lymington, Hampshire Rhinefield House Hotel, New Forest, Hampshire The band provide as standard: 2 hours of live music (split in to sets as requ...

Available in Southampton from £1369. Based in Hampshire

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Reviews 11

Catch 22

Catch 22 - We are also a modern and fresh party band using the latest music technology. Catch 22 use a full digital system which means they can sound amazing in the smallest of venues all the way up to giant marquees. Catch 22 have created many happy memories for clients off all ages. They can't be beaten on value and service so book now to find out why Catch 22 can make your event. Catch 22 provide both Female & Male vocals and run a click system which means we can perform alongside prerecorded orchestras and brass sections allowing us to produce a huge sound. It also helps us with a unique sound and the ability to play songs many bands could not such as our infamous 90's MegaMix and modern dance mashups. Although Catch 22 excel at weddings and private functions they are a 'go-to' band for holiday parks such as Haven, Park Dean, Park Resorts, John Fowler & Hoburne. They have also performed for many reputable companies & corporations (both ...

Available in Southampton from £750. Based in Wiltshire

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Reviews 1

A-List

Are you looking for a stylish, contemporary and exciting live music experience for your party or event? A-List is the Hampshire party band for you! This superb live covers band is made up of 4 supremely talented young musicians who will guarantee a fun-filled night of classic party hits to have everyone, young and old, dancing the night away. A-List are not your average wedding or function band. They are young, highly skilled professional musicians playing a refreshing mix of pop and rock covers including hits from the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, through to Oasis, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars and many more. They are highly recommended at a vast array of wedding and event venues such as PORTSMOUTH & SOUTHAMPTON GUILDHALLS, DE VERE NEW PLACE & GRAND HARBOUR, SOPLEY MILL, OAKLEY HALL, HMS WARRIOR, SPINNAKER TOWER & many more. They’ve played for numerous corporate events including LLOYDS TSB, BARCLAYS, ROYAL ASCOT & TRETHO...

Available in Southampton from £1284. Based in Hampshire

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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 Southampton from £375. Based in Bromley

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4 Beats 2 The Bar

4Beats2TheBar is a truly professional modern Wedding and Party Band who over the last 5 years have performed in some of the best venues in the country.

Available in Southampton

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The Strand

The Strand is a lively Wedding and Party band. This well established 5 piece is very popular and plays a wide range of well-known music guaranteed to keep your dance floor full. The setlist includes songs from the music from 60`s together with plenty of up to date chart hits.

Available in Southampton from £695

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The Wall of Floyd

The Wall of Floyd gives you a performance that provides the true essence of a Pink Floyd show from one of the greatest bands of all time. With great musicians and a fabulous sound system, The Wall of Floyd delivers a great aural and visual experience with the quality you would expect from Pink Floyd themselves. You’ll hear the well-known great tunes - The Wall, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Money etc - along with a couple of the famous Syd Barrett tunes that started Pink Floyd on its amazing journey. Plus a couple of great songs from the Final Cut album, rarely played by other tribute bands. The musicians in the 8-piece band have diverse backgrounds and ages, with the common thread that they all love the music and can reproduce it accurately. Pink Floyd’s music appeals to a huge age range, from around 12yrs to 85yrs, and attracts thousands of new fans every year to its existing millions around the world.

Available in Southampton

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Dire Straits UK - Tribute to Dire Straits

Dire Straits:UK is a touring tribute band to the legendary Dire Straits. Bring classic songs such as Sultans of Swing, Money for Nothing, Romeo and Juliet and Walk of Life to your event and give your guests a unique experience. The sounds and arrangements are authentically re-created by 6 super fans of the original band. The show can be seen at theatres across the UK, and is available for private hire.

Available in Southampton from £1600

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Aaardent

Aaardent is truly one of the more unique function bands working in the UK today. Unique in look and unique in sound but all of the songs will be very familiar! In fact, you won't find another band in the UK with a Chapman Stick player! If you're looking for that 'special' band for your event, Aaardent will deliver an energetic, upbeat and memorable show jam packed with favourite songs that never fail to fill a dance floor. This 3pc band has the biggest sound of any small band by incorporating backing tracks into our 3pc lineup. The self contained band bring a full range pumping PA system and DMX lighting, with engineer to manage it, and haze to enhance the atmosphere. Let your guests, loosen their ties, kick off their heels and lose themselves in the music. Not only will Aaardent deliver a professional show, the organisation and communication is guaranteed to be second to none and we'll help with the organisation of the entertainment at...

Available in Southampton from £700

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Headrush Party Band

“…the atmosphere Headrush created was amazing.” If you’re looking for a fantastic band for your wedding reception, corporate event, birthday party or other special occasion, you’ve come to the right place. Headrush have been delighting crowds with their sense of fun and big sound since 2001, adding the excitement that only live music can bring to an event. Our full line up boasts a three piece horn section allowing us to truly do justice to hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s alongside choice covers from the 90s up to the present day. That big sound is delivered through a quality PA and we can provide lighting for what is sure to be a busy dance floor. Based in Southampton, we play all across the South, mostly in Hampshire and Dorset but we have been known to travel further afield.

Available in Southampton from £1200

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Reviews 1

LFX

LFX are a truly unique covers band, performing the biggest and best club anthems in a blistering live set that will make your party one to remember. With a repertoire that features house & garage classics as well as the latest dance floor fillers, the live set is a great blend between nostalgia and current chart. The sound and look of the band is fresh & exciting, and the quality of musicianship of the very highest professional standard. LFX are a great choice for high end corporate events, private parties and university balls. We have a range of PA/lighting options with the band which can cover smaller events, up to events for 1000+ guests. LFX are experienced in and ideal for: Corporate Events Universities Weddings Nightclubs Private Parties Festivals International Bookings

Available in Southampton from £2172. Based in Hampshire

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Reviews 2

Vintage Roots

Vintage Roots are the UK’s leading vintage wedding band, the perfect choice of wedding entertainment for your vintage wedding reception! Vintage Roots are based in Winchester in Hampshire and perform their eclectic live set of classic hits, in a Mumford & Sons vintage style at weddings and events in Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Dorset, London and further afield in the UK. Vintage Roots set features modern hits from the likes of Mumford & Sons, Paolo Nutini, Lumineers, George Ezra and Daft Punk, as well as classics from the likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and The Beatles.

Available in Southampton from £1643. Based in Winchester

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Reviews 1

Funk You!

Funk You! are the UK’s leading funk rock wedding band – Playing Hip Hop, funk and R’n’B covers with a live show that’s fun, lively and “totally rocks” weddings and parties throughout the UK and Europe! Having spent many years performing and recording with signed bands in UK and USA this collective of experienced professional musicians have now come together to produce one of the most exciting and unique function bands on the circuit. Their show is a fun, fresh mix of old and new funk and r’n’b hits that will have your party rocking from start to finish. From 90s classics No Diggity and Cosmic Girl to more recent chart hits Blurred Lines and Get Lucky. Funk You! have the songs, style and show that will guarantee a packed dance floor all night long. These guys have previously played alongside bands such as EMF, SLAVES TO GRAVITY, MUNROE EFFECT, THIRST, MAX POKTROVSKY and JOOLS HOLLAND to name a few. Performing at top venues includin...

Available in Southampton from £1177. Based in Hampshire

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Victoriana

Victoriana are the UK’s leading vintage style wedding band – the perfect choice of entertainment for your vintage theme wedding! The band perform a unique set of classic and modern covers in a vintage style that will have your party rocking! Victoriana are based in Hampshire and available to provide live vintage music at weddings and events in the South and further afield in the UK!

Available in Southampton from £1642. Based in Hampshire

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PEOPLESOUND Review UK Asult Pop Section-Sissy's voice seemingly utilizes a similar blueprint to that of the Pointer sister's et al, T.Roze&Co.s songs appear to be rooted in the world of R&B yet Display a healthy penchant for sophisticated pop. Both Cry Baby Cry & Temptation showcase a deep, seductive & soul-imbued female vocal that is deserving of only the finest musical accompaniments. Dick.B IAC Music Online Radio Song COMMENTS-REVIEWS The Contenders-Sissy is one of the Top R&B Female Singers, Power and seduction all blended together in this voice. MUSIC IS TRUTH REVIEW This is a fab kickin vibe happening Sissy, love that rich vox stellar rox girl. killer groove and love the whole production and feel, you be loved over at the YALE in Vancouver or anywhere, great bluesin vox babe nice. so real there in the tune, straight from the soul. way deep and sweet. iacmusic.com


” Dear Cheryl Just a quick letter to thank you so much for the music at Katy and Liam’s wedding on Saturday, it was just perfect. The surroundings and occasion were ideal for a string trio and it added so much to the occasion. We had so many comments about the professionalism of the musicians and the quality of the playing, thank you again. Jon and Annette Richer 5th September 2015 Dodmoor House – wedding ceremony & drinks reception


A fabulous band with a playlist to get everyone to put on their dancing shoes!






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 Southampton, 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:

If there is an event in which one has to be the happiest, on top of their spirits and have the feel-the-moment attitude, it has to be on a wedding. Whether it is the newlyweds or the invites, they have to be psyched up and enjoy every bit of the wedding atmosphere. One way to ensure that you feel the moment is by hiring a wedding band to perform. This goes a long way to bringing the wedding vibe in the building and have everyone else on the dance floor.

If you’ve thought of approaching wedding bands for hire in Southampton, here is a list of things to consider.

· Entertainment agencies can lessen your burden. Working with entertainment agencies can help you to define your musical requirements. You are given the chance to listen to different bands before considering a hire. It could be through voice tapes, video tapes or attending a performance of the bands.

· Reviewing the places the wedding bands have performed before will help you judge their professionalism. Don’t mind asking for references from past clients; this hints you on how well the band can deliver.

· The band size should be determined by both your budget and venue. Your budget may be enough to accommodate a big number of band members, but the size of the venue may slash down the number.

· Signing a contract is not a bad idea at all. Agreeing on certain terms such as arrival time, setup, attire, foods and drinks, break times, overtime provisions and song lists will not ruin the magic of the music.



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