Bands for Hire

Bands for Hire are a music agency providing live bands for every occasion. From function and wedding band hire to swing and jazz bands, we have picked the very best on offer. As a one stop entertainment agency, we also provide String quartets, Wedding Musicians and DJs for hire. Booking all of your entertainment through Bands For Hire can save you money, so email us if you're looking for a package deal.

Wedding Bands, Wedding Musicians, DJ's and Function Bands to Hire

Whether it's wedding musicians for the ceremony or a wedding band for your evening reception, we advise you every step of the way to ensure that you find the right live wedding music to suit you and your guests. As well as wedding bands and wedding music, we also provide mobile DJ's for hire, either as an alternative to a live band or to work alongside the band. With years of experience organising evening wedding reception entertainment, we understand that everybody's needs are different, which is why we have live function bands to hire in every genre, from soul bands, swing bands and rock 'n' roll bands to pop/rock and modern indie and rock wedding bands.

As well as wedding bands and evening wedding entertainment, we're also able to provide you with more ambient wedding background music, perfect for your wedding breakfast or drinks reception. We offer a range of jazz bands for hire as well as classical musicians, solo pianists and acoustic bands, with every wedding musician happy to work around your needs. To read more about our wedding bands, mobile discos for hire and wedding musicians, why not visit our page on wedding music, where you'll find a whole range of options.

DJ's, Party Bands and Corporate Function Band Hire

Not only do we cater for wedding receptions, we also represent a number of corporate function bands, party DJs and party bands available to hire for a wide range of events and celebrations including anniversaries, birthday parties, corporate parties, Bar Mitzvahs and student summer balls. Our party DJs and live function bands cover every style imaginable from pop and indie / rock covers to jazz, soul, Motown and swing. Every one of our corporate bands has a wealth of experience performing at events ranging from business lunches, conferences and trade shows to evening cocktail parties, barbecues and garden parties; corporate entertainment is our speciality. As well as music for private parties, we also provide live entertainment for hotels, restaurants, pubs, clubs and festivals in every area of the UK including London, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire. We've recently extended our reach to areas across the UK, for more info take a look at our Manchester wedding bands and Birmingham wedding bands.

live function bands

Function Bands

A wide range of function bands, perfect for your evening’s entertainment. From Indie, Rock & Pop to Motown, Soul and more.

Hire jazz and swing bands

Jazz & Swing Bands

From 1920s Speakeasy to 1940s Swing; from Sinatra to contemporary pop with a twist, there's something for everyone.

String quartets for hire

String Quartets

We represent a number of highly talented string quartets & ensembles, perfect for your wedding ceremony and drinks reception.

Acoustic bands for hire

Acoustic Music

Whether it's Classical, Folk, Pop or Indie you're looking for, you're certain to find the perfect acoustic band or solo performer at Bands For Hire

Harpists for hire


Hire one of our talented Harpists to add a touch of class to the proceedings; from classical to modern, to Broadway and beyond.

Pianists for hire


We work alongside a number of experienced pianists, both instrumental and with vocals; take a listen and see who strikes the right chord.

World Music

World Music

From Cuban and Latino to Bollywood and Mariachi, we've got all bases covered. Visit our world music page to be inspired!

Ceilidh, Folk and Country bands

Ceilidh, Folk and Country

Hire one of our Ceilidh or Country bands for the ultimate barn dance experience - guaranteed to get the audience on their feet!

  • Live wedding music and wedding bands to hire

    What's Right For You? When it comes to your big day, you'll want to book the right wedding music to suit you and your guests. Whether that's a String Quartet during the ceremony, Jazz Band throughout the wedding breakfast or a Function Band for the evening reception, finding the right balance can make your wedding day even more memorable. Perhaps you have a special song in mind that you would like for your First Dance or one song in particular that you would like to end the night with? All of the bands on our books will learn that track just for you, usually at no extra cost. Wedding reception music is always a nice touch to really add to...

    Wedding Music

  • Function Bands For Hire

    Booking a function band can be a difficult task, especially when overwhelmed with the vast number of bands on offer. Some entertainment agencies take on as many bands and acts as possible, but here at Bands for Hire, we believe it's our job to sort through those bands first. This means we do all the hard work and you can rest assured that all our function bands are of the highest quality and not just here to make up the numbers. A function band is a great choice of entertainment for any occasion, with set lists that often display a broad range of music suitable for everyone. From weddings and parties to formal events and corporate award ceremonies, our function bands are experienced in every area.


  • Live Jazz Bands For Hire

    Jazz Bands are ideal for corporate parties and wedding receptions. Perhaps you're looking for live background music as guests arrive, or something during your wedding breakfast. We provide Jazz bands big and small, for large Corporate Events to quiet dinner dances to large. Whatever your budget, Bands For Hire will find a solution that suits you. Jazz bands will often have a repertoire that ranges from familiar Jazz Standards to Contemporary Jazz and even Jazz versions of modern pop songs. Whatever type of Jazz band you're looking for, we can help. Take a listen to some of the bands in our Jazz and Swing Bands section...


  • DJ's for Hire

    Booking a DJ for your event is quite often the key to an evening that runs smoothly from start to finish. Most bands provide music between sets via ipod or CD's which is a great way of keeping the party going, but, If you really want to keep the crowd on the dance floor, then booking a DJ may be the way to go. We work with a number of DJ's, all experienced in Corporate events, Wedding receptions and Parties. Our DJ's can play a wide range of music, tailor made to suit your event. So whether it's Jive, Rock 'n' Roll and Sinatra, 80's disco classics or Contemporary Chart music, we can provide the right DJ for you. To enquire...


  • Wedding Bands

    We represent a wide range of wedding bands suitable for weddings, large and small. From 4-piece live wedding bands performing music from the 50's to modern day, there's something for everyone.

    We represent bands all over England so whether you're looking for London wedding bands, Surrey Wedding Bands or something further afield, please get in touch. All of our bands have been carefully chosen based on previous experience, reliability and above all, their top class live show.

    Wedding Bands

  • Live Music Agency

    With 10 years experience in the entertainment business, we understand just how important your event is to you. We pride ourselves on our simple and straight forward approach to event organisation and client satisfaction. Organising an event can be a stressful process and the one thing you'll want to get right is your entertainment for the evening. At Bands for Hire, we're committed to only working with the most talented and reliable musicians in the UK today, so you can rest assured that you're in safe hands. We realise that there's an ever growing market for modern and contemporary function bands made up of professional musicians, active in every corner of the music industry...

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