Live Music Ideas to Get Your Christmas Party Swinging

Live Music Ideas to Get Your Christmas Party Swinging

‘Let’s get Halloween out the way first!’ I hear you all say, but surprisingly, this is one of our musicians' busiest times of the year. With corporate Christmas event planning in full flow and winter weddings firmly in the diary, our party bands are fast getting booked up!

To put it bluntly, wear your Rudolph antlers with pride because we highly recommend getting ahead of the game to plan the perfect Christmas party. By booking one of our Christmas bands early on, we’ll ensure your Christmas party is a cracker and not total eggnog!

Sing along to all the classics at your Christmas party, from 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas' and 'Jingle Bell Rock' to 'Last Christmas' and 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'. Our bands cover them all for the ultimate festive feel-good experience.

We represent a diverse range of corporate events bands on our books that are ideal for Christmas events. Whether it be a smooth Christmas jazz band to create a festive atmosphere, a speakeasy swing band to get guests up and dancing on the tinsel-adorned tables, a string quartet to create that fanciful moment under the mistletoe or a full-on party band to jump-start your Xmas party with a bang - we’ve got sacks full of Christmas Bands and festive acts to choose from!

If you need help getting into the Christmassy mood, check out the Christmas Crooners below!

Jazz & Swing Christmas Bands

Come take a look at some of our Christmas crooners this winter; Bands for Hire has the perfect Xmas entertainment with jazz and swing bands galore! Our jazz bands cover a range of Christmas classics including White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Walking In The Air and many more - perfect for creating that magical, festive atmosphere!

Our swing bands are no strangers when it comes to getting into the festive spirit - with their feel-good, speakeasy take on winter classics, your guests will be sure to warm up their cockles at your Christmas event. Our Bands for Hire Christmas jazz and swing bands are the ideal choice for entertaining at festive occasions such as Christmas markets, Christmas store openings, corporate Xmas parties, winter weddings and much more!

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Christmas Function & Party Bands

One of the best ways to spread the holiday cheer is to hire in a function band for your Christmas party! We have a huge selection to choose from that include Motown tribute bands for that glitz and glamour, rock ’n’ roll tribute acts to rock around the clock too and plenty of rock bands for colleagues to bring out their air guitar skills too!

Our party bands also offer a range of festive hits to really get everyone in the Christmas spirit - from popular artists such as Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, Slade, Wham, The Pogues, Wizard and many more - all of which who’ve provided us with some memorable Xmas classics over the years! If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to spice up your festive occasion, we highly recommend hiring out a Christmas Party band to see you and your friends through the winter holidays!

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Christmas Soloists

Bands for Hire offer a range of soloists for hire over the festive period, perfect for lighter entertainment over the winter holidays. Bands for Hire’s Christmas soloists range from professional pianists, classical guitarists and harpists to violinists, vocalists and much more.

All with extensive repertoires that include Christmas hits and classics to entertain your guests with, our soloists are the ideal choice for Xmas markets, public events, Christmas dinners, corporate drinks receptions, winter birthdays and much more!

Wrapping up your end of year party has never been easier, we’ve even handpicked some stocking fillers to mull over in the office. So, without further ado, here are our highly recommend acts under the Bands For Hire Christmas tree this winter!

The Festive Jazz Band

Warm up your cockles with The Festive Jazz Band, their musicianship alone will set the room alight! Covering a range of winter classics, this Parisian-style jazz outfit is the perfect entertainment for those colder nights this Christmas.

Hot House Jazz

Let’s twist and jive the night away with Hot House Jazz! A truly authentic 1920s, prohibition jazz band with a wonderfully apt Christmas repertoire - a fantastic act for those looking to host a glitz and glamor, vintage Christmas ball! Check out Hot House Jazz by clicking here.


This charming duo are the perfect winter warmers you need for your Christmas party this year! Lulabells offer a classy take on the speakeasy era with gorgeous vocal harmonies to whisk your guests away to a bygone era - looking to put on a Great Gatsby themed Christmas party this year? Lulabells are the right act to set the scene! Check out LulaBells by clicking here.

The Rosettes

The sounds of a winter wonderland are only a strings length away - The Rosettes know how to set the festive scene with their ever so charming Christmas repertoire; including elegant string arrangements of Xmas classics such as Jingle Bells, Let It Snow, Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty The Snow Man and many more! Check out The Rosettes by clicking here.

Jon - Singer / Pianist

Set the festive mood with Jon’s Christmassy repertoire and help everyone feel merry and joyous this winter! Jon covers a whole range of Christmas hits that’ll be sure to get everyone in the festive spirit! Check out Jon by clicking here.

The Swing Band

Have yourself a merry little Christmas with The Swing Band this wintertime! These Christmas crooners would suit any festive event, with a carefully crafter Xmas repertoire to set the scene under the mistletoe this year. Check out The Swing band by clicking here.

The Ceilidh Band

It’s never too late to get your Ceilidh on this winter and this band are the perfect choice for a Christmas bash! We all work with colleagues who say they can’t dance, but fear not, because The Ceilidh Band are hear to teach you and all your guests the ropes. Mix up this years Xmas office party with a Ceilidh Christmas to remember! Check out The Ceilidh Band by clicking here.

Hayden - Solo Guitarist

We’re all dreaming of a white Christmas, but if the weather doesn’t come through, you can guarantee Hayden will bring the Christmas feels this winter! A classy and skilled guitarist is all that’s need to create the perfect Christmassy backdrop at your event this year. Check out Hayden by clicking here.

The Hot Club

Make last Christmas look dull and boring by hiring in this exciting jazz and swing band this winter! The Hot Club are a well polished act with plenty of charm and charisma; with an exciting Christmas repertoire to boot, this gypsy jazz band are a sure hit this Xmas! Check out The Hot Club by clicking here.

The Django Rags

Let is snow this Christmas with a top-notch, gypsy jazz band for your festive event! The Django Rags are a tight-knit gypsy jazz instrumental act whose light hearted take on Christmas classics with leave you and your guests with that feel good feeling this winter. Check out The Django Rags by clicking here.

Pocket Full Of Swing

Fill up your stocking this Christmas with this delightfully enchanting band! A Pocket Full Of Swing are a superlative Dixieland, gypsy jazz swing band who are all set for the colder months with their winter repertoire at the ready. This band offer roaming sets as well, perfect for walking around and entertaining guests at Christmas markets and other festive events. Check out Pocket Full Of Swing by clicking here.

Young Hearts

If all you want for Christmas is the perfect acoustic duo, then look no further! Young Hearts offer captivating vocals and intricate guitar playing to create a seamlessly intimate performance. Their repertoire is packed with Christmas goodies such as Last Christmas, Walking In A Winter Wonderland, All I Want For Christmas Is You and much more. Check out the Young Hearts by clicking here.


Only the highest talent deserves to attend your Xmas parties this year, which is why we’ve put forward The Decades - an all-star band full of enthusiastic professionals who know how to rock around the Christmas tree with you and all of your guests! Check out The Decades by clicking here.

Sound City

A new act on our Bands for Hire roster this year and truly sensational one at that! Sound City are a rocking trio that would have no problem setting alight the proverbial Christmas pudding at your event this year! Check out Sound City by clicking here.

Electric Soul Club

Sophisticated and cool; Electric Soul Club come highly recommended for your Christmas parties this year. A soulful band playing all the favourites and a generous handful of Christmas hits to get everyone in that end-of-year party mood! Check out Electric Soul Club by clicking here.

Version One

The tinsels covering the dance floor and confetti in your hair, it’s time for everyone to let their hair down this winter - Version One are a killer function band who are guaranteed to bring out the festive madness in all your colleagues this year with their top notch Christmas covers! Check out Version One by clicking here.

Darell - Solo Pianist

Cosy around the fireplace and enjoy this soulful singer and solo pianist belt out the Christmas classics for all to hear. Darell has a diverse repertoire of songs that would suit any occasion, but his list of Xmas songs is ideal for instilling some Christmas cheer!

The Jets

The Jets wish it could be Christmas everyday, which is why they’ve put together an amazing Christmas set list! Featuring the likes of Wizard, Slade and Shakin’ Stevens - the band are ready to rock the night away at your Xmas party this year! Check out The Jets by clicking here.

The Fiction

A re-vamped look for this newly exclusively signed act at Bands for Hire; we’re proudly putting forward The Fiction for your Christmas dos, winter events and private parties for the ultimate live band experience! Check out The Fiction by clicking here.

Miami Wave

Trust us when we say Miami Wave are the band you wish you'd booked 'Last Christmas' for your work's Xmas do! No other band rocks quite as hard, and their 80s-inspired repertoire is a sure-fire hit to get everyone up and dancing.

Our Christmas bands are available to hire throughout London and surrounding areas including Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, Suffolk, Kent, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northants, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, East Sussex, Hampshire, West Sussex, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Shropshire, South Wales, North Wales, Staffordshire, Manchester, Cheshire, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Yorkshire, Durham, Cumbria, Lancashire, Durham and Northumberland.

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