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London Bands For Hire

London Bands For Hire

Make your event unforgettable with one of our exclusive London bands for hire. Featuring only the highest calibre musicians, our London party bands guarantee to keep your guests on the dance floor!

All London Function Bands

Hire a Function Band in London

Browse through our exclusive roster, featuring the very best function bands in London. Performing everything from classic oldies to contemporary pop, rock and indie, you're sure to find a band that fits the bill.

We work alongside a wide network of local London cover bands and musicians, handpicked for their professionalism and exceptionally high level of musicianship.

Sound City
Sound City
From £995
A dynamic and lively trio who bring an abundance of talent, charm and charisma to each and every event. Having studied at the acclaimed British Academy of New Music,...
The Tricks
The Tricks
From £1545
Introducing The Tricks - London’s most prestigious function band, available to book for weddings, corporate functions, business awards ceremonies and more....
The New Tones
The New Tones
From £1395
The New Tones are a young and vibrant function band who offer a lively repertoire, enthusiastic performance and up beat style to kick start your event. The New Tones...
The Fiction
The Fiction
From £1295
The Fiction are a fun and entertaining 4-piece band performing popular songs from the past five decades. This talented and enthusiastic function and wedding band offer...
Soho Soul
Soho Soul
From £1195
An upbeat soul band from London who bring an abundance of style and charisma to the stage! Having studied in numerous music colleges in the capital such as BIMM London...
Electric Soul Club
Electric Soul Club
From £1295
Electric Soul Club are a gifted young 5-piece function band performing a range of music from old soul classics to contemporary pop. With...
The Matchsticks
The Matchsticks
From £995
A high-octane indie-rock party band that offer a diverse selection of songs powered by electric vocals! The Matchsticks consist of three...
The Oliver Soul Band
The Oliver Soul Band
From £2225 + VAT
With an abundance of charisma, on-stage charm and talent, The Oliver Soul Band have got the goods to take your event to the next level....
Soul That Swings
Soul That Swings
From £1240
Soul That Swings offer a unique combination of Rat Pack, Pop and Soul for an unforgettable night of dancing for all ages. Stylish,...
The Relays
The Relays
From £1750
With a penchant for creating an electrifying live performance, The Relays offer non-stop party anthems all night long! With a casually cool yet professional on-stage...
Atlantica
Atlantica
From £2785 + VAT
Meet Atlantica, an energetic and entertaining party band bringing you the absolute best from the past six decades. Atlantica are an exceptionally talented group of...
The Soundouts
The Soundouts
From £1295
This young and exciting 4-piece band bring an air of rock 'n' roll to the table with a fresh sound that oozes style and East London cool. With Sir Richard Branson,...
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Life In Stereo
Life In Stereo
From £1495
Life In Stereo are one of the UK's leading cover bands, made up of four world class session musicians - together they produce a sound you'll find difficult to match....
Stylus
Stylus
From £1465
When it comes to event entertainment, Stylus are the elite. This function band comprises some of the UK’s most in-demand rock and pop session musicians; each at the...
The Jets
The Jets
From £1395
If you're looking for an ultra-cool wedding band to get your party rockin', the Jet's are certain to deliver! With close to a thousand gigs under their belt, their...
Elite
Elite
From £1395
Elite are a stunning all-female vocal group featuring live sax - perfect for corporate events, award ceremonies and private parties. This lively and enthusiastic band...
The Breakaways
The Breakaways
From £1055
Bring out the anthems with this rockin' indie trio - combining new and old, The Breakaways are the perfect band for any occasion. The Breakaways are a high-energy...
Orland Park
Orland Park
From £2485
A sensational live band bringing energy, charisma and professionalism to every event. Orland Park are a highly professional group of London session musicians, brought...

Guide to Booking a London Cover Band

Are you ooking to hire a London function band but not quite sure where to start? Below you'll find answers to some of the most common queries about London bands for hire.

What style of music do your London cover bands perform?

We represent a wide and diverse roster of London cover bands, performing everything from old school classics to modern pop music.

You’ll find the majority of our London cover bands have put together a setlist to include a range of music to cater for guests of all ages. From 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll to 70s disco, 80s anthems, 90s indie, rock, dance and more.

So, whether you’re into London rock 'n' roll legends such as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeplin and Queen, or you’d prefer a more contemporary set featuring the likes of Mumford and Sons, Bastille and Florence and the Machine, you’re sure to find a live band to suit your tastes.

If Motown and soul is your thing, you may be interested in one of our epic London soul bands, featuring some of London’s top vocalists and musicians.

What type of events do your London party bands perform at?

Our London party bands are experienced in every type of event making them the ideal live entertainment for all of the following:

  • Corporate event
  • Award ceremony
  • Wedding reception
  • Wedding anniversary
  • Birthday party celebration
  • Christmas office party
  • New years eve party
  • Charity Ball
  • University end of year ball
  • Garden party / Family party

Bands For Hire is one of the UK’s leading wedding band suppliers, head over to our London wedding bands section for more information.

Where do your London function bands perform?

All of our London bands are available to hire for events across Greater London including:

Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames and Westminster.

What other live entertainment does Bands For Hire offer in London?

Along with our evening function bands, we also represent a whole host of other London musicians, perfect for corporate entertainment, wedding music and daytime background music.

For ceremony musicians, you may be interested in our range of string quartets and wedding harpists, perhaps notching up the tempo later on in the day with one of our acoustic or jazz bands for hire.

For that added element of sophistication, why not hire a London jazz band to perform as your guests arrive, throughout the wedding meal or for the mains evening entertainment. Our roster of jazz musicians includes everything from small jazz bands to full swing bands with brass section and vocalists. Visit our London Jazz Bands section to view all of our jazz bands in London.

How much does a London function band cost and what’s included?

There are a several factors that can affect the price of a live function band, mainly the number of musicians, the experience of the band and the travelling distance.

As a guide, you can expect a trio to start at around £1000, with 4-piece bands ranging between £1200 and £2000.

We always outline exactly what’s included in your quote, but as a guide, you can expect all prices to include the following:

  • 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets to finish by midnight
  • Professional PA system (Speakers, mixing desk, amps etc)
  • High-quality lighting for performance area and dance floor
  • DJ Playlists before, between and after live sets until midnight
  • Travel expenses
  • Public Liability Insurance and required PAT test certificates

What time will the band arrive to set up?

For evening events such as corporate events, birthday parties and charity balls, the band will arrive in good time to ensure they are all set up and sound checked before guests arrive. This is usually at around 5:30 pm.

For weddings, bands will base their quote on a standard arrival time of approximately 5:30 pm/6 pm. If the band are setting up in a different room to the meal and speeches, they'll be able to set up straight away. Otherwise, the band will usually wait until the meal and speeches have finished avoiding any interruptions.

What time does the band start their sets?

All of our bands and happy to work with your schedule. As a general guide, we recommend starting the band's live sets no earlier than 8:30 pm/9 pm.

How long does the band take to set up?

Function bands typically take around an hour to set up and sound check, with some larger bands requiring up to 2 hours.

How do I book a London band?

We’ve made booking a London band a simple and stress-free process, simply follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Browse through the London party bands on this page, watch the videos and visit the band’s profile page to view more videos, photos and information about setlists and packages.
  • Step 2: Add the band to your shortlist by clicking on the star icon, once you’re happy with your shortlist, send us an email with your event details. Alternatively, you can enquire about each band separately using the contact form at the bottom of the band’s profile page.
  • Step 3. We’ll check availability with the band and send you a quote based on your event location. From here you can reply to our team to ask any questions you may have.
  • Step 4: If you’re happy to proceed with the quote, we’ll just need you to send over your full name and address along with confirmation of the full venue address.
  • Step 5: We’ll send over a contract for you to review and sign along with an invoice for a deposit, equal to approx. 20% of the total fee.
  • Step 6: Once the contract has been signed and deposit paid, we’ll send over a booking confirmation email outlining your booking. You’ll also have your own member of our team assigned to your event who will be available to answer your queries right up to the event date.

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