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The very best party bands for hire in the UK, featuring stunning vocalists, exceptional musicians and incredible high-end production.

If you're looking to book a party band for your next event, simply browse through our exclusive roster below or get in touch.

Need some help with your event planning? Give us a call on 0845 073 9440 or drop us an email for some friendly advice.

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Live Party Bands For Hire

To get started, browse through our party bands below and if you like what you hear, simply add them to your shortlist. Once you're happy with your list, just fill in the enquiry form and we'll come back to you with prices and further information.

Hire Party Bands for Corporate Events

Our high-end party bands present a melting pot of high energy floor fillers from a variety of popular musical styles. Whether you like to get down to Motown, swing to some 60s rock 'n' roll, to and fro to disco or get your rave on to 90s dance anthems, you can rest assured that our party bands' repertoires will make you bop until you drop!

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....
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 Kingdom
The Kingdom
From £2225 + VAT
A mesmerising and polished act, The Kingdom aim to please with their highly energetic stage presence. As one of the most highly sought after function and wedding bands...
The Royals
The Royals
From £5050 + VAT
The Royals truly are a tour de force offering an explosive live performance specialising in RnB, Soul and Hip Hop. Comprising of some of the top musicians in and...
Violet Soul
Violet Soul
From £2070
A spectacularly soulful & vibrant party band with immense vocals, irresistible grooves and infectious rhythms to get the party started! Violet Soul are a dynamic...
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...

Why hire a party band through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All bands hand-picked by our team of live music experts
  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
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I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for everything. All your organisation and suggestions for bands were great. The music sessions held here at the Business Park throughout the summer were very well received. I’ll be in touch next year with more bookings.

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Decades
Decades
From £1850
Decades are the ultimate function band, offering a stage show and performance that won't be beaten. With a repertoire of over 500 songs featuring the best 50s and 60's...
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...
The XL
The XL
From £2075
The XL deliver a truly exceptional live sound with their carefully crafted arrangements of popular hits from across the decades. The band's high-energy performance...
Listen Up!
Listen Up!
From £1520
With a wealth of experience, Listen Up! offer an exciting, high-energy performance for every generation. Having spent years in the music industry performing alongside...
Soul Traffic
Soul Traffic
From £3500 - £5000+
Introducing 'Soul Traffic', the UK's most authentic soul band. Playing only the biggest and best Stax and Atlantic soul numbers from the 60's. The bands attention to...
The Luminescence
The Luminescence
From £1650
Inimitable female vocals and stunningly accurate renditions of classic and contemporary party hits; The Luminescence are an absolute must...
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Motown Sensation
Motown Sensation
From £2650
'Motown Sensation' are a truly authentic Motown tribute band performing non-stop Motown hits from Stevie wonder, Marvin Gaye and Aretha...
Young Hype
Young Hype
From £5850 + VAT
Meet Young Hype; a brand new kind of show band - fresh, talented, unique and buzzing with energy. Young Hype are an exciting group of young musicians and singers based...
Life In Stereo (Extended)
Life In Stereo (Extended)
From £1695
Life In Stereo are a world class party band made up of some of the most experienced musicians in their field. The band's reputation has...
Montana
Montana
From £2075
Welcome to the world of Montana, a super talented and highly professional wedding / party band. The band offer a wide ranging repertoire encompassing pop, country,...
Showband Supreme
Showband Supreme
From £4095
Showband Supreme are London's hottest high-end party band on the scene! Boasting the highest quality musicians on offer, Showband...
Midnight Party Band
Midnight Party Band
From £1960 + VAT
Welcome the Midnight Party Band - an all star cast of professional musicians ready to rock! This highly talented collective is made up of...

Booking a Party Band - FAQs

Looking to hire a party band but not quite sure where to start? Below you'll find answers to some of the most common queries about party bands.

How much does it cost to hire a band for a party?

As a general rule, party bands start at around £900 for a trio and £1200 for a 4-piece band. This is purely a guide as there are a number of factors that affect the price of a function band, such as the experience of the musicians, how in-demand they are, and travel expenses.

If you’re looking to hire a high-end party band, you’ll find prices typically start from approximately £2000 for a 5-piece band going up to £5000 for larger line-ups.

What type of events can I hire a band for?

Our party bands have years of experience performing at events across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

We cover every type of event imaginable including wedding receptions, school reunions, awards ceremonies, family get togethers, large birthday parties, corporate events, charity events, galas and summer balls.

What type of music do your party bands perform?

Our popular party bands cover music from every genre from swing, rock ‘n’ roll, disco, funk and soul to 80s, 90s, indie, pop, rock, dance, and club music.

Some of the most popular artists include Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ed Sheeran, Madonna, Taylor Swift and Beyonce to name but a fraction.

How do I book a band for an event?

Here at Bands For Hire we’ve made booking a live party band a simple and straight forward process.

  • Step 1: Browse through our party bands section, watch the videos and visit the band’s profile page to view more videos, photos and information about set lists 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.

How long does it take a party band to set up and soundcheck?

Set up times vary for each band depending on the size of their set up and line-up. You can expect most small cover bands to take an hour to set up and soundcheck with larger party bands requiring up to 2 hours.

How long do party bands play for?

Most party bands perform 2 hours of live music with playlists between sets until midnight. This is often split into 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute sets.

How long is the band’s break?

We recommend a minimum of 15-20 minutes between sets but this can be longer to suit your schedule.

What equipment does the band provide?

For private events such as a wedding reception or birthday party, our bands will provide everything required including PA system and lighting.

When booking a band for a corporate event you may well already have an external production company providing sound and lighting. We’re here to liaise with your sound team and provide the required technical specifications to ensure the band have everything they need on the day.

Do bands provide DJ sets between and after their performance?

All of our event bands provide complimentary DJ playlists between sets / until midnight to keep the party atmosphere going when they’re off-stage.

In addition to this, many of our party bands and show bands offer professional DJ sets for a small extra charge.

Who are the best party bands in the UK?

With 20 years in the events industry, we work hard to offer only the very best party bands in the UK. Each and every one of our party bands has been hand-picked for their musicianship, vocal ability, experience and professionalism.

So whether you’re planning a wedding, birthday party, anniversary or corporate event, you can be 100% confident in the quality of your live band when booking through Bands For Hire.

What other live entertainment can I hire for my event?

Along with our party bands, we also represent a whole range of live entertainers to compliment your event. From background instrumentalists such as harpist, guitarists, pianists and string quartets to jazz bands, roaming acoustic bands and mariachi bands.

For more corporate music acts, head on over to our corporate entertainment ideas section of the website.

If you're looking for more live music options for your wedding reception, check out our UK wedding bands and live wedding music section.

Live Entertainment Ideas

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Corporate Entertainment Ideas

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Booking a Band for a School Reunion Party
Booking a Band for a School Reunion Party

Retro bands to end your school reunion themed event on a high.

Local Party Bands in the UK

Looking for a live party band in your local area? We represent only the very best party bands in the UK, from London, Surrey and Kent to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Yorkshire. To find local party bands in your area, simply use the search bar at the top of the page.

Corporate Showbands

Our corporate showbands feature some of the most in-demand session musicians and vocalists in the entertainment industry. With an extensive repertoire to suit any occasion, they’ll be sure to have you and your guests off your seats and on to the dance floor.

Choose from bands with female vocalists, male vocalists or a combination of both to really make an impression. Or why not go one step further and add a horn/brass section, percussionist and backing vocalists for a truly unforgettable night of live entertainment.

Book a band for a Birthday Party or Anniversary

Planning a big birthday celebration or special anniversary? Whether you're after a 90s band for a 40th birthday party, 80s band for a 50th or something to suit the whole family, we'll find you the perfect party band to suit your guests.