The Hot Rods
From £2340
Goodness gracious - it's the Hot Rods! This exciting 5-piece 1950s rock and roll band performs hit after hit from the golden era of music. This group of fresh-faced...
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...
Club Alive!
From £2050
Looking to add a bit of glamour to your evening's entertainment? Club Alive! come fully equipped with spectacular energy, style and an amazing show to keep you and...
SFX
From £2375
A contemporary high energy party band that has all the right moves to get your event alive and kicking! SFX consists of five professional musicians that combine male...
Nocturnal
From £2340
Nocturnal will make the night come alive with their exhilarating live show! An electrifying 6-piece that includes some of London's most talented musicians, each with a...
Gilded Showband
From £4095 + VAT
The sensational Gilded Showband offer an extraordinary live show ranging from an 8-piece all the way up to a staggering 21-piece band....
90's Now!
From £5850
This 100% live 90's tribute band will take you right back to your teens with their explosive selection of 90's dance and pop. 90's Now! are a fun and lively 7-piece...
Evolve
From £3150
Evolve are one of the most sought after party bands in the UK; with a set list jam-packed full of the latest pop favourites and a selection of oldies to suit, the band...
Clear Visions
From £2340
Clear Visions are an exciting and exhilarating high end party band. With stunning male and female vocals, the band promise to deliver expectationally accurate...
The Original Party Band
From £2100
'The Original Party Band' are a premium function band, performing at parties, weddings and large corporate events all over the world...
Champagne City
From £1755
A fun lovin' and uplifting party band fronted by soulful female vocalists. Champagne City are bursting with talent and enthusiasm; perfect for kicking the evening off!...
The Ruby Rollers
From £1750
The Ruby Rollers are a sensational party band who know how to kick start the night. With fun and lively sets of both contemporary hits...
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...
Blacksmiths
From £3995
A multifaceted folk, pop & rock band with incredible range and diversity to their performances. Blacksmiths have travelled across the globe performing at a range...

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.

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  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
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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 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 birthday party band to suit your guests.