World Music

World Music

We've put together a range of authentic world music acts available to hire for weddings, parties and corporate events. Choose from a range of traditional world music styles including Steel Bands, Cuban Bands, Salsa Bands, German Oompah Bands and Mariachi Bands.

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Hire World Music Bands and Musicians

We're blessed to be living in such a wide and varied world, with so many different cultures to explore – and one of the best ways to do so is through the music of these cultures, something embraced fully by our inspiring world music artists. Let your ears take you to distant lands, guided by our expert world musicians for hire.

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Oompah Bands for Hire

Get Oktober Fest in full swing with one of our Bavarian Oompah bands.

Mariachi band for hire

Mariachi Bands For Hire

Break out the Tequilla, it's Mariachi time!

Steel Band for hire

Steel Bands For Hire

Add an authentic Caribbean twist to your event with one of our entertaining steel bands.

Cuban band for hire

Latin/Salsa Bands For Hire

With their percussive beats and pumping melodies, our Cuban and Salsa bands promise to get your fiesta in full flow.

Flamenco Guitarist

Flamenco Guitarists

Leave your guests in awe with one of our highly talented Spanish guitarists - certain to make a long-lasting impression.

Indian Bands For Hire

Indian/Bollywood Bands & Musicians

From the meditative drone of a Raga to the inescapable exuberance of a Bhangra beat, we have a range of Indian/Bollywood bands for hire.

Hire World Musicians in the UK

Browse through our talented roster of world musicians, singers and performers from across the UK.

Mariachi Kings
From £490
A vibrant and exciting Mariachi band offering authentic South American music perfect for parties and celebrations! Expect an animated and interactive performance from...
Mila - Steel Pannist
From £425
Eloquent solo pannist perfectly capturing the sound of the Caribbean. Mila is a professional steel pannist who specialises in performing...
Thumri - Sitarist
From £245
An enchanting and professional Sitarist for hire with an awe-inspiring talent. Enjoy a spiritual experience expressed wonderfully by the...
Mariachi Fino
From £490
Mariachi Fino are a versatile group of musicians offering an authentic set of folk and popular music. From romantic boleros to foot-stamping Mexican rancheras,...
Son Cubano
From £1465
Authentic Cuban music to liven up the party and get your guests on their feet. Delivering their uplifting and energetic range of Cuban music, Son Cubano are the real...
The Tropical Sunshine Steel Band
From £550
Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean with this easy listening steel band; a magnificent act bringing summery music all year round, whatever the...
Dass Brass
From £1520
Dass Brass offer a fun and contemporary twist on traditional Bavarian brass bands as heard during Oktoberfest and at German festivals. Their unique repertoire of...
Mariachi Bueno
From £550
A Mexican Mariachi band that's sure to bring plenty of spice to your event! If you're looking for fun, laughter and tequila, the Mariachi Bueno band are certain to...
The Oomparty Band
From £1160
Bringing a fresh take to traditional German Oompah, this talented London 5-piece will be sure to keep the party bopping. The Oomparty...
From £POA
Powerful voices, complex harmonies and infectious rhythms make up this professional a cappella group. Golden are an established group of vocalists who perform a wide...
Oompah Wunderbar
From £880
Oompah Wunderbar are an authentic German Oompah band who provide the illustrious sounds of German Beer Kellers and the well renowned...
From £975
Rumberito bring a fiery combination of Cuban Son, Salsa and Cumbia for the ultimate Latino experience. Made up of some of the most experienced and respected musicians...
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Fever Latina
From £935
A infectious and vibrant salsa band bringing high energy performances inspired by the rhythms of Latin American. Fever Latina are a collective of highly professional...
Bollywood Affair
From £1520
Bollywood Affair is an exciting and upbeat Bollywood style band performing exquisite contemporary Indian music. An ideal party band...
The Gospel Choir
From £POA
Feel the electrifying sound run through your veins as The Gospel Choir unleashes their ethereal sound! There is no other sound that...
Fino Latino
From £490
With Fino Latino, yours will be the best fiesta in town! For sheer drama, passion and irresistible exotic rhythms, you can't beat Latin music - and our very own Fino...
Caribbean Steel
From £300
Caribbean Steel have the ability to turn even the rainiest of days into a tropical paradise. Bursting with rhythm, colour and melody,...
Trio Sabor
From £490
Bring a unique and upbeat Latino vibe to your event! Trio Sabor add a Latin flavour to Soul, Funk and Pop classics. Based in Leeds Trio Sabor features three highly...
World Music Booking Guide

If you're looking to hire a World music artist for your next event, you're bound to have lots of questions. Our team of live music experts have put together the following booking guide to get you started.

What is World Music?

'World music', known also as 'global music' and 'international music', is by its very nature a broad term. In short, it refers to music from all around the world that largely exists free from the western music constraints with which our ears are most familiar. World music can introduce us to new styles, new rhythms and new instruments – which our world music acts are eager to do for you!

What type of music do World Music artists perform?

To name but a few of the musical styles our world music acts specialise in, we have Bavarian oompah bands who perform traditional German brass band music clad head to toe in lederhosen, Mariachi bands who play South American music on guitars, fiddles and trumpets with a tip of their sombreros, steel bands who bring you the sunny sounds of the Caribbean with their steel drums and Bollywood bands who combine bhangra, world fusion and other modern Indian music styles into an energetic party for all.

What type of events can I book a World music band for?

Our world music bands and world music artists would make a welcome change from the 'safe' classics and chart music we typically go for, and would transform anything from a wedding reception, wedding breakfast, family gathering or garden party to an awards ceremony, charity event, corporate event, graduation or private dinner function into a refreshingly new experience for all in attendance.

Don't worry about alienating guests – our world music wedding bands love to include everybody, and have been known to throw in a few favourites by the likes of the Killers, Blur and Robbie Williams!

How many musicians are there in a World Music band?

We work closely with our world music acts to deliver the most flexible and accommodating service possible. We have world music artists who suit a wide range of venue and budget requirements, from solo sitarists to all-singing, all-dancing Latin American salsa bands sporting up to 11 members. Have fun exploring all the sights and sounds on this page, and please don't hesitate to contact us for more information on our world music bands.

How long do World Music acts perform for?

Most of our bands and musicians offer two sets of 45 or 60 minute sets and will need at least a 10-15 minute break between sets.

How can I book a World Music act?

We make hiring World musicians a stress-free process. Simply follow the steps below to make your booking:

  • Step 1. Browse through the acts on this page and enquire through the artist's page.
  • Step 2. We'll check availability and send you a bespoke quote based on your event location.
  • Step 3. If you have any questions, just let us know, and one of our team will be happy to answer your queries.
  • Step 4. Once you're ready to book, we'll send you a booking contract to sign online and an invoice for a small deposit of approximately 20%. Payment can be made by card or bank transfer.
  • Step 5. From here, we'll send you a booking confirmation email with everything you need to know.
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Why hire a World Music Band through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All World Musicians hand-picked by our team of experts
  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
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