New Year's Eve Party Bands

New Year's Eve Party Bands

New Year's Eve Party Bands

The best New Year's Eve party bands for hire from the UK’s leading supplier of live party music, Tailored Entertainment. On this website you’ll find premium live music acts to suit every event style, size, and budget. Whether you’re after a professional showband for your wedding anniversary at a glitzy hotel, or a retro 90’s party band for a big birthday bash, you’ll find the perfect act for your big night right here. For more information on booking the perfect New Year's Eve party entertainment, you can get in touch and chat to one of our entertainment booking experts on 0800 564 2240. For now, have fun browsing our exclusive roster of New Year's Eve party bands.

Hire A Live Band For Your New Year's Eve Party

We’ve got dancefloor-packing New Year's Eve party bands in a dizzying array of styles, with something to suit all tastes and budgets.
With our simple search window, it’s never been easier to find a party band that matches your party theme, budget, and location. You could try something super festive like a vintage swing party band or go all out with a glitzy premium showband or a post-modern jukebox act. The sky is the limit!

If you’re still struggling to choose that perfect New Year's Eve party band, pick up the phone and give us a call on 0800 564 2240. We’d love to hear from you.

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“Happy New Year! I just want to start by saying the band were absolutely incredible. They had everyone up and dancing from the first song and both vocalists were fantastic. We’ve had so many compliments from guests about the quality of the entertainment, so we would like to pass on our thanks to them all for giving us such a memorable evening.”
Cari - Old Thorns, Liphook, Hampshire

Need A Helping Hand Finding Your Perfect New Year's Eve Party Band?

If you’re not quite sure where to start with finding the perfect live music act for your New Year's Eve party, then we’re here to help. Here’s answers to some of our most frequently asked questions...

How much should I pay for my New Year's Eve party band?

For professional bands for New Year's Eve parties, we recommend a base-level starting price of around £1500. At this price, you’re ensuring that your party band is made up of the UK’s very best professional musicians with the requisite skillset, equipment, and production to perform at any events venue in the country. Keep in mind that this is a starting price, and lots of bands you’ll like are going to cost more than this - as a general rule band's tend to charge around 50% extra for New Year's Eve when compared to their usual starting rate.

What does the New Year's Eve band fee include?

As standard, a Tailored Entertainment New Year's Eve party band booking includes...

  • 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets.
  • Auld Lang Syne performed.
  • Professional sound and lighting production.
  • A pre-mixed DJ service before and after live sets.
  • PAT Testing and PLI Insurance (required by all UK wedding venues).

You also get our 5-star Tailored Entertainment customer service. From your first enquiry right through to the party day itself, you’ll have a dedicated booking agent on hand to answer any questions or arrange any last-minute changes. This kind of peace of mind can make all the difference in the lead-up to your big event!

Lots of our bands also offer ‘optional extras’ for an additional fee. These include services such as afternoon drinks reception add-ons, roaming acoustic sets, ‘band as DJ’ sets, early load-in and late finishes. You’ll find all these options listed in the band’s profile.

Will my New Year's Eve party band travel outside of their location?

Yes! Our bands regularly travel to perform at functions right across the UK and abroad. If your New Year's Eve party is taking place more than two hours (one-way) from a band’s ‘location’, they will ask for an additional fee to cover travel and accommodation costs.

I’m booking a party band for New Years Eve, will the band play past midnight? (And will they play Auld Lang Syne?!)

If you’re booking a band for New Year’s Eve, they will be more than happy to amend their standard finish time to suit your party plans – however this may incur an extra charge. As for Auld Land Syne – our bands will be able to do the countdown and perform Auld Lang Syne for you.

We’re planning a New Year's Eve party at our house/private residence. Is it still okay to book a professional party band?

Yes! Our party bands are more than happy to play at houses and private residences. If you’re New Year's Eve party is taking place outdoors or in a marquee, you just need to make sure that there is adequate electrical power for the band to use. For more information on this, you can chat to our booking team.

Are there any extra costs I need to think about when hiring a band for a New Year's Eve party?

The price you see listed on the band’s profile is our guide price. This is the average amount that it will cost to book the band. However, most acts will charge around a 50% uplift for New Year's Eve and there are also a few things that might affect the final cost of booking your live party entertainment. For example, travel distance – the band’s guide price is based on them travelling anywhere within two hours (one-way) of their ‘location’. If your event is further away than this, there will be a travel and accommodation budget added to the booking.

There are a few other things that might increase the cost of booking your party music. If you would like the band to arrive early/stay late then this will incur an extra fee, and if you decide to book any of the band’s ‘optional extras’, these will also incur an extra charge.

For more information on this, give our team a call on 0800 564 2240. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Can we provide our own New Year's Eve party playlist?

Absolutely! You can put together a Spotify playlist and pass this across to the band ahead of the event, and they will be happy to play this before and after live sets. Or if you’d prefer, the band can put a playlist together for you. Many of our New Year's Eve party bands also offer a ‘band as DJ’ add-on, where the band members personally MC the party and take requests too.

Can someone help me pick the right band for my New Year's Eve party?

If you’re struggling to find the right live party entertainment for your New Year's Eve event, we’d be more than happy to help! It’s helpful to think about the kind of music you like to listen to, or the kind of music that gets you and your friends and family dancing at a party, and choose an act that fits with that style. If you’re still not sure, give our expert team a call and we can suggest a few acts you might like based on your preferences, location, and budget.

I’m planning a New Year's event abroad. Can I still book a Tailored Entertainment party band?

Absolutely! Tailored Entertainment represents some of the UK’s very best international party bands. Our acts regularly travel overseas to perform at New Year's Eve parties right across the world. Understandably, the way that international bookings are priced can be quite different to domestic gigs. You can read loads more about this in our Tailored Guide on booking overseas party bands, or you can call our expert bookings team for more information.

What different styles of New Year's Eve party bands can I book?

Our New Year's Eve party bands cover all the most popular styles in contemporary function entertainment. We have festival-style function bands, soul & Motown showbands for big, glitzy events, Gatsby-style bands for vintage parties and indie-rock covers bands that guarantee a packed dancefloor. For those looking for something a bit different from their covers band, we’ve got incredible dance anthem bands, retro 90s college rock acts, brilliant RnB bands and much more besides!

If you don’t know where to start, its useful to think about the kind of music you love and find a band that fits. You can use our search function to fine-tune your choices a bit!

Will my New Year's Eve party band stay late/arrive early?

Yes! A band’s standard New Year's Eve fee is based on eight hours onsite (5pm arrival, 1am finish). For an additional fee, all our acts are willing to arrive earlier or stay a bit later to suit your event’s schedule.

How early should I book my New Year's Eve party band?

The timing has to be right for you, but we’d recommend booking your New Year's Eve party band as early as possible. We represent some of the most in-demand function bands in the country, and often we take repeat bookings in January for the next New Years event. To ensure you get the band you really want, we’d suggest booking as soon as you have your event confirmed.

My New Year's Eve party venue has a noise limiter. Can I still book my function band?

The short answer is yes, you absolutely can book a great band if your venue has a noise limiter. Most of our professional party bands are able to perform within the restrictions of a sound limiter and your experience will be the same as at a venue without one. We have a few bands - mainly the club anthems style, whose music may not be suitable depending on the individual venue restrictions. Please contact us to chat further if your venue has a sound limiter as we'll likely have experience of working at your chosen venue. You can read all about what sound limiters are and how they might affect your New Year's Eve party entertainment in our Tailored Guide on party venues with sound limiters.

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