The UK's Best Party Bands For Hire

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The UK's Best Party Bands For Hire

Showstopping party bands from the UK’s leading supplier of live music for parties and functions, Tailored Entertainment. Our professional party bands are some of the busiest in the country, with literally thousands of bookings a year nationwide. Right here you’ll find live party music perfect for packing every big night’s dancefloor. Whether you’re looking to hire a swinging vintage act for your wedding anniversary, a glamorous soul showband for your Christmas party or an electrifying indie-rock party band to ring in the new year, you’ll find them all in the listings below. And if you’ve got any questions, you can call our expert team on 0800 564 2240. For now, just have fun finding your perfect party band...

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It’s never been easier to find and book amazing party entertainment. You can even fine-tune your search to match your location, budget, and preferred style.
We have incredible live party bands covering all the most popular genres, from funky pop party bands to post-modern jukebox acts perfect for vintage-style functions and events. If you’re not sure where to start, it’s really easy to browse live party music in a dizzying array of styles by simply using our search window below. Alternatively, you can give us a call and chat to one of our team, all of whom are experts at finding your perfect party band.

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Rock / Pop / Soul

Light Years

Light Years mix awesome musicianship with cutting edge sounds – bringing a fresh, funk-ridden kick to a fistful of the biggest pop, hip hop and dance anthems ever written.

  • Location: Herne Bay, Kent
  • Guide Price: £1,650
DJ Live

Brass Monkeys

Get set for massive tunes and a heaving dancefloor with Brass Monkeys – an insanely cool party duo, combining DJ decks with stunning elements of live music. They’ll set your big night alight.

  • Location: Brighton
  • Guide Price: £1,215
Showband

Fly Showband

For all-out, feel good party entertainment of the very highest calibre it’s got to be Fly Showband – an exhilarating act with line-ups to suit every event’s budget.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £2,475
Rock / Pop / Soul

The Big Strut

This hip, no-nonsense five-piece band pack their crowd pleasing setlist with massive, modern tunes and a few old favourites to boot. They’re great for events of all shapes and sizes.

  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Guide Price: £1,985
Retro

The Carousels

The Carousels bring your favourite retro pop songs to life, with a fabulously fun live show that’ll pack the dancefloor till the wee small hours.

  • Location: Hampshire
  • Guide Price: £1,280
Alternative Rock

The White Rooms

A fiery indie rock five piece offering up huge, guitar driven choruses: The White Rooms are ideal for anyone looking to bring their big night a bit of added swagger.

  • Location: Surrey
  • Guide Price: £1,500

The band were fantastic. They not only performed amazingly but were thoughtful, courteous & great fun. Really made my birthday very special.

Club Anthems / Dance

Inertia

This brilliantly quirky, genre bending party band combine anthemic dance with pop classics and punk rock – all into one white-knuckle-ride live show.

  • Location: Hampshire
  • Guide Price: £1,025
Rock / Pop / Soul

Academy Allstars

Stylish, fun and seriously talented; Academy Allstars expertly cater for a diverse guest list, with a killer repertoire spanning five decades of awesome music.

  • Location: Surrey
  • Guide Price: £2,000
Indie Rock / Pop

Alive

Incredible Indie Rock covers band performing throughout the UK. Playing all the songs you love from your favourite festival headliners.

  • Location: Brighton
  • Guide Price: £1,675
Indie Rock / Pop

The Thamesmen

Five decades of the best British pop music, performed by an electrifying live band. With sharp suits, scintillating performance and stunning production to match, The Thamesmen are a fabulous addition to any wedding or function.

  • Location: Haslemere
  • Guide Price: £1,425
Festival Style

Northern Quarter

Energetic, eclectic, and seriously good fun - Northern Quarter bring their brilliantly homespun, folk influenced sound to some of the biggest tunes in pop, rock, and hip hop.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £2,225
Festival Style

Festival Nights

One of the UK’s biggest function bands, bringing the energy of an amazing festival headliner to your big event! Festival Nights are a much-loved favourite for weddings and corporate bookers across the country.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £1,910
Retro

The Vinyls

For a fabulous set of 50's Rock and Roll retro fun followed by a blistering Indie Rock festival headliner set, hire The Vinyls: Surrey's classiest covers band.

  • Location: Surrey
  • Guide Price: £1,255
Indie Rock / Pop

On The One

On The One are a thrilling indie rock trio with a diverse setlist that's sure to have something to please every one of your guests!

  • Location: North West
  • Guide Price: £1,025
Mumford/Folk

Festival Folk

Break out the banjo's and get set for a big old barn dance! Festival Folk are here to bring their fun fuelled, Mumford & Sons style sound to bare on all your favourite hit tunes. An ideal addition to your festival themed wedding!

  • Location: Kent
  • Guide Price: £1,880
Festival Style

Just For Tonight

A barnstorming evening of folk inflected pop awaits with Just For Tonight, the Midlands' favourite festival style function band.

  • Location: Midlands
  • Guide Price: £1,495
Mumford/Folk

Folk Junkies

Incredible Folk/Rock band with violin - perfect for corporate events and weddings! This electrifying act perform all over the world; previous shows include Dubai, Italy, and Spain!

  • Location: Surrey
  • Guide Price: £1,725
Festival Style

The Skip Jacks

From their joyous folk opener to their show stopping, floor filling pop finale, The Skip Jacks are a genuine musical tour de force that’s sure to have your guests begging for more come midnight!

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £2,225
“They were just fantastic! Their sets were wonderful, they were wonderful and the sound engineer was just a delight. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. We had a ball!!”
Bruce - Private Party, The Hanger, Hartest
Need a helping hand finding your perfect party band?

Not sure where to start with hiring your perfect party band? Then we’re here to help. Here’s answers to some of our most frequently asked questions…

How much should I pay for my party band?

For professional bands for parties, we recommend a base-level starting price of around £1000. At this price, you’re ensuring that your party band is made up of the UK’s very best professional musicians with the requisite skill set, 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.

What does the party band fee include?

As standard, a Tailored Entertainment party band booking includes...

  • Two hours of live music split into sets to suit you.
  • Professional sound and lighting production.
  • A pre-mixed disco playlist for in between band 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 event, 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 party!

Lots of our party 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 party band travel outside of their location?

Yes! Our party bands regularly travel to perform at parties right across the UK and abroad. If your party is taking place outside of their local area travel costs will be added and if your venue is around two hours or more in travel time, an additional fee to cover Travelodge-style accommodation will also be accounted for in your quote.

I’m worried about booking my party band during coronavirus. What assurances can you offer?

First off, we totally get why you’re feeling a bit worried. We’ve dealt with hundreds of clients throughout 2020 who have been forced change their plans due to COVID-19. We want to make sure that you party music is one less thing for you to worry about. We’ve put in place a comprehensive range of options that will allow you to secure the band you love for your big event, even if you’re forced to alter plans at the last minute. Best thing to do is head to our super helpful Tailored Guide on booking your event during Coronavirus or even give us a call and chat to us directly.

I’m looking for a Christmas party band. Will my band play Christmas songs?

Absolutely! When you start your search, you’ll see that many of our bands have a specific list of Christmas party tunes that they’d be more than happy to pack the set with! Every one of our party bands also offers to learn one special request, so you can add in your favourite if it’s not on the band’s repertoire.

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

For New Year's Eve bookings most of our party bands will perform until 1am as standard, a later finish will be an 'optional extra'. As for Auld Lang Syne – absolutely, if you would like the band to do the countdown and perform Auld Lang Syne that is absolutely fine.

We’re planning a 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 your party is taking place outdoors, 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.

How do I make a party band booking?

First off, take a look through our party band roster and shortlist any bands that you are keen on. Once you've made your shortlist you can submit that to us – you’ll be asked to provide your contact details, and then one of our booking team will get in touch with you to chat through options and how to progress. If you’d prefer, you can just give us a call on 0800 564 2240 to get the ball rolling with finding your perfect party band!

Are there any extra costs I need to think about when hiring a party band?

The price you see listed on the party band’s profile is our guide price. This is the average amount that it will cost to book the band. However, there are 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 performing at local venues (usually within 30 miles of their base). If your party venue is further away than this, there will be a travel fee added to your quote.

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 I pick the songs our party band performs?

On every party band’s profile, you’ll find their specific repertoire of party band music. We suggest that you take their repertoire into consideration when booking your party band, and make sure that you like plenty of the songs on their list. When you book your act, we’ll ask you to go through this list and highlight your favourites, so the band can keep those in mind when putting the sets together for your big night. You can also use this time to identify any songs you wouldn’t like to hear, too.

All our professional party bands also offer to learn one special request (a song not listed on their repertoire) as standard with your booking.

Can we provide our own party playlist for before and after live sets?

Absolutely! You can put together a Spotify playlist and pass this across to your party band ahead of the event, and they will be happy to play this in between sets. Or if you’d prefer, the band can put a playlist together for you. Many of our 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 party band?

If you’re struggling to find the right live party entertainment for you, 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.

Will our party band provide insurance certificates such as Public Liability Insurance and PAT Testing certificates?

In many party venues Public Liability Insurance (PLI) and PAT Testing Certificates (documentation that ensures all electrical items are safe) are an essential requirement from bands for parties. Every one of our party bands carry up-to-date PLI and PAT Testing Certification in line with venues guidelines, meaning when you book a Tailored Entertainment function act, you’ve nothing to worry about.

I’m planning an 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 parties and corporate events 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 party band can I book?

Our party bands cover all the most popular styles in contemporary function entertainment. We have festival-style function bands for rustic barn and tipi weddings, soul & Motown showbands for big, glitzy events, Gatsby-style bands for vintage parties and indie-rock covers bands that guarantee a packed dance floor. 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, it's 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 party band stay late/arrive early?

Yes! Our party band’s standard fees are based on seven hours onsite (5pm arrival, midnight 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 party band?

The timing has to be right for you, but we’d recommend booking your party band as early as possible. We represent some of the most in-demand function bands in the country, and peak summer dates will often book up around a year in advance - sometimes longer. To ensure you get the band you really want, we’d suggest booking as soon as you have your venue sorted.

My party venue has a noise limiter. Can I still book a live 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 party entertainment in our Tailored Guide on party venues with sound limiters.

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