Live Bands for Hire

Are you looking to hire a band? Our diverse selection of live bands for hire for weddings, parties and events includes the UK’s leading rock and pop bands, folk and Mumford folk style bands, indie party bands, vintage and jazz bands, plus soul and Motown bands. We even have DJs and string quartets for weddings, so no matter what you are looking for, we can provide the perfect live band hire for your event. We have the best live bands for corporate events, so why not get in touch with us today if you are looking for a corporate function band!

Wedding Band Hire

All our bands for hire are excellent choices for a wedding or a birthday party, whether you are looking for a classy slow dance, barnstorming, clap along folk or something to fill the dance floor and get everyone boogying! Your wedding music will be an integral part of your wedding day, from the ceremony to the evening entertainment. When it comes to hiring wedding bands, the choice can be overwhelming. With so many genres and styles to choose from and varying prices, it can take time and effort to find the best live band to suit the style of your wedding. The good news is Music8 will help you find the perfect band to fit your style and budget. If you are looking for an indie rock wedding band, you could find a trio from around £900. If soul, funk and Motown, is your favourite genre we have some fantastic bands that will play all the dance floor fillers.

Drinks Reception Wedding Bands
​We have live bands for a drinks reception like an acoustic party band or a string quartet. A string quartet is just the perfect choice for background music at the ceremony and afternoon reception. Our acoustic bands can be as small as a duo which would be ideal for the more intimate wedding reception. A popular line up is a 4- piece acoustic wedding band performing chilled out background music and the more popular pop-rock and indie rock classics for a livelier reception. Check out some of our acoustic party bands based throughout the UK. If you are having a reception outside, how about a roaming wedding band? These wedding bands will mix and mingle with your guests while playing your favourite acoustic rock and pop, soul, jazz, and anything else that may take your fancy.

​Evening Wedding Music
When it comes to a live band for the evening wedding reception, we have function bands covering every genre and style, providing fantastic live entertainment and based throughout the UK. A live function band performing a mix of high energy rock and pop tunes throughout the decades are the number one choice for evening wedding entertainment, guaranteeing the dance floor stays full from start to finish. There are so many wedding bands to choose from, and here at Music8, we have picked the best live wedding bands from duos and trios, high energy 4-piece band, and up to a 10-piece band with a complete brass section. All our function bands will travel to most locations in the UK and Europe.

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The Maida Vales
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The Hustlers
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GB Folks
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NSA Band
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909 Band
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Rox Band
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Headline Party Band
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The London Band
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The Party Killers
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The Funky Beats
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Citrus
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The Fabullators
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Hip Hop Dance Band
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The Shakes
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Queen Supreme
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Dressed To Thrill
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Groove Machine
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Revolver
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Pinch
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The Doctors
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The Signals

Band Hire for Corporate Events

We do not just do wedding bands and wedding singers; we also cater to corporate companies and have worked with many agencies and event organisers in the past to provide the best music for their events. Corporate functions offer a perfect chance to network and build connections and establish relationships – but they do not have to be all business.

If you are holding a company event and are wondering how to woo and impress your clientele or your associates, then the answer is simple: hire a band! Whether you are throwing a corporate event or possibly a Christmas party for your staff or clients, hiring a live function band adds that layer of business prestige, glamour and class to help your event outshine those of all your competitors. We have got string quartets to add a touch of elegance to your business dinner, we have got vintage bands to bring the sparkle to your themed fundraiser, and jazz bands for hire to add that touch of class for any event. Here at Music8, we also have indie rock, pop and rock band, and funk & soul bands for every type of event across the UK. Also, check out our Mumford and Sons-style folk-rock pop bands for summer fetes and roaming bands for your outdoor get-togethers. No matter what feeling you are going for or who is invited we know we have got the highest quality party bands for corporate events, and if you cannot find what party band you are looking for, just let us know! We will get you paired up with your perfect live party band in no time at all.

Private Parties
Live music is a must for those private parties, like birthdays and garden parties, and we have party bands UK wide, covering different genres and styles. If a party band is too big for your garden party, why not, have a look at our live musicians for more inspiration. You will find pianists, acoustic guitarists or even a saxophonist.

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The Cats
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90's Britpop Tribute Band
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The Ukes
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Glow Wedding Band
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Ricks Band
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Mumford Rocks
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Stereo Band
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Vintage Rhythm & Blues Band
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Stellar
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Holly's Band
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Bella Acoustic
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The Stags
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Tempest
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Hampshire Beats
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Boogie Heaven
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Radio Active
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80's Tribute Band
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The Coasters
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The Tones
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Allstars
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The Sonics
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Rush
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All Night Function Band
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Moore Trio
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The Shinning
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Cool Beans
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Legends

Function Bands FAQs

Each function and party band will have Public Liability Insurance (PLI) certificates and a portable appliance tested (PAT). All our function bands can provide these for your venue if required.

The set-up time for a function band is around 60-90 minutes, depending on how far they have to bring their equipment. The standard set times for a function band will either be 2 x 60 minutes or 3 x 40 minutes with a break in between. Most function bands will also provide a free DJ service in between their live sets. Prices will include a 5.30pm-6 pm arrival, and up to a midnight finish if you hire a function band for the evening entertainment.

A professional function and party band will come self-contained with sound equipment, and lighting for the performance area if the venue does not have any.

​As a guide, a 3-piece covers band will need approx. 3m x 3m. It will increase by an additional meter for any additional band members. A 4-piece band would need 4m x 3m approx. This space is required, for PA equipment, drums, amps, and any lighting, etc. Check the venue has enough space before booking any function band, and 13 amp plugs are available to plug in all their equipment.

 

​A supply of refreshments, like soft drinks, coffee, tea, and water, plus a buffet-style meal, would be gratefully appreciated by the band members especially, if it is for a wedding as it will likely be a long day. Check that they can park vehicles as close to the venue as possible to save time unloading their equipment. If you are holding an event outdoors, your wedding band will need some cover like a gazebo and electrical supply. Always check the venue for a sound limiter as it may dictate the wedding band for hire.

All our bands for hire will take time to learn your special song, whether it is for the first dance at your wedding or a special song for birthday parties, or any other special occasion.

All our bands will have deputies to cover any band member that can not make the day of the event through illness or for any reason..

If you would like to speak to the wedding band of your choice, then this will not be a problem. It is always a good idea to check any small details with your band just to provide peace of mind.

​To hire a wedding band through our live entertainment agency is simple. Once you have picked your function band, we will take a deposit to secure your band. A contract will be issued for you and the function band for peace of mind. Final payment of the outstanding balance will be required the week of your event.

London Party Band:​ The band have now played three parties for us. I booked them for my husbands 50th and was so impressed booked them again for my 50th. Last night they played at my son’s 21st Birthday party. They are amazing and get the crowd going. We have been thoroughly spoilt now and would never want anyone else to provide the music for us. Just gutted we have got no more big birthdays coming up so, we can book them again! Lisa Bennett – 21st Birthday

Headline Party Band: I do not normally write reviews but credit where credit is due. Having done my research into bands for my wedding and reading reviews, I went for this wedding band and can not be more thankful that I did. Not only were they great musicians, great singers and altogether great performers, and they really were lovely people. You can tell they genuinely enjoy what they do and have an absolute interest in your day. Would I recommend them? DEFINITELY. Thank you so much. Yvonne Strangward Hards (Wedding )

The Allstars Wedding Band: Thank you so much for such a fantastic night. You really listened and helped us get our wedding guests up on the dance floor!! You even had us up dancing to our ‘first dance’ which, we had not planned to do!! We cannot recommend you guys enough. You were truly amazing. Thank you. Jodie Peachey (Wedding) 10/10

Queen Supreme: Queen Supreme played at our wedding and absolutely made our night! Everyone was up and dancing, and we had so many comments from people on the night, and after the wedding about how much they loved the wedding band. They have amazing high energy and are incredibly fun, as well as all being brilliant musicians. They learned a song for us and their version is right up there with the original for us! Karen was really easy to deal with in the run-up to the wedding – so lovely to chat to, and we really appreciated how much effort she put into researching the venue/liaising with them so that everything went smoothly. Absolutely perfect from start to finish, I cannot recommend them highly enough! Wedding – Hawksmoor, London

Retros Rock N Roll Band: These guys were ACE!!! Very professional indeed. I will use them again. So refreshing to have a real authentic Rock n’ Roll band. We got married in style. Thank you. Kaija Bell (Wedding) 10/10

 

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