Party Bands for hire Near You

Hire a party band near you for your wedding, party, or event. Often including large band line-ups and performing the latest pop hits, these groups specialise in spectacular, high-energy performances. Booking a party band is a sure-fire way to give your guests a night to remember! Browse our collection of the 360 best party bands here.

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Hire MK & the Misters Party band with Encore
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£2432.50 - £7292.50
Party bandLondon

MK & the Misters is the UK’s finest party band! Comprised of London’s top musicians, we performed at 300+ events since 2016!

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Hire Big Phat Jukebox Party band with Encore
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£650 - £1800
Party bandMarket Harborough

Big Phat Jukebox are a 5 piece band that's Proud to Party! Stonking vocals, sax, guitar, bass and drums. Plus a 'secret weapon' instrument!

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Hire LDN Showband Party band with Encore
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£8659 - £14689
Party bandLondon

London's #1 Showband. Featuring a collective of the country's finest session musicians.

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Hire Madame Riviera Party band with Encore
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Party bandLondon

With a DJ and live band you’ll have the dance floor jumping whilst flawless musicians wow the crowd with their impressive performances!

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Hire The Alleycatz Party band with Encore
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£1000 - £6875
Party bandLondon

The Alleycatz are one of the UK's Premier function bands! A brilliant 5-12 piece pop/Motown & funk band that'll bring class to any occasion!

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Hire Stallions & The Bear  Party band with Encore
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Party bandColchester

Hailing from the Sicilian City of Palermo (Italy), Stallions & The Bear are one of the UK's most vibrant and popular wedding and event bands

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Hire I Love Amp Party band with Encore
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£1300 - £1800
Party bandSalcombe

I Love Amp are an incredible 4 piece party band offering a dynamic set list, they know how to entertain! The UK's favourite party band! 🇬🇧

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Hire The Weekend Grooves Party band with Encore
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£675 - £7292.50
Party bandLondon

4+ piece party band ready to fill the groove and fill the dance floor with music from the 50's all the way up to current hits.

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Hire Here's To Us  Party band with Encore
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£1700 - £2125
Party bandLancashire

The NW's No1 Party and Wedding band! Our members have sang with the likes of Ed Sheeran & BMTH. Make your night one to remember with HTU!

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Hire B-Side Project Party band with Encore
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£1200 - £4280
Party bandLondon

You know that feeling you get when you hear a tune you love but haven't heard in ages? We play those!

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Hire MIB band Party band with Encore
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£900 - £6100
Party bandGuildford

Book the band who performed to 300k people for the Royal Wedding of William & Kate - Professional party animals, MIB band!

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Hire Velvet Diamond Party band with Encore
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£1688 - £2375
Party bandLoughton

Party band ready to deliver the most captivating and interactive perforance you and your guests have ever seen!

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Hire LDN Wide Awake Party band with Encore
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£3025 - £9212.50
Party bandLondon

LDN's Wide Awake brings you London's freshest DJ act to provide a night you won't forget.​

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Hire The Maestros Party band with Encore
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£525 - £1400
Party bandLeeds

#1 Most Booked Party Band of the Year 2022 & 2023. 100% Live Music with floor-fillers from the 60s to today. We've performed at 800+ events!

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Hire Temple Party band with Encore
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£625 - £3687.50
Party bandLondon

Professional singer, Wendy uses a pool of pro percussionists, guitarists, bassists and pianists. Acoustic & Electric options available 😎...

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Hire Relative Cool Party band with Encore
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£1195 - £1500
Party bandPreston

Funky uplifting dancefloor-filling mix of classic and contemporary pop, funk, disco and motown covers guaranteed to bring the party vibes!

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Hire W!RED Band Party band with Encore
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£875 - £1125
Party bandBirmingham

W!RED are a fantastic Party/Motown/Northern Soul Band that are the perfect entertainment choice for any special event.

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Hire The Trends Party Band Party band with Encore
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£1400 - £2800
Party bandCardiff

Winners of the 2020 best band in Wales Award! Our musicianship & experience means we are guaranteed to wow your guests! Now booking for 2023

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Our musicians are happy to travel and we can provide artists in any part of the UK and Ireland. We regulary send artists abroad to perform accross Europe (and globally) for special occasions. Use the button to the right to get matched with musicians near you.

Recent reviews of our Party Bands

“What a fantastic band definitely recommend. They played at my husbands surprise 60th even adding a new song to their play list fir him. Nothing was too much trouble worth every penny. Thank you Karen and Guy Lacey 13th April 24”

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Karen hired W!RED Band for a Private event

“Hands down the best wedding band there is. Professional, reliable, exquisite musicianship (and I am a musician myself so very picky!), vocals to die for (particularly the female lead vocalist) and the tightest band you'll ever hear. I hope you have huge successes are you are phenomenal. Thank you so so so much! Our favourite was Signed, Sealed Delivered for our first dance. We loved dancing to it so much with you singing it live. It's a memory that will live on forever! For anyone who is hesitating on whether to book, don't delay and book today because you won't regret having XCaliber at your special event. Love, Darcey and Rupert xxx”

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Darcey hired Xcaliber Party Band for a Wedding

“Absolutely excellent!!! Thank you !!”

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Susan hired The Maestros for a Hotel / Restaurant event

FAQs about hiring Party Bands in the UK

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What is a party band?

A party band is a live musical group specifically designed to entertain and energise audiences at social events and parties. Unlike traditional bands, their repertoire focuses on upbeat, danceable music spanning various genres, ensuring a lively atmosphere. Party bands often perform popular hits, engaging the crowd with interactive performances to get your guests dancing and keep the dance floor packed. Their goal is to create a fun and celebratory ambience, making them a popular choice for weddings, corporate events, and christmas parties.

How much space does a party band need?

A minimum of 5 x 3 metres would be required for a six-piece band. Remember that a live party band will have to fit the PA, monitors, lighting, guitar amps, drums, and keyboards in addition to the people.

How long will the party band play for?

Generally, professional party bands perform two 1-hour sets or three 40-minute sets, with a 15- to 30-minute break in between. Your band will also require around one hour for setup and soundcheck.

How far in advance should I book?

The best time to book is as soon as possible, especially if you have special musical requests, but Encore handles last-minute bookings all the time and can easily find a function band if you need one quickly.

Do I have to pay for my band's travel?

Hiring a band for a party with Encore is easy since all fees (travel, VAT, and other expenses) are included in the quote. Besides the Basic Protection package (full refund in the unlikely event that a musician cancels), Encore Cover is the only additional add-on fee we offer. As well as your basic protection (full refund in the unlikely event of a musician cancellation), you'll get tailored replacement searches, out-of-hours support, and if the replacement act costs more than the original musician booked, we'll pay for it. As such, you can have complete peace of mind you will have the perfect entertainment for your event. We always recommend considering local bands first because fees will be lower the closer they are to your chosen venue.

Does my party band need insurance?

The venue might require that your band has PLI (Public Liability Insurance). Your PLI protects another person's or their property from damage during your event. All of Encore's party bands with PLI will have a badge on their profile, so it's easy to find and book them.

Hiring a Party Band Near You

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Folk
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Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Party Band in the UK?

The typical price per group member for Party Bands is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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