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  • Fee for London £3,334

    Seven

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 7 5 stars - Seven are Highly Recommended 53 Customer Reviews

    Seven are young, fresh, stylish & extremely passionate. Featuring pro musicians who have worked alongside Adele, Ed Sheeran, Olly Murs, James Arthur & more. Seven perform music from the 60s to present day!

  • Fee for London £1,402

    The Child

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Child are Highly Recommended 98 Customer Reviews

    Multi-talented musicians, The Child have a decade of experience playing all over the world, performing classics from U2 to Killers, The Stones to Prince, James Brown to Oasis! Also available as a trio, they're the ideal party band.

  • Fee for London £1,546

    ViVo

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - ViVo are Highly Recommended 23 Customer Reviews

    Modern, energetic & ready to party! With the use of cool backing tracks (no cheese here!), Vivo make a big noise covering music from Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran & more! Members are industry experts having over 10 years of performance experience (career highlights include Shepherd's Bush Empire, ... Read more...

  • Fee for London £1,546

    Radar

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Radar are Highly Recommended 18 Customer Reviews

    Specialising in the coolest rock & indie, Radar merge modern covers by Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers & more right back to classic hits by bands such as The Beatles, The Who & Guns N’ Roses. Young, enthusiastic & highly experienced, Radar's musicians have previously performed a... Read more...

  • Fee for London £1,180

    Ignite

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Ignite are Highly Recommended 16 Customer Reviews

    Soulful, stylish & effortlessly cool, Ignite are refreshing choice ready to fill your dance floor! Completely professional, these musicians have a wealth of experience having toured with the likes of Beverly Knight plus performed at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall. Ignites repertoire is tailore... Read more...

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  • Fee for London £1,526

    Vinyl Beats

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Vinyl Beats are Highly Recommended 57 Customer Reviews

    Vinyl Beats are a slick & stylish 4 piece band with a varied repertoire offering something for everyone! With chart hits from Rudimental, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars to old school classics from AC/DC, Stevie Wonder & Chic, Vinyl Beats live sets include Pop & Rock anthems everyone wants to get up & dan... Read more...

  • Fee for London £1,084

    The High Notes

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The High Notes are Highly Recommended 8 Customer Reviews

    The High Notes always bring the party wherever they go. Performing huge hits from the 1950s up until present day, the band's exciting live sets include music from Bruno Mars, Whitney, the Beatles, Beyonce, Kings Of Leon, Michael Jackson & tons more!

  • Fee for London £1,124

    Minnie And The Moochers

    Soul, Funk and Pop Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Minnie And The Moochers are Highly Recommended 7 Customer Reviews

    Bring the very best Blues, Motown & Soul to your event, Minnie And The Moochers perform your favourite classics with music from all the greats including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Otis Redding & more!

  • Fee for London £1,282

    The Wedding Crashers

    Rock and Pop Trio London
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - The Wedding Crashers are Highly Recommended 111 Customer Reviews

    The Wedding Crashers are a charismatic, super-talented, modest all-male 3 piece who specialise in delivering classic hits from the 80s, 90s, 00s and beyond!

  • Fee for London £1,015

    Juicebox

    Rock and Pop Trio London
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Juicebox are Highly Recommended 34 Customer Reviews

    A young, stylish, female-fronted 3-piece covering songs from Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, The Killers, Amy Winehouse & more. An ideal option for clients on a budget, venues with sound limiters or limited space. With their attention to detail & infectious energy, they’re guaranteed to bring the feel-good ... Read more...

Our Guide to the Best
bands for hire London has to offer

The list of artists hailing from England’s capital is long and diverse, going back through the years – from legends Matt Monroe, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Clash, and Queen to Basement Jaxx, most of the Spice Girls, Amy Winehouse, and Mumford & Sons, to Leona Lewis, The Big Moon, AlunaGeorge and Dua Lipa...and many more! This is a truly musical region.

Serving its huge population, London has so many amazing music venues – the city is a hub of culture. Among the many, The Roundhouse, the Royal Albert Hall, The O2, Wembley Stadium, Hyde Park are some of the best-known venues. It’s a centre for music festivals too – from the world-famous Notting Hill Carnival to June’s refined concerts at Hampton Court Palace, to huge dance festivals like We Are FSTVL, award-winning newbies All Points East, and family-friendly festivals like Kaleidoscope, London celebrates music and culture across the year.

London has a range of prestigious schools dedicated to music, and a long history of developing the finest musicians across genres. Many were setup in the late nineteenth century and are still going strong, including the Royal Academy of Music, established in 1822. The London Music School is the youngest school, founded in 1984, developing contemporary new musicians.


Hiring Bands in London


How much does it cost to hire function band in London?

The cost of a live bands varies, depending on the line-up, and the options each band offers. In the last 12 months, the average price of a 5-piece band is around £1,600.

The table below shows the range of fees for different types of bands:

Type of Artist Cost Range
Rock and Pop bands £670 - £960 (3-piece)
£980 - £1,550 (4-piece)
£1,050 - £1,380 (5-piece)
£1,570 - £2,160 (4-piece)
Upbeat and Dixieland Jazz bands £460 - £1,210 (3-piece)
£700 - £2,700 (5-piece)
Acoustic and Roaming bands £330 - £720 (2-piece)
£480 - £1,630 (3-piece)
£600 - £1,630 (4-piece)
Soul Bands £820 - £4,500 (4-piece)
£960 - £2,420 (5-piece)
£1,090 - £3,500 (6-piece)
£1,210 - £7,500 (larger bands)
Rat Pack and Swing bands £1,060 - £1,940 (5-piece)
£2,120 - £2,904 (7 to 9-piece)
£2,900 - £3,020 (10-piece+)

Booking a band who are local to your venue is a great way to reduce cost, as any travel fees will be minimal. The home town of all Alive Network wedding bands are included on their profile pages, and your Entertainment Coordinator can recommend the best bands near to your venue. However, you don’t need to limit your search to just local bands – your perfect band maybe willing to travel at nominal cost!




How much space will they need?

The table below shows approximately how much space live bands of different sizes require:

Size of Band Performance Space Required
   3-piece band 3 x 3 metres
    4-piece band 4 x 3 metres
     5 and 6-piece band 5 x 3 metres
       7-piece band and bigger 5/6 x 4 metres



How long will they take to set up & soundcheck?

Depending how close to the performance space the band can park, unloading, setting up and performing their sound-check will take around 60 – 90 minutes.

Some busy city hotels require bands to load in via a supplier’s entrance, using a shared staff elevator, which can increase set up times.

Following their performance, it takes around 45 – 60 minutes to pack down and load out.



How long is a typical function bands set list?

Our bands usually offer two 60-minute performances, though many can perform for longer if needed. You could spread out a two-hour performance by splitting it into three 40-minute sets. Most bands are flexible to fit in with your evening, and will usually take a break of around 15 minutes between sets, during which time they will provide background music from an MP3 player or laptop.

If providing the evening entertainment, a band would typically arrive at 6pm, get set up and perform that all-important sound check by 7.30pm to 8pm, get changed and ready to start the first performance by around 9pm. The second performance would then start around 10.30pm, until a normal curfew of midnight. Many bands offer longer performances or DJ sets at an additional cost, including finishing times of 1am and 2am. You can find the booking options on each band’s profile page. These times serve as an example – the band will always liaise with you and will tailor what they are doing on the night to your particular needs.



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