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  • Fee for London £1,065

    The High Notes

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 4 Highly Recommended

    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 £1,174

    Discover

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Discover are Highly Recommended 2 Customer Reviews

    Mixing party anthems with a cool onstage presence & professional performance, Discover are a must have at your event! Having performed at London's 02 Brooklyn Bowl, Reading & Leeds Festival & 02 Islington plus being featured on BBC Radio 1, this contemporary 4 piece cover the very best dance floor f... Read more...

  • Fee for London £1,101 +VAT

    The Headliners

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Headliners are Highly Recommended 10 Customer Reviews

    A young, versatile band with a unique sound & style! Featuring some of the most in demand session musicians from the London music scene, The Headliners deliver the highest quality performance every time. With an extensive repertoire covering hit songs from The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Michael ... Read more...

  • Fee for London £1,320

    Rokko

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Rokko are Highly Recommended 19 Customer Reviews

    During their 15-year career, Rokko have entertained crowds the worldwide. As well as being chosen to take part in a 30-day tour of Afghanistan where they provided a moral boost for the British Forces, Rokko have also taken their unique show to Finland, Sweden, Kosovo & the Middle-East. With a huge r... Read more...

  • Fee for London £1,776

    Groove City

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 6 5 stars - Groove City are Highly Recommended 52 Customer Reviews

    Stylish party band of six young, versatile & extremely talented musicians! Groove City provide a fresh setlist including classic hits and current chart music that is guaranteed to get you and your guests on the dance floor!

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  • Fee for London £1,147

    Starlight

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Starlight are Highly Recommended 29 Customer Reviews

    A young, stylish, female-fronted 4 piece covering songs from Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kings Of Leon, Amy Winehouse & many more. With their attention to detail and infectious energy, they’re guaranteed to bring the feel-good vibe to any party and make your event extra special!

  • Fee for London £2,830 +VAT

    Into The Groove

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 6 5 stars - Into The Groove are Highly Recommended 2 Customer Reviews

    One of the finest bands on the scene, Into The Groove fuse stunning male and female vocals with a super tight rhythm section and razor sharp horns. Having previously performed with the likes of Beverley Knight, Jamiroquai and Ed Sheeran, this 6-10 piece band will provide you with a breath-taking per... Read more...

  • Fee for London £1,069

    Instaband

    Rock, Pop and Soul Trio London
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Instaband are Highly Recommended 12 Customer Reviews

    Instaband are a 3 piece band that are ideal for any event. They use professional backing tracks to enhance their sound & consist of female vocals, guitar & saxophone. The band can also be upgraded to a 4 piece to create the ultimate fully live band.

  • Fee for London £944

    Resident Heroes

    Rock and Pop Trio London
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Resident Heroes are Highly Recommended 48 Customer Reviews

    Contemporary covers trio Resident Heroes offer a truly versatile performance. Tackling a unique and appealing selection of indie-rock, pop & hip-hop hits from the early 90's to today, they can strip down to the bare basics for a laid-back acoustic session, or plug-in and amp-up to bring your party t... Read more...

  • Fee for London £2,258

    Mrs X

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Mrs X are Highly Recommended 26 Customer Reviews

    Meet Mrs X, a band unlike any other! A glamorous all female band oozing style and sophistication, Mrs X play huge hits from Gaga to Fitzgerald & guarantee to get your guests on to the dance floor!

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.



Find The Perfect Function Band London Has To Offer!

Check out these reviews of bands for hire in London to help you find the perfect band for you.