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  • Fee for London £2,180

    Parade

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

    The ultimate in modern mashups, incredible sounds and the biggest classic and contemporary dancefloor anthems. Covering up-to-the-minute pop and rock with flavours of R&B, house and funk; Parade provide an unparalleled and unique live show.

  • Fee for London £1,346

    Rokko

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Rokko are Highly Recommended 23 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 £1,122 +VAT

    The Headliners

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Headliners are Highly Recommended 13 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; The Headliners are guaranteed to have everyone ... Read more...

  • Fee for London £962

    Resident Heroes

    Rock and Pop Trio London
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Resident Heroes are Highly Recommended 62 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 £1,089

    Instaband

    Rock, Pop and Soul Trio London
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Instaband are Highly Recommended 13 Customer Reviews

    Instaband are available as a 3, 4, 5 or 6 piece band, allowing them to adapt to any event. The default line up is a trio consisting of female vocals, guitar & saxophone, and they use professional backing tracks to enhance their sound for a full live band experience.

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  • Fee for London £1,020

    Mojo Gang

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Mojo Gang are Highly Recommended 38 Customer Reviews

    Fantastically entertaining, talented young band – formed from the best session musicians in London, covering a huge range of songs and styles from 50’s Rock n’ Roll to Soul to Pop to Modern Indie Rock. Mojo Gang will rock your party!

  • Fee for London £2,885 +VAT

    Into The Groove

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 6 5 stars - Into The Groove are Highly Recommended 3 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 £1,995

    Fresh

    Rock and Pop Party Band London
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Fresh are Highly Recommended 8 Customer Reviews

    A collection of the UK’s most in demand musicians coming together to create something amazing! A super-group of talent, Fresh deliver a ‘must-have’ party where-ever they go. Fronted by both male & female vocals, the band perform an array of hits from iconic artists such as Winehouse, Wonder, Timberl... Read more...

  • Fee for London £1,707

    Pop Life

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

    Cool, stylish, exciting and preferred supplier for many exclusive venues. Pop Life cover all the best artists and deliver the best shows using the latest high tech equipment. A friendly and professional party band that receive consistently positive feedback!

  • Fee for London £1,125

    Diamond

    Pop and Soul Party Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Diamond are Highly Recommended 5 Customer Reviews

    Best known for their party atmosphere & filling dance floor, Diamond are a stylish 4-piece band that guarantee utter satisfaction with their fun & interactive performances. Covering the very best Pop, Soul, Disco & Motown from across the era's, the band have entertained a wealth of clients from Laur... 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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