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  • Fee for London £2,302

    Mrs X

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Mrs X are Highly Recommended 27 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!

  • Fee for London £999

    The Premonitions

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - The Premonitions are Highly Recommended 4 Customer Reviews

    Specialising in Rock & Pop hits from the 50's to present day, The Premonitions are a trio who will rock any event! Fronted by a charismatic, engaging singer, this band will win you and guests over from the first song.

  • Fee for London £1,346

    Eclipse

    Soul Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Eclipse are Highly Recommended 2 Customer Reviews

    An energetic party band with previous clients including Spotify, Rolls Royce, Park Plaza Hotels and more! Eclipse perform a high energy and engaging set of Pop, Soul and R&B that will ensure everyone is on the dance floor!

  • Fee for London £3,078

    DJ Live Collective

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 7 5 stars - DJ Live Collective are Highly Recommended 5 Customer Reviews

    DJ Live Collective create a party vibe like no other! Featuring a live DJ, powerhouse vocals, a beat-boxer, live percussion, electric violin and sax, this group are made up of some of the best, most exciting, must-have musicians and vocalists in the UK right now!

  • Fee for London £1,667 +VAT

    Shake

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

    Shake are young, energetic & one of the most exciting & experienced party bands available today. Covering a huge range of music from Stevie Wonder to Daft Punk, they are guaranteed to get your guests out of their seats & onto the dance floor. Available as a 4 - 6 piece band!

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  • Fee for London £1,732

    The Sean Jacks Band

    Country, Blues & Pop Band London
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - The Sean Jacks Band are Highly Recommended 1 Customer Reviews

    A high energy, interactive Country/ Blues/ Pop band with an engaging set-list, confident stage presence & charming charisma, The Sean Jacks Band have earnt much recognition and praise in the London music scene and will leave you and your guests demanding for an encore!

  • Fee for London £1,635

    Soul Street

    Soul Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Soul Street are Highly Recommended 6 Customer Reviews

    Oozing soul, style & a strong repertoire perfect for any occasion, Soul Street have your event covered! These musicians have the expertise to make every performance count with members who have previously toured with Beverley Knight & Jamiroquai plus graced the stages of Shepherds Bush Empire, The L... Read more...

  • Fee for London £3,841

    Mayfair

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 7 5 stars - Mayfair are Highly Recommended 4 Customer Reviews

    If you are looking for something different at your event, look no further! Mayfair are a collective of top quality musicians who bring your favourite songs from the 90's to present day to life with a Vintage twist! With 3 fantastic vocals & intricate harmonies, combined with the classic sound of the... Read more...

  • Fee for London £1,795

    Stir It Up

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 6 5 stars - Stir It Up are Highly Recommended 1 Customer Reviews

    An experienced, premium quality function band who will guarantee your dance floor is full all night long! Performing the all-time classics from Michael Jackson, The Beatles & Stevie Wonder, to modern chart toppers from Maroon 5, Bruno Mars & Daft Punk; Stir It Up will rock the night away! Available ... Read more...

  • Fee for London £1,294

    Starlight

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Starlight are Highly Recommended 30 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!

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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