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  • Fee for London £1,195

    Vinyl Beats Trio

    Rock and Pop Trio London
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Vinyl Beats Trio are Highly Recommended 28 Customer Reviews

    With chart hits from Calvin Harris, Walk The Moon & Bruno Mars to old school classics from Stevie Wonder, Oasis & more, this talented trio are an upbeat band will a full party sound! Featuring cool, fun, professional musicians who have studied music to degree level, Vinyl Beats Trio are guaranteed t... Read more...

  • 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 £1,579

    The Nameless Three

    Folk Rock and Pop Band London
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - The Nameless Three are Highly Recommended 85 Customer Reviews

    The Nameless Three are a fun & friendly 5 piece folk-rock band who are experts at entertaining crowds with their 'Mumford And Sons' style party sets! Turning your favourite Rock and Pop songs from Coldplay, Bruno Mars & even Britney Spears into exciting, quirky & totally unique numbers, The Nameless... Read more...

  • Fee for London £1,810

    Groove City

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 6 5 stars - Groove City are Highly Recommended 56 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!

  • Fee for London £2,452

    Soul Street

    Soul Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Soul Street are Highly Recommended 5 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...

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  • 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 £1,732

    The Copies

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - The Copies are Highly Recommended 89 Customer Reviews

    With 25 years experience creating perfect party atmospheres across the UK, The Copies have a history of keeping crowds dancing. Their extensive repertoire of hits from the 50's to the present day guarantees a great nights entertainment suitable for all!

  • Fee for London £1,615 +VAT

    Bella And The Bourbon Boys

    Vintage Jazz Covers of Pop Songs London
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Bella And The Bourbon Boys are Highly Recommended 56 Customer Reviews

    Inspired by the American band Postmodern Jukebox, Alive Network’s exclusive swing jazz quintet Bella and the Bourbon Boys give a retro spin to events with their vintage Jazz covers of pop songs, including hits from Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi and many more!

  • Fee for London £1,154

    Live Forever

    Rock and Pop Function Band London
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Live Forever are Highly Recommended 1 Customer Reviews

    A diverse and energetic London based function band specialising in the Britpop genre of the 90s. Live Forever guarantee to put on a brilliant show every time without fail and will have the whole audience pogo-ing across the dance floor like it’s 1995 all over again!

  • Fee for London £905

    Academy

    Rock and Pop Trio London
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Academy are Highly Recommended 102 Customer Reviews

    A cool & contemporary 3 piece band who will bring your event to life with their powerful selection of rock and pop hits from the sixties to the present day. From The Kinks to Kings Of Leon, Academy's professional & entertaining shows will suit all!

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.

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