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  • Fee for Birmingham £1,008

    Audio Wave

    Rock and Pop Trio Birmingham, West Midlands
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Audio Wave are Highly Recommended 115 Customer Reviews

    If you want an energetic, cool & contemporary band that bring your event to life with their powerful 3-piece harmonies & selection of rock, pop, funk & soul hits from the sixties to the present day, Audio Wave are for you! They will bring music to life with their amazing, top of the line PA, instrum... Read more...

  • Fee for Birmingham £1,124


    Rock and Pop Function Band Birmingham, West Midlands
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Radioactive are Highly Recommended 62 Customer Reviews

    Radioactive are an exciting & in-demand 4 piece band covering music from the 1960's to present day. Guaranteed to fill your dance floor with music ranging from The Beatles, Oasis, Pharrell, Bruno Mars & more, Radioactive are the perfect choice to kick start your party!

  • Fee for Birmingham £1,026

    Out Of Control

    Rock and Pop Function Band Birmingham, West Midlands
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Out Of Control are Highly Recommended 58 Customer Reviews

    Out Of Control are a fantastic 3 piece function band with the ability to bring any crowd to their feet. Their repertoire covers the old classics right through to the music of today, whether it be rock, pop or soul! Out Of Control are ideal for any event!

  • Fee for Birmingham £1,274

    The Fireworks

    Rock and Pop Function Band Birmingham, West Midlands
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Fireworks are Highly Recommended 16 Customer Reviews

    The Fireworks function band are fast gaining a reputation for providing superb top quality live entertainment at weddings and other functions UK wide.

  • Fee for Birmingham £1,539

    Four To The Floor

    Rock and Pop Function Band Birmingham, West Midlands
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Four To The Floor are Highly Recommended 5 Customer Reviews

    This lively band play popular favourites from George Ezra to Ed Sheeran, from The Beatles to The Killers in a cool down-to-earth style along with beautiful harmonies. A true crowd-pleaser for any occasion. They have a wealth of experience, are accommodating and professional.

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  • Fee for Birmingham £706

    The Fun-Keys

    Rock and Pop Function Band Birmingham, West Midlands
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - The Fun-Keys are Highly Recommended 18 Customer Reviews

    Highly talented, lively & in demand band performing everything from Rock 'n' Roll and Motown to present day hits. With bookings by Radio One DJ's, and other high profile clients. The band members have supported & performed with acts such as Simply Red, Jamiroquai, Heaven 17, Alvin Stardust, Happy Mo... Read more...

  • Fee for Birmingham £1,034

    Atomic Hi-Fi

    Rock and Pop Function Band Birmingham, West Midlands
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Atomic Hi-Fi are Highly Recommended 40 Customer Reviews

    Atomic Hi-Fi are the ultimate entertaining pop rock band. Young professional musicians having a great time makes for the perfect party atmosphere. With songs from The Beatles, Queen, James Brown, and Bon Jovi, through to The Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon, Reef, and The Killers, they have the perfect... Read more...

  • Fee for Birmingham £1,154


    Rock and Pop Function Band Birmingham, West Midlands
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Beatology are Highly Recommended 4 Customer Reviews

    A contemporary 3 piece band who perform Pop & Soul hits from 60's favourites to modern day chart hits. Creating a unique sound with live percussion, guitar & keyboard loops, these outstanding musicians will guarantee to entertain with their funky set.

  • Fee for Birmingham £2,115

    After 8s

    Soul Band Birmingham, West Midlands
    Number of members: 8 5 stars - After 8s are Highly Recommended 21 Customer Reviews

    Superb energetic 8 piece band with male & female lead vocals, backing vocals & brass section! After 8's playing an awesome unique blend of modern & classic Funk, Soul, Motown, Disco, Rock ‘n Roll, R ‘n’ B and House anthems!

  • Fee for Birmingham £1,229

    The Harmonics

    Rock and Pop Function Band Birmingham, West Midlands
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Harmonics are Highly Recommended 34 Customer Reviews

    A sound like no other covers band! Exciting and captivating, blending incredible instrumental performance with mind-blowing vocals! With real style, The Harmonics cover a range of artists from The Beatles and Stevie Wonder to Daft Punk and Mumford & Sons!

Our Guide to the Best
Birmingham Bands For Hire

From seventies supergroup ELO, and eighties stars UB40 & Duran Duran, to modern artists The Streets, Clare Maguire, and Mr Hudson, Birmingham has a wide-ranging musical origins. The region is also home to the world’s longest-running bhangra band, Bhujhangy Group, formed in 1967.

Birmingham is home to a range of music and event venues – from the O2 Academy, the stunning Symphony Hall, the huge Arena, and – with more canals than Venice – The Flapper is an independent live music venue that takes advantage of a fabulous canal-side pitch. The region revels in music festivals too, from the UK dance and urban music festival MADE, to the UK’s premier experimental music celebration Supersonic Festival, and Swingamajig at Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens – a 1920s style festival of live music, dance & cabaret with a modern twist.

Birmingham’s music schools are devoted to enabling the next generation of musicians to flourish, including the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and Europe’s largest and leading music college, the British & Irish Modern Music Institute, BIMM Birmingham.

Alive Network’s Bands in Birmingham

Our bands are available to hire in every area of Birmingham and the West Midlands including:

    Alive Network is home to the very best function bands based in Birmingham and other bands who are available to hire for parties and events taking place within the city.

    Hiring Bands In Birmingham

    How much does it cost to hire a band in Birmingham?

    The cost of a live band 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 Bands Birmingham Has To Offer!

    Check out these reviews of Birmingham bands for hire to help you find the perfect artist for you.

    Local Birmingham Venues For Hire

    We work closely with some amazing venues in Birmingham and the West Midlands including: Shustoke Farm Barns, ICC Birmingham, Hilton Birmingham Metropole, The NEC, Macdonald Burlington Hotel, The Vox Conference Centre, Aston Villa, Highbury Hall, Edgbaston Cricket Ground, The Bond Company and many more.

    If you want any advice on suitable entertainment at your chosen venue, just let us know where you’re planning to book and we’ll share what we know, who we’ve booked there in the past, which of our bands are most suitable and any other key information about entertainment at that venue that we think you might want to be aware of.

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