The Finest Party Bands For Hire In The UK For 2024 And 2025!

January 2024 | Matt Oats

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The finest and best party bands for hire in the UK for your 2024 or 2025 party!

 

Everyone loves a good party with friends, family or colleagues and if you want to make sure glasses are toasting, conversations flowing, dance floors bouncing, and everyone singing, you need the best party band performing! Today, in my bumper guide, I have the 20 best party bands for hire that can do just that and so much more. With a little help from me and my 15 years of experience performing at and organising parties around the world, I’m going to show you award-winning party bands, world-class party bands and party bands that people book time and again. Looking to party? You came to the right place…

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Our most recommended party bands for hire for 2024 and 2025!

So, below are the 20 most recommended party bands for hire with Seventh Second right now. Click on any band name below to be whisked straight to their section in the guide where you can see videos, pictures and much more or keep scrolling to see all our award-winning live party bands and so much more including our special offers, covid cover and party band freebies. Oh, and if you click on any bands name above their video, you’ll get to see their unique profile page on our site with even more info and cool stuff to scroll through. 

The best party bands for hire in the UK list!

Below and at the bottom of today’s guide, you can see more on my top 10 live bands, but right now, click on any band name to go straight to their info or keep scrolling to see all of the amazing live bands in order. Oh, and if you click on their name above their video you’ll head straight to their unique profile page. Easy peasy.

 

1. Electric Jukebox – our most popular party band for hire!

2. Grassroots Folk Collective – premium, festival folk party band goodness

3. Rockaoke Live! – sing live on stage with a world-class party band!

4. The Motown Boys – soul and motown are the name of the game

5. Flair Three – affordable, world-class, all-male party band for hire

6. DJ Republic – one of the most unique party bands you’ll ever see!

7. Flair Twelve – big party band epicness!

8. Flowers – affordable, female-fronted party band for hire

9. Stan Darsh – the most alternative party band around

10. The Orange Circus Band – an amazingly original bluegrass/americana party band

11. Paper Boats – affordable folk festival fun times!

12. The Usual Suspects – our in-demand, party band for hire trio

13. Encore – female-fronted acoustic party band pop

14. Cadence – acoustic party band pop duo or trio

15. The Avengers – affordable funk and soul party band pros

16. Southside Sparkle – 1920’s goes pop glitz and glam

17. Rae – soulful female musician for those low-key parties

18. Meraki Jazz Collective – sultry, sexy, affordable jazz ensemble

19. Party Republic – award-winning party band fun!

20. Night and Day – sophisticated jive, motown and ratpack party band

Hire your live party band with confidence

When booking with us you can rest easy knowing everything is safe and secure. Enjoy your party with the finest party band because we always supply a comprehensive booking contract, robust covid cover and are here 7 days a week, 10am to 10pm to offer support, guidance and help via a 24-hour emergency phone line, email, text, live chat and the usual social channels. Relax and party to the max with the music experts at Seventh Second.

 

Party in style with Seventh Second

Everyone here at Seventh Second performs in the party bands you see in my guide, with all of us having years of experience performing at all sorts of parties and events worldwide. We are genuine music experts always ready to help design your perfect live party band for hire. It also means we can offer bespoke prices that simply can’t be beaten so maybe it’s time you celebrated with Seventh Second? Get those dancing shoes and vocal cords at the ready as whenever and wherever your party is taking place, we’ll be here, ready to provide world-class, affordable, reliable and oh-so-fun live party bands all night long. 

 

Live UK party band freebies!

All our wonderful live party bands offer a host of amazing freebies with any booking which you can see below. Don’t forget that we are also offering 15% off any booking right now too…

 

  1. 2×60 or 3×40 minute live sets
  2. A comprehensive booking contract which includes covid cover
  3. Band arrival time of 5 pm or later
  4. Band set up time of 60/90 minutes
  5. Finish time of midnight or earlier
  6. *FREE* DJ laptop set in between live sets or as required (usually costing £150)
  7. A professional PA sound system, stage lighting and PLI and PAT certificates
  8. All transport and accommodation costs
  9. All our live party bands are happy to discuss playing certain songs and catering their setlist just for you

 

More of our popular UK live band guides

If you need a function, event or wedding band instead, make sure to look at all of our live bands and popular guides below!

 

 

Amazing parties, amazing venues

The best parties happen at some of the best venues and here’s a snippet of some of the venues our party bands have been invited to.

 

  1. Blenheim Palace – Woodstock, Oxfordshire
  2. Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) – Newbury, Berkshire
  3. Hever Castle – Kent
  4. Hedsor House – Buckinghamshire
  5. Aynhoe Park – Oxfordshire
  6. The Savoy – London
  7. Clearwell Castle – Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
  8. Hampton Court Palace – East Molesey, Surrey
  9. Rhinefield House Hotel – New Forest, Hampshire
  10. Kew Gardens – London
  11. Brixton Academy – London
  12. Roundhouse – London
  13. O2 Academy Brixton – London
  14. Alexandra Palace – London
  15. The O2 Arena – London
  16. Barrowland Ballroom – Glasgow, Scotland
  17. King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – Glasgow, Scotland
  18. Ulster Hall – Belfast, Northern Ireland
  19. Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London
  20. The Leadmill – Sheffield
  21. The Sage Gateshead – Gateshead
  22. Rock City – Nottingham
  23. The Jazz Cafe – London
  24. The Clapham Grand – London
  25. Luton Hoo Hotel – Luton, Bedfordshire
  26. The Royal Albert Hall – London, UK
  27. The Troubadour – Los Angeles, California, USA
  28. Montreux Jazz Festival – Montreux, Switzerland
  29. Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy – Paris, France
  30. Cavern Club – Liverpool, UK
  31. Blue Note – New York City, New York, USA
  32. Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, California, USA
  33. Makuhari Messe – Chiba, Japan
  34. The 100 Club – London, UK
  35. The Whisky a Go Go – Los Angeles, California, USA
  36. Cowley Manor – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  37. Dartmouth House – London
  38. The Shard – London
  39. Peckforton Castle – Cheshire
  40. Dundas Castle – South Queensferry, Scotland
  41. The Asylum Chapel – London
  42. Cripps Barn – Bibury, Gloucestershire
  43. The Elvetham – Hampshire
  44. Titanic Hotel Liverpool – Liverpool

 

1. Electric Jukebox

Electric Jukebox are our most popular party band for hire and that’s for three simple reasons. They are fabulous fun, offer loads of great extras and do all this at prices that can suit all budgets. These party mad boys will genuinely add another level to your event, or party and simply never fail to disappoint with their engaging, high-energy live show!

 

Happy party people reviews

Here’s some of what people say about Electric Jukebox. You can read all of our happy client reviews here too!

“You guys were amazing!! Honestly, you made our years! We had such a great time and loved every minute of the band’s performance. So many guests said how wonderful it was to be able to enjoy live music again – it was a really special evening for so many of us and we were so grateful for the magic the band added. Hope the rest of the summer goes well for you. We’re already thinking of excuses to do a similar event before too long so may well be in touch again.”

Tiffany Bain – London 2021

“Thanks so much for last nights party and ‘break a leg’ for all the gigs you have over the festive period, hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a fantastic New Year.”

Tom Wheetus – Devon 2019

 

Booking and lineup options

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You can add extra live sets, acoustic sets, bandeoke sets, DJ sets, you name it with this all-encompassing power trio of lead male vocals/bass, lead male vocals/guitar and drums/backing vocals! Speak to us about all the great options they offer plus don’t forget you can save 15% off any Electric Juekbox booking now.

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2. Grassroots Folk Collective

The final word in festival folk fun, the Grassroots Folk Collective are an epic live party band, exclusively for hire with Seventh Second. You simply won’t find a more authentic, experienced and entertaining folk party band for hire out there. They get any festival, party and event foot stomping along to their infectious and unique medleys and folk renditions of the finest hits!

 

Happy party people reviews

Here are some great Grassroots Folk Collective reviews. You can read all of our happy client reviews here too!

“The grassroots folk band were excellent! Contact was great. They set up earlier in the evening and this relieved any pre-party stress. They made good suggestions for the format of the evening and we followed their suggested song list. All guests said what a great band they were and are still talking about them now! They packed up quickly and quietly! I will DEFINITELY book them again when I had another mini-festival party!”

Graham Tull – Leicester 2023

“Hiring the Grassroots folk collective was a huge success. Not only was the music great, but the band was very helpful and nice. They definitely made the night that extra bit special and I have received lots of extremely positive feedback from the guests.”

Lucy Hooper – Hampshire 2023

 

Booking and lineup options

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You can add extra live sets, acoustic sets, bandeoke sets and much more with this trio of lead male vocals/mandolin/guitar, double bass/banjo/keys and drums/backing vocals! They offer a wide range of lineup additions too and don’t forget you can save 15% off any Grassroots Folk Collective booking now.

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3. Rockaoke Live!

Fancy singing or seeing friends, family or colleagues sing on stage with the party band you hire? With Rockaoke Live you can. This party band for hire specialise in providing the perfect musical backdrop for anyone to join them on stage and sing their hearts out to their favourite songs. Sounds like a pretty awesome night of partying to me!

 

Happy party people reviews

People always leave great reviews for Rockaoke Live. You can read all of our happy client reviews here too!

“We couldn’t have picked better, we had the best night! Some great tunes for all my guests. Pretty hungover now.”

Olly Hunter – London 2021

“Loads of people have commented on how good they were and we had the best time. Im saving up for next year. Thanks to the whole group for a great night!”

Sam Vardy – Surrey 2019

 

Booking and lineup options

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A standard lineup of male host/frontman, bass and drums can add female host/frontwomen and keys and booking options include extended sets and early and late finishes. Speak to us about all the great options and how rockaoke works and don’t forget you can now save 15% off any Rockaoke Live booking now.

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4. Motown Boys

Like our similar act Night and Day, the Motown Boys like to perform sophisticated motown, soul, pop and ratpack for their audiences and it always goes down a complete storm. Sophisticated partying at its finest, the Motown Boys are a top live UK party band who have to be seen to be truly appreciated. Hire them and enjoy some fantastic entertainment.

 

Happy party people reviews

Here’s what party people say about Motown Boys. You can read all of our happy client reviews here too!

“We booked the Motown Boys to perform at our Christmas party held in Central London on the 5th December. We really wanted a live band to perform and get people dancing throughout the evening. As the venue was in a very congested area we had various sound restrictions leading us to question if we could get a high energy performance that didn’t lead to complaints being made by the venue’s neighbours. The band worked with the venue, to ensure that the evening went ahead without any issues. They then provided a DJ service until midnight saving us booking a DJ for the night too. I’d definitely recommend anyone to book this band if they want the best function band. From start to finish their only concern was how to deal with our needs and offered fantastic value for money.”

Laura Bowen – London 2021

“This party will be remembered for a long time and all because of the Motown boys! Please pass on my thanks to the other members of the band, they were so fantastic!”

Lauren Peters – Surrey 2019

 

Booking and lineup options

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Male vocals, guitar, bass, drums and optional trumpet make up this band and booking options include bandeoke, acoustic sets, and early or late finishes amongst others. Speak to our music experts all about this fine party band and how you can save 15% off any Motown Boys booking now.

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5. Flair Three

The most compact, affordable but no less fun incarnation of the mighty Flair Bands is Flair Three. You guessed it, three members rock it up on stage to deliver one of the best party atmospheres a live party trio can. The best tunes, the best live show, the best prices, what more do you need to know to hire one of our famous Flair party bands?

 

Happy party people reviews

People love Flair Three and here’s why. You can read all of our happy client reviews here too!

“We’re glad you had a great time too, all of our guests loved the music and had an amazing time! Until next year! “

Chris Culshaw – London 2023

“Flair Three were great and the music they played was so good, all the hits I really wanted at my party and more. Everyone loved them and complimented me on my excellent live music taste. I’ll take that! “

Scott Pocock – Inverness 2023

 

Booking and lineup options

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Drums, lead male vocals/bass and guitar are all that are needed with this fabulous party band but like all Flair bands, they can add any musician or booking option you can dream up so please ask us for more info. You can also save 15% off any Flair Three booking now too.

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6. DJ Republic

One of our most unique party bands for hire, DJ Republic fuse all that’s great about a party band and DJ into one brilliant and diverse live band. All the hits, all the time, performed in one breathless, fun-packed live show by some of our finest live musicians sounds pretty awesome right? Well, it is!

 

Happy party people reviews

DJ Republic rock and here’s why. You can read all of our happy client reviews here too!

“DJ Republic were fantastic. The best range of options & song list that we had seen anywhere when we were first researching. And they didn’t disappoint, the dancefloor was packed all evening, everyone loved the music and it still gets complimented now when guests are reminiscing. It really made our night – thank you guys!”

Charley Krober – Kent 2022

“DJ Republic were just the most lovely people and did an amazing performance. They created a fabulous atmosphere and were charming. The music was just what we asked for and hoped for. An absolute pleasure to have them play at our home and our guests were asking where we found them as they were so impressed! Definitely to be booked again! We loved you! Thank you!”

Tasmin and Izzat Apps – Sussex 2022

 

Booking and lineup options

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Female vocals, guitar/DJ, violin/female vocals and drums make up the core lineup but you can add male vocals/bass, percussion and keys amongst other instruments to the lineup. Booking options include late-night sets, special song requests and bandeoke. Come speak to us about all the options and don’t forget you can save 15% on any DJ Republic booking now.

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7. Flair Twelve

This is quite simply one of the biggest and best live party bands for hire in the world. Flair Twelve are the largest version of the world-class Flair bands offering up twelve immensely talented musicians for your eyes and ears. Parties don’t get much more epic with this live band lighting up the stage and that includes yours!

 

Happy party people reviews

Some love for Flair Twelve. You can read all of our happy client reviews here too!

“Flair Twelve are the easiest recommendation I have ever made. Flexible, collaborative and brilliant to do business with comes as standard. But all that aside, musically, they are simply incredible. Beyond being entertained, my guests were literally in love with them and the dance floor was on fire. Feedback included comments like ‘I’d pay to see them in concert’. I’m already looking for excuses to hire them again. Any doubts, give me a call!”

George Jones – France 2022

“Just wanted to send a massive thank you on behalf of Zac and I. You were fantastic and completely made our evening, hope you guys enjoyed it. If there is anywhere else where we can recommend you please let us know and if it’s possible could you send us a copy of your setlist? Everyone – surprisingly even the hotel – thought you were phenomenal!”

Zac Williams – Essex 2021

 

Booking and lineup options

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Because the band is made up of three female vocalists, male vocals, bass, guitar, keys, sax, trumpet, trombone, drums, and percussion there’s not much you need to add to the standard lineup of Flair Twelve! They also offer a fully bespoke booking option so speak to us about all the great options they can offer. You can also save 15% off any Flair Twelve booking now.

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8. Flowers

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Flowers are one of our most experienced live party bands with years of gigs under their experienced belts. People love hiring them for their parties because they are fun, friendly, easy to work with, super affordable and offer all the booking options you could ever wish for! Hiring this live party band won’t ever leave you disappointed.

 

Happy party people reviews

Here’s what people say about Flowers. You can read all of our happy client reviews here too!

“I’m emailing you to say thanks so much for the party band Flowers! Everyone had such a great time and I can’t tell you how many messages we have had asking where we found you guys and what the band is called etc. You were really incredible and brought the party. Thanks again and please share this with the band, I couldn’t have picked a better band for the evening.”

Sian Burr – Derby 2020

“I have been meaning to email to say a big thank you to you all, everyone had a great time and there were people dancing all the time you were playing. My daughter had nearly 50 messages the next day before lunchtime and my nieces had several as well saying it was the best night they had for a long time and what a fantastic party band you were. Thank you once again.”

Mary Brown – Devon 2023

 

Booking and lineup options

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When it comes to booking options, you name it, Flowers do it! Their standard lineup of female vocals, guitar/vocals, bass and drums/vocals can add lead male vocals and keys if you wish too. The choice really is yours with this band so come and speak to us about all the great options on offer. You can save 15% on any Flowers booking now too.

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9. Stan Darsh

If you and your guests love the more hi-energy, alternative side of life when you party and you’re looking for a band that represents that, look no further! These guys party hard and fast and bring everyone along for the ride guaranteeing you one awesome, fast-paced night of partying, dancing, throwing down and singing. Stan Darsh are a very unique party band for hire.

 

Happy party people reviews

People love Stan Darsh, see why below. You can read all of our happy client reviews here too!

“We had Stan Darsh for our evening entertainment and we really couldn’t recommend them enough. We were slightly apprehensive as we only heard the songs on their page, however we were not disappointed. They contacted us with a few set lists a couple of months prior to the function and they were happy to amend them based on the requests we gave them. The evening was fantastic and they were very professional throughout. They really got the party started and everyone commented on how fantastic they were. Thank you guys for making our party all we could only have hoped for.”

Zoey Ruddock – Norfolk 2022

“Just wanted to pop you an email to say thank you so much – we absolutely loved all the music and it created exactly the vibe we were hoping for on the dance floor! Our friends were so complimentary of you guys and it was great to see so many guests loving your music. Great party music thanks!”

Katie Thomas – Manchester 2019

 

Booking and lineup options

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Adding female vocals, a DJ or an extra guitarist to their standard lineup of lead male vocals/guitar, keys/guitar, bass and drums sounds pretty epic. All the best booking options are on offer too including acoustic sets, bandeoke, extra live sets and special song requests like all our bands offer in today’s guide. Make sure to contact us about all the options and don’t forget you can save 15% off any Stan Darsh booking now.

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10. The Orange Circus Band

If your party needs something original and country inspired then look no further than the Orange Circus Band. This original Bluegrass/Americana band perform their stunning songs to all sorts of party people all over the world. Most certainly not your typical party band for hire, who will most certainly deliver one of the best parties you will ever see!

 

Happy party people reviews

Enjoy some party people reviews! You can read all of our happy client reviews here too.

“Thank you so much for playing at our event last week – it was a great event and you guys were amazing!!”

Rachel O’Regan  – London 2023

“Can’t wait to see you  next year!”

Dan Hoogan – Surrey 2018

 

Booking and lineup options

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The core lineup of female vocals/banjo, male vocals/guitar and double bass can add fiddle, mandolin and drums to the mix for the full festival experience and extended and special acoustic set are just some of the booking options on offer. Don’t forget all the amazing booking freebies our party bands offer too plus you can save 15% off any Orange Circus Band booking now.

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11. Paper Boats

Paper boats bring a big slice of folky festival magic to any party they have the pleasure of performing at. Although Paper Boats offer you a myriad of booking options and lineups, their main compact trio of vocals/acoustic guitar/double bass, drums/backing vocals and keys/acoustic guitar/backing vocals is all you need for a great night’s foot-stomping acoustic fun.

 

Happy party people reviews

Here’s what party folks say about Paper Boats. You can read all of our happy client reviews here too!

“Really impressed and very pleased with Paper Boats. They were very friendly and professional. This took a huge amount of pressure off me and made the evening and dance flow very well. They were very organised prior to the wedding and easygoing. They played so well we would definitely recommend!”

Amanda Gomez – Brighton 2019

“Paper Boats played our party and from the off, they were great in keeping in touch with us and accommodating with song choices. The guys were brilliant playing a variety of songs to keep our guests of all ages dancing all night. I will be booking them again next year!”

Matthew and Hannah Horsley – Surrey 2023

 

Booking and lineup options

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Paper Boats have a vast amount of booking options including folky bandeoke and extra musicians like mandolin, pedal steel, violin and sax players. The world is your oyster with this live band plus you can save 15% off any booking now.

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12. The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects are one of our most established and popular live party band trios. Their multi-genre setlist continues to get absolutely everyone up onto the dance floor and has proved super popular year on year. You’re never left disappointed with this hard-working, high-energy, fun-time outfit!

 

Happy party people reviews

Here are a few reasons people love The Usual Suspects. You can read all of our happy client reviews here.

“We definitely don’t have a bad word to say about the band. We had an amazing time and The Usual Suspects band played a massive part in making it so much fun. They arrived on time, set up quickly and were friendly to us and all our guests. We were impressed by their large and eclectic setlist and, even though we had guests of all ages and musical tastes, everyone seemed to love their song selection. In fact, a few of our guests have already told us how much they enjoyed the band. I don’t think I’ve seen my mum and my gran dance for so long – they were both on the dancefloor until the band stopped playing at midnight! Not bad considering my gran is 86! The band also kindly let one of our friends sing with them and that will always be one of our fondest memories of the day. Thanks, guys!”

Dan Wilber – Lake District 2023

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you to the Usual Suspects for their performance at our party. We loved every minute and had so much great feedback from our guests! You really made such a good night for us and I never expected the dance floor to be so full and to have such a great live band!”

Sarah and Rhys Beyer – London 2022

 

Booking and lineup options

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The Usual Suspects love to perform in their trio line up of vocals/guitar, bass/backing vocals and drums/backing vocals but they can also strip down to an acoustic solo, duo or trio lineup, providing amazing music for any part of your party. Bandeoke and extended live sets are just some of the options they offer. Hire them here and enjoy 15% off any booking now.

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 13. Encore

Stunning female vocals float over a fantastically unique little trio who perform songs that no one else thinks of. Their unique live sets will get you and your guests dancing till the early hours and wondering why you hadn’t listened or danced along to these fabulous songs more!

 

Happy party people reviews

Here’s what people love about Encore. You can read all of our client reviews here.

“Please thank the guys for letting me play with them at the gig – it actually seemed to go rather well even without any rehearsal. Encore were absolutely brilliant. Thanks again.”

Rob Latimer – Reading 2019

“I’ve never seen my mum and dad dance so much. I couldn’t have picked a better act. Thanks, Encore and Seventh Second.”

Steph Wendy – Essex 2023

 

Booking and lineup options

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As mentioned, Encore usually perform as a compact trio but this can always be stripped down to a duo or even boosted with keys and bass. With 15% off any Encore booking now and booking options including extra live sets and various sound and lighting options, they can cater for parties of all shapes and sizes.

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14. Cadence

Cadence are a stunning, intimate acoustic duo or trio for hire with Seventh Second. Covering all the latest and finest songs from all eras, Cadence offer a subtle or upbeat bit of musical magic for you and your guests. Stunning, soulful female vocals and expertly performed acoustic guitar are sometimes all you need! If you feel you need more, why not add their percussionist and some great backing vocals too?

 

Happy party people reviews

A few glowing reviews for Cadence. You can read all of our happy client reviews here if you like.

“This acoustic duo are fantastic. If you are considering hiring acoustic entertainment – look no further. Lots of energy and popular songs to go around. We kept watching the videos over and over until the day of our party. They certainly lived up to the hype. Go ahead and book these guys, you won’t be disappointed.”

Alison Dale – Surrey 2022

“I was the best man for my brother’s wedding and I was charged with hiring the entertainment for their anniversary party. I have to say that Cadence made the whole process for me much easier. They were a huge success and went down a storm. I have no problem in saying that it was of very high quality and that anyone looking to hire them should know that they are nothing short of excellent.”

Jordon Perry – Cambridge 2018

 

Booking and lineup options

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Cadence usually perform as a duo consisting of female vocals and acoustic guitar/backing vocals but they can add a percussionist to mix things up a bit. They offer a large list of songs to choose from and can perform fully acoustic or fully electric. With 15% off any booking now it’s hard to see how you can’t hire this happy-go-lucky outfit.

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15. The Avengers

Like The Usual Suspects, The Avengers have more experience performing at parties than most live bands out there so get ready to get your funk on with this dynamic and highly musical power trio as they showcase the best of funk, pop, soul, Motown and even a bit of rock and indie if that’s your thing. 

 

Happy party people reviews

See what guests say about The Avengers. You can read all of our happy client reviews here.

“Just to say thank you to you and the band for a great night of entertainment at our party at Northcote House. The music was brilliant and the DJ spots just right, everyone said they had a brilliant time and considering the age range was from 12 to 94 that is some achievement! Thanks again for helping make our day so great.”

Paul and Sarah Newman – Kent 2022

“We loved the Avengers. They were on time and hassle-free. Our whole meal and speeches were delayed so they could not get in to set up but they were relaxed and happy, setting up quickly once we had cleared the space and then they agreed to have a much smaller break between sets to still perform their 2 x 1 hours. They eased a potentially stressful situation with their calm and easy attitudes. The music was awesome- song choices were great and the dance floor was full all night- Awesome party band!”

Adam Waide – Bristol 2022

 

Booking and lineup options

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The Avengers offer all sorts of booking options including acoustic lineups and bandeoke sets and they usually like to perform as a trio made up of vocals/guitar, bass/backing vocals and drums/backing vocals. They can add all sorts of musicians to their lineup if you wish and with 15% off any booking now, you can hire The Avengers for a great price.

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16. Southside Sparkle

If you like the sound of the 1920s, 1920s Goes Pop or have a themed party planned Southside Sparkle are for you. Even as a minimal trio, Southside Sparkle offer up the kind of vintage performance that’s hard to beat and even harder to forget! Their full-blown 11-piece party band is something to behold!

 

Happy party people reviews

See what people like about Southside Sparkle. You can read all of our client reviews here.

“Great musicianship and well organised from start to finish. We all really enjoyed Southside Sparkle and didn’t want our night to end.”

Andrew McDermott – Brighton 2022

“We loved her voice in the video and live it was just as great. What a talented little group. They complimented my party perfectly.”

Laura Hunt – Winchester 2019

 

Booking and lineup options

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Southside Sparkle can be booked as a monster 11-piece act but the trio option of female vocals, keys and double bass has always been popular and convenient. They can add a whole host of musicians and perform indoors and outdoors fully acoustic or electric. With 15% off any booking now you can hire them right here.

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17. Rae

Not strictly a live band, I had to include Rae in today’s guide simply because she is in such high demand for parties and loved by all! Being a solo party performer, Rae is our smallest act in today’s guide too. Stunning, soulful sultry vocals and expert looping and acoustic guitar skills mean Rae brings far more to a performance than your standard acoustic solo artist usually does. Rae is truly perfect during any part of your party or event.

Happy party people reviews

Some glowing reviews for Rae. You can read all of our happy client reviews here too.

“Rae sang at our party. She was fantastic!! Everyone was saying how great she was and asking where we had found her! She was simply perfect in singing our special songs also. A beautiful voice & tone. We couldn’t ask for more. Thanks so much everyone!”

Lisa James – Huddersfield 2018

“Excellent singer, would totally recommend anyone to book her, was very flexible on the day. Played our song list and even did some requests, great voice! We got some really great feedback from our guests. Thank you so much!”

Martyn Gregory – Brighton 2023

Booking and lineup options

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Rae can turn it up a notch by adding a percussionist/backing vocalist to her live set but also offers plenty of booking options as part of a flexible package designed especially for parties. With 15% off any booking now there’s no excuse not to have some fantastic live acoustic music at your fabulous party!

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18. Meraki Jazz Collective

Bringing the smooth sultry sounds of Jazz to your party, the Meraki Jazz Collective are a young and very underrated jazz ensemble able to line up in a duo, trio, quartet or quintet. Classic jazz tunes are mixed effortlessly in with jazz renditions of contemporary and classic hits so no matter your musical tastes, the Meraki Jazz Collective have it covered.

Happy party people reviews

Here’s what people say about the Meraki Jazz Collective. You can read all of our happy client reviews here if you’re curious.

“They played everything we wanted including learning our preferred songs and checked in with us several times throughout the night to check we were happy with everything. From the moment of their first song to the end of the last the dance floor was full and no other part of our party has received as much praise from our guests as the Meraki Jazz band did.”

Sivan Fuller – London 2022

“We hired the Meraki Jazz Collective for our party and they were amazing! Everyone commented on how great they were, they read the dancefloor and kept it full all night, they were so easy to talk to and made a real effort. Thank you so much for making our evening extra special!”

Lucy Edmans – Kent 2023

Booking and lineup options

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Booking options are aplenty with this versatile Jazz act and the quintet of female vocals, drums, double bass, keys and sax is the most popular. With 15% off any booking now, there’s no excuse not to have some fantastic live jazz music at your fabulous party! Ask us for more details on everything Meraki Jazz Collective.

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19. Party Republic

One of our many award-winning live party bands for hire, Party Republic are bursting with talent and flair. Their talented frontwoman will raise the roof and have every single person (including yourself!) dancing and singing away like loons all evening. Quite simply, Party Republic are a fantastic, fun and experienced live band with hundreds of parties under their belts!

Happy party people reviews

Here’s why Party Republic are award-winning. You can read all of our client reviews here too.

“Party Republic are absolutely incredible and we can’t recommend this band enough…you definitely won’t be disappointed by this awesome band! We had them play at our party last year at Sandbanks and they definitely kept the party going strong. They had so many guests up dancing (even those people we didn’t expect to get up and cut shapes) and sounded amazing. They interacted with the guests which was such a lovely touch – initiating dance offs, encouraging the whole dance floor to show their flossing moves and even control the inevitable World Cup football chanting. We couldn’t have asked for more from the band. Aside from being a brilliant singer, Katy was always so quick to respond to any emails and really helpful, tailoring everything to what we wanted, including music we wanted playing through their PA system between sets. I first saw Party Republic play at 1812 in Bournemouth and would love to see them perform again. Thank you so much – we loved having you play and our guests still mention how good you were!”

Lyndsey and Ian Smith – Bournemouth 2019

“After looking for hours on end at various bands, we knew straight away this band was the one for us! They were so informative before the date sending us their long and varied set lists for us to pick some favourite songs to create a wicked evening. They totally exceeded our expectations on our night! The dance floor was buzzing and nobody wanted them to end! I couldn’t recommend them highly enough on vocals, set list, professionalism, price and great fun! Best party band around!!!”

Adam and Jo Thompson – London 2023

Booking and lineup options

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Being an award-winning live band means you offer all the popular booking options including their incredibly popular indoor or outdoor duo acoustic sets. Perfect for many different sections of your party it’s a great add-on option. With 15% off any booking now for one in-demand party band, don’t miss out so click here to enquire.

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20. Night and Day

Sometimes you just want style and sophistication with some great looking guys performing all your favourite tunes in the styles of jazz, jive, ratpack, soul and motown don’t you? Night and Day have been doing that and much more for years now and continue to be one of our most popular live bands for parties. Well worth a look.

Happy newlywed reviews

A few Night and Day reviews for you. You can read all of our happy client reviews here if you’re curious too.

“Incredible band providing a fantastic service for our event. Excellent repertoire, they seemed to have the perfect song ready at hand to keep our clients happy. They sound great and look the part too, would recommend them for any party or event.”

Stacey Willis – London 2023

“Please would you pass on our massive thanks to Night and Day. They were absolutely fantastic! We have had loads of really positive comments about their performance from guests”

Jonny and Katy Borer – Lake District 2018

Booking and lineup options

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With 15% off any booking now, you can grab Night and Day for a great price. Their lineup typically consists of lead male vocals, guitar, bass, drums and keys but adding horns or their three female backing singers is well worth it.

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All the info you could need about our party bands for hire

 

Can I preview a live party band before making a booking?

All our party bands are generally exclusive to private events, making it challenging to see them live outside such occasions. Some bands have public showcases or may invite guests to private shows, allowing you to “try before you buy.” Additionally, each band provides extensive and current promotional material on their unique profile page, offering a glimpse of their performance style at parties or events.

 

How far in advance should I book a live party band?

We recommend booking your chosen live band at least 12 months before your party, although securing them between 4-8 months is generally acceptable. Popular dates, especially Saturdays from May to September, can be booked years in advance, so prompt booking is advisable, particularly for in-demand bands.

 

What is the cost of hiring a UK party band?

Live party band prices vary based on band size, style, and the time of year. While a 3-piece band typically costs between £750-£1200, 4-piece bands range from £850-£2000, 5-piece bands from £1100-£2600, and 6-piece bands from £1800-£3000. Premium 12-piece showbands typically start from £8000. Our bands are generally £100-£200 cheaper to hire compared to other platforms, as we do not charge commission on bookings.

 

Do I need to provide meals for the band at my party?

It’s customary and often contractually stipulated to provide the band with food and adequate soft drinks during their approximately 8-hour stay. Taking good care of the band ensures a great performance!

 

What are the most popular styles of live party bands?

While preferences vary, multi-genre bands (pop, rock, indie), soul and Motown bands, and folk/Mumford & Sons-styled bands are super popular.

 

What time do live party bands arrive and finish?

Live party bands for hire can arrive at any agreed-upon time, with standard arrival between 5 pm and 7 pm. Finish times vary but typically range between 10 pm and 12 am.

 

How much space does a party band need to perform?

A 3×3 meter space is usually sufficient for most 3 and 4-piece bands. Additional space may be required as more band members are added though.

 

Can party bands perform outside?

Yes, our party bands are versatile and can perform outdoors as well as during any part of your party or event.

 

Do party bands need a stage?

While not mandatory, a stage enhances the performance of all our party bands. For outdoor or marquee performances, a solid and waterproof floor is necessary.

 

How long does it take for a band to set up, sound check, and pack down?

Our live party bands typically need 60 to 90 minutes for set up, sound check, and readiness to perform. Larger bands with stages and lighting rigs may require more time.

 

Can bands set up and sound check while guests are in the same room?

Yes, our bands can silently set up and sound check discreetly in the same room as your guests if needed.

 

What do live bands provide at parties?

Our live party bands provide a comprehensive package, including PA system, stage lighting, musical equipment, DJ/background music, suitable stage outfits, transport, PLI and PAT certificates, and a professional and friendly attitude!

 

Do I need to provide anything for the band?

Minimal requirements include a safe parking space, ample performance space with power supplies, and, if outdoors, a waterproof, flat, solid stage area with protection from the elements.

 

Can we use the band’s PA for speeches?

Yes, our bands are open to allowing the use of their PA for speeches, with many offering wireless microphones.

 

Can we perform with the band?

Most bands offer a bandeoke/rockaoke option where you and your guests can join the band on stage. Special one-off performances with you, a friend, or a family member are also possible.

 

What types of music do live party bands for hire perform?

Live party bands for hire cover a broad range of genres, including rock, pop, blues, indie, folk, Motown, soul, funk, hip-hop, RnB, metal, DnB, punk, and more. Bands can specialize or perform across various styles for you.

 

Can I choose the songs my live band plays?

Absolutely! Collaborate with the band to create a live setlist tailored to your preferences and the band’s style.

How long do live bands usually perform for?

Live party bands typically offer 2×60 or 3×40-minute sets with the flexibility to adjust set times based on your schedule.

 

What happens between the band’s live sets?

Our bands provide DJ/background music between live sets, ensuring continuous entertainment for your party! Woohoo!

 

Can I choose the music between live sets?

You have full control over the music between live sets. Bands can perform playlists you approve of or provide, and they can take requests and make announcements.

 

How loud are live party bands for hire?

Volume levels vary, with typical volumes around 110db. Our bands prioritize enjoyable levels for guests and venues alike.

 

Can live bands perform with sound limiters?

Our party bands have experience with various sound limiters and can adapt to restrictions. It’s advisable to inform them of your venue’s specifics in advance.

 

Do live party bands have PLI and PAT certificates?

Yes, all our live party bands for hire have up-to-date PLI and PAT certificates for safe performances in any UK venue.

 

Do your live party bands offer covid cover?

Comprehensive covid cover is included with every booking. Click the link for all the information.

 

Do you offer support or security when hiring a UK party band?

We offer an industry-leading booking contract, comprehensive covid cover, and a 24-hour emergency phone line. Our team is available 10 am-10 pm daily via phone, email, live chat, social channels, and text to provide assistance.

 

Will I get the band members I see in the videos?

While not guaranteed, in case of unforeseen circumstances, our bands have trusted, experienced musicians who can step in as replacements without cancelling your booking. These replacements are like-for-like, ensuring a fantastic performance.

 

What will the band wear?

Typically, bands wear suits or smart shirts, with the option to coordinate outfits based on your party theme. Each band’s videos showcase popular outfit choices.

 

 

There’s plenty more UK-wide, live party band choice

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Some great live bands perfect for all sorts of parties I’m sure you’d agree! Of course, these bands may not have ticked all your boxes so why not check out our full roster of live bands here? You’ll find bands of all shapes and sizes with something for everyone. Our live bands will always get your party started with all your guests singing, laughing, dancing and loving life but all live acts at Seventh Second also take any existing COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing very seriously so you’ll be in safe hands with any band you choose for your special day.

 

So there you have it, 20 amazing live UK party bands for hire that are ready and willing to bring some fun, music, dancing and laughter to your event. If you fancy hiring one of our lovely live bands click here otherwise we are always here to help 7 days a week 10 am to 10 pm to design something more bespoke and utterly perfect for your party. Whatever the occasion or location, we have a party band for you. If you liked what you read please consider sharing it with others.

Thanks,

Matt and the Seventh Second team



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