Originally posted on https://www.findaband.co.uk/blog/top-london-bands-for-hire
London has a reputation as the cultural hub of creativity and diversity. With a vibrant local music scene, the calibre and variety of talent is huge. But with so many incredible artists to choose from, finding the right one for you can be overwhelming. We’ve taken the guesswork out of narrowing down your choices by compiling a list of 20 of our best London bands for hire to ensure you find the perfect fit for your event. From sultry soul and funk to high energy top 40s pop; whatever the occasion, we have the right band for you.
GlitterBang! is a highly sought-after, high energy, London-based band for hire. GlitterBang! are guaranteed to make your night one to remember with their huge repertoire of songs ranging from classic hits to top 40 favourites. From Bruno Mars to Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder to Michael Jackson, this band will work with you to create a lineup that is sure to excite any crowd and keep the energy up all night long. They are multilingual so they have your destination events covered. GlitterBang! book out months and even years in advance so if you want this experienced crowd-favourite for your event, get in touch now.
“Thank you so much again for the amazing show you put on at our wedding! We have had so many comments from guests of all ages about how great the music was and how much fun they had on the dance floor. You guys aced our first dance song request as well!”
just the two of us
Just The Two Of Us are a young, modern and dynamic duo. If you’re looking for an alternative to the standard ‘function’ entertainment, Just The Two Of Us bring enthusiasm, energy and excitement to your special occasion. This duo offer a unique and innovative take on popular artists like Michael Jackson, Katy Perry and Goo Goo Dolls. Stylish and fashionable, this band boasts a reputable client base including Red Bull, Claridge’s London and Disney. For a relaxed acoustic background setting perfect for events like cocktail functions and sophisticated dinner evenings, London band Just The Two Of Us are the only choice for your event.
Wow what can I say except wow! I fell in love with Chloe’s voice on You Tube and knew I had to have her sing at my wedding. Needless to say she was even better in person. I think she’s incredibly talented and my guests have not stopped praising her. As soon as I heard her sing as I started my walk down the aisle I burst into happy tears. Perfect singer for my perfect day. Thank you Chloe I’ll never forget you for making our day so very special xxx
gotta get up
Gotta Get Up are one of the leading soul and funk bands for hire in London, having performed hundreds of events across the UK and Europe. With options to add extra brass and percussion instruments to suit the vibe of the occasion, as well as having just an acoustic duo or trio, Gotta Get Up have all your bases covered and are the perfect option for a band to get your guests up out of their seats and onto the dancefloor.
Gotta Get Up were amazing, and they made the evening the incredible party that it was! They brought a great, lively atmosphere, with Sasha singing and dancing through the dancefloor, getting everyone involved. The music was fantastic, Sasha’s amazing voice being backed up by an awesome band. All our guests loved it and some want to use Gotta Get Up in the future! Worth every penny, and more!! Cannot thank them enough!!
London-based but available worldwide, The Tonic knows how to keep your dancefloor full all night long. This 4-piece band has hundreds of high-quality performances under their belt and have played at all events ranging from weddings to music festivals. With a massive repertoire that spans six decades, the band performs hits from the likes of The Killers and George Ezra, mixed with timeless classics from Chic to The Beatles. With a setlist that anyone can have a boogie to, The Tonic will give your guests a party experience to remember.
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all. I’ve had so many positive comments from people saying how much they enjoyed your sets. You even managed to get my 80 year old grandma up dancing!! You guys were absolutely amazing, and dealt with the chaos thrown at you so well. The biggest thank you.
Sophisticaz draw from the great treasure trove of magical materials to bring you music inspired by the 30s, 40s and 50s, celebrating stories that speak directly to the heart of the listener. This London band will deliver songs with universal themes that reach across generations. With an air of sophistication and elegance, Sophisticatz is an excellent choice for events requiring a touch of olde world glamour.
Acoustic Tones are a dynamic London-based duo who bring beautiful harmonies, electric chemistry and an impressive catalogue of songs to every performance. Performing together over the past six years, Acoustic Tones never fail to deliver a spell-bounding, pitch-perfect performance featuring hits old and new from artists like The Beatles and Stevie Wonder, to Jessie J and Little Mix. Together they have performed at hundreds of events across the UK and beyond, Acoustic Tones are the perfect band to hire for any event.
I booked Acoustic Tones for my wife’s 40th birthday and she absolutely loved it. They managed to play so many of her favourite songs. The whole night blended together perfectly. All of my guests were very impressed with them and of course, so was I. Thank you again for helping us make it such a great party.
Shades On are a jazz-pop trio who have been performing together since 2014. This London band offer a unique take on modern pop songs from artists such as Ed Sheeran, Britney Spears and Justin Bieber with their own jazz arrangements, as well as delivering old school crowd favourites from the 1930s and beyond. With sultry vocals and the distinctly full tone of the double bass, Shades On will take the atmosphere of your event to the next level and keep your guests dancing all night long.
We had only heard the band through their online videos, so we weren’t ready for how talented they were in person! We asked them to learn a few songs for our wedding, and they not only played them to perfection (maybe even better than the originals), but they also kindly learnt our second choice as we were unsure of what music to have while I was walking down the aisle, which was very thoughtful. They also promptly moved from our ceremony building to the reception in between their two sets. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough; an absolute pleasure.
Milkshake Gorillaz are a fun, vibrant and energetic 3-piece band based in London. Featuring a setlist that will take you back to the 90s and early 2000s with bangers like No Scrubs by TLC and Avril Lavigne’s Complicated, this London band is guaranteed to bring life and soul to any event. Whether you’re looking for something to liven up the dance floor or something a little more intimate, Milkshake Gorillaz are the band to hire for your next event.
Sounds like a full party band but there’s only 3 of them! It’s great!
The Hot Sensations
With their trio of amazing vocals and slick harmonies, London-based band The Hot Sensations sing everything from classic hits like Ray Charles’ Hit the Road Jack and Etta James’ At Last, to modern bangers such as Pharrell’s Happy and Meghan Trainor’s All About that Bass. These girls have a wealth of experience between them, performing at some of London’s most prestigious venues including Claridge’s, Soho House and The Century Club & Quaglinos as well as experience working with some of the biggest names in the industry including the legendary Kid Creole. The Hot Sensations will work with you and your requirements to put together the perfect evening for your event.
Just wanted to say what an amazing wedding weekend we had. You ladies absolutely stole the show at our cocktail hour on the lawn. Everyone was saying how amazing you were, each track was totally unique. The comments were flowing and flowing. Thank you for being as amazing as the first time we saw you.
Mandy and the Mood Swings
For an event that is guaranteed to be the talk of the town, look no further than Mandy and the Mood Swings. This 6-piece band are experts when it comes to turning contemporary hits on their head. Their diverse setlist features jazz, swing and salsa versions of songs from artists like Lady Gaga and Paramore, as well as jazz and swing classics, from legends such as Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole. This experienced London band are in high demand and are perfect for any style of occasion.
I saw Mandy Meadows and her band perform at the Dry Martini Bar a couple of weeks ago and was blown away. The venue is really lovely and classy, but having Mandy singing sultry jazz songs in that atmosphere made the night really special. She mixed together some popular jazz songs that I love with more modern contemporary songs. If you get an opportunity to see or book Mandy and the Mood Swings, don’t hesitate!
Broke By Noon
This 5-piece London band promises to deliver some of the most high energy, dynamic performances that you will ever witness. Broke By Noon brings an exciting and powerful setlist full of your favourite rock and pop anthems with bangers like Highway to Hell by ACDC, Hella Good by No Doubt and Katy Perry’s I Kissed a Girl. Broke By Noon also offer a fun and unique experience of ‘Rockaoke’, giving guests the opportunity to get up on stage and rock out with the band. For a band sure to deliver an electrifying and memorable performance, look no further than London’s Broke By Noon.
I was really nervous to be put in charge of finding a band for our work christmas party, but Findaband recommended Broke By Noon and I am so glad I trusted their recommendation. I have never seen my colleagues let lose like they did last week! Just incredible. Really memorable night. Thank You.
With their wide range of genres, powerhouse vocals, and great musicianship, Finesse are one of London’s most established bands for hire. This 5-8 piece band bring a taste of nostalgia to any event with an impressive setlist featuring crowd favourites from Prince to Destiny’s Child. With their high energy and music to keep your guests out of their seat and on the dancefloor, London’s Finesse promise to deliver a night you’re sure to remember.
Finesse were absolutely world class at our wedding. From Stevie Wonder and Beyonce to a brilliant garage medley they had an amazing repertoire and every tune had the place jumping. The band are really tight and very talented. Lots of people came up to me afterwards and said they were the best band they’d ever seen at a wedding. We agree. Thanks guys!
Gin Club Duo
With a combination of Top 40 pop hits and smooth jazz classics, Gin Club Duo create the perfect warm and inviting atmosphere for any event. This London band have been performing together for 10 years and know how to provide the ideal background sound to please your guests. With a setlist ranging from Pharrell’s Happy and Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean to the tried and true classics from the likes of Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and more, Gin Club Duo will deliver a stunning performance your guests won’t forget.
The band were fantastic, created a lovely full sound together and made for a lively atmosphere for our event. Suited our event perfectly. Would definitely recommend.
Allstar Audio are an award-winning, London-based band for hire with experience working with some of the biggest names in music. Allstar Audio offer a lineup that varies from a duo to a 6-piece, depending on your event requirements. With a setlist featuring classics like Prince’s Kiss to modern hits like Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk, this highly experienced band are guaranteed to keep guests of all ages dancing well into the night.
Working in events, I have worked with a number of excellent bands over the years however the Allstar Audio absolutely smashed my expectations. In the lead up to our party, they were so easy to deal with and so interested in everything about the event. On the night their performances brought such energy and entertainment to the room that I saw every single person on the dance floor. A fabulous function band but moreover a great bunch of talented and enthusiastic ambassadors for your event! Top class from start to finish!
Ben E’s original solo style, unparalleled guitar and looping skills make this artist one of the most innovative solo acts on the London music scene. With an emphasis on groove and a strong focus on melody, Ben’s performances are the perfect combination of style and substance, featuring hits from Lionel Ritchie, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and John Legend. Don’t be fooled by this one-man band, Ben E boasts and amazing full sound that makes him an excellent choice for occasions big and small.
Ben is undoubtedly one supremely talented musician. I recommend taking any chance you get to see Ben perform to experience a live performance you won’t forget in a hurry. Their music is guaranteed to move you and get under your skin in an enjoyable way. His vibrant blend of blues and superb rock is a definite ear pleaser.
For smooth, sophisticated jazz, pop and soul, look no further than London’s The Honeytones. This trio delivers a full, rich sound with an air of elegance and class ideal for cocktail parties. With a rich setlist full of classics from Norah Jones, Nat King Cole, The Beatles and more, this London band promises an evening of stunning entertainment.
Thank you Honeytones for performing the most beautiful ceremony music for my husband and I. We walked down the aisle to “To Make You Feel My Love” and it was just magical.
Soulful Acoustic are a London acoustic duo who bring captivating vocals and slick guitar skills to every event. Their setlist features hits old and new from the likes of Radiohead, Tracey Chapman and Rihanna. This duo promises a full, organic, acoustic sound guaranteed to deliver a spell-bounding performance. From wedding ceremonies and champagne receptions to corporate events and parties, Soulful Acoustic are the band to hire to ensure your event stands out from the rest.
We cannot thank Soulful Acoustic enough for their performance at our wedding. They really were the unique touch we were looking for on our wedding day. Chloe really does have such a beautiful voice and our ceremony felt magical.. My husband and I were extremely pleased with their performance, not forgetting to mention how impressed our guests were. If you are considering hiring this wonderful duo for an event than please do, I would highly recommend them and would love to hire them again in the future. Thanks again. Fatma and Halil xx
Swing and Soda
Get ready to be transported back to 1920s glamour with this stunning 9-piece London band. Swing and Soda deliver dazzling renditions of your favourite top 40s tracks with 1920s-inspired, classy style. Swing and Soda have performed around the world and at some of London’s most stunning venues including The Shard and Michelin Star restaurants. With experience working with some of the biggest names in music including Peter Andre and Ollie Murs, you’re guaranteed an outstanding night to remember with this London band. If you like swing music, post-modern Jukebox and 1920s Gatsby style parties, Swing and Soda will be an excellent choice for you.
Great voice, super versatile, we loved it and asked them to play for longer!
Driven by their shared love for music, London band Cold Sweat is one of the most dynamic and exciting live bands for hire in the UK. With members having worked as session musicians for UK Top 40 and American Billboard artists, their extensive experience and incredible musicianship make for a performance that is unmatched. Cold Sweat has a setlist full of favourites like James Brown, Earth, Wind & Fire and Beyonce that is sure to bring guests of all ages to their feet. This 8-piece London band will be the life of the party at any event.
We really can’t thank you enough, the band were incredible and you totally made our night. The pair of sax’s coming onto the dancefloor was a huge highlight! Thanks again for making our party such a huge success; you made the day so special.
The Southern Cats
With 20 years experience between them, this multi-faceted acoustic duo are one of the top London bands for hire for outdoor events, summer weddings and al-fresco dining. The Southern Cats will travel all over the UK for your event, delivering performances in English, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese depending on your needs. With a setlist featuring a variety of favourites from the likes of Elvis to Radiohead, Michael Jackson to Ed Sheeran, The Southern Cats are the perfect choice for any crowd.
We booked Southern Cats for a “Thank You” lunch to reward our top sellers in the company. I struggled to get my staff out the door and home, and we ending up extending the booking with the boys for an hour because it was just way too much fun. Thank you, Southern Cats and Findaband.
If you’d like to discuss your event with us or you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for, contact us at [email protected] or phone 07481 622 818. Whether you’re looking for solo artists or duos, jazz or classical performers or a party band to get the crowd dancing all night long, you’ll find it all on Findaband. Browse our full list of London bands for hire below.