Dance Till You Drop or Shake it Like You’re Hot! Five Must-Have Wedding Bands For 2021

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Five Must-Have Wedding Bands For 2021

Are you looking for a brilliant band for your wedding next year? With so many brides and grooms postponing to 2021, dates are going fast, so there’s no time to lose! Here are Function Central’s five most popular wedding bands. From vintage rock, swing and soul to the latest chart toppers, there’s an act here to get everyone dancing till they drop or shaking it like they’re hot!

Agent Smith

Hands down our most popular band in the North West, this 4-piece really know how to rock a party!

With a charismatic frontman who can whip any audience into a frenzy, hundreds of fantastic reviews from satisfied clients, and a huge repertoire of hits spanning 50s classics right up to the latest number 1, Agent Smith are guaranteed to entertain guests of all ages and musical tastes. Agent Smith tend to book up a long way in advance, so book early to avoid disappointment!

“We just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for playing at our wedding last night. You truly were amazing and made our night. Absolutely amazing!!!

Thanks again!! We shall be recommending you to friends and family. 10 out of 10.” – Laura

Blue Juice

This 4-piece band from Brighton put their own stamp on rock and pop favourites mixed in with classic funk and soul tunes to create an unforgettable night of music and dancing. Soulful vocals and awesome musicianship make this band stand out from the crowd; the rave reviews speak for themselves!

Perfect for weddings, parties and corporate functions, Blue Juice have a long and varied song list and tailor their sets for each client. They also offer a 3- piece brass section for a bigger sound and a more authentic funk and soul feel.

“Blue Juice were absolutely brilliant!! They set the tone perfectly from classic songs to more modern tracks and we had so many comments from our guests about how great the band were and the dance floor was full from start to finish – which was exactly what we wanted! A fantastic addition to our wedding day and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you!” – Claire & Stephen

Party Up

Featuring six of the most accomplished musicians in the South East, Party Up’s reputation is second to none. They play slick pop, soul and funk grooves ranging from James Brown and Stevie Wonder to Pharrell Williams and Mark Ronson for weddings and events all over the UK and specialise in getting guests up and moving on the dance floor.

With keys and sax featured in their line-up, Party Up effortlessly recreate the biggest dance-floor fillers from every decade. Band members have an impressive list of credits under their belts, as well as a Top 10 hit, a performance on Top of the Pops and Parkinson, and appearances with stars such as Sir Elton John and Tom Jones.

‘Party Up are the best live band I’ve ever danced all night to! They perform with huge joy and really know how to keep the crowd moving. I’ll never book anyone else!’ – Emma Thompson (actress), Private Party


Rockit are an energetic 3-piece band from London with years of experience filling dance floors! Young and charismatic, this band take their finely tuned act to parties, weddings and functions all over the UK with great success.

Members of the band have worked alongside artists such as Pete Doherty and Beverley Knight and performed at hundreds of prestigious venues including Cooling Castle and Lingfield Park. Rockit can add musicians for an even bigger party or strip back their performance for a more acoustic vibe. This band absolutely love what they do, and we’re sure you’ll love it too!

“We totally loved you guys… Thanks Rockit for making our night so fantastic! You were perfect and totally rocked the place! Everyone loved you and you kept the dance floor full. You can’t beat a live band and we were thrilled. We had loads of compliments and you helped make it a night to remember!”- Karen, Private Party

The Sweet & Lowdown

The Sweet & Lowdown are a speakeasy-style 4-piece band from Brighton who describe themselves as ‘a new band with an old soul’. They play their own versions of songs from the 20s, 30s and 40s as well as classics from the50s and 60s right up to modern hits – all with a vintage twist.

The band pride themselves on their slick and fun performances. Whether you’re looking for a good old-fashioned knees up or an evening of ‘cheek to cheek’ romantic classic, The Sweet & Lowdown can play it. Their hugely varied set list and endless musical talent will make your guests want to dance until dawn!

“The Sweet & Lowdown were absolutely fabulous and created a perfect vibe for our daytime celebration. They could really swing and they sounded just fantastic. They were a pleasure to have around and so friendly and obviously enjoyed what they were playing… and so all our guests enjoyed it too! We had so many compliments and we couldn’t have been more thrilled.” – Karen, Private Party

Still not sure which band to book? Browse even more awesome wedding bands or get in touch with one of Function Central’s live music experts for a chat!

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  • Lucy Meehan

    Getting the right band for a wedding is so important. I love it when a couple knows exactly the style they’re looking for and even some of the set list. Music is such an important part of getting the right atmosphere and injecting some of the couple’s energy and personality into the day!

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