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Dreamboats and Petticoats. The 50s was the era of Big Band, Doo-Wop, Swing and early Rock n Roll.

Headliner helps you source and book great soloists, bands and DJs for your wedding, party or corporate event. Find and hire a 50s band for your event.

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    • The Retrobeats

      Band act for hire
      The Retrobeats – an experienced four piece live band playing a wide range of songs from the late 1950s through to the mid 1970s with the accent on music to dance to. Reliving the great hits of yesteryear, we feature both male and female lead vocals and we play the hits you remember and some ...
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      Fee from £420
    • The Four Of Clubs

      Band act for hire
      Entertaining with music from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and current chart hits, The Four Of Clubs are available for your wedding, corporate function or event. From The Beatles and Elvis, to The Killers, Jessie J and many more, our four-piece band will entertain your audiences and keep them ...
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      Fee from £800
    • Jukebox Jets

      Band act for hire
      The Jukebox Jets are the UK’s finest Rock and Roll party band. If you are looking for something special and unique to celebrate your wedding, party or corporate event the Jukebox Jets can deliver a second to none performance that will be a talking point for guests long after the event. The ...
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      Fee from £1463
    • Mat Walklate & Paolo Fuschi

      Duo act for hire
      Mat Walklate (Harmonica and Vocals) and Paolo Fuschi (Guitar and Vocals) play Classic 50s and 60s blues, R&B and a little Ska. The duo feature hot, driving harp, immaculate, searing guitar and soulful vocals. The Manchester duo recreates the best of the golden age of urban blues. Mat Walklate ...
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      Fee from £300
    • Ruby & The Dukes

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      Ruby & The Dukes play '50s R&B, Jazz, Rock 'n' Roll and Swing to get their audiences jumping up and dancing...with just the occasional Torch song for smooching.... Ruby & The Dukes started playing together at the beginning of 2016 and gigging almost immediately, playing private functions and ...
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      Fee from £900
    • The Polka Dots

      Trio act for hire
      Take three sassy voices, arrange a collection of original and cover swing songs, add sharp dance routines and you have The Polka Dots! Together, the three girls bring you a modern twist on the classic 1940s & ‘50s close harmony trio: From Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters to The Dots’ ...
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      Fee from £850
    • Belle Noir

      Trio act for hire
      Belle NOIR are a 'vintemporary' vocal harmony trio, formed in 2013. Taking their inspiration from jazz, blues, soul, swing and bebop, their sound is a fusion of classic and contemporary numbers; from heyday to modern day. With performances for Rolls Royce and Bentley at The Dorchester, NYE at ...
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      Fee from £950
    • The Harmonettes

      Trio act for hire
      The Harmonettes are a sensational Andrews Sisters Harmony Trio. With a set list packed full of golden hits from the 40s & 50’s, as well as current chart toppers with a vintage twist, this trio are a great addition to any vintage or 1940s/50s themed event! As standard The Harmonettes ...
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      Fee from £995
    • Four Femmes on the Thames

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      The hottest new London based vintage girl band with a twist! Bringing comedy and sass to the streets of the Big Smoke… The Four Femmes met after training together for three years at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama studying Acting & Musical Theatre. They decided to put ...
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      Fee from £1750
    • The Len Phillips Big Band

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      Britain's most popular Big Band. A 16 piece orchestra plus singers including some of the best musicians in the UK. The band's latest CD is heard frequently on BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM. "The best big band in Britain" - Channel Radio “A marvelous orchestra masterfully directed by Joe ...
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      Fee from £3200

    HEADLINER'S 50S BANDS

    One thing you can count on is the movement of time, days, months, and years. You can also count on the occurrence of special occasions, events, parties, celebrations, and ceremonies along the way.

    Just think, there are milestones to celebrate such as a 21st birthday, a 50th wedding anniversary, the day one actually gets married, and/or the day one graduates university. Aside from milestones, there are holiday parties, feel-good backyard gatherings, professional engagements and corporate events (i.e. festivals, fundraisers, fairs), fancy galas, family reunions, intimate dinners, and more.

    All of these instances have one thing in common – inviting and booking live entertainment and performers enhance them all. Hiring local 50s bands not only boosts attendance or increase donations at fundraisers, they also keep guests entertained.

    We've all attended uninspiring, boring events, at least once or twice in our lives. And, we've all likely said to ourselves, "It was a cool event, but the only thing missing was some type of entertainment."

    While having fun is the easy part, trying to hire a 50s band has been a stressful and difficult process for some time. From having the time to research acts and sending emails to negotiating terms and prices, securing live entertainment was once an overwhelming task.

    That was until Headliner.io was launched.

    With a vision to make booking live entertainment simpler and more accessible, Headliner was launched in June 2015. Essentially, Headliner is an online marketplace that connects world-class artists with event professionals and bookers looking to hire a 50s band.

    Being seasoned music industry professionals and understanding the plight of musicians, along with having experienced the challenging consumer side of trying to book wedding 50s bands for their special day, the founders incorporated two major components to benefit both sides:

    1. An in-house team that conducts a stringent and continuous vetting and review process to ensure quality musicians and performers.
    2. Permitting musicians to manage their own bookings, from start to finish, allowing them to earn a sustainable living doing what they do best, as well as control their own careers.

    Gone are the days of sifting through pages of search results, missed phone calls, delayed emails, and bad contracts. Simply put, Headliner has eased the task of hiring 50s bands for parties, special events, ceremonies, or other occasions requiring live entertainment.

    Headliner's streamlined process for finding a 50s band for hire, to them actually showing up to your event, starts with a simple artist search.

    Bookers can either search the 'Artists of the week', which is presented on the search page or use the 'Refine Your Search' feature to find and narrow down an exact match by using the following search criteria: event location, event date, price range, act name, performance type, genres, and event types.

    For those who take to Google to search "how to hire a 50s band near me" or "50s bands near me", need to search no further. Searching on Headliner, anyone can zero-in on specific locations to find the acts they are looking for.

    Throughout the searching process, bookers have the ability to click on any musician profile to acquire more information. From bios, videos of them in action, and their preferred event types to learning their specializations, listening to their music, and viewing their availability calendar. It's never been easier to hire a 50s band.

    Bookers can also use the ‘Wish List' feature to curate a collection of their favorite Headliner acts. Whether used to organize choices to make a final decision or to simply revisit profiles, creating a list of potential acts will definitely come in handy.

    All carefully vetted, musicians can be messaged directly through the platform, with details of your event. A free no-obligation quote can be requested as well (no booking fees); responses are typically received within 48 hours.

    Once a decision has been made to book a 50s band, the act can be confirmed by paying the requested deposit through a safe and secure booking system. As an added bonus, all payments are held in an escrow account, only to be released to the musician 48 hours after the event. This is to ensure 100% satisfaction.

    In addition, Headliner invites all frequent bookers to sign up for the Reward Scheme program. Refer friends, family, or colleagues to Headliner and receive cash back and/or vouchers when they make their first booking.

    Lastly, Headliner offers an exclusive concierge service, "H", which is a premium specialist service connecting agencies, brands, and event planners directly to global talent.

    With a mixture of backgrounds in events, music journalism and performance, design, marketing, web development, and tech, the Headliner team prides itself on being the go-to online platform to find and hire the best in live entertainment – that's simple, affordable, and reliable, no matter the type of event.

    All in all, Headliner.io is the answer for all of your live entertainment booking needs.

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