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    • Groove Manuva

      Band act for hire
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      We are Groove Manuva, a 4-8 piece funk, soul and rock wedding & party band for hire comprising of some of the best musicians in the north of England. We play at all sorts of amazing events - corporate events, weddings and parties all year round. Members of Groove Manuva have been ...
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      Fee from £900 (3 more options)
    • Might As Well Be Swing

      Band act for hire
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      Might As Well Be Swing are a collective of experienced conservatoire-trained musicians performing traditional jazz favourites. This international group of talented professionals have performed live on BBC Radio 3, at top jazz venues across the UK such as Ronnie Scott's, SevenArts Leeds and ...
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      Fee from £1200
    • Rupert Stroud

      Leeds, United Kingdom
      iTunes charting and published recording artist Rupert Stroud and his band have National BBC Radio, ITV and Channel 4 airplay plaudits. Amassing fans along the way, Rupert and his band have opened the show for some of the UK’s biggest world renowned acts including James Blunt, Texas and The ...
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    • The Emeralds

      Band act for hire
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      The Emeralds are an eight piece Jazz & Swing and party band band with three piece horn section, double (upright) and electric bass, piano, guitar, drums, and female vocals featuring musicians and vocals of the highest calibre. With Caitlen Bailey on lead vocals who has a sultry and powerful ...
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      Fee from £1600 (1 more option)
    • The Caro Emerald Tribute

      Band act for hire
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      The Worlds first tribute to the effortlessly glamorous Dutch jazz singer Caro Emerald. The sounds of Caro Emerald are described as a mix of 1950’s inspired ballroom jazz, cinematic tangoes, groovin’ jazz tracks, infectious mambo’s and banging beats. This Caro Emerald Tribute is set to not ...
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      Fee from £1600 (2 more options)
    • Two Not One

      Duo act for hire
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      Two’s Company are a professional jazz/swing duo providing music for functions, weddings and parties across the UK and abroad. Hugh and Jack are both professional musicians and have trained at some of the UK’s most prestigious music conservatoires (The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Leeds ...
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      Fee from £254 (2 more options)
    • Tantz

      Band act for hire
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      4**** “this is not the first time anyone has pushed the boundaries of klezmer, but I have not heard anything quite like this” (Songlines, 2015) Over the last few years, Leeds' based klezmer/Balkan beats/gypsy jazz bohemians Tantz have taken the UK world/roots music scene apart with their ...
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      Fee from £1200
    • Northern Vinyl

      Leeds, United Kingdom
      Northern Vinyl are a 3 piece pop/rock dynamic party/wedding/function band who are passionate about giving you an energetic, fun, floor-filling package of high quality entertainment. Our high energy set will make it a night you will never forget . We have an extensive repertoire of rock, pop, ...
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    • Changing Melody

      Duo act for hire
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      With outstanding vocals accompanied by complimenting acoustic guitar, Changing Melody bring an air of cool to the atmosphere with their eclectic repertoire of music. Covering everything from contemporary pop and rock to jazz, 60s and beyond, you'll find their tasteful selection of music ...
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      Fee from £250 (1 more option)
    • Lunar

      Trio act for hire
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      Lunar are a super glam and high energy Leeds based all female party band, available for hire throughout the UK and internationally. Their unique performances are tailored to your needs, creating the ultimate party set for all types of events including weddings, private parties, corporate events ...
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      Fee from £1300
    • Kibitz

      Band act for hire
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      Kibitz are an instrumental band from Leeds performing energetic and soulful music inspired by traditional Eastern European and Klezmer tunes, tinged with jazz improv and haunting melodies, driven with pulsating Darbuka beats. We have been played on BBC Radio Introducing and are currently looking ...
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      Fee from £800
    • Alligator Gumbo

      Band act for hire
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      Alligator Gumbo are a unique, exciting and entertaining 8 piece band, playing jazz from the hey-day of the New Orleans swing era, in particular the "roaring 20s". Before the time of the jazz big bands, swing music was raw and largely improvised with melodies and solos happening simultaneously ...
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      Fee from £1250 (1 more option)


    Leeds is one of the most unique cities in the UK with a storied history and deep cultural roots. There is a wealth of activities including concerts, music festivals, and parades. Leeds is cherished by locals and continues to be a popular destination for visitors looking to expand their boundaries.

    No matter the city you live in, large or small, people love to be entertained, and people in Leeds know how to entertain.

    Whether a wedding reception, holiday party, 40th birthday celebration, 'Welcome Home' party, or a corporate event, good music and live entertainment can add tremendous fun and enjoyment to any affair – and local Leeds bands can bring just that.

    Similar to any other city across the globe, more and more people in Leeds are embracing and appreciating live musicians and the demand for such performances has increased.

    Although people are seeking this type of talent for their events, the challenge has been, for quite some time, figuring out how to find an available Leeds band for hire.

    Sure, most musicians and entertainers are on social media, but unless they are constantly checking their profiles and emails, or having someone else do it, inquiries fall through the cracks. Not to mention delays in correspondences, miscommunications involving contract terms, or simply musicians not showing up.

    In other words, the effort necessary to book a musician or more specifically, to hire a band in Leeds, had proven to be an overwhelming task.

    Nowadays, there are platforms like that have transformed the way musicians and live entertainers are found and booked.

    In 2015, three entrepreneurs, Maria Hayden, Stan Mcleod, and Rosario Garcia de Zuniga, noticed a void in the live entertainment niche and set out to fill it – a streamlined way to find London's (as well as other cities') best bands and hire them, regardless of the type of event.

    Maria Hayden and Stan Mcleod, a couple and long-time music industry pros, had a difficult time finding musicians that were suitable for their wedding day; in essence, was born out of frustration.

    Along with the combined expertise of Maria and Stan, Rosario's background in technology was the perfect fit to create an online venue for booking London's hottest live entertainment acts.

    Bringing together world-class musicians, bookers, and event professionals, Headliner provides a safe, intuitive, and simplified way to hire a band in Leeds to suit any entertainment requirements.

    Live entertainment provides an enjoyable and festive ambience to events. Elegance and poised, energetic and over the top, or laid back and relaxed, local Leeds bands listed on Headliner are committed to meeting the demands of attendees and performing to the best of their abilities.

    Those on the hunt to find a band need only to begin a search query on the Headliner search page.

    For easy viewing and booking, selected 'Artists of the week' are displayed on the search page. If not interested, bookers can enter their detailed event information under 'Refine Your Search' to receive relevant musician options.

    For instance, a booker looking to hire acts for a wedding reception could effortlessly use specific search filters to return results for 'Leeds bands for weddings'.

    Offering deciding information such as customer reviews; musician bios; preferred event types; musical tracks, videos, and photos; genre specialization; instruments they play; and an availability calendar, bookers can access and view each musician's profile.

    From there, a profile can be saved to a wish list for later viewing or a free no-obligation quote can be requested, with a typical response time of 48 hours.

    One notable feature of Headliner is the strict vetting process, which includes quality-checking musician biographies, images, audio, and videos.

    Additionally, each musician is required to have or acquire public liability insurance.

    Once a booker decides to hire a band in Leeds, the payment process is just as stress-free as initiating a search.

    If an act is booked within 45 days of an event taking place, the full amount is due. If more than 45 days away, a non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total fee is due, while the remaining 80% is payable 45 days before the event. Note - there are protocols in place for cancellation incidents, on the part of both the booker and the entertaining act.

    Aside from providing in-depth search and booking features, Headliner offers two exclusive customer-centric programs:

    • Reward Scheme – a referral program for frequent bookers to earn cash back or vouchers
    • "H" – Headliner's premium concierge service designed to connect agencies, event planners, and brands directly to global talent

    While there are many live entertainment booking sites, is unmatched.

    It's one of the most comprehensive and intuitive online destinations to find and book incredible musicians and live acts. From Leeds bands for parties and weddings to festivals and product launches, Headliner prides itself on turning a good event into a great event by supplying the perfect musician(s) to entertain your guests.

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