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How do you find the right band to perform at your event? There are a number of styles, genres, lineups and sounds to consider.

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    • The LaToven Show

      Band act for hire
      New York, United States
      LOOKS LIKE A CONCERT- SOUNDS LIKE A CONCERT- MUST BE A CONCERT! High profile concert style entertainment fronted by CBS and Sony BMG award winning vocalist, including our in band DJ and EMCEE. The show is complemented by our GLAM THEME which includes a full on concert style production valued ...
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      Fee from US$4000
    • Kyla Quinn & Her Boyfriends

      Band act for hire
      New York, United States
      Kyla Quinn & Her Boyfriends embody the essence of vintage jazz especially in the style of Billie Holiday. They portray the American Songbook in an intimate and emotional fashion that will intrigue audiences. Kyla's warm singing tone, sensitivity, and power balances beautifully with the ...
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      Fee from US$500
    • Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos (Solo/Dueling)

      Duo act for hire
      New York, United States
      A versatile entertainment experience - one performer or more, with baby grand piano shells or without - it's all up to YOU! "Keyboard master Mark Weiser takes audience requests, mines his vast knowledge of catchy tunes and busts out singable tracks." - TIME OUT. "It's song vs. song at these ...
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      Fee from US$1500 (2 more options)
    • "Hats and Shades" Blues Brothers Tribute Show

      Band act for hire
      New York, United States
      THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO THE BLUES BROTHERS The Look, the Music and the Moves are what everyone remembers from the movie that became a cult classic. Great Songs, Awesome Dance moves and High Energy is what makes “HATS AND SHADES” the most exciting tribute in the USA. Gene DiNapoli as Jake ...
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      Fee from US$2500
    • Head Over Heels band

      Band act for hire
      New York, United States
      HEAD OVER HEELS is not your typical, "boring wedding band". We are a lively, fun, high-energy, young , party and dance band, so when is comes to hiring a band, you should get the best band possible for your wedding or event. Few, if any, bands have a history that compares to ours; 100’s of ...
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      Fee from US$3810
    • Mama Juke

      Band act for hire
      New York, United States
      Mama Juke is a live rock'n'roll band with an expansive repertoire, a classic but modern sound, high-level musicianship, 4-part harmonies. Dubbed "a party volcano" by the Village Voice. Hire Mama Juke if you want the guests at your party to talk about "the band" for years to come. We play ...
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      Fee from US$300
    • Avalon Jazz Band

      Band act for hire
      New York, United States
      Close your eyes and you're in Paris! The music of Avalon Jazz Band is inspired by the Parisian jazz scene of the 1930s and 40s, which emblematic sound was made popular by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. It's lively, breezy, romantic and fresh, nostalgic with a youthful and modern flair. ...
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      Fee from US$2500
    • Danielle Helena

      Band act for hire
      New York, United States
      I am a singer/songwriter who was raised on rhythm and blues from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. I write Neo-soul/pop/alternative R&B music, and I am often compared to artists like Emily King, Alice Smith, Corinne Bailey Rae, Goapele, Sade, Janelle Monae, Jessie Ware, and Lianne La Havas. Depending on ...
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      Fee from US$800 (3 more options)
    • Melissa Otero

      Band act for hire
      New York, United States
      Melissa Otero is a Latin pop and pop singer-songwriter in New York City. Since her beginnings, both Latin and Pop music have been an important part of her career. Inspired by artists such as Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion, Elton John, Ednita Nazario and others, her music connects with audiences ...
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      Fee from US$10000
    • Vanessa Racci Italian American / American Standards Jazz Band

      Band act for hire
      New York, United States
      Vanessa Racci grew up in an Italian American household with her grandfather living in the basement apartment and they were inseparable! While she has been performing American jazz standards for years, it was this relationship that led her to launch her album, Italiana Fresca. Her music reinvents ...
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      Fee from US$1200
    • Fleur Seule

      Band act for hire
      New York, United States
      Fleur Seule is a 1940s jazz band based in Manhattan, and traveling the world to bring their swinging music and Hollywood glamour to diverse audiences. With songs in 7 languages, this young band of old souls keeps the dance floor full. Whether clients aim to create a WWII era night of ...
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      Fee from US$2000
    • The Stingers

      Band act for hire
      New York, United States
      The Stingers are an exciting, versatile party & event band available for weddings & special events. Whether it's a black tie fundraiser, a throw down dance party, a glamorous wedding, a funky Hamptons beach blowout, or backing headliners such as Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson, the Stingers ...
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      Fee from US$7000

    Hiring a band for your event is an exciting prospect. Many bands have different performance options and lineups to accommodate every type of event. This can make all the difference to your budget without compromising on a great performance that will have your guests up and dancing all night long. If you're looking to hire a band, you've come to the right place! We'll be happy to help you book a band.

    Headliner helps you source and book bands for hire. Find and hire local bands for your event.

    What is a band?

    A band is typically a group of musicians who come together to play music of a particular and specialized type. On Headliner, a band usually starts as a 4 or 5 piece line up. You can typically expect to get a vocalist, lead guitarist, drummer and bassist. Often, you can also request a keyboardist, an additional singer or an optional brass section. Bands play a variety of different styles. While function bands tend to specialize in a particular style, most function bands will be happy to play the hits you'd like.

    Live bands usually offer a full package to make your event fantastic. They usually provide all elements needed to make their performances perfect for your event. These elements might include things like a PA system and lighting equipment. Any live bands offer DJ services between their sets so that there is never a lag in the music playing! If you want more than just a DJ service iPod playlist, some bands even offer a properly professional DJ to follow-suit after the band. This is so you have an actual DJ option for when the band has finished.

    What music will a live band play?

    The world is your oyster with choosing your live band! There are so many different professional bands out there who would be happy to play at your event. The term band encompasses a large range of musical styles and genres.

    Often, when looking for a function band, you actually might specifically be looking for a party band. As implied with the name, party bands play the best kind of party music! These specialists know how to get the party started. Most party bands cover all kinds of popular hits. While some might specialize by genre or decade, many will be happy to cover a variety of tunes. You'll be able to see exactly what a party band plays by checking the set lists listed on their Headliner profiles. Typically, you can expect loads of chart music and floor-fillers. Event bands range from pop to rock, Motown to mainstream.

    Popular types of Bands:

    1. Motown/Funk/Soul bands Revisit the glorious 70s with a band that specializes in Funk and Soul for your event. These bands really know how to combine disco with chart toppers. These bands really know how to get you to dance.

    2. Pop bands Sometimes, you just want a good pop band to bring your party to life. Pop party bands cover popular music from all eras, whether it's the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s or onward. They offer a wonderful variety that any one of your guests will appreciate.

    3. Rock bands Who doesn't love rock and roll? Sometimes you just need to rock out with the ultimate party starter - a rock band! Usually consisting of 3 to 5 members, these bands specialize in pop, indie and rock music with heavy guitar. These bands will cover anything from the Beatles to The Killers. Guitar bands will cover artists from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Jam, through to The Strokes, and Oasis.

    4. Jazz and Swing bands Create your own speakeasy feel with a jazz band. Delight your guests with sultry vocals, a rich double bass and perhaps some chilled piano solos. Jazz is a versatile genre, which can easily morph between being the center of attention and harmonious music floating in the background. Want your guests dancing? Hire a swing band!

    5. Brass bands Who doesn't love the harmonious and chaotically fun sounds of a brass band? Brass bands loud, brash and so much fun. Picture a New Orleans style band accompanying your exit from a wedding ceremony or to launch your company party in style!

    6. Ceilidh bands Although the word Ceilidh simply means a social gathering, we tend to associate it with traditional Scottish or Irish music and dancing. A range of instruments can be used: traditionally a mix of fiddle, flute, tin whistle, bodhrán, accordion, and hammered dulcimer.

    Will a band be suitable for my event?

    If you want to have your guests dancing and you have the appropriate space for a band, a band is the perfect accompaniment to your event. Their sets are energetic and fun, usually helping to close off the night in style. Most bands will also offer a DJ service, making sure your night ends as spectacularly as it started.

    Quality Assurance

    All of Headliner's Artists go through an extensive vetting process before being approved to go live on the platform. This is a measure of quality control issued by a member of the Headliner team. This means when putting through an inquiry to any acts from Headliner, you are working with the best in the business. Led by the highest standards, all of our acts are professional, friendly and experienced.

    Genre style and Example Playlists

    When you're looking for a band, it's recommended that you watch their showreel and listen to their audio tracks. Each party band has their own distinctive style that sets them apart from the others. All Headliner acts are required to have showreel or audio tracks up so you can get a feel for whether or not they would be a good fit for your party or wedding.

    Our bands also tend to put up example set lists on their Headliner profile to display the type of music you can expect. However, don't fret, most party bands will work to cover requests if you want something extra! At the end of the day, their prerogative is making your day a special one.

    Experience and Reviews

    Headliner Acts are vetted artists who are well experienced in a variety of functions and discos. From corporate affairs to weddings, birthday parties to club launches, our acts come well versed in what's needed for each function. Ask the Headliner team to help you source the best party band for your event. Additionally, most of our party bands have reviews and testimonials on their Headliner profiles showcasing useful references from past clients.

    Pricing

    All the prices and fees listed on the Headliner platform are transparent. Whatever quote you and the act agree to is the one you will pay - there are no hidden fees! In order to proceed with booking the right party band for your event, we recommend that you make sure you understand what their price includes, as well as if any additional equipment is needed. Once an act is confirmed, you'll be able to call them directly.

    Headliner is the best band agency, helping you find local bands for hire! If you're looking for live bands for hire, you've come to the right place. Whether it's north, south, east or west, we have band hire, near you. Rent a band of your dreams with Headliner!

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