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      Band act for hire
      Cardiff, United Kingdom
      Big Mac’s were formed in 1990 as the house band for the legendary Hollywood Club in Newport. Within months of their formation The Commitments film was released and the band, being of a similar size and specializing too in 60’s Soul music, were inundated with work, constantly playing in every ...
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      Fee from £2000
    • The Trends Party Band

      Band act for hire
      Cardiff, United Kingdom
      The Trends are a dynamic 4 or 5 piece party band who deliver an energetic performance every time they take to the stage. Their crowd pleasing repertoire is sure to have your dance floor packed all night long. The band perform a selection of the greatest ever Pop, Rock, Disco, Motown and more, ...
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      Fee from £1000 (3 more options)
    • Late Night Arrangement

      Band act for hire
      Cardiff, United Kingdom
      Late Night Arrangement are a 5-piece function band that cover songs in styles you wouldn't expect. We have anything from dance floor filling pop sets to the smoothest jazz with a pop twist.
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      Fee from £1400 (2 more options)
    • Jumpin Jimmy & the Nice Guys

      Band act for hire
      Cardiff, United Kingdom
      The Nice Guys weave soul,rock and pop together with bags of energy, making sure the crowd will be jumpin' by the end of the night! From Sam & Dave's 'Soul Man' to Gnarls Barkley's 'Crazy' via Elvis,Ike & Tina Turner and Beyoncé we aim to create great vibes and get the whole room up on it's ...
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      Fee from £900
    • Presuming Ed

      Band act for hire
      Rhoose, United Kingdom
      Presuming Ed are a function band for weddings, parties and events, who cover Wales and the South West of England, and have been doing so for over ten years. With Presuming Ed you’re guaranteed a professional set up, great tunes to get your guests dancing whether they’re 18 or 80 and a fantastic ...
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      Fee from £1200
    • UpTones

      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Energetic, fun, professional and experienced. UpTones have been working together since 2014 having formed at BIMM (British and Irish Institute of Modern Music). Since then they have gone from strength to strength, having secured weekly and monthly residencies across Bristol, as well as European ...
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    • JJ Gatsby

      Band act for hire
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      JJ Gatsby are a professional and stylish Bristol based Swing/Jazz band available for weddings, functions, pubs and corporate events. We offer a "Gatsby" style experience, playing swing/jazz and funky post modern style music suitable for all ages. Song samples, King of the Swingers, Tainted ...
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      Fee from £800
    • Session One

      Band act for hire
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Session Party Band is a top live funk, soul & pop show band playing the ultimate in upbeat party tunes. The band is made up of up to 21 of the finest professional musicians in the UK, all with successful careers in the music industry. The solid rhythm and tight brass section back the awesome ...
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      Fee from £2500 (5 more options)
    • Kitty's little Big Band

      Band act for hire
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Hot swinging small big band playing the best of 30's and 40's swing, blues, jazz and jive music. Led by the enigmatic saxophonist and vocalist Miss Kitty, get ready to dance when Kitty and the band are in town! Kitty and her fabulous musicians have worked at some of the world's best known ...
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      Fee from £1200 (1 more option)
    • Bass Choir

      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Welcome to the official Bass Choir page. When we say ‘Bass’ we mean music with a percussive, bass-led rhythm – Club Music, ENERGY. From Drum & Bass to Breakbeat and UK Garage, Bass Choir is set to break all forms of tradition. A musical ensemble of peace, love and unity - focused on ...
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    • The Funktion Up Collective

      Bristol, United Kingdom
      The Funktion Up Collective are a group of talented and diverse musicians coming together to bring you an energetic and unforgettable show. Originally starting out as a 4 piece covers band that formed over a mutual love of fun music and having a good time, they have grown and grown into the ...
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    • Freeze

      Band act for hire
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Freeze are a fun dynamic band from Bristol. Forget cheesey cruise ship bands. Freeze offer a tight hard hitting sound with tracks sounding just like the record. We are passionate about playing things right so if you're expecting that classic beat it solo from Michael Jacksons hit we play it. We ...
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      Fee from £899 (1 more option)


    Cardiff 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. Cardiff 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 Cardiff 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 Cardiff bands can bring just that.

    Similar to any other city across the globe, more and more people in Cardiff 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 Cardiff 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 Cardiff, 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 Cardiff 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 Cardiff 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 'Cardiff 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 Cardiff, 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 Cardiff 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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