Top 15 Bands to Hire For Your 2023 Christmas Party

Lauren Perkins Official Author Picture
Head of Content & Projects
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Christmas and the associated "work Christmas party" are staples of British workplace culture. With nearly 65% of companies planning a Christmas party, this year will be full of celebration!

The Champions Music and Entertainment team regularly supports organisations and private individuals in planning Christmas party events. A wide variety of acts are available to hire for Christmas party bookings, from seasoned headline acts to creative and talented tribute acts.

How to Book a Christmas Party Band

Booking a Christmas party band could not be easier. At Champions Music and Entertainment, we are leading experts in hiring entertainment for events and boast an experienced team of booking agents, each equipped with the knowledge and passion to ensure the success of your event.

To hire a Christmas party band, contact our team at 0203 7934042 or use our easy online contact form for a free consultation. 

Who are the top Christmas party bands to hire in 2023?

See our top pick of bands, singers, and tribute acts available below in our list of the most requested Christmas party entertainment for 2023.

  1. The Overtones
  2. Boyzlife
  3. Coyote
  4. The Talent
  5. Rewind 80s
  6. Slade
  7. The RPJ Band
  8. Madhen
  9. Singing Waiters
  10. Urban Intro
  11. American Four Tops
  12. MIB Band
  13. Nearly Bublé
  14. The Funtime Frankies
  15. The Edge

From the feedback we received from thousands of bookings over the last year, Champions Music and Entertainment have curated the official top Christmas party bands to book for 2023:

1. The Overtones

Multi-platinum-selling harmony group

"Agents aren't always the easiest people to work collaboratively with, but as a first time experience of working with Champions Music & Entertainment it was an absolute pleasure. Will definitely be happy to work with you all again." - Keith

The Overtones is a British vocal harmony group that has been entertaining audiences for over a decade. They are known for their electrifying live performances, catchy covers of classic and modern songs, and boyband charm. They are the perfect choice for a Christmas party that wants to wow guests and celebrate employee achievements.

2. Boyzlife

Half Boyzone/half Westlife duo

"Just wanted to say a big thank you for sorting out Boyzlife for us. The boys were great, completely professional and completed connected with our crowd.”John, Heart 

Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy are the former members of popular groups Boyzone and Westlife who came together to form Boyzlife. They cover hits such as Everyday I Love You, All That I Need, Westlife Hits Uptown Girl, and You Raise Me Up. For Christmas hits that the whole audience will love, Boyzlife is an excellent choice.

3. Coyote

Cool and contemporary party band

"Three words to describe Coyote: Banging Live Performance...Thanks for leaving our guests with a euphoric sweaty sheen and sore, but happy feet."Birch

Coyote is a fantastic group. They cover various performances, from Coldplay to Swedish House Mafia and Rihanna. The group are all well-respected musicians in their own right and together form a much-loved party band. For corporate Christmas parties, Coyote will have everyone on the dancefloor.

4. The Talent (4-piece)

The hugely popular 4-piece band

“Just a note of thanks to you and your band for making our Christmas party so special. I have had nothing but praise for The Talent from the staff and directors here and I would certainly rebook for other events and recommend you to friends and colleagues.” - Linda, Wilkinson Eyre

The Talent in their 4-piece form is truly remarkable. Having performed at the Wembley Arena and the Royal Albert Hall, no stage is too big or small for this fantastic 4-piece band. When booked, The Talent delivers high-energy performances time and time again.

5. ReWind 80s

80s tribute act

Setlist includes: Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Holding Out For A Hero and I Wanna Dance With Somebody 

Signing hits such as Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Like a Prayer, ReWind 80s is the quintessential 80’80'sibute ac. The dynamic duo are all about big hits, big hair and lots of fun! They are often booked for office Christmas parties around the country. Rewind 80s brings back the good times with some of the most memorable music from the decade.

6. Slade

The soundtrack to Christmas

Setlist includes: Merry Xmas Everybody, Cum On Feel the Noize, Gudbuuy T' Jane and Take Me Bak 'Ome

Slade has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years. They are known for their iconic glam rock sound, catchy songs, and high-energy live performances. They are the perfect choice for a corporate Christmas party that will wow your guests! Whether you are looking for classic rock anthems, festive favourites, or something in between, Slade has you covered. 

7. The Rick Parfitt Jr. (RPJ) Band

Band playing headline hits

"RPJ are the best band you can have as your entertainment - they totally transformed our night! The energy and fun they bring is incomparable."Samantha, Kids Village

Founded by the son of Status Quo legend Rick Parfitt, RPJ band are a firm favourite of some of the most prestigious corporations in the UK, including Santander, Virgin and Re-think Group. Consisting of musicians who have played alongside some of the biggest headliners, including Lady Gaga & Ozzy Osborne, they are a truly fantastic band to book for your Christmas Party.

8. Madhen

One of the UK's top party bands

"You are my new favourite band! Had such an amazing time listening and dancing to you." - Paloma Faith

Madhen are truly masters of their craft. Well-respected in the industry for their professionalism, versatility and energy, Madhen pushes the boundaries of what a party band can offer musically and technically.

9. Singing Waiters

A fantastic combo of music and comedy

"The Amazing Singing Waiters were fantastic they injected so much energy and atmosphere into our Christmas Party!" - Lauren, St James’s Place Foundation

One of the most exciting music acts of recent times, the Singing Waiters pose as unassuming characters such as chefs, servers and even police officers before exploding into song, creating a hugely exciting moment for the audience. They have performed for global organisations like McLaren and Diageo.

10. Urban Intro

A 6-10 piece party band

"In short – they were fantastic and got almost all, even the most inadequate dancers, on the floor for over 90 minutes."Craig

Urban Intro has graced the stage for clients, including British Airways and Channel 4. They have appeared on MTV and have held residencies at BirminghBirmingham'sse and NottinghNottingham'snk City. Paying tribute to old and new bands, from Stevie Wonder to Justin Timberlake, Chaka Khan to Rihanna, Whitney Houston to CeCe Peniston, the group combines funk and soul to get audiences in the mood for dancing.

11. American Four Tops 

Motown and soul cover band

Setlist includes: My Girl, Loco in Acapulco and Baby I Need Your Lovin

Known as one of the greatest soul cover bands, the American Four Tops bring the biggest Motown hits to the stage. The band plays a masterful tribute to The Drifters, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and more. The American Four Tops make fantastic Christmas party entertainment.

12. MIB Band

Big hits, big dreams, big hair

Setlist includes: Walking On Sunshine, Don't You Want Me Baby, Dancing Queen, Signed Sealed Delivered, Hard Days Night & Moves Like Jagger

Chosen to perform in front of 300,000 people for the Royal Wedding at Hyde Park, MIB is the unstoppable party band commonly causing a stir at award ceremonies, weddings and corporate events. Playing all the hits from the 60s to the modern-day, this award-winning band are the perfect antidote to the cold weather in the build-up to Christmas.

13. Nearly Bublè

Dan Smith as Michael Bublé

"You've got a hell of a voice." - Nick Ahad

Having sung for clients including Leeds United FC, Channel 4, ITV, the BBC, Mercure Hotels and more, Dan Smith is the superstar jazz singer able to play your favourite Bublé tunes. These include Feeling Good, Haven'tHaven'tu Yet, Sway, Everything and Save the Last Dance for Me. A perfect match for any Christmas bash, Nearly Bublé will have everyone singing along.

14. The Funtime Frankies

Exciting British party band

Setlist includes: Can't Touch This, Oh What a Night!, Sweet Home Alabama and La Bamba

Taking you from the winter of 2019 back to the Summer of 69, The Funtime Frankies offer a big band sound that stuns. Two-time national winners of the Wedding Industry Awards, the group have entertained at weddings, corporate events and festivals in the UK and beyond. The ultimate choice for a Christmas party, the band is well-versed, no matter if you're looking for new music or all the classics.

15. The Edge

Popular modern party band

"The event this year went great and the entertainment was absolutely fantastic!"Clair, Mitchells & Butlers

The Edge are a popular modern party band comprised of five talented musicians. With over ten years of professional experience behind them, they are treasured for filling dance floors with one-of-a-kind mixes of chart-toppers, classic hits, and dance anthems. When looking to hire a band to entertain audiences of all ages at your next corporate Christmas party, The Edge is the perfect choice.

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Lauren Perkins Official Author Picture
Head of Content & Projects

Lauren Perkins is the Head of Content & Projects at Champions Music & Entertainment, where she manages the content and digital marketing for the company's various platforms. She joined the organisation in late 2019 as an SEO Apprentice and quickly excelled, completing her Level 3 Digital Marketing qualification with Babington and earning a Distinction, the highest grade possible.

Throughout her tenure at Champions Music & Entertainment, Lauren has significantly expanded her expertise in digital marketing. Initially mastering skills such as copywriting, keyword research, and both on-page and off-page SEO, she has since broadened her skill set to include Adobe Photoshop, Google Analytics, Web Analytics, HTML coding, and proficiency in emerging technologies such as ChatGPT. Her adeptness at blogging and social media management has also been pivotal in her successful career trajectory.

In her current role, Lauren not only oversees the creation and management of content for the company's websites but also leads various content-based projects for external clients. Her responsibilities have grown to include mentoring roles, where she guides apprentices and interns, fostering the next generation of authoritative digital marketing professionals. This leadership and mentorship showcase her commitment to both her personal growth and the development of others within the industry.

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