It’s no secret – planning an event can be stressful. Sometimes there just isn’t enough time between planning the event and the actual event date to secure your dream entertainment. If you’re running out of time to secure an act, or even have had an act cancel on you, Headliner is the best platform to turn to when you need to find last minute musicians for your event.

We have curated some of our favourite acts that will get your party started at short notice below. Additionally, make sure to check back here, for an regularly updated list of last minute musicians.

Last minute musicians:

Tom Powell

Having received formal vocal training in classical music and musical theatre since a young age, acoustic singer Tom Powell made a decision to move from his hometown in the North East to London before he was 20 years old. Tom’s most popular act includes a range of timeless chart classics spanning many eras and many genres. His extensive repertoire contains everything you could possibly need, with experience performing everything from swing, pop and rock ‘n’ roll to classical, folk and musical theatre.

Tom is available for private parties, festivals, engagement parties, weddings and company parties.

Want to learn more? Tom Powell has also been featured in Exclusive Interview with Tom Powell.

Melissa Bel

Melissa Bel is a seasoned performer. She has headlined her own German tour, opened sold out shows in New York and London, and toured internationally as a backing vocalist for Francesco Yates. In 2015, Melissa reached the finals of Quebec TV’s The Voice (La Voix), and now performs regularly in the UK and Canada. Acoustic guitar in tow, Melissa performs regularly as a solo act but can also perform as a duo, trio, or full band. Her extensive setlist of cover material ranges from Adele to The Beatles to Ed Sheeran to Dolly Parton, and set lists are tailored to each individual event.

Melissa is available for private parties, festivals, engagement parties, weddings and company parties.

Last minute bands:

The P.Y.T’s

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The P.Y.T’s are a young band of accomplished musicians who are committed to bringing a fresh, professional and modern touch to your event, whatever it may be. They are one of Headliner’s most popular function bands, and they have been with us from the start. The energy and talent they bring to the stage is unparalleled, and they have played at some incredible events.

The P.Y.T’s are available for private parties, festivals, engagement parties, weddings and company parties.

Want to learn more? The P.Y.T’s have also been featured in Meet the P.Y.T’s

Party On Up

Get your party started by booking Party On Up for your next event. This group may only have three members, but their sound seriously packs a punch. They combine all the best bits of a live band set and a DJ set. Be ready to party long into the night to their large repertoire of hits.

Party On Up are available for private parties, festivals, engagement parties, weddings and company parties.

Want to learn more? Party On Up have also been featured in Boogie on Down with Party on Up!

The Trends

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 Trends are available to play VIP events, weddings, birthdays, company parties and private functions.

Sing It Back – Karaoke Band

Become your own ‘headliner’ with Sing It Back! This unique band combines the best elements of a live band with the fun of karaoke to create the perfect hybrid to get your party started.  With over 1,000 songs to choose from in their catalogue, this group is sure to keep your guests happy.

Sing It Back are available to play VIP events, weddings, birthdays, company parties and private functions.

Want to learn more? Sing It Back have also been featured in Introducing Sing It Back, Your New Favourite Karaoke Band.

Jazz Retrospective

Looking for a relaxed and inviting evening for your next drinks reception or dinner?  Meet Jazz Retrospective, a band who performs classic jazz standards from swing, latin, jazz waltz and beyond with a focus on warm tones and hypnotising melodies.  This accomplished band can set a relaxed and inviting mood for drinks receptions, dinners and a wide variety of other functions.

Jazz Retrospective are available to play VIP events, weddings, birthdays, company parties and private functions.

Want to learn more? Jazz Retrospective have also been featured in Introducing Jazz Retrospective.

Halfway to New York

Halfway to New York are a rare gem on the Function & Corporate circuit. Having supported huge names including Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park and headlined Trafalgar Square as part of the Closing Paralympic Celebrations, the band caught the attention of promoters in the United States. They are available as a high energy 4-piece band as standard, with the option of adding female vocals and saxophone to their line ups.

Halfway to New York are available to play VIP events, bar/bat mitzvah’s, weddings, birthdays, company parties and private functions.

The Craic Dealers

Meet The Craic Dealersthe ultimate ceilidh band to get your feet stomping. They play an array of Scottish and Irish folk music with an infectious energy that demands that your guests get up and dance. Holding a huge repertoire of Celtic folk tunes under their belt, they can also call the steps for a wide range of Scottish and Irish ceilidh and ceili dances.

The Craic Dealers are available to play VIP events, weddings, birthdays, company parties and private functions.

Want to learn more? The Craic Dealers have also been featured in Meet The Craic Dealers.

Last minute DJs:

George Hilton

George Hilton is a DJ that delivers fantastic sets that blend funk, soul, hip hop and everything inbetween. He puts an emphasis on quality mixing (vinyl & CDJ’s) and his sets are for people that are looking for more than your standard wedding DJ.

George is available for VIP events, private parties, festivals, engagement parties, weddings and company parties.

Want to learn more? George Hilton has also been featured in Q&A with George Hilton: the no-cheese, multi-genre DJ.

Leo Wilcox

As a versatile DJ and owner of record label Basement Recordings, Leo Wilcox is anything but ordinary. He has DJ’d internationally, playing a wide range of different function events. Leo also has converted every single Headliner enquiry he has gotten into a booking.

Leo is available for VIP events, private parties, festivals, engagement parties, weddings and company parties.

Want to learn more? Leo Wilcox has also been featured in Leo Wilcox: The Jack-Of-All-Trades DJ


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