Live music is the best way to create an amazing atmosphere at any party, but at a Christmas Party it can really bring in the festive spirit & add that extra sparkle to your event. Whether you’re planning a party for friends and family or organizing and office Christmas party or large corporate event – we have some brilliant, buzz-creating, high-energy live music ideas for you…
Once you have sorted the music take look at our selection of Christmas party entertainment ideas where you will find plenty more inspiration about festive fun acts that you can hire to compliment various Christmas party themes.
1. Sensational Male and Female Solo Singers
The type of singer you choose can really influence the atmosphere and mood of your party and hiring professional singers to perform some of these all-time favourite Christmas songs is certain to be enjoyed by your guests.
Male singers can cover such a huge variety of genres, from 50s and 60s classics like Elvis or Chuck Berry to smooth Rat Pack numbers, Rock and of course more contemporary classics life James Bay or Bruno Mars.
There’s also something completely timeless about a female singer, a stunning voice can really lift the mood, add emotion and a touch of class to your Christmas event. If you’re thinking of adding some magic to your event, then we have a vast pool of talent for you to choose from, with singers across the globe, covering every musical genre.
2. Talented Piano & Guitar Singers
As a guitar singer, you need that wonderful ability to completely captivate your audience with nothing but your beautiful voice and your incredible aptitude for playing a guitar so fluidly it all seem easy. Think of some of your all-time-favourite performers and the chances are many of them will be Guitar Singers. Eric Clapton, Kurt Cobain, Ed Sheeran, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Alanis Morissette, Tracy Chapman…to name but a few. They cover every possible style of music, but the one thing they have in common is that they really know how to move people and how to entertain.
Piano singers can also add a real touch of elegance and sophistication to your party, playing everything from Elton John, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Billy Joel to Diana Krall, Ray Charles, Coldplay, Jamie Cullum, Vanessa Carlton and John Legend.
3. Divine Opera Singers
Nessun Dorma, Toreador Song, Un bel di from Madame Butterfly, nothing gives you that overwhelming swell of emotion, or makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck like these beautiful works of art. Particularly when they’re sung in a more private setting, by a phenomenally talented and rigorously trained Opera singer. There is a touch of the divine in the human voice when it has been developed to perform this way. Not only does the sound seem to melt the heart but many are surprised at its sheer power.
Hiring an Opera Singer can bring real sparkle to your seasonal celebration, and keep everyone talking for months.
4. Function & Party Bands
If you’re hiring a venue with a stage and room for dancing, hiring a live band is the ultimate way to see out the year with a bang. Playing a fantastic mix of classic hits and contemporary chart-toppers, with a helping of popular Christmas songs thrown in for good measure, a Function & Party Band is guaranteed to get colleagues of all ages and musical tastes, hands in the air, dancing the night away.
5. Tribute Bands & Acts
Always so much fun – a guaranteed way to get everyone singing along and up on their feet. There are so many wonderful, high-energy Tribute bands for hire . You could hire an Abba Tribute Band, book a Queen tribute, or go for The Beatles or Led Zeppelin. There are also some brilliant thematic Tribute bands out there, like 80s tribute bands or Rat Pack bands.
6. Jazz Bands
For something with that extra touch of magic, a Jazz Band makes an excellent choice for a Christmas party. From the romance of Gershwin and Cole Porter to the toe-tapping tunes of Duke Ellington, a jazz band will add a sophisticated tone to any celebration, dressed in elegant suits and delivering cool, effortless performances.
A group specialising in smooth, modern jazz is just the thing to bring a warm, festive feel to a sparkling Christmas dinner or cocktail party. Jazz Bands come in all sizes, from duos and trios right up to big ensembles. For larger venues, options include Big Bands & Orchestras, Rat Pack Shows and Swing Bands
For a similar feel, with plenty of swing, on a smaller budget, why not take a look at our saxophonists for hire.
7. Vocal Groups
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without the warm glow of much-loved carols being sung by a choir. Why not hire one of our talented A Cappella Groups. They can perform their beautiful harmonies anywhere as they sing without instrumental accompaniment and are guaranteed to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. And if you fancy your carols with a pop twist, in the style of the famous A Cappella group Pentatonix, this can be arranged!
A skilled Party DJ knows just how to make an event a real party. Whatever their age and taste in music, your guests will soon be up on the dancefloor, getting into the songs that mean the most to them, along with a few festive favourites!
Far from just spinning tunes, a professional DJ is well-rehearsed in making announcements and interacting with the audience, ensuring that everyone feels welcome and has a good time. So get that glitter ball rolling and make it a Christmas party to remember!
You can search for all of these acts in our directory today & contact them direct with no booking fees. Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? Just fill in our booking request form & we’ll get our entertainers to contact you.
And if you need more inspiration, you’ll find 50 Musical Entertainment ideas here.