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Mike Paul-Smith Music is an exclusive collection of live bands for hire for all events, from small family weddings to huge international corporate events.

Performing together since 2005, our group of professional musicians have the experience and expertise to transform your special celebration into an unforgettable occasion for you and your guests. 

Browse our collection of sensational line-ups, book a consultation with Mike, and let’s start planning your tailored live entertainment experience.

We perform at a huge variety of events. You might find us performing in front of 10,000 people at an outdoor concert, at a New Year’s Eve party at Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge, at a sold-out show at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, or at an intimate tipi wedding in the middle of the countryside.

Because we’re a group of musicians who perform in a range of exclusive line-ups, we can provide entertainment for each part of your day – from the arrival drinks to the ceremony, dinner, party, and more.

Whatever your event, we pay attention to the smallest details – and in the planning stages we’re always at the end of the phone to answer any questions you may have. That way, when the big day arrives, you can relax and enjoy yourself knowing that the live music is taken care of.

You can find out more about our story here – it’s been quite a journey!

A trusted supplier since 2005:

Our Live Bands for Hire

Mike Paul-Smith Music is not an agency. We’re a collective of 30 professional musicians, who perform together in a wide range of line-ups to suit any style of event.

Wedding, Party & Show Bands

Award-winning party bands. Performing swing, soul, pop and Motown music at stunning events worldwide.

Vintage Bands & Orchestras

Down for the Count are one of the UK’s most in-demand vintage bands. Available as a Big Band, Orchestra, or 10-piece All-Stars line-up.

Acoustic Roaming Bands

Acoustic bands which roam your venue. Lively entertainment wherever your guests happen to be.

Jazz Bands

Stylish and sophisticated jazz bands. Perfect for exquisite ambient music. Instrumental and vocal-led options available.

Wedding Ceremony Music

Top class live music for your wedding ceremony. A huge repertoire of classical, jazz and modern music.

Vintage Dancers

Authentic vintage dancers. Bringing an interactive vintage experience to your event alongside our live musicians.

Upcoming Shows

You can see many of our bands live before booking.
Whether we’re performing a vintage show or a party set, it’s a great chance to meet us and to hear our musicians live.

Memorable Events

Our bands perform at events all around the world.

The band was absolutely stupendous.

They really made the party.


Connie & Jamie
Wedding Reception, West Horsley Place, Surrey

Event planning advice

We’ve been performing at weddings and celebrations for 18 years and have a wealth of experience. Here is our advice for dealing with noise limiters, planning your first dance and much more.



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