Central Avenue

Composed of highly trained young professionals, Central Avenue are the new wave of function party band; guaranteeing a night of the highest quality entertainment for all ages and music tastes. Available as a 5 to 12-piece line up, Central Avenue cover all styles of music from Disco through to Funk, Soul, Rock, Motown and Contemporary Pop - providing musical entertainment for every occasion.

Central Avenue are available for every type of event whether it be weddings, corporate events, parties, Jewish weddings or charity balls. They take pride in their performance and aim to provide the finest experience. They work closely with all clients to ensure all possible requirements are met to the highest standard, ensuring the event runs smoothly - and guests are happy.

Central Avenue choose from a pool of highly trained musicians, therefore line ups can vary, they are all industry professionals with a vast array of credits to their names. Spanning from all types of musical backgrounds, Central Avenue capture the essence of every musical genre, providing an immersive and varied repertoire suitable for every occasion and age.

Band line up options:
5 Piece - Female Vocal, Drums, Bass, Keyboard, Guitar
6 Piece - Add Saxophone
7 Piece - Add Trumpet
8 Piece - Add Female BV (Backing Vocal)
9 Piece - Add Female BV (Backing Vocal) (Most Popular Option)
10 Piece - Add Trumpet or Saxophone
11 Piece - Add Percussion
12 Piece - Add additional BV (Male or Female) or Additional Guitar or Additional Horn

Looking for more than just a party band, they can help with that too. Central Avenue also offer additional add-ons such as:
Jazz Trio/Quartet
Acoustic Duo/Band (Guitar, Vocal, Bass, Cajon)
Solo Piano
Solo Singer

Show Options

1 x 60 mins

2 x 60 mins


Every single person at the party was absolutely blown away by the performance of Central Avenue - Frame North Media

Very professional from the outset. Great Band and lovely people. I can't thank them enough - Dawn King

These guys rocked our mini festival. They performed in front of 2000 people across 2 performances and had us all dancing. Really professional and would book again- Ian Aindow, Assistant Head Teacher, Rodillian Academy Leeds

We hired Central Avenue at short notice for our wedding in the Hertfordshire countryside. They put on nothing short of an absolutely fabulous performance in our festival tipi! They are wonderful musicians and singers, had a great set list to choose from and were extremely professional and accommodating with our last-minute changes. During their interval they even offered to learn to play a new song so that our nieces could sing it to us as a surprise. The band manager is very professional, and we had great communication from start to finish. We had countless compliments on the band and can honestly say we have never been to a wedding before (and we've been to a lot) where the dance floor remained packed throughout the entire performance. Thanks for helping to make our big day so special! We highly recommend them for any event you may have planned- Paul-James Booth, Hertfordshire

A funky, soulful, fun talented bunch of musicians. Want a party with an excellent live band? These ladies and gents come highly recommended! - Helena May (Kokomo, Funkestra)

Central Avenue, what a group of musical excellence! So much fun to listen to and they will play your all-time favourites! Harry's leadership goes to show in an effective function band which seems to flow effortlessly on stage. Just a bloody good band– Melatti Mardhys

Youthful, vibrant, exciting are just a few words to describe the performance of this band. All expert musicians, all with a need to entertain, and entertain they certainly did. Expertly lead by Key player and band leader, Harry Garbutt they reproduced songs from long before their time with great attention to detail. Almost none stop Disco/Boogie/Pop/Funk/Soul for two and a half hours delivered by a trio of eye-catching young ladies singing their hearts out, a Rhythm section pumping out a beat to die for, an awesome brass section and tuneful keys leading the line. If you are having a function, a corporate event, a garden party, look no further than Central Avenue to make the event a resounding success – David (Central Avenue playing the Star Inn, Guildford)

Congratulations - the event you organised for your band was excellent! Real feel good music and such fun - you injected so much energy into the performance too! You should be very proud of your achievements! If I hear of anyone looking for a band for function, wedding, party etc I'll be sure to recommend Central Avenue! - Sandra


  • Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
  • Diana Ross – The Boss
  • Diana Ross – Upside Down
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – September
  • Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
  • Rose Royce – Car Wash
  • The Jacksons – Blame It on The Boogie
  • Kool And The Gang – Get Down On It
  • Whitney Houston – Dance With Somebody
  • Kool And The Gang – Celebration
  • Kool And The Gang – Jungle Boogie
  • Donna Summers – Bad Girls
  • Sister Sledge – Lost In Music
  • The Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing
  • Tower Of Power – Soul With A Capital ‘S’
  • KC And The Sunshine Band – Give It Up
  • Jamiroquai – Cosmic Girl
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland
  • Sister Sledge – We are Family
  • The Trammps – Disco Inferno
  • Donna Summers – Hot Stuff
  • Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – Lets Groove
  • Michael Jackson – P.Y.T
  • The Village People – YMCA
  • The Emotions – Best of My Love
  • CHIC – Everybody Dance
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – Fantasy
  • George McCrae – Rock Your Baby
  • Abba – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
  • Boney M – Daddy Cool
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – Shining Star
  • Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
  • Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition


  • Aretha Franklin – Respect
  • Aretha Franklin – Think
  • Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
  • Stevie Wonder – All I Do
  • Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered
  • Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster
  • Michael Jackson – Human Nature
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  • Amy Winehouse – Valerie
  • Marvin Gaye – I Heard It throughThe Grapevine
  • Al Green – Lets Stay Together
  • Michael Jackson – Rock With You
  • Stevie Wonder – Do I Do
  • Marvin Gaye –Letsget it On
  • Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
  • Nat King Cole – L-O-V-E
  • Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
  • Lionel Richie – Brickhouse
  • Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday
  • Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
  • Sade – Smooth Operator
  • Maggie Bell – Oh My My
  • Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
  • Chaka Khan – I Feel for You
  • Michael Jackson – Beat It
  • The Four Seasons – December, 1963
  • Marvin Gaye – Aint no Mountain High Enough
  • Martha and the Vandellas – Dancin’ in the Street


  • Chaka Khan – Aint Nobody
  • Doobie Brothers – Long Train Running
  • Daft Punk – Get Lucky
  • Bruno Mars – Runaway Baby
  • Santana – Smooth
  • Beyoncé –Love on Top
  • Tina Turner – Proud Mary
  • Guns n’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
  • Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls Of Fire
  • Chuck Berry – Jonny Be Goode
  • Bill Haley – Rock Around The Clock
  • Mercy – Duffy
  • Pharrell Williams – Happy
  • The Commitments – Mustang Sally
  • Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk!
  • Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
  • Cee Lo Green – Forget You
  • The Beatles – Twist and Shout
  • Gnarles Barkley – Crazy
  • Bruno Mars – Finesse
  • Bruno Mars – Chunky
  • Elvis Presley – Blue Suede Shoes
  • Status Quo – Rockin’ All Over The World
  • Little Richard – Good Golly Miss Molly
  • Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
  • The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There

First Dances/Ballads

  • ABBA – Chiquitita
  • Etta James – At Last
  • The Greatest Showman – A million dreams
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – After the Love Has Gone
  • Norah Jones – Don’t Know Why
  • The Police – Every Breath you take
  • Bill Withers – Lovely Day
  • Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  • Lou Reed – Perfect Day
  • John Legend – All of Me
  • Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling in Love
  • Adele – Make You Feel My Love
  • Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
  • Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World
  • Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
  • Elton John – Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  • Aerosmith – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
  • Father John Misty – Real Love Baby
  • Ed Sheeran – Perfect
  • Elton John – Your Song
  • Ben E. King – Stand By Me
  • Natalie Cole – This Will Be An Everlasting Love
  • Eva Cassidy – Songbird
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow