Function Bands for hire in the UK

Hire a UK function band for your wedding, party or special occasion. With styles from pop and rock to Motown and jazz, our bands will keep your guests on their feet all night. Browse 832 of the best professional bands for hire in the UK right here.

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Function bandBexleyheath

Toured the US twice, Supported Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park & Headlined Trafalgar Square - this band is guaranteed to deliver & then some!

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From£750
Function bandLeeds

100% Live Music... with floor-fillers from the 60s to the 10s

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From£995
Function bandSwansea/London

The Edge are a first class, international modern party band, rocking corporate events, weddings and functions both here in the UK and abroad

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From£900
Function bandLondon

The Sound Express band is a high energy , versatile and super professional band, performing a huge range of classic and current hits.

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Function bandLondon

The London Swing & Soul Band is probably the UK’s most eclectic party band offering everything from mellow Jazz to uptempo soul, funk & rock

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From£890
Function bandSalford

Last Call is an elegant function band based in Manchester that provides high quality entertainment for weddings, cooperate events and more

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Function bandHampshire

Outstanding young function band filling the dancefloors everywhere they play.

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From£1120
Function bandLondon

Modern and high energy party band featuring a super-tight brass section & soulful female vocals!

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From£1000
Function bandLondon

Professional, Dynamic and Versatile Live Band

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From£640
Function bandBarbican, London

Annex is a 4 piece jazz fusion band which formed in September 2015 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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From£1990
Function bandGuildford

The Superstars are a slick, professional function act with a fun-loving, friendly sound and vibe.

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From£5140
Function bandLondon

Soul Beat are an energetic 5 – 8 piece ensemble whose wireless rigs make them indispensable for keeping your dancefloor full!

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From£2995
Function bandLondon

Tired of Jukebox DJs and over-played classics? Then LATIMO is the band for you!

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From£1350
Function bandBristol

Funkty Dumpty - The ultimate party band, playing the very best live funk, soul and pop at weddings, Christmas parties and corporate events!

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Function bandLondon

Rock and Roll to the latest Chart Toppers, our players can play it all, Sing-a-long and dance to all your favourite tunes

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From£800
Function bandFrome

FairPlay are a leading 5-piece professional function band playing floor-filling Disco, Funk, Soul, Pop and Rock to engage every audience!

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From£1500
Function bandSheffield

This international party band is made up of a collection of the highest quality professional session musicians and vocalists

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Function bandLondon/Brighton

Good Company boast an impressive repertoire, spanning over 6 decades of popular music, guaranteed to get your audience on the dance floor.

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Pop, Rock, Jazz
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How much does it cost to hire a function band?

The typical price per group member for function bands is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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Frequently asked questions

What kind of performance should I expect from a function band?

Good question! There are essentially three types of function band performances: headline, background, and roaming. Headline bands are the most common; perfect for filling the dancefloor and getting the crowd moving. Background function bands are usually jazz bands - they can provide a great ambience for whatever event you might have in mind. Roaming bands are great for outdoor weddings or events where you want the band to get around to all the guests and provide a bit of audience interaction. Roaming bands are only possible as an acoustic act, so they come cord-free!

Will function bands take song requests?

Yes - but always best to ask well in advance! Most bands will be very accomodating if you've asked them to play a few special requests. Function bands are also usually very experienced, so requests on the night aren't out-of-the-question either (just don't be upset if they aren't keen to play all 23 minutes of Echoes by Pink Floyd!).

Will the function band provide all their own equipment?

Yes - most function bands will be fully equipped with their own PA system, music gear, and usually even lighting! Many will also provide a sound assistant, as well as a DJ service. A DJ service will keep the music going while the band take short breaks, but is also perfect add-on if you and your guests want to boogie into the far-reaches of the night!

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