Function Bands available to hire in Aberdeenshire

Hire a function band in Aberdeenshire for your wedding, party or event. If you need to book a live band to keep your guests on their feet all night, look no further. Whether you like Ed Sheeran, The Beatles, or Louis Armstrong, we have everything you'll need. Choose from 103 of the best local bands right here. All are available in Aberdeenshire.

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Hire Fresh Grooves UK Function band with Encore
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Function bandLeeds

High end modern function band based in Yorkshire! We've played 100s of events. Your guest will be dancing all night!

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Hire The Firebeats Function band with Encore
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£750 - £1250
Function bandStockton-on-Tees

If you love live music & different genres. If you love music from different eras. Then you have to book The Firebeats.

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Hire Second Hand Store Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £1875
Function bandLeeds

Leeds six piece with a killer line up and a repertoire list to get anyone and everyone dancing! Sax+Keys+Vocals+Drums+Guitar+Bass

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Hire Elevation Avenue Function band with Encore
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£800 - £2400
Function bandLeeds

With a fresh modern sound, Elevation Avenue is one of the most exciting funk, soul and rock bands in the North!

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Hire KICK Function band with Encore
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£700 - £1400
Function bandNewcastle upon Tyne

Possibly one of the most versatile and hardworking bands around......from pop to indie and rock.......THE PARTY STARTS HERE!

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Hire Dirty Beach Function band with Encore
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£800 - £2000
Function bandLeeds

Dirty Beach are a fun, exciting and professional function band hailing from Leeds, UK.

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Hire Anthems of Summer  Function band with Encore
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Function bandLeeds

Bringing the sounds of Ibiza to your event. Our DJ - live trio's mix recorded music with live instruments to provide a night to remember.

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Hire The Sugar Beats (Function Band) Function band with Encore
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£1300 - £1600
Function bandBradford

The Sugar Beats is a female fronted vibrant, energetic and highly professional 6 to 7 piece party function band performing in UK and abroad.

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Hire The Seals Function band with Encore
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£1750 - £2125
Function bandKendal

The Seals are a 4 piece professional covers band with many years live experience.

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Hire Wavelength Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £2000
Function bandNewcastle upon Tyne

A dynamic and versatile three piece band performing anything from timeless classics to contemporary pop hits.

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Hire The Steaming Foggs Function band with Encore
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£450 - £950
Function bandEdinburgh

A versitile band performing 'Around the World' music with a steam aesthetic. They will take you on a journey, in time and space.

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Hire McDonald's Farm Function band with Encore
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£2000 - £2500
Function bandDundee

Established musicians, currently a resident band in the iconic Cavern Club in Liverpool. Guaranteed to get your guests up and dancing!

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Hire Late ‘n’ Live Band Function band with Encore
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Function bandNewcastle upon Tyne

The North East’s #1 function band for any occasion. Need great music? Fancy a unique live music quiz or karaoke event? We’ve got you covered

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Hire The Maestros Function band with Encore
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£525 - £1400
Function bandLeeds

#1 Most Booked Party Band of the Year 2022 & 2023. 100% Live Music with floor-fillers from the 60s to today. We've performed at 800+ events!

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Hire Relative Cool Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £1500
Function bandPreston

Funky uplifting dancefloor-filling mix of classic and contemporary pop, funk, disco and motown covers guaranteed to bring the party vibes!

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Hire Bass Rock Ceilidh Band Function band with Encore
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£780 - £1200
Function bandGlasgow

What happens when you bring together four insanely-talented musicians from different genres? You get the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band!

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Hire SaltEnders Function band with Encore
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£562.50 - £937.50
Function bandShipley

North England’s Multi-Award Winning Acoustic Band SaltEnders is one of the top wedding and function bands in the region!

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Hire Here's To Us  Function band with Encore
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£1700 - £2125
Function bandLancashire

The NW's No1 Party and Wedding band! Our members have sang with the likes of Ed Sheeran & BMTH. Make your night one to remember with HTU!

Latest reviews of our Function Bands in Aberdeenshire

Fresh Grooves UK
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"Fresh Grooves were amazing, the dance floor wasn't empty for a second! The perfect set and energy we were looking for, everybody loved them. Thank you so much!"

Georgina hired Fresh Grooves UK for a Wedding (available in Aberdeenshire)

Verified Review, 19 May 2024
Second Hand Store
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"I couldn’t have asked for a better band to celebrate my 30th birthday with. From start to finish they were brilliant! They spoke direct with the venue in order to sort everything they needed. The set list was spot on and they even let me make a few special requests that really made the evening! The bands quality and sound were excellent! If anyone ever needs a band to attend an event I will always recommend Second Hand Store! Thanks again for a cracking time! "

Ash hired Second Hand Store for a Birthday party (available in Aberdeenshire)

Verified Review, 6 January 2024
Fresh Grooves UK
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"Simply fantastic from start to finish. We are so pleased we booked Fresh Grooves for our wedding! Thank you so much! "

Caroline hired Fresh Grooves UK for a Wedding (available in Aberdeenshire)

Verified Review, 2 December 2023

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Aberdeenshire

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What do function bands do?

Function bands perform live music at events, engaging audiences with diverse songs from various genres. They tailor their sets to fit specific occasions, encouraging guests to dance and participate. Function bands create memorable experiences by interacting with the crowd, offering customisation options, and ensuring a lively atmosphere. From weddings to corporate events, function bands enhance events with their musical expertise, making them popular choices for entertainment.

How many people are in a function band?

Most groups have a minimum of three members, and it increases from there. Most function bands are willing to adjust their size to fit your budget.

What styles of music can a function band play?

Function bands can perform various genres, including pop, rock, R&B, soul, funk, jazz, and even classical music. Their versatility allows them to cater to different audiences. From classic hits to contemporary chart-toppers, function bands tailor their repertoire to suit the crowd, making them a popular choice for most events.

Do function bands take requests?

Function bands will know a lot of songs, and if they don't know yours, they can learn it. Your booking may incur an extra fee as a result, but it will be well worth it to hear your favourite music played exclusively for you. A function band can gauge which songs will get people on the dance floor and which songs will change the mood, so give them your best music and let them give you a live performance that will keep the dancefloor filled.

How long do function bands play for?

Typically, function bands are hired for two one-hour sets or three 40-minute sets, with breaks of 15 to 30 minutes in between. As such, we advise to not look at hiring a function band during a wedding meal (if booking for a wedding). It's important to note, that your function band will also require around one hour for setup and soundcheck.

Do I have to pay for the band's travel?

With Encore, all fees (travel, VAT, and other expenses a musician may need) are included in the quote, making booking a function band simple. The only additional add-on fee is the optional Encore Cover package we offer which means on top of your Basic Protection (full refund in the unlikely event of a musician cancellation), you will also get a tailored replacement search, out-of-hours support, and if the replacement act is more expensive than the original musician booked, we’ll cover the cost. As such, you can have complete peace of mind you will have the perfect entertainment for you event. As with all musicians, the closer they are to your chosen venue, the lower the fees will be thus we always advise to consider local bands first.

Do bands need insurance?

All professional function bands should have PLI, and your venue may need it. PLI, or third-party insurance, is short for Public Liability Insurance. PLI insures damage to another person or their property that occurs during your event, for as if a guest trips over the band's amplifier. It's easy to find and book bands with PLI on Encore, as all our bands with PLI will be marked with a badge on their profile.

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!

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!

Hiring a Function Band in Aberdeenshire

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Folk
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1 hour
Busiest times:
July, August, September

How much does it cost to hire a Function Band in Aberdeenshire?

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

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