Function Bands for hire in Bedfordshire

Hire a function band in Bedfordshire 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 360 of the best local bands right here.

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Hire Ripple Effect Function band with Encore
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£320 - £1100
Function bandLuton

Ripple Effect is a professional cover band based around Hetfordshire. The #1 party band around the area. We’ve played 200+ events.

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Hire Confetti Junction Function band with Encore
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£500 - £1200
Function bandBedford

Confetti Junction grew from the 3-piece Blues and Rock Band "BARB", and performing hits from the past 70 years for your wedding or function.

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Hire Bethany Jane & Bro Function band with Encore
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£750 - £1250
Function bandHuntingdon

An upbeat, lively, brother-sister duo. Small footprint BIG sound! Both 'electric' and 'acoustic' set-ups. Pop & rock music from 60s-present

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Hire Fan Club Jazz Band Function band with Encore
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£725 - £2550
Function bandMilton Keynes

Professional jazz band with experience ranging from the Royal Family, to Michelin Star restaurants- and even Glastonbury!

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Hire Sink The Beat Function band with Encore
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£350 - £2800
Function bandRoyston

Performing everything from the late 60s through to modern day classics! Sink The Beat are the band that can do it all!

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Hire Joyrider Function band with Encore
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£500 - £2812.50
Function bandLetchworth Garden City

“Five stars is not enough for this band. If you are looking for a band for any occasion then look no further than Joyrider.” - James, Groom

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Hire Fan Club Party Band Function band with Encore
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£1875 - £4750
Function bandMilton Keynes

Award winning 4-7 piece band who'll thrill you and your guests with expert renditions of all the biggest pop, rock, and soul party anthems.

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Hire Let’s Get it On - Motown Experience and Party Band  Function band with Encore
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£1550 - £2000
Function bandStevenage

‘Let’s Get It On - The Motown Experience’ are a professional party band specialising in Motown, Soul, Funk and classic party hits.

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Hire PianoFactor Function band with Encore
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£1995 - £4431.25
Function bandHenlow

PianoFactor are a professional, fun and interactive party band perfect for any event. An award winning band that take audience requests.

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Hire Zootcats Unplugged Function band with Encore
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£350 - £550
Function bandBedford

Unplugged, Set the perfect vibe for your guests with amazing vocals, superb guitar. Alternately we have a more raunchy version as a band

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Hire Lula Jazz Function band with Encore
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From£645
Function bandMilton Keynes

We play the classy and enjoyable sounds of Swing, Ballads, Bossa-Nova and Latin-Jazz; with outstanding instrumentalists and smooth vocals

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Hire The Blockbusters Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £1875
Function bandWellingborough

Experience ultimate nostalgia, with an electrifying performance from the captivating throwback trio - The Blockbusters!

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Hire Kaleidos Function band with Encore
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£250 - £2250
Function bandBedford

A 4-piece function band covering a wide range of popular songs, arranged in to our own funky & soulful style.

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Hire Lodestone Function band with Encore
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£1062.50 - £1875
Function bandRushden

We've Got You Covered. Amplifying Your Celebrations with an Unforgettable Cover Performance

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Hire Limelight band Function band with Encore
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£625 - £1250
Function bandBedford

Professional 3 piece live band from Bedfordshire, U.K. We guarantee to get your guests singing along and dancing and having a great time.

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Hire Auris Party Function band with Encore
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£3000 - £4250
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Auris Party - Dynamic 8-Piece Party Band performing chart hits, 90's bangers and soul classics

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Hire D-Tox Function band with Encore
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Function bandNewport Pagnell

A female fronted 4 piece band with decades of experience, playing rock and pop covers, old and new.

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Hire XYLA FIRE Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £1500
Function bandBedford

XYLA FIRE are a live, electronic dance act that play their own creative cover versions, mashups and remixes in a non stop floor filling set

Latest reviews of our Function Bands in Bedfordshire

Ripple Effect
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"The band arrived on time, always communicated promptly. They are really good, the videos don't give justice. Live they have so much energy. All the people at the event had so much fun. Really recommend it!"

Camilla hired Ripple Effect for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in Bedfordshire)

Verified Review, 1 September 2023
Ripple Effect
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"Would love to book again in the future. Brillant. "

Louise hired Ripple Effect for a Private event (available in Bedfordshire)

Verified Review, 26 August 2023
Ripple Effect
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"Good communication throughout. Great musicians, good vocals. Made the best of a damp evening with a tough crowd 😂. Thanks once again guy's "

Pete hired Ripple Effect for a Private event (available in Bedfordshire)

Verified Review, 5 August 2023

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Bedfordshire

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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 Bedfordshire

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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 Bedfordshire?

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

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