Function Bands for hire in Canterbury

Hire a function band in Canterbury 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 The Redfords Function band with Encore
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Function bandKent

#1 wedding, corporate and party band in Kent and the South East! With 1000+ events, all your fav hits, guaranteed to wow your guests!

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Hire Loose Change Function band with Encore
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From£1280
Function bandSittingbourne

Loose Change is the perfect showband for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, functions or corporate events in South-East England.

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Hire Decades Showband Function band with Encore
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From£1600
Function bandRamsgate

Established in 2018, Previously known as the Interseptors Showband. Decades Showband is one of the most energetic and entertaining Showbands

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Hire Studio33 Function Band Function band with Encore
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£640 - £1300
Function bandMaidstone

With infectious energy, professional musicality, and a sensational setlist, Studio33 bring the groove and guarantee to get everyone dancing!

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Hire Upbeat Street  Function band with Encore
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£600 - £2075
Function bandGillingham

Upbeat Street is an award-winning high-energy premium party band playing classic & modern dance floor fillers from the last six decades.

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Hire The Dynamics Function band with Encore
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From£640
Function bandDover

The Dynamics are a fun, energetic band with outstanding musicianship. With a repertoire of over 250 songs, there's something for everyone!

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Hire Nouveau Lounge Function band with Encore
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£2625 - £4175
Function bandKent

Nouveau Lounge are a UK band who perform their own arrangements of modern pop songs played in a Vintage Style.

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Hire FNKHAUS Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £2750
Function bandHerne Bay

Premium party band based in the South East, guaranteed to get you on the dancefloor!

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Hire The Gamblers Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £3375
Function bandCanterbury

Just a group of world class musicians who love country music.

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Hire Brothers From Another Cover Function band with Encore
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£900 - £1300
Function bandMaidstone

We are Brothers From Another Cover, a covers band made with a passion for music and making sure everyone has a good time.

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Hire Project F Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £2000
Function bandCanterbury

Motown and soulful funk driven covers from a super six piece function and party band

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Hire Fit2Funk Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £1500
Function bandTenterden

One of Kent's top Funk & Soul Wedding Bands. Playing all classics from 70s through to 20s to have your guest dancing all night!

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Hire UNSHACKLED Function band with Encore
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£500 - £850
Function bandGillingham

Rocking party band covering music from all eras. We've played hundreds of events over the last seven years with our award winning vocalist!

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Hire Manhattanville Function band with Encore
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£1875 - £3125
Function bandCanterbury

Vintage / Modern soul music, offering the coolest of vibes for any occasion.

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Hire Miss Holiday and the Swingtones Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £2500
Function bandKent

"Swing, jive and jazz together with modern songs in a Swingtones twist"

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Hire Bad Pandas Function band with Encore
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£875 - £2500
Function bandMaidstone

Kent's ultimate party band

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Hire The Party Playlist Function band with Encore
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£1750 - £2750
Function bandRamsgate

4-Piece party band playing Guitar/Keys, Sax/Electric Guitar, Bass & Drums. We have played 100's of gigs across the UK!

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Hire The Experience  Function band with Encore
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£550 - £750
Function bandMaidstone

Doug and Jasmine perform timeless hits, taking you on a party nostalgia trip, right up to the modern day. Come celebrate with us!

Recent reviews of our Function Bands in Canterbury

“The band were awesome - an absolute highlight of our wedding and we would highly recommend to anyone ”

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Simon hired The Icono Band for a Wedding (available in Canterbury)

“An amazing night at our first ever Motown evening Superb vocals great choice of songs Very professional and likeable guys”

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Richard hired Inner City 3 for a Hotel / Restaurant event (available in Canterbury)

“Fake Plastic Chairs will get your party started!! We booked the Fake Plastics Chairs for our wedding after our original band backed out last minute. Wow we are so happy we did! They were super reliable, really professional and easy to contact. On our wedding night they got people dancing and all our guests said how amazing they were. Thanks for an amazing evening of live music. We will definitely be recommending the Fake Plastic Chairs to all our friends.”

23 March 2024
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Sam hired Fake Plastic Chairs for a Wedding (available in Canterbury)

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Canterbury

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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 Canterbury

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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 Canterbury?

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

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