Function Bands for hire in Chelmsford

Hire a function band in Chelmsford 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 Stallions & The Bear  Function band with Encore
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Function bandColchester

Hailing from the Sicilian City of Palermo (Italy), Stallions & The Bear are one of the UK's most vibrant and popular wedding and event bands

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Hire White Light Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £1625
Function bandLondon

The energy of an originals band covering all eras. Glastonbury & Livestock experience. Smiles on faces, feet on dance floor, amazing reviews

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Hire Halfway to New York Function band with Encore
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£2995 - £4495
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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Hire Vivid Function band with Encore
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£2200 - £3562
Function bandLondon

Cool, stylish, exciting and preferred supplier to many exclusive venues. Just voted 'Best Band in the South East' at the TWIA 2024 Awards!

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Hire Good Company Collective Function band with Encore
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From£800
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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Hire OLD SKOOL Function band with Encore
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£400 - £2200
Function bandColchester

Step back in time with the ultimate party band!

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Hire Halos Function band with Encore
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£815 - £2445
Function bandLondon

Halos are a high energy band with a reputation for stellar performances. High profile clients include Spotify, Meta & Goog1e!

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Hire LA Mixtrax  Function band with Encore
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£675 - £1195
Function bandLondon

Lively party band with wide ranging up-tempo repertoire to make your wedding reception, corporate event or party go with a bang!

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Hire FunXion 5 Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £1900
Function bandWaltham Cross

FunXion 5 are a premium five piece function band suitable for weddings, birthday parties, corporate events and private functions.

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Hire T42Band Function band with Encore
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£800 - £2000
Function bandChelmsford

Electrifying 4 piece classic and modern pop/rock band with a killer repertoire. Keeping dance floors filled all over Europe.

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Hire The Motivators Function band with Encore
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£1375 - £2250
Function bandChelmsford

Essex’s Premier Wedding and Party Band!

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Hire Bandeoke Function band with Encore
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£1500 - £2250
Function bandColchester

BANDEOKE - THE STAGE IS YOURS If you’re after something different, off the wall and unique why not try Bandeoke - karaoke on steroids.

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Hire FYH Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £3000
Function bandLondon

FYH will keep the dance floor packed from start to finish, with soulful vocals, Sax solos and the perfect track selection from our DJ!

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Hire Three Headed Hound Function band with Encore
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£1368.75 - £1550
Function bandLondon

The trio's high-energy, passionate, interactive and humorous performances showcase the biggest anthems making any event unforgettable!

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Hire The Sound Collective Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £2500
Function bandBraintree

The Ultimate Function Band specialising in Corporate and Wedding functions. Playing the best in Disco, Soul, Motown and Pop.

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Hire Supatonic Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £2812.50
Function bandLondon

Serving the freshest vibes of Funk, Pop, Soul and Jazz! From a 3-8 Piece Function Band to help you get your groove on! 🕺🎶✨

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Hire Depictions Of Sound Function band with Encore
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£2306.25 - £10618.75
Function bandLondon

One of Londons top Function Bands who are guarenteed to supply any event with the finest entertainment!

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Hire Owen Hopwood Trio Function band with Encore
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£625 - £1125
Function bandLondon

Soulful trio serving up funky covers of your favourite pop tunes alongside classic soul, blues and jazz.

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Recent reviews of our Function Bands in Chelmsford

“Tracey was brilliant to deal with prior to the event, always open & enthusiastic about the upcoming performance. Very professional on the day & produce a really nice performance. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to deal with a stress free group & one who does a good performance.”

4 March 2024
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Dylan hired OLD SKOOL for a Corporate event (available in Chelmsford)

“Perfect performance exactly what I expected!”

10 February 2024
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Joe hired Vivid for a Birthday party (available in Chelmsford)

“BOOK THEM! Our wedding guests had a blast with all of the great music and dancing. They played anthem after anthem. They even stayed cool when an energetic three-year-old, high on wedding cake tried to steal the show! We danced all night. What a fantastic night. ”

27 January 2024
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Joy hired LA Mixtrax for a Wedding (available in Chelmsford)

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Chelmsford

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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 Chelmsford

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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 Chelmsford?

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

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