Function Bands for hire in Chester

Hire a function band in Chester 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 Off The Charts  Function band with Encore
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Function bandLiverpool

Looking for top quality entertainment? Something to captivate your guests? Something high energy and contagiously fun? You've found it.

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Hire The Soul Society Function band with Encore
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£400 - £2500
Function bandLiverpool

Performing the biggest bangers from the past 60 years!

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Hire Gemma Daltrey Band Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £1750
Function bandManchester

Premium party party guaranteed to impress your guests!

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Hire Evermore  Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £3312.50
Function bandChester

Guaranteed to get your guests dancing all night. The #1 party band in the north west

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Hire Gravity  Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £1875
Function bandLiverpool

Gravity is the high energy pop punk party band that you need to make your event stand out from the rest!

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Hire The Sweet Tones Function band with Encore
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Function bandLiverpool

Liverpool based female trio, available for weddings, private functions and party's.

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Hire Sandcastles Band Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £1500
Function bandLiverpool

Funky genre-blending cover band in the North West.

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Hire Eccentric Pony Function band with Encore
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£800 - £1550
Function bandWarrington

The Ultimate Party & Wedding Band - Eccentric Pony provides the perfect soundtrack for your event!

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Hire You Say We Play Function band with Encore
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£600 - £850
Function bandWigan

We are a very experienced duo experienced in performing at weddings, corporate events, parties, pubs and clubs. Check us out!

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Hire Oompah Stompers Function band with Encore
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£1875 - £2400
Function bandDenbigh

The ultimate Bavarian Party Band, Oompah is 365 not just Oktoberfest. Gigs big and small, always fun, always professional.

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Hire Hard Candi Band Function band with Encore
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£2000 - £6400
Function bandMerseyside

A Luxury 4-15 piece Showband performing the ultimate party set! Literally thousands of happy customers over the last decade 💯

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Hire The Beat Pilots Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £1350
Function bandMerseyside

Maximum energy, maximum entertainment.

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Hire The Country Rocks Band Function band with Encore
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£1562.50 - £2062.50
Function bandNantwich

The North West's most diverse COUNTRY ROCK covers band. The ultimate country show, we perform the classics from Dolly Parton to Luke Combs!

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Hire H&S Duo & Band Function band with Encore
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£500 - £750
Function bandWrexham

One of the most talented and in-demand duos & bands with exciting Female/Male Vocals backed by incredible guitar, bass, drums & trombone!

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Hire The Retrosettes Function band with Encore
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Function bandManchester

Amazing vintage themed band from Manchester Appeared in a film with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel, and have toured Europe with Simply Red

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Hire The Livertones Function band with Encore
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Function bandBirkenhead

Accomplished Vocal Harmony Trio taking Audiences on a Journey through Decades with Outstanding Vocal Harmonies

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Hire Party Rockers Function band with Encore
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Function bandMerseyside

Number one Party Wedding Band from Merseyside.

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Hire The Acoustics Function band with Encore
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£200 - £1200
Function bandLiverpool

Upbeat piano and guitar duet available for private parties, weddings and corporate events

Latest reviews of our Function Bands in Chester

Melandrama
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"Brilliant, really made the party !! Would have no issues recommending to anyone, nicest bunch of people "

Conrad hired Melandrama for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in Chester)

Verified Review, 27 April 2024
Melody Avenue
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"really excellent band for our wedding, would definitely recommend"

Hugh hired Melody Avenue for a Wedding (available in Chester)

Verified Review, 29 July 2023
The Retrobeats
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"Amazing experience with The Retrobeats, they coordinated with the surprise and entertained us all night long! My grandad loved them, they really made his surprise party "

Danielle hired The Retrobeats for a Birthday party (available in Chester)

Verified Review, 1 July 2023

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Chester

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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 Chester

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Folk
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Busiest times:
June, July, August

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

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

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