Function Bands for hire in Colchester

Hire a function band in Colchester 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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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 Halo Function band with Encore
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£1687.50 - £3187.50
Function bandEssex

Halo is a dynamic and versatile 5-7 piece function band renowned for creating unforgettable musical experiences.

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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 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 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 Out of The Box Function band with Encore
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£500 - £1200
Function bandWoodbridge

Back out of the Box Suffolk's Premier Functions Band with a repertoire that spans four generations,

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Hire Sonic Blaze Function band with Encore
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£799 - £1195
Function bandColchester

The #1 party band in the UK! We've played 3000+ events including Glasto & VW fest and over 1,000 weddings. Guaranteed to wow your guests!

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Hire Jupiter Ray Function band with Encore
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£895 - £3795
Function bandColchester

Jupiter Ray are an exceptional and experienced professional party band based in Essex and Hertfordshire. Motown/Pop/Party Music.

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Hire Electric Ocean Function band with Encore
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£1993.75 - £2975
Function bandEssex

Essex-based Award-winning Wedding & Function band covering the whole UK, playing a wide range of modern & classic hits!

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Hire The Soul Corporation Function band with Encore
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£1562.50
Function bandWickford

For the best in Soul, Club Classics and Dance!

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Hire The Hit List Function band with Encore
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Function bandColchester

Premium function band, bringing together years of experience & expertise to get your party start and keep the dance floor filled all night.

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Hire DJ ALIVE Function band with Encore
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£2625 - £7000
Function bandColchester

Sassy Female Vocals, Powerful Male Vocals, Incredible Musicians performing at weddings around the world DJ Alive are the ONLY band to Hire

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Hire Acacia Road Function band with Encore
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£950 - £1700
Function bandChelmsford

Weddings, Birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs, Anniversaries WE DO IT ALL. We get the party going and get everyone involved!

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Hire Mushroom Clown Function band with Encore
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From£700
Function bandEssex

Let Matt, Dave and Paul give your party event a brilliant musical boost with the very best in live music.

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Hire AOB Function band with Encore
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£750 - £2000
Function bandWickford

If you are looking for a great rock/indie/pop covers band for your event, you just found it! AOB will get your party started!

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Hire After Hours Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £2500
Function bandEssex

The #1 party band in the South East! We've played 500+ events, Guarantee to have you dancing!!

Latest reviews of our Function Bands in Colchester

OLD SKOOL
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"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."

Dylan hired OLD SKOOL for a Corporate event (available in Colchester)

Verified Review, 4 March 2024
OLD SKOOL
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"The Old Skool were absolutely fabulous I would highly recommend them to anyone. They simply made the party a really fantastic occasion. Really happy"

Stephen hired OLD SKOOL for a Birthday party (available in Colchester)

Verified Review, 28 October 2023
Bandeoke
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"Absolutely brilliant start to finish - the band were superb and tailored the songs for everyone singing (aged between 4 and 75!)"

Rob hired Bandeoke for a Private event (available in Colchester)

Verified Review, 9 September 2023

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Colchester

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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 Colchester

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

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

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

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