Function Bands for hire in Dorset

Hire a function band in Dorset for your wedding, party or event. If you need musicians who will keep your guests on their feet all night, look no further. Whether you like pop, rock, motown or jazz, we have everything you'll need. Choose from 783 of the best professional bands right here.

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15 bands in or around Dorset
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Function bandChristchurch(34 mi)

Professional Covers Band Providing High Quality Entertainment. Available as a Duo or Trio For Any Event With a Huge Repertoire.

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From£750
Function bandBournemouth(27 mi)

Tweed in Bourbon | 2 to 6 piece | High energy Folk, Covers, Americana & Ceilidh | Wedding & Live Events band | Based in Dorset

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From£800
Function bandBournemouth(27 mi)

The Audio Allstars are a premium-quality events band based in the South, UK. We play modern chart hits as well as classics from the past!

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From£480
Function bandBlandford Forum(25 mi)

The Royal T’s are a high energy three piece acoustic group with incredible 3 part harmony vocals that create an infectious good time vibe.

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Function bandBournemouth(29 mi)

Joe's Jazz is one of the most sought after jazz bands in the UK and can cater for any event and be booked in any size, from a duos upwards.

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From£640
Function bandBournemouth(27 mi)

Rooster are a group of highly accomplished musicians that will keep the dance floor jumping with their eclectic song list from 50's to now!

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From£1280
Function bandYeovil(25 mi)

A cocktail of top musicians from Brazil, UK, France, Venezuela & the Caribbean cross musical frontiers to party Brazilian style !

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From£760
Function bandPoole(25 mi)

... a strolling vaudeville band playing pop from the last 100 years - Armstrong to Zutons, in a swing style! No wires, no limits!

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Function bandVerwood(34 mi)

Get the party started! Outstanding & versatile band playing the music you want to hear

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Function bandWimborne(28 mi)

Delivering the best live music experience possible, for you. We take pride in providing quality live music tailored to your audience.

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From£630
Function bandBournemouth(27 mi)

A lively folk / covers / ceilidh band with tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, America and England.

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From£1120
Function bandWimborne(28 mi)

EarthWind & Fire,Phil Collins,Nile Rodgers,David Bowie,Chicago,Level 42,Michael Jackson/Jackson 5,Go West,Stevie Wonder,Adele,Toto,ELO etc

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Function bandDorchester(12 mi)

One of the South West's top rock and pop party bands, with a reputation for high quality sound, musicianship & professionalism.

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Function bandBexleyheath(130 mi)

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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Function bandLeeds(226 mi)

100% Live Music... with floor-fillers from the 60s to the 10s

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Function bandSwansea/London(97 mi)

The Edge are a first class, international modern party band, rocking corporate events, weddings and functions both here in the UK and abroad

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From£900
Function bandLondon(114 mi)

The Sound Express band is a high energy , versatile and super professional band, performing a huge range of classic and current hits.

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From£1549
Function bandLondon(123 mi)

Cool, stylish, exciting and preferred supplier to many exclusive venues. Vivid cover all the best artists and deliver the best shows.

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Jazz
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How much does it cost to hire a function band?

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

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Frequently asked questions

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!

Will function bands take song requests?

Yes - but always best to ask well in advance! Most bands will be very accomodating if you've asked them to play a few special requests. Function bands are also usually very experienced, so requests on the night aren't out-of-the-question either (just don't be upset if they aren't keen to play all 23 minutes of Echoes by Pink Floyd!).

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!

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