Function Bands for hire in Dorset

Hire a function band in Dorset 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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From£180
Function bandBournemouth

A versatile group of professional musicians offering the perfect musical backdrop to your event from laid back acoustic to full on funk!

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£800 - £2000
Function bandBournemouth

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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Function bandBournemouth

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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£630 - £1250
Function bandBournemouth

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

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£1250 - £1400
Function bandBournemouth

Class of ‘97 are a professional live party band based in the Midlands, bringing you the biggest Pop and Dance hits of the 90’s & 00’s!

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Function bandBournemouth

Acoustic band, electric band, blues band, function band,

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Function bandDorchester

One of the most sought after party bands on the South Coast. Energetic and engaging dance floor fillers.

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£680 - £1250
Function bandPoole

... 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 bandWimborne

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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£375 - £550
Function bandBournemouth

Live Vocals & Sax Duo ~ Swing, Jazz, Soul, Pop, Laid back Chill to Upbeat & Lively.

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From£1120
Function bandWimborne

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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£1000
Function bandDorchester

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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£1000 - £2500
Function bandDorchester

The Ultimate 80s Experience

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£4399 - £6400
Function bandLondon

Established in 2016, we've played countless high-end weddings, plus corporate parties for the likes of Spotify, Fujifilm and Diageo +more!

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£650 - £5065
Function bandGuildford

Book the band who performed to 300k people for the Royal Wedding of William & Kate - Professional party animals, MIB band!

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£750 - £3200
Function bandLondon

The Alleycatz are one of the UK's Premier function bands! A brilliant 5-8 piece pop/Motown & funk band that'll bring class to any occasion!

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£1275 - £1565
Function bandSalcombe

I Love Amp are an incredible 4 piece party band offering a dynamic set list, they know how to entertain! The UK's favourite party band! 🇬🇧

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£1200 - £1600
Function bandColchester

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

Hiring a function band

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Folk
Average response time:
2 hours
Busiest times:
July, August, September

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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