Function Bands for hire in Gateshead

Hire a function band in Gateshead 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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All the bands below are available to travel to Gateshead
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Function bandStockton-on-Tees

If you love live music and different genres. If you love music from different eras. Then you have to book The Firebeats

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From£600
Function bandFerryhill

Outstanding Party and Function Band

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From£850
Function bandHexham

Energetic Indie Wedding & Function Band

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Function bandNewcastle upon Tyne

Rock trio based in the North East, playing a mix of alternative, indie, funk, and rock n roll available for functions, pubs, anything really

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From£1600
Function bandGateshead

Jazz & Swing | Soul & Funk | Chart & Top 40 8 to 19 musicians

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From£280
Function bandHebburn

Duke are an energetic acoustic duo performing your favourite pop/rock covers at events across the UK, with years of industry experience!

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From£640
Function bandNewcastle upon Tyne

The Northeast's funkiest and most soulful wedding and corporate function band bringing all the fun to every event!

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From£1290
Function bandNorth Shields

Well-known music re-envisioned in exciting and surprising new ways, rock becomes swing, pop becomes jazz, hiphop becomes soul and vice versa

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From£550
Function bandNorth Shields

The Hornzmen are a rocking soulful funky bluesy brass and horn based party band that perform ripping versions of hit music as only they can!

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From£700
Function bandLondon

Multi-genre function bands & DJ service - From solo acts to 12pc bands, we interact with your guests on the floor for the REAL party effect!

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From£900
Function bandLondon

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

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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From£1800
Function bandLondon

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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Function bandLondon

10 Pro Musicians. Any lineup of your choice. Duo to 10 piece big band in any genre. Whatever the event... Temple have it covered.

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From£890
Function bandSalford

Last Call is an elegant function band based in Manchester that provides high quality entertainment for weddings, cooperate events and more

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From£1350
Function bandLondon

#1 Duelling Pianos in the UK Unique and highly entertaining request based party band. Performed over 500+ events including RollsRoyce &Canon

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From£1845
Function bandLondon

Echoes love to cover every element from a roaming dinner performance or reception set to a pumping DJ finale to round off your evening.

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Function bandBolton

The Ultimate Party Band For Any Occasion

Hiring a function band

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Jazz
Average response time:
3 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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Bear in mind: musicians typically play for 45 mins with a 15 min break per hour.

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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