Function Bands for hire in Gloucester

Hire a function band in Gloucester 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 The Retros Function band with Encore
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£500 - £1625
Function bandCirencester

One of the best party bands in the world ! We have played 1000+ events including corporate events at Liverpool Arena and The Magna Centre ,

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Hire LEO LIVE BAND Function band with Encore
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£500 - £1875
Function bandCheltenham

The Leo Live Band is the band that packs the dancefloor and keeps your party going all night long.

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Hire The Soaring Bourbons Function band with Encore
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£500 - £1200
Function bandStroud

The Soaring Bourbons are a dynamic trio of multi-talented musicians who have come together to perform both classic and fresh popular music.

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Hire XL5 Function band with Encore
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Function bandHereford

XL5 are an exciting & experienced Function Band specialising in 70s, 80s to current music for Weddings, Parties, Festivals, Corporate Events

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Hire The Groovemores Function band with Encore
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£375 - £1325
Function bandSwindon

An incredible UK & International band offering unique flexible line ups to give you choice in style & set up without expensive costs.

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Hire The Bohemians Function band with Encore
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£4500 - £5625
Function bandAlcester

The World's Most Exciting Queen Tribute! "The best Queen tribute you will ever see" "So close it's scary" "A brilliant show"

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Hire Firefly Function band with Encore
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£1495 - £1695
Function bandCheltenham

Very lively party, wedding & function band, playing dance floor filler hits from 1960's to now! Featuring 2 male & 2 female lead singers etc

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Hire Generation Groove Function band with Encore
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£780 - £1180
Function bandBristol

A vibrant Rock, Pop & Funk band -guaranteed to have everyone dancing all night with a great mix of modern and classic hits!

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Hire The Soul Department Function band with Encore
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£2106.25 - £2793.75
Function bandAlcester

Energetic 6/8-piece soul/party band. Punchy horns, powerhouse vocals and rock-solid rhythm, guaranteed to bring the party!

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Hire Double Take Function band with Encore
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From£640
Function bandSwindon

'Double Take' Are a female fronted 4 piece party band based in Swindon. Performing the best party classics from the last 7 decades.

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Hire The Spitfires Function band with Encore
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Function bandCheltenham

A timeless slice of vintage cool! Rock & Roll Wedding Band - Playing a selection of Hits from the 50's & 60's.

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Hire The Funkdamentals Function band with Encore
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£940 - £1600
Function bandSwindon

One of the very best Funk and Soul cover bands in the South of England.

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Hire Ouch Function band with Encore
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£650 - £1200
Function bandCheltenham

Ouch! is a great wedding and party band who provide great music and a great atmosphere to help your event swing along

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Hire The Suits Function band with Encore
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Function bandStratford-upon-Avon

All we want to do is to fill your dancefloor and we're pretty good at it. Guests always remember the band so it pays to hire a great one!

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Hire El Toro Function band with Encore
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£600 - £1876
Function bandChippenham

Best Party Band in The South West UK! Playing the best party rock anthems and funky mashups guaranteed to fill the dance floor!

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Hire The Groove Club Collective Function band with Encore
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£1500 - £3000
Function bandSwindon

The South West No 1 Funky Function Band! Floor fillers from start to finish. Highly energetic, highly entertaining and highly professional.

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Hire Groove Star Function band with Encore
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£750 - £2812.50
Function bandSwindon

Groove Star features male and female vocalists, delivering a blend of Motown classics, rock anthems and contemporary dance floor fillers!

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Hire Juke Box Mash Up Duo Function band with Encore
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£687.50 - £1187.50
Function bandChippenham

Juke Box Mash up. Comedy/music request show. Guests request ANY song in the world and have it played live! Interactive, unique and fun!

Latest reviews of our Function Bands in Gloucester

The Retros
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"The Retros provided a fantastic evening of entertainment for my Dads 70th birthday party. The quality of the performance was excellent, with all his favourite songs included. He danced all night long! Paul's communication from start to finish was excellent, running through the set list several times and tailoring it to our preference. The whole band were professional and friendly from start to finish. They received many compliments from our guests. 5 star, highly recommend, you will not be disappointed! "

Linzi hired The Retros for a Birthday party (available in Gloucester)

Verified Review, 18 May 2024
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"Hi Paul, just want to say a big thank you for making Chris's 40th birthday party a special evening. Have had lots of feed back saying loved the band. Hope uou enjoyed as much as we all did. Love Maggie"

Maggie hired The Retros for a Private event (available in Gloucester)

Verified Review, 23 March 2024
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"What a truly amazing night Maz and I had at our wedding at Delbury Hall Shropshire thanks to you guys (THE RETROS) you were fantastic and took me back to the 60’s70’s etc. Incredible music and great singing from you all, if I had closed my eyes I could have been back in the Cavern Club. Your music range is great you sing everything pop, modern, the lot! I’ve seen a few bands in my time but you guys are right up there! If anyone is looking for a band for a function etc look no further, as in the words of my favourite song by the SEARCHERS (when you walk in the room) you guys just nailed it. Thank you for a great time we will definitely try to get to see you again. All the best keep the music going Look after yourselves. Very very kind Regards, Maz & Martin"

Martin hired The Retros for a Wedding (available in Gloucester)

Verified Review, 14 October 2023

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Gloucester

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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 Gloucester

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

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

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

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