Function Bands for hire in Ipswich

Hire a function band in Ipswich 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 Ipswich
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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

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£375 - £2000
Function bandColchester

Step back in time with the ultimate party band!

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£1000 - £1400
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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Function bandColchester

The best DJ hire packages complete with top notch equipment, funky visual effects, excellent DJs and great music for every event.

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From£800
Function bandWoodbridge

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

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£799 - £1195
Function bandColchester

The #1 party band in the Essex! We've played 500+ events including Glasto & VW fest and over 1,000 weddings. Guaranteed to wow your guests!

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Function bandColchester

Colchester's premium function band, bringing together years of experience and expertise to get your party started!

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£2000
Function bandThetford

We’re a covers band with a sophisticated edge, with 6 to 10 members – it’s your choice – with male, female lead vocals, sax, bass and drums

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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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£2050 - £4450
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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From£1440
Function bandBury Saint Edmunds

We’re a 9- piece professional ensemble, bringing all the massive disco and dancealong hits- Chic, Sister Sledge, the Beegees, MJ and more!

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£1200 - £3000
Function bandWitham

7 piece soul, funk and disco function band that never fail to get the party started, and keep the dance floor full from start to finish!

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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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Function bandLondon

London's #1 Showband. Featuring a collective of the country's finest session musicians.

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£1200 - £4280
Function bandLondon

You know that feeling you get when you hear a tune you love but haven't heard in ages? We play those!

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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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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