Function Bands for hire in Maidstone

Hire a function band in Maidstone 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 Halfway to New York Function band with Encore
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£2995 - £4495
Function bandBexleyheath

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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Hire The Headliners Function band with Encore
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£1375 - £2500
Function bandCoulsdon

The Headliners is one of the UK's leading party bands, providing world-class live music entertainment, perfect for every occasion.

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Hire LATIMO Function band with Encore
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£2500 - £4000
Function bandLondon

Tired of Jukebox DJs and over-played classics? Then LATIMO is the band for you!

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Hire Halos Function band with Encore
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£815 - £2445
Function bandLondon

Halos are a high energy band with a reputation for stellar performances. High profile clients include Spotify, Meta & Goog1e!

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Hire Kingdom Covers Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £1400
Function bandSouth Croydon

Quality PARTY band! Playing events in and around London. There is something for everyone in our repertoire! Get your guests up and dancing!

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Hire Rio Brass Function band with Encore
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From£900
Function bandLondon

Rio Brass was founded in 2018 with the intention of bringing the tradition of Carnival Blocos to Europe.

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Hire The Redfords Function band with Encore
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Function bandKent

#1 wedding, corporate and party band in Kent and the South East! With 1000+ events, all your fav hits, guaranteed to wow your guests!

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Hire Midnight Martinis Function band with Encore
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£450 - £1400
Function bandTunbridge Wells

Function band Midnight Martinis perform a classic & contemporary pop soul crossover set to get everyone dancing!

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Hire Three Headed Hound Function band with Encore
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£1368.75 - £1550
Function bandLondon

The trio's high-energy, passionate, interactive and humorous performances showcase the biggest anthems making any event unforgettable!

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Hire Supatonic Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £2812.50
Function bandLondon

Serving the freshest vibes of Funk, Pop, Soul and Jazz! From a 3-8 Piece Function Band to help you get your groove on! 🕺🎶✨

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Hire Owen Hopwood Trio Function band with Encore
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£625 - £1125
Function bandLondon

Soulful trio serving up funky covers of your favourite pop tunes alongside classic soul, blues and jazz.

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Hire Loose Change Function band with Encore
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From£1280
Function bandSittingbourne

Loose Change is the perfect showband for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, functions or corporate events in South-East England.

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Hire BisousBanduk Function band with Encore
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Function bandLondon

Laid Back Covers

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Hire Galileo Projekt Function band with Encore
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Function bandLondon

Galileo Projekt was a project created around 2002 by the collaboration of four musicians in Brixton (London UK).

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Hire Midnight Soul Function band with Encore
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£300 - £2000
Function bandLondon

Everything from Acoustic Duos and 4-piece Bands, all the way up to 8-piece Show Bands.

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Hire The Dawsons Function band with Encore
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£640 - £2000
Function bandLondon

Want to boogie to your FAVE party songs? We’re the best fit for your event! Playing songs from the last 30 years, you’re going to love it!

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Hire Studio33 Function Band Function band with Encore
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£640 - £1300
Function bandMaidstone

With infectious energy, professional musicality, and a sensational setlist, Studio33 bring the groove and guarantee to get everyone dancing!

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Hire THE JURY Function band with Encore
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£3.75 - £3375
Function bandLondon

The Jury: Your go-to Wedding & Function band for dynamic funk, soul, and pop vibes. Affordable, flexible, and unforgettable!

Recent reviews of our Function Bands in Maidstone

“Had a brilliant night thanks to these guys, the music was fantastic, song choice bang on and they were excellent at getting my friends up and dancing. Would definitely book them again!”

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Alison hired The Headliners for a Birthday party (available in Maidstone)

“We had a brilliant experience with this band from start to finish. Communication was great and proactive. They advised us really well about music choices and how to go about things and then did everything exactly as we'd asked them to. Everything went really smoothly on the night. Most importantly they played and sang brilliantly, played great music between their sets for us, and our guests all had a fabulous time on the dance floor. It was such a fun way to begin our married life. We can't recommend them highly enough!”

18 November 2023
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James hired Halfway to New York for a Wedding (available in Maidstone)

“Amazing! I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better band for our wedding at Hengrave Hall! The set list was fantastic, but also the performances by all the band members was top quality - especially Sam as lead singer, Cat as female lead vocal and the saxophone player (didn’t catch his name!). So many people at our wedding complimented us after and said how they were the best wedding band they’d ever seen! Special thanks to Sam for also letting me have a little sing on two songs - made my day even more special! And my wife loved it even more! Would highly recommend H2NY! ”

7 July 2023
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Sam hired Halfway to New York for a Wedding (available in Maidstone)

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Maidstone

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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 Maidstone

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

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

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

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