Function Bands for hire in Newport

Hire a function band in Newport 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 Coaster
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£1150 - £2000
Function bandLichfield

Popular Male & Female fronted Wedding & Party Band.

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Hire Twilight Groove
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Function bandSmethwick

#AwardWinning Fresh // Classy // UK’s Finest 🌍International Party Band ✈️ Session Musicians & Vocalists to the stars having fun! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Hire Inner City 3
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Function bandBirmingham

Inner City 3 are a band that cover the whole of the UK. They are guaranteed to get the party started!

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Hire Tonic Function
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£585 - £2000
Function bandBirmingham

Tonic Function can guarantee you and your guests an unforgettable occasion. An eclectic mix of quality live music to keep you entertained!

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Hire Cover charge
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£500 - £700
Function bandWolverhampton

Wedding, Corporate, Party Covers Band covering all the music you love

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Hire Gold Revival Band
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£375 - £1250
Function bandBirmingham

"Experience the Gold Standard of live music with Gold Revival."

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Hire Dancefloored
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£995 - £1245
Function bandWalsall

The No.1 band from the heart of the Midlands. Non-stop dance floor fillers guaranteed to rock your world - we turn an event into a PARTY.

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Hire W!RED Band
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£875 - £1125
Function bandBirmingham

Fantastic Party band Guaranteed to get the party started for your special event

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Hire Playlisters
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Function bandBirmingham

A fantastic, high energy, 4-piece band, perfect for weddings & corporate events

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Hire The Country Rocks Band
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£1200 - £1600
Function bandNantwich

The North West's most diverse COUNTRY ROCK covers band. The ultimate country show, we perform the classics from Dolly Parton to Luke Combs!

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Hire Peaky Playlisters
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£750 - £1750
Function bandBirmingham

A unique, high energy, 4-piece 'FESTIVAL/MUMFORDS' style, Rock, Pop, Indie band, perfect for weddings, parties & corporate events

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Hire FIRƎ Trio
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£600 - £900
Function bandBirmingham

This highly customisable trio form of top party band, StraightFIRE are the perfect live entertainment option for a Covid-secure event.

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Hire Groove Collider
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£1400 - £2300
Function bandBirmingham

Popular Midlands-based Wedding & Party Band. 200+ events. Upbeat dance floor fillers. Bespoke DJ playlists.

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Hire Candy and the Sound
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£650 - £1500
Function bandBirmingham

Fantastic professional four piece from the West Midlands but playing all over the UK. Outstanding vocals and musicianship

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Hire Soul Nation
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Function bandBirmingham

West Midlands Number One Soul & Motown Band.

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Hire Northern Hustle
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£500 - £3000
Function bandCrewe

We're a high energy party band that have performed at hundreds of events including Glastonbury and Hyde Park BST.

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Hire The Country Roads
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£687.50 - £1375
Function bandNantwich

The Country Roads Trio are an acoustic 3 piece Folk/Country style act, performing the very best hits from these genres!

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Hire Blinding Lights
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Function bandBirmingham

The UK's premier female and male fronted corporate event band. Guaranteed to keep the dance floor full all night long!

Hiring a Function Band in Newport

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

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

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 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 are able to 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 is the difference between headline, background and roaming function bands?

Headline, background, and roaming function bands differ in their performance styles and roles at events: - Headline Function Bands: These bands are the main act of the event, often playing on stage. Headline bands play energetic sets, engage the crowd, and are typically hired for the event's main entertainment. They have a fixed stage setup and perform live music, catering to the audience's musical preferences. - Background Function Bands: Background bands play softer, ambient music during events. They provide a pleasant musical backdrop for occasions like cocktail parties, dinners, or corporate receptions. The music is usually at a lower volume, allowing guests to converse comfortably while enjoying live music. Background bands create a sophisticated atmosphere without being the primary focus of the event. - Roaming Function Bands: Roaming bands move among the audience, interacting directly with guests. They are mobile and can perform both acoustic and amplified sets. Roaming bands increase guest engagement by performing up close and personal, often prompting sing-alongs and spontaneous dancing. They deliver entertainment to the audience, delivering an immersive experience. Each style of function band, serves a distinct purpose, allowing event organisers to select the best option based on the ambience and entertainment requirements of the event. If unsure, get in touch with the experts at Encore Musicians who can help you find the perfect band for your event.

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!

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