Function Bands for hire in Nottingham

Hire a function band in Nottingham 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 VIP: The Ultimate Function Band Function band with Encore
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£1500 - £3375
Function bandSheffield

This international party band is made up of a collection of the highest quality professional session musicians and vocalists

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Hire Ministry of Soul Function band with Encore
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From£1440
Function bandNottingham

Award winning 9 piece party band specialising in weddings and corporate events. Own PA and lights supplied as well as DJ if required.

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Hire Boogie Street Function band with Encore
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£1125 - £1500
Function bandLoughborough

Boogie Street are an award winning band in the East Midlands who have played hundreds of shows over the last 10 years together

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Hire Miles Harlem Function band with Encore
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£1280 - £2450
Function bandNottingham

Guaranteeing to bring the fun, funk, and style! We offer a huge collection of your favourite soulful party songs in a current and fresh way!

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Hire Cosmos Acoustic Duo Function band with Encore
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£812.50 - £1562.50
Function bandLeicester

A dynamic Acoustic duo for laid back & upbeat events! We have performed for over 14years including for the BBC! Add ons possible also!

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Hire The Groovy Cats Function band with Encore
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£1100 - £1900
Function bandNottingham

One of the most exciting wedding bands in the UK! We've played 700+ events and only had amazing reviews! Guaranteed to fill the dancefloor.

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Hire Fat Cat Brass Function band with Encore
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Function bandBelper

Fat Cat Brass. A modern brass band like you've never seen before!

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Hire The Anthemics Function band with Encore
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£1400 - £1900
Function bandLeicester

The UK's Premiere Party Band

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Hire Deep Down Brass Function band with Encore
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£900 - £1625
Function bandDerby

The Midlands most exciting modern brass and drums group. All your favourite hits...reimagined!

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Hire Jukebox Jets Function band with Encore
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£1500 - £1995
Function bandLeicester

The UK's finest Rock and Roll band for hire! Fantastic vintage entertainment for all events and special occasions.

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Hire Ibiza Project Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £2500
Function bandSheffield

Clubland party classics. Lights & Laser show. Professional DJ service. House/Ibiza/RnB/Hip-Hop/Rap/Rave/Pop & Rock mashups to blow you away!

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Hire The Ultimate Party Band UK Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £2100
Function bandChesterfield

The most versatile Party Band based in the Midlands: Soul, Motown, Disco, Rock, Indie, Pop, Pop Punk, Dance, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's 2000's

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Hire The WonderWhys Function band with Encore
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Function bandChesterfield

The Go-To Party Band in the East Midlands and beyond-we've played The F1, MotoGP, Ally Pally, Cruises & even supported The Happy Mondays

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Hire The Four Kicks Function band with Encore
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£1500 - £2250
Function bandAshby-de-la-Zouch

Talented and versatile four-piece function band with a decade of experience impressing crowds far and wide.

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Hire Bears Don't Play Function band with Encore
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£1800 - £2900
Function bandBurton-on-Trent

A 4-piece powerhouse. We're all about the best music from the 90s/00s. Expect crowd pleaser after pleaser from The Bears that love to play.

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Hire The Covers Family Function band with Encore
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£1500 - £1875
Function bandDerby

Indie/Pop/Rock band playing classic hits from the 50s to the 00s. No cheese, just great songs well played well by friendly engaging folks!

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Hire One Size Fits All Function band with Encore
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Function bandLeicester

One Size Fits All is a 9 piece party/function band. Singers, backed by a full rhythm section, plus trombone, saxophone, and trumpets.

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Hire Half Cut Band Function band with Encore
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£1125 - £1998.75
Function bandNottingham

We bring the show! One of the most requested function bands in the midlands and the UK today, Half Cut will make your party extraordinary!

Recent reviews of our Function Bands in Nottingham

“The Four Kicks are absolutely first class. The most amazing musicians with so much talent. They helped to make our wedding perfect! We will recommend them to all. Everyone commented on how good they are. ”

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Louise hired The Four Kicks for a Wedding (available in Nottingham)

“Excellent band, ”

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Matt hired Boogie Street for a Private event (available in Nottingham)

“We could not recommend The Four Kicks highly enough. The Four Kicks performed for us at our wedding. During the night the dance floor was packed, and we received so many compliments for how good of a band they were. Communication with the band before the event and during the event was second to non. The band performed our first dance song AMAZINGLY, it was everything we could have asked for. Opting for a non traditional first dance (Year 3000 by Busted), the boys managed to adapt the song into a style appropriate for a first dance. It was perfect. They also managed to perform another song for us which was a close second for our first dance song which brought my now Wife to tears. The boys delivered everything and more! Do not hesitate to book this band for your event, you will 100% not be disappointed! Thank you Four Kicks ”

17 February 2024
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Leigh hired The Four Kicks for a Wedding (available in Nottingham)

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Nottingham

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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 Nottingham

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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 Nottingham?

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

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