Function Bands for hire in Oxfordshire

Hire a function band in Oxfordshire 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 Discovered Function band with Encore
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£1036.25 - £2195
Function bandOxford

One of the UK’s finest bands providing songs, dances and entertainment for everyone. Over 500+ events in 15 years, satisfaction guaranteed!

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Hire Glyn Devey and The Station Function band with Encore
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£432 - £3750
Function bandAylesbury

See you on the dancefloor!

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Hire Roughcut Ruby Function band with Encore
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£937.50 - £2250
Function bandWitney

We are Roughcut Ruby. The best party starter in Oxfordshire!

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Hire Fallen Angels Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £1875
Function bandOxford

High energy party band from Oxford, covering the best 90s/00s rock pop and indie anthems!

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Hire Cissokho's Coute Diomboulou Band Function band with Encore
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£1100 - £1150
Function bandOxfordshire

The Coute Diomboulou Band led by Cissokho is composed of musicians, mostly griots, from the old Mande Empire of West Africa.

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Hire The Ukes of Hazzard Function band with Encore
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£687.50 - £1850
Function bandAylesbury

Fun, unique and award-winning - get massive kudos for booking the band that roams the world, all with a twist of uke! Guests LOVE us!

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Hire Mumfudden Suns Function band with Encore
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£1125 - £2125
Function bandAylesbury

Looking for a fun, unique, premium festival band with a pro team? Look no further! We guarantee the dance floor gets worn out!

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Hire The New Foundations Function band with Encore
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£1200 - £2400
Function bandLane End

6-Piece Soul & Motown Tribute Band for Weddings, Parties, Corporates and Functions. We have done them all! No gig too big or too small.

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Hire Weekend Retro Team Function band with Encore
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£987.50 - £1125
Function bandOxford

We are a classic rock, punk and indie covers band based in Oxford. We can provide a variety of sets to suit your needs.

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Hire The Mechanics Function band with Encore
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£1037.50 - £1537.50
Function bandAylesbury

We wander, we sing. We stroll, we strum. Your guests will love it!

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Hire The Denotones 60s Experience and tribute band Function band with Encore
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£800 - £1500
Function bandAylesbury

One of the best 60s bands around. Theatres, hotels, Great night every time with hits from Elvis, Frankie Valli, Drifters, and many more.

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Hire George Zebra Function band with Encore
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£1125 - £1718.75
Function bandAylesbury

The Festival-themed power trio! Hundreds of events and a huge set list guaranteed to wear out the dance floor!

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Hire The DCTs Function band with Encore
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£1125 - £2125
Function bandAylesbury

We play some of the best music in the rock and indie world! Anywhere from Mumford to Killers to Oasis - you'll be dancing all night!

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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 Castello Trio Function band with Encore
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Function bandBrackley

If Carlsberg made instrumental trios to add flair to your clients' best events....

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Hire The Funklets Function band with Encore
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Function bandBanbury

Funky five-piece disco & party band from the UK. Unique instrumentation, dual vocalist and a setlist made to get your guests groovin!

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Hire Tunehead Function band with Encore
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£800 - £1400
Function bandAylesbury

For the hottest Funk, Soul, R&B and Acid Jazz! Amazing 5 piece party and festival band with the best grooves.

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Hire The Wilkinson Brothers Function band with Encore
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From£800
Function bandBanbury

2 brothers, 2 guitars, 2 vocals complete with live harmonies, performing music across the decades, also available with a comedic sprinkling.

Latest reviews of our Function Bands in Oxfordshire

Glyn Devey and The Station
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"We booked Glyn Devey and the Station for our 30th wedding anniversary. Comunication was great and they even went to the trouble of learning a new song for us. We worked on a playlist on the weeks leading up to our party with Glyn and on the night the band delivered. So many of our guests have told us how much they enjoyed the music and how nice it was to have musicians rather than backing tracks. I would use the guys again in an instant."

Andrew hired Glyn Devey and The Station for a Wedding (available in Oxfordshire)

Verified Review, 5 May 2024
Discovered
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"Discovered went down a storm and the dancefloor was pretty much full all night. The playlist was superb and they played an extra song at the end of the night which finished off the evening really well. I had so much good feedback today. Thank you so much for making our evening such a success."

Ginny hired Discovered for a Corporate event (available in Oxfordshire)

Verified Review, 13 October 2023
Discovered
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"Discovered were an incredible band to have play at our wedding. Their communication before hand was excellent, nothing was too much effort and they really entertained the crowds on the night. Thanks so much for making our wedding day so memorable! "

Laura hired Discovered for a Wedding (available in Oxfordshire)

Verified Review, 30 September 2023

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Oxfordshire

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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 Oxfordshire

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

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

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

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