Function Bands for hire in Peterborough

Hire a function band in Peterborough 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 High Point Players Function band with Encore
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£800 - £2300
Function bandPeterborough

High Point Players inject fun, style and fantastic sound to any party with their dynamic set covering 60s through to 00s.

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Hire The 707 Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £1500
Function bandPeterborough

UK function band for your perfect event

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Hire PentaTonic Function band with Encore
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From£800
Function bandWisbech

A professional, 5 piece function band from East Anglia, guranteed to fill the dance floor at your wedding, party or corporate event

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Hire Bethany Jane & Bro Function band with Encore
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£750 - £1250
Function bandHuntingdon

An upbeat, lively, brother-sister duo. Small footprint BIG sound! Both 'electric' and 'acoustic' set-ups. Pop & rock music from 60s-present

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Hire Under The Covers  Function band with Encore
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£687.50 - £1500
Function bandCambridge

The #1 Party band in Cambridge! We're a high energy, 3-Piece playing hits from the 1950's up to today. Check out our duo option too!

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Hire The Party Beats Function band with Encore
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£500 - £2550
Function bandKettering

We provide the perfect soundtrack to your special occasion that will live on in your memories.

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Hire The Balloons Function band with Encore
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£1625 - £2500
Function bandOakham

Eclectic rock and pop from the last 60 years with 4 singers, harmonies, amazing musicianship and a great stage presence!

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Hire Stolen Mojo Function band with Encore
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£360 - £1000
Function bandKettering

We are a 4 piece modern covers band performing recent hits along with some older classic songs. Check out our repertoire!

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Hire Moves Til Midnight Function band with Encore
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£900 - £2000
Function bandCambridge

A talented five-piece offering party bangers and indie anthems with style and passion. Based in Cambridge.

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Hire Frog on a Bike Ceilidh Band Function band with Encore
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£1500 - £1695
Function bandCambridgeshire

East Anglia based, dance floor-packing professional ceilidh band, established for over 30 years!

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Hire Dance Away Function band with Encore
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£1600 - £2000
Function bandCambridge

Dance Away are a slick party band who effortlessly inject energy and glamour into any event.

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Hire Jacuzzisoup Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £1750
Function bandGrantham

The band everyone is talking about!

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Hire Playback 2 Function band with Encore
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From£960
Function bandEly

You want your guests to have a fantastic time - hire Playback 2 - the essential duo band!

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Hire Somewhere Avenue Function band with Encore
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Function bandStamford

All of your live music needs for your weddings, private parties or corporate events.

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Hire Georgia Nevada Function band with Encore
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£700 - £1750
Function bandCambridgeshire

Planning an event and want to make an impact?! We have function and festival set lists to get people moving and leaving them wanting more!

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Hire Rock-ola Rockets Function band with Encore
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£550 - £850
Function bandHuntingdon

50s authentic rock n Roll/Rockabilly

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Hire The Blockbusters Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £1875
Function bandWellingborough

Experience ultimate nostalgia, with an electrifying performance from the captivating throwback trio - The Blockbusters!

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Hire Lodestone Function band with Encore
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£1062.50 - £1875
Function bandRushden

We've Got You Covered. Amplifying Your Celebrations with an Unforgettable Cover Performance

Latest reviews of our Function Bands in Peterborough

Dusk Till Dawn
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"Highly recommend, really easy to work with, accommodating and the audience loved them. Thanks."

Kelly hired Dusk Till Dawn for a Corporate event (available in Peterborough)

Verified Review, 12 May 2022
Dusk Till Dawn
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"Anna and the Band where amazing. Kept the audience entertained throughout. Highly recommended 😁"

Lee hired Dusk Till Dawn for a Private event (available in Peterborough)

Verified Review, 28 September 2019
Spice Tones
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"Absolute fantastic band, my whole wedding party really enjoyed it and everyone was on the dance floor, would highly recommend x"

Laura hired Spice Tones for a Wedding (available in Peterborough)

Verified Review, 8 June 2024

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Peterborough

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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 Peterborough

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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 Peterborough?

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

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