Function Bands for hire in Portsmouth

Hire a function band in Portsmouth 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 The Fifty 4 Function band with Encore
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Function bandPortsmouth

A dynamic 6- piece disco function band with artists who have performed at Victorious Fesitval, Isle of Wight Festival and more!

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Hire Wight Hot Pipes Function band with Encore
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£1500 - £2200
Function bandSeaview

Unique Celtic folk/rock band for corporate and private parties large and small. Shows in Glastonbury, BBKingClub New York. Flaming bagpipes

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Hire 19Eighties Function band with Encore
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From£1250
Function bandLondon/Surrey

19Eighties. A power trio playing the best songs of the 80s era, whilst providing a high quality sound & performance to your event or party.

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Hire The Voltaires Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £1850
Function bandPortsmouth

Multi award winning party 4 piece band with members who have charted in the UK top 10! Frequently chosen by celebrities for events!

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Hire The Ogretones - Shrek Tribute Band Function band with Encore
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£1550 - £3000
Function bandPortsmouth

The UK's premier musical tribute to the Shrek soundtracks!

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Hire Suite Function band with Encore
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£875 - £2250
Function bandHampshire

A fast paced exciting sound, professional pa and lighting, backing tracks creating the sound of a much much bigger band!

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Hire Dance2Night  Function band with Encore
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£900 - £2000
Function bandSouthampton

Wanna guarantee a packed dancefloor from first song to last? There’s only one thing for it. It’s time to Dance2Night.

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Hire Buzzword Function band with Encore
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Function bandHampshire

Enthusiastic, exciting & guaranteeing a packed dance floor! Your guests will receive an amazing performance to remember!

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Hire Daughters of Davis Function band with Encore
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£645 - £845
Function bandSouthampton

'Energetic & Soulful Duo or Full Band' Extensive Live Experience, Inc Opening for Leona Lewis, Peter Andre, Rebecca Ferguson & The Eels!

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Hire No Strings Attached Function band with Encore
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Function bandWinchester

A highly experienced wedding and party band

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Hire Rebekah and Graham, Steel Pan Duo Function band with Encore
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Function bandLittlehampton

Sharing joy, fun and friendship through music. Our unique style and personal touch help enhance the atmosphere of your special occasion.

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Hire Millennium Function band with Encore
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£1500 - £2000
Function bandHavant

Introducing Millennium, the hottest 4-piece high-energy party band around. Crafting a captivating performance with an infectious sound.

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Hire The Retro Beats Function band with Encore
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£750 - £1250
Function bandHavant

Guaranteed to wow guests and have everyone singing along - Rock & Pop Classics | New & Old Anthems | Dance Floor Fillers

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Hire The Johnny Roxvilles Function band with Encore
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£1250
Function bandWinchester

For those who want to ROCK.... this is a high energy party band that will have you on your feet, singing and dancing the night through.

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Hire Pocket Rhythm Trio Function band with Encore
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£626 - £1000
Function bandPortsmouth

Trio of Funky Jazz Musicians performing cool covers and standards. Plant Based on the sunny South Coast, UK.

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Hire Mister Kanish Function band with Encore
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From£4000
Function bandFareham

We are a band who play the best songs by all your favourite bands and artists, all with a sound of our own. We will play anywhere!

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Hire The Royal Marines Association Dance Band Function band with Encore
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£2100
Function bandSouthsea

A top party & function band! We've played thousands of events including performing for the Royal Family onboard HM Royal Yacht Britannia.

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Hire Simple Pleasures Function band with Encore
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£750 - £2125
Function bandAlton

Looking to dance the night away in style? Look no further! The South Wests #1 pop-soul band will have your guests on their feet in no time!

Latest reviews of our Function Bands in Portsmouth

The Graduates
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"This has got to be the best young group available. The feedback from my party goers was fabulous"

Derek hired The Graduates (available in Portsmouth)

Verified Review, 10 June 2017
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 Portsmouth)

Verified Review, 8 June 2024
Danger Goat
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"Danger goat absolutely smashed it at our wedding. An excellent band for sure 👌 "

Sam hired Danger Goat for a Wedding (available in Portsmouth)

Verified Review, 8 June 2024

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Portsmouth

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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 Portsmouth

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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 Portsmouth?

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

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