Function Bands for hire in Scotland

Hire a function band in Scotland 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 38 of the best local bands right here.

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Hire McDonald's Farm Function band with Encore
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£2000 - £2500
Function bandDundee

Established musicians, currently a resident band in the iconic Cavern Club in Liverpool. Guaranteed to get your guests up and dancing!

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Hire Bass Rock Ceilidh Band Function band with Encore
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£780 - £1300
Function bandGlasgow

What happens when you bring together four insanely-talented musicians from different genres? You get the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band!

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Hire Studio Function band with Encore
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Function bandGlasgow

Wedding band with virtuoso sax player based in Glasgow. 600+ weddings under their belts! Flexible, professional and unforgettable.

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Hire Arta String Quartet Function band with Encore
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Function bandGlasgow

Scotland's leading young professional string group since 2008! Pop covers & wedding specialists.

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Hire Romacaleo  Function band with Encore
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£350 - £2000
Function bandGlasgow

Close your eyes & you might think you are in a 1930's Parisian bar... a barmitzva... or a ceilidh?

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Hire The Rock Ceilidh Band Function band with Encore
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£500 - £1125
Function bandBathgate

What happens when you bring together four insanely-talented musicians from different genres? You get the Rock Ceilidh Band!

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Hire Danger Zone Wedding Band Function band with Encore
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£500 - £1250
Function bandDundee

Scotland's Top Wedding & Party Band providing upbeat floor fillers from through the decades!

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Hire Little Red Function band with Encore
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£1950
Function bandGlasgow

One of Scotland's finest wedding and function bands. We've played over 500+ weddings and Corporate Functions in the UK and Europe.

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Hire Pulse Function band with Encore
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£2500
Function bandMauchline

A lively and experienced wedding and function band with male and female vocals and a top notch horn section. We will get the party started!

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Hire The Brogues Function band with Encore
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£400 - £1115
Function bandGlasgow

The Brogues are a UK-based ceilidh band who met in Glasgow and now play all over the country. #lovetoceilidh

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Hire Carbon Copy Function band with Encore
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£800 - £1200
Function bandGlasgow

THE Hardest Working Wedding Band In Scotland

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Hire Rosa Belles Post Modern & Christmas Vocal Trio Function band with Encore
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£800 - £1250
Function bandAlloa

The Rosa Belles Vocal Trio are a glamorous postmodern vocal trio with an elite harmonising sound. Guaranteed to wow your guests!

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Hire Klones Function band with Encore
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From£640
Function bandEdinburgh

East coast of Scotland Function band. Covers, Ceilidh, DJ/Disco Resident band at Jam House Edinburgh Official Forth 1 Artist

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Hire Stravair Function band with Encore
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£437.50 - £875
Function bandEdinburgh

The beautifully elegant duo of Stravair. We've quickly become the most popular guitar and violin duo in Scotland. Guaranteed to move you!

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Hire Two Far Flung  - Music Duo Function band with Encore
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£520 - £745
Function bandGlasgow

Al & Grace are award-winningTwo Far Flung UK-based multi-instrument folk/Americana/acoustic duo Male&female vocals Piano/flute/fiddle/guitar

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Hire The Brass Rats Function band with Encore
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£750 - £1250
Function bandEdinburgh

Brass Rats! The function/Party band that get guests moving with hits from Bon Jovi to Taylor Swift. Elevate your event with epic live brass!

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Hire Full Circle Function band with Encore
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£600 - £1300
Function bandPerth

5 piece band consisting of male vocals/rhythm guitar, lead guitar/vocals, bass guitar/vocals, keyboard, drums and fiddle.

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Hire Modern Vintage Dance band Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £1400
Function bandKilmarnock

We re-create the music of today in the style of yesteryear using Scott Bradlee’s PostModern Jukebox (PMJ) as our inspiration.

Latest reviews of our Function Bands in Scotland

Cassien
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"Amazing experience. Cassien were just perfect for my Mum’s birthday. Good choice of songs and accommodated a ‘special request’ too. Flexible with where to play due to Covid rules and weather, pitched up in our garage!! Very friendly, and good interactions with guests. Would thoroughly recommend Cassien for any age group"

Debbie hired Cassien for a Private event (available in Scotland)

Verified Review, 16 June 2021
Cassien
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"We found Cassien on the Encore website, and after viewing their performance video on their profile page my wife and I knew we had to hire the band for our wedding. The organisation process was stress-less throughout. The band would promptly answer any questions we had about the set list and they accommodated pretty much all our requests. On the wedding day itself the band were amazing! Their rendition of our requested first dance song was beyond what we expected. The band were so good at what they did they managed to get everyone in the room to dance pretty much throughout the night! We were very satisfied with the quality of the bands service and performance. Would definitely recommend this group to anyone seeking a band for their event!"

William hired Cassien for a Wedding (available in Scotland)

Verified Review, 20 May 2019
Mixtape Radio
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"Mixtape Radio were absolutely brilliant! Cannot recommend them highly enough. Thank you!"

Fiona hired Mixtape Radio for a Private event (available in Scotland)

Verified Review, 6 July 2024

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Scotland

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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 Scotland

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

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

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

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