Function Bands for hire in Scottish Borders

Hire a function band in Scottish Borders 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 Wavelength Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £2000
Function bandNewcastle upon Tyne

A dynamic and versatile three piece band performing anything from timeless classics to contemporary pop hits.

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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 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 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 Mary Gristwood duet Function band with Encore
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£450 - £650
Function bandBathgate

Harp/ clarsach/ guitar and fiddle/violinist duet.

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Hire Pulse Function band with Encore
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Function bandBerwick-upon-Tweed

Pulse are an exciting 100% live party and wedding band. We cover the whole nights entertainment including a great ceilidh too! 🥳

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Hire The Zane Wild Band Function band with Encore
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£800 - £1200
Function bandUnited Kingdom

Low-Cost, Professional Wedding Band, available nationwide!

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Hire ODIA Function band with Encore
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£1500 - £3500
Function bandEdinburgh

World-Class International World Folk Electronica Band

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Hire The Steaming Foggs Function band with Encore
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£450 - £950
Function bandEdinburgh

A versitile band performing 'Around the World' music with a steam aesthetic. They will take you on a journey, in time and space.

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Hire The Lost Boys Function band with Encore
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From£800
Function bandEdinburgh

Professional and upbeat, 4 piece covers band. Play an exciting variety of classics and modern hits, providing a great party for all ages.

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Hire Twist of Rock : Party Anthems Function band with Encore
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£1500 - £2850
Function bandNorthampton

Party anthems with a Twist of Rock!

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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 Last Call Function band with Encore
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£435 - £1620
Function bandSalford

One of the UK's leading function bands. An elegant 2-5pc band offering the finest musicians guaranteed to provide high quality entertainment

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Hire Spice Tones Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £1875
Function bandManchester

The Ultimate Party Band For Any Occasion

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Hire Fresh Grooves UK Function band with Encore
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Function bandLeeds

High end modern function band based in Yorkshire! We've played 100s of events. Your guest will be dancing all night!

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Hire The Lads Function band with Encore
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£400 - £1100
Function bandManchester

Over 600+ successful events played. Past Clients: Amazon UK, World Snooker, World PDC Darts, NHS Awards and played hundreds of weddings.

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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

Latest reviews of our Function Bands in Scottish Borders

The Four Kicks
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"Wow what a band! We booked the Four Kicks after searching high and low for a band for our wedding and we made the best decision booking them! Their live sets were absolutely amazing, the dance floor was full! They also provided a dj service until midnight after their live sets had finished & they played the exact music we asked for. The guys were also really lovely and approachable. I wouldn't have wanted any other band to play at our wedding, these guys were incredible and I highly recommend! "

Sophie hired The Four Kicks for a Wedding (available in Scottish Borders)

Verified Review, 30 June 2024
Inner City 3
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"In a word FANTASTIC. Thanks for making my son's 21st birthday party extra special, great music and professional from start to end. It was a pleasure having them play for us, really enjoyed the show. Thanks, Roger"

Roger hired Inner City 3 for a Birthday party (available in Scottish Borders)

Verified Review, 29 June 2024
LeRoy And The EUPHONICS
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"Perfect! Fantastic music. Lovely guys. Nothing was too much trouble."

Rachael hired LeRoy And The EUPHONICS for a Wedding (available in Scottish Borders)

Verified Review, 29 June 2024

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Scottish Borders

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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 Scottish Borders

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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 Scottish Borders?

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

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