Function Bands for hire in Stockport

Hire a function band in Stockport 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 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 Mustard Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £1875
Function bandManchester

The Ultimate Party Band For Any Occasion

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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 Late Last Night Function band with Encore
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£500 - £1500
Function bandManchester

"Late Last Night Bring Dancefloor Fillers & High Energy Performances"

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Hire Groovething Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £1700
Function bandCheadle

Groovething are a fabulous wedding, function and party band, based in the North West of England.

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Hire Groove Manuva Function band with Encore
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£950 - £2800
Function bandHuddersfield

#1 High-energy modern pop/rock party band based in the North of England. In high-demand, we have played hundreds events all over the country

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Hire The Wigwams Function band with Encore
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£375 - £1500
Function bandManchester

We specialize in performing nineties and noughties rock and pop music, guaranteed to make your night unforgettable!

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Hire Gemma Daltrey Band Function band with Encore
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£1250 - £1750
Function bandManchester

Premium party party guaranteed to impress your guests!

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Hire The Big Phat Phunction Band Function band with Encore
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£900 - £1375
Function bandStockport

The top NW function band - available for all occasions as a 5-12 piece. Specialising in Motown with brass options for that Big Phat sound!

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Hire Destination: Dancefloor Function band with Encore
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Function bandManchester

Unstoppable fun from Manchester’s most lively function band!

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Hire The Magic Jukebox Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £1875
Function bandBolton

The liveliest function band around the North West. #1 band for rocking up the classics! Covering music from all decades with a bit of grit!

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Hire Rock Steady Music Function band with Encore
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£2362.50 - £3125
Function bandManchester

For the premium party experience, look no further! We're made up of some of the finest musicians in the North West, guaranteed to impress!

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Hire Eccentric Pony Function band with Encore
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£800 - £1550
Function bandWarrington

The Ultimate Party & Wedding Band - Eccentric Pony provides the perfect soundtrack for your event!

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Hire The Nat O'Brien Band Function band with Encore
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£900 - £1750
Function bandGreater Manchester

The #1 collective of pro musicians from Greater Manchester who deliver Funk, Soul, Motown and much more. We are your band!

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Hire The Rock 'n' Soulers Function band with Encore
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£1400 - £1600
Function bandManchester

The Covers Band For Music Fans. All Weddings & Events! Rock/Indie/Britpop/Soul/60s,70s,80s. Manchester/Cheshire/Worldwide!

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Hire You Say We Play Function band with Encore
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£600 - £850
Function bandWigan

We are a very experienced duo experienced in performing at weddings, corporate events, parties, pubs and clubs. Check us out!

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Hire The Bees Knees Function band with Encore
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£320 - £1665
Function bandManchester

Versatile professional Party Band dedicated to making your event amazing, playing a range of Pop, Rock, Motown, Ska and much much more!

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Hire Pop Rock Party Function band with Encore
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£1600 - £2100
Function bandHuddersfield

Yorkshire's most fun & energetic Pop, Rock & Indie Party Band! Wow your guests with amazing musicians that keep the party rocking!

Recent reviews of our Function Bands in Stockport

“Absolutely perfect from booking to bedtime! Amazing musicians, vocalists and entertainers. Absolutely everyone remarked how fabulous the band are. We were absolutely delighted and Can’t wait for another party! ”

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Amy hired Mustard for a Private event (available in Stockport)

“A fantastic group of guys who played to a very high standard highly recommended ”

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Garry hired The Lads for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in Stockport)

“Absolutely fantastic band, playlist was perfect and all who attended said how much they loved them. Highly recommend for any function and already thinking of when we can book them again! Thanks ‘The Lads’ for a fantastic night xx”

23 December 2023
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Christine hired The Lads for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in Stockport)

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Stockport

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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 Stockport

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

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

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

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