Function Bands for hire in Stroud

Hire a function band in Stroud 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 Fake Plastic Chairs Function band with Encore
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£880 - £2400
Function bandBristol

Award winning South West based function band that will get the dance floor moving with tracks for all ages. Varying line-ups available.

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Hire The Retros Function band with Encore
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£500 - £1625
Function bandCirencester

One of the best party bands in the world ! We have played 1000+ events including corporate events at Liverpool Arena and The Magna Centre ,

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Hire The Opportunity Function band with Encore
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From£750
Function bandBath

Playing a wide range of well known classics and modern favourites - The Opportunity are one of the very best function bands in the South

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Hire The Tricks Function band with Encore
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£1050 - £2400
Function bandWiltshire

Modern function band from Wiltshire with 1000+ 5 star bookings. Inc. events for Ben Stokes (Cricketer) and Adam Handling (Celebrity Chef)

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Hire Funkty Dumpty Function band with Encore
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£2250 - £3125
Function bandBristol

Funkty Dumpty - The ultimate party band, playing the very best live funk, soul and pop at weddings, Christmas parties and corporate events!

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Hire Four On The Floor Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £1437.50
Function bandBristol

Versatile and Professional, Four On The Floor are guaranteed to get you up on the dance floor!

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Hire The Tricks (Luxe) Function band with Encore
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£1975 - £7518.75
Function bandDevizes

4-12 piece superband, ready to transform your event into something truly mind-blowing. Expect a night of explosive medleys and mashups.

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Hire Will Blake Band Function band with Encore
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£1500 - £3250
Function bandChippenham

A versatile and experienced band providing nothing but the highest quality experience where your guests will never leave the dance floor!

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Hire Funk City Band Function band with Encore
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£998.75 - £3000
Function bandCorsham

Funk City are a full-time professional party band. We've played 8000+ events including over 600+ weddings. Guaranteed to wow your guests!

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Hire The Caballeros Function band with Encore
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Function bandBristol

The Caballeros are a 4 piece party rock and pop band from Bristol. We play an eclectic mix of rock and pop from 50’s to modern day.

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Hire Silver Souled Function band with Encore
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From£800
Function bandBristol

Silver Souled are a professional, five-piece function band based in the South West, covering a variety of soul/motown/pop/chart music.

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Hire SAMS Band Bristol Function band with Encore
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£250 - £600
Function bandBristol

SAMS is/are a Bristol based band covering the south west for functions, weddings and corporate events. We can offer competitive rates.

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Hire Audio Vultures Function band with Encore
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£1050 - £2100
Function bandBristol

A fun, energetic four piece who cover a wide range of music from the past 50 years that are guaranteed to fill the dance floor!

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Hire Bristol Pops Orchestra  Function band with Encore
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£1500 - £2625
Function bandBristol

The Bristol Pops Orchestra are a Unique Party Fun Band with a Fantastic line up of musicians playing Pop from the 60s to 000s

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Hire LEO LIVE BAND Function band with Encore
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£500 - £1875
Function bandCheltenham

The Leo Live Band is the band that packs the dancefloor and keeps your party going all night long.

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Hire The White Noise Collective  Function band with Encore
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£750 - £1500
Function bandBristol

The White Noise Collective are a high energy 4-piece party band, guaranteed to fill up your dance floors!

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Hire Felonious Funk Function band with Encore
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£2500 - £3500
Function bandBristol

Sit back and relax or boogie along as we play party tunes across a variety of genres including Funk, Soul, Pop and Disco!

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Hire CLARA RISU Function band with Encore
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£700 - £3500
Function bandBristol

CLARA RISU is a premium international and multi-lingual function band that plays Pop, Soul and R&B classics with a modern twist.

Latest reviews of our Function Bands in Stroud

The Retros
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"The Retros provided a fantastic evening of entertainment for my Dads 70th birthday party. The quality of the performance was excellent, with all his favourite songs included. He danced all night long! Paul's communication from start to finish was excellent, running through the set list several times and tailoring it to our preference. The whole band were professional and friendly from start to finish. They received many compliments from our guests. 5 star, highly recommend, you will not be disappointed! "

Linzi hired The Retros for a Birthday party (available in Stroud)

Verified Review, 18 May 2024
The Caballeros
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"These guys were awesome. Really loved having them at the wedding. Felt sorry for them as the weather was so good that everyone wanted to be outside. But everyone said how cool it was to be able to hear them, their set was brilliant. They were all really friendly and the communication with them was great, totally easy going and they made it all very easy for us, Adam especially was brilliant. Would definitely recommend them if you want a band to get people dancing, they have big energy and a very cool 😎 style. "

PAUL hired The Caballeros for a Wedding (available in Stroud)

Verified Review, 17 May 2024
The Opportunity
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"An absolutely brilliant band - friendly and flexible in the run-up to our wedding, and they were the source of so many compliments from our guests, of many different generations. Would highly recommend! "

Jay hired The Opportunity for a Wedding (available in Stroud)

Verified Review, 11 May 2024

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Stroud

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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 Stroud

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Folk
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Busiest times:
July, August, September

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

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

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