Function Bands for hire in Swindon

Hire a function band in Swindon 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 Discovered Function band with Encore
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£1036.25 - £2195
Function bandOxford

One of the UK’s finest bands providing songs, dances and entertainment for everyone. Over 500+ events in 15 years, satisfaction guaranteed!

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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 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 Horizon Festival Band Function band with Encore
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Function bandNewbury

Discover Horizon, the UKs best festival party band. Create the perfect soundtrack to your event.

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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 Roughcut Ruby Function band with Encore
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£937.50 - £2250
Function bandWitney

We are Roughcut Ruby. The best party starter in Oxfordshire!

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Hire Fallen Angels Function band with Encore
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£1000 - £1875
Function bandOxford

High energy party band from Oxford, covering the best 90s/00s rock pop and indie anthems!

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Hire Cissokho's Coute Diomboulou Band Function band with Encore
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£1100 - £1150
Function bandOxfordshire

The Coute Diomboulou Band led by Cissokho is composed of musicians, mostly griots, from the old Mande Empire of West Africa.

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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 Blue Moon Band Function band with Encore
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£300 - £1300
Function bandTrowbridge

Function Band based in Trowbridge/Chippenham area of Wiltshire, playing songs like 'Play that Funky Music to 'Crazy little thing called Love

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Hire The Groovemores Function band with Encore
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£375 - £1325
Function bandSwindon

An incredible UK & International band offering unique flexible line ups to give you choice in style & set up without expensive costs.

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Hire Rogues Function band with Encore
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£500 - £2500
Function bandSwindon

Guaranteed to get you on the dance floor singing your heart out all night!

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Hire Neon & Atlas Function band with Encore
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£750 - £1500
Function bandNewbury

Dynamic events band Neon Atlas with Global Experience. Credits with Jonas Blue, Billboard Chart Toppers! Make your event memorable, Book Now

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Hire Catch 22 Function band with Encore
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£800 - £1250
Function bandPewsey

Catch 22 are an award winning wedding band based in Wiltshire. Making music and making memories just Scroll down to see how and why.

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Hire Weekend Retro Team Function band with Encore
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£987.50 - £1125
Function bandOxford

We are a classic rock, punk and indie covers band based in Oxford. We can provide a variety of sets to suit your needs.

Latest reviews of our Function Bands in Swindon

The Retros
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"Brilliant, the band really got the party up and running "

Graham hired The Retros for a Charity event (available in Swindon)

Verified Review, 6 July 2024
The Opportunity
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"Great band! Sadly the lead singer got ill but they found a replacement. This would have been so stressful to not have a band 3 days before our wedding. They were great fun and got people dancing. Excellent at communicating. I would recommend 😊"

Anna hired The Opportunity for a Wedding (available in Swindon)

Verified Review, 22 June 2024
The Retros
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"What a fantastic acoustic trio. They were on time played fabulous playlists A* and even gave our son a drum lesson. Highly recommended, these guys will not disappoint. "

Chris hired The Retros for a Private event (available in Swindon)

Verified Review, 22 June 2024

FAQs about hiring Function Bands in Swindon

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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 Swindon

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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 Swindon?

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

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