Function Bands for hire in the UK

Hire a UK function band for your wedding, party or special occasion. With styles from pop and rock to Motown and jazz, our bands will keep your guests on their feet all night. Browse 360 of the best professional bands for hire in the UK right here.

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Function bandBath

Playing a wide range of well known classics and modern favourites - The Payoff are the no.1 function band in the south west UK

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Function bandBirmingham

A fantastic, high energy, 3-piece band, perfect for weddings & corporate events

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From£1000
Function bandLondon

Driven by Andy Lowe's soulful vocals and keys, we are a professional function band with a tight groove that will keep you dancing all night

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From£650
Function bandAylesbury

See you on the dancefloor!

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From£700
Function bandTunbridge Wells

Function band Midnight Martinis perform a classic & contemporary pop soul crossover set to get everyone dancing!

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From£1500
Function bandSouthampton

The GraceNote Band are an experienced and refreshingly entertaining group of musicians available as a 2 - 12 piece ensemble.

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From£960
Function bandSurrey

The Funkiest band around! Get your groove on with The Funks!! "Playing that Funky Music for over ten years and we "Blame It On The Boogie"!

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From£640
Function bandMilton Keynes

Jam Basket are a 4 piece party/function band with a wide repertoire of your favourite rock, pop and indie songs, spanning the decades.

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From£480
Function bandLondon

A unique, diverse and flexible repertoire of 60s-10s dancefloor fillers, combined with a infectious energy and stage synergy.

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From£960
Function bandBristol

The Funktion Up Collective are a high energy Bristol based Function band, offering multiple different packages with wide genres and eras!

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From£1200
Function bandBishop's Stortford

One of the UK's premier covers bands with an awesome reputation for providing the very best live music for functions and events.

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From£1500
Function bandLondon

Brass and Vocal Collective offering a variety of entertainment line-ups.

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From£1280
Function bandBristol

Bristol-based function band delivering a mix of funk/soul classics and modern pop hits. Available for weddings, parties and bar mitzvahs.

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From£1500
Function bandLeicester

Nanna Radleys band is a female fronted, powerful five or six piece wedding, party and function band from Leicestershire.

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From£1100
Function bandWitney

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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From£960
Function bandChippenham

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

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From£875
Function bandLeeds

4 piece function band with an original approach to arranging classic tunes.

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Function bandLondon

The perfect live entertainment for all styles of event including corporate functions, weddings, parties, celebrations and receptions.

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Jazz
Average response time:
3 hours
Busiest times:
July, August, September

How much does it cost to hire a function band?

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

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Frequently asked questions

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!

Will function bands take song requests?

Yes - but always best to ask well in advance! Most bands will be very accomodating if you've asked them to play a few special requests. Function bands are also usually very experienced, so requests on the night aren't out-of-the-question either (just don't be upset if they aren't keen to play all 23 minutes of Echoes by Pink Floyd!).

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!

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