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 bandStockton-on-Tees

If you love live music and different genres. If you love music from different eras. Then you have to book The Firebeats

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From£660
Function bandLondon

Retro Function Band specialising in Rock'n'Roll, Pop, Blues, Soul & Jazz (but we'll play whatever you like!)

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From£1000
Function bandLondon

JW and the Lizards, are one of the UK’s most in-demand Jazz, Soul and Pop function band. Guaranteed to turn any event into a real party

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From£650
Function bandCroydon

The Anthems are an experienced, exciting and vibrant professional function and party band with a great musical pedigree and the ability to f

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From£1120
Function bandLondon

A professional singer with versatility and experience to perform at any event, anywhere with a passion to provide whatever the client wants!

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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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From£1650
Function bandGuildford

7 Piece Soul Band based in Surrey - Filling dance floors across the UK for the last 12 years!

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From£1200
Function bandCardiff

The Fix are an energetic band that play current music in the charts in their own way! We promise to make your event unforgettable!

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From£960
Function bandColwyn Bay

Professional live band for all occasions, featuring the UK’s finest musicians, playing everything from 1920 Jazz-Present day.

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From£900
Function bandLondon

Seven Dreams guarantee to keep your dance floor filled all night! Tracks from the 50's right up to present day!

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From£600
Function bandFerryhill

Outstanding Party and Function Band

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From£1120
Function bandWells

Non-stop floor-filling hits guaranteed to to get your party dancing!

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From£600
Function bandLondon

This is Jim Castle's Trio project. Jim plays with some of the best musicians in UK. Always giving great performances and great emotions.

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Function bandLondon

Lush and brilliant jazz keys, atmospheric basslines, sweet jazz guitar and brass; all play and intertwine with Shari's soulful voice.

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From£640
Function bandAltrincham

Smooth Edge supply the atmosphere and feelgood vibe for the perfect occasion - the versatile and classy choice for all functions and venues.

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From£1050
Function bandWarwick

The Mix Band bring the party to any event!

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From£640
Function bandPeterborough

One For The Road are a swing and Jazz Duo/band for any occasion, this act will add a touch of class to your wedding, function or event

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From£1500
Function bandDumfries

Fun and Funky Party Band

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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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