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 871 of the best professional bands for hire in the UK right here.

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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£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£640
Function bandWolverhampton

The Bad Rats are a 6 piece Irish Folk/Rock band from Wolverhampton. Playing traditional Irish Jigs with an energetic sound.

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From£1650
Function bandAldershot

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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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£1050
Function bandWarwick

The Mix Band bring the party to any event!

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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£500
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£640
Function bandLondon

A 4 piece party band with a twist! We use DJ-style techniques to mix songs together - meaning less gaps, more music and more dancing...

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From£2250
Function bandLondon

We are Funktopus, an 8 piece function band specialising in original funk, old school grooves and classic soul. High energy and soul!

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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£600
Function bandFerryhill

Outstanding Party and Function Band

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From£1800
Function bandWatford

We have performed worldwide for all manner of occasions, including NYE balls in Thailand, Dubai and Bahrain, have performed for Zara Phillip

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From£640
Function bandLondon

Four young, extremely gifted artists fusing, Funk, Pop, Soul, Hip Hop & Dance Music

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From£1000
Function bandBromley

An music industry experienced high quality live band delivering live music SOUL, MOTOWN, JAZZ FUNK, POP seeking work for special events.

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Jazz
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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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