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 bandGlasgow

Not Just Another Wedding Band

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From£1200
Function bandBeckenham

"Absolutely marvellous, a real treat, I never left the dance floor." Julie M - Redhill, Surrey, July 2016

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From£750
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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From£500
Function bandHarlow

The Ultimate Function Band specialising in Corporate and Wedding functions. Playing the best in Disco, Soul, Motown and Pop.

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From£700
Function bandStratford-upon-Avon

Playing music from across the ages-from 'The Beatles' to 'Clean Bandit'. Guaranteed to get your party started and the dance floor pumping!

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From£1280
Function bandSittingbourne

Loose Change is the perfect showband for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, functions or corporate events in South-East England.

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From£1500
Function bandLondon

Music makes memories!

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From£200
Function bandLondon

Ska classics and more played on lots of ukulele's with drums and bass... Harmonies, dancing and fun!

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From£800
Function bandLondon

Artisans Project is a London based function band available to hire for weddings, parties, clubs and corporate events.

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From£1200
Function bandLeicester

The Authentic are a professional function Band experienced in every aspect of creating a great party atmosphere for your event.

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From£500
Function bandLondon

Let the music Flow

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From£1000
Function bandBirmingham

Blending an extensive range of classic and modern hits, Reservoir 5 deliver outstanding quality in Live Entertainment, Corporate & Weddings.

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From£960
Function bandAberdare

Presuming Ed are a 6 piece function band with male and female vocals, made up of professional experienced musicians.

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From£2625
Function bandCoventry

The band have to be one of the best acts and shows we've had in for a few yrs. They'll be back for sure. The audience danced all night long!

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From£1300
Function bandBradford

The Sugar Beats is a female fronted vibrant, energetic and highly professional 6 to 7 piece party function band performing in UK and abroad.

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From£650
Function bandManchester

High quality covers trio with their own twist on classic tunes. Bringing the energy of an originals band playing your favourite hits!

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From£1000
Function bandEpsom

Looping Duo or Live Band playing music from the 50's to current day. Smooth vibes or Lively.. ALOMA MUSIC do it all! Book this busy act now!

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From£900
Function bandLondon

Rio Brass was founded in 2018 with the intention of bringing the tradition of Carnival Blocos to Europe.

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Function bands available across the UK and Ireland

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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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