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Function Bands

We represent the very best function bands for hire in every region of the UK. All of our function bands and wedding bands are hand-picked by our team and chosen for their high level of musicianship, on-stage performance, vocal ability and raw talent!

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Popular Function Band Genres

Whatever style of function band you're after for your event, you'll find a range of options to choose from at Bands For Hire. From pop, rock and indie to Motown and soul, there's a band for every occasion.

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Pop/Rock Bands

The classic all-round cover band to ensure guests of all ages are on the dance floor.

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Modern Bands

Function bands with a focus on modern and contemporary chart music.

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Indie/Rock Bands

Get the party jumpin' with one of our high-energy indie-rock bands.

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Soul Bands

From Aretha to James Brown - these soul bands bring the very best of Motown, Stax and soul.

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Vintage Bands

Explore our range of retro bands for your vintage themed event.

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80s Bands

Go all out 80s with some epic synth-pop & power chord classics!

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Jazz & Swing Bands

Elegant, classy and sure to impress - browse our range of highly accomplished jazz bands.

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Acoustic Bands

A versatile range of acoustic duos, trios and unplugged roaming bands.

Find a Function Band

Browse through our talented roster of exclusive function bands, featuring only the highest calibre musicians in the UK. Choose from bands with male vocalists, female vocalists or a combination of both.

Soho Soul
Soho Soul
From £1195
An upbeat soul band from London who bring an abundance of style and charisma to the stage! Having studied in numerous music colleges in the capital such as BIMM London...
Sound City
Sound City
From £995
A dynamic and lively trio who bring an abundance of talent, charm and charisma to each and every event. Having studied at the acclaimed British Academy of New Music,...
The New Tones
The New Tones
From £1395
The New Tones are a young and vibrant function band who offer a lively repertoire, enthusiastic performance and up beat style to kick start your event. The New Tones...
The Tricks
The Tricks
From £1545
Introducing The Tricks - London’s most prestigious function band, available to book for weddings, corporate functions, business awards ceremonies and more....
The Mesh Band
The Mesh Band
From £1250
The mesh band are an experienced 4-piece wedding and function band performing a variety of music from 50s rock 'n' roll to Motown, indie rock and up-to-date pop. With...
Tailor & Co
Tailor & Co
From £995
Keeping the rhythm and soul flowing are Tailor & Co; a North West trio bringing together the very best of soul, rock 'n' roll and...

Why hire a Function band through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All bands hand-picked by our team of live music experts
  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
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The Fiction
The Fiction
From £1295
The Fiction are a fun and entertaining 4-piece band performing popular songs from the past five decades. This talented and enthusiastic function and wedding band offer...
Electric Soul Club
Electric Soul Club
From £1295
Electric Soul Club are a gifted young 5-piece function band performing a range of music from old soul classics to contemporary pop. With...
The Lost Keys
The Lost Keys
From £1095
This all-rocking indie quartet is guaranteed to set your party off with a bang! Smart haircuts, smart shirts and even smarter tunes are what await your guests when you...
Life In Stereo
Life In Stereo
From £1495
Life In Stereo are one of the UK's leading cover bands, made up of four world class session musicians - together they produce a sound you'll find difficult to match....
The Highways
The Highways
From £1395
Fully armed with a set crammed with high energy party tunes! This fun and friendly band are certain to provide an unforgettable night of entertainment for you and your...
The Matchsticks
The Matchsticks
From £995
A high-octane indie-rock party band that offer a diverse selection of songs powered by electric vocals! The Matchsticks consist of three...
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The Soundouts
The Soundouts
From £1295
This young and exciting 4-piece band bring an air of rock 'n' roll to the table with a fresh sound that oozes style and East London cool. With Sir Richard Branson,...
The Jets
The Jets
From £1395
If you're looking for an ultra-cool wedding band to get your party rockin', the Jet's are certain to deliver! With close to a thousand gigs under their belt, their...
The Super Rollers
The Super Rollers
From £1395
The Super Rollers present their own blend of blues, soul, indie, funk, reggae and rock 'n' roll from the 50s and 60s to the present day....
The Overloads
The Overloads
From £1245
With a repertoire jam-packed full of rocking indie anthems, The Overloads guarantee to bring a little bit of indie-rock 'n' roll excitement to your evening's...
The Breakaways
The Breakaways
From £1055
Bring out the anthems with this rockin' indie trio - combining new and old, The Breakaways are the perfect band for any occasion. The Breakaways are a high-energy...
Solstice
Solstice
From £1495
Dance anthems, chart toppers and old school classics - Solstice are the ultimate party starters! Turning every event into an unforgettable night is the band's end...

Function Band FAQs

Looking to hire a function band but not quite sure where to start? Below you'll find answers to some of the most common queries about cover bands.

What is a function band?

During your search for a live band, you'll no doubt come across various terms such as 'function bands', 'cover bands', 'wedding bands' and 'party bands'. These terms are all one and the same - a live band that performs covers of well known songs.

What style of music does a function band play?

Our function and wedding bands perform a wide variety of songs across a range of styles, ensuring every last one of your guests’ enjoyment. When you’re charged with pleasing a crowd, there’s nothing half as successful as crowd-pleasers, after all.

What type of events do your function bands play?

Our cover bands are suitable for medium-to large-scale events such as wedding receptions, awards ceremonies, school reunions, summer balls, fetes, galas, office parties, corporate events, charity events and work Christmas dos.

Do you have local function bands in my area?

We represent party bands in every corner of the UK, simply use the search feature at the top of the page to go straight to local function bands in your region.

How many musicians are there in a function band?

Our function bands are generally three- or four-pieces – that’s more than enough musicians to raise the roof, if that’s the sort of event you’re planning, but not so many as to make the room seem overly crowded. Essentially, if your venue has enough space to accommodate the space a drum kit takes up and the noise it creates (we don’t want some poor guest sat with their head right next to the bass drum!), you’re good to go.

Why hire a function band through Bands For Hire?

All Bands For Hire artists go through a strict vetting process before we advertise their services to you, which allows us to guarantee you the best possible performance from the most talented, experienced and professional bands in the business.

We work with function bands who have studied at such revered institutions as the British Academy of New Music & ACM, have played alongside such prominent artists as Alt-J, Feeder, and have performed for such big-time clients as Sony BMG, Google and Adobe.

You’ll find each of our cover bands for functions and weddings to be highly flexible and accommodating. They’ll provide all their own equipment – including a PA, which can also be used for announcements (if agreed with the band beforehand) and for additional music during the band’s breaks. Some of our local party bands also offer a DJ service to make the spaces in between sets even more electric!

Who are the best function bands in the UK?

If you’re not sure how to please all your attendees then one of our recommended function bands is the answer you’ve been looking for. We represent the very best function bands in the UK covering material spanning multiple genres and multiple generations.

You’d be hard pressed to find cover bands for functions elsewhere with such a rich knowledge of the Beatles, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder who can also reel off the latest chart offering from Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes and Pharrell Williams. There really is something for everyone when our function bands take to the stage.

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