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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...
Shockwave
Shockwave
From £1110
Creating a whirlwind of excitement and fresh energy, Shockwave seamlessly blend smooth pop vocals with a dash of rockin' guitars and a powerful rhythm section to keep...
The Poets
The Poets
From £1170
Highly energetic and thoroughly engaging, The Poets bring professionalism and entertainment to each and every event. The Poets are an experienced 5-piece party band...
The Dance
The Dance
From £1395
'The Dance' are a fresh exciting function band covering absolutely everything from current chart hits to classic floor fillers. Members of 'The Dance' have worked with...
Miami Wave
Miami Wave
From £1345
If you're looking for the most authentic 80s party experience this side of 1989, then you've come to the right place! Miami Wave perform each song with the utmost...
Radio King
Radio King
From £995
Radio King are a high octane party band that promise to kick start your event with their explosive repertoire of rock and indie classics. The band consists of four...
Indiana
Indiana
From £1795
Indiana are a high-energy vintage wedding band performing a combination of contemporary party songs and folk renditions of popular modern classics. With their...
Soul Patrol
Soul Patrol
From £935
Soul Patrol are an exquisitely infectious soul and funk band performing catchy crossovers of classic and contemporary chart hits. Soul Patrol have taken on the biggest...
The Get Down
The Get Down
From £1170
The Get Down are a fun and funky party band boasting an impressive repertoire of party favourites from the past six decades. With every base covered, from 50s rock 'n'...
The Beat Roots
The Beat Roots
From £975
The Beat Roots are a charismatic and energetic party band covering classic soul and modern pop for the ultimate musical backdrop. The Beat Roots are a quirky three...
Stylus
Stylus
From £1145
When it comes to event entertainment, Stylus are the elite. This function band comprises some of the UK’s most in-demand rock and pop session musicians; each at the...
Summer Nights
Summer Nights
From £1195
Available as a 5-piece to 8-piece, this feel good party band promise an uplifting evening of high-energy entertainment. Summer Nights perform an eclectic list of...
The Audiotones
The Audiotones
From £1170
Hailing from the North West - The Audiotones are an incredibly versatile function band performing hits spanning multiple decades. With each member of the band having...
The Rock 'n' Roll Kings
The Rock 'n' Roll Kings
From £1170
Rock around the clock all night long with this explosive 3-piece band, guaranteed to pack a punch and leave audiences grinning from ear...
JJ & The Live Loungers
JJ & The Live Loungers
From £1465 + VAT
JJ & The Live Loungers offer a versatile set list to have you chilling out in the afternoon and tapping those toes in the evening. If...
The Fix
The Fix
From £1985
The Fix are a fresh and vibrant young band bringing a high energy show to get your event rockin'! The band offer their unique twist on the party band repertoire...
The Squires
The Squires
From £1395
Well rehearsed harmonies and killer song choices make The Squires the obvious choice for your event! The Squires consist of four talented musicians whose passion for...
The Altitudes
The Altitudes
From £1250
The Altitudes deliver the very best in pop, club, rock and soul for an evening jam-packed full of party anthems. An experienced line-up featuring four of London's...

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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