Soul Patrol
From £1310
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 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...
Pop Twist
From £1170
Pop Twist reimagine popular songs in the style of Calypso, Swing & Jazz! With jazzy arrangements galore, this band stop at nothing short to deliver a truly...
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...
Brookland
From £950
Brookland are a powerhouse trio from the North West specialising in Pop, Rock and Indie anthems. With a huge passion for music and nearly a decade in the wedding...
The Riffs
From £1395
An experienced band with talent in abundance, The Riffs promise to get the party started. The Riffs come fully loaded with a lively repertoire to get your guests...
The Lovettes
From £935
Meet The Lovettes, a glamorous vocal trio performing hits from the 50s and 60s with their very own all-girl backing group. Founded in 2013, The Lovettes have wowed...
The Takeover
From £1640
The Takeover set their sights and aim to provide a fun filled, music packed extravaganza, guaranteed to get the party started. With a smorgasbord of both classic and...
Radio King
From £1465
Radio King are a high octane party band that promise to kick start your event with their explosive repertoire of rock and pop classics. The band consists of four...
Jukebox Nation
From £1285
Jukebox Nation have created a sound & stage show that continues to reckon with the best function bands in the UK. With a line-up made up of the finest musicians on...
The Young Vinyls
From £1795
Shake your tail feather to The Young Vinyls, offering a variety of Motown classics, popular chart hits and everything else in between. An...
Version One
From £1395
An explosive function band with an infectious enthusiasm to keep your guests dancing all night long! A truly exciting performance from start to finish, Version One...
Elite
From £1395
Elite are a stunning all-female vocal group featuring live sax - perfect for corporate events, award ceremonies and private parties. This lively and enthusiastic band...
Floral Moustache
From £1640
Floral Moustache are passionate about getting the party started, from Bowie to Bruno Mars there’s something for everyone! More than...
Wild Roses
From £1395
Wild Roses are a premium festival style wedding and party band based in the North West. The show features an all-inclusive acoustic, rock, pop, hip hop, indie, dance...
Weekenders
From £1170
High-energy party band in the South West. The Weekenders are a stand-out 3-piece band that utilise high-quality backing tracks, drum triggers and MIDI-controlled...
Harbour Lights
From £1465
Comprising of some of the UK’s finest pro session musicians, Harbour Lights perform an eclectic mix of genres with an array of line-ups on offer. Whether you’re...
The Fleet
From £1170
A dynamic, high energy 3-piece indie pop band. The Fleet boast an impressive repertoire of songs covering everything from the present day right back to the 50s. Having...
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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