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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Soul Brother
From £3495
A soulful male fronted party band that will take the night by storm with their upbeat and funky approach to classic and contemporary hits. This young and...
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...
Horizon
From £935
An electrifying group of young musicians with plenty of enthusiasm to match. Horizon present their own impressive take on modern and classic songs for an unforgettable...
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 Makers
From £1285
Ready to rock out with party classics from every era, this vibrant young band are the perfect party starters! The Makers leave no genre left unturned with their...
The Rendition
From £1640
The Rendition are an entertaining and vibrant wedding band driven by powerful and soulful vocals. Dedicated musicians at heart with a passion for performing, The...
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...
Brothers In Arms
From £1450
Brothers In Arms are a uniquely diverse function band who offer a variety of classic and contemporary hits to get the party started....
The Weekend Connection
From £1875
The Weekend Connection offer the perfect antidote to the working week with their exciting and energising collection of modern and classic...
Boom Shake The 90s!
From £1345
Boom Shake The 90s! are the ultimate 90s tribute act performing indie anthems and dance floor fillers from the decade. With a carefully...
Black Jeans
From £1940
Black Jeans are a slick and undeniably cool indie rock function band performing hit smashers and contemporary classics with flare and style; indie is the new black!...
Cardinal Jays
From £1845
Cardinal Jays' party spirit is palpable with their raw energy and fierce talent taking over any stage! This group of highly professional musicians have come together...
The Retro Jets
From £1095
The Retro Jets are a chic, retro & folk function band performing favourites from the 50s onwards alongside an array of contemporary hits in their own unique...

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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Looking to book a band or live entertainment for your next event? Our team of corporate event and wedding music experts have put together a whole range of live music guides and blog articles to help you along the way!

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