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Bandeoke Allstars
From £1170
With a little help from your Bandeoke Allstars friends, it's your time to shine in the spotlight! Ever fancied yourself as a singer,...
Artel Avenue
From £1285
Artel Avenue are a fun and friendly 3-piece function band and DJ package playing everything from contemporary indie rock to The Beatles. With a set list featuring the...
The Big Beats
From £1395
This energetic 4-piece are guaranteed to deliver a performance with great stage presence and charisma! So whether you're organising a wedding, birthday party or...
Something Blue
From £1285
Made up of six exceptional young musicians in the Midlands, this charismatic function band are the perfect recipe for a party! With hundreds of weddings, parties and...
Neon Kites
From £1170
Neon Kites are an exceptionally talented party band based in the North of England. With a set list jam-packed full of modern hits and classic songs throughout the...
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 wedding...
Suburban Nights
From £1920
Suburban Nights the ultimate indie rock party band with a stylish look, contemporary repertoire and polished performance that oozes...
Luna & The Wolves
From £1030
Luna & The Wolves bring to life classic hits from across the decades in their own unique and soulfully delivered style. Luna &...
King Of The Junction
From £1345
King Of The Junction are an indie rock and pop covers band who provide a diverse set of classic and contemporary songs from across the...
Deadlight
From £1795
Deadlight bring an intense indie rock sound that's fuelled by gritty guitars, rumbling bass and sonic drum sounds that'll leave your guests blown away; not to mention...
Just Dance
From £1405
Young and fresh, Leeds based Just Dance cover classic RnB, soul and modern floor fillers to keep you dancing all night long! Based in the North, this vibrant and...
Northern Revival
From £1750
Northern Revival bring classic hits to life with their unique arrangements and three part vocal harmonies. This premium northern based...
The Hightails
From £1170
Rising up through the hustle and bustle of the London music scene, The Hightails soar above the competition with their high energy performances backed by deep and...
The 80s Fix
From £1985
Prepare to indulge in the glorious decadence that is The 80s Fix! With a high-octane fuelled performance guaranteed to bring back those sweet feel good 80s memories,...
Summer Rhythms
From £935
Summer Rhythms are the sunshine solution to all your overcast woes - a fun and vibrant reggae band! The distinctive sound of the Caribbean flows throughout their sets...
The Drive Through
From £2165
Versatile 80s rock and contemporary pop band The Drive Through are ready to crash the party - all the way back to the future! Shoulder...
The Takeover
From £1520
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...
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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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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