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...
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...
Antheum
From £1695
A high energy funk & soul band perfect for disco dancing! Antheum is a fresh and ultra-talented group of musicians that know exactly how to fill up a dance floor....
80s Recall
From £2350
80s Recall are the one of the UK's finest 80s tribute bands for hire. This dynamic 5-piece cover all of the greatest pop and rock hits of the 80's taking on synth...
The Get Down
From £1345
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'...
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...
Old School Disco
From £1395
Relive your favourite 90s moments with this larger than life pop disco outfit! These six incredibly talented musicians bring your...
Paper Planes
From £2075
Introducing Paper Planes, a 4-piece function and wedding band with a repertoire that spans across the decades from 60's to present day. From rock / pop to soul and...
The Vacation
From £1495
An exhilarating function band that will keep the music flowing and guests smiling from start to finish. An exciting and enthusiastic band that deliver a wide range of...
The Answer Tones
From £1195
Powerful vocals accompanying a soulful strut; The Answer Tones are the ultimate Motown, soul and pop band! The Answer Tones can offer...
The Scene
From £1285
The Scene take everything you love about rock, pop, soul, disco and Motown to create a high-energy, fun-filled experience. Comfortably nestled between London and the...
The 80s Club
From £1395
Regress back to your younger years with this authentic 80s Tribute band, bringing you the very best power pop, rock and epic classics from the eighties. The 80s Club...
The Flaming Aces
From £820
Fresh faced rock ’n’ rollers The Flaming Aces bring classic 50s feel good vibes to any occasion! Full of energetic talent and a...
V.I.B.E
From £1295
A lively, upbeat and all round spectacular party band that brings high energy, style and flair to each and every performance. V.I.B.E have mountains of experience...
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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