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Old School Disco
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
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 Answer Tones
The Answer Tones
From £1055
Powerful vocals accompanying a soulful strut; The Answer Tones are the ultimate Motown, soul and pop band! The Answer Tones can offer...
The Vacation
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 Scene
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 Flaming Aces
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...
Night Riders
Night Riders
From £2100
It's time to relive those glory days with Night Riders - the ultimate 80s band ready to take you back to the decade of decadence. The 80s has some of the best...
Spring Break
Spring Break
From £995
Spring Break are out for the summer and the guys are ready to hand out the red cups! Picture American Pie, The Girl Next Door, Road Trip and every other American...
90's Revival
90's Revival
From £2350
Hit rewind and let yourself be transported back to the 90s! An era of boy/girl bands, baggy clothes and grunge rock! 90s Revival are a...
The Cosmic Rays
The Cosmic Rays
From £685
Watch as The Cosmic Rays soar through the atmosphere and whip the night into a Rock 'n' Roll frenzy! A professional Postmodern Jukebox /...
Before Sunrise
Before Sunrise
From £1050
With a repertoire that focuses on indie and rock classics from the last 50 years, Before Sunrise are the ultimate indie function band to get your party on it's feet....
Pop Twist
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...
Halcyon
Halcyon
From £2050
A lively and dynamic party band covering a wide range of music for every generation! The band consists of five professional musicians, all of whom have graduated from...

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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