About us

Function Central is the UK's leading live music booking agency: we manage over 3000 bookings a year, from intimate weddings to high-profile corporate functions.

Why use us?

Need live music for an event? Here are just a few of benefits of booking with Function Central!

Pay no more than booking direct
Our acts offer us competitive rates in return for a high volume of work, meaning that in most cases, after adding our service charge, our prices are roughly the same as booking an act direct, and less expensive than other agencies. If an act or another agent offers you a lower price, or on better terms, we’ll try to match their offer.

Our acts are vetted and road-tested
We’ve spent years scouring the internet for the best bands and musicians in the UK, so that you don’t have to. To be accepted onto our books, acts must meet the strictest standards of quality and professionalism. Once added to our roster, we continue to monitor their performances.

Your booking is secure
Bookings are secured with contracts, and acts can only allowed to cancel in exceptional circumstances. But if the worst happens, we'll be able to offer a replacement act from the hundreds of live function bands, musicians and DJs available to us, and take care of all the organising for you.

Booking is just the beginning
We’ll stay in touch and help with any queries you have before your event. We can also put you in touch with your act before the day, so that you can talk to them directly.

We offer round-the-clock support
We are on hand to deal with any last-minute hitches, accident or illness, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our out-of-hours emergency support line is available on our contact page.


Who are we?

Our founders, Ali and Mike, met at music college and have been recording, writing and performing in their own cover bands ever since.

During the many years they spent performing both in their own bands and on the function scene, they were lucky enough to meet some fantastic musicians and DJs. But they also saw tired and bored session hacks who just went through the motions, disorganised band members who got lost on the way to gigs and DJs who were more interested in the sound of their own voices than the records they played.

Function Central was established in 2005 to put things right, and our philosophy is simple. Unlike some entertainment booking agencies, we only use the most accomplished and professional acts: young, dedicated musicians and DJs who live and breathe music and deliver outstanding performances every time. We book live music for over 3000 events a year, and the feedback we receive from our clients is overwhelmingly positive. But don't take our word for it – read some of the thousands of reviews for our acts across our profile pages.

Now with a small team behind them, Ali and Mike spend more time scouting for bands than actually playing in them.

Function Central are sponsors of the Abram Wilson Foundation, helping young people achieve their greatness through music.


What do people say?


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How it works

  • Explore our acts

    Browse outstanding bands, musicians & DJs in your area. Watch videos, read reviews and get instant availability.

  • Send an enquiry

    Add acts you like to your enquiry list and tell us about your event. We’ll confirm pricing and answer any queries.

  • Book with confidence

    Pay a small deposit to secure your band, musician or DJ. Benefit from 24/7 support and musician cover.

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