Rock & pop function bands

Exceptional rock & pop function bands to keep your guests on the dancefloor with upbeat rock and pop anthems. Our bands are suitable for a range of occasions, from weddings to corporate parties

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Happy – Pharrell Williams
Play 'Happy – Pharrell Williams'
from£995

Agent Smith

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (197)

Exceptional party and wedding band playing everything from vintage 1950s rock’n’roll to cutting edge pop, indie and R&B. High profile clients include BT, Mini Cooper and Microsoft, and almost 200 positive reviews! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service & winter discounts available.

Alright – Supergrass
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from£750

Hudson

  • Liverpool
  • 3
  • (124)

One of our leading wedding bands in the North West, Hudson are a powerful trio playing everything from uptempo 50s rock'n'roll to last week's number 1. DJ service, extra musicians and acoustic sets for your drinks reception or meal also available.

September / Forget Me Nots / Got To Be Real / Best Of My Love / Night To Remember / Wanna Be Your Lover
Play 'September / Forget Me Nots / Got To Be Real / Best Of My Love / Night To Remember / Wanna Be Your Lover'
from£1,685

Party Up

  • Kent
  • 6-10
  • (132)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest pop, soul and funk band in the South East! The band count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients. Available with DJ service, acoustic duo, backing vocalists and full brass section.

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
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from£875

Rockit

  • Surrey
  • 3-4
  • (137)

Amp up your party with Rockit: a sensational party band with a huge catalogue of rock, indie and pop floor-fillers from Chuck Berry and The Beatles to The Killers and Ed Sheeran! Larger line-ups, acoustic background sets and DJ service available. Midweek discounts available.

1999 – Prince
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from£1,230

The Sweet & Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (117)

Fun, talented and totally unique female-fronted party band playing everything from retro swing, vintage jive and rock'n'roll through to 80s funk, 90s R&B and modern chart with a twist. Afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service also available. Low season and midweek discounts available.

Cinco Magic Promo Video (Gettin' Jiggy Wit It)
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from£995

Cinco Magic

  • London
  • 4
  • (73)

Outrageously talented and dapper new party and wedding band, combining session standard playing with a classic R&B-tinged repertoire of funk, soul, hip-hop and pop ideal for dancing. DJ service and acoustic set available.

Cake by the Ocean / Park Life / You Really Got Me / Feel It Still / Dakota
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from£875

The High Rollers

  • London
  • 3
  • (69)

High-impact party band, The High Rollers, specialise in classic indie rock hits by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks as well as brand new pop hits by Bruno Mars, DNCE and Pharrell Williams.

Sex on Fire / Johnny B. Goode / Wonderwall / Stuck in the Middle
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from£920

Get Carter

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (58)

High-energy wedding and corporate function band in the South East, playing crowd-rousing pop, rock, dance, funk and soul music from the 1960s to the present day. The band have played Glastonbury and the Roundhouse and count Audi and Nintendo amongst their regular clients. DJ service and acoustic sets available.

Promo Video
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from£2,080

Groove Capital

  • London
  • 7-9
  • (57)

The hottest new function band in London, featuring some of the best performers in the capital – bound to get your guests dancing at corporate events and high-end weddings! Additional musicians and afternoon acoustic jazz sets also available. Midweek and low season discounts available.

Promo video (Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand)
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from£1,000

Penfold

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (125)

On-trend wedding function band, suitable for all events from classy wedding receptions to high-end corporate events. The band cover rock and pop music from Elvis and the Beatles through to The Killers and Sam Smith. DJ service, brass section and acoustic sets available.

Promo Video (Chelsea Dagger)
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from£810

The Confidentials

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (87)

Sensational all-male rock and pop trio who never fail to get their audiences jumping and singing along to the biggest tunes of the last 60 years. Elvis, The Stones, Bowie, Oasis, The Killers: they’re all there! Offering DJ service, afternoon acoustic sets as well as keyboards and second guitarist.

Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
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from£2,760

Drum n Brass

  • Manchester
  • 5-10
  • (45)

Young and animated brass band with an extensive song list of rock and pop floor-fillers and an incredible frontman/vocalist. This groundbreaking group have performed for royalty and offer the perfect alternative entertainment for your wedding or event!

Respect / Superstition / Kiss
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from£2,275

The Capricorns

  • Kent
  • 7-10
  • (51)

Stylish wedding and corporate function band featuring outstanding male and female vocalists who have graced the stage with the likes of Adele and Leona Lewis! Available to hire with DJ service as well as solo cocktail piano and afternoon jazz/acoustic sets for music throughout the day.

Hold On I'm Coming / Call Me Al / One Dance
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from£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • Manchester
  • 6-7
  • (66)

World-class pop, funk and soul function band, refreshing and recreating the classic soul sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s, alongside soul-infused contemporary pop and R&B. DJ service and jazz/acoustic afternoon music available.

Can't Feel My Face / Finesse / Say My Name / Ride Wit Me / Aint Nobody
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from£1,845

Chronicle

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (36)

Guaranteed to bring class and charisma to your event, Chronicle can blend the best of R&B, pop and soul to make sure your guests party in style all night. Solo and duo options available, as well as additional female vocals and brass section.

4-piece Promo Video
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from£1,165

The Dip Dabs

  • Hertfordshire
  • 4-7
  • (33)

Top-flight party band delivering exceptional value for money, with male and female lead vocals and the best pop, rock and soul hits. Extra musicians available, including brass section, rapper and strings, as well as acoustic sets and DJ service.

Play 'video'
from£995

The In-Laws

  • Essex
  • 4
  • (95)

Super-talented and authentic rock and pop band, whose sensational live performances at corporate parties, birthdays and weddings have attracted the attention of EMI. The band are unique in that they come with their own dedicated, professional DJ.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£675

Banzai

  • Birmingham
  • 3-6
  • (46)

Energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Pharrell and more! Afternoon solo/duo acoustic sets, longer performances, larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
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from£995

Blue Juice

  • Brighton
  • 4-5
  • (141)

Fantastic and unique function and wedding band with a soulful male vocalist who put their quirky stamp on melodic rock, pop, soul, ska and funk floor-fillers from Bob Marley to Bruno Mars. Available with DJ service and brass section.

Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
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from£625

The Crossfades

  • Bristol
  • 3-5
  • (53)

One of our most popular South West wedding bands, The Crossfades serve up energetic, fun sets of vintage and modern rock, pop and indie music. Keyboardist, DJ service and solo acoustic set available.

Medley
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from£1,475

Masterblaster

  • Kent
  • 6
  • (28)

Incredible pop, R&B and soul band performing floor-fillers from Stevie Wonder and Bruno Mars all the way to Artful Dodger, Sean Paul and more. Book their acoustic/jazz sets and DJ service for non-stop music through the day.

Promo Video
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from£1,235

Shakedown

  • Brighton
  • 4-12
  • (47)

Incredible new party band taking the London events circuit by storm! Members of Shakedown have recorded and performed at Abbey Road and Glastonbury alongside some of the biggest artists in the world. Available with extra musicians up to a 12-piece band and a DJ laptop service on request.

Happy Daze Promo Video (Johnny B. Goode)
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from£750

Happy Daze

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (76)

Hugely popular all-male party and wedding covers band playing feel-good sing-along classics with an emphasis on vintage rock and pop music. Fantastic value! Hire the band’s DJ service and afternoon acoustic sets for non-stop music through the day. Midweek discounts available.

Crazy Little Thing Called Love / I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor / Shut Up And Dance / Cake By The Ocean / Superstition / Angels / Get Lucky
Play 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love / I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor / Shut Up And Dance / Cake By The Ocean / Superstition / Angels / Get Lucky'
from£665

The Alternatives

  • Leeds
  • 4
  • (15)

With guitar-led energy and infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will always bring an electric atmosphere to your event.

Mastersound Medley
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from£1,080

Mastersound

  • Birmingham
  • 4-7
  • (43)

Young and talented new party and wedding band in the West Midlands, featuring grand piano, male and female lead vocals and a host of rock, soul and pop anthems to get all your guests dancing – from Chuck Berry to Beyonce. Larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.


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Function Band Booking Guide

What sort of music do your rock & pop function bands play?

Book a function band to play everything from time-tested classics by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to catchy modern anthems by Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Adele – enough to get all ages on their feet.

How many musicians are in your function bands?

Our bands vary in size – smaller, guitar-based line-ups of three or four members usually perform rock, Britpop and indie, while larger bands with keys and brass section can recreate a wider range of genres through the decades. Make sure you check out different band’s profiles to see what they offer – and how they can expand to the requirements of your event if needed.

What sort of events do your function bands play at?

Our function bands have experience playing at a broad range of events and celebrations, from weddings to birthday parties, christenings to Bar Mitzvahs, pubs to festivals. They also provide live music for a variety of corporate functions from small office parties to blue-chip company balls. You can hire a function band anywhere in the UK - check out the list of major towns and cities below.

All the bands listed on this page are intended for after-dinner dancing. If your event is in the afternoon or you need a different style of music, why not check out our acoustic background acts, or collection of roving musicians – perfect for garden parties. You might also find what you need on our wedding bands page.

Saving tip: Ask about your band's DJ service or afternoon jazz performances. Travel costs and equipment hire can be more cost-effective when you use members of the same band throughout the day.

Do your function bands bring their own sound and lighting equipment?

All our function bands will turn up ready to go with their own PA sound system and all the trimmings – microphones, backline amplifiers, instruments, they’ve got it sorted. In the case that you’re expecting more than 250 guests, just let us know so that we can double check that the band’s system is large enough for that size crowd. Most bands will also bring lighting for both the stage and dancefloor – but check on their individual profile for extra options to creating that proper party feel!

How long will the band need to set up?

Our bands ask for a 60-90 minute window in order to set up and soundcheck their equipment. It’s ideal if your venue is free of guests at this point, although some bands are happy to do a noiseless ‘line check’ to test instruments and equipment instead of a full, front-of-house soundcheck, if you need them to keep the volume down.

How long will the band play for on the night?

Our bands know how to get the party started! Their performances are two hours and usually split over 2 x 1-hour or 3 x 40-minute sets with short intervals – but the band can play for less time, or longer (for an additional cost) if it suits your event better. If you need the band to play for longer or later than midnight, extra fees can apply.

We would like a particular song at our event - can the band play it?

Most function bands will be happy to learn and perform a request – provided they think they can arrange it for their line-up and do it justice! Check the band’s profile to see what they can offer and if they can’t do it live, they'll be happy to play it through their PA system from Spotify or an iPod.

How can we keep the music going in the intervals between the band’s sets?

All our function bands provide mp3 music during the interval, and many are able to upgrade to a more advanced service using virtual DJ software so that they can mix songs and take your guests’ requests.

Is there any equipment that we need to provide?

The band will sort out most things from an equipment side, but they’ll need power to run it all! All you need to provide is access to a power source and a flat, sheltered performance space for the band to set up and perform from! As an easy rule, it’s best to allow for 3m x 3m for a 3-piece band – and then to add an additional square metre for each extra band member. A raised stage always helps the band stand out a bit more but, mainly, the performance space just needs to be flat and dry! If you’re unsure, check the ‘performance information’ on the band’s page.

Is there anything else that we will need to sort out for the band?

Rockin’ out takes energy so please make that sure your performers have access to food and refreshments on the night – most of our function bands will require a hot meal to keep their energy up! Depending on the layout of the venue, some bands will also need reserved parking or a secure changing room so do check their profile for details if you can’t see it detailed on your booking contract.

Saving tip: If you’re on a budget, always consider hiring a band from your local area to save on travel and accommodation costs. We have rock & pop function bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK!
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