Rock & pop function bands

Exceptional rock & pop cover bands to keep your guests on the dancefloor with upbeat rock, pop & indie anthems

Book a rock & pop 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.

Our function bands vary in size – smaller, guitar-based line-ups of three or four members, usually performing rock, Britpop and indie, while larger bands with keys and brass section can recreate a wider range of genres through the decades.

Our rock and pop 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.

All the function bands listed below are intended for after-dinner dancing. If you’re after a band to provide music during a drinks reception or meal, check out our background musicians instead. We also have a range of wedding ceremony musicians.

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

Agent Smith

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (177)

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 over 135 positive reviews! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service and larger line-ups available.

Alright – Supergrass
Play 'Alright – Supergrass'
from£750

Hudson

  • Liverpool
  • 3
  • (106)

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.

Promo Video
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from£750

Rockit

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (153)

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.

1999 – Prince
Play '1999 – Prince'
from£1,230

The Sweet & Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (84)

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.

Rock With You / 24k Magic
Play 'Rock With You / 24k Magic'
from£995

Cinco Magic

  • London
  • 4
  • (21)

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.

Play 'video'
from£1,000

The Sonics

  • Liverpool
  • 4
  • (52)

Phenomenally popular North West wedding and function band, featuring outstanding male vocals, guitar synth and a large set list of danceable rock, soul, reggae and pop music, from The Beatles to The Weeknd. DJ service, trumpet, sax and female vocalist available.

Promo video
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from£490

The Wandering Lights

  • London
  • 2-4
  • (10)

Charismatic new party band taking the London party circuit by storm. The Wandering Lights perform upbeat, folksy acoustic covers by Avicci, Blackstreet and R Kelly. Also available as an unplugged roaming band (free to wander around your venue).

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

Blue Juice

  • Brighton
  • 4-5
  • (120)

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.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,235

Shakedown

  • Brighton
  • 4-7
  • (10)

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.

Mr Brightside – The Killers
Play 'Mr Brightside – The Killers'
from£810

The Breaks

  • Plymouth
  • 3-4
  • (38)

Top function band in the South West with a large song list of swaggering rock, pop and indie suitable for all ages at weddings, parties and celebrations. Laptop DJ service, reception/dinner acoustic music as well as larger line-ups including brass and keyboards.


The easy way to hire rock & pop bands

  • Exceptional rock, pop and indie function bands
  • For weddings, corporate functions and private parties
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  • Bookings secured with easy-to-understand function band contracts
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Booking one of our rock and pop function bands is easy – they are self-contained, professional and bring their own PA, instruments and backline. They are quick and efficient at setting up and sound checking. All you need to do on the day is provide a flat and sheltered area big enough for them to perform. They will also need access to a power source.

Our function bands know how to get the party started, and they’ll play for up to 2 hours in sets of either 2 x 1 hour or 3 x 40 minutes. During their intervals they will play music via mp3 to keep your dancefloor full, but most offer an upgrade to a full DJ service if you want someone to mix songs and take requests. If you need the band to play for longer or later than midnight, extra fees can apply.

You may want your function band to perform your first dance, they will be happy to do this if you let them know your song choice in advance. Occasionally a band will be unable to perform your request as their line-up may not be able to do the song justice, in which case they can play it via mp3 through their PA system.

Have a look at the individual profiles to see what extra services a band can offer you throughout your day. Add-ons such as cocktail piano, smooth background jazz or acoustic sets are all great ways to make the most of your function band booking. This way, you eliminate the extra fees and travel costs of booking separate musicians. Other ways to keep costs down are by planning an off-peak wedding (winter or weekday) or booking a band local to your event.

Our rock and pop function bands will need time before the venue is filled with guests to set up and soundcheck, we recommend scheduling at least an hour for this. In order to keep energy levels high, most of our bands ask for a hot meal on the day, this will be detailed in your booking contract.

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