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.

Please add your event date and location to check availability.

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

Agent Smith

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (205)

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 200 positive reviews! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service and larger line-ups available. Low season discounts available.

Alright – Supergrass
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from£750

Hudson

  • Liverpool
  • 3
  • (118)

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
Play 'Promo Video'
from£875

Rockit

  • Surrey
  • 3-4
  • (173)

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
Play '1999 – Prince'
from£1,230

The Sweet & Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (94)

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.

24k Magic / Rock With You
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from£995

Cinco Magic

  • London
  • 4
  • (22)

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.

Promo Video
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from£920

Get Carter

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (69)

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

Penfold

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (115)

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.

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
  • (113)

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.

4-piece Promo Video
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from£965

The Dip Dabs

  • Hertfordshire
  • 4-7
  • (17)

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
  • (90)

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

  • Leeds
  • 3-6
  • (31)

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.

Express Yourself – Charles Wright
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from£995

Blue Juice

  • Brighton
  • 4-5
  • (131)

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£2,080

Groove Capital

  • London
  • 7-9
  • (16)

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.

Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
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from£2,155

Drum 'n' Brass

  • Manchester
  • 5-10
  • (21)

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

The Crossfades
from£625

The Crossfades

  • Bristol
  • 3-5
  • (33)

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.

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

Happy Daze

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (82)

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.

Happy / Proud Mary / Great Balls of Fire
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from£1,080

Mastersound

  • Birmingham
  • 4-7
  • (21)

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.

Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
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from£895

The Different Lights

  • Liverpool
  • 4
  • (60)

Outstanding party band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound! Laptop DJ service available, as well as acoustic guitar or solo cocktail piano sets for your afternoon reception.

Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
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from£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • Manchester
  • 6-7
  • (45)

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.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,240

The Misfits

  • Cheshire
  • 5-7
  • (38)

Stylish corporate and wedding band, featuring both male and female vocals and a large set list of pop, Motown, soul, jazz, jive and vintage rock'n'roll. Booking options include brass section, afternoon/dinner jazz sets and DJ service.

Bad Mood Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
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from£920

Boots 'n' Bones

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (8)

Festival-hardened 4-piece playing unique, folksy covers of classic and contemporary party tunes. Enormous song list and a favourite at barn weddings!

Promo video
Play 'Promo video'
from£600

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).

New Rules / Finesse
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from£985

A Girl Called Sue

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (100)

Versatile and energetic male and female-fronted band with a large song list taking in soul, pop and rock music from Elvis and The Beatles to Daft Punk and DNCE. Available to hire with extra musicians, afternoon/dinner jazz sets and/or DJ service.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • Leeds
  • 6
  • (12)

High energy party band with a big sound that’s perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events. They feature superb male vocals and sax, but also offer stripped-back line ups, afternoon acoustic or jazz sets, stage hire and DJ service.

Play 'video'
from£1,355

The Stop Outs

  • London
  • 5
  • (3)

A fresh and stylish band playing everything from the 70s upwards, guaranteed to get you dancing! 90s hits to your favourite music from The Jackson 5, Earth Wind and Fire and Lionel Richie, The Stop Out's have an infectious energy to create an amazing event.


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Booking a rock & pop function band?

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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