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.

Mr Brightside – The Killers
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from£1,280

The Breaks

  • Plymouth
  • 3-4
  • (40)

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.

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from£995

The Shenanigans

  • Northampton
  • 4
  • (23)

Super-talented function band with both male and female vocals playing a range of catchy rock/pop anthems as well as the very latest chart music. DJ and acoustic sets available.

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from£1,665

Brothers of Soul

  • Wiltshire
  • 5-7
  • (3)

Funky male-fronted party band mixing classic soul and modern chart. The band have performed on the BBC, and at Glastonbury and Bestival! Hire options include additional musicians, acoustic duo and DJ service.

Roar / Show Me Love / Easy Lover
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from£860

Mozart's Gokarts

  • Shropshire
  • 4
  • (11)

Young and energetic party and wedding band playing everything from The Beatles to Bruno Mars – highly skilled at enticing guests of all ages onto your dancefloor!

Promo Video #1
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from£1,230

The Kingpins

  • Manchester
  • 4-6
  • (5)

Sensational, young and energetic 4 to 6-piece party band featuring superb female vocals and a dynamic and varied set list. Extra musicians, professional DJ and acoustic afternoon sets available.

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from£1,280

The Aviators

  • London
  • 4-12
  • (11)

Extraordinary male-fronted rock, pop, reggae and soul band who count Richard Branson among previous clients. Hire the band with brass section, afternoon jazz sets and cocktail pianist for the complete package.

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from£1,475

The VPs

  • Surrey
  • 6
  • (12)

Unforgettable high-energy performances of soul, funk, pop and rock favourites from a band who have played for Easyjet, DHL and Gatwick Airport - they're guaranteed to get you on the dancefloor! Professional DJ also available.

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from£960

Block The Party

  • Brighton
  • 3-4
  • (6)

Three-piece party band featuring female vocals, guitar and sax set to professionally mixed backing tracks for a full band sound. Extra drums, acoustic duo or jazz trio available.

I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
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from£1,785

Balboa

  • Manchester
  • 5-8
  • (7)

World-class, male-fronted premium 5 piece band in high demand across the UK. The band have a repertoire covering everything from 60s favourites to the latest hits and include sax in their line-up. Afternoon acoustic sets, extra musicians and DJ service available.

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
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from£615

The Echoes

  • Newcastle
  • 3
  • (21)

Great value party and wedding band in the North East who've supported The Klaxons and Turin Brakes and bagged the coveted XFM unsigned band award. Large rock and pop song list spanning seven decades of covers! DJ service available.

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from£860

The Opals

  • London
  • 4
  • (6)

Fabulous female-fronted rock and pop party band offering a huge range of floor-fillers from across the decades, from rockabilly to R&B, for weddings, parties and events. Acoustic afternoon sets also available.

Live Montage
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from£675

Vinyl Heroes

  • Leeds
  • 3-6
  • (9)

Lively and experienced rock and pop party band delivering high quality entertainment for weddings and parties! Afternoon sets, DJ service and additional musicians also available.

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from£980

The Bees

  • Hampshire
  • 4
  • (15)

The best rock and pop party band on the south coast, featuring male lead vocals and playing party anthems by The Beatles, Chic, Queen, Bruno Mars and more – guaranteed to have everybody on their feet! Available with DJ service.

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from£1,165

Avalon

  • Bristol
  • 4-6
  • (5)

Vibrant 4-piece band lead by fantastic female vocalist, playing all the hottest new hits! DJ service, acoustic sets and additional musicians also available.

The Novembers
from£675

The Novembers

  • Surrey
  • 3-6
  • (29)

Stellar party and wedding trio playing everything from rock’n’roll and soul to the latest pop and rock anthems. Available to hire with additional guitar or keyboards as well as DJ service and acoustic sets.

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from£785

Cerone

  • Liverpool
  • 4-8
  • (26)

Professional and versatile rock, pop and soul function band serving the North West and beyond, covering the very best of rock, pop, funk, soul and jazz across the decades. Highly recommended!

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from£920

Stereo Sonic

  • Hampshire
  • 3-4
  • (13)

Powerful and animated pop, rock and soul band serving the South West. Expect high-calibre musicianship and chart-topping covers from Pharrell, Ed Sheeran & Bruno Mars to keep the dancefloor moving non-stop! Larger line-ups, afternoon jazz and acoustic sets and DJ set available.

Hush
from£810

Hush

  • Newcastle
  • 5
  • (15)

One of our most versatile and popular North East-based function bands, covering uptempo rock, pop and soul favourites from the 1950s to the recent past.

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from£795

Captain Planet

  • Northamptonshire
  • 3-4
  • (37)

Experienced male-fronted trio, and purveyors of the finest rock, soul and indie covers! Great value for wedding celebrations and parties. Female vocalist and afternoon acoustic sets available.

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from£1,230

The Boogie Bugs

  • Liverpool
  • 6
  • (4)

Top wedding & party band with male and female vocals as well as sax! Acoustic sets and DJ service available.

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from£1,110

Upbeat

  • Birmingham
  • 3
  • (7)

Powerful band featuring male vocals, piano and loops to create a huge live sound. The band play floor-filling anthems from the 1960s to the present. Booking options include cocktail piano sets (for drinks or dinner), acoustic duo and DJ service.

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from£1,165

The Northern Lights

  • Lancashire
  • 5-6
  • (10)

Popular, energetic 5 or 6-piece wedding band featuring male vocals and first rate musicians. Afternoon acoustic jazz & swing sets and DJ service available.

Promo Video
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from£1,355

Wildcat

  • Shropshire
  • 5-8
  • (25)

Wildcat are a high-energy party band whose infectious enjoyment brings an exhilarating extra dimension to any celebration! Additional musicians available.

Promo Video
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from£980

Boho Hustle

  • London
  • 4-7
  • (9)

Fun, lively 4-piece playing classic and modern rock & pop with a jazzy, boho twist! The band's winning combination of infectious energy and dancefloor cool is winning over audiences at weddings and parties up and down the UK.

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from£735

Blue Suede Shoes

  • Surrey
  • 3-5
  • (7)

Incredible party and wedding band playing vintage rock and soul as well as recent pop, at a price that won’t break the bank! Book extra musicians (keyboards and sax), an afternoon acoustic set or an optional Irish set.


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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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