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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from£1,230

The Untouchables

  • London
  • 3
  • (10)

Exceptional all-male London 3-piece band, who've supported The Kooks, delivering hits from the 80s, 90s, 00s and beyond! DJ service and afternoon acoustic sets available.

I Want You Back / Wanna Dance With Somebody / Go Your Own Way
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from£1,535

Phoenix

  • Essex
  • 4-5
  • (5)

Slick and super-professional party band with superb female and male vocals that cover everything from current chart hits to classic floor fillers. Book with additional keys and DJ options.

Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
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from£775

Panama

  • Brighton
  • 3-4
  • (23)

Accomplished party and wedding band with joint male and female vocals, covering 60s Motown through to the latest chart-toppers. Hire the band as a trio (to playback) or as a 4-piece band (with drums). DJ service available.

Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
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from£885

The Moonbeams

  • Bristol
  • 4-7
  • (4)

Classy function band playing classic pop hits in their signature jazzy style. Additional brass players and afternoon duo performances also available.

Last Nite – The Strokes
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from£1,245

The Informers

  • Leicester
  • 4
  • (9)

Powerful male-fronted 4-piece playing a dynamic mixture of rock and pop tunes, with a little bit of an edge and an emphasis on indie tunes. Professional DJ service and acoustic duo also available.

Forget You – Cee Lo Green
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from£920

The Parma Violets

  • Cardiff
  • 4-6
  • (7)

One of our first-call Welsh bands: a fantastic 4-piece with male and female lead vocals playing classic rock & soul to contemporary pop & RnB. Optional DJ service and brass section.

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from£1,225

Brother Brown

  • Nottinghamshire
  • 4-7
  • (10)

With stunning joint male and female lead vocals, exciting soul, Motown and funk band Brother Brown are a musical monster! 4, 5 and 6-piece band available.

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from£1,785

Soul Circus

  • Bristol
  • 5-10
  • (13)

Energetic female-fronted soul and pop party band, playing the very best party music that’s guaranteed to pack your dance floor. Extra singers, brass section, and DJ service available.

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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.

Can't Stop The Feeling / Get Lucky / Uptown Funk / Want To Want Me
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from£1,400

The Roxtons

  • South Wales
  • 4
  • (7)

Stunning indie rock & pop party band from Wales bringing you cool, contemporary covers from The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Bruno Mars, The Kinks, DNCE and many more.... none of the same old boring songs!

Medley
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from£2,950

Paul Cattermole & The Stuff

  • London
  • 6

Hire a genuine pop star for the night! Paul from S Club 7 heads an all-star professional band playing your favourite music, from classic rock and soul through to contemporary pop covers and a few S Club hits thrown in for good measure.

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from£940

Soultrain

  • Bristol
  • 4-8
  • (5)

Fun and fresh party and wedding band playing rock, pop, soul and funk hits. Additional musicians, love letters and photobooth hire also available.

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from£1,425

The Stings

  • South Yorkshire
  • 4
  • (4)

Fantastic wedding and function band comprised of some of the UK's very best musicians, who have performed individually with The Temptations, Percy Sledge, Ben E King and Aerosmith.

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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.

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from£1,380

Dakota

  • Essex
  • 3-6
  • (13)

Seasoned wedding and corporate function band formed of in-demand session players. Expect a barrage of rock and pop anthems from Queen Pharrell and dancing all night! Additional musicians, the Trio, DJ and acoustic sets available.

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from£3,250

Elix

  • Manchester
  • 8-12
  • (8)

Brand new luxury 8 to 12-piece show band featuring some of the most outstanding musicians in Manchester, who have performed alongside artists such as Paloma Faith, JLS, James Morrison and The Script.

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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.

The Transformers
from£770

The Transformers

  • Bath
  • 4
  • (9)

Playing classics from the Stones to the Scissor Sisters, The Transformers are four genteel types who burst into life under the faintest glimmer of a spotlight!

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from£735

Audio 45

  • Leicestershire
  • 3
  • (4)

Lively party and wedding band featuring male vocals and performing a huge range of classic pop and rock covers. Laptop DJ service and acoustic sets available.

You've Got The Love / Stand By Me / Beautiful Girls / I'll Be Missing You
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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.

Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
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from£890

Kramer

  • Birmingham
  • 4
  • (7)

Uber-cool, fun-loving 4-piece playing a selection of the best pop rock songs from the last 60 years covering songs from The Beatles and Elvis through to Kings Of Leon and Adele!

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from£1,410

Shut The Funk Door

  • Bristol
  • 5-7
  • (7)

Excellent party band playing a range of music, from funk, soul, pop and Motown to jazz, swing and Gatsby. This band can provide live entertainment for your entire event! Additional musicians and afternoon sets also available.

Rock & Roll Montage
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from£1,230

The Red Hot Hearts

  • West Yorkshire
  • 5-7
  • (3)

Energetic party band with a rich variety of material from rock'n'roll and swing to soul & disco, rock & pop and ska! Sax and trumpet player also available.

The Dynamites
from£1,230

The Dynamites

  • North
  • 6
  • (7)

An explosive young function band made up of the highest quality musicians playing classic songs and anthems from Stevie Wonder to Madness!

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from£705

The Jones Street Boppers

  • Southampton
  • 3
  • (4)

Fun and fresh rock & pop party band playing the best danceable hits from the last 50 years, ranging from Abba, The Beatles and Blondie to Oasis, The Killers and The Foo Fighters.


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What sort of music do our function bands play?

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.

What sort of events do our function bands play at?

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.

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.

Where do our function bands play?

Our function bands perform regularly at a wide range of occasions, from weddings to balls to festive parties, birthdays, trade shows and club nights. You can hire a function band anywhere in the UK, including these major centres:

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