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A guide to hiring a function band

This page is a guide to hiring a function band for a corporate function,private event or wedding. It is aimed at a person who may not have hired a function band before. We hope that this information and the list of function bands available for hire to be found at the foot of this page will prove an invaluable help in making your event a night to remember. Hiring a function band from an entertainment agency like LMM is the easiest and most secure way of ensuring that your party goes without a hitch and that your live entertainment is outstanding.

Things you should consider when hiring function band.

If you click on the function bands for hire at the bottom of this page you will find MP3s to listen to, client recommendations and biographies to read, photos to look at and, in many cases, video to watch. If you consider the range of people at your event which band has the set list and style that will appeal to the majority of guests. You will find a wealth of information at your disposal on the bands pages but you may also want to speak to one of the LMM team in order to get free and honest advice about the best function band to hire for your event. If your venue has particular requirements (maybe they need public liability insurance or the bands equipment to be PAT tested or they might have a decibel metre on site) our team will be able to confirm that the band you are interested in can meet these requirements.

What is a function band?

A function band is a live music act which concentrates on playing cover versions of well known songs. A good function band will have a wide repertoire and be able to play to any crowd. They will have a lively and charismatic vocalist able to work a crowd and get everyone dancing. Function bands are sometimes referred to as cover bands or party bands. They are different to tribute bands who usually concentrate on recreating the look and sound of one act. A function band is the ideal live music solution to a party where you are expecting people to want to dance. Our function bands have various line ups and you can check the pages below for further details of individual function bands for hire or visit the main LMM website for a wider selection.

Why use LMM to hire your function band?

LMM have been in business over ten years. In this time we have booked thousands of function bands into every kind of event from a house party or wedding right up to massive festival events with several thousand guests. We also supply function bands to the largest high street live music chain, The Walkabout bars, and have been doing so for over ten years. Our expertise means that we are in demand as the knowledge base for most of the UKs top party planners and event organisers. We offer free, friendly advice and we have function bands for hire in all parts of the UK. Call the LMM office if you need more details or start by checking out the selected acts below.

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Sugar Shack

London-based act featuring some of the finest musicians and singers that the UK has to offer. Sugar Shack offers a unique live music performance backed up by a wealth of national and international experience. more info..

£1000 - £1395

Platform Six

London-based act established as one of the top new acts to hit the UK party scene. With over 100 songs in their repertoire, they cater for every type of event and do it well. Great guys with a fresh sound. more info..

£800 to £995

Soul Policy

London-based group of young, highly experienced party professionals. Their youthful approach to the music and performance is guaranteed to open any occasion with a bang. more info..

£1000 - £1395

Plan B Party Band

London-based choice for music lovers. A premier act entertaining clients internationally and UK-wide. Arranging mash-up medleys and covering vintage to current hits, they have one of the most excitingly diverse sets, delivered by UK’s finest musicians. more info..

£1000 - £1395

The Chebbs

The incredible vocal range of Scottish lead singer Magoo allows London-based party band The Chebbs to approach songs other male fronted bands avoid. more info..

£1000 - £1395

The Bailey J Band

Merseyside-based band who have performed internationally and throughout the UK including exclusive live performances on BBC Radio and can perform anything from a back ground jazz set to a upbeat funky pop, soul, R&B and disco. more info..

priced above £1600

THE HOOPS

London-based female-fronted, kick-ass 4-piece band who blend the highest quality musicianship and vocals with a captivating and energetic stage show. Perfect for any occasion, they're guaranteed to get your crowd rocking! more info..

£800 to £995

The Chiefs

London-based lively and dynamic four-piece function band covering all musical styles and genres from the 60’s to present day. more info..

£1000 - £1395

The Hi-Fidels

Swindon-based act with literally thousands of very successful gigs under their belts The Hi-Fidels belt out driving guitar riffs and amazing 3-part harmonies. more info..

£800 to £995

Brainscape

Direct from Brazil these boys play a high energy set full of Anthemic rock covers featuring some rare and authentic Brazilian twists such as the samba beat they drop into their version of Place Your Hands. Great vocals and a great beat!! more info..

£1000 - £1395

Violet

Exciting girl-fronted pop/rock covers band playing the best party tracks from the 60's to the present day. Guaranteed to leave you breathless and wanting more! more info..

£1000 - £1395

After Dark

With vast experience in playing Corporate Events, Weddings, Parties and Functions, Bars and Restaurants 'After Dark' is a fantastic live band specializing in Soul, Motown, Disco, funk and Pop more info..

£1400 - £1595

Medallion Groove

Medallion Groove are the Ultimate Party Band providing the very best in live entertainment. With years of experience under their sparkly belts, the band has a professional and stylish show with high energy performances guaranteed. more info..

priced above £1600

Beat Latino

Beat Latino are the party band everyone is talking about !! Playing pop music from the 60’s onwards with a Latino styling means that not only do you recognise the sing-a-long tunes, you also have to get up and dance to them!! more info..

£800 to £995

Black Tye

Northants-based young, gifted and with a seamless repertoire, each and every show has strengthened a reputation that has carried Black Tye throughout the UK and the world. more info..

£1000 - £1395

Gold

Out and out good time rock n roll band GOLD play all the number one hits from the 60's through to today's indie classics. Known for their great shows, they have gained the reputation as one of the most sought after bands on the circuit. more info..

£800 to £995

Jetsetter

Middlesex-based 5 piece band of world-class musicians who, when they are not playing with top chart acts, come together to play at corporate and private parties worldwide. more info..

priced above £1600

Hard To Handle

Hard To Handle are a 5-9 piece no-nonsense funk and soul band who guarantee to keep your dancefloor hot throughout the night. Featuring the full horn section recently used for Lily Allen's previous world tour- here is the freshest, hippest act available for hire today. more info..

£1000 - £1395

Hat Trick

Hat Trick are one of the most talented, fun and exciting fully live bands in the UK, with a massive ever-expanding repertoire spanning from the 50’s to the present day. more info..

£800 to £995

The Red Hot Band

Rotherham-based THE RED-HOT BAND really are just that! A truly unique, professional, high energy, self-contained party band. Accomplished musicians/vocalists with stunning harmonies wowing the Celebrity/Corporate circuit over a decade! more info..

£1000 - £1395

Atlantic Soul Mission

The nine piece band plays all your soul and party favourites. Their high energy non-stop performance is guaranteed to fill any dance floor and keep it buzzing. more info..

£1000 - £1395

The KitCat band

Oxfordshire-based 5-piece female-fronted party band. more info..

£800 to £995

Barn Storm

Surrey-based Irish jigs and reels, modern Irish rock, traditional Irish songs plus loads of rocking, mainstream party tunes, all spiced-up with crazy Irish fiddle and carried off with humour, energy and great playing. more info..

£1400 - £1595

The Offenders

London-based, The Offenders have spent 16 years together and have thousands of gigs to their credit. The band have a reputation for faultless performance, are 100% professional and have played at some of the most prestigious events in the UK. more info..

£800 to £995

The Cool Dynamics

London-based female-fronted party trio playing to live recorded backing tracks and providing pre-recorded party playlists around their live sets. more info..

£800 to £995

The Docs

Yorkshire-based 5-piece party band well known for their crazy antics onstage and amazing live shows playing all the cheesy classics and slick disco tunes that guarantee a packed dance floor and a great time. more info..

£800 to £995

Funktion

Essex-based UK's premiere live act! Ideal for Weddings, Parties, Corporate Events and Social Gatherings of any kind. Funktion are an exciting and energetic 4-piece playing wide range of new and old favourites from 50s & 60s Classics to Modern Rock & Pop. more info..

£1000 - £1395

Kracker

Herts-based fantastic and in-demand pop/rock act backed up by professional musicians playing the best Dance, Soul, Rock & Pop songs from past to present. more info..

priced above £1600

The Gibbons

Offering an abundance of charisma, top musicianship, a professional attitude and an incredible repertoire showcasing rock & roll, soul & motown classics, disco anthems and classic rock and pop hits, then look no further than this sought after 5-piece. more info..

£1000 - £1395

The MPs

The MPs are the ideal choice for any event and regularly entertain audiences at weddings, corporate events, private parties and cruises. more info..

£1000 - £1395

The Intrepid Funksters

London-based groovy & entertaining jazz-funk quintet with a wide repertoire. Perfect for any situation whether relaxed dining or a busy dancefloor. Can work as a quartet or quintet as required. more info..

£500 to £795

MCE

East Sussex-based professional, young function band that can turn any event into something unforgettable. more info..

£1000 - £1395

Rockit

Simply one of the best cover bands in the UK, young, attractive and highly energetic, Rockit will create a great image and exciting energy for your event and can play as a 4 to 6 piece band with male and female vocals. more info..

£1000 - £1395

Pop

Leicestershire-based 5-piece band with superb Male and Female vocals backed by excellent musicianship, Pop perform 2 x 45 min sets of a wide range of timeless hits from the 60s through to the present day, ensuring the dance floor is packed from start to finish. more info..

£1000 - £1395

JAMMINTHEHOUSE

Stafford-based JAMMINTHEHOUSE are the UK's premier live dance band playing all the classic club anthems that guarantee to get any party, clubnight or function buzzing. more info..

priced above £1600

Joel's Band

Sheffield-based act performing hits from Classic & Contemporary artists! Their comprehensive musical repertoire includes Big Band Classics, Rock & Roll, Soul, Blues, and Chart hits from the last 50 years! more info..

£800 to £995

The Divine

The Divine have set out to create the ultimate band for your wedding, party or function. Using an extremely high level of musicianship, a current and constantly changing set list, high end equipment and sound system will ensure that your event goes off with a bang! more info..

£1000 - £1395

Jade

Sussex-based Jade is the biggest name on the corporate and high-end private function market having played all over the World for royalty, the rich and the famous. more info..

priced above £1600

Freak Out!

Northern-based band of incredible musicians and a charismatic frontman. They performed to a 25,000 strong crowd at Party In The Park and came in the top-ten of E4's urban sounds competition! more info..

£800 to £995

Blue Streak

If you're looking for a energetic, crowd pleasing Midlands covers band then look no further than Blue Streak. more info..

£500 to £795

Carter

Versatile, quality function band. 3 girls, 4 guys. Fully self contained...Lights, high quality Pa systems, Able to travel anywhere. more info..

priced above £1600

Matonick

London-based Rock / Pop trio playing great music from the 60's to the present day. This band are the number one choice for weddings in the South of England. more info..

£800 to £995

Groovetunes

London-based GrooveTunes are one of the busiest and truly most gifted bands in the UK, regularly performing at major corporate events and are favourites for weddings and parties. more info..

£1000 - £1395

ABC

Birmingham-based superb energetic 5-piece band with accomplished soulful vocals, playing an awesome and unique blend of modern & classic funk, soul, motown, disco, and rock ‘n roll. 100% live, no backing tracks! Powerful PA & lighting rig are included. more info..

£1000 - £1395

Ambassadors

Wiltshire-based renowned international function band well known for their exciting live shows. more info..

£1400 - £1595

McLovin

McLovin are a three piece London based band who exude charisma. Great vocal harmonies and a full sound, McLovin offer more than a standard three-piece line-up. Loads of experience, McLovin are perfect for any occasion. more info..

£800 to £995

Sound Party

Essex-based four young musicians looking to liven up any party. They want to bring that something different to the night and leave you talking about it for months after! more info..

£800 to £995

Big Rig

Big Rig is an amazing 6 piece party band that will have everyone dancing till they drop!! The band have an enormous repertoire and cover various different genre’s from outrageous 70’s Funk to laid back jazz swing. more info..

£1000 - £1395

Groove Bus

Manchester-based Groove Bus are totally from other covers bands, in that they are always fun, unpredictable and highly entertaining. more info..

£1400 - £1595

ARCHIVE - Corporation Soul

9-piece Corporation Soul bring you the funkiest of the classic soul grooves from the Stax, Atlantic & Motown era. more info..

£800 to £995

Crazy Jacks

Liverpool-based five great musicians who are regulars on the session music scene, Crazy Jacks have a great line up and a full sound. They are one of the North West and Cheshires most popular party Rock/Pop party bands. more info..

£1000 - £1395

7th Floor

Wales-based premier 4-piece wedding and corporate function band playing a mix of classic and contemporary floor fillers with fantastic male and female vocals. more info..

£800 to £995

The Jacks

The Jacks are a fully professional wedding/party/function band playing classic dancefloor-fillers from the 50s through to the present day. more info..

£1000 - £1395

The Cats

Liverpool-based Wedding Function band with a female singer and a funky modern set. more info..

£800 to £995

Super Fun Party Time Inc

Professional, high-energy, Brighton-based party pumpers at your service... Supplying you with hits from the 50s through to the modern day. From funk and disco to pop, rock and indie, these guys will leave you sweating by the early hours... more info..

£800 to £995