Essex's Best Function Bands For Hire

Essex Function Bands

Essex's Best Function Bands For Hire

The very best professional function bands in Essex from leading live music agency, Tailored Entertainment. We’ve been specialising in live function entertainment for weddings, parties, and corporate events in Essex since 2008, and along the way we’ve developed a reputation for industry-leading acts and incredible customer service. Our Essex function bands are some of the very best in the country - with literally thousands of bookings each year between them, and thousands of 5* reviews to match. We have showstopping Essex function bands for hire in all the most popular styles – from crowd favourites like indie-rock function bands to specialist bookings like 90s retro bands. Whatever you’re looking for from your Essex function entertainment, we’ve got you covered.

Find Your Perfect Essex Function Band

Finding the perfect live music for functions in Essex has never been easier. You can personalise your search to match your location, budget, and preferred style.
And if you’re still struggling to choose a professional Essex function band for your big event, pick up the phone and chat to one of our expert team. We’d love to hear from you.

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Soul & Motown

OJ's Soul Band

OJ’s Soul Band, the UK’s leading Motown Show Collective, comprises the country’s best musicians in a truly world class act - ideal for exclusive, high end events and functions.

  • Location: South East
  • Guide Price: £2,905
'50s / '60s Rock 'n' Roll

Jimmy & The Jets

A timeless, toe-tapping Rock n' Roll six-piece combining 50's classics with contemporary chart hits. Jimmy & The Jets will get all your guests swinging!

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £2,680
Rock / Pop / Soul

Pulse

This gutsy indie rock function band grab your big night by the scruff of the neck, with a deliciously punchy live show that’s packed with massive, singalong chart hits.

  • Location: Colchester, Essex
  • Guide Price: £1,310
Rock / Pop / Soul

Capitale

Slick, stylish, sophisticated and oozing with unrivalled talent. Capitale are, without question, London's finest exclusive high-end party band.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £2,625
Rock / Pop / Soul

Tropic

Polished, funk-filled party covers delivered with a deft touch of neo-soul. Tropic will elevate your big event to the next level.

  • Location: Greenwich
  • Guide Price: £1,025
Rock / Pop / Soul

The Fix

Hip, contemporary tunes played with real style and swagger, and an optional roaming acoustic set to boot – be it weddings, parties or corporate events, The Fix are your answer.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £2,460

The band were amazing; the music was great, they were in constant communication with us and they were everything we hoped they’d be and more.

Club Anthems / Dance

LFX

Get ready to hit the floor with LFX, the country's most popular covers band for nightclub anthems; bringing a huge, heady hit of Ibiza to your wedding or corporate function.

  • Location: Hampshire
  • Guide Price: £2,425
Bandeoke

Live Karaoke Band

Experience the ultimate party with the stunning Live Karaoke Band! This is your chance to sing on stage with a phenomenal, fully live, professional 5-piece band.

  • Location: Hampshire
  • Guide Price: £1,375
Showband

Soho: City Collective

For the biggest events, only the very best acts will do. Soho City Collective are the kind of game-changing, world class show band you’re looking for.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £5,145
Rock / Pop / Soul

Chart Attack

This jaw dropping band offer a scintillating snapshot of the biggest chart killers in music - all with a hip, edgy, irresistible twist.

  • Location: Suffolk
  • Guide Price: £1,195
Indie Rock / Pop

Decade

Decade are a punchy, dance-floor cramming indie rock act with serious rock n’ roll swagger and the kind of set list that’s sure to please all your guests!

  • Location: Hampshire
  • Guide Price: £1,365
Rock / Pop / Soul

Light Years

Light Years mix awesome musicianship with cutting edge sounds – bringing a fresh, funk-ridden kick to a fistful of the biggest pop, hip hop and dance anthems ever written.

  • Location: Herne Bay, Kent
  • Guide Price: £1,650
Rock / Pop / Soul

Gravity

A slick, stylish three or four-piece performing gorgeous covers guaranteed to thrill each and every listener. Gravity are a sure-fire way to set your wedding night alight.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £1,410
Festival Style

Festival Nights

One of the UK’s biggest function bands, bringing the energy of an amazing festival headliner to your big event! Festival Nights are a much-loved favourite for weddings and corporate bookers across the country.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £1,910
Rock / Pop / Soul

Rhythm Junkie

Desperate for a fresh, funky live covers band playing two hours of your favourite music? We've got your fix. Rhythm Junkie offer up an irresistible evening of entertainment; guaranteed to make your event truly unforgettable.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £1,285
Soul & Motown

Soul Supreme

An unforgettable night of the very best live music awaits with Soul Supreme, London’s finest premium Motown Revue. Perfect for weddings, corporate events and Christmas parties!

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £3,770
Showband

Coco

The biggest, most exclusive events require a different class of live entertainment. Like Coco - an internationally renowned premium showband with a live show that’s as glamorous and star-studded as their client list.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £5,425
Indie Rock / Pop

The Thamesmen

Five decades of the best British pop music, performed by an electrifying live band. With sharp suits, scintillating performance and stunning production to match, The Thamesmen are a fabulous addition to any wedding or function.

  • Location: Haslemere
  • Guide Price: £1,425
“5/5 - The band was absolutely fantastic, they got everyone up and dancing from their first set which we weren't really expecting. We would definitely use them for a future event - thank you!”
Jessica Ford - Corporate, Paternoster Chop House, London
Need a helping hand hiring your perfect Essex function band?

Got any burning questions about hiring your function band? Here’s answers to some that we get asked all the time…

How much does it cost to hire a function band in Essex?

For professional party bands in Essex we recommend a base-level starting price of around £1000. At this price, you’re ensuring that your party band is made up of the UK’s very best professional musicians with the requisite skill set, equipment, and production to perform at any events venue in the country. Keep in mind that this is a starting price, and lots of bands you’ll like are going to cost more than this.

My favourite function band isn't local, will they travel to Essex?

Yes - our function bands regularly travel to perform at events right across the UK and abroad. Travel costs will be added if your Essex function location is not local to the act, and if your venue is around two hours or more in travel time, an additional fee to cover Travelodge-style accommodation will be accounted for in your quote.

We’re planning a function at our Essex house/private residence. Is it still okay to book a professional function band?

Yes! Our Essex function bands are more than happy to play at houses and private residences. If your function is taking place outdoors, you just need to make sure that there is adequate electrical power for the band to use. For more information on this, you can chat to our booking team.

How do I make a booking for a Essex function band?

First off, take a look through our Essex function band roster and shortlist any bands that you are keen on. Once you've made your shortlist you can submit that to us – you’ll be asked to provide your contact details, and then one of our booking team will get in touch with you to chat through options and how to progress. If you’d prefer, you can just give us a call on 0800 564 2240 to get the ball rolling with finding your perfect function band!

Can I pick the songs my Essex function band plays?

On every Essex function band’s profile, you’ll find their specific repertoire of function band music. We suggest that you take their repertoire into consideration when booking your function band, and make sure that you like plenty of the songs on their list. When you book your act, we’ll ask you to go through this list and highlight your favourites, so the band can keep those in mind when putting the sets together for your big night. You can also use this time to identify any songs you wouldn’t like to hear, too.
 
All our professional Essex function bands also offer to learn one special request (a song not listed on their repertoire) as standard with your booking.

Do I need to hire a DJ to work alongside my Essex function band?

No, all of the Essex function bands on the Tailored Entertainment roster provide a full entertainment package with a bespoke DJ service before and after live sets - so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking.

Can someone help me pick the right Essex function band?

If you’re struggling to find the right Essex function band for you, we’d be more than happy to help! It’s helpful to think about the kind of music you like to listen to, or the kind of music that gets you and your friends and family dancing at a function, and choose an act that fits with that style. If you’re still not sure, give our expert team a call and we can suggest a few acts you might like based on your preferences and budget.

Do Essex function bands have Public Liability Insurance and PAT Testing certificates?

In many Essex function venues Public Liability Insurance (PLI) and PAT Testing Certificates (documentation that ensures all electrical items are safe) are an essential requirement from bands for parties. Every one of our function bands carry up-to-date PLI and PAT Testing Certification in line with venues guidelines, meaning when you book a Tailored Entertainment function act, you’ve nothing to worry about.

What different styles of function band can I hire in Essex?

Our Essex function bands cover all the most popular styles in contemporary function entertainment. We have folk-style function bands for festival events, soul & Motown showbands for big, glitzy balls, Gatsby-style bands for vintage parties and indie-rock covers bands that guarantee a packed dance floor. For those looking for something a bit different from their function band, we’ve got incredible dance anthem bands, retro 90s college rock acts, brilliant RnB bands and much more besides!

If you don’t know where to start, it's useful to think about the kind of music you love and find a band that fits. You can use our search function to fine-tune your choices a bit!

My Essex venue has a noise limiter. Can I still book my function band?

The short answer is yes, you absolutely can book a great band if your venue has a noise limiter. Most of our professional Essex function bands are able to perform within the restrictions of a sound limiter and your experience will be the same as at a venue without one. We have a few bands - mainly the club anthems style, whose music may not be suitable depending on the individual venue restrictions. Please contact us to chat further if your venue has a sound limiter as we'll likely have experience of working at your chosen venue.

Where can I hire a Essex function band?

Essex function bands can be hired from a professional live music agency, such as Tailored Entertainment. Tailored Entertainment exclusively represents a host of the best Essex function bands and on this website you'll find videos, photos, repertoire and links to band websites so you can find all the information you need to hire the perfect live music for you. When hiring a Essex function band with Tailored Entertainment your booking will be secured by a booking contract between you and the act. Standard payment terms are a deposit to secure the booking (usually around 20% of the total fee) with the balance payable 7 days in advance of the event.

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