The very best professional function bands in Kent from leading live music agency, Tailored Entertainment. We’ve been specialising in live function entertainment for weddings, parties, and corporate events in Kent since 2008, and along the way we’ve developed a reputation for industry-leading acts and incredible customer service. Our Kent 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 Kent 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 Kent function entertainment, we’ve got you covered.
Finding the perfect live music for functions in Kent 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 Kent 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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Fresh, hip and tonnes of fun - The MT Collective handpicks the very best musicians from Tailored’s roster to deliver an exceptional night of dancefloor packing live music, every single time.
The ultimate wedding & party band! Brilliant repertoire of guaranteed dance floor fillers, awesome live show, free disco/DJ option and a live lounge acoustic add-on - perfect for your drinks reception.
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.
Polished, funk-filled party covers delivered with a deft touch of neo-soul. Tropic will elevate your big event to the next level.
Looking for a world-class act to get your big night bouncing? HYPR promises just that - a truly one-of-a-kind, premium dance anthem party 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.
A serious night of electrifying live music awaits with The Social - a polished contemporary party band bringing a fiery, guitar-driven edge to your wedding or function.
Breathing new life into the classic function outfit - 4 To The Floor provide a set list of crowd favourites that's positively fizzing with energy, at a price point that proves a great fit for any budget.
The Carousels bring your favourite retro pop songs to life, with a fabulously fun live show that’ll pack the dancefloor till the wee small hours.
Experience the ultimate party with the UK's original and best bandeoke experience, The Live Karaoke Band. As seen at Isle of Wight Festival, Abbey Road Studios... and on stage backing Chesney Hawkes!
Festival Folk will get your your party rocking! Performing a dance floor-filling folk-style set to open, followed by a festival headliner indie rock & pop set to close, they are the perfect band for all occasions!
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.
Juno & The Watts brilliantly mix soulful golden-age classics with indie pop/rock bangers - creating a glittering singalong show that’s a guaranteed dance floor-magnet for guests of all ages!
Fasten your seat belts! France's finest export are about to take your big night up a gear with an absolute truckload of air guitar inducing, singalong classics.
Incredible Indie Rock covers band performing throughout the UK. Playing all the songs you love from your favourite festival headliners.
House of Ellington is a top-level show band brimming with world-class talent, serving up authentic soul with an easy-going, feel-good vibe.
Ready to hear modern music hits in the style of toe-tapping 1920s swing? Gatsby’s Jukebox is a professional and stylish covers band delivering live Postmodern Jukebox-style and electro-swing entertainment for your glitzy event.
This isn’t your average party band. This is the real deal. A proper, all out indie rock act armed with a killer sound, flawless setlist and genuine star quality.
“Words are not enough to express how wonderful Festival Folk were at our wedding reception last Saturday! The band were amazing musicians, so friendly & professional and from the first dance (please thank them again for learning it!) to the last encore they had everyone up on the dance floor!”Bianca McLean - Wedding, Preston Court, Kent
Got any burning questions about hiring your function band? Here’s answers to some that we get asked all the time…
For professional party bands in Kent 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.
Yes - our function bands regularly travel to perform at events right across the UK and abroad. Travel costs will be added if your Kent 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.
Yes! Our Kent 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.
First off, take a look through our Kent 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!
On every Kent 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 Kent function bands also offer to learn one special request (a song not listed on their repertoire) as standard with your booking.
No, all of the Kent 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.
If you’re struggling to find the right Kent 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.
All our professional function bands also offer to learn one special request (a song not listed on their repertoire) as standard with your booking. You can use this as your first dance, or just choose a particular favourite song.
In many Kent 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.
Our Kent 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!
The short answer is yes, you absolutely can book a great band if your venue has a noise limiter. Most of our professional Kent 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.
Kent function bands can be hired from a professional live music agency, such as Tailored Entertainment. Tailored Entertainment exclusively represents a host of the best Kent 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 Kent 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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