Kent's Best Function Bands For Hire

Kent Function Bands

Kent's Best Function Bands For Hire

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.

Find Your Perfect Kent Function Band

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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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: £1,405
Mumford/Folk

Festival Folk

Break out the banjo's and get set for a big old barn dance! Festival Folk are here to bring their fun fuelled, Mumford & Sons style sound to bare on all your favourite hit tunes. An ideal addition to your festival themed wedding!

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

POP London

This top quality live function and wedding band are a collective of London's most in-demand singers and musicians. Performing dance floor favourites at high-end parties and events.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £3,475
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: Margate, Kent
  • Guide Price: £1,950
Indie Rock / Pop

Alive

Incredible Indie Rock covers band performing throughout the UK. Playing all the songs you love from your favourite festival headliners.

  • Location: Brighton
  • Guide Price: £1,675
Indie Rock / Pop

8 Ball

Tired of that same old function band sound? Then book 8-Ball – your blistering indie-pop alternative, set to bring some serious bite to your big night.

  • Location: Sussex
  • Guide Price: £1,675

The band were amazing musicians, so friendly & they had everyone up on the dance floor!

Mumford/Folk

Folk Junkies

Incredible Folk/Rock band with violin - perfect for corporate events and weddings! This electrifying act perform all over the world; previous shows include Dubai, Italy, and Spain!

  • Location: Surrey
  • Guide Price: £1,725
Mumford/Folk

Smith & Sons

Bring out the hay bales - it’s the most popular UK wedding and events band offering folk-style covers of popular hits!

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £1,885
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: Woking
  • Guide Price: £1,585
'90s Pop

Sega And The Boombox

I’ll tell you what you want. What you really, really want. A badass covers band playing a set list packed full of awesome 90’s nostalgia? Thought so.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £3,520
Rock / Pop / Soul

Signal

This premium party band boast a polished, pop focused repertoire and a genuinely astonishing lead vocalist. Signal are first-rate function entertainment of the very highest calibre.

  • Location: Surrey
  • Guide Price: £2,340
Festival Style

Festival Sons

Festival Sons are the UK's most popular festival-themed wedding & function band. The line-up showcases four top pro musicians whose performance & recording credits include Ed Sheeran, The Beach and many more!

  • Location: Surrey
  • Guide Price: £1,910
Gatsby Theme

Gatsby's Jukebox

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.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £2,425
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: £5,090
Festival Style

The Skip Jacks

From their joyous folk opener to their show stopping, floor filling pop finale, The Skip Jacks are a genuine musical tour de force that’s sure to have your guests begging for more come midnight!

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £2,225
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
Wedding Singer

Rob - Singer/Guitarist

Rob is an exceptional solo artist performing acoustic covers of well known popular songs, ideal wedding music for ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast.

  • Location: Kent
  • Guide Price: £380
Electro Swing

LFX - Electro Swing

Modern nightclub anthems meet the glamour of a smoky, vintage speakeasy – all with an awesome, high-energy hip hop twist. LFX Electro Swing are, without question, the ultimate party band.

  • Location: Hampshire
  • Guide Price: £4,360
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“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
Need a helping hand hiring your perfect Kent 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 Kent?

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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!

Can I pick the songs my Kent function band plays?

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.

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

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.

Can someone help me pick the right Kent function band?

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.

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

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.

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

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!

My Kent 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 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.

Where can I hire a Kent function band?

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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