London's Best Function Bands For Hire

London Function Bands

London's Best Function Bands For Hire

The very best professional function bands in London from leading live music agency, Tailored Entertainment. We’ve been specialising in live function entertainment for weddings, parties, and corporate events in London since 2008, and along the way we’ve developed a reputation for industry-leading acts and incredible customer service. Our London 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 London 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 London function entertainment, we’ve got you covered.

Find Your Perfect London Function Band

Finding the perfect live music for functions in London 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 London 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

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
'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: £3,480
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
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
'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

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: £2,875

The band were absolutely brilliant on the day. Our first dance song was perfect and they performed three amazing sets that had everyone on the dance floor.

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
Pop Punk

One Big Reunion

Crack out the cargo pants and get ready to hit the mosh pit! One Big Reunion take you back to the glory days of 90s and 00s pop-punk college rock, all wrapped up in awesome high-octane live show.

  • Location: Surrey
  • Guide Price: £1,495
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
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
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
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

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

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
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: £1,650
Vintage

The London Belles

All the glitz and glamour of those irresistible ‘Andrew’s Sisters’ harmonies meet your favourite floor-filling pop songs! The London Belles are a swinging vintage act with a thrilling, contemporary twist.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £995
Festival Style

Northern Quarter

Energetic, eclectic, and seriously good fun - Northern Quarter bring their brilliantly homespun, folk influenced sound to some of the biggest tunes in pop, rock, and hip hop.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £2,225
Rock / Pop / Soul

Late Night Squad

A potent cocktail of 90s classics, RnB and contemporary chart hits means this jaw dropping party band are poised to keep the party rolling right into the early hours.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £1,920
“I'm hoping that you can pass our enormous thank you on to the band - we had a BRILLIANT night last Thursday. This was the 8th Christmas Party attended by one colleague and he declared it to be the best ever by far!”
Corporate Christmas Party - Jennifer Killelea, London
Need a helping hand hiring your perfect London 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 London?

For professional party bands in London 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 London?

Yes - our function bands regularly travel to perform at events right across the UK and abroad. Travel costs will be added if your London 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 London house/private residence. Is it still okay to book a professional function band?

Yes! Our London 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 London function band?

First off, take a look through our London 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 London function band plays?

On every London 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 London 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 London function band?

No, all of the London 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 London function band?

If you’re struggling to find the right London 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 London function bands have Public Liability Insurance and PAT Testing certificates?

In many London 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 London?

Our London 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 London 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 London 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 London function band?

London function bands can be hired from a professional live music agency, such as Tailored Entertainment. Tailored Entertainment exclusively represents a host of the best London 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 London 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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