Pop, Indie and Rock Function Bands are often a number one choice for hundreds of Weddings, Parties and Corporate events UK Wide. Sometimes finding the ideal function band for your event can be a daunting task when you are trawling through the internet looking for the ideal band for your event!
So we have decided to put together a small list of the Top 12 Highly Recommended Function Bands for Hire 2023. These function bands receive the highest amount of enquiries, bookings and out-standing reviews from all of their events. At Franklin James Entertainments we do have a vast and varied amount of live party and function bands to hire, they are all exceptional, professional and of the highest quality. Our team offer expert advice and guidance and will help you find the ideal band for your event.
But here are some to get you started.
AFB LUXURY FUNCTION BAND
AFB Function band is an outstanding, exhilarating and unforgettable live band, made up of incredibly talented, world class musicians and vocalists from the UK. with line ups to accommodate any space and budget, from a 9 piece up to a 20 piece band and beyond! From music selection, to arrangements, to performance, to attire, everything about AFB oozes class and professionalism.
AMPED UP FUNCTION BAND
Amped Up are a Function band who regularly entertain audiences at corporate events, weddings and private parties. With their top end industry experience to their engaging front woman with an astounding voice, plus the masterful musicianship and incredible sound the band create, they are the perfect choice for any occasion.
From Kiev to Kuala Lumpur and everywhere in between, The Bag Rockers have performed their polished show at events around the globe to rave reviews. Even the most critical man on the planet, Simon Cowell, couldn’t help but be impressed, describing them as ‘Great Ambassadors for Scotland’. The Bag Rockers introduce a modern twist to traditional Scotland with their tongue-in-cheek, high-energy performances gaining them an outstanding reputation as one of the most popular acts on the entertainment circuit.
BEGGARS BANQUET BAND
Between them Beggars Banquet Band have performed at some of the greatest venues in the UK including The Roundhouse, MCFC, MUFC, Rock In the Park, Glastonbury and more. Their high energy set covers something for all with their huge repertoire crossing genres from Chart, Indie, Rock, Pop, Soul and Motown from current chart hits to the biggest hits from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. They have an incredible wealth of live music credits from UK and International Festivals, TV shows and Radio plays to packed out Tours, performances to Celebrities and Presidents alongside The Script, Paloma Faith, James Morrison and more.
FUNK SOUL SISTER
Funk Soul Sister, a glamorous all female function band, keep guests dancing all night with songs from motown favourites and groovy soul classics to current chart hits – they can also provide beautiful background piano music, chilled out soul tunes and authentic jazz. They have worked across the globe at some of the world’s most renowned music festivals, playing alongside huge names in the music industry such as Fatboy Slim, Lady Gaga, The Gossip, Damon Albarn, John Dankworth and The Noisettes to name a few.
THE IPHONICS ROCK PARTY BAND
The Iphonics Band have performed world wide at intimate parties in London to performing for 60,000 people in Santa Fe! They perform on a regular basis in and around London, creating amazing memories and prestige at events where guests end up talking about how fantastic they are for months after their performance. Classics from the past 5 decades along with quirky twists on contemporary chart hits are this band’s trademark. Performing songs from The White Stripes to The Black Keys, via NeYo, Gotye, Sam Smith and Tom Jones!
KODA BAND are a modern and seriously Stylish band who deliver a high octane performance, fresh and exciting repertoire that guarantees that you and your guests will party in style and have a night to remember! They have performed at The Royal Albert Hall, O2 Academies, Ronnie Scotts, The Cavern Club, KOKO, The 2012 Olympic games, Birmingham NEC, Alton Towers and The Sheraton, Hilton and Plaza Hotels. They have performed in America, Australia, Italy, Portugal, Algeria and Malaysia. As well as playing at weddings and private parties, their corporate clients include HSBC and Barclaycard, LV, Virgin Media and Skoda.
LICENCE TO BOOGIE BAND
License To Boogie are a professional (and really cool!) live party band. comprising the absolute cream of British singers and musicians, they are perfect for all functions from corporate events, weddings, large festivals, birthdays, bar (and bat)-mitzvahs, theatres, outdoor events and more. They have an enormous set list of over 270 songs, and its growing constantly! The list of companies they’ve played for reads like a who’s-who of corporate Britain: British Airways, Nationwide Building Society, BBC, John Lewis, Pfizer, Tesco, Ryan Air, BT, Kuoni, Lancome, Ernst & Young, Institute of Directors, Haymarket Publishing etc and many many more.
One Band bring class, glamour and sophistication to any event. They are the ultimate, high end band. Performing songs from genres such as soul, Mowtown, Rock, pop to R&B and current chart songs, they can create bespoke party packages to suit your requirements, guaranteeing a memorable, personable and out-standing event.
The Grammys Band
The Grammys Band are a slick and sophisticated event band. They have working credits that include performing at venues as diverse as the O2 Arena, the Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, to name only a few. With The Grammys Band you get incredible music, but also performance factor, high energy and audience interaction that will have your audience in awe and your dance floor heaving! The Grammys love what they do and that’s obvious in every performance, which is why they have worked with greats including Boys II Men and the Glenn Miller Orchestra, toured with The Drifters on their ‘Optimum Tour’, and supported Passenger.
THE SWING CATS
The Swing Cats have put a unique, modern and contemporary twist on up tempo hits from the swing dance era of the 1940’s and 50’s. Featuring tracks from swing music legends such as Bobby Darin, Louis prima, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack. They deliver a brand of high energy swing music, making the dance floor very welcoming to people of every age. Over the past 5 years they have performed more than 450 shows and are currently one of the most in demand bands of any genre.
Waterfront Band provide well delivered, high energy sets with the perfect mix of chart songs and dance floor classics. They have performed to packed dance floors all over the country from Glasgow to London, Manchester to Lincolnshire. Established in 1999 they gained the tools to cater for all occasions! If you are wanting well delivered, high energy sets with the perfect mix of chart songs and dance floor classics, then no need look any further!