If you need to find entertainment for an event then check out the function bands below who are available to hire in Essex, including Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea, Basildon, Chelmsford and Chigwell. All acts have been vetted by Warble Entertainment’s artist sign up team so you can rest assured that they will be professional, reliable and of the highest quality.
Warble Entertainment Agency hire function bands and live music entertainment throughout the entire UK. We have more than 1,000 live bands to choose from in many genres, ranging from; wedding bands and cover bands to solo and duo musicians and soul bands. With many more styles of music available to book you are guaranteed to find the perfect band for a party, wedding or as corporate entertainment.
In addition, if you are looking for some fantastic wedding entertainment ideas be sure to visit our entertainers pages to find the very best performers, shows and acts that the UK has to offer.
Let’s get something straight; function bands are exactly what you want them to be! The bands need to be flexible, because unlike specific concerts where an audience expects a certain sound and style, at functions – such as weddings, birthdays, and other special celebrations – the guests could be from several generations. You need to make sure that they all have a great time. So, function bands need to get the balance right, to be able to adapt and read how a party is progressing.
Function bands primarily play the favourite tracks from a musical genre. So, if you have booked a Rock & Roll band, for example, perhaps specialising in 1970s and 80s sounds, you could rightly expect to hear cover songs from Bruce Springsteen, Queen, Dire Straits, Elton John and maybe Rod Stewart. When you book through Warble Entertainment we make sure that you are happy with the playlist and are confident that the band you choose can offer the variety that your guests will love. The very best bands will read the room and our advice is to trust their experience in getting the party started!
There is nothing worse than seeing people miss out on the perfect party band because they left things just that bit too late.
Most bands that do this professionally are booked up a year or two in advance of the event date. Our exclusive function bands are among the most popular in the UK and are extremely busy.
If your function falls on a busy peak summer date, we recommend booking your function band as soon as possible. Ideally, the second you have your venue booked, you should be aiming to book one of the many professional function bands we have to offer!
Whether you are hiring wedding bands, a party band, or a corporate function band, you can rest assured that you will have a plethora of choice when it comes to live music styles and genres.
Almost every single genre you can imagine is on offer with our incredible cover bands.
Rock & pop is without a doubt the most popular function band style, and is always guaranteed to get guests on the dance floor! A typical function band's repertoire will of course include a mix of songs to keep everyone entertained.
You can also hire acoustic singers, soul bands, saxophonists, folk bands, jazz bands, roaming bands, wedding bands, and even sound limiter-friendly bands that are set up to deal with noise restrictions and any noise limiter you may encounter at a function venue. Unique act types such as DJ and Saxophone wedding groups are also becoming increasingly popular!
The prices of hiring wedding bands or function bands in the UK can vary depending on these specific factors.
Typically, the cost of a wedding band or local band for hire in the UK averages between £1200 - £1700.
This fee includes the function band providing their own PA system, all equipment, performing live sets, and in most cases, providing backing tracks or DJ sets in between their live entertainment.
And of course, providing infectious energy and filling the dance floor alongside a DJ service!
Our function bands for hire will travel across the UK and regularly perform live music UK-wide for private events, weddings and parties.
If you're looking for a high-energy local band to take your event to the next level, you are sure to find function bands near you.
To keep costs manageable, we recommend shortlisting function bands that are near to your location. This will keep travel costs, and any potential accommodation costs down to a minimum.
Hiring a party band or a function band doesn't have to be for a wedding or birthday party.
We have some of the best function bands in the UK that are experienced in providing show-stopping live music for corporate events, awards ceremonies, and functions.
Our live bands are experienced at performing at all types of venues and occasions. From private events to weddings and more, our rock-pop bands have been packing dance floors for years with high energy current chart music to get the party started.
No matter your special occasion, we can help you decide on the right live entertainment for your event. The booking process is easy so you can find and book your music instantly.
Warble Entertainment arranges entertainment for thousands of functions every year.
Weddings, corporate evenings, private parties, charity events, birthdays, or unexpected celebrations; we have vast experience covering the requirements of people looking for the very best bands for a wide range of occasions – whether that involves jazz, pop, or rock. Warble Entertainment has years of experience in band hire and knows everything there is to know about function band prices and how to plan events!
Picking the best band is only part of the process, as you must also consider a few other things if your event is going to be the swinging success you have always dreamt about. That’s where we can help. We’ll talk you through the process, from start to finish. Can your venue accommodate function bands and their equipment? Are there any power or lighting considerations? Would you like the party band to get involved with any other aspects of your function? There are many questions we can answer about live band hire, and some key questions to ask a wedding venue before you book a function band.
All good questions, and as an Entertainment Agency that likes to deliver an outstanding service we make sure that you get the best possible advice to guide you through the live band hiring process. That support is ongoing until the final notes are played on stage.
The musicians and party bands offered by Warble Entertainment come with some fantastic reviews. We produce video and audio recordings so that you can get a feel for their style and sound, and of course, we go and watch them in action. That way, we can recommend an incredible band for your functions or event with confidence.
If you're looking to hire the best function bands for a wedding or party in the UK, look no further. Our talented live function bands perform nationwide and even worldwide. You are sure to find local bands with us. Hire live music now no matter what corner of the country you are in, we cover all popular locations for your event! Your dream wedding band or party outfit is waiting for you.