Function Bands in The UK
Find function bands in The UK on our national live music database
Select 'County' from drop down box for The UK area Function Bands
A small selection of our many function bands across the UK is shown below. To find a function band in The UK choose your region from the drop down box to see the function band in your area, so that you can listen to them and see them
party bands in the The UK area, a note:
A cover band is not the same as a tribute band. While a cover band may work very hard to recreate the distinctive elements of the original artists, it is not obligated to create a note-for-note duplication.
Live Music for Weddings, Parties & Corporate Events in The UK
Weddings - With one of our Function Bands you can be confident that your special day will be made even more memorable with music and dancing that everyone can enjoy.
You can hear music samples, online
Parties & Corporate events - Our highly versatile Function Bands play for a wide spectrum of events, ranging from formal birthday parties to corporate sales events
Typical Function Band repertoire
Bobby's Girl; Stupid Cupid; Only Want to be with You; Son of a Preacher Man; Funky town; I will survive; Perfect 10; Stuck in the middle;
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Function bands can draw from a huge range of talented artists and song writers as illustrated by the quotes below
Duran Duran I Rio(1982)
I think Duran Duran owes its life to MTV," Norman Samnick of MTV's parent company Warner Communications told Time magazine in 1983. Rio demonstrates in songs such as "New Religion" and "The Chauffeur" how far John Taylor (bass), Roger Taylor (drums), and Nick Rhodes (keyboards) define the band's sound: glossy, sexy, slick, and infectious. RioČera Duran Duran were matchless in their ability to craft perfect pop function bands that defined a decade.
Echo And The Bunnymen I Porcupine(1983)
Porcupine split critical and fan opinion. Porcupine represented singer Ian McCulloch's most autobiographical writing and repelled many with its sharp quills, including parent company WEA, who deemed it insufficiently commercial for function bands . Manager Bill Drummond also recorded a trumpet section for a joyously soaring middle eight. Despite their anger, the band conceded it improved the song. "The Cutter" reached No.8 in the UK in January 1983 (the album peaked at No.2).
Violent Femmes I Violent Femmes (1982)
Violent Femmes' debut album redefined the term slowburner, taking almost eight years to sell the million copies to attain platinum status-without troubling thechroniclers of Billboard's Top 200. Welcome to the weird and wonderful function bands world of the Femmes. Amazingly, the Femmes retained this freshness, probably due to their lack of sophistication-the trio comprised an acoustic bass, Victor De Lorenzo's legendary drum kit, and a guitar. The band's principal image as guardians of geek-cool emanates from Gordon Gano's angst-ridden lyrics and delivery so heartfelt it touches on self-parody.
Tom Waits I Swordfishtrombones (1983)
Even Waits himself-a man partial to obfuscation-acknowledges this. It makes for a wheezing and moaning, clanking and creaking work of darkly cinematic, elegiac, snapshot poise. "There's a rumblin' groan/down below/there's a big dark town/it's a place I've found/there's a world going on/underground" he barks on the album's opener, sort of catching the fire and setting the tone. An undeniably influential, landmark album, it was Waits' first for Island Records after Warner Bros. had-incredibly-rejected it.