Function Bands in The UK
Locate function bands who perform with their bands in The UK in our live musicians listings
Find The UK Function Bands, using drop down box below
Some of our options across the UK. To view the function bands in The UK select your county from the drop down box. This will show the bands available in your area. We try to minimise travel costs wherever possible.
Typical of The UK area party bands:
A cover band plays songs done by an artist and plays the songs the way the artist would, but its not the artist who came up with the original songs.
Live Music for Weddings, Parties & Corporate Events in The UK
Weddings - Our function bands will get things going for an evening to remember
Listen to what the bands sound like, on our web site.
Corporate & Parties - Whatever your corporate event or party is for, our talented Function Bands will have the right music
Samples of songs performed by varios of our Function Bands
I Take another little piece of my heart; Till There was You; Locomotion; Reach; Faith; Don't stop movin; Can't get you out of my head; In your eyes;
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Some quotes and extracts relating to the function bands repertoire
Iron Maiden were already established frontrunners of British heavy metal when they released 1981's rapturously received Killers. The unrelenting gallop of instant function bands classics such as "Run To The Hills" and the unabashed escapism of the album's title track-spearheaded by Dickinson's soaring, vocal theatrics-would send the album straight to the top of the British charts, breach the U.S. Top 40, and place the band on the brink of global superstardom.
Predictably, some long-time fans would reject Dickinson's presence, one writing in to the UK's Melody Maker magazine complaining that it was like hearing his favourite function band songs played through an air-raid siren. The din of disapproval would soon fade, but the nickname has remained playfully attached to Dickinson since.
Michael Jackson -Thriller(1982)
Ignore the ridiculously camp title track-a song that drains the life out of the record at the end of side one-and concentrate on the undisputed masterpieces. It also "borrows" rather heavily from Manu Dibango's "Soul Makossa" (Jacko's lawyers made a large out-of-court settlement). Elsewhere you will thrill to the airbrushed funk-rock function bands of "Beat It" (Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo was cut and spliced from 50 different takes); while "Human Nature" is a digital ballad so beautiful that Miles Davis covered it.
Jacko's increasingly freak show lifestyle should not detract from the brilliance of this album.
Madness - The Rise And Fall (1982)
This confidence fuelled a rich, dark album-the nuttiness of yore twisted into something slightly macabre, yet still exquisitely function band pop.
A concept album of sorts, it was planned as a song cycle based on recollections of childhood. This inspired Carl Smyth's wistful "Our House," which filtered fond memories through their typically wry lens, and won Top Ten success in America.
The downbeat title track opened the album on a gritty note, frontman Suggsts recalling his childhood in rundown Liverpool. Like the great British sitcoms that The Rise And Fall recalled, Madness' gift was their pathos.
Simple Minds -New Gold Dream
"Glittering Prize" and the album's other big single, 'Promised You A Miracle," encapsulate Simple Minds' ability to craft dazzling and sophisticated pop anthems. Combining a warm romanticism with their blend of new wave pop & function bands the album illustrated just how capable and diverse a songwriting unit Simple Minds was.
Jim Kerr's vocals blend seamlessly into the lush sonic landscapes of Michael MacNeil's keyboard and Charlie Burchill's signature guitar work, but it is the diversity of the rhythms that creates the album's solid foundation.