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White Gold

Rock and Pop Function Band Norfolk
5 stars - White Gold are Highly Recommended 3 Customer Reviews

White Gold will bring your event to life and guarantee an exhilarating atmosphere. The band's good vibes project from the stage to the dance floor, creating a remarkable party ambience. Performin......

The Walks

Rock and Pop Function Band Norfolk
5 stars - The Walks are Highly Recommended 12 Customer Reviews

A brand new Rock and Pop party band designed specifically for Alive Network clients! With a tried & tested repertoire spanning the Beatles to The Weeknd, plus years of hard work & gigging experience ......

Invidia

Rock and Pop Function Band Norfolk
5 stars - Invidia are Highly Recommended 4 Customer Reviews

6-piece function band specialising in weddings and corporate events. Invidia know how many different age ranges and music tastes come together at such events and have therefore put together 3 sets of ......

The Cavaliers

Rock and Pop Function Band Norfolk
5 stars - The Cavaliers are Highly Recommended 4 Customer Reviews

A modern, young and energetic, professional 6-piece party band playing hits from the 60s to Today. Made up of the highest calibre musicians, who have played alongside some of the biggest names in the ......

Miami Viced

80's Cover Band Norfolk
5 stars - Miami Viced are Highly Recommended 8 Customer Reviews

From Duran Duran to The Smiths, Miami Viced will take you back to the 80's in style. An all-male trio performing a variety of top 80's hits to a very high standard with live instuments as well as usin......

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Grad School

80s, 90s Retro Rock and Pop Trio Norfolk
5 stars - Grad School are Highly Recommended 25 Customer Reviews

Mixing the best of the 80s, 90s & 00s, rock and pop trio Grad School deliver a classic mix of stomping beats. From The Smiths to the Kaiser Chiefs, you'll find something for all as this professional t......

The Special Moments

Rock and Pop Function Band Norfolk
5 stars - The Special Moments are Highly Recommended 7 Customer Reviews

Specializing in the funky grooves and vibrant pop classics, The Special Moments are a fun 5 piece band who create a fun filled atmosphere that will draw your guests up on their feet and keep them on t......

The Dynamics

Rock and Pop Function Band Norfolk

The Dynamics are a professional, friendly bunch of musician's ready to rock your event! With music from the Beatles to Kings Of Leon plus a wealth of experience entertaining audiences all over the UK,......

Sonic Machine

Rock and Pop Function Band Norfolk
5 stars - Sonic Machine are Highly Recommended 22 Customer Reviews

Sonic Machine are a 5-piece, male lead rock and pop band with a fantastic brass section available as an extra option. Performing perfect fun & up-tempo party music from the 1960’s to 2007, the band wi......

The Grooved

Rock and Pop Function Band Norfolk
5 stars - The Grooved are Highly Recommended 11 Customer Reviews

A unique party band featuring fantastic female vocals. The stand out points for this band include their own take on an extensive repertoire of modern & classic rock & pop hits and their entirely live ......

Function Band Booking Guide


How to hire amazing Function Bands for your event

Rock and Pop Function bands (or cover bands / wedding bands / party bands as they’re also known) are by far the most popular type of live music entertainment booked for weddings, corporate events and private parties. They absolutely make a party with their energetic performances of classic hits and contemporary chart anthems which are ideal to keep guests of all ages dancing into the night.

For a more comprehensive function band booking guide please read ‘Booking a function band – Everything you’ll ever need to know’.


What kind of music will a Function Band will play?

Every function band is different but the examples below should give you a good idea of what to expect:

  • Contemporary hits: Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, The 1975, Justin Bieber, James Bay, Pharrell, Arctic Monkeys
  • Indie, Brit pop & the noughties: The Killers, Oasis, Blur, Stone Roses, Amy Winehouse, Stereophonics, Pulp, Keiser Chiefs, Razorlight, The Strokes, Snow Patrol, Robbie Williams, Take That, Beyoncé, Kylie
  • 1980’s: Queen, Madonna, The Jam, The Police, Madness, A-Ha, Prince, Bon Jovi, The Smiths, Bryan Adams, Dire Straights, Whitney Houston
  • 1970’s: James Brown, ABBA, Chic, Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5, Fleetwood Mac, T-Rex
  • 1960’s: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Van Morrison, The Who, Roy Orbison, The Monkees,
  • 1950’s: Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard


Popular types of function band

1. Guitar bands
Usually formed from 3-5 members with an indie/pop/rock guitar based sound, covering artists like The Rolling Stones and The Beatles through to Killers and Arctic Monkeys.

2. Pop/Funk/Soul bands.
Containing anything from 5-12 members, often with female lead vocals and more prominent use of keyboards or a brass section, playing classic pop and Motown through to contemporary pop/r'nb artists like Tailor Swift, Pharrell, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Amy Winehouse, Beyoncé etc.


Function band Prices – what does a band cost?

Prices vary depending on the number of members in the band and the travel distance to your event. Smaller local function bands will cost a lot less money than a bigger band travelling from out of the area. Our bands range from as little as £650 for a trio, to £10,000+ for a top flight 11-piece function band.

In 2016, the average price of a 4-5 piece function band was around £1350 - £1500.


What you’ll get when you book function bands

A function band will provide all of their own equipment including a PA system and stage lighting. Most function bands offer two sixty minute performances as standard though many can perform for longer if required. Most bands will offer background music before, between and after their performances, and some offer a more comprehensive DJ service.


What will the band need?

Function bands need very little in order put on a great performance at your event. They’ll need a performance area that’s safe, dry and has an adequate electricity supply (minimum of 4 power sockets). Below is a rough guide to how much space bands of different sizes would require:

3-piece band: 3 x 3 meters

4-piece band: 4 meters wide by 3 meters deep

5 and 6-piece band: 5 meters wide by 3 meters deep

7-piece and bigger: 5/6 meters wide by 4 meters deep.

Other than that the band will appreciate a secure lockable changing room, parking at the venue (with good access to load in) and a hot meal / refreshments


How to make an enquiry

Make an enquiry using our web site …
With Alive Network it couldn’t be easier to hire a Rock and Pop Function Band. We’ve designed our web site so that you can research and review available bands at your leisure. Simply enter a search using the form above and we’ll show you which bands are available on your event date and what they’ll cost to perform at your event location. Click a band’s View Full Profile button to review their detailed profile page where you can listen to a selection of audio recordings, watch videos, review photos, read previous customer reviews and find out everything you’ll need to know about the band. Once you’ve found a band you like, click the Add To Basket button and follow the steps to enter some basic timing information and select any customisation options. Once you’ve added the band to your basket you can review and add more bands to your basket or else you can submit an enquiry for the one band to Alive Network.

Once your enquiry has been submitted an Alive Network coordinator will get in touch with you directly to discuss your event further and provide a confirmed quote from the artist.


Making an enquiry over the phone or by email
If you would like assistance in finding the perfect function band for your event we are happy to make recommendations based on the brief that you give us. Simply give us a call on 0845 108 5500 and tell us about what you’re looking for, or submit a quick enquiry using the form below. One of our expert entertainment coordinators will be happy to send you suggestions and help walk you through the choices available, answer any questions, and help you to hire a band that’s perfect for your event.

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How to hire a function band – making a booking

Once you’ve settled on the band that you would like to book, simply let your Alive Network coordinator know that you’d like to confirm the booking and they’ll secure the booking with the band. They will issue you and the band with legally binding booking contracts which ensure all the details of your booking are correct, everyone understands what they’ve agreed to, and that the band can’t pull out of the booking or mess you around. You will need to pay a booking deposit to Alive Network upon confirmation (roughly 25% of the total fee) and the remaining balance is usually payable directly to the artist on the night of the event. Your deposit can be paid by card, bank transfer or cheque.

If you need to discuss any aspect of your booking, or if you need to make any changes, your dedicated Alive Network coordinator will be on hand to support you as much as you need.

You will be put in touch with the band 3-4 weeks before your event to run over the arrangements, fine tune the details and make any changes necessary.

For a more comprehensive function band booking guide please read ‘Booking a function band – Everything you’ll ever need to know’.

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