Want to hire a live 70's band that will totally blow your party, wedding or corporate event guests away? 70s cover bands are the option for you! 70's Disco and Funk will pack out the dance floor within seconds - it's just a natural call to boogie. Now, 70s bands usually don't come super cheap (but you get what you pay for - trust us!)... so here's a guide to help you understand what you get for your money! Also see our complete guide to booking a 70's disco band here and 5 great reasons to book a 70's disco wedding band here.
If you're looking for an entertaining live band that combines great music, great fun and great value for money, a 70's, funk or disco band will be top of your list.
1. Disco Bands Make A Big Impact
Disco bands, or disco function bands if you prefer, play all those fabulous dance floor filling hits of the 70s disco era that we all know by heart, even if we don't like to admit it in public! Unlike a DJ, who gives you the sound of disco and maybe the lighting, a live disco band gives you the experience of being at a gig, with costumes, lighting and an authentic sound that's often remarkable close to the original.
2. Larger Line-Up = Big Sound
Most professional disco bands consist of at least six musicians, usually two singers, drums, keyboard, lead guitar, and bass player. It's a line-up that ensures a great show to watch and a variety of sound, and it's also flexible. So, if you want to 'upgrade' the band with a sax player, brass players or extra vocalists, you know the sound is only going to get better! As Clare from top disco function band for hire Groove Deluxe explains:
The price of a disco band can be more expensive due to the larger size of the outfit. Normally a good band will have minimum of 6/7 members with a sax player but if you can afford it, it is worth the extra.
Prices for the Groove Deluxe six-piece format start at £1740, with a series of simple add-on price options from a 7 piece to 9 piece band.
3. Add On Extras - For Free!
Most disco, 70s and funk bands come with their own lighting, PA and stage costumes, ready to get your guests to boogie on down all night. Some offer a little extra too for booking through Alive Network. Popular six-piece band, Informer currently offer a free 4-piece chill out set, ideal for a drinks reception before the band provide the main entertainment at corporate events or private parties. They also provide free music in between their sets, so your guests can continue the party, while the band have a well-earned rest! Prices for London-based Informer start from just £1440.
4. Guaranteed Top Class Musicians
Most of funk, disco and 70's bands here at Alive Network feature some exceptionally talented session musicians in their line up. Session musicians are the guys who you hear on chart band's recordings and see on stage on tour, but whose names you'll rarely recognise. You will, however, know the stars they work with: for example, members of disco band, Carwash have performed with D:REAM; Robbie Williams; Blur; Marc Almond and Lisa Stansfield. Prices for Carwash start at £2400.
Full-on fun band, Disco Nights bring the great look of disco to every event they play, and since their lead singer is also a professional DJ, he can delight your guests while the rest of the band take a break. Prices start from £1560.
For the ultimate combination of top musicians and completely OTT performance, Disco Chic is the band to book. Members of the band have played on major bills with Rose Royce, The Real Thing, and Toyah Wilcox, and that stage experience shows in their winning combination of simply outrageous costumes and superb playing. (Take a look at their video and spot the unusual use of fairy lights…!) Prices start from £2160
5. 70s Bands With International Experience
Disco knows no borders, so many of the disco bands at Alive Network have performed all over the world; live disco cover band extraordinaire, That 70s Show have thrilled corporate guests and festival crowds alike in Spain, Portugal, Lebanon, Barbados, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Israel and the USA, as well as playing for VIPs including HRH Prince Charles and Sir Richard Branson. That 70s Show can make your event funk-tastic for around £2500.
Create Your Own Disco Inferno!
With Alive Network, you can create your ultimate 70s themed party or event with a super disco party band plus those little extras that really make your event stand out, from costumed living tables and stilt walkers to a disco dance show, mixologists cocktail bar and, of course, a photobooth to capture those crazy costume moments.
Click around our website to discover acts that tickle your fancy, or call the Alive Network team for ideas - we're always happy to help you get your groove on for your next party, corporate event or for your wedding celebrations!