Choosing the Right Function Band for Your Event

So you’re looking for a function band for your event, but don’t know which one to choose? Here’s a guide to get the best function band hire for you! Everything here comes down to personal preference, but our years in the industry have given us insight we want to share!  


This may be the biggest indicator of which function band hire is right for you. No matter what event-type you’re having, the number of people present will likely determine the vibe for the band type. If you’re having a wedding with only 15 people (who’d have thought this would be the only type of wedding 2020 saw?) then perhaps a 15-piece soul/pop band may be too much. Or similarly an acoustic duo may not quite fit into a bar mitzvah for 300!  


Events can differ hugely in atmosphere. For example a 60th wedding anniversary celebration for your parents is going to feel different to a friend’s 21st Birthday bash (then again perhaps not!). So it’s important to put atmosphere and function band hire hand in hand. Using those same two events, a suggestion would be some sort of string ensemble or more subtle type of band for the anniversary party. And perhaps an up-beat pop cover band would be great for the birthday party! Be sure to consider atmosphere, or at least intended atmosphere when booking your function band.  


Location can definitely inform the atmosphere which will inform your function band hire choice, but sometimes the location may actually limit what type of band you can have! There may be some venues where amplification may not be allowed, in an older building for example. Or perhaps your location is so remote that getting power is out of the question. In cases like this an instrumental-style function band is likely to be perfect. Depending on the acoustics of your venue you’re likely to get a lovely sound and don’t need to worry about struggling to hear a vocalist. It’s probably a good idea to check what the limitations of your venue are in terms of music and live entertainment before booking! Your event will be wonderful no matter what type of function band hire you go for, and if you want to have an indie rock band at your Grandma’s birthday party then you go right ahead! At the end of the day when it comes to music there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, and only you can decide what will fit perfectly in your event.  

Contact us – function band hire

Looking to hire a band for your wedding? If you need a DJ, string quartetsound or lighting; don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free, no obligation quotation. For bookings and enquiries email us at info@articulatemusic.co.uk now. Alternatively visit our band services for more information.  We also offer music solutions beyond our sublime party bands, check out the extras and sides we have to offer on our menu.

What Have People Been Saying?

“What fantastic singers, and the crowd loved them, lots of guests came to ask me who they were! Both Free To Roam and Soul Beat exceeded our expectations and went above and beyond to make sure the event was a success”


‘I can’t thank the Becky CJ Duo more for their incredible performance at our event this past weekend. All our guests were impressed with their beautiful act and were talking about them.’


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We offer music solutions beyond our sublime party bands.
If you need a DJ, string quartet; sound or lighting; don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free, no-obligation quotation.
For bookings and enquiries email us at info@articulatemusic.co.uk now for your free, no-obligation quote.
Until next time!