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On Hitched.co.uk since 2020

Last update: June 2024

Looking for a band that you'll be proud of?

With hundreds of events under our belt, we’ve become wedding and event entertainment experts. We know how to work with venues to make for a seamless, stress-free experience. Your event is important to us and we will go above and beyond to help you create the party of a lifetime!

Our musicians and singers are extraordinary, and our live sets are slick. With vibrant energy and the best dance-floor anthems of all time, we guarantee you and your guests will be blown away!

What sets us apart?

With endless bands out there to choose from, let's keep it simple.​ We consider there to be 3 core reasons why our couples book us...

- Next Level Vocals

Our lead singers are the magic of the band and no doubt what your guests will be talking about the most. With a standout level of vocals your guests will be blown away.

- Musicianship

Our top-notch musicians consistently refine our performance and craft our sets to maintain momentum and keep your guests dancing all night. With clever use of accompaniment tracks alongside our musicianship we blow everyone away with a massive sound that can only otherwise be achieved with many more musicians at significant expense.

- Huge Sound

How we sound is hugely important to us. Why have talented musicians and poor sound? Our Drummer is also a talented live sound engineer with the knowledge to make us sound incredible at every venue.

Where to begin?

Function Republic provides a 360 service as we cover all of your musical needs. Starting with the essentials, take a look at our Evening Band Lineups to see which suits you the best (Our most popular offering is our 4 Piece, Gold Republic.)

Then consider what live music you envision during your Ceremony, Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast.

To finish, picture the breaks between the Live Band Sets. What do you envisage here? Ibiza Classics performed by a Live DJ & Saxophonist perhaps?


Enquire with us today and we’ll get the ball rolling for you!

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Dance music
Entertainment
DJ

What is included in the wedding package?

Function Republic provides a 360 service as we cover all of your musical needs such as Evening Band Lineups, DJ Packages & Daytime Acoustic options

How far in advance should I contact you?

Please contact us as soon as early as you can so that we can ensure our availability

What style of music do you offer?

Lounge
Rock
Latest hits
Pop
Folk

Type of musical group:

DJ
Band
Duet

Size of group:

Small (2 - 3 musicians)
Medium (4 - 6 musicians)
Large (7 or more musicians)

Repertoire:

You can find our repertoire list on our website here: https://www.functionrepublic.com/band-repertoire

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

Absolutely! We love to tailor our live music to suit your wedding, performing your special songs for your 1st dance or walk down the aisle, and filling the band's set list with your favourite music

What's your experience?

Our musicians have worked with the likes of Clean Bandit, Dermot Kennedy, John Newman and Michael Ball performing at venues such as The London Palladium, O2 Arena & The Royal Albert Hall

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, wherever you're celebrating your wedding - we'll come to you! Our live bands & musicians perform all over the UK and overseas

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, we put together a personalised quote for your wedding that includes travel expenses to your venue

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

With a team

What is the length of time of the act?

Our bands usually perform 2 hours of live music in a format that suits you

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

We will need between 45 and 90 minutes to set up depending on the size of the band

Do you do open-air acts?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

We offer a 1am finish time surcharge - get in touch to find out more

What are the forms of payment?

You can either pay by bank transfer or card

Served in

Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Kent and Surrey

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Reviews for Function Republic

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
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37 reviews
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Lennard
Lennard O. Sent on 14/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Great wedding band!

Function Republic was amazing at our wedding! Josh was easy to liaise with at the beginning, and the band really brought the energy on the dance floor at the wedding as well! Claire was amazing as a singer and sang perfectly for our first dance, and everyone (both adults and kids) had the best time on the dance floor. Would whole heartedly recommend this wedding band to anyone!
Andrew
Andrew S. Sent on 23/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant band for the party

Great band, awesome music, friendly, fun and the perfect end to our wedding day.
Maddy
Maddy R. Sent on 25/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

They got everyone dancing!

We are so happy that we chose Function Republic as our wedding band. We booked them for the evening, but the musician due to play the ceremony dropped out. Fortunately Function Republic's duet saved the day. We had the 2 piece acoustic duo playing the ceremony, and then the 4 piece played in the evening.

Josh was quick to respond to emails, organised and happy to think through logistics and music choices.

On the day the band were unbelievable. Many guests came up to us to tell us how good they were. Claire's voice is incredible. They were on point with song choices. It felt very inclusive to all generations and music tastes.

We have many special memories from our wedding day dancing and listening to them.

Thanks so much for making our day even more special.
Jocelyn
Jocelyn H. Sent on 18/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding band!!!

We hired Function Republic for our wedding and couldnt have been happier with the service they provided. Easy and thoughtful communication before the big day, punctual arrival etc, but much more importantly - the music was AMAZING! So many of our guests commented on how fantastic the band were and we completely agree! Amazing vocals, band, repertoire and they performed our first dance so beautifully! Plus they are all so lovely and friendly, I would highly recommend!!!!
Dave
Dave B. Sent on 11/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Sounding and full of Energy

We hired them for our August Wedding. They were punctual and polite, and when they started playing they blew our guests away with their sound. They learnt our First Dance song for us and it was very emotional and beautifully played, we chose a song that most people would never have heard of, and they played it exquisitely. When they played their set music, the music choices and energy they brought had even our most stubborn non-dancers on their feet by the end of the night.
Ciara
Ciara N. Sent on 31/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Book them, you won't be disappointed

We booked Function Republic for our wedding recently and we're so happy we did! The band were absolutely amazing and had such a range of songs suitable for guests of all ages. They were very professional to deal with and communication was great. Our guests never left the dancefloor and were raving about the band all evening and following few days. If you are thinking about booking them... Do it, you won't regret it.
Hannah
Hannah P. Sent on 27/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing band that made our wedding day so special ❤️

Function republic were fantastic, the band and of course the singing was out of this world. We cannot recommend them enough. We had so many compliments from wedding guests. They were so professional and kept everyone dancing all night long. Thank you
Lauren
Lauren V. Sent on 19/09/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Everyone complimented the music!

Absolutely fantastic, strongly recommend! Arrived an hour earlier than their usual start time to suit our day, played a good range of songs, really high energy for the whole 2-hour set, and everything sounded fantastic. Only minor criticisms are that songs I requested to be removed were sung, and I think this is because arranging final details was left a bit too late - I appreciate summer is a busy season, so sending emails sooner rather than later may avoid simple mistakes. However it didn’t detract from the overall experience, so definitely minor! Thanks again!
Sophie
Sophie G. Sent on 05/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic talented band with amazing singer!

We were over the moon with the band for our wedding. We had a 2’person acoustic duo for our ceremony and canapés and then a four piece band for the evening. Superb musicians and singers! They were so flexible learning songs for our ceremony and first dance as well as avoiding certain songs we didn’t want to hear! People danced non stop and everyone loved it. Thank you !
Ashleigh
Ashleigh K. Sent on 28/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommended!

We are so pleased we chose Function Republic to play at our wedding. They smashed every song, they've got fabulous taste in music and we had so many compliments from our guests. The dance floor was full the whole night. We've been to lots of weddings and I've got to say, the best band by far! Highly recommended!
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Russell/April B. Sent on 22/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect!!!

We recommend “Function Republic” with every inch of our bodies!
My wife and I approached Josh around 6 months ago re. Performing at our wedding. From that point up to and including the big day everything was flawless! The energy you all brought to our perfect day was astounding! There was not a single second that there wasn’t someone on the dance floor having a wiggle! Thank you so much for absolutely smashing it! Until next time, April & Russell
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Daniella Sent on 03/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

You should hire this band!

We hired this band for our wedding and they certainly didn't disappoint! We had the acoustic duo for our ceremony and drinks reception and it added a real personalised touch. The band in the evening were incredible, they allowed us to swap out some songs from their sets and also pick all the songs for the DJ set, even creating a garage mix to end the evening which went down very well! The sound was perfect and the singing from Claire was just incredible! The communication from Joshua from the point of booking up until the day was faultless and the questionnaire before the big day made us feel very reassured that everything was going to go to plan. Would highly recommend this band. Thank you so much for helping to make our day perfect.
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Sophie T. Sent on 19/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing band

Wow wow wow. Claire’s voice and the band are out of this world.

We looked at so many bands before coming across Function Republic after being recommended by our photographer and they exceeded all expectations. We weren’t sure whether to go with the original song for our first dance, but Claire sang our song better than the original and they’re kindly going to send us a recording of this so we can keep it forever. The band were amazing and we had a packed dance floor the whole night!

Joshua was supper responsive over email in the build up answering all of my emails quickly, they had a great song list to choose from and they were also happy for me to book a separate saxophonist to play alongside the DJ.

I can’t recommend this band enough.
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Megan R. Sent on 25/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST Wedding Band!

Function Republic played for our Wedding in Worcestershire June 23 we knew from the moment we watched their youtube videos we wanted them to play our Wedding and they completely blew us away. Josh was a dream to book so responsive and kindly accommodated an important song request for us which went down a dream on the night. So many of our guests commented on how amazing you were and we couldn't agree more, Brad and I caught ourselves staring in amazement at times! If you're looking for a band for your event then book Function Republic! Thank you again. M&B
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Daniela Sent on 07/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST band you could wish for!

If you are looking for a band that would make EVERYONE dance and have fun then look no further, Function Republic is your band! We are still talking about them, they were incredible and managed to have literally every guest dancing at our wedding (including the elderly! :D).

Josh was very easy to talk to and they even learnt our song! We would choose them over and over again. Thank you so much for making our day even more special!
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