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NeoRoots Function Band are a wedding and events band based in Portsmouth, Hampshire. The award-winning ensemble creates energetic live performances perfect for weddings. Performing a variety of genres such as R&B, pop, classical, and many more, the diverse group of musicians is flipping the concept of a traditional function band onto its head. Performing across a range of events and genres, they are the perfect choice for couples looking for a thrilling and dynamic function band.

Services Offered

The band offers multiple packages ranging from solo saxophone performances, duo or trio performances, and the full showband 7-piece experience. The 7-piece package includes vocalists, keys, drums, guitar, bass, and a saxophone. A full PA and lighting service with its own sound engineer is also part of the package ensuring a smooth and easy experience. The team is available to travel nationally and internationally, perfect for a rustic country wedding or an exotic destination wedding, NeoRoots do it all.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Dance music
Other (Roaming Band Room reveal performance Private first dance performance Sax & DJ sets Full day wedding packages)

What is included in the wedding package?

The NeoRoots Function Band 7 Piece - Includes: 2 x Lead Singers/1 x Keys Player/1 x Guitarist/1 x Bassist/1 x Drummer/1 x Saxophonist Full PA System/Full lighting System/Sound & engineer

How far in advance should I contact you?

We welcome inquiries at any stage of your wedding planning but most couples contact us 1+ years in advance

What style of music do you offer?

String quartet
Latest hits
Other (R&B 90s Blues Soul Hip hop)

Type of musical group:


Size of group:

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


Medleys/R&B/Hip Hop/Soul/Disco/Lounge style/Jazz/Pop/Blues/Dance/00s/80s/70s/60s/50s

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

We welcome song requests and first dance requests but however can not guarantee we will have time to learn new songs during busy times

What's your experience?

The NeoRoots Function Band.... That's us!!!... We are trusted experts in providing affordable luxury entertainment, slicker than your average function band

Do you have your own equipment?


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


Can you travel?

Yes, worldwide

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, additional travel fees apply for international flights/transfers Additional travel fees apply for mileage

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


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

With a team

What is the length of time of the act?

3x60 min sets

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

We ask for 4 hours load in/set up/soundcheck/pack down/load out

Do you do open-air acts?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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


How do you charge extra time?

Additional hourly fee per musician/crew member on top of the original booking fee

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer Credit card
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Reviews for The NeoRoots Function Band

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Gemma P. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

So much fun..!

If your looking for upbeat live music look no further than Neoroots they are bm highly diverse talented band and truly amazing and so so much fun, yet have a brilliant standard of professionalism. You will not be disappointed if your looking for a live band with a twist or if you are considering one please contact them! Gem.
Antony T. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding band I've seen in the last 10 years!

With more than 15 years of experience as a wedding photographer, having captured over 300 weddings, there are few surprises left in the world of function bands. However, my encounter with Neoroots was nothing short of astonishing. They not only showcased remarkable musical talent but also possessed an incredible stage presence that effortlessly drew the audience into their performance.

What truly set them apart was their exceptional consideration for my needs as a photographer. They were not only accommodating but also refreshingly transparent about their lighting setups and the precise timing of the first dance. This level of professionalism and cooperation made it possible for me to capture every significant moment without any hesitation or uncertainty.

As the night unfolded, it became evident that Neoroots possessed a unique ability to keep the crowd engaged and lively. At many weddings, guests tend to disperse after the initial hour of festivities, but this was far from the case with Neoroots. Their music and showmanship held the audience captive throughout the entire night, resulting in a exceptional amount of photographic opportunities that I wouldn't have otherwise captured.

In summary, Neoroots is a rare gem in the world of function bands. Their astounding talent, engaging stage presence, and unwavering professionalism make them an absolute delight to work with as a wedding photographer. If you're seeking a band that not only delivers fantastic music but also enhances the overall atmosphere of your event, Neoroots is the perfect choice.
Elizabeth T. Sent on 06/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best decision you'll ever make

From start to finish, Tino from Neoroots Function Band made the booking process so easy. He was accommodating, flexible, worked with me to create the perfect set up, took the time to review the music choices so we knew we had a vie we really wanted on the day.

When the band arrived at our destination wedding in Norway, they were nothing but professional, turned up promptly, got all the setup done with no dramas, when we ran a bit late they didn't bat an eyelid and then proceeded to deliver 4 hours of the most FANTASTIC music and wonderful feelings we have ever experienced.

The dancefloor was full from start to finish, and the even coaxed some of the more shy members to their feet. A musical choice you will certainly be happy you made and even if you did search for a different band, you'll be glad you chose Neoroots, we've recommended to all our friends and hope to see them all at a wedding really soon!

Lets just hope they want to come back to Norway soon, because we won't ever choose a different band for any future party....

Thanks Neoroots, you all absolutely rock.
Sara G. Sent on 28/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Book this band now!

We've booked this band after seeing them perform before and they are just incredible, we get to see them again next month and we are counting down the days, honestly just the loveliest people and unlike any other band we've seen and we've seen so many! their sets are energetic from start to finish, its like being at a concert, a million percent recommended. x
Louise Sent on 07/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wow, what a band!

I feel I need to shout from the rooftops not leave a review here about the NR band. From start to finish they were an absolute dream, we had them at our wedding all day, we asked them to bring the party and boy did they. The venue described it as the best wedding they have seen! They put their heart and soul in to performing, we danced non stop from the wedding breakfast entrance till the last song, our guests LOVED them, describing it like a concert and wanting to hire the band every month. They made the wedding for us and no one had ever seen anything like it. We can’t thank Jess and the gang enough, we are officially Rooties!
We can’t can’t to have another party to get the band back together 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
Indy C. Sent on 01/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Amazing Band!

We hired the Neo Roots Band for our wedding reception after they were referred to us by a friend.

We spoke to Craig and Jess. Both are lovely people and excellent to work with. They worked with us for our set lists and make amazing recommendations.

When it came to our event we hired them as a 9 piece band. They blew our minds with how good they were. Our guests had an absolute smashing time. Everyone loved them.

Overall we found them a delight to work with. Super professional and great people!

I cannot recommend them any higher ❤️❤️
Josephine O. Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing and very professional and Jess is just amazing all in all amazing band xox

Fun fun fun all round there so good at what they do make you feel part of there group. So talented what you want you get x bloody amazing 🤩
Geraldine J. Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Friendly, professional and fun.

On the rare occasion that these guys have done a public gig, I’ve been there.
They are brilliant!
They get involved in the party and always look like they’re having a blast when they’re performing.
They cover most genres of music and always put together the perfect set list for the event.
They look fantastic, sound fantastic and are all so friendly.
You won’t be disappointed.
Hannah C. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Epic first dance

NeoRoots were incredible from start to finish. From the moment we booked them, we felt so looked after and at ease. They were able to cater too all our needs for our wedding party from speaking to our venue to ensure smooth set up to listening to our taste in music and putting together an incredible set. The cherry on top was learning a song for our first dance, I can only describe that moment as magical. They brought the party and are extremely talented, all of our guests absolutely loved them and talk about it even a year later. Thank you NeoRoots, wish we could book you for every event!! Xxx
Bradley B. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent band

Excellent band! Great high energy performance had us dancing all evening! Loved the mashups of songs they do!
Sherrie R. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Very talented and professional

They bring life to any party or wedding with their energy and their love of entertaining.
Lee G. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best band for any event!

The Neoroots Function Band are just the perfect band for any celebration, be it a wedding, a works do or a party.

Their repertoire caters for all ages and their energy always gets everyone up on the dancefloor.

Sometimes booking live music for an event can be so overwhelming, but The Neoroots Function Band stand out a mile from the rest. We wanted a band that could play a bit of something for everyone and Neoroots were so professional, slick, friendly, talented and totally in tune with what a party needs. They kept me up to date from the start to the very end of my booking and our guests couldn't stop talking about them.

We wouldn't book anyone else now.
Lauren Sent on 03/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Book them!! Unreal wedding experience

We booked Neo Roots with only 6 months from getting engaged to our chosen wedding date and the entire process couldn’t have been smoother. The group, headed up by Jess, are extremely responsive to messages and you must trust that these guys are seasoned professionals; they know how to plan a set list (which we required help with); they have the logistics planned to a T and are just generally a really reassuring supplier to deal with.
On the day itself, I had a wedding coordinator who commented on how professional and punctual they were - bearing in mind the band travelled from their base in Portsmouth, to our tiny Yorkshire village for our wedding.
The performance was simply stunning. They can read the room and got all our guests up on their feet; we had a huge age range and all our guests loved it!! To have guests coming up to you on your wedding day and telling you how amazing the band in felt brilliant, they just hit the mark and we couldn’t have been happier.
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