Function Band Photos

When you’ve been together over a decade as ‘Punch The Air’ (Established 2013) you accumulate a lot of function band photos. And boy do we mean a LOT of photos. Especially when you go out of your way take photos to prove what you do on a weekly basis. This is why we can only display galleries for our very latest weddings, birthdays, parties and corporate events below. Don’t worry though, if you want to dig deeper into our past to confirm all of our claims and history (You really should do this with any band you’re considering hiring) at the bottom of this page you’ll find links to many more older galleries of images. Contact Andy Starkey to hire a function band for an event. 

Function Band
Function Band

Most of our images are not close ups of the band but of the actual audience dancing along and enjoying our live indie rock party band performances. We want to show you their honest reactions to our live show in our photos. It’s never about us, it’s always about you and your guests having an amazing time. Consequently as you’ll see from our function band photos we get everyone up and dancing and even invite folks up on stage with us from time to time. ‘Punch The Air’ party band want everyone to be enjoying themselves as much as possible at your event.

Punch The Air Function Band Photos

Captains Gala at The Chase Golf Club, Penkridge, Staffordshire – March 2024

We performed at an amazing Gala at The Chase Golf Club, Penkridge, Staffordshire.  Glynn was being sworn in as the new Captain there so he booked Punch The Air for his evenings entertainment. You couldn’t ask for a nicer venue or a better crowd. There was literally no room left on the dancefloor. The staff were incredibly kind to us too. A perfect evening. 

Corporate Christmas Party for H&K at Newbold On Avon Rugby Club – December 2023

An enjoyable night in Rugby for H&K Equipment Ltd at Newbold on Avon Rugby Club. Even more so because our Lichfield pals Vegas Show Girls and The English Indian just happened to be working there too at the Christmas Party that night and we didn’t even know they were going to be there. 


Albright Hussey Party Band – November 2023

We performed as an Albright Hussey Party Band for Minsterley Farmers Ball Committee in November 2023. Although it was a very late time for us to go on stage (10:30pm) due to food and speeches running late, everyone had a superb time on the dancefloor with lots of lovely smiling facing singing along with us. 


Norbury Village Hall Wedding Band – Shropshire October 2023

A super wedding in Shropshire for Katie & Richard at their wedding reception at Norbury Village Hall


Tern Hill Hall Wedding Band for Eleanor & Steve – Market Drayton September 2023

On an incredibly warm day (32 degrees inside the building) Punch The Air performed as Eleanor & Steve’s Tern Hill Hall Wedding Band. Even though it was so very, very warm (And it chucked it down with rain while we loaded in to the building) the bride, groom and all their guests were mad for it all night long. There was a full dancefloor the entire night and everyone went home with sore feet and throats from singing and dancing along all night long to us. 



50th Birthday Party Band in a marquee for Nick  – Shrewsbury- August 2023

We’ve worked alongside Nicks photographer sister Catherine in Shropshire many times over the years so she decided we just HAD to be the live professional musicians for her brothers 50th birthday party band. An amazing time was had from start to finish in this marquee on his property in Shrewsbury.


Retirement Party Band for the head teacher at Broad Heath School Coventry  – Mid week Daytime – July 2023

Daytime on a Tuesday in July we were asked to perform as a retirement party band at Broad Heath School, Coventry as their head teacher Jane was retiring after 20 years working there. We didn’t really know what to expect but they and us couldn’t have had a better time together. Amazing food, performing on a stage, super teachers, office staff, cleaners and the rest of the team enjoying themsleves singing and dancing along. Who’d thought a midweek afternoon gig could be this much fun? We even stopped performing live for a few minutes for a “Cake Break” on stage (this may become mandatory now – ha-ha).


Headlining ‘The Big Gig’ Paulton, Bristol as a Festival Band – July 2023

Having performed at the Queens 90th birthday party at Paulton Rovers in 2016 we were asked back to perform at The Big Gig on many occasions. Unfortunately we were always already booked out, but in 2023 the stars finally aligned and we were available to perform as a festival band for them. Every single festival goer sang along with us and a wicked time was had by all. 



Curradine Barns Wedding Band in Worcestershire for Hollie & Paul – July 2023

On a warm Summer’s evening one Thursday in July Punch The Air performed as a Curradine Barns wedding band in Worcestershire for Hollie & Paul. It was a small ish mid week wedding reception featuring some previous wedding clients of ours and everyone had a super time rocking out to our wedding friendly live music.


Camlad Barns Wedding Band for Sophie & Dax at Bishops Head – July 2023

We headed back to one of our favourite wedding venues in Shropshire as a Camlad Barns wedding band for Sophie & Dax’s wedding reception. We love this venue so much due to it’s superb room size and shape, amazing views of hills and countryside and the lovely owners who are always so nice to us. S&D were a lovely couple and Dax is a vintage tractor enthusiast so he had his blue and red pride and joys on show there. A super time was had by all. We massively recommend this wedding venue for your Shropshire wedding. 



Holford Hall Estate Wedding Band for Hannah & Simon at Knutsford – June 2023

Hannah and Simon always had their hearts struck on an booking an indie rock wedding band for their wedding reception as they are massive indie fans. So they booked Punch The Air YEARS in advance to make 100% sure we would be available. As their Holford estate hall wedding band they chose the entire live set list themselves and also asked us to perform 2 x 60 mins live rather than our normal 2 x 45 mins live as well. (Of course they paid an extra fee too). It was a VERY warm Summer’s evening (31 degrees centigrade) but band leader Andy Starkey was STILL able to make sure everyone was up out of their seats dancing along to the the band all night long. This is why you should choose a band who have been together over a decade (Punch The Air were established in 2013) who have the experience to handle battling against guests thinking they’re too hot or tired to dance. Not a 6 month old agency scratch band with no proof of any historical performances at all. An awesome night was had by all.




South Shropshire Wedding Band for Sasha & Owen at Clun – June 2023

Sasha & Owen had seen us play a few years ago at another young farmers wedding and knew that they wanted us as their South Shropshire wedding band too. So they booked us and we performed a brilliant set of live songs for them and 350 of their friends and family surrounded by beautiful views of Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Emergency Wedding Band for Millie & Kieran at Combermere Abbey, Cheshire – May 2023

The worst thing has just happened, your wedding band has just phoned you up on the morning of your wedding and said that they are too ill to perform for you. DISASTER….So what do you do? You call the professionals that’s what you do.  Luckily Punch The Air were available so we stepped in and saved the day for Millie & Kieran at Combermere Abbey Estate. Read more about our Emergency Wedding Band Services and watch a video of what happened at this wedding too. 


Guildhall Lichfield Wedding Band for Cerri & Steve – May 2023

Performing at our favourite Lichfield wedding venue as a Guildhall wedding band where we are prefered suppliers for Cerri & Steve. A brilliantly laid back wedding reception where everything allowed to just occur naturally and so zero stress for everyone and a full dancefloor all night long.



Seven Stars Brocton 30th Wedding Anniversary for Christian & Julie-Anne – April 2023

Local musician Andy Starkey performing solo live one Sunday afternoon at Seven Stars Brocton Staffordshire for Christian and Julie Anne’s 30th Pearl wedding anniversary. This lovely pub has just had a permanent tipi erected outside which can hold 50 seated or 70 standing. So it’s perfect for a small wedding reception, small birthday party or a wedding anniversary. Of course with a venue this compact an acoustic musician is the way to go. 



Bilston Brook Barn Wedding Barn Band Lichfield Staffordshire for Emma & Tim – April 2023

Now our favourite Lichfield wedding venue Bilston Brook Wedding Barn band is a superb Staffordshire wedding venue for your special day. Emma & Tim chose Punch The Air to handle live music for their wedding reception and our time there was incredibly enjoyable. Read more about the venue here then contact to hire a wedding band in Lichfield.


Longville Much Wenlock Shropshire Wedding Band for Laura & Max – February 2023

Laura and Max arrived to their wedding reception in a classic soft top Land Rover and the coolness continued all night long. A rammed dance-floor at this Longville Much Wenlock Shropshire wedding field with a superb sized marque converted for a wedding reception.


Wheeldon Trees Cottage Wedding Band for Hazel & Steve – September 2022

A brand new wedding venue on the scene and for us as a Wheeldon Tree Cottages wedding band owners Hazel and Steve booked Punch The Air for the first ever wedding there in Buxton for their own actual wedding. They put some serious faith in the band to do that don’t you think eh? Well it paid off as you can clearly see from the 150+ guests on the dance-floor all night long. 


Hanbury Wedding Barn Band Burton function band for Kelly & Paul – August 2022

A new venue to us (And on the wedding venue scene) Hanbury Wedding Barn was the wedding venue Kelly & Paul booked for their Tuesday night wedding reception at Burton-Upon-Trent. And they put their faith in Punch The Air to provide them with live music for their special day. They were an absolutely lovely couple who enjoyed partying the whole night with us.


Lower Damgate Farm Wedding Band Ashbourne for Ange & Dan – July 2022

Our first wedding of July was a superb one for sure. Ange & Dan hired Punch The Air for their wedding reception at our favourite Ashbourne wedding venue Lower Damgate Farm. Carolyn and her staff were all so very, very nice and welcoming to us and treated us with the utter most respect. Ange & Dan’s friends and family were on the dance-floor the entire night bouncing along to our indie rock and pop. (We’re back there again next month too)

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Shropshire Young Farmers Wedding Band for Sophie & Nick – June 2022

After many cancellations by the client due to the “Virus of unspecified origin” Punch The Air finally performed for Sophie and Nick as their Young Farmers Wedding Band. Andy also provided acoustic services in the day time, as well as speaker hire for speeches. Then the full band performed at night and Andy then stayed on DJing until 1am. They never wanted the party to end at this marquee on their farm in Shropshire.


Royal Arms Hotel Wedding Band for Katie & Marcus – June 2022

A very busy dance-floor all night long at The Royal Arms Hotel, Sutton Cheney for Katie & Marcus’ Leicestershire wedding reception. We even got to perform ‘Mrs Robinson’ for the first time ever to the bride who now has that as her surname. A brilliant night all night long from start to finish. 


Don’t miss out on important photos for your event.

Did you know that most photographers finish work and go home just after the band gets started when the 1st dance has finished at weddings? Unfortunately this fails to capture some of the most fun moments you’ll see during your special day. Including guests letting their hair down and throwing up some amazing shapes on the dance-floor as we rock out indie & live chart performances.

Function Band Photos
Function Band Wedding Photos

You wouldn’t want to miss out on these once in a life time photo opportunities would you? Due to this we’ve partnered up with an amazing professional photographer and we’re able to offer you a really great deal on Evening Photography Services. Our photographer Claire Taylor has a degree in photography from Nottingham Trent University and lots of live music experience. Furthermore she has provided many of the amazing images you’ll see across our site. Consequently Claire is able to provide you with digital copies of all the images she’s taken in under 10 days. Just advise when contacting us if you’d like a quote for our evening photography services.

Claire can also booked alongside us for any type of event day or evening such as parties, corporate events or birthdays.

Older Function Band Photos

‘Punch The Air’ have been performing live at functions since 2013 and we have built up a huge amount of live photos during this time. If the above small amount of latest photos don’t convince you that we’re the function band for your wedding or event then click the below links to see our complete archival of photos in descending order.

All photos from Present Day

Latest Function Band Photos
High Energy Wedding Band Archive Nine
Photos Of A Function Band Archive 8
Party Band Photos Archive 7
Indie Wedding Band Photos Archive 6
Indie Covers Band Photos Archive 5
Wedding Party Band Photos Archive 4
Party Band Photos Archive 3
Function Band Photos Archive 2
Wedding Band Photos Archive 1

to when the band started in 2013