Function Central Partnership

ICMP’s Careers and Industry Hub has launched a new partnership with Function Central to offer performance opportunities for our students and alumni. 

Function Central is one of the UK’s leading live music booking agencies, providing musicians and performers for functions and events. 

As we all know, traditional live music has been on hold for much of the past year due to the impact of Covid-19.

However, with the UK government’s recent roadmap out of lockdown, events are beginning to pick up with 2022 potentially looking like it could be a bumper year for the live entertainment industry. 

James Brister, ICMP's  Industry Liaison Manager, said: "ICMP is delighted to announce our partnership with Function Central, an organisation at the forefront of the provision of feedback and opportunities for musicians, vocalists and DJs.

As the veil of Covid-19 slowly lifts, we've already seen a growth in the opportunities becoming available for live performance work in this field. We are committed to presenting our students and alumni with as many quality opportunities for meaningful work as we can." 

Mike Ausden, Function Central's Director, added: "This is a brilliant opportunity for Function Central and comes at a time when confidence is high and we’re anticipating a huge bounce back for the industry. We’re looking forward to working closely with the staff at ICMP to find and develop talented new artists for our books."

Function band gigs can make up a valuable source of income for many musicians with numerous ICMP students and alumni working within this world.

For anyone interested in the world of function bands, Function Central has put together this guide on how to start a function band and get paid

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