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About The Alternative - Duo & Trio

Rock trio based in the North East, playing a mix of alternative, indie, funk, and rock n roll available for functions, pubs, anything really
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Since forming in late 2017, we have complied a song list that is guaranteed to get any audience on their feet. A mix of tight instrumental playing and intricate harmonies will transport you back to the noughties for the peak of britpop and indie rock, into the nineties for some punk and grunge, or back to the sixties and seventies for some rock n roll and funk. Whatever songs you choose from the song list (or request yourself), we will promise you a great night of music.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
1990s era music, Pop, Covers, Funk, Rock, Indie, Punk rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Rock 'n' Roll, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, R&B, Acoustic
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

ARCTIC MONKEYS - Fluorescent Adolescent
ARCTIC MONKEYS - When the Sun Goes Down
ARCTIC MONKEYS - Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
ARCTIC MONKEYS - Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High
BLINK-182 - All the Small Things
BLUR - Song 2
BLUR - Parklife
THE CORAL - Dreaming of You
COURTEENERS - Not Nineteen Forever
ELECTRIC SIX - Danger! High Voltage
THE FRATELLIS - Chelsea Dagger
JAMES - Sit Down
JAMES - Laid
JET - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
THE KILLERS - Mr Brightside
THE KILLERS - When You Were Young
THE KILLERS - Read My Mind
KINGS OF LEON - Sex on Fire
KINGS OF LEON - Use Somebody
THE KOOKS - She Moves in Her Own Way
OASIS - Acquiesce
OASIS - Wonderwall
OASIS - Don’t Look Back in Anger
OASIS - Supersonic
OASIS - She’s Electric
OASIS - Half the World Away
OASIS - Live Forever
OASIS - Whatever
OASIS - Champagne Supernova
RAZORLIGHT - In the Morning
TOPLOADER - Dancing in the Moonlight
THE VERVE - Lucky Man
WEEZER - Buddy Holly
WHEATUS - Teenage Dirtbag
THE WHITE STRIPES - Seven Nation Army
THE ZUTONS - Valerie
BRUNO MARS - Locked out of Heaven
BRUNO MARS - Treasure
GEORGE EZRA - Paradise
OUTKAST - Hey ya
70’S & 80’S
BRYAN ADAMS - Summer of 69
THE CLASH - Should I Stay or Should I Go
ERASURE - Little Respect
THE POLICE - Roxanne
PROCLAIMERS - 500 miles
THE SMITHS - This Charming Man
THIN LIZZY - The Boys Are Back in Town
THE UNDERTONES - Teenage Kicks
50’S & 60’S
THE BEATLES - Come Together
THE BEATLES - All My Loving
CHUCK BERRY - Johnny B Goode
JAMES BROWN - I Got You (I Feel Good)
JOHNNY CASH - Ring of Fire
THE KINKS - You Really Got Me
OTIS REDDING - Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
THE ROLLING STONES - Everybody Needs Somebody
VAN MORRISON - Brown Eyed Girl
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

Most likely. We try and make sure the exact line up that is seen on the video will be at your venue, but sometimes one of us my be unavailable or falls ill. In this scenario, we will hire one of our pre-auditioned dep musicians, but don't worry, we ensure that all of our deps are of the highest quality, so that it doesn't affect our performance.

Do you have different line-up options?

We do. As well as our trio (Guitar, Bass, Drums, 3 Vocals), we offer an acoustic duo consisting of Acoustic Guitar, Cajon, and 2 vocals. We play the same repertoire and is a great option for events in which space may be an issue.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We try to be as flexible as possible to help you run your event as smoothly as you can. If timings change in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes we can. We will put music on slightly before and between our sets free of charge. Another popular request is a DJ service that runs after our set has finished so that your guests can keep their spirits up until the end of your event! We provide this service for an additional £100/hr.

How much time do you need to set up?

We can set up in 60 minutes, but without rushing (which is always less stressed) we can take up to 90 minutes. As stated before, if you would like us to play music before our set, we can do this as soon as our PA system is set up free of charge.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Absolutely. We have a large set list that covers a range of artists and we're happy for you to omit any songs you really don't like, and add up to 5 songs you would love us to play (event has to be over 4 months away from booking to ensure adequate rehearsal time).

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA system is included in our quote. Hire of lighting will be an additional £50 for the evening

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We can take up to 5 song requests if the event is more than 4 months away (at time of booking). Less than that, we can take 2 song requests. All song requests are free of charge.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The set! There were so many great bands that had their peak in the 90s/00s and that churned out some great music. Every time we play, wether it's our duo or our trio, the crowd never ever fails to sing along at full volume.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, The Killers


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£750
Up to 3 hours£1000


1 hour DJ service


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Jess A, 1 year ago

We had a great overall experience of The Alternative . Harry provided us with all of the information we needed before the day and was very flexible on what could be provided. The band were happy to produce a set list of songs we picked from their list, as well as to learn some requests. On the day, the band arrived ahead of time, set up and cleared away quickly and the performance was excellent. My husband and I and our guests had a great time dancing to indie hits!

From other customers:

Danielle S, 3 years ago

These guys were amazingly put together from their set list to their stage presence. They engaged well with the crowd and the staff enjoyed the set as well! Will be glad to have them back in the venue in summer!

Audience I, 4 years ago

You guys sound great, can't wait to hear you again!