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The Alternative - Duo & Trio

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Newcastle upon Tyne
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Rock trio based in the North East, playing a mix of alternative, indie, funk, and rock n roll available for functions, pubs, anything really

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
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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Party band, Rock trio, Cover band, Alternative band, Function band, Rock band, Rock n roll band, Wedding band, Pop band, Indie band, Rock duo
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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

Don’t look back in anger
She’s electric
Half the world away
Live forever
Champagne supernova
Arctic monkeys:
Mardy bum
Fluorescent Adolescent
When the sun goes down
Bet you look good on the dancefloor
Why’d you only call me when you’re high
Song 2
Stone Roses:
I wanna be adored
The Verve:
Lucky Man
Dancing in the moonlight
The Zutons:
The Kooks:
She moves in her own way
Are you gonna be my girl
Not nineteen forever
Gerry Cinnamon:
Foo Fighters:
Chelsea Dagger
Sit down
Kings of Leon:
Sex on fire
Use somebody
Teenage dirtbag
The Strokes:
Last nite
Blink 182:
All the small things
In the morning
Mr Brightside
Franz Ferdinand:
Take me out
The Coral:
Dreaming of you
Kaiser Chiefs:
Paolo Nutini:
New Shoes
Spice Girls:
George Ezra:
Bruno Mars:
Locked out of heaven
Flo Rida:
I don’t like it I love it
Hey ya
Amy Winehouse:
70’S & 80’S
Brian Adams:
Summer of 69
Little respect
The Smiths:
This charming man
The Clash:
Should I stay or should I go
The Police:
500 miles
Thin Lizzy:
Boys are back in town
50’S & 60’S
The Kinks:
You really got me
The Beatles:
Come together
All my loving
The Rolling Stones:
Route 66
Everybody needs somebody
Jonny Cash:
Ring of fire
Van Morrison:
Brown eyed girl
Otis Redding:
Sitting on the dock of the bay
James Brown:
I feel good
Chuck Berry:
Jonny B Goode
Santa Baby
It’s coming home
Come on England
World in Motion
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
Available services
1 hour DJ service


From customers:

Danielle S, 1 year 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, 2 years ago

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