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The Minesweepers

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About The Minesweepers

The Minesweepers consist of 20 years pro musician Aidan Marshall, bass guitarist Gaz Mackie, and Richard Duffin, ex Martyr Defiled drummer
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The Minesweepers are a powerhouse rock, pop, indie, blues rock trio who that has performed extensively throughout the UK and abroad. All members are expert instrumentalists who have worked with such names as Roy Wood, Arcitects, Seasick Steve, Sikth, King King and have played 1000's of gigs dating back to 2006. The Minesweepers are a guaranteed crowd pleasing covers band perfect for weddings, functions, parties, pubs, festivals and events.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
Rock, Christmas, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Pop, Covers, Funk, Britpop, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Hard rock, Indie, Pop rock, Funk rock, Motown, Top 40
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Concert
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Song list

All Right Now - Free
Town Called Mallice - The Jam
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Laid - James
Year 2000 - Pulp
Common People - Pulp
Last Nite - The Strokes
Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys
Kinky Afro - The Happy Mondays
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Gimmie some lovin - Spencer Davis Group
The Boys are back in Town - Thin Lizzy
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
AC/DC - Whole lotta Rosie
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Rocks - Primal Scream
Crossroads - Cream
Fight for your Right to Party - Beastie Boys
Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sissy Strut - The Meters
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Ace Of Spades - Motorhead
Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
Honkey Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
I'm Leaving You - Howling Wolf
Pride & Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stop Messin Round - Fleetwood Mac
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Good Time Charlie - Junior Wells/King King
Crazy about that thing - Pinetop Perkins
Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
Devil Woman - The Red Devil's
Crossfire - Stevie Ray Vaughan
I'm Tore Down - Eric Clapton
Customer questions

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

Yes - this line up will always include this singer. The line is almost always as seen, however the drummer may possibly change from one gig to another. We do nether the less always use regular percussionists who have worked with us many times before.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is as follows... Guitar & Vocals Bass Drums

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

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

If you have an iPod playlist, you are more than welcome to line it into our PA before and after our performance.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.


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£700
Up to 3 hours£900
Wedding ceremony3 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.


Classical Music


From customers:

5 years ago

Hi guys You rocked We loved you Thank you so much for all of your time and patience Whilst playing at our wedding xx

Mike G
7 years ago

“The Minesweepers gave the most fabulous performance to top off our special day. A highly talented and very professional three piece band that I would recommend to anyone for any event celebration.”