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The 286

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The 286 are London's only rock & rock orchestra, sounding like a collaboration between The Beatles and Beethoven
Electric Guitarist

Since forming in 2010 The 286 have performed at a variety of events pubs, parties, festivals and charity fundraisers. The 286 guarantees that every client who books the band will be left thrilled. The memories we help you to create will last a lifetime! Our collection of catchy original music and specially arranged covers of classical music by Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi to name but a few provide an experience matched by no other band - or orchestra! The 286 carry with them all of their own equipment from a professional audio sound system and amplifiers, so there's nothing you need to worry about or take care of. Instead you can just focus on the most important thing, having a good time. The 286 offers background music that can be played before the band's main performance and during the intervals, resulting in a seamless experience. We are able to perform anywhere within the UK and Europe and can adapt to any venue. The 286 are professional musicians with years of experience. We comprise of a male lead singer, guitar, two cellos, a violin, keyboard, bass and drums. You can also check out some audio demos and videos of the band on our profile page to give you an idea of what we're all about! Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require any further information about us or our music.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Power rock, Classic rock, Glam rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Pop, Vintage, Americana, Acoustic, Classical, Classical crossover, Covers, Pop rock, Disco, Britpop
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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From customers:

Fame M, 3 years ago

A uniquely engaging fusion of rock & roll and classical vibes

Trunk (, 3 years ago

The 286 headlined our annual fund raiser and completely raised the roof. The 200 string audience absolutely loved it - strongly recommend!

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