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Alternative Bands for hire in Berkshire

Hire an alternative band in Berkshire for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 178 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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16 bands in or around Berkshire
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From£1990
Alternative bandGuildford (20 mi)

The Superstars are a slick, professional function act with a fun-loving, friendly sound and vibe.

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From£1900
Alternative bandBasingstoke(14 mi)

Bright Lights are a sensational, professional function band from Surrey, performing as a 6-piece band with female lead vocals.

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From£1600
Alternative bandGuildford (20 mi)

Professional 4-piece band performing awesome party music for weddings & events in the UK and abroad!

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From£850
Alternative bandGuildford(21 mi)

Who’s looking for a party? Banquet are the latest dazzling band delivering illustrious performances to audiences everywhere.

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From£1170
Alternative bandGuildford (20 mi)

The Floor Fillers are an awesome 4 or 5-piece party band that specialise in bringing your big night to life

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From£1540
Alternative bandGuildford (20 mi)

The LPs, Surrey's most exciting retro covers band, are about to have you twisting all the way back to the 50's with a fabulous evening of stylish entertainment.

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From£1290
Alternative bandReading(3 mi)

Amplified are a sensational, professional wedding and function covers band from Berkshire, performing as a 4-piece band with female lead vocals.

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From£1840
Alternative bandBasingstoke(14 mi)

Invite Only are a hip five-piece party band, specialising in funky, soulful pop covers that span four decades of music.

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From£1620
Alternative bandWoking(17 mi)

The Boatmen are an incredible live function act that take you on a trip back through the archives of the very best British pop music

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From£1470
Alternative bandGuildford (20 mi)

If you are a fan of the BBC Radio One Live Lounge sessions then The Lounge Sound are the band for you.

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From£1480
Alternative bandWoking(17 mi)

Plain White Ts serve up a big, stomping, guitar-driven setlist packed with your favourite rock, indie and classic chart tunes.

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From£650
Alternative bandBasingstoke(14 mi)

Bring the sound of the hit Radio One Live Lounge sessions to your event, with the UK's number one Live in the Lounge!

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From£640
Alternative bandOxford(24 mi)

We are a classic rock, punk and indie covers band based in Oxford. We can provide a variety of sets to suit your needs.

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From£1450
Alternative bandWindsor(16 mi)

Music Marmalade Collective

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From£640
Alternative bandStaines(21 mi)

CRUSH are an energetic 4 piece female-fronted party band bringing you a mix of Soul, Funk and Motown classics to get your party going!

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From£480
Alternative bandAmersham(24 mi)

Hello! We have played many weddings and functions spanning over 10 years! We specialise in upbeat pop and classics to get you on your feet!

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Alternative bandLondon(37 mi)

When two Irishmen, an Englishman, a Swiss guy and a Bulgarian all walked into a bar, no one could have predicted what would happen next...

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Alternative bandManchester(149 mi)

Professional and fun! ‘The Nat O’Brien Band’ is a professional live band covering a diverse range of popular music.

Hiring an alternative band

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Popular genres:
Pop, Classical, Jazz
Average response time:
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How much does it cost to hire an alternative band?

The typical price per group member for alternative bands is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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Frequently asked questions

Can any alternative band play my favourite song?

Professional alternative bands will often take requests, but you will need to give them plenty of notice. Please also keep in mind that alternative bands may ask for an small additional fee to prepare songs that aren't already on their song list. You can view the alternative band's song list on their Encore profile.

How much time do alternative bands take to set up?

Your alternative band will usually arrive about an hour or so before their performance begins to set up and get settled before they start playing. To avoid any delays, make sure the performance space is ready for the alternative band prior to their arrival.

My venue has asked for the performer’s PLI & PAT inspection certificates. What are these?

PLI stands for Public Liability Insurance. This insurance covers damage to another person or their property (it is also known as third party insurance). As many of our alternative bands are members of the Musician's Union, they are already covered by PLI up to £10 million. PAT stands for portable appliance testing. Most of our alternative bands will already have a PAT inspection certificate for their musical equipment/PA system, which they can provide to your venue if they need it.

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