Alternative Bands for hire in Bolton

Hire an alternative band in Bolton for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 183 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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15 bands in or around Bolton
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From£1100
Alternative bandManchester(11 mi)

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

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From£1000
Alternative bandManchester(13 mi)

Professional Party Band for all of Your Event Needs. Play a range of pop, rock, motown, ska and more!

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From£890
Alternative bandSalford(9 mi)

Last Call is an elegant function band based in Manchester that provides high quality entertainment for weddings, cooperate events and more

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From£1000
Alternative bandRochdale(11 mi)

Manchester's definitive Oompah Band. Featuring many of the North West's leading professional brass musicians. We can cater for any event.

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From£640
Alternative bandManchester(7 mi)

Irish/ Rock covers band. Established 10 years. Worldwide bookings.

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From£640
Alternative bandManchester(10 mi)

The Black Sheikhs perform wonderful swing jazz arrangements of pop and rock classics.

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From£1250
Alternative bandLiverpool(28 mi)

First Beat are a thrilling indie-rock trio with a twist - they bring their incredible talent and experience to bear on a dizzying array of styles and genres.

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From£1940
Alternative bandLiverpool(28 mi)

Cover Chameleons are a sensational, professional party band based in the North West, with a range of options from 6-piece to 11-piece (with full live brass section).

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Alternative bandLiverpool(28 mi)

Four of the North West's finest musicians performing covers of of your favourite music and producing an authentic live show that will guarantee a packed dance floor and a party to remember!

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From£800
Alternative bandManchester(10 mi)

Soul Affair are a Manchester based party band comprising of professional musicians that work across Manchester in various groups.

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From£650
Alternative bandManchester(6 mi)

High quality covers trio with their own twist on classic tunes. Bringing the energy of an originals band playing your favourite hits!

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Alternative bandManchester(10 mi)

Rock pop and soul covers band playing hits form the 60s to modern day!

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From£400
Alternative bandHolmfirth(23 mi)

High energy rock covers band that will rock every event like no other.

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Alternative bandPreston(15 mi)

Dennis Delight is Rock/Funk/Alt band formed in the 1960's by Frank Halliwell

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Alternative bandLondon(172 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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From£800
Alternative bandBristol(147 mi)

Revolverlites are a young, fun and fresh 3 piece party band with heaps of experience tucked into those skinny trousers!

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Alternative bandBathgate(168 mi)

What happens when you bring together four insanely-talented musicians from different genres? You get the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band!

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Alternative bandLondon(176 mi)

Welcome to Groove Empire - we are a premium covers band based in London, UK. If you like our stuff, please send us a message.

Hiring an alternative band

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Popular genres:
Disco, Funk, Electro-Swing
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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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Bear in mind: musicians typically play for 45 mins with a 15 min break per hour.

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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