Alternative Bands for hire in Bradford

Hire an alternative band in Bradford for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 182 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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16 bands in or around Bradford
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Alternative bandRochdale(19 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(28 mi)

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

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Alternative bandLeeds(8 mi)

Professional 4-9 piece Leeds based party/function band available for any event!

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From£640
Alternative bandManchester(29 mi)

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

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From£800
Alternative bandYork(29 mi)

The North's Preimer Pop Punk Party Band. Professional and tailored sets to suit any occasions. Available for any event you want to rock!

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From£450
Alternative bandShipley(3 mi)

Established in 2011, Live Lounge have built an enviable reputation as one of the top wedding and function bands in the region.

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From£875
Alternative bandLeeds(6 mi)

4 piece function band with an original approach to arranging classic tunes.

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From£320
Alternative bandLeeds(7 mi)

Leeds-based Acoustic Duo

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Alternative bandBarnsley(23 mi)

Yorkshire based covers band with a fearsome reputation for great tunes & lively stage shows!

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Alternative bandBarnsley(19 mi)

Harbour Club are a premium band with years of experience performing across the country. Come on, #Jointheclub

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Alternative bandLeeds(8 mi)

An eclectic fusion of folk/blues/rock displayed through honest lyrics and a raw performance.

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Alternative bandLeeds(7 mi)

Leeds based post-punk / neo-psychedelia

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From£400
Alternative bandHolmfirth(14 mi)

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

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From£1495
Alternative bandLeeds(7 mi)

One of the UK's most entertaining party bands!! High energy from start to finish. AWESOME versions of classic house tunes. BOOK NOW!!

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Alternative bandBarnsley(22 mi)

Small band, Big sound.

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Alternative bandLeeds(8 mi)

Impyus are a 5-piece rock/funk/hip hop outfit from Leeds. Producing original music with a unique twist merging a range of genres.

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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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Alternative bandManchester(31 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:
Rock, Indie, Heavy metal
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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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