Alternative Bands for hire in Cardiff

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Hire The Trends Party Band Alternative band with Encore
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£1400 - £2800
Alternative bandCardiff

Winners of the 2020 best band in Wales Award! Our musicianship & experience means we are guaranteed to wow your guests! Now booking for 2023

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Hire Revolverlites Alternative band with Encore
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£1993.75 - £3868.75
Alternative bandCardiff

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

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Hire Love Anthem Alternative band with Encore
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£550 - £3400
Alternative bandBristol

Wedding/Function Party Band! We are a 3 piece who plays everything from Pop/Rock to Soul!

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Hire 11th Hour Alternative band with Encore
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£1466.25 - £4363.75
Alternative bandBridgend

A charming and diverse Pop, Indie, Rock and Folk Band!

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Hire The Caballeros Alternative band with Encore
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Alternative bandBristol

The Caballeros are a 4 piece party rock and pop band from Bristol. We play an eclectic mix of rock and pop from 50’s to modern day.

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Hire My Tin Monkey Alternative band with Encore
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£750 - £1875
Alternative bandBristol

Live music, a great show and all with an Irish flavour.

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Hire Murder on the Dancefloor Alternative band with Encore
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£937.50 - £3250
Alternative bandBristol

Wedding/Function Party Band! We are a 3 piece who plays everything from Pop/Rock to Soul!

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Hire CLARA RISU Alternative band with Encore
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£700 - £3500
Alternative bandBristol

CLARA RISU is a premium international and multi-lingual function band that plays Pop, Soul and R&B classics with a modern twist.

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Hire The Wild Sons Alternative band with Encore
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£1125 - £1500
Alternative bandThornbury

South Wales & South West of England-based Indie Rock Wedding, Events and Function band guaranteed to keep your dancefloor filled all night!

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Hire Evelyn Iris Alternative band with Encore
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From£640
Alternative bandBristol

Evelyn Iris is a jazz/pop/soul covers band made up of professional Bristol based musicians.

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Hire Westborn Alternative band with Encore
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£1000 - £1600
Alternative bandBristol

We're classy. We're slick. We play your favourite songs with passion and energy. Let's craft the perfect set for your event – get in touch.

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Hire All star duo Alternative band with Encore
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Alternative bandNewport

We are a live duo and Party DJ s responsible for full Dancefloor’s all over the UK for over 10 years. Check out our videos and reviews 👍

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Hire The Fairways  Alternative band with Encore
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Alternative bandBarry

Male-lead 4 piece cover band based in South Wales. Over 5 years experience and are sure to make your event one to remember! Get in touch

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Hire Smoking Goats Alternative band with Encore
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£500 - £1000
Alternative bandBuntingford

Hertfordshire's #1 quirky rock/pop/indie cover band! We play a mix of popular classics and curios. Perfect for functions, pubs and parties!

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Hire Coming Up Roses Alternative band with Encore
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£400 - £1200
Alternative bandLondon

Alt-rock trio Coming Up Roses combine elements of folk, grunge and shoegaze, bringing anthemic catharsis to the masses.

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Hire Georgia Nevada Alternative band with Encore
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£700 - £1750
Alternative bandCambridgeshire

Planning an event and want to make an impact?! We have function and festival set lists to get people moving and leaving them wanting more!

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Hire Ricky Cool & The In Crowd Alternative band with Encore
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£1250 - £1500
Alternative bandBirmingham

Red Hot Rhythm & Blues! Scintilating Ska! Sensational Soul! Ricky Cool & The In Crowd serve up a gorgeous gumbo of sounds from the Mod era.

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Hire 7 Year War Alternative band with Encore
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£200 - £300
Alternative bandWorcester

next up and coming heavy metal band

Latest reviews of our Alternative Bands in Cardiff

Smoking Goats
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"Smoking Goats were brilliant, I organised a formal dinner dance and they worked perfectly for the night. Discussions before the day were easy and we sorted out all details, song styles and the audience we would have. They came in plenty of time to set up and soundcheck and worked flexibly with us when there were delays on the night. A brilliant set, perfectly crafted for the audience, which really got people on the dance floor and in a great mood. Afterwards I got so much great feedback, the guests loved it. Very easy to work with, professional and with great sound and song choices, I would recommend them for any kind of function especially if you want to get people dancing. :) "

Polly hired Smoking Goats for a Private event (available in Cardiff)

Verified Review, 9 December 2023
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"Band was good. I had a phone call before to discuss how the event will go. They arrived in plenty of time. Very professional. Read the crowd well. I'm very pleased. ☺ "

Louise hired Smoking Goats for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in Cardiff)

Verified Review, 31 December 2022
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"They were perfect fir my event, my retirement party playing music through the decades. They listened carefully to me and provided just the right genre of music for a complete mix of people and, they were flexible to accompany a soloist and liaise on that. On the evening they arrived in plenty of time and as a professional band helped to set the tone of the evening I was looking for - fun, celebration yet time to chill and chat as well as times to dance. In particular, it was their musical abilities and sound playing together that I thought was fantastic, having a real synergy, just as I'd heard on the clip on line. I am delighted and highly recommend this band for the quality of their sound, their excellent communications both before and on the evening and their ability to adapt to the needs of an occasion. In addition, their sound engineer was extremely helpful with overall media on the night so the bits when the band had their breaks worked really well too. I very much appreciated that sense of working with me that they brought. Thank you."

Elizabeth hired Smoking Goats (available in Cardiff)

Verified Review, 24 November 2017

FAQs about hiring Alternative Bands in Cardiff

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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.

Hiring a Alternative Band in Cardiff

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Folk
Average response time:
1 hour
Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Alternative Band in Cardiff?

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

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