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Alternative Bands available to hire in Carlisle

Hire an alternative band in Carlisle for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 78 of the most professional acts for you to choose from. All of the bands shown below can travel and are available in Carlisle.

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All the bands below are available to travel to Carlisle
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From£1100
Alternative bandManchester(103 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£600
Alternative bandBristol(238 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(75 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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From£1000
Alternative bandManchester(104 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£380
Alternative bandNottingham(154 mi)

TAILORING TUNES FOR YOUR PERFECT DAY

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From£890
Alternative bandSalford(102 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£1500
Alternative bandCardiff(236 mi)

Female fronted 4 piece band with optional brass playing a range of music from Motown to chart toppers to keep guests dancing all night!

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From£640
Alternative bandManchester(98 mi)

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

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From£640
Alternative bandManchester(101 mi)

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

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From£1250
Alternative bandLiverpool(102 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£750
Alternative bandAylesbury(230 mi)

Your guests won't forget us! We guarantee smiles and great tunes, all with a twist of Uke!

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From£1940
Alternative bandLiverpool(102 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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From£850
Alternative bandPontypridd(231 mi)

Disco Centric are a 5-piece function band playing combinations of disco, pop, dance, indie, latin & more!

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From£1520
Alternative bandLiverpool(102 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£1560
Alternative bandBirmingham(171 mi)

Are you looking to book a fun and exciting covers band for your wedding or function? If the answer is yes then Sefton Park are the band for you!

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From£1200
Alternative bandCardiff(234 mi)

The Trends are a modern function band with an extensive pop/rock repertoire based in Cardiff and covering mainland UK and beyond.

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From£640
Alternative bandNorwich(240 mi)

An energetic indie/rock/pop 4 piece band hailing from Norwich. We’ve been together since 09’ and putting on a great show is what we do!

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From£500
Alternative bandWirral(105 mi)

Recognised as THE best covers band in Merseyside. Indie, pop and rock with attitude.

Hiring an alternative band

Useful information

Popular genres:
Pop, Classical, Jazz
Average response time:
1 hour
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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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