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Alternative Bands for hire in Chelmsford

Hire an alternative band in Chelmsford for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 141 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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All the bands below are available to travel to Chelmsford
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£550 - £1750
Alternative bandLondon

TAKING BOOKINGS TODAY! The 'all in one' weddings and parties entertainment package to impress your guests.

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£1350 - £2950
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Echoes love to cover every element from a roaming dinner performance or reception set to a pumping DJ finale to round off your evening.

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£360 - £650
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With years of experience Juma Steel Band will transport you to an unforgettable caribbean experience. and bring a ray of sunshine .

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£1600 - £5100
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Incredible 9-15 piece party band for luxury events. We've entertained throughout Europe at beautiful weddings and trendy corporate parties!

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£400 - £785
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We provide an energetic Cockney Knees Up and Singalong to make your party special! Chas & Dave meets Old Time Music Hall!

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From£640
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Hairforce-5 bring the 80's rock scene direct to your function! All the 80's hits from Van Halen, Guns n' Roses, Motley Crue!

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THOM Music Duo are an exciting pair with a broad and surprising repertoire - perfect for your wedding/hootenanny/shindig/soiree.

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£700 - £950
Alternative bandLondon

Music entertainer Singer, vocalist, trumpet player & bandleader genres: Soul/jazz/Motown/pop/House/Latin ENGLISH (Spanish)

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£250 - £350
Alternative bandLondon

Motown function Band, 'Making a Difference, where it counts'

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£1200 - £1600
Alternative bandColchester

hailing from Sicilian City of Palermo (Italy), Stallions & The Bear are one of the UK's most vibrant and popular wedding and event bands

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From£750
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Young talented musicians from GSMD! 3~5 pieces jazz group, plays a mix of originals and vibrant jazz standards!

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£2050 - £4450
Alternative bandColchester

Sassy Female Vocals, Powerful Male Vocals, Incredible Musicians performing at weddings around the world DJ Alive are the ONLY band to Hire

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£750 - £1100
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Weddings, Birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs, Anniversaries WE DO IT ALL. We get the party going and get everyone involved!

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£625 - £1500
Alternative bandLondon

Covering music from the 50s all the way to present day, with an enthusiastic and fun vibe, The Discords will bring your night to life!

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£987.50 - £5100
Alternative bandLondon

Who you gonna call? Prostbusters! London's Top Electric Oompah Party Band

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£350 - £480
Alternative bandBrentwood

Country themed shows performed by Strawberry Blonde. Country Classics Country. Blues. Rock n Roll The Karen Carpenter and Country Show

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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 parties and functions!

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£987.50 - £1925
Alternative bandLondon

The essential Celtic party band! The best for Reeling, Ceilidh & Pop/Rock Covers.

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Hiring an alternative band

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Popular genres:
Rock, Indie, Heavy metal
Average response time:
3 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

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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