Alternative Bands for hire in Colchester

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Hire Stallions & The Bear  Alternative band with Encore
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Alternative bandColchester

Hailing from the 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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Hire DJ ALIVE Alternative band with Encore
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£2625 - £7000
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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Hire Acacia Road Alternative band with Encore
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£950 - £1700
Alternative bandChelmsford

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

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Hire Nobody’s Heroes Alternative band with Encore
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Alternative bandChelmsford

Meet Nobodys Heroes: a 5-piece alt rock band with a twist. Female vocals, guitar, keys, bass & drums reimagining hits in their own style.

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Hire Brass Beats Collective Alternative band with Encore
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£800 - £975
Alternative bandBury Saint Edmunds

'Audibly and visually thrilling... the perfect festivals band!' 'Brass Beats Collective brought a riotous onslaught of high-energy music'

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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

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Hire AMPED UP Alternative band with Encore
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£500 - £1875
Alternative bandHertfordshire

Amped Up is the ultimate Indie Rock Trio! With charisma, style and unrivalled musicianship, Amped Up will guarantee a night to remember.

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Hire Discovered Alternative band with Encore
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£1036.25 - £2195
Alternative bandOxford

One of the UK’s finest bands providing songs, dances and entertainment for everyone. Over 500+ events in 15 years, satisfaction guaranteed!

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Hire Major Major Alternative band with Encore
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£500 - £1500
Alternative bandBrighton and Hove

We are an experienced 4-piece, pop, rock and indie band hailing from Brighton in East Sussex. We are ready to get your party started!

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Hire Last Call Alternative band with Encore
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£435 - £1620
Alternative bandSalford

One of the UK's leading function bands. An elegant 2-5pc band offering the finest musicians guaranteed to provide high quality entertainment

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Hire The Ukes of Hazzard Alternative band with Encore
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£687.50 - £1850
Alternative bandAylesbury

Fun, unique and award-winning - get massive kudos for booking the band that roams the world, all with a twist of uke! Guests LOVE us!

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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 The Rock 'n' Soulers Alternative band with Encore
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£1400 - £1600
Alternative bandManchester

The Covers Band For Music Fans. All Weddings & Events! Rock/Indie/Britpop/Soul/60s,70s,80s. Manchester/Cheshire/Worldwide!

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Hire The Headliners Alternative band with Encore
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£1375 - £2500
Alternative bandCoulsdon

The Headliners is one of the UK's leading party bands, providing world-class live music entertainment, perfect for every occasion.

Latest reviews of our Alternative Bands in Colchester

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 Colchester)

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 Colchester)

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 Colchester)

Verified Review, 24 November 2017

FAQs about hiring Alternative Bands in Colchester

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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 Colchester

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

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

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

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