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Alternative Bands for hire in Colchester

Hire an alternative band in Colchester for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 177 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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1 bands in or around Colchester
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Alternative bandEye(29 mi)

red glass is a band based around rock and blues, with the adition of trumpet.

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Alternative bandLondon(51 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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From£1100
Alternative bandManchester(170 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(152 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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From£1000
Alternative bandManchester(168 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(115 mi)

TAILORING TUNES FOR YOUR PERFECT DAY

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From£890
Alternative bandSalford(172 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£1100
Alternative bandLondon(51 mi)

Energetic 3-6pc band playing Rock, Pop, 80s & Top-40, fronted by two charismatic international performers. Full dance floor? - Guaranteed 👍

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From£320
Alternative bandLondon(52 mi)

'A major discovery this year' The Guardian. Europe's foremost Gypsy/Jazz/World group available for your event as a duo/trio/quartet/quintet

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From£2200
Alternative bandLondon(49 mi)

Welcome to Groove Empire - we are a premium covers band based in London, UK. If you like our stuff, please send us a message.

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Alternative bandBarbican, London(49 mi)

Annex is a 4 piece jazz fusion band which formed in September 2015 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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From£1990
Alternative bandGuildford (79 mi)

The Superstars are a slick, professional function act with a fun-loving, friendly sound and vibe.

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From£2995
Alternative bandLondon(51 mi)

Tired of Jukebox DJs and over-played classics? Then LATIMO is the band for you!

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From£900
Alternative bandMaidstone(46 mi)

We are Brothers From Another Cover, a covers band made with a passion for music and making sure everyone has a good time.

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From£640
Alternative bandLondon(50 mi)

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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From£1900
Alternative bandBasingstoke(99 mi)

Bright Lights are a sensational, professional function band from Surrey, performing as a 6-piece band with female lead vocals.

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From£1500
Alternative bandCardiff(177 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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Alternative bandBrighton(86 mi)

We are an experienced 4/5-piece, pop, rock and indie band hailing from Brighton in East Sussex. We are ready to get your party started!

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Popular genres:
Pop, Classical, Jazz
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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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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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