Alternative Bands for hire in County Durham

Hire an alternative band in County Durham for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 150 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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4 bands in or around County Durham
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From£500
Alternative bandNewcastle upon Tyne(14 mi)

Rock trio based in the North East, playing a mix of alternative, indie, funk, and rock n roll available for functions, pubs, anything really

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From£280
Alternative bandHebburn(14 mi)

Duke are an energetic acoustic duo performing your favourite pop/rock covers at events across the UK, with years of industry experience!

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From£400
Alternative bandNewcastle upon Tyne(17 mi)

Energetic Indie Wedding & Function Band

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From£480
Alternative bandNewcastle upon Tyne(13 mi)

Instrumental rock trio from Newcastle. Check out or links for our music and live performances. Cheers.

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From£640
Alternative bandLondon(234 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(96 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£800
Alternative bandBristol(233 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(113 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(96 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£890
Alternative bandSalford(94 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£1000
Alternative bandRochdale(80 mi)

Manchester's definitive Oompah Band. Featuring many of the North West's leading professional brass musicians. We can cater for any event.

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From£2200
Alternative bandLondon(237 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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From£320
Alternative bandLondon(237 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£640
Alternative bandNorwich(196 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£1100
Alternative bandLondon(234 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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Alternative bandLondon(231 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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Alternative bandBarbican, London(233 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 (247 mi)

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

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Hiring an alternative band

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Popular genres:
Rock, Indie, Heavy metal
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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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