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Alternative Bands for hire in Cowes

Hire an alternative band in Cowes for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 172 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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16 bands in or around Cowes
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From£650
Alternative bandSouthsea(10 mi)

3-piece Bavarian Oompah Band

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From£1590
Alternative bandSussex(21 mi)

A professional live band performing an awesome set of covers that will have the dance floor at your party packed from start to finish!

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From£1690
Alternative bandFarnham(6 mi)

Homecoming Kings are an awesome four piece guitar-driven rock act that take you right back to the glory days of 90’s and 00’s pop punk and college rock.

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From£1500
Alternative bandPortsmouth(6 mi)

Ever fancied having your favourite indie-pop band play your wedding, party or corporate event? Then Purple Heights are the function act for you.

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From£1650
Alternative bandFareham(6 mi)

The Professional Covers Band

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From£1870
Alternative bandPortsmouth(6 mi)

Funked Up! are the most sought after live covers band in the UK playing hip hop, funk and R'n'B hits with a rock edge

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From£1560
Alternative bandPortsmouth(6 mi)

Boisterous, noisy and tonnes of fun: Indie Rockers are an all out indie rock act that bring the very best noughties guitar anthems to your big event.

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From£1590
Alternative bandFareham(6 mi)

The most popular rockaoke and bandeoke band in the UK

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From£1670
Alternative bandFareham(6 mi)

Lucky Charms are the must have band for party people who want their wedding or function to go off with a bang!

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From£1520
Alternative bandFareham(6 mi)

Timeline is a sensational, lively & stylish 4-piece professional band that features some of the best young musicians in the South and an incredible lead vocalist!

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From£480
Alternative bandEastleigh(15 mi)

Cover Up are a Three piece party band based out of Southampton with a repertoire spanning 60's Classics to modern Pop, Indie and Rock.

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From£820
Alternative bandSouthampton(12 mi)

Southampton's most dynamic function outfit, are changing the perception of the standard acoustic covers act.

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From£1600
Alternative bandPortsmouth(10 mi)

Fine Voice Entertainers are always focused on attention to detail and promise you the best performance they can give.

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Alternative bandPortsmouth(9 mi)

NeoRoots band, the party you never want to leave.

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From£688
Alternative bandWimborne(29 mi)

Altered Bridge are the UK's only tribute to American rock band Alter Bridge

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From£800
Alternative bandSouthampton(14 mi)

Southampton Based Wedding & Function Band Perfect For Any Occasion

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All the bands below are available to travel to Cowes
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Alternative bandLondon(72 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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Alternative bandManchester(190 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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Just takes a few clicks and it’s always reliable. We used Encore every month for the past 2 years and it has been amazing.
The orchestra were a huge hit on Friday, so thanks again for your help last minute on this! Throughly impressive.
The band were great and really professional throughout the booking process and on the day.

Hiring an alternative band

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Popular genres:
Pop, Classical, Jazz
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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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