Alternative Bands for hire in East Sussex

Hire an alternative band in East Sussex for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 171 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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10 bands in or around East Sussex
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From£640
Alternative bandBrighton(17 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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From£900
Alternative bandMaidstone(27 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£1725
Alternative bandBrighton(19 mi)

The South's Best Contemporary Indie Rock Covers Band

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From£1440
Alternative bandBrighton(19 mi)

Professional 5-piece covers band performing awesome live music for weddings & functions in Brighton, Sussex and surrounding areas.

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From£800
Alternative bandKent(28 mi)

Premium Party Band Based in Kent

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Alternative bandBrighton(16 mi)

Whether playing Ed Sheeran or The Rolling Stones, we pride ourselves on always bringing a professional, fun show, whatever the event.

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From£1000
Alternative bandCrawley(23 mi)

A swing band with a difference, performing a unique mix of modern rock and pop songs in vintage style alongside Rat Pat and swing classics.

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Alternative bandBrighton(16 mi)

Want your event to really rock? We’ve got it covered.

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From£480
Alternative bandLewes(11 mi)

We're Aldo & Rhiannon Daniel, Karn Broad & Alan Rae. Between us we've been playing for 200 years and play our own songs + unusual covers

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Alternative bandCrawley(23 mi)

After 30 years in the business ,a touring gigging musician all his life . Modway brings a full band experience to the small clubs and venues

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Alternative bandLondon(44 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(205 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(128 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(203 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(206 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(216 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(41 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 bandLondon(40 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

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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