Alternative Bands for hire in Greater Manchester

Hire an alternative band in Greater Manchester for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 210 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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All the bands below are available to travel to Greater Manchester
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£900 - £1750
Alternative bandGreater Manchester

The #1 collective of pro musicians from Greater Manchester who deliver Funk, Soul, Motown and much more. We are your band!

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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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£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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£320 - £1665
Alternative bandManchester

Versatile professional Party Band dedicated to making your event amazing, playing a range of Pop, Rock, Motown, Ska and much much more!

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£500 - £1500
Alternative bandManchester

High quality covers trio with their own twist on classic tunes. Bringing the energy of an originals band playing your favourite hits!

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£800 - £1500
Alternative bandManchester

The four-piece party band with it all! Dance floor melting hits from all eras, with electrifying indie anthems to smooth saxophone classics!

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£525 - £1100
Alternative bandManchester

Party band based in the NorthWest; available in different lineups with a fantastic selection of songs that will have you dancing all night!

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£1500 - £2100
Alternative bandManchester

Born in Manchester, Worker Bee Brass Band are reinventing the brass band sound!

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£350 - £700
Alternative bandManchester

Award-Winning Alt-Folk Duo based in Manchester, forged in New Zealand and endorsed by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer. Performed 400+ gigs

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Alternative bandSaint Helens

An incredible 80's themed show. Fully costumed, bringing the fun and energy of the 80's to any event!

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£400 - £1500
Alternative bandSale

4/5-piece Cheshire party band. Previous clients include: Amazon UK, World Snooker Awards, World PDC Darts Awards and hundreds of weddings.

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£1000 - £1500
Alternative bandManchester

Add to your event with this compact New Orleans parade band!

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£220 - £660
Alternative bandManchester

Dynamic acoustic duo, adding a touch of old-worldy class to your event or function

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£500 - £650
Alternative bandChorley

Upbeat Party band for all occasions, rocking out all the classic pop/rock/disco/motown songs for your parties

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£350 - £750
Alternative bandHigh Peak

Rock n’ roll, jazzy covers & classic hits! A fun trio of pro musicians; Rolling Stones, Beatles, Sinatra, Ray Charles, Jools Holland & more!

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£160 - £300
Alternative bandManchester

"The #1 Acoustic Duo in the North West, we've played multiple events in and around Manchester and we are looking forward to playing for you!

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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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£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!

Hiring an alternative band

Useful information

Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Folk
Average response time:
2 hours
Busiest times:
July, September, December

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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