Alternative Bands for hire in Guildford

Hire an alternative band in Guildford for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 130 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 Guildford
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£400 - £3125
Alternative bandLondon

10 Pro Musicians. Any lineup of your choice. Duo to 10 piece big band in any genre. Whatever the event... Temple have it covered.

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£1600 - £5100
Alternative bandLondon

Incredible 9-15 piece party band for luxury events. We've entertained throughout Europe at beautiful weddings and trendy corporate parties!

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£1100 - £2800
Alternative bandLondon

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

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£850 - £4750
Alternative bandLondon

As seen on The Voice. Professional 4 piece soul/pop/Rnb and motown covers band that tour regularly with great artists, including Olly Murs.

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From£320
Alternative bandLondon

'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 bandLondon

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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£2995 - £4000
Alternative bandLondon

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

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£350 - £470
Alternative bandLondon

Chart Classics done the live-lounge way. With a Folk-Pop feel, Bass/Guitar Duo, The Single Pair will get you moving and grooving!

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£1000 - £1875
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The Headliners is one of the UK's leading party bands, providing world-class live music entertainment, perfect for every occasion.

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£1200 - £3780
Alternative bandLondon

You know that feeling you get when you hear a tune you love but haven't heard in ages? We play those!

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From£850
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Who’s looking for a party? Banquet are the latest dazzling band delivering illustrious performances to audiences everywhere.

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Alternative bandLondon

THOM Music Duo are an exciting pair with a broad and surprising repertoire - perfect for your wedding/hootenanny/shindig/soiree.

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£1000 - £1500
Alternative bandLondon

We are proud to present LDN Cannes! A high calibre socially-distanced entertainment option for all those continuing with their 2020 events.

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£600 - £1050
Alternative bandLondon

The Tree House is an energetic and experienced band, playing in Private functions (incl. Dragon James Caan's) always with excelent feed back

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£300 - £500
Alternative bandLondon

UPBEAT DUO plays Funk n' Soul INTERNATIONAL music from the 60's till now. We guarantee you'll be singing and dancing by the end of the night

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From£900
Alternative bandLondon

Rio Brass was founded in 2018 with the intention of bringing the tradition of Carnival Blocos to Europe.

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£1250 - £2300
Alternative bandLondon/ Wales

Performed on Jools Holland Presents / Top Of The Pop's / Dermot O'Leary / HBO / FA Cup Final / MOBO Fund Winner

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£1200 - £2400
Alternative bandLondon

Brass and Vocal Collective offering a variety of entertainment line-ups.

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Hiring an alternative band

Useful information

Popular genres:
Rock, Indie, Heavy metal
Average response time:
3 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

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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