Alternative Bands for hire in Guildford

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Hire Coming Up Roses Alternative band with Encore
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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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Hire The Headliners Alternative band with Encore
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£1375 - £2500
Alternative bandCoulsdon

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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Hire Soul in the Belfry Alternative band with Encore
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£1300 - £1700
Alternative bandLondon

Soul in the Belfry is a 5 piece pop, soul & funk wedding & event band of the highest quality based in London.

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Hire The Hired Guns Alternative band with Encore
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£1700 - £3356.25
Alternative bandFarnham

Hired Gun: a world class musician hired to tour and record internationally with the world's biggest artists. And now YOU can hire them, too!

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Hire Rock The Night Alternative band with Encore
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£1500 - £2000
Alternative bandBracknell

Playing everything Rock, Indie, Pop Punk, Britpop, Rock n’ Roll and Pop; you won’t want to leave the dance floor.

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Hire The Riot Dogs Alternative band with Encore
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£1479 - £1492
Alternative bandLondon

Fresh 3-piece alternative rock and pop band with powerful vocals!

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Hire HAIRFORCE 5 Alternative band with Encore
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£1250 - £2000
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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Hire Brown Sugar Alternative band with Encore
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£2340 - £9060
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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Hire Faith i Branko Alternative band with Encore
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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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Hire Rock With Us Alternative band with Encore
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£1900 - £3000
Alternative bandLondon

The only band offering 3-4 roaming instruments on the dance floor. Your guests become part of the show, on a night they will never forget.

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Hire Honeydew Marmalade Alternative band with Encore
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£1000 - £2500
Alternative bandBromley

Honeydew Marmalade are a four-piece function band. Playing the music we love to perform, you and your guests are guaranteed a great time!

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Hire LATIMO Alternative band with Encore
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£2500 - £4000
Alternative bandLondon

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

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Hire B-Side Project Alternative band with Encore
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£1200 - £4280
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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Hire Open Road Alternative band with Encore
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£1575 - £1975
Alternative bandBracknell

Festival band performing Folk, Indie, Country, and Pop hits. Suitable for weddings and parties. They excel in boho and rustic themes.

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Hire The Britpoppers Alternative band with Encore
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£625 - £2195
Alternative bandReading

A 'Different Class' of Tribute Band, performing the anthems that will 'Live Forever'! We are 'Good Enough' for your special event!

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Hire THOM Music Duo Alternative band with Encore
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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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Hire The Falcons Alternative band with Encore
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£3000
Alternative bandLondon

Glorious guitars, dreamy harmonies and oceans of talent, charm, and charisma, The Falcons bring their unique brand of magic to any event!

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Hire The Jingle Belles - London Alternative band with Encore
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£1125 - £2500
Alternative bandLondon

The Jingle Belles are an incredible vocal trio who add Christmas cheer to any festive setting!

Latest reviews of our Alternative Bands in Guildford

Smoking Goats
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"Smoking Goats were brilliant, I organised a formal dinner dance and they worked perfectly for the night. Discussions before the day were easy and we sorted out all details, song styles and the audience we would have. They came in plenty of time to set up and soundcheck and worked flexibly with us when there were delays on the night. A brilliant set, perfectly crafted for the audience, which really got people on the dance floor and in a great mood. Afterwards I got so much great feedback, the guests loved it. Very easy to work with, professional and with great sound and song choices, I would recommend them for any kind of function especially if you want to get people dancing. :) "

Polly hired Smoking Goats for a Private event (available in Guildford)

Verified Review, 9 December 2023
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"Band was good. I had a phone call before to discuss how the event will go. They arrived in plenty of time. Very professional. Read the crowd well. I'm very pleased. ☺ "

Louise hired Smoking Goats for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in Guildford)

Verified Review, 31 December 2022
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"They were perfect fir my event, my retirement party playing music through the decades. They listened carefully to me and provided just the right genre of music for a complete mix of people and, they were flexible to accompany a soloist and liaise on that. On the evening they arrived in plenty of time and as a professional band helped to set the tone of the evening I was looking for - fun, celebration yet time to chill and chat as well as times to dance. In particular, it was their musical abilities and sound playing together that I thought was fantastic, having a real synergy, just as I'd heard on the clip on line. I am delighted and highly recommend this band for the quality of their sound, their excellent communications both before and on the evening and their ability to adapt to the needs of an occasion. In addition, their sound engineer was extremely helpful with overall media on the night so the bits when the band had their breaks worked really well too. I very much appreciated that sense of working with me that they brought. Thank you."

Elizabeth hired Smoking Goats (available in Guildford)

Verified Review, 24 November 2017

FAQs about hiring Alternative Bands in Guildford

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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.

Hiring a Alternative Band in Guildford

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Folk
Average response time:
1 hour
Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Alternative Band in Guildford?

The typical price per group member for Alternative Bands is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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