Alternative Bands available to hire in Highlands and Islands

Hire an alternative band in Highlands and Islands for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 4 of the most professional acts for you to choose from. All of the bands shown below can travel and are available in Highlands and Islands.

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All the bands below are available to travel to Highlands and Islands
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£815 - £1200
Alternative bandBathgate

What happens when you bring together four insanely-talented musicians from different genres? You get the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band!

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Alternative bandGlasgow

Al & Grace are Two Far Flung: UK-based multi-instrument jazz/folk duo. Instruments: voice (both); piano; flute; fiddle; guitar.

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£150 - £350
Alternative bandInverurie

Alt Blues music, by Full Fat.

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Alternative bandHexham

You won't find a more energetic and professional bunch of musicians guaranteed to get your guests up and dancing the night away

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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