Alternative Bands for hire in Merseyside

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Hire The Beat Pilots Alternative band with Encore
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£1000 - £1350
Alternative bandMerseyside

Maximum energy, maximum entertainment.

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Hire The Acoustics Alternative band with Encore
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£200 - £1200
Alternative bandLiverpool

Upbeat piano and guitar duet available for private parties, weddings and corporate events

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Hire The Hope Street Busking Band Alternative band with Encore
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£1000 - £1900
Alternative bandLiverpool

A warm and wonderful group of friends, creating musical magic for over a decade.

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Hire The Weekenders Alternative band with Encore
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£1500 - £2250
Alternative bandChester

Cheshire's number one indie cover band. We perform floor filling indie rock hits and deliver a fun, high-energy and anthemic atmosphere.

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Hire Hard Candi 80's Alternative band with Encore
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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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Hire The Vinyls Alternative band with Encore
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£750 - £1250
Alternative bandBirkenhead

What we give is what you get - a top-quality, four-piece, Indie / Mod / Rock 'n' Roll covers band. No tapes, no loops, no gimmicks.

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Hire Green Fake - Green Day Tribute Alternative band with Encore
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Alternative bandWigan

God's Favourite Tribute Band.

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Hire The Arcade Knights Alternative band with Encore
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Alternative bandWigan

Pop, Funk, 80’s, Rock

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Hire the Bayrun Junkies Alternative band with Encore
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£900 - £1500
Alternative bandChester

Chester based Indie Rock Wedding & Covers band. Book us for your wedding, party or pub gig. Guaranteed to get the floor bouncing 🎸🥁🎤🎶

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Hire The Pace Alternative band with Encore
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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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Hire Gravity  Alternative band with Encore
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£1000 - £2000
Alternative bandLiverpool

Gravity is a pop punk party band with powerhouse vocals that put their own spin on pop, rock and emo hits to get your party going!

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Hire The Cassette Kings Alternative band with Encore
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£625 - £1125
Alternative bandWirral

The Cassette Kings have many separate years experience from past function bands. Collectively coming up with a versatile set for everyone!

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Hire The Directors Alternative band with Encore
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£500 - £1000
Alternative bandWallasey

Playing rock, pop and funk from the 60's to the present! "great band, brilliant choice of music, definitely worth a watch!"

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Hire Smoking Goats Alternative band with Encore
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£500 - £1000
Alternative bandBuntingford

Hertfordshire's #1 quirky rock/pop/indie cover band! We play a mix of popular classics and curios. Perfect for functions, pubs and parties!

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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 Georgia Nevada Alternative band with Encore
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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!

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Hire Ricky Cool & The In Crowd Alternative band with Encore
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£1250 - £1500
Alternative bandBirmingham

Red Hot Rhythm & Blues! Scintilating Ska! Sensational Soul! Ricky Cool & The In Crowd serve up a gorgeous gumbo of sounds from the Mod era.

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Hire 7 Year War Alternative band with Encore
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£200 - £300
Alternative bandWorcester

next up and coming heavy metal band

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Latest reviews of our Alternative Bands in Merseyside

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 Merseyside)

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 Merseyside)

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 Merseyside)

Verified Review, 24 November 2017

FAQs about hiring Alternative Bands in Merseyside

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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 Merseyside

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

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

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

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