Alternative Bands for hire in Reading

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Hire Discovered Alternative band with Encore
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£1036.25 - £2195
Alternative bandOxford

One of the UK’s finest bands providing songs, dances and entertainment for everyone. Over 500+ events in 15 years, satisfaction guaranteed!

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Hire The Ukes of Hazzard Alternative band with Encore
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£687.50 - £1850
Alternative bandAylesbury

Fun, unique and award-winning - get massive kudos for booking the band that roams the world, all with a twist of uke! Guests LOVE us!

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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 Mumfudden Suns Alternative band with Encore
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£1125 - £2125
Alternative bandAylesbury

Looking for a fun, unique, premium festival band with a pro team? Look no further! We guarantee the dance floor gets worn out!

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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 Horizon Festival Band Alternative band with Encore
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Alternative bandNewbury

Discover Horizon, the UKs best festival party band. Create the perfect soundtrack to your event.

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Hire Weekend Retro Team Alternative band with Encore
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£987.50 - £1125
Alternative bandOxford

We are a classic rock, punk and indie covers band based in Oxford. We can provide a variety of sets to suit your needs.

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Hire The Denotones 60s Experience and tribute band Alternative band with Encore
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£800 - £1500
Alternative bandAylesbury

One of the best 60s bands around. Theatres, hotels, Great night every time with hits from Elvis, Frankie Valli, Drifters, and many more.

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Hire Klezmerco Alternative band with Encore
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From£640
Alternative bandLondon

Klezmerco is a band of four and up to seven musicians based in London who play and promote the best of Klezmer, Gypsy and Balkan music.

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Hire The Don't Look Now Band Alternative band with Encore
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£350 - £1100
Alternative bandBerkshire

25+ yrs of experience, 300+ songs, distinctly English flavour, upbeat melodic tunes & humour. The go-to band for live entertainment!

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Hire George Zebra Alternative band with Encore
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£1125 - £1718.75
Alternative bandAylesbury

The Festival-themed power trio! Hundreds of events and a huge set list guaranteed to wear out the dance floor!

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Hire Fallen Angels Alternative band with Encore
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£1000 - £1875
Alternative bandOxford

High energy party band from Oxford, covering the best 90s/00s rock pop and indie anthems!

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Hire White Light Festival Band Alternative band with Encore
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£1250 - £1625
Alternative bandBracknell

Ultimate Festival Band Experience. Multiple Glastonbury and Livestock experience. Maximum audience interaction.

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Hire The Breezy Tees Alternative band with Encore
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£600 - £2200
Alternative bandWoking

We are THE BREEZY TEES, a rock/ pop Live Wedding Band based out of Surrey… but ready to rock anywhere!

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Hire The Kicktones Alternative band with Encore
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£800 - £2400
Alternative bandTwickenham

The Kicktones are a 5 piece band with over 50 years collective musical performance experience.

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Hire Greenvines Duo Alternative band with Encore
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£875 - £1125
Alternative bandOxford

Husband-wife acoustic loop pedal duo playing only the best pop classics, from relaxed jazz to upbeat tunes.

Latest reviews of our Alternative Bands in Reading

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 Reading)

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 Reading)

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 Reading)

Verified Review, 24 November 2017

FAQs about hiring Alternative Bands in Reading

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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 Reading

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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 Reading?

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

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