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Alternative Bands for hire in Reading

Hire an alternative band in Reading for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 173 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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Bands in or around Reading
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From£1990
Alternative bandGuildford (20 mi)

The Superstars are a slick, professional function act with a fun-loving, friendly sound and vibe.

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From£1900
Alternative bandBasingstoke(16 mi)

Bright Lights are a sensational, professional function band from Surrey, performing as a 6-piece band with female lead vocals.

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From£1600
Alternative bandGuildford (20 mi)

Professional 4-piece band performing awesome party music for weddings & events in the UK and abroad!

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From£3125
Alternative bandLondon(26 mi)

Boston Beats are an elite, eight-piece party band specialising in world class live entertainment.

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From£1170
Alternative bandGuildford (20 mi)

The Floor Fillers are an awesome 4 or 5-piece party band that specialise in bringing your big night to life

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From£1540
Alternative bandGuildford (20 mi)

The LPs, Surrey's most exciting retro covers band, are about to have you twisting all the way back to the 50's with a fabulous evening of stylish entertainment.

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From£3410
Alternative bandLondon(26 mi)

Pop Tops are London’s hottest function band for exclusive, high-end live entertainment.

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From£850
Alternative bandGuildford(21 mi)

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

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From£1290
Alternative bandReading(3 mi)

Amplified are a sensational, professional wedding and function covers band from Berkshire, performing as a 4-piece band with female lead vocals.

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From£1840
Alternative bandBasingstoke(16 mi)

Invite Only are a hip five-piece party band, specialising in funky, soulful pop covers that span four decades of music.

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From£1620
Alternative bandWoking(18 mi)

The Boatmen are an incredible live function act that take you on a trip back through the archives of the very best British pop music

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Alternative bandLondon(26 mi)

If you are looking to hire a live band that will really bring the party and guarantee a packed dance floor all night, then Funk Junkie are the band for you!

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From£1930
Alternative bandLondon(26 mi)

When booking live music for your wedding or event you want to know you're hiring the best and with The Junkies that is exactly what you get.

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From£1470
Alternative bandGuildford (20 mi)

If you are a fan of the BBC Radio One Live Lounge sessions then The Lounge Sound are the band for you.

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From£3270
Alternative bandLondon(26 mi)

I’ll tell you what you want. What you really, really want. A badass party band playing the very best pop music of the 1990’s?

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From£1330
Alternative bandLondon(26 mi)

Professional 4-piece covers band performing brilliant live music for weddings & functions in Surrey and the surrounding areas.

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From£2690
Alternative bandLondon(26 mi)

Jessie & The Jets are the must have act for those looking to take their party bebopping back to the glory days of rock 'n' roll

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From£1970
Alternative bandLondon(26 mi)

Four of London's finest musicians performing covers of all of your favourite rock and pop hits and producing a high energy live show that will guarantee a packed dance floor and a night to remember!

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Hiring an alternative band

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Popular genres:
Pop, Classical, Jazz
Average response time:
1 hour
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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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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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