Original Artists for hire in the UK

Hire an original artist in the UK for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 169 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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From£640
Original artistBedford

The Quartet is an international group based in London and led by Detroit born trumpet player Brant Tilds. We perform everywhere.

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From£1200
Original artistManchester

Funk Soul, Motown and Big Dance Numbers. A Power Band to suit all needs.

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From£480
Original artistLeicester

We are two sisters who sing in harmony and as well as our own songs, we re-work covers, performing chilled acoustic and uptempo classics

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From£150
Original artistInverurie

Alt Blues music, by Full Fat.

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From£480
Original artistLondon

Cloudy is an up-and-coming artist pioneering the introduction of a new sound: progressive soul with a touch of pop, looking for work in LDN.

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From£1600
Original artistPortsmouth

Fine Voice Entertainers are always focused on attention to detail and promise you the best performance they can give.

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From£850
Original artistLondon

Fear of the Forest is a hammered dulcimer-led ensemble formed in London in 2012 and fronted by Kate Arnold on dulcimer, violin and vocals.

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From£800
Original artistHounslow

A special & distinctive sound, featuring Elaine's beautiful voice & powerful songs, violin, flute/sax, bass, drums, jigs, reels & prog rock.

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From£900
Original artistWatford

If you want The BIGGEST Rock/Pop Tunes and the BEST musicians then KATB are the only band for your event, Excellence is our promise.

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From£1000
Original artistLondon

The Burning Shoes are one of the most in-demanded cover bands in the UK. They cover a huge range of styles with energy and elegance

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From£1100
Original artistManchester

Professional and fun! ‘The Nat O’Brien Band’ is a professional live band covering a diverse range of popular music.

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From£890
Original artistSalford

Last Call is an elegant function band based in Manchester that provides high quality entertainment for weddings, cooperate events and more

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From£1200
Original artistLondon

The 'all in one' weddings and parties entertainment package to impress your guests.

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From£645
Original artistSouthampton

'Energetic & Soulful Duo or Full Band' Extensive Live Experience, Inc Opening for Leona Lewis, Peter Andre, Rebecca Ferguson & The Eels!

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From£600
Original artistBrighton

High energy, 4-part harmony, singing swing band combing the best of New Orleans and UK swing - playing well known and original swing.

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From£320
Original artistLondon

'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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From£1280
Original artistLondon

Blend of vibrant African rhythms, burning horns and heavy bass lines brings a whole new definition to the Afro-Funk genre.

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From£450
Original artistLondon

we are a collection of musicians fronted by Georgie Wells - jazz and pop singer. We play a variety of genres, from jazz to top 40 charts

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

How much does it cost to hire an original artist?

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

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Frequently asked questions

Can any original artist play my favourite song?

Professional original artists will often take requests, but you will need to give them plenty of notice. Please also keep in mind that original artists may ask for an small additional fee to prepare songs that aren't already on their song list. You can view the original artist's song list on their Encore profile.

How much time do original artists take to set up?

Your original artist 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 original artist 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 original artists 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 original artists 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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