Original Artists for hire in Dorset

Hire an original artist in Dorset for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 199 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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All the groups below are available to travel to Dorset
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From£400
Original artistYeovil

Classy live jazz performed with skill and verve from singer/pianist Julie & her excellent musicians. Swing, Latin & Blues + originals.

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£320 - £800
Original artistShaftesbury

Old-fashioned entertainers with a sprinkle of fun on the side. Videos tell the truth, so please have a look and enjoy!!.

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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£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£640
Original artistSouth West London

Female fronted high end act, amazing pedigree and performance history in rock, blues, Americana - call us to rock your world!

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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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£400 - £600
Original artistCwmbran

The dynamic singer/songwriting duo covering music from 1910 to now in all genres!

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From£640
Original artistSE London

'Beethoven reloaded' #1 tango fusion band in the UK...more prog rock, post-tango. 'Audiences leave wowed every time

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£500 - £1650
Original artistLondon

Singer, songwriter, acoustic, band, soulful, female, wedding, funeral, functions, corporate events, churches, choir, restaurant, bars,events

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£600 - £995
Original artistTring

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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£360 - £540
Original artistStourport-on-Severn

An acoustic duo like no other promises to bring a unique and uplifting experience to your event.

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£1100 - £2100
Original artistLondon

The Burning Shoes are one of the most in-demand function bands in the UK! They can cover a vast range of styles with energy and elegance.

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£900 - £1750
Original artistGreater Manchester

The #1 collective of pro musicians from Greater Manchester who deliver Funk, Soul, Motown and much more. We are your band!

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£435 - £1620
Original artistSalford

One of the UK's leading function bands. An elegant 2-5pc band offering the finest musicians guaranteed to provide high quality entertainment

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£900 - £1350
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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£550 - £1750
Original artistLondon

Versatile and professional wedding band, playing a mix of the best dance floor music spanning 5 decades!

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£699 - £1899
Original artistPlymouth

Four multi-instrumentalists performing unique renditions of fan favourites with midsong switching & harmonies. Similar to mumford & sons.

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Folk
Average response time:
2 hours
Busiest times:
July, September, December

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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