Original Artists for hire in Scottish Borders

Hire an original artist in Scottish Borders for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 66 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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6 groups in or around Scottish Borders
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From£960
Original artistEdinburgh(31 mi)

The Firrenes are a melodic, song-based, five-piece band from Edinburgh, Scotland, performing original material.

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From£640
Original artistUnited Kingdom(28 mi)

Winners of the Radio 2 Young Folk Award, the trio have performed widely, at venues ranging from Glastonbury, to folk clubs and living rooms.

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From£850
Original artistCarlisle(45 mi)

The best band you've never heard of

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From£320
Original artistEdinburgh(32 mi)

Hang drum / Handpan Player available as solo or with guitarist, performing a fusion of folk, jazz and blues, originals and covers.

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Original artistEdinburgh(32 mi)

High-Class Accordion-Based Continental Jazz Ensemble for ALL Occasions

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From£480
Original artistLeicester(212 mi)

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£1200
Original artistManchester(146 mi)

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

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From£150
Original artistInverurie(113 mi)

Alt Blues music, by Full Fat.

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Original artistSalford(144 mi)

Singer songwriter, performing Artist, and Producer, Julie E Gordon has taken her creative independence to a new level.

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From£1100
Original artistManchester(146 mi)

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(145 mi)

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£640
Original artistManchester(144 mi)

The Black Sheikhs perform wonderful swing jazz arrangements of pop and rock classics.

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From£480
Original artistLeamington Spa(231 mi)

This Back-To-The-Future loving trio have a wide repertoire & years of experience playing together. Classic songs with a rootsy twist.

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From£700
Original artistLiverpool(147 mi)

* Folk * Irish * Bluegress * Popular covers * Oldies performed as a Duo or upto to a Five Piece Band

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Original artistGlasgow(61 mi)

Al & Grace are Two Far Flung: UK-based multi-instrument jazz/folk duo. Instruments: voice (both); piano; flute; fiddle; guitar.

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From£640
Original artistBlackpool(121 mi)

The Blackaways are a very lively, energetic band playing a combination of Acoustic, Celtic, Irish, Rock covers and originals.

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From£900
Original artistLeeds(129 mi)

Intimate, soulful earth music delivered in an artfully unassuming style. Tiptoe’s music is soulful pop and jazz, foreground or background.

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From£2000
Original artistSheffield(162 mi)

Soulful, infectious grooves that’ll take your party by storm!

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Popular genres:
Folk, Pop
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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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