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Side Drums for hire in the UK

Hire a side drum in the UK for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 3 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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Side drumBristol

Batch Gueye sings the traditional music of the Senegalese Baye Fall with a soulful voice, magically bringing the heart of West-Africa to you

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Side drumCardiff

Spirited young percussionist available for unique solo performances at events and for ensemble work within orchestras, musicals, operas etc.

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Side drumBridgwater

Whatever the gig, Ian's professional performance and attitude are what you need, along with the great feel only created by a live drummer!

Side drums available across the UK and Ireland

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

How much does it cost to hire a side drum?

The typical price for a side drum is:
£Budget£180
££Pro£290
£££High-end£400+

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Bear in mind: musicians typically play for 45 mins with a 15 min break per hour.

Frequently asked questions

Can any side drum play my favourite song?

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

How much time do side drums take to set up?

Your side drum 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 side drum 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 side drums 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 side drums 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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