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Midnight Jungle | 4 Piece | Oxfordshire | Tribute

Midnight Jungle (RHCP Tribute)

Midnight Jungle was founded in early 2015 by four guys, who shared the love and admiration for the Red Hot Chili Peppers ...
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Sam (Singing Waiter/Chef) | Solo Singer | West Yorkshire | Pop - Chart

Sam (Singing Waiter/Chef)

Specialises in getting a party started, getting people on their feet and having a crowd in tears of laughter or love. Surprise your guests or loved ones ...
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Newick Folk | 3 - 5 Piece Folk Band | East Sussex | Ceilidh - Irish - Scottish

Newick Folk

Quirky folk band that delivers a mixture of traditional Ceilidh, Irish & Scottish Tunes. If you think we would suit we would be delighted to play for you ...
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RockPipes (Celtic Rock/Folk Band) | 7 Piece Band | Bristol | Classic Rock

RockPipes

Our music spans Folk, Rock, Celtic genres, from covers of Rock Classics (but as you’ve never heard them before!) to traditional Celtic and film covers ...
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Shuffle | 5 Piece Band | Surrey | Pop - Chart

Shuffle

Shuffle are a 5 piece band with a female singer playing modern covers and classic hits to make your event appeal to all ages. Drop us a line ...
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The J Tones (Acoustic Duo) | 2 Piece Band | London | Acoustic

The J Tones

Performing upbeat and exciting music designed to keep your audience dancing all night long. They perform a mixture of originals and well-loved covers ...
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Featured Acts Performing in London

Some fun London facts
Cities/towns include: Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster, City of London

Famous people from London; Pop bands, musicians and artists: All Saints, Spice Girls, Another Level, Big Brovaz, Breathe, Coldplay, Phil Collins, Erasure, David Essex, Eurythmics, Samantha Fox, Girls Aloud, Murray Head, Elton John, Level 42, Leona Lewis, Laurie London, George Michael, Hayley Mills, Naked Eyes, The New Vaudeville Band, Alan Parsons Project, Cliff Richard, The Rubettes, Hurricane Smith, Spandau Ballet, Steps, Wang Chung, Kim Wilde
Rock bands, musicians and artists: Ace, David Bowie, After the Fire, Dire Straits, Bush, The Rolling Stones, Dave Clark Five, Queen, Climie Fisher, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, The Police, King Crimson, The Who, The Honeycombs, Rod Stewart, The Kinks, Status Quo, The Outfield, Young Guns, Small Faces, Yes, Skunk Anansie
Alternative bands, musicians and artists: Lily Allen, Bloc Party, Bastille, Blur, The Big Moon, Jessie Ware, The Cure, Elvis Costello, The Escape Club, Dodgy, Elastica, White Lies, Florence and the Machine, Gay Dad, Ian Gomm, Jesus Jones, JoBoxers, Joy Division, Klaxons, Kula Shaker, Madness, Menswear, New Order, Gary Numan, Placebo, Roxy Music, Saint Etienne, Squeeze, Suede
R&B bands, musicians and artists: Adele Adkins, Amy Winehouse, Architechs, Sugababes, Marsha Ambrosius, Dusty Springfield, Brand New Heavies, Soul II Soul, Alexandra Burke, Seal, Des’ree, Heartless Crew, Eruption, Eternal, Gabrielle, Mis-Teeq
Dance bands, musicians and artists: Clean Bandit, Sonique, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Faithless, Dreadzone, Pet Shop Boys, Fatboy Slim, Groove Armada, Jess Glynne, Morcheeba, Jamiroquai, Hot Chocolate, Gonzalez, Underworld, The Grid

Music Education Hubs in London; Islington, Merton, North East London, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Croydon Music & Arts, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney Music Service Network, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, Newham, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton Music, Tower Hamlets and City of London, Tri-Borough, Wandsworth

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Booking Help and Advice

Help and Advice When You Hire Bands, Musicians and Singers in London

See below for some answers to frequently asked questions when booking live music. If your question is not displayed below, please feel free to get in touch with us via live chat or contact form. Happy to help!

"How can I book a band or musician?"

It's easy to hire a band, musician or singer. Let us know the type of music you have in mind. Add some information on the event you are planning and we'll do all the work! We can find you great bands and musicians for your booking. If you want more control you can add more information. This can help us find exactly what you are looking for. For example, the size of the band you prefer or the venue permits. Or the genre of music you'd like (for example Rock, Pop, the '60s). The type of event (if you're planning a wedding reception we can find you expert wedding bands). Your budget (this will ensure only music acts within your price range will apply). Any other info which you feel may help. For example, tell us it's for a 75th birthday party we can find you some great classic bands for hire to get the night swinging! Once completed, press the 'Set us to work!' button and we'll search our network for the right music acts for hire which matches your request. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 or you can take control and get exactly the music you need for your event.

"How long do musicians for hire take to set-up?"

Setting up time varies depending on the number of musicians involved. A solo violinist can be ready in a few minutes. A solo singer or duo may need 30 minutes to an hour. Whereas a 10-piece function band for hire may take an hour to 90 minutes. This is to position the musicians on stage, prepare the equipment and sound-check. If this is a wedding or a private event, they may need to arrive earlier. In either case, it is best to agree with the bands about the time of arrival. This will allow them to prepare for your event. This should ideally be before your guests or patrons arrive.

"I need to cancel or re-arrange a musician or band booked, what do I do?"

This is best done direct with the chosen live music artist as soon as possible. You can contact the band, musician or singer for hire you selected for the event. Simply changing your mind is not usually a good enough reason to cancel! Please ensure you provide the music acts with as much notice as possible. They may not be able to schedule another performance on the cancellation date. This could lead to a loss of earnings for them.
When you discuss the terms with your music act please cover the cancellation details. Musicians and bands are human-beings too. Likely they will understand if you have a genuine reason for the cancellation. If you have to re-arrange an engagement you should contact the band or musician. Let them know and when you would like them to perform. They may need time to check their calendar (or many calendars if there are many musicians in the band!) before they can confirm the re-arrangement.

"What if the musician/band cancels?"

If a music act cancels you will need to find a replacement band, singer or musician as soon as possible. We recommend entering another live music hire form. As we may have many bands, singers and musicians available at the last minute. You should then decide the impact of the cancellation. If the cancellation has not allowed enough time to find a replacement you may incur a loss. This should be cross-referenced with the agreement with the band, singer or musician. You can download a live music hire Engagement Agreement document to use when you book a band or musician.

"Can I see the musicians perform live before booking?"

Of course! All our musicians, singers and bands for hire are active acts. The band selected for your engagement is very likely to be working in your local area. It may not be the case if they a high production tribute band. But, many bands and musicians have websites which they can direct you to. They will usually include a list of the dates they are playing and where. Provided it's a public event, pop along and have a listen. If you like what you hear don't forget to introduce yourselves. Let them know you discovered them via the ACE Music Booking Agency website. You can also discuss a pre-booking viewing when you discuss your booking with the bands. They will be very happy to let you know when you can see them play and to discuss your booking in detail.

"Is it possible to pick the songs the musicians will perform?"

Choosing which songs to perform depends a great deal on the type of band, singer or musician you are booking. Some bands for hire will work very hard on a particular series of songs. Sometimes linking many songs together into a medley. They will be likely to have a routine to last the entire evening which they have perfected. In this case, it is very difficult for them to change the order of songs to include your choice. But, they may still be able to perform a special song for you. Your first dance song for example. Other bands or singers for hire will be happy to play any song you request. Providing you give them enough notice to learn them.
Many international musicians, singers and bands to hire travel the world with over 300 songs in their repertoire. They will likely know the songs you like already! In both cases, don't be afraid to ask! It is important you get exactly the music you want at your event.

"Will the wedding band for hire learn a first dance song request?"

Yes. Or at least they should! In the many years of operating as a professional agency, we have never come across a wedding musician or band that will not be happy to learn a song for your first dance. But, you should to bear in mind the type of song you have requested and the style of the band you have chosen. Some bands may not fit the instrumentation and music style. They may not be able to represent the song you chose. For example, choosing a hip-hop multi-voc