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21 Great Value for Money & Affordable Bands to Hire for Your Event

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This collection is composed of value for money bands that you can hire for your event. Styles include, but not limited to, jazz, soul, Celtic, pop and rock. Please enter your budget when you complete your live music booking request form. This way the quotes you receive from bands will be within budget and affordable.

Sonic iD | 2 Piece Band | California | Soul - R&B

Sonic iD

A dynamic and versatile musical duo made up of international performers. Create musical ambience for your guests who will want to stay all night grooving ...
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Monsay Acoustic | 2 Piece Band | Hrodna | Jazz - Swing

Monsay Acoustic

Acoustic lounge duo (spouses). We have a great repertoire in various styles from jazz standards, latin, bossanova to pop songs ...
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The Estimators | 8+ Piece Band | London | Ska

The Estimators

The Estimators are a splendidly vibrant traditional Jamaican ska band. With fabulous grooves, sensational horn section displays & overall band brilliance ...
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RockPipes (Celtic Rock/Folk Band) | 7 Piece Band | Bristol | Classic Rock


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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Coffee Shop Acoustic | 3 Piece Band | Rijeka | Acoustic

Coffee Shop Acoustic

Acoustic trio which includes instruments: bass guitar, two acoustic guitars and three vocals. Performing for events, weddings, hotels, restaurants, bars, ...
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Soul Junction (Soul Band) | 9 Piece Band | West Midlands | Soul - R&B

Soul Junction

Covering a fantastic array of hits ranging from The Commitments to The Blues Brothers, Northern Soul to Motown and Stax for a memorable soul tribute ...
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White Lies (Function Band) | 4 Piece Band | Swansea | Pop - Rock

White Lies

Four experienced musicians, including fantastic female vocalist, White Lies provide a high energy set which balances classic anthems with modern ...
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Slightly Out Quintet (Jazz quintet) | 5 Piece Band | Florence | Jazz - Swing

Slightly Out Quintet

Slightly Out is a post-bop quintet formed by experienced musicians, coming from different musical genres, with the same passion for jazz improvisation ...
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Ian Boyle Blues Band | 6 Piece Band | Merseyside | Blues

Ian Boyle Blues Band

If you fancy something a different the Ian Boyle Blues Band is for you. An award winning harmonica player with a superb driving blues, rock and jazz band ...
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BwD Big Band (Modern & Swing Big Band) | 20 Piece Band | Lancashire

BwD Big Band

The BwD Big Band is a 20 piece ensemble with female vocalist able to cover a flexible repertoire from Swing to Jazz through Latin to more modern material ...
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The Sea Kings (Acoustic Duo / 2 Piece Acoustic Band) | London | Variety

The Sea Kings

Acoustic duo using vocal harmony, guitar, percussion & occasionally cello. In addition to their original songs, have a storming covers to fit all events ...
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The Countrymen | 6 Piece Band | Cornwall | Celtic – Traditional

The Countrymen

6 piece traditional Cornish folk group. The songs are in close four part harmony with guitars and bass in support, but the accent is on fun ...
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Junkyard Rocket | 5 Piece Band | Surrey | Classic Rock

Junkyard Rocket

Junkyard Rocket are a five-piece classic rock and soul covers band available for pubs, parties and festivals. We play a wide range of music ...
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Lesedi (Cover Band Trio) | 3 Piece Band | Surrey | Variety


We are a trio and we perform in a range of styles from funk and soul to jazz and blues including a mix of originals and covers ...
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Spred the Dub | 6 Piece Band | Florida | Ska

Spred the Dub

Whenever this band gets together a party has just been immaculately conceived. The word “boring” isn’t allowed entrance into their vocabulary ...
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Anvil Ceilidh Band | 5 Piece Band | East Dunbartonshire | Ceilidh

Anvil Ceilidh Band

Ceilidh Band has played Weddings, Parties, University Graduations, Scottish ceilidhs and Christmas dances. It has also performed at many charity events ...
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2 Tickets 2 The Gunshow (4 Piece Party Rock Covers Band) | Cardiff

2 Tickets 2 The Gunshow

4 Piece Party Rock Covers Band. Get in touch to book us for your event, wedding, birthday, wake, barmitzvah, pub, club, dancing bear party! ...
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Brand X Band | 6 Piece Band | California | Pop - Chart

Brand X Band

Brand X specializes in live, dance-oriented entertainment, including funk-rock, R&B, latin, pop sounds. Your party, wedding, or other event will rock ...
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Pitch Box Acoustic Band | 3 Piece Band | Philippines | Acoustic

Pitch Box Acoustic Band

As individuals we started a great harmony that evolved into passion to perform. Music brought us together and we want to share this to everyone ...
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Shatterproof Brass | 5 Piece Band | London | Pop - Rock

Shatterproof Brass

We play a selection of your favourite pop tunes but what we really enjoy is performing all your favourite pop punk, rock and metal! ...
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Bad Girls Groove (Funk Disco Soul Group) | 8+ Piece Band | London

Bad Girls Groove

Their strength lies in their musicality with plenty of smooth harmonies, percussion breakdowns and innovative solos from the musicians ...
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Local bands: Bands that are local to your area will not have to charge for any travel fees. As they save time and money on travel, they become more cost-effective for your booking.

Less production: Bands with less equipment will have less costs to cover. These include insurance, installation and manned equipment. For example, stadium show quality laser lights or sound system for up to 50,000 people. If your event doesn't need this level of production, you may be able to hire a great value band.

Better evaluation: More experienced bands will be able to advise you on their best prices. For example, they will offer different packages for different types of events. This way, they will make sure that your receive the best value entertainment for your event.

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Small bands: Great examples would be hi-tech or acoustic duos and trios. Many small bands can provide a full sounding entertainment without the cost of a larger band.

Soloists: Similar cost-effective options would include singers, singer guitarists, pianists, violinists and saxophonists. A solo musician and / or singer would typically have less equipment involved too.

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