International showbands perfect for high-end weddings and events. With showstopping live sets packed full of the best dance floor fillers, performed by the UK's finest musicians and vocalists, our showbands are a favourite for discerning entertainment bookers looking to host truly exceptional parties. For bookings call our expert team on +44 (0)800 564 2240.
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Not sure where to start with your search for a cover band for hire? Sometimes it’s helpful to think about the people that will be coming to your wedding or event. What kind of music gets them dancing? Do they love a big summer festival? Then try one of festival-style cover bands, bringing the energy stadium headliner to your big event. Or maybe your guest list loves all things retro – then you could check out some of our vintage bands, perfect for weddings and parties with a bit of a homespun twist.
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“We are absolutely over the moon with the fantastic performance from the band. Especially our first dance song was overwhelming how incredible they performed it! We couldn't have asked for anything more from them. And had a number of guests comment on how good they were.”Lee & Michelle - Wedding, Milliards House, East Sussex
If you’re not quite sure where to start with finding the perfect live music or entertainment for your event, then we’re here to help. Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions...
Showband Local Bands can be hired from a live music agency, such as Tailored Entertainment. Tailored Entertainment exclusively represents a host of the best Showband Local Bands and on this website you'll find videos, photos, repertoire and links to band websites so you can find all the information you need to hire the perfect live music for you. When hiring Showband Local Bands with Tailored Entertainment your booking will be secured by a booking contract between you and the act. Standard payment terms are a deposit to secure the booking (usually around 20% of the total fee) with the balance payable 7 days in advance of the event.
For professional Showband Local Bands, a base-level starting price is around £1000. At this price, you’re ensuring that your Showband band is made up of the UK’s very best professional musicians with the requisite skill set, equipment, and production to perform at any function venue in the country. Keep in mind that this is a starting price, and many of the best Showband Local Bands are going to cost more than this.
Most Showband Local Bands will perform 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets as standard. The Tailored Entertainment roster of live bands all provide a bespoke DJ service before and after live sets, so your whole evening of entertainment is covered.
Most Showband Local Bands take up to 90 minutes to be fully set up and sound checked. Small line-ups may be a bit quicker whereas large showbands with a lot of production will take longer. Our expert team will ensure a viable plan is in place ahead of your event so you have nothing to worry about on the day.
Absolutely! Most Showband Local Bands on the Tailored Entertainment roster offer afternoon drinks reception add-ons to their standard booking. You’ll find these listed under ‘optional extras’ on the band’s profile.
Alternatively, you could book one of our dedicated drinks reception entertainment options like a stunning soloist or string quartet.
Yes, all of our Showband Local Bands are happy to perform a special request - which is often the first dance or song of the evening. We'll prompt you for this information well in advance of your event to give the act plenty of time to plan and rehearse the performance.
Yes, all of our Showband Local Bands come fully self-contained with premium audio and lighting equipment. Our Showband Local Bands also provide a DJ service as standard so everything for your event is taken care of in just one booking.
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