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Acoustic Music

Are you looking to hire an acoustic band or musician for a wedding, birthday party or corporate event? We offer a range of singers, acoustic duos & bands performing everything from contemporary acoustic music to jazz, classical and blues.

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Hire Acoustic Duos and Bands

We represent only the very best acoustic bands and artists in the UK. From solo acoustic singer/guitarists to acoustic duos and acoustic bands, you'll find something to compliment your event.

Many of our acoustic acts perform as solo artists and acoustic duos, so this is a space-conservative way of still getting phenomenal live performances of your favourite songs whilst still sticking to your budget and venue constraints. Even our acoustic bands, which offer a fuller sound, take up far less room than an electric band, and are able to play at a much softer volume.

Additionally, with the advent of loop stations and harmony pedals, many of our creative acoustic artists are able to create the illusion of entire acoustic orchestras, layering multiple instrumental, percussion and vocal parts on top of each other at the tap of a foot. A sight to behold, and a sound to be heard!

Acoustic duo for hire
Acoustic Duos

The classic combination of acoustic guitar and vocals is ideal for receptions.

Roaming band for hire
Roaming Bands

Take your event to the next level with one of our roaming acoustic bands.

Singer / Guitarist
Solo Guitarists

A hand-picked roster of instrumentalists and singer/guitarists.

Spanish Flamenco guitarist for hire
Flamenco Guitarists

Add a Latino flavour to the proceedings to really make a lasting impression.

Browse All Acoustic Acts

Browse through all of our acoustic acts and get in touch for price and availability.

Soul Front
Soul Front
From £495
Soul Front are an acoustic duo offering chilled out acoustic music for weddings, corporate events, civil ceremonies, parties and more. With stunning vocals and...
Two Beats
Two Beats
From £610
Using an assortment of loop stations, harmony peddles and other clever gizmos this talented acoustic duo create a sound equal to that of any 5-piece function band....
JJ & The Beatniks
JJ & The Beatniks
From £1965 + VAT
Using wireless technology, JJ & The Beatniks are a unique acoustic band offering the ability to roam and interact with guests whilst...
The Duel
The Duel
From £610
The Duel are an exceptionally talented and vibrant guitar duo playing a fusion of flamenco, Latin, jazz and contemporary crossovers. Boasting exciting percussive...
Passengers
Passengers
From £495
A chic and contemporary acoustic duo with an extensive repertoire of live lounge covers - the perfect way to add some style to your event. With eight years of...
Harbour Lights Acoustic
Harbour Lights Acoustic
From £550
This versatile multi-instrumental acoustic duo pack a punch with their range of instruments and intricate male/female vocals. Showcasing...
Robin - Singer / Guitarist
Robin - Singer / Guitarist
From £310
With ten years experience on the events scene, Robin promises to deliver an accomplished performance at any occasion. Robin is a gifted...
Misko
Misko
From £490
Misko's blistering guitar skills will leave you speechless as he blasts his way through both modern and classical favourites. Having performed extensively throughout...
Social Satellite
Social Satellite
From £550
Social Satellite are a popular acoustic band playing heart-to-heart pop renditions, popular folk songs and jazz classics. With roots in...
Fresh Orange
Fresh Orange
From £595
Add a little bit of zing to your day with Fresh Orange - a unique acoustic duo offering a mix of modern and classic hits for an unforgettable performance. Fresh Orange...
Soul Brother Acoustic
Soul Brother Acoustic
From £575
A lively and enigmatic acoustic duo delivering a soulful twist on favourites from all the eras. Taking a unique approach on modern day...
Ed - Singer / Guitarist
Ed - Singer / Guitarist
From £490
Known for his powerful yet soulful voice, Ed can entertain in any capacity performing intimate wedding ceremonies, parties and drinks...
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The Royals Acoustic
The Royals Acoustic
From £1025
The Royals present their unique selection of acoustic soul and RnB, creating the perfect backdrop for corporate, international and...
Sonorous
Sonorous
From £610
Sonorous are a dynamic high-end acoustic band offering multiple line-ups, perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events. With energy and enthusiasm in abundance,...
Little Thoughts
Little Thoughts
From £550
An established acoustic duo providing a mixture of lively and laid back music from every era. With a wide repertoire covering multiple...
Pop Acoustic
Pop Acoustic
From £595
Pop Acoustic are a versatile acoustic duo who perform classic and contemporary hits from across the decades. Pop Acoustic consists of two talented musicians who...
Matthew - Singer / Guitarist
Matthew - Singer / Guitarist
From £310
Matthew is a highly talented solo acoustic guitar player with an incredibly soulful and bluesy voice that brings depth and emotion to his...
JJ - Solo / Trio
JJ - Solo / Trio
From £490
JJ is a professional solo singer/guitarist available to book for weddings, functions and corporate events. From chilled out background...

Acoustic Bands FAQs

Looking to hire an acoustic wedding band or cover band but not quite sure where to start? Below you'll find answers to some of the most common queries about our acoustic singers and artists.

Acoustic Bands For Hire

The natural resonance and beauty of acoustic music will have an intimate, personal effect on your event, with a dash of rustic charm thrown in for good measure. Free from all the trappings of technology, Bands For Hire's acoustic bands and solo acoustic acts rely solely on their considerable talent and the versatility of their instruments.

Hire a Roaming Acoustic Band

For something a little different, consider one of our roaming acoustic bands - rather than performing in one area of the room, our roaming bands will work the room, table by table, ensuring guests are fully engaged and singing along!

So while they're all seasoned performers and have the engaging personalities to show it, if you're in the market for music that can take more of a back seat at your event, our acoustic bands and solo acoustic artists can provide you and your guests with some brilliant background music, leaving you free to mingle without having to raise your voices. Wedding breakfasts, garden parties, birthdays and corporate and charity meet-and-greets would all suit this laid-back style.

Solo Acoustic Guitarists for Hire

Acoustic music is a broad term for the enormous variety of genres our acoustic bands specialise in. On this page you'll discover acoustic jazz (on the piano or on the guitar), acoustic blues, Celtic and traditional folk, flamenco and Spanish guitarists and even classical music – some instrumental, some accompanied by our very talented vocalists.

Many of popular music's greatest songwriters either started out or delved into acoustic music, favouring more stripped down arrangements and relying on the quality of the writing itself. Examples of some of the most successful acts to come out of this school of thought include Simon and Garfunkel, Ed Sheeran, Jonie Mitchell and the Everly Brothers, whose work is ready made for our acoustic bands to cover. Even some of history's most popular bands, such as the Beatles, Oasis and Nirvana, have created some wonderful music aided by just an acoustic guitar or two, which our acoustic bands cover to great effect.

Our acoustic bands and solo artists also perform innovative arrangements of songs usually associated with more complex instrumentation – you may well be surprised when looking at our acoustic bands' set lists - to find they cover bands and artists as diverse as Daft Punk, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Van Morrison and Amy Winehouse. Many of our acoustic bands offer DJ sets or prepare playlists to entertain your guests while they're taking five.

How much does it cost to hire an acoustic band or singer/guitarist?

We offer a wide selection of acoustic acts to cater for a range of budgets.

Below is a general guide to get you started, however, it’s worth noting that these are average fees across the board and you may find that in-demand acts charge more for their services.

  • Solo Guitarists (solo instrumental and acoustic singers): £250 - £500+
  • Acoustic Duos (Acoustic guitar, Vocals): £500 - £750+
  • Acoustic Trios (Acoustic guitar, Vocals, Cajon / Percussion): £750 - £1000+
  • Acoustic Quartets (Acoustic guitar, Vocals, Cajon / Percussion, Bass): £1250 - £1500+

In addition to the above, all acoustic musicians will quote to include their required travel expenses.

What style of acoustic music do your acts perform?

Most of our acoustic bands and artists perform a wide repertoire of popular music to cover a range of genres. This makes them the perfect live entertainment for all age groups.

For weddings and corporate events you can expect to hear everything from classic oldies, modern chart songs and 90s dance, to R&B, soul, Motown and contemporary club hits – all in a unique acoustic live lounge style.

We also represent a range of instrumentalists such as classical guitarists, Spanish guitarists and flamenco guitarists.

What type of events are your acoustic singers and bands suitable for?

Our acoustic acts are perfect for wedding ceremonies, afternoon drinks receptions, dinners, birthday parties and corporate events.

Our acoustic singers and acoustic duos are also regularly booked for special events at pubs and restaurants such as valentines day dinners, Christmas parties and New Years Eve parties.

How long does an acoustic band play for?

In general our acts quote for two sets over a maximum time period, for example, 2 x 45 minute sets over a 3 hour period. This is usually ideal for a champagne reception, pre-dinner drinks or wedding breakfast.

If you’re looking to hire an acoustic wedding band for your ceremony you may prefer to split the performance time up, for example:

  • 20-30 minutes as guests arrive
  • Entrance song / Processional
  • Two songs during the signing of the registers
  • Exit song
  • 1 hour during the drinks receptions

Will the band provide their own PA system / sound system?

Yes, all of our acoustic cover bands and artists provide a small PA system within the price.

If your venue doesn’t allow amplified music, many of our acoustic acts and roaming bands will be happy to perform unplugged / unamplified. Just let us know in your enquiry and we’ll be happy to send over some suitable options.

How long does it take an acoustic band to set up and sound check?

Set up times vary depending on the number of musicians but in general we allow about an hour to ensure the musicians are set up in good time.

How do I book an acoustic band?

We make hiring an acoustic singer or band a simple and stress free process.

  • Step 1. Browse through our roster of acoustic acts and send us your event details through the contact form on the artist’s page.
  • Step 2. We’ll check availability and send you a bespoke quote for your event.
  • Step 3. If you have any questions, just let us know and one of our team will be happy to answer your queries.
  • Step 4. Once you’re ready to book, we’ll send you a booking contract to sign online and an invoice for a small deposit of approximately 20%. This can be paid by card or bank transfer.
  • Step 5. From here we’ll send you a booking confirmation email with everything you need to know.

Can I request a special song for my wedding ceremony or first dance?

Yes, if you have a song request that isn’t already in the artist’s repertoire, just let us know and we’ll check that it’s suitable.

Most acoustic acts are happy to learn one new song per event within the price. Some musicians may charge a small fee to cover their rehearsal time.

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