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Musicians For Hire

Browse through our extensive roster of talented solo musicians and duos, available to hire for your wedding, party or corporate event.

Our hand-picked collection of professional musicians for hire includes harpists, guitarists, pianists, sax players, singers, violinists and more.

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Solo Musicians and Duos for Hire

Whether it's sophisticated, low-key background music you're after, or a lively soundtrack to get the evening party underway, we offer a variety of live musicians to match the tone of your event perfectly.

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Guitarists For Hire

A hand-picked roster of instrumentalists and singer/guitarists, performing everything from classical to modern chart music.

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Harpists For Hire

Bringing an air of elegance to the proceedings, the harp is a wonderful addition to any ceremony or dinner.

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Solo Violinists

From acoustic violin to electric violin with backing tracks, our versatile solo violinists are perfect for events large & small.

Pianist for hire

Pianists For Hire

We work alongside a number of experienced pianists, both instrumental and with vocals; take a listen and see who strikes the right chord.

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Jazz Musicians

From 1920s Speakeasy to 1940s Swing; from Sinatra to contemporary pop with a twist, there's something for everyone.

Saxophonist For Hire

Saxophonists For Hire

Whether it's a stylish jazz sax player or Cafe Del Mar/Ibiza style sax you're looking for, we've got you covered.

Acoustic wedding duo

Acoustic Duos

The classic combination of acoustic guitar and vocals is ideal for wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and early evening entertainment.

Wedding singer

Wedding Singers

When a live band feels a little too much for the occasion, our wedding singers offer a compact alternative to get the party on its feet.

World Music Musicians

World Music Musicians

From Cuban and Latino to Bollywood and Mariachi, we've got all bases covered. Visit our world music page to be inspired!

Classical and opera singers for hire

Classical & Opera Singers

Make a lasting impression with one of our highly trained classical singers, perfect for wedding ceremonies and corporate events.

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Classical Guitarists

From classical to modern arrangements, our guitarists are both entertaining & versatile.

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Jazz Pianists

Popular Jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, performed by some of the best jazz pianists in the UK.

Hire Musicians in the UK

Browse through our talented roster of musicians, singers and performers from across the UK.

Spenser - Wedding Singer
From £335
Experienced male vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and DJ available to hire for wedding receptions and special occasions. With a fully...
Oliver Soul
From £610
Oliver Soul delivers a slick and soulful performance with an abundance of charisma and on-stage presence. With two decades of experience in both the studio and on...
Jay and Fi
From £490
Exclusive representation: Jay and Fi are undoubtedly one of our most experienced duos featuring the warm and engaging vocals of Welsh-born session singer Fi,...
Anthony - Contemporary Pianist
From £295
Anthony specialises in carefully crafted piano arrangements of the great classic indie, pop and rock songs through the ages. Anthony is a...
Detour
From £490
Dynamic and effervescent duo Detour expertly collide pop and rock covers for a sound to rival any function band on the scene. Creating a voracious sound suited to cool...
Switch - Duo
From £490
Switch are a talented pop duo with insatiable female vocals performing incredible renditions of chart hits across the decades. Switch consists of a professional female...
Marina
From £365
Phenomenal vocals that really hit the mark; Marina is a stunning soloist perfect for any event or occasion! Marina is a professional vocalist based in the North who...
Jessica - Solo Violinist
From £460
Available to perform across the UK and Europe, Jessica is a naturally gifted acoustic and electric violinist able to perform both...
Afterglow
From £490
A unique duo offering an upbeat and varied set to cater for a wide range of occasions. Afterglow blend together an eclectic range for genres with their own unique...
Richard - Solo Pianist
From £270
Richard is a talented pianist able to perform in a variety of styles from classic jazz to contemporary pop. With an impressive CV that...
Him & Her
From £575
Pristine piano playing accompanied by staggeringly beautiful vocals that resonate right through to the bone; Him & Her are a duo you won't want to miss! Him &...
Alice - Solo Saxophonist
From £425
Sassy saxophonist covering songs from the jazz age right through to today's chart topping club hits. A lifetime of performance has lead...
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Flamenco Puro
From £450
A true master of the strings, Flamenco Puro effortlessly crafts a passionate and beautiful performance combining both Latin American rhythms as well as spellbinding...
The French Café Accordionist
From £260
Give your event an authentic 1930s Parisian café feel with The French Cafe Accordionist. Combining jazz standards made popular by Django...
Jose - Saxophonist
From £595
A highly-acclaimed and much celebrated Saxophonist, Jose is one of the most respected performers in his field. Having earned his stripes...
Ellie - Singer / Pianist
From £360
With her soulful tone and graceful style, Ellie has captivated audiences across the UK. Performing both as a solo singer-pianist or with...
Sunset Avenue
From £415
Sunset Avenue are a soulful, pop duo that perform unique electric arrangements of popular and classic songs. If you're looking for the perfect laid back soundtrack to...
Dave - Solo Guitarist
From £260
Dave's natural and effortless playing is a wonderment to behold; a true professional on the guitar that will leave guests in awe. Dave...

Musician Booking Guide

If you're looking to hire a musician for your event, you're bound to have lots of questions. Below are answers to some of the most queries:

What type of events do your musicians perform at?

We work with a network of highly professional musicians across the UK, each with extensive experience performing at concerts, festivals, weddings, and corporate events.

Our musicians for hire make the perfect musical backdrop for a whole range of events including the following:

  • Wedding ceremony
  • Wedding drinks reception
  • Wedding breakfast
  • Corporate drinks reception
  • Meet and greet
  • Dinner party
  • Private function
  • Awards ceremony
  • Garden party / BBQ

How much do musicians cost to hire?

Each of our musicians price themselves based on several factors such as musical education, experience, popularity and capacity to take on work.

We offer instrumentalists to suit a wide range of budgets, from pianists and guitarists starting in the region of £250/£300, to unique electric violinists and saxophonists, starting from approximately £450/£500.

How long do musicians perform for?

Most musicians quote a standard rate to cover a set period of time - usually around 2 x 60-minute sets with a short interval. If you need to extend the set times, our musicians will be happy to provide a tailored quote.

What type of musicians do you offer?

We offer an extensive roster of solo musicians and duos to cater for any number of events. From pianists, guitarists, violinists and singers to unique alternatives such as accordionists, beatboxers, and looping musicians. Below are some of the most popular options to get you started:

Acoustic Guitarists

An acoustic guitar can be played in several ways to suit several musical styles: the percussive flamenco style, the tuneful folk style, the complex jazz style, the laid-back blues style or the sing- and strum-along singer-songwriter style, to name but a few. Head on over to the guitarists for hire section where you'll find an array of guitarists to suit your event.

Solo Pianists

It's amazing how much versatility you can get out of just one instrument – a piano can, of course, reach both low (piano) and high (forte) volumes for dynamic effect, and can accompany vocals or be played purely instrumentally. With a range of styles on offer, from jazz and classical to musicals, Hollywood and contemporary, a pianist is the perfect choice for corporate drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts.

Solo Harpists

If you want to take your event to new heights of class and sophistication, you might like to consider hiring one of our fantastic solo harpists. The beautiful dream-like quality of these gently plucked strings is ideal for wedding ceremonies and champagne receptions – the perfect backdrop for friends and family dressed in their finery. And while a significant portion of our harpists' repertoires are dedicated to the works of such classical composers as Mozart, Bach and Tchaikovsky, a pleasantly surprising portion is reserved for imaginative covers of the Beatles, Elton John, Beyonce and other popular artists.

Do musicians provide their own sound equipment and instruments?

Yes, our musicians provide all required instruments and sound equipment so that you won't need to provide a thing.

A pianist can either use the in-house piano or use their own electric stage piano and amplifier.

Do musicians learn song requests?

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 musicians are happy to learn one new song per event within the price. Some musicians may charge a small fee to cover the cost of sheet music or rehearsal time.

How do I book a musician?

We make hiring a musician a stress-free process. Simply follow the steps below to make your booking:

  • Step 1. Browse through our musicians and enquire through 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.
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Wedding Music Ideas

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Corporate Entertainment Ideas

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Why hire a musician through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All musicians hand-picked by our team of experts
  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
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