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A guide to hiring an acoustic band

Part of a series of pages where we offer help and advice for people looking to hire live music for a wedding, party,event or any other occasion. This page will concentrate on acoustic bands. We will try and answer questions for the first time booker of a live acoustic band and offer some acts for your consideration. We are the UKs largest booker of acoustic bands and a long established entertainment agency with offices in London and the North Of England plus reps out in the field. Our portfolio of clients is massive and includes household names like Walkabout Australian Bars, Butlins Holiday Centres and a host of events organisers, party planners and individuals.

What is an acoustic band?

The simple answer is that an acoustic band is a band that plays without electric instruments but this doesn't paint the whole picture. Many acoustic bands will base their sound around acoustic guitars but for some the sound that an acoustic band produces might be augmented by keyboards or electric guitar. A good example which will be understood by most people is MTVs Unplugged series which showed major acts playing stripped down versions of their biggest hits. A more recent example is the Radio One sessions performed under the umbrella of the Live Lounge which often features unplugged acoustic band versions of major pop anthems. The acoustic bands we will focus on in this page will fall under this category of a great band playing acoustic cover versions.

What kind of acoustic bands are available to hire?

Our acoustic bands cover a wide variety of pop, rock and, in some cases, jazz anthems and we have hand picked the best of the UKs acoustic cover bands below. It is important as a booker of live music to consider what effect you wish to achieve at your party. Do you want people to dance and/or sing a long? If so you need to book one of the acoustic bands used to playing busy venues and lively parties. At LMM we have been booking acoustic bands for city centre bars like Walkabout for over ten years and we can advice on which act will best suit. If you are looking for background acoustic music we also have acoustic bands who will meet this requirement. We have instrumental acoustic acts and acts who can cherry pick an easy listening set in order to give you a great dinner party or drinks reception style live acoustic option.

Why use LMM to hire your acoustic band?

LMM are a long established agency with a great deal of repeat business (the Walkabout bars have used our acts for over a decade!) and we have acoustic bands tried and tested in all parts of the UK. We expect high standards from our acoustic bands and we pride ourselves on offering the best acoustic band roster in the UK. We offer to our clients free and honest advice and clear, simple quotations after enquiry. Once you are happy with a quote we contract via email. Right up to the date of the event we are on hand to deal with any questions and we offer a 24 hour emergency hot line for any last minute queries. LMM are a member of the Agents Association which governs conduct for entertainment agencies. Click on the following acoustic bands to hear sound files, read testimonials etc.

10Speed

Glasgow-based duo who have have been playing together for over 12 years since Dave taught Chris his first guitar chords! more info..

£500 to £795

Acoustic Addiction

ACOUSTIC ADDICTION are a highly sought-after charismatic duo catering for all musical tastes more info..

£500 to £795

Acoustica

Newark based acoustic duo ideal for weddings,venues and parties in Nottinghamshire and Lincs. more info..

Up to £495

King Prawn

London-based uplifting party duo, with years of experience in the UK, Spain, France, Austria, Bulgaria and Australia. more info..

Up to £495

Al and Azza

Al & Aza are a high energy acoustic duo that mix originals with re-worked covers, garnished with a smattering of beatboxing. more info..

£500 to £795

Blag

Blag' s unique mix of celtic notes, south American bites and central European anarchic rhythms have been entertaining audiences in Britain and abroad for more than a decade. The trio's humorous style has made them a favourite for weddings, barn dances and parties. more info..

£500 to £795

Joel

Sheffield-based solo artist performing a musical show which includes many of the Classic & Contemporary artists! His comprehensive musical repertoire includes Big Band Classics, Rock & Roll, Soul, Blues, and Chart hits from the last 50 years! more info..

Up to £495

Brooke Supple

London-based highly commended, talented & professional performer touring throughout Europe, the U.S and the UK for many years. more info..

Up to £495

D'Artagnan

London-based singer/songwriter/guitarist providing an acoustic set of rock, pop, soul and reggae covers + original material. Available for all functions. more info..

Up to £495

Fletch

Cheshire-based solo guitarist/vocalist playing a specially-tailored set of well known songs in an ambient acoustic style to create the perfect atmosphere for any event more info..

Up to £495

Go Getters

Sheffield-based duo performing a musical show which includes many of the Classic & Contemporary artists! Their comprehensive musical repertoire includes Big Band Classics, Rock & Roll, Soul, Blues, and Chart hits from the last 50 years! more info..

£500 to £795

Two Blue

Kent-based young, contemporary and versatile party duo with a vast playlist of modern chart hits, as well as classics from the 50's through to the 90's. more info..

£500 to £795

Tom W

Resident singer at two of London's best clubs - Barts Speakeasy and Bunga Bunga - Tom W. is one of the country's most exciting young singers and performers, delivering his own unique brand of classic pop music in his inimitable acoustic style. more info..

Up to £495

Huw - Guitar and Voice

Huw - Guitar and Voice - Latin Jazz and Soul Self-contained professional guitarist and singer more info..

Up to £495

Jose Instumental Guitarist

Jose is a solo Acoustic finger-style guitarist. Gathering his techniques and inspiration from the best of flamenco, blues and Celtic folk and fusing them together Jose has created a unique, captivating and heart warming performance. more info..

Up to £495

Jamie Goddard

Wiltshire-based Jamie is a talented and versatile singer/guitarist. His heartfelt lyrics delivery and acoustic guitar skills has earned him performances all over the world. more info..

Up to £495

Jazz J'adore

London-Based. Lovely and inspired jazz/bossa renditions of well-known pop, jazz, and French songs, performed by French/American vocalist of note eVe Buigues with her tenor ukulele. A guaranteed hit! more info..

£500 to £795

Kanopus Duo

Two guitars, two voices. Totally live, sensational duo playing a range of hit tunes . Soul, pop, funk. more info..

£500 to £795

Gold Duo

Cheshire based wedding and party duo.Travel UK wide.Gold Duo consists of two singer guitarists who can play mellow acoustic classics or can get the party going with uptempo backing tracks. more info..

£500 to £795

Lawrence Carmichael

London Based wedding and party solo-travel UK wide.A truly outstanding singer and guitarist from Sydney Australia. A popular act, Lawrence Carmichael provides a compact show that can warm the room and really make it jump when the time is right. Great songs, great sound, an excellent voice. more info..

Up to £495

London Jazz Guitars

London-based exciting international jazz guitar duo featuring two accomplished guitarists playing a unique blend of jazz and world music performed with energy and enthusiasm that is hugely infectious. more info..

Up to £495

London Inst Jazz Guitars

"London Instrumental Jazz Guitars" is an acoustic duo focused on delivering top quality live music entertainment to both public and private sector alike. The band performs Jazz, Blues, Latin, and Soul songs comprised of two acoustic guitars. more info..

Up to £495

My Favourite Strings

London-based Cello & two accoustic guitar trio,also available as cello and 1 guitar or a guitar duo. Optimum performance is as a trio. Female singer also an option. more info..

£500 to £795

Neil - Solo Guitarist

Cheshire-based guitarist playing feel-good instrumental music. Appearing mainly as a solo artist, Neil can also perform with a trio and doing so can create a livelier accompaniament to your event. more info..

Up to £495

Steve - London Guitar and Voice

Solo singer guitarist of contemporary rock music with 4 years experience. more info..

Up to £495

The Marbles

The Marbles are a fantastic Vocals, Piano and acoustic guitar duo from Manchester. They are great singers and musicians and play pop/rock/indie covers that range from The Killers all the way back to the Rolling Stones. more info..

£500 to £795

Tony Urchin

A singer/guitarist from the North West with the sound that only a band usually creates.Plays with original Beatles Drummer in the Pete Best Band. more info..

Up to £495

Go Commando

PRICES SLASHED FOR JAN, MAR & APRIL BOOKINGS! Perfect from booking right through to the end of the night when it's time to go home. You won't be disappointed, the experience of these dedicated musicians shows in every performance. (See previous clients) more info..

£500 to £795

Nico and Nathan

Nico & Nathan are an acoustic duo with years of experience performing throughout the UK and extensively through Europe. more info..

£500 to £795

Tim Barton

London-based Australian guitarist/singer able to play both a great mix of Rock Pop Classics with backing tracks to a laid-back acoustic music set. more info..

Up to £495

Unplugged

Bristol-based acoustic duo who are perfect for weddings,parties,club venues and events. more info..

£500 to £795

Alex - Guitar and Voice

Surrey-based Alex is an extremely skilled guitarist and singer who is able to cater for any event. Much more than your average guitarist/singer, he is also a Classical guitarist with a vast repertoire, able to suit your individual needs. more info..

Up to £495