The Alternatives


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Exciting new guitar-led band performing infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will always bring an electric atmosphere to your event.

Special offer! Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ service provided by the band (worth £150)

The Alternatives are a professional 4-piece function band, available for bookings across the UK. With years of combined playing experience and a wide repertoire of songs both classic and modern, they guarantee to get the crowd dancing and singing along.

These boys know what they're doing! All my guests had an awesome night dancing to a load of classics from these boys - let's do it again soon! Jamie, Private Event, Leeds, March 2019

With their driving guitars and contagious enthusiasm for every track, there is only one destination for your guests when these boys take the stage - let's get everyone on the dancefloor with The Alternatives!

Performance info

Line-up Male vocals/guitar; male vocals/guitar; male vocals/bass; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute sets

Booking options

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Acoustic background music
Add £250
An hour of live lounge style sets ideal for drinks receptions or meals
DJ service
Add £150
Upbeat, mainstream pop music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements

9 To 5 – Dolly Parton
Africa – Toto
All The Small Things – Blink 182
Angels – Robbie Williams
Beat It – Micheal Jackson
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
By The Way – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Chelsea Dagger – The Fatellies
Chocolate – 1975
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Dakota – Sterophonics
Dani California – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Do I Wanna Know – Arctic Monkeys
Does Your Mother Know – ABBA
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Micheal Jackson
Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Half The World Away – Oasis
Hey Brother – Avicci
How You Remind Me – Nickelback
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
I’m Gonna Be(500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
Its Time – Imagine Dragons
Message In A Bottle – The Police
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Parklife – Blur
Purple Rain – Prince
Rockstar – Nickelback
Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
Rude – MAGIC!
Shotgun – George Ezra
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Stacy’s Mom – Fountains Of Wayne
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Sweet Child O Mine – Guns N Roses
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
The Sound – 1975
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Times Like These – Foo Fighters
Tribute – Tenacious D
Twist And Shout – The Beatles
Under Pressure – Queen
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Valerie – Mark Ronson
Valerie – Mark Ronson
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Want To Want Me – Jason Derulo
We Are Never Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
What You Know – Two Door Cinema Club
When You Were Young – The Killers
Year 3000 – Busted
Yellow – Coldplay

Crazy Little Thing Called Love / I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor / Shut Up And Dance / Cake By The Ocean / Superstition / Angels / Get Lucky

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“The Alternatives were very professional as well as friendly, everyone commented how good they were and they really got the room up dancing!! Would definitely recommend to others!”

Emma, Wedding in Southampton, September 2019

“Just wanted to send you a note to say how amazing you were - you completed our night! We spent hours looking at different wedding bands on the internet and when we came across The Alternatives we knew we had to book you. We listened to your samples on the website and knew from your song repertoire that not only did you sound great but you would appeal to all ages. You were very accommodating throughout the whole process. You agreed to do an early set up and you even learnt our first dance song. Our wedding was housed in a tipi and I was a little concerned that a band would be overpowering but you sounded brilliant! We cannot thank you enough. We had so many good comments and feedback from friends and family who loved your set. Thank you so much, Sarah and Callum.”

Sarah & Callum, Wedding in Ashby de la Zouch, August 2019

“These guys totally made the day. They were happy to accommodate the ever changing locations we made them play in and they made a bunch of annoying musicians in the audience really welcome. Had nothing but good feedback from all the guests. Cheers for a great evening!!”

Ross & Bash, Wedding in London, July 2019

“FANTASTIC BAND!! The band were the perfect choice for our big day. They were really relaxed and professional, helping us to select our first dance and choosing the music for the evening. They had everyone on the dance floor all night and we have had so many comments from friends and family about how brilliant the band were! Thanks to the band for making our big day so perfect!!”

Sam, Wedding in the Cotswolds, June 2019

“FANTASTIC!! Created such an atmosphere knowing what songs to play to get people up and dancing.”

The Aether, Private Event, Liverpool, 2019

“These boys know what they're doing! All my guests had an awesome night dancing to a load of classics from these boys - let's do it again soon!”

Jamie, Private Event, Leeds, March 2019

“We were extremely satisfied with the band. Our speeches and dinner went on longer then planned but they were perfectly happy waiting for us to finish, they were polite, friendly and above all they were absolutely amazing performers. They have a fantastic repertoire and got everyone up dancing. They clearly enjoyed playing every track and even did solo's at the end showing off their talents on the guitar and drums, which was amazing!”

Kirsty, Wedding in Exeter, June 2018

“We were more than extremely satisfied. They arrived and set up very discreetly. We could not have been more happy with our first dance which they did an amazing version of. The songs they played meant a full dance floor throughout the night. It meant that our perfect day really was perfect.”

Zegnia, Wedding in Suffolk, May 2018

“We can't thank these guys enough, they were absolutely amazing!!! A great bunch of lads, friendly, professional and most of all they could really bang out the tunes! From the moment they started playing right through to the end of the evening they kept the dance-floor packed. Everybody commented on how amazing they were and its a fact that our wedding wouldn't have been nearly as successful without them. Thanks again so much lads!!!”

Aodhan, Wedding in West Sussex, June 2018

“Just a quick line before we jet off to paradise! We’re still buzzing from last night and my feet are still sore!! Seriously!! We’ll write a longer review when we get back, but in the meantime, we both just wanted wanted to say you were amazing and thank you for playing so brilliantly! 11/10!!!”

Antonia, Wedding in Leicester, May 2018

“Thanks a million for stepping in and sorting us out with the band. Once I’d spoken to them on the phone, I was a lot more relaxed and it was all easy. They turned up in plenty of time, set up quietly and played a blinder! Exactly what it said on the tin! Will hopefully give you a bit more notice next time LOL”

Darren, Manchester, February 2018

“Amazing band - they got everyone dancing and having an epic time. They played some songs we requested epically! Our friends and family won’t stop talking about them!”

Jacob, Wedding in Liverpool, September 2017

“We were really happy, they sounded amazing and provided a great mix of songs and styles which really got people up and dancing. We received great feedback from our wedding guests who all thought that the band was terrific and asked who they were. In addition to their talents, we found the band members incredibly polite and a pleasure to deal with. They set up discreetly and changed the music in accordance with the age range of people dancing. Cannot praise them enough.”

Sarah, Wedding in Leeds, August 2017

“The guys were simply phenomenal - I heard nothing but compliments for them all day long! I cannot praise the chaps highly enough and urge anyone reading this to book them now.”

Neil, Wedding in Somerset, May 2017

“We had high expectations of The Alternatives already having seen them perform and loved them at a friends wedding two years ago but they totally blew this performance out of the water at our wedding and exceeded our expectations hugely! We have had nothing but compliments for them since then from friends and family old and young! fantastic versions of great songs with their own special twist, BRILLIANT! Thank you so much guys, we will not stop recommending you to people! Very best of wishes.”

Leanne, Wedding in Hampshire, May 2017

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