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    • RachelB819
      CommentAuthorRachelB819
      Posted: Mar 6th 2015
     
    Hi,
    We've been looking at bands in our local area (near Stockport, Manchester) and also across the country a my fiance would like a particular style. The quotes we have had are through an agency and the cheapest was £1850! We tried looking for each band separately to get details for them so we could directly but could only get the agency. Is this is a normal price?! Should we go directly and try to skip out their agency or is this not the 'Done thing'? I know it will cost quite a bit for a good band but this just seems rather expensive!
    The style we were after is a bit rockabilly, ones that play well known songs but in their own style, funk it up a bit! I don't really know how else to describe it!
    Thanks in advance for any advice :-)
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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 6th 2015
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    Agency bands tend to pull from a pool of musicians so there isn't actually a "band" that you can get to outside of the agency.

    Have you tried looking at local music pages on fb etc?

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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 6th 2015
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    Like MrsK2b said maybe try places like FB or even maybe look for gigs where there are battle of bands and maybe pop along as you would see a range of bands there :)

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    • DanielleS0709
      CommentAuthorDanielleS0709
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 6th 2015
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    Attend some local wedding fayres there are usually bands at them or put a post on your local buy and sell site on fab asking recommendations for wedding bands

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    • michgib
      CommentAuthormichgib
      Got married 18 months ago
      Posted: Mar 6th 2015
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    Try using some of the free advertising sites with a wanted ad dont forget to ask where they are doing gigs so you can hear them first
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    • AnnaS49
      CommentAuthorAnnaS49
      Posted: Mar 7th 2015
     
    Try your local college/university they are usually full of bands wanting a gig and will prop cost you pence compare to "professional bands" who knows you may get the next big thing to play at your wedding!
 
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