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Bands in Hampshire

If you're looking for fantastic duo, trio or bands in Hampshire, ready to perform at your function or event, you're in the right place! Firstly and most importantly, you want the band to be significantly good, flexible and fully able to meet your requirements. As a full-time music act we are able to provide exactly that.

Hire Music Bands Hampshire for Private & Public Events

As one of the most booked bands in Hampshire (100+ bookings/year), Light and Shade are able to provide entertainment as a duo, trio or larger band. In this way we're able to supply a completely different night of music entertainment while still being perfectly suitable for any event. This also includes pub events, functions, weddings, restaurant functions or private parties. With this in mind, in theory you could book us for three consecutive nights (Friday, Saturday and Sunday for example) and each night we would play entirely different sets of music.

When you want to hire bands in Hampshire, we're ready and able to help! Please feel free to get in touch with us below and we will get back to you in less than 24 hours. 

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for Hampshire Band Hire:


 

I'm considering many live duos and bands in Hampshire, why hire Light and Shade?

Is it possible to see you perform before I book you?

How do I hire you?

How far will you travel as a Hampshire band?

What are the Hampshire band's parking requirements?

How long does the Hampshire band play for?

How long does the band take to set up/sound check?

Does the band need a stage? How much space do you need?

What is the band's power requirement?

What will you wear?

Can I choose songs you will perform at my event/function/venue in Hampshire?

Will you be able to play our first dance song at our wedding?

How loud will you be?

Does the Hampshire band have own lighting and equipment?

Can I make a provisional booking?

How much does it cost to hire the band or duo?

Do you provide music when band is not playing?


 

I'm considering many live duos and bands in Hampshire, why hire Light and Shade?

As regular performers, we are full-time and professional musicians; this is our job. So, we take all bookings and events seriously (in a fun way!), as opposed to a "weekend laugh" of part-time musicians. This also means that we have professional quality, PAT tested and insured equipment & lighting to ensure a good quality sound and safety of all. Additionally, we always care for your requirements & priorities and play cover versions of songs that fit you, your guests/customers and the atmosphere of the event/venue. Light and Shade 2-piece band in Hampshire is very different to acoustic duos. We have the ability to create versatile sounds (from light background music to party dance music) and be as loud as you want us to be. We're basically a one band live music solution! 🙂 We're also available to book as a larger band. Plus, booking us is easy; just use our simple enquiry form below!

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Is it possible to see your band perform in Hampshire before I book you?

If it's not a private function, of course you can! Just contact us to enquire about our local public events, come down and enjoy your time with us. However, all demo tracks made available on the website were recorded live to represent how we sound.

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How do I hire you?

Just fill out our enquiry form below with as much detail as you can and we'll get back in touch with our quote. Once confirmed, we're booked! 🙂

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How far will you travel as a Hampshire band?

Light and Shade covers the whole of Hampshire. We regularly perform in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Occasionally, we travel even further for special or private events and festivals.

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What are the band's parking requirements?

If your venue has off-street parking, for the duo only 1 parking space will be needed.

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How long does the Hampshire band play for?

Our usual sets include 2 x 45 minutes or 2 x 60 minutes or 3 x 45 minutes of live music with recorded music playing during the break. However, changes can be made to suit your requirements and perform shorter (for example 1 x 60 minute set for a care home activity performance) or longer sets.

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How long does the Hampshire band take to set up/sound check?

Typically we arrive at the venue an hour before the performance and our set up usually takes 30 minutes. This gives us plenty time for sound check, which doesn't take more than a few minutes.

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Does the Hampshire band need a stage? How much space do you need?

In the duo set up, our minimum space requirement is 2 meter squared; whether that's a stage, marquee or a window alcove!

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What is the band's power requirement?

In the duo set up, we will need a space with minimum one plug socket, or an extension lead's reach away.

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What will you wear?

We always dress smart casual for our performances. If you have a specific dress code i.e. black-tie for your event, this can be discussed and arranged.

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Can I choose songs you will perform at my event/function/venue in Hampshire?

Yes. Feel free to have a look at our repertoire and pick the songs you'd like to hear at your event. Do you want to hear a specific song from us? We do not charge extra to learn and perform an additional song for you. Request away! 🙂

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Will you be able to play our first dance song at our wedding?

Of course! This won't cost you anything extra!

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How loud will you be?

As loud as you want us to be. We are favourite amongst venues with sound limiters. As well as we can bring all the party noises, we have complete volume control to avoid sound limiter or licence issues.

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Does the Hampshire band have own lighting and equipment?

Yes. We have our own professional sound and PA system with lighting both for the band and the dance floor.

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Can I make a provisional booking?

Yes, we can hold a date provisionally reserved for you. If another booking arises for the same date before you decide/confirm we will let you know and if still tentative, we would unfortunately have to take the confirmed booking.

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How much does it cost to hire the Hampshire band or duo?

We work out or costings in relation to travel time & distance, performance duration and any additional requirements. It is best to get in touch and receive an accurate quote for your live music requirements.

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Do you provide music when band is not playing?

Yes. We always have music ready to play during the break if required.

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Event Types

Weddings

Corporate Events

Private Functions

Birthday Parties

Masonic Ladies Festivals

HM Forces Events and Balls

Graduation Parties

Golf Club Events

BID Events

Pub, Bar, Club Events

Restaurant Events

Hotel Functions and Residencies

Holiday Park Events

Small Gatherings and Garden Parties

Outdoor Events and Festivals

Music Types

Over 200 song repertoire spanning from 1930's to today's top hits.

Genres include pop, rock, funk, disco, soul, motown, classic rock, jazz, swing, rock'n'roll, reggae

 

Themes

If you're having a themed event;

  • Tribute to decades
    • 30s-40s-50s
    • 60s
    • 70s
    • 80s-90s
    • 2000s+
  • Soul-Disco-Funk
  • Jazz-Swing-Rock'n'Roll
  • Rock
  • "Ladies Night Out"
  • "Hits Out for the Lads"
  • Valentine's Day
  • Christmas

Modern Cover Band | Contemporary Wedding Party Tribute Band

Modern Cover Band | Contemporary Wedding Party Tribute Band

Modern Cover Band | Contemporary Cover Band

Have you considered hiring a modern cover band to perform contemporary live music only from the 2000s & 2010s? Light and Shade modern cover band offer hits from the major recording artists of the time. Including Coldplay, Taylor Swift, DNCE, Muse, Justin Timberlake, Stereophonics, Swedish House Mafia, Pharrell, Daft Punk, Katy Perry, Robbie Williams, Bruno Mars, The Killers, Lady Gaga, Imagine Dragons, Adele, Kings of Leon, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, AVICII and many more. Get in touch now!

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Modern Tribute Band | Contemporary Tribute Band

Modern contemporary bands for hire should help create a fantastic scene for all to enjoy. Light and Shade are a great choice as your 2000s 2010s tribute band. Our musicianship in combination with professionally produced custom backing tracks means the music of the era is perfectly reproduced. We are also happy to dress appropriately to help add to the authenticity of the occasion.

Modern Wedding Band | Contemporary Wedding Band

Have you considered having a themed wedding event or perhaps you are celebrating a wedding anniversary and would like to bring back the music from the decade in which you were wed? Light and Shade are happy to provide music from the era which is great for you and all your guests to enjoy.

Modern Party Function Band | Contemporary Party Function Band

Looking for a retro theme for your party or function? Theme nights are a great way to get everyone in the mood to party all night long whether it's at a birthday party, office party or a corporate function.

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80s, 90s Cover Band | Eighties Nineties Wedding Party Tribute Band

80s Cover Band, 90s Cover Band | Eighties Nineties Wedding Party Tribute Band

80s Cover Band | 90s Cover Band

Take yourself and your guests back in time by hiring an eighties nineties cover band to bring back the rock, pop and indie era of 80s 90s live music. Light and Shade 90's & 80's cover band offer hits from the major recording artists of the time. Including The Proclaimers, Chaka Khan, Lionel Ritchie, Michael Jackson, Jamiroquai, Queen, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Oasis, Aerosmith, Robbie Williams, B-52's, The Clash, Santana, Bryan Adams, Guns'n'Roses, Eurythmics, Bon Jovi and many more! Get in touch now!

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Eighties Tribute Band | Nineties Tribute Band

Light and Shade are a great choice as your 80s, 90s tribute band. 80s, 90s bands for hire should help create a fantastic scene for all to enjoy. Our musicianship in combination with professionally produced custom backing tracks means the music of the era is perfectly reproduced. We are also happy to dress appropriately to help add to the authenticity of the occasion.

80s Wedding Band | 90s Wedding Band

Have you considered having a themed wedding event or perhaps you are celebrating a wedding anniversary and would like to bring back the music from the era in which you were wed? Light and Shade are happy to provide music from the era which is great for you and all your guests to enjoy.

1980s Party Function Band | 1990s Party Function Band

Looking for a retro theme for your party or function? Theme nights are a great way to get everyone in the mood to party all night long whether it's at a birthday party, office party or a corporate function.

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70s Cover Band | Seventies Wedding Party Tribute Band

70s Cover Band | Seventies Wedding Party Tribute Band

70s Cover Band

Have you considered hiring a seventies cover band to bring back the rock and boogie era of 70's live music? Light and Shade 70s cover band offer hits from the major recording artists of the time. Including ABBA, Kool and the Gang, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Gaynor, Tina Turner, Bob Marley, Blondie, Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson and many more!. Get in touch now!

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Seventies Tribute Band

Light and Shade 70's band are a great choice as your 70s tribute band. Our musicianship in combination with professionally produced custom backing tracks means the music of the era is perfectly reproduced. We are also happy to dress appropriately to help add to the authenticity of the occasion. 70s bands for hire should help create a fantastic scene for all to enjoy.

1970s Wedding Band

Having a seventies themed wedding event? Or perhaps you are celebrating a wedding anniversary and would like to bring back the music from the era in which you were wed? Light and Shade are happy to provide music from the era which is great for you and all your guests to enjoy.

Function 1970s Party Band

Theme nights are a great way to get everyone in the mood to party all night long whether it's at a birthday party, office party or a corporate function. Looking for a retro theme for your party or function? Look no further! 

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60s Cover Band | Sixties Wedding Party Tribute Band

60s Cover Band | Sixties Wedding Party Tribute Band

60s Cover Band

Re-live the swinging era of 60s live music today! Light and Shade 60s cover band offer hits from the major recording artists of the time. Including Marvin Gaye, The Ronettes, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Tom Jones, Elvis Presley and many more! Get in touch now!

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Sixties Tribute Band

Light and Shade are a great choice as your 60s tribute band. Our musicianship in combination with professionally produced custom backing tracks means the music of the era is perfectly reproduced. 60s bands for hire should help create a fantastic scene for all to enjoy. We are also happy to dress appropriately to help add to the authenticity of the occasion.

1960s Wedding Band

Light and Shade are happy to provide music from the era which is great for you and all your guests to enjoy. Have you considered having a themed wedding event or perhaps you are celebrating a wedding anniversary and would like to bring back the music from the era in which you were wed? We're ready to help you create a fantastic event!

Function 1960s Party Band

Theme nights are a great way to get everyone in the mood to party all night long whether it's at a birthday party, office party or a corporate function. Get in touch if you need any help with a retro theme for your party or function.  

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30s, 40s, 50s Cover Band | Thirties Forties Fifties Wedding Party Tribute Band

30s, 40s, 50s Cover Band | Thirties Forties Fifties Wedding Party Tribute Band

30s, 40s, 50s Cover Band

Are you looking for a 1930's 1940's, 1950's cover band? Be transported to this classic era of oldies live music with hits from the major recording artists of the time. Including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Vera Lynn, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Doris Day, The Shadows, and many more. Get in touch now!

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Thirties, Forties, Fifties Tribute Band

30s, 40s, 50s bands for hire should help create a fantastic scene for all to enjoy. Light and Shade are a great choice as your 30s, 40s, 50s tribute band. Our musicianship in combination with professionally produced custom backing tracks means the music of the era is perfectly reproduced. We are also happy to dress appropriately to help add to the authenticity of the occasion.

1930s, 1940s, 1950s Wedding Band

Have you considered having a themed wedding event or perhaps you are celebrating a wedding anniversary and would like to bring back the music from the era in which you were wed? Light and Shade are happy to provide music from the era which is great for you and all your guests to enjoy.

1930s, 1940s, 1950s Party Function Band

Looking for a retro theme for your party or function? Theme nights are a great way to get everyone in the mood to party all night long whether it's at a birthday party, office party or a corporate function.

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Music Duos | From Wedding Duos to Rock Duos | Hampshire, UK

Music Duos

Music Duos

Of course, when you want to entertain the guests at your wedding or at your venue, you consider live music duos. They can be a great alternative to bands due to having a full sound and not to mention the cost and flexibility as well as compact size. Light and Shade is a 'hi-tech music duo' as we perform alongside our own professionally produced custom backing tracks. In other words, we deliver the same sound of a large band but with lower costs and less floor-space required. It also ensures the music at your wedding or venue will be accurately performed and that a musician having an 'off-day' won't spoil the occasion.

music duosBook Music Duos: From Wedding Duos to Rock Duos

As full-time professional duo music artists with over 200 songs in our repertoire, we regularly perform throughout the week including Sundays. For this reason, Light and Shade is able to design sets of music specifically for your event or venue, for any time or day of the week. You can namely book us as:

  • Rock Duos; Heavyweight tunes from artists such as Marilyn Manson, Royal Blood, Foo Fighters and more!
  • Pub Duos; Great mixed sets of live music suitable for example from country gastropubs to high-street venues
  • Function Duos; Specially selected sets of music tailored to the audience and occasion
  • Party Duos; Dance hits including artists such as Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Pharrell Williams & Daft Punk
  • Wedding Duos; Romantic lounge music during dinner or party songs for the reception

Perks of hiring music duos:

  • Complete volume control: No sound limiter issues and happy neighbours
  • Compact size: The duo is significantly able to fit any 2 meter-squared space with just 1 plug socket
  • Big sound: Full live band atmosphere with electric guitar, keyboard and male and female vocals performed live along with customised backing tracks which include drums/percussion, bass and sometimes a full string and woodwind orchestra!
  • Tailored sets: Once you book Light and Shade, the music duo makes sure you get the music you and your guests/customers want by customising the set lists specifically for each event
  • Versatile styles: Whether your music duo requirement is for a background music during a wedding ceremony or corporate function party, Light and Shade certainly has a repertoire of wide range of musical styles & genres to offer
  • Simplicity: Hire music duos that are professional, honest, disciplined and organised
  • Adaptability: Light and Shade plays specifically as suitable to the changing atmosphere of the event/function
  • Attention to detail: Dress codes or particular tastes in music are not a problem

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Book Duos | Live Music Band Hire | 2-Piece Band

Book Duos

Book Duo | Book Duos

Have you considered to book duos for your live music event? You should; because live music duos are a great way to provide live music entertainment, whilst not occupying as much space as a big band. Light and Shade perform regularly as a live music duo also at great value band hire prices, and also available to book on weekdays at special low live music rates. While being small in size, as a high-tech duo, we provide a big sound to fill any event with top quality music.

Live Music Band Hire | 2-Piece Band Music Duo

As a duo we perform at many different types of venue and events. You can book the duo as:

  • Wedding Duo; lounge type music to accompany the wedding dinner and also live party music for the drinks reception
  • Pub Duo; set of mixed genres and styles that's suitable for all ages
  • Function Duo; set of mixed genres and styles that's suitable for all ages and also the ambience of the event
  • Party Duo; up-tempo songs and top party anthems for dancing
  • Lounge Duo; set of enjoyable and stylish background music
  • Rock Duo; live music at full-tilt including Metallica and Marilyn Manson!

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Birthday Party Duo | Hire a Duo for Birthday Party

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Birthday Party Duo

birthday party duoIf you're planning a spectacular birthday then hire a live music birthday party duo that can fit into your birthday party ideas perfectly. Light and Shade birthday party duo can play in many different birthday themes. Fore example Ladies night, Hits out for the lads, All night party, Oldies but Goldies, Spooky night, 70 & 80 night, Big Hair Rawk out!, Disco diva and many more! However, if you don't have a theme for your event, beyond everyone getting together and having a fantastic time, we can bring wall-to-wall upbeat songs which can be enjoyed, sung and danced along by all your party-goers.

Hire a Birthday Party Duo

birthday party duo hampshireIt doesn't seem like it but usually there are a lot of decisions to be made when organising a birthday. For this reason, Light and Shade birthday party duo are happy to work with you in order to make sure we perform to your absolute satisfaction. This includes the flexibility to select the songs from our repertoire which you know will specifically suit everyone attending your event.

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Live Music Band | Hire a Great Live Music Band | Duos, Trios and Bands

Live Music Band

Live Music Band

Do you want to hire a live music band? There are many different types of musical entertainment but they're not always the right size, cost, location or able to perform what you need at your event. Light and Shade perform as a live Duo, Trio or Band within Hampshire and the surrounding areas. This offers you the flexibility to choose the right size and type of act effectively helping you save money on the hire of live entertainment. Book us!

Hire a Live Music Band

When hiring music you should choose the type most suitable for your venue or event. By hiring Light and Shade you select a live music band which covers a wide variety of genres and is able to play any type of venue from lounge to rock and all the parties in-between!

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