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Indie Rock & Pop Wedding Band Hire Yorkshire

Yorkshire wedding band The Great Escape are a rip-roaring thrilling indie rock and pop covers band. With a setlist ranging from Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The Strokes, The White Stripes and Kaiser Chiefs to The Kinks, The Who, Queen and The Rolling Stones, The Great Escape play all the favourites from across the decades.

“What can I say - thanks so much to The Great Escape! Not only did they completely nail our first dance song but they kept the crowd going the whole night, I just wish we could do it all again.”
Tim & Jane - Wedding, Manchester

GET IN TOUCH!

From the start your enquiry will be dealt with by leading entertainment agency Tailored Entertainment. Tailored Entertainment specialise in exclusive representation of the best professional function bands in the UK and have a very select roster of top bands. So you can be reassured from the off that the band have met the high standards Tailored Entertainment demands of its acts and that you'll also have an expert team on hand to help with all of the planning and any questions you may have. The guys at Tailored Entertainment are available on 0800 564 2240 / info@great-escape-band.co.uk and will be very happy to hear from you.

BOOK THE BAND

Once you have decided that The Great Escape are the band for you, Tailored Entertainment will send a booking contract to you to confirm the booking. The contract features all the important details for the day and once you have signed, the band will sign a copy and confirm the booking in their diary. We ask for a deposit to secure the booking, with the balance payable by bank transfer seven days ahead of the day.

PLANNING

In the lead up to the wedding, you are very welcome to contact us any time to discuss the plan for the day. Around four weeks before the day the experienced team at Tailored Entertainment will contact you to go over the final details - timings, first dance, song requests for the disco or DJ, final payment details etc. All of the details will be recorded and sent to the band in one simple final confirmation email, so you can be sure nothing will get missed and everything discussed will happen as planned on the night.

ON THE NIGHT

The Great Escape will arrive fully self-contained with PA, lighting and pre-mixed disco (or a band member can DJ if you add this to your booking) and will perform 2 hours of live music (2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets). The band will cover your whole evening of entertainment so you don't need to hire a separate DJ or any additional equipment.

If your evening reception is in the same room as the meal/speeches, the band would usually arrive to set up in the turnaround time between day and evening. If the room or area for your evening is separate (or curtained off) the band could arrive while you are eating to get set up (they would sound check when suitable and wouldn't interrupt the meal or speeches!) - it takes a minimum of 90 minutes for the band to get fully set up and sound checked.

A guide to a standard evening reception would be:

  • 17:30 - Band Arrive
  • 19:00 - Background Music On
  • 20:00 - First Dance/First Set (60 mins)
  • 21:00 - Disco/DJ (ideal time for evening buffet)
  • 22:00 - Second Set (60 mins)
  • 23:00 - Disco/DJ Until Close

Timings are flexible to suit your needs and live sets can be split 3 x 40 mins if you prefer.The standard price for The Great Escape is based on them arriving at 17:00 earliest and finishing as late as 00:00. For an early arrival or late finish outside of these times, there is an additional charge.

The band are very happy to perform your choice of first dance for you as long as they have at least three weeks notice of the song choice.

The Great Escape also offer a brilliant live lounge-style acoustic set, this is the perfect addition to your drinks reception and can really help set the mood for a great celebration. As the musicians are already booked to perform in the evening, the price of this set represents excellent value when compared to hiring a separate band for your daytime entertainment - it can be as much as 50% cheaper than hiring an equivalent act.

To discuss hiring The Great Escape to perform at your wedding please call Tailored Entertainment for a friendly chat on 0800 564 2240 or email info@great-escape-band.co.uk.

The Great Escape are one of Tailored Entertainment's roster of Yorkshire's best wedding bands for hire and can travel comfortably to locations in the area including: Northallerton, Durham, Middlesborugh, Bradford, Barnsley, Newcastle, Sunderland, Leeds, Carlisle, Scarborough, York, Hartlepool, Lake District, Lincolnshire, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham, Lancashire and many more.

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Testimonials

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

Rachel
Wedding, Inn On The Lake, Cumbria
Please pass on our thanks to the band, they were excellent. Lovely guys, everyone loved them and the music! They were professional and organised. And thank you to yourselves for accommodating us for our 3 wedding dates, we made it! Was so easy and relaxing using yourselves.
Rebecca
Wedding, Low Hall The Lakes, Cockermouth
The Great Escape were AMAZING!!! Not only were they a fab band, they were also nice guys. Everyone at our wedding said how amazing they were and they totally nailed our first dance which was a little bit of an odd request. They had the whole venue bouncing and everyone on their feet dancing. They really were fantastic and kept the vibe going all night. Loved them and would highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you for suggesting them!

Clients

our clients

We provide entertainment for a host of private and corporate clients, in the UK and abroad. These include: