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In the mood for something original? Create an amazing music experience with an up-and-coming artist. If music discovery is your thing, these artists should be just up your street. From jazz to indie pop and singer-songwriters, there is something for everyone.

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    • Zkeletonz

      Band act for hire
      Zkeletonz stand for optimism in the face of negativity. Everybody the same inside. No racism, sexism or prejudice. We play music and throw parties fixed firmly in the sonic space between traditional band and DJ sets. For fans of Hot Chip, Chromeo, Justice and Years & Years. We've been seen on ...
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      Fee from £250
    • Gordon Robertson

      Solo act for hire
      Gordon Robertson is one of Scotland's finest and most versatile vocalists, with over 7 years experience as a performer at corporate events, weddings, parties, music venues, festivals and tribute nights. He is in high demand throughout the UK, having played over 70 gigs in the last 12 months, and ...
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      Fee from £145
    • Melissa Bel

      Solo act for hire
      Melissa Bel has been captivating audiences and listeners her whole life with her powerful, soulful voice and compelling songwriting. She grew up in a musical household in Burlington, Ontario listening to soul, classic rock and blues music, and draws inspiration from the likes of The Beatles, ...
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      Fee from £350
    • Jack Stark

      Band act for hire
      Jack Stark is an singer/songwriter performing original Indie Rock material on acoustic guitar, however seizing any opportunity to play with his backing band whenever possible. His Debut EP "Our Winter", 2 weeks after it's release on Itunes & Spotify in May 2016, featured on Amazing Radio's ...
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      Fee from £40
    • Chris Tavener

      Solo act for hire
      Chris Tavener is a satirical singer-songwriter, known for his comedic, witty lyrics and a vintage sound. He is the witty songwriter saying things that everybody thinks, but nobody says. Rock ‘n’ roll infused with comedy. Folk dipped in satire. It’s like Peep Show set to music! If Jimmy Carr ...
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      Fee from £75
    • Ciircus Street

      Duo act for hire
      Ciircus Street are a male duo, Mashing up their unique vocals to create well blended harmonies. Currently gigging around various parts the UK, the boys have received a huge amount of positive feedback, and are playing in venues such as 'Ronnie Scotts' and 'The Barfly' With a piano, guitar ...
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      Fee from £150
    • Dr!ve

      Duo act for hire
      Dr!ve – Is a producer and live act, making music somewhere between Funk, Soul, Jazz, Groove and Nu-Disco. Dr!ve is available to hire for live shows with band, as a multi-instrumentalist and/or for live dj sets for all occasion's, including clubs, bars, hotels, events & festivals. For bookings & ...
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      Fee from £190
    • The Curious Incident

      Band act for hire
      We're The Curious Incident from London. We make Pop/Rock with a Caribbean twist that tastes like the spice of Hot-Sauce and the nice of Lemonade and makes your troubles melt away. We're just as comfortable playing for thousands of people at festivals as we are playing weddings, office parties ...
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      Fee from £300
    • Antonio Lulic

      Solo act for hire
      Born and raised in the North East of England, son to a South American political exile, Antonio Lulic is a singer-songwriter whose deep vocals, combined with a powerful lyrical style, deliver a passionate and uplifting performance. Since the release of his debut EP, Antonio has toured with his ...
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      Fee from £300
    • Simon James

      Solo act for hire
      Simon James O’Driscoll who just goes by the stage name of Simon James was born on the 17th July 1995 in Dublin, Ireland. Acting Simon was introduced to the world of acting at the young age of six when he played ‘Cathal’ Veronica Guerin’s son in the film of the same name. His introduction ...
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      Fee from €750

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      BILLBOARD CHART #10 - "NEXT BIG SOUND" British singer-songwriter Juliette Ashby’s music is a potent synthesis of R&B, Reggae and neo-Soul. In 2015 Juliette released two very different albums. Urban influenced "OVER + OVER" which featured many industry juggernauts including Da Brat, Mike ...
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      Fee from £1000


    One thing you can count on is the movement of time, days, months, and years. You can also count on the occurrence of special occasions, events, parties, celebrations, and ceremonies along the way.

    Just think, there are milestones to celebrate such as a 21st birthday, a 50th wedding anniversary, the day one actually gets married, and/or the day one graduates university. Aside from milestones, there are holiday parties, feel-good backyard gatherings, professional engagements and corporate events (i.e. festivals, fundraisers, fairs), fancy galas, family reunions, intimate dinners, and more.

    All of these instances have one thing in common – inviting and booking live entertainment and performers enhance them all. Hiring local original artists not only boosts attendance or increase donations at fundraisers, they also keep guests entertained.

    We've all attended uninspiring, boring events, at least once or twice in our lives. And, we've all likely said to ourselves, "It was a cool event, but the only thing missing was some type of entertainment."

    While having fun is the easy part, trying to hire a original artist has been a stressful and difficult process for some time. From having the time to research acts and sending emails to negotiating terms and prices, securing live entertainment was once an overwhelming task.

    That was until was launched.

    With a vision to make booking live entertainment simpler and more accessible, Headliner was launched in June 2015. Essentially, Headliner is an online marketplace that connects world-class artists with event professionals and bookers looking to hire a original artist.

    Being seasoned music industry professionals and understanding the plight of musicians, along with having experienced the challenging consumer side of trying to book wedding original artists for their special day, the founders incorporated two major components to benefit both sides:

    1. An in-house team that conducts a stringent and continuous vetting and review process to ensure quality musicians and performers.
    2. Permitting musicians to manage their own bookings, from start to finish, allowing them to earn a sustainable living doing what they do best, as well as control their own careers.

    Gone are the days of sifting through pages of search results, missed phone calls, delayed emails, and bad contracts. Simply put, Headliner has eased the task of hiring original artists for parties, special events, ceremonies, or other occasions requiring live entertainment.

    Headliner's streamlined process for finding a original artist for hire, to them actually showing up to your event, starts with a simple artist search.

    Bookers can either search the 'Artists of the week', which is presented on the search page or use the 'Refine Your Search' feature to find and narrow down an exact match by using the following search criteria: event location, event date, price range, act name, performance type, genres, and event types.

    For those who take to Google to search "how to hire a original artist near me" or "original artists near me", need to search no further. Searching on Headliner, anyone can zero-in on specific locations to find the acts they are looking for.

    Throughout the searching process, bookers have the ability to click on any musician profile to acquire more information. From bios, videos of them in action, and their preferred event types to learning their specializations, listening to their music, and viewing their availability calendar. It's never been easier to hire a original artist.

    Bookers can also use the ‘Wish List' feature to curate a collection of their favorite Headliner acts. Whether used to organize choices to make a final decision or to simply revisit profiles, creating a list of potential acts will definitely come in handy.

    All carefully vetted, musicians can be messaged directly through the platform, with details of your event. A free no-obligation quote can be requested as well (no booking fees); responses are typically received within 48 hours.

    Once a decision has been made to book a original artist, the act can be confirmed by paying the requested deposit through a safe and secure booking system. As an added bonus, all payments are held in an escrow account, only to be released to the musician 48 hours after the event. This is to ensure 100% satisfaction.

    In addition, Headliner invites all frequent bookers to sign up for the Reward Scheme program. Refer friends, family, or colleagues to Headliner and receive cash back and/or vouchers when they make their first booking.

    Lastly, Headliner offers an exclusive concierge service, "H", which is a premium specialist service connecting agencies, brands, and event planners directly to global talent.

    With a mixture of backgrounds in events, music journalism and performance, design, marketing, web development, and tech, the Headliner team prides itself on being the go-to online platform to find and hire the best in live entertainment – that's simple, affordable, and reliable, no matter the type of event.

    All in all, is the answer for all of your live entertainment booking needs.

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