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Bands and artist supplier links
The Musicians Union
We recommend all artists join the M.U. Fee recovery, dispute resolution, business advice, legal assistance, public liability cover. Visit the MU web site >
KV2 Audio - Amazing PA Systems
KV2 Audio combine the disciplines of acoustic design, electronic design and audio engineering to bring you the ultimate solutions in active and active design driven loudspeaker systems.
Visit KV2 Audio >
Amazing music shopping with Digital Village
The best deals on any studio & live equipment with a great web site & stores in London, Bristol, Southampton, Birmingham & Cambridge. Call or visit a store to order as they offer great advice and generally offer bigger discounts if you ask, even beating their own online prices!
Visit >
Hearing Protection for Musicians
UK based company Audio Relief offer advice on protecting your hearing along with excellent ear protection products. Find out if you have Tinnitus
Lowden Guitars
Some of the finest acoustic guitars available are made by George Lowden. Check out his web site and start saving! Lowden Guitars >
Custom made cables and stage boxes
Lynx Leisure make looms, stage boxes and connectors to order. What ever cable routing you need to make life easier visit Lynx >
Flightcase your equipment to keep it safe and speed up load-in times
Specialists in the design and manufacture of flight cases with loads of second hand deals available. Visit Flightcase Warehouse >
Breakdown cover and route planning from the AA
View traffic problems BEFORE you leave for the gig, get route plans & journey times, plus traffic updates by texting 84322. Visit the AA >
OpenOffice - the free alternative to Microsoft Office
If you've not got Microsoft Office on your computer and you want to be able to edit spreadsheets and use advanced document and email editing, try the excellent OpenOffice software which is completely free of charge!
Go to download OpenOffice now >
Need to write a risk assesment for a gig?
Download this step by step guide from the HSE web site, with details about all you need to know to write a usable and effective risk assessment.
Download >
  More artist resources

How To Play Guitar
Learn how to play guitar with online guitar lessons from Guitar Tricks.
At, you'll find amazing prices, free shipping, and a huge selection of the latest recording equipment and instruments.
Since 1998, Your Internet Portal for Blues and Indie Music Links,
Musician's Resources, Band Links, Club & Festival Listings, CD Reviews and Music Gifts.

Visit Cadenza - resources for classical and contemporary musicians

Financial Services Link Exchange Directory
Free link exchange and link building service for financial services themed websites.

Event / Wedding / Party planning links
Fancy dress hire (Childrens Costumes)
Catering, drinks and mobile bars
Caterers at Hardens Directory (The South) (The South) (The South) (The South) (The South) (Cheshire) (Yorkshire)
Advice on hiring a caterer (Cocktail recipes)
Tables, chairs, linen and furniture
Party glasses & barware
Outdoor tables & chairs
Venue finders and marquee hire
Venue Finder (Marquees)
Pendrell Hall
Party Production and Event Management
Party decoration and props
Party decorations & supplies
Party Supplies - Parties Inc is a family run business which has grown over the years providing party supplies to many satisfied customers. The business was set up from a shop in Essex which provided customers with all their party needs under one roof.
Party invitations and party favors
Party favors & ideas at Amazon
Party invitations at Amazon (Invitations) (Invitations) (Invitations) (Favors) (Favors) (Favors) (Suppliers of stunning wedding stationary)
Wedding Planning web sites
Visit™ - Home of Top UK & Ireland Wedding Planning
Our Wedding Songs - Advice on choosing songs for your wedding day
Wedding Music Central - Buy music as MP3's or on CD for your wedding day
Wedding Wire - choose more songs for your wedding
Wedding Music on
Brides Guide to Wedding on Amazon
UK Wedding Directory - Everything from wedding cakes to wedding web sites. - search over 3,000 UK wedding venues
Wedding Gifts Directory - A directory of websites and companies selling wedding gifts.
Wedding bands (Rings) - useful if you're looking for the other king of band!
Wedding Day Music CD - compare on Google
GigGuide - venues, promoters, and info for bands - See our listing on this Wedding Directory Service - UK wide supplier database
Wedding Suppliers -

Cool artist web sites
Hipster Wedding Function band Hipster
Hipster are managed exclusively by Alive Network. They are one of the best live function bands in the UK. Check out their own web site.
Hipster Function Band
Live Wires Wedding Band to hire cheshire Live Wires
Live Wires are also managed exclusively by Alive Network and have become one of our most popular wedding bands over the past 12 months.
Live Wires Wedding Band Cheshire
  More cool artists & web sites

Wedding Band
The Mesh Band are a function and wedding band for hire in Cambridgeshire, Herts, Norfolk, Suffolk and surrounding areas.
Superb live music entertainment to hire for parties, weddings, corporate functions and company events.
The Redfords are a genuinely outstanding professional wedding band, known for providing great entertainment and filling the dance floor. - Wedding Photographers - Marque Hire

The Coolers are one of the coolest and most talented band in the Northwest. Perfect for any corporate event, wedding or party, they are charismatic and compelling in their performances, leaving most of their audiences breathless.

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