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About Alive Network

The UK's Largest Live Music and Entertainment Agency.

Established in 1999, Alive Network has grown into the largest supplier of live entertainment for weddings, corporate entertainment and private parties in the UK. We have secured over £100Million of work for our 6500 members, working with 100,000+ previous customers to provide the perfect entertainment for their events. Our hand-picked roster of over 2000 bands, musicians and entertainers is the definitive one-stop-shop for live entertainment booking.

So you want your event to be amazing?

Over the past 23 years we have been developing our roster of the UK's very finest live bands, musicians, DJs, entertainers and event suppliers so you can be sure your event will be truly amazing!

Our investment into sourcing, developing and supporting our artists is something which sets Alive Network apart. From building our £500,000 recording studio facility to successfully running our partnership with BIMM, the leading and largest contemporary music education provider in the UK and Europe, our focus on artist development ensures reliability and outstanding performances for our customers, as well as long term, sustainable careers for the artists we represent.

Music and entertainment are one of our nation's greatest cultural achievements. At Alive Network we're working hard to ensure the next generation of musicians and artists are able to flourish, keeping the magic of live entertainment 'Alive' for generations to come.

Dave Bevan - Managing Director

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An Award-Winning Employer

Alive Network was recognised as a company who "set the benchmark for creating job satisfaction".

". .... the whole team at Alive Network feel like they are treated as individuals. We are all recognised for our hard work and dedication, and are encouraged to learn new skills and develop professionally. The staff members feel like part of the company, rather than simply another employee, and are all encouraged to contribute to the development of the business .... staff members feel a strong sense of belonging, loyalty and love for their jobs and the business."

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Our Partnership With BIMM

In 2015 we formed a successful partnership with BIMM (The British and Irish Modern Music Institute), the largest and leading provider of contemporary music education in the UK and Europe. Former BIMM students include James Bay, George Ezra, Tom Odell and The Kooks.

Alive Network provides BIMM students and alumni with paid commercial performance work and industry engagement experience. Students form bands who are then auditioned, supported and mentored by Alive Network, with a view to becoming commercially successful function bands & wedding bands.

Successful student bands each receive approx. £7,000 worth of production, promotional materials & support from Alive Network to kick-start their careers. The partnership is helping BIMM to achieve excellent post education employment rates, as well as helping many students fund their way through their studies, a highly valued prize at a time when average post-education student debt is in the region of £40,000!!

At the time of writing, our partnership with BIMM Brighton & London have become one of the most successful industry engagement programs in BIMM's history.

To find out more about BIMM please visit

Supporting New Music

We currently generate income in excess of £10Million a year for our member artists!

From the Rolling Stones to Nirvana, some of the most successful acts in the world were once cover bands. Alive Network works to support the careers of young and aspiring artists as well as experienced professionals, by offering regular well paid work performing at private events. Our unique artist development program helps artists to become successful independent businesses, able to compete at the highest levels of the industry to generate a reliable income which can fund their creativity and allow them to gain expeirence and contacts within the industry.

We also support the original music projects of our artists, paying for them to record EPs and albums in our studio and filming videos with our production team. Recent beneficiaries include the fantastic Folk / Punk band Skinny Lister who were given 6 weeks studio time to record their new album The Devil, The Heart And The Fight with top producer Tristan Ivemy.

Supporting New Music

The new Skinny Lister album The Devil, The Heart And The Fight was supported by Alive Network and was recorded at our studio The Silk Mill. Check out the video for the first single 'Wanted'.

The band's drummer Thom is a member of one of Alive's best selling function bands Teenage Kicks

Also check out a selection of 'Live In Session' videos.

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Our Recording Studio

In order to offer our artists the very best opportunity to showcase and promote their talent we invested £500,000 in our own in-house recording studio. This substantial investment allows us to ensure our artist promo materials are first class, but also importantly it allows us to kickstart the careers of talented young artists who might not otherwise be able to fund studio time elsewhere.

The Silk Mill Recording Studios is based around the classic combination of a 'Neve' mixing console in the tracking studio, and an SSL 4000 mixing console in our dedicated mixing studio. Both studios are generously stocked with world-class microphones, instruments and outboard equipment - and our experienced engineers ensure that new bands and top producers alike are given exemplary service and support.

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The Silk Mill

Based within our HQ building in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire and offering an outstanding collection of world class equipment, The Silk Mill is the hub for Alive Network's artist development program as well as being a popular choice for top producers and artists.

Recent high profile clients have included Mark Ralph (Years & Years, Clean Bandit, Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand), Tristan Ivemy (Frank Turner, The Holloways, Skinny Lister), Andy Bell (Seasick Steve, Katie Tunstall, Bellowhead, Martin Simpson).

An in-house video production service is also available, ideal for filming live sessions and acoustic sets, interviews, or for documenting studio sessions for social media promo.

  • Studio 1 is based around a beautiful Neve VR analogue recording console. The 30m2 control room features ATC monitoring, Prism converters, Pro Tools HD and a large collection of classic outboard, microphones and instruments. The 55m2 live room space can comfortably accommodate sessions with up to 11 musicians.
  • Studio 2 is our dedicated mix room, centered around a classic SSL 4048G+ console, with ATC monitoring, Pro Tools HDX2 and another fantastic collection of classic outboard and effects.
  • Studio 3 is a small editing and production suite featuring ATC monitoring, Pro Tools, Prism converters, an Avid control surface and large selection of plugins.

A UK-wide & international agency

Alive Network is the largest online entertainment agency in the UK and one of the leading live entertainment providers in the world.

We hire live entertainment for more than 10,000 private events each year. 80% of our customers hire bands and entertainers for private events such as weddings and parties, and we are as comfortable working on small events with tight budgets as we are multi-million pound events at the most exclusive venues in the world.

Our artists are booked to perform at venues ranging in size and prestige from local village halls and bars to The Dorchester, The Savoy and the O2 arena. From Glastonbury Festival to The Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Alive Network helps customers all over the world to hire the very best live entertainment for a huge range of event types.

We also specialise in corporate entertainment, booking for some of the biggest brands in the world, including Google, Microsoft, Apple, Mercedes-Benz, Bentley, Nike, Red Bull, Hugo Boss and many more.

And the Winner’s Are… Alive Artist Awards 2016

And the Winner’s Are… Alive Artist Awards 2016

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Alive Network Artist Awards 2015

Alive Network Artist Awards 2015

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An Award Winning Employer

An Award Winning Employer

Alive Network is very pleased to have won second place for Employer of the Year at the Executive PA Magazine / Hays Awards
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A UK-wide & International Entertainment Agency

We book acts for venues across the UK and internationally.