Since it was founded in 2014, Encore has rapidly become one of the largest and most trusted music suppliers in the UK events industry. 50,000 event planners are already using their online  to find the best professional musicians in the UK (vetted by the Encore team) based on event type, vibe, budget and location.

Unlike an traditional music agency, however, the prices are transparent, there are zero hidden fees, and event planners can speak directly with musicians to ask questions and handcraft bespoke performances, which makes the booking process a lot more efficient and cuts out the middle-man.

The young company has already achieved impressive success, with CEO James McAulay being invited to Buckingham Palace in 2018 to present Encore at a business competition organised by Prince Andrew.

Encore has received thousands of excellent reviews from delighted customers who have booked everything from string quartets and bands to acapella groups full and orchestras, with bookers describing it as “easy”, “quick” and “highly recommended”. Recent corporate customers include:


* M&C Saatchi
* TEN Concierge Group
* Swarovski
* John Lewis
* Google

Event planners booking through Encore receive a wide range of benefits, including:

The Show Will Go On – excellent performances guaranteed

Musicians on Encore are vetted professionals with many years of corporate experience and thousands of verified reviews. Encore’s Replacement Service means that, in the extremely unlikely event of a cancellation caused by personal emergency or ‘acts of God’, Encore’s Support Team will find you an excellent replacement act from their extensive network, so you can rest assured that the show will go on.

Transparent and competitive pricing

Honest pricing and zero hidden fees give you peace of mind that you’re getting the best price and that musicians are being fairly paid.

Expert advice

Event planners are assigned a dedicated Account Manager who they can consult, for free, at any time.

Loyalty programme

Regular bookers get access to significant discounts and rewards

The Encore Team are exhibiting at the London Summer Events Show, and can be found at Stand E10.

They’re providing a singing guitarist who will be performing in the bar area throughout the day! Their friendly and chatty team will be available to answer any musical questions you have, to discuss music ideas for your Summer events, and to confirm bookings with you if you already know what you want!

Event Industry News readers can save 5% on all 2018 music bookings by mentioning EIN to the team next week.

In the CEO James McAulay’s own words: “your guests don’t remember playlists – they remember performances.”

Every red pin on this map of the UK shows successful bookings made through Encore between late 2015 and 18 Jan 2019.
Adam is the co-founder and editor of Adam, a technology evangelist also organises Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology and the Event Technology Awards. Both events take place in November, London.