Facsmile is a five piece indie/rock covers band based in the Midlands. Formed in 2009, we have played a wide range of venues and events from weddings, to private parties, festivals, bars and clubs.
Our singer Ollie has a fantastic voice that is somehow able to sound similar to every artist we cover yet sounding individual at the same time! He has long hair that is known to bring women to their knees!
Lead guitarist Liam is influenced by classic guitarists such as Clapton, Hendrix and David Gilmour, but mixes that with his own contemporary style and grunge inspired sounds. He is also the tallest member of the band.
By contrast guitarist Gareth is one of the shorter members of the act which he makes up for with persona and sound. Gareth is a sound specialist and prides himself on using the guitar to fill in the soundscape and ensure that each song sounds like our own interpretation of the original.
Bassist Miffy is the band’s dark shadow, often wearing a hat and shades. Miffy knows just what to play and is just as capable at playing in the style of Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers as he is playing a strong simple bassline on the beat.
Last but not least drummer Dave ‘Thinchap’ Layzell is one of Derbyshire’s best drummers. He learns songs inside out, can play the most complicated drum parts whilst making them look easy and knows when not to play as well. A total musician.
Facsimile combine the strengths of each individual performer into a cohesive whole that performs each track as though it was their own, producing a performance that the audience can’t help but sing and dance along to.
We try and make the process of working with us as simple and pain-free as possible, as we realise that when organising events you have many things to consider whether you are planning a gig, wedding or corporate party. We will only require answers to a few simple questions, a deposit to secure our performance and an hour and a half to set up and soundcheck. You can download our Facsimile Performance Contract to complete and send on to us by email (we just need your name, address and the details of the event).
Please note that you must let us know if your venue has a sound level meter or other sound level restriction – we are by no means the loudest band in the world but we want to ensure we can deliver the performance you want, so need to discuss these things in advance.
Our standard fee for a wedding or other large event is £1450. This includes two 50 minute sets, tailored to suit your taste, all equipment, PA system and lighting. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
If you have any questions or are interested in booking us, then please contact either Dave on 07545 821 003 or Gareth on 07939 216 031. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are some testimonials from some of the people we’ve played for:
Thankyou so much for last night. You and the lads smashed it. Amazing wedding night made by you lot.
Ben & Katie Reeves, 27th May 2017
We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and the rest of the band!!! We and all of our guests thought you were absolutely fantastic! I’ve had load of people mention to me just how good they thought you were.
We really appreciated the great performance you all gave, which resulted in a fantastic atmosphere and energy! The extra 30 mins at the end went down a treat too! We’ll be sure to pass your details on to anyone who is looking for a band (some of our friends have said they are interested)!
Hamish & Jen Gilbert, 29th April 2017
We’ve received a lovely thank you card from Karen and Rich who’s wedding we played. They were really happy as you can tell!! We love getting these kinds of messages and are always very proud to be selected to play at someone’s special day.
Facsimile have been featured in an article on Boho Weddings website about Sarah and Brian’s fantastic Wedfest that we played. Thanks guys, and please check the article for some amazing pictures of a fantastic event.
Not often I take the time to say it, but you guys were awesome last Saturday at James & Emma’s wedding. Very pro, very tight, loads of prescence. Much fun….my 2.5 year old agrees too, you raised him from his sick bed to a foot stomping end of the (or his…) night.
Martin Heathcote, July 2015
Thank you for the great show at our wedding yesterday. You were a huge hit !!
Daniel Maybury, May 28th 2015
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! We loved your performance and all our guests agree too! (as I’m sure you could tell by how full the dance floor was!) We’ll certainly come and watch you again when we can!
Best Wishes, Karen and Rich 14th March 2015
Danielle’s 30th Birthday Party, September 15th 2011, Manchester.
“To Liam (+Facsimile!) Thank you so much for playing at my 30th and making it really special! Lots of love, Dani xx”
James & Laura’s Wedding, 20th August 2011, The Dome, Buxton.
“Cheers guys, you made our day very special, thank you, James and Laura”
Diane & Ed ‘Our Wedding 2nd April 2011, Heart of England Conference & Banqueting Centre’
“Facsimile played our wedding and totally blew our guests away. So many people asked us how we had found them, they were awesome!! A friend had seen them before at a charity fundraising event and said ‘you have to have this band’. We saw them at one of their local gigs first, and knew they were just what we were looking for. Their lead singer has the most amazing voice, but all the lads are great, they certainly know how to belt out the tunes and fill the floor….great set list, and they rehearsed one especially for our wedding dance. They were happy to make the journey from Derbyshire to Warwickshire too, punctual & professional, looking the part and sounding amazing! We would have no hesitation in recommending FACSIMILE, they made our day very special!!”
Clair, Charity gig at Pure in Manchester on 23rd October 2010
“I thought your set was brilliant, loved the playlist, and your front man can really belt out a tune!”
Facsimile band members have worked with artists from all over the world, including Gomez, Captain, Tuung, Babyshambles and others. Facsimile have played a huge range of events for clients including Thornbridge Ales, A4E, the Slug and Lettuce, along with a massive range of venues, wedding couples and private clients.
We use high quality professional equipment including Mesa Boogie, Hughes and Kettner and Ampeg backline. Our PA system comprises a full range HK Audio Linear 5 system, Digital Mixer, Shure, AKG and Sennheiser Microphones. We have 4 x PAR cans, 2 x LED light bars, 8 x LED party lights, laser, gobo and smoke machine to ensure the stage is well lit.