Booking info

Booking us

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.

About the performance

We usually play two sets and think the ideal gap between them is around 15-20 minutes, and we’re happy to play background music through our PA for our Standard and above package bookings. This amount of time gives people time to get a drink but doesn’t loose momentum, however, it’s your event so we’ll work with you on your ideal arrangements.

If the stage is on the ground floor and there is direct access to roll our equipment to the stage area, load in and set up takes about an hour. Although we prefer to do this whilst the venue is clear, we can work around you and your guests if that’s required.

We always plan our set lists to cater to a range of audience members, and some examples are here. If you have any favourite songs then let us know and we will do our best to incorporate them in an order to maximise the dynamics of the sets.

About the band

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.

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.


Below are some testimonials from some of the people we’ve played for:

Facsimile were lovely to work with! They arrived on time, friendly and super flexible with us on performance timings. They sounded great performing a mixture of music which kept the crowd on the dancefloor. Highly recommend!

Linsey Hardy​​, Commercial Events Manager, East Midlands Chamber

Thankyou so much for last night. You and the lads smashed it. Amazing wedding night made by you lot.

Ben & Katie Reeves, Wedding

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, Wedding

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, Wedding

“Thank you for the great show at our wedding yesterday. You were a huge hit !!”

Daniel Maybury, Wedding

“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!”

Karen and Rich, Wedding

“To Liam (+Facsimile!) Thank you so much for playing at my 30th and making it really special! Lots of love, Dani xx”

Danielle’s 30th Birthday Party, Manchester

“Cheers guys, you made our day very special, thank you, James and Laura”

James & Laura’s, The Dome, Buxton, Wedding

“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!!”

Diane & Ed, Heart of England Conference & Banqueting Centre, Wedding

“I thought your set was brilliant, loved the playlist, and your front man can really belt out a tune!”

Clair, Charity gig at Pure in Manchester