#1
Hi Guys,

Me and 3 mates started a band a while back and now have some gigs lined up. The venues were at are telling us we need public liability insuirance.

Can anyone recommend a good/cheap place to get it from in the UK?
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#2
I can't give any specific help but just be careful if it's too cheap that, in the small print, you're not actually covered as well. There's no point in having cheap insurance if it doesn't cover what you think it does (and if it doesn't cover exactly what you need).

That's not to say that you don't need to read the fine print very carefully with expensive insurance, too, of course.
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#3
I'm willing to bet the venues have someone they can recommend.

You should ask them specifically how much coverage they require, as well.
#4
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I'm willing to bet the venues have someone they can recommend.

You should ask them specifically how much coverage they require, as well.


And be sure to add the ins. cost to your performance fees to play there. Normally this is handled by the venue.
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#5
I have heard a number of times recently about venues wanting the band to have insurance - so basically, if an audience member trips over a guitar case and smashes through a window, the band's insurance pays, not the venue's. Then the band's insurance company sues the venue's because they purport the venue sold the audience member too many drinks ... The only people making more money will be the insurance companies!

But its happening. Here in the USA, you can get this insurance easily if you are a member of the local musician union.
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#6
^ I think it might but it might be safer to have extra coverage as well.
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