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As anyone who has seen BBC One's new Saturday night music show Even Better Than the Real Thing will appreciate, tribute acts have a tough job on their hands. Not only do they have to recreate the sound of some of music's best-loved records in a live environment and on a fraction of the budget, they also have to make an effort to look like the people they're attempting to honour. And rock stars don't look like everyone else.

This means, for the more flamboyant stars, the old showbiz staples of wigs, costume and makeup. But for others, it's about finding the right T-shirt or waistcoat and letting the music speak for itself.

Here are 10 tribute bands doing sterling work in the UK right now. Some are easily recognisable, others less so.

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