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Looking for an outstanding singer for your event? You've just found her! The Vintage Singer Jess is a talented Italian/American vocalist with over 15 years of experience in live music entertainment having stepped on international stages such as the European Jazz Expo; Porretta Soul Festival; Roots & Blues to name but a few and performed for countless high-end venues and private events such as weddings, parties and themed events. Some of Jess' previous venues / clients include: HMS Belfast, Magic Radio; Chelsea Football Club; Gordon Ramsey Restaurant; Barbican and London Science Museum. With her retro & classy repertoire Jess is the ideal choice for moments requiring stylish background music - the arrival of guests, the drinks reception or at dinner. She pays homage to the first ladies of Jazz performing all the classics by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Julie London and Nina Simone. And if you're planning a '50s - '60s Rock ...
Available in Reading from £149. Based in London
Welcome to Smith & Sons – London & The South’s ultimate Mumford & Sons & festival style wedding band! Smith & Sons perform live covers of dancefloor fillers in a Mumford & Sons style which is great for vintage-themed weddings and blitz the later evening with an electric set more in the style of Arctic Monkeys & Two Door Cinema Club – perfect for bringing the sound of your favourite festival headliners to your wedding, party or event! We also offer the option of a 60-minute Acoustic Live Lounge set which is great for during drinks reception or meal! Smith & Sons are a stylish & professional 4-piece band that features some of the best young musicians in the UK, who have performed at major festivals such as Glastonbury, and now perform their unique live covers sets at weddings and events in the UK and abroad. The modern sound, fresh image and awesome live show has seen Smith & Sons become one of the most sought after UK wedding & functi...
Available in Reading from £1653. Based in London
A collective of multi-instrumentalists, able to provide an array of options catered to your event - Their repertoire consists of 1920s/30s jazz and vintage hits. Starting from a duo and then working up to a swingin' band option - The Night and Day Collective are the perfect addition to any event looking for a splash of vintage/jazzy atmosphere! Ideal for Background music Wedding reception drinks Evening entertainment for Weddings Private Parties Gatsby/Vintage Parties Corporate Outside/Unplugged Events (including Roaming options)
Available in Reading from £400. Based in Greater London
Surrey wedding band The Winklepickers. Providing live music entertainment that will really get your event going. By offering options of booking a solo guitarist with vocals for a more relaxed atmosphere through to a lively quintet that will add a spark to your special day, The Winklepickers give you the unique ability to tailor your musical entertainment for your specific needs. The Winklepickers are available in the following formats: [These prices are for 2 hours of live music divided to suit your requirements, background music through the sound system during breaks and the learning of a first dance song just for you] Solo (guitar and vocals) for £300 Duo (guitar and vocals with double bass) for £500 Trio (guitar and vocals, bass and drums) for £800 Quartet (guitar and vocals, bass, drums with keyboard or saxophone) for £1000 Quintet (guitar and vocals, bass, drums, saxophone and keyboard) for £1200
Available in Reading from £300. Based in Guildford
The Lollipops are a professional vintage inspired vocal trio, with a passion for the music and the fashion of the era! The group cover a wide range of repertoire from the 1940s up to the 60s and also cover 70s - modern songs with authentic 3 part harmony arrangements. The Lollipops formed through their love of harmonies. Bound the please the crowd with their authentic choreography, close sweet harmonies and fantastic outfits. They take inspiration from artists such as The Andrew Sisters, The Puppini Sisters, The Chordettes, The Shirelles, That Marvelettes, Bette Midler and many more! They are available for a variety of events such as weddings, birthday parties and private functions, and deliver a fantastic and enjoyable experience with a nostalgic and vintage twist!
Available in Reading from £640. Based in London
Monika Ramstein on vocals, Steve Ashworth on keyboard and Shura Greenberg on bass, make up this fantastic, versatile trio. Having performed at some of London's top music venues, such as Ronnie Scotts, Hideaway and Jazz after Dark, and performing at countless parties and functions, this trio will make any event a special occasion. Whether you require soothing background jazz/soul or upbeat funky tunes to boogie the night away, this trio will deliver an unforgettable experience, they can also provide a duo/quartet or quintet. This super talented trio specialize in providing laid back jazz/soul for the first part of your event, whilst the guests mingle, chat and have drinks, then the second half, getting the crowd on their feet to dance the night away. With a varied repertoire there is something for everyone and they are always happy to cater for special requests.
Available in Reading from £350. Based in Greater London
Sound of the Suburb is a high energy rock'n'roll band playing a wide variety of crowd favourites primarily from the '50s to the '80s. We do play some material from the '90s and beyond and can also learn songs if requested. The songs we play are primarily designed to engage audiences and get everyone up and dancing, though we can also play quieter material or solo piano pieces if needed. We have a full sound PA and light show (PAT tested).
Available in Reading from £750. Based in Greater London
AKA are a lively 4 piece party band with a proven track record. Comprised of some of the finest UK musicians, all the players are trained professionals and have extensive experience performance and create a great atmosphere for any event.The Band can offer a full 4 piece as well as 5 piece band, but if this might be too much we can also offer an acoustic duo as part of a package or instead of the whole band. The Duo is perfect for drinks receptions or smaller more intimate events.We pride ourselves on playing every song that you know and love as well as many that have been forgotten. Whether you want to groove away with some Stevie Wonder or Rock out with Brian Adams the band have it all.We know that people have specific songs that they want hear or ones that have particular meaning. We are always happy to learn up to 5 songs that you want us to play at your event. Maybe a first dance or that one song that is your song. We will be more t...
Available in Reading from £1200. Based in Surrey
Anna is a fun talented solo artist who brings energy and a sense of occasion to any event. A 4 piece Motown and Soul band is also available to hire as an additional option for special events. More information can be provided on request. Anna can provide a jazz pianist or guitarist to accompany her for a live performance as an alternative to backing tracks - if the space and budget allow! Anna is an accomplished jazz, blues and soul singer, who has been performing on the Costa Blanca in Spain for the past 6 years, and has experience as the front person for a 50's+ 60's cover band, Bunty & the Beano's, as well as a full 15 piece "Glenn Miller" style orchestra, singing big band tunes from (amongst others) Benny Goodman + Count Basie. She can also continue through the 70's & 80's to disco diva and electronic music to get your guests on the dance floor and keep them there! New additions to her repertoire include: A James Bond/Casi...
Available in Reading from £300. Based in Windsor
Lipstick On Your Collar are a fresh exciting 50’s / 60’s Showband, specializing in bringing the Classic Pops hits from the Golden Era of music back to life. With authentic costumes, strong vocals and perfect harmonies, Lipstick On Your Collar capture the spirit of the 1950’s/60’s perfectly, whisking you back to the golden era of music.Their line-up consists of Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums and Vocals, all of whom share one common feature - a genuine love of the music. They are also able to provide a additional horn section, featuring high level musicians with experience performing with internationally renowned Artists.Additionally, if you require background or lounge music earlier in the day, the band are happy to offer a Jazz option to provide the perfect accompaniment while your guests arrive, mingle and eat. Lipstick On Your Collar come with their own sound engineer, full PA and Lighting system and are fully insured. They will also happily prov...
Available in Reading from £1500. Based in Berkshire
What makes One Jump Ahead stand out from the other Swing and Jive bands around? Firstly, they've been playing for OVER 30 YEARS now and a band doesn't last that long unless they deliver! Audiences invariably want to DANCE when they hear the way these cats swing. Their huge repertoire includes the best of the "Great American Songbook", from 1940s & 50s jump/jive rhythm & blues to classic rock’n’roll songs, 1960s soul hits and Rat Pack material. A few carefully selected vintage pop classics, comic novelties and their own critically acclaimed compositions might get thrown into the gumbo too. They have wowed audiences from Islington to Israel, Clerkenwell to County Cork and from Docklands to Deutschland! One Jump Ahead are led by KIT PACKHAM on VOCALS & SAXOPHONE, accompanied by PIANO, GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, TRUMPET and another SAXOPHONE. Several of the band also contribute backing vocals - and an excellent female singer can be added to the line-up ...
Available in Reading from £900. Based in Surrey
Based in Guildford, Cheesecake are a fantastic party band working mostly around Surrey, London and the South of England. They provide a total entertainment solution for corporate or private events. Fun, music and mayhem. Party classics, rocking tunes, all carried off with humour and energy by an experienced, highly capable and totally cool live band. Extensive, flexible range of great dance music and classic show-stoppers, interspersed with generous helpings of cheese, both vintage and modern. With the addition of our optional fiddle player we can also play traditional jigs and reels and a whole range of Irish songs, as well as our mainstream party set.
Available in Reading from £1250. Based in Surrey
The perfect band for any event, the Ever Afters have all you music styles covered! With a huge repertoire the band can perform either a mixed style 'Party Sets' full of hits from all the decades or 'Bespoke Sets' of a specific genre including 'Rock & Indie', 'EDM & Dancefloor Classics', 'Retro Set' (1950's & 1960's Rock & Roll / Soul), 'Vintage & Festival', 'IndiElectro' & 'D is for Disco Set' (Disco & Funk hits from the 1970's to present day). Each member of The Ever Afters have toured throughout the UK, Europe and the World. Performed at prestigious venues such as Wembley Arena, The Royal Albert Hall, 2012 London Olympics opening & closing ceremonies, 02 Academy Birmingham, West End Musicals and as session musicians for BBC's The Voice UK. Our Band Line Ups 4 piece - Female lead Vocals/Synth, Guitar / Vocals, Bass, Drums. 5 piece - 1 x Female lead Vocals / Synth, Guitar / Vocals, Bass, Drums, 2nd Guitar 6 piece - As 4 piece (plus ...
Available in Reading from £875.00. Based in Surrey
Festival Sons are the UK’s leading vintage festival-style wedding band! Simply the best in vintage party band entertainment. Well rehearsed and musicianship of the highest quality, this band is perfect for bringing that festival sound and party atmosphere to your wedding or event. This stylish and ultra-cool 4 piece professional band have played at some of the best, high-profile venues around the UK including HEAVEN NIGHTCLUB (FOR TOPSHOP), THE ROMAN BATHS and AYNHOE PARK as well as performing, recording and writing with the likes of ED SHEERAN and ALEX WINSTON. If you’re looking for festival or vintage themed entertainment for your wedding or party, it really doesn’t get better than the Festival Sons. Playing all the songs you love to sing a long to (Avicci, The Lumineers, Elvis) in a Mumford & Sons style – using an impressive variety of instruments including upright bass, banjo and ukulele. Their later electric set really brings the...
Available in Reading from £1744. Based in Surrey
Folk Junkies are the perfect live band for barn, vintage theme & festival style weddings and events. The professional 4-piece band perform folk-style covers of the best dancefloor fillers from 60s through to current chart, in a classic Mumford & Sons style line-up - with drums, upright bass, acoustic guitar, violin/piano and female lead vocals. Folk Junkie's repertoire covers a great range of music from classics by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Ray Charles, to modern hits by Clean Bandit, George Ezra, Mumford & Sons, Killers, Taylor Swift, Lumineers and more! Folk Junkies formed at the renowned Academy Of Contemporary Music in Guildford and the band members are all top professional musicians who bring their experience of performing live on main stages at major festivals to your wedding or function, guaranteeing a night to remember!
Available in Reading from £1583. Based in Surrey
The Hot Shoes is an energetic swing ensemble, that guarantees to get your feet tapping with their exciting arrangements from the swing era and beyond. The band was founded with Lindyhop and Swing Dancers in mind, but we find that our broad repertoire is popular with all ages and tastes. Ideal for weddings, parties and dance events the Hot Shoes is a professional, experienced and entertaining band that always goes down well! The core element of our music is based on the 1920s swing style, including songs such as the Charleston, It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing and Is you is or is you ain't my baby. However, we also cater for a larger audience by playing more up to date chart songs by artists such as George Ezra, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and many more. The Hot Shoes often perform as a quartet, for more cozy intimate gigs, but we are more in our element as the 'full throttle' 6 piece band heard on the recor...
Available in Reading from £850. Based in London
London's highest spirited, all swingin' and dancing swing jazz orchestra! The Silver Ghosts are a 7 piece swing ensemble performing numbers that evoke the hot, breathless and high spirited dance gigs of the 1920s, 30s & 40s. "their musical craft (not to mention showmanship) is nothing less than a 101% convincing... What a delightful and dazzling night out", 5 stars - Making Music Why choose us? The ensemble, whose upbeat performances have previously effected exhilarating 'Boardwalk Empire/Gatsby' style atmospheres at Ronnie Scott's, The Savoy, The 100 Club, and The Royal Albert Hall, offer you the opportunity to put on their upbeat experience at your own event. The competitively priced lineup can pare down to a 5 piece or scale up to an 9 piece to suit your requirements and budget. It is the 7 piece septet that is the standard killer lineup, raising smiles with an authentic sound and quirky numbers like 'Busy Line', 'You're Driving ...
Available in Reading from £620. Based in London
Vintage Roots are the UK’s leading vintage wedding band, the perfect choice of wedding entertainment for your vintage wedding reception! Vintage Roots are based in Winchester in Hampshire and perform their eclectic live set of classic hits, in a Mumford & Sons vintage style at weddings and events in Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Dorset, London and further afield in the UK. Vintage Roots set features modern hits from the likes of Mumford & Sons, Paolo Nutini, Lumineers, George Ezra and Daft Punk, as well as classics from the likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and The Beatles.
Available in Reading from £1643. Based in Winchester
Victoriana are the UK’s leading vintage style wedding band – the perfect choice of entertainment for your vintage theme wedding! The band perform a unique set of classic and modern covers in a vintage style that will have your party rocking! Victoriana are based in Hampshire and available to provide live vintage music at weddings and events in the South and further afield in the UK!
Available in Reading from £1642. Based in Hampshire
We are professional musicians who provide live Jazz Music for corporate and private venues throughout the south of England. We can provide duos and band line ups which will be arranged both musically and practically to suit your specific venue and clientele requirements. Comprised of some of the finest jazz musicians in the south, 'ChiJazz' will provide the basis for creating that wonderful evocative atmosphere that only jazz can inspire and all at affordable, realistic rates! Our clients have included Pizza Express, Loch Fyne, Café Rouge, Marriott Hotels, Vintage Inns, Lords Taverners, Bourne Leisure (Warners), Kenwood UK and numerous privately owned wine bars, clubs, hotels, event companies and restaurants. From a subtle, cool, dinner jazz trio that blends seamlessly into the background of the most intimate dining occasion to a hot, swinging, upbeat, new year celebration, 'ChiJazz' will enhance your event or dining experience to perfe...
Available in Reading from £320. Based in Surrey
Modern classics meet Vintage Jazz! The Futuristic Gramophones will deliver a classy performance and send your guests to an alternative reality where Taylor Swift shares the stage with Louis Armstrong, where Bessie Smith jams with The White Stripes, and Benny Goodman swings with Meghan Trainor!
Available in Reading from £750. Based in London
Whether trio or quartet, instrumental or with a vocalist, Tzigauners bring a lively and sophisticated swing to your event. We are an ensemble of professional musicians with a shared love of the early European swing popularised by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Our standard quartet features violin, two guitars and double bass, however we also offer other line-ups featuring smaller or larger ensembles and with other instruments such as accordion or clarinet. Our repertoire is chiefly made up of swing era jazz standards and Reinhardt/Grappelli compositions – although we often play more contemporary repertoire in the swing style: this includes anything from Billy Joel, the Beatles to Paloma Faith and even the odd movie theme. We are always happy to take requests, too and our master set list is detailed below. If you would like to know anything else about what we do, or if you would like to make a booking enquiry, please don't h...
Available in Reading from £350. Based in Surrey
Cleo’s Misadventures play a vivacious and eclectic mix of swing, rock’n’roll and retro inspired versions of modern pop songs. Their quirky arrangements fuse the sounds of the past with songs of today captivating audiences of all ages and tastes, covering west coast jazz Will Smith, dixieland Beyonce and boogie-woogie Taylor Swift effortlessly combined with the classics of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and the Andrew Sisters. This eight piece musical tour de force with sulty female vocals and a phat four piece horn section provide exceptionally upbeat, energetic performances ensuring people will be on their feet and fighting for room on the dance floor! This frequently tongue in cheek entertainment brings a touch of vintage glamour to any event. If you are looking for a band to take you back in time for your next event look no further. Cleo’s Misadventures can cater our music specifically to your favourite by-gone era weather it’s a...
Available in Reading from £1250. Based in London
I have played sax and flute professionally for 25 years , I have had lots of experience in many fields of music including swing, soul, funk, salsa, motown, classical, shows, easy listening, jazz and smooth jazz. I can play solo (with backing tracks) or within a duo/trio/band. I am self contained with my own PAT tested PA and lights, I have £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance. I currently play with a Ratpack show backing Anita Harris and Kenny Lynch, a 50's band touring the UK and abroad. Played with a Motown show, Beegee's show, 70's & 80's band and many function bands and big bands backing Tony Hadley, The Beverley Sisters, Denis Lotis, Max Byraves and Joe Longthorne.
Available in Reading from £150. Based in Essex
Excellent evening with the Spring Heeled Jacks. Great music and a lovely atmosphere. Everyone young and old loved the dancing and the caller was fantastic in coaxing even the most reluctant dancers onto the floor. The band were very talented and friendly. All our guests said what a great evening they had and and you can't want for more than that.
Absolutely Amazing! What a night. People constantly mentioned how Lilac had made the night. Beautiful voice and the playlist that she created for the barn dance theme was perfect. Can't say enough, just super pleased that we found her! Remko, who was in charge of set up and sound quality was brilliant, knew exactly what he wanted and knew what he was doing, always making it work, whatever we suggested. Both Lilac and Remko were up for moving outside instead of inside (due to the rare nice British weather), which turned out to be a huge success and a great shout. The sound quality outside was brilliant and with the lights, this really did make the evening, that more special. Can't express enough how good Lilac and Remko are. Worth every penny and so much more. They even stayed around till the end of the party which was a lovely touch. Currently trying to find where Lilac and Remko perform in Hitchin, as we look forward to seeing them again. A must have band! No need to be looking else where. Thank you to you both so much. The Cummins Family and Guests.
Hi Matt, just wanted to say a huge thank you to you guys for rocking our wedding reception. We had a blast and the band are amazing. You made it so easy and I loved the set lists. All the feedback from our guests (including the bad dancers) has been nothing but positive! Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did, and you had all the food and drink you needed. We also really appreciated how you let the girls sing their song from Frozen, it made their night and they felt like true pop stars!! Cheers Guys.
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