ALIBI is one of the UK’s leading professional party and wedding bands, with vast experience of entertaining audiences at all types of functions and events.
The band features outstanding vocalists and musicians who individually work regularly with top international stars such as Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Billy Ocean, Shirley Bassey, Tony Hadley and Mica Paris.
With an extensive playlist made up of classic dance tracks from the 1940s to the present day, including everything from pop, soul and motown to rock, reggae, latin and jazz, ALIBI brings the ultimate live music experience to your wedding, corporate event, charity ball, birthday or anniversary party.
With a choice of function band sizes ranging from duo right up to a 10-piece, ALIBI offers a line-up to suit any size of event or venue. Solo piano and jazz duo, trio or quartet are also available as the perfect background for any wedding ceremony, reception or dinner.
The band regularly play at weddings and functions in Herts, Beds, Bucks, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and Kent as well as regularly appearing at top hotels in London and throughout the UK.
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
'ALIBI' is one of the country's leading party bands, with vast experience of entertaining audiences at all types of functions - both in the UK and abroad.
What are the highlights of your career?
The band has been booked for five consecutive occasions to perform at the prestigious New Year's Eve Ball at Madinat Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai. Bandleader and keyboardist Chris has played on a number of UK tours with international opera star Andrea Bocelli - taking in venues such as the London O2, MEN Arena, Manchester and SSE Hydro, Glasgow. Members of the band have worked with Shirley Bassey, Tony Hadley, Boney M, Cutting Crew.
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
A choice of line ups from 4 to 10 piece mean that 'ALIBI' can provide the right size band to suit your particular event. Smaller combos in duo or trio format are also available for more intimate gatherings / smaller spaces. We can also provide background music for receptions and dinners. This could be a solo pianist, saxophone / piano duo, or a trio or quartet. A competitive 'package' price is offered to those who wish to book both our band for dancing and also musician(s) for a background set at the same event.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
The band regularly plays for weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, anniversaries, retirement parties and bar mitzvahs / bat mitzvahs.
Who are your previous clients?
Jumeirah Hotels Dubai, Harold Benjamin Charity Ball, The Grove Hotel, Star Cargo, RAC Country Club Epsom, RAC Club Mall, Pinner Hill Golf Club, Wargrave Ball (and many more).
How can event planners pay for your services?
We suggest bank transfer as the easiest payment method.
How long do you play for?
We play for a maximum of 2 and a half hours. This can be divided into 2 or 3 sets. We provide pre recorded ipod playlists during band breaks.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes. We provide a state of the art PA system which can provide ample volume for rooms of up to 350 people. We also carry our own professional lighting set up for the band / stage area.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes. We have Public Liability Insurance of 10 million pounds, and all our equipment is fully PAT tested
How much space do you require?
As a guide, we ask for a minimum of 6 x 3 metres for our 4 piece line up.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
We have a vast repertoire of songs, and provide a sample list on this site. The band might well know your favourite song even if you do not see it listed - so it is always worth asking us. We are happy to learn a special tune for your celebration, such as a first dance at a wedding.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
If we play 2 sets in an evening, we take one break. If we play 3 sets, we take two breaks. The duration of the breaks depends on the time frame of the evening.
ALIBI have a large and varied repertoire across the decades. Here is a selection:
CHEAP THRILLS Sia
SHAPE OF YOU Ed Sheeran
SHE SAID Plan B
CAN'T STOP THE FEELING Justin Timberlake
ALL ABOUT THAT BASS Meghan Trainor
PRICE TAG Jessie J
TREASURE Bruno Mars
WE FOUND LOVE Rhianna
DYNAMITE Taio Cruz
GET LUCKY Daft Punk
RATHER BE Clean Bandit
HAPPY Pharrell Williams
MR BRIGHTSIDE The Killers
MY GUY Mary Wells
BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP Foundations
BABY LOVE Supremes
TWISTING THE NIGHT AWAY Sam Cooke
SAW HER STANDING THERE Beatles
WORD UP Cameo
AIN'T NOBODY Chaka Khan
GOOD TIMES Chic
LE FREAK Chic
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST Queen
OOPS UPSIDE YOUR HEAD Gap Band
BILLE JEAN Michael Jackson
WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Michael Jackson
SWEET HOME ALABAMA Lynyrd Skynyrd
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE Stealers Wheel
BROWN EYED GIRL Van Morrison
ALRIGHT NOW Free
BROWN SUGAR Rolling Stones
HONKY TONK WOMEN Rolling Stones
SUMMER OF ’69 Bryan Adams
CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU Andy Williams
WE ARE FAMILY Sister Sledge
I WILL SURVIVE Gloria Gaynor
YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE Candi Staton
THE BEST Tina Turner
STEAMY WINDOWS Tina Turner
NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS Tina Turner
PROUD MARY Tina Turner
AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH Marvin Gaye / Tammi Terrell
WALKING ON SUNSHINE Katrina & The Waves
VALERIE Amy Whinehouse
SULTANS OF SWING Dire Straits