Philosophy Band

Reading, Berkshire
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Philosophy is an incredible line-up of the UK's finest talent and the best feel-good music; all delivered in Philosophy's unrivalled stage show. From classic soul to Uptown Funk, 90's R&B to 70's Disco, Philosophy's awe-inspiring 6 to 13 piece line-ups will expertly perform creative arrangements with incredible performance factor, and all tailored to their audience.

Philosophy' s elite Vocalists and Musicians regularly appear on UK TV and perform at prestigious venues and arenas worldwide. Our artists have performed alongside Boys 2 Men, Pixie Lott and even supported Diversity on their UK Arena tour. Philosophy's world-class line-up guarantees to set your event apart.

Other Philosophy artist credits include:
The Drifters
Passenger
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Take That
Celine Dion
Leona Lewis
Coco Sumner
Lesley Garratt
James Taylor (to name only a few)

Philosophy is a slick and sophisticated event band, made up of some of the UK's most sought after artists and musicians. Our elite musicians have not only trained at the highest level at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, the London College of Music and the Institute of Contemporary Music, but have working credits that include performing at venues as diverse as the O2 Arena, the Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, to name only a few.

With Philosophy you get incredible music, but also performance factor, high energy and audience interaction that will have your audience in awe and your dance floor heaving! Philosophy love what they do and that's obvious in every performance, which is why they have worked with greats including Boys II Men and the Glenn Miller Orchestra, toured with The Drifters on their 'Optimum Tour', and supported Passenger. Within Philosophy we have musicians signed to EMI Publishing, vocalists that have performed on BBC One, Sky and ITV, and a band that will give you a show that your guests will truly remember!

It isn't all about the famous names that Philosophy have performed alongside, we even have a celebrity in our midst. Yes you may recognise Sean not only from the X Factor live finals but The Voice UK too, and wow what a voice! Since taking on all those judges, Sean has gone from strength to strength in his own right, supporting the dance troupe Diversity on their UK Arena tour and performing for OK Magazine and numerous celebrity weddings.

Melanie has also appeared on UK TV, performing backing vocals for the R&B group Eternal on ITV, singing the National Anthem for England broadcast live on Sky Sports from various UK Arenas and singing on the Brian Conley show on ITV. Sean and Melanie are amazing fronting Philosophy, they are not just two incredible voices, but they have personality to boot, and you will see that their charisma will have the audience in the palm of their hands!

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  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    Philosophy is a high end show band with celebrity credentials and artist credits including Take That and Boys II Men
  • What are the highlights of your career?
    Performing at Olympic Park (Copperbox Arena) and The Echo Arena, Liverpool
  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
    Dedicated sound and lighting technician included. Professionally pre-mixed music for any breaks, so the dance floor stays packed. Learn one request/first dance free.
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    Corporate Events, Weddings, Parties, Jewish simchas. UK and Worldwide
  • How long do you play for?
    2 x 45 minutes, 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 min sets
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    Yes! We even have a dedicated sound/lighting engineer to make sure everything looks and sounds amazing! We also provide professionally pre-mixed music in breaks.
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    Yes, all PAT Tested and PLI- insured with Hiscox to ten million. Certificates will be provided.
  • How much space do you require?
    This depends on the line-up you choose, we will be happy to advise.


Set List/Services

2010- Present:
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson Feat Bruno Mars
Budapest – George Ezra
Happy – Pharell Williams
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Ghost – Ella Henderson
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Sing- Ed Sheeran
Rude – Magic!
Domino – Jessie J
You Got The Love – Florence and the Machine
Get Lucky – Daft Punk Feat Pharell
Wake Me Up – Avicii/Aloe Blacc
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
All Of Me – John Legend
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Only Girl In The World - Rhianna
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepson
Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Dance With me Tonight – Olly Murs
Moves Like Jagger – Marron Five/ Christina Aguilera
Price Tag – Jessie J
Marry Me – Bruno Mars

2000-2010:
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Mercy - Duffy
Red Alert – Basement Jaxx
Be Faithful – Fat Man Scoop
Sexy Back- Justin Timberlake
Filthy Gorgeous – Scissor Sisters
Do Your Thing – Basement Jaxx
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Moving Too Fast – Artful Dodger
Candy Man – Christina Aguilera
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness
Mr Brightside – The Killers
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
If I Aint Got You – Alicia Keys

1990-2000:
Show Me Love – Robin S
Finally- Cee Cee Peniston
Relight My Fire – Take That Feat Lulu
Livin La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
Midnight At The Oasis – Brand New Heavies
Groove is in the Heart – Deee-Lite
Shy Guy – Diana King
Jump Around – House of Pain
You Might Need Somebody – Shola Ama
This is How We Do It – Montell Jordan

1980-1990:
Power of Love – Huey Lewis and the News
Don't Stop till You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Call Me Al – Paul Simon
Dancing on The Ceiling – Lionel Richie
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
Ain't Nobody – Chaka Kham
I'm Coming Out – Diana Ross
Hot Hot Hot - Arrow
Kiss - Prince
9-5 – Dolly Parton
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
I Wanna Dance With Somebody- Whitney Houston
Heaven is a Place on Earth – Belinda Carlisle
PYT – Michael Jackson
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Walking on Sunshine – KC and The Sunshine Band
You Might Need Somebody- Randy Crawford
Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams

1970-80:
Good Times - Chic
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
December 1963 (Oh What a Night) – Frank Valli and the Four Seasons
September – Earth Wind and Fire
I Feel For You – Chaka Khan
Simply The Best – Tina Turner
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Shake Your Body Down – The Jacksons
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Le Freak - Chic
Play That Funky Music
You To Me Are Everything – The Real Thing
I'm Every Woman – Chaka Khan
Mamma Mia - Abba
Waterloo - Abba
Dancing Queen - Abba
Blame it on the Boogie – The Jacksons
Car Wash – Rose Royce
Moondance – Van Morrison
StreetLife – Randy Crawford
Don;t Stop me Now – Queen
Best of My Love- The Emotions
Gimme Some Lovin – Spencer Davis Group
Move on Up- Curtis Mayfield
Let's Stay Together- Al Green
Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton
You Got The Love – Candi Staton
Disco Inferno – The Trammps

1960-70:
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
I Feel Good – James Brown
Shout - Lulu
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
Dancing in the Streets – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Think – Aretha Franklin
Twist Again – Chubby Checker
Saturday Night at the Movies- The Drifters
You Can't Hurry Love- The Supremes

Lounge/Swing/Jazz Music:

I Just Wanna Make Love to You- Etta James
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
If I Aint Got You- Alicia Keys
Make You Feel My Love- Adele
Rude – Magic!
Hero- Mariah Carey
Lost Without You – Robin Thicke
Angel-Sarah Maclauchlan
Show Me Heaven- Maria McKee
You're Still The One- Shania Twain
How Do I Live- LeAnn Rimes
That Ole Devil Called Love
Lego House – Ed Sheeran
At Last- Etta James
I Will Always Love You- Whitney Houston/Dolly Parton (both versions)
Think Twice -Celine Dion
My Heart Will Go On- Celine Dion
Everything I do, I do It For You- Bryan Adams
Right Here Waiting- Richard Marx
Promise Me- Beverley Craven
The Closest Thing To Crazy- Katie Melua
Beautiful- Christina Aguilera
Everytime- Britney Spears
Close To You- The Carpenters
Autumn Leaves- Eva Cassidy
Somewhere over The Rainbow- Eva Cassidy
Killing Me Softly- Roberta Flack
Heaven- Bryan Adams/DJ Sammi (Candlelight Mix)
Greatest Love Of All- Whitney Houston
There You'll Be- Faith Hill
What a Wonderful World-Nat King Cole
Wind Beneath My Wings- Bette Midler
Why- Annie Lennox
That Ole Devil Called Love
Turn Me On-Norah Jones
Cheek To Cheek
Fly Me To The Moon
Come Fly With Me
Blue Moon
Lady Is a Tramp
The Very Thought of You -Billie Holliday
Moon River- Andy Williams
Minnie The Moocher
Moondance
Get Happy
That Man- Caro Emerald
Cry Me a River- Julie London
At Last- Etta James
Summertime
Sway
Fever- Peggy Lee
The Look Of Love -Diana Krall
Autumn Leaves
Hands- Jewel
Come Away With Me- Norah Jones
I'm Yours-Jason Mraz
I Vow To Thee My Country
How Great Thou Art
True Love- Cole Porter
What a Wonderful World-Nat King Cole
Fields of Gold- Eva Cassidy

Jewish Music:
Hora Medley including:
Siman Tov
Moshiach
Hevenu Shalom Alecheim
Mazel Tov
Hava Nagila
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Oseh Shalom

Featured Clients

Ciklum
Microsoft
Nestle
Sony
UK
Vodafone
Yamaha