7 Piece with Brass Section Male & Female Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass & Drums with added Sax & Trumpet. Our biggest line up with a fantastic soulful sound. For those who want the very best. Perfect for larger Weddings, Corporate Functions and large events.
4 Piece Male & Female Vocals Guitar, Keyboards & Drums. Same as 5 piece just without the bass guitar, our fantastic keyboard player plays the bass lines with his left hand. Great for smaller budgets and restricted space. Most of the 5 piece repertoire is available with just a couple of exceptions.
Female Vocals - Kat Howell Male Vocals and guitar - Dan Johnson Keyboards - Mark Bettis Bass - Steven Swift Drums - James Rawson
Optional extra musicians Sax Trumpet
Combine the finest seasoned musicians from all round the Midlands, add an irresistibly varied repertoire, then serve with a confident hard hitting performance to create the Ultimate Party Band! Available for Weddings, Corporate functions, Christmas Parties, Private Parties, New Years Eve Parties, Charity Events and anything else you can think of!
The Smooth Criminals boast strong male & female vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums with tight harmonies and a passion for what they do. Creating a powerful, exciting and entertaining performance.
Now available as a 4 - 7 Piece line up including brass & extra vocals options to accommodate most budgets. Based in the Midlands but available nationwide. Contact us now for a competitive quote.
Take a browse through our site. We have a great reputation for providing the best live performances in the business, take a look at our glowing reviews to prove it. Our varied repertoire is a finely tuned mix of Soul, Pop, Rock, Disco and Motown. We regularly update our repertoire to include the latest chart hits.
Having performed at hundreds of weddings receptions & parties we’re only too happy to advise and help with the organisation of your entertainment schedule. - We pride ourselves on our flexibility.
We’re based in Birmingham, West Midlands but we travel Internationally so don’t be afraid to ask! We regularly play in: Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Worcester, Stratford, Leicester, Stafford and further afield: Nottingham, Northampton, Gloucester, Lincoln, Derby, Oxford, Bristol, Bath, London, Manchester & Liverpool.
We specialise in Wedding entertainment so if you're looking for the perfect wedding band for hire you're in the right place.
Combine the finest seasoned musicians from all round the Midlands, add an irresistibly varied repertoire, then serve with a confident hard hitting performance to create the ultimate in live music. The Smooth Criminals are just that and more. We’ll get your party into full swing and you wont need to worry about a thing. Highlights
• Young, highly talented musicians • Entertaining and professional • Excellent value for money • Top class equipment • Varied repertoire to get everyone dancing • We can learn your 1st dance free of charge • Highly experienced in parties, Weddings & functions • Recorded music or your iPod played between sets, free of charge • Lounge Pianist add-on option available • Various options prior to the main performance • Excellent experienced DJ option available • Add Saxophone and/or trumpet for a full brass sound • Best rates in the Midlands • Will travel anywhere in the UK and internationally
The Smooth Criminals boast strong male & female vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums with tight harmonies and a passion for what they do. Creating a powerful, exciting and entertaining ensemble. Our tried and tested repertoire only features the very best dance floor hits from up the minute chart hits to soul rock & classics to get your guests up on the floor all night. Few bands can boast such a varied repertoire. Unlike some party bands we don’t just churn out the same old songs again and again regardless of the audiences’ response, we constantly alter our repertoire to keep it fresh and ensure every night is unforgettable. Having performed over 100 weddings we know exactly what our clients want. 100% Professionalism, excellent communication blended with a show-stopping performance. We don’t just do weddings either! We have vast experience in corporate functions, private parties and regular gigs in live music venues and can tailor our set list to suit any occasion. The Smooth Criminals musicians have all performed with many of the UK’s top function bands as well as well known original bands, named artists and on numerous of the worlds most exclusive cruise ships including Royal Caribbean & Carnival.
Our adaptable, powerful PA system can be adapted to fit any room large or small, up to a capacity of around 500 guests. We pride ourselves on our sound and show so we make sure we only use the best equipment and take the time to get things just right. We can also offer a great value DJ package with a huge catalogue of thousands of tunes regularly updated at around half the cost of a regular pro DJ. Our experienced DJ is one of the band and can take requests and will integrate perfectly with the band ensuring your guests are dancing (In the words of Lionel Ritchie) - “All Night Long”. Based in the Midlands but available nationwide.
Repertoire Modern UPTOWN FUNK - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson SHUT UP AND DANCE - Walk The Moon THIS GIRL - Kungs Vs Cookin' On 3 Burners SHAPE OF YOU - Ed Sheehan CAN’T STOP THE FEELING - Justin Timberlake HAPPY - Pharrell Williams GET LUCKY - Daft Punk - Feat Pharrell RATHER BE - Clean Bandit feat Jess Glynne LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN - Bruno Mars TREASURE - Bruno Mars MOVES LIKE JAGGER - Maroon 5 FORGET YOU - Ce-lo Green NEXT TO ME - Emeli Sandé ROLLING IN THE DEEP - Adele DOMINO - Jessie J PRICE TAG - Jessie J JUST DANCE – Lady GaGa MR BRIGHTSIDE - The Killers DON’T STOP BELIEVING - Journey / Glee CRAZY IN LOVE - Beyonce AMERICAN BOY – Estelle HOT & COLD - Katy Perry DAKOTA - Stereophonics I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR - Arctic Monkeys DREAMING OF YOU - The Coral VALERIE – Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse MERCY – Duffy UMBRELLA - Rihanna SEX ON FIRE – Kings Of Leon USE SOMEBODY - Kings Of Leon CHELSEA DAGGER - The Fratellis LOVE MACHINE – Girls Aloud CHASING CARS - Snow Patrol
Rock & Pop DON’T STOP ME NOW – Queen LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER - Bon Jovi MR BRIGHTSIDE - The Killers SWEET CHILD O'MINE - Guns N' Roses I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR - Arctic Monkeys SUMMER OF 69' - Bryan Adams HARD TO HANDLE – Black Crowes TWIST & SHOUT – The Beatles SAW HER STANDING THERE – The Beatles CAN'T BUY ME LOVE - The Beatles ALL RIGHT NOW – Free 500 MILES - The Proclaimers BROWN EYED GIRL - Van Morrison SWEET HOME ALABAMA – Lynyrd Skynrd YOU REALLY GOT ME - The Kinks SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) - Eurythmics SMOOTH CRIMINAL - Michael Jackson / Alien Ant Farm WONDERWALL - Oasis IT’S NOT UNUSUAL - Tom Jones IT MUST BE LOVE - Madness I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW - Tiffany SIMPLY THE BEST – Tina Turner RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH - Tina Turner I’M A BELIEVER - The Monkees 9 TO 5 – Dolly Parton JOHNNY BE GOOD – Chuck Berry JAILHOUSE ROCK - Elvis DO YOU LOVE ME - The Contours
70’s Funk & Disco PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC - Wild Cherry CARWASH - Rose Royce LADY MARMALADE - Labelle YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE - Candi Staton GOOD TIMES – Chic LE FREAK – Chic I FEEL GOOD - James Brown SUPERSTITION - Stevie Wonder HOT STUFF – Donna Summer DISCO INFERNO - Tina Turner BILLIE JEAN – Michael Jackson LONG TRAIN RUNNING – The Doobie Brothers WE ARE FAMILY – Sister Sledge STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU – Stealers Wheel (Disco arrangement)
Soul & Rnb MUSTANG SALLY - The Commitments I FEEL GOOD - James Brown SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED - Stevie Wonder SUPERSTITION – Stevie Wonder AIN'T NOBODY - Chaka Khan SHAKE A TAILFEATHER – Ray Charles RESPECT - Aretha Franklin MIDNIGHT HOUR - Wilson Picket SOUL MAN - Sam & Dave HARD TO HANDLE – Black Crowes STAND BY ME - Ben E King HIGHER & HIGHER - Jackie Wilson GET READY – The Temptations RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH - Tina Turner STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE - The Supremes LOVE REALLY HURTS WITHOUT YOU – Billy Ocean THIS OLE HEART OF MINE - The Isley Brothers
Ballads / 1st Dance Suggestions ALL OF ME - John Legend CHASING CARS - Snow Patrol STAND BY ME - Ben E King BETTER TOGETHER - Jack Johnson WONDERFUL TONIGHT - Eric Clapton FEEL SO CLOSE - Calvin Harris (Piano & vocal arrangement) SOMEONE LIKE YOU - Adele LETS STAY TOGETHER - Al Green IT MUST BE LOVE - Madness DREAMING OF YOU - The Coral I’M YOURS - Jason Mraz* AMAZED - Lonestar* AT LAST - Etta James* JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - Bruno Mars* NOBODY DOES IT BETTER - Carly Simon* YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME - Paul Weller EVERYWHERE - Fleetwood Mac* BETTER - Tom Baxter* ROMEO & JULIET - Dire Straits* GREATEST DAY - Take That* RULE THE WORLD - Take That* FLY ME TO THE MOON - Frank Sinatra* SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT - Elton John* YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND - James Taylor* JUST THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT - Tony Bennett* * Advance notice required - these are usually played as 1st dance songs.
Christmas Songs I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY - Wizzard FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK - The Pogues SO HERE IT IS MERRY CHRISTMAS - Slade STEP INTO CHRISTMAS - Elton John ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU - Mariah Carey SANTA BABY - Eartha Kitt WARM THIS WINTER - Gabriella Cilmi ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE – Brenda Lee LAST CHRISTMAS - WHAM SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN - The Jackson 5
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Aug. 28, 2017
"I loved it!
Sorry about the audience having to leave early - the bus scheduling could have been better arranged and they felt obliged to get the bus home. So that has nothing to do with you.
All the best
Sept. 2, 2017
"You guys were amazing and kept our guests on the dance floor all night. Definitely glad we chose you to play at our wedding, thanks again and thanks for posting these fantastic pictures showing a brilliant celebration."
Oct. 21, 2017
"Thank you all for a great night of music, I know from past experience it’s not always easy to keep people dancing but you certainly did that and I’m sure if you were still playing now my nieces would still be dancing.
Everyone said they had a blast and really enjoyed your music, great delivery for everything you played, it’s something we’ll always remember.
Thank you for all your help putting this together with Cate, she appreciated being able to discuss and sort with you directly.
From all the Hayes Family a big THANK YOU xxx"
Sept. 9, 2017
"Thanks James, we had a great time and the band were awesome!! The photos are great, I've just looked and will share them now.
Thanks for everything, The Smooth Criminals definitely contributed a major part in making our wedding day the special success that it was.
Danielle & Colin"
"Our wedding reception was quite simply the best ever, and the reason for that was you guys. People have been coming up to us to tell us how amazing you were and even asking where we found you! We had one guy, a singer himself, tell us you did the best Bon Jovi cover he'd ever heard! The sight of everyone dancing and enjoying themselves will never leave us. Thanks so very much.
We had you guys playing at our wedding last Saturday, and all we can say is THANK YOU! Every time we look at those photos, we smile. So does everyone else who was there - seriously, EVERY person we've talked to has showered you with praise. Your sound, the wonderful party atmosphere, the way you got the crowd involved, just everything. We definitely made the right choice when we chose you. Our reception that evening was smooth and enjoyable, all thanks to you. There's no band I can think of who'd be a better choice for a reception. Thanks again!