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Sound of the Suburb

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David Maraney - Lead vocals
Chris Berlingieri - Lead guitar
Mike Shilling - Keyboards
Steve Phillips - Bass
Paul Steedman - Drums
Mike Solomon - Drums

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).

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We play a wide selection of songs from artists such as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, David Bowie, Queen, The Clash and many more. Please see below for a partial list of songs we do.

All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks
Alright Now - Free
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Apache - The Shadows

Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
Blue Hotel - Chris Isaak
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Burning Love - Elvis

C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Cocaine - Eric Clapton
Come Together - The Beatles
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

Dancing in the Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
Dani California - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Daydream Believer - The Monkees

Friday On My Mind - The Easybeats

Galway Girl - Steve Earl
Get Ready - The Temptations
The Girl From Ipanema - Jobim/Sinatra
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis

Happy Together - The Turtles
Hard to Handle - Otis Redding/The Black Crowes
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Heatwave - The Jam
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones

I Feel Good - James Brown
I Hear You Knocking - Dave Edmonds
I Love to Boogie - T-Rex
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett

The Jean Genie - David Bowie
Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones

Kiss - Prince/Tom Jones
Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas

A Little Less Conversation - Elvis
Lola - The Kinks
London Calling - The Clash
Long Train Runnin’ - The Doobie Brothers

Moon Dance - Van Morrison
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett

Oh Boy - Buddy Holly
Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
Oye Como Va - Santana

Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison

Rappers Delight/Good Times (part of a medley) - The Sugarhill Gang/Chic
Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & The Comets
Rock This Town - Stray Cats
Route 66 - Chuck Berry/Rolling Stones
Run Run Rudolph - Chuck Berry
Runaround Sue - Dion & The Belmonts
Runaway - Del Shannon

Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Santa Claus is Back in Town - Elvis Presley
Shakin’ All Over - Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny
Soul Man - The Blues Brothers
Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats
Stuck in the Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Suffragette City - David Bowie
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Transvestite - Rocky Horror Picture Show
Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones

Tainted Love - Gloria Jones/Soft Cell
These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ - Nancy Sinatra
This Guy’s In Love With You - Herb Alpert
Time Warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show
Turning Japanese - The Vapors
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard/Elvis Presley
The Twist/Let’s Twist Again - Chubby Checker

Vertigo - U2
Volare - Domenico Modugno

(What’s So Funny About) Peace Love & Understanding - Elvis Costello/Nick Lowe
What's New Pussycat - Tom Jones
Whiskey in the Jar - traditional Irish
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
Wild Rover - traditional Irish
Wipe Out - The Surfaris

You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
You Really Got Me - The Kinks

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9 Reviews:

, March 16, 2018

"Thank you so much for playing at my party yesterday. The band were brilliant , everyone loved you guys and it made my evening . Just fabulous xx Gill xx"

, Sept. 22, 2017

""The Joint Was Jumping" Some bands working the pub circuit simply go through the motions every weekend playing two sets of music in virtually the same order every time. They have little rapport with their audiences and take a long interval between sets. At the other end of the spectrum there are bands like the Sound Of The Suburb. Here are five guys who work their socks off, look as if they are having a great time and have great rapport with pubgoers. And what a joy they are to watch. Firstly, SOTS look like a professional band -- all dressed in black shirts with matching flame red ties. Their lighting effects are outstanding and well above the average standard. And, most importantly, they work really hard. SOTS have a great front man in David Maraney, a larger-than-life character who exudes charm and personality. David encourages the audience to dance and chats to them regularly between songs. Behind David are four hugely talented musicians. Chris Berlingieri, on lead guitar, looks like he's having a great time; while keyboards man Mike Shilling, bass player Steve Phillips and new drummer Paul Steedman are all highly skilled musicians who are adept at recreating the sound on hit records. At Maddens in East Finchley (the place where it all began for this band), where I saw them, the quintet performed a back-breaking three sets. They kicked off the first set with Stealer's Wheels' catchy Stuck In The Middle With You and a novel interpretation of the Easybeats' 1967 rocker Friday On My Mind. There was a whole lotta soul in the first set -- with favourites like Mustang Sally, Soul Man and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas' Heatwave. And it was nice (and highly unusual) to see dancers at such an early stage of the evening. The band were even brave enough to perform one of their own songs -- C'Mon C'Mon, from their album Still Waiting. No long breaks here and ten minutes later the five of them were back on stage with two Chris Isaak classics Wicked Game and Blue Hotel. A stomping version of the Surfaris' instrumental Wipe Out (featuring drummer Paul) led into a feast of rock 'n roll which had the dancefloor packed. Classic after classic followed with Runaway, That's Alright Mama, Tutti Frutti, The Wanderer, Great Balls Of Fire and the Stray Cats' Rock This Town. The joint was jumping for a whole set. Such attention to detail is paid by Sound Of The Suburb that they even have a change of costumes between sets. And ten minutes later they were bounding on stage again with their own interpretation of Cher's sixties' success Bang Bang (with great vocals from David). The band then embarked on a seventies' sojourn with pounders like the Sweet's glam rock smash Ballroom Blitz; the Bowie double of Jean Genie and Rebel Rebel; and the Clash's punkers Should I Stay Or Should I Go and London's Calling. SOTS did an encore of the Rolling Stones' Honky Tonk Woman but I'm sure the Maddens' crowd would have been happy if they had done a fourth and fifth set. But, by now, after nearly three and a half hours, the band probably needed a rest (or a long lie down in a dark room). A cracking evening from a cracking band of musicians. ` - Maddens, East Finchley on Fri 22nd Sep 2017"

, May 20, 2017

""Absolutely marvellous music. I don't know where you found the band, but they were outstanding. A really tight, hard-working, energised "rock 'n' roll band". They were wonderful to dance to." Clive B. - Attendee at Bush Hall Gig on 20th May 2017"

, June 18, 2016

"Thank you so much for a wonderful evening of entertainment at our ball. Your band were very professional from the moment you walk in, arriving early and courteous to everyone. The music was very energetic and people have been talking about how much fun they had weeks after the event, thanks to your band, We had many people who have other functions coming up who asked me for your details, which did not surprise me. You made the ball a great success. Shara C."

, May 20, 2017

""Sound of the Suburb made our Dancing Party a great success. Everyone of every age from 20 to 60 plus danced away. All the thank yous after our party were to say what a brilliant band they were and how clever we were to find them!" Jan H. - Host of Bush Hall Gig on 20th May 2017"

, Sept. 18, 2017

"I’m writing to say a huge thank you to you and all your band members for playing at our event last night. There have been lots of compliments about the music and I thought you found a great blend suited to a very mixed audience with both the pre and post awards playing. Thank you again and we look forward to hearing you play again at future events. I would be very happy to recommend you to others so please feel free to use me as a reference as you see fit. A huge thank you! Richard Richard Scarth Director of Operations Royal Free Charity"

, Sept. 13, 2017

"I had the band 'Sound of the Suburb' come highly recommended to me by a member of staff team at the Royal Free Hospitals voluntary services. We made some enquiries and decided to book the band for the annual Barnet and Chase Farm Volunteer party, that was held in October of this year. The band members were organised and easy to communicate with prior to the event, and on the night, what a wonderful band they turned out to be! They literally made the party extra special! We had guests with ages ranging from there 20s to the 90s up dancing to their very well played, classic rock and roll tunes. The singer, well what a voice!, with great charisma and energy, wow. The band complimented the singer and they were all in perfect unison, playing pitch perfect every tune. These guys really are a very talented group of musicians and a great band with great energy, they had us up dancing all of the night. We’d made no secret of the fact we would love to book them again and again. We are looking forward to next year’s volunteer party already ;). Elaine Donnellon Voluntary Services Manager Royal Free Hospital."

, April 8, 2017

"“We heard Sound of the Suburb performing at a gig and thought it would be good if they could play at our joint 50th birthday party. What a great decision! They were very professional from start to finish providing their playlist and adding new songs just for us. The music was fabulous; David has a great voice and the songs were performed with energy and style. Everyone was dancing and the party was all that we had hoped for. After the party lots of our friends complimented the band and asked for their details. We could not have asked for more.” Leslie & Andrea S. - Surrey KT10"

, June 25, 2016

"Sound of the Suburb made my birthday party. They are hugely charismatic and we were dancing all night. Friends were saying how great the band was for weeks afterwards. They’re a lot of fun – great rock n roll. I’ve seen them play at loads of venues from pubs to synagogues and they’re always brilliant. They came early to set up and checked the playlist with me in advance. But honestly whatever they play is brilliant – high energy, roof-raising and with just enough edge. A very talented bunch of guys. Hugely enjoyable. Naomi G - London N12"

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How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
One break between each set, approximately 15 minutes per break, but this is flexible.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
We will do our very best to learn any requests and will most likely be able to play your favourite tune!
How much space do you require?
Approximately 20 square meters.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes, we have Public Liability Insurance and all our equipment is PAT tested.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes, and everything is PAT tested,
How long do you play for?
Up to three hours, or as long as requested.
How can event planners pay for your services?
Cash or bank transfer.
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
We play many songs that people love but aren't always the obvious choices, and we're nice, friendly guys to work with.
Who are your previous clients?
Royal Free Hospital Volunteers Association, Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital Volunteers Association, Source UK Financial Services Company, Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents Association and many other private clients (references available).
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Private parties of all sizes.
What are the highlights of your career?
Playing to large crowds of happy people at private parties, festivals and all other venues.
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
Sound of the Suburb is a high energy rock'n'roll band that provides great music for any party.

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