Sound of the Suburb is a high energy band playing a wide variety of crowd pleasing favourites primarily from the '50s to the '80s, along with songs from the '90s and more current material. We can also learn songs not on our current list if requested. The songs we perform are designed to engage audiences and get everyone up and dancing, but we can also play quieter material or solo piano pieces if needed. We have full, professional quality sound PA and light show (PAT tested).
Anju Mehta• July 27, 2019
I wanted to say a BIG thank you for making my party so special. You exceeded all my expectations. All my guests complimented me on your performance and really enjoyed the evening. My party would not have been the same without you.
I would not hesitate to recommend Sound of the Suburb to all my family and friends.
I wish you all the very best for the future.
Again thank you sooo much.
Bali K.• Aug. 9, 2019
Having been an avid fan of rock n’roll music for three decades, it was essential that I found a really good band for our wedding. I reviewed over 100 bands over a period of several months and Sound of the Suburb were by far the best.
These gentlemen love what they do and they do what they love exceedingly well. They are some of the most pleasant, accommodating, flexible and decent people I have dealt with. When it comes to detail, I make Meryl Streep in The Devil wears Prada look tame. Instead of being put off or irritated, these men relished the challenge of coming up with a play list that would meet my expectations and they did- in spades. Another major benefit is that as they have regular gigs, we were able to see them in action, which was very reassuring compared to trying to make up your mind based on a couple of wobbly videos, which our internet driven, gig economy world attempts to force us to do.
The band members have a great deal of experience of such events and so was able to advise on what does and does not work. They visited the venue so we were confident we would not have any logistical issues. They have very good equipment (for which they may need set up time) and provided wireless mikes which were useful for the speeches & our open mike session and also took care of the recorded music between their sets.
Most of all, they generate an energy and fun that was infectious. We had everyone from under 9 to over 90 years old on the dance floor, which revealed dancing talents of some guests even their spouses did not know they possessed.
Our family and friends had a ball thanks to their efforts, which they do not spare any of to make the occasion memorable.
I am, by my own admission, a difficult person to please as I demand quality and thoroughness. This band not just met but exceeded my expectations and I would recommend them unreservedly. Please treat them with the respect such good musicians deserve and they will go out of their way to ensure you have a wonderful event.
Gill H.• July 9, 2019
Dear Sound of the Suburb,
Thank you all so much for helping us to make such a lovely party last night. The volunteers loved it and had such fun. We thought that there was a great atmosphere and the music was amazing.
Volunteer Team Manager
Royal Free Charity
NHS Foundation Trust
Melissa C.• May 30, 2019
I hired Sound of the Suburb to play at my birthday party on 30 May at the Hope & Anchor. Headlining a night of raucous rock n roll acts, they took the evening to the next level with a truly sensational set of rock n roll classics and originals. They had everyone dancing and the vibe was tremendous. A truly talented band of professionals, you will not be disappointed.
Sara B.• Nov. 16, 2018
"Dear Chris and all the Sound of the Suburb crew
Thank you so much for playing our party last night.
Sounds of the Suburb were fabulous!!
We all loved dancing and singing along to your amazing repertoire.
You were a really great addition to our party, and really made the evening for us all.
Thank you all so much!"
Louise W. (Birthday Party)• Oct. 13, 2018
Absolutely fantastic band. The first thing everyone said after was how great the band was. Not only were they playing some fantastic music but they seemed to be really enjoying themselves and involving themselves with the guests which was great. Very friendly and easy to book. Could not rave enough about them and would highly recommended them. Thank you all so much, you really made the party. Let’s hope I can hire you again for another bash!!!
Services From Sound of the Suburb
5 Piece Party Band With Male Vocals - 2 x 45 Minutes
Party/Function Band With Male Lead Vocals - 3 x 45 Minutes
- 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.
- What are the highlights of your career?Playing to large crowds of happy people at private parties, festivals and all other venues.
- 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.
- What kind of events do you usually serve?Private parties of all sizes.
- 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).
- How can event planners pay for your services?Cash or bank transfer.
- How long do you play for?Our standard fee covers two sets of 45 minutes each. If additional playing time is requested, we can quote for this.
- Do you have your own PA and lighting?Yes, and everything is PAT tested,
- Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?Yes, we have Public Liability Insurance and all our equipment is PAT tested.
- How much space do you require?Approximately 20 square meters.
- 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 many breaks do you take? How long are they?One break between each set, approximately 15 minutes per break, but this is flexible.
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
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Burning Love - Elvis
C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing Queen - Abba
Dani California - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Delilah - Tom Jones
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
Eight Days A Week - The Beatles
Galway Girl - Steve Earl
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Get Ready - The Temptations
The Girl From Ipanema - Jobim/Sinatra
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Green Door - Shakin' Stevens
Happy Together - The Turtles
Hard to Handle - Otis Redding/The Black Crowes
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Heatwave - The Jam
Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
Hot Hot Hot - Arrow/Buster Poindexter
I Fought The Law - The Bobby Fuller Four/The Clash
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
I Hear You Knocking - Dave Edmunds
I Love to Boogie - T-Rex
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Is This The Way To Amarillo - Tony Christie
The Jean Genie - David Bowie
Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
Keep Your Hands To Yourself - The Georgia Satellites
Kiss - Prince/Tom Jones
Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
The Last Time - The Rolling Stones
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Lola - The Kinks
London Calling - The Clash
Long Train Runnin’ - The Doobie Brothers
Love Is The Drug - Roxy Music
Mony Mony - Tommy James & The Shondells
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
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival/Tina Turner
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Rappers Delight/Good Times - The Sugarhill Gang/Chic
Reach Out (I'll Be There) - The Four Tops
Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & The Comets
Rock This Town - Stray Cats
Roll With It - Oasis
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
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Stay With Me - The Faces
Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats
Stuck in the Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Suffragette City - David Bowie
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
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
Up Town Funk - Bruno Mars
Vertigo - U2
Volare - Domenico Modugno
The Wanderer - Dion & The Belmonts
(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 Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield/Elvis
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
You Really Got Me - The Kinks