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).
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!!!
Ken P.• Aug. 11, 2018
"I booked Sound of the Suburb for my birthday party in August 2018 and the evening was a tremendous success. The music played by the band was fantastic. Everyone at the party commented on how good the band was and that they had catered for all ages and musical tastes. They are a very talented bunch of guys who deliver a very slick and tight sound which creates a great atmosphere as soon as they start playing. A really good band choice for live music to suit any occasion, A big thank you to all of them for making my birthday party a memorable event for all of those who came along.
Ken P. - Ealing"
Lillian• June 23, 2018
"Dear Chris, David, Steve, Mike and Paul
I want you to know how very much my husband and I appreciate the “Sound of the Suburb’s” incredible performance at my Birthday Party on 23 June.
So many of our guests came up to me on the night to say how much they were enjoying the Band’s playing and, since then, I have received glowing “thank you” notes singing the Band’s praise – and I quote:
“ …. a fab band playing the absolutely best of the 60s and 70s …
“Oh Boy! What a wonderful 70s Band …
“ … and the Band were superb …
“The band was so brilliant …
“… a stunning Band taking us all back to those halcyon days …”
You were all marvellous and helped to make it a night to remember."
Amber C• May 14, 2018
Loved the music for my uncle and auntie's wedding anniversary. The band really set the mood and kept the party alive and kicking!
Stuart & Tracey• May 14, 2018
"We had seen the ‘Sound of the Suburb’ a few times at the Black Horse in Barnet before asking them to play at our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Throughout the whole process of initially speaking to them, booking them and them playing on the night it was made extremely easy and stress free. They have been professional throughout. With their combined talent, they got everyone up and dancing all night ensuring a great party atmosphere. Dave (lead singer) ensured all our requirements/playlist were met and even exceeded our expectations. The band surprised us with their version of our wedding song which ended the evening on a high. We have had lots of compliments from our guests regarding the band and we couldn’t recommend them enough.
We are looking forward to seeing them again soon. Once again many thanks for making our evening so special."
- 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