The Balloons

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The Balloons are a four piece function band specialising in rock and pop classics from the past fifty years, covering classic and contemporary popular artists from The Rolling Stones, The Doors and The Beatles to The White Stripes, The Strokes and Arcade Fire. Unusually, all four members sing lead vocals, helping to diversify their sets.

Each member is an extremely experienced musician in their own right. In 2015 Pembroke (vocals & guitar) was named BBC introducing artist of the month; he receives regular radio plays and has performed live on TV for London Live network. Steve (vocals, guitar & keys) is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist with 20 years' experience gigging up and down the country with various acts including The Libertines. Sam (vocals & drums) and Mike (vocals & bass) have toured nationally and internationally together with their previous originals projects, supporting acts such as Johnny Foreigner, The Wombats and The Holloways, as well as playing on the UK’s major festival circuit.

Together they provide an upbeat, dance orientated experience for any occasion. With unique arrangements, high energy performance and unrivalled musicality, The Balloons guarantee a show like no other function band.

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  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:

    Eclectic psychedelic party music

  • What are the highlights of your career?

    Earning a living doing what we love most

  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?

    120 songs in our repertoire (if everyone's having a good time, chances are we'll keep on playing)

  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    Weddings, parties, festivals, pubs and corporate events

  • Who are your previous clients?

    Sky, Tullemore Dew, Pizza Express, Mean Fiddler and many more...

  • How can event planners pay for your services?

    Payment by invoice on or before event date

  • How long do you play for?

    3 x 60 minutes as standard, additional sets available on request

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    Yes, included free of charge. Specs available on request

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?


  • How much space do you require?

    3m x 4m (shape can be flexible)

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    Yes, we offer a complementary song request with each booking

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    We usually take 15 minute breaks between 60 minute sets

Set List/Services

Heart Break Hotel – Elvis Presley
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Jail House Rock – Elvis Presley
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
Johnny Be Good – Chuck Berry
Memphis, Tennessee – Chuck Berry
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
I Got Stripes – Johnny Cash
Cocaine Blues – Johnny Cash
Jackson – Johnny Cash

House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals
The Weight – The Band
A Day In The Life – The Beatles
Come Together – The Beatles
Don't Let Me Down – The Beatles
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Lady Madonna – The Beatles
Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles
Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
SGT Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
Twist & Shout – The Beatles
What Goes On – The Beatles
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
I Put A Spell On You – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Miserlou – Dick Dale
Alabama Song – The Doors
Light My Fire – The Doors
Break On Through (To The Other Side) – The Doors
Love Me Two Times – The Doors
People Are Strange – The Doors
Little Green Bag – George Baker
Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
Lola – The Kinks
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
Jumping Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones
Be My Baby – The Ronnettes
My Girl – The Temptations
It's Not Unusual – Tom Jones
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
She's Not There – The Zombies

She’s Always A Woman – Billy Joel
Atomic – Blondie
Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
Sultans Of Swing – Dire Straits
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Roadhouse Blues – The Doors
Hotel California – The Eagles
Mr Blue Sky – ELO
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Jealous Guy – John Lennon
Heart Of Gold – Neil Young
Breath – Pink Floyd
Time – Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
We Are The Champions – Queen
Rock & Roll – The Velvet Underground
Baba O'Riley – Tho Who

Friday I'm In Love – The Cure
Let's Dance – David Bowie
Under Pressure – David Bowie / Freddie Mercury
On The Road Again – Canned Heat
A Town Called Malice – The Jam
Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush
The La's – There She Goes
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Gigantic – The Pixies
Road To Nowhere – Talking Heads
Another One Bites The Dust – Queen

Girls And Boys – Blur
Mrs Robinson – The Lemon Heads
Red Right Hand – Nick Cave
Come As You Are – Nirvana
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Don't Look Back In Anger – Oasis
She's Electric – Oasis
Wonderwall - Oasis
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Just – Radiohead
Karma Police – Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out) – Radiohead
Ladies & Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space - Spiritualised

Valerie – Amy Winehouse
No Cars Go – Arcade Fire
Rebellion (lies) – Arcade Fire
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
Tunnels – Arcade Fire
Wake Up – Arcade Fire
Elephant Gun – Beirut
Lonley Boy – Black Keys
Dreaming Of You – The Coral
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
White Winter Hymnal – Fleet Foxes
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg
Tickle Me Pink – Johnny Flynn
Going Up The Country – Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Molly's Chamber – Kings Of Leon
Don't Look Back In To The Sun – The Libertines
Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
Steady As She Goes – The Raconteurs
Last Night – The Strokes
Fell In Love With A Girl – White Stripes
Hardest Button To Button – White Stripes
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes