The Fantastic Elastic Band are a versatile and professional covers band from London. They are available to book as a four-piece band but can also offer the following options: Five-piece band with an additional male/female singer/keyboardist, Acoustic Trio, Acoustic Duo.
They have a vast amount of experience of playing at Weddings, Functions, Private Parties and bars/clubs. The band consist of Male lead singer/guitarist, Lead guitarist/backing vocals, Bass guitarist/ backing vocals and drummer. The proficiency of these musicians allows them to perform in a wide variety of styles including Pop, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Country, Rock and Funk.
The Fantastic Elastic Band play across London and the UK in a variety of venues and can adapt their set accordingly. However, the individual musicians have vast experience of performing and recording throughout the country and into Europe and the United States. Members of the group trained at Music Colleges in London and some of their past experiences include working with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, Miles Hunt, James McCartney, Tony Christie, Pete Molinari and Beverley Stone as well as supporting Reef at the Monto Water Rats.
Previous venues and clients include :
Silverstone F1, McLaren, The Houses of Parliament, Sutton United FC, Wentworth Golf club, Ealing Golf Club, Fulwell Golf Club, The Langham Hotel, Marriott Hotels, Radisson Hotels, Richmond Hill Hotel, Grovesnor Casinos, Mint Casinos, River Thames Cruises, Hatfield House, Bath Pavilion, Timworth Hall, Sopwell House, GlaxoSmithKline, Mitchells & Butler, Stonegate pubs, Fullers, Greene King.
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
The Fantastic Elastic Band are Professional, reliable and are all proficient musicians.
What are the highlights of your career?
Playing at The British Grand Prix Silverstone. This is an event we get booked for each year.
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
We are a highly organised act who are guaranteed to make any event special and memorable.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Weddings, Engagements, Functions, Private Parties, Corporate Events.
Who are your previous clients?
Silverstone F1 British Grand Prix, McLaren, The Houses of Parliament, Sutton United FC, Wentworth Golf club, Ealing Golf Club, Fulwell Golf Club, The Langham Hotel, Marriott Hotels, Radisson Hotels, Richmond Hill Hotel, Grovesnor Casinos, Mint Casinos, River Thames Cruises, Hatfield House, Bath Pavilion, Timworth Hall, Sopwell House, GlaxoSmithKline, Mitchells & Butler, Stonegate pubs, Fullers, Greene King.
How can event planners pay for your services?
Bank Transfer or Cash at the Event.
How long do you play for?
Usual playing times are 2 x 60 minutes but this can be split into 3 x 40-minute sets. Longer sets can be accommodated but at an extra cost.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
We have a professional RCF PA System and Full lighting.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes, we have £10 Million PL insurance and all equipment is PAT tested.
How much space do you require?
Minimum of 5m x 4m.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
We do take requests as long as we have enough notice at the time of booking.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
Usually a 30 - 40-minute break but we can be flexible on this.
Standard performance times for Weddings and Functions are 2 hours of entertainment which can be performed in 2 x 1-hour sets or 3 x 40-minute sets. Extended performance times can be negotiated in advance at an extra cost. Our Full professional P.A system, Backline and Lights are provided. We also supply our Virtual DJ service which is a party playlist played on our iPad for when we are not performing. The dress code of the band can be varied to suit the occasion.
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes
Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
The Beatles - Twist and Shout
The Beatles - Hard Days Night.
The Beatles - Saw her standing there
The Rollin’ Stones - Jumpin Jack Flash
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
The Kinks - All day and all of the Night
Steppenwolf - Born to be Wild
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
James Brown - I Feel Good
The Monkees - I’m a Believer
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Wilson Picket - Mustang Sally
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet home Alabama
The Police - Message in a Bottle
Free - All right now
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Stealers Wheels - Stuck in the Middle
Wild Cherry - Funky Music
The Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the Jar
The Jam - A Town Called Malice
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - I Love Rock n Roll
Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
James - Sit Down
Prince - Kiss
The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
George Michael - Faith
The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go
U2 - With or Without you
R.E.M - The One I love
Gun’s and Roses - Knocking on Heaven's Door
The Pogues - Irish Rover
The Pogues - Dirty Old Town
The Pogues - Wild Rover
Reef - Place your hands
Oasis - Wonderwall
Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
Blur - Song 2
Blur - Parklife
Pulp - Disco 2000
Green Day - Basket Case
Green Day - Good Riddance (time of your life)
Blink 182 - All the Small Things
The Black Crowes - Hard to Handle
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's
Eagle-Eyed Cherry - Save Tonight
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The White Stripes - 7 Nation Army
Foo Fighters - Times Like These
Primal Scream - Rocks
Snow Patrol - Run
The Clan - I'll Tell me Ma
Darius Rucker - Wagon Wheel
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
Stereophonics - Dakota
Whetus - Teenage Dirt Bag
The Kaiser Chiefs - I predict a Riot
The Zutons - Valerie
The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
The Strokes - Last Night
The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Avicii - Wake Me Up
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Ed Sheeran - Thinking out Loud.
George Ezra - Shotgun
Walk the Moon - Shut Up and Dance
Vance Joy - RipTide