The Superlatives

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The Superlatives are an excellent 3-piece band that can deliver exactly what you require for your event. Professional, reliable and friendly, The Superlatives will have all your guests up dancing, making your day/night special and unforgettable.

Having over 20 years experience of playing, The Superlatives combine all their experiences to deliver performances, which will get your crowd going and dancing the night away. Combining drums, bass and guitar, with all members singing and combining to produce amazing three-part harmonies, The Superlatives make a full sound which complements any genre covered. Playing over 40 weddings a year, The Superlatives know how to get a party started, and more importantly, keep it going for as long as you desire!

As our expansive list of songs shows, we cover all genres and styles, from many decades including 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and the 2000s; The Superlatives perform classics from The Beatles, Queen, David Bowie and many more. They also bring modern day floor fillers such as Ed Sheeran, Avicci, George Ezra and many more.

The Superlatives are vastly experienced musicians, with CV’s which show their vast playing career to date. Ben (Singer/Bass) has been performing as a solo artist and alongside artists such as Tommy Emmanuel, Mick Fleetwood’s Blues Band, Dave McCabe and The Zutons, Mel C and Paolo Nutini to name a few. He has also even performed ‘Yesterday’ with Sir Paul McCartney! Ben is also a prolific songwriter, working with various artists, producing a series of pop singles with consistent radio play and awarded ‘best of the week’ status on Apple Music.

Wayne (Singer/Guitar) studied at Leeds College of Music and has been performing for over 20 years, performing every style of music imaginable. His music career has seen him touring with Blues Brothers in America and Africa, working in pit bands for theatre shows up and down the UK, and performing over 50-60 wedding gigs per year for the last 10 years.

Nick (Singer/Drums) has toured worldwide supporting bands such as The Killers, The Who, Kings of Leon, James, Motley Crue, Razorlight and Kasabian to name a few. Nick has played with a whole range of artists, including Miles Kane, Glasvegas, Richard Hawley, Violent Femmes and various others and from 2007 to 2017, was the drummer for Echo & The Bunnymen, fulfilling all worldwide touring commitments, major festival appearances such as Glastonbury, V Festival, Benicassim Reading/Leeds and Coachella to name a few, and has appeared on Television shows such as Jools Holland, David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel.

Although our normal main show consists of 3 x 40 minute sets, or 2 x 60 minute sets, we can cater for whatever you require. We realise that you may have a different idea or approach to running your special day so we can adjust to suit your requirements. We also provide a DJ service with playlists suited to the occasion. We can also create bespoke playlists that will make the evening have more of a personal touch and appropriate for your evening. We can also provide a DJ service that tailors for requests, adapting as the night goes on, involving your guests and making the night extra special!

We have various packages available that can be tailored for your day, from an acoustic set as your guests arrive for the reception and dinner, to a 4 piece version of the band, adding keyboards and extra vocals, to make a more fuller sound! See below for options…

The band are happy to take requests for songs to learn for their set, and are happy to learn your first dance too, to make your big moment extra special!

The band provides a high quality PA system with lights, making the sound and look of the performance professional, with microphones available for speeches on request.

Available for performances in the UK, The Superlatives can also cater for private parties, corporate functions and charity events, providing the right music for any occasion, creating the perfect day/night for your guests!

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  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    The Superlatives are an excellent 3-piece band that can deliver exactly what you require for your event. Professional, reliable and friendly, The Superlatives will have all your guests up dancing, making your day/night special and unforgettable
  • What are the highlights of your career?
    The Superlatives are vastly experienced musicians, with CV’s which show their vast playing career to date. Ben (Singer/Bass) has been performing as a solo artist and alongside artists such as Tommy Emmanuel, Mick Fleetwood’s Blues Band, Dave McCabe and The Zutons, Mel C and Paolo Nutini to name a few. He has also even performed ‘Yesterday’ with Sir Paul McCartney! Ben is also a prolific songwriter, working with various artists, producing a series of pop singles with consistent radio play and awarded ‘best of the week’ status on Apple Music. Wayne (Singer/Guitar) studied at Leeds College of Music and has been performing for over 20 years, performing every style of music imaginable. His music career has seen him touring with Blues Brothers in America and Africa, working in pit bands for theatre shows up and down the UK, and performing over 50-60 wedding gigs per year for the last 10 years. Nick (Singer/Drums) has toured worldwide supporting bands such as The Killers, The Who, Kings of Leon, James, Motley Crue, Razorlight and Kasabian to name a few. Nick has played with a whole range of artists, including Miles Kane, Glasvegas, Richard Hawley, Violent Femmes and various others and from 2007 to 2017, was the drummer for Echo & The Bunnymen, fulfilling all worldwide touring commitments, major festival appearances such as Glastonbury, V Festival, Benicassim Reading/Leeds and Coachella to name a few, and has appeared on Television shows such as Jools Holland, David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel.
  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
    Song Requests – Add £0 – The band is more than happy to learn and perform requests (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability. Acoustic background music – Add £175 – Quieter chilled sets by the band, ideal for your drinks reception or meals. Add Guitar – Add £250 – For a bigger sound! Add Keyboards – Add £250 – Piano and synths added for a fuller sound, to increase options for song choices DJ Service – Add £0 Upbeat, mainstream pop music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and microphones available for announcements
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    Weddings, Private Parties, Corporate Events.
  • Who are your previous clients?
    Varied events, from performing corporate events for companies such as HSBC Bank, Liverpool Football Club, John Lewis and the BBC, to weddings for public figures...
  • How can event planners pay for your services?
    Bank Transfer or Cash on day.
  • How long do you play for?
    Performance Duration: 3 x 40 minutes or 2 x 60 minute sets (Can be changed to fit in with your plan for the event)
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    Lighting & PA: Included in price
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    Yes.
  • How much space do you require?
    12ft x 12ft stage, with 3 double socket points.
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    Song Requests – Add £0 – The band is more than happy to learn and perform requests (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability.
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    If performance has 3 sets, we will usually take 20 minute breaks between each set. Same for if the performance has 2 sets.
  • What style of music do you offer?
    As our expansive list of songs shows, we cover all genres and styles, from many decades including 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and the 2000s; The Superlatives perform classics from The Beatles, Queen, David Bowie and many more. They also bring modern day floor fillers such as Ed Sheeran, Avicci, George Ezra and many more.
  • Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?
    Of course, as long as we have enough notice to learn the parts.
  • Do you do open-air acts?
    Yes.


Set List/Services

The Superlatives Set List 2019

Modern
• Aerosmith – Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
• American Authors – Best Day Of My Life
• Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
• Avicci – Wake Me Up
• Blackstreet – No Diggity
• Beyonce – Single Ladies
• Blink 182 – All The Small Things
• Blur - Parklife
• Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
• Cee Lo Green – Forget You
• Coldplay – Yellow
• Coldplay – Fix You
• Daft Punk - Get Lucky
• Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
• Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill
• The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
• Foo Fighters – Everlong (Acoustic/Electric)
• Florence & The Machine – You Got The Love
• George Ezra – Shotgun
• George Ezra - Budapest
• Girls Aloud - Love Machine
• The Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
• Jack Johnson – Better Together
• James Bay - Hold Back The River
• Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
• Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
• Jessie J – Price Tag
• Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
• James – Sit Down
• Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling
• Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
• Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
• The Killers – Mr Brightside
• The Killers - Human
• The Kooks - Naive
• The Lumineers – Ho Hey
• Lady Gaga – Poker Face
• Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
• Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
• Noel Gallagher High Flying Birds – If I Had A Gun
• Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
• Oasis – Wonderwall
• Oasis – Supersonic
• Oasis – Live Forever
• Oasis – Slide Away
• Oasis – Champagne Supernova
• Oasis – Half The World Away
• Oasis – She’s Electric
• Olly Murs - Troublemaker
• Paolo Nutini – Candy
• Paolo Nutini – Better Man
• Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
• Pharrell Williams – Happy
• Primal Scream – Rocks
• Pulp – Common People
• Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
• Snow Patrol – Run
• Stereophonics – Dakota
• Stereophonics – Have A Nice Day
• The Strokes – Last Night
• U2 – With Or Without You
• The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
• The Verve – Lucky Man
• The White Stripes – 7 Nation Army
• Walk The Moon – Shut Up & Dance With Me
• The Zutons/Amy Winehouse – Valerie

Classics
• Andy Williams – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
• Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
• The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There
• The Beatles – Hey Jude
• The Beatles – Something
• The Beatles – Twist & Shout
• The Beatles – In My Life
• The Beatles – Let It Be
• The Beatles – Can’t Buy Me Love
• The Black Crowes – Hard To Handle
• Ben E King – Stand By Me
• Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark
• Bob Marley – Three Little Birds
• Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode
• Chuck Berry/Pulp Fiction – Never Can Tell
• Chris Rea – Let’s Dance
• The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
• Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising
• David Bowie – Lets Dance
• David Bowie – Rebel Rebel
• Deacon Blue – Dignity
• Doobie Brothers – Long Train Runnin’
• The Eagles – Hotel California
• Elvis – You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
• Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
• Elton John – Your Song
• The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
• The Four Tops – Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch
• Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary
• The Jam – Town Called Malice
• James Brown – Sex Machine
• Jackie Wilson – Higher & Higher
• The Kinks – You Really Got Me
• Lynard Skynard – Sweet Home Alabama
• Marvin Gaye – Heard It Through The Grapevine
• The Mavericks – Dance The Night Away
• Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
• Paul McCartney – Maybe I’m Amazed
• Prince – Purple Rain
• Prince – Raspberry Beret
• Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
• The Ramones – Baby I Love You
• Rod Stewart – Maggie May
• The Rolling Stones – Jumping Jack Flash
• The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
• The Rolling Stones – Can’t Always Get What You Want
• The Ronettes – Be My Baby
• Roy Orbinson – You Got It
• Status Quo – Rockin’ All Over The World
• Stevie Wonder – Superstition
• Steelers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You
• Thin Lizzy – Boys Are Back In Town
• The Turtles – Happy Together
• The Troggs – Wild Thing
• Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
• Various Blues Artists – Blues Medley
• Wilson Pickett/The Commitments – Mustang Sally

First Dance Suggestions
• Andy Williams – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
• Aerosmith – Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
• American Authors – Best Day Of My Life
• The Beatles – Something
• The Beatles – In My Life
• Ben E King – Stand By Me
• Coldplay – Yellow
• Coldplay – Fix You
• David Bowie – Hereos
• David Bowie – Lets Dance
• Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
• Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
• Elton John – Your Song
• Florence & The Machine – You Got The Love
• Foo Fighters – Everlong (Acoustic/Electric)
• The Four Tops – Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch
• The Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
• Jack Johnson – Better Together
• Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
• Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
• The Lumineers – Ho Hey
• Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
• Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
• Noel Gallagher High Flying Birds – If I Had A Gun
• Oasis – Slide Away
• Oasis – Wonderwall
• Paul McCartney – Maybe I’m Amazed
• Paolo Nutini – Candy
• Paolo Nutini – Better Man
• Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
• The Ramones – Baby I Love You
• Robbie Williams/World Party – She’s The One
• The Ronettes – Be My Baby
• Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
• Snow Patrol – Run
• The Turtles – Happy Together
• U2 – With Or Without You
• The Verve – Lucky Man

Requests taken for first dance before event!

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