The Talking Bird Collective

Cardiff, Glamorgan
Verified bookings: 33
Reviews: 19
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Price from: £300

The Talking Bird Collective is a party band with a difference! Bringing together some of the UK's finest musicians to provide a fully live experience like no other! Pop, Rock, Soul, Funk, Indie, Blues, Jazz, Rock n Roll and even Ska are all genres we are able to perform, guaranteeing that every guest is partying from start to finish!

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Mike Tuck / Peter Jenkins

July 11, 2020

Our event was cancelled this year and rescheduled for next year. All acts are re booked for next year.
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Amy Ackland

Jan. 11, 2020

Booked the talking bird collective for a staff party and they were excellent. The booking process and set up was seamless and they put on a very good show. Everyone loved them! We asked for an hour of eighties music and they delivered! Very talented, very professional and great entertainers. Would definitely recommend!

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Sarah Buckley

July 3, 2019

Excellent a great selection of songs which got everyone dancing. Accommodating fitting in with our timings and friendly. Responsive to emails, texts.
Would choose again.

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Katharine Ricks

June 28, 2019

Well what an amazing evening! Thank you so much to Greg, Daniel, Dave and Ben ( hope have remembered correctly!) for brilliantly performed and perfectly pitched selection of music. They managed to totally transform the evening from Greg's beautiful acoustic background music while we ate through to all 4 playing a complete blast with everyone dancing their socks off. So providing just the right atmosphere throughout as we had wanted . Wonderful in every way!

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Paul Winthorpe

Jan. 12, 2019

I found communications to be clear and easy with The Talking Bird Collective, running up to my wedding. The pricing was very transparent and fair for their level of skill. The band arrived perfectly on time, went about their business in a good manner and played brilliant music! The lead singer is an incredible talent, as were the band. They have a great energy and are completely professional. I won't be getting married again but I will definitely book them for future large parties and i'll recommend them to anyone.

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Laura Batstone

Dec. 21, 2018

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you all. The boys were fantastic, a great repertoire with something for everyone. So helpful making announcements, stepping in when the venue had trouble with their playlist, and set up and packed away so smoothly. Fantastic vocals and top quality musicians! Everyone really enjoyed :)

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The Talking Bird Collective - 4 Piece Floor Filling Function Band

The Talking Bird Collectives' four piece line up is the premier party quartet on the market! Combining full rhythm section and mesmerising lead Female OR Male vocals our four piece line up is the perfect act to make your party a truly incredible and memorable event. Bringing together some of the UK's finest musicians to provide a fully live experience like no other! Pop, Rock, Soul, Funk, Indie, Blues, Jazz, Rock n Roll and even Ska are all genres we are able to perform, guaranteeing that every guest is partying from start to finish! The Talking Bird Collectives' usual performance time is two one hour long hits filled sets. The Talking Bird Collective are entirely self contained in terms of equipment providing entirely their own PA system and lighting making them just as convenient as they are entertaining.
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The Talking Bird Collective - 5 Piece Female Fronted Party Powerhouse Live Band

The Talking Bird Collectives' five piece line up is the ultimate all round crowd pleasing party powerhouse! Combining full rhythm section, live horn and mesmerising lead female vocals our five piece line up is the perfect act to make your party a truly incredible and memorable event. Bringing together some of the UK's finest musicians to provide a fully live experience like no other! Pop, Rock, Soul, Funk, Indie, Blues, Jazz, Rock n Roll and even Ska are all genres we are able to perform, guaranteeing that every guest is partying from start to finish! The Talking Bird Collectives' usual performance time is two one hour long hits filled sets. The Talking Bird Collective are entirely self contained in terms of equipment providing entirely their own PA system and lighting making them just as convenient as they are entertaining.
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Greg Williams - Solo Singer/Guitarist

With a huge repertoire, powerful vocals and guitar chops to match Greg Williams is the ideal addition to cocktail parties, receptions and any other occasion where you might be looking for that extra something to create a relaxed or lively atmosphere. Greg's standard performance time is two forty five minute long sets and he is entirely self contained bringing full PA and all other required equipment with him.
From: £335 per event
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FAQs

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

    A highly professional and flexible live band providing energetic and high quality performances.

  • What are the highlights of your career?

    Performing at the Millenium stadium Cardiff Performing at Twycross Zoo Performing at Cardiff City Hall Performing at Cardiff City Stadium Performing at Cardiff natural history museum

  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?

    We are an exclusively live band who are all conservatoire trained and do not use any backing tracks at all. Due to regular rehearsal and excellent musicianship we are extremely tight as a band and able to perform all popular styles of music to a very high standard.

  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    Weddings, corporate events, and parties usually but are happy to perform at other events.

  • Who are your previous clients?

    Couples of all ages getting married Bootlegger Bars Eventagious Fraser Lawson Events Sonic Artists Freak Music

  • How can event planners pay for your services?

    Either bank transfer or cash is fine .

  • How long do you play for?

    2 x 1 hour performances is our standard option but we are flexible.

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    Yes

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

    Yes

  • How much space do you require?

    We are very adept at making smaller spaces work for us if required.

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

    Yes, we are very good at learning new songs quickly and to standard.

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

    Whatever the client specifies

Set List/Services

Live Band 3 piece, 4 piece, 5 piece, 6 piece, 7 piece,
Live Soloist
Live Duo
DJ
First Dance Song
Fully Insured
Pat Tested
Lighting included

1950’s
Fly me to the moon
Hound dog
Johnny B Goode
Let the good times roll
Reet Petite
Rock around the clock
Whole lotta shakin

1960’s
Can’t turn you loose
Come together
Dancing in the street
Feeling good
Gimme some lovin
Hard to Handle
Higher and higher
Heard it through the grapevine
Hit the road jack
Hold on I’m coming
I got you
I want you back
Knock on wood
Mustang Sally
Papa’s got a brand new bag
Proud Mary
Purple Haze
Rescue me
Respect
Sittin on the dock of the bay
Soul man
Stand by me

1970’s
Highway to hell
Ain’t no sunshine
All right now
Blame it on the boogie
Boys are back in town
Funky music
Hanging on the telephone
Higher ground
Hot stuff
I love rock n roll
I shot the sheriff
Message in a bottle
A message to you Rudy
Pick up the pieces
Signed sealed delivered
Sir Duke
Smoke on the water
Superstition
Sweet home Alabama
Tush
Waterloo
Wishing well

1980’s
Billie jean
Crazy little thing
Crazy train
Geno
House is rockin
I want to break free
Run to you
Summer of 69
Sweet child o mine
Sweet home Chicago
Walking on sunshine
With or without you

1990’s
All that she wants
Basket case
Bring it all back
Creep
Enter sandman
Everlong Hit me baby (one more time)
Killing in the name of
Let me entertain you
Livin la vida loca
Man I feel like a woman
Favorite game
Send me on my way
Sit down
Smells like teen spirit
Song 2
Stay another day
The best
Whats up
Who do you think you are
Wonderwall

2000’s
Buck Rogers
Chasing cars
Chelsea Dagger
Crazy
Dakota
Have a nice day
Hot ‘n’ cold
I kissed a girl
Just a day
Monster
Mr Brightside
Sex on fire
Take me out
Use somebody
Valerie

2010’s
Forget you
Get lucky
Happy
Just the way you are
Locked out of heaven
Next to me
Treasure
Trouble
Uptown funk