The Winklepickers

Guildford, Surrey
From: £800
Verified bookings: 13
Reviews: 23
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Price from: £800

"Fantastic music! Thank you so much" Joanna Lumley

"You have an amazing sound...everybody loved you!" Peter Capaldi

The Winklepickers are a lively, talented and upmarket band who are perfect for any wedding or party. Typically a 5 piece of male vocals with guitar, double bass, drums, saxophone and keyboard, the band perform a variety of classic and upbeat tunes from the 50’s to current day. From Sinatra to Sheeran, Presley to Pharrell Williams, The Winklepickers can do it all whilst adding their unique touch which will leave your guests talking about your wedding or party for years to come!

After performing together for over ten years, these guys know just what to play to get your event going. They have travelled the world and worked with global companies Mark & Spencer, Harvey Nichols and Gumtree to name just a few at venues such as The Ritz, The Barbican Centre, Millbank Tower, Merchant Taylors Hall and The Institute Of Contemporary Art.

To guarantee that booking the entertainment for your occasion is easy, The Winklepickers provide the PA, lighting and background music before, between and after sets. Public Liability Insurance, PAT tests and a risk assessment are all available upon request.



Male vocals with guitar , double bass, drums, sax and keyboard


Duo - male vocals with guitar, and double bass
3 piece - male vocals with guitar, double bass, and drums
4 piece - male vocals with guitar, double bass, drums, and keyboard or saxophone


The learning of a specific first dance or song just for you
Up to two hours travel from Guildford, Surrey
Tailored set (choose from the vast repertoire below)
Bespoke, DJ style playlist (all of your favourite songs & artists combined into one album & played through the PA system before/between/after live sets)
2 hours of live music divided to suit you (other set lengths are available on request)
1-1 consultation & site visit (depending on location of venue)


23 Reviews

Clare Giltrow

Jan. 19, 2019

The Winklepickers are a fantastic band and we are so pleased that we chose them for our wedding. Their communication from the start was brilliant, they were really helpful and went out their way to accommodate exactly what we wanted for our big day. Their set list is great with something for every age, which is perfect for a wedding when you have little kids dancing alongside great uncles. Their playing was flawless and we received lots of compliments from guests about our band choice. All in all, a very professional, friendly group, who I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a wedding band.


Lewis Van Hegan

Feb. 10, 2018

The Winklepickers performed at my 21st Birthday party and were absolutely amazing. This is the 2nd time we had heard them as they previously performed at our local pub on Mothers Day and went down a storm. The band are so professional and ensure the volume of music is just right for the occasion. Most bands allow you to select just one song choice in addition to their normal play list but the Winklepickers were so flexible and I was able to select six songs of my own which they learnt before the occasion and performed amazingly. Their play list is so varied and caters for every occasion. Everybody loved them at the party and I have no doubt it wont be long before we see them again. I cant recommend them enough for any type of occasion.


Toby & Ellie Wilson

Oct. 20, 2018

We would just like to say how great we thought you guys were! Every single guest commented on how perfect a band you were for our wedding. At every stage you have been a pleasure to deal with, even coming to meet us prior to the big day. Your sets were just great, the mix of songs got everyone young and old up and dancing. We won't have any hesitation recommending The Winklepickers at any opportunity. Good luck with your wedding! Thanks so much Toby and Ellie


Greg Ferrari

Dec. 2, 2017

Our wedding took place at the Merchant Taylors' Hall, central London, in December. We knew that we wanted a band for the evening reception, and some music for our wedding ceremony, but didn't really know where to look for inspiration. The Winklepickers looked like our kind of band, and their website was really helpful and informative, so we made our booking a couple of months in advance after contacting Ben by email. There is so much planning involved in arranging a wedding. As the groom, I wanted to know that the band would be there in good time, and be organised and professional on the day. We were in very safe hands with The WInklepickers - they were absolutely brilliant and very considerate to our requests. Their rendition of the song for our first dance was perfect, and all of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the band's sets. I'd have no hesitation in recommending the band to anyone for their own events. They were superb musicians, excellent value and great people too. We really did have a perfect day, and we are very grateful to The Winklepickers for helping to make it so special.


Hannah B

Sept. 23, 2017

The Winklepickers made my 30th birthday. The lads were great, playing laid back tunes together with a bit of banter over the microphone. The set list catered to everyone, and they were flexible in taking a few ad hoc requests on the night. The organisation before hand was timely and delivered exactly as promised – I would definitely recommend the Winklepickers to anyone, and am currently looking for a reason for another party to get them over again.


Katherine Brescianini

Aug. 3, 2017

We really want to thank the Winklepickers for being such a great band for our wedding on 3rd August. They are truly excellent musicians and performers. The lead singer can really sing and each member of the band has real talent. They quickly got people up and dancing and they made the party for us. They also managed to appeal to all of the different generations and they mainly played well known, feel good songs which everyone liked (they also weren't too cheesy, however!). The first dance song we requested (Faith no more, This Guy's in Love with You) was a fantastic cover. The Winklepickers were great to deal with, from the first e-mail, always responding quickly to queries. They turned up on the day exactly when they said they would to set up and they were helpful, friendly, organised and flexible throughout the evening. Thanks again guys!

  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    Energetic feel-good music for all ages!
  • What are the highlights of your career?
    Members have been involved in live performances supporting the likes of Shola Ama, Status Quo and Simply Red.
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    Weddings, birthdays, functions and corporate events.
  • Who are your previous clients?
    Marks and Spencers, Gumtree, NHS, Harvey Nichols, The Ritz, Barbican Centre, Millbank Tower, Merchant Taylors Hall
  • How can event planners pay for your services?
    Cash, bank transfer or cheque.
  • How long do you play for?
    Typically 2 x 1hr or 3 x 40mins but other timings are negotiable.
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    Yes, up to £10million.
  • How much space do you require?
    This depends on the size of band. Enough room for each musician to stand with an instrument.
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    At least one 10 minute break.

Set List/Services


Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson)

Happy (Pharrell Williams)

Cake By The Ocean (DNCE)

Domino (Jessie J)

Price Tag (Jessie J)

Get Lucky (Daft Punk)

Treasure (Bruno Mars)

Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)

Forget You (Cee Lo Green)

Dance With Me Tonight (Olly Murs)

Can’t Stop The Feeling (Justin Timberlake)

Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)

Tenerife Sea (Ed Sheeran)

Perfect (Ed Sheeran)

Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran)

Ho Hey (The Lumineers)

I Will Wait (Mumford & Sons)

Paradise (George Ezra)

Shut Up And Dance (Walk The Moon)


Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)

Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)

Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)

Mercy (Duffy)

Valerie (Amy Winehouse)

Black & Gold (Sam Sparrow)

Black Horse And The Cherry Tree (KT Tunstall)

This Love (Maroon 5)


Dancing In The Moonlight (Toploader)

Wonderwall (Oasis)

Angels (Robbie Williams)

Livin' La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin)


Beat It (Michael Jackson)

Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)

Summer Of 69 (Bryan Adams)

Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty)

Boy In The Bubble (Paul Simon)

Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)


Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)

All Right Now (Free)

Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Superstition (Stevie Wonder)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)

Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)

Moondance (Van Morrison)

September (Earth, Wind & Fire)

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Michael Jackson)

Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)

I Shot The Sheriff (Bob Marley)

No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley)

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You (James Taylor)

Oh What A Night (The Four Seasons)

American Pie (Don Mclean)

You’ve Got A Friend (Carole King)

Imagine (John Lennon)


Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)

Gimme Some Lovin' (Spencer Davis Group)

You Really Got Me (The Kinks)

Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)

Hard Day's Night (The Beatles)

I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)

Twist & Shout (The Beatles)

Day Tripper (The Beatles)

Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)

In The Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)

You Can't Hurry Love (The Supremes)

Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding)

I Feel Good (James Brown)

Hit The Road Jack (Ray Charles)

Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson)

Wouldn't It Be Nice (Beach Boys)

Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones)

Honky Tonk Women (Rolling Stones)

Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)

I'm A Believer (The Monkees)

My Girl (The Temptations)

King Of The Swingers / The Bear-Necessities (Jungle Book)

Wild Thing (The Troggs)

The Loco-Motion (Little Eva)

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Andy Williams)

Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash)


I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)

Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)

Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)

Rock Around The Clock (Bill Haley)

C’mon Everybody (Eddie Cochran)

Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)

Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis Presley)

Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)

Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)

That’s Alright Mama (Elvis Presley)

La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)

Golden Oldies:

Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson)

Summertime (George Gershwin)

Fly Me To The Moon (Bart Howard)

It Had To Be You (Isham Jones)

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