"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.
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THE CLASSIC 5 PIECE SET UP
Male vocals with guitar , double bass, drums, sax and keyboard
ALTERNATIVE SET UPS
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
WHY BOOK THE WINKLEPICKERS?
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)
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE A QUOTE, GET IN TOUCH TODAY!
Laura• June 28, 2017
Friendly, professional, wonderful people. Everyone commented how good you all were...
Alison Fox• Feb. 22, 2017
"Communication with the band was excellent and they made sure that everything fitted to our plans.
The audience was a mixed age group and the play list suited everyone.
Great sound quality and the double bass made it just a little bit different. Couldn't fault them a great evening."
John & Rebecca• June 29, 2019
We hired the Winklepickers for our wedding. We could not of been happier with the band. Not only did they put on an amazing show, they were extremely helpful, responsive and adaptable throughout the entire process. The initial information package was very clear regarding logistical requirements and gave us all the information the wedding venue required. In the months leading up to the wedding, the Winklepickers were very helpful anytime we had a question. On our wedding day, we pre-planned a general band play schedule, but with over-running dinner and speeches, that largely was discarded. The Winklepickers were very adaptable to our changing schedule. (They were so adaptable, they even brought the bass outside to the beach to help one of our friends who wanted to do a ukulele song at sunset!) The Winklepickers’ music was fantastic with a great range that all of our guests enjoyed. They also did a great job learning our first dance song. On whatever scale, the Winklepickers get top marks!
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.
Sophie Lancaster• Nov. 22, 2018
Firstly, really friendly guys who were able to be flexible with what suited our corporate event. Got back to me really quickly and were early on the day to make sure they were set up. Plus played great music which I know the client loved. Would definitely recommend and book again!
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
Services From The Winklepickers
5 Piece Band With Male Vocals - 2 Hours
3 Piece Band With Male Vocals - 2 Hours
2 Piece Band With Male Vocals - 2 Hours
- 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?Yes.
- 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?Yes.
- How many breaks do you take? How long are they?At least one 10 minute break.
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)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Black & Gold (Sam Sparrow)
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree (KT Tunstall)
This Love (Maroon 5)
Dancing In The Moonlight (Toploader)
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)
Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson)
Summertime (George Gershwin)
Fly Me To The Moon (Bart Howard)
It Had To Be You (Isham Jones)