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Proffesional session musicians!
Will learn 2 songs on request!
With vast experience in playing Corporate Events, Weddings, Parties and Functions, Bars and Restaurants 'After Dark' is a fantastic live band specializing in Soul, Motown, Disco, funk and Pop. From Aretha to Beyonce, Chaka khan to the Jackson 5 they will engage; entertain and wow your audience from the word go. Fronted by talented female vocalist Sam Sanderson and backed by some of the industries best session musicians, they have quickly become one of the most sort after acts on the circuit.
Available to work nationally and internationally in many different line ups including 4 piece, 5 piece, 6 piece, 7 piece, right up to the impressive 8 piece 'After Dark' is jsut as at home playing to small intimate audiences as they are playing arenas.
Formed in 2008 ‘After Dark’ has gone from strength to strength rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the best covers bands available. So far their clients have included Michael Owen , Brittany Ferries, Goodwood House and Racing, MITE, Chester Race Course, Chatsworth House, The Liverpool Echo, and Chester Business Awards to name but a few.
'After Dark' is constantly adding to their extensive repertoire list and is always happy to learn 1 or 2 of your favourite song on request. The band prides themselves on putting their own twist on things where possible, creating slick arrangements that are unique to this band and an experience you won’t find any where else.
Sam is a charismatic young vocalist who has vast experience within the music industry as a Performer, Arranger, Composer, and Session Singer. Some of her Major achievements in 2008 include: Backing vocalist for artist ‘Seal’, backing vocals for artist ‘Bon Jovi’ performing at the 2008 ‘Royal Variety Performance’.
Commercial Radio airplay consists of original song ‘Unspoken’ aired on Liverpools juice FM- Next Big Thing competition. Also includes original song ‘Friend in Me’ and own version of ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’ (Justin Timberlake) aired on Radio City.
• Toured internationally and nationally performing at high profile corporate events and parties Business Awards.
• Has also recently graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts gaining BA Honours in Music.
About The Musicians
The band is made up by some of the music industries top sessions players and have performed with artists such as Natasha Bedingfield, Vanessa Mae, Sam Brown, Corrine Bailey Rae, Lilly Allen, Natasha Hamilton and Simon Webb plus extensive experience playing events such as Glastonbury and V festival.
The Jazz Duo Trio and Quartet
Although mainly booked for the party band ‘After Dark’ also performs high quality jazz and swing including all the best standards in their repertoire, ideal for that early easy listening dinner set or reception which can be broken down into a Jazz duo, trio and Quartet.
The show is sharp and classy and in turn will bring the same air of class to your event. With the added value of being able to perform in two styles, After Dark is a big hit with a lot of our clients as they feel like they are getting two bands for the price of one. Whether it is a private function or corporate event After Dark has the unmistakable energy and wow factor that will guarantee you a night to remember.
Sam and her band are dedicated to presenting a professional appearance and upholding the highest standard of professionalism at all times.
After Darks line up includes
4 Piece - Vocal + Bass + Drums + Keys
5 Piece - Vocal + Bass + Drums + Keys + Guitar
6 Piece - Vocal - Bass + Drums + Keys + Guitar + Sax
8 Piece - Vocal 1 + Vocal 2 + Bass - Drums + Keys + Guitar + Sax + Trumpet
(8 Piece includes male and female vocals)
Jazz Duo - Vocals + Keys or Jazz Guitar
Jazz Trio - Vocals + Keys or Jazz Guitar + Double Bass
Jazz Quartet Vocals + Keys or Jazz Guitar + Double Bass + Percussion
Band provides a PA and lights system for up to the 6 piece band. For anything larger the band will hire in an PA system at the extra cost of £250 to the client.
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West, Wales.
The band who played for us on Saturday were absolutely superb. I can not recommend them highly enough. From their professionalism and conduct before and after their performance to their enthusiasm and passion during three great sets, they were outstanding. They judged the tone and feeling of the occasion perfectly and tailored their performance to match, with great audience interaction and a spectacular virtuoso guitar solo with the bride! Tom was exceedingly professional throughout and was very helpful in organising beforehand and was accommodating of the individual requirements of the occasion.
After Dark played at our wedding and were brilliant! Really helpful before the event and sounded and looked great on the day!
Thanks so much to you and the band. You guys were superb. We had so many people say how great you were, I hope they told you too. I can't recommend you highly enough. Kitty loved rocking out with your bassist during Mr Brightside. I'll tell the folks at LMM.
Dan" Wedding - May 2012
I just wanted to thank you and Sam from After Dark so much as you really made the party amazing.
From initially getting in contact with you and selecting After Dark and DJ Big Al, you made the process so easy and given that a wedding only comes once in a lifetime you found exactly the right mixture of music to suit our needs on the night.
The band were fun, young and very talented and so many of our guests commented on them.
I really cant thank LMMUK enough, with very BEST Wishes
The Bulmer Family
Hereford" (April 2010)
"All I can say is AMAYONNAISE!
Awesome band, I think most of them pulled to!
Definitely recommending your site xx" Katrina Mayhew-Taibe (Lowe & Partners' Xmas Party, London Dec '09)
"Hi Alex. After dark were absolutely fantastic and extremely professional so we would like to also thank them very much for everything, and apologise also as our (older) guests didn't seem to appreciate the real talent that they have. we thoroughly enjoyed their sets and the drummer even allowed my new husband to have a go- he's completely obsessed so that really made his day! once again, thank you for everything,
Kirsty and Leighton Westbury xxx
"I was the DJ at Pippa's wedding & was very impressed with After Dark, Sammy - you were stunning, bubbly & sang like an angel & your band is brilliant! You did really authentic versions of all the great funky classics & the dancefloor was jumping all night...Well done you lot!Love Big Al x"
DJ Big Al (June '09)
"We were so impressed with Sam and her band that we decided to invite them to undertake a weeks contract onboard Brittany Ferries during the Christmas and New Year period. We were certainly not disappointed! They were a big hit with our customers and staff alike making this Christmas and New years an extremely memorable one. Sam is a great singer who you can't help warming too and the band is first class. We will defiantly be inviting 'After Dark' back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to further employers.
Simon Skinner (Brittany Ferries entertainment co-ordinator)
It’s always a good sign when an events organiser books a band to do their 'own' wedding and having seen Sam perform you'll understand why I made that choice! We had a great night which was made extra special by this superb band and I can't thank them enough.
“After Dark ooze professionalism both on and off stage. They had us on the dance floor from the word go and kept us there all night! Thanks for making our occasion extremely special.”
-Mr and Mrs Parker
"Band were fantastic and offered a great variety to appeal to a wide range of people that we had attending the conference. They were also very polite and friendly.
Very pleased and would definitely look to use the band again."
Nicola Corderoy – MITE Conference - Gloucestershire
“I just wanted to say a big thank you for your performance on our big day!! You were really fab!! We especially thought your version of 'Thank you' sounded amazing as I walked down the aisle.
If ever I need a singer again I'll definitely give you a call, and I will also highly recommend you!! “
-Jenny Troiano (East!)
Brittany Ferries, MITE, Goodwood House and Racing, Michael Owen, Chester Races, The Grand National, Epsom Race Course, The Groviener, GAL,
£1400 - £1595
The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.
Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.
(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)
Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.
Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.
(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)