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Better Than Blue

Better Than Blue is one of London's finest wedding and function bands. The guys perform a stunning blend of modern pop and indie hits along with the very best pop, disco, funk and soul from across the decades.

Better than blue have been performing all over the UK since 2007. Each of the five core band members is a top professional musician with years of experience of top level performance.

Tom George is the band's fabulous lead vocalist. Since turning professional, Tom has performed at many of the UK's most prestigious music venues including the O2, Wembley Arena, Wembley Stadium and the Birmingham NEC. He has also performed live on TV for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

Stuart Bahn is the guitarist and band leader of Better than blue. Live performance as a professional guitarist had already taken Stuart all over the UK before he decided to create the function band that would set the new standard for all other wedding bands. Since 2007 Stuart has been at the helm of London's finest function band delighting audiences with every performance.

On keyboards, Better than blue has the wonderful Justin Swadling. A highly respected and acclaimed musician and multi-instrumentalist. Justin is an eclectic musician with an impressive track record as a solo artist in his own right. He brings his deft touch to Better than blue with style.

On bass, Better than blue has the magnificent Dave Troke. Dave's amazing career as a professional bass player, has taken him on numerous international tours for some of the biggest names in pop. It's no surprise then that he's now chosen to perform for London's best function band!

Ed Williams is the truly amazing drummer for Better than blue. Ed's stunning skills are the engine room of the band, providing infectious grooves and irresistible beats that always packs out the dance floor!

Act Information

Line-up

Most popular booking is for 5-piece band

4-piece (male vocals, guitar/vocals, bass, drums)
5-piece (male vocals, guitar/vocals, keyboard, bass, drums)
7-piece (male vocals, female vocals, saxophone, guitar/vocals, keyboard, bass, drums)

Extra Line-up(s)

Jazz duo during drinks reception or dinner (guitar and bass guitar).
1.5 hours performance time.
£300 additional cost.

Also included

4kW PA system including 16 channel Mackie 1604 VLZ Pro mixing desk, QSC K12.2 powered speakers (x2), 18" Peavey sub, Crown XLS Power Amp, JBL EON610 floor monitor, Wharfedale EVP-X12PM floor monitor.
Lights: LEDJ Slimline 1T100 COB units (x2)

Location

South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, Wales.

Previous Clients

Hampton Court Palace
Royal College of Physicians
British Toy and Hobby Association
Rock Choir
Cancer Research UK
Ramsay Transpan Ltd
Briarfields
Aerospace Logistics
Sandown Park Racecourse
The National Trust
English Heritage
Royal College of Physicians
Brands Hatch Circuit
H L Hutchinson Ltd
The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner
De Vere Hotels
Oxford Univesity
Cambridge University
The White Company‎
Selfridges
Roehampton University
Hilton

Testimonials

Do not look any further - use these guys and I kid you not, your event will be one to remember for all the right reasons.

The guys made my wedding reception something even more incredible than I ever thought it could be. My guests have not stopped talking about the band at my wedding. Everyone was on the dancefloor all night - from 8 year olds to 80 year olds!!!

They learnt and performed my first dance song too. Just magical. Thank you doesn’t cut it... you guys made my evening wonderful and I can’t wait till our paths cross again xxx

-Manjinder D


Fabulous band! True professionals, wonderful musicians, lovely guys! Very high recommended

-Georgina M


AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!!! Do not look any further - use these guys and I kid you not, your event will be one to remember for all the right reasons. From the first communication with Stuart and the guys made my Wedding Reception something even more incredible than I ever thought it could be. My guests have not stopped talking about the band at my wedding. Everyone was on the dancefloor all night - from 8 year olds to 80 year olds!! Stuart and the team learnt and performed my first dance song too. Just magical. Thank you doesn’t cut it - Stuart and team-you guys made my evening wonderful and I can’t wait till our paths cross again xxx
Manjinder Keith
29 September 2019

We took a leap of faith in booking a band for our wedding without hearing them! Family members said we were mad, but based on reviews like these we trusted that the guys would bring the party to our evening reception, and we weren’t disappointed! Communication with Stuart was excellent throughout the booking process and the band were really chilled about timings of our day, completely understanding that things don’t always go to plan! The band performed our first dance song for us and a wide range of music to entertain all the members of the wedding party. The lead singer was amazing and we all had a fab time! Would I book this band again? Absolutely! And if you are thinking about taking that leap of faith too, I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed either.
Louise Brown
Berkshire wedding, Sun 4 August 2019

Thank you for your help and support in creating a great night. My guests were very impressed with your fantastic band. From a personal prospective, I enjoyed every minute of it. Your recommendation for me to sing Suspicious Minds with you was a master stroke. I can’t remember when I last had a buzz like that. I’ve never sung backed by a band before.... it was fantastic. Thank you so much.... that’s a bucket list item well and truly. Thanks again! Regards Dave
Dave Clack
Surrey, Sat 1 June 2019

Hi Stuart, Thank you so much for playing at my party last night and helping to make it such a success. We really had a great time and hope we will be at another event where the band is playing. I have had lots of emails and texts today commenting on how much they enjoyed the party and how impressed they were the band. Many thanks again and we wish the band continuing success. Very best wishes, Lesley and Brian
Lesley and Brian W.
Camberley Cricket Club, 18 May 2019

Hi Stuart, I just wanted to say thank you again so much for last night, you guys are awesome, you made our night so special and we loved every minute of it. Everyone commented how amazing you were and you certainly got everyone up and kept them up dancing. I'm sorry I didn't get to chat to you all but please can you pass on our heartfelt thanks to the rest of the band. Will certainly recommend you guys! Best regards, Jo & Clive
Jo and Clive V.
Jones's Studio, Hampshire, 23rd March 2019

Hi Stuart, Thank you thank you thank you! I had an amazing time last night and have had so many messages today saying how much everyone enjoyed the band! Will always be happy to recommend you guys - if anyone ever wants to message for feedback feel free to give them my email. Your band was everything I could have wished for and more - time went by so so quickly just glad I did get on the dance floor with so many of my friends. Looking for an excuse to party with you guys again!!
Alison Biggs
Ashford Manor Golf Club, Surrey, 23 February 2019

I booked Better than blue for my wedding in Richmond. What can I say? Better than blue are quite simply one of the best bands I've EVER seen! As a musician myself I am always critical of bands I see, but not so with Better than blue. Their musicianship is truly awesome and their performance was so stylish. They're also naturally very entertaining guys! Everyone loved them and they did a perfect job on the night. Very very ver highly recommended!
Josie, Richmond

Better than blue were super-professional leading up to our wedding. They arrived in good time on the day and set up very quickly. Their standard of musicianship was fabulous and they judged the guests perfectly. Everyone danced their socks off!

Many of our guests commented about the band following our wedding. I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone!
Jenny, London

We had Better than blue perform for us at our wedding, following a recommendation from a friend, and we weren’t disappointed! The band were really amazing! They playing a great mix of music including our first dance - which they did beautifully. The dance floor really was packed all night long. Everyone loved them!

Would we recommend them to anyone considering having a live band at their wedding? Do it! You won’t regret it :-)

Thank you guys for making our very special day even more special.
Sarah, W. Sussex

Better than blue's performance on the night was exact

Highlights

Fantastic up-to-date repertoire
Amazing musicianship
Bursting with energy!

Repertoire

Repertoire

Modern pop
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Domino Jessie J
California Gurls Katy Perry
Blurred lines Robin Thicke
Treasure Bruno Mars
Last Friday night Katy Perry
Rather Be Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne
Wrapped Up Olly Murs
What Makes You Beautiful One Direction
Get Lucky Daft Punk
Happy Pharrell Williams
All About That Bass Meghan Trainor
Dance With Me Tonight Olly Murs
Forget You Cee Lo Green
I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas
Locked Out Of Heaven Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5
Price Tag Jessie J
Rather Be Clean Bandit
Rude Magic
She Said Plan B
A-Punk Vampire Weekend
I'm Yours Jason Mraz
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Disco Soul & Funk
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Signed Sealed Delivered Stevie Wonder
Blame It On The Boogie The Jacksons
Soulman Sam & Dave
Le Freak Chic
Shake Your Tail Feather Ray Charles
Carwash Rose Royce
Disco Inferno The Trammps
I Wish Stevie Wonder
Ladies Night Kool & The Gang
Lady Marmalade Labelle
Celebration Kool & The Gang
Sex Machine James Brown
Somebody Else's Guy Jocelyn Brown
Stayin' Alive Bee Gees
Everybody Needs Somebody The Blues Brothers
Gimme Some Loving Spencer Davis Group
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
Mustang Sally Wilson Picket
Respect Aretha Franklin
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Dancing In The Streets Martha & The Vandellas
I Feel Good James Brown
In The Midnight Hour Wilson Picket
Think Aretha Franklin
Uptight Stevie Wonder
Midnight Hour Wilson Picket
Upside Down Diana Ross
Classic pop
Kiss Prince
Don't Stop Me Now Queen
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Faith George Michael
Footloose Kenny Loggins
The Power Of Love Huey Lewis And The News
Gold Spandau Ballet
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Message In A Bottle The Police
Rio Duran Duran
Take Your Mama Out Scissor Sisters
Hard To Handle Black Crowes
Rock DJ Robbie Williams
Let Me Entertain You Robbie Williams
9 to 5 Dolly Parton
Something Got Me Started Simply Red
There She Goes The La's
Respect Wheatus
Teenage Dirtbag Wheatus
Video Killed The Radio Star The Buggles
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham!
Long Train Running Doobie Brothers
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Mamma Mia Abba
Oh What A Night Frankie Valli
Stuck In The Middle With You Steelers Wheel
Waterloo Abba
500 Miles The Proclaimers
We Are Family Sister Sledge
Drive My Car The Beatles
Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
Walking On Sunshine Katrina & The Waves
You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate
Son Of A Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
It's Not Unusual Tom Jones
A Little Less Conversation Elvis Presley
Hey Ya Outkast
Rock and Roll
Brown Sugar Rolling Stones
Satisfaction Rolling Stones
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry
Jumping Jack Flash Rolling Stones
Hard Day's Night The Beatles
Hound Dog Elvis Presley
I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
Great Balls Of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis
I'm A Believer The Monkees
Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
You Never Can Tell Chuck Berry
You Really Got Me The Kinks
Twist And Shout The Beatles
Twentieth Century Boy T-Rex
Classic Indie and Rock
Mr Brightside The Killers
Sex On Fire Kings Of Leon
I Predict A Riot Kaiser Chiefs
Last Night Strokes
This Love Maroon 5
Basketcase Green Day
Bohemian Like You Dandy Warhols
Common People Pulp
Don't Look Back In Anger Oasis
Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand
Parklife Blur
She's Electric Oasis
Song 2 Blur
Wonderwall Oasis
Don’t Stop Believing Journey
All The Small Things Blink 182
Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet
Sit Down James
Summer Of '69 Bryan Adams
I Believe In A Thing Called Love The Darkness
Living On A Prayer Bon Jovi
All Day & All Of The Night The Kinks
Teenage Kicks Undertones

Extra Costs

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.)