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Huggies

Tonight we're going to party like it's 1979!

Based in Buckinghamshire, five-piece band Huggies has become established as one of the south�s funkiest and fun soul / disco bands, performing classics from the legends of the Atlantic soul era, plus 70s funk & disco favourites.

Since forming in 2004 the band has played at a bewildering variety of functions including weddings, anniversary and birthday parties, corporate events and company Christmas parties.

Fronted by an impressive and vivacious female vocalist and backed by a talented team of musicians collaborating to bring you the funkiest soul & disco grooves, the band delivers a quality professional sound and performance every time to ensure that every event is a memorable one. The band tries to bring a party atmosphere to every occasion, dressing in the flamboyant styles of the late seventies and proving especially popular at fancy dress events and seventies theme nights.

Huggies brings you energetic and authentic well-known and well loved disco and soul floorfillers which every age group will know and enjoy. The band is ideal for corporate functions, private parties, wedding receptions, dinner dances or any other event where you want your guests to get down and get funky.

All the musicians in the band have spent years involved in music, and between them have made several records, performed on national tv and radio, and have written and recorded Sony award-winning music for radio, tv and theatre. The band was formed to play the music which they themselves love, with an emphasis on fun for everyone.

Act Information

Line-up

Five-piece band comprising female lead vocals, keyboards and backing vocals, guitar and backing vocals, bass guitar and drums.

Extra Line-up(s)

The band is happy to discuss any other invidual requirements that might be required by the client.

Also included

Full lighting rig including two bars of coloured par cans, floor spots, two multicoloured LED systems, moving lighting effects, moonflower, smoke machine and oil wheel effects.

Professional PA system including Allen & Heath mixing console, Yamaha powered speakers, subwoofers and stage monitors. Shure, Beyer and Sennheiser microphones. All equipment fully PAT tested.

Location

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

Previous Clients

Iceland Foods
Watermans Theatre Brentford
UBM Aviation
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology
The Elfrida Society
The Four Kings Dunstable
High Wycombe Cricket Club
The Plough at Marlow
White Hart Restaurant Hemel Hempstead

And many, many weddings, private parties and functions throughout the region!

Testimonials

This is an amazing group, with a wide ranging style of music and and an ability to switch between songs that raise the roof and keep the dance floor full. With a versatile set, outstanding musicianship, blistering solos and costumes to match, the Huggies live and breathe the 'Motown, Funk and Disco Groove' from start to finish. I have been privileged to watch the Huggies perform at several pubs private functions and the reaction is always the same.... the dance floor is always packed and the crowd are always shouting for more. If you want a cracking night's entertainment, then Huggies are the band for you!

-Lorna


Caught your second set last week. Really impressed with the sound - it was clear and crisp without being too loud, and the musicianship was absolutely top notch from all 4 guys. Vocal harmonies were superb too. Special mention has to go to Pritee who is a truly outstanding vocalist. Thanks for a fun evening!

-Tim


Caught your second set last week. Really impressed with the sound - it was clear and crisp without being too loud, and the musicianship was absolutely top notch from all 4 guys. Vocal harmonies were superb too. Special mention has to go to Pritee who is a truly outstanding vocalist. Thanks for a fun evening!

-Tim


Absolute quality!! great night - realy enjoyed it all songs were greatly performed by the band and a brilliant singer, and the costumes!!! I WANT ONE lol, cant wait for you to come again!

-Martin


You were awesome on friday night! Played all the classic songs and some new ones! The singer had an amazing voice and she really interacted with the crowd, getting us all involved. Loved the costumes, very funky! Can't wait to see you playing again! woop!! x

-Jenny Mogg


This was the first time I had seen The Huggies, though I'm sure it won't be the last. Having got underway with a medley of 70's disco classics, the band brought in earlier 60's soul influences. There were even brief diversions into 'the noughties' with the Amy Winehouse version of 'Valerie' and Anastacia's 'I'm Outta Love'.

Having heard so many of the songs at parties and discos, I wondered how a band would go about recreating these songs live. The rhythm section did a great job establishing the disco feel of the songs, which included a masterclass in bass technique. Care had also been taken to get those important sounds right: the funky keyboard into to 'Superstition,' the hot lead guitar of 'Play That Funky Music' and bouncing bass of 'Carwash.'.

The lead singer proved to be the band's secret weapon with a powerful and soulful voice who took control of songs like 'River Deep, Mountain High' and 'Son of a Preacher Man.' One of my favourite songs was 'Piece of My Heart' which was performed with intensity and power.

The Huggies will appeal to anyone who likes a bit of a boogie, a trip down memory lane, or very funky live music.

-Ian


Whatever Huggies are doing right, other bands should come along and find out. A five piece band with keyboards, the Huggies are a distinct cut above any similar bands that I've ever seen.

I absolutely love the music that they play - it's happy, soulful, up-beat and passionate without being clichd. It's a perfect tonic to anyone in recession-riddled Britain, who, on a Friday night (or any night!) needs a bit of musical relief to transport them away to a Better Place!

-Mac MacLaren


Well it was another Saturday night in Croxley, it was freezing cold and I didn't fancy another night of TV.. What better way, then, to kill those winter blues than by getting into the boogie with The Huggies! From the opening riff of Booker T.'s 'Time Is Tight' they took us on a highly entertaining journey through familiar Motown classics, disco anthems and more.

And it didn't take long for that British reserve to melt! The fairly small club we were in quickly turned into a dancefloor, as the punters punched the air and strutted their stuff. They clearly knew decent music when they heard it. The great thing about a lot of these classics is that they've come around again to a younger generation via The X-Factor ("Signed Sealed Delivered", "I'm Yours"..."Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher" etc.), so the Huggies are breaking down the generation gap too!

Covers bands are ten a penny, but let's face it, most of them never really measure up. These guys really show how it should be done. Powerful, soulful lead vocals, intricate lead guitar work (sometimes soloing, sometimes playing rhythm) and a rock-solid rhythm section (bass and drums).They were as tight as... time, a collective human jukebox. Sparkling away in alarmingly attractive stage gear, they crammed in as many songs into their time slot as humanly possible. The emphasis was very much on "havin' a party"... two hours of top entertainment, and the best night out I've had for ages.

-Ant Lupton


Huggies came to Moon River Club at Watermans and absolutely rocked it. But perhaps 'rocked' is the wrong word to use, because the vibe they created was a 'disco inferno' and the crowd went absolutely 'crazy'!

Moon River is a club for people with learning disabilities and has a loyal crowd of 200+ clubbers and they want a good time. So Huggies needed to deliver, and the great thing was that they did. Every song was a crowd-pleaser, well played by excellent musicians, who certainly made 'everybody dance'!

What was also great was that the band were very approachable and friendly and got right into the spirit of the night especially when they became judges in our 70's fancy dress competition.

If you want a band that can really play, has a great singer with charisma and stage presence, are energetic and fun, then this is the band to build your 60's and 70's themed promotion around.

I'm one very satisfied promoter and can thoroughly recommend this act. And the crowd... Well they were just taken 'higher and higher'!

-Frank Hutson


You knew as soon as you saw them get up on stage that it was going to be a great night. Looking the part, Huggies took you back to an era when flares swished as you walked and everyone was having a good time. They got the crowd up dancing straightaway - and they never sat down again. It was like being in one the great London Disco Clubs!

Everyone loved the music - and even if they hadn't been born when the music first hit the charts, everyone knew it. The band they played some great soul and 70's disco music. Among my favourites of the night were Chic's "Le Freak" and Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff" and their version of The Trammps "Disco Inferno" was pure genius.

Huggies are a proper, professional group who give a polished performance and you can see they have a great time themselves with their enthusiasm transferring straight to the audience who lap up every minute.

Everyone has asked when are we going to book them again. It certainly won't be long.

Spectacular glittery dance night - you won't get better!

-Steve Hills


"I think that having the Huggies made the Conference really special, almost the highlight of the 2 days! Turned the gala dinner into a real party. Fabulous music and great for bopping along to, very entertaining. Would invite them again and again." Anne Rodgers, ACPIN

"I thought they were versatile! and loved the fact that they included some Reggae in the mix.. very refreshing!" Andrea, ACPIN

"From start to finish the Huggies had everybody dancing. They made a great party atmosphere, with a wide variety of song choices and lots of humour." Jennifer Barber, ACPIN

"If you want a band that can really play, has a great singer with charisma and stage presence, are energetic and fun, then this is the band to build your 60's and 70's themed promotion around. I'm one very satisfied promoter and can thoroughly recommend this act. And the crowd... Well they were just taken 'Higher and Higher'!" Frank Hutson, promoter, Moon River at Watermans Theatre Brentford

"Our recommended band whenever anyone books a private party. The Huggies never fail to deliver the goods!" Dave King, The Four Kings Cafe Bar, Dunstable

"What a night! UBM Aviation�s party goers had a great time and loved the band. Thank you for a fantastic night and also for battling through the snow to get to us on time!" Louise Rawson, UBM Aviation

"It was a great night and loved the band. Thanks for battling through the atrocious weather." UBM Aviation Christmas Party guest

Clare & Stuart Smith�s Wedding at The White Hart Buckingham: �� the band were excellent and kept me dancing til my feet nearly dropped off! Keep us posted on any local gigs. Best Regards, Clare & Stuart.�

John and Dee Samson�s Wedding at The Inn at Woburn: �Dee and I both wanted to thank you all again for a great night � we�ve had lots of feedback from friends and family who especially enjoyed James (best man), Ben (usher) and I miming to the Jacksons! Keep it up guys, brilliant! John Samson�

Occasional BLONDE EP Launch at RISC in Reading: �Wow, what an evening. We couldn�t have done it without you. I think the crowd danced from the first to the last song so thanks again for making it such a great party. Best, Occasional BLONDE.�

"I would like to thank the Huggies who played at our 70's themed wedding, all our family and friends commented on how good both the music and the singing was. The excellent choice of songs got everybody in the party mood and the dance floor was full most of the night. A fantastic end to a fantastic day, thanks again." Vince & Gin

Further testimonials available on request.

Highlights

Classic soul and disco songs that all ages know and love.
A happy relaxed atmosphere where everyone is encouraged to get on the dancefloor and have fun.
Superb vocals and tight musicianship from a band that loves their soul and disco music.

Repertoire

Repertoire

50's & 60's
The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup
Martha & The Vandellas Dancing in the Street
The Temptations Get Ready
Jackie Wilson Higher & Higher
The Four Tops I Can't Help Myself
James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good)
Janis Joplin Piece of My Heart
Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally
The Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There
Fontella Bass Rescue Me
Aretha Franklin Respect
Ike & Tina Turner River Deep Mountain High
Stevie Wonder Signed Sealed Delivered (I'm Yours)
Dusty Springfield Son of a Preacher Man
The Supremes You Keep Me Hangin' On
Wilson Pickett Midnight Hour
Los Bravos Black is Black
Aretha Franklin Natural Woman
Etta James I'd Rather Go Blind

70's & 80's
Candy Staton Young Hearts Run Free
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
Abba Dancing Queen
The Jacksons Blame It on the Boogie
A Taste of Honey Boogie Oogie Oogie
Rose Royce Car Wash
Kool and The Gang Celebration
Trammps Disco Inferno
Chic Everybody Dance
KC and The Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight
Chic Good Times
Jocelyn Brown Somebody Else's Guy
Four Seasons December 1963 (Oh What a Night)
Al Green Let's Stay Together
Donna Summer Hot Stuff
Labelle Lady Marmalade
Abba Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
Chic Le Freak
Billy Ocean Love Really Hurts Without You
The O'Jays Love Train
Anita Ward Ring My Bell
Gloria Gaynor Never Can Say Goodbye
Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music
Stevie Wonder Superstition
KC and the Sunshine Band That's the Way (I like it)
Hot Chocolate Every 1's a Winner
Detroit Emeralds Feel The Need
Abba Voulez Vous
Indeep Last Night a DJ Saved my Life
Sheila B Devotion Spacer
Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting
Average White Band Let's Go Round Again

90's To Present
Gnarls Barkley Crazy
Madonna Hung Up
Anastacia Outta Love
Duffy Mercy
Amy Winehouse & Mark Ronson Valerie
Candy Staton You Got The Love

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.)