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Pimp'd Up

Formed in 2003, Pimp'd Up's mission is to pack the songs you love into a slick live performance. Our repertoire is blended from current hits, 90's floor fillers and classics from previous decades, meaning we can tailor a set-list to your audience. We are easy going, relaxed and 100% professional so there'll be no pretentiousness or clichéd rock-attitude - guaranteed.

Their performances usually comprise two fourty-five minute sets, but that is flexible and we want to play to fit the pace of your event. They are happy to fill the gaps around the focal live performance by playing background music of your choice, or for an additional fee they can provide a full DJ service for you to dance the night away.

Sound reinforcement for speeches and similar is available on request. All of their equipment is of the highest quality and is all regularly PAT tested & covered by their public liability insurance, and unlike many bands they have refined our set-up to be streamlined and compact, so they'll be in and rocking with the minimum of fuss.

If you want to ensure that your guests are well entertained and go home praising your event, then Pimp'd Up are the band for you.

Band Biography:
Mike Holness
In a previous incarnation, Mike was assassinated by a gang of music-snobs for being too much like Chesney Hawkes. Yet despite having relived his entire life, he hasn't learned his lesson and still takes on the cheesier end of his vocal duties with a child-like audacity. Aside from singing, he brings his boyish good looks to the stage along with some questionable dance moves and his favourite teddy bear, "Tristram", without whom he won't leave home. When he's not singing, he's often found in supermarkets moving pot noodles to the toiletries aisle.

Jonathan Hargreaves
Jon's gene line can be directly traced back to bears, hence his predisposition for uprooting saplings and concussing salmon. He plays the bass with the Pimps as it is the only instrument chunky enough for him to get his paws round. During daylight hours he is a research and teaching fellow in the Acoustics centre at the University of Salford.

Andrew Jones
Andy is an anthropological armadillo; he has a very grown up job that involves wearing a suit and looking dour, yet this shelters a fun-loving and child-like interior. He suffers hypnotic trances brought on by proximity to the gyrating bodies of the dance-floor, hence keeps a safe distance behind his drum kit. He just loves to play and has been known to collude in performances of tunes by Anastasia and other unmentionables.

Paul Kendrick
Paul's previous career was based around the manufacture of mittens for Llamas. However when his shop in Cleethorpes proved not to be wholly profitable, he sought another non-Llama-mitten (non-Llitten) related activity. Then one day while walking in the woods he stumbled across the Pimps gathering acorns to hide in hollow logs and asked if he could join them. Now a fully fledged member of the Pimp crew Paul counts among his skills as; playing guitar and having hair.

Dave Trott
Dave is a compulsive liar. He approached us in the guise of a nose flautist but thankfully we saw through to his true ability as a guitarist of considerable flair. He was once brainwashed by musical instrument manufacturing giant Roland and, despite years of counselling, still unpredictably lapses into bouts of unequivocal praise of their product portfolio. Dave runs his own music school and won't reveal the chords to anything without a fee.

The guys have a pro CD set up with twin cd players. This also has an input in order to plug in an ipod if the client want to do this.

They have Premixed warm up music and some pre mixed party music but they will man the decks all night,read the crowd and play appropriate songs through the evening.

They like to get as much info from the client prior to the event as possible so if you have a list of songs you would like to hear please let them know as they have a large selection of material already and will try and accommodate all your requests. On the night Andy will take requests from your guests. He tends not to talk over the mic unless a particular shout out is requested.

Act Information

Line-up

Lead Vocalist/Frontman
Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
Keyboard/Guitar/Backing Vocals
Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Drums

Extra Line-up(s)

Full DJ service, with additional dancefloor lighting, provided on request
Additional live set time negotiable
Early evening mellow set available if required
3-piece (guitar, bass, drums with 3-part vocal harmonies)

Also included

All of our equipment is regularly PAT tested. For guitar and keyboard effects we use Line 6 POD XTs which afford us a clean and fully controllable sound. These, along with our Sennheiser vocal and drum microphones all plug directly into our mixing desk which feeds our Funktion-one 2.8k PA and our 5-way Nexo PS8 monitoring system, giving central control to our two Sound Engineering PhD graduates. Backline amplifiers can be provided on request.

We use professional, beat-synchronised, colour changing Martin dancefloor lighting along with Spektre sound-to-light facing the band, we also have the option to use a hazer if required and where the venue allows.

Location

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

Previous Clients

Cobalt Housing Group - Liverpool
Hard Rock Cafe - Manchester
Crowne Plaza - Liverpool
Knutsford Wine Bar
The Thomas Egerton - Bolton
The Dog and Partridge - Rochdale
Uluru Bar and Grill - Altrincham
The Wellington - Ashton Under Lyne
Olivers' Bar - Ashton Under Lyne
Fresh - Macclesfield
Several Brides and Grooms in several hotels, country houses and even outdoor marquees!

Testimonials

The band were fantastic, they had great energy that flowed through their performances and never let up. Their set list was extensive and varied enough for everyone to enjoy. They kept the guests on the dance floor all night. They were well worth the money, and all of our guests commented on how amazing they were! We would recommend this band to everyone. They helped make our wedding day unforgettable!

-Mr & Mrs Bossons


"You rocked the place! Seriously we had nothing but rave reviews from customers and the bar staff thought you were tops! Would love to have you play again!" - Uluru, Altrincham

"Tight, professional and cracking entertainment with some unique ideas other bands couldn’t pull off, I will definitely be booking them again and recommending them to other venues." - Oliver's Bar, Ashton

"You Rock!" - Small child in Warrington (& children never lie...!)

"They were awesome, best band we have had, it was packed. Everybody in the pub loved them, so much energy, music fantastic, atmosphere outstanding" - The Wellington, Ashton

"Just like to say how fantastic you were last night,i went out for what i thought was going to be a quiet drink but had one of my best nights out ever!!You had this mid forties girl rockin ,will definitely spread the word xxx" - Debbie Hughes

Highlights

Two Doctors of sound in our ranks.
Grade 6 or above, high-standard musicians.
Adaptable, unique and fun, always entertaining.

Repertoire

Repertoire

Erasure A Little Respect
Jet Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
Blondie Atomic
Madness Baggy Trousers
Michael Jackson Billie Jean
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince Boom Shake the Room
Deep Blue Something Breakfast At TiffanyÂ’s
Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
Fratellis Chelsea Dagger
Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Calvin Harris and Dizzee Rascal Dance Wiv Me
Pulp Disco 2000
The Coral DreaminÂ’ Of You
Incubus Drive
The Commodores Easy
Phil Collins and Phil Bailey Easy Lover
Survivor Eye of The Tiger
The Pogues Fairytale of New York
Kenny Loggins Footloose
Ray Parker Jr Ghostbusters
Red Hot Chili Peppers Give it Away
Spandau Ballet Gold
The Housemartins Happy Hour
The Darkness I Believe In A Thing Called Love
Arctic Monkeys I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Dennis Waterman I Could Be So Good For You
The Monkees IÂ’m a Believer
The Proclaimers IÂ’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Kaiser Chiefs I Predict A Riot
Razorlight In The Morning
The Beatles I Saw Her Standing There
Madness It Must Be Love
Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock
Chuck Berry Johnny B Goode
Van Halen Jump
Spencer Davis Group Keep On RunninÂ’
Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting
Los Lobos La Bamba
Wham Last Christmas
The Strokes Last Night
Bill Withers Lovely Day
Stereophonics ft Tom Jones Mama Told Me Not To Come
The Killers Mr Brightside
The Commitments Mustang Sally
The Kooks Naïve
Queens of the Stone Age No One Knows
Paula Abdul Opposites Attract
Huey Lewis ft The News The Power Of Love
Sublime Santeria
Kings of Leon Sex on Fire
Santana ft Rob Thomas Smooth
Steelers Wheel Stuck in the middle
A-ha Take On Me
The Jam Town Called Malice
Jack Penate Torn On the Platform
The Beatles Twist & Shout
Arctic Monkeys When The Sun Goes Down
Paul Weller You Do Something To Me

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.)