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The Beans

An exceptional, high-energy party band with male and female lead vocals, beautiful harmonies and the ability to play almost anything; Da Beanz will have you dancing from the very first song to the last encore with stunning musicianship and stage presence. Da Beanz will entertain and involve you in what can only be described as the ultimate party experience. Da Beanz performers use wireless equipment so are free to roam and get in with the action!

Top quality PA and lighting ensure a trouble-free evening.

Your Event
The choice of music is yours, an extensive song list to choose from including classics from the last 50 years and current chart material, and furthermore if your special song is not on the list, Da Beanz will learn it for you!

You can have a complete mix of styles so there's something for the youngsters as well as the oldies or if you prefer you can have the "Decades Show", where you get whole set of 60's 70's, 80's 90's or more current chart hits in full costume!
Ideal for a school disco type event as well as 70's or other themed nights.

Da Beanz are well suited to all types of event, having played for national companies, universities, charities, schools, weddings, clubs and pubs. Da Beanz are just as comfortable playing in front of huge audiences as small intimate ones.

Da Beanz can provide a range of services from 2 x 45 minute sets to a full 3 hours of music. They can also provide you with a DJ, canned music, and full light show with lasers and effects machines.

Versatile, professional and full of energy, the guys have a great sound, fantastic vocal harmonies and always provide exactly what is need to make the event a success.


Lead vocals: Jess
Jess has been working professionally as a session singer, performer-entertainer since the age of 15. She's sung with various function and party bands as well as working on many projects with signed artists.
Jess also teaches singing and dance at a prominent theatre school as well as working with younger and disadvantaged children.
Jess is a energetic performer with a very powerful voice and beautiful backing harmonies which complement Rik and Nick's voices perfectly.

Band Leader and Bass: Ash
Ashley has been playing bass since his teens. He studied at the London College of Music and has since worked extensively as a bass player with original and cover bands and as a dep he has performed on programs such as channel 4's TFI Friday. Ash has also performed in the pit and on stage in musicals and played the dentist in The Little Shop Of Horrors. He has also been in panto and toured with a theatre company as a principal player.

Guitar/ Lead Vocals: Nick
Amongst other things, Nick has been a radio DJ, a karaoke presenter and a mortgage advisor, until joining Da Beanz in 2005. Nick returned to college aged 21 to study music at Bournemouth and Poole College. After studying a National Diploma in Music Practice, he went on to complete an HND in Music Practice and started working at the college's Knighton Heath Music Centre as a technician he worked with many local bands, engineering and producing demos, guesting and composing for many projects. Nick has played with artists as diverse as Paul Carrack of Mike and the Mechanics, as well as Chris Manning, runner up in the first series of Fame Academy.

Drums: Jack
Jack is the youngest member of Da Beanz. He has been receiving drum lessons from the age of 15, although he started hitting drums when he was 7. He has been performing in front of audiences for the past 4 years and has gained experience playing with many different bands.
Jack has completed a BTEC National Diploma in Music Practice and now works at Abbey Road as a technician

Act Information

Line-up

4 vocals, 2 male 2 female, guitar, bass and drums

Extra Line-up(s)

Extra set ,
Dj, disco lights, lasers and hazers ,

Also included

3.5K Pa, All wireless mic's and guitars, stage lighting, 14par cans, 5x3 meter black backdrop, laptop with 20,000 songs from all the oldies to curent chart. disco lighting, 6 spinners, 4 head laser, smoke, bubble machines and others.

Location

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

Previous Clients

Nationwide Building Society

John Lewis

Waitrose

Open University

Cantillon

White Waltham Flying Club

Rainbow Charity

GE Helthcare

RAF

National Chopper Club

Anglo American Bank

Clipper-Ventures

Butlins

Chichester, Oxford and Cambridge University

Marwell Zoo

Woburn Abbey

Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane

De Vere

von Essen

And over 300 happy couples

Testimonials

Absolutly brilliant entertainment last night. Loved your version of 9 to 5 and my feet are aching from dancing.

-Jennie Peters


Wedding September 2008

Dear Ash and the Da Beanz,

Thank you all VERY much for being such a fantastic band at our wedding on 13th September. Over the last few years, Phil and I have been guests at many other people's weddings and have come across a fair few bands but you guys were by far the best band we've heard at one and so we were thrilled that it was at our very own wedding that you were playing! Your set was perfect and kept the dance floor busy all night (with the young and the old alike!) and you really made the atmosphere fun and lively. Many people came up to me and told me how great they thought your music and voices were. We really enjoyed ourselves and what was especially nice was that you all looked like you were having a good time too (we hope so at least!)
We will definitely recommend you to our friends.
Please pass on our appreciation and gratitude to all your bandmates for helping make our day so memorable.

Best wishes

Kate and Phil McCann

Charity Bash September 2008

Just like to say what a brilliant show you put on for us on Friday night. We were most impressed with the quality of your performance and the vast range of songs you performed. The sound and lighting rigs were of the best around and did justice to the performers.With your help we have raised in excess of £1500 for charity and had a great evening in the process.

We will not hesitate to recommend the Da Beanz for any party, wedding, charity bash or just an excuse to have a great night. Forget X factor this is the real thing.

Regards

Chris Hare

GE Healthcare Charity Committee



Wedding August 2008

Hi Ash and everyone,

Just a very quick note to thank you all for playing at our wedding on 16th August. Everyone commented how good you were and where we found you. We were dancing like mentalists all night! We honestly couldnt have found a better band for the day, you really sounded ridiculously good and were really friendly and helpful especially with the mic for speeches etc.

Thanks again!

Matt and Jo Swanton



From a party July 08

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you all for playing at our party. We really hope to get the chance to see you again when we return. Even a week later everyone is still talking about you.

For anyone thinking of booking this band - DO IT - they are absolutely incredible!

We hope you enjoyed Andy's dancing to Gaybay as much as we did!



From a party 19th July 08

Everything went smoothly from the booking, to the event itself and I was really happy with the service you personally provided.

In terms of the band themselves I can not speak highly enough of their ability and talent. The chemistry between the band members was terrific, the instruments and singing top notch, the lights they provided impressed the young boys to bits and the sound was crystal clear, in fact better than many top end artists I have paid to see. Also Ash, the band leader was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish in terms of organising the set-lists and payment etc. Every day since the event friends have commented on how good they were. I really enjoy my music and I was so impressed I find it hard to say how good they were.

I would not hesitate for a moment to recommended the Da Beanz to anyone looking for a really good entertaining covers band. In fact I'm already hoping they are still around in their current guise when I return from Dubai in two years for the welcome home party!

Thanks again
Simon



From a party July 08

Just wanted to say what a fabulous night everyone had on 12th July. The band were great and created a wonderful atmosphere. We had really good feedback and even heard people say the next time they had a special event they would book you! Thanks to you and all the band and maybe we will see you back here at our next Party in a couple of years time.
I wish you all continued success.

Kind regards
Sandra Preston

p.s. My only criticism is that you need better photos on your web site - you look much better in the flesh!!



From a wedding June 08

Dear Ash + the other Da Beanz

I'm sorry it has taken me so long to write this email, Paul and I just wanted to say thank you for being so fantastic on the 7th June at Chartridge. We had such a fantastic day, you sounded fantastic and everyone loved the music. You managed to keep the dance floor full all night and all our guests said how great you were.
We will try to come to your gig on the 24th October in Berkhamsted as probably back in Bucks that weekend, it will be great to hear you play again!

Thanks again
Jo and Paul



From a wedding May 08

Dear Ash,
I just wanted to email to thankyou for your fabulous performance at our wedding at The Dairy on the 10th May.
You were a huge hit with our guests and everyone raved about how good and how much fun you were -especially joining in the limbo!
Sorry its taken me so long to email and thankyou

Highlights

Male and Female Lead vocals
Huge range of music, from jazz to current chart materiel.
100% live!!

Repertoire

Repertoire

50's & 60's
The Rolling StonesBrown Sugar
Nina SimoneFeeling Good
The BeatlesI saw her standing there
The Beatles Twist and Shout
The MonkeysI'm a believer
Lou Lou Shout
Blues Brothers Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
Ritchie ValensLa Bamba
Chuck Berry You Never Can Tell
Jackie WilsonYour Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher And Higher
Tony ChristieRoad to Amarillo
Andy Williams Cant Take My Eyes Of you
Fontella Bass Rescue me

70's & 80's
Carly SimonNobody does it better
The SweetBallroom Blitz
The Jacksons Blame it on the Boogie
Van MorrisonBrown Eyed Girl
The Rolling StonesBrown Sugar
Grease megamix
Rose RoyseCarwash
ChicLe Freak
The Doobie BrothersLong Train Running
The TrampsDisco Inferno
Sister SledgeWe are family
Donna SummerHot Stuff
QueenCrazy Little thing called love
The Wonder StuffDizzy
Kenny LogginsFootloose
Black CrowsHard to Handle
Joan Jett & the BlackheadsI Love Rock n Roll
The CureLove cats
Wild CherryPlay that funky music
The Proclaimers500 miles
Dolly Parton9 To 5
Nena99 Red Balloons
Dead or Alive You Spin me Right Round
The Human League Don’t you Want Me
Frankie Goes to HollywoodRelax
Michael Jackson Billie Jean
Bryan AdamsSummer of 69
Stevie WonderSuperstition
Neil DiamondSweet Caroline
Soft CellTainted love
The UndertonesTeenage kicks
The Jam Town Called Malace
Katrina and the WavesWalking on sunshine
Huey and the news The Power of Love
90's to Present
Green DayAmerican Idiot
JetAre you gonna be my girl
Bryan Adams + Mel CBaby when you're gone
Charlotte ChurchCrazy Chick
Scissor SistersFilthy / Gorgeous
RazorlightGolden touch
Maroon 5Harder to breathe
Kula ShakerHush
The Goo Goo DollsIris
Robbie WilliamsKids
Robbie WilliamsLet me entertain you
The B52’sLove Shack
Kings of LeonMolly's Chamber
MadonnaPapa Don't Preach
Fairground AttractionPerfect
Primal ScreamRocks
Electric 6 Gay bar
The Darkness I believe in a thing called love
Kelly ClarksonSince U Been Gone
MolokoSing it back
Alien Ant FarmSmooth Criminal
BlurSong 2
Franz FerdinandTake me out
Scissor Sisters I don’t feel like dancing
Scissor SistersTake your mama out
Amy Winehouse Valerie
Duffy Mercy
Natalie ImbrugliaTorn
U2Vertigo
Arctic MonkeysI bet you look good on the dancefloor
Arctic MonkeysWhen the sun goes down
Ronan KeatingWhen You Say Nothing
Mika Grace Kelly
Snow Patrol Chasing cars
Take That Shine

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.)