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The Collective

Weddings and Smaller Events :

If you want a live band to perform at your wedding, birthday party or staff Christmas party, our 5-piece band are the perfect option. Available for all budgets, this 5-piece create a huge and energetic sound to keep your guests dancing all night long.

Corporate Events :

The Collective also offer the option of a 6, 7 or 8 piece band for those on a slightly bigger budget, perfect for corporate events, university balls or larger weddings. This includes the options for extra brass sections and additional vocals to really wow your guests or clients.

Biography

The Collective are an amazing group of professional musicians hailing from Leeds. Each member is a graduate of Leeds College of Music and has performed together for the last 4 years.

Their repertoire covers a huge range, including: 60's �Rock'n'Roll�, 70's Funk and Motown, 80's Disco and Ballads through to modern day Rock and Pop classics. Their performance skills match the high quality music they provide and guarantee a full dance floor all night long.

As a band, The Collective provide the professionalism you should expect; highly reliable, smartly dressed and punctual, with the ability to cater for every audience. Whether reminiscing to our 60�s classics, or partying to the current chart smash-hits, The Collective can provide the perfect musical backdrop to any occasion. From Stevie Wonder to The Killers, Aretha Franklin to Girls Aloud, Michael Jackson to Kings Of Leon, The Collective really do provide something for everyone.

A wealth of experience is contributed from each member of the band, and in addition to their outstanding musical ability, a great lighting system and high quality PA support every gig. Venues The Collective have played at recently include Edgebaston Cricket Ground, St James Park, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Newburgh Priory, Goldsbrough Hall and Swinton Park, among many others.

Your Event
Customers get the choice of �2 x 1 Hour� Sets or �3 x 40 Minute� Sets. The Collecitve also offer a range of pre-band reception warm ups at varying prices, including:

-Soulful melodies from our piano and vocal duet: Covering a range of jazz standards and pop classics, BackBeat's Piano and Vocal Duet are the perfect warm up to your event, ready for the full band extravaganza!

-Solo Piano: You might want to hear the distant sound of smooth piano playing whilst you�re eating your dinner, or maybe you want something a little different as you walk down the aisle? A beautiful lounge piano playing that will remain unobtrusive yet entertaining could be the perfect backdrop.

-Smooth grooves from Acoustic Beats: Sometimes less is more, so if you�re in need of a little �less� for your night�s entertainment, then why not use �The Acoustic Beats�. Three members of BackBeat combine to create a groovy, cool alternative on Acoustic Guitar, Cajon and Vocals.

-Solo Classical Guitar. A beautiful and melodic classical guitar provides the perfect Backdrop for your wedding breakfast. A combination of Classical, Baroc, Spanish or Modern Popular hits can be offered by our highly talented and experienced Classical Guitarist.


Band Members
Alexandra - Vocals
Alex has always been musically orientated, singing from a young age. She graduated in Performance from Northumbria University where she was able to further her experience as a singer. Highlights have included performing at the award winning Sage in Gateshead.

Since leaving University, Alex has continued on various musical paths within her career; such as performing live music abroad and at some of the most famous live venues in and around London. Her career now focuses on writing and recording new material and working in collaboration with various signed Artists and Producers across an eclectic range of genres.

Alex�s powerful vocal tone, along with her charismatic performance style, make her a superb front woman for The Collective in every sense.

Andy- Guitar
As an alumnus of the Leeds College of Music, Andy holds a Degree (BA Hons) in Popular Music, with over 10 years experience in performing rock and pop music. This includes significant training in both ensemble and solo performing, as well as education in World Music, Cultural Studies and Music Theory.

Since graduating, Andy has set up his own private guitar tuition business, teaching electric and classical guitar to pupils of all ages and abilities in York and Leeds. Andy is also employed by the School of Rock and Pop, a nationwide company specialising in educating school aged pupils in playing and writing popular music as an ensemble.

Andy is not only a regular performer with Backbeat; he is often putting in energetic performances touring with his Stone Roses tribute band, The Total Stone Roses, having played at many prestigious venues, including The Cockpit (Leeds), The Assembly Rooms (Leamington Spa), Fruit (Hull), The Leadmill (Sheffi

Act Information

Line-up

Standard 5-piece:
1x lead singer
1x Keyboard, Piano, Synth, Backing Vocals
1x Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals
1x Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
1x Drummer

Extra Line-up(s)

The standard 5-piece band can be extended to a 8-piece (including a 2-piece brass section) upon request.

We also offer a range of pre-evening performances such as:
~ A lounge pop/jazz Piano set
~ Soulful Piano and Vocal set
~ Classical Nylon Guitar
~ Laidback, cool grooves from an acoustic section comprising of Vocals, Guitar and Cajon.

Also included

PA size : 1600w.
PA Details : HK AUDIO ELIAS PX 1600W (2 tops, 2 Subs) BEHRINGER EUROLIVE F1320D Floor monitor wedges x 3 YAMAHA
MG166CX LIVE EFFECTS MIXER Shure Beta 52A Microphone AKG C1000S Shure SM57 x 4 Trojan Mk II 12U Pop Up Mixer Hard Case D1004 Tuff Bags Balanced XLR Multicore, 8 Way, Male to Female, 15m Behringer MDX-4600 4 Channel Comp/Gate HK AUDIO ELIAS PX BAG TOP HK AUDIO ELIAS PX BAG SUB Stjk-2Xmonojks 1M Insert Lead x 6 Multiband Graphic EQ, 3 x DI Boxes Belkin SurgeMaster, 8-Way, 4m x 4

Lighting size Variable dependant on size of venue - suitable for up to 400 people.

Lighting details : Minimum rig = 2 x KAM Lighting DMX512 and Kam LED Par Kit Lighting Package. DMX connected. PLEASE NOTE - far more available depending on venues size/requirements. We tend to keep our lighting rig to a minimum when indoor venues have their own substantial rig to cut down on setup time. We have access to larger lighting rigs should no existing lighting be in place. (Please confer

Location

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

Previous Clients

Edgebaston Cricket Ground, St James Park, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Newburgh Priory, Goldsbrough Hall, Oulton Hall, Lightwater Valley and Swinton Park, among many others.

Testimonials

Alex,

Thank you again for providing us with such a good band again 3rd year running it was a fab night, I'm having a couple of years off now so just wanted to say a big thanks, and we will be in touch again

Regards

Cherry

-cherry Immink


"Alex,
Thank you again for providing us with such a good band again 3rd year running it was a fab night, I'm having a couple of years off now so just wanted to say a big thanks, and we will be in touch again
Regards
From cherry Immink" Oct 2011

Hi guys, just wanted to thank you again for a great show yesterday. If anyone has any doubts about booking you for their wedding point them in my direction and I�ll let them know how good you are and what a pleasure you were to deal with! Thanks. Xx
� Nicole Spencer

�The Collective played for us at a Charity night we held for the neo-natal unit in Leeds. They made the night for us, everybody was up dancing and enjoying themselves. Certainly the band at the top of my list for next year�s event!�
Beverley Witter, Event Organizer

�What a band! We couldn�t have wished for a better band on our big day!�
Catherine and Lee Hewitt

�We just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our engagement party. Everyone told us how fantastic they thought you were and we�ll remember the night for the rest of our lives. Thank you for making it so special.�
Tom Stafford and Steph Brewer

�The Collective delivered everything we could have wanted. They looked great, sounded great and were highly professional throughout the evening. I�ve recommended them to my sister for her upcoming 40th birthday bash! Thanks guys!�
June Whittaker

�We will never forget our first dance and this was largely thanks to The Collective doing an excellent rendition of �I�m Yours� by Jason Mraz. It was a perfect end to a perfect day.�
Joshua and Susan Goldstein

Highlights

Young, cool and professional 5-piece.
Always tailor their act to suit client needs.
Background music provided free of charge up to midnight.

Repertoire

Repertoire

50�s and 60�s
You Really Got Me The Kinks
Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
I Feel Good James Brown
Get Ready The Temptations
Respect Aretha Franklin
Gimme Some Lovin� Spencer Davies Group
Dancing In The Street Martha and the Vandellas
Knock on Wood Eddie Floyd
I Only Wanna Be With You Dusty Springfield
Think Aretha Franklin
Blame It On The Boogie Jackson 5
Twist and Shout The Beatles
Hey Jude The Beatles
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
Sweet Dreams The Eurythmics
Hey Jude The Beatles
Come Together The Beatles
70�s
Lady Marmalade Various
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Proud Mary Tina Turner
Don�t Stop Me Now Queen
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
Mamma Mia Abba
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Long Train Running The Doobie Brothers
Hot Stuff Donna Summer
You Should Be Dancing The BeeGees
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered Stevie Wonder
80�s
Ain�t Nobody Chaka Kahn
Kiss Prince
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Sweet Dreams The Eurythmics
My Sherona The Knack
Roxanne The Police
The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
Don�t Stop Believing Journey
90�s
Jungle Boogie Kool and the Gang
Place Your Hands Reef
Don�t Look Back In Anger Oasis
Red Alert Basement Jaxx
Are You Gonna Go My Way? Lenny Kravitz
Who Do You Think You Are? The Spice Girls
Canned Heat Jamiroquai
00�s and Modern Hits
Mercy Duffy
Valerie Mark Ronson/The Zutons
Sex On Fire Kings Of Leon
No Good Advice Girls Aloud
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5
Mr Brightside The Killers
Firework Katy Perry
Crazy In Love Beyonce
Forget You Cee-Lo Green
Times Like These The Foo Fighters
Last Night The Strokes
All These Things I've Done The Killers
Price Tag Jessie J
New York Alicia Keys
Grenade Bruno Mars
Maneater Nelly Furtado
The Promise Girls Aloud
Teenage Dream Katy Perry
Let Me Entertain You Robbie Williams
Rolling In The Deep Adele
Dreaming Of You The Coral
Sexyback Justin Timberlake
Bad Romance Lady Gaga
Telephone Lady Gaga
Love Machine Girls Aloud
Love Sex and Magic Justin Timberlake/Ciara
Dakota The Stereophonics
Rolling In The Deep Adele
We Found Love Rihanna
Crazy Gnarles Barkley
California Gurls Katy Perry
I gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas
Christmas Songs
Merry Christmas Everyone Shakin Stevens
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
Merry Christmas Everybody Slade
Santa Claus is Comin to Town Various
Wonderful Christmas Time Paul McCartney
Last Christmas Wham!

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.)