Price Band: £800 to £995
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The Consulates are a 5-piece covers band from London, concentrating on the 70s pop, dance and rock sound with a touch of 60s, Motown, and contemporary material thrown in to complete our big dance sound.
The Consulates were formed in 2006 by singer Matt Tombs and guitarist Doug Douglas. A consummate and energetic front man with the ability to captivate an audience and sing over a wide range of styles, Matt has sung in a variety of successful bands since 1995, performing up to a dozen gigs a month. Doug's guitar playing has over the years taken him on tours of the UK, Europe and the USA. Experienced musicians Glyn Owen and Jeff Squibb joined soon after on drums and bass respectively and to complete the band, keyboard player Andy Lambert was recruited. Glyn has played drums with the Mike Flowers Pops (of past xmas no 1 hit cover Wonderwall, no less) during which time his touring career climaxed with an appearance at Wembley Arena. Similarly, Jeff and Andy's outstanding musicianship has taken them through a variety of bands, tours and recording contracts.
The band cover the songs of artists such as David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, The Faces, Iggy Pop, Roxy Music, Cockney Rebel, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, and The Osmonds (yes that's right, ladies and gentlemen!) with an emphasis on dance -ability to get their audience moving.
The Consulates can adapt their set to your liking. Our standard set options are as follows:
2x 45 minute sets
2x 60 minute sets
You may decide that you wish for the band to play continuously for your occasion; this and any other options can be discussed with the band prior to the event.
The band are available for hire throughout the year. Rates depend on the event, the location and the set required. Please call the office for more deatails on this great band.
Matt Tombs - Vocals
Doug Douglas - Guitar
Glyn Owen - Drums
Jeff Squib - Bass
Andy Lambert - Keyboards
Goody Wyatt - occasional guest vocalist
Can provide playlisted music either side of the band from mp3 player through the PA
PA description to follow
Lights - 2 x 600w lighting consoles
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East.
Private functions, weddings, 40th and 50th birthday parties
Highly professional , energetic and entertaining
Great frontman and fine musicianship
Will get everyone up dancing and make you party go with a bang
Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music
Wild Cherry - Play that Funky Music
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Cockney Rebel - Come up and See Me
The Temptations - Get Ready
The Commitments - Hard to Handle
The Who - Substitute
David Bowie - Jean Genie
The Temptations - Aint Too Proud
Roxy Music - Love is the Drug
The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
Steelers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle
The Osmonds - Crazy Horses
The Knack - My Sharona
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
Primal Scream - Rocks
Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love
The Who - I Can't Explain
The Beatles - Daytripper
The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
T Rex - 20th Century Boy
Ian Dury - Sex and Drugs and Rock n Roll
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
The Beatles - Twist and Shout
Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - Heatwave
Rod Stewart and The Faces - Stay with Me
The Proclaimers - Im Gonna Be (500 miles)
The George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag
David Bowie - Suffragette City
The Beatles - Back in the USSR
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes
The Monkees - Im a Believer
The Rolling Stones - Route 66
The Monkees - Stepping Stone
Kula Shaker - Deep Purple Hush
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
Roxy Music - Virginia Plain
Denis Waterman - I Could Be So Good For You
Jimi Hendrix - Fire
The Doors - Break on Through
Elvis Costello - Pump it Up
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
Rolling Stones - Im Free
Lou Reed - Satellite of Love
Dr Feelgood - She Does it Right
Rolling Stones - You Cant Always Get
The Clash - I Fought the Law
Bryan Ferry - Lets Stick Together
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.)