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The Crusaders

The Crusaders are a professional seven piece Function Band based in Sussex, working all over the UK. We can provide you with high quality entertainment for any event.

With their unique arrangements of classic and contemporary pop, funk and soul songs, they have built a fantastic live reputation by wowing audiences at top venues right across the country.

The all-live show is a seven-piece band, including a brass section fronted be a female vocalist. A four piece band and a Jazz quintet can be offered to suit your needs.

Each of the band members have a mass of experience and are used to travelling throughout the UK and internationally, performing to at top venues including the 02 arena, Montreux Jazz Festival, Shepherds Bush Empire, and The Grosvenor House Hotel amongst many others.

The band works with varied audiences including celebrities, entertainers, royalty and large audiences. Members have worked with artists such as Simon Webb (Blue), Alexander Burke (X-Factor finalist), Mick Jones (The Clash), The James Taylor Quartet and Carleen Anderson (Brand New Heavies). Coverup also appear regularly at the Pigalle Club in Londons Picadilly Circus, playing alongside some of the UK's top session musicians.

We work closely with industry professional sound and lighting companies, so we can provide the show and equipment for any size event you may be planning.
Covering bands and artists such as Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Average White Band, Rose Royce the bands high energy shows guarantee to get anyone on their feet dancing.

The Crusaders also regularly play at many clubs across the South East, including; The Oceana Group, The Casablanca Jazz club and many more. Get in contact to come and see a live show.

You can be assured that the band will provide you with the best entertainment possible for your event.

Act Information


The band come as a full 7 piece outfit which includes:

Bass Guitar & Backing Vox
Lead Singer
Electric Guitar & Backing Vox
Trumpet & Backing Vox
Saxophone & Backing Vox

ALL PA AND LIGHTING IS PROVIDED - PA can be used between, before and after sets to save booking a DJ.

The band usually play 2 x 60min sets with a break in the middle. This can obviously be adapted to suit you.

Extra Line-up(s)

A 5 piece package can be provided which includes:

Bass Guitar & Backing Vox
Lead Singer
Electric Guitar & Backing Vox


Jazz Duo
Jazz Trio
Jazz Quartet
Jazz Quintet

Also included


4x RCF ART-710 A’s (2x as FOH & 2x as monitors.)
2x DB Opera Subwoofers
Soundcraft 12 Channel Desk OR Mackie Oynx 1640 Mixing Desk - Fully rack-mounted as a self contained unit (no tables necessary.)
Also in rack:
2x DBX 1231 Dual 31 Band Graphic Eq’s
Alesis Multi Effects Processor
DBX 8 Channel Compressor/Gate
Microphones (We have many but this is a standard setup)
3x Shure Beta 87 Microphones
3x Shure Beta 58 Microphones
2x Shure Beta 57 Microphones
Shure Drum Mics
LD Systems DI Boxes
Vandamme Cables
Beyer Dynamic Mic Stands
Lights & Other
8x PAR Can lights with effects unit.
Smoke Machine

All of the above is flightcased and is updated monthy.


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

Previous Clients

This is a list of some of our previous clients (excluding individual weddings.)

American Express
PHS Wastetech
P&O Ferries
Rank Leisure Corporation
Plumpton Racecourse
Eminence Leisure
Oceana Nighclubs
Casablanca Jazz Club
Brighton Pier
The George Brighton
The Station - Brighton
Sussex University
Above All Entertainment
Theatre Royal Brighton
Grand Hotel (Brighton)
Thistle Hotel (Brighton)
Lansdowne Hotel (Brighton)
Royal Albion Hotel (Brighton)
Komedia (Brighton)
Tech Schools (London)
George Hotel (Cambridge)
Hickstead Racecourse
Babington House Hotel
De Vere Hotels
Dover Street Wine Bar - London
Raffles - Chelsea
Pigalle Club - London
E-Factor Entertainments (India)
Planet 7 Entertainments


I was blown away by the video and wanted to enquire about hiring the Crusaders for my wedding.

-Jane Johnson

Always play a great set and offer some of the best musicians in the UK.Top class music.

-Events Organizer Brighton

We knew instantly we heard the band online. Russell and I met through music and we knew our wedding had to have a live band.

They were flexible to our needs and even prepared our first dance which was not in their standard repertoire.

The band have a truly professional attitude and the venue we used liked working with them before the day too.

I would thoroughly recommend the band. The extra few instruments are so worth it!


"We went to see the band on Friday evening in Brighton. We loved them live and are now super excited to sit down with the band in the next couple of weeks to discuss set list and details."
Heath Tyldesley (June 2010)

Val Sturgeon | Event 60th Birthday Party

Brighton certainly rocked again at the Hanbury Club thanks to the amazing Cover Up Band. Not one person was left seated, the music was fantastic & totally made the evening. Thankyou Paul & the whole band for a fabulous night. xx

Hi Alex
Just wanted to let you know that everyone was very happy with The Crusaders - event ran chaotically behind schedule so there performance was quite curtailed but my guys were very pleased and Im sure we will want to use them again.
They should now be on the plane home - I hope they enjoyed the experience of performing in India.
Very Best Wishes
Colin Davie
Planet 7 Entertainment Ltd (Dec '09)

Hi Paul, Just want to say a massive Thank you for the Performance and service you gave me and my new wife! The band were faultless and really interacted with the guests and even got the family oldies dancing!The band and yourself really are the real deal and I have no doubt you have a big future infront of you.Once again thank you for saving the day at the last moment and I will be recommending you to anyone who wants live music. Anything else I can do please let me know! Cheers Mr and Mrs Jones, Southampton

Mr and Mrs Farley | Event: Wedding

Hi Paul and fellow band members!! Mike and I wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for such a fantastic evening. You helped make our day so special, you Rocked!! All our friends and family loved you. If there are any further do's we will be in touch and most certainly recommend you to anyone! We are both sooo tired today and cant wait for our honeymoon, to chill out. Thank you so much again.
The new Mr and Mrs Farley!! xx

Tanya & Charlie Darch | Event: Wedding

We just wanted to thank you once again for an absolutely amazing performance at our wedding in South Devon on 19th september - we knew The Crusaders Band were good when we booked you, but you blew us away with your two sets at the wedding reception..... you really made it special for us and all our guests have been raving about you since!

Thanks again,

Tanya & Charlie

Matt & Cath Parkinson | Event: Matt and Cath's Wedding

When Matt went out one night and came home drunkenly to tell me that he had booked the band for our wedding I have to admit that I was a little nervous!
I certainly had nothing to be worried about. You were excellent and everyone continues to comment on how much they enjoyed the music and what a great night it was. We have and will continue to recommend you. Thank you for helping to make a perfect day.

Julie & James Hole | Event: Wedding

The Crusaders played for our wedding 5th Sept, they were absolutely amazing, we had seen them in Brighton & were very impressed. Everyone is still talking about how good they were it really made the evening & had all ages up dancing we couldnt have asked for anything more thank you guys

Emily McNally | Event: Wedding

From beginning to end these guys were amazing and everybody at our wedding thought the same. I felt I could phone up Paul whenever I needed to change something! Truly awesome and wouldn't of been the same without them playing, first class.

Louise & Lee Taylor | Event: Wedding

Having travelled from Birmingham down to Brighton to watch The Crusaders we were so impressed that we booked them pretty much there and then for our wedding.

The Crusaders were absolutely amazing and really made our wedding special by playing our first dance. Everyone has commented to us how good the band were, getting people of all ages on the dance floor. Two words to describe the band ... pure class. Well done guys and thank you for making our special day extra special. XXX

Steve & Angela Thomas | Event: Wedding

I spotted the band in Brighton before our wedding, we had already booked a top class DJ and couldn't really justify the extra expense, however both myself and my father in law were so impressed we couldn't resist.

We booked them and they played as my wife arrived down the aisle and then again doing two sets at the reception. It was probably my greatest choice on our wedding day, well apart from the wife of course!!

They were amazing, worth every penny, played very specific requested tracks perfectly and now 18 months later are still the talk of our friends and family when we discuss our wedding.

Talented, Professional, Flexible and Helpful and simply jaw-droppingly entertaining.......I intend to book them again for my 40th birthday. The DJ who was also very good and is very well respected in Kent and comes with great recommendations commented afterwards...."They were the greatest band he had ever worked with"....... Thanks Guys. p.s. can I have a discount for my birthday party no


Professional Musicians.
Outstanding Performances.
ALWAYS Impresses and guarantees the best in live entertainment.



This is a selection of songs from the bands recent repertoire.

Amy Winehouse Valerie
Lily Allen Oh My God
Shapeshifters Lola's Theme
Charlotte Church Crazy Chick
Beyonce Crazy in Love
Beyonce Deja Vu
Jill Scott Golden
Estelle American Boy
Joss Stone Super Duper Love
Amy Tears Dry On Their Own
Micheal Jackson Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
Shola Ama Need Somebody
Stevie Wonder Signed Sealed Delivered
Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music
Jackie Wilson Higher and Higher
Rose Royce Car Wash
Stevie Wonder I Wish
Stevie Wonder Superstition
Brand New Heavies Midnight At The Oasis
Randy Crawford Streetlife
Black Crows Hard To Handle
Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally
Earth WInd & Fire September
Jocelyn Brown Somebody Else's Guy
Jackson 5 Blame It On The Boogie
Lionel Richie All Night Long
B52’s Love Shack
Sister Sledge We are Family
The Commodores Brickhouse
Kool and the Gang Jungle Boogie
Emotions Best of My Love
Phil Collins Easy Lover
Chaka Khan Aint Nobody
Ben E King Stand By Me
Bill Withers Lovely Day
Sitting on the dock of the bay
Bill Wither Aint no sunshine
Gnarls Berkley Crazy
Amy Winehouse Rehab
Luther Vandross Never Too Much
Lily Allen Smile
Four Seasons Beggin
Otis Redding Hard to Handle
Blues Bros Soul Man
Rose Royce Car Wash
Best of My Love (Emotions)
Mercy (Duffy)
Michael Jackson Billy Jean
Otis Redding Knock On Wood
Katy Perry Hot and Cold
Sam Sparro Black and Gold
Kool & Gang/Shapeshifters Jungle Boogie/Lola's Theme
MJ/Estelle Blame it on the Boogie/American Boy
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
Bryan Adams Summer of 69
Bon Jovi Living on a Prayer
Journey Don’t Stop Believing
Kings of Leon Sex on fire
The foundations Build me up buttercup
Temptations My Girl
Tina Turner Proud Mary
NEYO Closer
Rhianna Please Don't Stop The Music
Marvin Gaye Heard It Through The Grapevine

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.)