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The Present

Are you seeking a function party band who have:

* 4 amazing lead vocalists?
* outstanding world class musicianship?
* different packages to suit every event, client & budget?
* a 500 song repertoire of modern classics and old time favourites?
* A un-rivalled sound & stage show?
* performed with the biggest acts around the u.k.?

and ultimately, guarantee you a night you will never forget?

Look no further than The Present!

The Plan
The original idea was simple. Create a hugely entertaining function party band that performs classic party music and is ultimately a lot of fun. 15 years after first conception and The Present has the same core team of seasoned professionals, developed an unrivalled sound, performed with some of the biggest names in the music business and fundamentally still have an absolute love for what they do.

Who are The Present?
The Present is not just another boring old function band, they have an energy on-stage second to none, an ever increasing repertoire (500 songs & growing), 4 amazing lead vocalists and the bands focus on entertaining make for a live performance of truly world class proportions. Many events are from recommendations and The Present pride themselves on being one of the busiest bands in the country. The band regularly perform 3-4 nights a week all over the U.K. & Europe supporting named artists or entertaining clients at many prestigious private & corporate events including functions for Barclays Bank, London Stock Exchange, Sky, Tescos PLC, BP, Abbey National, World Scout Association & the BBC.

Famous Names...
Along the way The Present has performed Flying Without Wings with Westlife, Let Me Entertain You with Robbie Williams, The Look Of Love with ABC and played Boogie Woogie with Jools Holland to name but a few. They have also performed at many of Europe's top venues including Earls Court, Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham N.E.C. and the world famous Wembley Arena. The Present's reputation recently enabled them to perform in front of Prince William & 48,000 Scouts rom over 120 different countries at the 21st World Scout Jamboree. This CV means The Present can guarantee you a night you will never forget and your guests will be talking about for years to come. Don't just take our word for it check out our testimonials now...

Decision time...
The Present share lead & backing vocals during any event giving them the ability to choose the right singer for the right song, ultimately re-creating the original versions closer than any other act around. The Present is available with different size line ups to suit you, your function and your budget and they work as an 8 piece right down to 3 piece party band. The most popular line up is the 4 piece band consisting of 4 lead vocalists, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards although for that extra WOW factor why not augment the band by female vocals & a 3 piece brass section including Trombone, Trumpet & Saxophone. Our Line-ups are very flexible so If the line up you require isn't listed then please contact us to discuss your requirements.

* 3 piece band (guitar, bass, and drums)
* 4 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keys/sax)
* 5 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keys/sax, female vocals)
* 6 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keys/sax, female vocals, and 1 brass)
* 7 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keys/sax, female vocals, 2 brass)
* 8 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keys/sax, female vocals, 3 piece brass)

What we offer
Apart from the fact The Present are incredibly talented and experienced musicians they also offer the following:-

* No two sets are ever the same; every set is based upon audience reaction or decided with the client in advance.
* The Present an be increased in size by adding a female vocalist, saxophone, percussion and anything up to a three piece brass section.
* The Present an supply you with a Jazz/Swing set during dinner or drinks.
* Professionally mixed recorded music is available throughout the breaks or why not hire an additional DJ and benefit from 30,000 classic and current hits.
* Varied & extensive experience of all types of corporate & private functions all over the world.
* Become the star for the night and augment your evening with a set of bandeoke (karaoke with a live band)
* You can leave us to make any technical or logical arrangements with your venue.
* The Present can provide everything you need for your evening entertainment and use a state of the art PA system delivering a crisp clear sound at a level to suit you & your guests.
* The Present's intelligent moving light system creates a fantastic atmosphere on stage and on the dance floor with additional lighting available , we've got it covered.

The Present can supply an electronic drum kit upon request so if your venue has noise restrictions then The Present can comply.

Act Information

Line-up

The Present share any lead & backing vocals during a function giving them to ability to choose the right singer for the right song, ultimately re-creating the original versions closer than any other act around. The Present is available with different size line ups to suit you, your function and your budget. Our most popular line up is the 4 piece band consisting of 4 lead vocalists, Guitar, Bass, Drums and Keyboards/Saxophone (as featured on our free demo cd). Please find a list of our current

Extra Line-up(s)

3 piece band (Guitar, Bass, and Drums)
4 piece band (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys/Sax)
5 piece band (Guitar. Bass, Drums, Keys/Sax, Female Vocals)
6 piece band (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys/Sax, Female Vocals, and 1 Brass)
7 piece band (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys/Sax, Female Vocals, and 2 Brass)
8 piece band (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys/Sax, Female Vocals, and 3 Brass)
9 piece band (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys/Sax, Female Vocals, 3 Brass & percussion
10 piece band - 9 piece plus dancer/vocalist
11 piece band - 9 piece plus 2 dancers/vocalists
12 piece band - 11 piece plus baritone Sax
13 piece band - 11 piece plus bariton Sax and Tenor Sax

Also included

A full QSC powered 6k pa system, with an intelligent lighting system, kam power bars x 2, led par cans x 6. 4 x martin scanners. This is also includes all the usual leads and stands and three mackie sm450 as monitors.

Location

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

Previous Clients

Abbey National, World Scout Foundation, Tescos PLC, Greene King, Avondale Coaches, Butlins Holiday Camp, Chicago Rock Cafe, Bistro Live, Australia House, London Stock Exchange, Burj Al Arab Many private events etc...

Testimonials

They were absolutely fantastic at our wedding. Very flexible with timing when we overran on dinner and then had the dancefloor packed with people of all ages all night. Would highly recommend them to anyone.

-Alex


Rick, thanks so much - just submitted fulsome scores and comments on the competition page, which I hope you get to see. You were wonderfully helpful in taking the time to talk through the options and as a result The Present were such a perfect fit for us that it was a complete joy to have them there, from start to finish. They read the crowd beautifully and were so generous in their approach. And of course, they were all simply fantastic musicians. There were a lot of musically inclined guests, including many of us who've been in bands over the years, and everyone was blown away by their talent.
Many people asked me how I'd found them and I told them about you and how helpful you'd been compared with other agencies. So I hope you do well in the awards - you deserve to!

-Carloline Webb June 2012


Just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how pleased we were with the guys from The Present. They were very well received and really accommodating. Will definitely be putting them forward for future events in a rockeoke and covers band capacity.

Look forward to working with you and the guys in the near future

-Aimee Goodwin


These guys are incredible! book them now, they really made our wedding. The only down side is that there's not enough hours in the day to enjoy their performances. We will definitely be booking again.

-Martyn St Clair-McDermott


BRILLIANT friendly professional band.
People kept telling us how our wedding was the best they have ever been to and i think a big part of that was the band, the dance floor was packed from start to finish. I must have good taste!!
Thanks

-Rod


Great band guys

Watched the Presents singer hosting the Rockaoke at Temple Walkabouts VIP opening. He started the set singing Journeys "Don't Stop Believing" and blew us all away...what a great voice...this band will not dissapoint you.

-Joanna (Events Organiser)


Very good band and exceptional Rockaoke band

-Jimmy



I had meant to send an email anyway thanking the band - and hadn't got round to it, so apologies for that, and I am very happy to send some feedback.

The Present were brilliant. The guys were all really professional, and very flexible and adaptable to what we wanted to do. They are excellent musicians - everyone was very impressed. And they made the party really fun, which was just what we wanted. Everyone wanted to get involved and sing, which made our event very successful, which was perfect.
Thank you so much to the guys.

-Sarah Clover


The band performed brilliantly on the night and the Dance floor was packed throughout your performance. It made such a difference that you all entered into the spirit of the celebration and nothing was too much trouble for you. We have had the most amazing thank you letters about the whole event and they all mention the great music. I look forward to working with you again in the future, we just need to find an excuse for a party!

Best wishes

Paul
50th Party - September 2014

Please can you pass on my huge thanks to the guys - they were fabulous, even better than last year!! Everyone was commenting on them and asking me who they were, and I've had lots of requests to make it an annual 'do'! :-)

Thanks for making it such a great party!

Kind regards
Lisa - Party August 2014

We hired The Present 4-piece Wedding Band for our wedding in East Sussex in August. They were absolutely great and made our wedding extra special. Their choice of songs was pitched perfectly to get everyone dancing regardless of age and the dance floor was packed all night. They were completely professional in all respects from handling drunken requests for songs from guests and even when we ended up running horrifically late the band were completely understanding and did everything they could to make things work out. I can recommend The Present without hesitation as the perfect hassle free Wedding Band.

Sarah & Richard - Wedding August 2014

"Hey,
I just wanted to say that Baggy and the guys were absolutely brilliant. They went down a storm and the client loved them...she was gushing about them & from a personal point of view I thought they were brilliant and played a key part in the success of the event.
Thanking you
Kol x" Venues Event Management Cardiff April 2011


"Awesome band mate. Thank you for sorting! Have a great christmas and speak to you next year haha"
Aura Mayfair Dec 2010 Christmas party for Motorola


"Hey lovely
The band were great last night ... Mucho thank you again
You totally rock
Love fi fi x x x"
This was The Present doing bandeoke & covers & providing sound system & with singer, Baggy DJing for UK TV (inc Dave Channel) Xmas Party in Euston, Dec 2010 for Momentum Events (Fiona Sutton).

Please pass on our thanks to the band - we didn't actually see them leave. They were fantastic and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the band looked like they were having fun too!
If anyone asks for a recommendation, The Present will certainly be top of our list.
Kind regards
Joanne Weir" Sat 12th Dec '09

Hi Guys,

Now we are back home and back to reality I wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you so much for providing an amazing evening of music at our wedding.

Matt was happily indulged with the Muse track and I would like to thank you for your patience when it came to me throwing the boquet, all 3 times! I drank a little more than I intended, as I'm sure you realised as I introduced myself to you when unpacking your van, but this didn't stop me having an amazing night, helped hugley by you guys.

It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves on the dance floor and letting go of any inhibitions they had. We had many comments from friends and family about what a great band you are and would like to pass on their thanks too.

The support you provided in responding to my many questions along the way was also greatly appreciated as it helped take away planning stress

Thanks so much for helping make our day enjoyable and special.

Hanna and Matt Taylor. Friday 11th September 2009

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Dear Barrie,

Apologies it's taken so long to drop you a note, but my husband and I would just like to say a massive thank you to The Present and for making our Big Day so magical.

We had an amazing time, and you all did a fantastic job of getting the crowd going on the dance floor later on in the evening. I simply adored your choice of last song (Hey Jude). It's one of my favourite tunes of all time - I was delighted that you played it and it was a great send off to a fantastic nite.

Please pass our thanks onto all the band members and wishing you all the very best for the future.

Kind regards,

Andrea & Phil James 8th August 2009

_____________________

Hi Barrie

Could you please pass this email on to the band...

We would just like to say a huge THANK YOU to you all for a fantastic evenings live music, far better than any disco!!! Just what we asked for, Fun & funky with no Abba.

The Present were superb, we had a great night and our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves commenting on how good the band were. Lots of dancing from young and old, some we were not too sure if they should have but at least they enjoyed themselves.

Thank you also for accompanying us for our first dance, we loved every minute of it even though we forgot the moves :o)

We would reco

Highlights

OVER 1000 GIGS IN THE PAST 5 YEARS support to Robbie Williams, Westlife etc...
4 PIECE BAND WITH 4 AMAZING LEAD VOCALISTS
Performed in front of 48,000 and Prince William

Repertoire

Repertoire

Full Repertoire (OVER 500 SONGS) :

10's
All About that Bass Meghan Trainor
Blurred Lines Robin Thicke
Born This Way Lady Ga Ga
Domino Jessie J
Earthquake Labrinth
Get Lucky Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Forget You Cee Lo Green
Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars
Lego House Ed Sheeran
Locked out of Heaven Bruno Mars
Moves like Jagger Maroon 5 & Christina Aquilera
Party Rock LMFAO
Please Don't Stop the Music Rhianna
Sexy & I Know It LMFAO
Treasure Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars
Wake Me Up Avicii
Your Song Ellie Golding
00's
All Summer Long Kid Rock
Amazed Lonestar
American Idiot Green Day
Beautiful James Blunt
Beat It Micheal Jackson / Fall Out Boy
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Chelsea Dagger The Frattellis
Crazy Chick Charlotte Church
Dancing In The Moonlight Toploader
Don't Stop Believing Glee
Everything Micheal Buble
Fallin Alicia Keys
Filthy Gorgeous Scissor Sisters
Grace Kelly Mika
Greatest Day Take That
Hey Ya Outkast
Hysteria Muse
Holiday Green Day
I Believe In A Thing Called Love The Darkness
I Predict A Riot The Kaiser Chiefs
I Don't Feel Like Dancing Scissor Sisters
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing Aerosmith
I Gotta Feelin' Black Eyed Peas
I Kissed A Girl Katy Perry
Jump Around House of Pain
Just Dance Lady Ga Ga
Last Nite The Strokes
Let's Get it Started Black Eyed Peas
Mercy Duffy
Mr Brightside The Killers
Pump It Black Eyed Peas
Price Tag Jessie J
Rock DJ Robbie Williams
Rolling in the Deep Adele
Rule The World Take That
Ruby The Kaisers Chiefs
She Said Plan B
Shine Take That
Somebody Told Me The Killers
Sex On Fire Kings of Leon
Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand
Take Your Mama Out Scissor Sisters
Teenage Dirtbag Wheatus
This Love Maroon Five
Use Somebody Kings of Leon
Valerie Amy Winehouse
You've got the Love Florence & the Machine
90's
A Little Less Conversation Elvis Presley
A Little Respect Wheatus
Angels Robbie Williams
All the Small Things Blink 182
Are You Gonna Go My Way Lenny Kravitz
Buck Rogers Feeder
Basket Case Green Day
Can't Get You Outta My Head Kylie Minoque
Creep Radiohead
Cosmic Girl Jamiroquai
Dance The Night Away The Mavericks
Don't Look Back In Anger Oasis
Hit Me Baby One More Time Britney Spears
Let Me Entertain You Robbie Williams
Kids Robbie Williams
Livin' La Vida Loca Ricky Martin
Like I Love You Justin Timberlake
Mama Told Me Not to Come Tom Jones
More Than Words Extreme
Place Your Hands Reef
She's Electric Oasis
Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana
Still The One Shania Twain
This Is How You Remind Me Nickleback
Truly Madly Deeply Savage Garden
When you Say Nothing at All Ronan Keating
Wonderwall Oasis
80's
9-5 Dolly Parton
Addicted to Love Robert Palmer
Ain't Nobody Chaka Kahn
Beat It Micheal Jackson / Fall Out Boy
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Come Up & See Me Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Don't Dream it's Over Crowded House
Easy The Commodores
Every Breath you Take The Police
Footloose Kenny Loggins
Have I Told you Lately Van Morrison
Hot Stuff Donna Summer
I'll Be There For You Rembrants
Jump Van Halen
Kiss Tom Jones/Prince
Lets Stick Together Roxy Music
Lets Dance David Bowie
Leave Your Hat On Tom Jones
Like a Virgin Madonna
Livin On A Prayer Bon Jovi
Love Shack B52'S
Message in a Bottle The Police
My Sharona The Knack
Need you Tonight INXS
One & Only Chesney Hawkes
One Step Beyond Madness
One Vision Queen
Power of Love Huey Lewis & The News
Hip to be Square Huey Lewis & The News
Rio Duran Duran
Rocking All Over the World Status Quo
Rosanna Toto
Simply The Best Tina Turner
Something got me Started Simply Red
Street Life Randy Crawford
Stuck In The Middle With You Steelers Wheel
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama Lynard Skynard
Sweet Dreams Eurythmics
Sweet Child Of Mine Guns & Roses
Time of my Life Dirty Dancing
Wake me Up Wham
Walking in Memphis Marc Cohn
Walking on Sunshine Katrina & The Waves
Walking on The Moon The Police
Walk This Way Aerosmith
Weather With You Crowded House
Welcome To The Jungle Guns & Roses
With Or Without You U2
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
70's
Ain't no Stopping is Now Mcfadden & Whitehead
Alright Now Free
Blame it on the Boogie Michael Jackson
Brick House Commodores
Bohemium Rhapsody Queen
Car Wash Rose Royce
Celebration Kool & The Gang
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Dancing Queen ABBA
December 63 (Oh What a Night) Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
Disco Inferno The Trammps
Does Your Mother Know Abba
Don't Stop Believing Journey
Don't Stop Me Now Queen
Fat Bottomed Girls Queen
Highway to Hell ACDC
Its Not Unusual Tom Jones
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
Ladies Night Kool & The Gang
Lady Marmalade Patti La Belle
Le Freak Le Chic
Live & Let Die Paul McCartney
Mamma Mia Abba
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Proud Mary Tina Turner
She Elvis Costello
Staying Alive Bee Gees
Stand By Me Ben E King
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Waterloo ABBA
We are the Champions Queen
Your Song Elton John
Y.M.C.A. Village People
50's & 60's
Burning Love Elvis Presley
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones
Can't Buy Me Love The Beatles
Can't Take My Eyes Of You Andy Williams
Come Together The Beatles
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love The Blues Brothers
Gimme Some Lovin The Blues Brothers
Hey Jude The Beatles
Hotel California The Eagles
Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix
I Feel Good James Brown
I'm A Believer The Monkees
ailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
Knock on Wood Blues Brothers
La Bamba Los Lobos
Land of Thousand Dances Wilson Pickett (Naaaa Na Na Naaa)
Lovely Day Bill Withers
Layla Derek & The Dominos
Midnight Hour The Commitments
Mustang Sally The Commitments
My Generation The Who
Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix
Rescue Me Aretha Franklin
Rock Around The Clock Bill Haley
Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
Sex Machine James Brown
Stand by Me Ben E King
Sunshine of Your Love Cream
Satisfaction The Rolling Stones
Suspicous Minds Elvis Presley
Think Aretha Franklin
Twist & Shout The Beatles
Why Do You Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
Wild Thing The Troggs
Walking By Myself Gary Moore
Won't Get Fooled Again The Who
You Really Got Me The Kinks
Classic Ballads
Angels Robbie Williams
Amazed Lonestar
Beautiful James Blunt
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Don't Dream Its Over Crowded House
Don't Stop Believin Journey / Glee
Every Breath You Take The Police
Everything Micheal Buble
Falling Alicia Keys
Have I Told You Lately Van Morrison
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing Aerosmith
Just the Way You Are Bruno Mars
More Than Words Extreme
She Elvis Costello
Still The One Shania Twain
Stand By Me Ben E King
Truly Madly Deeply Savage Garden
Weather With You Crowded House
When You Say Nothing At All Ronan Keating
Your Song Elton John
We are the Champions Queen
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
With Or Without You U2
Isreali Dancing
Hora Medley including...
Siman Tov Moshiach Hevenu Shalom
Alecheim Mazel Tov
Dodi Li Hava Nagila Erev Shel Shoshanim
Oseh Shalom
Christmas
All I Want For Christmas Maria Carey
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Merry Christmas Everybody Slade
Sample of Jazz & Swing
A Night In Tunisia
All Blues
All By Myself
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Anthropology
April In Paris
Autumn Leaves
Beyond the Sea
Blue Bossa
Blue In Green
Blue Monk
Call Me
Irresponsible
Come Fly With Me
Dancing On The Ceiling
Dolphin Dance
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Freddie Freeloader
Fly Me To the Moon
God Bless' The Child
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Here's That Rainy Day
How High The Moon
I Love You
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
In A Sentimental Mood
Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby)
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Limehouse Blues
Lullaby Of Birdland
Mack The Knife
Maiden Voyage
Misty Mood
Indigo
Mr Bojangles
Mr. P.C.
My Funny Valentine
My Way
Night Train
Oleo
One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So)
Ornithology
Out Of Nowhere
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
Satin Doll
Sidewinder
So What
Song For My Father
Stella By Starlight
Straight No
Chaser
Take Five
Take The ‘A' Train
That's Amore
The Girl From Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema)
Well You Needn't (It's Over Now)
When I Fall In Love
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

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.)