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Current rating for The Present: 5 out of 5 (15 votes).
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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 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.
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...
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.
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
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
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.
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands.
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...
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.
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
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!!
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
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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
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.
Joanne Weir" Sat 12th Dec '09
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
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.
Andrea & Phil James 8th August 2009
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
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
Full Repertoire (OVER 500 SONGS) :
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.)