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The Winner Stings

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The Winner Stings

"The Winner Stings" are a super-tight, energetic band that specialise in playing the live walk-up stings for awards ceremonies. Everybody has seen the standard awards ceremony where when the winner is announced, some music is faded up at random as they walk to the front of the stage, providing nothing more than some background noise for this flat time. This is not what happens when you hire “The Winner Stings”! They burst into life, with an up-tempo, exciting song just at the right moment, creating a buzz that cannot be reproduced with recorded music. Then, just as seamlessly as they started, they can stop on cue with a tight and dramatic ending, leading perfectly into the next link for the presenter.

The band is available as either a 6-piece lineup or an 8-piece lineup. The 6-piece band has Drum, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards and 2 singers, and the 8-piece band is the same but with a 2-piece horn section as well, giving them even more impact.

The band has it’s roots in playing corporate events and weddings all over the world and have been playing together since 2006. As a result of this, they have a vast repertoire and really know how to entertain a crowd. When it comes to working out what songs you would like as walk-up stings for your event, the band are always happy to help advise on what will work best. There is no style of music that the band cannot play, so it’s just a case of deciding which songs will be most appropriate!

All of the musicians in the band are experienced session and recording artists as well as incredible live performers and the list of artists that they have played with makes impressive reading. They have performed or recorded with: Gloria Gaynor, John Newman, Mumford & Sons, Eliza Doolittle, Sam Bailey, Michael Kiwanuka, The Maccabees, Professor Green, Leona Lewis, Rita Ora, Clean Bandit, The Drifters, Melody Gardot, and have performed live on Strictly Come Dancing and the X-Factor.

Act Information


Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Male and Female Vocals.

This flexible lineup is perfect for a small space, or a huge stage!

Extra Line-up(s)

The same as the 6-piece with the addition of Trumpet and Saxophone.

The addition of the horn section gives the band even more punch and energy. Perfect if you want to create big impact at your event.

Also included

We work with a top-spec production company and provide the absolute best quality PA and lighting possible.

We use:

DB Technologies T4 Line Array Elements
DB Technologies S10 Sub Elements
Various mixing desk options including:
Soundcraft Vi4 64i / 32o FOH Console
Allen & Heath iLive T112 64i / 32o Monitor Console
In Ear monitoring for the whole band - helps keep stage volume down and makes the stage look very neat.

4 x Chauvet Intimidator 350 LED Spot Moving Heads
4 x Chauvet Intimidator 350 LED Beam Moving Heads
6 x Clay Paky Sharpy Beam Moving Heads
4 x RJS Wash LED Moving Heads
4 x Dual Eye 650w Audience Blinders
4 x Par 64 LED Fixtures


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

Previous Clients

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Mouchel's Excellence Awards
The Telegraph Travel Awards
The Lux Lighting Awards
American Express
and many others


Just wanted to drop you a line to say how impressive "The Winner Stings" were onsite. A fantastically professional, great sounding band they delivered on every level and I will definitely be booking them again.

-WRG Events October 2014

Totally brilliant!!!!

The band were fantastic – everyone had a brilliant time 

Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

-Princess Yachts December 2014

"Sensational!" - Jeremy Vine


Unique live walk-up stings, tailored to each individual event.
Incredible energy on cue. Perfect for Awards Ceremonies
Can provide the after party entertainment as well as the Awards Ceremony accompaniment.



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.)