Price Band: £800 to £995
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Current rating for Velvet Monkey: 5 out of 5 (2 votes).
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As seen on ITV's wedding programme 'For Better or For Worse'
We've been playing together since 2006 and before Velvet Monkey we'd all played in successful bands - so even though we look young (yes, we're not like your normal 'fuddy duddy' wedding bands) we have lots of experience in making your wedding reception or party a success..! (just read our testimonials below).
We play lots of up-to-date chart hits like The Killers, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, Kings of Leon, however, as you will know if you have been lucky enough to see us live, we play lots of well known 60's and 70's music too, including the Beatles, Elvis, Elton John and a host of rock and roll medleys and songs.
We love playing in our band and love playing weddings and parties - we are young, fun, lively but also very reliable and serious about making your event just right.
Q: How long do the band play for?
A: Usually either two 90min sets or three 60min sets for your event. In addition, we can provide music of your choice in between and before/after the bands sets.
Q: Can you play requests?
A: We can learn new songs, particular 'first songs' for weddings. Ideally we will need a couple of weeks notice to rehearse.
Gaz - Lead Vocals and Keyboards
Andy - Guitars and Backing Vocals
Pete - Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals
Ben - Drums
We have a full 1000watt PA System plus full back-line, which has all been PAT (testing portable appliance tested) tested and approved. We also have a full colour lighting rig, which helps brighten up the stage.
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, Midlands.
I booked Velvet Monkey for my best friend’s wedding (bridesmaid duties) and they were absolutely BRILLIANT! The boys made the entire evening - the dance floor was full from the very start to the very end of the evening! I have booked them again for my mum’s surprise 50th, and my own wedding! Cannot recommend them highly enough – THANK YOU BOYS!!!
"Sorry this is a bit late, but just wanted to say thank-you for a brilliant performance at our wedding, we had a really great day and an amazing evening! The dance floor was packed all night! The music was perfect and we've had soo many compliments about the band. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and let their hair down. Big thank-you to you all. Lots of love, Alex and Rachel."
"I just wanted to thank you all so very much for playing at our wedding. You guys were fantastic and all of our guests, young and old, thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The dancefloor was packed from the minute you started playing! Thank you, thank you! Lots of love, Susie and John"
"We booked Velvet Monkey for our "leaving the UK and starting a new life in Oz party". It's true, you can't beat a live band and they were fantastic playing great music from different eras. Everyone was on the dance floor. They even learnt a new song just for us. Maybe Velvet Monkey can go on a world tour and incorporate Australia for our wedding next year?! Love, Zoe and Stuart"
"My sister organised for Velvet Monkey to play at my SURPRISE 30th birthday party on Saturday. WOW! I had a great time. The dance floor was full and everyone had a great time. All the guests at my party were very complimentary about the band. I would not hesitate to recommend them for any occasion. I hope I get the opportunity to see them again soon! Thanks again guys... I love you all! Claire"
"Just had Velvet Monkey do my wedding in July. Absolutely fantastic! If you want your dance floor full of your guests old and young having a magic time all evening, then get them booked. Cheers, Paul"
Young, fun, lively but also very reliable and serious about making your event just right.
Available for any event - weddings, corporate events and birthday parties.
Extensive and varied song list, which we will happily add to - we have learnt many new 'first dance'
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.)