Price Band: £800 to £995
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Current rating for West Coast: 5 out of 5 (12 votes).
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West Coast have been performing together since 2008. After having played in countless bands and events, Mike decided to design a band with a difference. With the best of players around to join him, West Coast constantly fine tune and progress their act so they are fresh at every single performance, a 4 piece band who continually achieve the sound of a 7 piece band and have a repertoire which has been carefully selected and tested to provide a high energy act. From The Beatles to Lady Gaga, Kings of Leon to Guns N Roses, every song is delivered with conviction and panache.
Mike is a seriously passionate musician. He plays piano, guitar, bass, saxophone and he sings. His infectious exciting guitar playing in West Coast always receives amazing feedback from guests. Mike sets himself the highest standards possible every time and expects the same from anyone he plays with. He has worked with many acclaimed artists, bands and session players such as Ozzy Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Pitchshifter (Mortal Kombat soundtrack), The Kooks, Steve Washington (Take That), Toploader, Carleen Anderson (Brand New Heavies), Pete Friesen (Alice Cooper), Kelle Bryan (Eternal), Bruce Dickinson (Little Angels) and Kevin Nixon (Kula Shaker). Mike even has his originally written songs requested by music publishers in Los Angeles!
Gemma excels in audience interaction and prides herself on delivering a heart stopping show every single time she performs. Her vocal range and control is incredible and she has an innate ability to have the audience eating out of the palm of her hand! Gemma delivers like it`s the last show on earth every time. Gemma has performed with Carleen Anderson (Brand New Heavies), supported Girls Aloud, Paolo Nutini, The Script and the late great Amy Winehouse. She has also worked with Liberty X and Javine and appeared on ITV`s Madonna Mania. Gemma has supported these acts across Asia and Europe!
West Coast is proud to present an incredible talent! Sam started singing at an incredibly young age and is currently in great demand. Sam excels in contemporary and commercial styles including rock, pop,and R n B, and has been singing across the UK in every city you can think of. Sam has been performing for over 15 years and breathes vibrant life and enthusiasm into every event she sings at, treating each as if it were her last. Put simply, Sam is magnetic!
No-one plays a groove on the bass like Leo. Due to his heavy funk background he locks into a riff instantly and is meticulous down to every single note. His bass skills are constantly in high demand and he lends his talents to many in need of a 'one take wonder' all over the UK and overseas. Leo writes and records regularly for television and his credits include Al Scott (The Levellers), Ace (Skunk Anansie), Eliza Doolittle, Carleen Anderson (Brand New Heavies) and Jason Knight (Reef). Playing bass is only half of Leo`s musical talent as he is a monster on the electric guitar too!
West Coast is very excited to have Jon in the band. There isn`t enough room here to list all of his accomplishments! He has played with some very high profile songwriters and producers such as Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Kelis), Cenzo Townsend (Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol, Bloc Party) and Rupert Christie (Coldplay, Greenday, Alphabeat). On an international level, Jon has toured arenas in Eastern Europe with Czech Republic Pop Idol winner and multi-platinum selling artist Aneta Langerova (Sony BMG), performing to an audience in the region of 14,000 people per gig. John has also performed on national television shows such as T4 (Channel 4), MTV Flux (MTV) and Children in Need (BBC1). Jon is endorsed by some of the industries leading drum manufacturers.
Gary is a veteran of the live music scene utilising both disciplines of drums and bass guitar. Having honed his skills playing with various top tribute acts from Thin Lizzy to leading UK Jimi Hendrix impersonator �Asep Stone�, Gary has rocked audiences throughout Ireland, UK and Europe with highlights including recent appearances at the Download and Glastonbury festivals and playing with guitar virtuosos such as Gary Moore, Ritchie Kotzen and Guthrie Govan. As well as playing for West Coast he plays for Total Guitar�s voted �Best up and coming young guitarist� Ben Poole and continues to devote maximum energy to his performances.
Live vocals, guitar, bass and drums, keyboards provided by audio track.
DJ (manned laptop)
Early dinner set
Mackie Thumper Speakers (500w), Yamaha MG166c mixing desk, Yamaha Monitor (150w), Equinox MaxiBar LED lighting system, 2xchauvet megatrix lights
A bigger PA system and more lights are available if needed.
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands.
Hampton Court Palace
Royal Horseguards Hotel
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
British Academy - National Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Hotel Russell
East Sussex National Golf Club
Ashdown Park Hotel
Grims Dyke Hotel
Camberley Heath Golf Club
Chesfield Downs and Country Golf Club
West Coast recently played at our Wiltshire wedding in April 2014. They were fantastic! The band arrived early to set up and Gemma made sure she spoke with us before starting to confirm first dance, set timings etc. They were highly organised and everything went smoothly. The band played 3 sets and our guests were up dancing for each one. They had a great atmosphere, played excellent song choices and really got everyone in the mood to party! A perfect way to end our wedding day! I would highly recommend them as well as LMM who were excellent in organising everything with the band.
-Becky & Kieron Ives
Played at our wedding. The music was great,the band was very helpful and friendly,absolutely no divas! would definitely recommend
Many thanks to Mike and the band for a super night. They were amazing! What a sound from just four people. The songs were just so good and the special request for my partner went down really well. Will be using them again soon.The agent was so friendly and helpful which took away any hassle in hiring the band. An easy decision for our next
Our evening was made extra special by the hiring of this band. Cliche'd I know but this was the icing on the cake. There was great energy and empathy with the guests that made our party a talking point for weeks after.We all had a great night.
I saw this band in April 2012 and they blew me away with their professionalism and energy! A must see!
The best band I've heard in a long time! These guys really love what they do and that's what sets them apart from other bands I've seen.
Amazing band- daisy x
�Just to say a HUGE thank you. West Coast were amazing ....and totally made our special event! Please pass on our thanks to Mike and the band they were fantastic!!�
Carol, Party, March 2012
�The band were brilliant! The dance floor was packed from beginning to end and they played something for everyone. Very impressive!! The guys were professional throughout and adapted their set to suit the night. We would book them again without a doubt and would recommend to anyone.�
Rachel and Chris, Wedding, September 2011
�West Coast were absolutely fantastic at our wedding, all our guests agreed. I would definitely have no qualms about hiring them again or recommending them to friends. Unfortunately however I do not have any upcoming parties/events planned!�
Karen, Wedding, East Sussex, September 2011
�I cannot thank West Coast enough for their contribution to my 50th birthday party. Wow! wow! wow! they were fantastic. They were all I hoped for and more. They were/are professional to the last, so friendly and accomodating and worth every single penny!! We would book them again in the future. I was overwhelmed and everyone loved them and still they are being talked about. Whenever I bump into anyone from the party its West Coast they mention first and say how much they enjoyed them and how fantastic they were!!!!!"
Pam 50th Birthday Party, Lincolnshire May 2011
Progressive - Always fine tuning the repertoire and act.
Versatlilty - A band that provides an excellent cross section of genres.
Cost Effective - a 4-piece band that sounds like a 7-piece.
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.)