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The States

If you're looking for the ultimate live covers band for your wedding, function or party to make your event a roaring success, then look no further.

The States formed in 2004 are undoubtedly one of the most versatile and accomplished professional bands on the circuit for musicianship & first class entertainment. With a vast wealth of experience in the world of musical entertainment, The States can create the perfect atmosphere for any event or occasion from a lively party atmosphere to a mellow ambience.

They are specialists in wedding entertainment, corporate events, prom nights, summer balls, engagement & birthday parties, anniversaries, reunions, festivals, bike & car rallies. They can also be seen playing regularly at many of the large holiday camp chains throughout the UK. Work over the years has also included session work for named artists as well as local public bookings, where the band has built up its own following.

With a self contained PA system, stage lighting, various dance floor lighting, including laser effects, strobe and neon lighting, together with haze & 'smoke' machines available if required, The States have the ability to create the perfect atmosphere for your event.

Being one of the most versatile bands around, The States play something for everyone from their vast repertoire that spans from the 50's right through to the very latest chart hits. From indie, pop, disco & dance to rock 'n' roll, blues, americana, country and rock classics. From Chuck Berry to Lady Gaga, The States have it covered and best of all, it's all done in their own undeniably unique and edgy style.

Act Information


David - Lead/Backing Vocals & Lead Guitar
Lead guitarist, David, is also a member of the 80's original British rock band Demon who are legendary amongst thousands of rock fans worldwide. In the last 12 months alone they have already appeared in Greece, Germany, Norway & Sweden playing to over 30,000 people at Sweden Rock Festival with the likes of ZZ Top & Foreigner amongst many others. David has also played with The Lotus Eaters, Del Amitri, George Melly & Acker Bilk to name

Also included

The band's PA includes 2 x 2000watt CAudio Amplifiers plus 1200watt powered mixing desk, 2 x Peavey HiSys 2 passive speakers & 2 x Peavey 18inch bass cabinets at all performances amongst other periphery equipment including graphic equalisers & LEM and Mackie on stage monitors. The equipment is suitable for bookings up to 250/300 people. There is also a complete lighting show including smoke and/or haze machines, 8 x par 56 cans & controller, 5 x multi coloured additional effect lights, so you have full stage lighting as well as disco lighting for your dance floor if required. Backline gear includes high end, boutique & custom built guitars & amplifiers.

For piece of mind, the band’s equipment is reliability & quality tested annually. The band also has Public Liability Insurance through membership of the Musician’s Union.


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

Previous Clients

Blue Diamond Garden Centres. ASAP Ventures. Formula 1 Camping. Harbourne Golf Club. Trentham Gardens. Granvilles Wine Bar & Restaurant. Butlins, Haven & Park Dean Holiday Villages. National Farmers Union. Great Dorset Steam Festival. Heaton House Farm. Best Western Hotels. Moathouse Hotels. RAF Cosford. Bourne Leisure Group.


"Hi Alex
I just thought Id drop you a line, now that Stan and I are back from honeymoon, to thank you for your help in arranging for The States to come and play at our wedding. They were excellent, most accommodating on the music front, lovely people and we had a fantastic evening! We had a fabulous time, so thank you for your help on that one!
Hope all is well and look forward to speaking to you soon.
Best wishes
Ann" Wedding Sept 2011

1. Id like to thank David, Andrea & the band for making my 40th party a night to remember & for keeping the dance floor full all night. Myself and guests had a fantastic night. Ill definitely book you again for my 50th!

Miss E Belbin-Lees, Staffordshire (Feb 07)

2. were so happy to have asked the band to perform at our wedding reception, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The band were ultimate professionals and were most helpful and accommodating all evening.

Mr & Mrs Dunckley, West Midlands (May 08)

3. having seen the band perform at a friends wedding reception, we knew we wanted to book them for our own. Thank you to the band for a fabulous nights entertainment. We have already recommended you to a number of other people and look forward to seeing you perform somewhere else soon.

Mr & Mrs R Whitehouse, Wolverhampton (Aug 08)

4. thanks to the band for making our sons 21st a great night. The choice of music was spot on. We couldnt have asked for a better night. Thanks again.

Mrs J Tindall, Leek (Mar 09)

5. just wanted to send our thanks to the band for providing a great nights entertainment for our wedding reception. You played something for everyone. You were also very understanding when half the family and friends from Ireland wanted to play some of their own instruments in the break!

Abbi & Don, Staffordshire

6. a big thank you to the band for making our wedding reception a great success enjoyed by everyone. The band members were polite and helpful even when we over ran at the start which meant they ended up playing later than originally intended, they were professional throughout. Nothing was too much trouble.

James & Rebecca, Stoke on Trent


Extensive repertoire to suit all tastes
Accommodating and reliable
Competitive rates



50's & 60's
Andy Williams Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Chris Montez Lets Dance
Chuck Berry Roll over Beethoven
Chuck Berry You Never Can Tell
Cream Crossroads
Danny & the Juniors At The Hop
Del Shannon Runaway
Dick Dale & the Deltones Misirlou
Eddie Cochran C’mon Everybody
Ike & Tina Turner Proud Mary
Jeff Beck Hi Ho Silver Lining
Jimi Hendrix Hey Joe
Jimi Hendrix Little Wing
Lulu Shout
Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter
Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women
The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night
The Beatles I Saw Her Standing There
The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps
The Contours Do You Love Me
The Kinks You Really Got Me
The Monkees I’m A Believer
The Monkees Daydream Believer
The Who Substitute
Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl

70's & 80's
AC/DC High Voltage
Bad Company Feel Like Makin Love
Bay City Rollers Shang a Lang
Bryan Adams Kids Wanna Rock
Bryan Adams Summer of 69
Cockney Rebel Come Up & See Me
David Bowie Jean Genie
Doobie Brothers Long Train Running
Free All Right Now
Led Zeppelin Rock ‘n’ Roll
Lynyrd Skynyrd (Jewel) Sweet Home Alabama
Mud Tiger Feet
Patty Labelle Lady Marmalade
Queen We Are The Champions
Rod Stewart Hot Legs
Rolling Stones Brown Sugar
Rolling Stones Dead Flowers
Roxy Music Let’s Stick Together
Showaddywaddy Under The Moon of Love
Status Quo Paper Plane
Stealers Wheel Stuck In The Middle With You
Stevie Ray Vaughan The House Is Rocking
Stevie Wonder Superstition
Sweet Wig Wam Bam
T Rex 20th Century Boy
The Faces Stay With Me
The Osmonds Crazy Horses
The Undertones Teenage Kicks
Thin Lizzy Dancing In The Moonlight
Tina Turner Nutbush City Limits
Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music
ZZ Top La Grange
ZZ Top Tush

90's To Present
Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling
Cee Lo Green Forget You
Duffy Mercy
Electric Six Gay Bar
Fabulous Thunderbirds I Believe I’m In Love With You
Feeder Buck Rogers
Franz Ferdinand Take Me Out
Kaiser Chiefs Everyday I Love You Less
Kaiser Chiefs Ruby
Katy Perry Hot ‘n’ Cold
Kings of Leon Mollys Chambers
Kings of Leon Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon Use Somebody
Lady Ga Ga Poker Face
Nickleback Saturday Night’s Alright
Primal Scream Country Girl
Primal Scream Rocks
Reef Place Your Hands
Rhianna Shut Up & Drive
Sam Sparrow Black and Gold
Scissor Sisters Take Your Mama
Snow Patrol You Are All That I Have
Speedway Genie In A Bottle
Stereophonics Dakota
The Fratellis Chelsea Dagger
The Killers Mr Brightside
The Killers Somebody Told Me
The Noisettes Don’t Upset The Rhythm
The Strokes Last Night
The Ting Tings Shut Up & Let Me Go
The Zutons Valerie

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.)