The Beats | Function Band

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  • 5 / 7 piece function band | Party band
  • Sets available 2 x 45 minutes | 2 x 1 hour | 3 x 40 minutes
  • Repertoire covers Motown/Soul, Funk, Disco, Classic Rock, Rock n Roll & Pop & RnB
  • DJ option / iPod plugin included
  • UK coverage
  • Will rehearse 1 request
  • Minimum performance area – 4m x 2m
  • PA included for up to 200 guests (for larger events – price on application)

Function Band

The Beats are a professional 5 or 7 piece function band comprising of some of the UK’s most talented, vibrant young musicians all at degree level. They boast a wealth of experience as session musicians including television appearances, Theatre and Arena tours, Cruise ships and large Uk and international festivals including Reading, Leeds and Glastonbury to name but a few.

Formed in early 2010 their friendship and love of performing brought them together as a function band passionate and dedicated to deliver a flawless and well polished performance.  Their lively dynamic and tireless sets will keep the dance floor full all night. Their sets cover a huge range of ‘A-list’ songs spanning various genres, everything from Motown to 70’s disco, Rock n Roll, Classic Rock covers and right through to current chart hits.

The band’s line-up, 5 piece – consists of female lead vocals, bass/vocals, electric guitar/vocals, drums and keyboard/female vocals with an optional upgrade to an additional 2 piece horn section, (Sax & Trumpet).  They can perform either 2 x 45, 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute sets to fit into your event plans. They are fully self contained supplying hi-end PA and lighting equipment required for the performance.

Previous Clients Include:- PepsiCo, Channel 4, Marks and Spencer, Grant Thornton, P&O Cruises, BetFair, Mitchells and Butler, Legal and General, Heart FM, British Healthcare Association, Joules, Chelsea Football Club, Aston Villa Football, Club, Edgbaston Cricket Club, CLIA Cruise Corporation, Fred Olson Cruise Liners, Domestic and General Insurance, AGC Finance, The HTA, West Bromwich Albion Football Club, Battersea Evolution, The Law Society.


  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  • All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
  • Happy – Pharrell Williams
  • Wrapped Up – Olly Murs
  • Timber – Pitbull
  • Rather Be – Clean Bandit
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Treasure – Bruno Mars
  • Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
  • Rude – Magic
  • Shake It Off – Tailor Swift
  • Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Maffia
  • Wake Me Up – Avici
  • Domino – Jessie J
  • Love Me Again – John Newman
  • We Found Love – Rihanna
  • Summer – Calvin Harris
  • Chandelier – Sia
  • Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
  • Never Forget – Take That

  • Seniorita – Justin Timberlake
  • Do Your Thing – Basement Jaxx
  • Forget You – Cee Lo Green
  • Valerie – Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse
  • That’s What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
  • Mercy – Duffy
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • Crazy In Love – Beyonce
  • Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
  • American Boy – Estelle
  • Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
  • You’ve Got The Love – Florence and the Machine
  • Price Tag – Jessie J
  • Marry You – Bruno Mars
  • Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams

  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Dancing In The Street – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
  • Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • September – Earth, Wind and Fire
  • Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
  • I Wish – Stevie Wonder
  • I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
  • As – Stevie Wonder
  • Land Of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
  • Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
  • Midnight Hour – The Commitments
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • Signed, Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  • FUNK

  • I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
  • Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
  • I Feel Good – James Brown
  • Thriller – Michael Jackson
  • Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
  • Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  • Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – McFadden and Whitehead
  • Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers

  • December 63 (Oh What A Night) – The Four Seasons
  • Le Freak – Chic
  • Good Times – Chic
  • We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  • Car Wash – Rose Royce

  • I’ve Had The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • All Night Long – Lionel Richie
  • Dancing On The Ceiling – Lionel Richie
  • Call Me Al – Paul Simon
  • Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police
  • I’ll Be Ready – The Baywatch Theme

  • Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
  • Mr Brightside – The Killers
  • Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
  • Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  • Power Of Love – Huey Lewis and the News
  • Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
  • Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor

  • Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  • Twist and Shout – The Beatles
  • I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
  • Drive My Car – The Beatles
  • Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis

  • All Of Me – John Legend
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  • 1000 Years – Christina Perri
  • Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
  • Empire State Of Mind – Alicia Keys
  • Amazed – Lonestar
  • Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk
  • You and Me – Lifehouse
  • You Make It Real For Me – James Morrison

The Beats is constantly updating it’s repertoire.


      ‘A big thanks, and   heartfelt recommendations for The Beats. The band were very helpful,   professional, and most importantly tore up the dance floor! A fantastic group   that had all the guests commenting on them the next day – all postive comments   of course.’ – Matthew Conway, Wedding, Pembrokeshire

‘We just wanted to thank you absolutely incredible amounts for   the fantastic music you guys provided. We thought you were going to be good –   but WOW! Your duo just set the perfect scene as people entered the garden and   your performance of ‘Feels Like Home’ was, no exageration, better than the   original! The band really got the party going (you even had our old school   teachers up and dancing!) and everybody we spoke to said how incredible you were   (they were all trying to think of events they could throw so they had a reason   to hire you!) We honestly cannot thank you enough for giving us and all our   guests such a fantastic evening to remember. Many many   thanks!’ – Kate and Dan Cashman, Wedding, Oxford

‘What a band and what a show! The band played a fantastic selection of songs to suit all our guests meaning the dance floor was full all night!  It was especially lovely to have our first dance played live and having the full band including the brass section gave for an even fuller sound!  The band were extremely professional and clearly highly skilled musicians, this was echoed by the comments my wife and I received from all our family and friends. We really cannot recommend these guys highly enough!’ – Nick and Rachel Finnigan, Wedding, Sheffield

‘The band were absolutely incredible, everyone was dancing   from the first note, fantastic repertoire…they totally made our   day!!’ – Mr and Mrs Evans, Wedding, West   Midlands

‘Excellent band. Arrived   on time. Professional in every way, and very polite to deal with. Would   recommend The Beats, very satisfied. Did an excellent job at our Fun Day.   Everybody was well pleased with their choice of music.’ – Rita Fox, Charity Event, Nottinghamshire

‘Stunning musicians, fantastic image, top performance.   Couldn’t have asked for more!!!’ – Mr and Mrs Lowe, Party, Sutton   Coldfield

‘I hired The Beat Factor for my daughters 21st and her   friends didn’t leave the dance floor all night. Incredible band and lovely   people. I’ll be recommending them to all my   friends.’ – J. Suttcliffe, 21st Party,   Manchester

Additional Services

DJ or iPod plugin available

Addition of a 2 piece Horn Section (Sax & Trumpet)

Audio Samples
  • Blame It On The Boogie
  • Car Wash
  • Crazy In Love
  • Forget You
  • Higher And Higher
  • I Wish
  • Johnny B Good
  • Lady Marmalade
  • Livin' On A Prayer
  • Play That Funky Music
  • Rock Your Body
  • Valerie
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