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Highly Recommended Informer are highly recommended
Based in London but travels UK wide

Informer are a professional 6 piece function band including a fantastic brass section! They perform everything from the 60's right through to today's latest hits. Expect tracks from Jessie J, Jackie Wilson, Adele, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and more...
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Customer Reviews: 1 of 8

Informer is highly recommended

"I just wanted to say thank you very much for performing at our wedding last night!!
Your music was absolutely perfect. Everyone loved the band. You made our night!! I haven't seen many live bands performing on such a high level.

Hope everything was ok for you guys too?

Looking forward to hear you soon again. I will recommend you to everyone.

Best wishes also to the rest of the band."


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Review from Katie and Joachim - 07/12/2013

Informer's Biography

Line up: 6 piece band - Lead Female Vocal; Keys; Drums; Bass; Guitar; horn player;
*Larger lineups available (please see booking options for more details)

Special Offer!
*Book Informer and receive a free 4 piece jazz/chill out set (1 x 30 minutes)! Please call your booking co-ordinator for more details.

Highlights
*Professional musicians with extensive experience
*Male and female band with powerful female vocals
*Great repertoire featuring classic and modern soul/funk/pop/rock tunes
*Played at many private and corporate events in the UK and Internationally
*Corporate clients include Channel 4, ITV, Orange, British Gas, Samsung, Earls Court
*Available with Jazz/Live Lounge sets and Soloists for background dinner music
*Music between sets on MP3 player FREE of charge
*Fully self contained with 1500 watt PA system and 3000 watt lighting rig
*Available in the South and the Midlands



Formed in 2007 Informer is an authentic funk-soul band which provides a high quality programme of musical performance. With professional musicians who are passionate about the music and experienced in the industry, Informer will create the perfect party atmosphere with classic music to get people dancing.

Informer prides itself on providing the best show possible and their carefully chosen repertoire will leave you and your audience speechless. Whatever the occasion they are equally at home providing music for smaller more intimate events or performing their dynamic programme of classic music to larger audiences. Informer is guaranteed to create a memorable occasion.

Your Event
Informer's standard lineup is a 6 piece outfit, including Lead Female Vocals, Keys, Drums, Bass, Guitar and a horn player. The band also offer other various lineup's starting from a small but punchy 6 piece band right through to an outstanding 10 piece band including a 3 piece horn section and 2 backing singers! Whatever the lineup, Informer will impress any audience.

Their versatile setlist includes songs by James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Chic Ray Charles and Tower of Power as well some timeless Disco numbers. Informer is guaranteed to provide an outstanding sound for any occasion.

Informer also offer amazing Jazz/Live Lounge performances perfect for drinks receptions, over dinner entertainment and more. Providing a warm up for the main party set, the Jazz/Live Lounge set includes chilled out versions of your favourite tracks from Van Morrison, Adele, Kings Of Leon, Frank Sinatra, Norah Jones and more! Informer can also provide a solo pianist or guitarist to provide background music (please see booking options for more details).

Informer is the ultimate band when it comes to versatility and only uses musicians who have years of experience performing on some of the worlds greatest stages from the West End to Broadway via Earls Court and Wembley Stadium. This level of versatility means that we can provide additional music with no hassle or fuss we will always be happy to take your own personal ideas and incorporate them into our set list to create your perfect occasion.

Fully self-sufficient providing professional PA and full light show, Informer have appeared throughout the UK and Europe performing their infectious music at large corporate events as well as private weddings and parties.

Background music is supplied as standard and can be played using cds or mp3s.

Meet the Band:
Mark Seacombe, Guitar
Mark has been a professional guitarist for 15 years and has been regularly performing ever since. He first studied jazz and popular music in 1993 and then went on to study at the world famous Guitar Institute where he qualified with distinction. As a player Mark has performed in the West End in various shows at the National Theatre and with the RSC. He is also the only member of the band to have had a top 20 song and his compositions have appeared on radio, T.V and film. Credits include Radio 1, Nip/Tuck, Match of the Day, Human Traffic original score and various compilations including Hed Kandi and Ministry of Sound to name but a few. Mark loves working with Informer as it gives him the opportunity to perform music that he loves and feels passionate about.

Elaine Seacombe, Keyboards
Elaine first started to play the piano at the age of 5, playing in competitions throughout the south east where she won numerous regional awards under the world renowned tutelage of Joan Last. She continued to study music and went on to achieve a first class hons in jazz and composition from Trinity college of music. Her passion for music continued and she soon found herself performing throughout the country in various bands. Elaine has also enjoyed being MD in various shows including Godspell, Return to the forbidden planet and the Scarlet Pimpernel.

Huw Jones, Drums
Huw has been a professional musician for over 20 years and has performed at numerous venues from pubs to large stadiums in the UK and Europe.
He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studied percussion, drum kit, bassoon and keyboard. After completing a post-grad he started touring with the D’oyle Carte Opera company and gigging in the West end. His freelancing has seen him perform with an enormous variety of artists both on TV and Radio crossing through all genres. He is absolutely passionate about his drumming and is a consummate professional. In the words of James Brown, he is a ‘funky drummer’.

Chris Britt, Bass
Chris first got into music aged 9 years old after taking up the piano. In 2007 he graduated from the Brighton Institute of Modern Music with a BA Honours in Music. Since then he has played for Princess Cruises on contracts in the Caribbean and Alaska, toured the UK with American singer/songwriter Shana Morrison, and played a variety of corporate and resident gigs across the UK and Europe. Studio credits include various sessions for different artists and video performances for tuition website Show Me How To Play.com.
As well as Informer, he also plays bass for London-based Grime/RnB producer Davinche and is playing and writing with several other London and Brighton artists. Chris also teaches bass at The Sussex Academy of Music.

Andy Casterton, Trumpet
Andy started to play the trumpet at school where he managed to pass out into his music stand after just a few weeks seeking his first high note! Inspired by his parents’ record collection, Andy was soon trying to play the inspired solos of Cootie Williams and Louis Armstrong. Later he studied Jazz Performance at Leeds University and the University of North Texas, where he was especially inspired in master classes with ‘Blue’ Lou Marini and the great Clark Terry.

After University a stint on the high seas included gigs with Buddy Greco and Lucie Arnaz. Since then, Andy has become Director of Music in a large secondary school in Brighton, where he lives with his wife, Amy. He still has a busy playing career in theatre and in bands of many guises from salsa to funk. This latest project, Informer is a welcome challenge, playing great music amongst like-minded friends.

Beccy Rork, Saxophone
Beccy trained at the prestigious Leeds College of music where she excelled in all genres especially jazz and funk. She has since gone on to perform regularly throughout the U.K and Europe with a myriad of artists ranging from Herbie Flowers through to Dave Palmer of Jethro Tull fame. She is an amazing horn arranger and is a valued member of the band.

Testimonials
‘Informer - what can I say? They made the evening, not only for my clients who danced and danced and danced until we practically had to cut the power to get them off the dance floor and into bed, but also for me as I've never worked with such a great group of fabulous, easy-going musicians! Their playlist is superb, the sound they produce is huge, and I can thoroughly recommend them for your next party.’
-Emma Chesters, Director, EC Events Ltd

‘Informer recently played at an event that we arranged for 1,400 guests and they went down a storm! They really helped to enhance the perfect party atmosphere and were a wonderfully professional band to work with, both in the run up to the event and on the night. We will definitely be booking them again for future events.’
-Nicky Allison, Progressive Events

‘Just wanted to say Thank you so much for providing such an outstanding show for us at our wedding; the music was fantastic and we’ve had so much positive feedback from our friends and family.’
-Louise Chadder, Wedding Client, Bournemouth

‘A fantastic band, makes us feel like we’re downstairs at Casablancas!’ [Famous Brighton funk/soul club]
-Mark Sampson, Channel 4

‘To anyone thinking of booking Informer: Don’t hesitate. The band is great. I have booked them for two parties and on both occasions they were intrinsic in making the events highly enjoyable occasions. They were efficient and professional when dealing with the booking, and exuberant and fun in the performance. Their choice of repertoire was great and they very quickly had everyone dancing. I very much hope to use them again in the future but am aware I will have to book them very far in advance.’
-Thomas Hull, Ingpen and Williams Limited International Artists’ Management

Corporate Clients Include:
Alfa Energy
Next
Cath Kidston
Chamber Of Commerce
Smith Young
Source Skills Academy
Disney
Nando's
TGI Friday's
Primark
Topshop
House Of Fraser
HMV
Thomas Cook
Orange
4th Dimension Innovation Ltd
Sky
Channel 4
Best Parties Ever
British Gas
Specsavers
Waitrose
Earls Court
Glaxo Smithkline
Dagenham Motors
ITV
Samsung
Brentford Fc
London Junior Chamber of Commerce
Eventa
Kamino International Transport Ltd
Office Christmas
Unilever
Metropolitan Police
First Rate
London Heathrow Marriot Hotel
DeVere Hotels
Wingas Uk
Thomas Cook
Vauxhall
HSBC
Universal Marking Systems Ltd
Fashion Eyeware
Impulse Events
Vision Express
Home Base
Fusion Lifestyle

Venues Include:
Earls Court
Wembley Stadium
Savoy Hotel
One Marylebone
Landmark Hotel
Thai Silk, London
Brighton Ballroom
Grand Hotel, Brighton
Hotel Du Vin
Newick Park, Lewes
The Brewery, London

Informer's Set List / Repertoire

Modern (includes...)
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Loose Yourself To Dance - Daft Punk
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Suit and Tie - Justin Timberlake
Tight Rope - Janelle Monae
Love on Top - Beyonce
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Dance Wiv Me – Dizzie Rascal
Mama Said – Jessie J
Price Tag – Jessie J
You've Got The Love – Florence and the Machine
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Empire State of Mind – Alicia Keys
No One – Alicia Keys
Trick Me – Kelis
American Boy – Estelle
Beggin' – Madcon
I've Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Rule The World – Take That
Greatest Day – Take That
Just Dance – Lady Gaga
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Valerie – Mark Ronson/Amy Winehouse
Oh My God – Mark Ronson/Lily Allen
God Put A Smile – Mark Ronson
Fell In Love with a Boy – Joss Stone
Love Foolosophy -Jamiroquai
Mercy – Duffy
The Informer – Jools Holland
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Shut Up and Let Me Go – Ting Tings

Classic 60s - 00s (includes...)
California Soul - Marlena Shaw
Let's Dance - David Bowie
I Feel Good – James Brown
Sex Machine – James Brown
Cold Sweat – James Brown
Cut the Cake – Average White Band
Pick up the Pieces – Average White Band
Play that Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Good Times – Chic
You Might Need Somebody – Shola Ama
Ain't Nobody – Chaka Khan
What’d I Say? – Ray Charles
History Repeating – Propellerheads
Brick House – The Commodores
Disco Inferno – The Tramps
Get Down Tonight – KC and the Sunshine Band
Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown
Le Freak – Chic
I Want Your Love - Chic
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Rescue Me – Aretha Franklin
Aint No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye
What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
ABC – Jackson 5
Blame It On the Boogie – Jackson 5
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
Carwash – Rose Royce
September – Earth Wind and Fire
Groove Is In The Heart – Dee Lite
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Thinking of You - Sister Sledge
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Lady Marmalade - Patty Labelle
Boogie Nights - Earth Wind and Fire
Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross & The Supremes
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Starsky & Hutch – James Taylor Quartet
Only So Much Oil – Tower of Power
What is Hip – Tower of Power
Squib Cakes – Tower of Power
Soul With A Capital S – Tower of Power
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns N Roses
Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Atomic – Blondie
Heart of Glass – Blondie
Let's Dance – David Bowie
Son of a Preacher Man – Aretha Franklin

Jazz and Live Lounge (includes...)
Moondance – Van Morrison
Don't Know Why – Norah Jones
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Les Fleurs – Minnie Riperton
As – Stevie Wonder
Chameleon – Herbie Hancock
Watermelon Man – Herbie Hancock
Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
Ain't No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Beggin' – Madcon
If I Were a Boy – Beyonce
All I Need – Air
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Times Like These – Foo Fighters
Hey Ya – Outkast/Will Young
Empire State of Mind – Alicia Keys
Sweet About Me – Gabriella Cilmi
Warwick Avenue – Duffy
New York New York – Frank Sinatra
Just The Two Of Us – Grover Washington
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So What
Song For My Father
Fly Me To The Moon
Blue Bossa
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Night In Tunisia
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Booking options Booking options
Choose any of the following booking options when you hire Informer from Alive Network.

7 Piece Lineup:Additional saxophone, Add £216
8 Piece Lineup: Additional saxophone & female vocalist, Add £432
9 Piece Lineup: Additional saxophone & 2 x additional female vocalists, Add £648
10 Piece Lineup: Additional Tenor Sax, Trombone/Baritone Sax plus 2 backing singers! Add £864
Jazz/Live Lounge Set (5 piece): 1 x 60 minutes, Add £500
Solo Piano/Guitar: 1x 60 minutes, Add £144
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Customer reviews for Informer

Showing 1 to 8 of 8 customer reviews for Informer in date order
 
Informer,  highly recommended Bands to hire 07/12/2013
Informer

"I just wanted to say thank you very much for performing at our wedding last night!!
Your music was absolutely perfect. Everyone loved the band. You made our night!! I haven't seen many live bands performing on such a high level.

Hope everything was ok for you guys too?

Looking forward to hear you soon again. I will recommend you to everyone.

Best wishes also to the rest of the band."

Customer review by Katie and Joachim
 
Informer,  highly recommended Bands to hire 20/07/2013
Informer

"Alive Network were very communicative and provided us with all the information we needed at every step along the way.

Informer were excellent. Our guests enjoyed them very much as did we. They were extremely adaptable to our difficult venue manager's requirements and our own tight scheduling in terms of set up. We spoke to them several times before the night and they helped by speaking to our venue manager directly to alleviate his concerns.

They learnt our first dance song and the specific edit of it that we wanted and without much notice from us either! Everything was very slick. They got on with what they needed to do without fuss and they helped the evening go smoothly. I would highly recommend this band!"

Customer review by Laura
 
Informer,  highly recommended Bands to hire 04/07/2013
Informer

"Informer arrived into a lively party and took it to the next level!

Everyone at my party wanted a good time and Informer facilitated that with their great music, wonderful voices, and punchy brass section. We danced and danced and danced!

My friends and family are still talking about what a superb band I had playing at my party. If you want a party or event to go with a swing just book Informer."

Customer review by Sarah Hitchmough
 
Informer,  highly recommended Bands to hire 10/05/2013
Informer

"Overall, we couldn't have been happier with both booking through Alive Network and the choice of the band, Informer, as the event was a great success.

As we were booking remotely from Singapore, Alive Network provided the perfect solution for us, owing to the quality of the website features, including the choice of music genres and event types, the ability to check availability and receive quotes instantly, the option to listen to audios and demos, and the posting of other customers' feedback, as well as, ultimately, the dedicated service contact, Nick.

Chris and the rest of the band, Informer, were a pleasure to work with, as they were punctual, polite, respectful, flexible and overall extremely professional.

Most importantly, the whole band sounded great on the night, with a funky set list and performance, enhanced by back up vocals and a brass section, that was perfect for the occasion and guaranteed that the dance floor was full with some very dodgy dancing!

We received excellent feedback and enquiries from many of our guests, who were impressed by the quality of the band and said they had thoroughly enjoyed themselves. So, a massive thank you goes out to Alive Network and, of course, Informer, and we certainly recommend both to any potential wedding or event organisers."

Customer review by Rob, Singapore
 
Informer,  highly recommended Bands to hire 25/09/2012
Informer

"Thank you for all your help with booking Informer. Last Saturday was a really enjoyable evening. Every ball comes with its stresses but the band were brilliant and all our guests have told us how much they enjoyed dancing to them. We had all ages on the dance floor, the oldies couldn't get enough.

I will most likely be in touch the same time next year!

All the best,

Ellie
"

Customer review by Ellie Reeve
 
Informer,  highly recommended Bands to hire 29/04/2012
Informer

"Hi Chris,

I just wanted to drop you a quick e-mail on behalf of Caroline and myself to say thank you to you and the rest of the band for your excellent performance on the 29th April at our wedding. We thought that you were really top draw and that you set the right mood for the whole evening with you performances. We have had a number of people saying how good the band were and that having the brass section really set you guys apart from other ‘wedding’ band that they had seen.

We hope that you and the rest of the guys had everything that you needed on the night and that you all got home safely.

Many thanks again,

Mat and Caroline.
"

Customer review by Mat Bramhall
 
Informer,  highly recommended Bands to hire 10/10/2011
Informer

"Informer were absolutely amazing. One of the tightest and most entertainment bands I have ever booked and I will ensure that they are the first band we try and book for all future events!

Alive Network made everything so easy. I would definitely use them and Informer again!"

Customer review by Mark Furness
 
Informer,  highly recommended Bands to hire 30/08/2011
Informer

"The process of booking with Alive Network was very straight forward and my coordinator was very helpful and answered all my questions.

As for Informer they were truly amazing and very professional throughout. I would have no hesitation in using them again and recommending them to friends and family. We can't wait for another occasion to have them perform again! They really made it into a great party."

Customer review by Andrew & Samantha Williams

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Why hire Informer from Alive Network?
Alive Network are Informer's UK Booking Agents. If you would like to hire Informer please complete an online enquiry or call us on 0845 108 5500.

Alive Network is the UK's largest live music entertainment agency with many Soul Bands for hire. Established in 1999, we provide high quality live entertainment for over 7500 events per year. When you make an enquiry to hire Informer, your own personal entertaiment coordinator will answer any questions or queries that you might have and liaise directly with Informer to get you the best possible price, and to ensure they they will provide exactly the right entertainment for your event.

Booking Informer from Alive Network is easy, safe and secure. Your booking is secured with a legally binding contract giving you complete peace of mind that you're in safe hands. Alive Network personally vets feedback from all of Informer's performances to ensure standards are met.

In short, hiring Informer from Alive Network ensures you'll remember your live entertainment for all the right reasons.

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