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The Child
Rock & Pop Function Band

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

Multi-talented musicians, The Child have a decade of experience playing all over the world, performing classics from U2 to Killers, The Stones to Prince, James Brown to Oasis! Also available as a trio, they're the ideal party band.
Prices: From £1202 +
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The Child is highly recommended

"To Nick and the band… a huge thank you for making our evening just perfect! You guys rocked! Everybody at our party thought you were fantastic and the proof was in the fact that the dance floor never emptied. And several people thought they were listening to the original versions as your vocals were so close!

I thought I had taken a massive risk hiring a band from the internet that I had never heard live, or had recommended, but we struck gold with you…. YOU WERE BRILLIANT!"

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Review from Caroline Woodrow - 14/09/2013

The Child's Biography

Line up: 4 Piece Band: Drums; Lead Guitar; Bass Guitar; Keyboard/ Guitar
Trio Option Available - Guitar/ Keys; Drums; Bass

Special Offers!
-The Child also offer a FREE DJ SERVICE when you book within 7 working days of your enquiry. Please speak to your Alive Network booking agent for more details.

* Talented and unique-sounding band
* Now available in a wonderful Trio - Guitar/ Keys plus Drums and Bass!
* Classic pop covered plus modern legends
* Uptempo songs and sentimental ballads
* Great vocals and musicianship
* Big Recession Offer: FREE DJ option!
* Various band line-ups available
* Will learn 1 song request for FREE!
* Additional acoustic set now available
* Low rates in the South

"Just a quick note to let you know quite how good this band are! They made the evening. Seriously!! Every cover that they did sounded EXACTLY like the real version; the Killers the Strokes etc and they turned our dancefloor into a scene from a festival. Everyone who was there commented that they were extra special and can't believe that they are a wedding band available to hire. Thanks to Alive Network & The Child for making this possible."
- Charlie and Vicky Mansour

Multi-talented musicians The Child have a decade of experience performing all around UK and the world! Playing exquisite versions of all time classics from U2 to Coldplay to The Stones and other legends such as Prince James Brown and Oasis this is a versatile group; there’s almost nothing these guys can’t tackle!

Acoustic Set
The Child can perform up to 1 x 45 minutes or 1 x 60 minutes of acoustic music, perfect for afternoon performances, drinks receptions and over-dinner entertainment.

The acoustic sessions are available in a solo singer/pianist line up or an acoustic duo with vocals and 2 acoustic guitars. Songs include Somebody To Love by Queen, Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah, When I Fall In Love by Nat King Cole and many more.

Their History
The Child is an international, world travelled band that has involved many different musicians since its birth in 1999, playing everywhere to rave reviews.

Now based in London they have toured the UK intensively and played literally everywhere from Wales to Dover from Brighton to Edinburgh. And everywhere they went there has been nothing but praise to their mind blowing live performances (just check any of the 5 stars reviews below!) musicianship and commitment to the event.

Some of the many venues The Child have played at include:

Birmingham Crowne Plaza Hotel
The Caves, Edinburgh
The Rocket Complex, London
The Matara Centre Gloucestershire
Dunchurch Park Hotel
Haslingfield Village Hall
Normandy Village Hall
Cadbury House Hotel
Chantmarle Manor
Hartsfield Manor
Petersham Scouts
Royal Bath Hotel
Assembly Rooms Bath
The Warf Restaurant
The Mill House Hotel
Fellin Newyd Llandefale Wales
Albury Village Hall
Brocket Hall Welwyn
Rushton Hall Kettering
Manor House Hotel Moreton in Marsh
Penbrook Lodge Richmond
Statham Lodge Lymm
Woodbury Park Hotel Exeter
South Street Arts Centre Reading
The Cavalry & Guards Club Piccadilly
The Parade Leamington Spa
Burhill Golf Club Walton on Thames name a few

But The Child have also toured overseas for years:
In Barcelona Spain they have played at countless venues and many historical music places in the city such as Kennedy London Pub La Ruta dels Elefants and Maremagnum.

They have also played in Germany France Mexico. At the moment, they are back in England from a brief tour in Argentina, where they have played at the Hard Rock Café, Bauen Hotel, The Cavern Club, Astros Theatre, etc, during the boreal summer season.

As an originals band, The Child have released 2 albums with outstanding reviews, and have performed everywhere in the London circuit: The Marquee, The Comedy, Bull & Gate, Hope & Anchor, The Water Rats, Storm, Sound, The Dublin Castle, etc.

In 2003 they reached the semi-finals of the Demo Project organized by the International Festival of Benicassim, 2003, one of the greatest festivals in pop, electro and the indie scene in continental Europe.

…And they are ready to rock your party!


The Child's Set List / Repertoire

Yellow (Coldplay)
Clocks (Coldplay)
Trouble (Coldplay)
Viva la Vida (Coldplay)
The Scientist (Coldplay)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Blurred Lines (Robyn Thicke)
Locked Out of Heaven (Bruno Mars)
Let her go (Passenger)
Ho Hey (The Lumineers)
Lyla (Oasis)
Take Your Mama (Scissor Sisters)
Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes)
Somebody Told Me (The Killers)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
All These Things That I've Done (The Killers)
When We Were Young (The Killers)
Spaceman (The Killers)
Human (The Killers)
Rewind (Paolo Nutini)
Chasing Cars (Snow patrol)
Bohemian Like You (Dandy Warhols)
Dakota (Stereophonics)
Four to the floor (Starsailor)
Somewhere Only We Know (Keane)
She Will Be Loved (Maroon 5)
Last Nite (The Strokes)
The Blower’s daughter (Damien Rice)
America (Razorlight)
Golden Touch (Razorlight)
Valerie (The Zutons)
I Predict A Riot (Kaiser Chiefs)
Crazy (Gnarks Barkley)
Forget You (Cee Lo)
Use Somebody (Kings of Leon)
Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)

One (U2)
Beautiful Day (U2)
Live Forever (Oasis)
Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley)
Song 2 (Blur)
Freedom (George Michael)
Fly Away (Lenny Kravitz)
Creep (Radiohead)
High N’ Dry (Radiohead)
Karma Police (Radiohead)
Are You Gonna Go My Way (Lenny Kravitz)
Every Breath You Take (The Police)
Message in a Bottle (The Police)
Dani California (Red hot Chilli Peppers)
Loosing My Religion (REM)
Every Day is like Sunday (Morrissey)
Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
Angels (R. Williams)

With Or Without You (U2)
Where the streets Have no name
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2)
Kiss (Prince)
Purple Rain (Prince)
Cream (Prince)
Raspberry Beret (Prince)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Summer Of 69 (Bryan Adams)
Boys Don’t Cry (The Cure)
Friday I’m In Love (The Cure)
500 Miles (The Proclaimers)
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough (Michael Jackson)
Billy Jean (Michael Jackson)
Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen)
Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns and Roses)
Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
Sweet Dreams (Eurhythmics)
Modern Love (David Bowie)
More Than This (Roxy Music)

I want to take you higher- Sly and the family Stone
Stand By Me (John Lennon)
Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd)
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
Another Brick In The Wall (Pink Floyd)
Stuck In The Middle With You (Steelers Wheel)
Maggie May (Rod Stewart)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John)
Your Song (Elton John)
Dead Flowers (The Rolling Stones)
Its Only Rock n Roll (The Rolling Stones)
Unchain My Heart (Ray Charles)
Light My Fire (The Doors)
People Are Strange (The Doors)
Rebel Rebel (David Bowie)
Jean Jeanie (David Bowie)
Starman (David Bowie)
Life on Mars (David Bowie)
Maybe I’m Amazed (Paul Mc Cartney)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)
We Are The Champions (Queen)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Layla (Eric Clapton)
Fortunate Son (CCR)
Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
Ain’t no Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Use Me (Bill Withers)
Kissing My Love (Bill Withers)
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
I Feel Good (James Brown)
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson)
I got a woman- Ray Charles
I Feel Good (James Brown)
Come Together (The Beatles)
All My Loving (The Beatles)
Sargeant Pepper (The Beatles)
Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds (Beatles)
Dear Pudence (The Beatles)
Back In The USSR (The Beatles)
You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
Knocking On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)
Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix)
All Along The Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix)
Hush (Deep Purple)
Crosstown Traffic (Jimi Hendrix)
Sympathy For The Devil (The Rolling Stones)
Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)

Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly)
La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)
That Will Be The Day (Buddy Holly)
Peggy Sue (Buddy Holly)
Shout! (Isley Brothers)
Good Golly Miss Molly (Little Richard)
Earth Angel (Penguins)
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry)
Rock and Roll Music (Chuck Berry)
Be-Bop-A-Lula (Gene Vincent)
Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
Long Tall Sally (Little Richard)
Hound Dog (Elvis)
All Shook Up (Elvis)
Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis)
Rock Around The Clock (Bill Hayley)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis)

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After Midnight Finish: Add £120
3 piece version of band, deduct £-204
For 2 piece version of the band, deduct £-360
1 x 45 or 1 x 60 minute Acoustic Solo/Duo Set alongside the full band, add £240
DJ Option - Small lighting rig, and laptop with a DJ software, add approx £120
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Customer reviews for The Child

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The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 14/09/2013
The Child

"To Nick and the band… a huge thank you for making our evening just perfect! You guys rocked! Everybody at our party thought you were fantastic and the proof was in the fact that the dance floor never emptied. And several people thought they were listening to the original versions as your vocals were so close!

I thought I had taken a massive risk hiring a band from the internet that I had never heard live, or had recommended, but we struck gold with you…. YOU WERE BRILLIANT!"

Customer review by Caroline Woodrow
The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 17/08/2013
The Child

"Dear Nick and the boys!

Awesome-amazing-fabulous...just some of the things our guests said about our guys blew our budget threw the roof...and I would have paid were amazing, the mix of music, the way it was like a gig! You guys killed crossfire and the killers stuff, and so so many people said how they loved our first dance, the song choice and the way you guys played it, it was just a shame you had these two groupies ruining it.... Thank you!!

Thanks again Nick, we and our guests had the best time, we hope you did too. Will send you photos when I get some....

All the best,

Gemma (the new Mrs Henley) x

Customer review by Jay and Gemma Henley
The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 27/07/2013
The Child

"Dear Nick & the band,

Chloe and I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all. We love our music and what was already a special day for us, was topped off with having you guys there. We think you are amazing, and that has been confirmed by all our guests who can't stop talking about you!

We will obviously be recommending you to anyone who asks, and Nick of course I will be letting the agency know how professional and talented a group you guys are. Talk about 'bringing the house down', I was told the floor/ceiling down below was tested to the max!! We blew a few of the light bulbs as the ceiling flexed!

Anyway, I am sure you get loads of thank you messages, but we definitely wanted to pass on our thanks for making our day so special, and hope our paths cross again open day - hey, maybe our anniversary we could rekindle the spirit of the day?!

All the best for now.

Chloe & James

Customer review by Chloe and James
The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 15/06/2013
The Child

"Alive Network provided me with the platform to research the type of band I wanted, showed clearly the costs and availability and allowed me to preview the bands work and playlists.

Nick (alive network) explained to me clearly what I could expect and ultimately helped me bag an absolute gem of a band in The Child.

Nick (lead singer of The Child) and the rest of the boys were professional and discreet whilst (at my request), be relaxed and informal. The quality of their performance was outstanding and they sounded just like the actual artists they were covering which is quite an a achievement over such a wide array of tracks that I had selected from their play list.

Between Alive Network and The Child I couldn't have asked for more in terms of ease of booking and quality of performance. Will DEFINITELY use again."

Customer review by Nick
The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 27/04/2013
The Child

"In my experience people only really remember the food and the entertainment at a wedding, it was therefore very important for us to find a good band for our wedding day.

We reviewed in excess of 30 bands via the Alive Network website, which is exceptionally user friendly and easy to navigate. Video clips were available for most of the bands so you could see the presentation and quality. We finally shortlisted to two bands, contacted Alive Network and had a prompt and friendly response from Gemma.

We went for The Child and they were absolutely fantastic! I can honestly say they made our wedding one to remember! Our guests are still talking about the evening reception 3 weeks later! They are a really nice bunch of guys, with great talent! I would highly recommend this band.

From start to finish the experience was faultless, thank you Gemma from Alive Network and thanks to Nick and rest of the chaps from The Child. "

Customer review by Katie Mulligan
The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 07/10/2012
The Child

"Alive Network made it very easy to book our selected band. Nick was efficient, courteous and polite,- very helpful indeed and made us feel at ease - after all the band were not cheap !

The Child lived up to all our expectations and more. The band looked and sounded great - very professional. Some guests thought they had already released a hit single and thought The Child was megga!!!

Nick the front man was wonderful - incredible voice and made some covers his own! They were such a friendly, professional bunch of guys and I would not hesitate to recommend the to anyone! Their range was amazing!!!!! Loved those boys!

Customer review by Vivien Atkins
The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 20/08/2012
The Child

"I was very impressed with The Child and would definitely book them again if the occasion arose. They are a very professional band who are excellent at what they do. Myself and guests found them very enjoyable and entertaining and we thoroughly enjoyed watching them perform.

They were very friendly, polite, trustworthy, a pleasure to have at our wedding and helped make our wedding that extra bit more special. And I would recommend them to anyone.

I would also like to say a big thank you to Alive Network and of The Child for everything. Thank you!

Many Thanks Again

Amanda and Darrell

Customer review by Amanda and Darrell
The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 14/07/2012
The Child

"Wow! Wow! Wow! If you’re organising the best day of your life then you want everything to be perfect. The Child certainly didn’t disappoint at our wedding. They were truly awesome!!

I had seen The Child at a friend’s wedding 4 years ago and the first call I made after getting engaged was to book the guys to play our wedding. The Child aren’t just a cover band. They’re brilliant, talented musicians and they deliver amazing renditions of your favourite songs.

Our dance floor was full for the entirety of The Childs set and they happily satisfied the crowds demand for ‘One More Song’ by delivering one final rocking tune before leaving to deserved admiration.

If you want an excellent band that will help guarantee a night to remember then have no hesitation in booking The Child.

Customer review by Brian O'Connell
The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 25/06/2012
The Child

"The Child was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! All the guests at the event raved about them, am sure you'll be hearing from them as well as I have forwarded the email to all the guests. Nick & the guys were very polite and accomodating to our needs. We could not have asked for a better band. They TOTALLY ROCKED at Fosse Bank!"
Customer review by JJ Picariello
The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 17/06/2012
The Child

"As soon as we had found the Alive Network website we knew we had found our solution. The number of positive reviews from customers gave us the reassurance we were looking for.

We particularly liked the fact that one individual Alive Network representative remained our sole representative for all correspondance and arrangements throughout our whole process from the first point of contact to the day that the entertainment took place. All correspondance was professinal, fast and efficient and most importantly accurate. No mistakes were made and everything ran so smoothly.

Our band (The Child) were fantastic and surpassed our expectations. They truely rocked our party. Their live play was absolutely fantastic and their DJ service was also brilliant, all so efficeint and highly professional.

We had good dialogue prior to the day and we chose the majority of the songs we wished them to play from their published playlist, we also sent a list of our favourite DJ songs and they managed to obtain all the ones we wanted.

So many of our guests commented how good The Child were and they truely "made our night". We wish we could do it all over again and look forward to finding an excuse to throw a party in the future when we can hire The Child again!"

Customer review by Matthew Shore

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Alive Network is the UK's largest live music entertainment agency with many Rock & Pop Function 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 The Child, your own personal entertaiment coordinator will answer any questions or queries that you might have and liaise directly with The Child to get you the best possible price, and to ensure they they will provide exactly the right entertainment for your event.

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