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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.
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Customer Reviews: 1 of 76

The Child is highly recommended

"I just wanted to drop you a line to say The Child were absolutely brilliant at our party last week.

They were really friendly and relaxed, even when they realised the ceiling was about 100 feet high - not great for acoustics!

The music was a perfect mix and exactly in tune with my email beforehand, even down to my “guilty pleasure song”!

We would definitely recommend your agency and The Child in the future.

Thanks again

Ruth and Angus

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Review from Angus Andrew - 26/06/2015

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!
* Female vocalist also available (please see booking options)
* 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.

Please note: If early arrival is required a small extra fee will apply. Please speak to an Alive Network booking agent for more details.

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

00s and Modern
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)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Wake Me Up (Aloe Blacc / Avici)
Happy (Pharrell)
Mirrors (Justin Timberlake)
Hold Back the River (James Bay)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)

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)
I'm a Believer (The Monkees)

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)

Female Vocalist Repertoire
You Learn, Ironic (Alanis Morisette)
Cry For You (September)
Umbrella, We Found Love (Rihanna)
Can't Get You Out of My Head (Kylie Minogue)
Ray of Light, Material Girl (Madonna)
True Colours, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cindy lauper)
Hot n' Cold, Fireworks (Katy Perry)
Titanium, Chandelier (Sia)
If it makes you happy, D'yer M'ker, All I Wanna Do (Sheryl Crow)

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Choose any of the following booking options when you hire The Child from Alive Network.

Female Vocalist: To hire The Child with the addition of a female vocalist, Add £300
3 piece version of band: Deduct £-204
2 piece version of the band: Deduct £-360
Acoustic Solo Set: 1 x 45 minutes or 1 x 60 minutes, Add £144
Acoustic Duo Set: 1 x 45 minutes or 1 x 60 minutes), Add £288
DJ Option - Small lighting rig, and laptop with a DJ software, add approx £120
After Midnight Finish: Add £144
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Customer reviews for The Child

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The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 26/06/2015
The Child

"I just wanted to drop you a line to say The Child were absolutely brilliant at our party last week.

They were really friendly and relaxed, even when they realised the ceiling was about 100 feet high - not great for acoustics!

The music was a perfect mix and exactly in tune with my email beforehand, even down to my “guilty pleasure song”!

We would definitely recommend your agency and The Child in the future.

Thanks again

Ruth and Angus

Customer review by Angus Andrew
The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 20/05/2015
The Child

"We had a wonderful day - thank you very much! The Child were excellent - we were very impressed. They arrived punctually, set up without hassle or fuss (we hardly noticed them) and then waited until we were ready for the first dance. Their set was fantastic - they judged the dance floor well and played songs that people wanted to dance to. They also coped very well with the change of timings. The meal had taken an awful lot longer than the timings we had agreed with Hawksmoor, so The Child didn't come on until about an hour after we had originally anticipated. They managed to squeeze the two 45 minute sets effectively into one long set, which worked very well and which we appreciated. We would definitely recommend them to others!"
Customer review by Sarah Batley
The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 29/04/2015
The Child

"Just a quick email, long overdue but just to say thank you very much for travelling to Milton Keynes and playing at Robert and Nicky's wedding ar Cruck Barn (11th April 2015). We thoroughly enjoyed the music you provided and I think that we are right in saying that all those attending truely enjoyed your repertoire too, with so many up on the dance floor and participating, making it a brillant evening for all concerned. Your band provided an excellent atmosphere for reception which we all enjoyed. A very good choice by Robert and Nicky to choose you!! Many thanks and wishing you continued success. Yours most sincerely Jackie and Mal Sugden"
Customer review by Jackie and Mal Sugden
The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 12/07/2014
The Child

"I really can't speak highly enough of The Child. We blew our budget on our band and brought them all the way to Scotland for our wedding. They absolutely blew us and our wedding guests away with a stunning acoustic set in the afternoon and a sensational rock set in the evening. They gauged the audience well and every song they played was a huge hit with the guests. Some of their covers were better than the originals. They also did a DJ set and played all of our favourite dancey tracks at the end. Nik was very professional from the outset and was a pleasure to work with. He was accommodating, thoughtful and we really felt that the performances were tailored to us. All lovely guys and we were sad to see them go at the end of the night. Thanks so much guys."
Customer review by Glen & Laura
The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 10/07/2014
The Child

"Nick and the guys turned up on time and were very friendly and played some great music. They are a top band, and will be great for your wedding or party!"
Customer review by Sarah & Simon
The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 26/05/2014
The Child

"Now I've recovered this is just a quick note to thank you for Monday night. You were absolutely superb, guests were commenting both on the night and after about how good you were, some words frequently used were "amazing", "brilliant" and "incredible", but I think the fact the dance floor was full all night was the best testimony to how good you guys are.

People were dancing who I've been told haven't danced for years (which maybe was quite obvious!) from 50s rock n roll, to 70s funk some 80s and 90s classics to modern day tracks from the likes of The Killers and The Strokes, every track was faultless, and I know some guests were asking for your business cards on the night they were so blown away.

I'm a huge music fan and so spent a lot of time choosing the band for my wedding, your repertoire is so wide and was perfect and I thank you so much for incorporating the suggestions I made for the set list, even playing that popular wedding favourite, Morrissey at the start of the second set!

There is no doubt The Child made the evening reception the success it was and if anyone is reading this and thinking of booking you, stop looking and start booking, you will not regret it."

Customer review by Matt and Christine
The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 10/05/2014
The Child

"The Child were amazing. All my guest absolutely loved them. Would recommend them and book them again. A big, big thanks to Graham woodcock our entertainment coordinator. 10 out of 10. "
Customer review by Adisa Saltagic Giles
The Child,  highly recommended Bands to hire 03/05/2014
The Child

"AAA+++! Absolutely stunned by The Child. Hugely talented musicians who blew us away with their performance. Dance floor jam packed from beginning to end! All genres and ages covered impeccably instrumentally and vocally but with the energy only a live performance can deliver.

In additional they arrived in plenty of time, were happy to work around our limited access and uneven floored marquee, whilst being polite, courteous and just all top guys. Communication was great from beginning to end.

Cannot recommend this band highly enough - absolute genius. 2nd time I’ve seen them perform after booking them for my own wedding after a friends, and in awe every bit as much the second time ! Thanks guys."

Customer review by Rob Pembrey
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

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