Highly Recommended Based in Middlesex, Greater London but travels UK wide
The Dukes offer an eclectic repertoire of rock & pop for discerning music lovers with songs from artists as diverse as Simon & Garfunkel, Dire Straits & The Police, to RHCP, Jesse J & even House Of Pain! Previous clients include: Ralph Lauren, Cineworld, Idox Group, Fuller's Brewery, Catlin Group, dB Broadcast & RAF. Over 110 positive customer reviews.
Prices: From £1285 +
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"I can put it simply...brilliant all round, would book them again no doubt. We were delighted."
Please note: - Due to the nature of The Dukes live performance, the band are unable to perform at venues with a sound limiter. The live rock aspect of The Dukes performance may also be unsuitable for small rooms. For more information please speak to an Alive Network booking agent.
- All four members of The Dukes are unable to arrive prior to 6pm at your event. However, two members plus the band’s equipment can (location depending) arrive earlier if required for an additional charge. Please speak to your booking agent for more details.
* Get a FREE laptop DJ service if you book within 7 days of making an enquiry.
* NEW ROCKAOKE SET - Option for you and your friends to sing along with the band!!! 20 mins can be included FREE as part of our usual 2 hour set (if you book within 7 days of making an enquiry) OR you can add the 20 mins of ROCKAOKE as an extra set (on top of our 2 hours live music) for an extra £190. Check our setlist for song choices. All lyrics provided.
Highlights * Fun, lively, cool & professional 4 piece pop/rock band * Members have played at Glastonbury Festival; South by South West; with Biffy Clyro, Mumford & Sons, Keane, The Kaiser Chiefs, Damien Rice, Afro-Celt Soundsystem & Lemar. * Highly experienced and highly professional * Hits from the 50’s-00’s; Chuck Berry & The Beatles to Duran Duran & Aha to Kings of Leon & RHCP. * High quality QSC 3000 watt PA system for amazing live sound plus top of the range lighting rig.
I saw The Dukes playing at a friend's wedding in St Albans last year and I knew they were the perfect wedding band for my big day this summer! Unbelievable talent!!!! -Dominic and Sarah Curtis Wedding Welwyn Herts
What Have They Done Before? These highly experienced musicians have toured the UK, USA and Europe, played at Glastonbury Festival, South by South West in Texas, Los Angeles and New York. As well being played on Radio One and XFM these boys have worked and recorded in London's top studios, including Abbey Road, and toured with bands such as Mumford & Sons, Keane, Damien Rice, The Kaiser Chiefs and Biffy Clyro. The Dukes have a wealth of experience playing at weddings, corporate events, private parties and other functions at all the top venues and hotels in London and the UK.
We're just back from honeymoon. I just wanted to write and say how fantastic the band were at our wedding on 10th September. We absolutely loved The Dukes and they packed the dance floor which was exactly what we were hoping for. - Laura Laver
What Sort Of Music Do They Play? The Dukes perform classic tracks from the 50's right up to 00’s. From Chuck Berry and The Beatles, Aha and Duran Duran, and The Killers to the Kings of Leon, The Dukes guarantee to keep your dance floor filled all night.
Given enough notice, at least 8 weeks, The Dukes will consider requests.
What Will The Band Look Like? The Dukes can dress to suit the needs of your event. They usually dress formally but are more than happy to wear casual clothes if you prefer! Just specify to your agent what you require and The Dukes will meet your needs.
The Dukes were absolutely brilliant, exactly what we were looking for. They were not only very professional but knew exactly how to get our party going!” -Chris Jones
Your Event The Dukes are able to provide a variety of music throughout the night. Their live sets are available as 2 x 45 minutes, 3 x 40 minutes or 2 x 60 minutes. They can also provide any type of music on iPod before and between sets.
To keep the party going, The Dukes provide a DJ service between and after sets if required. The service includes advanced requests, a laptop with 1000’s of tunes and a band member available to take requests and make basic announcements on the night. The DJ service if free if you book within 7 days of receiving your quote.
The Dukes are a four piece band and preferably need a stage space of around 5 x 4 metres in size but will accommodate whatever space is available.
Superior Equipment The Dukes are fully self-contained with their own high quality PA sound system and lights. They use a high quality QSC 3000 watt PA system suitable for an audience of up to 300.
They really exceeded my expectations and got everyone rocking. Everyone stayed on the dance floor right to the end -Laura Weller
I could not recommend them highly enough, great songs performed really well that had all of our guests including those we've never seen dance and those approaching their 70s up and dancing. We will be recommending them to everyone we know! -Peter and Kim
Previous Clients/Venues: Glastonbury Festival, Ralph Lauren, Barclays, Sainsbury's, Buckingham Palace, South by South West Festival Texas, RAF, The British Army, Pinewood Film Studios, Ibiza Rocks Festival Ibiza, The Natural History Museum, Cambridge University, Catlin, Accenture, Visa, Atos Origin, Carling, The Roadhouse Covent Garden, Barfly Chains across UK, Walkabout Chains all over the UK, O’Neill's Chains all over UK, House of Blues Los Angeles, Bournemouth University, Warwick University, Newcastle University, Goldsmiths University, King Tuts Glasgow, The Marquee London, Carling Islington Academy, Carling Brixton Academy, Hatfield University, Claridges Hotel London, The Dorchester Hotel London, Kenwood House, Thames Boat Cruises, Holiday Inn Chain, The Grove Watford, The Riverside Esporta Club Northwood, Bembridge Sailing Club on the Isle of Wight. Plus many many more private functions at exclusive hotels, stately homes, castles and venues all over the UK.
The Dukes's Set List / Repertoire
50s & 60s Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams Cross Town Traffic - Jimi Hendrix Day Tripper - The Beatles Hard To Handle - Otis Redding Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix Hey Jude- The Beatles I’m a Believer - The Monkees Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett/The Commitments Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles Stand By Me - Ben E King Twist & Shout - The Beatles Wild Thing - The Troggs You Really Got Me - The Kinks
70s & 80s Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone - Bill Withers All Right Now – Free Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd Baggy Trousers - Madness Billy Jean - Michael Jackson Blister in the Sun - The Violent Femmes Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen Every Breath You Take - The Police Fight For Your Right To Party - The Beastie Boys Footloose - Kenny Loggins Hotel California - The Eagles I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Joan Jett Land Down Under - Men At Work Message in a Bottle - The Police Money For Nothing - Dire Straits Moondance - Van Morrison No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry Purple Rain - Prince Rappers Delight/Good Times - Sugar Hill Gang & Chic Sex Machine - James Brown Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash So Lonely - The Police Stuck in the Middle With You/Car Wash - Steelers Wheels/Rose Royce Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'N' Roses Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits Superstition - Stevie Wonder Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams Take On Me - Aha Teenage Kicks - The Undertones Town Called Malice - The Jam Two Princes - Spin Doctors The Joker - Steve Miller Band Video Killed The Radio Star - Buggles You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon 500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Modern & Indie All My Life - Foo Fighters All The Small Things - Blink 182 Basket Case - Green Day Best Day of My Life - American Authors Boom Shake Shake Shake the Room - Will Smith Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers Can't stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol Chelsea Daggers - The Fratellis Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai Creep - Radiohead Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis Enter Sandman - Metallica Forget You - Cee Lo Green Fresh Prince of Bel Air - Will Smith Galway Girl _ Steve Earl Get Lucky - Daft Punk & Pharrell Wiliams Hard To Handle - Black Crowes Hey Ho - The Lumineers Hey Ya - Outkast High And Dry – Radiohead I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas I Predict a Riot - The Kaiser Chiefs I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons Iris - Goo Goo Dolls Jump Around - House Of Pain Last Night - The Strokes Mr Brightside - The Killers Mr Jones - Counting Crowes Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel/The Lemonheads Naive - The Kooks No One Knows - Queens Of The Stone Age Parklife - Blur Pretty Fly For a White Guy - The Offspring Price Tag - Jessie J Under Pressure/Ice Ice Baby - Queen/Vailla Ice Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon Rude - Magic Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Song 2 - Blur Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus Time of Your Life - Green Day Valerie - Amy Winehouse Wonderwall - Oasis Weather With You - Crowded House Yellow - Coldplay You and Me Song - The Wannadies
First Dance Suggestions You and Me Song – The Wannadies Iris - Goo Goo Dolls? Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol? Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons? Stand By Me - Ben E King Moondance - Van Morrison? Hey Ho - The Lumineers Time of your Life - Green Day
Christmas Repertoire! Do they know it's Christmas Time - Band Aid Last Christmas - Wham Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney Mistletoe and Wine - Cliff Richard I Wish it could be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End) – The Darkness
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Choose any of the following booking options when you hire The Dukes from Alive Network.
FREE DJ SERVICE: (if booking is confirmed within 7 days of receiving your quote) Includes laptop (with vast amount of popular songs from all eras); Band member making basic announcements when requested/ taking requests, Add £0
SONG REQUESTS: (Please note 1 months notice is required) Add per song £65
1am DJ Finish time: (no live sets after midnight), Add £257
ROCKAOKESET - sing along with the band for 20 minutes of their set: (free when booked within 7 days of your enquiry), Add £0
ROCKAOKESET - additional 20 minutes with the band, Add £190
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Customer reviews for The Dukes
1 to 10 of 130 customer reviews for The Dukes in date order
July 30, 2016
I can put it simply...brilliant all round, would book them again no doubt. We were delighted.
30/07/2016 The Dukes
"I can put it simply...brilliant all round, would book them again no doubt. We were delighted."
Customer review by Faye Milburn
June 11, 2016
Thank you so much for last night, you were really fantastic! Emma
11/06/2016 The Dukes
"Thank you so much for last night, you were really fantastic! Emma"
Customer review by Emma Burgess
June 4, 2016
Just wanted to say a big thank you for entertaining the crowd on our wedding. You were brilliant! Cristina
04/06/2016 The Dukes
"Just wanted to say a big thank you for entertaining the crowd on our wedding. You were brilliant! Cristina"
Customer review by Cristina Boffa
May 31, 2016
The Dukes were a great band to work with; punctual, friendly and professional. We were in constant communication leading up to the event and they were happy to liaise directly with the venue on the more technical side of things which made my job a lot easier.
On the night they were great; their performance was exactly what we expected and they even did some karaoke with the audience. Overall a fantastic value for money and a great band!
31/05/2016 The Dukes
"The Dukes were a great band to work with; punctual, friendly and professional. We were in constant communication leading up to the event and they were happy to liaise directly with the venue on the more technical side of things which made my job a lot easier.
On the night they were great; their performance was exactly what we expected and they even did some karaoke with the audience. Overall a fantastic value for money and a great band!"
Customer review by Tanya Dennis
May 20, 2016
The dance-floor was filled throughout both their sets - I have vague memories of there even being a conga at one point... Everyone looked to be having a great time - lots of energetic dancing! They played a good range of music, just what we were after.
20/05/2016 The Dukes
"The dance-floor was filled throughout both their sets - I have vague memories of there even being a conga at one point... Everyone looked to be having a great time - lots of energetic dancing! They played a good range of music, just what we were after."
Customer review by Helen Nyomtato
Nicole Mc Cullagh
April 29, 2016
We couldn't have asked for better! We had lots of comments about the band and people asking for their name so they could use them for future events.
29/04/2016 The Dukes
"We couldn't have asked for better! We had lots of comments about the band and people asking for their name so they could use them for future events."
Customer review by Nicole Mc Cullagh
April 2, 2016
Thank you very much for playing at our wedding. The band looked and sounded great and the dance off was so much fun!
02/04/2016 The Dukes
"Thank you very much for playing at our wedding. The band looked and sounded great and the dance off was so much fun!"
Customer review by Kimberly
March 26, 2016
The performance was outstanding and we could not have been happier. The band were incredible, great sound, very entertaining and had everyone up dancing, all of the guests thoroughly enjoyed it, and then male/female dance off and encore was amazing. Would absolutely recommend these guys to my friends and family.
26/03/2016 The Dukes
"The performance was outstanding and we could not have been happier. The band were incredible, great sound, very entertaining and had everyone up dancing, all of the guests thoroughly enjoyed it, and then male/female dance off and encore was amazing. Would absolutely recommend these guys to my friends and family."
Customer review by Paul Calam
March 17, 2016
Brilliant band who played their hearts out to a handful of people at our tiny wedding just the same as they would have to a room that was packed! Jonny B Goode is a must request! Thanks so much Dukes! from the Ellicotts xx
17/03/2016 The Dukes
"Brilliant band who played their hearts out to a handful of people at our tiny wedding just the same as they would have to a room that was packed! Jonny B Goode is a must request! Thanks so much Dukes! from the Ellicotts xx"
The Dukes is based in Middlesex, Greater London but most of the
Rock & Pop Function Bands
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