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The Dukes
Rock & Pop Function Band


5 stars – based on 130 reviews

Highly Recommended The Dukes are 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.


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Customer Reviews: 1 of 130

The Dukes is highly recommended

"I can put it simply...brilliant all round, would book them again no doubt. We were delighted."

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Review from Faye Milburn - 30/07/2016

The Dukes's Biography

Line up:

4 Piece: Lead Vocals & Guitar, Guitar & Backing Vocals, Bass & Backing Vocals, Drums & Backing Vocals.



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.

SPECIAL OFFERS!!!

* 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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Booking options Booking options
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

Showing 1 to 10 of 130 customer reviews for The Dukes in date order
The Dukes
July 30, 2016
5/5 stars
I can put it simply...brilliant all round, would book them again no doubt. We were delighted.
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 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
The Dukes
June 11, 2016
5/5 stars
Thank you so much for last night, you were really fantastic! Emma
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 11/06/2016
The Dukes

"Thank you so much for last night, you were really fantastic! Emma"
Customer review by Emma Burgess
The Dukes
June 4, 2016
5/5 stars
Just wanted to say a big thank you for entertaining the crowd on our wedding. You were brilliant! Cristina
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 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
The Dukes
May 31, 2016
5/5 stars
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!
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 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
The Dukes
May 20, 2016
5/5 stars
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.
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 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
The Dukes
April 29, 2016
5/5 stars
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.
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 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
The Dukes
April 2, 2016
5/5 stars
Thank you very much for playing at our wedding. The band looked and sounded great and the dance off was so much fun!
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 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
The Dukes
March 26, 2016
5/5 stars
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.
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 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
The Dukes
March 17, 2016
5/5 stars
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,  highly recommended Bands to hire 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"
Customer review by Abigail Richards
The Dukes
January 29, 2016
5/5 stars
Brilliant live band. They were great fun!
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 29/01/2016
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"Brilliant live band. They were great fun!"
Customer review by Helen quinn

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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 Dukes, your own personal entertaiment coordinator will answer any questions or queries that you might have and liaise directly with The Dukes to get you the best possible price, and to ensure they they will provide exactly the right entertainment for your event.

Booking The Dukes 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 The Dukes's performances to ensure standards are met.

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