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The Dukes
Rock & Pop Function Band


5 stars – based on 80 reviews

Highly Recommended The Dukes are highly recommended
Based in Middlesex, Greater London but travels UK wide

The perfect band to get your party going, The Dukes are fun, lively, cool and highly professional. Performing classic tracks from the 50's right up to 00’s, The Dukes guarantee to keep your dance floor filled all night.
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Customer Reviews: 1 of 80

The Dukes is highly recommended

"Absolutely amazing band, great guitar players and fantastic musicians all round!"

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Review from Luke Moore - 22/03/2014

The Dukes's Biography

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

SPECIAL OFFERS!!!
* Get a FREE 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 want OR you can add an additional 20 mins of ROCKAOKE on top of our 2 hours live music for £150. 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 RCF 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 manned 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.

The band are also flexible should your venue have volume restrictions and can bring an electronic drum kit if given advanced notice.

Superior Equipment
The Dukes are fully self-contained with their own high quality PA sound system and lights. They use a high quality RCF 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, 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
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
Californication - 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
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 the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
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 manning/ making basic announcements/ taking requests approx £0 £0
SONG REQUESTS: (Please note 1 months notice is required) Add per song £65
1am finish time, add £135
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 80 customer reviews for The Dukes in date order
The Dukes
March 22, 2014
5/5 stars
Absolutely amazing band, great guitar players and fantastic musicians all round!
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 22/03/2014
The Dukes

"Absolutely amazing band, great guitar players and fantastic musicians all round!"
Customer review by Luke Moore
The Dukes
December 21, 2013
5/5 stars
The Dukes were fanastic and booking through Alive made the whole experience so easy and painless. They were fantastic - everyone had a thoroughly great time and the dance floor was packed for the entire set. Definitely lived up to expectations. Leaving the set list up to them worked out very well too. I would definitely recommend both Alive and The Dukes for a really rocking, crowd pleasing, dancefloor filling band.
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 21/12/2013
The Dukes

"The Dukes were fanastic and booking through Alive made the whole experience so easy and painless.

They were fantastic - everyone had a thoroughly great time and the dance floor was packed for the entire set. Definitely lived up to expectations. Leaving the set list up to them worked out very well too.

I would definitely recommend both Alive and The Dukes for a really rocking, crowd pleasing, dancefloor filling band."

Customer review by Matt Bousfield
The Dukes
December 13, 2013
5/5 stars
Thank you! We had a wonderful time.
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 13/12/2013
The Dukes

"Thank you! We had a wonderful time."
Customer review by Emma & James
The Dukes
December 7, 2013
5/5 stars
The Duke’s were amazing from beginning to end and really helped to set the right atmosphere for our wedding. Not only did they sound amazing but they were happy to lend us their PA for my friends who were also playing that night, even taking time to give them a line check whilst us and our guests ate. I was very impressed by how professional they were and they sounded amazing not letting their performance slip even a bit when the room emptied for our fajita station in the next room later on in the evening! At one point of the night a group of friends decided they wanted to do “Double Dream Hands” from YouTube and within two minutes the band had figured out a way to plug my laptop into one of their speakers to allow this to happen, despite the fact the laptop couldn’t be moved from its position by the television with the twitterfall on it. Very resourceful. I couldn’t recommend them enough. Truly made the evening so special.
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 07/12/2013
The Dukes

"The Duke’s were amazing from beginning to end and really helped to set the right atmosphere for our wedding. Not only did they sound amazing but they were happy to lend us their PA for my friends who were also playing that night, even taking time to give them a line check whilst us and our guests ate.

I was very impressed by how professional they were and they sounded amazing not letting their performance slip even a bit when the room emptied for our fajita station in the next room later on in the evening!

At one point of the night a group of friends decided they wanted to do “Double Dream Hands” from YouTube and within two minutes the band had figured out a way to plug my laptop into one of their speakers to allow this to happen, despite the fact the laptop couldn’t be moved from its position by the television with the twitterfall on it. Very resourceful.

I couldn’t recommend them enough. Truly made the evening so special."

Customer review by Richard and Sian
The Dukes
November 30, 2013
5/5 stars
Cheers Steve & the boys, it was wicked, you are on the ball!
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 30/11/2013
The Dukes

"Cheers Steve & the boys, it was wicked, you are on the ball!"
Customer review by BB Hogan, British Army Xmas Ball
The Dukes
November 23, 2013
5/5 stars
We wanted to thank you and your band for the excellent performance at our wedding. I was impressed that you were able to play our requests and we both loved the music. I hope you also had a good time and have been inspired to include some Indian music in your repertoire! Sorry it has taken a bit of time to write but we have only just returned to Rio after our honeymoon. Have a good Christmas and new year
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 23/11/2013
The Dukes

"We wanted to thank you and your band for the excellent performance at our wedding. I was impressed that you were able to play our requests and we both loved the music. I hope you also had a good time and have been inspired to include some Indian music in your repertoire!

Sorry it has taken a bit of time to write but we have only just returned to Rio after our honeymoon.

Have a good Christmas and new year"

Customer review by Amrit & Peter, Stoke Poges
The Dukes
November 8, 2013
5/5 stars
You could tell by the crowd at the end of the night how much they'd enjoyed themselves, god bless the royal airforce boys!
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 08/11/2013
The Dukes

"You could tell by the crowd at the end of the night how much they'd enjoyed themselves, god bless the royal airforce boys!"
Customer review by Chris & Mel
The Dukes
September 28, 2013
5/5 stars
Cheers lads, thanks so much for that! Everyone was absolutely chuffed to bits
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 28/09/2013
The Dukes

"Cheers lads, thanks so much for that! Everyone was absolutely chuffed to bits"
Customer review by Robert Lewis, Northampton
The Dukes
September 21, 2013
5/5 stars
The Dukes performed at our wedding and all we can say is if you are thinking of booking a band, then book the Dukes. They really were great, we read previous comments and we confirm with them all, they are extremely professional and polite and the service from Alive Network is also great, but above all they played really great songs, sounded great and were a great talking point at our wedding. Nearly a month later, people are still saying how good they were!!! Thanks ever so much.
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 21/09/2013
The Dukes

"The Dukes performed at our wedding and all we can say is if you are thinking of booking a band, then book the Dukes.

They really were great, we read previous comments and we confirm with them all, they are extremely professional and polite and the service from Alive Network is also great, but above all they played really great songs, sounded great and were a great talking point at our wedding.

Nearly a month later, people are still saying how good they were!!! Thanks ever so much."

Customer review by Michael Sharp
The Dukes
September 20, 2013
5/5 stars
We were very happy with the service provided by Alive Network and the Dukes – we would book them again and would recommend them both to friends. My husband and I loved dancing to their music at our wedding and we found them to be professional and easy to deal with.
 
The Dukes,  highly recommended Bands to hire 20/09/2013
The Dukes

"We were very happy with the service provided by Alive Network and the Dukes – we would book them again and would recommend them both to friends.

My husband and I loved dancing to their music at our wedding and we found them to be professional and easy to deal with."

Customer review by Gilly Carr

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The Dukes is based in Middlesex, Greater London but most of the Rock & Pop Function Bands working with Alive Network will travel UK wide. View the areas where The Dukes will perform along with links to more Rock & Pop Function Bands in those locations

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Alive Network are The Dukes's UK Booking Agents. If you would like to hire The Dukes 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 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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