Highly Recommended Based in Essex but travels UK wide
Young, energetic band The Hot Shots guarantee to get your party rocking with their eclectic selection of rock & pop covers. From Kings Of Leon, Queen, The Beatles, The Killers & even Bruno Mars! There's something to get everyone on the dance floor. Prices: From £1227 +
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"All went really well thanks - they were a brilliant band.
Line up:4 piece: Lead vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals, Drums/Backing Vocals.
Please note that unless during school holidays the band are unable to travel far from Essex during term time on Midweek, Fridays and Sunday dates. Saturdays they can travel all year.
In July 2012 The Hot Shots performed on the main stage at Bug Jam VW Festival at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire. The video below was recorded live at the event.
Highlights * Young, experienced, energetic and lively musicians * Covering an eclectic selection of modern and classic rock and pop covers from Kings Of Leon, Chuck Berry, Stereophonics, The Beatles, Queen, The Kooks and more! * Top of the range PA and Lighting system for the ultimate sound and visual experience * Professional, boutique instruments * Acoustic set also available * Cooperative, professional, friendly and positive attitude * The option for a live recording of the bands performance for the ultimate memento!
"The Hot Shots really were one of the best Bands we’ve ever seen at Cripps Barn. As a wedding barn averaging over 130 weddings a year, we do as you can imagine, see quite a lot of bands. They have a very high level of skill, both vocally and instrumentally and this was clearly made apparent with the captivation of the guests during their set. They did a great range of covers and really got the crowd dancing. They were very professional, friendly and flexible which are all very important attributes when dealing with the logistics of a wedding. Top quality performance all round!" - Charlie Bull - Cripps Barn
Special Offers! * FREE DJ service for every booking confirmed within 7 days of enquiry! See booking options or speak to an Alive Network booking agent for more details.
* Book The Hot Shots for any event in February or March 2013 and receive a 10% discount! For more information speak to an Alive Network booking agent. The Hot Shots are a professional 4 piece band comprising highly experienced, versatile and talented musicians. With an average age of just 24, it's hard to believe that between them they have travelled all over Europe and the UK and worked within almost every sector of the music industry, including both studio & live engineering, record production, events management, private tutoring and as instrumental technicians!
Having formed whilst studying at university, between them The Hot Shots hold 4 bachelor honorary degrees in music. All members are multi-instrumentalists with the ability to play at least 2 separate instruments to a high standard as well as having a strong and secure vocal ability. Their combined performing experiences has seen them working in many different original and cover bands, cabaret acts, musical theatre productions, as product demonstrators and as session musicians covering live, studio and TV environments. "This band were incredible! They were highly professional at all times with quick set-up and sound checked with consideration to the venues needs. The Hot Shots gave my guests so much enjoyment and gave a fantastic performance. Easily the best rock covers band I have seen."
With such a versatile and diverse range of songs, The Hot Shots are able to adapt to any situation and their vast knowledge, talent and experience provides everyone with an energetic and enjoyable performance for those who like to sit back and enjoy the extreme level of musicianship or for those who like to interact, sing, dance and party the night through. Their lively, charismatic stage mannerisms make them one of the most exciting and enjoyable bands to hire, guaranteeing a memorable and explosive experience for any wedding, corporate event, high profile concert, university ball or black tie event.
Here is a brief list of some of the places, venues and people that present members of The Hot Shots have either toured or played at / with:
- USA - Dubai - Sweden - Germany - Holland - V Festival - London Astoria - Indigo2 (o2 arena) - Ipswich Regent Theatre - Colchester Arts Centre - RAF Brize Norton - Santa Pod Raceway - Haven Holidays - Butlins - Pontins - Scouting for Girls - The Sweet - Don Powell (Slade) - Bernie Torme (Ozzy Osbourne) - John McCoy (Ian Gillan) - Steven Adler (Guns 'n' Roses) - Matt Cardle (X-Factor 2010 winner)
The Ultimate Live Band Experience! The Hot Shots have carefully constructed sets to cater for every type of performance with the ability the gauge the audiences needs and venue requirements throughout the whole performance. From the 50s to todays chart toppers, The Hot Shots have something for everyone with hugely recognisable hits by bands such as; The Beatles, Queen, The Killers and Kings of Leon to their own 'Rockier' versions of songs by artists such as Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Jessie J and Stevie Wonder.
You are guaranteed to be blown away by The Hot Shots amazing musicianship, stage presence and professional, slick appearance.
The Hot Shots extensive set list means they can offer quantity as well was superb quality with over 4 hours of outstanding band repertoire and over 2 hours of acoustic duo music.
The Hot Shots are flexible in their setup and timings throughout the night and the show can be formatted in the following ways depending on your preference:
2 X 60 minute sets 3 X 40 minute sets
Acoustic Set The Hot Shots perform up to 2 hours of acoustic duo tracks perform by Rob and Travis, perfect for afternoon performances, drinks receptions or dinner entertainment.
The acoustic sessions include 2 acoustic guitars, percussion and vocalists with a varied set where you will get to chill out to Coldplay, Ed Sherran, Bob Marley and Jason Mraz and hit the dance floor hard to our popular acoustic versions of Kings of Leon, Jessie J, Oasis and The Beatles.
Please note; When booking The Hot Shots acoustic set, an extra 30 minute set up and sound check is required.
DJ Package The Hot Shots offer the most competitive DJ packages available FREE OF CHARGE! Whether you would like to create your own playlist for your event or you would like The Hots Shots to provide all the hits to keep your guests rocking. There are DJ options available to cater for everyones needs from simple background music playlists to full on live DJ sessions by two highly quailfied band members with microphone manning and lights show to get the party started!
Professional Sound and Visual Image The Hot Shots live sound system is a collection of some of the most desirable audio equipment available on the market, including a Yamaha 32 channel digital mixing console, a 4000 watt active speaker system and wireless in-ear monitoring for each member. They are also equipped with a state of the art LED lighting system that provides both the stage and dance floor with the ultimate visual effects.
Their combined collection of instruments, amplifiers and microphones, both vintage and modern includes PRS, Gibson, Fender, MusicMan and EVH electric guitars, Martin and Taylor acoustic guitars, Warwick and Fender basses, Fender and TC Electronic amps, Tama drums and hardware with Zildjian A & K custom cymbals, and an array of Shure and Sennheiser microphones.
Make your special day PERFECT! The band pride themselves on customer satisfaction and flexibility to make your sepcial day runs and smoothly as possible. This is what makes The Hots Shots one of the most popular rock/pop covers bands in the UK.
The Hots Shots offer clients the opportunity to request songs before the confirmed event and they will even learn you first dance FREE OF CHARGE (sufficient notice must be given).
The band dress in smart, wedding suitable clothing as standard for all events. Festival events, parties and private functions can vary upon client request if neccessary.
"The Hot Shots were absolutely amazing!! They completely made our wedding. The guys were relaxed, fun and hugely entertaining, I cannot express how fantastic they were, from getting up at some ridiculous time in the morning to drive all the way to Devon in time to sound check before guests arrived, to playing way beyond the time we had planned for. Just fantastic. Thank you to Rob and the guys for making our wedding the most memorable and fantastic day ever."
The Hot Shots's Set List / Repertoire
Noughties and Beyond… Last Night – The Strokes Dani California – Red Hot Chili Peppers Notion – Kings of Leon Harder to Breathe – Maroon 5 No one Knows – Queens of the stoneage Use Somebody – Kings of Leon Somebody Told Me – The Killers Time is Running Out - Muse Naïve – The Kooks The Pretender - Foo Fighters All The Small Things - Blink 182 Fire – Kasabian Handbags and Gladrags - Stereophonics (Mike d’Abo) I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs Plug in Baby - Muse Dakota – Stereophonics All these things that I have done – The Killers Valerie – Amy Winehouse Lets Get it Started - Black Eyed Peas Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis Enter Sandman - Metallica Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon Bohemian like You - Dandy Warhols Mr Brightside – The Killers Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol No Tomorrow - Orson If You Wanna - Vaccines
Modern Pop Hits Just the way you are - Bruno Mars Billionaire – Bruno Mars Forget You – Cee Lo Green I’m Yours – Jason Mraz Price Tag - Jessie J Call me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen Payphone - Maroon 5 She Said - Plan B Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 Written in the Stars - Tine Tempah Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
Nineties Song 2 – Blur Under the bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers Parklife - Blur Basket Case - Greenday Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters Wonderwall - Oasis Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana Don’t look back in Anger – Oasis
Seventies and Eighties I want it all – Queen One Vision - Queen Teenage Kicks - The Undertones Blame it on the boogie – Jackson 5 Rock & Roll all Night – Kiss Town Called Malice – The Jam All Right Now – Free Superstition – Stevie Wonder Boys are back in town – Thin Lizzy Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry Message in a Bottle - Police Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder Rocking All Over The World - Status Quo Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard Footloose - Kenny Loggins Timewarp - Rocky Horror Show Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Fifties and Sixties Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry Tutti-Fruiti – Little Richard You Really Got Me - The Kinks Day Tripper – The Beatles Twist & Shout – The Beatles Hey Jude - The Beatles Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett Help - The Beatles Pinball Wizard – The Who Rock Around the Clock - Billy Haley I'm a Believer - The Monkees Shake, Rattle & Roll - Buddy Holly Blues Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
First Dance Recommendations Just the way you are - Bruno Mars Yellow - Coldplay Better Together - Jack Johnson Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton Stand By Me - Ben E King Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol Im Yours - Jason Mraz All I Want Is You - U2 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Greenday
Previous First Dance Requests - We Really Will Play Anything!: Nothing Else Matters - Metallica Better - Tom Baxter Hard to Concentrate - Red Hot Chili Peppers Are you gonna be my girl? - Jet Just the way you are - Bruno Mars Better Together - Jack Johnson You Do Something to Me - Paul Weller I won't Give Up - Jason Mraz Jailbird - Primal Scream High - Lighthouse Family Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran At Last! - Etta James I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab For Cutie
Acoustic Set The A Team - Ed Sheeran Somebody that I used to know - Gotye Stand By Me/Beautiful Girls The Scientist - Coldplay Here Comes the sun - The Beatles Lego House - Ed Sheeran Breakeven/The Man who cant be Moved - The Script Hard Days Night - The Beatles Sunday Morning - Maroon 5 Thats Entertainment/Make me Smile - Jam/Steve Harley She Loves You - The Beatles Crazy - Gnarls Barkley Paradise - Coldplay The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars New Shoes - Paolo Nutini Good Riddance - Greenday Umbrella - Rihanna Can't Buy me Love - The Beatles Im Yours/Billionaire - Jason Mraz/Bruno Mars Yellow - Coldplay Dance with me tonight - Olly Murs Sunny afternoon - The Kinks Eight days a week - the Beatles Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People Weather with You - Crowded House Price - Jessie J Message in a Bottle - The Police Use Somebody - Kings of Leon No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers Wonderwall - Oasis Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
NEW! Christmas Repertoire! Merry Xmas Everybody -Slade I Wish it could be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Bruce Springsteen Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee Step Into Christmas - Elton John
Choose any of the following booking options when you hire The Hot Shots from Alive Network.
Acoustic Option 1: 2 x 30 minutes of Duet acoustic music including early arrival (2pm), Add £257
Acoustic Option 2: 2 x 30 minutes of 4 piece acoustic music including early arrival (2pm), Add £514
FREE DJ Service (if booked within 7 days of enquiry): Includes laptop (with vast amount of popular songs from all eras); Band member manning/ making basic announcements/ taking requests; basic lighting, Add £0
DJ Package: Includes laptop (with vast amount of popular songs from all eras); Band member manning/making basic annoucements/taking requests; basic lighting, Add £168
1am Finish: Add £144
Song Request: For The Hot Shots to learn and perform your song request, Add £60
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Customer reviews for The Hot Shots
1 to 10 of 57 customer reviews for The Hot Shots in date order
26/04/2013 The Hot Shots
"All went really well thanks - they were a brilliant band.
Customer review by Louise
17/03/2013 The Hot Shots
"Just a quick email to say a massive thank you to you all for playing at mine and Ben's wedding.
You were fantastic, even now ourselves and our guests are still buzzing and it would not have had that lasting effect if it wasn't for you guys. It's difficult to know what to completely expect until you are there playing on the day but you certainly didn't disappoint. You're an extremely talented band and I hope our guests were pleasant and welcoming towards you all! "
Customer review by Nicola Collins
16/03/2013 The Hot Shots
"You guys were bloody brilliant last night. You really were the cherry on top of the cake. Your version of Never Tear Us Apart was absolutely first rate. Everyone I'vespoke to has said how brilliant you were!"
Customer review by Rian
15/03/2013 The Hot Shots
"Becky made the booking process enjoyable, easy and fulfilling. Her recommendation of The Hot Shots was one of the very first, and although we considered several options, it was the perfect fit for the occasion and we appreciated that she was in tune with the vision of the event.
The Hot Shots were really helpful in the lead up to the event and on the day-of, they arrived early and got organised as quickly as they could, and tried to condense their equipment as much as possible (space was an issue). Their enthusiasm was evident and it genuinely was obvious how much fun they had playing together. That energy was contagious and in turn, they made the party lots of fun and memorable. Several of the guests mentioned they'd like to hire them for private events as well. I would definitely recommend Becky at Alive Network and The Hot Shots."
Customer review by Paige
25/02/2013 The Hot Shots
"We found Alive Network very easy and flexible to deal with, and Gemma helped introduce us to the band and made us feel that all the arrangements were taken care of and secure.
The Hot Shots really got our Wedding Party going and their performance both musically and on stage was fantastic. They were accommodating both in the live sets and the DJ portions and our guests loved them. They mixed with us afterwards and became a great addition to the wedding guestlist."
Customer review by Adrian Maloret
10/12/2012 The Hot Shots
This is a review for the Hot Shots who performed at our wedding on the 13th October in Devon.
Firstly in terms of professionalism and flexibility they where ace. The music was delayed slightly by a surprise from the bride's father and that meant squeezing in the set with a late start and a minimum break which was really appreciated. I was worried when I first saw all their equipment in our small venue but they sorted it all out so everyone could see and dance so all was good!
The set up was great. Lighting, sound and equipment was all great.
They learnt our first dance song for us which was really nice and played it well, so that was a treat. The set was great! We gave a few songs and asked them to improvise the rest. Everything they played got the crowd involved and all were dancing all the way through the set. They sounded fantastic and all guests commented on how great they were. They clearly heard about my love of singing and let me sing a portion of Mustang Sally which was a definite highlight! Not sure it was for the other guests though.
Also by the end of the night they were invited to join the party and got on well with the guests! Some of the girls definitely appreciated not just their musical talents!
In terms of recommendation I cannot state enough how much we enjoyed having them there. They sounded great, were good fun, got everyone involved in the dancing and where professional. "
Customer review by Mr Aron
07/12/2012 The Hot Shots
"Thanks for a great night at RAF Honington, literally partied till I dropped! Great choice of songs :P hope to see you again, keep up with the good tunes xxx"
Customer review by Nicola Maddox
02/12/2012 The Hot Shots
"Hey guys.. Just to say you sound great! Really had a good time last night in revolutions in Sutton.. You guys made the evening :) Ax "
Customer review by Angela Clarke
18/11/2012 The Hot Shots
"We all enjoyed your performance, our four year old was rocking it out on his air guitar!!"
Customer review by Sarah Rowbotham
18/11/2012 The Hot Shots
"You were brilliant, I think you were the best act Mansfield has ever had on for the Christmas lights events :-)"
The Hot Shots is based in Essex but most of the
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