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The Hot Shots

Rock and Pop Function Band based in Essex

Price from £1415 + VAT

WINNERS!!! The Wedding Industry Awards 2015 & 2016, The Hot Shots, are an award winning modern rock & pop party band. Their repertoire features Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran & Maroon 5, as well as rock & indie by Foo Fighters, Killers & Kings Of Leon. Members have played at V Festival, BugJam, London Astoria & the O2 arena. Previous clients: Britvic, Surepass, Checkatrade. Over 230+ positive reviews.

5 stars - The Hot Shots are Highly Recommended 268 Customer Reviews

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  • Winners of the 2015 & 2016 Wedding Industry Awards!
  • Over 230+ positive reviews!
  • Members have performed at V Festival, BugJam, London Astoria and O2 Arena!
  • Previous clients include Britvic, Surepass, Checkatrade and more!
  • Providing the ultimate sound & visual experience at your event with top of the range PA and lighting equipment plus boutique instruments!
  • A range of acoustic sets available to enhance your live entertainment throughout your day!
  • A lighting upgrade and special corporate package available for larger events!
  • First Dance request provided free of charge for all Wedding bookings!
  • A free DJ Service (if booked within 7 days of enquiry) plus a Premium DJ Package also available!

Line up:

Default lineup: 4 members

4 piece: Lead vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals, Drums/Backing Vocals.

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 taking place in March 2017 and receive a 10% discount!

Please Note: The Hot Shots teach music in schools during the week and so, the band may not be available perform Sunday to Thursday during term time. Standard arrivals of 6.30/7pm are available most Fridays throughout the year. Please speak to your agent to check a specific date.

* WINNERS!!! of the 2015 & 2016 Wedding Industry Awards 'Best Wedding Band' in the East of England and National Finalists!
* Cool, Young, Experienced, Energetic and Highly Skilled Musicians.
* Covering an eclectic selection of modern and classic rock and pop covers from Kings Of Leon, The Beatles, The Killers, Queen, The Arctic Monkeys, Guns 'n' Roses, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell and more!
* Top of the range PA and Lighting system for the ultimate sound and visual experience
* Professional, boutique instruments
* Acoustic set also available
* Premium DJ Services available (Additional Service)
* Wireless Microphone Hire (Addtional Service)
* Cooperative, professional, friendly and positive attitude

The Hot Shots
Rob: Lead Vocals/Guitar
Travis: Lead Guitar/Vocals
David: Bass Guitar/Vocals
James: Drums/Vocals

The Hot Shots really were one of the best wedding 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

The Hot Shots are a professional 4 piece band comprising highly experienced, versatile and talented musicians. With an average age of just 26, 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, corporate event bands, 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, Festival, 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:
- 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)
- Ocean Colour Scene (2012)

*WINNERS!!! of the 2015 & 2016 Wedding Industry Awards 'Best Wedding Band' in the East of England! and 'National Finalists!'*

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

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.

Acoustic Set (see booking options for more details)
The Hot Shots offer two types of acoustic set options which are all perfect for creating a laid back, 'live lounge' style atmosphere at your event.

Acoustic Sets Option 1 includes 2 x 30 minutes sets performed by a vocal and guitar duo including an arrival of 6pm.

Acoustic Sets Option 2 includes 2 x 30 minutes sets performed with the full band (2 acoustic guitars, percussion and lead vocals) during dinner or drinks receptions and including an early arrival of 2pm.

Please note: Due to teaching commitments, acoustic option 2 is unavailable on Fridays during school term time unless performed in the evening (please check with your booking agent for more details).

FREE 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 different DJ options available to cater for everyone's needs from simple background music playlists to full DJ playlists for between and after the live band sets.

Premium DJ Package
Fully mixed live DJ sets to a professional level using DJ software. Guests can make requests, band member MC, personalised playlists set by client. An extended lighting rig with smoke machine and strobe lighting (available upon request). Live DJ sessions by highly qualified band members with microphone manning and lights show to get the event started whilst continuing with the energetic party atmosphere until the end of the night!!

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, Suhr 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 special 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 and song must be suitable).

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. 

For corporate events The Hot Shots now offer a special package including:
* Uprated PA system with unrivalled sound quality to cater for larger events.
* Additional Lighting and Effects Upgrade.
* Premium DJ package.
* Wireless Mic Hire for Speeches (x1)
* Flexible timings for early arrival and later finish.

Feedback collected from The Wedding Industry Awards:
“We were so impressed with The Hot Shots, from start to finish. The organisation was prefect, and when we arrived on the day they were in the background, ready to go. And the performance was husband summed it up perfectly telling them at the were far too good for a wedding!”

“The Hot shots, we’re fantastic at our wedding reception. They were energetic, friendly and perceptive to the taste of the guests, which allows their sets to have the dance floor full the whole time! We loved every minute of their music! They also sang our first song spectacularly!”

“I worked in the music industry for 25 years so finding a a band who sounded fresh and would work well live was essential. I listened to hundreds of bands and the hotshots stood out head and shoulders. During the buildup they were communicative and on the night they performed incredibly.”

“The Hot Shots really added that something special in creating the right atmosphere and party to our wedding evening. The dance floor was full the whole time and we have had so many fantastic comments from our guests about how great they were. This band is THE BEST BAND you could hope for.”

“The Hot Shots were punctual and highly professional and set up quickly. We made quite a last minute request and they fulfilled this without question. From the first song they got all the guests up on the dance floor and everyone was dancing right until the end. In all the weddings I’ve been to I’ve never seen the dance floor so full. They are highly skilled musicians and singers and the quality of their music is exceptional. All the guests were shouting their praises the next day!”

“We were looking for a completely different type of band, then heard the hotshots, and were sold. On the night, I’ve never seen a better band. Outstanding.”

“Massively impressed by the Hotshots - they played a beautiful acoustic set during our drinks reception then kept the dance floor full all night with an energetic, talented evening set. We received endless comments afterwards about how great the band were.”

“We couldn’t have wished for a better wedding band. They understood the brief, were flexible and accommodated changes that happened on the day. Musically they are brilliant, ensuring that the dance floor was full all evening with young and old. Fantastic band, great blokes would highly recommend.”

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire The Hot Shots from Alive Network

  • Acoustic Option 1 Add £314

    Includes 2 x 30 minutes of Duet acoustic music including 6pm arrival

  • Acoustic Sets Option 2 Add £585

    (excludes Fridays or weekdays during term time - please check with your agent) 2 x 30 minute acoustic sets with full band performed during dinner or drinks receptions (includes early arrival of 2pm)

  • Song Request Add £78

    For The Hot Shots to learn and perform your song request

  • 1 am Finish Add £193
  • FREE DJ Service (if booked within 7 days of enquiry) Free

    Laptop DJ (with vast amount of popular songs from all eras); Band members manning/making basic announcements if required. Includes the use of our full PA between and after our sets, along with a wide range of pre-mixed music to cater for your guest’s tastes.

  • Premium DJ package Add £277

    Fully mixed live DJ sets to a professional level using DJ software. Guests can make requests, band member MC, personalised playlists set by client. An extended lighting rig 2x Phantom 25 LED Spot Moving Heads, 1m Trussing for Moving Heads, 4x Stairville X-Brick Full Colour LED Floodlight, Stage Uplighters with Smoke Machine.

  • Lighting Upgrade Add £217

    2x Phantom 25 LED Spot Moving Heads, 1m Trussing for Moving Heads, 4x Stairville X-Brick Full Colour LED Floodlight, Stairville LED Commander Lighting Desk for the ultimate light shows! Stage Uplighters with smoke machine and strobe lighting (available upon request)

  • Special Corporate Package Add £718

    Includes upgraded PA system, Lighting Upgrade, Flexible timings, Premium DJ package, 1x Wireless Microphone Hire for speeches

  • Free 1st dance request Free

    (subject to suitability of the song)

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire The Hot Shots from Alive Network

  • 2 x 60 minutes
  • 3 x 40 minutes

Customer reviews for The Hot Shots

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