The London Party Band are one of the UK's longest running, award winning party bands who have a proven reputation for professionalism, reliability & great value for money. They are a well know favourite & will guarantee a fantastic night's entertainment!
The London Party Band's Biography
Line up: 5 Piece Band: 1 x female lead vocals; drums; bass; lead guitar; keyboard.
6 Piece Band: as above plus 1 x male/female vocal or saxophone player.
8 Piece Band: as above with 2 x vocals and 2 x brass players (usually saxophone and trumpet).
* Function band with a wealth of experience performing at weddings, private parties and corporate events around the world!
* Repertoire includes music from Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5, James Brown, Sister Sledge through to more contemporary artists including Jamiroquai, Moloko, Robbie Williams, Amy Winehouse & more!
* A range of line up's and booking options available!
The London Party Band was formed in 1995 by five young funky musicians who wanted to break away from the world of dreary, soulless, quickstep function bands that were playing the circuit. Since then The London Party Band has had a wealth of performing experience from Weddings in remote Scottish Castles to New Year’s Eve parties on the beach in Dubai!
We are one of the UK longest running award winning party bands who have a proven reputation for professionalism, reliability and great value for money performed by some of the most sought after and talented musicians in London.
Outstanding flexibility is the hallmark of The London Party Band. Delivering everything from a solo cocktail pianist and jazz trio’s or quartet’s for lounge music over reception or dinner to a regular five-piece party band right up to an eleven-piece big band complete with brass section percussion and three vocalists.
The London Party Band are one of the most flexible and versatile bands around and are suitable for any type of event including weddings corporate functions out-door festivals awards ceremonies and international events and can arrange their sets and band size to suit.
A sound engineer and complimentary DJ are provided as standard to any booking no matter how small and you can also use The London Party Band Duo - two female singers performing as a cabaret or ABBA tribute act - either as a stand alone act or in conjunction with a band booking again completely FREE OF CHARGE with any band booking!
The London Party Band can also perform easy listening/jazz music during dinner or reception drinks and the can perform as a trio quartet or quintet - this can be booked to perform before the bands main sets at an additional cost.
The London Party Band's repertoire includes music from artists such as Kool & the Gang, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5, James Brown, Sister Sledge and Jocelyn Brown through to more contemporary artists including Jamiroquai, Moloko, Robbie Williams, Amy Winehouse and Joss Stone - they can even throw in the odd Bon Jovi tune!!. Their material is so universally popular that The London Party Band have performed all over Europe and as far a field as the Middle East and Hong Kong.
MEET THE BAND
John Meaney – Musical Director/Keyboards
John has been a piano player from an early age, he has a natural ability to know what will sound good and what will work for the band, in his current role of Musical Director he was a great addition to The London Party Band team. Although a great keyboard player, John’s style is primarily piano based, funky, cool and jazzy. Over the years John has worked with artists such as Suzi Quatro, Percy Sledge, Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel, T Rex and French Superstar David Hallyday– he also runs his own successful production studio is a mean pool player.
Suzanne Miller – Lead Vocals
After studying theatre arts at the London Academy of Music and Drama, Suzanne began her career in musical theatre, performing for a number of years in West End stage productions before going on to support chart acts Alison Moyet and The Pet Shop Boys whilst working as an in-house session singer for EMI. During her singing career she has toured extensively along with session recordings for Radio and TV. Forming and running The London Party Band has become a fulltime occupation for Suzanne and her powerful voice and easy going personality go hand in hand to make sure your night will be fun and filled with some serious partying.
Richard Finch-Turner – Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Richard has been a professional musician for 25 years, from childhood he was moved by the songs of Motown that his mum would play in her car, he believes it was hearing the bass-lines from those great songs that influenced his choice of instrument. Driving, funky, melodic bass-lines are his trademarks. He has worked with members of King Crimson and Level 42, and has played in musical situations from heavy rock to Arabic "rai" music. Richard is also an accomplished singer, having been trained as an operatic baritone and he also teaches singing at college and school.
Mike Connolly - Drums
Mike has been occupying the drum chair of The London Party Band for 5 years now. His sense of groove, his impeccable timing and metronomic tempo are perfect for a party band like The London Party Band. With Mike’s driving beat underpinning the music, the dance floor is never empty for long. Varying in style from jazz to rock, his drumming style always has a great feel and sense of swing.
Chris Thorn - Lead Guitar
Chris was the first person to join Suzanne’s new band when it was formed in 1995. Chris has been involved with several originals projects over the years, including the Jazz Hearts and jazz singer Liane Carrol. He has a very unique approach to guitar playing and can always be counted on for interesting interpretations of classic songs.
STYLE - GENRE - VERSATILITY
The London Party Band are a five piece band consisting of guitar bass keyboards and drums plus one female singer. They perform all the classic dance floor fillers with exceptional energy. However the band is also able to offer the following additional services:
The London Party Band brass section are fantastic musicians who collectively have played with some of the biggest names in the music industry. For amazing solos and the feel of a ‘real’ band you just cannot beat having a brass section and ours are second to none!
Solo Cocktail Pianist
Why not utilise the musicians who are within the band to add some extra pizzazz to your special day? Our Musical Director is also an awesome pianist and would be available to perform cocktail piano over reception drinks or dinner. He is also available to perform for your wedding ceremony and after ceremony drinks with a mixture of easy listening and classical pieces.
Our Dinner Jazz set (aptly named Groove Armadillo!) specialise in background music with a difference going against the traditions of "Beard Jazz" and favoring a much more funky perspective perfect for a younger generation and the more individual event. The set includes songs by Jimmy Smith, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, Headhunters and Incognito. Can be booked as a trio, quartet or quintet with female vocals.
Female Cabaret or Tribute
Consisting of either two girl singers or a male and female singer, The London Party Band Duo is a popular choice for smaller venues and budgets. Having performed at corporate and private events all over the UK as well as regular 10 day hotel contracts in Europe, The London Party Band DUO is designed to appeal to any age range audience at any venue. The London Party Band Duo can perform a huge variety of different sets for your event including Swing & Jazz, The Swinging 60’s, Disco Dancing 70’s, ABBA, Jewish Music, Musical Hall & West End Theatre and a Modern Pop Party Set.
We provide, as a complimentary service, a professional DJ on every single one of our band bookings no matter how small the band or the event.
Our DJ’s are brilliant as not only do they liaise with the clients prior to the event with services such as Song Request Forms but they also play to the audience so you wont get Auntie Mavis dancing to ‘Your Sex is on Fire’!
The London Party Band DJ service will come with a radio microphone for speeches and as all our DJ’s also double up as crew for the main band there is no second lot of speakers and equipment taking up room and they work with the band to ensure that requested songs are not doubled up and announcements are made on time.
The London Party Band DJ really is an essential party of your booking and as its FREE there is no need to worry about this or indeed any part of your booking with this fantastic band.
UPGRADE OPTIONS TO CONSIDER
* Additional musicians, singers and dancers
* Jazz Quartet (instrumental) up to 1.5hrs over reception and dinner
* Jazz Quintet (instrumental) up to 1.5hrs over reception and dinner
* Jazz Quintet with female vocalist up to 1.5 hrs over reception and dinner
* Solo cocktail pianist over reception and dinner
* Solo sax player with backing over reception and dinner
* Female cabaret or tribute before, in-between or after band set (45mins)
* Larger 5000 watt or 10,000 watt PA system with crew
* Additional lighting and FX
* Dance floor including black and white and interactive
* Starlight backcloth
* Projection and surround sound speaker system
* Theming and dressing of stage area
PAST CLIENTS INCLUDE:
Ogilvy & Mather
Silver Leaf Productions
Thames Luxury Charters
Royal Bank of Scotland
Hotusa Hotels (Spain)
McCarthy & Stone
Legal & General
Victoria Park Plaza
Kingston Business School
The Mermaid Theatre
The Hotel Radisson SAS (Amsterdam)
Luttrellstown Castle (Dublin)
Orange, NHS Trust
Botanical Gardens (Birmingham)
Hampton Court Palace
The Metropolitan Police
The Ritz Hotel (London)
The Hilton Hotels
L’Horizon Hotel (Jersey)
Café de Paris (London)
The Fashion Café (London)
The Natural History Museum
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Plus many, many more
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT THE LONDON PARTY BAND The band were excellent – we had such a fantastic event and are delighted that the band are now being booked for our charity, The Maria Curie Cancer Care.
Warren Vaughan, McCarthy & Stone
Five Lakes Resort, Essex
Everyone enjoyed the band, they got people up and dancing. is the third time that we have used the band and would not hesitate to use again or recommend to others.
Maria Mills, Ashford & St. Peters Hospital NHS Trust
The Hilton Hotel, Surrey
Excellent as always
Louise Baldock – Senior Event Manager, JP Morgan, London
Old Billingsgate, London
We have had letters from guests who said that it was the best industry event that they have attended in years
Madame Tussauds, London
The band were excellent and couldn't have been more friendly. I don't think there was ever a shortage of people on the dance floor at any point.
The London Party Band's Set List / Repertoire
The London Party Band are updating their set lists on a regular basis so please check with your agent for an up to date song list. We would be happy to learn new songs as long as they have been requested in advance including first dances. The London Party Band are also delighted to work with clients who are musicians or singers and would like to perform with the band on the night of the event.
90’s AND MODERN DAY
Mama told me - Tom Jones/Stereophonics
Sex bomb - Tom Jones/Stereophonics
Canned heat - Jamiroquai
I kissed a girl – Katie Parry
Sing it back – Moloko
Valarie – Amy Winehouse
Living on a prayer – Bon Jovi
Let me entertain you – Robbie Williams
Sex is on fire – Kings of Lyon
80’s CLASSIC SOUL
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Upside Down - Diana Ross
You might need somebody - Randy Crawford
Call me - Blondie
I'm so excited - The Pointer Sisters
Ain't nobody - Chaka Khan
Thinking Of You - Sister Sledge
I feel for you – Chaka Khan
To be real – Cheryl Lynn
All this love – Gwen McRae
Somebody else’s guy – Jocelyn Brown
Wake me up before you go go – Wham
Simply the best – Tina Turner
Walking on sunshine – KC & The Sunshine Band
All night long – Lionel Richie
70’s DISCO DANCE FLOOR FILLERS
Le freak - Chic
Good times/rappers delight - Chic
I will survive – Gloria Gaynor
Hot stuff – Donna Summer
Boogie oogie oogie – Taste of Honey
Oh what a night – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Lady Marmalade – Labelle
Carwash – Rose Royce
Relight my fire – Dan Harman
Get down tonight – KC & The Sunshine Band
Everybody dance - Chic
Disco inferno – The Tramps
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Celebration – Kool and the Gang
Waterloo - ABBA
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
We are family – Sister Sledge
Lost in music – Sister Sledge
Young hearts – Candie Staton
Blame if on the boogie – Jackson 5
Play that funky music – Wild Cherry
Love train - The O’Jays
Shake Your Body – Jackson 5
That’s the way I like it - KC And The Sunshine Band
Get down tonight - KC And The Sunshine Band
Man in the mirror – Michael Jackson
9to5 – Dolly Parton
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Greatest dancer - Sister Sledge
Ain’t no stopping us now – McFadden & Whitehead
You to me are everything – The Real Thing
50’s & 60’s
Nutbush city limits - Tina Turner
I feel good - James Brown
Sex machine - James Brown
Heard it though the grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Natural woman - Aretha Franklin
Think - Aretha Franklin
Until you come back to me – Aretha Franklin
Love The One Your With - Aretha Franklin
Baby you can drive my car - The Beatles
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Saw her standing there – The Beatles
I wanna hold your hand – The Beatles
Mustang Sally - Blues Brothers
Midnight Hour - Blues Brothers
Signed sealed delivered - Stevie Wonder
Hound dog – Elvis
Knock on wood – Eddie Floyd
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Build me up buttercup – The Foundations
Cant take my eyes off you – Andy Williams
Great balls of fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
EASY LISTENING – INSTRUMENTAL
Nearness of you
The way you look tonight
Night and day
How it felt to be free
It had to be you
Walking between the raindrops
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Cant take that away
Fly me to the moon
Come fly with me
Have you met Miss Jones
If I only had a brain
My baby just cares for me
New York New York
My Funny Valentine
Every Time we say Goodbye
Lullaby OF Birdland
The Nearness of You
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
The Look of Love
Someone to Watch Over Me
Old Devil Called Love
Walk on by
Cry me a River
Various Bond Themes
Night and Day
Lady is a Tramp
Girl From Ipanema
EASY LISTENING - VOCALS
Until you come back to me
Lets stay together
You’ve go to be
You’ve got a friend
You might need somebody
Stand by me
Walk on by
Son of a preacher man
What’s going on
Through the grapevine
Big yellow taxi
Dock of the bay
Just the two of us
My baby just cares
Night and day