The McQueens are a professional, lively & exciting 5 piece band. With both male & female lead vocals, their dynamic live set is regularly updated with classic & current songs from Dolly Parton, The Beatles, Kings Of Leon, Adele & loads more! Prices: From £1295 +
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"Absolutely fabulous photos. Excellent music. All in all, a fantastic evening.
James and Gaynor, Ladies festival, Royal Berkshire Hotel, Ascot
Highlights * Live 5 piece Wedding Band great for dancing * Acoustic duo for ceremony or drinks reception * Professional musicians * Male and female vocals * Your choice of first dance * Stage lighting included * Extensive repertoire spanning Elvis to Lady Ga Ga * Documentary/reportage photos of the event included! * Disco music between sets
"We were totally blown away by The McQueens, they were simply fantastic!" - Olly and Becky Goldsmith Whitstable Kent
Before The McQueens The McQueens met and formed in London 2004. All members are professional musicians and are in their twenties and thirties. Their talent and love of music is evident in every performance.
Matthew, the musical director and guitarist started his career at the American Guitar Institute and within 6 months of graduating at 19 was signed to Universal Records. He arena toured America and the UK supporting The Who, Neil Young, Nickelback, Wheatus, and The Wallflowers and has performed with Elton John, Robbie Williams, Holly Valance, Minnie Driver and has played to live audiences in excess of 20,000.
Danny the bass player, cut his teeth on the tribute band circuit appearing at Wembley Stadium as Ricky Martin!
Tom (percussion) is a member of successful Smiths and Queen tribute bands. He has also performed at the Isle of White, Glastonbury and Reading festivals in an originals band.
Both lead singers Jim and Catherine have been performing extensively over the past ten years in function, wedding and originals bands.
“Everyone thought you were superb. Anna said the Kings of Leon song that you did as their first song was better than the original.” - Colin and James Lympne Castle Kent
The McQueens Past Clients The band has predominately performed for private clients at a variety of venues including Woburn Abbey, Hampton Court, Brands Hatch, Pembroke Lodge Richmond Park, Moxhull Hall West Midlands, Commissioners House Chatham Historic Dockyard, Penny Hill Park Bagshot, Russell Hotel London, Margam Park South Wales, Morgan hotel Swansea, Heythrop Park Oxfordshire, Heddingham Castle Essex and Lympne Castle Kent.
The McQueens have also performed for corporate clients Sony at Cliveden House, Ocean Connect on the River Thames, Kent County Council, Medway Council in Kent, the Association of Local Government Officers and Fairbridge.
What kind of music will they play? Functions today boast a guest list with an eclectic mix of ages. The McQueens choice music will reflect that. Sets can include music from the 50s and 60s with ‘Rock Around the Clock’ and ‘Surfin USA’ through the 70s and 80s with ‘Hot Stuff’ and ‘Don’t you want me Baby’ to the 90s and 2000s with ‘Poker Face’, ‘Sex on fire’ and ‘I Gotta a feeling’. The band work from a basic list of songs picking songs on the fly as the evening develops to ensure the music is non stop and exciting to dance to.
“You guys were amazing at our wedding! loved it so much x” - Odette Phillips, South Wales
What will the band look and act like? The McQueens always dress and perform formally in dinner suits and white shirts with black dress for the female vocalist. They feel that personal presentation and projection is a very important part of the overall performance and should display a clean stylish look with a positive but not bullish image.
Your Event The McQueens are able to perform 3 x 45 minute sets or 2 x 65 minute sets with pre-mixed disco tracks played inbetween.
The band takes pride in offering to perform any reasonable first dance of your choice and will learn it before the night if necessary!
The McQueens prefer to set up early wherever possible without extra cost to avoid the undignified disruption of back stage crew invading your setting with flight cases and sound checks.
To ensure guests take away fond memories of the evening The McQueens produce documentary/reportage photos of the event that are available free from their website.
”We love the pics that you took throughout the night. We hadn't expected that and it has made it even more special to be able to look at your website and re live some of the evening. We still haven't got our wedding pics back from the photographer yet so your website are the only ones we have.” - Olly and Becky Goldsmith, Whitstable Kent
Acoustic Set The McQueens can provide up to 3 x 30 minute sets of acoustic music, perfect for afternoon performances, drinks receptions or dinner entertainment.
The acoustic sessions provide stripped-back, 'live lounge' style versions of Use Somebody by Kings Of Leon, At Last by Etta James and many more. The acoustic sets can be booked with a duo or trio line up. Please see booking options or speak to an Alive Network booking agent for more details.
Equipment The McQueens carry PA systems up to 5000 watt suitable for audiences of up to 500 guests. 8 x par 64 cans & controller provide stage lighting which is static but more than adequate to dance to. Main and back up amps and instruments are of the best quality and of professional standard commensurate with the quality of performance all are serviced and PAT tested regularly.
"We danced all night...the music was just superb, it really couldn't get any better. Well done The McQueens!" - Pete, Turkey Mill, Maidstone
The McQueens's Set List / Repertoire
Band Set 1 To good to be true Andy Williams You never can tell Chuck Berry Faith George Michael Mercy Duffy Dance with me tonight Olly Murs Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry Cant get you out my head Kylie Don’t stop believing Glee/Journey Lazy Song Bruno Mars Don’t you want me Human League Islands in the stream Dolly Parton Rolling in the Deep Adele Great Balls of fire Jerry Lee Lewis I saw here standing there The Beatles I wanna hold hand The Beatles Mama do Pixie Lott Every time you walk Searchers Hey Baby DJ Otzi Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
Band Set 2 Night Train James Brown Like a Virgin Madonna Brimful of Asha Cornershop Marry You Bruno Mars Filthy Gorgeous Scissor Sister Hot Stuff Donna Summer I will Survive Gloria Rock around the Clock Bill Haley Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison We are young Fun Place your hands Reef Valerie Amy Winehouse Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond 9 to 5 Dolly Parton She said Plan B Sex on Fire Kings of Leon Burning Love Elvis Presley Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones Poker Face Lady Ga Ga
Band Set 3 I Gotta a feelin Black Eyed Peas Surfin USA Beach Boys I’m a Believer Monkees 500 Miles The Proclaimers Walking on Sunshine Katrina I Feel good James Brown Use Somebody Kings Leon You’ve got the Love Florence & Machine Summer 69 Bryan Adams Moves like Jagger Maroon 5 American Pie Don McClean Mr Brightside The Killers Reelin & Rockin Chuck Berry Chelsea Dagger Fratillies
Some slow songs... To love somebody Bee Gees Something The Beatles Have I told you lately Rod Stewart If i aint got you Alicia Keys Make you feel my love Adele Time of your life Green Day Somebody like you Adele Wonderful tonight Eric Clapton Chasing Cars Snow Patrol Empire State of Mind Alicia Keys
Others.... Louis Louis Kingsmen Honk Tonk Woman Stones Teenage Kicks Undertones Hard to Handle Black Crowes Kung Fu Fighting Karl Douglas Rolling in the Deep Adele Wipe out Ventures I kissed a girl Katy Perry Stuck in the Middle Stealers Wheel Soul Man Sam & Dave 20thC Boy T Rex Blister in Sun Violent Femme Proud Mary Ike and Tina Rocks off Primal Scream All the Small Things Blink 182
Acoustic Duo/Trio songs (see booking options) At Last Eta James All you need is love The Beatles Acony BellGillianWelh All time low The Wanted Amazed Lonestar After the goldrush Neil Young Annie’s song John Denver Angel Tom Petty Amazing Grace Trad Always on my mind Willie Nelson Born this way Lady Ga Ga Beautiful ones Suede Big yellow taxi Joni Mitchelle Bye bye love Everley Brothers Black and Gold Sam Sparrow Brown eyed girl Van Morrision Chasing cars Snow patrol Close to you Carpenters Crazy Love Van Morrision/ Marc Cohen Forget you Cee Lo Green Crazy Gnarls Barclay Dream Everley Brothers Dont look back in anger Oasis 8 days a week The Beatles Fall at your feet Crowded House For You Eva Cassidy Fly me to the moon Frank Sinatra Faith George Michael Free Falling Tom Petty Friday im in Love The Cure Heart of Glass Blondie Hey Soul sister Train Help me make it thru the night Gladys Knight Home Michael Bubble If not for you George Harrision Follow you into the dark Death Cab for cutie I’m a believer Monkees Only wanna be with you Dusty Springfield I Dont wanna miss a thing Arerosmith In my life The Beatles If i aint got you Alicia Keys Just looking Stereophonics Just the way you are Billy Joel Just the way you are Bruno Mars Just the way you look tonight Frank Sinatra Kathys songPaul Simon Lazy song Bruno Mars L.O.V.ELouis Armstrong Lovin you Minnie Ripperton Moon RiverBreakfast at Tiffinays Price Tag Jessie J More than words Extreme My Girl Temptations Over the Rainbow/Wonderful world Eva Cassidy etc.. People get ready Blind boys of Alabama Poker Face Lady Ga Ga Rolling in the deep Adele She’s the one Robbie Williams Sex on Fire Kings of Leon Shine Take That Something The Beatles Stand by me Ben E king Someone like you Adele Some days are Diamonds Tom Petty To make you feel my love Adele Three Little birds Bob Marley Take it easy Eagles Tonight ill be staying Bob Dylan Time of your life Green Day To Love somebody Janis/Bee Gees Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton Weather with you Crowded House Wild Horses Rolling Stones When the stars go blue Ryan Adams When you say nothing at all Ronan Keating Wonderwall Oasis Your still the one Shania Twain Your Song Ellie Goulding Youve got a friend James Taylor Yellow Coldplay
NEW! Christmas Repertoire! The Pogues feat Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York Auld Lang Syne Brenda Lee - Rocking Around The Christmas Tree Run Run Rudolph - Chuck Berry Wizard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas
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Customer reviews for The McQueens
1 to 9 of 9 customer reviews for The McQueens in date order
28/04/2012 The McQueens
"Absolutely fabulous photos. Excellent music. All in all, a fantastic evening.
James and Gaynor, Ladies festival, Royal Berkshire Hotel, Ascot
Customer review by Claire Saunders
27/04/2012 The McQueens
"Dear George et al,
Thank you for a fantastic evening at the Royal Berkshire Hotel.
Gayner and James were overwelmed at the service they received from yourselves.
We will most certainly be passing your details on to other Lodges and keep you in mind for next year.
Again, thank you so much.
Customer review by Ron Cook
23/04/2012 The McQueens
"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding at Moxhull Hall.
We had a fantastic day and are grateful for your part in making the day so special.
We loved your version of 'Love Song' - just stunning. All of our guests have commented on just how brilliant you were.
Neil and Sam"
Customer review by Neil and Sam
08/04/2012 The McQueens
"To George and the Mcqueens,
Thank you for making our evening celebrations so awesomely memorable!!
We had a ball and everyone has raved about you ever since.
the photos were a great edition and really captured the party spirit.
All our love
Mr & Mrs Parish
8th April 2012
Little Silver Hotel Tenterden Kent"
Customer review by Mr & Mrs Parish
08/04/2012 The McQueens
"Just to say the band were absolutely amazing. I don't think the dance floor was empty once and everyone has said how good they were! They really made the evening so special and we loved every song! There were a few pairs of sore feet from all the dancing last night - but completely worth the pain!!
Can I ask how photos are available and whether we can get copies? We are on honeymoon on tomorrow and wont be back till 21st April so won't be able to access anything till then.
Customer review by Danielle Gear
04/04/2012 The McQueens
Thanks again for playing a really rockin' set and getting everyone up dancing, all night. Worth every penny and I would have no hesitation in hiring you again or recommending you to anyone else. Spectacular!
All the best,
Carl and Claire
Customer review by Carl and Claire
28/08/2011 The McQueens
Just a little note to say thank you to all of the band for your amazing performance at our wedding on 28th August at Charleston Manor.
Your help with the ceremony music helped calm the nerves, the acoustic set was perfect and the evening sets were so fantastic - we never wanted it to end. Even the first dance was fun! We've had so many guest asking about you and saying how awesome you were - certainly never heard a better band for any wedding ... luckily it was ours! The photos also are absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you so much
Barry and Katie
Charleston Manor East Sussex"
Customer review by Barry and Katie
09/07/2011 The McQueens
A very belated card to thank The McQueens for a wonderful evening. They really were on of the highlights of our wedding and played an amazing first dance number combining David Gray and Billy Idol seamlessly, not an easy ask!
The rest of the sets were absolutely spot on - and great fun. You're complete professionals - thank you so very much. Alas mark is still in Syria but i know he'd echo my sentiments.
Customer review by Mark and Diana
11/06/2011 The McQueens
"Oh George - THANK YOU :) THANK YOU!!!!
The pics, the dics, the slideshow - so fabulous - truly!!!
Oh you're really THE BEST............and you put my songs on there too (I had a bit of a cry - I'm just soppy) - you really did help us to have the best day ever.................. your band is so so fabulous............the way the duet performed played Soul Sister and 'Feel My love' was so perfect!! And people STILL talk about the party and your band..... so thank you again.
As for the photos - brilliant...........the slide show however - it's like a gift from you - so really - thank you - it's just perfect................
Thank you for everything.
Scarily .......i think my son seems to be planning to make it all legal with Sam (his girlfriend who was at the wedding) - soooo maybe another wedding yet!
Thank you again - please thank all your lovely band - they really did help us to have the perfect day.
Customer review by Jacqueline and Andy
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