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The Rips
Rock & Pop Function Band


5 stars – based on 36 reviews

Highly recommended The Rips are highly recommended
Based in York, North Yorkshire but travels UK wide

If you’re looking for a cool, edgy and exceptionally talented rock and pop band, with huge four part harmony vocals, then look no further! The Rips guarantee to get your party rocking with covers from The Stones to Kings Of Leon and even Lady Gaga!
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Customer Reviews: 1 of 36

The Rips is highly recommended

"Alive Network made the booking process very easy. Also using Alive Network and therefore a contract being in place took away any worries. The Rips sounded awesome and created an electric atmosphere."

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Review from Laura Tickle - 26/10/2013

The Rips's Biography

Line up: 5 Piece Band: Lead Vocals/Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals, Rhythm Guitar/Backing Vocals, Keys/Backing Vocals, Drums/Backing Vocals.



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*FREE DJ service for every booking confirmed within 7 days of enquiry! Please speak to your booking agent for more details.

Highlights
* Exclusive to Alive Network!
* Exciting rock and pop band with huge four part harmony vocals!
* Wide range of material from The Beatles, Stones and Van Morrison to Lady Gaga, Kings Of Leon, Mumford and Sons and more!
* Highly accomplished musicians with a wealth of experience performing worldwide theatre shows.
* Very nice guys, professional, easy to work with, accommodating.
* Fantastic value for money.
* Available UK wide and internationally.

"The Rips are with out a shadow of doubt the most talented 'cover' group I have heard in years - their performance was extremely professional and their variation of covers spanning decades of music from The Monkees to Lady Gaga sounded better than the original artists ! A totally fantastic and extremely awesome group - I can't wait to hear them perform again!" - Lord Brett McLean



Please note, in the video above the band are dressed informally. For your event, they would dress as they are in their promotional photos unless otherwise requested.

If you’re looking for a cool, edgy and exceptionally talented rock and pop band, then look no further. Bringing style, energy and excitement to every event, The Rips guarantee to get your party rocking!

The Rips are experts at keeping any dance floor full with a set list to suit all. This five piece perform everything from 50’s and 60’s classics right through to today’s very latest hits. Expect to hear music from Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Kings Of Leon, The Kaiser Chiefs, Katy Perry, Mumford and Sons, The Zutons, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and much more!

Previous Experience
All five members of The Rips are highly accomplished musicians. Previous experience has seen the band performing worldwide with touring theatre productions such as Vampires Rock and Bat The Symphony.

The Rips have also performed at Liverpool’s Echo Arena, Nottingham Arena, The Edinburgh Playhouse, Manchester Palace, Birmingham’s NEC plus a number of prestigious venues in the USA, Spain, Denmark and Ireland. Other highlights include performances at celebrity charity events for Loose Women, Coronation Street and television appearances on SKY TV, The Paul O’Grady Show and BBC World News 24.

Your Event
The Rips are extremely flexible and happy to do whatever they can to suit the needs of your event.

The band usually performs 2 x 60 minute sets but other options can be discussed with your Alive Network booking agent if requested. The Rips can also tailor their look for formal events or can dress more casually if you’d prefer.

Extremely adaptable, The Rips can perform in a range of venues and will always adjust their volume levels to meet your requirements. Background music (from an iPod) between sets will also be provided.

No gig is too big or too small and The Rips are willing to travel UK wide and internationally!



Please note, in the video above the band are dressed informally. For your event, they would dress as they are in their promotional photos unless otherwise requested.

Does your venue have a Volume Limiter?
The Rips have a top-of-the-range Roland TD-20KX electronic drum kit that they can use whenever your venue has had a volume limit imposed upon it.

This enables The Rips to play at a level to suit any venue. Ask your Alive Network agent for more details.

Testimonials:
'These guys played at our party at the weekend - absolutely brilliant. I have never seen so many people up dancing!'
- Chris White, Superior Motor Cars.

'We just wanted to say a huge thanks to The Rips for providing our wedding entertainment on Friday, you were great! Our first dance was perfect and I don't think the dancefloor was ever empty! Everyone was very impressed and you made the night!'
-Vicky & Simon Battle, Dunnington

‘They played at my 21st and made the night –  The Rips are entertaining, suitable for any age and always get the crowd going! Too many positives to put into one sentence!!’
- Olivia Neal, York

'I have known the band for almost a year now, I asked them to support a charity function within Scunthorpe. We were raising funds for a disability team linked to Scunthorpe United Football Club. I had never run a function on this scale and needed some corporate entertainment to support the event. I was recommended this band by a local fan and was assured of there quality. The guys were fantastic, professional and what a fantastic sound! They are clearly talented, have a great fan base and absolutely sold the show with there sets. Everyone was on there feet and dancing. I would always recommend these guys and would hire them within a second!'
- Sarah Teal, Equity and Disability Officer, Scunthorpe United FC

The Rips's Set List / Repertoire

50’s and 60’s Rock and Roll
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis
Hound Dog - Elvis
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Help - The Beatles
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Hey Jude - The Beatles
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Shout - Lulu
Twist & Shout - The Beatles 

70’s and 80’s Pop & Rock
Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
Alright Now – Free
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Starman - David Bowie
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Feel Like Makin Love - Bad Company
Wishing Well -Free/Gary Moore
Take On Me - Aha 
20th Century Boy - T Rex
I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats
Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen
My Sharona - The Knack
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
The Boys Are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones

Indie and Modern
Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
California King Bed - Rihanna
Someone Like You - Adele
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Run - Snow Patrol
Angels - Robbie Williams
What Goes Around Comes Around - Justin Timberlake
Greatest Day - Take That
The Flood - Take That
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Tribute - Tenacious D
I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
Grace Kelly - Mika
Fix You - Coldplay
Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Take Your Mama - Scissor Sisters
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Friday - The Cure
Two - Ryan Adams
You've Got The Love - Florence and the Machine

Christmas Repertoire!
Last Christmas - Wham
Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues
I Don't Want A Lot For Christmas - Mariah Carey
Merry Christmas Everyone - Slade
Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) - The Darkness
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

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Booking options Booking options
Choose any of the following booking options when you hire The Rips from Alive Network.

After Midnight Finish, Add Per Hour £120
DJ service: Includes laptop (with vast amount of popular songs from all eras); Band member manning/ making basic announcements/ taking requests; basic lighting, Add £120
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
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Customer reviews for The Rips

Showing 1 to 10 of 36 customer reviews for The Rips in date order
The Rips
October 26, 2013
5/5 stars
Alive Network made the booking process very easy. Also using Alive Network and therefore a contract being in place took away any worries. The Rips sounded awesome and created an electric atmosphere.
 
The Rips,  highly recommended Bands to hire 26/10/2013
The Rips

"Alive Network made the booking process very easy. Also using Alive Network and therefore a contract being in place took away any worries. The Rips sounded awesome and created an electric atmosphere."
Customer review by Laura Tickle
The Rips
September 14, 2013
5/5 stars
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. The music was fantastic, I have honestly never seen my husband or my dad dancing so much! There were some awesome air guitars and we loved every minute. You were professional, quick to set up, and lovely to talk to as well. Rob has taken some amazing photos of the dance floor action. We will definitely be recommending you to family and friends. Thanks again.
 
The Rips,  highly recommended Bands to hire 14/09/2013
The Rips

"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. The music was fantastic, I have honestly never seen my husband or my dad dancing so much! There were some awesome air guitars and we loved every minute.

You were professional, quick to set up, and lovely to talk to as well. Rob has taken some amazing photos of the dance floor action.

We will definitely be recommending you to family and friends. Thanks again."

Customer review by James & Amy Carie
The Rips
September 6, 2013
5/5 stars
I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful entertainment you gave us on Friday night. It may not be what you need to hear as you embark on the next stage of your career but your approval rating among the 50+ year olds is sky high! I was very impressed by the unflustered and efficient way you set up after being held up by 2 traffic accidents and your playing was everything it said on the tin. It seemed to us all that you do indeed enjoy what you do and your enthusiasm communicated itself you your audience. I think we were very lucky to have you and we wish you every success in your recording career. Success, if it comes and I am sure that it will, couldn't come to a nicer bunch of lads. Thank you all. William
 
The Rips,  highly recommended Bands to hire 06/09/2013
The Rips

"I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful entertainment you gave us on Friday night. It may not be what you need to hear as you embark on the next stage of your career but your approval rating among the 50+ year olds is sky high!

I was very impressed by the unflustered and efficient way you set up after being held up by 2 traffic accidents and your playing was everything it said on the tin. It seemed to us all that you do indeed enjoy what you do and your enthusiasm communicated itself you your audience.

I think we were very lucky to have you and we wish you every success in your recording career. Success, if it comes and I am sure that it will, couldn't come to a nicer bunch of lads.

Thank you all.
William"

Customer review by William Day
The Rips
August 28, 2013
5/5 stars
The whole process of booking a band for our wedding with Alive Network was so straight forward from the original booking to the actual day of our wedding when the band performed. The Rips were brilliant, I cannot recommend them enough, they were so accommodating with everything I asked for including the playlist of music I did/didn’t want in between their hour sets. The dance floor was packed and everyone was disappointed when they finished. A friend who was at my wedding is going to book them for hers as she was so impressed. All I can say is do not hesitate to book The Rips – they will make your event!!
 
The Rips,  highly recommended Bands to hire 28/08/2013
The Rips

"The whole process of booking a band for our wedding with Alive Network was so straight forward from the original booking to the actual day of our wedding when the band performed.

The Rips were brilliant, I cannot recommend them enough, they were so accommodating with everything I asked for including the playlist of music I did/didn’t want in between their hour sets.

The dance floor was packed and everyone was disappointed when they finished. A friend who was at my wedding is going to book them for hers as she was so impressed. All I can say is do not hesitate to book The Rips – they will make your event!!"

Customer review by Andrew Rowan
The Rips
August 16, 2013
5/5 stars
Jemma was very thoughtful and attentive. The band were fabulous, full of fun, very friendly and played all night. Our guests bopped all night. We would recommend them to everyone that is looking for a top quality band.
 
The Rips,  highly recommended Bands to hire 16/08/2013
The Rips

"Jemma was very thoughtful and attentive. The band were fabulous, full of fun, very friendly and played all night. Our guests bopped all night. We would recommend them to everyone that is looking for a top quality band.
"

Customer review by Paul Bray
The Rips
June 29, 2013
5/5 stars
From start to finish I found the whole experience of booking with Alive Network very easy and had confidence that it would go to plan. The confirmation was great and everything they said they would do happened. An example of this was receiving a phone call from The Rips to confirm and they did. Thanks again for everything it was great.
 
The Rips,  highly recommended Bands to hire 29/06/2013
The Rips

"From start to finish I found the whole experience of booking with Alive Network very easy and had confidence that it would go to plan.

The confirmation was great and everything they said they would do happened. An example of this was receiving a phone call from The Rips to confirm and they did.

Thanks again for everything it was great.
"

Customer review by Glenn Aylett
The Rips
June 22, 2013
5/5 stars
Thank you all so much for making our wedding party so much fun! The music was perfect and you were all great to have around, so thank you! Good luck with the rest of your performances, of which there must be plenty!! With love, Vanessa & Nick xx
 
The Rips,  highly recommended Bands to hire 22/06/2013
The Rips

"Thank you all so much for making our wedding party so much fun! The music was perfect and you were all great to have around, so thank you!

Good luck with the rest of your performances, of which there must be plenty!!

With love,

Vanessa & Nick xx"

Customer review by Vanessa and Nick
The Rips
June 16, 2013
5/5 stars
The booking process with Alive Network was smooth and professional; Rebecca was easy to contact and helped with any queries I had. The Rips were absolutely amazing! We booked for our wedding on 1st June and they were better than we could have imagined. The guys were all so friendly and professional and made our reception rock!! The dance floor was full all night - all our guests were super impressed with 'The Rips' and I wouldn't hesitate to book them again. I can't rate them highly enough - if you are thinking of booking them, you will not be disappointed!
 
The Rips,  highly recommended Bands to hire 16/06/2013
The Rips

"The booking process with Alive Network was smooth and professional; Rebecca was easy to contact and helped with any queries I had.

The Rips were absolutely amazing! We booked for our wedding on 1st June and they were better than we could have imagined. The guys were all so friendly and professional and made our reception rock!! The dance floor was full all night - all our guests were super impressed with 'The Rips' and I wouldn't hesitate to book them again.

I can't rate them highly enough - if you are thinking of booking them, you will not be disappointed!"

Customer review by Karen & Steven Jarzyna
The Rips
April 23, 2013
5/5 stars
YOU MUST BOOK THE RIPS FOR YOUR WEDDING!!! If you are looking for a band to play at your wedding, you've found them! The Rips were absolutely incredible. They played an amazing set list and had everyone dancing from the very beginning to the very end. The boys were incredibly professional and were very easy to deal with before our big day and I felt so at ease that they knew what they were doing and would ensure a good night was had by us all. I cannot thank them enough for an incredible evening party and all of our guests are still commenting on how good they were. Booking through Alive Network was incredibly easy and I have recommended them and the Rips to a number of friends already. Thank you so much again to you all. Emma and Matt Game
 
The Rips,  highly recommended Bands to hire 23/04/2013
The Rips

"YOU MUST BOOK THE RIPS FOR YOUR WEDDING!!! If you are looking for a band to play at your wedding, you've found them!

The Rips were absolutely incredible. They played an amazing set list and had everyone dancing from the very beginning to the very end.

The boys were incredibly professional and were very easy to deal with before our big day and I felt so at ease that they knew what they were doing and would ensure a good night was had by us all.

I cannot thank them enough for an incredible evening party and all of our guests are still commenting on how good they were.

Booking through Alive Network was incredibly easy and I have recommended them and the Rips to a number of friends already. Thank you so much again to you all.

Emma and Matt Game"

Customer review by Emma and Matt Game
The Rips
April 20, 2013
5/5 stars
Easy booking. They contacted us near to the event to finalise any arrangements and put us at ease. The Rips were an excellent band!
 
The Rips,  highly recommended Bands to hire 20/04/2013
The Rips

"Easy booking. They contacted us near to the event to finalise any arrangements and put us at ease. The Rips were an excellent band!
"

Customer review by Annabelle Hewitt

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

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Why hire The Rips from Alive Network?
Alive Network are The Rips's UK Booking Agents. If you would like to hire The Rips 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 Rips, your own personal entertaiment coordinator will answer any questions or queries that you might have and liaise directly with The Rips to get you the best possible price, and to ensure they they will provide exactly the right entertainment for your event.

Booking The Rips 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 Rips's performances to ensure standards are met.

In short, hiring The Rips from Alive Network ensures you'll remember your live entertainment for all the right reasons.

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