Highly Recommended Based in Kent but travels UK wide
A fantastic 6-10 piece pop function band. Featuring outstanding vocalists you'll struggle to find better! World class session musicians e2 play rock & pop classics from an extensive repertoire complete with top equipment & a sound engineer Prices: From £1800+
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"E2 performed beautifully and were a delight to have in my home and played fabulous sets at my party! They are a great band and I wouldn't hesitate to book them again or recommend them to friends and family !!
Line up:Standard 6 piece band: 2 x lead vocalists, drums, bass, lead guitar, keyboard
8-10 piece band: as above plus brass players (usually saxophone and trumpet) and extra vocalists (please see booking options).
Please note; E2 only advertise prices for the South and parts of the Midlands and Wales. However the band will consider work in other parts of the UK. Please call us for more details.
Since their formation e2 have become synonymous with the highest quality entertainment. They are used to playing with high profile artists appearing live and in the studio as well as on TV and radio. This puts e2 leagues above your usual function band and ensures your event will live long in the minds of your guests.
e2 are one of the most flexible and versatile bands around and are ideal for weddings private and corporate parties large corporate events & awards ceremonies as well as festivals and concerts.
They take a sound engineer as standard to all performances no matter how small but will hire in extra engineers for larger gigs if required as well as larger sound or lighting rigs (see Options and speak to your agent for more information).
e2 also offer an additional full DJ package between sets to keep the party moving but also include CD background music as standard if the DJ is not required.
For lighter jazz or background music during dinner or a drinks reception the band perform as a trio or quartet who can be booked to perform before the main performance starts.
Mat Hector - Drummer and Musical Director With fifteen years of experience in studio and live performance Mat a widely respected musician and tutor has performed at some of the world's most prestigious venues including Wembley. A signed artist for Universal studios in Los Angeles he has worked for and with members of The Van Morrison Band The Lighthouse Family Jimmy Nail and Let Loose. With a wealth of musical knowledge and experience Mat e2's musical director heads up this fantastic collection of musicians.
Becky Jenner - Vocals A highly respected lecturer at The Academy Of Contemporary Music one of Europe's top music colleges Becky is a vastly experienced front-woman and a natural born performer. In the past she has worked along side artists such as The Red Hot Chilli Peppers Carleen Anderson (The Brand New Heavies) The James Taylor Quartet Crispian Mills (Kula Shaker) and the massive Japanese star Hitomi Yaida.
Katie Krykant - Vocals Katie a superlative jazz and soul singer has worked alongside some of the most well-known and respected artists in the business. Katie's session credits include such artists as Elvis Costello Sharon Shannon and Toby Smith (Jamiroquai) as well as collaborations with musicians including Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) Mark Richardson and Ace (Skunk Anansie) Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) and Brian May (Queen).
Belle Erskin - Vocals After three years in the prestigious west end musical "Cats" professional singer and dancer Belle Erskin has become a respected global session vocalist and songwriter. She has worked extensively over Europe and the U.S.A and is proud to have worked alongside some of the world's greatest musicians vocalists composers and producers including Steve Lukathar and Simon Philips of "ToTo" Marc Aramian (Coca Cola The Olympic Games) and Steve McLaughlin (X-men Die Hard License to Kill Lethal Weapon).
Kevin Earl - Keyboards A respected composer and arranger Kevin is the most experienced member of the e2 team. His qualifications include a degree from The Royal Northern College Of Music and an IRAM from The Royal Academy Of Music in London. His session credits include Sting Duran Duran Chris Rea Phil Collins Spandau Ballet Gary Barlow Cliff Richard, and Jimmy Nail, as well as being a member of the resident band on Channel 4's The Tube. TV appearances include Parkinson, Wogan and Top Of The Pops.
Jim Down - Bass guitar A professional musician since 1991 and owner of a successful London Music Complex, Jim has had numerous TV and radio appearances including Top of The Pops and Wogan. Working for and with Suzi Quatro, Steve Harley, Paul Reeve (Muse), Tony Clarke (Clannad/Moody Blues) and Pete Bellote (Donna Summer).
Andy Warnock - Lead guitar Andy's sound and musicality makes him one of the most sought after and in demand guitarists on the live session scene. One of the few musicians to perform at the Millennium Dome, past experience includes work with members of the Van Morrison Band, The Edwin Star Band and a residency at the original world famous Marquee club, as well as a stint at Ronnie Scott's.
Sam Mayne - Sax The 2000 Perrier Award winner for Jazz, Sam's CV reads like a who's who of the current British music scene. Craig David, Lamar, Amy Winehouse, Jamie Cullum, Katie Melua, Will Young, Gareth Gates, and Cathy Dennis have all employed Sam's great tone and technique on their recordings. He has also appeared on three live Pop Idol shows, the Pop Idol live DVD, as well as playing regularly with the John Dankworth Big Band for the BBC.
Darren Wiles - Trumpet After studying at the world renowned Trinity College of Music, Darren has gone on to fill his diary with work for some of the best known recording artists, as well as some of the top west end and TV shows. Recording credits include Gabrielle, Martine McCutchean, Embrace and Cast, while TV and west end show credits include The National Lottery, The Priory, Pop Idol, Annie, Kiss Me Kate and Jerry Springer The Opera.
Trevor Mires - Trombone Trevor, an amazing and award-winning soloist, makes up the third piece of the stunning e2 Brass Section. He has held the position of Principal Trombonist with the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, and has also been a member of the London Fusion Orchestra. He was awarded a place at the Royal College of Music, where he received both the RCM Brass Prize and the RCM Trombone Soloist Prize in the same year. A regular musician in backing bands on Top of The Pops, he has also worked with artists ranging from Jamie Cullum to Suzi Quatro.
e2 Have performed for Corporate clients such as: The Crown Estate Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Instinct Events Ltd Phase Forward Canon UK KGM Consultants PPG Awards Dinner University of East London Worksop College Ball Combined Insurance/THA (UK) Terminal 5 (T5) Lee Cooper International St George’s College Abbey Road Studios/EMI Corvern Group Well Pleased Events Pearson Education Canterbury City Council PGI (US) Dept Health & Social Security StreetMap Royal Marsden Campaign Ball Chordiant Software Int Pearce Group Ltd MVM The Azlan Group Compass Group Sharper Solutions British Airways Concorde Club Abbey Road Studios Hampton Court Palace E.M.I. Royal Windsor Race Course Leas Cliff Hall Claridges Hotel Hilton Hotels Royal Society of Arts Woburn Abbey Lee Cooper International Café Royale I.B.M. British Airways National Maritime Museum HFC Bank Brocket Hall Royal Bank of Scotland Terminal 5 Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Corporate Hospitality International Ltd Oakley Court Hotel The Lowry Hotel Harlaxton Manor Southwark Council Canon Lloyds TSB Bank Figurehead Records UNICEF Royal Garden Hotel Castle Ashby Pump Rooms (Bath) Meridian Hotels Inverlochy Castle The Winter Gardens — Margate Brighton Metropole Great Fosters CSSC Sports & Leisure Dickens Inn Dartmouth House Radisson SAS Vauxhall Holiday Park Paragon Software Royal Garden Hotel
COMMENTS ABOUT E2 Fani Tosh from The ICC, Birmingham. Top band! Thank you! We will be in touch again!
Shani McDonald from The Lees Cliff Hall, Folkstone, Kent. This was not a run of the mill night and I would like to thank you for making the occasion such a memorable one!
Lynn Poker from The Natural History Museum. I would like to thank you for your wonderful performance and professionalism throughout the event. I will have no hesitation in recommending you for further events.
Penny & Craig from Harlaxton Manor, Lincs. Performance was excellent and very high standard all round. The whole process of dealing with the band was a totally pleasant experience!
Krish & Shefali from Claridges, London. We had to write to tell you how wonderful the band were and how they were complimented by all who attended. All our guests danced from start to finish. Thank you!
Joanna & Simon from Wood Norton Hall, Worcs. E2 were fantastic. The way they got the guests up from being just 4 or 5 to being a packed dance floor! We are so glad we chose a good band, it made all the difference!
E2 EXTRA OPTIONS
Brass Section In keeping with the calibre of musicians in e2, the e2 brass section are all top-drawer players. Awesome solos, great dance moves and fantastically tight playing are all hallmarks of this remarkable section. Individually seen with acts such as Gabrielle, Craig David, Macy Gray, Amy Winehouse and Jamie Cullum, and on TV shows such as The Johnny Vaughn Show, The Big Breakfast, Pop Idol and The National Lottery Live, this ensemble of brass players are exclusive to e2.
Dinner Jazz As you would expect from a band of top musicians, musical virtuosity and versatility come as standard. Therefore e2 can offer Dinner Jazz, an unrivalled jazz duo, trio or quartet. Dinner Jazz is not only sophisticated and chic, it also sets a mood and atmosphere that only live jazz can create. Whether for a reception, or during dinner, this choice cannot fail but bring a touch of class to proceedings.
DJ Every great party needs a great DJ.
In many ways a great DJ is as important as a great band. After all, the band doesn't play for the entire evening. A good DJ should be the anchorman for the event, compering and guiding the evening as well as maintaining the vibe and atmosphere between the bands sets.
In fact, when you think about it, a great DJ is vital.
Not only are the e2 DJ's great, but they also have the advantage of being part of the e2 team, working with the band night after night. This close working relationship offers an unrivaled understanding between band and DJ ensuring a seamless transition between sets.
Along with the e2 DJ comes a stunning, state of the art dance floor lighting rig that will create an atmosphere that even the hardened "I've got two left feet" guest will struggle to resist.
Please note: *Due to session and touring work, deps of a very high standard may sometimes be used.
*e2 can no longer play your first dance themselves. However they can play the CD or MP3 through their PA system should you wish.
e2's Set List / Repertoire
Please note that this band can no longer play your first dance themselves they can play the CD or MP3 through their PA system should you wish to provide this.
Contemporary Crazy in Love- Beyonce American Boy- Estel Poker Face- Lady Gaga Born This Way- Lady Gaga Price Tag- Jessie J Empire State Of Mind - Jay Z and Alicia Keys Only Girl (In The World)- Rhianna Umberella- Rhianna Rehab- Amy Winehouse Valerie- Amy Winehouse Forget You- Cee Lo Green No Tomorrow- Orson I Kissed A Girl- Katy Perry Living For The Weekend- Hard Fi Don't Feel Like Dancing- Scissor Sisters So What- Pink I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc Moves Like Jagger- Maroon 5 You've Got The Love- Florence And The Machine
Rock and Indie Mr Brightside- The Killers Sex On Fire- Kings Of Leon Don’t Stop Believing- Journey Place Your Hands- Reef Don’t Stop Me Now- Queen We Are The Champions- Queen Vertigo- U2 Living On A Prayer- Bon Jovi Hard To Handle- Black Crows Run To Me- Bryan Adams Summer Of 69- Bryan Adams Johnny B Goode- Chuck Berry Sweet Home Alabama- Lynard Skynyrd All Right Now- Bad Company Don’t Stop- Fleetwood Mac Come Up And See Me- Stave Harley Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick- Ian Dury Take Me Out- Franz Ferdinand Let Me Entertain You- Robbie Williams
1990’s Mama Told Me- Tom Jones/Stereophonics Sex Bomb- Tom Jones/Stereophonics Canned Heat- Jamiroquai Disco 2000- Pulp Parklife- Blur Wonderwall- Oasis I Don’t Want A Lover- Texas 9-5- Dolly Parton Something Got Me Started- Simply Red Smooth- Santana If You Tolerate This- Manic Street Preachers Sun From My Heart- Manic Street Preachers Sowing The Seeds Of Love- Tears For Fears Women In Chains- Tears For Fears Rule The World- Tears For Fears Give It Away- Red Hot Chilli Peppers
1980’s Last Night A DJ Saved My Life- Indeep Don’t You Want Me- Human League Thriller- Michael Jackson Billie Jean- Michael Jackson Material Girl- Madonna Take On Me- A-Ha Upside Down- Dianna Ross You Might Need Somebody- Randy Crawford Heart Of Glass- Blondie I’m So Excited- The Pointer Sisters Fame- Irene Cara 1999- Prince Somebody Else’s Guy- Jocelyn Brown Teardrops- Womack and Womack Lets Dance- Bowie Rio- Duran Duran
1970’s Shake Your Body- The Jacksons I Want You Back- The Jacksons Boogie Nights- Heatwave Lady Marmalade- Labelle That’s The Way I Like It- KC And The Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight- KC And The Sunshine Band September- Earth, Wind And Fire Supersition- Stevie Wonder I Wish- Stevie Wonder Dancing Queen- Abba Waterloo- Abba We Are Family- Sister Sledge Best Of My Love- Sister Sledge Everybody Dance- Sister Sledge Greatest Dancer- Sister Sledge Good Times- Chic Carwash- Chic Disco Inferno- The Trammps I Will Survive- Gloria Gaynor Young Hearts- Candy Statton
1950’s and 1960’s Proud Mary- Tina Turner Nutbush- Tina Turner I Feel Good- James Brown Sex Machine- James Brown Take Me To The River- Various Artists Satisfaction- Rolling Stones Heard It Though The Grapevine- Marvin Gaye Respect- Aretha Franklin Natural Women- Aretha Franklin Think- Aretha Franklin Love The One Your With- Aretha Franklin Soul Man- Sam And Dave Baby You Can Drive My Car- The Beatles Twist And Shout- The Beatles Mustang Sally- Blues Brothers Shake Your Tail Feather- Blues Brothers Midnight Hour- Blues Brothers Signed Sealed Delivered- Stevie Wonder Blue Suede Shoes- Elvis Jail House Rock- Elvis
e2 can perform all of these songs but some may require advance notice as not all are performed regularly and may require rehearsal.
Some songs are not suitable for all functions.
e2 welcome your input in choosing the songs you would like performed at your function but feel the ultimate design of their play list is best left to the experience of the band with your suggestions and preferences taken into consideration.
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Customer reviews for e2
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"E2 performed beautifully and were a delight to have in my home and played fabulous sets at my party! They are a great band and I wouldn't hesitate to book them again or recommend them to friends and family !!
Many thanks Paola and family !
Customer review by Paola Davie
"I booked E2 through Alive Network after watching their clips on the website. The band was absolutely fantastic. They were all so polite and professional. The music was brilliant and the dance floor was filled from the second they started playing. They played all the songs I loved. Old and young were dancing right until the end of the night. I would 100% recommend them again. They really made my wedding special. I am a very happy wife!!"
Customer review by Harriet Howe
"All I can say is that everyone at the wedding had an absolutely brilliant evening. The band were amazing and the dance floor was packed the entire night.
I would personally like to pass on my thanks to E2; they all had a great time too. We had so many compliments about them – totally professional, entertaining and just made the entire evening a wonderful success.
Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them – they made Nic and Rob’s wedding a night to remember.
Thank you so much.
Sue (Bride’s Mum)
Customer review by Sue May-Brown
"The support from Alive was re-assuring. E2 were amazing fun and lovely to work with."
Customer review by Mandy Lane
"Alive Network made it so easy for us to find the perfect band for our wedding. E2 were very professional and were so much fun to watch, they even let a few of our guests sing along with them!
They are a great band and we would highly recommend them, they made our wedding day so special! Thank you E2!"
Customer review by Sarah Clements
"Alive Network made my life easier in selecting the right band for our event. Alive Network provided us with various choices of bands which we could chose from to suit our budget as well as our theme.
Very satisfied with E2 for their NYE performance in Muscat, Oman. They were on time and demonstrated high professionalism in their performance. Music was excellent, made the crowd go wild for the whole night. Well done, hope to work with you again in future.
Customer review by Nasser Alawi
"E2 are skilled musicians and excellent entertainers, which helped to make our event such a success."
Customer review by Helen McGachie
"It was very easy to book E2 through Alive; I got an immediate answer on the cost and their availability and then a very quick turn around on the contract. Payment was easy as was the final payment reminder.
Booking through an agency did give me peace of mind in case for any reason E2 needed to drop out last minute. We were exceptionally happy with E2s performance and they made the party part of our wedding absolutely fantastic. We even had a follow up email from the band saying how much they enjoyed the event too and how well they had been looked after by us which was a really nice touch.
In short we couldn’t have been happier.
Thank you! "
Customer review by Victoria Vine
"Thank you so much to Matt and the rest of the band, you were all absolutely amazing.
The jazz trio that played throughout dinner were the perfect accompaniment to our meal and the full 8 piece band that played later were just phenomenal!
We hoped that people would get up and dance but we never imagined that the dance floor would be totally rammed all night long. You certainly got everyone going which was just brilliant.
Many people commented on what a fab band you were and that they had never known so many people to dance!
You were all very professional and friendly and we would certainly recommend you as an awesome band for any occasion.
You topped off what was a fantastic day!
Massive thank you,
Lucy & Phil"
Customer review by Lucy Mayall
"If you are looking for a live band for your event look no further than E2! They will not let you down and if all else fails there will be dancing!
This event was for 1200 people at a huge arena venue in London. My client was overwhelmed and literally hugging and kissing me at the end of the night because they were so delighted with the band.
Sharon Hall, Director Event Manager Red Lolly Event Management.
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