Default lineup: 8 members
8 Piece Band: 2 x Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keys & Backing Vocals, Saxophone, Trumpet, Bass, Drums & Backing Vocals
* 8 piece band including brass section playing funk, soul, motown, rock ‘n’ roll, disco, r ‘n’ b and house anthems
* Top quality professional musicians with many years experience have toured with The Supremes, Will Young & Boney M
* Large varied repertoire of celebrated & well-known dancey, sing-a-long songs
* Perform 2 x 1hr high energy live sets
* Performed at thousands of functions, weddings & corporate events for many household names
* Top quality crystal clear PA system & lighting rig. PA available for announcements
“..simply the best function band we’ve ever seen! Some of your songs were even performed better than by the artists themselves!!”
After 8s was set up by drummer & musical director Steve Burkwood, bringing together a collective of the finest players encountered during his career - a mixture of top-notch session musicians & singers, Conservatoire music degree graduates and tutors, who together form a simply formidable band!
100% live (no backing tracks or sequencers) and complete with male & female lead singers as well as a brass section, this accomplished band plays an awesome unique set of classic funk, soul, motown, disco and rock ‘n’ roll tracks performed seamlessly alongside soulful modern r ‘n’ b, house anthems and fresh chart classics, from the world’s leading artists.
Performances are energetic & enthusiastic, and with years of experience packing dance floors, guests are guaranteed to be dancing & singing along from the first song to the last!
What really makes the band stand out so much from others though is their attention to detail – they know guests at a function want to hear their favourite songs performed as they they know and love them – and no other band sounds as close to the original songs as After 8s!
As well as having literally thousands of appearances under their belts at private parties, weddings & corporate functions (including numerous household name companies) at some of the nations premiere venues, between them members of After 8s have; recorded, toured with, and supported several Top 40 charting artists; appeared on live BBC & Kerrang radio sessions; and lead singer Clarke Bailey appeared on ITV’s X-Factor in 2007, making it all the way to Simon Cowell’s infamous ‘boot camp’!