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After 8s

Superb energetic 8 piece band with male & female lead vocals, backing vocals & brass section! After 8's playing an awesome unique blend of modern & classic Funk, Soul, Motown, Disco, Rock ‘n Roll, R ‘n’ B and House anthems!

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Set List / Repertoire

50s/ 60s 
Aretha Franklin – Baby I Love You 
Aretha Franklin – Respect 
Aretha Franklin – Think 
Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music  
Ben E King - Stand By Me 
Chuck Berry – Johnny Be Good 
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man 
Etta James – At Last 
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me  
James Brown - I Feel Good 
James Brown – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag 
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire 
Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine 
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Aint No Mountain High Enough  
Otis Redding - Hard to Handle 
Otis Redding - The Dock Of The Bay
Sam & Dave - Hold On I'm Coming
Sam & Dave - Soul Man 
Sergio Mendez – Mas Que Nada 
Spencer Davis Group - Keep On Running 
The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
The Supremes - Can't Hurry Love 
The Temptations - My Girl 
The Temptations – Get Ready 
Wilson Pickett – Land Of 1000 Dances 
Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour 

Al Green – Let’s Stay Together 
Bill Withers - Lovely Day 
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Charles Wright Band – Express Yourself 
Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real
Chic - Good Times  
Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
Earth, Wind & Fire - September  
Huey Lewis & The News – The Power Of Love 
Jean Knight - Mr Big Stuff  
Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic 
Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary 
KC & The Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight (Do A Little Dance) 
Kool & The Gang – Celebration 
Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It 
Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie 
LaBelle - Lady Marmalade
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Lynnrd Skynnrd - Sweet Home Alabama 
Michael Jackson – Rock With You
Rick James – Super Freak 
Sister Sledge – We Are Family
Sly & The Family Stone - Dance To The Music  
Steelers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You 
Stevie Wonder - I Wish 
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered 
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke 
Stevie Wonder – Superstition 
Stevie Wonder – Uptight 
The Doobie Brothers – Long Train Runnin’ 
The Emotions – Best Of My Love 
The Jackson Sisters – I Believe In Miracles 
The O'Jays - Love Train 
The Trammps – Disco Inferno 
Thin Lizzy – Dancing In The Moonlight 
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody 
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music 

Amy Winehouse – Rehab 
Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own  
Basement Jaxx - Red Alert  
Beyoncé - Crazy In Love  
CeCe Peniston - Finally  
Duffy – Mercy 
Estelle - American Boy 
George Michael, Mary J Blige - As 
Gnarles Barkley – Crazy 
Incognito / Jocelyn Brown - Always There  
Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl 
Jamiroquai – Canned Heat
Jamiroquai – Space Cowboy 
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity 
Madcon – Beggin’ 
Mark Ronson / Amy Winehouse – Valerie 
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning 
MC Hammer – Can't Touch This 
Shy FX & T Power – Shake Your Body 
Tom Jones & Stereophonics – Mama Told Me Not To Come 

Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar 
Beyonce – Love On Top 
Bruno Mars – Treasure
Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell, Katy Perry - Feels 
Cee Lo Green – Forget You 
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell – Get Lucky 
DJ Fresh feat. Ms Dynamite – Gold Dust 
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk 
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger 
Michael Kiwanuka - Bones 
Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight 
Wilkinson - Afterglow 

Dua Lipa – Don't Start Now 
Lizzo – About Damn Time 
Lizzo – Juice 

1st Dance Recommendations 
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together 
Ben E King - Stand By Me 
Bill Withers - Lovely Day 
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man 
Eta James – At Last 
Otis Redding - The Dock Of The Bay 
The Temptations - My Girl 

28 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 27
  • Good 1
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Amazing! We cannot praise them highly enough and our guests were blown away!

5 stars - After 8s are Highly Recommended
booked After 8s for their Wedding in Oxfordshire July 2023

“The After 8s were fantastic, we cannot praise them highly enough and our guests were blown away and incredibly complimentary of their performance. Everyone was saying how good they were and we had such a good time. They played in what could be generously described as challenging conditions given the weather on the day. Steve's communication in advance was solid and the dancefloor was filled when they played. A quote from one of our guests "they were so good that even during the apocalypse they had 100 guests on the dancefloor”

Absolutely breathtaking performance !!

5 stars - After 8s are Highly Recommended
booked After 8s for their event in Cheshire April 2023

“Booking After 8s was definitely the best decision I made when planning my party, the band were amazing with vocals that made guests admire how good they were, they created a fantastic atmosphere with the music what they played, I spoke with Steve and gave them a free rein about the music they played, telling him to keep the dance floor busy and bring the roof down and that’s exactly what they did and more. Over 200 guests and they all loved After 8s! Don’t think twice about booking this group they are top level performers from vocals to all the instrument players, can’t thank After 8s enough ! Amazing .”

The best wedding band

5 stars - After 8s are Highly Recommended
booked After 8s for their Wedding in Buckinghamshire September 2022

“After 8s" were a massive highlight of our wedding day. We were so impressed with their performance and so many of our friends and family commented that they were the best band they'd seen at a wedding. The dance floor was full for every song they performed - the singers had a great stage presence and fantastic vocals and overall the eight piece really delivered the wow factor we'd been hoping for. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is looking to have a memorable party at their wedding. In the run up to the wedding, Steve (the manager) was also very easy and professional to work with and all the admin went smoothly. We're delighted we chose them.”

What an incredible performance!

5 stars - After 8s are Highly Recommended
booked After 8s for their event in Dorset

“The band absolutely made the night for our huge disco event. Outstanding vocals and instrumentation, I have no hesitancy to book them again for the future. Friendly and professional they were a dream to work with. Thank you guys!”

Oh what a night...late September

5 stars - After 8s are Highly Recommended
booked After 8s for their event in Warwickshire

“We had postponed our corporate event for obvious reasons during the recent covid restrictions. We held our event on the 25th of September and the band made the night. They were absolutely fantastic. Everyone was up and dancing. The song choices were just right and everyone has said that the band were excellent and absolutely smashed it!! I would have no hesitation to book them again and will recommend going forward. The communication during the lockdown period was excellent and they did not disappoint. Fantastic!”

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Price from £2,526 + travel from West Midlands

Based on 8 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • West Midlands From £2,527
  • South West From £2,693
  • East Midlands From £2,699
  • Wales From £2,706
  • South East From £2,783
  • North West From £2,789
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £2,802
  • East of England From £2,808
  • North East From £3,360

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Default lineup: 8 members

8 Piece Band: 2 x Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keys & Backing Vocals, Saxophone, Trumpet, Bass, Drums & Backing Vocals

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* 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’!

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