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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 – Respect
Aretha Franklin - Think
Ben E King - Stand By Me
Chuck Berry – Johnny Be Good
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
Elvis Presley – A Little Less Conversation
Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
James Brown - I Feel Good
James Brown – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire
Little Richard – Tutti Frutti
Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston – It Takes Two
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Aint No Mountain High Enough
Otis Redding - Hard to Handle
Otis Redding - The Dock Of The Bay
Sam & Dave - Soul Man
Spencer Davis Group - Keep On Running
The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
The Beatles – Come Together
The Beatles – Daytripper
The Beatles - Lady Madonna
The Beatles - Twist ‘n’ Shout
The Contours – Do You Love Me
The Doobie Brothers – Long Train Runnin’
The Monkees – I’m A Believer
The Temptations - My Girl
The Temptations – Get Ready
Wilson Pickett – Land Of 1000 Dances
Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett - Sweet Soul Music

Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Charles Wright Band – Express Yourself
Chic - Good Times
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Jean Knight - Mr Big Stuff
Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic
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
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 Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer In The City
The O'Jays - Love Train
The Trammps – Disco Inferno
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

Amy Winehouse – Rehab
Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
Beyoncé - Crazy In Love
CeCe Peniston - Finally
Duffy – Mercy
Estelle - American Boy
Gnarles Barkley – Crazy
Incognito / Jocelyn Brown - Always There
Jamiroquai - Canned Heat
Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl
Jamiroquai – Space Cowboy
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
Madcon – Beggin’
Mark Ronson / Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
Paolo Nutini – New Shoes
Shy FX & T Power – Shake Your Body
Tom Jones & Stereophonics – Mama Told Me Not To Come

Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
Bruno Mars – Treasure
Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell Williams and Katy Perry - Feels
Cee Lo Green – Forget You
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Mark Ronson / Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Wilkinson - Afterglow
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
Otis Redding - The Dock Of The Bay
The Temptations - My Girl

27 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 26
  • Good 1
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

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!”

Wow! The After 8’s were INCREDIBLE.

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

“Wow! The After 8’s were INCREDIBLE. Unbelievable performers, stunning musicians and an unbeatable set list meant that they blew the roof off and took our wedding to the next level. To anyone looking for a soul band, they were the soul of our wedding! They were very easy to deal with and handled all of our endless postponements and messages with grace and patience. The memory of dancing under the stars on a perfect summer evening surrounded by all our best friends, who were chanting “Steve, STEVE, STEVE” in honour of his drum solo was the maddest and most euphoric moment of the entire experience and we’ll never forget it. Eternal thanks to the After 8’s for making our night with their magical performance! And enormous thanks to you guys for everything you’ve done for us. You’ve been so, so patient and flexible and you truly delivered. What an incredible band and a perfect night!”

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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

Full Biography

* 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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