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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!

Price from £2,270 + travel

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Secure your 2021 / 2022 booking before the 31st October 2021, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

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Set List / Repertoire

Aretha Franklin - Respect
Eta Jmes – At Last
Ben E King - Stand By Me
Chuck Berry – Johnny Be Good
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacherman
Elvis Presley – A Little Less Conversation
Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
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
Little Richard – Tutti Frutti
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 - 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
Charles Wright Band – Express Yourself
Cheryll Lynn – To be real
Chic - Good Times
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Emotions – Best of My Love
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
Lynnrd Skynnrd - Sweet HomeAlabama
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
Basement Jaxx - Red Alert
Beyoncé - Crazy In Love
CeCe Peniston - Finally
Deee-Lite - Groove is in the Heart
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
Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
Paolo Nutini – New Shoes
Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
Tom Jones & Stereophonics – Mama Told Me Not To Come

Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars - Treasure
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Cee Lo Green – Bright Lights Bigger City
Cee Lo Green – Forget You
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
Olly Murs – Thinking Of Me
Pharrel Williams - Happy

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

24 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 23
  • Good 1
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Oh what a night...late September

5 stars - After 8s are Highly Recommended
booked After 8s for their event in Warwickshire September 2021

“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 July 2021

“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!”

NTEG Dinner Dance Park Inn Northampton

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

“The Dinner Dance was in aid of Northamptonshire and Warwickshire Air Ambulance, this is a yearly charity event with about 300 guests. The Group arrived on time and were very polite and friendly, they were a fantastic addition to the night, all the guests had a really great time and enjoyed the dance floor. We would not hesitate to recommend this group for an event, thank you so much to Steve and the rest of the After 8's.”

Absolutely Amazing! Highly recommended

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

“After 8s are brilliant! They played at our sons wedding last Saturday and had the wedding party & indeed the whole village rocking!! Nothing was too much trouble. They gelled together and clearly love what they do! Sound quality was superb. Highly recommended! Huge Thanks to Steve and the Band! Love from The Morris family.”

What a fantastic band ! Definitely a band to book

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

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all the members of After 8s for making my birthday party a night to remember. THANK YOU!! You were all amazing, so professional and the vocalists are incredible - we couldn’t stop dancing. All my guests commented on how good you were. I completely recommend this band and would book them again for any party and thank you again.”

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Price from £2,270 + travel from West Midlands

Based on 8 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • West Midlands From £2,270
  • Wales From £2,308
  • South West From £2,436
  • East Midlands From £2,443
  • North West From £2,487
  • South East From £2,527
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £2,546
  • East of England From £2,552
  • North East From £3,103

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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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