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Checkmate

Checkmate play a unique mix of Jazz, Ballroom, Pop and Latin from the 60s to present day. Ideal for any party whether you are dancing or simply enjoying the music, this 4 piece band have something for everyone!

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Set List / Repertoire

MEGHAN TRAINOR All About The Bass / Dear Future Husband

ABBA Dancing Queen / Mama Mia / Money Money / The Winner Takes It All / Ring Ring / Waterloo /Gimme Gimme

CARO EMERALD 
That Man/ Dr Wanna Do / A Night Like This / Tangled Up

BRUNO MARS Uptown Funk / Treasure / Just The Way You Are

ED SHEERAN Shape of You / How Would You Feel

JESS GLYNNE Hold My Hand / Rather Be

FRANKI VALLI December `63 / Can`t Take My Eyes Off You

FLEETWOOD MAC Don`t Stop

WHITNEY HOUSTON I Wanna Dance With Somebody / How Will I Know

ROLLING STONES Satisfaction / Honky Tonk Woman

BLONDIE One Way Or Another / Call Me / Sunday Girl

PHARRELL WILLIAMS Happy

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Can`t Stop This Feeling

THE TRAMMPS Hold Back The Night

SOFT CELL Tainted Love

EURYTHMICS Sweet Dreams

BELINDA CARLISLE Heaven Is A Place On Earth

MICHAEL JACKSON Don`t Stop Til`You Get Enough / Blame It On The Boogie

OLLY MURS Dance with me Tonight

JACKIE WILSON Higher And Higher / Reet Petite / Sweetest Feeling

BILLY OCEAN Love Really Hurts

EARTH WIND & FIRE September / Boogie Wonderland

JESSE J Domino

AMY WINEHOUSE Rehab / Valerie / You know I`m No good

60S GIRL GROUPS Dancing In The Street / Baby Love / Stop In The Name Of Love / Jimmy Mac / Needle In A Haystack / Heatwave / Be My Baby / Da Do Ron Ronn / Where Did Our Love Go / Rescue Me / Nowhere To Run/ My Guy

PALOMA FAITH Upside Down

IMELDA MAY Inside Out

WILSON PICKETT Mustang Sally

ELLE KING Exs and Ohs

BLUES BROTHERS Shake Your Tail Feather / Everybody Needs Somebody

T REX We Love To Boogie

ANASTACIA I`m Outa Love

DIRE STRAITS Walk Of Life

ELVIS PRESLEY Jailhouse Rock / Blue Suede Shoes / Rock Around The Clock

TAYLOR SWIFT Shake It Off

CANDI STATON Young Hearts Run Free

SISTER SLEDGE We Are Family

JENNIFER LOPEZ Lets Get Loud

ARETHA FRANKLIN Respect / Think

O` JAYS  Love Train

PROCLAIMERS 500 Miles

KOOL & THE GANG Celebration / Ladies Night

DRIFTERS Saturday Night At The Movies / Kissing In The Back Row

TINA TURNER The Best / Addicted to Love

BEATLES Twist and Shout / Ticket to ride / I Wanna Hold Your Hand

B 52S` Love Shack

DIANA ROSS Chain Reaction

VAN MORRISON Brown Eyed Girl / Bright Side of The Road

BLUES BROTHERS Shake Your Tail Feather / Everybody Needs Somebody

JAZZ and SWING

ANDREWS SISTERS - Don`t Sit Under the Apple Tree / Lullaby Of Broadway / Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy / Sing, Sing, Sing.

NATALIE COLE - Let There Be Love  / L.O.V.E.  /  Route 66

NINA SIMONE Feeling Good / My Baby Just Cares

ROBBIE WILLIAMS - Me And My Shadow / Something Stupid / Mr Bojangles  / La Mer / Ain`t That A Kick In The Head

FRANK SINATRA - Fly Me To The Moon  / Lady Is A Tramp  /I`ve Got You Under My Skin / Come Fly With Me  / Mac the Knife

ELLA FITZGERALD Night and Day / Dream a little Dream / Makin` Whoopee / Every Time We Say Goodbye / Misty

PEGGY LEE Fever

GLENN MILLER  In the Mood / At Last / Tuxedo Junction / Chatanooga Choo Choo / A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

SHANIA TWAIN  From This Moment Still the One

FAITH HILL Take a Little Piece Of My Heart

LIZA MINELLI All That Jazz

BILLIE HOLIDAY That Old devil Called Love / The Man I Love

VERA LYNN We`ll Meet Again / White Cliffs of Dover

CARPENTERS Close To You / We`ve Only Just Begun

LILY ALLEN Somewhere Only We Know

SERGIO MENDES Mas Que Nada

THE PRETENDERS I`ll Stand By You

WHITNEY HOUSTON I Will Always Love You / Saving All My Love

DIONNE WARWICK That’s What Friends Are For / Say A Little Prayer / Do You Know the way to San Jose  / Walk on By

MICHAEL BUBLE The Way You Look  / Sway / I`ve Got the World on a String / It Had To Be You /  I Just Haven`t Met You Yet / Lullaby of Birdland

FRED ASTAIRE Let`s Face The Music / The Continental / Cheek To Cheek

NORAH JONES 
Don`t Know Why  / Come Away With Me

STEVIE WONDER Signed Sealed Delivered / Don`t You Worry `Bout A Thing / You Are the Sunshine / My Cherie Amour / For Once in My Life

ANDY WILLIAMS Moon River

FRANKI VALLI My Eyes Adored You

BEATLES Yesterday / Here There and Everywhere

CAROLE KING Will You Love Me / You`ve Got A Friend / It`s Too Late / So Far Away

GEORGE EZRA Budapest

EVA CASSIDY Somewhere Over The Rainbow / Fields Of Gold / Songbird

JOHN LEGEND All Of Me

VAN MORRISON  Have I Told You Lately / Moondance

CHARLENE SORAIAI Wherever You Will Go

DOLLY PARTON Here You Come Again / Islands In The Stream

FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION Perfect

RANDY CRAWFORD Rainy Night In Georgia / Almaz

THE CORRS Runaway / What Can I Do

BILL WITHERS Just the Two of Us  / Lovely Day

TEMPTATIONS My Girl



7 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 7
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Fantastic Band, made our party

5 stars - Checkmate are Highly Recommended booked Checkmate for their event in West Yorkshire September 2019

“Highly recommend this fantastic band. Wide raage of music, accommodated our late requests. Encouraged our 12 year old to sing her party piece for us "Skyfall" by Adele, by rehearsing beforehand with her. Professional, friendly, very well presented. All our guests loved them. They got us all up dancing from 1st song. You can not go wrong with this band for any occasion. Thank you, Angela, Nick & Cara x”


Checkmate gave us a wonderful night to remember

5 stars - Checkmate are Highly Recommended booked Checkmate for their event in Merseyside September 2019

“The singing together with the band's performance greatly contributed to the success of the evening. So many of our guests complimented the band. The song choices worked perfectly and all age groups joined the dancing and clearly enjoyed the evening. Checkmate gave us a wonderful night to remember. We would highly recommend them.”


Over the moon - we made a fantastic choice.

5 stars - Checkmate are Highly Recommended booked Checkmate for their event in West Yorkshire June 2019

“We booked Checkmate for our Brass Band’s 20th Anniversary Dinner and we are over the moon, we made a fantastic choice. We had a wide age range (12-80) and there was something for everyone. Great interaction with their audience, professional and a great sound from musicians and vocalists. So glad we added the saxophonist, it just added that little extra touch. We had such great feedback from our guests. Dancing right to the end; sore feet and aching backs this morning but what a night! Would definitely recommend and would even hire again if the occasion arose. Thank you Checkmate.”


Absolutely fabulous, made our wedding perfect

5 stars - Checkmate are Highly Recommended booked Checkmate for their Wedding in North Yorkshire

“Absolutely fabulous,  made our wedding perfect”


Just a note to thank you so much for playing at our wedding - you set up so quie...

5 stars - Checkmate are Highly Recommended booked Checkmate for their event

“Just a note to thank you so much for playing at our wedding - you set up so quietly I was almost worried you hadn't made it and everyone was so impressed when the curtain went back and the music started. The last song of the night was a moment I shall never forget and Daydream Believer will now be a firm favourite! ”

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Prices

Price from £834 + travel from West Yorkshire

Based on 4 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £834
  • North East From £834
  • North West From £962
  • East Midlands From £962
  • East of England From £1,090
  • West Midlands From £1,090
  • Wales From £1,282
  • South East From £1,282
  • South West From £1,539
  • Scotland From £1,924
  • Northern Ireland From £2,565
  • Republic of Ireland From £2,565

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Lineup

Default lineup: 4 members

4 Piece Band 2 x female vocals, Drum/percussion/vocal, piano/keyboards/vocal.

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Highlights
* 2 x Female lead vocalists performing a mix of pop, swing and latin for dancing.
* 40`s, 60`s and 70`s features
* Can play early evening jazz/swing/pmj as well as full on party dance floor classics.
* Many satisfied clients from weddings and corporate events
* Sound and stage lighting for audiences of up to 500 included.
* Special requests taken prior to the event.

Checkmate will provide a complete evening of entertainment for your event - whether large or small.

The four piece band consists of 2 x female lead vocals / drums, latin percussion and vocals / piano, keyboards and vocals.

Frequent guest band for Warners Leisure Hotels and P&O cruises including their BBC`s Strictly Come Dancing weekends and cruises, plus many private parties and corporate events.

Lead singer Alison arranges all the bands intricate vocal harmonies, ranging from “The Andrews Sisters” to “Post-modern Jukebox,” and “Abba” to “Ed Sheeran”.  

Recent Clients
Venue Cymru, Lllandudno
Scarborough Spa
Dalmahoy Hotel and CC, Edinburgh
Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes
Expanse Hotel, Bridlington
Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate
Blackpool Winter Gardens
Bolton Abbey
Chatsworth House
Cedar Court, Wakefield, Harrogate, Huddersfield 
Hadfield Hall
The Village, Newcastle
The Majestic, Harrogate 
The Old Swan, Harrogate
The Cairn, Harrogate
Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey
Wentworth Castle
Craiglands, Ilkley
Rendezvous hotel, Keighley
Berties Bistro, Huddersfield
Hilton Hotel, Huddersfield
Midland Hotel, Bradford
Holdsworth House, Halifax
Weetwood Hall, Leeds
Marriot Hotel, York
Aldwark Manor, York

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