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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!

Price from £834 + 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

 Pop and Classics

Camilla Cabello - Havanna
Abba - Mamma Mia 

Abba - Dancing Queen

Abba - Gimme Gimme

Abba - Money Money 

Abba - The Winner Takes It All

Abba - Ring Ring
Abba - Waterloo

Caro Emerald That Man

Caro Emerald - Dr Wanna Do

Caro Emerald - A Night Like This

Caro Emerald - Tangled Up

Christina Aguilera - Candyman

Nena - 99 Red Balloons 

Bruno Mars Uptown Funk

Bruno Mars - Treasure 

Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are

Meghan Trainor - All About The Bass 

Meghan Trainor - Dear Future Husband

Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You

Ed Sheeran - How Would You Feel

Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand

Jess Glynne - Rather Be

Franki Valli - December `63

Franki Valli - Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight

Blondie - Sunday Girl

Blondie - One Way Or Another

Blondie - Call Me

Pharrell Williams - Happy

George Ezra - Shotgun

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

Michael Jackson - Blame It On The Boogie

Olly Murs - Dance With Me Tonight
Jackie Wilson - Higher And Higher

Jackie Wilson - Sweetest Feeling

Jackie Wilson - Reet Petite

Billy Ocean - Love Really Hurts 

Earth Wind & Fire - September

Earth Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland

Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine

Jessie J - Domino

Amy Winehouse - You Know I`m No Good

Amy Winehouse - Valerie

Amy Winehouse - Rehab

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

Blues Brothers - Shake Your Tail Feather

Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody
T Rex -  We Love To Boogie
Anastacia - I`m Outa Love

Dire Straits - Walk Of Life

Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock

Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes

Elvis Presley - 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

The O` Jays  Love Train

Proclaimers 500 Miles

Kool & The Gang - Celebration 

Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
Drifters - Saturday Night At The Movies

Drifters -  Come On Over

Drifters - Kissin’ In The Back Row

Tina Turner - The Best

Tina Turner - Addicted To Love

The Beatles - Twist And Shout

The Beatles - Ticket To Ride

The Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand

The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There

B 52s - Love Shack

Diana Ross - Chain Reaction

Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl 

Van Morrison - Bright Side Of The Road

Blues Brothers - Shake Your Tail Feather 

Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody

Carpenters - Close To You

Carpenters - 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

Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love

Norah Jones - Don't Know Why

Norah Jones - Come Away With Me

Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered

Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry `Bout A Thing

Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine 

Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour

Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life

Franki Valli - My Eyes Adored You

The Beatles - Yesterday 

The Beatles - Here There And Everywhere

Carole King - Will You Love Me

Carole King - You`Ve Got A Friend 

Carole King - It’s Too Late

Carole King -  So Far Away

George Ezra - Budapest

Eva Cassidy - Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Eva Cassidy - Fields Of Gold

Eva Cassidy - Songbird

John Legend - All Of Me

Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately

Van Morrison - Moondance
Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again

Dolly Parton - Islands In The Stream

Fairground Attraction - Perfect

Randy Crawford - Rainy Night In Georgia

Randy Crawford - Almaz

The Corrs - Runaway

The Corrs - What Can I Do

Bill Withers -  Just The Two Of Us

Bill Withers - Lovely Day

Temptations - My Girl

Shania Twain -  From This Moment 

Shania Twain - Still The One

Faith Hill - Take A Little Piece Of My Heart

 

Jazz,Swing and Big Band

Andrews Sisters - Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree

Andrews Sisters - Boogie Woogie 

Andrews Sisters -  Lullaby Of Broadway

Bugle Boy -Sing, Sing, Sing.

Nat King Cole - Let There Be Love  

Nat King Cole - L.O.V.E.

Nat King Cole - Route 66

Nina Simone -  Feeling Good

Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares

Robbie Williams - Me And My Shadow 

Robbie Williams - La Mer

Robbie Williams - Mr Bojangles  

Robbie Williams - Ain't That A Kick In The Head

Robbie Williams -  Something Stupid

Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon  

Frank Sinatra - Lady Is A Tramp

Frank Sinatra - I`ve Got You Under My Skin

Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me

Frank Sinatra -  Mac The Knife

Ella Fitzgerald - Night And Day

Ella Fitzgerald -  Makin` Whoopee

Ella Fitzgerald - Every Time We Say Goodbye

Ella Fitzgerald -  Misty

Ella Fitzgerald -  Dream A Little Dream

Peggy Lee - Fever

Glenn Miller -  In The Mood

Glenn Miller  - At Last

Glenn Miller - Tuxedo Junction

Glenn Miller - Chatanooga Choo Choo

Glenn Miller - A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

Liza Minelli - All That Jazz

Billie Holiday - That Ole Devil Called Love / 

Billie Holiday - The Man I Love
Vera Lynn - We`ll Meet Again

Vera Lynn - White Cliffs Of Dover

Dionne Warwick - That’s What Friends Are For

Dionne Warwick - Say A Little Prayer

Dionne Warwick -  Do You Know The Way To San Jose

Dionne Warwick -  Walk On By

Michael Buble - The Way You Look 

Michael Buble - Sway

Michael Buble -  I`ve Got The World On A String 

Michael Buble - It Had To Be You

Michael Buble -   I Just Haven't Met You Yet

Michael Buble -  Lullaby Of Birdland

Fred Astaire - Let's Face The Music

Fred Astaire - The Continental
Fred Astaire - Cheek To Cheek
Andy Williams - Moon River

9 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 9
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Perfect for the charity event. Something for all.

5 stars - Checkmate are Highly Recommended
booked Checkmate for their event in West Yorkshire September 2021

“Just right for the event. The band played something for everyone. The dance floor was full from start to finish. Band really helped in raising spirits, which contributed to a successful fund raising event for Prostate Cancer UK. Thank you.”


Checkmate - What a Great Choice

5 stars - Checkmate are Highly Recommended
booked Checkmate for their event in Warwickshire August 2021

“Tremendous, superb, brilliant, outstanding are just a few words to describe our experience of the group who played at my wife's 70th and her mum's 90th birthday party. They had great interaction with my guests and the song choices were spot on. The saxophonist added that extra dimension and I would also recommend this choice. The group gave us an afternoon which we will remember for a long time. Thank You.”


Fantastic Band, made our party

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

“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

“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

“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.”

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Prices

Price from £834 + travel from West Yorkshire

Based on 4 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • North East From £834
  • Yorkshire and the Humber 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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