Grand Central

Grand Central is a top class 5 piece function band with male and female vocals. They provide a highly energetic and polished show and have bags of enthusiasm aswell as a huge repertoire.

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Set List / Repertoire

Johnny B Goode- Chuck Berry
Lucille- Little Richard

A Hard Days Night- The Beatles
Brown Eyed Girl- Van Morrison
Brown Sugar- The Rolling Stones
Can't Buy Me Love- The Beatles
Can't Take My Eyes Off You- Andy Williams
Do You Love Me?- The Contours
Get Ready- The Temptations
Higher And Higher (You Love Keeps Liftin Me)- Jackie Wilson
Honky Tonk Woman- The Rolling Stones
I Feel Fine- The Beatles
I Got You (I Feel Good)- James Brown
I'm A Believer- The Monkees
Little Less Conversation- Elvis Presley
Love Man- Otis Redding
My Girl- The Temptations
Saw Her Standing There- The Beatles
Substitute- The Who
Think-Aretha Franklin

Blame It On The Boogie- Jackson 5
Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)- Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel
Dancing Queen- Abba
Denis Denis- Blondie
Disco Inferno- The Tramps
Don't Stop Me Now- Queen
Ever Fallen In Love- The Buzzcocks
Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)- Abba
Go Your Own Way- Fleetwood Mac
Lady Marmalade- Labelle
Listen To The Music- The Doobie Brothers
Lets Stay Together- Al Green
Lets Get It On- Marvin Gaye
Maggie May- Rod Stewart
Maybe I’m Amazed- Paul Mccartney
Message In A Bottle- The Police
Play That Funky Music- Wild Cherry
Signed, Sealed, Delivered- Stevie Wonder
Sex Machine- James Brown
Sweet Home Alabama- Lynard Skynard
Waterloo- Abba
Highway To Hell- Ac/Dc
You Really Got Me- Van Halen/The Kinks

Beat It- Michael Jackson
Brass In Pocket- The Pretenders
Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Queen
Don’t Stop Believin’- Journey
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)- The Proclaimers
I'm So Excited- The Pointer Sisters
Islands In The Stream- Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
Kids In America- Kim Wilde
Livin' On A Prayer- Bon Jovi
Material Girl- Madonna
Perfect- Fairground Attraction
Simply The Best- Tina Turner
Stop!- Sam Brown
Summer Of 69- Bryan Adams
There She Goes- The La's
Superfreak- Rick James
Walk Like An Egyptian- The Bangles
Walking On Sunshine- Katrina And The Waves
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)- Dead Or Alive
Somebody Else's Guy- Jocelyn Brown

Angels- Robbie Williams
Baby When You're Gone- Bryan Adams & Mel C
Brimful Of Asha- Cornershop/Fat Boy Slim
Free Your Mind- En Vogue
Groove Is In The Heart- Dee-Lite
Hush- Kula Shaker
Love Shack- B-52's
Sit Down- James
Mmm Bop- Hanson
The Day We Caught The Train- Ocean Colour Scene
Wonderall- Oasis

Ain't No Other Man- Christina Aguilera
Beautiful Day- U2
Fascination- Alphabeat
Fill My Little World- The Feeling
Filthy/Gorgeous- Scissor Sisters
Grace Kelly- Mika
I Believe In A Thing Called Love- The Darkness
I Don't Feel Like Dancing- Scissor Sisters
I Kissed A Girl- Katy Perry
Hey Ya- Outkast
Mercy- Duffy
Mr Brightside- The Killers
Sex On Fire- Kings Of Leon
Suddenly I See- Kt  Tunstell
Take Your Mama- Scissor Sisters
Teenage Dirtbag- Wheatus
Umbrella- Rhianna
Valerie- Amy Winehouse
Vertigo- U2
Forget You- Cee Lo Green
Rolling in the Deep- Adele
I Gotta feeling- Black Eyed Peas
Good Luck- Basement Jaxx
Bad Romance- Lady Gaga
When We Collide- Matt Cardle/Biffy Clyro
Price Tag- Jessie J

New! Christmas Repertoire!
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday- Wizzard
Merry Christmas Everybody- Slade
Fairytale Of New York- Pogues
All I Want For Christmas Is You- Mariah Carey

Full Biography

* Male and Female fronted band
* Provide all top quality sound equipment lighting and dancefloor lighting
* Each member provides the highest quality musicianship and energy
* No backing tracks or minidiscs - It’s all live
* A creative take on all of their repertoire using 4 part harmonies
* Will travel within ~250 miles of London and Internationally
* Lower rates for the South
* Provide recorded dinner music floor-fillers in between sets wind-down ballads on MP3 - Tailored to clients requirements
* Happy to play your first dance through our ipod on request or learn, if not in our repertoire and play live if feasible.

Formed in 2001 Grand Central have become popular amongst the wedding and corporate circuit. Knowing that a function can have an age range that sometimes covers 70 years Grand Central aim to entertain everybody. Nobody is left out as their songlist ranges from the 1950’s through to current chart hits. The band covers everything from Rock and Pop Motown and Disco Funk and Soul. Each member of Grand Central are 100% committed to every single performance each creating a dynamic and energetic stage presence. Slick 4 part harmonies are extensively used throughout their repetoire making them not only fun to dance to but providing your ears with lots of tasty treats. Their level of professionalism and experience will ensure that the one thing you don’t have to worry about on the night is the music. They will also gladly offer advice free of charge to help your event run as smoothly as possible on the night. Grand Central will play up to 2 hours of live music-either 2 x 60 mins or 3 x 40 mins sets.

Grand Central provide all sound and lighting equipment for up to 400 people. Equipment and engineers can be outsourced for larger audiences with ease. A compact, high powered medium sized lighting system and 3kW PA an allows them to set up and sound check with the greatest efficiency. A 16 channel Yamaha Sound desk has all vocals and instruments mixed to perfection in all kinds of acoustic environments. Top Quality Senheiser Vocal microphones make all the vocals cut through so every single lyric and harmony will be heard. Grand Central also provide a separate an industry standard Shure SM58 if a microphone is required for speeches.

Grand Central can provide background music with MP3 and can tailor it to the requirements of the client. They also provide floor fillers in between their sets with the use of a ipod running through their PA.

The band have had many highlights however playing for Dennis Waterman (Minder/New Tricks) and various other celebrities including Amanda Redman, Hannah Waterman, Warren Clarke, George Cole rates as being a priviledge. Both Dennis and Warren now use Grand Central for all of their Charity Golf Day entertainment needs as well as end of filming parties. British musical dignitries such as Kenny Lynch, Brian Bennett, John Lodge have even got up and jammed with the band. Russ Abbott has even shown that he has rhythm and had a bash on the drums on several occasions.

Previous Clients
Grand Central have also performed at the following venues:
The Caledonian Club Café Royal
Blenheim Palace Hammersley Barracks
Ham Polo Club The Berkeley Knightsbridge
Hampden House Durrants House
The Silver Sturgeon National Agricultural Centre
Tewin Bury Farm Hotel University of Bristol
Forbes House London West Wycombe Park
Spains Hall Blake Hall Barn
Crowne Plaza Hotel Cambridge
Goodwood House 

Corporate clients and Charities include:
Burger King National Car Rentals
Buro Four NSPCC
Watford Football Club Portrait Software
Dennis Watermans 60th Birthday Price WaterhouseCooopers
Dalziel and Pascoe End of Series Party SignHealth HSBC Sparks Sports Charity
Huthwaite International St Johns Ambulance
JNP Group The Pepper Foundation
Lukemia Research
Goodwood classic car club 

Sam-Lead male vocal
Sam has been with Grand Central since 2009 and has one of the finest rock/soul voices in the country. He has an amazing vocal range and is a pleasure to watch perform.

You may recognize Sam if you're a Dizzee Rascal fan as he sings with him and his band at festivals and large events.

Sam has also been the lead singer of Ultravox, Ya Ya and Burns Blue. As a successful recording artist he has worked with The Streets on Dry Your Eyes, Phat Beach on The Baywatch theme- I'll be Ready, Professor Green, Vanessa Amorosi, Michael Ball, Monserratt Caballe, The Bays, Young Punx, Phonat. Thomas the Tank Engine (oh yes!) and New Tricks backing vocals only (Dennis sang the theme tune Sam sang backing vocals)

Salena-Lead female vocal
Salena is the most recent addition to Grand Central. Her voice is wonderfully soulful combined with great power and range.

As a singer/songwriter from London she is studying a Degree in music, such is her dedication to sharpen her tools and become the best she can be.

Salena has performed in venues all over the UK including Matter O2, the IndigO2, The Bedford, The Cobden Club and Water Rats to name a few!. Performing live to an audience is what Salena was born for.

Her influences include Jill Scott, Ledisi, Aretha Franklin, Massive Attack and Zero 7 to name a few. She is currently writing with various artists and recording her debut EP with top line producers.

Salena also has a degree in fashion and is an accomplished horse rider and show jumper.

Dave-Guitar/backing vocals
Dave is a fine guitarist. His approach to playing and style help to give Grand Central their notorious big sound and his versatility enables the band to play anything from soul rhythms to anthemic rock. His attention to detail is strengthened by his ability to reproduce almost any guitar tone.

Dave has played with artists as diverse as Rick Wakeman and Janie Lee Grace (Singer, TV presenter/DJ) over the years. He has also owned a recording studio for a while and worked on many projects, including Doris Brendel's (of Violet Hour) last two albums and Roger Flavell's (of Christie) last album. Dave has most recently written and recorded music for About Her, a film due for release next year to be directed by Nigel Douglas. He hopes to get some work as an extra if they'll have him.

Leo-Dums/backing vocals
A graduate of the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Leo passed the Higher Diploma with 8 out of 8 distinctions. He won full scholarship for the degree course and was also kindly sponsored by Phil Collins to continue his studies.

Having moved to London in 2005 Leo has worked a lot playing for television, radio and theatre.
Leo joined critically acclaimed band 'The New York Fund ' and toured heavily supporting Ash, Dirty Pretty Things, The Hold Steady and Newton Faulkner. They released an EP in 2007, with one track making it onto Dermot O'leary's saturday sessions record.

In 2010 Leo started playing for Amercian country singer Nell Bryden. They have toured playing venues such as The Albert Hall and Hyde Park and she has now sold 20,000 records here in the UK!

Leo joined Grand Central in 2006 and loves every minute of it! "This is a fantastic band, driven, energetic and bags of fun!"

Pete-Bass guitar/backing vocals
Pete has knocked up a cool 20 years experience as a bass player. During his industrious career he has been in and out of studios and his live performance has taken him as far afield as Bahrain and Philadelphia PA.

Before joining Grand Central in 2001, he played in various function bands such as The Fake McCoys, The Fabulous Feedback Band and Heaven at venues such as Wentworth Golf Club, Hatfield House and regular public appearances at The Roadhouse, The Redback and Break for the Border Other venues include The Borderline, The Marquee. 

He has played with the likes of Clune (David Gray) and Trevor Morrell (Wham!) and believes one of the highlights in his career was when he supported The Bay City Rollers.


Default lineup: 5 members

5 Piece Band: Male Lead Vocals; Female lead vocals; Bass; Drums; Lead Guitar.

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2 x 60 minutes sets

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7 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
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Grand Central were outstanding, punctional, organised, friendly. They took on bo...

5 stars - Grand Central are Highly Recommended
booked Grand Central for their Wedding at Oakley Court Hotel in London

“Grand Central were outstanding, punctional, organised, friendly. They took on board our requests without batting an eye lid. Everyone had a truly great evening and we've had so many comments on how good they were and how much fun the evening was - Exactly what we wanted. They are thoroughly recommended !! Alive Network made booking the act was a breeze and no fuss at all.”

Grand Central gave our daughter’s 21st Party the WOW factor. They were slick an...

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booked Grand Central for their event in Shropshire

“Grand Central gave our daughter’s 21st Party the WOW factor. They were slick and professional in their performance and everyone was asking us where they came from. They got people of 21 and us older ones onto the dance floor with ease to! Their sound equipment is of such a high quality that guests could still talk even though volume on the dance floor was huge. The female singer was amazing – everyone really enjoyed the whole performance, and they got us DANCING!!! ”

We booked Grand Central to play a 40th Birthday fancy dress party in our garden ...

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booked Grand Central for their event in Cheshire

“We booked Grand Central to play a 40th Birthday fancy dress party in our garden (not as cruel as it sounds we did have a Marquee). They absolutely blew us and the rest of the guests away with their energy and musical/vocal qualities with a faultless performance, playing 3x40 minute sets of everything you could want from the Beatles right through to the Kings of Leon, using the male/female vocal combination to great effect. Although they were initially out of our budget given the additional travel costs as the party was in Cheshire, I am so glad that we went for them as they were perfect for the evening and judging by the comments that I have received from my guests they could be on for some repeat work!”

Grand Central exceeded expectations and as a result I have received many custome...

5 stars - Grand Central are Highly Recommended
booked Grand Central for their event in Hampshire

“Grand Central exceeded expectations and as a result I have received many customer feedback comments about them too. Thank you for making my task of booking the band really easy and straight forward. ”

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booked Grand Central for their Wedding in Norfolk

“Alive Network were very professional and were very easy to deal with. Having a single point of contact was very useful. Grand Central were brilliant. They kept all of the guests dancing. Defiantly the best band we have had for years. I would defiantly recommend Alive Network and Grand central to anyone. ”

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