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Delivering an unforgettable performance that is guaranteed to get you and your guests dancing all night, Ignition cover a range of styles from Pop, Rock, Indie, RnB and Dance music music with their own unique and contemporary twist.

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Set List / Repertoire

00’s & 10's
Alicia Keys: Empire State of Mind
Amy Winehouse: Valerie
Anastacia: I’m Outta Love
Artful Dodger: Moving Too Fast
Artful Dodger: Re-Rewind
Avicii - Wake Me Up
Bastille - Pompeii
Ben L’oncle Soul: Seven Nation Army (Jools Holland version)
Black Eyed Peas: Lets Get It Started
Bruno Mars: Just The Way You Are (live Brits version)
Bruno Mars: Uptown Funk
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic
Bruno Mars: That’s What I Like
Cee Lo Green: Forget You
Craig David: 7 days/Walking Away
Clean Bandit - Rather Be
Daft Punk: Get Lucky
DNCE: Cake By The Ocean
Ed Sheeran: Shape Of You
Frank Ocean: Sweet Life
John Newman: Love Me Again
Justin Timberlake: Can’t Stop The Feeling
Jess Glynne: Hold My Hand
Kings Of Leon: Sex On Fire 
Knarls Barkely: Crazy
Lady Ga Ga - Just Dance
Maroon 5: Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5: Sugar
Mary J Blidge : Family Affair
One Republic - Counting Stars
Outkast: Roses
Pharrell Williams: Happy
Pharrell Williams: Feels
Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines
Robby Williams - Rock DJ
Rudimental: Waiting All Night
Sam Smith: La La La (live version)
Sam Smith: Latch (Capital Extra live version)
Shawn Mendes: Nothing Holding Me Back
The killers: Mr. Brightside
The Weekend: I Can’t Feel My Face
The Weekend: I Feel It Coming
Tom Walker: Just You & I

80’s & 90’s
Babybird: You're Gorgeous 
Backstreet Boys: Everybody
Blacstreet: No Diggidy
Boyzone: Picture Of You
Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff: Boom Shake The Room
House Of Pain: Jump Around
Lenny Kravitz: Are You Gonna Go My Way
Luther Vandross: Never Too Much
Mark Morrison: Return Of The Mac
Michael Jackson: Beat It
Michael Jackson: Don’t Blame It On The Boogie
Michael Jackson: P.Y.T/Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough (MEDLEY)
Montell Jordan: This Is How We Do It
Oasis: Wonderwall
Prince: Kiss
R. Kelly: Ignition
90’s Dance Medley: Modjo - Lady Moloko - Sing It Back Michael Grey - The Weekend Armand Van Helden - You Don’t Know

60’s & 70’s
Al Green: Lets Stay Together
Beatles: Saw Her Sanding There
Chic: Good Times
Doobie Brothers: Long Train Running
James Brown: I Feel Good/Papa Got A Brand New Bag/Sex Machine
Kool & The Gang: Celebration
Kool & The Gang: Fresh
Kool & The Gang: Ladies Night 
Mcfadden & Whitehead: Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now
Percy Sledge: When A Man Loves A Woman
Stevie Wonder: Superstion
Stevie Wonder: Signed Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder: Do I Do
Stevie Wonder: Uptight
Tina Turner: Proud Mary
Wild Cherry: Play That Funky Music

Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
Amy Winehouse: You Send Me Flying
Alicia Keys - If I Ain’t Got You
Ben L'oncle Soul - I don't wanna waste
Blackstreet - No Diggity
Calvin Harris - Slide
Childish Gambino - Redbone
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Calvin Harris - How Deep Is Your Love
Ed Sheehan - Thinking Out Loud
Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
John Legend - Ordinary People
Ledisi - Autumn Leaves
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Maxwell - Ascension
Maxwell - Stop The World
Maxwell - Sumthin Sumthin
Omar - Nothing Like This
Ray LaMontagne - Trouble
Rudimental - Sun Comes Up
Roberta Flack - Feel Like Making Love
Sam Smith - I’m Not The Only One
Sam Smith - I’ve Told You Now
Sia - Chandelier
Stevie Wonder - Isn’t She Lovely
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Zara Larsson - Lush Life

Someday At Christmas - Mario (Stevie Wonder Cover)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Mary J.Blidge
This Christmas - Chris Brown
Santa Clause Is Coming To Town - Jackson 5
All I Want For Christmas - Mariah Carey

17 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 4 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 17
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

They had guests up dancing all evening!

5 stars - Ignition are Highly Recommended booked Ignition for their Wedding November 2019

“These guys are amazing! They performed at our wedding and we could not have been happier! They did an acoustic set during drinks after the ceremony and then the whole band raised the roof in the evening! They had guests up dancing all evening, we would recommend them to all our friends and family as they are absolutely brilliant!!!!”

Great vibe and great value band

5 stars - Ignition are Highly Recommended booked Ignition for their event in Devon November 2019

“Very happy with the lads - thought they did a fantastic job and every one at our wedding thought they were great. Couple of times I wasn’t sure if it was the band or a track being played. They also DJ in the other evening after their live set and they were great fun.”

I know talent when I see it...

5 stars - Ignition are Highly Recommended booked Ignition for their Wedding at Fitzleroi Barn in West Sussex

“This isn't just any old wedding band. A backline that's tighter than my wallet. Face melting solos from the guitarist. Keyboards that looked and sounded as good as Lawrence from School of Rock. Vocals that went up and down the scales like nobody's business. This lot were having as much fun as we were. The kids were doing breakdancing during one of their many incredible mash ups. They even managed to keep it together during dubious crowd participation vocals. I know talent when I see it...and I had two hours of it blessing my ears last night. Well done lads!”

Thank you so much or making our night so amazing!

5 stars - Ignition are Highly Recommended booked Ignition for their Wedding at Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire

“Thank you so much or making our night so amazing. We got so many comments from our guests about how great you guys are! Thanks again and we will be definitely keep you in mind for our future functions.”

We really appreciate all the work you guys had put in, it was truly brilliant!

5 stars - Ignition are Highly Recommended booked Ignition for their Wedding at The Oak Grove in Kent

“Thank you so much for performing for us last night, it was truly brilliant. All the guests commented on how great you were, I felt guilty as it was like I was taking all the credit! Laura and I really appreciate all the work you guys had put in and the songs we requested were more than we could have hoped for!”

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Default lineup: 5 members

5 Piece: Male Vocals (from pool of 2 shown in promo), Guitar & backing vocal, Bass guitar, Keyboard & backing vocal and Drums.

Full Biography

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Ignition are a live party band specialising in weddings and events in the UK and internationally; from 30th birthday parties at Southampton FC to weddings in France, Italy and Ibiza!

The band are no strangers to guests jumping up & down & singing along to their exciting live sets which includes the very best indie, rock and pop classics from diverse artists such as Oasis, The Killers, Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters and many more.

Ignition prioritise their service to their client first and foremost. Whether it's learning that first dance just the way you want it, working around your day and being flexible at a last minute’s notice or creating that unique playlist for the DJ sets, filled with the music you request!

Having over a decade of performance experience from cruise ships, luxury hotels and the wedding industry at large, Ignition are a band that bring a wealth of experience to your event.

Band members are highly passionate about the music they perform, creating original mashups and segueing from song to song to keep everyone dancing throughout their live sets. Clients who have previously booked them remark at; the bands professionalism, their great communication before events, how great they sound live, their experience to read the room, how polite and friendly they are and their guests always comment on their performance!

Be sure to make an enquiry for Ignition band, you won't be disappointed!

Your Event
Highly experienced in entertaining crowds with their live performances and committed to providing a professional and flexible service, Ignition will do whatever they can to make your wedding or event a total success. The band think your wedding or party should be exactly as you want it, so if you have a few particular songs which you would like them to play, they are happy to learn them to make your day extra special!

Ignition usually play 2 x 60 minute sets but this can be split into 3 x 40 minutes if preferred.

DJ Service
When the band are not playing they can provide a DJ Service to keep your party atmosphere rocking between their live sets. The service includes a laptop with DJ software and hundreds of dance floor fillers, manned by a band member at all times, taking requests and making basic announcements if required.

What Will The Band Look Like?
Ignition can tailor their look to suit your needs on the night. For corporate events they can dress formally, suited and booted and for less formal events they can dress more casually if you prefer. Just specify to your booking agent your requirements and the band will meet your needs!

Please note:
Ignition use a pool of two lead male vocalists (both showcased in promo). If you have a strong preference for a particular vocalist, please make this known at enquiry stage.

All bookings confirmed before 05/02/2020 will feature original singer (in Return Of The Mack / Ignition videos).

About The Band

Ignition was formed by band leader, Jon Kent. After retuning to the UK from working abroad on cruise ships and hotels, Ignition band was started. Having previously worked with Keyboard player, David O'grady, and Drummer, Steely Thatcher the band started to take shape. After a few auditions it was quickly decided that lead singer, Conor Mclain and Guitarist Yuki Rufo were the perfect fit. The band jelled well from the beginning and their success in the wedding and event industry has quickly grown.

Jon Kent is band leader, bass guitarist and founder of Ignition. Spending over seven years building up a lot of experience, performing with various bands and companies abroad. Working and performing on Princess Cruises for 5 years, has performed in over 30 countries and has been band leader and Musical Director for Suoni Music Management for four of their bands. All the experience has now allowed him to take the best parts of those, and put them into Ignition band.
Drummer, Steely Thatcher, is an incredibly technical and proficient drummer. After studying in the UK, he pushed his musical development and decided to challenge himself. For 3 years he lived and studied in America at the Musicians Institute in LA. There he gained a wealth of experience and got to be in the mix with some of the world’s best musicians. After performing abroad and working with various function bands in the UK he joined Ignition.

Keyboardist and backing vocalist, David O'Grady, studied music at University in Huddersfield. created his own originals band, had some success being featured on the BBC Introducing radio show and performing at festivals across the UK, supporting acts like ‘Ash’ and ‘The Hoosiers’. He also had the opportunity to travel and work abroad as a musician for 2 years. Working the circuit of luxury hotels and cruise ships where he met Jon. Now residing in London, Dave is an integral part of the band, from delivering killer Backing Vocals to helping create live arrangements for the band.

Originally from Rome, Italy, guitarist Yuki Rufo quickly joined the band after meeting Jon and Steely at an audition they held. With over 14 years of live experience, working with international musicians, traveling and performing world wide, session work for Italian artists and soundtracks for films, performing at various Jazz and blues festivals (“Eddie Lang Jazz Festival”, “Festival Della Creativita”, “Macchia Blue Festival” and many more.), Yuki is now one of the top guitarists in the London music scene. Just wait until you hear him rip a solo!
Lead vocalist, Conor Mclain is originally from Derry, Ireland. He's passionate about music and has taken every opportunity to perform that has come his way. He has worked at many weddings as a solo singer/guitarist, toured Europe with his own original music and is now living in London, working with Ignition band and developing his own original music, as well as session work. He gets the crowd going and is an incredible front man who will surely get your guests involved in party!

Please note:
Ignition use a pool of two lead male vocalists (both showcased in promo). If you have a strong preference for a particular vocalist, please make this known at enquiry stage.

All bookings confirmed before 05/02/2020 will feature original singer (in Return Of The Mack / Ignition videos).

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