Default lineup: 5 members
5 Piece: Male Vocals, Guitar & backing vocal, Bass guitar, Keyboard & backing vocal and Drums.
FREE DJ Service if you book Ignition within 7 days of enquiring.
Ignition are a live party band specialising in weddings and events in the UK and interntionally. From 30th birthday parties at the Southampton FC to weddings in France, Italy and Ibiza.
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 minutes notice or creating that unique playlist for the DJ sets, filled with the music you request!
Having over a deacade 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.
They 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 professioanlism, 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!
* Professional, fun and friendly band perfect for kick starting your party!
* Exciting and energetic repertoire including Indie anthems from bands like Oasis, Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys and The Killers, Modern Pop Hits from Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake and classic oldies from Stevie Wonder and The Beatles.
* Create your perfect party playlist by selecting from our wide ranging repertoire!
* Dynamic sound with guitar, bass, keyboards, three vocals and no backing tracks!
* Members possess a wealth of experience in live performance!
* Previous clients include Southampton FC, DeVere Hotel, Virgin Media and Bottomline Technologies.
* Song requests welcome including FREE first dance!
* DJ Service, Acoustic Duo, Solo Pianist, Jazz trio and 4 piece band options available (see booking options)
* Ignition are a sound limiter friendly band*
If you're looking for a professional, fun & energetic party band for your wedding or function, then look no further! Ignition will have your 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.
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. They 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.
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!
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 previsouly worked with Keyboard player, David O'grady, and Drummer, Steely Thatcher the band started to take shape. After a few auditions it was wuickly 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 aloud him to take the best parts of those, and put them into Ignition band.
Drummer, Steely Thatcher, is an incredibly technical and profficient 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 worlds 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 Hudersfield. 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 voclaist, Conor Mclain is orginally 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 devloping his own original music, as well as session work. He gets the corwd going and is an incredible front man who will surely get your guests involved in party!