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Riff Kings

Riff Kings are one of Europe's top party bands. Consisting of 5 of the UK's top professional session musicians, they have performed with The Temptations, Percy Sledge, Smokey Robinson, Ben E King, Aerosmith, Peter Kay, S Club 7, Mica Paris and John Parr.

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Secure your 2021 / 2022 booking before the 31st January 2021, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against a new date.

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Set List / Repertoire

Modern Pop & Rock
Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Giant - Calvin Harris (with Rag'n'Bone Man)
Happy - Pharell
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Human - The Killers
Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon Five
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Rude - Magic
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Wonderwall - Oasis
You've Got The Love - Florence and The Machine

Dance The Night Away - Mavericks
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Freed From Desire - Gala
Get Down Saturday Night - Oliver Cheatham
Here Comes The Hotstepper - Ini Kamoze
Something Got Me Started - Simply Red

70s & 80s
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Don't You Want Me Baby? - Human League
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love - Madness
I Wanna Be Like You - Disney
I Want Your Love - Chic
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Kiss - Prince
Give Me The Night - George Benson
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Let's Stick Together - Bryan Ferry
Long Train Runnin’ - Tom Johnson
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Heat Is On - Glen Frey

Soul & Motown
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
I Feel Good - James Brown
Midnight Hour - Wilson Picket
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket
Rockin' Robin - The Jackson Five
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Stand By Me - Ben E King
My Girl - Smokey Robinson

50s & 60s
Beggin’ - Frankie Valli
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Hound Dog - Elvis
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Route 66 - Chuck Berry
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Surfin' Usa - Beach Boys
Teenage Wedding - Chuck Berry
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry      
Chill Out Tunes
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Englishman In New York - Sting
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Walking On The Moon - The Police

Ballads/First Dance Songs
A Million Love Songs - Take That
All Of Me - John Legend
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Cannonball - Damien Rice
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Don't Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
Everything - Michael Bublé
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Greatest Day - Take That
Home - Michael Bublé
I’m Your’s - Jason Mraz
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Lady In Red - Chris De Burgh
Let's stay Together - Al Green
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan/Adele
Marry You - Bruno Mars
One Day Like This - Elbow
She’s The One - Robbie Williams
Slide Away - Oasis
Something - Beatles
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
The One I Love - David Gray
This Year’s Love - David Gray
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
Your Song - Elton John
Swing & Rat Pack Classics                                            
All of Me

Christmas Repertoire
Jingle Bell Rock 
Merry Xmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

47 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 47
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Superb Performance & Great Guys

5 stars - Riff Kings are Highly Recommended booked Riff Kings for their Wedding in South Yorkshire September 2019

“The Riff Kings are absolutely incredible! If you're looking for a band that will get the party started and keep guests up dancing then these are the guys to use. After we had secured the booking for our Harry Potter wedding, the bands manager Mark was on hand to communicate with and to make sure that all the details were covered. This is definitely very beneficial when organising an event as it takes away all the stress by knowing that they're on top of it all whilst also being open to make any changes beforehand. The bands performance was mind blowing and everything that we wanted from a band. The guys were incredibly professional, friendly and passionate about what they do and the music they play. By FAR they are the best band I have ever heard play at a wedding. The selection of songs they have in their repertoire is vast, eclectic and perfect for any occasion (having the saxophone is a must). We asked for a DJ set in the middle of the two sets (1 hour each) which was e...”

Just incredible - your talents were outstanding!

5 stars - Riff Kings are Highly Recommended booked Riff Kings for their Wedding

“We just wanted to thank all the band for making the night so so amazing. I can tell you that most of the comments to us first thing in the morning were about how amazing the band were and my parents said they were inundated with similar comments too - just incredible. So so talented and both Marc and I have said we would love to have the opportunity to come and see you guys again. From the bottom of our hearts - we thank you all so so much. Your talents were outstanding x”

You were amazing and made the party

5 stars - Riff Kings are Highly Recommended booked Riff Kings for their event

“Just wanted to say thanks again to you and the band. You were amazing and made the party.”

We couldn't have done it without you!

5 stars - Riff Kings are Highly Recommended booked Riff Kings for their Wedding

“Just a quick email to thank you and your band for what was just the most perfect evening, and you played a massive part to that....!! You made everything run like clock work to ease the stress from us.....We have had so many lovely compliments ?? Once again, the biggest thankyou to you both....We really couldn’t have done it with out you Nicole & Andy”

Fantastic band, made the night even more memorable

5 stars - Riff Kings are Highly Recommended booked Riff Kings for their Wedding in Durham

“Fantastic band, made the night even more memorable. Would thoroughly recommend the guys to anyone that are considering using both Alive Network and more so Riff Kings. Great quality of sound and engagement. Love Dave and Joanne”

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Price from £1,346 + travel from South Yorkshire

Based on 5 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • East Midlands From £1,346
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,346
  • North West From £1,397
  • West Midlands From £1,423
  • North East From £1,448
  • East of England From £1,461
  • South East From £1,485

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Default lineup: 5 members

Standard 5 Piece Band: Male Vocals/Guitar, Bass, Saxophone, Keyboards & Drums.
Optional 4 Piece Band: Male Vocals/Guitar, Bass, Drums & Saxophone OR Keyboards (see booking options).

Full Biography

* Cool, slick and experienced band!
* Performing Pop and Rock hits in a unique, funky way!
* From Bill Withers to Bruno Mars and more!
* Will learn one song request/first dance free of charge (4 weeks notice required)!
* Professional musicians who have performed with The Temptations, Aerosmith, Ben E King & more!

Uber-Cool, retro band The Riff Kings play Pop & Rock retro hits with their own funky, modern twist. From the pop hits of Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder, to the modern rock of Kasabian and Arctic Monkeys, these guys will MAKE your party one to remember!

Riff Kings are sure to get your party rocking with their own unique funky blend of classic Pop/Rock/Soul hits, old and new. Performing a super-slick set with style and experience, this fantastic group sound even better than their superb demo when you hear them live!


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