Default lineup: 4 members
Standard 4 piece: Piano/Lead Male Vocal, Drums/Backing Vocal, Bass & Guitar
Optional 6 piece: Piano/Lead Male Vocal, Drums/Backing Vocal, Bass, Guitar, Trumpet & Saxophone
* Young; lively; professional; affordable
* The band perform Rock, Pop and Jazz so there's something for everyone!
* Live – no backing tracks
* Available with horn section (trumpet & sax)
* Repertoire spanning 8 decades from Frank Sinatra to Kings of Leon
* Will learn any special requests (e.g. first dance)
* Stage lights and disco lights supplied for all engagements at no extra charge
* Can provide DJ option when the band is not playing
"You were all so professional, looked fantastic and most of all sounded amazing!" - Rebecca and James Ryan
The Brightsides are a vibrant cover band made up of highly experienced professional musicians with many years of performing experience. They are the perfect addition to your wedding, civil partnership, private party, corporate event, award ceremony or ball.
Fun dynamic entertainment with a great full sound the band includes lead vocals, harmony vocals, piano, guitar, bass and drums. Adding the horn section (trumpet and alto sax) creates another dimension to this great fantastic sound. The Brightsides don’t use backing tracks – everything you hear is totally live.
With an exciting and varied song list catering for all ages the band perform fantastic tunes from across the decades. Flexible and versatile their massive repertoire covers a huge variety of artists with lively danceable hits from the 50s to the present day.
Special song requirements are catered for free of charge and the band are happy to rehearse any song requests for you (first dance for example).
The band will tailor their look to suit your needs whether it be black tie and tuxedo or something more relaxed.
The Brightsides provide their own high quality PA, stage and disco lighting as part of the package.
Background music is provided free of charge, and a DJ option is also available at a small extra cost. This is provided via a laptop computer containing a huge amount of popular songs, and is controlled by one of the band members, who will make basic announcements and take requests.
Lowest rates are offered in Yorkshire and London but will travel country-wide.
Meet The Band
Scott Grant - Lead Vocals/Piano
Scott Grant is an accomplished singer/pianist with a repertoire spanning eight decades. Performing professionally since 2003 Scott has performed all over the world as a solo piano vocalist for P&O North Sea Ferries, Warner Hotels, Suncruises and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Since his return to the UK in 2006 Scott has been performing at venues across the country holding residencies at The Charnwood Hotel, Choice Bar and Restaurant in Manchester and The Sands Venue in Gainsborough where he has supported artists including Acker Bilk Stacey Kent and Frank Carson. Fresh on the London scene, more recently he has appeared at venues including Piano Soho, Piano Kensington, the Hyatt Regency Churchill Hotel and Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec. Equally at home performing solo piano vocals or leading his own band Scott specializes in swing and jazz standards as well as the very best in piano based rock and pop with a vast repertoire that is increasing all of the time.
Emilio Montuori - Bass
Emilio studied double bass for 7 years at the Conservatory of Music in Salerno Italy before taking up music as a profession performing very different styles of music in theatres cabaret venues touring shows and on board cruise ships all over the world. In the last five years alone Emilio has played with the Nelson Riddle UK Big Band (including a Palladium performance) the New Squadronaires Big Band Memphis Belle Big Band Kings of Swing Big Band and the Glenn Miller Tribute Big Band. He has also acted as musical director for Joan Rivers’ UK National Tour performed for pantomimes at Nottingham Playhouse and Sheffield Lyceum and undertaken UK theatre tours and an Australian national tour and TV shows with "Reelin` and Rockin" featuring Mike Pender Gerry Marsden Dave Dee Wayne Fontana Brian Poole Dave Berry Tony Craine and The Nolans.
Paul Grady - Guitar/Dep Bass/Light & Sound
Paul has been playing guitar since the age of 7. Originally studying classical guitar he quickly adapted the skills he'd learnt to teach himself rock, jazz and blues on the electric guitar. Paul achieved Grade 8 Classical Guitar (ABRSM) in 1997. Soon after this Paul took up the bass guitar when he was called upon to fill in for an absent bass player. These days Paul can be found in several different function bands including BUDO Big Band, The Sally Army and Doncaster Jazz Orchestra. Playing both electric guitar and bass he regularly performs across the UK as well as having played in Europe and the USA. In addition to his playing career Paul is a sound and lighting engineer, having worked at Abbey Road, Air Studios and Realworld Studios, recording, engineering and mixing tracks and albums for the likes of Paulo Nutini, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Kooks, Coldplay, and Peter Gabriel. This proves very useful in the band where his technical skills are often called upon.
Rob Clark - Drums/Backing Vocals
Rob studied percussion at The Birmingham Conservatoire from 1997 – 2001 and since graduating he has worked extensively as a drummer and percussionist both in this country and abroad. He has worked with many distinguished artists including The Drifters, Elaine Delmar and Joe Longthorne and performed at the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference in New Orleans, USA. Musical theatre work includes UK tours of “Cabaret” & “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”.
His orchestral work has included performances with The National Youth Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra da Camara, ESO and The City Concert Orchestra. He has also worked under the baton of renowned conductors such as Yan Pascal Tortelier, Sir Roger Norrington and Sir Colin Davis.
As a music educator, Rob is in high demand. He runs percussion workshops in primary schools across the UK aimed at developing whole class music tuition. Rob has recently been appointed to the panel of examiners for ‘Rockschool’, assessing musicians for examinations in the UK and abroad. His work in education also involves drum kit and percussion tuition at independent & preparatory schools in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire.