Default lineup: 4 members
4 Piece: bass/vocals, drums/vocals, guitar/vocals, fiddle / bv’s.
*Smaller and larger line up's also available (please see booking options).
* Top rate professional all-male band
* Available with extra musicians
* Fiddle player adds a Irish and Jewish setlist
* Extensive PA equipment & lighting
* Best rates in the South
* Sound limiter friendly band - cutting edge technology with full electric drum kit and in ear monitoring as standard.
About The Cyclones
The Cyclone's set is geared very much towards keeping people on the dance floor and generating a party atmosphere, with strong harmonies, quality vocals, and energetic performances. The Cyclones are perfect for weddings and special events with the ability to throw in the relevant genres to suit all ages. And if you'd like that Irish or Jewish twist, they can add in their top fiddle player to suit the occasion!
Alistair the bass player also sings and fronts the band. Having been the singer/song writer of Redwood, signed to Almo Sounds, who toured with Feeder and released two albums, he now pursues a solo career of writing and producing, when he is not out rocking with The Cyclones (Radio 2 airplay, Guildford Festival etc).
Chris Hughes plays drums and sings. Previously in Redwood with Alistair, before joining Mindwire, he completes the three part vocal harmonies that you will hear throughout the live set. He also DJs between, before and after the live band sets, playing disco tracks or any other recorded music that might be required.
On guitar and vocals is Rob, who was also in Redwood. His experience with function and original bands is vast, with soundtrack and advertising writing credits, tours in the Middle East, session work in all genres of music. He is also a founder member of Goldrush, the foremost Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young tribute act in the UK!
The Irish fiddle adds a whole new dimension to any rock set, and also gives us the jigs and reels that energise the night in a whole different way. Our fiddle players are all from the top of their professions and are of world class standard, with backgrounds in feature film soundtrack recording and classical recitals as well as being steeped in the traditions of Celtic fiddle – credits include Morcheeba, All About Eve, Alison Moyet, David Soul, James Galway.... with performances in front of such people as Prince Charles, Jefferey Archer, Tony Blair, Princess Diana, Tom Hanks, Sting, Elton John, Naomi Campbell, Michael Caine, Kylie Minogue etc.
The Cyclones play predominantly corporate events, weddings, and private parties.
Recent clients include Rugby Football Union, Imperial Tobacco, The Pop Factory Cardiff (Music TV Awards Aftershow), Kempton Park Racecourse (Irish Day), Calyon Financial, Credit Suisse, Wentworth Golf Club, Heathmount School Annual PTA Ball.....
Recent venues include Mossimans London, 1 Great George Street ,Temple island (Henley-On-Thames) Surrey Uni, Aberystwyth Uni, Oxford University, Harper Adams University, Moor Park Golf Club, Wentworth Golf Club, The Dorchester, The Waldorf Hilton Hotel, Bury Court Barn (Bentley), Ramster, Gate Street Barn (Bramley), Kempton Racecourse, Buxted Park, Lillibroke Manor, Hampden House, Mapledurham House......
We had the pleasure of having Rollercoaster perform at a number of our corporate events in July. Our customers and staff loved the band and the guys did such a great job of getting everyone up dancing! The music was brilliant and the band were so professional yet good fun at the same time. We would definitely use Rollercoaster again at future events and have already booked them for our company event this year.
Sarah Gardiner, Marketing and Events Manager, Straumann UK, Summer 2017
What a brilliant time you gave us all! Thanks so much. I absolutely loved it. Thanks very much too for sending the video – it is lovely to be able to revisit it!
Huge thanks again to you and your band mates!
Victoria and Ben, Marquee Wedding, Cobham, March 2017
We just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the rest of the band for Friday night. You were all absolutely amazing and really created an unbelievable atmosphere and crowned what was the most perfect day for the both of us. So many guests have commented to us how brilliant you all were!
Cath and Rob, Wedding Reception, Farnham Castle, June 2017
Have to write to say a huge thank you for making my Mum’s birthday celebrations so special. We’ve had a near constant stream of compliments from all the guests about how amazing Rollercoaster are and how much they enjoyed the music and dancing.
Elizabeth’s 70th Birthday Party, Oxford Thames Hotel, Oxford, June 2017
Daughter – Alice
I wanted to say a special and heartfelt ‘Thank you’ to you and the members of your band for providing a wonderful centre-piece for my special birthday celebration. You were all great and added to the fun and joy of the party. I thought you were excellent at everything you played and, most importantly, very easy to dance to!
Thank you all so much. You have helped to create a wonderful memory that will be with me forever.
With warmest good wishes from Elizabeth
Birthday girl – Elizabeth!
Elizabeth’s 70th Birthday Party, Oxford Thames Hotel, Oxford, June 2017
Vita and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your playing at the weekend. The music and atmosphere were terrific and you bought a lot of fun to the evening.
James and Vita, Wedding Reception, Farnham Castle, June 2017
What an awesome night! We had such a great party and you guys were instrumental in making it so. Everyone loved your music and commented on how brilliant your performance was, including some ‘neighbours’ several roads away!! We’d said to our near neighbours that they were welcome to enjoy the music in their gardens and we ended up having 1 who came over and commented that he had to come to see you guys in person because he was enjoying the tunes so much! Can’t say fairer than that.
Laura and Dave’s Big 40th Birthday Bash, Marquee, West Horsley, July 2017
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for your great performance at our wedding. It wouldnt have been the celebration it was without you and your amazing band members. All of our guests have said what a brilliant time they had and would recommend you to other people for future parties and events.
We feel sad that it is all over but will keep an eye out at places you’re performing at in the future.
Lauren & James, Wedding Reception, Theobolds Park, Waltham Cross June 2017
We just wanted to say thank you SO much for playing at our wedding on Saturday. You guys were awesome and everybody has been commenting on how great you were! Thank you so much for answering all of our questions in the lead up, particularly in relation to first dance/last dance stuff! And thank you for being so flexible when our speech/end of dinner timings went awry! You were so great eith the first dance and the archway at the end too so thank you! We had so much fun and you guys kept the dancefloor full throughout!
Many thanks again for making the evening so much fun!
Vicki and Dan, Wedding Reception, Ramster, August 2017
Thank you so much for making our wedding day so fantastic! The music was perfect! We have had so much feedback from our guests about how great you were! The dance floor was full from the moment the first dance ended to the last song of the night! People have told us they have never danced so much at a wedding before! The mix of music you played picked up the vibe of the room brilliantly and the dj set you played in between sets worked really well for our Hora Loca! Thanks for being accommodating mixing in all the different music types, particularly the South American!
We also loved discovering your blog from our wedding and watching the snippet video of our entrance!
We hope you have a great Christmas and we look forward to hopefully seeing you at a future event or two!
Philip and Vicky, Wedding Reception, Islington Assembly Hall, London, November 2016
Just wanted to thank you and all of Rollercoaster so much for an awesome night of playing on Saturday – you must hear this all the time but you really made the evening for us and all our guests have been raving about you!
By the sounds of things you’ll be playing at quite a few events for our friends and family in future, so we hope to see/hear you again soon!
Steph & Tom
Steph and Tom, Wedding Reception, Nutfield Priory, Redhill, Surrey, December 2016
A quick note to you and the rest of the band who came last Saturday to Putney for our 40th Birthday. We and the rest of our friends and family had a fantastic time and you kept the room dancing throughout the night. Hopefully you’ll be available for our 50th ! We’ve had quite a few queries about who you are and how to get hold of you so we’ve sent them your way hopefully they’ll be in touch.
Thanks again and Happy Christmas
Mark and Josephine
Mark and Josephine, Joint 40th Birthday Celebration, The Star and Garter Ballroom, Putney, London, November 2016
We just wanted to pass on our thanks for the incredible performance you gave at our wedding on Saturday. From the first song (amazing – do you have a recording of this?) to the last, you helped us throw the party of our lives and believe me when I say EVERYONE has been talking about how awesome the music was. We’ll certainly be recommending you to one and all for any future events. Hopefully, once we manage to recover financially from the wedding (ha!), we can have you and the guys play at another event in the future for us.
Simon and Roanna, Wedding Reception, Ramster, October 2016.
A huge, huge thank you from all of us here for your tremendous music on Saturday night. You were brilliant! You chose great songs to play which got lots of people up dancing and made the party go with a swing. I had many super comments and feedback about you. We were really thrilled we had asked you to cover the evening. Thank you for talking me through the microphone, too. It worked fine.
We appreciated your fantastic music so much and will definitely pass your details on to anyone wanting a band. Please thank the others for me.
We might see you again at friends’ events. If so, we will come and say hello!
Niki,William & Claire (Fisher), Joint 21st / 60th Birthday Party, Churt, Surrey.
Thank you for the fabulous music ... (you guys) ....provided for our wedding. From the first dance to the last one that you played – the choice of music was spot on and we had so many positive comments from the guests who loved you. Thank you for creating such a great atmosphere – it was really the perfect evening.
Marian and Nick Falconer, Wedding Reception, Bury Court Barn, August 2016
Just wanted to say thank you so much for the wedding. You guys were seriously good and lots of people commented favourably on the music. Also a lovely bunch of guys ??
Lauren and David, Wedding Reception, Marquee on Cigarette Island Park, Hampton Court, London, July 2016
What can we say other than a HUGE thank you for Saturday evening. The Queen classic is a big favourite of Dave’s, so it was great to have that as our first dance. We had the best time ever! We have a video of our last dance and I can’t believe how many people are on the dance floor. So many people commented on how fantastic you were.
Thank you also for your patience with drunken guests…I imagine people backing into you gets pretty tiring quite quickly!
…Hopefully see you at another event soon. If not then I already have you in mind for Dave’s 40th in a few years time ??Jayme and Dave, Wedding Reception, The Tithe Barn, nr Petersjield, July 2016
…..THESE ARE AMAZING!!!!!
Thank you so so much! You are quite the talented photographer! (with reference to the photos the drummer takes during the evening)
Guys, I just want to reiterate our thanks and sentiments for absolutely smashing it as always.
You were off the scale incredible. We have had numerous compliments from guests saying how amazing you were.
You really were!
Emily and I were working together at a TMC Wedding in Surrey a few years ago and you were playing. You were absolutely incredible. We both made a pact, then and there, that we would both have you play at our weddings if and when we got married! Well, we both stuck to the pact (and even got Emma and Tom to book you too!)
Now Chris’ dad is starting to plan his 70th and has his eyes set on you playing for that!
Let’s just say it seems you are becoming our family band!
Thank you again for making our Wedding so incredible! You guys were AMAZING!
Hopefully see you again in the future!!!
Chris and Sarah, Wedding Reception, Marquee at Gurrows Point, Devon, May 2016
Not sure where to start – you guys were amazing!! Just incredibly happy with everything from start to finish. We felt truly blessed to have you there for our special day and you guys were simply perfect. The first dance was exactly what we wanted if not better than the version we sent you….the fiddler during the reception was exactly the atmosphere we wanted.
And the music all night – well you saw the dance floor, ALL night!!! It felt like having friends there playing for us so a HUGE thank you. Please send on our thanks to everyone. Cannot wait to see you again soon….
Emma and Tom, Brockham, Wedding Reception, Private Marquee, nr Dorking, April 2016