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The Firebirds

The Firebirds are highly experienced and specialise in vintage versions of rock and pop favourites! From Soul to Funk to Jazz, The Firebirds sound modern and authentic all in one!

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Set List / Repertoire

Folk, 50s Rock n Roll, Country and acoustic music
16 Tonnes - Slim Lightfoot
At The Hop - Danny And The Juniors
Baby I Love You - The Ramones
Beautiful Creature - Harry Styles
Be Bop A Lula - Gene Vincent
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Blowin’ In The Wind - Bob Dylan
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Hazy Shade Of Winter - Simon And Garfunkel
Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson
Hippy Hippy Shake - The Swinging Blue Jeans
Ho! Hey! The Lumineers
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash and June Carter
Jackson - Johnny Cash and June Carter
Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg
Miserlou - Dick Dale
Mrs Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
Riptipe - Vance Joy
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley And The Comets
Runaway - Del Shannon
Shakin’ All Over - Johnny Kid And The Pirates
Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee
That’s Alright Mama - Elvis Presley
That’ll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
Twistin’ The Night Away - Sam Cooke
Yakety Yak - The Coasters
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
You Really Got A Hold On Me - Smokey Robinson
Wake Up Little Suzie - The Everly Brothers
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry

60s Pop and Soul
Always Something There To Remind Me - Sandy Shaw
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
California Soul - Marlena Shaw
Cecelia - Simon And Garfunkel
Come Together - The Beatles
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion - The Kinks
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals
Don’t Let Me Down - The Beatles
Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Heatwave - Martha Reeves And The Vandellas
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
I Get Around - The Beach Boys
I Only Want To Be With You - Dusty Springfield
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
It Ain’t Me Babe - Bob Dylan
Itchycoo Park - The Small Faces
Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Little Green Bag - The George Baker Selection (Reservoir Dogs OST)
Lola - The Kinks
Mr Blue Sky - ELO
Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream/Spanky Wilson
Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson
The Letter - The Box Tops
There’s Always Something There To Remind Me - Sandie Shaw
Time Of The Season - The Zombies
Venus - Shocking Blue
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
We Gotta Get Outta This Place - The Animals
When I’m 64 - The Beatles

70s - Present day
All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
All This Love I’m Giving - Gwen McRae
American Boy - Estelle
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols
Boys Don’t Cry - The Cure
Burning Down The House - Talking Heads
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Don’t You Want Me Baby - The Human League
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
Dreamer - Livin’ Joy
Express Yourself - Charles Wright And The 5th Avenue Band
Fever - The Black Keys
Finally - CC Pension
Get It On - T-Rex
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
Mama Do - Pixie Lott
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears
Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
Oh! You Pretty Things - David Bowie
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Say You’ll Be There - Spice Girls
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sweet Dreams - The Eurythmics
Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
Take On Me - Ah-Ha
The Man Who Sold The World -David Bowie
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
The You And Me Song - The Wannadies
This Must Be The Place- Talking Heads
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Woo Hoo - The 5.6.7.8s (Kill Bill)
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
You Got It - Roy Orbison
You Got The Love - Candi Statton
You Know I’m No Good - Amy Winehouse
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie

Previous first Dance Songs
(not in the regular repertoire so would only play 2 or 3 of these in a night max)
All Of Me - John Legend
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
And I Love Her - The Beatles
As - Stevie Wonder
Baby I Love You - The Ramones
Baby I Love Your Way
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Best Day Of Our Lives - American Authors
Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Candy Paolo Nutini
Come And Get Your Love - Redbone (Guardians Of The Galaxy)
Don’t Let Me Down - The Beatles
Fast Car - Tracey Chapman
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder version
Friday I’m In Love - The Cure
Give Me Strength - Snow Patrol
Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell
Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
Ho! Hey! - The Lumineers
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
I Just Wanna Make Love To You - Etta James
I Wanna Be Yours - Arctic Monkeys
I Was Made For Loving You - Kiss
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
In My Life - The Beatles
Is This Love - Bob Marley
It Must Be Love - Madness
Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Light My Fire - The Doors
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
My Cherie Amore - Stevie Wonder
My Girl - The Temptations
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Only You - Yazoo
One Day Like This - Elbow
Ordinary People - John Legend
Paradise - Coldplay
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Romeo And Juliet - Dire Straits
Rule The World - Take That
She Loves You - The Beatles
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
(Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Something - The Beatles
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch - The Four Tops
Sweetest Feeling - Jackie Wilson
The Blowers Daughter - Damien Rice
The Power Of Love - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis And The News
The You And Me Song - The Wanda's
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Must Be True Love - Toots & The Maytals
We Have All The Time In The World - Louis Armstrong
Yellow - Coldplay
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
You’re All I Need To Get By - Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell
You’re The Best Thing - Style Council
Your Song - Elton John

14 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 14
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Absolutely fantastic wedding band - made the night!

5 stars - The Firebirds are Highly Recommended booked The Firebirds for their Wedding in Merseyside

“Fabulous sound and range of music. The photographer said she’d never seen so many people up and dancing so early! Everybody loved and commented on the music - including the venue and bar staff. Also really friendly and and easy to deal with. Couldn’t recommend them enough. We’ll be keeping an eye out for future gigs!”


Excellent

5 stars - The Firebirds are Highly Recommended booked The Firebirds for their event in Greater Manchester

“The Firebirds were excellent - we received many positive comments. I had a great experience overall and will contact you with future requirements.”


The Firebirds were excellent, and booking via Alive Network was very easy and ha...

5 stars - The Firebirds are Highly Recommended booked The Firebirds for their Wedding at The Priory in North Yorkshire

“The Firebirds were excellent at our Wedding Reception and booking via Alive Network was very easy and hassle free. The band were professional throughout, the quality of their playing was without fault and their musical arrangement was fantastic! They played a great range of music – both old and new – with a very cool and retro twist and safe to say that our guests loved them. If you are looking for someone who are not your “average” wedding band and who will leave your guests wanting more – then these guys are definitely the band for you!”


We would thoroughly recommend.

5 stars - The Firebirds are Highly Recommended booked The Firebirds for their event

“The Firebirds played at our wedding, with a wide range of family and friends as guests. They were professional prior to the event, communication was excellent. On the night they surprised even us (although we had spent quite a while listening to all the recordings on SoundCloud prior to our wedding) - nearly everyone danced all the way through both sets that they played, and exhausted themselves! Their music and style were brilliant for the kind of crowd that they were playing for. We would thoroughly recommend. ”


Performance was 10/10

5 stars - The Firebirds are Highly Recommended booked The Firebirds for their Wedding in South Yorkshire

“The Firebirds were a fantastic addition to our wedding, and succeeded in getting all of our guests up and dancing throughout their set. They played a great mix of modern and retro music which ensured both young and old were happy. Everything about them, from their punctuality, professionalism, image and of course performance was 10/10, and we would recommend them to anyone looking for a fun and slightly different band for any occasion.”

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Prices

Price from £1,411 + travel from Greater Manchester

Based on 5 members performing 2 x 55 minute sets

  • North West From £1,411
  • Wales From £1,411
  • West Midlands From £1,437
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,437
  • East Midlands From £1,437
  • South West From £1,502
  • North East From £1,540
  • Scotland From £1,565
  • South East From £1,630
  • East of England From £1,630
  • Northern Ireland From £2,297
  • Republic of Ireland From £2,297
  • International From £2,297

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Lineup

Default lineup: 5 members

Quintet: Male Vocals/Guitar, Female Vocals, Piano/Organ, Bass, Drums.

Daytime acoustic trio also available (male vocals/acoustic guitar, female vocals/piano or accordion, double bass)

Full Biography

Highlights
* Unique and quirky quintet with male and female lead vocals
* Appeared in the 2016 film 'Youth' with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel
* Toured Germany in 2016 supporting Simply Red
* Covering a wide range of music from the 50s- present day including Rock n Roll, 60s Pop and Motown, Funk and Jazz
* Available UK wide!
* Free Spotify party playlist for in between sets.

The Firebirds appeared in the Paolo Sorrentino film 'Youth' with Michael Caine in early 2016, and were chosen for this role in the film due to their unique 60s inspired image. The band have also toured with Simply Red and are going back out to tour Germany in Autumn 2016 to release their first album. Chic and cool, the band have a sound of the 50s and 60s which feels fresh and modern at the same time.

The lead singers in the band, Paul and Helen are recently married themselves.  The whole band are great friends, and this chemistry on stage and off allows them to deliver a lively and natural performance that audiences love, the world over.  In the last couple of years they have travelled to India, Moscow, France, Germany, Belgium and have been entertaining audiences wherever they go.

Their repertoire ranges from classic hits from the 50s and 60s, to pop songs from the 80s to the present day, all delivered with the unique Firebirds sound. The band can also offer a daytime trio with acoustic songs from the 50s - present day. The instrumentation for this is Double Bass, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar and both male and female vocals.  The acoustic trio can play unplugged without a power supply if required.

Previous Clients/Venues

  • Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Paolo Sorrentino
  • Various stadiums across Germany
  • Hotel Josef, Prague
  • Peking Hotel, Moscow, Russia
  • Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai, India
  • Ryan Giggs
  • Joe Hart
  • Wembley Stadium (Club Wembley)
  • Marks and Spencers
  • Aintree Racecourse for Crabbie Grand National
  • Mercedes
  • TD Tom Davies designer
  • Home House member club London
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Harvey Nichols
  • Boots
  • Manchester Trafford Centre
  • Old Trafford/Manchester United
  • Ferrari Classic
  • Specsavers
  • Habitat
  • Wigan, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Marsden Jazz festivals
  • Various Jazz venues across the country
  • Birmingham International Airport
  • Birmingham NEC

 

Testimonials

Ruth, 16th November 2019, Mercure Haydock Hotel

The Firebirds really made my birthday, we had a fantastic evening, 10 out of 10 Everything you did for me, organisation etc, very professional, Thank You, Ruth

Paul, 3rd August 2019, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester

Just like to thank you both for your performance last sat night in Cirencester.

Everyone really loved the music, it was one of the most lively International meetings I have ever seen, all thanks to your performance.

Geoff, 27th July 2019, Oaklands Hall, Hyde

I would just like to thank you and all the band for providing a great evening of music. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I’ve had so many comments saying how much people enjoyed and felt really comfortable with your music choices. PS – I think you’ve gained quite a few new fans.

 

Kim, 13th July 2019, The Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool

Just a quick one to say thanks so much to you and Helen!!! I didn’t get to see you when you finished as the evening guests had started arriving I think! I was worried I’d end up missing lots of things I wanted to do but I’m so thrilled I saw loads of your songs. We had SO many people coming up to us saying how brilliant you were - honestly you were fab! So talented. We’re so glad we booked you!!! Xx

 

Claire and Neil, 6th July 2019, Heaves Farm, Cumbria

Amazing performance last night! Thanks so much all of you. Everyone commented on how fab you were - even Neil’s Nan asked me “if they might have a tape she can buy”!!! 

Thanks again.

 

Joanna and Andy, 21st June 2019, Draper’s Hall, Shrewsbury

Andy and I would like to say a massive thank you to both of you. You were exactly what we wanted and everyone has been saying how fab you were! The manager at Drapers Hall has even said he’d like you back there - not sure how you’d feel about the journey!

You really made the evening, so once again, many thanks

 

Sue and Roger, 8th June 2019, Bowcliffe Hall, Leeds

You and your music was just the magic we needed on Saturday afternoon!

Many thanks indeed for giving us such a treat and getting our party started, against that damp and cool background too!  The tunes were all terrific and you were both so calm, warm and patient with us all.

I hope there'll be another opportunity to hear you play again soon.

 

Lauren, 18th May 2019, Browsholme Hall & The Tithe Barn, Lancashire

The band were the highlight of our wedding! They were professional but really good fun! All our guests loved them and they really got the party started. They learned our first dance song which sounded beautiful. I would thoroughly recommend The Firebirds.

Hamish and Catriona, 11th May 2019, Lineham Farm, Leeds

We were delighted to book the Firebirds for our wedding. Their music and the style were perfect! Paul was really helpful in making the arrangements and advising on a set list. The performance on the night was fantastic and really made it a party to remember!

 

 

Becky and Craig, 22nd March 2019, Crab & Lobster, North Yorkshire

Now I've come back down to earth I just want to say a huge thank you to you both for what an amazing job you did! You were absolutely fantastic and Craig was over the moon! You played all our favourite songs and we got so many compliments from the guests! I shall write you a 5 star review as its the least you deserve for absolutely making our day the perfect day it was. Thanks so much again 

 

 

Chris and Sarah, 11th May 2019, The High House, Coventry

Many thanks for playing at our wedding - you guys were perfect.

 

Hannah and Eddie, 28th December 2018, Falcon Manor Hotel, Settle, 

Thank you so much for coming and doing such an amazing job for us! So sorry we didn’t get to say bye and thank you as you left, but we really appreciated the amazing job you did. All our guests commented on how fab you were. I hope you weren’t too boiling in that room like the rest of us were!! 

 

Laura, 16th Nov 2018, Formby Hall, Liverpool

We found the Firebirds when looking for a band to entertain at our wedding. We are so glad that we went with them, choosing the 5 piece for a large function room. They were perfect, and really did make our evening something to remember.  My partner and I both loved their style, energy and vocals, which were a cut above the other bands we had considered.  We fell in love with their set list; they put their own spin on all the songs played. Their style proved to be a big hit with our guests too, who filled the dance floor and said throughout the night on how brilliant they were.

The band were very professional, and Paul and Helen were a great help in helping us to organise the evening – announcing and Dj’ing in addition to playing. Paul had been in touch before the day sharing ideas for play lists and requests. We couldn’t have asked for more! I’d highly recommend them to anyone who needs a band to entertain for any function, and we hope to have the chance to book them again someday.

 

Jessica, 25th August 2018, Crewe Hall, Cheshire

Fantastic band for our wedding reception. Couldn’t have chosen a better band to finish our day of celebrations. Great range of songs that got all guests up and dancing all night. Everyone loved them! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an amazing live band!

 

Rosina, Hooton Pagnall Hall, Doncaster, 14th July 2018

This band sound amazing! Beautiful acoustic vocals, the balance of a male and female voice worked so well. They sent us their song list before the wedding and we liked it all. They do a great mix of classic and modern songs through the eras to suit everyone. We also asked them to learn some specific songs for us to make an entrance to which they did with no questions and they did them perfectly. We also asked them to move to a different location for the last set which they did so smoothly and we didn’t even notice them moving and re-setting up. They were the perfect addition to our wedding, all our guests loved the music and many guests complimented them! 5/5

 

Rachel, Bach Wen Farm, North Wales, 30th June 2018

Just to say a huge big fat thank you for the incredible music at our wedding at Bach Wen. You did a fantastic job and it was so great to everyone dancing the night away... exactly what we dreamed of.

 

Molly and Colin Smearton, Askham Hall, Penrith, 23rd June 2018

We're so grateful to The Firebirds. They were perfect for the drinks reception. We wanted to create a happy and chilled atmosphere and they did this for us. They sounded awesome and played a fabulous range of music (that I saw everyone singing along to). I also need to highlight how helpful and lovely they were and how we wouldn't haven been able to have the ceremony we wanted without them. We wanted our brother to sing us down the aisle, outside. We weren't sure how to do this as we couldn't use extension cables etc...The Firebirds not only gave loads of advice on this but ended up coming early to loan my brother their equipment. Thank you so, so much guys.

 

Sean, Hotl du Vin, Harrogate, 17th June 2018

Just a note to say that we hugely enjoyed having The Firebirds play at our wedding on 17 June.

Paul has been amazing to work with and reassuringly on the ball. One thing I really didn't need to worry about in a sea of many other worries!

Paul, Helen and Frank pulled off two excellent sets, which everybody enjoyed. My aunt, whose been having a terrible time with family ill health and hadn't been seen dancing since the 1960s, danced her heart out and had a blast. As we all did.

The guys even learned a traditional Jewish wedding song in between sets at the (unreasonable) request of a family member. So big kudos there too.

Amazing times and memories. Biggest thanks,

 

Katie Rowe, Cardwells Farm, Samlesbury, 16th June 2018

Love The Firebirds!  Was so happy to find them for my Wedding a couple of years ago, Paul was great to deal with and everybody commented on how good they were for weeks after.  They sound authentic and always look like they are enjoying themselves whilst playing.  Recently booked them again when I was helping my Dad organise a big 50th birthday and they were great!

 

Nick And Claire Little, Broadoaks Country House, Ambleside, 27th May 2018

The Firebirds were the perfect band for our wedding! Right from the off Paul and Helen were really friendly and helpful and responsive in planning, and Paul in particular took the time to speak to our venue to deal with their specific requests on sound levels. The performance on the night was amazing! Everyone had a great time dancing the night away and the whole band really knew how to get the crowd going! We’d highly recommend booking - we can’t thank you enough for giving us the perfect evening to our wedding day!

 

Sion and Aurore Rowlands, Chateau Les Carrasses, Quarante, France, 25th May 2018

Great music and atmosphere all night! The Firebirds played at our wedding in Capestang, France. We asked for help with the set and they provided the perfect music based on suggestions. They arrived at our venue and were setup in no time, doing everything themselves. Our guest loved the music, everyone was up and dancing. We've also passed on the link to The Firebirds website, as guest would like to see them play back in the UK. Perfect band for any event!

 

 

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