The Hot Shots

Four time winners of The Wedding Industry Awards! The Hot Shots, are an multi award winning modern rock & pop party band. Their repertoire covers Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran & Maroon 5 through to rock & indie classics by Foo Fighters, Killers & Kings Of Leon. Members have played at V Festival, BugJam, London Astoria & the O2 arena. Over 350+ positive reviews.

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Set List / Repertoire

2023 Sample Set List

Shut up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Play That Funky Music - Black Cherry
You Really got Me - The Kinks
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
As It Was - Harry Styles
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Last Nite - The Strokes
Seventeen Going Under - Sam Fender
I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Basketcase - Green Day
All the Small Things - Blink 182
Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay
Never too Much - Luther Vandross
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Can’t Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon

Mr Brightside - The Killers
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Wonderwall - Oasis
Yellow - Coldplay
Wake Me Up - Aviici
About Damn Time - Lizzo
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
I’m a Believer - The Monkees
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Angels - Robbie Williams
Jonny Be Goode - Chuck Berry
Sweet Child o Mine - Guns n Roses
Livin’ on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

Modern/Classic Pop Hits 
As it Was - Harry Styles
About Damn Time - Lizzy
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Seventeen Going Under - Sam Fender
Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Price Tag - Jessie J
She Said - Plan B
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Attention - Charlie Puth
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Cake By the Ocean - DNCE
Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay
Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Angels - Robbie Williams

Noughties and Beyond…
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Naïve – The Kooks
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Last Night – The Strokes
No One Knows – Queens of the Stone Age
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
The Pretender - Foo Fighters 
Kings and Queens - 30 Seconds to Mars
In The End - Linkin Park
By The Way - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Can’t Stop - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Yellow - Coldplay
Plug in Baby – Muse
Dakota – Stereophonics
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Lets Get it Started - Black Eyed Peas
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Hysteria - Muse
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon

Song 2 – Blur
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Parklife - Blur
Basket Case - Greenday
Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Wonderwall – Oasis
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Amazed - Lonestar

Seventies and Eighties 
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Everybody Wants to Rule The World - Tears for Fears
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Message in a Bottle - The Police
I Want It All – Queen
One Vision - Queen
Sweet Child O Mine - Guns & Roses
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Blame it on the Boogie - Jackson 5
Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Richie
Rock & Roll all Night – Kiss
Town Called Malice – The Jam
All Right Now – Free
Signed, Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Boys Are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Message in a Bottle - Police
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Rockin' All Over The World - Status Quo
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams

Fifties and Sixties
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Tutti-Fruiti – Little Richard
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Twist & Shout – The Beatles
Do You Love Me – The Contours
Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rollin Stones
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Pinball Wizard – The Who
I'm a Believer - The Monkees

First Dance Recommendations
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Yellow - Coldplay
All of Me - John Legend
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
One Day Like This - Elbow
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Rule The World - Take That
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell
The One - Kodaline
Amazed - Lonestar

Acoustic Set (Additional Service only)
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Little Respect - Erasure
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Black and Gold - Sam Sparro
Naive - The Kooks
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Let Her Go - Passenger
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Hard Days Night - The Beatles
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
She Loves You - The Beatles
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Thinking Out loud - Ed Sheeran
Budapest - George Ezra
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Good Riddance - Green Day
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Yellow - Coldplay
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs 
Price Tag - Jessie J
Message in a Bottle - The Police
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Wonderwall - Oasis
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars 
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
Payphone - Maroon 5

Christmas Repertoire
Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
I Wish it could be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard
Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Bruce Springsteen
Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End) – The Darkness
The Power of Love – Frankie goes to Hollywood

Full Biography

* WINNERS of the 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Wedding Industry Awards 'Best Wedding Band'
FREE DJ Service for every booking confirmed within 7 days of enquiry!
* Top of the range PA and Lighting system for the ultimate sound and visual experience
* Acoustic set also available
* Premium DJ Services available
* Cool, Young, Experienced, Energetic and Highly Skilled Musicians.
* Covering an eclectic selection of modern and classic rock and pop covers from Kings Of Leon, The Beatles, The Killers, Queen, The Arctic Monkeys, Guns 'n' Roses, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell and more!
* Professional, boutique instruments
* Wireless Microphone Hire
* Cooperative, professional, friendly and positive attitude

"The Hot Shots really were one of the best wedding bands we’ve ever seen at Cripps Barn. As a wedding barn averaging over 130 weddings a year, we do as you can imagine, see quite a lot of bands. They have a very high level of skill, both vocally and instrumentally and this was clearly made apparent with the captivation of the guests during their set. They did a great range of covers and really got the crowd dancing. They were very professional, friendly and flexible which are all very important attributes when dealing with the logistics of a wedding. Top quality performance all round!" - Charlie Bull - Cripps Barn

The Hot Shots are a professional 4 piece band comprising highly experienced, versatile and talented musicians. With an average age of just 26, it's hard to believe that between them they have travelled all over Europe and the UK and worked within almost every sector of the music industry, including both studio & live engineering, record production, events management, private tutoring and as instrumental technicians!

Having formed whilst studying at university, between them The Hot Shots hold 4 bachelor honorary degrees in music. All members are multi-instrumentalists with the ability to play at least 2 separate instruments to a high standard as well as having a strong and secure vocal ability. Their combined performing experiences has seen them working in many different original and cover bands, cabaret acts, corporate event bands, musical theatre productions, as product demonstrators and as session musicians covering live, studio and TV environments.

"This band were incredible! They were highly professional at all times with quick set-up and sound checked with consideration to the venues needs. The Hot Shots gave my guests so much enjoyment and gave a fantastic performance. Easily the best rock covers band I have seen!"

With such a versatile and diverse range of songs, The Hot Shots are able to adapt to any situation and their vast knowledge, talent and experience provides everyone with an energetic and enjoyable performance for those who like to sit back and enjoy the extreme level of musicianship or for those who like to interact, sing, dance and party the night through. Their lively, charismatic stage mannerisms make them one of the most exciting and enjoyable bands to hire, guaranteeing a memorable and explosive experience for any wedding, corporate event, high profile concert, Festival, university ball or black tie event.

Here is a brief list of some of the places, venues and people that present members of The Hot Shots have either toured or played at / with:
- Dubai
- Sweden
- Germany
- Holland
- V Festival
- London Astoria
- Indigo2 (o2 arena)
- Ipswich Regent Theatre
- Colchester Arts Centre
- RAF Brize Norton
- Santa Pod Raceway
- Haven Holidays
- Butlins
- Pontins
- Scouting for Girls
- The Sweet
- Don Powell (Slade)
- Bernie Torme (Ozzy Osbourne)
- John McCoy (Ian Gillan)
- Steven Adler (Guns 'n' Roses)
- Matt Cardle (X-Factor 2010 winner)
- Ocean Colour Scene (2012)

WINNERS of the 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Wedding Industry Awards 'Best Wedding Band' in the East of England and 'National Finalists!'

The Ultimate Live Band Experience!
The Hot Shots have carefully constructed sets to cater for every type of performance with the ability the gauge the audiences needs and venue requirements throughout the whole performance. From the 50s to todays chart toppers, The Hot Shots have something for everyone with hugely recognisable hits by bands such as; The Beatles, Queen, The Killers and Kings of Leon to their own 'Rockier' versions of songs by artists such as Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Jessie J and Stevie Wonder.

You are guaranteed to be blown away by The Hot Shots amazing musicianship, stage presence and professional, slick appearance.   

The Hot Shots extensive set list means they can offer quantity as well was superb quality with over 4 hours of outstanding band repertoire and over 2 hours of acoustic duo music.

The Hot Shots are flexible in their setup and timings throughout the night and the show can be formatted in the following ways depending on your preference:

2 X 60 minute sets
3 X 40 minute sets

In July 2012 The Hot Shots performed on the main stage at Bug Jam VW Festival at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire. The video below was recorded live at the event.

Acoustic Set (see booking options for more details)
The Hot Shots offer two types of acoustic set options which are all perfect for creating a laid back, 'live lounge' style atmosphere at your event.

Acoustic Sets Option 1 includes 2 x 30 minutes sets performed by a vocal and guitar duo including an arrival of 6pm.

Acoustic Sets Option 2 includes 2 x 30 minutes sets performed with the full band (2 acoustic guitars, percussion and lead vocals) during dinner or drinks receptions and including an early arrival of 2pm.

Please note: Due to teaching commitments, acoustic option 2 is unavailable on Fridays during school term time unless performed in the evening (please check with your booking agent for more details).

FREE DJ Package
The Hot Shots offer the most competitive DJ packages available FREE OF CHARGE! Whether you would like to create your own playlist for your event, or you would like The Hots Shots to provide all the hits to keep your guests rocking. There are different DJ options available to cater for everyone's needs from simple background music playlists to full DJ playlists for between and after the live band sets.

Premium DJ Package
Fully mixed live DJ sets to a professional level using DJ software. Guests can make requests, band member MC, personalised playlists set by client. An extended lighting rig with smoke machine and strobe lighting (available upon request). Live DJ sessions by highly qualified band members with microphone manning and lights show to get the event started whilst continuing with the energetic party atmosphere until the end of the night!!

Professional Sound and Visual Image
The Hot Shots live sound system is a collection of some of the most desirable audio equipment available on the market, including a Yamaha 32 channel digital mixing console, a 4000 watt active speaker system and wireless in-ear monitoring for each member. They are also equipped with a state of the art LED lighting system that provides both the stage and dance floor with the ultimate visual effects.

Their combined collection of instruments, amplifiers and microphones, both vintage and modern includes PRS, Gibson, Fender, Suhr MusicMan and EVH electric guitars, Martin and Taylor acoustic guitars, Warwick and Fender basses, Fender and TC Electronic amps, Tama drums and hardware with Zildjian A & K custom cymbals, and an array of Shure and Sennheiser microphones. 

Make your special day PERFECT!
The band pride themselves on customer satisfaction and flexibility to make your special day runs and smoothly as possible. This is what makes The Hots Shots one of the most popular rock/pop covers bands in the UK.

The Hots Shots offer clients the opportunity to request songs before the confirmed event and they will even learn you first dance FREE OF CHARGE (sufficient notice must be given and song must be suitable).

The band dress in smart, wedding suitable clothing as standard for all events. Festival events, parties and private functions can vary upon client request, if neccessary. 

For corporate events The Hot Shots now offer a special package including:
* Uprated PA system with unrivalled sound quality to cater for larger events.
* Additional Lighting and Effects Upgrade.
* Premium DJ package.
* Wireless Mic Hire for Speeches (x1)
* Flexible timings for early arrival and later finish.

Feedback collected from The Wedding Industry Awards:
“We were so impressed with The Hot Shots, from start to finish. The organisation was prefect, and when we arrived on the day they were in the background, ready to go. And the performance was amazing...my husband summed it up perfectly telling them at the end...you were far too good for a wedding!”

“The Hot shots, we’re fantastic at our wedding reception. They were energetic, friendly and perceptive to the taste of the guests, which allows their sets to have the dance floor full the whole time! We loved every minute of their music! They also sang our first song spectacularly!”

“I worked in the music industry for 25 years so finding a a band who sounded fresh and would work well live was essential. I listened to hundreds of bands and the hotshots stood out head and shoulders. During the buildup they were communicative and on the night they performed incredibly.”

“The Hot Shots really added that something special in creating the right atmosphere and party to our wedding evening. The dance floor was full the whole time and we have had so many fantastic comments from our guests about how great they were. This band is THE BEST BAND you could hope for.”

“The Hot Shots were punctual and highly professional and set up quickly. We made quite a last minute request and they fulfilled this without question. From the first song they got all the guests up on the dance floor and everyone was dancing right until the end. In all the weddings I’ve been to I’ve never seen the dance floor so full. They are highly skilled musicians and singers and the quality of their music is exceptional. All the guests were shouting their praises the next day!”

“We were looking for a completely different type of band, then heard the hotshots, and were sold. On the night, I’ve never seen a better band. Outstanding.”

“Massively impressed by the Hotshots - they played a beautiful acoustic set during our drinks reception then kept the dance floor full all night with an energetic, talented evening set. We received endless comments afterwards about how great the band were.”

“We couldn’t have wished for a better wedding band. They understood the brief, were flexible and accommodated changes that happened on the day. Musically they are brilliant, ensuring that the dance floor was full all evening with young and old. Fantastic band, great blokes would highly recommend.”

Please Note: The Hot Shots teach music in schools during the week and so, the band may not be available perform Sunday to Thursday during term time. Standard arrivals of 6.30/7pm are available most Fridays throughout the year. Please speak to your agent to check a specific date.


Default lineup: 4 members

4 piece: Lead vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals, Drums/Backing Vocals.

The Hot Shots are
Lead Vocals/Guitar
Travis: Lead Guitar/Vocals
David: Bass Guitar/Vocals
James: Drums/Vocals

Performance Times

2 x 60 minutes sets

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379 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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Perfect! Great for a reception

5 stars - The Hot Shots are Highly Recommended
booked The Hot Shots for their Wedding in Essex May 2024

“The Hot Shots were one of the highlights of our wedding reception! They deserve a 10/10 rating without a doubt! They had the dance floor packed from the very first song, and their energy was infectious. Everyone, from young to old, was up and moving thanks to their amazing talent. But The Hot Shots are more than just talented musicians. They're also lovely people! They interacted with the crowd in a fun and engaging way, making everyone feel welcome and included. It felt like they were celebrating right alongside us. If you're looking for a band to get the party started at your wedding (or any event!), look no further than The Hot Shots. You won't be disappointed!”

Awesome band

5 stars - The Hot Shots are Highly Recommended
booked The Hot Shots for their Wedding in Suffolk May 2024

“The Hotshots were recommended to us by a couple of friends and they didn’t disappoint. Everyone was up dancing and they sounded great. I wouldn’t hesitate to book them again. Value for your money!!”

Fantastic , talented musicians

5 stars - The Hot Shots are Highly Recommended
booked The Hot Shots for their Wedding in Essex May 2024

“So so so many compliments on the band we had at our wedding. The Hot Shots were fantastic , they brought the party and played one hell of a show ! We had the best time and they kept the dance floor going all night.”

Made my wedding!

5 stars - The Hot Shots are Highly Recommended
booked The Hot Shots for their Wedding in Cambridgeshire April 2024

“The hot shots were absolutely amazing at my wedding. I danced all night long and so did all my guests. They were also so fun got involved in my selfie mirror and made such an amazing video. Cant recommend them enough!!”

Amazing band for our wedding

5 stars - The Hot Shots are Highly Recommended
booked The Hot Shots for their Wedding in Kent April 2024

“The Hot Shots were amazing when they played at our wedding. Everyone was up dancing and we have had many compliments about how good they were. They have a varied set list which caters for all. In the run up to the day they were very easy to contact and answered any queries straight away. Couldn’t recommend these guys enough!”

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