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The Licks

The Licks is a Midlands-based duo playing hits from all genres spanning the entire twentieth century to the present day. They have a varied repertoire from Rock & Pop, like Adele & Ed Sheeran, to Jazz, like Van Morrison & Ella; ideal for your whole day!

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  • Event The Licks Acoustic Rock and Pop Duo Leek, Staffordshire
  • Event The Licks Acoustic Rock and Pop Duo Leek, Staffordshire

Set List / Repertoire

21st Century
A Team, Ed Sheeran
Big Black Horse & a Cherry Tree, KT Tunstall
Golden Touch, Razorlight
Hold On, KT Tunstall
I Predict a Riot, Kaizer Chiefs
If It Hadn’t Been for Love, Adele
I’m No Good, Amy Winehouse
I’m Yours, Jason M’Raz
Make You Feel My Love, Adele
Poker Face, Lady GaGa
Rollin in the Deep, Adele
Someone Like You, Adele
Turning Tables, Adele
Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
Valerie, Amy Winehouse
Warwick Avenue, Duffy

Angels, Robbie Williams
Babylon, David Gray
Brand New Start, Paul Weller
Can’t Cry Anymore, Sheryl Crow
Clocks, Coldplay
Don’t Look Back In Anger, Oasis
Fall at your Feet, Crowded House
Got To See You Again, Norah Jones
High and Dry, Radiohead
Hurt, Johnny Cash
Ironic, Alanis Morrissette
Leavin’ Las Vegas, Sheryl Crow
Lookin For Love, Everything but the Girl
Lucky Man, The Verve
Missing, Everything but the Girl
Save Tonight, Eagle Eye Cherry
Songbird, Eva Cassidy
Still the One, Shania Twain
Stop, Sam Brown
Torn, Natalie Imbruglia
Turn Off the Light, Nelly Furtado
Under The Bridge, Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Weather with You, Crowded House
What If God Was One of Us, Joan Osborne
What’s Up?, 4 Non Blondes
Wildwood, Paul Weller
Wonderwall, Oasis
You Live, You Learn, Alanis Morrissette
Zombie, Cranberries

Alison, Elvis Costello
Army Dreamers, Kate Bush
Baby Can I Hold You Tonight, Tracy Chapman
Back on the Chain Gang, Pretenders
Brass in Pocket, Pretenders
Every Breath You Take, Police
Fairytale of New York, Pogues & Kirsty McColl
Fast Car, Tracy Chapman
I Don’t Like Mondays, Boomtown Rats
I Don’t Wanna Talk About It, Rod Stewart
Love Will Tear Us Apart, Joy Division
Luka, Suzanne Vega
Mustang Sally, Commitments
My Sherona, Knack
Power of Love, Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Should I Stay or Should I Go?, Clash
Still Haven’t Found What I’m looking For, U2
Summer of 69, Brian Adams
Sweet Child of Mine, Guns and Roses
That’s Entertainment, The Jam
Time after Time, Cyndi Lauper
Tom’s Diner, Suzanne Vega
Two Thousand Miles, Pretenders
Walkin in Memphis, Mark Cohen
Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton

Ain’t No Sunshine when she’s gone, Bill Withers
Alright Now, Free
Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell
Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison
Carrie, Joni Mitchell
High Ho Silver Lining, Jeff Beck
Knockin on Heaven’s Door, Bob Dylan
Layla, Eric Clapton
Let’s Stay Together, Al Green
Long Train running, Doobie Brothers
Love & Affection, Joan Armatrading
May You Never, John Martyn
Message in a Bottle, Police
Moondance, Van Morrison
Roxanne, Police
Signed, Sealed Delivered, Stevie Wonder
Superstition, Stevie Wonder
Take Me to the River, Al Green
You’re So Vain, Carly Simon

All Along the Watchtower, Jimi Hendrix
Believer, Monkees
Boots are made for Walkin, Nancy Sinatra
Can’t Always Get What You Want, Rolling Stones
Day in the Life, Beatles
Get Back, Beatles
Hard Day’s Night, Beatles
Heart of Gold, Neil Young
Hide Your Love Away, Beatles
I Feel Fine, Beatles
I heard it Through the Grapevine, Marvyn Gaye
I Saw Her Standing There, Beatles
Joker, Steve Miller Band
Knock on Wood, Sam & Dave
Little Wing, Jimi Hendrix
My Girl, Temptations
Piece of My Heart, Janis Joplin
Son of a Preacherman, Dusty Springfield
Stand By Me, Ben E King
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Carol King

Johnny Be Good
Oh Carol
Rock Around The Clock

Billie’s Blues     
Cry Me a River     
Dance Me to the End of Love
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Feelin Good      
Fly Me to the Moon
Get Happy    
Lady Is a Tramp
Lush Life
My Baby Just Cares For Me     
Old Devil Called Love    
On Broadway
Stormy Weather     
The Look of Love     
They Can’t That Away From Me

Christmas Selection
Fairytale of  New York
Winter Wonderland
Do they know its Christmas
Merry Christmas Everybody
2000 Miles
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Santa Baby
Let it Snow!
Last Christmas (I gave you my heart)
So Here it Is Merry Christmas
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Rudoph the Red Nosed Reindeer

11 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 11
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

The Licks were a really great addition to our Summer Festival Party.

5 stars - The Licks are Highly Recommended
booked The Licks for their event at The Cedars in Staffordshire

“The Licks were a really great addition to our Summer Festival Party. They looked and sounded brilliant and were really accommodating with all of our requests. I would absolutely recommend them for other events. Thank you to The Licks for making our event such a success!”

The Licks are hugely talented.

5 stars - The Licks are Highly Recommended
booked The Licks for their Wedding at Greyhound Coaching Inn in Leicestershire

“The Licks are hugely talented. The music they performed went beyond our expectations in variety of music and tastes. At our wedding our first dance was Fly Me To The Moon which they performed at exactly the right tempo of the great man himself. Just as well as that was the speed we’d practiced to! They did 3 x 45 minutes sets for us which we thought would be pushing it vocally but as the evening wore on Sarah pushed herself to achieve among many others the strong vocals of Sweet Home Alabama without an hitch – wow they rocked! During the guitar solos Dan proved himself a match and had the entire dance floor cheering him on for more. At the end Sarah stayed on to extend the iPad playlist to midnight and still kept the floor full. I can only say a big Thank You to The Licks for really making our wedding so memorable. ”


5 stars - The Licks are Highly Recommended
booked The Licks for their event at Slaters in Staffordshire

“I just wanted to say thank you to Dan and yourself for playing at my party last night the quality of both of you was superb, everyone went away saying how good the Licks were. I loved how you incorporated my song choices in the two sets and the very original arrangements. I had a great night as did my family and friend's with many happy memories. Thank you both.”

The Licks were excellent

5 stars - The Licks are Highly Recommended
booked The Licks for their event at Slaters in Staffordshire

“The night of my event was very hot and humid which I thought would affect audience interest, I couldn't have been more wrong! The Licks were excellent, great vocals and superb instrumentals. My song choices were all performed, all my guests were able to relate to something in the two sets played. Lots of dancing and singing by all, a great night and great entertainment thanks to The Licks. I wouldn't hesitate in booking them again.”

The Licks were amazing... very gifted and totally professional!

5 stars - The Licks are Highly Recommended
booked The Licks for their event in Cheshire

“The Licks were amazing... very gifted and totally professional! Sarah has an amazing voice, they made a great team! They adapted the music/tracks to the different stages of the evening superbly from performing throughout dinner to ending on a fabulous high with dance music making our celebration a total success. A fabulous evening!!”

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Price from £359 + travel from Staffordshire

Based on 2 members performing 2 x 45 minute sets

  • West Midlands From £359
  • East Midlands From £369
  • North West From £453
  • Wales From £535
  • South West From £581
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £581
  • East of England From £595
  • South East From £621
  • North East From £672

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Default lineup: 2 members

Duo 2 guitars and vocals

Full Biography

* One of the Midlands' finest musical duos The Licks bring a quality show with a great mix of music
* Female lead vocals and male/ female harmonies bring depth and class to this guitar based duo
* Varied repertoire from Pop (Adele, KT Tunstall, Ed Sheeran) to Soul (Chakha Kahn, Al Green, Stevie Wonder) to Rock (Guns & Roses, Led Zeppelin) to Jazz (Van Morrison, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee)
* Booking Options include larger PA and a full band option
* Fully self contained with PA and lighting as standard
* The duo have played top venues including hotels and theatres for weddings and private parties
* Credentials include backing for Tony Christie Climax Blues Band Candy Flip and on a track for Robbie Williams!
* Available in the Midlands Wales North - please enquire about the rest of the UK

The Licks are a Midlands-based duo playing hits from all genres spanning the entire twentieth century to the present day. Accomplished gifted and experienced musicians and performers they guarantee to provide exactly the right music for your occasion. With their extensive and always expanding play-list the duo will engage the audience and adapt their show to suit the mood of your event exactly providing a much wider listening experience than would be usually expected of just two musicians. Corporate entertainments and special events are their speciality though they consider no event too big or small venues have included Schleyer Halle Stuttgart (12000 seats) to intimate garden parties for 30 people!

Sarah started her professional career at seventeen when she recorded her first session with the Climax Blues Band. Having caught the bug she joined her first band (signed to Chrysalis) a few months later widely touring the UK. Her versatile voice and extensive range has secured her place on many popular recordings including sessions for Candy Flip Altern8, the Lotus Eaters, Pete Wylie and the Mighty Wah, and members of Simply Red. She appeared on Oceanic’s number two hit ‘Insanity’ and the Christians' latest album, ‘Prodigal Sons’. She is currently a backing vocalist for Tony Christie and her recent recording credits include a featured vocal on the Robbie Williams track ‘Break America’.

Dan originally started his performing career as a Grade 8 pianist though he soon progressed to guitar and started lecturing guitar at Leek & Moorlands College two years later! He produced and recorded his first album at the age of sixteen and has been Musical Director for many theatre productions.

Both Dan and Sarah have toured the UK and Europe extensively, delighting thousands of audiences with their live shows.

Venues include:
• Derby Assembly Rooms
• Jazz Café, Camden
• Sage, Gateshead
• Birmingham Symphony Hall
• Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
• Shleyer- Halle, Stuttgart
• Zefferelli’s, Ambleside
• Grosvenor House Hotel, Mayfair
• Garrick Theatre, Lichfield

And One Satisfied Client Said...
Dear Sarah,

Thank you and the group for a great performance during our summer ball on Saturday 11 July 2009, I have received many comments from the members present, to say what a great night they had. I will most certainly recommend you to my friends and also hope to book your group again soon.

James Hilton
House Manager
Trentham Golf Club

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