Default lineup: 5 members
5 Piece: Male Vocals, Female Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Drums.
* Live 5 piece Wedding Band great for dancing
* Acoustic duo for ceremony or drinks reception
* Professional musicians
* Male and female vocals
* Your choice of first dance
* Stage lighting included
* Extensive repertoire spanning Elvis to Lady Ga Ga
* Documentary/reportage photos of the event included!
* Disco music between sets
"We were totally blown away by The McQueens, they were simply fantastic!"
- Olly and Becky Goldsmith Whitstable Kent
Before The McQueens
The McQueens met and formed in London 2004. All members are professional musicians and are in their twenties and thirties. Their talent and love of music is evident in every performance.
Matthew, the musical director and guitarist started his career at the American Guitar Institute and within 6 months of graduating at 19 was signed to Universal Records. He arena toured America and the UK supporting The Who, Neil Young, Nickelback, Wheatus, and The Wallflowers and has performed with Elton John, Robbie Williams, Holly Valance, Minnie Driver and has played to live audiences in excess of 20,000.
Danny the bass player, cut his teeth on the tribute band circuit appearing at Wembley Stadium as Ricky Martin!
Tom (percussion) is a member of successful Smiths and Queen tribute bands. He has also performed at the Isle of White, Glastonbury and Reading festivals in an originals band.
Both lead singers Jim and Catherine have been performing extensively over the past ten years in function, wedding and originals bands.
“Everyone thought you were superb. Anna said the Kings of Leon song that you did as their first song was better than the original.”
- Colin and James Lympne Castle Kent
The McQueens Past Clients
The band has predominately performed for private clients at a variety of venues including Woburn Abbey, Hampton Court, Brands Hatch, Pembroke Lodge Richmond Park, Moxhull Hall West Midlands, Commissioners House Chatham Historic Dockyard, Penny Hill Park Bagshot, Russell Hotel London, Margam Park South Wales, Morgan hotel Swansea, Heythrop Park Oxfordshire, Heddingham Castle Essex and Lympne Castle Kent.
The McQueens have also performed for corporate clients Sony at Cliveden House, Ocean Connect on the River Thames, Kent County Council, Medway Council in Kent, the Association of Local Government Officers and Fairbridge.
What kind of music will they play?
Functions today boast a guest list with an eclectic mix of ages. The McQueens choice music will reflect that. Sets can include music from the 50s and 60s with ‘Rock Around the Clock’ and ‘Surfin USA’ through the 70s and 80s with ‘Hot Stuff’ and ‘Don’t you want me Baby’ to the 90s and 2000s with ‘Poker Face’, ‘Sex on fire’ and ‘I Gotta a feeling’. The band work from a basic list of songs picking songs on the fly as the evening develops to ensure the music is non stop and exciting to dance to.
“You guys were amazing at our wedding! loved it so much x”
- Odette Phillips, South Wales
What will the band look and act like?
The McQueens always dress and perform formally in dinner suits and white shirts with black dress for the female vocalist. They feel that personal presentation and projection is a very important part of the overall performance and should display a clean stylish look with a positive but not bullish image.
The McQueens are able to perform 3 x 45 minute sets or 2 x 65 minute sets with pre-mixed disco tracks played inbetween.
The band takes pride in offering to perform any reasonable first dance of your choice and will learn it before the night if necessary!
The McQueens prefer to set up early wherever possible without extra cost to avoid the undignified disruption of back stage crew invading your setting with flight cases and sound checks.
To ensure guests take away fond memories of the evening The McQueens produce documentary/reportage photos of the event that are available free from their website.
”We love the pics that you took throughout the night. We hadn't expected that and it has made it even more special to be able to look at your website and re live some of the evening. We still haven't got our wedding pics back from the photographer yet so your website are the only ones we have.”
- Olly and Becky Goldsmith, Whitstable Kent
The McQueens can provide up to 3 x 30 minute sets of acoustic music, perfect for afternoon performances, drinks receptions or dinner entertainment.
The acoustic sessions provide stripped-back, 'live lounge' style versions of Use Somebody by Kings Of Leon, At Last by Etta James and many more. The acoustic sets can be booked with a duo or trio line up. Please see booking options or speak to an Alive Network booking agent for more details.
The McQueens carry PA systems up to 5000 watt suitable for audiences of up to 500 guests. 8 x par 64 cans & controller provide stage lighting which is static but more than adequate to dance to. Main and back up amps and instruments are of the best quality and of professional standard commensurate with the quality of performance all are serviced and PAT tested regularly.
"We danced all night...the music was just superb, it really couldn't get any better. Well done The McQueens!"
- Pete, Turkey Mill, Maidstone