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The McQueens

Rock and Pop Function Band based in Kent

Price from £1623
The McQueens are a professional, lively & exciting 5 piece band. With both male & female lead vocals, their dynamic live set is regularly updated with classic & current songs from Dolly Parton, The Beatles, Kings Of Leon, Adele & loads more!
5 stars - The McQueens are Highly Recommended 9 Customer Reviews

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Band Set 1
To good to be true Andy Williams
You never can tell Chuck Berry
Faith George Michael
All about the Bass  Meghan Trainor
Hold Back the River James Bay 
Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
Don’t stop believing Glee/Journey
Lazy Song Bruno Mars
Islands in the stream Dolly Parton
Rolling in the Deep Adele
Great Balls of fire Jerry Lee Lewis
I saw here standing there The Beatles
I wanna hold hand The Beatles
Mama do Pixie Lott
Every time you walk Searchers
Hey Baby DJ Otzi
Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley

Band Set 2
Night Train James Brown
Like a Virgin Madonna
Brimful of Asha Cornershop
Marry You Bruno Mars
Filthy Gorgeous Scissor Sister
Hot Stuff Donna Summer
I will Survive Gloria
Rock around the Clock Bill Haley
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
We are young Fun
Place your hands Reef
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
9 to 5 Dolly Parton
She said Plan B
Sex on Fire Kings of Leon
Burning Love Elvis Presley
Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones
Poker Face Lady Ga Ga

Band  Set 3
I Gotta a feelin Black Eyed Peas
Surfin USA Beach Boys
I’m a Believer Monkees
500 Miles The Proclaimers
Walking on Sunshine Katrina
I Feel good James Brown
Use Somebody Kings Leon
You’ve got the Love Florence & Machine
Summer 69 Bryan Adams
Moves like Jagger Maroon 5
American Pie Don McClean
Mr Brightside The Killers
Reelin & Rockin Chuck Berry
Chelsea Dagger Fratillies

Some slow songs...
To love somebody Bee Gees
Something The Beatles
Have I told you lately Rod Stewart
If i aint got you Alicia Keys
Make you feel my love Adele
Time of your life Green Day
Somebody like you Adele
Wonderful tonight Eric Clapton
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Empire State of Mind Alicia Keys

Louis Louis Kingsmen
Honk Tonk Woman Stones
Teenage Kicks Undertones
Hard to Handle Black Crowes
Kung Fu Fighting Karl Douglas
Rolling in the Deep Adele
Wipe out Ventures
I kissed a girl Katy Perry
Stuck in the Middle Stealers Wheel
Soul Man Sam & Dave
20thC Boy T Rex
Blister in Sun Violent Femme
Proud Mary Ike and Tina
Rocks off Primal Scream
All the Small Things Blink 182

Acoustic Duo/Trio songs (see booking options)
At Last Eta James
All you need is love The Beatles
Acony BellGillianWelh
All time low The Wanted
Amazed Lonestar
After the goldrush Neil Young
Annie’s song John Denver
Angel Tom Petty
Amazing Grace Trad
Always on my mind Willie Nelson
Born this way Lady Ga Ga
Beautiful ones Suede
Big yellow taxi Joni Mitchelle
Bye bye love  Everley Brothers
Black and Gold Sam Sparrow
Brown eyed girl Van Morrision
Chasing cars Snow patrol
Close to you Carpenters
Crazy Love Van Morrision/ Marc Cohen
Forget you Cee Lo Green
Crazy Gnarls Barclay
Dream Everley Brothers
Dont look back in anger Oasis
8 days a week The Beatles
Fall at your feet  Crowded House
For You Eva Cassidy
Fly me to the moon Frank Sinatra
Faith George Michael
Free Falling Tom Petty
Friday im in Love The Cure
Heart of Glass Blondie
Hey Soul sister Train
Help me make it thru the night Gladys Knight
Home Michael Bubble
If not for you George Harrision
Follow you into the dark Death Cab for cutie
I’m a believer Monkees
Only wanna be with you Dusty Springfield
I Dont wanna miss a thing Arerosmith
In my life The Beatles
If i aint got you Alicia Keys
Just looking Stereophonics
Just the way you are Billy Joel
Just the way you are Bruno Mars
Just the way you look tonight Frank Sinatra
Kathys songPaul Simon
Lazy song Bruno Mars
L.O.V.ELouis Armstrong
Lovin you Minnie Ripperton
Moon RiverBreakfast at Tiffinays
Price Tag Jessie J
More than words Extreme
My Girl Temptations
Over the Rainbow/Wonderful world Eva Cassidy etc..
People get ready Blind boys of Alabama
Poker Face Lady Ga Ga
Rolling in the deep Adele
She’s the one Robbie Williams
Sex on Fire Kings of Leon
Shine Take That
Something The Beatles
Stand by me Ben E king
Someone like you Adele
Some days are Diamonds Tom Petty
To make you feel my love Adele
Three Little birds Bob Marley
Take it easy Eagles
Tonight ill be staying Bob Dylan
Time of your life Green Day
To Love somebody Janis/Bee Gees
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Weather with you Crowded House
Wild Horses Rolling Stones
When the stars go blue Ryan Adams
When you say nothing at all Ronan Keating
Wonderwall Oasis
Your still the one Shania Twain
Your Song Ellie Goulding
Youve got a friend James Taylor
Yellow Coldplay

NEW! Christmas Repertoire!
The Pogues feat Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York
Auld Lang Syne
Brenda Lee - Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Run Run Rudolph - Chuck Berry
Wizard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas

  • 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

Line up:

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.

Your Event

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

Acoustic Set
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

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire The McQueens from Alive Network

  • Acoustic Duo (3 x 30 minutes) Add £240

    Female vocals, guitar and backing vocals

  • Acoustic Trio (3 x 30 minutes) Add £360

    Female vocals, guitar and backing vocals, double bass

  • Red Coat Toast Master Add £216

    For guest arrival, drinks reception, introduction of speeches and first dance

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire The McQueens from Alive Network

  • 2 x 65 minutes £0
  • 3 x 45 minutes £0
  • 4 x 45 minutes Add £216