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The Modern Way

Rock and Pop Function Band based in East Sussex

Price from £2430

The Modern Way are a 5 piece guitar band with keyboards. Their repertoire spans classic guitar indie rock bands such as; The Beatles, Oasis, Kings Of Leon & The Killers to modern pop by Justin Timberlake, Rudimental, Pharell, Omi and Justin Bieber. Graduates of BIMM, their experiences include appearances on Britains Got Talent, performing at festivals like Wireless and Secret Garden Party and performing with acts like Meghan Trainor. Previous clients include Trip Advisor and Peugot.

5 stars - The Modern Way are Highly Recommended 61 Customer Reviews

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Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Changing - Sigma ft. Paloma Faith
Feel So Close - Calvin Harris
Friends Theme Tune - I'll Be There - The Rembrants
Cheerleader - Omi
Shut Up & Dance - Walk The Moon
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
Happy - Pharell
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Ho Hey – Lumineers
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Wake Me Up – Avicii
Pompeii - Bastille
Waiting All Night - Rudimental
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Best Of You - Foo Fighters
Wonderwall – Oasis
She’s Electric - Oasis
Dakota - Stereophonics
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Last Nite - The Strokes
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet
Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
Chelsea Dagger - Fratellis
Song 2 - Blur
She Said - Plan B
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Place Your Hands - Reef

70’s and 80’s Rock and Pop
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Dont Stop Me Now – Queen
Footloose - Dirty Dancing
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and the News
Take On Me - A Ha
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Rockin’ All Over The World - Status Quo
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Stuck In The Middle With You -Steelers Wheel
Long Train Runnin – Doobie Brothers

50’s and 60’s Rock and Roll
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
I Feel Good - James Brown
All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
Do You Love Me? - The Contours
I'm a believer - The Monkees
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Gimme Some Lovin - Spencer Davis Group
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Shake A Tail Feather - Ray Charles

First Dance Ideas
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon (live lounge version)
All Of Me - John Legend
Ho Hey - Lumineers
Mirrors - Justin Timerlake (Acoustic)
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
The One - Kodaline
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz

Acoustic Songs (available in the additional acoustic set)
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
American Boy - Estelle
Blank Space - Taylor Swift
Love Foolosophy - Jamiroquai
Budapest - George Ezra
The One - Kodaline
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
All Of Me - John Legend
Ordinary People - John Legend
Better Together - Jack Johnson
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
Cupid - Sam Cooke
Something - The Beatles
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Sweetest Feeling - Jackie Wilson
Wonderwall - Oasis
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Greenday
Have A Nice Day - The Stereophonics
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman

Soul/Funk/Motown Set (available with the additional soul/motown/funk set)
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
My Girl - The Temptations
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
Do You Love Me - Contours
Never too Much - Luther Vandross
Gimme Some Lovin - Spencer Davis Group
Hard To Handle - Wilson Pickett
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
Knock on Wood - Otis Redding
Shake A Tail feather - Blues Brothers

















  • Repertoire spans classic guitar indie rock to modern pop and chart hits!
  • Professional musicians who have previously performed on Later With Jools Holland as well as toured the UK & Europe!
  • Graduates of BIMM (British & Irish Modern Music Institute)!
  • Previous clients include Trip Advisor and Peugot!
  • Acoustic sets including a 3pm arrival available!
  • Free DJ Service if booked within 7 days of enquiry!

Line up:

Default lineup: 5 members

5 Piece: Male Vocals, Guitar/Backing Vocals, Bass/Backing Vocals, Keys/Backing Vocals and Drums.

* Highly professional, energetic and guaranteed to get you dancing!
* Repertoire includes everything from The Beatles, Justin Timberlake, Ray Charles, Kings Of Leon, Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys, Justin Bieber and loads more!
* Acoustic set and an additional Funk/Soul/Motown set also available!
* Previous experience includes performing on Britains Got Talent and performances with Meghan Trainor!

The Modern Way were absolutely fantastic!!! They rocked the place and produced a show that most people had not experienced before. I am so glad I booked The Modern Way and would STRONGLY recommend them to anyone! - Paul Haley, Wedding Client.

Young, charismatic and highly professional, The Modern Way are an energetic 5 piece guaranteed to get your audience involved and on the dancefloor right from the first note!

With a killer repertoire, The Modern Way's performance includes something for everyone with classics from The Beatles, current pop hits from Justin Bieber and Justin Timberlake, indie classics from Kings of Leon and much more! If that's not enough, the band can also learn your special song request providing enough notice is given (please see booking options for more details).

Your Event
The Modern Way's live sets are flexible and can be performed as 2 x 60 minutes or 3 x 40 minutes. If required, the band can also provide an addition 45 minute set of Soul, Funk and Motown hits (please see performance times or speak to an Alive Network booking agent for more details).

The band can also provide background music from an ipod playlist between their lives sets.

The Modern Way will tailor their look to suit your event. Whether it's a suited and booted corporate event or a more casual wedding band look, just specify your requirements to an Alive Network booking agent.

As a 5 piece band, The Modern Way require a stage space of 4m x 5m but will accommodate whatever space is available. They are very adaptable to a range of room types and will always adjust volume levels to suit your needs.

Acoustic Set
The Modern Way can perform 2 x 30 minute sets of acoustic music, ideal for afternoon performances, drinks receptions and over dinner entertainment.

With stripped back 'live lounge' versions of Radiohead's High and Dry, Bruno Mars' Just The Way You Are and more, The Modern Way's acoustic set will create a special atmosphere for your special occasion. 

The acoustic sessions are available as a Duo (Vocals + Acoustic Guitar), a Trio (Vocals + Acoustic Guitar + Keys) or the full 5 piece band (Vocals + Acoustic Guitar + Bass + Keys + Percussion).

The acoustic set warmed the crowd up and set the scene for the night beautifully. You were both professional and entertaining, we could not have asked for anymore.
- Andy and Becky, Wedding Clients.

DJ Packages
The Modern Way can also provide a DJ Package for your event. The standard package includes DJ Playlists (with vast amount of popular songs from all eras); Band member manning/ making basic announcements/ taking requests. Or you can upgrade to the Premium DJ Package which is a fully mixed live DJ sets to a professional level using DJ software. Guests can make requests, band member MC can make announcements throughout the night, personalised playlists set by client.

Previous Experience
The Modern Way may be young, but their experience and professionalism is second to none. Members have played on everything from Jools Holland to The Only Way Is Essex!

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

  • Electric Drum Kit Add £131

    To be hired for venues with a sound limiter fitted

  • Premium DJ Upgrade Add £183

    Fully mixed live DJ sets to a professional level using top DJ decks and equipment. Guests can make requests, band member make to announcements and personalised playlists set by client. This keeps the party going throughout the breaks between live sets by creating another event in the night.

  • Bandeoke Set Add £327

    A 10 song set where you and your guests can join the band and sing on stage like true rock stars!

  • Premium Lighting Upgrade Add £131

    An upgraded lighting package to really create a party atmosphere. 2 x Equinox Fusion 100 spot moving heads 2 x 1.5m Equinox Light up plinths 1 x ADJ Ultrabar 9 LED Bar

  • Acoustic Duo Add £205

    2 x 30 minutes with Vocals and Acoustic Guitar. Includes a 5pm arrival

  • Acoustic Trio Add £308

    2 x 30 minutes with Vocals, Acoustic Guitar and Keys. Includes a 3 pm arrival

  • Acoustic 5 Piece Add £514

    2 x 30 minutes with Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Keys and Percussion. Includes a 3 pm arrival

  • Song Request Add £65

    For The Modern Way to learn and perform your song request

  • FREE DJ Playlist Package Free

    Whether you would like to create your own playlist for your event, or you would like The Modern Way to provide the soundtrack to keep your party pumping! This option is playlist based rather than live mixing.

  • After 12am finish Add £129

    Add per hour

  • Extra 45 minute funk and soul set Add £320