The Riots

With an impressive span of career highlights, The Riots are a pro party trio ready to surpass all expectations! Performing the very best hits designed to make you dance, The Riots cover all things Rock and Pop, plus some Soul, Reggae and Punk for good measure! Dubbed 'superb musicians' by previous clients and highly recommended time and time again, choose this band if you want a party to remember!

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Set List / Repertoire

9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
American Boy - Estelle
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Backstreets Back - Backstreet Boys
Believe - Cher
Best Fake Smile - James Bay
Black or White - Michael Jackson
Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Faith - George Michael
Five Years Time - Noah And The Whale
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell
Hey Soul Sister - Train
High Hopes - Kodaline
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Hold Back The River - James Bay
Human - Rag ‘N’ Bone Man
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
I Will Wait - Mumford And Sons
Ignition Remix - R Kelly
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
King - Years and Years
Let It Go - James Bay
Little Lion Man - Mumford And Sons
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Me Again - John Newman
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Run To You - Bryan Adams
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Skin - Rag ‘N’ Bone Man
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
The Cave - Mumford And Sons
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - The Zutons

All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks
All The Small Things - Blink-182
American Idiot - Green Day
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
Basket Case - Green Day
Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
By The Way - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Come Together - The Beatles
Dancing In The Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
Dirty Little Secret - All American Rejects
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Eight Days A Week - The Beatles
Help - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Highway To Hell - AC/DC
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine
Last Nite - The Strokes
Lola - The Kinks
Message In A Bottle - The Police
Move Along - All American Rejects
Pride - U2
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
She’s Electric - Oasis
Sugar We’re Going Down - Fall Out Boy
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
The One I Love - R.E.M.
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
What’s My Age Again? - Blink-182
When I Come Around - Green Day
When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
Why Do You Only Call Me When You’re High? - Arctic Monkeys
With Or Without You - U2
Wonderwall - Oasis
You Really Got Me - The Kinks

Funk, Soul and Disco
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Blame It On The Boogie - Michael Jackson
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Heat Wave - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
I Don’t Need No Doctor - Ray Charles
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Kiss - Prince
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Could You Be Loved? - Bob Marley
I Shot The Sheriff- Bob Marley
Is This Love? - Bob Marley
Jammin - Bob Marley
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley

Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Moondance - Van Morrison

Full Biography

Introducing The Riots; a fresh 3-piece band with powerful vocals and talented musicians to boot! Specialising in Rock and Pop designed to make you dance, the band also have a fair few Soul, Reggae, and Punk favourites up their sleeves too!

The Riots standard line-up delivers a full live sound featuring lead vocals with electric guitar, bass with backing vocals and drums with backing vocals. The band can also add a 4th band member, such as a lead guitarist, or saxophonist if requested. Please see booking options for more details.

Surpassing expectations UK wide, The Riots have been gigging up and down the country with previous clients reviewing them as “superb musicians” and “highly recommended” time and time again.

Having worked together as a unit for a considerable amount of time, The Riots are very in sync with one another. This synchronicity allows them to keep their eyes and ears on their audience to ensure everyone is having the best time ever. The band arrive at every event fully prepared, they follow schedules, check in with coordinators and always ensure a smooth operation. The Riots are also happy to take on board requests and schedule adjustments throughout the day and night too.

Frontman Sam likes to think of himself as Jack Black from School of Rock! Monday to Friday Sam teaches kids in school how to be in a band, and on the weekends, he joins his band and brings party music to weddings, corporate events, and festivals. Sam is backed by Ewan on bass and backing vocals, and Rob on drums and backing vocals. Each member of the band has trained at the prestigious British Institute for Modern Music and Plymouth University.

Some of The Riots achievements include opening for Happy Mondays; touring North America and Brazil; recording and performing with Emeli Sande; supporting Fish (of Marillion); performing with and musical directing SEL (of Soul II Soul); performing on BBC TV with Sasy Mankan; recording with Lost Girl, and Mudbone (of Parliament-Funkadelic); performing at New Quay Beach Break Festival, Notting Hill Carnival, Soulstice Festival, Islington O2, the Jazz Café, 100 Club, Ronnie Scott’s, Troy Bar; and completing a contract on a luxury P&O Cruise. One thing is for sure, The Riots have racked up the experience so you can be sure any challenges would be easily navigated by these seasoned pros!


Default lineup: 3 members

Trio: Lead Vocals and Electric Guitar, Bass and Backing Vocals, Drums and Backing Vocals.

*4th member also available (please see booking options for more details).

Performance Times

2 x 60 minute sets

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Price from £1,619 + travel from London

Based on 3 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • East of England From £1,619
  • South East From £1,643
  • East Midlands From £1,810
  • Wales From £1,810
  • West Midlands From £1,913
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,945
  • North West From £1,976
  • South West From £2,028
  • North East From £2,310

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