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The Rips

Bringing fun, energy and a killer repertoire to every event, The Rips are experts at filling dance floors across the UK. Performing well known rock and pop from the 50's to present day, expect to hear music from Oasis, Kings Of Leon, Elvis, Arctic Monkeys and even a few fun surprises from the likes of Justin Bieber, One Direction and Girls Aloud!

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Set List / Repertoire

2010 – Present Day
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Feel So Close - Calvin Harris
Dancing On My Own - Robyn
Your Song - Ellie Goulding
Paradise - George Ezra
Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell
Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay
Hypersonic Missiles - Sam Fender
By Your Side - Jonas Blue
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
As It Was - Harry Styles
New Rules - Dua Lipa
Good 4 U - Olivia Rodrigo
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Happy - Pharell Williams
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE

2000 - 2009
Gay Bar - Electric Six
Last Nite - The Strokes
Dreaming of you - The Coral
Love Machine - Girls Aloud
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Buck Rogers - Feeder
Dakota – Stereophonics
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Yellow - Coldplay
American Idiot - Green Day
You & Me - Lifehouse
Sugar We're Going Down - Fall Out Boy
In Too Deep - Sum 41
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Stacey's Mom - Fountains Of Wayne
Hey Ya - Outkast

Disco 2000 - Pulp
Rocks - Primal Scream
You & Me Song - The Wannadies
Hard To Handle - Black Crowes
Rock n Roll Star – Oasis
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Roll with it - Oasis
Wonderwall - Oasis
She's Electric - Oasis
Sit Down - James
Parklife - Blur
Basket Case - Green Day

Faith - George Michael
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie

Ever Fallen In Love - The Buzzcocks
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Stuck In The Middle - Steelers Wheel

Come Together - The Beatles
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
All Day & All Of The Night - The Kinks
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Stand By Me - Ben E King

Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

Acoustic songs
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
There Is A Light - The Smiths
High & Dry - Radiohead
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
Come Together - The Beatles
Faith - George Michael
Wonderwall - Oasis
All About You - McFly
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Your Song - Ellie Goulding
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Budapest - George Ezra
She's Electric - Oasis
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys

256 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 256
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Lived up to the hype and surpassed expectations

5 stars - The Rips are Highly Recommended
booked The Rips for their Wedding in Cambridgeshire January 2023

“What a great bunch of lads. What can we say, other than thank you so much!!! Our expectations were high and we were really looking forward to seeing you perform live after months of build up to our wedding (and showing as many friends and family your tube vids as we could). Needless to say you surpassed those expectations. Your execution of what Sian and I would consider an almost perfect repertoire was definitely 10/10. Our taste in music to a tee. We loved you, our guests loved you and I hope we get to see you perform again in the future!!!”

Amazing band

5 stars - The Rips are Highly Recommended
booked The Rips for their Wedding in Warwickshire December 2022

“Everyone had such a great time, the dance floor at our wedding was packed from start to finish. We had so many compliments! Thank you so much for making our wedding unforgettable! Siobhan & Chris”

Great night!

5 stars - The Rips are Highly Recommended
booked The Rips for their Wedding in Staffordshire December 2022

“Rips were really accommodating to our song requests and had people dancing all night! Special thanks for letting the groom play a couple of songs with you too! Couldn’t ask for more, thanks a lot x”


5 stars - The Rips are Highly Recommended
booked The Rips for their event in Leicestershire December 2022

“The guys were great! Excellent performance!”

Fantastic !! 10/10 !!

5 stars - The Rips are Highly Recommended
booked The Rips for their event in Lancashire December 2022

“We loved having The Rips at our employee celebration! They had the dancefloor filled from the moment the music began! We look forward to seeing you again at future events! Thank you so much.”

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Price from £1,353 + travel from Bedfordshire

Based on 4 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • East of England From £1,354
  • South East From £1,363
  • East Midlands From £1,398
  • West Midlands From £1,433
  • South West From £1,532
  • Wales From £1,749
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,763
  • North West From £1,904
  • North East From £2,381
  • Scotland From £2,691

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Default lineup: 4 members

4 Piece Band: Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals, Drums.

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Special Offer
* Book The Rips within 7 days of making your enquiry and receive their DJ service free of charge! Please speak to an Alive Network agent or see booking options for more details.

* Professional, fun and friendly band providing energetic live performances!
* Repertoire offers something for everyone spanning the 50s to present day including music from Oasis, Kings Of Leon, Elvis, Arctic Monkeys and more!
* All members have a wealth of previous experience including UK and European tours, supporting Biffy Clyro and The Bluetones, main stage festival performances and much more!
* Sound limiter friendly band (electric drum kit available for venues with sound restrictions)!

The Rips are a young, lively and experienced band who guarantee to kick start your party!

Previous Experience
The Rips are true professionals who, in their time together, have played hundreds of private parties, weddings and corporate events covering the length and breadth of the UK.

As well as performing at numerous private events, previous experience between band members is vast and includes UK and European tours, main stage festival performances, supporting bands such as Biffy Clyro, The Calling, The Bluetones and We Are The Ocean and many more!

Your Event
The Rips energetic live sets are flexible and can either be performed as 2 x 60 minutes or 3 x 40 minutes if preferred.

Between their live sets, the band will happily provide background or party music from an iPod playlist to keep your party atmosphere going!

The Rips are happy to tailor their look to suit your event. Whether your event has a suited and booted dress code or you’d prefer a more casual look, just specify your requirements to an Alive Network booking agent.

As a 4 piece band, The Rips ideally need a stage space of 4m x 3m but will accommodate whatever space is available.

Repertoire & Set List
The Rips perform from a fixed set list which is designed to wow but also want you to receive a party soundtrack that suits your tastes and style. You are invited to choose up to 4 songs from the band’s repertoire to include during your evening. Song choices can be discussed during your pre-event check with the band (usually 3 weeks before your event date). 

Acoustic Sets
Perfect for afternoon entertainment during your drinks reception or whilst over dinner, The Rips offer a range of relaxed acoustic sets.

From an acoustic duo, trio and full band or even an instrumental piano and guitar duo, The Rips' acoustic sets provide 1 x 60 minutes worth of material and can include a 1pm or 3pm arrival.

For more information, please see the band's booking options or speak to an Alive Network booking agent.

First Dance Recording
Having The Rips perform your first dance at your wedding? The band now offer the option to have a studio version of your chosen song recorded in a professional recording studio. The specially recorded track will be sent to you as an MP3 after your wedding day providing you with something to keep forever and play back, again and again. Please see booking options or speak to an Alive Network booking agent for more details.

Please note: a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice is required.

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