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The Start Ups

With experience performing at Hyde Park, Ibiza Rocks, V Festival and Glastonbury, as well as supporting the likes of Mark Ronson, La Roux and Deadmau5, The Start Ups are a professional, energetic 5 piece band who perform a range of songs from the 50's to modern day chart hits.

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Set List / Repertoire

50’s And 60’s
All Along The Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix)
All My Loving (The Beatles)
Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Jet)
Bad Moon Rising (Creedance Clearwater Revival)
Badge (Cream)
Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis)
Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones)
Can't Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli)
Come Together (The Beatles)
Disco Inferno (The Tramps)
Fire (Jimi Hendrix)
Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix)
Happy Together (The Turtles)
Hard To Handle (Otis Reading)
Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Higher And Higher (Jackie Wilson)
Honky Tonk Woman (The Rolling Stones)
Hound Dog (Elvis)
I Feel Fine (The Beatles)
I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
I’m A Believer (The Monkees)
Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
Jumpin Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones)
Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd)
La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)
Like A Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
My Girl (The Temptations)
Proud Mary (Creedance Clearwater Revival)
Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)
Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
Stand By Me (Ben E King)
Sunny Afternoon (The Kinks)
Sunshine Of Your Love (Cream)
Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)
Twist And Shout (Isley Brothers)
White Room (Cream)
You Really Got Me (The Kinks)

70’s And 80’s
20th Century Boy (T Rex)
Alright Now (Free)
Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Blame It On The Boogie (The Jacksons)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Dancing Queen (Abba)
Don't Stop Believing (Journey)
Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)
Don’t You Want Me Baby (The Human League)
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (The Police)
Eye Of The Tiger (Survivor)
Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
Heart Of Glass (Blondie)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
I Love Rock And Roll (Joan Jett)
Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gainor)
I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers)
Kids In America (Kim Wilde)
Lady Marmalade (Pattie Labelle)
Lets Stick Together (Bryan Ferry)
Livin On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Long Train Runnig (The Doobie Brothers)
Love Shack (The B 52s)
Mamma Mia (Abba)
Master Blaster (Stevie Wonder)
Message In A Bottle (The Police)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Mustang Sally (The Commitments)
Paradise City (Guns N Roses)
Sos (Abba)
Soul Man (Blues Brothers)
Stuck In The Middle (Steelers Wheel)
Summer Of 69 (Bryan Adams)
Starman (David Bowie)
Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns And Roses)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyard)
Teenage Kicks (The Undertones)
The Joker (Steve Miller Band)
Twentyith Century Boy (T Rex)
Walking On Sunshine (Kristina And The Waves)
Walk This Way (Aerosmith)
We Are The Champions (Queen)
With Or Without You (U2)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
You Give Love Bad Name (Bon Jovi)

90’s To Present
All I Wanna Do (Sheryl Crow)
All The Small Things (Blink 182)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Basket Case (Greenday)
Better Together (Jack Johnson)
Blank Space (Taylor Swift)
Breakfast At Tiffanys (Deep Blue Something)
Bohemian Like You (Dandy Warhols)
Buck Rogers (Feeder)
Budapest (George Ezra)
Chandelier (Sia)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Dakota (The Stereophonics)
Dance The Night Away (The Mavericks)
Dancing In The Moonlight (Toploader)
Danny California (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Don’t Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Get The Party Started (Pink!)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Hold Back The River (James Bay)
Hey Ya (Outkast)
High And Dry (Radiohead)
I Belive In A Thing Called Love (The Darkness)
I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor (Arctic Monkeys)
I Got A Feelin (Black Eyed Peas)
I Kissed A Giel (Katy Perry)
In The Morning (Razorlight)
I Predict A Riot (The Kaiser Cheifs)
Ironic (Alanis Morrissette)
Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Last Night (The Strokes)
Let It Go (James Bay)
Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
Live Forever (Oasis)
Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)
Losing My Religion (Rem)
Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
Mercy (Duffy)
Mr Brightside (Killers)
Mr Jones (Counting Crows)
Park Life (Blur)
Payphone (Maroon Five)
Place Your Hands (Reef)
Poker Face (Lady Gaga)
Price Tag (Jessie J)
Roll With It (Oasis)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Riptide (Vance Joy)
Rule The World (Take That)
Ruby (The Kaiser Cheifs)
Save Tonight (Eagle Eye Cherry)
Sex On Fire (The Kings Of Leon)
She's Electric (Oasis)
She's The One (Robbie Williams)
She Will Be Loved (Maroon Five)
Shut Up And Dance (Walk The Moon)
Song 2 (Blur)
Somebody Told Me (The Killers)
Stay (Rihanna)
Stay With Me (Sam Smith)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Time Of Your Life (Green Day)
This Love (Maroon Five)
Torn (Natalie Imbruglia)
Under The Bridge (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Use Somebody (The Kings Of Leon)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse Or Zootons)
Weather With You (Crowed House)
We Found Love (Rihanna)
Wake Me Up (Avicii)
What's Up (4 Non Blondes)
Wild Wood (Paul Weller)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Yellow (Coldplay)
You Do Something To Me (Paul Weller)
Your Song (Elie Goulding)
You've Got The Love (Florence And The Machine)

Christmas Songs
All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey)
Last Christmas (Wham!)
Merry Christmas Everybody (Slade)
Merry Christmas Everyone (Shakin Stevens)

First Dance Ideas
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli)
Fix You (Coldplay)
Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
Happy Together (The Turtles)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Higher And Higher (Jackie Wilson)
Iris (The Goo Goo Dolls)
I Won't Give Up (Jason Mraz)
My Girl (The Temptations)
Stand By Me (Ben E King)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
Stay With Me (Sam Smith)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Time Of Your Life (Green Day)
You Do Something To Me (Paul Weller)


5 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 5
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Amazing band! Would highly recommend!

5 stars - The Start Ups are Highly Recommended booked The Start Ups for their Wedding in Hampshire

“The Startups played at our wedding reception! What an amazing band! Would highly recommend them.... they had loads up dancing and they sounded fab! The communication with Lyndsey prior to our big day was brilliant & she even took the time to record a demo of the song we wanted for our first dance... thank you The Startups xxx”

Fantastic! Couldn't have asked for a better band for our wedding!

5 stars - The Start Ups are Highly Recommended booked The Start Ups for their Wedding in Hampshire

“Communication from the beginning was excellent, I felt reassured the band understood the music we were after, along with extra details like arranging arrival times. The Start Ups were fantastic on the night. The dance floor was always full. The guests loved them. We also booked for an acoustic set in the afternoon - also fab. Thank you so much. We really couldn't have asked for more. You read the crowd, were seemless when switching with the DJ and gave us some wonderful memories. I would recommend to anyone. x”

Great band - completed our perfect wedding

5 stars - The Start Ups are Highly Recommended booked The Start Ups for their Wedding in Hertfordshire

“The band really made the night go with a bang - so many of the guests were asking me where we found them. Their range of songs suited the wide range of musical tastes of our guests, and had people of all ages dancing. They even learnt a special song for my wife to dance to with her Dad. In the run up Lynsey was very responsive and helpful in relation to any questions. If you're any doubt, don't be as they are brilliant!”

Family and fun filled Anniversary

5 stars - The Start Ups are Highly Recommended booked The Start Ups for their event

“The overall the experience was great, from the booking system, feedback on set up requirements, to the wide choice of music set out in lists, all the way through to the excellent performance. The process was made stress free by a responsive service. We loved the music as did our guests. They built up the atmosphere, from mellow background to full on dance music. The dance floor was full to the end. What more can you ask of a party band? Peter and Fiona Brown: Review of 25th Wedding Anniversary Party, Archway London”

5 Piece Wedding Reception

5 stars - The Start Ups are Highly Recommended booked The Start Ups for their Wedding

“At our wedding reception we couldn’t of been happier with their performance. We’d been to several friends weddings in the run up to our own and had seen some really good bands, but ours was easily the best! The repertoire was great and there was a good selection of tracks to suit everyone. The band got everyone dancing all night and people kept saying to us how amazing they thought the music was, and that you could tell they were professional musicians. I’ve got friends that are in bands and even they said how good they thought the band was! We honestly can’t recommend them enough. Oh and they learnt the song we wanted for our first dance which made it extra special!” – Matt Drane, London.”


Price from £1,346 + travel from Hertfordshire

Based on 5 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • East of England From £1,346
  • South East From £1,346
  • South West From £1,642
  • West Midlands From £1,642
  • Wales From £1,667
  • East Midlands From £1,732
  • North West From £1,924
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,924
  • North East From £2,308

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Default lineup: 5 members

5 Piece: Female Vocals/Keys, Male Vocals/Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass & Drums.

Full Biography

The Start Ups will start up and keep your evening rocking all night long! With a wide repertoire, ranging from Sixties classics through to the best in contemporary, The Start Ups are an experienced and ultra professional group of musicians devoted to entertaining. The combination of male/female vocals, two guitars, keyboards, bass and drums can fill any space and get any dance floor grooving.

Each member brings a wealth of experience having played at Hyde Park, Ibiza Rocks, V festival, Glastonbury, Hop Farm and Bestival. Other venue experience includes The Royal Albert Hall, O2 Arena, and The Royal Festival Hall. Signed to Polydor, members have supported  Mark Ronson, Deadmau5, La Roux and The Bravery.  Broadcast experience includes  Radio 2, BBC London, ITV and Channel 4.

For a function band who make you feel like you're at a gig, look no further than The Start Ups.

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