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The Upstarts

The Upstarts are one of the freshest bands around! Performing music everyone will love, The Upstarts live sets include cool classics from the Beatles and Stevie Wonder to the biggest modern-day hits from Bruno Mars, DNCE, Bieber and more!

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Set List / Repertoire

Modern Hits
Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay
How Long - Charlie Puth
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Shape Of You- Ed Sheeran
Theres No Holding Me Back - Shawn Mendez
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mr Brightside- The Killers
Pompeii- Bastille
Sex On Fire- Kings Of Leon
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Counting Stars - One Reupublic
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Happy-Pharrell Williams
Hey Ya - Outkast
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Feel The Love - Rudimental
Waiting All Night - Rudimental
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Can't Feel My Face - The Weekend
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Sing - Ed Sheeran
That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
Let Me Love You - DJ Snake, Justin Bieber
One Dance - Drake
Cold Water - Major Lazer feat. Justin Timberlake
Sun Comes Up– Rudimental
Strip That Down - Liam Payne
Attention– Charlie Puth
Slide – Calvin Harris
I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
Slow Hands – Niall Horton
September Song – JP Cooper
Hold Back The River – James Bay

Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
I'm Yours – Jason Mraz
Chelsea Dagger The Fratellies
Let Me Love You - Mario
I Believe In a Thing Called Love – The Darkness
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Hey Ya! - Outkast
Naive – The Kooks
Dancing In The Moon Light - Toploader
Señorita – Justin Timberlake
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Buck Rogers - Feeder
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheetus
Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet
I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor – Arctic Monkeys
When The Sun Goes Down – Arctic Monkeys
Last Night – The Strokes
Dakota – Steriophonics
Valarie – Amy Winehouse
All The Small Things – Blink 182

Place Your Hands - Reef
Return Of The Mack – Marc Morrison
No Diggity - Blackstreet
Everybody (Backstreet's Back) – Backstreet Boys
Disco 2000 - Pulp
She’s Electric - Oasis
Song 2 - Blur
This Is How We Do It – Montel Jordan
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Wonderwall - Oasis
Parklife - Blur
Relight My Fire – Take That

The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
Sweet Child O' Mine – Guns n’ Roses
Faith - George Michael
Kiss – Prince
Purple Rain - Prince
Livin' On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Easy Lover – Phill Collins
The Power of Love – Huey Lewis and The News
Dancing On The Ceiling – Lionel Richie
Summer Of '69 – Brian Adams
I'm Still Standing – Elton John
All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall and Oats

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
September – Earth Wind and Fire
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) – Stevie Wonder
Long Train Runnin’ – The Doobie Brothers
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
I Feel Good – James Brown

I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
I’m A Believer – The Monkeys
All The Day and All The Night – The Kinks
Twist And Shout – The Beatles

Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

First Dance Suggestions
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
You & Me Song - The Wannadies
Wonderwall - Oasis
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Stand By Me - Ben E King
You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
All Of Me - John Legend
Your Song - Ellie Goulding
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Lets Get Married - Jagged Edge
U Got It Bad - Usher

Acoustic Songs
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns n Roses
You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Dock Of The Bay - Ottis Reading
Faith - George Michael
Wonderwall - Oasis
Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Your Song - Ellie Goulding
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
September Song – JP Cooper
No Diggity – Black Street
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
All Of Me – John Legend
Hold Back The River – James Bay
Counting Stars – One Republic
Slow Hands – Niall Horton
Naïve – The Kooks
Strip That Down - Liam Payne
Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
Let Me Love You – Mario
Waves – Mr. Probz
Last Request – Paolo Nutini
California – Phantom Planet
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran

Christmas Songs
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen
Last Christmas - Wham
Jingle Bell Rock – Hall and Oats
Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
Christmas Time – The Darkness

62 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 62
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

The Upstarts are amazing!

5 stars - The Upstarts are Highly Recommended
booked The Upstarts for their Wedding in Cheshire November 2022

“The band are all brilliant and made our wedding evening so special! Our guests have been raving about them too, so many compliments. They are the best musicians to get the party going. Great communication throughout the process, we would recommend them over and over. Thank you to Jake, Chris, Rabin and Mark, you ROCK!!”

Best day of our lives

5 stars - The Upstarts are Highly Recommended
booked The Upstarts for their Wedding in Cheshire October 2022

“Our wedding was simply the best day of our lives and I can’t thank The Upstarts for being a part of it. They played an acoustic set during our drinks reception and had everyone up dancing all night. They took requests off guests and even played with my cousin singing our first dance. Thank you so much, Mr and Mrs Atherton”

They made the day extra special and brought the party atmosphere

5 stars - The Upstarts are Highly Recommended
booked The Upstarts for their Wedding in Suffolk September 2022

“I absolutely loved The Upstarts, who played at our wedding. They got everyone dancing right away and we all didn't stop dancing until the end. They were really interactive with the crowd and had great banter. Would definitely use them again for future big events - just outstanding. They were also really helpful with pre planning, wasn't really sure what to do but they talked everything through with my husband and I. Gave suggestions on what works best etc.. just great.”

The most amazing band ?

5 stars - The Upstarts are Highly Recommended
booked The Upstarts for their Wedding in Leicestershire September 2022

“The Upstarts really know how to kick start a party! The band performed at our wedding in September 2022 and they exceeded our already high expectations. Our dancefloor was full from start to finish, and every song was executed perfectly. Our guests were in awe will how amazing they were and they loved the interaction, especially the dance-off! The band themselves were lovely lads and so friendly and accommodating! If you want to add the wow factor to your special event then The Upstarts are the band for you.”

So much more than a band

5 stars - The Upstarts are Highly Recommended
booked The Upstarts for their Wedding in Warwickshire September 2022

“The band were amazing, so interactive and were great off and on the stage speaking to the family and friends in between sets also. We had so many compliments on the band and people were dancing who never danced before! We were a very excitable bunch and they were brilliant with us!”

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Price from £1,405 + travel from Lancashire

Based on 4 members performing 2 x 60 minutes sets

  • North West From £1,405
  • Wales From £1,468
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,476
  • West Midlands From £1,644
  • East Midlands From £1,742
  • North East From £1,771
  • South West From £2,108
  • East of England From £2,304
  • South East From £2,318

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Default lineup: 4 members

4 Piece Band: Male vocals, guitar, bass and drums.

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Meet The Upstarts; one of the freshest, coolest bands around!

Featuring professional musicians with a wealth of experience, members of the band all have music degrees from The Royal Northern Collage of Music and The University of Salford. So far, career highlights include performances at Glastonbury Festival, London Jazz Festival, Download Festival plus hotel residences, theatre productions and UK tours!

Performing exciting live sets with upstopable energy, expect to hear cool classics from the Beatles and Stevie Wonder to huge modern-day hits from Bruno Mars, DNCE and more!

Want to add a real wow to your party? The Upstarts are also available with female vocals, keys, and a 3-piece horn section (see booking options for more details).

Please note: The Upstarts do not take enquiries more than 18 months in advance. 

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