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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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Secure your 2022 / 2023 booking before the 31st July 2022, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

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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

49 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 49
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Floor Fillers- Excellent band for our wedding!

5 stars - The Upstarts are Highly Recommended
booked The Upstarts for their Wedding in Herefordshire June 2022

“We booked The Upstarts having heard some of their songs on the website and looking at their set list which covered different decades of music. Their communication was excellent in the lead up to the event. They were excellent throughout the evening, and they kept the dance floor packed all night. Not a big dancer myself I camped myself on the dance floor and was sending people to get me drinks from the bar so I didn’t have to leave. They helped to create and maintain a great atmosphere for our wedding and we have had many complements on the band from many of our guests. I have no hesitation recommending then to friends and family.”

Fantastic Evening

5 stars - The Upstarts are Highly Recommended
booked The Upstarts for their event in Lancashire June 2022

“The Upstarts were fantastic at our recent Corporate Event. They catered for all ages and would definitely recommend to any event. They created a great atmosphere They are already on the list for our next one! ”

Absolutely amazing!

5 stars - The Upstarts are Highly Recommended
booked The Upstarts for their Wedding in Cumbria June 2022

“We hired the Upstarts for our wedding. They were absolutely fantastic. They learnt our first dance song (which wasn’t in their repertoire) and played it perfectly. The rest of the set list was perfect, they really managed to keep everyone dancing and having a good time. Everyone who came had nothing but good things to say about them! Would definitely recommend to anyone!”

A band for music lovers, couldn’t be happier with performance!

5 stars - The Upstarts are Highly Recommended
booked The Upstarts for their Wedding in Staffordshire May 2022

“We can’t thank The Upstarts enough for the show they put on at our wedding yesterday. We searched through many bands on the lead up to our wedding and these guys really stood out as the singer’s vocals are just on another level and he sounded even better in person. Jake was our contact throughout and he was happy to include my requests. They played our first dance song better than we could have imagined and helped create a moment and a night that we will never forget. Their set list had a wide variety that kept the dance floor filled all night long. The lads were golden and I highly recommend booking them, no hesitation! Thanks again lads”

Amazing evening. This band are a must!!

5 stars - The Upstarts are Highly Recommended
booked The Upstarts for their Wedding in Durham May 2022

“The lads were amazing from the first minute they arrived until the last. They made two teenagers whole years by letting them perform with the band. But it wasn’t just these individual moments….from start to finish, their eclectic mix of songs and styles kept the dance floor fill and the performance was faultless. We have had so so many comments about how amazing they were from our guests. Thank you so much!”

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Price from £1,405 + travel from Lancashire

Based on 4 members performing 2 x 60 minutes sets

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  • East Midlands From £1,461
  • Wales From £1,468
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,476
  • West Midlands From £1,504
  • North East From £1,771
  • South West From £1,777
  • East of England From £1,981
  • South East From £2,003

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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 24 months in advance. 

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