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A fantastic 6-10 piece pop function band. Featuring outstanding vocalists you'll struggle to find better! World class session musicians e2 play rock & pop classics from an extensive repertoire complete with top equipment & a sound engineer
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Please note that this band can no longer play your first dance themselves they can play the CD or MP3 through their PA system should you wish to provide this.

Contemporary
Crazy in Love- Beyonce
American Boy- Estel
Poker Face- Lady Gaga
Born This Way- Lady Gaga
Price Tag- Jessie J
Empire State Of Mind - Jay Z and Alicia Keys
Only Girl (In The World)- Rhianna
Umberella- Rhianna
Rehab- Amy Winehouse
Valerie- Amy Winehouse
Forget You- Cee Lo Green
No Tomorrow- Orson
I Kissed A Girl- Katy Perry
Living For The Weekend- Hard Fi
Don't Feel Like Dancing- Scissor Sisters
So What- Pink
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
Moves Like Jagger- Maroon 5
You've Got The Love- Florence And The Machine

Rock and Indie
Mr Brightside- The Killers
Sex On Fire- Kings Of Leon
Don’t Stop Believing- Journey
Place Your Hands- Reef
Don’t Stop Me Now- Queen
We Are The Champions- Queen
Vertigo- U2
Living On A Prayer- Bon Jovi
Hard To Handle- Black Crows
Run To Me- Bryan Adams
Summer Of 69- Bryan Adams
Johnny B Goode- Chuck Berry
Sweet Home Alabama- Lynard Skynyrd
All Right Now- Bad Company
Don’t Stop- Fleetwood Mac
Come Up And See Me- Stave Harley
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick- Ian Dury
Take Me Out- Franz Ferdinand
Let Me Entertain You- Robbie Williams

1990’s
Mama Told Me- Tom Jones/Stereophonics
Sex Bomb- Tom Jones/Stereophonics
Canned Heat- Jamiroquai
Disco 2000- Pulp
Parklife- Blur
Wonderwall- Oasis
I Don’t Want A Lover- Texas
9-5- Dolly Parton
Something Got Me Started- Simply Red
Smooth- Santana
If You Tolerate This- Manic Street Preachers
Sun From My Heart- Manic Street Preachers
Sowing The Seeds Of Love- Tears For Fears
Women In Chains- Tears For Fears
Rule The World- Tears For Fears
Give It Away- Red Hot Chilli Peppers

1980’s
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life- Indeep
Don’t You Want Me- Human League
Thriller- Michael Jackson
Billie Jean- Michael Jackson
Material Girl- Madonna
Take On Me- A-Ha
Upside Down- Dianna Ross
You Might Need Somebody- Randy Crawford
Heart Of Glass- Blondie
I’m So Excited- The Pointer Sisters
Fame- Irene Cara
1999- Prince
Somebody Else’s Guy- Jocelyn Brown
Teardrops- Womack and Womack
Lets Dance- Bowie
Rio- Duran Duran

1970’s
Shake Your Body- The Jacksons
I Want You Back- The Jacksons
Boogie Nights- Heatwave
Lady Marmalade- Labelle
That’s The Way I Like It- KC And The Sunshine Band
Get Down Tonight- KC And The Sunshine Band
September- Earth, Wind And Fire
Supersition- Stevie Wonder
I Wish- Stevie Wonder
Dancing Queen- Abba
Waterloo- Abba
We Are Family- Sister Sledge
Best Of My Love- Sister Sledge
Everybody Dance- Sister Sledge
Greatest Dancer- Sister Sledge
Good Times- Chic
Carwash- Chic
Disco Inferno- The Trammps
I Will Survive- Gloria Gaynor
Young Hearts- Candy Statton

1950’s and 1960’s
Proud Mary- Tina Turner
Nutbush- Tina Turner
I Feel Good- James Brown
Sex Machine- James Brown
Take Me To The River- Various Artists
Satisfaction- Rolling Stones
Heard It Though The Grapevine- Marvin Gaye
Respect- Aretha Franklin
Natural Women- Aretha Franklin
Think- Aretha Franklin
Love The One Your With- Aretha Franklin
Soul Man- Sam And Dave
Baby You Can Drive My Car- The Beatles
Twist And Shout- The Beatles
Mustang Sally- Blues Brothers
Shake Your Tail Feather- Blues Brothers
Midnight Hour- Blues Brothers
Signed Sealed Delivered- Stevie Wonder
Blue Suede Shoes- Elvis
Jail House Rock- Elvis

e2 can perform all of these songs but some may require advance notice as not all are performed regularly and may require rehearsal.

Some songs are not suitable for all functions.

e2 welcome your input in choosing the songs you would like performed at your function but feel the ultimate design of their play list is best left to the experience of the band with your suggestions and preferences taken into consideration.

Line up:

Default lineup: 6 members

Standard 6 piece band: 2 x lead vocalists, drums, bass, lead guitar, keyboard
8-10 piece band: as above plus brass players (usually saxophone and trumpet) and extra vocalists (please see booking options).

Please note; E2 only advertise prices for the South and parts of the Midlands and Wales. However the band will consider work in other parts of the UK. Please call us for more details.



Since their formation e2 have become synonymous with the highest quality entertainment. They are used to playing with high profile artists appearing live and in the studio as well as on TV and radio. This puts e2 leagues above your usual function band and ensures your event will live long in the minds of your guests.

e2 are one of the most flexible and versatile bands around and are ideal for weddings private and corporate parties large corporate events & awards ceremonies as well as festivals and concerts.

They take a sound engineer as standard to all performances no matter how small but will hire in extra engineers for larger gigs if required as well as larger sound or lighting rigs (see Options and speak to your agent for more information).

e2 also offer an additional full DJ package between sets to keep the party moving but also include CD background music as standard if the DJ is not required.

For lighter jazz or background music during dinner or a drinks reception the band perform as a trio or quartet who can be booked to perform before the main performance starts.



Mat Hector - Drummer and Musical Director

With fifteen years of experience in studio and live performance Mat a widely respected musician and tutor has performed at some of the world's most prestigious venues including Wembley. A signed artist for Universal studios in Los Angeles he has worked for and with members of The Van Morrison Band The Lighthouse Family Jimmy Nail and Let Loose. With a wealth of musical knowledge and experience Mat e2's musical director heads up this fantastic collection of musicians.

Becky Jenner - Vocals

A highly respected lecturer at The Academy Of Contemporary Music one of Europe's top music colleges Becky is a vastly experienced front-woman and a natural born performer. In the past she has worked along side artists such as The Red Hot Chilli Peppers Carleen Anderson (The Brand New Heavies) The James Taylor Quartet Crispian Mills (Kula Shaker) and the massive Japanese star Hitomi Yaida.

Katie Krykant - Vocals

Katie a superlative jazz and soul singer has worked alongside some of the most well-known and respected artists in the business. Katie's session credits include such artists as Elvis Costello Sharon Shannon and Toby Smith (Jamiroquai) as well as collaborations with musicians including Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) Mark Richardson and Ace (Skunk Anansie) Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) and Brian May (Queen).

Belle Erskin - Vocals

After three years in the prestigious west end musical "Cats" professional singer and dancer Belle Erskin has become a respected global session vocalist and songwriter. She has worked extensively over Europe and the U.S.A and is proud to have worked alongside some of the world's greatest musicians vocalists composers and producers including Steve Lukathar and Simon Philips of "ToTo" Marc Aramian (Coca Cola The Olympic Games) and Steve McLaughlin (X-men Die Hard License to Kill Lethal Weapon).

Kevin Earl - Keyboards

A respected composer and arranger Kevin is the most experienced member of the e2 team. His qualifications include a degree from The Royal Northern College Of Music and an IRAM from The Royal Academy Of Music in London. His session credits include Sting Duran Duran Chris Rea Phil Collins Spandau Ballet Gary Barlow Cliff Richard, and Jimmy Nail, as well as being a member of the resident band on Channel 4's The Tube. TV appearances include Parkinson, Wogan and Top Of The Pops.

Jim Down - Bass guitar

A professional musician since 1991 and owner of a successful London Music Complex, Jim has had numerous TV and radio appearances including Top of The Pops and Wogan. Working for and with Suzi Quatro, Steve Harley, Paul Reeve (Muse), Tony Clarke (Clannad/Moody Blues) and Pete Bellote (Donna Summer).

Andy Warnock - Lead guitar

Andy's sound and musicality makes him one of the most sought after and in demand guitarists on the live session scene. One of the few musicians to perform at the Millennium Dome, past experience includes work with members of the Van Morrison Band, The Edwin Star Band and a residency at the original world famous Marquee club, as well as a stint at Ronnie Scott's.

Sam Mayne - Sax

The 2000 Perrier Award winner for Jazz, Sam's CV reads like a who's who of the current British music scene. Craig David, Lamar, Amy Winehouse, Jamie Cullum, Katie Melua, Will Young, Gareth Gates, and Cathy Dennis have all employed Sam's great tone and technique on their recordings. He has also appeared on three live Pop Idol shows, the Pop Idol live DVD, as well as playing regularly with the John Dankworth Big Band for the BBC.

Darren Wiles - Trumpet

After studying at the world renowned Trinity College of Music, Darren has gone on to fill his diary with work for some of the best known recording artists, as well as some of the top west end and TV shows. Recording credits include Gabrielle, Martine McCutchean, Embrace and Cast, while TV and west end show credits include The National Lottery, The Priory, Pop Idol, Annie, Kiss Me Kate and Jerry Springer The Opera.

Trevor Mires - Trombone

Trevor, an amazing and award-winning soloist, makes up the third piece of the stunning e2 Brass Section. He has held the position of Principal Trombonist with the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, and has also been a member of the London Fusion Orchestra. He was awarded a place at the Royal College of Music, where he received both the RCM Brass Prize and the RCM Trombone Soloist Prize in the same year. A regular musician in backing bands on Top of The Pops, he has also worked with artists ranging from Jamie Cullum to Suzi Quatro.

e2 Have performed for Corporate clients such as:

The Crown Estate
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Instinct Events Ltd
Phase Forward
Canon UK
KGM Consultants
PPG Awards Dinner
University of East London
Worksop College Ball
Combined Insurance/THA (UK)
Terminal 5 (T5)
Lee Cooper International
St George’s College
Abbey Road Studios/EMI
Corvern Group
Well Pleased Events
Pearson Education
Canterbury City Council
PGI (US)
Dept Health & Social Security
StreetMap
Royal Marsden Campaign Ball
Chordiant Software Int
Pearce Group Ltd
MVM
The Azlan Group
Compass Group
Sharper Solutions
British Airways Concorde Club
Abbey Road Studios
Hampton Court Palace
E.M.I.
Royal Windsor Race Course
Leas Cliff Hall
Claridges Hotel
Hilton Hotels
Royal Society of Arts
Woburn Abbey
Lee Cooper International
Café Royale
I.B.M.
British Airways
National Maritime Museum
HFC Bank
Brocket Hall
Royal Bank of Scotland
Terminal 5
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Corporate Hospitality International Ltd
Oakley Court Hotel
The Lowry Hotel
Harlaxton Manor
Southwark Council
Canon
Lloyds TSB Bank
Figurehead Records
UNICEF
Royal Garden Hotel
Castle Ashby
Pump Rooms (Bath)
Meridian Hotels
Inverlochy Castle
The Winter Gardens — Margate
Brighton Metropole
Great Fosters
CSSC Sports & Leisure
Dickens Inn
Dartmouth House
Radisson SAS
Vauxhall Holiday Park
Paragon Software
Royal Garden Hotel

COMMENTS ABOUT E2

Fani Tosh from The ICC, Birmingham. 
Top band! Thank you! We will be in touch again!

Shani McDonald from The Lees Cliff Hall, Folkstone, Kent. 

This was not a run of the mill night and I would like to thank you for making the occasion such a memorable one!

Lynn Poker from The Natural History Museum.

I would like to thank you for your wonderful performance and professionalism throughout the event. I will have no hesitation in recommending you for further events.

Penny & Craig from Harlaxton Manor, Lincs.

Performance was excellent and very high standard all round. The whole process of dealing with the band was a totally pleasant experience!

Krish & Shefali from Claridges, London. 

We had to write to tell you how wonderful the band were and how they were complimented by all who attended. All our guests danced from start to finish. Thank you!

Joanna & Simon from Wood Norton Hall, Worcs. 

E2 were fantastic. The way they got the guests up from being just 4 or 5 to being a packed dance floor! We are so glad we chose a good band, it made all the difference!

E2 EXTRA OPTIONS


Brass Section 

In keeping with the calibre of musicians in e2, the e2 brass section are all top-drawer players. Awesome solos, great dance moves and fantastically tight playing are all hallmarks of this remarkable section. 
Individually seen with acts such as Gabrielle, Craig David, Macy Gray, Amy Winehouse and Jamie Cullum, and on TV shows such as The Johnny Vaughn Show, The Big Breakfast, Pop Idol and The National Lottery Live, this ensemble of brass players are exclusive to e2.

Dinner Jazz 

As you would expect from a band of top musicians, musical virtuosity and versatility come as standard. Therefore e2 can offer Dinner Jazz, an unrivalled jazz duo, trio or quartet. Dinner Jazz is not only sophisticated and chic, it also sets a mood and atmosphere that only live jazz can create. Whether for a reception, or during dinner, this choice cannot fail but bring a touch of class to proceedings.

DJ

Every great party needs a great DJ.

In many ways a great DJ is as important as a great band. After all, the band doesn't play for the entire evening. A good DJ should be the anchorman for the event, compering and guiding the evening as well as maintaining the vibe and atmosphere between the bands sets.

In fact, when you think about it, a great DJ is vital.

Not only are the e2 DJ's great, but they also have the advantage of being part of the e2 team, working with the band night after night. This close working relationship offers an unrivaled understanding between band and DJ ensuring a seamless transition between sets.

Along with the e2 DJ comes a stunning, state of the art dance floor lighting rig that will create an atmosphere that even the hardened "I've got two left feet" guest will struggle to resist.

Please note: 
*Due to session and touring work, deps of a very high standard may sometimes be used.
 
*e2 can no longer play your first dance themselves. However they can play the CD or MP3 through their PA system should you wish.


Choose any of the following booking options when you hire e2 from Alive Network

  • Additional Male Lead Vocalist Add £240
  • Additional Saxophone Add £240
  • Additional Trumpet Add £240
  • DJ Service between sets Add £420
  • Jazz Trio Add £360

    1 x 60 minute set

  • Jazz Quartet Add £480

    1 x 60 minute set

  • Dinner Jazz Set Add £360

    Additional 60 minutes of 'Dinner Jazz'

  • With up to 30 'walk-on' live music clips Add £240

    suitable for award ceremonies

  • Jewish Medley Add £120

    To be inlcuded in E2's set

  • 1am finish Add £120

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire e2 from Alive Network

  • 2 x 45 minutes
  • 2 x 60 minutes