Default lineup: 4 members
4 Piece Band: Female lead vocals; guitar & lead vocals; bass guitar & lead vocals; drums
* Receive a free DJ service if booked within 7 days of receiving your quote. Please see booking options or speak to an Entertainment Co-ordinator for more details.
* Fun, cool rock and pop band - Exclusive to Alive Network!
* Provide strong female and male lead vocals and three part harmonies
* Highly skilled & experienced professional musicians
* Standard performance of 2 hours!
* Exceptional big rock and pop sound
* Great extensive setlist 1950s -2010s
* 2600 Watt PA system for excellent quality sound
* High quality LED lighting display
* Can provide first dance music FREE of charge
* Provide party music on ipod/CD between & after live sets FREE of charge as standard (Please see Profile/ Ask your agent for details)
* Have performed at 1000 gigs over the last few years
* Acoustic set also available!
* Best rates in Hertfordshire and home Counties
Established for over 10 years iCandy consists of 4 highly skilled and experienced musicians with a dynamic female vocalist and lead male vocalist.
Meet the band
Hannah Speller - Lead vocals
"I can't believe such a big voice came out of such a tiny person!" ... is one of Hannah's frequently heard comments!
A versatile, accomplished and charismatic singer Hannah has trained in many vocal styles whilst performing on stage with rock bands and in Musical theatre for the last decade. Gigs are always well remembered and enjoyed through the high-energy performance she brings to every show.
Hannah is also an actress, and her work includes CBBC's 'Dick & Dom's Funny Business', BBC3's comedy 'The Pranker', Josie in 'Eastenders', Fran in 'Casualty', MTV's comedy series 'Flash Prank' and more. Hannah has worked with David Jason, Ian Jury, Stephan Dennis and Jim Sturgess.
Recent exciting news in Hannah's household is that her son Elliot starred as Errol in BBC3's new comedy series 'Uncle'!
She delights in her job with iCandy as lead singer and fronting the band. Hannah also enjoys songwriting, dancing and teaching Pilates.
Al - Lead Guitar / vocals
Al is a creative and dynamic guitarist originally trained in Classical & Jazz – alongside this his true roots belong to rock! Being a devoted player for 20 years he has played over 1000 gigs in various originals and covers bands in the UK also playing bass for one of these.
Currently Al is writing and composing his own songs in his studio to build up a catalogue of work… Most recently working on instrumentals in the jazz vibe. “I’m trying out different styles sounds & production… when I do the rock stuff I really get into vocal harmonies which is something iCandy are really good at!” Al provides excellent lead and various backing vocals in iCandy. When Al is not gigging with iCandy he teaches lead guitar and is a member of The Registry of Guitar Tutors.
Rob - Bass / vocals
Rob is the bass player in iCandy. He provides excellent vocals for iCandy with his husky Gallagher-esque voice singing lead vocals and various backing vocals and harmonies therefore giving the band a full and pleasing sound.
He has played in several originals bands in the top live music venues in London and is a prolific and talented songwriter having written several hunderd songs and recorded 5 albums of his own.
Gareth - Drums
Gareth is an exceptional and passionate drummer who is able to play for any occasion. His experience as a drummer spans over 20 years and has been with iCandy since the beginning. He has also enjoyed drumming for originals bands including recording songs and videos.
In addition to the band he is a Drum teacher living and working in Northamptonshire.
iCandy have performed at high profile venues ranging from many Stately Homes to the Marquee Club the Guildhall in Southampton the London Astoria 2 The Roadhouse and the Mean Fiddler.
In addition they have played the most prestigious live music venues in and around London.
The band's equipment
iCandy use a 2600 watt full range PA system to cater for audiences of up to 800 people which provides you with a full and balanced sound. This equipment is suitable for ALL audience sizes from under 100 guests up to a large venue with 800. The band also provide a complete professional lighting display consisting of 8 x LED Par 64 cans with built-in sound-to-light controllers 3 x Prolight LED Colour Burst Up Lighters & 1 x LED flower to light the band and dance floor.
The band's image
iCandy will dress in smart casual for most occasions always well presented and stylish at the same time! For corporate and black tie events they will dress more formally.
The band's music
Our show consists of 2 or 3 sets (over 2 hours of live music) from a wide range of popular rock indie & pop music - from 1950s rock 'n' roll to 60s 70s 80s 90s, 00s & 2010s inlcuding artists such as The Beatles, Kings of Leon, Lady GaGa, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, The Jam, The Killers, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Snow Patrol, Rihanna and many more! Please see our complete song list below.
iCandy deliver the highest standard musicianship, with extensive experience of live performance, every one a talented musician in their own right, producing a full and authentic sound. The band's dynamic female lead singer is backed by three highly skilled musicians on guitar, bass and drums who also provide lead and backing vocals.
The band can provide party & background music to be played before in between and after their live sets on MP3 player/ipod or CD for no extra charge. This will be played through the band's PA system plus the use of the band's dance floor lighting for your party - saving you the hassle of booking a DJ! While this is not a 'manned' service with requests etc. you are welcome to bring your own CDs and MP3 players with you.
iCandy can also provide an acoustic set playing 2 x 30 minutes of acoustic tracks. This booking option is ideal for afternoon drinks receptions or over dinner entertainment. Please see booking options for more details.
If the band's final set finishes before 12 midnight (E.G. 11-11.30pm) music can be provided up to 12midnight (or 1am if you have booked for a 1am finish time extra fee applies). If you are having a 1am finish and extra 30 minutes of live music we can incorporate a discount on the extra fees.
iCandy are also happy to learn a special first dance for no extra charge providing they have at least 4 weeks' notice.
BT Around The World Global Challenge
SOUTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL
TALL SHIPS 2000 & 2002
VOLVO OCEAN RACE
22 SAS REGIMENT
FIRE BRIGADE Welwyn Garden City
POLICE CLUB Chigwell Essex
BEAULIEU MOTOR MUSEUM Hampshire
CELTIC MANOR HOTEL, Newport, Wales
CHILWORTH MANOR, Hampshire
THE COMET HOTEL, Hatfield
THE DORCHESTER HOTEL, London
THE ELVETHAM, Hampshire
FIRKIN PUBS, across UK
THE GUILDHALL, Southampton
HANBURY MANOR, Ware
HAUGHLEY PARK BARNS, Suffolk
HERSTMONCEUX CASTLE, East Sussex
THE HORN - St Albans
LEEZ PRIORY, Essex
MAISON TALBOOTH HOTEL, Essex
MARRIOTT HOTEL, Slough & Essex
MOOR PARK MANSION
PENDLY MANOR, Tring
THE REDBACK TAVERN - Acton
THE ROADHOUSE, Covent Garden
THE ROSE GARDENS, St Albans
ROSE AND CROWN - Kings Langley
THE ROYAL WELLS INN, Tunbridge Wells
THE RUSSEL HOTEL, London
TEWIN BURY FARM HOTEL, Hertfordshire
SCALFORD HALL, Melton Mowbray
ST ENODOC HOTEL, Cornwall
THE SWAN, London
TIGER TIGER, Croyden
TOWER THISTLE HOTEL, London
THE WALKABOUT TAVERN, across UK
WESTENHANGER CASTLE, Kent
"Dear Hannah & band, I was at the wedding of Amanda and Phil on Saturday night and I just wanted to write and say how fantastic I thought you guys were! It was me who put in a request for Brown Eyed Girl! It was an amazing evening and is a long time since I've seen a wedding rock like that! Please would you let me know if you play in any pubs or clubs where we could come and see you!? Thanks again for making it a truly wonderful evening! Best wishes, Elisa"
Wedding of Amanda & Phil Newington
"I would like to thank yourself and your band members for playing at our wedding on June 14th at Scalford Hall. All I can say is WOW!!! Your band were amazing, all my guests said how fantastic you were and I liked the fact you catered for all age groups. A big voice for a small person!!! You kept the dance floor full all night !!! These are just a few of the comments guests made. I was very impressed when you played our song for our 1st dance - Andy Williams - can't take my eyes off you.. It was nice to be able to do the dance more than once especially after all the lessons we had gone through. We did not want it to end !! Thank you once again"
Wedding of Joanne and Stuart Power
"Dear iCandy! We just wanted to say a big thank you to you all for your fabulous performance at our wedding at Hunton Park on June 27th. You really made our evening extra special, and everybody commented on how great you were. I was certainly glued to the dance floor all night- when I probably should have been talking to our guests! We had a really fantastic time and would definitley recommend you to anyone wanting to book a band for their wedding. Thank you all, you were great, I hope you all enjoyed yourselves as well. Many many thanks, Hayley and Andrew Burgess"
Wedding of Hayley & Andrew Burgess
"Dear iCandy. On behalf of the Friends of Prestfelde School and, indeed, the school itself, I would like to thank you so much for making our annual Summer ball such a fantastic evening with your wonderful, energy-packed playing. As you saw, the dance floor was overflowing throughout the night and it was all down to the fabulous mix of music that you chose and sang/played with such talent and professionalism. We were delighted that you said you would be happy to return to play for us and all I can say is that, if we do stage another ball next year, you will be top of my list for the band. Yours sincerely, Jo Nicholls (Ents – Ball Committee 2008)"
Corporate event - Prestfelde School Summer Ball, Shrewsbury
Hope all is well. Just wanted to say a big thank you for entertaining the troops. Everyone enjoyed themselves tremendously and some too much maybe. All the best, Ross"
Ross & Cathryn Nicholls, wedding