The Blue Notes

  • from £385 in South East Help
  • from £395 in London
  • from £415 in East of England
  • from £435 in East Midlands
  • from £435 in South West
  • from £450 in West Midlands
  • from £485 in Wales
  • from £550 in North West

Unique 2-4 piece acoustic covers band from Surrey playing everything from chilled out jazz for a drinks reception to rock, pop and soul classics for dancing the night away at weddings and parties! Laptop DJ service available.

Unique female-fronted 2- or 3-piece band The Blue Notes interpret the classic covers band repertoire in a new and exciting way - with acoustic guitar, double bass and three vocals - and have been charming audiences with their originality at weddings, bars, restaurants and functions since 2009.

The band boast a singer who has starred in musicals such as Grease and Sex Drugs Rick’n’Noel, and worked with writers for Sophie Ellis-Bexter, Ladyhawk, Kylie Minogue, Spiller and DJ Joey Negro. She is currently recording an album with a new girl band, and fronting a well-known electro-house band at shows around the world. The band are now working exclusively with Function Central.

In addition to weddings, the band are building up a large corporate client base including Vauxhall Motors UK, British film Distribution Agency, The Hippodrome (Leicester Square), The British Army, IKEA and JonesLang LaSalle.

The band are available in the following line-ups:

Duo: Vocals and Guitar (w/backing vocals). The subtle tones of the duo provide a perfect accompaniment for dinner or drinks.

Trio: (option 1): Vocals, Guitar and Double Bass (with 3 part harmonies). Double bass adds a touch of class - suitable for dinner or drinks providing light upbeat or relaxed entertainment.

Trio: (option 2): Vocals, Guitar and Cajon (with 3 part harmonies). The band's most versatile package - suitable for both relaxed background music and upbeat music for dancing.

Quartet: Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Cajon (with 4 part harmonies). The Quartet is the perfect band for dancing the night away combining that full band sound with the band’s unique arrangements.

Performance information

Line-up Female lead vocals; acoustic guitar. See additional options below
Performance duration 2 x 45 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help 60 minutes before start
Requirements Help Space of 3 x 2 metres; power supply

Booking options

Requests (if not in repertoire) One free request (if suitable)
DJ service (provided by act)

includes laptop with large song database + requests + mic for speeches + lighting

£125
Trio (adds double bass or cajon) Add £225
Quartet (adds double bass and cajon) Add £225
Add 1 x 30 minute set Add £100 for duo

What people say Help

  • You guys were absolutely incredible on Saturday at our wedding! Thank you so much! Your ability to sense the mood and react with great music choices created a perfect atmosphere the whole night through from chilled out background music to getting everyone moving to the dance floor, even my mum!! Virtually all our guests commented on how amazing you were, so thank you for entertaining everyone and giving us a perfect night!!

    Mike, Wedding, Sussex, May 2014
  • Thank you so much for playing our wedding at The Navigator! You guys were brilliant and we had so many comments on how fantastic you were. What an incredible voice your singer has! We will definitely consider you for any future events and we are very glad we found you on the Function Central website! Thanks again!!

    Caroline & Aaron, Wedding, Kent, May 2014
  • Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. We loved it and were so pleased to have you as part of our day. Hope all is well and see you at our friends wedding later this year!

    Phil, Wedding, Surrey, May 2014
  • Their performance level was very high, this was commented on by many of my guests. Would recommend highly for any event, and would definitely book them again.

    Dominic, Private party, Kent, January 2014
  • Hi, we would just like to thank you for being such an amazing band at our wedding. Our guests really enjoyed your performance and we are so happy we choose you guys to help us dance the night away. We wouldn't have changed a thing!!xx

    Kerry & Ant, Wedding, London, December 2013
  • We loved the Blue Notes. We had them as a trio while we were having the pre-wedding breakfast drinks. They played just the right amount of party music and chilled out stuff at the right times so people could chat and then dance. It was like a party before the party which all our guests thought was pretty cool as the mingling part of a wedding before eating can be like watching paint dry.

    They made the occasion that bit different. All three musicians were very friendly and let the kids join in with singing when they knew the chart favourites. All ages thought they were brilliant. I would recommend them to anyone for any event! Five stars from us!

    Janet, Wedding, Rye, December 2013
  • The Blue Notes were absolutely fantastic! They had everyone up dancing from the first song until the last (and even handed the mic over to a friend so he could sing for us!) We had lots of comments from guests on how much they loved the band, we'd definitely recommend them to others.

    Lauren, Wedding, London, December 2013
  • The Blue Notes were brilliant.Communicating with them was a pleasure, they called a few weeks before and we arranged everything/checked over the details.
    They arrived with plenty of time to set up, and were happy to start a little earlier as we were running 15-20 minutes early. Their performance was amazing, they had some ideas for the set and it worked perfectly, I couldn't fault them.

    Anthony, Wedding, Cheshunt, November 2013
  • The Blue Notes were fabulous at our recent birthday party! They quietly set up and organised themselves and were a real hit with everyone. Their song choices were great and they interpreted the mood of the party brilliantly. I would definitely book them again!

    Moya, Birthday Party, Hertfordshire, November 2013
  • They were fantastic! The lead singer has an incredible voice, and the guys sang beautifully too. When my guests fancied a boogie to 'Gangnam Style' the band did their own take on the song and played a short piece of it. Our guests loved it! The variety in songs was brilliant and suited those out on the dance floor. All in all, a fantastic evening! The only thing I would have changed was to have booked them to sing for longer!!

    Megan , Wedding, Reading, October 2013
  • I just want to say thank you for playing at our Wedding in Southend. The band were so lovely and amazing.

    Jennifer, Wedding, Southend, October 2013
  • Hi Guys, thanks again for your performance at our wedding on 19 October, it was amazing. All the guests have said how great you were and you were everything we hoped for and more. Thanks again. xx

    Charles, Wedding, Essex, October 2013
  • Hey guys! On behalf of myself and Laura, we just wanted to thank you and the boys for being the 'cherry' on our perfect wedding day!! You guys were amazing and if your ever in the area, get to the ZOO!! Mr & Mrs Lamb! X

    Mr & Mrs Lamb, Wedding, London, September 2013
  • The Blue Notes were the perfect choice for our wedding reception. They read the mood of the evening perfectly and provided top-class music throughout. The three-piece were utterly brilliant, and we received numerous compliments from our guests. They arrived and set up with the up-most professionalism and we hardly noticed them packing away. I would heartily recommend them.

    Ben & Helen, Wedding, East Sussex, August 2013
  • Thank you so so much for last night! You guys were absolutely fantastic and perfect for our wedding! Everyone was asking where we'd found you and saying how brilliant you were, a perfect end to our lovely day. Thanks again!

    Laura & Joe, Wedding, Berkshire, July 2013
  • The Blue Notes were amazing. Great music, really prompt setting up and very accommodating before and during the wedding. The performances were great we couldn't have been happier with them!

    Ronan, Wedding, London, July 2013
  • The Blue Notes were just fantastic and exceeded my expectations. They were extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble. They discreetly set themselves up in the barn I had hired for my 40th Birthday party and played at a level that everyone appreciated i.e. not too loud/quiet. They perform to a very high standard and have a vast array of music spanning the decades. The majority of my guests commented on how good they were and where did I find them! I would, without hesitation, hire them again.

    Helen, 40th Birthday Party, Cotswolds, June 2013
  • The band were absolutely fantastic! They were exactly what we were looking for, they crated a set list which was perfect for our event as well as being professional and easy to communicate with. Performing in front of a room full of graduating Performing Arts students can't of been easy but the band were brilliant and everyone loved them! I couldn't have asked for more!

    Katie, University Ball, Folkestone, May 2013
  • The Blue Notes were absolutely fab, we did not get to hear much of them as we were in various places having our photographs taken, but all our guests thought they were amazing and loved Nicky's voice! They couldnt believe she was live and loved The Blue Notes interpretation on current songs, they went down really well and we would recommend them to everyone!!

    Kelly and Andrew, Wedding, Buxted Park, May 2013
  • We were very pleased to have booked a 4-piece, it really made a great show. They produced some lovely background music during our drinks reception, then went on to perform 2 sets during the evening, including our first dance, which were all amazing! We had so many comments on how great they were! They were all lovely musicians and set up and cleared away unnoticeably. I'd certainly book them again, they really made our wedding complete.

    Sophie, Wedding, Woodditton, April 2013
  • The Blue Notes are an excellent group with a wide repertoire and brilliant sound. They were helpful and cooperative in the preparation and choice of music, and adaptable on the night when special requests were made. Many of our guests commented favourably about them. I would not hesitate to recommend them for a similar event.

    Tony, Birthday Party, London, January 2013
  • The Blue Notes were great! They had a really good song list and on the night they judged the crowd and mood well and played songs to suit the night. I was really pleased with them. They were fantastic.

    Samantha , Birthday Party, Surrey, December 2012
  • The band were absolutely amazing and I was blown away by how good they were and how good the lead singers name was, she was very very cool...Every single person said how brilliant they were....If I was to organise an event in the future I would definatly look up the blue notes and would strongly recconmend them to anyone looking for a cool, retro, accoustic band....

    Daniel, Wedding, London, December, 2012
  • We couldn't have been more happy, impressed and proud to have the Blue Notes. The set they chose was absolutely perfect for the guests who ranged in age from 20 to 70. The dance floor was never empty and so many people complimented the band on how professional and talented they were. They arrived on time and were incredibly professional from beginning to end. They catered for my patents "first dance" and the speeches. They looked and sounded fantastic.

    Shelley, Wedding, London, November 2012
  • The Blue Notes were absolutely brilliant. They were professional, smart, on time, set up quickly. The looked sexy and were a class act.

    Colin, Wedding, Essex, October 2012
  • Utterly stunning voice, soul-y with a rock edge, Nicky and the guys were amazing, everyone just loved them they were all we wanted and so much more, they gave our wedding ceremony and reception a magical but cool laid back vibe, two fantastic sets we cant thank them all enough. So sweet and lovely too!

    Olivia & Simon, Wedding, Essex, September 2012
  • The Blue Notes were so lovely and open to adapting depending on everyones mood and what everyone was doing at the time.

    Sophie, Wedding, Hampshire, September 2012
  • My new wife and I would just like to pass on our thanks to the Blue Notes. We both had a fantastic time on the day, in no short part to the quality and professionalism of the band. They were everything we could have asked for on the night and truly made it a memorable occasion. We had nothing but positive comments from all the guests, they sounded amazing and perfectly complemented the day. We would have no hesitation to recommend them for further events or to anyone who would appreciate the professionalism of a wonderful group, my only regret is now not having the 3 piece instead! Thank you again for making it a special day.

    Jamie & Caroline, Wedding, June 2012
  • Our wedding day was more than a success! Everything went so smoothly - with thanks to The Blue Notes. The Blue Notes were very professional, came in on time, set up very quietly during our reception meal. They played beautifully and without a break as we were running late. They were very flexible to the time of the event and made us feel less stressed.

    Once more thank you very much for the great service we have received from you and from The Blue Notes, we would happily recommend you to friends and family.

    Mirka and Dave, Wedding, April 2012
  • I would be extremely happy to recommend Blue Notes to anybody. They were perfect as a duo for what we wanted, which was entertainment that created a chilled out classy vibe post wedding breakfast, pre evening entertainment. Our guests commented on how great they were, and what a nice idea it was to have live entertainment at that time of the day. They were as professional as they were talented, and I thank them sincerely.

    Rachel and Luke, Wedding, June 2011
  • Just wanted to drop a line to say how happy we were with the Blue Notes Acoustic Trio on Saturday - they were amazing and very professional throughout. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the music was- it definitely added something special to our day. Many thanks.

    Sarah and James, Wedding, Surrey, June 2011
  • We booked the Blue Notes Trio for a party to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday, our son’s 21st and both of our sons’ graduations, so lots to celebrate. The evening went very well and the Blue Notes Trio definitely made the party extra special. They were professional but relaxed which made it very easy to welcome them into our home. Their style of music went down very well with everyone, young and a bit older! They were happy to do any requests that we might have and contacted us in advance to ask. I would definitely recommend the Blue Notes Trio. Function Central were very helpful and easy to deal with. I thought the website was easy to use and especially liked the fact that you can listen to the bands. The whole process went very smoothly from booking to party. Thank you very much.

    Jo, 50th & 21st Birthday & Graduation, Bucks, August 2010
  • The Blue Notes duo played at our IKEA Croydon store tonight. Just wanted to let you know that they were fantastic and we are all extremely happy with their performance, their choice of songs and their characters. We will definitely consider calling on them again in the future when the opportunity arises. 10 out of 10! Many thanks.

    Nick, Corporate Event, Surrey, August 2010
  • I just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with The Blue Notes on Saturday night. They exceeded our expectations and everyone at the party thought they were great. We would be more than happy to offer our recommendations for the band, they were exactly what we wanted.

    Heidi, Party, July 2010
  • The Blue Notes were excellent. A highly professional act, with a varied repertoire combined with musical perfection made for a perfect accompaniment to the evening. Playing for our Warrant Officers Dinner night was a tough audience to say the least but I had nothing but excellent feedback, I look forward to booking them again, thanks guys.

    Sebastian, Party, London, May 2010

Repertoire Help

  • Modern Rock & Pop
  • 9 To 5 – Dolly Parton
  • American Boy - Estelle
  • Apologise – One Republic
  • Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
  • Black And Gold – Sam Sparrow
  • Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
  • Break Your Heart – Taio Cruz
  • Closer – NeYo
  • Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
  • Crazy In Love - Beyonce
  • Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
  • Do It Like A Dude – Jessie J
  • Domino – Jessie J
  • Dynamite – Taio Cruz
  • Earthquake - Labrinth
  • Empire State Of Mind (New York) – Alicia Keys
  • Forget You – Cee Lo Green
  • Grenade – Bruno Mars
  • Harder To Breathe – Maroon 5
  • Hey Ya - Outkast
  • Hey Soul Sister- Train
  • Hit Me Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
  • I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness (Lemar Version)
  • I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  • I'm Yours – Jason Mraz
  • If I Were A Boy - Beyonce
  • Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  • Livin' La Vida Loca – Ricki Martin
  • Last Request – Paolo Nutini
  • Lazy Song – Bruno Mars
  • Lego House – Ed Sheeran
  • Let Me Love You - Mario
  • Love Machine – Girls Aloud
  • Love Stoned – Justin Timberlake
  • Mama Do – Pixie Lott
  • Mercy - Duffy
  • More – Usher
  • Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
  • Mr Brightside – The Killers
  • Naive – The Kooks
  • Only Girl In The World - Rihanna
  • Poker Face – Lady Gaga
  • Price Tag – Jessie J
  • Put Your Love On Top - Beyonce
  • Rehab – Amy Winehouse
  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele
  • Rudeboy - Rihanna
  • S & M – Rihanna
  • Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
  • She Said – Plan B
  • Somebody Told Me – The Killers
  • Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
  • Teardrop – Massive Attack
  • This Love – Maroon 5
  • Toxic – Britney Spears
  • Umbrella - Rihanna
  • Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  • Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
  • We Found Love - Rihanna
  • You Remind Me- Usher
  • Classic Pop
  • Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – Mcfadden & Whitehead
  • Angels – Robbie Williams
  • Bright Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
  • Bright Side Of The Road – Van Morrison
  • Celebration – Kool And The Gang
  • Cornerstone – Bob Marley
  • Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley
  • Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
  • Don’t Let Go – En Vogue
  • Dreams - Gabrielle
  • Easy – Lionel Ritchie
  • Englishman In New York – Sting And The Police
  • Faith – George Michael
  • Feel Like Making Love – George Benson
  • Genie In A Bottle – Christina Aguilera
  • Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
  • I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
  • Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
  • Knocking On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
  • Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson
  • Message In A Bottle – String And The Police
  • Mustang Sally – The Commitments
  • Rock With You – Michael Jackson
  • Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
  • Seven Days – Craig David
  • Smooth – Santana Ft Rob Thomas
  • Spinning Around – Kylie Minogue
  • The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
  • Twist And Shout – The Beatles
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Soul / Motown
  • Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye
  • Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  • Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
  • Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
  • Chuck E's In Love - Rickie Lee Jones
  • Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
  • I Feel Good – James Brown
  • I Want You Back – Jackson 5
  • Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
  • I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan
  • If There’s Any Justice - Lemar
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
  • Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  • Living For The City – Stevie Wonder
  • I Wish – Stevie Wonder
  • Lovely Day – Bill Withers
  • Most Beautiful Girl In The World- Prince
  • Natural Woman – Arethra Franklin
  • Respect – Arethra Franklin
  • Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  • Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
  • Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Love Foolosophy - Jamiroquai
  • Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge
  • We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  • What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
  • You Might Need Somebody – Randy Crawford
  • Jazz / Acoustic
  • A Team – Ed Sheeran
  • Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Better Together – Jack Johnson
  • Cannonball – Damien Rice
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
  • Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  • Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
  • Dreams/No Woman No Cry – Gabrielle/ Bob Marley
  • Everything – Michael Buble
  • Feeling Good – Nina Simone
  • Fever – Peggy Lee
  • Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
  • Home – Michael Buble
  • Hometown Glory - Adele
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You – Frank Sinatra
  • I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Etta James
  • Kiss From A Rose - Seal
  • Lean On Me - Bill Withers
  • Make You Feel My Love - Adele
  • Me And Mrs Jones – Michael Buble
  • Moondance – Van Morrison
  • Most Beautiful Girl In The World - Prince
  • More Than Words – Extreme
  • Ordinary People – John Legend
  • Out Of Reach – Gabrielle
  • Patience – Take That
  • Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Say – John Mayer
  • Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
  • Someone Like You - Adele
  • Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  • Summertime – George Gershwin
  • Sunrise – Norah Jones
  • Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
  • Teardrop – Newton Faulkner
  • Thinking About You – Norah Jones
  • Turn Me On – Norah Jones
  • Wayfaring Stranger – Eva Cassidy
  • What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • Why Georgia – John Mayer
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • Your Body Is A Wonderland – John Mayer
  • Your Song – Elton John
  • Classic Rock
  • All Right Now - Free
  • American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
  • Beat It – Michael Jackson
  • Black Or White – Michael Jackson
  • Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
  • Drops Of Jupiter - Train
  • Dude Looks Like A Lady - Aerosmith
  • Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  • Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
  • Heaven – Bryan Adams
  • Layla – Eric Clapton
  • Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
  • Play That Funky Music – Average White Band
  • Summer Of 69’ – Bryan Adams
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Walk This Way – Aerosmith
  • Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel

Bookings

For all bookings please contact Function Central:

For more pictures and audio demos, please visit:
http://www.functioncentral.co.uk/acts/blue_notes/