Fantastically good value 3-piece Nottinghamshire function and wedding band covering all the dance-along, sing-a-long anthems from the last 5 decades.
From classic anthems by Chuck Berry and the Beatles to modern day classics by the likes of the Killers and the Arctic Monkeys, Columbo look to cover all the dance-along, sing-a-long anthems from the last 5 decades. The band consists of lead vocalist/bass guitarist/keyboardist, guitarist/backing vocalist and drummer/backing vocalist. Columbo grooves are guaranteed to get feet dancing and hands clapping.
The band are entirely self-contained with their own high quality PA and offer a choice between 2 x 1 hour or 3 x 40 minute sets. They are happy to provide interval music for dancing through their PA system to save on the cost of a disco, and, wherever possible, will take on requests for a first dance or special song.
Male lead vocals/guitar; bass/vocals; drums
2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Yes (included in price)
Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up
From 6pm; allow 60 minutes to set up
Space of 3 x 3 metres; power supply; rider
Add 1 x 60 minute afternoon acoustic set
Add extra 30 minute set
What people say
Columbo were good, friendly and, as requested, kept the sound level reasonable.
Les & Jan, Anniversary, Leicester, October 2015
We were extremely pleased with Columbo. They contacted us in advance and were very friendly and helpful. On the night, they arrived in plenty of time to set up and were co-operative with fitting around our plans. There were plenty of people up dancing and we had comments from guests praising the quality of their playing and the atmosphere they created. They played a big part in making the evening a success.
Christine, Private Party, Derbyshire, December 2014
Columbo were fantastic a real joy to watch and listen to!
Judith, Wedding, Nottingham, September, 2014
Very pleased with Columbo. They were accomplished musicians who played a wide variety of music which took into account our preferences. The band encourage dancing etc. to get the guests involved. Our guests really enjoyed the sets. The band set up quickly & quietly so not to disturb the ongoing wedding celebrations. We appreciated the band allowing us to use their PA equipment to play our own music between & after their sets. Overall we found the band excellent & very suited to a young wedding audience.
Helen, Wedding, Nottingham, August 2014
Columbo were fantastic, they made our evening reception. So many people were up dancing! The music suited the many different age groups we had there. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them. The same goes for Function Central, they were great from the outset. I felt totally confident in them and would definitely use them again.
Catherine, Wedding, Nottingham, April 2013
Columbo were absolutely fantastic in every way. Great music- that really got people dancing, the singer has an amazing voice- not at all cheesy like so many wedding bands. They were lovely guys and totally professional- did everything they said they would and put up with drunken friends stealing their tambourines with saint-like good humour and patience. Everyone enjoyed them- from my mates (24ish) to my parents (50-60+) I would recommend to anyone who is in to good music and doesn't want that generic 'pub-singer voice' kinda music.
Function Central provided an excellent service. The forms and contracts were sent promptly and the FAQ page meant that I really knew what the deal was right from the off. Everybody was very friendly, helpful and professional. I couldn't have been happier with the whole thing. Extremely highly recommended!! Thank you so much for making my big day so special!!
Sam , Wedding, Leicestershire, July 2012
I would like to thank you for all your help in arranging for the band to play at my party on 2nd May 2009. Beverley was extremely quick and efficient in coming back to me with answers to all the queries I had. I would just like to give you some feedback about Columbo. I have nothing but praise for the band, they were the ultimate professionals from start to finish, so friendly and polite and nothing was too much trouble for them. They exceeded my expectations as a live band, and everyone said how good they were and they played songs to totally suit the mood (and people) at the party. I can honestly say I don’t think the party would have had the same feel if it had been another band playing and I just wish I could have a party every month just to listen to them again! I would not hesitate in recommending Columbo to others. With kindest regards.
Hi Mike, we were very happy with Columbo playing at our wedding. Our guests loved them and it was a shame that we only had two hours.
Anita, Wedding, Hampshire March 2009
Columbo were absolutely superb at our Schools 70th Anniversary Picnic/Funday. The music was pitched just right and everyone had a good time, old and young. It was great to see all the children up and dancing and as a group, I heard nothing but praise from parents who said how well you engaged the children. Many thanks for a memorable evening of entertainment and we hope to see you at our 80th!
Nicky, Anniversary Party, Kent, July 2008
Columbo attended the Baker Tilly sports day evening event and were a tremendous hit. The band arrived on time and took responsibility for setting up all their equipment with no need for further involvement from the events organising team.
It was also really appreciated that the band were willing to help with the awards ceremony music and organised playing certain CD tracks during the ceremony.
The music was great with a real mixture that was enjoyed by all the different age groups attending. Columbo had people up on the dance floor within 10 minutes of playing and kept everyone dancing until midnight. The band played really well and the music was performed excellently.
Eveyone had a great night and we would definitely recommend Columbo for any future events - thanks to everyone in the band!
Nikki, Corporate Event, Birmingham, August 2008
Hi, just wanted to say thanks for recommending Columbo for our works do. The band played a great mix of classic party songs and they had everyone dancing.
Essex Electrical Group, Corporate event, Essex, July 2007
Just a quick email to say how polite and professional Columbo were the other night at my daughter’s wedding. From young to old everyone had a great time. Thanks guys!
Stuart Bowles, Wedding, Leicestershire, June 2007
Wanted a good time band for our Christmas party and boy did I get one! The on stage chemistry really helped the party swing and it was a fab night. Highly Recommended.
Andrea Walsh, Christmas Party, Nottinghamshire, December 2007
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
Dakota – Stereophonics
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
She’s So Lovely – Scouting For Girls
Get On Your Boots – U2
Mrs Robinson – Simon And Garfunkel.
Losing My Religion - REM
Some Might Say - Oasis
Song 2 - Blur
Basket Case - Greenday
American Idiot - Greenday
Place Your Hands - Reef
Made Of Stone – The Stone Roses
Mr Brightside – The Killers
All The Things I’ve Done – The Killers
I Predict A Riot – The Kaiser Chiefs
Ruby Ruby – The Kaiser Chiefs
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor – Artic Monkey’s