Columbo

  • from £725 in East Midlands Help
  • from £750 in East of England
  • from £845 in West Midlands
  • from £860 in Yorkshire & Humberside

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.

Performance information

Line-up Male lead vocals/guitar; bass/vocals; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help From 6pm; allow 60 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 3 x 3 metres; power supply; rider

Booking options

Add 1 x 60 minute afternoon acoustic set Add £225
Add extra 30 minute set Add £95

What people say Help

  • 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 2013
  • Columbo were fantastic a real joy to watch and listen to!

    Judith, Wedding, Nottingham, December, 2012
  • 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 2012
  • 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 2010
  • 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 2009
  • 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.

    Nicola, Joint 40th Birthday / 10th Anniversary Party, Essex, May 2009
  • 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

Repertoire Help

  • 90s/00s
  • 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
  • Fake Tales Of San Francisco – Artic Monkey’s
  • Molly’s Chambers – Kings Of Leon
  • Your Not 19 Forever – The Courteeners
  • 70s/80s
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • All Right Now – Free
  • Proud Mary – CCR
  • Bad Moon Rising – CCR
  • Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
  • Stuck In The Middle with You – Steelers Wheel
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • I Fought The Law – The Clash
  • I Love To Boogie – Marc Bolan
  • Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
  • Mighty Quinn – Bob Dylan
  • We Will Rock You – Queen
  • Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
  • Where The Streets Have No Name – U2
  • INXS – Devil Inside
  • Aerosmith/Rrun DMC – Walk This Way
  • Hi Ho Silver Lining – Jeff Beck
  • Mony Mony – Billy Idol
  • Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
  • Billie Jean – Micheal Jackson
  • Staying Alive – The Bee Gee’s
  • Every Breath You Take – The Police
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • Maggie May – Rod Stewart
  • Your Song – Elton John
  • Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
  • Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
  • Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • 50s/60s
  • Whole Lot Of Shakin’ – Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
  • C’mon Everybody – Eddie Cochran
  • Summer Time Blues – Eddie Cochran
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stone
  • Hound Dog – Elvis
  • Jail House Rock – Elvis
  • Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis
  • All Shook Up – Elvis
  • Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
  • Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry
  • Reeling ‘N’ Rockin’ – Chuck Berry
  • I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand – Beatles
  • Revolution – Beatles
  • Can’t Do That – Beatles
  • Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
  • Get Off My Cloud – The Rolling Stones
  • I’m A Believer – The Monkees
  • Daydream Believer – The Monkees
  • Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
  • Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
  • Irish
  • Galway Girl

Bookings

For all bookings please contact Function Central:

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