Columbo

  • from £985 for 4-piece in East Midlands Help
  • from £995 for 4-piece in East of England
  • from £1015 for 4-piece in West Midlands
  • from £1035 for 4-piece in Yorkshire & Humberside

Fantastically good value 4-piece Nottinghamshire function and wedding band covering all the dance-along, sing-a-long anthems from the last 5 decades. Afternoon acoustic sets also available.

From classic anthems by Elvis and The Beatles to modern day classics by the likes of The Killers and The Arctic Monkeys and current hits by Ed Sheeran and James Bay, Columbo really have got it all. The band consists of lead vocals/rhythm guitar, vocals/bass/keyboards, lead guitarist and drums/backing vocals. Columbo grooves are guaranteed to get feet dancing and hands clapping. Columbo will tailor their sets to your requirements and inter change songs throughout the night to make sure dancefloor stays full. Years of experience and bags of energy make Columbo a great choice for your wedding or function band.

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/keys; lead guitar; drums/backing vocals
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 4 x 3 metres; power supply; rider

Booking options

Add 1 x 60 minute afternoon acoustic set Add £225

What people say Help

  • 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.

    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

  • 10s
  • Avecii- Hey Brother
  • Avecii- Wake Me Up
  • Black Keys – Lonely Boy
  • Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
  • Ed Sheeran - Sing
  • Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Happy – Pharell Wiliams
  • Olly Murs - Busy
  • 90s/00s
  • Arctic Monkeys – Fake Tales Of San Francisco
  • Arctic Monkeys - Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
  • Blink 182 – All The Small Things
  • Blur – Parklife
  • Blur – Song 2
  • Coldplay – Yellow
  • Commitments - Mustang Sally
  • Feeder - Buck Rodgers
  • Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
  • Green Day – Basket Case
  • Green Day - Time Of Your Life
  • Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
  • Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
  • Kasabian – Fire
  • Kings Of Leon – Molly’s Chambers
  • Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
  • Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
  • Maroon 5 – This Love
  • McFly - Its All About You
  • Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Oasis – Cigarettes And Alcohol
  • Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
  • Oasis - Some Might Say
  • Scouting For Girls - She’s So Lovely
  • Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
  • Stereophonics – Dakota
  • Strokes - Last Night
  • The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
  • The Killers – All The Things That I Have Done
  • The Killers - Mr Brightside
  • The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
  • 70s/80s
  • AC/DC - Highway To Hell
  • AC/DC - It's A Long Way To The Top If You Wanna Rock N Roll
  • Billy Idol – White Wedding
  • Black Sabbath - Paranoid
  • Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody
  • Blues Brothers - Gimme Some Lovin
  • Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69
  • Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
  • Elvis - Suspicious Minds
  • Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
  • Free – Alright Now
  • Huey Lewis & The News - Power Of Love
  • John Denver – Country Roads
  • Journey - Don’t Stop Believing
  • Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
  • Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
  • Queen – We Will Rock You
  • Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
  • Rolling Stones – Jumpin’ Jack
  • Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs Robinson
  • Status Quo – Rockin All Over The World
  • Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You
  • Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
  • T Rex – 20 Th Century Boy
  • T Rex - I Love To Boogie
  • The Clash – I Fought The Law
  • The Jam – Going Underground
  • The Jam - Eton Rifles
  • The Police – Every Breath You Take
  • The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
  • The Temptations – My Girl
  • The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
  • Thin lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Tow
  • Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
  • 50s/60s
  • Ben E King - Stand By Me
  • Bruce Channel – Hey Baby
  • Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode
  • Chuck Berry - Reeelin And Rockin
  • Cliff Richard – Do You Wanna Dance
  • Do You Love Me – The Contours
  • Eddie Cochrane - Summer Time Blues
  • Eddie Cochrane - Cmon Everybody
  • Elvis - All Shook Up
  • Elvis - Blue Suede Shoes
  • Elvis - Hound Dog
  • Everly Brothers - Claudette
  • Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls Of Fire
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lot Of Shakin
  • Johnny Kidd And The Pirates - Shakin All Over
  • Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
  • The Beatles - Please Please Me
  • The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There
  • The Beatles - Twist And Shout
  • The Contours - Do You Love Me
  • The Hollies - Just One Look
  • The Kinks – You Really Got Me
  • The Monkees – Daydream Believer
  • The Monkees – I’m A Believer
  • Tom Jones - Delilah
  • Troggs - Wild Thing
  • Christmas
  • I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizard
  • Jingle Bell Rock – Chubby Checker
  • Merry Christmas, War Is Over – John Lennon
  • Merry Christmas Baby – Ray Charles
  • Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade
  • Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
  • Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – Various
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen
  • Sleigh Ride -Amy Grant
  • Acoustic
  • Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrisson
  • Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
  • Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
  • Hey Jude – The Beatles
  • Hot Love – Marc Bolan
  • I’m A Believer – The Monkees
  • Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
  • Livin' On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • Maggie May – Rod Stewart
  • Mrs Robinson – Simon And Garfunkel
  • She’s So Lovely – Scouting For Girls
  • Stuck In The Middle With You – Steeler’s Wheels
  • Time Of Your Life - Greenday
  • Where Ever You May Go – The Calling
  • Whistle For The Choir -Fratellis
  • You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller

Bookings

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