• from £750 for 3-piece in North West Help
  • from £775 for 3-piece in Wales
  • from £795 for 3-piece in Yorkshire & Humberside
  • from £855 for 3-piece in West Midlands
  • from £855 for 3-piece in North East
  • from £855 for 3-piece in East Midlands
  • from £895 for 3-piece in South East
  • from £895 for 3-piece in London

Consistently our most recommended band in the North West, Hudson are a first-rate 3-4 piece band playing everything from 50s rock 'n' roll to last week's number one at weddings, parties, HM Forces events and more. DJ service, additional musicians and acoustic/afternoon sets available.

Special offer! Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ service provided by the band (worth £150). Also: book the band for any date between October - March OR any Mon - Thurs in high season and get a FREE 30 minute afternoon acoustic set *

Hudson’s professional yet flexible, laid back and friendly approach to their many audiences has kept them busy with gigs throughout the UK since 2006. They are as suitable for golden oldies who still remember the ark as for kids wanting the latest chart hits - their repertoire stretches as far back as the birth of rock & roll and blues in the 50s, and continues right through to Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars (as well as any special song or first dance you request). The band's most popular line-ups are as a 3-piece, or as a 4-piece with a choice of either keys or guitar, and as all the musicians sing backing vocals, you're guaranteed a big sound with either choice! They can also offer an acoustic duo for afternoon background music.

If you're searching for a really reliable, experienced band, they don't come more experienced than Hudson! They've played at Glastonbury, South By South West in Texas and The Royal Albert Hall as well as in Dubai, Australia and South America... the list goes on! The band often play for corporate functions in stadiums and arenas as well as for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, charity events and residencies in local clubs. Every band member has been in the Top 40 Singles Chart and appeared on Top 10 albums as session players. They've worked with artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, The Merseybeats, The Searchers, Gerry and The Pacemakers and The Swinging Blue Jeans. They also come recommended by a host of celebrities, Sir Paul McCartney being one!

Hudson work exclusively with Function Central and our one of most sought-after event and wedding bands in the North West.

Due to high demand, please expect an increase on the advertised guide fees for all Saturdays from April to August.

* Additional charges apply for start times earlier than 4pm.

Performance information

Line-up Male lead vocals/guitar; bass; 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 5pm; allow 60 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 4 x 3 metres; power supply; rider

Booking options

Requests (if not in repertoire) One free request (if suitable)
Extra performances Add £185 per extra 30 minutes
DJ service (provided by act)

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

Add £150
Theatre PA & engineer POA
Add 1 x 60 minute acoustic duo set (blues/britpop) Add £185
Add solo piano set Add £POA
4 piece band (adds 2nd guitar OR keys) Add £240
5-piece band (adds 2nd guitar AND keys) Add £480
6-piece band (adds 2nd guitar, keys and sax) Add £720

What people say Help

  • Hudson were amazing all night - everyone was saying how great they were. Very polite and professional and did all our favourite songs. Just a really great band!

    Claire, 40th birthday party at Marple Cricket Club in Stockport, September 2017
  • Hudson were excellent - music was excellent they were friendly and professional. Would highly recommend!

    Anna, Wedding at Oh Me Oh My in Liverpool, September 2017
  • Initial contact Hudson was very good and they requested a list of my favourite tunes etc. to get a feel of what it was we wanted for the event. They arrived on time and set up without any problems. We were surprised and delighted that the dance floor was full from the very beginning with a Chuck Berry number and continued that way until the end of the evening. Would certainly recommend Hudson for all those people celebrating their 7th decade as they have a wide repertoire of tunes from 50's onwards to get people rockin' and rolling for the whole evening! Great band!

    Damaris, 70th Birthday Party at The Treebridge Hotel in Middlesbrough, September 2017
  • We were attracted to Hudson as that is the grooms surname. Read lots of reviews and decided to go ahead and book. Reasonable price and great communication from day one. The band performed to our genre choice and were amazing. Not one quiet moment on the dance floor. We are still receiving comments nearly four weeks later from guests! Would highly recommend!

    Jennie, Wedding at Doubletree Hilton, Liverpool, July 2017
  • The band were amazing - they played a good collection of songs and everyone commented on them!

    Rebecca, Wedding at Shireburn Arms, Clitheroe, July 2017
  • Couldn't have asked for more. The guys in the band were superb musicians and happy to help with required play lists and set requirements. Nothing was a bother - highly recommended for a great night!

    Chris, 21st Birthday party at West Rugby Club, Hartlepool, July 2017
  • Hudson were absolutely brilliant. They were very co-operative throughout the whole evening and gave an excellent performance. The crowd loved them and they had everyone up on the dance floor from the very start. I would definitely use Hudson again and would not think twice about recommending them.

    Rachael, 10 year anniversary party at Doubletree Hilton, Chester, July 2017
  • Hudson were the perfect choice for our wedding - they had all the guests up and dancing, even my gran who is 84! Great selection of tunes and they also learnt a new song for our first dance which they played beautifully. I would highly recommend!

    Clare, Wedding at Ness Botanic Gardens, Cheshire, July 2017
  • We were a large international group (over 600) and we requested Northern British music (amongst others)... the band did not disappoint. A great many people were up dancing all night and everyone was really happy with the group and the music.

    Chris, Corporate gala dinner at Manchester United Old Trafford, June 2017
  • We had a wonderful time last night at Old Trafford for our conference dinner (PowerTech Manchester 2017), and Hudson played their part in that wonderful time! I can honestly say they were a great hit with all our delegates. Please thank the boys for great music that encouraged everyone to get up and dance!

    Chris, Corporate Event, Manchester, June 2017
  • Hudson were fantastic. They were communicative before the event and on the day came in, set up quickly and quietly and were open to anything we needed. The music was fantastic and the guests all loved it.

    Chris, Wedding at Belmount Hall, Hawkshead, June 2017
  • Thank you so much to Hudson for such a fantastic night at our wedding! The dance floor was packed throughout the evening and everyone was raving about how good the band were! Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without them!! Amazing band!

    Helena, Wedding at Ferrari's, Preston, June 2017
  • A live band at a wedding... can't go wrong, and Hudson certainly delivered at our daughter's wedding on Saturday. Everybody was up and dancing and on a day that was filled with great moments they didn't disappoint. Thanks guys for helping make the day so memorable for two of the most special special people in our lives. We can highly recommend.

    Jess & Tom, Wedding, Cheshire, May 2017
  • We were extremely satisfied with Hudson - we booked them for a day session as well as our evening band and they were absolutely fantastic on both sets. All of our guests have commented following the wedding how fantastic they thought they were. They weren't just great singers but they also got everyone up on the dance-floor and really created a great atmosphere!

    Cat, Wedding, Mobberley, August 2016
  • What an amazing night! Hudson were brilliant, they sounded great and were able to draw in the crowd perfectly!

    Anna, Wedding, Birmingham, August 2016
  • This band are amazing and got the dance floor full from beginning to the end of the night. Very accommodating in our song choices and very friendly set of blokes. These guys really know how to get the party going and carry on the atmosphere through the night. Highly recommend.

    Andy, Wedding, Yorkshire, August 2016
  • The band were amazing. They were so accommodating with our requests and everything went perfectly. From the start to finish they really completed our day. Even letting my husband do a bit of karaoke. They played a brilliant set list and everyone complimented how good they were. We really couldn't have asked for a better band.

    Jennifer, Wedding, Manchester, August 2016
  • We had Hudson at our wedding on Saturday and my goodness did they go for it! The dance floor was packed out all night and the guests were having such a good time that there was relentless chanting of 'one more tune!'. Everyone has commented on how perfect they were even succeeding in getting the oldies up on the dance floor. Big thanks!

    Sarah, Wedding, Yorkshire, August 2016
  • Wow we absolutely loved having you at our wedding this Saturday! The dance floor was absolutely packed and so many people said how amazing you were. You were so chilled out and rolled with every single request, I didn't think you would be so much fun. Thank you!

    Sarah, Wedding, York, August 2016
  • We would like to say a big thank you to the guys from Hudson, they are a very talented bunch of lads that all of our guests loved. Would definitely recommend.

    Mike, Wedding, Wrexham, June 2016
  • The act were great, got everyone up dancing, took requests and even let my friend perform with them! Definitely recommend them to friends, after the wedding people were asking about them and commenting on how good they sounded!

    Angela, Wedding, Manchester, April 2016
  • Just wanted to say A HUGE thank you for playing at our Wedding. We wanted the music to go on all night and we all had a fantastic time. The set list was great and you fitted around of plan for the evening. Would recommend you to anyone having a party and wanting to dance! Thanks again.

    Alice, Wedding, April 2016
  • Just wanted to say cheers for playing at our wedding a few weeks back. You sounded great and had the dancefloor packed. Everyone absolutely loved you, nice one!

    Michael, Wedding, Yorkshire, February 2016
  • Hudson were everything I could have hoped for and the lads themselves were a delight! Their setup was very efficient and they gauged exactly the right time to start playing. I chose them because I liked the look of their repertoire and I was not disappointed. The party spanned the age range of 30 - 70 and they ticked every box. Everyone agreed they were the best band we had ever seen at a party and the dance floor was never empty! They entered fully into the spirit of the evening and I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone looking for party entertainment!

    David, Birthday party, Wirral, December 2015
  • What can we say - Hudson were AMAZING at our wedding Saturday night. They, could not have been friendlier, chatted to our guests as as if they'd know them forever, mingled like good 'uns in their breaks - and you know what, they were outstanding musically and completely made the night for us. Thank you, we simply cannot recommend these guys highly enough!

    Janine, Wedding, Yorkshire, December 2015
  • I just wanted to take 5 minutes out of our honeymoon to thank you for your bands effort at our wedding. You made our wedding 100 times better than it would of already been. Your laid back attitudes and willingness to cooperate with us was superb. Everyone who has phoned us or texted us to say what an awesome time they had have all mentioned "the band" making the night. I couldn't of asked for you to be any better than you were, every song you played was a hit with my family and friends and quite a few people said they have never seen a dance floor that has been full from start to finish. I could go on and on but I'll stop now and get back to my beautiful wife and our honeymoon.

    Jacob, Wedding, Leeds, September 2015
  • The band were fantastic! They turned up and got on with it, everyone was well entertained. The sound was fantastic, the set list was spot on. All the guests got up and danced away the evening. The way they did our first dance (Feels like home) was absolutely brilliant! I'm rapidly running out of ways to say how they were brilliant guys and performers! Thank you! We have already fully recommended Hudson to others.

    Michael, Wedding Corwen, September 2015
  • Extremely satisfied with Hudson's performance. They played our first dance tune amazingly (even better than the original). Then kept the dance floor rocking all night, playing a few requests too. Really great singers and very professional. Would recommend highly, thank you so much. Many guests were asking how we knew such a great band.

    Adam, Wedding, Leeds, September 2015
  • The band were absolutely excellent! Everyone has been saying just how much they enjoyed their set! We certainly agree judging by how the dance floor remained full all night! The quality of the whole band and the DJ set were second to none and we would have no hesitation in recommending Hudson to other people. Thank you for helping to make the evening one to remember!

    Gareth, Wedding, Gwynedd, August 2015
  • Fantsatic. The band kept in good contact before the event. They arrived on time and set up without any fuss. The band had a huge list of songs and allowed our input into their set and the mix of music was brilliant. From 50's Rock and Roll to modern songs, the band kept everyone on the dancefloor with their energetic style. Could not have wished for a better band to make our event complete.

    Chris, Wedding, West Yorkshire, June 2015
  • We were completely over the moon with Hudson and would happily recommend them to anyone. They completely matched the mood and tastes of us and our guests and helped create a fantastic atmosphere for the whole night.

    James, Wedding, Cheshire, June 2015
  • Extremely satisfied! Excellent communication from start to finish. Played at my wedding and could not have asked for a better band. They were so professional, put me at ease with an introduction call, and then arrived and had our party dancing non stop all night. They sung our first dance song brilliantly and took requests. Everyone has been asking where we found them!

    Gemma, Wedding, Cheshire, May 2015
  • Hudson were absolutely fantastic. all our family and friend have raved about them. They are so professional, friendly, really nice guys and above all great musicians. They played a range of songs that suited everyone and even let my son play two Pink Floyd numbers with them. We couldn't have been more happy with the performance and would not hesitate to either book them again or recommend them.

    Gary, Private Party, Wirral May 2015
  • Hudson were amazing! They learnt our first song and played it to perfection. They also played Tom's bestman's first dance, which wasn't on their usual playlist. Starting with old classics got guests of all ages on the dance floor. They then played a number of more modern tunes based on what the guests were dancing to most. Hudson played a selection of Oasis songs towards the end of the evening as requested by us. They also obliged the crowd when they asked for 'more, more, more' by played 'Hey Jude' by the Beatles to which our guests surrounded us and then proceeded to pick us both up on their shoulders: A never to be forgotten moment!
    Their DJ'ing was also very good and they accepted requests for songs from guests.

    Terri, Wedding, Cheshire, April 2015
  • I would 100% recommend Hudson to anyone! They were absolutely fantastic both musically and professionally and I would book them again for an event in a heartbeat. From the very first song the dance floor was full and guests were raving about how good they were. The variety and quality of the music was outstanding and I particularly remember that Common People by Pulp literally had the dance floor (and nearby tables) bouncing! To anyone else considering booking Hudson, look no further, you have found the perfect band! THANK YOU for everything Hudson, you guys were awesome!!

    Nicola, Wedding, Derbyshire, March 2015
  • Incredibly satisfied - such a great band and worth every penny!

    Alex, Wedding, Sussex, January 2015
  • Hudson performed at our wedding at Northop Hall Country House Hotel and we wanted to tell everyone just how fantastic they were! The peace of mind stuff was handled brilliantly. From getting in contact with us prior to the event, incorporating song requests, arriving on time and making us feel that everything was in hand...we have nothing but good things to say about them.

    On to the more important elements. The dance floor was full, the songs were cracking, they sounded great and they added a huge amount of fun to our entire wedding experience. The thing that sets Hudson apart is their ability to play songs from across multiple decades - catering for the 60s/70s crowd with the first part of the set, then moving towards a 90s/00s theme for the second hour. The set had real momentum. For those who are exceptionally fussy about their playlists (as we are!) they gave us what we wanted and really made the evening. Hudson played our first dance - Happy Together - and half way through the first song, the dance floor was full of dubious dancing. That remained the case throughout the remainder of the evening. Our particular highlights included inspiring an 86 year old grandmother to bounce along to Franz Ferdinand, and a final Oasis medley of the night that culminated in a second impromptu 'first' dance for us! Being surrounded our family and friends and great songs was a special experience and a memory that we will treasure.

    So thanks to Hudson for a great performance. We would certainly recommend them for any function, but particularly a wedding given the sense of euphoria they were able to create in the room. Wishing you all the best for the future.

    Laura, Wedding, Liverpool, January 2015
  • We've just returned from Ellie and Steve's wedding and wanted to drop you a line and thank you again for playing so brilliantly at their reception. They've just gone off on honeymoon and haven't had chance to write to you themselves, but they truly loved very minute of your performance and didn't stop talking about it, reliving each moment. At the same time you made sure that you engaged with our guests making sure that we all got involved. It was a brilliant party wasn't it? We had such fun. Memories that we will never forget! Thank you.

    Cathy & Graeme, Wedding, Cheshire, September 2014
  • Hudson were by far the best live band we have ever seen. They were fantastic and we wouldn't of changed a thing. They were professional and even learned 2 extra songs for us at an additional cost which was well worth the money. They let us use there instruments for photos for our wedding album which was very kind of them. We would and have already recommended them to our friends and family for the future!!

    Michelle, Wedding, Chester, September 2014
  • We just want to say a huge thank you for playing our wedding. We were over the moon with everything and everyone really enjoyed themselves! We'll definitely recommend you!!

    Gary Fisher, Weding, Liverpool, August 2014
  • Well it's been a week since out wedding day and people are still talking about how incredible you guys were! You were so great in chatting to us before and made everything so stress free!! Every one of you are so, so talented, and it goes without saying that you made our reception a truly unforgettable evening! My very talented friend Pete sang our first dance "your song" and your live piano accompaniment was perfect. It's a moment we'll never forget. If that wasn't brilliant enough, you guys worked so hard on our requests from Arctic Monkeys, Coral, Strokes and Kasabian and superb renditions of the Beatles and Killers etc; the dance floor was full all night! Even the DJ sets had been tailored to suit our music tastes! And there's always people who swear blind that they "won't dance", but you all put in such an amazing performance that everyone was dancing! My personal favourite moments were listening to our guests singing along at the top of their voices when you guys moved from the mic; it was like having our own mini festival! I would recommend you guys in a heartbeat. Thank you so much, and I hope you all had fun at the wedding!

    Mr & Mrs McDonald , Wedding, Chester, August 2014
  • Extremely satisfied. Very professional, Easy to get on with and great music.

    Steffan, Wedding, West Wales, August 2014
  • We were very pleased with how Hudson performed at our event. They were a friendly and helpful bunch of lads: very professional and very good musicians!!!

    Enid, Private Party, Merseyside, August 2014
  • Thank you so much for playing at our wedding at the Crowne Plaza Liverpool Airport. You were fantastic and we couldn't have asked for more! Everyone loved the music and it was great that you gave some of our guests the opportunity to join you on stage! Would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a band to perform at a wedding/function!!!

    Claire, Wedding, Liverpool, July 2014
  • Alright lads. I Just wanted to thank you all again for making our wedding go with a bang! It was fantastic everyone has commented on how brilliant you all were and the way you kept the dance floor filled from start to finish! Thanks for putting up with all the extras like the dancers and me playing it made the night even better. Samlesbury Hall is still rocking! For anyone else reading this, I would highly recommend Hudson to be your wedding band! The lads will do you proud! Hope you don't mind if we stick a few photos on when they are sorted. Cheers again!!

    Ciaran & Charlotte , Wedding, Lancashire, July 2014
  • Hudson played my Best Friends wedding on Saturday 26th July 2014 at Salmsbury Hall... I'm short, they were superb... Brilliant musicians, fantastic selection of songs and they added the finishing touches to a marvellous day... Highly recommended!!!!!

    Lee, Wedding, Salmsbury Hall, July 2014
  • Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on 24th May at the Crowne Plaza Liverpool Airport. You were fantastic and we couldn't have asked for more! Everyone loved the music and it was great that you gave some of our guests the opportunity to join you on stage! Would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a band to perform at a wedding/ function!

    Claire , Wedding, Liverpool, May 2014
  • Hudson did a really great job all round and were easily contactable beforehand to discuss requirements, type of music, etc. On the day they were brilliant. Their cover of 'Nothing Else Matters' by Metallica for our first dance was brilliant and they kept the place rocking all night long! I would definitely recommend them to anyone. I would also recommend the DJ service they provided. It was excellent value and kept the music going whilst the guys were having a break.

    Paul, Wedding, Knutsford, April 2014
  • Hudson are a great bunch of talented lads. They've got a brilliant 'full' sound. We had requested a Green Day song for our first dance that wasn't in their repertoire which they performed brilliantly. All guests, including my 77 year old mother in law, loved what the band played- although she couldn't dance her foot was tapping away!! sum it up in one word.....BRILLIANT!!!

    Andrew, Wedding, Bury, March 2014
  • They were excellent. I did a lot of research into bands and being into my music (particularly Oasis, Beatles, Motown etc) I was really pleased and couldn't have been happier. They nailed it. Musically very tight, great voice etc. The dance floor was packed for the entire time. If you're after a band I couldn't recommend them more.

    Chris, Wedding, Southport, November 2013
  • Hudson - an absolutely brilliant band! Thank you again for the outstanding performance at our wedding. So many of our guests commented on how they enjoyed the band and how talented you all are. So much so that one of our friends said to his wife he wants to book you! Your lovely manner and professionalism also shone through. We will definitely be recommending you to friends and family for future events.

    Chris, Wedding, Cheshire, November 2013
  • Just back in work today & everyone is raving about you guys! Had loads of comments saying how great you guys were! Chris & I were absolutely made up with your performance…not sure if Chris mentioned but we’ve been to a LOT of weddings in recent years (34 in the last 6 yrs!) and have to say, not just because it was our wedding, but you guys really were one of the best wedding bands we’ve ever heard! We will definitely be recommending you to anyone who needs a band & we’ll make sure there’s a good review on function central for you. Please pass on our thanks to all the guys and hope to see you again sometime soon!

    Louise, Wedding, Merseyside, November 2013
  • Hudson, you were absolutely phenomenal on Saturday night!!! A huge huge thank you to your amazing band - you made the day and night!!! So many if our guests commented how great you guys were - thank you so much!!! We currently sat waiting to take off on our honeymoon flight to LA wishing we could do it all again!!! We hope all you guys were suitably fed, watered on and looked after - will be absolutely sure to sing your praises and recommend you to as many friends and family as we know when we get back! Thanks so much again!

    Suze, Wedding, Liverpool, October 2013
  • I would highly recommend Hudson, they sounded absolutely great and the DJ set was really good too!! I would love to have them again at any other event I have in the future.

    Matthew, Wedding, Hassop Hall, August 2013
  • We could not be happier with Hudson! They have been fantastic even before our wedding. This is down to their brilliant communication and being so flexible about fitting into our schedule for the evening. On the day of our wedding they arrived with plenty of time to get organised and were ready to start with our first dance as the first song they would sing. Never before at a wedding have I seen everyone in the room on the dance floor before the end of the first song.
    The atmosphere was amazing and they had the dance floor filled each time they played their sets. They also played a range of music so that it suited all ages. They even encouraged our guests to get up and have a go at singing which was brilliant. Hudson were the perfect addition to our evening at our wedding. I must add that they are a lovely, polite group of guys as well who were a welcome addition to the wedding.

    Nicola, Wedding, Cheshire, July 2013
  • We booked Hudson for my daughter’s wedding at Linthwaite House Hotel in Windermere in the Lake District. The band were excellent and really made the place rock! Everyone enjoyed them and we are so pleased we chose them. I would recommend Hudson to anyone looking for a band to perform at any function.

    Jack, Wedding, Cumbria, April 2013
  • They really made the evening, the dance floor was packed all night and the lads interacted so well with our guests and kept the great music flowing throughout the evening taking requests. we had a mixed range of ages but they guys managed to please them all!

    Amanda & Ben, Wedding, Bolton, March 2013
  • We were delighted with Hudson. Lots of our guests (a very mixed age group) fed back how fantastic they were. They're an unassuming group of young men, eager to please and confident enough to take control. They just wanted to make sure my husband had a great night - which he did! A special thanks to whoever had the idea of finishing with Go Now - that was the icing on the cake.

    Liz, Birthday Party, Liverpool, February 2013
  • Hudson were amazing. They rounded off a brilliant day. They set up in perfect time, played our first dance just how we wanted it, what brilliant musicians they are. We couldn't have asked for a better band and some of the girls in our party would like all their numbers. As one quoted... "best looking band I have ever seen.

    Adam, Wedding, Leeds, January 2013
  • The band were amazing. They were loved by all. The bride enjoyed being able to sing with the band with her friends and my friend enjoyed being able to play guitar. Thank you for making our wedding day so special!!

    James, Wedding, Cheshire, January, 2013
  • The guys were excellent. They rang and confirmed what we wanted and turned up on time at the venue. They were chilled and relaxed which suited us perfectly. The boys knew exactly what they needed to do and set up quickly and without hassle. Playlist was bang on the money and the performances were great. Loads of great comments from our guests. Thanks again.

    Chris, Wedding, Liverpool, November 2012
  • My wife and I were so over the moon with their music. Suffice to say that they were what everyone was talking about, and rightly so. If anyone is thinking of booking the band for an event and are looking for a reference, I'm more than happy to provide one. Thank you so much to the band and to you guys for organising it. They knocked it out of the park.

    Sam, Wedding, Sheffield, October 2012
  • Very satisfied. The guests all absolutely loved them. I had a chat with them half way through their set and tried to force some food down them but they were more concerned about me enjoying my night which was a nice touch. Their second set was even better and I haven't heard a negative word said about them as blokes or as performers from any of our 240 guests and I would definitely consider booking the lads again.

    Huw, Aberystwyth, September 2012
  • Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! Laura and I were lucky enough to have these lads top off our Wedding. After such a brilliant day, the bar had been set high. Enter the band; from the off they were professional and looked the part, but behind the professional front was a bunch of easy-going lads that instantly put us at easy. From the first strum of a chord they really got the party started and engaged the crowd. As the night went on they started to take request and some rock anthem started to be played, which gave us a chance to stretch our vocal chords.
    Whilst sat talking to guests I overheard a debate between four girls as to which band member was the best looking. It was at this point when the unexpected happened, our brother-in law was invited to play the drums. As you can guess the place erupted with cheers and the night only grew stronger and stronger. Until it reached the pinnacle where it was not only Craig on the drums, but my brother Darren on lead guitar and friends joining in on vocal. Again Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! You completed a perfect day. A must-have band for any event.

    Gareth, Wedding, Powys, August 2012
  • The band were great. Really nice bunch of lads, great music and very flexible (were able to shift inside when the weather went a bit wrong)!

    Viv, Private Party, Liverpool, July 2012
  • Hudson were a hit! their list of songs was ample and was a good mixture of music for the crowd attending our wedding. Some songs that we chose of their playlist were not played however, it is stated that they may alter what songs they play depending on the mood of the night etc. Overall i wouldn't hesitate to book the band again. The feedback from our guests was superb.

    Craig, Wedding, Cheshire, June 2012
  • Very satisfied, the act travelled a long way to perform at our wedding but were punctual, set up with a minimal amount of fuss and performed superbly. They were not only great musicians but the interaction with our guests was excellent. A highlight was my new wife and her bridesmaids taking to the stage for an inpromptu performance, which of course had to be followed by the groomsmen! Very professional and were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, would have no hesitation in recommending them.

    Richard, Wedding, County Durham, May 2012
  • Hudson were brilliant, so we were very satisfied! The band were great, very laid back, suggested possible set times etc. They texted, emailed and phoned before the wedding to sort out what would happen on the day and to ask about any special requests etc for first dance/2nd dance. They played some brilliant songs and had everyone up on the dancefloor and they let our best man and the grooms cousin, sing a song for us, using their instruments (very brave of them!).

    Fionnula, Wedding, Knutsford, May 2012
  • Hudson were absolutely fantastic! They exceeded our expectations by a long way! We weren't sure what to expect but they were very professional and accommodating. They sounded fab and we couldnt recommend then highly enough!! They also played as many requests as we wanted. They really contributed to making our Wedding Day the best day ever.

    Gillian, Wedding, Flintshire, May 2012
  • Hudson were brilliant, so we were very satisfied! The band were great, very laid back, suggested possible set times etc. They texted, emailed and phoned before the wedding to sort out what would happen on the day and to ask about any special requests etc for first dance/ 2nd dance. They played some brilliant songs and had everyone up on the dancefloor and they let our best man and the grooms cousin, sing a song for us, using their instruments. (very brave of them!)

    Fionnula, Wedding, Cheshire, May 2012
  • Just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at Nic and Matt's wedding on Sunday. We were really pleased with all that you did and for taking the time to personalise your performance for them.

    Everybody had a great time and I'd be very surprised if you don't get some enquiries for future bookings - you'll definitely be top of our list if our other kids decide to get married! The companies we work for also hire bands for functions from time to time so we will make sure they know about you as well. Thanks again and hope to meet you again in the future.

    John & Sue, Wedding, June 2012
  • Just wanted to drop you a mail to say a HUGE thank you! All my guests have commented on how good you guys were and looking back if I could do my day over I would have had you for the entire night. The first dance was perfect! You will be a big part of our memories and I would recommend you to anyone! Absolutely fantastic job!

    Leeanne & Adam, Wedding, June 2012
  • David and I just wanted to say thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so memorable. We had a fantastic day and night and thought you guys did an excellent job.

    You did a great job at filling the dance floor and even the mic at one point! The music was fab - all our favourites (as you probably noticed - I couldn't remove myself from the dance floor). So many of our guests have commented on how great you were and said it was fabulous to see a full dancefloor most of the night, with so many guests enjoying themselves. You really did do an amazing job - I only wish we could do it all again! Once again thanks so much.

    Caroline, Wedding, March 2012
  • Hudson were great. We were a bit nervous about booking a band we hadn't heard live but they completely exceeded expectations. Musically they were excellent - we loved the show and we had lots of compliments from our guests too. The guys were really friendly, good looking, smartly presented and professional on the evening. Both the bride's parents are professional musicians and difficult to impress yet they loved them too. We have no hesitation in recommending the band for a wedding or other kind of function.

    Calum and Elin, Wedding, July 2011
  • Hudson were incredible, after having listened to their demo online we were expecting them to be good but what they did during our wedding was exceptional. They were great entertainers and played requests from members of the wedding party all night. Their DJ set was great. My sister is getting married next year and she is now seriously considering changing her plans from just a DJ to having Hudson, if anyone is considering them for a wedding and they are free they should snap them up as soon as possible as they are guaranteed to be a great addition to any party!

    Henry, Wedding,Lancashire, November 2011
  • Thanks for Hudson. We had a fantastic wedding day – the band were the cherry on top. The songs they played were right up our street, the dance floor was full all night. Everyone commented on how brilliant they were, they really got everyone in the mood. As well as being brilliant and fun, they were a lovely bunch of lads, very professional and friendly. My sisters made me thank each one of them so they could get kisses!
    Please pass on our gratitude to them! When I get to my next big birthday, I’ll book them again!

    Vickie, Wedding, Chester, August 2011
  • The band were excellent. They were really friendly and appraochable. The quality of their music was superb. They interacted with the guests well, they played a catalogue of requests and they added an extra dimension to the evening. They didn't stick rigidly to the set times so sometimes we had to go and find them and ask them to come back on, but they were always just outside - mostly mixing with other guests (!) and when asked, they came straight back and played well. If we had them again I'd go armed with a list of requests because these guys can and will play anything. They were smartly presented - i.e. looked cool, the quality of their singing and music was superb. Lots of our guests commented on how good they were, I'd definitely recommend them for weddings, or any other event where you want great live music.

    Jaime, Wedding, Yorkshire, June 2011
  • We hired Hudson for our wedding reception at the recommendation of a friend and we couldn't have been happier with our choice! The dancefloor was full all night and they ensured our special requests were played, making it very personal to us. They were thoroughly professional, extremely talented and really interacted with us and our guests. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone! They were most definitely one of the most memorable parts of the day. I would also like to thank everyone at Function Central for their efficiency and professionalism in dealing with our booking. Everything was very easy and straight forward, which is just what you need when arranging a wedding!

    Kelly, Wedding, Cheshire, May 2011
  • We were finding the search for a band difficult until we looked at your website and found plenty of bands we liked the sound of, we decided on Hudson as they had a very broad range of songs in their repertoire. Booking was easy and organised quickly. The band were great! They turned up on time, set up quietly, were very flexible about set lists and knew how to keep people dancing. They even had the bride and bridesmaids up singing backing vocals which was horrendous but great fun! Everyone had a fantastic evening and the dj set they did between sets also went down well. We had many compliments from guests on our decision to hire a band rather than the usual cheesy dj!

    Dave, Wedding, Lancashire, May 2011
  • Hudson performed at our wedding at Peover Golf Club on 12 February 2011. I was hoping that you would be able to pass on our HUGE thanks to all the band members for their amazing performances. They were incredible and so many of our guests have said how much they enjoyed their music. When my now husband proposed and we started planning our wedding the only thing I absolutely wanted was a live band for our evening reception. Living in Manchester I thought we'd have no problem finding a band but soon found that it wasn't quite that easy! After endless internet searches I came across Function Central - it was then plain sailing all the way to our wedding day! Your service and website were extremely professional and I have had no hesitation in recommending your services to family and friends. I have attached a photo of me with the band and would really appreciate it if you could forward it to them with our thanks. Their part in our wedding celebrations will always be a memorable part of our day! Thanks again.

    Laura and Simon, Wedding, Manchester, February 2011
  • Hudson were an amazing group of lads, kept our guests and especially the bride and groom entertained all night. They were professional and friendly, sounded absolutely fantastic and played the sort of music that pleases a crowd.... dance floor was packed all evening - loads of positive feedback from friends and relatives - really couldn't ask for more and would definitely recommend to anyone looking to book them. Thanks for making our evening fantastic!

    Lesley, Wedding, Merseyside, December 2010
  • I just wanted to send a quick email to let you know that Hudson were fantastic. Nobody had a bad word to say about them. They were professionals from start to finish. If you could pass this onto them that would be much appreciated. Thanks for all your help.

    Aaron, September 2010
  • Hudson were brilliant. They got the crowd dancing all through the evening, and when we caused a delay they switched from the planned three sets to two, giving up a break to make sure we got value for money. They didn't just turn up to sing - they filmed our first dance for us on our camera and also got the crowd involved in the party. They were really professional and we can recommend them without hesitation. Function central were good at organising the event and accommodated a late change despite it reducing their fee, which was more than I expected.

    Richard, Wedding, Gloucestershire, July 2010
  • Gig went off brilliantly. Boys were super: arrived punctually and really got into the spirit of the evening. Everyone very happy with them. Another good find!

    Jo, Student Event, June 2010
  • Just writing to say the band was great for our event..sorry I ever doubted you!
    They were laid back, friendly, and even stayed until 1am playing music from their laptops until the end of the night. My consultants were up dancing and they even got me and my Regs on the stage singing Hey Jude and Mustang Sally!! People were congratulating me all night for the whole event topped off by Hudson! Great night, cheers again.

    Namita, Corporate Event, Liverpool, 2010
  • Hudson were fantastic!! From start to finish the lads were great! They came in, set up and performed a superb set which had everybody at the wedding up and dancing. All of our guests commented on how good they were and they made our special day superb...........BOOK HUDSON!!!

    Adam, Wedding, Merseyside, April 2010
  • Yes we had been meaning to write to you and we will send Hudson a thank you card. They were absolutely perfect. Everybody commented on how good they were and how they got the party going. They were very professional, talented and nice guys as well! We would highly recommend them to anybody. Many thanks

    Laura and Joe, Party, Liverpool, March 2010
  • After spending hours and hours trawling through websites and listening to demos we found Hudson on function central and hired them as a 4 piece for our wedding on 19th August. As people who regularly go to see live bands we had very high expectations but (along with all the guests!) were absolutely blown away by how good Hudson were. Many of the guests said they had never seen such a good live band. I could go on for ages and ages about how professional yet friendly they were, how varied their playlist was and how they managed to get guests dancing who don't normally dance, but to sum it up- if we ever have an excuse to have a party on that scale in the future, I will definitely ask them to play at it! And we both would like to say a big thank you to the lads for making our reception so brilliant and wish them all every success for the future!

    We found our experience of booking a band through Function Central really straightforward and stress free and we would definitely use them again and recommend them very highly to our friends.

    Andrea, Wedding, Suffolk, August 2009
  • I can safely say that every single guest (young & old) in the marquee on the night of our wedding, thoroughly enjoyed Hudson. Not only was the musical talent and music selection fantastic, but their interaction with the guests wonderful. Being huge music fans and realising how important the band is to make the wedding evening a success, we poured over your web-site trying to select from the bands on offer.

    Without hesitation, we made the right choice in Hudson and would definitely recommend them for any social occasion. They played our first dance song beautifully and even stayed behind late at the end of the night to perform a surprising little acoustic set.

    They are a really friendly, talented & amenable bunch of guys and it was a pleasure to meet them and an honour to have them play at our wedding. Thanks made a special day even more special.

    Lee, Wedding, Merseyside, August 2009
  • Could you please pass on our thanks to Hudson who played at our 10th Wedding Anniversary party recently. They were fantastic. We had a very diverse age range amongst our guests but EVERYONE who attended couldn't believe how good the band were. A couple of folks have already asked for details of how to book them, so expect some more bookings boys. The final set was absolutely storming and got everyone dancing.

    Lorna, Wedding anniversary, Cheshire, August 2009
  • We hired Hudson for our wedding reception. We initially chose the band because they had a brilliant repertoire that spanned over half a century and was full of great crowd pleasers.

    Not only were they extremely receptive to our requests for songs, but they learnt a song for our first dance within a week! We actually even preferred their version of our first dance to the original version!

    The band were also really easy going and flexible. Our speeches ran way over and they had to set up late, which messed up their schedule for the evening, however, the band didn’t seem put out in the slightest and got on with things in very good humour.

    Our guests were up and dancing from the very beginning of the evening reception, and the dance floor was overflowing with people all night. What was even nicer was that the band clearly enjoyed getting people up and dancing.

    I have since had numerous complements from our guests of all ages on the band, their professionalism and their enthusiasm. Altogether, an excellent choice

    Ellie, Wedding, Norfolk, July 2009
  • We hired Hudson through Function Central to play at our wedding, we found the booking really straightforward and the guys at the agency very helpful.

    Hudson were truly amazing guys and certainly got everyone going. They are a great bunch of lads and I wouldn't think twice of passing their details on.
    Thanks so much for making it a night to remember.

    Sarah, Wedding, Warwickshire, July 2009
  • For us the evening reception was one of the most important parts of the wedding and the risk of the band not being any good, or worse, not turning up at all, was probably the one thing we were most apprehensive about. Hudson turned out to be better than we could have hoped. They were a really nice group of lads, really friendly and they looked great; and best of all they sounded brilliant, really professional - much more the kind of thing you'd hear at a decent gig than a 'cheesy' wedding band, which was exactly what we wanted.

    They were flexible about what to include on the set list and the whole set up process with Function Central was incredibly easy. They were quick to respond to any questions and kept things straightforward and clear.

    We really lucked-out finding Hudson for our wedding. They couldn’t have been more ideal. Thank you so much!

    Sally, Wedding, Durham, April 2009
  • I just wanted to ask if you would pass on our thanks to Hudson, who played at our wedding on 31 May. They were really great guys, sounded fantastic and had everybody up dancing, from the golden oldies who remember the birth of rock 'n' roll, right through to the 90s indie kids (special thanks for the Stone Roses from Duncan) and the younger ones who are more familiar with the Killers and Arctic Monkeys.

    Not only were they good fun on the night (although letting myself and Duncan take to the mics was a big risk!), they were the ultimate professionals (prompt and inconspicuous in their set-up, they looked great, and they waited until the end of the night before dismantling their kit, which I hadn't really considered but was really appreciated as I have seen bands carting off guitars through the buffet queue and it really doesn't look good!).

    In all, they really made the day; weather-wise it was a really hot day, and I was rather worried that the guests would stay outside all evening, but the band got everybody inside and really got the party started. Several people have already asked for their details for future functions, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. In fact I want to get married all over again so that we can have another party!

    Angela, Wedding, Liverpool, May 2008
  • Just wanted to say that the guys from Hudson were absolutely brilliant. They played a couple of great sets and made a fantastic job of the requests we made (even let me up on stage to join them for a couple of numbers). They then joined us in the bar and played acoustic requests for us and our guests until the early hours. We really couldn’t have asked for a better bunch of guys. Please pass on our thanks and best wishes to the band. Thanks for all your help.

    Sarah, Wedding, Manchester, May 2007

Repertoire Help

  • Modern
  • American Authors – Best Day Of My Life
  • Adele - Make You Feel My Love
  • Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
  • Blackstreet – No Diggity
  • Beyonce – Single Ladies
  • Blur - Parklife
  • Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
  • Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
  • Coldplay – Yellow
  • Coldplay – Fix You
  • The Cure - Friday I’m in Love
  • Daft Punk - Get Lucky
  • Dion and the Belmonts - The Wanderer
  • Dion and the Belmonts - Runaround Sue
  • Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
  • Electric Six – High Voltage
  • The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
  • Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
  • Foo Fighters – Everlong (Acoustic/Electric)
  • Florence & The Machine – You Got The Love
  • Girls Aloud - Love Machine
  • Green Day - Basket Case
  • The Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
  • Jack Johnson – Better Together
  • James Bay - Hold Back The River
  • Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
  • Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
  • Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
  • James – Sit Down
  • Kings Of Leon – Molly’s Chambers
  • Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
  • Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
  • The Killers – All These Things I’ve Done
  • The Killers – Mr Brightside
  • The Lumineers – Ho Hey
  • Lady Gaga – Poker Face
  • Levellers - Beautiful Day
  • Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
  • Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
  • Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
  • Noel Gallagher High Flying Birds – If I Had A Gun
  • Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
  • Oasis – Wonderwall
  • Oasis – Supersonic
  • Oasis – Live Forever
  • Oasis – Slide Away
  • Oasis – Champagne Supernova
  • Oasis – Half The World Away
  • Paolo Nutini – Candy
  • Paolo Nutini – Better Man
  • Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
  • Pharrell Williams – Happy
  • Primal Scream – Rocks
  • Pulp – Common People
  • RHCP - Under the Bridge
  • Robbie Williams/World Party – She’s The One
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
  • Snow Patrol – Run
  • Stereophonics - Dakota
  • The Strokes – Last Night
  • Supergrass – Alright
  • U2 – With Or Without You
  • The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
  • The Verve – Lucky Man
  • The White Stripes – 7 Nation Army
  • The Zutons/Amy Winehouse – Valerie
  • The Classics
  • Andy Williams – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
  • Adam Sandler/The Wedding Singer – Grow Old With You
  • Bad Company - Can’t Get Enough of You Love –
  • The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There
  • The Beatles – Hey Jude
  • The Beatles – Something
  • The Beatles – Twist & Shout
  • The Beatles – In My Life
  • The Beatles - Help
  • Ben E King – Stand By Me
  • Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone
  • Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer
  • Bruce Springsteen – Hungry Heart
  • Bob Marley – Three Little Birds
  • Bob Seger - Old Time Rock and Roll
  • Bruce Channel - Hey Baby
  • Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
  • Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode
  • Chuck Berry/Pulp Fiction – Never Can Tell
  • Chris Isaack – Wicked Games
  • The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising
  • David Bowie – Hereos
  • David Bowie – Lets Dance
  • David Bowie – Rebel Rebel
  • Eddie Cochran - C’mon Everybody
  • Elvis – You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
  • Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
  • Eric Clapton – Let It Grow
  • Elton John – Your Song
  • Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
  • Erasure - A Little Respect
  • The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
  • The Four Tops – Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch
  • George Michael - Faith
  • Guns n Roses - Sweet Child ‘o Mine
  • Human League - Electric Dreams
  • Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary
  • James Brown – Sex Machine
  • Jackie Wilson – Higher & Higher
  • Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
  • The Kinks – You Really Got Me
  • Lynard Skynard – Sweet Home Alabama
  • Marvin Gaye – Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
  • Monkees - Daydream Believer
  • Paul McCartney – Maybe I’m Amazed
  • The Platters - Only You
  • Prince – Purple Rain
  • Prince – Raspberry Beret
  • The Ramones – Baby I Love You
  • The Rolling Stones – Jumping Jack Flash
  • The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
  • The Rolling Stones – Can’t Always Get What You Want
  • The Ronettes –Be My Baby
  • Roxy Music - Let’s Stick Together
  • Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
  • Status Quo - Rockin’ All Over the World
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  • The Turtles – Happy Together
  • The Troggs – Wild Thing
  • Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
  • Various Blues Artists – Blues Medley
  • Various Artists – Whatcha Gonna Do About It (Medley)
  • The Waterboys - The Whole of the Moon
  • Wilson Pickett/The Commitments – Mustang Sally
  • First Dance Songs
  • Andy Williams – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
  • Adam Sandler/The Wedding Singer – Grow Old With You
  • Aerosmith – Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
  • American Authors – Best Day Of My Life
  • Adele - Make You Feel My Love
  • The Beatles – Something
  • The Beatles – In My Life
  • Ben E King – Stand By Me
  • Coldplay – Yellow
  • Coldplay – Fix You
  • David Bowie – Hereos
  • David Bowie – Lets Dance
  • Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
  • Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
  • Eric Clapton – Let It Grow
  • Elton John – Your Song
  • Florence & The Machine – You Got The Love
  • Foo Fighters – Everlong (Acoustic/Electric)
  • The Four Tops – Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch
  • The Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
  • Jack Johnson – Better Together
  • Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
  • Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
  • The Lumineers – Ho Hey
  • Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
  • Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
  • Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
  • Noel Gallagher High Flying Birds – If I Had A Gun
  • Oasis – Slide Away
  • Oasis – Wonderwall
  • Paul McCartney – Maybe I’m Amazed
  • Paolo Nutini – Candy
  • Paolo Nutini – Better Man
  • Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
  • The Ramones – Baby I Love You
  • Robbie Williams/World Party – She’s The One
  • The Ronettes – Be My Baby
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
  • Snow Patrol – Run
  • The Turtles – Happy Together
  • U2 – With Or Without You
  • The Verve – Lucky Man


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