Strange Fruit

  • from £595 for 3-piece in North East Help
  • from £650 for 3-piece in Scotland
  • from £650 for 3-piece in North West
  • from £725 for 3-piece in West Midlands
  • from £725 for 3-piece in East Midlands
  • from £795 for 3-piece in South East
  • from £795 for 3-piece in East of England
  • from £825 for 3-piece in London
  • from £825 for 3-piece in South West

Great value 3-piece Newcastle band, who've supported the Klaxons and the Turin Brakes and bagged the coveted XFM unsigned band award. DJ service available.

Special offer! Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ set performed by the band worth £150

Strange Fruit play 50s - 00s covers in their inimitable party style. They've opened for some of the UK's top signed acts, including Turin Brakes, Nizlopi, Dick Valentine (Electric Six), Duke Special, Fionn Regan, Teitur, Wheatus and Great Lake Swimmers. Last year they opened for Sandi Thom on her UK tour and appeared at two Bestival festivals alongside The Klaxons, Doves and Elbow.

More recently they were voted best unsigned band on XFM and won Best North East Band in The BT Battle of the Bands. They performed events for Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club and many companies, hotels and venues across the UK.

Strange Fruit are now one of the leading wedding bands in Newcastle and the North East and their low starting price makes them suitable for events in both Yorkshire and the North West as well as Scotland.

Performance information

Line-up Male lead vocals/bass; guitar/vocals; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help From 6pm; alllow 45 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 3 x 3 metres; power supply; rider

Booking options

DJ service (provided by act)

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


What people say Help

  • Strange Fruit were absolutely brilliant and one of the stand out highlights of our wedding celebration. They brought so much fun to the evening and had everyone up and dancing. Great set list and performance, would highly recommend them to anyone in need of an awesome act to get people on the dance floor enjoying themselves.

    Daniel, Wedding at Bamburgh Pavilion, Bamburgh, June 2017
  • The guys were extremely accommodating before and during the event. They got all the guests dancing and played a good mix of music. Our guests didn't want to leave at the end of the night!

    Abigail, NDNA Awards Dinner at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, June 2017
  • The band were great. Really good quality, learnt a brilliant unique version of our first dance and were overall great entertainment!

    Adam, Wedding at Eschott Hall, Northumberland, May 2017
  • The band were excellent. Played a great set that had everyone dancing all night. They learned our first dance song and we're just generally really nice guys

    Paul, Wedding at Middleton Hall, Northumberland, April 2017
  • Very satisfied with the act. Great vocals, guitar and all the guests were up dancing!

    Jason, Wedding, Newcastle, February 2017
  • A massive thank you to you and your fabulous band. Night was great, music awesome. You're just BRILLIANT. Thanks Lads!!!!!!!

    Lorraine, Corporate Event, Gateshead, December 2016
  • The band were absolutely amazing from start to finish! So much great feedback from all our guests! They made our evening reception a memorable one and the dance floor was barely empty! Incredible performance all the way through - highly recommend to everyone!

    Mr & Mrs Bright, Wedding, Cheshire, August 2016
  • Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for making our wedding evening reception such a fantastic memorable one! You guys were amazing from start to finish! So much fab feedback from our guests on how ace the band was!!!!!! Thank you again for your amazing performance and professionalism! Would recommend you guys to everyone!

    Cherrelle, Wedding, Northwich, August 2016
  • We can't praise this band enough. They were amazing!!! They set up whilst guests were enjoying drinks but we could hardly tell as they did it with zero fuss. The sets themselves were professionally done. At one point my mum thought it was a CD playing and not the band playing - that's how talented these guys are. Between sets and after the party had ended, I had a good chat with them all. They were so friendly that it was more like having your friends playing at your wedding than strangers.

    Sophie, Wedding, Alnwick, July 2016
  • The band were absolutely awesome! Great guys and an absolute please to have as part of our special day! We had great feedback from all our guests too! Would highly recommend!!!

    Rach, Wedding, Yorkshire, October 2015
  • Band were friendly and excellent in general, everyone was up dancing all night which was a good sign.

    Tom, Wedding, Northumberland, August 2015
  • The band were great, from the moment they started playing I was impressed. They were lovely to speak to as well and we received some great comments about them too. In the run up to the wedding they were also really friendly and helpful and put up with my numerous emails which was really appreciated. I really enjoyed listening to them play and danced much more than I had expected to which was a bonus!

    Rachel, Wedding, Cumbria, September 2014
  • Thank you so much for Saturday night, you guys were amazing and helped make the evening perfect for us. We've had so many people commenting on how good you were and the varied songs you did fit the guests perfectly.
    Also a massive thank you for learning our first dance song, it made it so much more personnel and both myself & Vicki were over the moon with it.
    I'll definitely be recommending you to friends and family for their weddings!

    Ian, Wedding, Durham, August 2014
  • Strange Fruit are a great band with a great mix of music to appeal to a diverse audience! All of our party guests were impressed with the band and the interval music they provided. They had everybody dancing and everyone enjoyed the party very much. I would definitely recommend them!!!
    Many thanks!

    Catherine, 50th Birthday Party, London, October 2013
  • I just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our wedding evening a big success, you guys were fantastic! We especially appreciated that you learnt our song at such short notice when the info had not been passed on to you. That was so good of you... and made it really special! Lots of our guests loved you and one has taken your details to book you for her wedding next year. Thanks again!

    Lisa & Paul, Wedding, York, August 2013
  • The band were fantastic! Everyone commented on how good they were and a lot of people asked how we had found them. They were all really friendly and quickly set up without any disruption to us or our guests. I would recommend them for anyone who is looking for a band and we have already passed their details on to one of our guests.
    We had a great night.... a massive thank you to the lads!!

    From start to finish, I think out of our whole wedding, booking the band was the least stressful part! Everything down to the phone calls and emails have been prompt and with all of the information which we needed to make the decision to book them.

    Ruth, Wedding, Hexham, June 2012
  • Dear Beverley, I just want to say a big thank you to you, the band and Function Central in general. The band were brilliant! You have also been very swift and professional with my inquiries, which I am very grateful for. Thank you!

    Liz, Wedding, February 2012
  • I booked Strange Fruit for our work Christmas party and was worried how some of our more reserved staff would react to live music. By the end of the night the dance floor was packed and people were coming over to me telling me how great these guys are! Two people even wanted their details so they could book them for their own wedding and birthday parties!!! A really friendly, professional and talented bunch of lads obviously having a lot fun doing what they do. Book them! Thanks for making the night go so well lads.

    Kathy, Company Xmas Party, Leeds, December 2010
  • I first saw Strange Fruit at my friend's wedding and they were my first choice when I got married a year later. They were smart, polite and professional throughout, and set up quickly with a minimum of fuss. With the live music, and the music between sets they had something for everyone. All our friends and relatives commented on the great night they had had. We would strongly recommend this band!

    John, Wedding, Darlington

Repertoire Help

  • 2010s
  • All Of Me - John Legend
  • Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Everything - Michael Buble
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Happy - Pharrell Williams
  • Ho Hey - The Lumineers
  • Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
  • Passenger - Let Her Go
  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele
  • Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Shearan
  • 2000s
  • Better Together - Jack Johnson
  • Dakota - Stereophinics
  • I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
  • She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
  • Valerie - The Zutons
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • 1990s
  • Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House
  • Learn To Fly - The Foo Fighters
  • When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
  • 1980s
  • Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
  • I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
  • Sit Down - James
  • Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
  • Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
  • 1970s
  • 20th Century Boy - T-Rex
  • All Right Now - Free
  • Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
  • Love Really Hurts - Billy Ocean
  • Rocking All Over The World - Status Quo
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder
  • Stuck in the Middle with You - Stealer's Wheel
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • 1960s
  • Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys
  • Be My Baby - The Ronettes
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • California Dreaming - The Mamas and The Papas
  • California Girls - The Beach Boys
  • Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Reivival
  • Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
  • Help - The Beatles
  • I Only Wanna Be With You - Dusty Springfield
  • I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
  • I'm A Believer - The Monkees
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Substitute - The Who
  • Summer In The City - The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • Sweet Caroline - Niel Diamond
  • 1950s
  • Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
  • Every Day - Buddy Holly
  • Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
  • Oh Boy! - Buddy Holly
  • That's Alright - Elvis Presley


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