The Beat Kings

  • from £820 for 3-piece in East Midlands Help
  • from £820 for 3-piece in Yorkshire & Humberside
  • from £820 for 3-piece in West Midlands
  • from £845 for 3-piece in North West
  • from £845 for 3-piece in East of England
  • from £845 for 3-piece in South East
  • from £845 for 3-piece in South West
  • from £845 for 3-piece in North East
  • from £880 for 3-piece in Wales

Experienced, energetic all-male 3-piece band from the East Midlands, playing timeless classic rock & pop tunes as well as modern hits. Afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service also available.

Special offer! Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ service provided by the band (worth £125)

The Beat Kings combine their experience and skill with energy and charisma, delivering incredible performances. The guys have extensive performance credits between them, having worked with Jimmy Cliff, A-Ha, Super Furry Animals, Liam Bailey and Hard-Fi, and appearing at festivals such as The Secret Garden Party. The Beat Kings have performed all over the world, and at hundreds of weddings and parties.

Their huge repertoire spans classic Beatles, Clapton and Sinatra to Jessie J and Muse, via Fugees and Crowded House! The Beat Kings put their unique, vibrant stamp on classic songs from Bob Marley to Elvis, and ensure there's something for everyone.

The Beat Kings also offer a laptop DJ service, and a solo or duo option – allowing them to cater for any budget or occasion, large or small.

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 5pm; allow 60 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 3 x 3 metres; power supply; rider

Booking options

Extra performances Add £60
DJ service (provided by act)

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

Soloist or duo available INSTEAD of 3-piece band £POA

What people say Help

  • Very - the band were great! They were incredibly helpful and accommodating, really nice guys and they played some great tunes!

    Natale, Corporate Event, Nottinghamshire, April 2016
  • Couldn't recommend them highly enough. Friendly, polite and extremely easy to deal with. The set list was great and got people dancing right through the night. The response from everyone attending was very positive and the band's performance made for a fantastic evening and great end to our wedding day.

    Katharine, Wedding, East Midlands, April 2016
  • The band was brilliant, the music was awesome, people got up and danced, the kids loved them. They coped brilliantly with our venues sound limiter and everybody including the manager at the venue said how good they were. We would highly recommend them to anyone.

    Jennie, Wedding, Cambridgeshire, April 2016
  • The Beat Kings were fantastic. Just what we wanted! The whole place was rocking from start to finish. Great gig! The venue have a lot of live bands and they were really impressed with their performance. Thanks for helping make a great evening for everyone!

    Sarah, Wedding, Gloucestershire, December 2015
  • The Beat Kings were amazing, we had listened to the demos available on Function Central and loved them from the very start. The live performances were brilliant, the guys were really friendly and we loved every minute. Everybody said how great they were and we had the dance floor filled all night. They played our first dance song and this made it super special and they played there own version of Ho Hey. It was fantastic.

    Sarah, Wedding, Nottinghamshire, September 2014
  • The Beat Kings were absolutely spot on for our wedding. They covered John Butler's 'Grooving Slowly' for our first dance and they did it perfectly, and they got everyone up dancing. The vocals were so good, and they sounded like a much bigger band than they were. I wouldn't hesitate to book them again.

    Theo, Wedding, Nottinghamshire, August 2014
  • The Beat Kings were fantastic, they interacted well and performed fantastically. We had an unusual first dance request which they accommodated and performed in our opinion better than the original band. The band provided a fantastic range of songs and were very flexible in their approach which helped make it an even more special day and night!!

    Shane, Wedding, Atherstone, July 2014
  • The Beat Kings were fantastic and were the highlight of the evening. They were so friendly to deal
    with and accommodating to our requests. Their great energy and set list had everyone up and dancing the whole evening (even the grandparents!). Our venue commented it was the best band they had heard and our guests were equally impressed. Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special.

    Laura, Wedding, Northumberland, May 2014
  • The Beat Kings exceeded our expectations! They were great to work with and good fun on the night, perfect for our work party! I wouldn't hesitate to use them again. They made our party GREAT!

    Julie, Corporate Event, Nottinghamshire, October 2013
Best band ever!! The guys were amazing! They really made the wedding extra special. From the moment they arrived they were lovely and they couldn't have done any more to make our day :-) Our first dance was amazing! We have had loads of comments and compliments from the guests. The last song was brilliant - a mash up of Nirvana and Fresh Prince!! We would definitely hire them again and will most definitely be recommending them! If you would like any references for the guys we would be more than happy to provide this or speak to anyone thinking of booking them!! Thank you all so much - our wedding day was EPIC :-) xxx

    Laura, Wedding, Cheshire, August 2013
  • This band is amazing. The music was great, they were very friendly and really easy to deal with especially when guests started misbehaving falling into equipment. We really loved it how they put their little twists to the sound of the songs they sung rather then just trying to sound like the original. Thank you so much to The Beat Kings, you made our day so happy.

    Mr & Mrs Hayton, Wedding, Hampshire, August 2013
  • The Beat Kings came to play for my sister's Hen Weekend, they were brilliant. They played a range of songs to cater for everyone and had everyone up dancing the whole night. I would most definitely hire them again.

    Natalie, Private Party, Hertfordshire, August 2013
The band were fantastic from start to finish. Prioir to our event they were professional and very easy to deal with to arrange all details. Their performance was equally as good. Melodic tunes and a fantastic overall performance. We had 150 people attend on the day and I have lots of very good feedback. The best band we have had for one of our company events. Thanks to all at The Beat Kings.

    Mark, Corporate Event, Nottinghamshire, June 2013
What can I say! The Beat Kings were just brilliant, I couldn’t have asked for more. What a set of brilliant lads. (hot too ;-) They got the dance floor going and the laughter roaring. Even at the last minute when Paul (the groom) asked to change the first dance just before it started, The Beat Kings accommodated it. I can honestly say they were a massive part of our day and helped towards making it magical. Thanks guys everyone enjoyed themselves so much.

    Toni, Wedding, West Yorkshire, June 2013
  • The band took time prior to the wedding for us to choose our song choices and they rehearsed our first dance song. Everyone danced so much on our wedding night and have mentioned how much they loved the band.

    Elizabeth, Wedding, West Midlands, May 2013
  • I booked the band for a surprise birthday party for my Husband. They were fantastic, and had everyone up dancing. Had some Great comments from our guests.

    Jennie, Birthday Party, Manchester, August 2012
  • Absolutely brilliant from start to finish. So talented I cannot believe I could book them for my event. So well organised too and brilliant musicians! Everybody sang, danced and had a truly wonderful evening. I would highly recommend to anyone. The only warning is - your crowd will be very upset when they have to stop playing at the end of the night!

    Jessica , Birthday Party, Nottinghamshire, 2012

Repertoire Help

  • Adele - Someone Like You
  • Adele - Feel My Love
  • Amy Winehouse - Valerie
  • The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
  • The Beatles - I Feel Fine
  • The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
  • The Beatles - Hide Your Love Away
  • The Beatles - Ticket To Ride
  • The Beatles - Hey Jude
  • The Beatles - Yellow Submarine
  • The Beatles - Twist And Shout
  • The Beatles - Ob-La-Di
  • The Beatles - Get Back
  • The Beatles - Just Seventeen
  • The Beatles - Come Together
  • The Beatles - Let It Be
  • The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
  • The Beatles - Yesterday
  • Ben E King - Stand By Me
  • Biffy Clyro - Many Of Horror
  • Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
  • Bill Withers - Lean On Me
  • Billy Joel - Piano Man
  • Billy Joel - For The Longest Time
  • Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart
  • Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
  • Bob Dylan - Times Are A Changing
  • Bob Dylan - Knocking On Heaven's Door
  • Bob Dylan - Tambourine Man
  • Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
  • Bob Marley - 3 Little Birds
  • Bob Marley - One Love
  • Bobby Brown - 2 Can Play That Game
  • Bobby Mcferrin - Don't Worry, Be Happy
  • Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
  • Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire
  • Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song
  • Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
  • Bryan Adams - Heaven
  • Bryan Adams - Summer Of '69
  • Buddy Holly - Everyday
  • Cat Stevens - Wild World
  • Ce Lo Green - Forget You
  • The Chordettes - Mr Sandman
  • Chubby Checker - Twist Again
  • Chuck Berry - Never Can Tell
  • Coldplay - Yellow
  • Coldplay - The Scientist
  • Coldplay - Fix You
  • Coldplay - In My Place
  • The Commitments - Mustang Sally
  • The Coral - Dreaming Of You
  • Crowded House - Weather With You
  • Crowded House - Fall At Your Feet
  • Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
  • The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
  • David Gray - This Year's Love
  • David Gray - Please Forgive Me
  • Dean Martin - That's Amore
  • Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
  • Dion And The Belmonts - Runaround Sue
  • Dolly Parton - Jolene
  • Don Mclean - American Pie
  • Doobie Bros - Long Train Running
  • The Doors - Light My Fire
  • The Eagles - Hotel California
  • Eagle Eyed Cherry - Save Tonight
  • Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
  • Ed Sheerhan - The A Team
  • Ed Sheerhan - Drunk Again
  • The Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
  • Elton John - I'm Still Standing
  • Elton John - Candle In The Wind
  • Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
  • Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
  • Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
  • Elvis Presley - Wonder Of You
  • Eric Clapton - Before You Accuse Me
  • Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
  • Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff
  • Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
  • Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me
  • Frank Sinatra - The Way You Are
  • Fugees - Killing Me Softly
  • Guns N Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
  • Gotye - Somebody I Used To Know
  • Human League - Don't You Want Me?
  • Harry Belafonte - The Banana Boat Song
  • Israel Kamakawiwo Ole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  • The Jam - That's Entertainment
  • James - Sit Down
  • Jason Maraz - I'm Yours
  • Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire
  • Jesse J - Price Tag
  • Jesse J - Domino
  • Jimmy Cliff - I Can See Clearly Now The Rain Has Gone
  • John Denver - Leaving On A Jet Plane
  • John Lennon - Imagine
  • Josh Kruma - Don't Go
  • John Mayer - Gravity
  • John Mayer - Say
  • Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
  • Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire
  • Johnny Cash - Walk The Line
  • Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats
  • Journey - Don't Stop Believing
  • Jungle Book - King Of The Swingers
  • Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
  • Katrina And The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
  • Katy Perry - Hot N Cold
  • Katy Perry - Firework
  • Kenny Loggins - Footloose
  • The Killers - Human
  • The Killers - Mr Brightside
  • Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
  • Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
  • Kylie - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
  • The La's - There She Goes
  • Lionel Ritchie - Say You Say Me
  • Little Richard - Good Golly Miss Molly
  • Lonestar - Amazed
  • Lynrd Skynrd - Sweet Home Alabama
  • Madness - It Must Be Love
  • Manfred Man - Do Wa Diddy
  • Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
  • Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jaggger
  • Marvin Gaye - What's Going On?
  • Massive Attack - Teardrop
  • Michael Buble - Sway
  • Modjo - Lady
  • The Monkees - I'm A Believer
  • Muse - Starlight
  • Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
  • Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
  • Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
  • Newton Faulkner - Dream Catch Me
  • Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Oasis - Wonderwall
  • Oasis - Slide Away
  • Otis Reading - Dock Of The Bay
  • Paul Weller - Pebbles On A Beach
  • Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
  • Paulo Nutini - Candy
  • Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
  • Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
  • Peter Gabriel - The Book Of Love
  • Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
  • The Police - Message In A Bottle
  • The Police - Roxanne
  • The Police - So Lonely
  • The Police - Walking On The Moon
  • The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
  • Razorlight - America
  • The Real Thing - You To Me Are Everything
  • REM - Man On The Moon
  • REM - Losing My Religion
  • REM - Everybody Hurts
  • REM - Shiny Happy People
  • Rhianna - Umbrella
  • Ritchie Valens - La Bamba
  • R Kelly - Vibe
  • Rod Stewart - Sailing
  • Rod Stewart - Handbags And Gladrags
  • Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
  • Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
  • The Ronettes - Be My Baby
  • The Ronettes - Walking In The Rain
  • Sam Cooke - Cupid
  • Sam Cooke - Twisting The Night Away
  • Sam Cooke - Wonderful World
  • Sam Sparrow - Black And Gold
  • Sarah Mclachlan - Arms Of An Angel
  • The Script -The Man That Can't Be Moved
  • Shania Twain - Still The One
  • Simon And Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
  • Snow Patrol - Run
  • Snow Patrol - Open Your Eyes
  • Snow Patrol - You Are All That I Have
  • Sonny And Cher - I Got You Babe
  • Starship - Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now
  • Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle
  • Stereophonics - Traffic
  • Stereophonics - Maybe Tomorrow
  • Steve Miller - Joker
  • Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
  • Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
  • Sting - Fields Of Gold
  • Sting - Englishman In New York
  • The Strokes - Last Night
  • Take That - Rule The World
  • The Mavericks - Dance The Night Away
  • The Temptations - My Girl
  • Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar
  • Tina Turner - Proud Mary
  • Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It?
  • The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  • Tom Petty - Free Falling
  • Tony Christie - Amarillo
  • Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
  • Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
  • Train - Hey Soul Sister
  • Travis - Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
  • U2 - One
  • U2 - Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  • U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
  • U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • U2 - Real Thing
  • UB40 - Red Red Wine
  • The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately
  • Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
  • The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
  • Womack And Womack - Teardrops
  • The Zutons - Valerie


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