The Black Jacks

  • from £785 for 4-piece in North West Help
  • from £795 for 4-piece in West Midlands
  • from £825 for 4-piece in East Midlands
  • from £845 for 4-piece in North East
  • from £855 for 4-piece in Yorkshire & Humberside
  • from £855 for 4-piece in Wales
  • from £895 for 4-piece in Scotland

Lively 4-piece band based in Lancashire, equally comfortable playing student events as they are weddings, drawing on a varied repertoire of 60s-00s floor-fillers. 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. Also, discounts on most Monday to Thursday events.

Long-time student favourites The Black Jacks have been playing at parties, weddings, corporate events and clubs around the UK since 2003, and recently played their thousandth gig together. As well as standard selections from their all-encompassing repertoire of hits by artists such as The Beatles and Stevie Wonder, they offer a specialised rock set (with head-banging classics by artists such as Led Zeppelin and AC/DC) and a specialised indie set (featuring bands like The Killers and Oasis).

The band are true experts, comprising of a singer who has drawn capacity crowds at famous venues around Europe; a creative guitarist, whose compositions you will recognise from adverts; a bass player who has just founded a school of excellence for his many students; and a drummer who is devoted to his teaching job at a national music school, but still enjoys a wide variety of live and studio session work. Black Jacks are one of our most popular wedding bands in Lancashire.

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

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)
Arrival & set-up Help From 6pm; allow 90 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 4 x 3 metres; power supply; rider

Booking options

DJ service (provided by act)

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

Add request Add £40 (4 weeks' notice required)
Add 2 x 30 minutes 4-piece afternoon acoustic set Add £225
Add DJ for the gaps known to the band Add £250

What people say Help

  • The Black Jacks were FANTASTIC!!! The live music selection was brilliant, the DJ selection was great, they got everyone up on the dance floor and were complete professionals. We had a few hiccups with our timings throughout the day but the band were organised, worked with us and everything went brilliantly. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Book this band!!!

    Carys, Wedding at Park House Barn in Cumbria, August 2017
  • You guys are awesome! Had such a good night! All danced out now!

    Sarah, Private Party, Lancashire, January 2017
  • A very big thank you for Saturday night. The band was absolutely brilliant! We couldn’t have asked for anything better.

    Adele, Private Party, Cheshire, December 2016
  • Such a good night... Thank you so much!

    Rachel, Wedding, Manchester, August 2016
  • Thanks for a great night at my brother’s wedding yesterday, you guys were fantastic.

    Tom, Wedding, Yorkshire, July 2016
  • We booked The Black Jacks who were just amazing!! Everyone commented on how good they were! They Played a variety of music that we were able to pick from their repertoire list and got everyone up dancing. Would 100% recommend!!

    Kelsey, Wedding, Lancashire, June 2016
  • We were delighted with the band. They were extremely pleasant to deal with and chose an excellent set which managed to provide something for everyone. We would highly recommend them.

    Alan, Wedding, Cheshire, November 2015
  • Extremely satisfied! The Black Jacks were brilliant!

    Llinos, Wedding, Wales, June 2014
  • Very satisfied, good tight band, great variety of songs that got every generation up dancing.

    Aidy, Wedding, Yorkshire, September 2014
  • Would like to thank The Black Jacks for their extremely professional attitude & great set list, the guys were polite & friendly & put a great set list together, we booked blind but we need not have worried they did sound as good as the demo's if not better! Thank you guys!!

    Llinos , Party, Lancashire, July 2014
  • The Black Jacks, highly recommend this band for a great evening. Everyone has commented on how good they were, they really made our evening a success, Thanks guys.

    Ben, Private Party, Manchester, October 2013
  • The Black Jacks are a totally brilliant band, they were absolutely fantastic and could not do enough for us. They rocked our night with all the tunes we requested and every piece of music sounded great! They were nothing but helpful all the way and at no time was the dance floor empty! I would totally recommend these guys for your wedding or event as they are fantastic! Thank you.

    Sean, Wedding, Cheshire, June 2013
  • Having booked through the website and not seen our act we were a bit apprehensive about what to expect. There was great communication between both the act, the agency and us. The band turned up on time, dressed as requested and played the songs we requested. They engaged well with our guests and sounded fantastic! We were very pleased with the band as were all our guests!

    Carly, Wedding, Grange Over Sands, March 2013
  • Just had to email to say how great The Black Jacks were. It was my wife's & my joint 40th Birthday party. The band were very professional and the music was absolutely fantastic - what a playlist! Every guest has commented on how great they were, and easily got everyone dancing. Highly recommended for any event.

    Simon, 40th Birthday Party, October 2011
  • The Black Jacks were excellent, thoroughly professional had an excellent set list to choose from, covering a wide range of styles and genres. They had something for everyone to dance to, and to sing along to. I would recommend them to anyone who needed live music for a party or function.

    Marcus, 40th Birthday Party, Sheffield, January 2011
  • The band played last night at my 50th birthday bash to 130 people. Almost all my guests said good night to me saying how brilliant the band had been without any invitation to comment on my part. The choice of music and standard of the performance were excellent. I spend a small fortune each year going to see live music and I was delighted with the way the way the band selected the playlist, their interaction with the guests, and their professional but relaxed attitude. I would gladly recommend them to anyone wanting live music for a similar function, and several friends have already asked how we found them. Thank you for your assistance and please thank the band yet again from us. These guys are what live party music should be all about.

    Mike and Kirsten, 50th Birthday Party, October 2010
  • I would like to say that The Black Jacks was absolutely brilliant. Our event tickets sold out and the band was very much well-liked by the guests. The band was also very flexible in catering to the needs of our event. The lead singer was good and the band managed to get everyone dancing. The band has been instrumenental in giving us a good start for our association in the new academic year. I would certainly consider hiring the band again for our future events! Well done!

    Leslie, International Student Event, York, October 2010
  • I really enjoyed my 21st on 2nd July and the band were brilliant. Everyone commented on how good they were and how they got the party going, I was impressed at their professionalism and how they gauged the mood of the event and responded accordingly. Several people asked me how I found them and I have passed the website details on so I'm sure there will be some repeat business.

    Laura, Birthday Party, Manchester, July 2008

Repertoire Help

  • Modern Pop
  • 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  • Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
  • Blurred Lines – Robert Thicke
  • Clocks – Coldplay
  • Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
  • Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
  • Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
  • Fireball – Pitbull
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Happy – Pharrell Williams
  • I Can’t Feel My Face – The Weekend
  • I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  • Love Me Again – John Newman
  • Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
  • One Day Like This – Elbow
  • Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
  • Pencil Full Of Lead – Paulo Nutini
  • Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
  • Sax – Fleur East
  • Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO
  • Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
  • Sing – Ed Sheeran
  • Summer – Calvin Harris
  • The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars
  • Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  • Wake Me Up – Avicii
  • Modern Rock
  • Aeroplane – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • By The Way – RHCP
  • Changing Man – Paul Weller
  • Dani California – RHCP
  • Give It Away – RHCP
  • Gold On The Ceiling – The Black Keys
  • Hump De Bump – RHCP
  • Hysteria – Muse
  • Killing In The Name – RATM
  • No One Knows– Queens Of The Stone Age
  • Times Like These – Foo Fighters
  • Under The Bridge – RHCP
  • Indie
  • All These Things That I've Done – The Killers
  • Be My Girl – Jet
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
  • Club Foot – Kasabian
  • Dakota – Stereophonics
  • Dance Floor – Arctic Monkeys
  • Golden Touch – Razorlight
  • How You Like Me Now – The Heavy
  • I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
  • Last Nite – The Strokes
  • Love Machine – Arctic Monkeys
  • Mr Brightside – The Killers
  • Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
  • Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
  • Somebody Told Me – The Killers
  • Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
  • Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
  • When The Sun Goes Down – Arctic Monkeys
  • Classic Rock
  • 20th Century Boy – T Rex
  • All Right Now – Free
  • Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
  • Back In Black – ACDC
  • Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  • Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  • Every Little Thing She Does – The Police
  • Hard To Handle – Black Crowe’s
  • My Generation – The Who
  • Roadhouse Blues – The Door
  • Rock The Casbah – The Clash
  • Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
  • Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
  • Sweet Child O Mine – Guns N Roses
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Sympathy Devil – The Rolling Stones
  • Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
  • The Boys Are Back In Town– Thin Lizzy
  • Where The Streets Have No Name – U2
  • 90s Classics
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
  • Cigarettes And Alcohol – Oasis
  • Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
  • Getting Jiggy With It – Will Smith
  • Hey Dude – Kula Shaker
  • Hush – Kula Shaker
  • I Am The Resurrection – The Stone Roses
  • Jump Around – House Of Pain
  • Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
  • Lucky Man – The Verve
  • Park Life – Blur
  • Place Your Hands – Reef
  • Re–Light My Fire – Take That
  • River Boat Song – Ocean Colour
  • Rocks – Primal Scream
  • She’s Electric – Oasis
  • Sit Down – James
  • Step On – Happy Mondays
  • The Only One I Know – The Charlatans
  • Unbelievable – EMF
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • You Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
  • 80s Classics
  • 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
  • Baggy Trousers – Madness
  • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  • Boom Boom Shake The Room – Will Smith
  • Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley
  • Dignity – Deacon Blue
  • Don’t You Forget About – Simple Minds
  • Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc
  • Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys
  • Going Underground – The Jam
  • Gold – Spandau Ballet
  • I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley
  • Kiss – Prince
  • Let's Dance – David Bowie
  • Power Of Love – Huey Lewis
  • Radio Ga Ga – Queen
  • Rio – Duran Duran
  • Rock The Casbah – The Clash
  • Sledge Hammer – Peter Gabriel
  • Town Called Malice– The Jam
  • Walk This Way – Aerosmith
  • White Lines – Grandmaster Flash
  • Word Up – Cameo
  • You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
  • 70s Funk/Soul/Disco
  • A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley
  • Celebration – Kool And The Gang
  • Disco Inferno – The Tramps
  • Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  • Get Down On It – Kool And The Gang
  • Get Down Tonight – KC And The Sunshine Band
  • Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
  • I Will Survive – Slinkified
  • Jungle Boogie – Kool And The Gang
  • Long Train –Doobie Brothers
  • Nutbush City Limits – Tina Turner
  • Proud Mary – Tina Turner
  • Sex Machine – James Brown
  • Stayin Alive – The Bee Gees
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees
  • 50s/60s Rock 'n' Roll
  • All Day And All Of The Night – The Kinks
  • Bad Moon Rising – CCR
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
  • Come Together – The Beatles
  • Day Tripper – The Beatles
  • Hard Day's Night – Beatles
  • Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
  • Jail House Rock – Elvis Presley
  • Johnny B Good – Chuck Berry
  • Jump’ In Jack Flash – The Stones
  • Money – The Beatles
  • Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
  • Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
  • Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
  • Shake Your Tail Feather – Ray Charles
  • Twist N Shout – The Beatles
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  • Motown, Soul & Swing
  • Everybody Needs Somebody – Blues Brothers
  • Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
  • Higher & Higher – Jackie Brown
  • I Feel Good – James Brown
  • Midnight Hour – Blues Brothers
  • Moon Dance – Van Morrison
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Picket
  • Ooh I Wanna Be Like You – Jungle Book
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  • Soul Man – Blues Brothers
  • First Dance Options
  • Better Together – Jack Johnson
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Everlong – The Foo Fighters
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
  • One Day Like This – Elbow
  • Something – George Harrison
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller


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