The Decades

  • from £995 for 5-piece in South East Help
  • from £1065 for 5-piece in London
  • from £1095 for 5-piece in East of England
  • from £1125 for 5-piece in South West
  • from £1160 for 5-piece in East Midlands
  • from £1185 for 5-piece in West Midlands
  • from £1290 for 5-piece in Yorkshire & Humberside
  • from £1320 for 5-piece in North West

Flexible 5-11 piece all-singing all-dancing wedding party band from Brighton: female & male lead vocals, unrivalled musicianship and high-energy performances. Brass section and DJ set available.

Special offer! Special offer! Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ set performed by the band (worth £150.00). FREE jazz set also available for all bookings in August 2016.

Whether corporate functions, weddings and anniversaries, or balls, birthdays and New Year celebrations, The Decades have a passion for entertaining and a flexible, friendly approach that will turn your event into a crowd-pleasing success.

Each member brings a wealth of live experience, having worked and recorded with big names like Liberty X, G4, and members of Reef and Toploader to name a few. Furthermore, between them they boast mainstage performances at major UK festivals including Glastonbury, Sunrise, Secret Garden Party, One Love, Green Man, Beach Break, Party in the Park, Shambala, Glade, and more.

Now exclusive to Function Central as one of their top Brighton wedding bands, the band offer a choice of diverse sets featuring hits from the 50's through to the modern day and everything in between. Be it disco you dig, jazz that you jive, or rock that knocks your socks, The Decades have the tunes to keep your feet moving well into the night, all served up in a glamourous, reliable, professional, and friendly package!

Due to high demand, please expect an increase on the advertised guide fees for all Friday and Saturday events in August and September.

Performance information

Line-up Female & male lead vocals/keys/guitar; guitar/vocals; bass/vocals; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minutes or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help From 6pm; allow 60 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 5 x 3 metres; power supply; rider

Booking options

Add sax Add £225
Add trumpet Add £225
Add backing vocalist Add £225
Add trombone Add £225
Add percussionist Add £225

What people say Help

  • Absolutely amazing!! Really helped to make our day and get everyone on the dance floor. Everyone from all ages enjoyed the music and no-one wanted the band to stop! Would 100% recommend without hesitation.

    Alice, Wedding, Brighton, September 2016
  • Very satisfied! The band were fantastic! Everyone said how great they were and how professional and fun the band were. Highly recommend and wouldn't hesitate to use them again in the future. Throughly enjoyed every song they played and would like to give them a big thank you for making the evening of our wedding just that extra bit special.

    Laura, Wedding, Hertford, June 2016
  • All the acts were brilliant and each in their own way. The band had everybody up dancing which is not easy with our families!

    Adam & Natalie, Wedding, Solihull, June 2016
  • The band were excellent. We had 90 guests and everyone we spoke too thought they were amazing. They made sure everyone was having a great time, including the birthday boy. They were so polite and courteous to all of the guests we all enjoyed it so much.

    Audrey, 60th Birthday party, West Sussex, June 2016
  • Amazing band, really helped to make our evening memorable. They were such a good band and I would highly recommend them. They got all the guests involved and even mingled in and out of the dance crowd at one point, which my guests loved. They really were a talented and fantastic band. I'm so pleased we hired them. Thank you

    Claire, Wedding, Hertfordshire, August 2015
  • The band was fantastic and all our friends said how brilliant they thought they were. The dance floor was full the entire time they played and they created a brilliant atmosphere. They sounded very professional and chose a good selection of songs.

    Bryony, Wedding, Surrey, August 2015
  • The Decades were amazing! Our guests very much enjoyed their performances and the second set was the highlight of the night! They really got the crowd going. The band were also very friendly before and during the event. Nothing was ever too much for them.

    Caroline, Private Party, Cambridgeshire, July 2015
  • The Decades were a brilliant band for our wedding! Many people were dancing, particularly during the second set, and several people have commented on how good they were. They were professional but also easy going and went with the flow. I would definitely recommend them.

    Mairi, Wedding, Brighton, June 2015
  • Absolutely loved the band! Picking the entertainment for a wedding is quite stressful as they can make or break the night and without doubt The Decades made our night. All members were really friendly and nothing seemed too much trouble. The play list was excellent and once our guests had had their fill of bacon butties the dance floor was never empty!
    Would highly recommend these guys.

    Kristina, Wedding, Surrey, May 2015
  • The Decades performed at our wedding 2 weeks ago. They were fantastic on the night, and really friendly. They were always happy to communicate and answer questions leading up to the event. They are a definite crowd pleaser...our guests wont stop going on about how good they were. Thanks guys for an amazing night!

    James, Wedding, Berkshire, April 2015
  • We were incredibly satisfied with The Decades. We requested 'Strangers in the Night' as our first dance and they happily agreed to learn and play it for us. This really kick-started the party and when they were playing everyone was on the dancefloor. They really knew how to get everyone going, with awesome hits throughout the decades!

    Tom, Wedding, Suffolk, September 2014
  • We're just getting round to thanking people, very cool, we have had so many people say what a great band you guys are and we have to agree, fantastic night.........thank you so much.

    Kirk, Wedding, Hythe, August 2014
  • I didn't get a chance to say thank you properly yesterday so just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding. You were amazing! Everyone kept saying how good you were and you made our night. Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band.

    Laura and Wes, Wedding, Surrey, June 2014
  • The Decades we're absolutely brilliant! They literally made the evening of our wedding... People would not get off the dance floor when they were playing and so many of our guests commented on how brilliant they were. The lead female singer had a stunning voice and really got involved with the audience which was an added touch... I (the bride) even got to sing along with her at one point - amazing!! They learn't our first dance with only 4 weeks notice due to us booking at the last minute and even played our "marryoake" sing which was incredible and a lovely surprise on the night! The band were a pleasure to liaise with before the event too. All at an incredible price - I would recommend anyone book them, they wont be disappointed!!

    Lauren, Wedding, Kent, September 2013
  • We were very satisfied with the band! They did a fantastic job in really getting involved with the party, getting everybody on the dance floor the moment they played. Our reception did run over just a little and I thought they set up really quickly.

    Andrew, Wedding, Towcester, August 2013
  • The Decades were brilliant. 10/10.

    Alastair, Wedding, Eastergate, June 2013
  • The Decades were FANTASTIC!!! We had the extra saxophonist and trumpet player and we were so pleased with the excellent performance the band gave!! The dance floor was full all evening, the choice and variety of songs was perfect and the band looked as though they were enjoying themselves too!! They were very easy to deal with prior to they day, very flexible and clearly enjoy what they do. The lead singer has a fantastic voice and the music is flawless and played with great skill and ability! So many of our guests have commented on how good The Decades were and they have proved my thoughts that it really is excellent music and wonderful family and friends that make for the perfect wedding evening!!! Thank you so much, my husband and I can't recommend you enough!!

    Heather, Wedding, Henley-in-Arden, June 2013
  • They were absolutely fab! couldn't have wished for better. Everyone complimented them and people have asked me for detail to book them in the future.

    Katy , Wedding, Essex, May 2013
  • We booked The Decades (along with a trumpeter and saxophonist) to play at our wedding reception and they were fantastic. They were extremely professional and discreet when they arrived and set-up...in fact I didn't even notice that they had arrived. The band were brilliant and the lead-singer had such a beautiful yet powerful voice. The songs they chose to play were great and all our guests were up on the dance floor straightaway and stayed dancing all night! Many of our guests commented on how great the band were and they really made our evening fun and memorable. Thank you so much.

    Athalie, Wedding, Hampshire, May 2013
  • My wife and I were very satisfied with The Decades... they were brilliant and many of our guests commented on how good they were!!! The Decades started with smooth chill out music as per our request, we told the band the songs we liked from their play list beforehand and they managed to keep people on the dance floor all night playing the music we liked.

    David, Wedding, Berkshire, April, 2013
  • Very happy with the band. Performed very well, were friendly and professional. My point of contact was proactive and helpful. A great experience at all stages.

    Mark, Wedding, Wiltshire, February 2013
  • It was my 50th Birthday party and it was crucial they were good..They were FANTASTIC....I had many positive comments from my friends and family about how great they were. They were a big part of making my 50th birthday so memorable Thank you.

    Helen, Private party, Guildford, March 2013
  • The band were excellent and made sure we all had a fantastic night. They really brought the party together and got people up dancing. We will book again for next year without a doubt.....and really looking forward to it already.

    Sarah, Private party, Northamptonshire, December 2012
  • We were really happy with The Decades, they sounded amazing and provided a great mix of songs and styles which really got people up and dancing. We received great feedback from our wedding guests who all thought that the band was terrific and asked who they were. In addition to their talents, we found the band members incredibly polite and a pleasure to deal with. They set up discreetly and changed the music in accordance with the age range of people dancing. Cannot praise them enough.

    Sam, Wedding, Buckinghamshire, August 2013
  • The Decades were a terrific band and got every one up and dancing. They learned our wedding song especially for us which was a nice touch. I had so many comments following our wedding asking who the band were because they were so good! Really pleased.

    Elaine, Wedding, Buckinghamshire, August 2012
  • From the moment I was in contact with The Decades they were great. We had some quite specific things we wanted and they were no trouble at all. Not only were they talented and charming but they were entertaining and willing to bend to the madness of the day. I would recommend them to everyone as a fantastic band. They really were a huge part in making our special day magical.

    Paul, Wedding, London, July 2012
  • You guys were absolutely amazing Thanks for much! I had loads of people ask where I had found such an amazing group of musicians and a whole bunch of guys said how incredible the bassist was in particular! Good Work! Thanks again you made the evening!

    Sonia, July 2012
  • I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for playing at our wedding – I think having the 3 sets defiantly worked well. The mix of music was fantastic and it was great to see everyone up dancing all night! We had so many nice comments on the evening saying where did you get the band from they are great! So we have lots of recommendations for you! Both Chris and I had an amazing day!

    Thank you so much – hopefully you’ll be around in 10 years for my 40th!!

    Hannah, Wedding, June 2012
  • Both Grahame and I really enjoyed you guys and feel you made the night as did the guests who have said so, on more than one occasion. We wish you all the best of luck for the future and you never know, we may need you again!

    Rebekah and Grahame , Wedding, April 2012
  • Perfect blend of old and new songs - EVERYONE was dancing! Really professional and all our family and friends thought the Decades were fantastic. Thanks to Function Central for their assistance in booking this great band.

    Simon, Wedding, September 2011
  • I was dubious about booking a band but my partner, having seen good party bands in the past, persuaded me it would be good and for that I’m glad! The Decades catered perfectly for the party atmosphere and had myself and my guests quite literally dancing on the tabletops! Their demeanour was professional, friendly and fun, and their beautiful singers unashamedly enjoying the performance, their energy transferring to my friends superbly. I have little musical experience but I know a good band when I hear one, and these guys were just that. I would highly recommend them the world over. Absolutely unforgettable. Thank you.

    Matthew, Southhampton
  • This young lot made my 25th wedding anniversary a fantastic bash. We booked them directly, on the recommendation of a close friend of my husband. The contract they provided us was reassuring; and when you’re planning an event like this every bit of peace of mind is welcome! They were very well-mannered and friendly, all smiles from the moment they arrived, and insisted on staying out of the way until we were ready for them (after their performance however I just wanted to show them off!). They were fun and lively and made me feel 25 again. I absolutely recommend this band to anyone, fantastic atmosphere and total value for money.

    Jane, Tunbridge Wells
  • I booked The Decades for my retirement party and they really were the stars of the night. The booking process was easy and they were on time, fully equipped and entertaining from start to finish. They even gave me the option of adding 3 special requests to the show which was nice. I am happy to write this testimonial because they definitely deserve it. A first class evening which kept my friends and family dancing into the early hours. Thank you!

    Thomas, Exeter
  • I would just like to say a big thank you for putting on such a splendid evening and making my mothers 40th so special. I was amazed at how professional you all sounded especially as you’re all so young. I would have no hesitations in recommending you to play for anyone.

    Tina, 40th Birthday Party, Cornwall, August 2009

Repertoire Help

  • 00s
  • Amy Winehouse – Valerie
  • Ceelo Green – Forget You
  • Beyonce / Gnarls Barkley Medley - Crazy in Love / Crazy
  • Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
  • Christina Aguilera - Ain't No Other Man
  • Electric 6 - Gay Bar
  • Katie Perry - Waking Up In Vegas
  • Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around
  • Spiller - Groovejet
  • Girls Aloud - Love Machine
  • The Coral – Dreaming of You
  • Shakira - Whenever, Wherever
  • Maroon 5 - This Love
  • Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
  • The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
  • Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body
  • Rihanna – Umbrella
  • Rihanna – Don’t Stop The Music
  • Rihanna – Rude Boy
  • Rihanna – Only Girl in the World
  • The Killers - Mr Brightside
  • Kings of Leon - Sex is on Fire
  • Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me
  • Lady Gaga - Poker Face
  • Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
  • Gwen Stefani – The Sweet Escape
  • Sophie Ellis-Bexter – Murder on the Dance Floor
  • Britney Spears - Toxic
  • Moulin Rouge - Lady Marmalade
  • Pink - So What
  • Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA
  • 90s
  • Blur - Song 2
  • Blur - Girls and Boys
  • Peter Andre - Mysterious Girl
  • Reef - Place Your Hands
  • Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight
  • Crowded House - Weather With You
  • Crowded House - Locked Out
  • Solomon Burke / Backstreet Boys Medley - Everybody Needs Somebody / Everybody
  • Guns 'n' Roses - Sweet Child o' Mine
  • Guns 'n' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle
  • Deelite - Groove is in the Heart
  • The Commitments - Mustang Sally
  • Madison Avenue - Don't Call Me Baby
  • 80s
  • The B-52s - Love Shack
  • The Blues Brothers - Shake Your Tailfeather
  • Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer
  • Michael Jackson - Blame it on the Boogie
  • Michael Jackson - Beat It
  • The Trammps - Disco Inferno
  • Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
  • Grease - The One That I Want
  • Bryan Adams – Summer of ‘69
  • Arrow - Hot Hot Hot
  • Toto – Hold The Line
  • Phil Collins – Easy Lover
  • Sister Sledge - Greatest Dancer
  • Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
  • Los Lobos - La Bamba
  • Kool and the Gang - Celebrate
  • Tina Turner - Simply The Best
  • Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
  • Donna Summer - I'm So Excited
  • Prince - Kiss
  • AC/DC - Back In Black
  • AC/DC - Shook Me All Night Long
  • Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • AC/DC - Highway To Hell
  • Huey Lewis & The News - Hip To Be Square
  • 70s
  • Aretha Franklin – Think
  • Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer
  • Rose Royce - Carwash
  • Jackson 5 - Want You Back
  • The Doobie Brothers – Long Train Running
  • Tina Turner – Proud Mary
  • Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
  • The Jungle Book – I Wanna Be Like You (King of the Swingers)
  • The Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
  • Billie Ocean – Love Really Hurts Without You
  • Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster
  • Stevie Wonder - I Wish
  • Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
  • Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition
  • Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
  • Daddy Cool - Eagle Rock
  • Kool & The Gang - Get Down Tonight
  • Chic - Le Freak
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  • McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
  • Grease - The One That I Want
  • Grease - We Go Together
  • 60s
  • The Kinks - You Really Got Me
  • The Kinks - All Day and All of the Night
  • The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
  • Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • Fontella Bass – Rescue Me
  • The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love
  • Jackie Wilson – Higher and Higher
  • The Monkees – I’m A Believer
  • Aretha Franklin - Respect
  • Marvin Gaye - I heard it Through the Grapevine
  • Lulu - Shout
  • The Beatles - Day Tripper
  • The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
  • The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
  • The Beatles - Back In The USSR
  • The Beatles - Drive My Car
  • The Beatles - Help!
  • The Contours – Do You Love Me
  • Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
  • The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
  • The Beatles - Ob La Di
  • Jimi Hendrix - Manic Depression
  • The Knack - My Sharona
  • Van Morrison - Moondance
  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • The Beatles - Saw Her Standing There
  • Stealers Wheels - Stuck in the Middle With You
  • Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
  • Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
  • Free - Alright Now
  • Creedence Clear Water - Bad Moon Rising
  • Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
  • 50s
  • Jackson Wilson - Reet Petite
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire
  • Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
  • Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
  • Elvis Presley - Shake, Rattle n Roll
  • Chuck Berry - Johnny Be Goode
  • Little Richard - Tutti-Fruiti
  • Bill Haley and the Comets - Rock Around The Clock
  • Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
  • Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
  • Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
  • Jazz / Easy Listening
  • Diana Krall - Fly Me To The Moon
  • Van Morrison - Moondance
  • Etta James / Beyonce - At Last
  • Diana Krall - Cry Me A River
  • Eva Cassidy - Wayfaring Stranger
  • Ameritz - Wade In The Water
  • Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
  • Frank Sinatra - My Way
  • Jeff Walker - Mr Bojangles
  • James Brown - It's a Man's Man's World
  • Adele – Make You Feel My Love
  • Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
  • Nina Simone - Feeling Good
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime
  • Rosie Thomas - Songbird
  • Rod Stewart - Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Cab Coalloway - Is You Is Or You Ain't My Baby
  • Natalie Cole – Fever
  • Otis Redding – Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
  • Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now
  • Natlie Imbruglia – Torn
  • Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
  • Latin / Reggae
  • 10cc - Dreadlock Holiday
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - I Shot The Sheriff
  • Bob Markey & The Wailers - Is This Love
  • Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved
  • Bob marley & The Wailers - One Love / People Get Ready
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - Lively Up Yourself
  • Club Do Balanco - Paz e Arroz
  • The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  • UB40 - Red Red Wine
  • Los Lobos - La Bamba
  • Tamba Trio - Mas Que Nada
  • Santana - Corazon Espinada
  • Arrow - Hot Hot Hot
  • Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop
  • Toots & The Maytals - Funky Kingston
  • Sublime/Toots & The Maytals - 5446 That's My Number
  • Lou Bega - Mambo No. 5
  • Country/ Amercicana
  • Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
  • Shania Twain - Man! I Feel Like a Woman!
  • Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart
  • Bryan Adams - The Only Thing That Looks Good On You
  • Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
  • Dolly Parton - Jolene
  • Dolly Parton - Romeo
  • Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter - I Feel Lucky
  • Sheryl Crow - If It Makes You Happy
  • Sheryl Crow - The First Cut is the Deepest
  • Patsy Cline - Crazy
  • Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man
  • Trisha Yearwood - XXX's and OOO's
  • Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats
  • Carrie Underwood - Songs Like This
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
  • Rednex - Cotton Eyed Joe
  • Albert King - Honky Tonk Woman
  • Sheryl Crow - Steve McQueen
  • LeAnn Rhymes - Nothing Better To Do
  • Jessica Simpson - These Boots Are Made For Walking

Bookings

For all bookings please contact Function Central:

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http://www.functioncentral.co.uk/acts/the_decades/