The Sonics

  • from £995 for 4-piece in North West Help
  • from £1025 for 4-piece in West Midlands
  • from £1045 for 4-piece in Yorkshire & Humberside
  • from £1045 for 4-piece in East Midlands
  • from £1065 for 4-piece in Wales

Phenomenally popular and versatile Liverpool 4-piece featuring outstanding male vocals, guitar synth and a large set-list taking in modern indie, classic rock, soul, reggae and disco. DJ service also available.

Special offer! Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a laptop DJ service provided by the band for FREE between January and March or for only £125.00 (worth £185.00) the rest of the year.

The Sonics are a knock-out 4-piece Liverpool-based party band, with a large repertoire and a tight, slick sound who will keep your dance-floor rocking through the night!

The band perform at hundreds of weddings, parties and events throughout the UK every year, at prestigious venues such as The Hilton, Aintree and the Cavern Club. They're also a popular draw on the holiday circuit and have performed for blue-chip company events for, among others, John Lewis and Ford.

The Sonics incorporate guitar synth in their line-up, which lends a twist to the classic guitar band format and helps them reproduce soul and 80s sounds, alongside the usual 60s, rock and indie "guitar band" repertoire.

They offer a DJ service for a small extra fee, saving you the cost and hassle of hiring in a separate DJ. They can also extend their line-up to include brass, percussion and female vocals. Friendly, flexible and one of Function Central's most in-demand wedding bands in Liverpool, The Sonics will do their utmost to make your event memorable.

Performance information

Line-up Male lead vocals/guitar/synth; lead guitar/vocals; bass; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (basic stage lighting with haze effects)
Arrival & set-up Help from 6pm; allow 60 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

£185 (30,000+ songs, updated regularly)
Add female vocalist Add £250
Add sax Add £185
Add percussion Add £185
Add 3-piece brass section Add £435

What people say Help

  • Fantastic four-piece band, played a good selection of music and would definitely book them again. Everyone agreed that they were one of the best bands they had seen in ages!

    Peter, 30th birthday party in Brooklands Club, Rotherham, July 2017
  • I'm so pleased that we hired The Sonics for my party. They were amazing!! Huge range of party music, covers with a twist & great vocals!! They kept us dancing all night and were a really professional, class act. Would thoroughly recommend!

    Jen, 40th Birthday party at The Ley Inn, Chorley, June 2017
  • Fantastic band and booking service. The band were brilliant, very talented and played some fantastic songs. Really got the crowd involved and everyone on the dance floor. Well enjoyed by all. The booking service was very smooth - any requested changes were very quickly processed and confirmed.

    Chris, Wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns, Coleshill, April 2017
  • Absolutely amazing band! Booked The Sonics for our wedding yesterday and they were fantastic! They kept everyone on the dance floor from start to finish and we had so many comments from guests on how good they were! Thank you so much The Sonics for giving us a perfect end to our perfect day!

    Wendy, Wedding, Cheshire, May 2017
  • Just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for arranging the band ‘The Sonics’ to play at our conference. Also a big THANK YOU to The Sonics for a fantastic performance. Everyone commented how good they all were and what a fantastic vocalist. I loved how they got the crowd going and watching everyone copy the dance routine the singer showed them when he got on the dancefloor was absolutely brilliant! After several chants of ‘one more song’ from the crowd, The Sonics were more than happy to sing a few more songs despite going over the agreed finish time.

    Charlotte, Corporate Event, Leeds, January 2017
  • Just wanted to say a massive thank you for making my 40th a night to remember. Top class act and top class guys. Thoroughly professional from start to finish. Everyone commented on how good you were. You kept everyone on the dance floor all night. It made my night and I'll always remember it as being the best. Thanks again.

    Helen, 40th Birthday Party, Cheshire, December 2016
  • Absolutely fantastic! From the moment they arrived they were amazing! The dance floor was never empty and everyone commented on how great they were! Would recommend 100% :)

    Helen and Rob, Wedding, Preston, September 2016
  • A massive thank you to you guys for playing our wedding earlier this month! You were amazing! Everyone keeps commenting on how fantastic you all were! We can't thank you enough for making our wedding that extra bit special!

    Helen, Wedding, Preston, September 2016
  • What an amazing band! We had done a lot of research leading up to our wedding in July 2016 and we were slightly nervous having not heard the band live first hand… but we really shouldn’t have been. They blew everybody away on the day, we left the music choice to their own expertise and so glad we did as there wasn’t a free space on the dancefloor at one point. We even asked the band to play our first dance song, which was an acoustic cover of At Last – by Chris Helme. The singer absolutely nailed it, his vocal range is superb – it will be one of those special moments we will always treasure. Thanks again guys, you are amazing… hope to see you at a gig in Liverpool soon!

    Rachel & Matt, Wedding, Wigan, July 2016
  • Incredibly satisfied. The Sonics were an amazing band. They had everyone on the dancefloor immediately, and played an epic medley of party hits and classics. Every time I tried to go outside for some fresh air, another song came on which meant that I had to rush back inside. Best wedding band ever.

    Toby, Wedding, Cheshire, July 2016
  • Thanks for playing our wedding in the weekend guys! You absolutely killed it!

    You might have already realised that by the fact that the dancefloor was packed all night though! Every guest I've talked to has commented on how good you were.

    Toby, Wedding, Liverpool, July 2016
  • Just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for playing at our wedding! You were absolutely fantastic and made our evening do an amazing night that we will never forget! The music was great and you were all so pleasant and professional. Would highly recommend. Thank you again.

    Sarah and Christopher, Wedding, Keswick, May 2016
  • These guys are as good as you're going to get. They are smart, polite, exceptional musicians and genuinely nice guys. They arrive early, set up without fuss and by the end of the evening everyone was tired from dancing so much. The amount of compliments I've had on this band can't be understated.

    Nik, RAF Party, Lincolnshire, March 2016
  • Incredibly satisfied. The Sonics were absolutely fantastic. Music was great and they were all so pleasant and professional that it was a pleasure to have them at our wedding. Can't praise them highly enough, would definately recommend them. Thank you.

    Sarah and Christine, Wedding, Keswick, December 2015
  • The Sonics were Absolutely brilliant. The dance floor was full all night, we would definitely recommend them and may even be interested in booking the band for events in the future!

    Karen, Christmas party, Cheshire, December 2015
  • The Sonics were incredible - our guests are still commenting on them now - two weeks after the event. They were energetic and fun and they really made the evening do. BOOK THIS BAND - they are amazing, very friendy and professional and a group of very talented musicians.

    Emma, Wedding, Wirral, September 2015
  • We were delighted with The Sonics. The boys had traveled a long way to the venue but we're there in plenty of time
    Quietly set up during the speeches and then bang!! They just literally hit the sound and the party was ignited. They had learnt our first dance and it was super, they also gave an epic performance of 'You've Got The Love' which almost became a unifying floor filler for the whole wedding and they let my husband join them to sing 'Mustang Sally'. They were brilliant.

    Lucy, Wedding, Gloucestershire, August 2015
  • The Sonics were amazing! Every song they sang was brilliant and perfect choice. They did an array of songs suited for our event. Couldn't have wished for a better band!

    Amanda, Golden Wedding Anniversary, LIverpool, July 2015
  • We are just back from our honeymoon but wanted to say another MASSIVE thank you for the brilliant job you did at our wedding! If I'm honest, I was really nervous about booking a band as it is so hard to tell from a few videos/tracks, but you were brilliant!! All the guests absolutely loved you and the dance floor was packed all night. The set list was perfect and you were so easy to deal with in the run up to the day, we didn't have to worry about a thing. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending you to anyone. THANK YOU!!

    Katy, Wedding, Liverpool, June 2015
  • The Sonics were amazing. They played fantastic songs, we were really pleased with the music and the band. Our guests commented on how good the band was. Thank you.

    Eleanor, Wedding, Lancashire, May 2015
  • We and everyone else said how great the band were and what a lovely bunch of lads. They played exactly the right type of songs considering the differing age ranges at the party. We just let them get on with it. So organised and such professionals. We have another two 18th parties in the next few years. Hopefully they'll still be available to book.

    Hazel, 18th Birthday party, Lancashire, April 2015
  • I have seen the Sonics several times and have booked them for corporate events based on their performances and service which are both exceptional.

    Nik, Wedding, Lincoln, November 2014
  • Over the moon! Everyone loved the Sonics - they were awesome! They set up nice and early before the evening reception, introduced themselves and were really professional and friendly. They played a lot of our requested songs and learnt our first dance which was awesome to hear. They got the crowd involved, dancing with them and played longer than they were supposed to. The laptop DJ was great too, which they played in between sets. Their music was amazing and everyone was up dancing.... it was hard not to! We're soooo happy with them and will definitely be using them again! Can't wait to see the wedding video! We've also recommended them to friends who are planning parties soon and we've lost count of the number of guests at our wedding on Saturday in the lakes that thought the band were amazing!

    Kathryn, Wedding, Cumbria, September 2014
  • Thank you so much; you really made our night! From playing our first dance so beautifully, to keeping the crowd dancing all night, you were amazing.

    Joanna , Wedding, Liverpool, August 2014
  • The band were fantastic. We could not fault their approach, set-up, their choice of music, performance or clear-up. So many of our guests told us that they loved the band/the music. Worth every penny!

    Joanna, Wedding, Lichfield, July 2014
  • This act has to be the best band I have seen in a long time! They were well worth the money and guests are still commenting on how amazing they were! The dance floor was not empty the entire time they performed! They also had an excellent variety of songs on their laptop for in-between sets.

    Laura-Jane, Wedding, Knutsford, May 2014
  • Fantastic band and fantastic bunch of guys! They came to our wedding in March and were absolutely brilliant!! All our guests have commented on how good they were. Would 100% recommend them, brilliant. Thank you for coming to our special day. Thanks again guys.x

    Jenine & Dennis, Wedding, Liverpool, April 2014
  • The band were absolutely fantastic, they played a great variety of songs that got the crowds up dancing. I would recommend them as they were great value for money and a nice bunch of guys too! Thank you, The Sonics!

    Nikki, Corporate event, Chester, November 2013
  • We were 100% satisfied. The quality of the music was exceptional and all our guests commented on how good they were. They also played the exact style of music we wanted.

    Martyn, Wedding, Skikton, October 2013
  • The Sonics were excellent and gave a very personal service, they were very accommodating with our musical requirements. Having given them an extensive list of things to play and things to not play they compiled a set list that did everything we asked for and was fluid enough to change on the spot as they fed off the crowd. Their version of Led Zeppelin's 'Thank You' for our first dance was brilliant, their performance was full of energy and their crowd interactions were great. I particularly appreciated the small touches such as sticking the main riff from Led Zeppelin's 'Black Dog' in to their final crescendo. Our wedding was heavily themed on music (Led Zeppelin song table names, origami flower bouquets and pin holes made of classical sheet music and my friends and I actually put on our own gig the night before the wedding) music is important to me, there were plenty of guests who are equally 'serious' about their music, as well as a whole host of people that like cheesy pop songs. The Sonics managed to please everyone, all in all I couldn't have asked for or expected more from them. Great gig!

    Ian, Wedding, Combermere Abbey, August 2013
  • We booked the Sonics for a wedding in June and they were FANTASTIC! Very easy to deal with and on top of everything in the lead up to the big day, were happy to take on and learn our song for the first dance and were great to deal with on the night. Their set list was incredible and had everyone up on the dance floor from the first minute till the very end. We could not have asked for anything more - one of the highlights of the wedding. If you are looking for a band to get things rolling at your wedding, look no further than the Sonics. Awesome.

    Dan, Wedding, Derbyshire, June 2013
  • The Sonics were absolutely fantastic. We were in contact prior to the night and they were accommodating and reassuring. After speaking with Neil I couldn't wait for the evening reception to happen! On the night the lads were very professional. They arrived at the agreed time, they just got on with their set-up without fuss, they allowed us to enjoy our time with our guests. Their performance was outstanding. All of our guests were on the dance floor at some point through the evening. Everyone passed comment on how fantastic they were. We are so grateful to the guys for the huge part they played in making our wedding the best day of our lives. Thanks lads, Leigh & Ben xxx

    Leigh, Wedding, Lancashire, June 2013
  • I saw The Sonics at a wedding over Christmas last year and wanted to hire them again for the Ball. It's fair to say they didn't disappoint and blew everyone away. Superb musicians, professional, polite... what else is there to say! Once again professional, polite and brilliant musicians. Thank you!

    Nik, HMS Forces Event, Lincolnshire, June 2013
  • Wow, what a night to remember. The Sonics were absolutely fantastic! The dance floor was full from the very first song until the last, we haven’t danced so much in a very long time, what a great bunch of truly professional and talented guys. I would have no hesitation in recommending them for any party. The feedback we received from all our family and friends was overwhelming. Their rendition of Jack Johnson, Better Together was as good as the original. Would you please pass on our sincere thanks for a truly memorable night, one we will be talking about for a very long time.

    Dave, Wedding, December 2012
  • Wow! The Sonics were absolutely amazing!
    What a bunch of friendly, professional and super talented guys.
    They certainly got the party started and our guests young and old loved them, we've had overwhelming feedback from our guests. Thank you so, so much!

    Suzy, Wedding, Northamptonshire, November 2012
  • 100% satisified, the band were excellent to deal with in the run-in to the wedding, arrived in plenty of time and as an act were pure class - They got the whole place rocking and played a great array and mix of music.

    Eamonn, Wedding, Derbyshire, September, 2012
  • The Sonics played for our wedding evening reception and they were absolutely brilliant. I can't recommend them enough. The dance floor was filled from the minute they started. Everyone loved them, they sounded fantastic and exceeded all expectations.

    Cathryn, Wedding, West Yorkshire, August 2012
  • We found the act to be very professional, nothing was too much trouble, no matter what was requested. I would recommend this act to anyone. These guys made our party for us.

    Nick, Wedding, Cheshire, July 2012
  • The Sonics were simply sensational at our wedding. The selection of music and the quality of their live performance was outstanding and the dance floor was full for the whole evening as a result. Our friends and family have since commented that they were the best live band they have ever heard at a wedding and my wife and I could not agree more. We would have no hesitation in recommending The Sonics to anyone else.

    James, Wedding, Cheshire, June, 2012
  • From the first bars of our chosen first dance to the final powerchord of "Sweet Child of Mine" The Sonics truly delivered. The dance floor was literally jumping for the entire set which given it was a small wedding with a diverse range of ages and musical tastes is testament to the versatility, energy and musicianship of the band. Off stage the Band were equally accomplished as they were on it - chatty, friendly and above all professional. I would not hesitate to recommend The Sonics - a class act.

    Greg, Wedding, April 2012
  • I can safely say this band will blow your socks off! We had our Wedding recently and were fortunate enough to have The Sonics provide a live set and DJ set afterwards. We were bowled over by how good these guys were live and really impressed by their general professionalism. They even went to the trouble of learning our favourite song to perform for our first dance, and it was absolutely fantastic! A great set, professionally carried out and performed by real musicians. If you want a band that will go above and beyond to ensure your event is one to remember - then look no further! The Sonics are the obvious choice! Thanks again guys!

    Tom, Wedding, Hertfordshire, October 2011
  • 4-piece live covers band The Sonics are a true musician’s outfit. Truly live, tight as a drum.....looking good as they went about their showcase task. A top-drawer lead vocalist/guitarist out front completed the favourable picture during a high-quality set.

    Mark, The Stage Magazine

Repertoire Help

  • 90s-10s
  • Achey Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
  • Back Streets Back – Backstreet Boys
  • Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
  • Bootylicious – Beyonce
  • Caifornia Gurls – Katie Perry
  • Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
  • Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
  • Crazy In Love – Beyonce
  • Disco 2000 – Pulp
  • Forget You – Cee-Lo Green
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Getting Jiggy With It – Will Smith
  • Happy – Pharrell
  • Hard To Handle – The Black Crowes
  • I Predict A Riot – Kieser Chiefs
  • Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
  • Lets Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
  • Moves Like Jagger– Maroon 5
  • Mr Brightside – The Killers
  • Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust
  • Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
  • Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
  • Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
  • Sit Down – James
  • Treasure – Bruno Mars
  • Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  • Wake Me Up – Avicii
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • You Got The Love – Florence And The Machines
  • 80s
  • 1999 – Prince
  • 500 Miles – Proclaimers
  • Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
  • Beat It – Michael Jackson
  • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  • Call Me Al – Paul Simon
  • Dancing On The Ceiling – Lionel Ritchie
  • Don’t You Want Me – Human League
  • Dont You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
  • Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc
  • Easy Lover – Phil Collins And Phil Bailey
  • Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police
  • Everybody – Blues Brothers
  • Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  • Girls On Film – Duran Duran
  • Land Down Under – Men At Work
  • Lets Dance – David Bowie
  • Message In A Bottle – The Police
  • Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
  • Power Of Love – Huey Lewis And The News
  • Rapper Delight – Suger Hill Gang
  • Red Red Wine – Ub40
  • Rio – Duran Duran
  • Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
  • Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
  • Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
  • Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns And Roses
  • Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
  • Take On Me – Ah–HA
  • This Charming Man – The Smiths
  • Time Of My Life – Bill Medley And Jennifer Warnes
  • Town Called Malice – The Jam
  • Walking On Sunshine – Katrina And The Waves
  • Wanna Be Startin’ Something – Michael Jackson
  • 70s
  • Alright Now – Free
  • Baby Give It Up – Kc & The Sunshine Ban
  • Bad Moon Rising – C.C.R
  • Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Burning Love – Elvis Presley
  • Car Wash – Rose Royce
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  • Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc
  • Le Freak – Chic
  • Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  • Long Train Runnin’ – Doobie Brothers
  • Maggie May – Rod Stewart
  • Night Fever – The Beegees
  • Oops Up Side Your Head– The Gap Band
  • Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  • Stuck In The Middle With You – Steelers Wheel
  • Sweet Home Alabamha – Lynard Skynard
  • 50s-60s
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
  • Day Tripper – The Beatles
  • Do You Love Me – The Contours
  • Drive My Car – The Beatles
  • I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
  • Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
  • La Bamba – Richie Valens
  • Twist And Shout – The Beatles
  • You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry

Bookings

For all bookings please contact Function Central:

For more pictures and audio demos, please visit:
http://www.functioncentral.co.uk/acts/the_sonics/