The Stings

  • from £1240 for 5-piece in Yorkshire & Humberside Help
  • from £1240 for 5-piece in East Midlands
  • from £1255 for 5-piece in North West
  • from £1270 for 5-piece in North East
  • from £1295 for 5-piece in Scotland

Fantastic Yorkshire-based 5-piece function band comprised of some of the UK's very best musicians, who have performed individually with The Temptations, Percy Sledge, Ben E King and Aerosmith.

Consisting of four of the world's finest professional session musicians, they have performed individually with The Temptations, Percy Sledge, Ben E King, Aerosmith, Candi Staton, Peabo Bryson, Peter Kay, S Club 7, Mica Paris, The Stylistics, Billy Paul, Kenny Thomas, Andy Abraham, Peter Grant, Anthony Costa, Jonny Wilkes, John Parr, Tony Christie, Dennis Rollins, Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis to name a few.

Individually they have performed at The Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scotts, The Jazz Cafe, Queen Elizabeth Hall and have recorded at Abbey Road studios as well as appearing on both BBC radio and TV.

In addition to the band's busy studio and live schedule the band have crafted a reputation as one of the most sought-after wedding bands in their area. Their song list spans several decades of upbeat, dance-along hits, from The Beatles to Bruno Mars.

Performance information

Line-up Male lead vocals/guitar; sax; keys; bass; drums
Performance duration 2 x 50 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (8 x coloured par cans)
Arrival & set-up Help From 5pm; allow 60 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 5 x 3 metres; power supply; rider

Booking options

Requests (if not in repertoire) One free request (if suitable)
Extra performances Add £250 per 1 x 30 minute set, up to an hour
DJ service (provided by act)

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

£120 until 12.30am; £215 until 1am
2 x 30 minute background sets by acoustic solo at 3pm Add £185
2 x 30 minute background sets by acoustic duo at 3pm Add £310
2 x 30 minute background sets by acoustic trio at 3pm Add £430

What people say Help

  • Absolutely fantastic, you did us proud. Our guests loved what you did, your choice of music was superb, and everyone had a great time as you could tell from the packed dance floor! You provided the perfect end to our perfect day.

    Jason, Wedding, Manchester, January 2017
  • Just wanted to say what a great performance The Stings put on at my daughters evening wedding celebrations. What had already been a memorable day was made complete by the band. I have received many compliments about the band and how good it was to hear live music as opposed to the usual 'Wedding Disco'. It was a pleasure to deal them, they were totally professional throughout and would have no hesitation in recommending them. A great band and five lovely people who clearly enjoy their music. Many thanks.

    Graham, Wedding, Yorkshire, September 2016
  • If you are considering booking this band, do it! They are excellent musicians who set the tone for our wedding night brilliantly.

    Kate, Wedding, North Yorkshire, June 2016
  • A great big thank you to The Stings for making my wedding night so fantastic. This is just not a band they are amazing musicians and so many of my friends have complimented you all on a great evening of entertainment. Many thanks!!! Love Mr and Mrs Premi xx

    Mr and Mrs Premi, Wedding, Yorkshire, May 2015

Repertoire Help

  • Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
  • Angel - Jimi Hendrix
  • Babylon - David Gray
  • Better Together - Jack Johnson
  • Beggin’ - Frankie Valli
  • Black And Gold - Sam Sparrow
  • Black Magic Woman - Peter Green
  • Broken Stones - Paul Weller
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • California Dreaming -Mamas And The Papas
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
  • Can’t Stand Losing You - The Police
  • Can't Stop - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Cannonball - Damien Rice
  • Champagne Supernova - Oasis
  • Change The World - Eric Clapton
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Clocks - Coldplay
  • Corner Of The Earth - Jamiroquai
  • Crazy - Seal
  • Dance The Night Away - Mavericks
  • Desperado - The Eagles
  • Do It Again - Steely Dan
  • Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
  • Don't Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
  • Englishman In New York - Sting
  • Everlong - Foo Fighters
  • Express Yourself - Charles Wright
  • Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
  • Girl With The Golden Touch - Razorlight
  • Greatest Day - Take That
  • Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles
  • Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
  • Home - Michael Buble
  • Home Again - Michael Kiwanuka
  • Hound Dog - Elvis
  • I Wish - Stevie Wonder
  • I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
  • I’m Your’s - Jason Moraz
  • In My Place - Coldplay
  • Is This Love - Bob Marley
  • It Must Be Love - Madness
  • Knocks Me Off My Feet - Stevie Wonder
  • Last Request - Paulo Nutini
  • Light My Fire - The Doors
  • Little Red Corvette - Prince
  • Living For The City - Stevie Wonder
  • Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
  • Long Train Runnin’ - Tom Johnson
  • Lovely Day - Bill Withers
  • Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
  • Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys
  • Marry You - Bruno Mars
  • Mercy - Duffy
  • Moves Like Jagger Maroon Five
  • Mr Bojangles
  • - Sammy Davis Jnr
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • Munich - The Editors
  • My Girl - Smokey Robinson
  • Need Your Love So Bad - Peter Green
  • Off The Wall - Michael Jackson
  • Our Day Will Come - Amy Winehouse
  • Raspberry Beret - Prince
  • Rockin' Robin - Jackson Five
  • Roll With It - Oasis
  • Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
  • Shake Señora - Harry Belafonte
  • She’s The One - Robbie Williams
  • Slide Away - Oasis
  • Something Beatles
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow Songbird - Eva Cassidy
  • Stuck In The Middle - Steelers Wheel
  • Sunday Morning - Maroon Five
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • Sway - Michael Buble
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skinnard
  • Teenage Wedding - Chuck Berry
  • That’s The Way - Kc And The Sunshine Band
  • The One I Love - David Grey
  • The Scientist - Coldplay
  • The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
  • This Years Love - David Gray
  • Umbrella - Rihanna
  • Use Somebody Kings Of Leon
  • Valerie - The Zutons
  • Viva La Vida - Coldplay
  • Waiting On The World - John Mayer
  • Walking On The Moon - The Police
  • We Found Love - Rihanna
  • Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
  • You Make It Real For Me - James Morrison
  • You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
  • You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • You've Got The Love Florence And The Machine


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