The Ventures

  • from £675 in South East Help
  • from £685 in London
  • from £695 in East of England
  • from £710 in East Midlands
  • from £710 in South West
  • from £710 in West Midlands

Expert toe-tapping trio with varied repertoire taking you smoothly from the swinging sixties to today’s chart-toppers. FREE laptop DJ service included as standard.

Venture out with this cool, suited and booted trio, offering a plethora of popular rock and pop hits from the past 60 years, right up to the present day. The Ventures are expert performers who have performed at renowned music venues and festivals around the country, supporting some of the UK’s top musicians, and will deliver a bespoke, professional performance which will get your guests up and grooving!

Comprising vocals/guitar, bass guitar and drums/vocals, these expert performers have honed their skills playing for musicians such as Ocean Colour Scene and Leona Lewis, and have played at the Royal Albert Hall and 93 Feet East to name just a couple of locations. Past clients include Barclaycard and they have done the rounds at the festivals - headlining Standon Calling and proudly taking their place on the Glastonbury stage!

Take a look below for full details of their varied and versatile repertoire - these music aficionados want nothing more than to bring the music they love to your event, performing songs by artists such as The Beatles, The Troggs, Eddie Cochran (50/60s), Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Jam, Soft Cell (70s/80s), The Strokes, The White Stripes (90s) and bring the set smack up to date with a wide ranging modern playlist including artists such as Bruno Mars, Pharrell, Jessie J, Kings of Leon and more.

This talented, tight trio will be immaculately presented for your event; keen sartorialists, they know the importance of a first impression and are usually attired in white shirts and black suits and ties. However, if you have a more casual dress code in mind just let us know as they are happy to dress down if required. This band also provide a FREE DJ service as standard with every booking, so you can be sure the music won't stop all night long!

If you are concerned about noise levels/meters at your chosen venue, The Ventures do provide the option of using an electric drum kit; they are keen musicians and natural professionals, and are sensitive to the differing needs - every event is different so if you need something special don’t hesitate to get in touch.

So don’t delay - embrace the spirit of adventure and book this tight, vibrant trio for your next event!

Performance information

Line-up Male lead vocals/guitar; bass guitar; drums/vocals
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 6pm; allow 60 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 3 x 3 metres; power supply; rider

Booking options

Requests (if not in repertoire) One free request (if suitable)
Extra performances Add £375 for 1 x 60 minute set
2 x 30 minute sets in the afternoon by solo acoustic guitar/vocalist Add £125
2 x 30 minute sets in the afternoon by acoustic duo Add £185
Add second guitar Add £250
Add keys Add £250
Add female vocals Add £250

What people say Help

  • Dear Ali, we both wanted to send you a quick message just to say a HUGE thank you for recommending The Ventures to us for our party. The dance floor was filled with all our friends and family all night and the variety of songs was perfect, keeping us 'olds' happy as well as the kids. The guys were so talented and we were especially impressed by how great they were at keeping the dancefloor full. Now just looking for an excuse to hire them again!

    Mark, Private Party, Sussex, May 2016
  • Thank you so much for your fabulous performance at our wedding - you were fantastic and we've lost count of the number of guests who commented on how great the band were. We were a little worried about booking a band off the internet, but you absolutely exceeded our expectations in every way possible - thank you.

    Lara, Wedding, London, February 2016
  • Just a note to say thanks for Saturday night. The band were amazing and really made our night. I know of 5 couples who came to see you and a guest asked us for your details so I hope you get some business from the night. One of the girls said there was a website we could leave feedback on, could you give me the details and I’ll be glad to leave it.

    Amy, Golf Club Event, Surrey, August 2015
  • The music was great and the band were happy to receive our friends requests in advance and so could accommodate in their set list. The Ventures were exactly what we wanted for the evening reception!

    Victoria, Wedding, Hertfordshire, October 2014
  • We were incredibly impressed with The Ventures. The music was fantastic, brilliant choice of tunes! The guys got into the Pirate spirit and made the whole evening go with a bang. We had loads of people asking where we found them and they will be top of the list for any future events. They made a special day just that bit more special.

    Jeremy & Claire, Private Party, East Sussex, September 2013
  • The band were truly brilliant and were a big part in making our wedding day the best day of our lives. So many of the guests commented on how great the band were - among them professional musicians who are not easily pleased. The constantly packed dance floor spoke for itself. Fantastic performance - thank you.

    James, Wedding, Shropshire, February 2008

Repertoire Help

  • 00s & 10s
  • 7 Nation Army (The White Stripes)
  • Adventure Of A Lifetime (Coldplay)
  • A-Team (Ed Sheeran)
  • All About That Bass (Megan Trainer)
  • All Of Me (John Legend)
  • Blurred Lines (Thickie/Pharrell)
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling (Justin Timberlake)
  • Can't Feel My Face (The Weekend)
  • Cake By The Ocean (DNCE)
  • Chelsea Dagger (Frattellis)
  • Dreaming Of You (Coral)
  • Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
  • Get Lucky (Pharrell)
  • Golden Touch (Razorlight)
  • Grow Old With Me (Tom Odel)
  • Happy (Pharrell)
  • Hey Ya (Outkast)
  • Hymn For The Weekend (Coldplay)
  • Hold Back The River (James Bay)
  • Ho Hey (Outkast)
  • I Got A Feeling (BEP)
  • I Predict A Riot (Kaiser Chiefs)
  • I Will Wait (Mumford And Sons)
  • Last Nite (The Strokes)
  • Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)
  • Look Good On The Dancefloor (Arctic Monkeys)
  • Love Me Again (John Newman)
  • Love Me Like You Do (Ellie Goulding)
  • Love On Top (Beyonce)
  • Marry You (Bruno Mars
  • Mr Brightside (The Killers)
  • Molly’s Chambers (Kings Of Leon)
  • Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)
  • Only Love (Paloma Faith)
  • Price Tag (Jessie J)
  • Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
  • Sing (Ed Sheeran)
  • Shut Up And Dance With Me (Walk The Moon)
  • Somebody I Used To Know (Gotye)
  • Somebody Told Me (The Killers)
  • Standing In The Way Of Control (Gossip)
  • Rather Be (Clean Bandit)
  • Real Love (Tom Odel)
  • Rock Your Body (Justin Timberlake)
  • Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
  • Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand)
  • Thing Called Love (The Darkness)
  • Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
  • Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
  • You Know I’m No Good (Amy Winehouse)
  • Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
  • Wake Me Up (Avicci)
  • Waiting All Night (Rudimental)
  • 90s
  • Alright (Supergrass)
  • Disco 2000 (Pulp)
  • Do You Remember The 1st Time (Pulp)
  • Girls & Boys (Blur)
  • Song 2 (Blur)
  • Mustang Sally (The Commitments)
  • Rocks (Primal Scream)
  • There’s No Other Way (Blur)
  • Under The Bridge (Chilli’s)
  • Wonderwall (Oasis)
  • 80s
  • 500 Miles (The Proclaimers)
  • Another One Bites The Dust (Queen)
  • Baggy Trousers (Madness)
  • Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
  • Could You Be Loved (Bob Marley)
  • Going Underground (The Jam)
  • Just Like Heaven (The Cure)
  • Rio (Duran Duran)
  • Should I Stay (The Clash)
  • Somewhere In My Heart (Aztec Camera)
  • Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns N Roses)
  • Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
  • Take On Me (A Ha)
  • The One I Love (REM)
  • White Wedding (Billy Idol)
  • 70s
  • All Right Now (Free)
  • Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones)
  • Dreadlock Holiday (10cc )
  • Easy (Commodores)
  • Ever Fallen In Love (The Buzzcocks)
  • Lola (The Kinks)
  • Message In A Bottle (The Police)
  • One Way Or Another (Blondie)
  • Rebel Rebel (David Bowie)
  • Stuck In The Middle (Steelers Wheelers)
  • Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
  • Teenage Kicks (The Undertones)
  • Video Killed The Radio Star (Buggles)
  • Walking On The Moon (The Police)
  • 60s
  • All Day & All The Night (Kinks)
  • Born To Be Wild (Steppin’ Wolf)
  • Break On Through (The Doors)
  • Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
  • Day Tripper (The Beatles)
  • Devil In Disguise (Elvis)
  • Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding)
  • Hippy Hippy Shake (The Beatles)
  • I’m A Believer (Monkees)
  • Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
  • Pinball Wizard (The Who)
  • Purple Haze (Hendrix)
  • Something (The Beatles)
  • Stand By Me (Ben E King)
  • Sunny Afternoon (The Kinks)
  • Surfin’ USA (The Beach Boys)
  • Suspicious Minds (Elvis)
  • Ticket To Ride (The Beatles)
  • You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
  • Christmas
  • Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  • Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Various
  • Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues
  • Rocking Around The Christmas Tree - Various
  • I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard

Bookings

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