The Wild Nights

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Top flight 4-piece wedding/party band from Gloucestershire playing danceable anthems from the The Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and many more. Acoustic duo and DJ option available.

Special offer! £150 off all quotes for Sunday & weekday events (excl. Friday) and all events in January, February & March.

The Wild Nights specialise in danceable rock & pop and play a stomping set that includes floor fillers by artists such as The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Their compelling live sound has got corporate functions, weddings and parties moving since 2006, creating an exciting atmosphere that will get even the shyest guests to let their hair down!

The band are all talented songwriters as well as performers: you’ve probably heard guitarist and singer Ben before without realising it, as he composes and performs music for adverts when he isn’t playing in the band; guitarist Johnny performed one of John Peel’s favourite songs, and has recently collaborated with Elvis Costello and Christy Moore. Bass player Chris has been performing with artists such as Noel McCoy, Vannessa Simon and Sam Lewis of KT Tunstall since his teens, and drummer Alan owns a professional rehearsal and recording studio that has produced work by singer-songwriter Tom Baxter and programmer Alexis Smith (Moulin Rouge and David Gray).

The band also offer their own pro laptop DJ service for a reduced fee, featuring mixed songs, a huge catalogue of music and laser lighting. This saves on the cost, hassle and venue space required when hiring a separate DJ. Ben and Jon are also available as an acoustic covers duo.

The Somethin’ Happenings are a male-fronted four-piece from [where?] who specialise in danceable rock and play a stomping set that includes floor fillers by artists such as The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Their compelling live sound has got corporate functions, weddings and parties moving since 2006, creating an exciting atmosphere that will get even the shyest guests to let their hair down! [add something about where the band have played/corporate clients?]
The band are all talented composers as well as performers: you’ve probably heard guitarist and singer Ben [left the names in because they’re not too unique...] before, as he composes and performs music for adverts when he isn’t playing in the band; guitarist Johnny wrote one of John Peel’s favourite songs, and has recently collaborated with Elvis Costello and Christy Moore.  Bass player Chris has been performing with artists such as Noel McCoy, Vannessa Simon [Willis? sub-editor’s note: I don’t know if this name is right, though I did try googling...], Mara Carlyle, Max de Wardener, and Elmore Judd and Sam Lewis of KT Tunstall since his teens, and drummer Alan owns a professional rehearsal and recording studio that has produced work by singer-songwriter Tom Baxter and programmer Alexis Smith (Moulin Rouge and David Gr

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

£135

What people say Help

  • I just wanted to say a huge thank you for creating the most wonderful atmosphere at our wedding. The acoustic music was simply beautiful and moved me, James and a number of our wedding guests to tears! The sets in the early afternoon were wonderfully relaxed and the evening sets totally rocked!! All of our guests were raving about how good the band was, you really did read the audience perfectly. Thank you for helping to make our day so perfect.

    Kristen, Wedding, Devon, September 2016
  • The band were technically excellent and everyone loved them from the oldies to the younger guests. The dance floor was never empty when they were playing. They were easy to talk to and were a friendly group of guys. Wouldn't hesitate recommending them to anyone!

    Paul, Wedding, Devon, September 2016
  • We couldn't be more happy with the band, they were amazing!!! From first contact they were easy to talk to, extremely cooperative and just great guys!! Everyone has commented on how good the band were. I've lost count of the amount of people who want to know where they are from and how to book them. The photographers loved them so much they want to put a hyperlink for the band on their website!

    Fred, Wedding, Somerset, June 2015
  • The band were nothing less than exceptional. From the weeks before when I was contacted by guitarist Johnny, I felt like they were genuinely interested in what I wanted from the day. We kept them waiting till very late with regards to our first dance, but even two days before the wedding they were happy to accommodate. They arrived on time and in good form which any bride or groom will tell you is a massive reassurance. The space they were given to perform in was probably a little smaller than would have been optimum, but you would never have known.
    Our wedding breakfast overran slightly but even this didn't put them off.
    The first dance was excellent and considering its a song that they usually perform as a duo, the whole band excelled. They even performed a second choice for us straight after which was a huge hit with everyone, filling the dance floor for the first, and definitely not only time of the night.
    I have had nothing but compliments from every single one of our guests for the choice of music, which helped make me feel like I had more to do with it than I really did.
    There was even a point in the night when the dance floor were on their knees bowing down to the bands excellence.
    Considering we had a guest list comprising of British and Danish family & friends this was no mean feat.

    Stuart & Karina , Wedding, Somerset, May 2015
  • They were AMAZING!! Such a nice group, lovely to speak with beforehand. Loads of our guests came up to us at the wedding to ask how we found them and to say how great they were, and we are still getting compliments a few days on!

    Louise, Wedding, Brecon, August 2014
  • The Wild Nights were brilliant. I must admit it feels fairly nerve-wracking giving a cheque over to someone you've only heard recordings of before, but from the first chord of the first song all doubts were blown away. Many guests commented later how good the band were, and from start to finish they had the whole room jumping. The set list was a perfect mix of classics and newer stuff, and the band were more than good enough to carry off the big songs (Paint it Black was a highlight). Worth every penny, highly recommended. Thanks, The Wild Nights!

    Harvey, Wedding, Bristol, July 2014
  • We were very happy with The Wild Nights!

    Kylie, Wedding, Bristol, May 2013
  • We were both delighted with the Wild Nights, many of our friends and family commented on how much they enjoyed the band. I spoke to a band member beforehand and explained how I wanted a relaxed feel to our wedding and could give him only a little information about time schedules ect. On the day the band were brilliant they knew exactly when and what to play to really get the party going, they gave us a fantastic end to the day.

    Mr & Mrs Wood, Wedding, London, August 2012
  • Very satisfied. Band contacted us prior to event like they said and ran through the plans. Arrived and setup and were flexible with any timing requests. Quality and sound were excellent and I would thoroughly recommend the act to anyone. Guests and staff all commented on how impressed they were with the band.

    Graham, Wedding, Leicestershire, Feb 2013
  • A week has now passed and we are beginning to feel that normal service is being resumed. Last week, you visited ‘sleepy Barford’ to help us celebrate Tom and Anna’s wedding day. For us, this was our third wedding celebration, two daughters and finally our son Tom. For each wedding we followed the same format – walk to church and back to a marquee in the pub garden. We do only live over the road from the pub!

    The big difference was that this was the first time we had booked a band and what a band you turned out to be. We had suggested months earlier that this be a good idea and Tom & Anna duly searched the internet to find someone suitable. He eventually played us your demo CD and we all had high hopes. Well, our high hopes were surpassed. From the very first cheerful meeting on arrival we felt reassured that thinks would go well and they certainly did.

    We all loved the choice for the first dance and gave the evening a great start. As the dancing went on it got better and better – well apart from John’s ‘I’m a believer!’ Your sound, excellent choice of music and cheerful presentation went a long way towards making a very memorable day for us all. Thank you very much and we wish you much success in the future.

    Jeff and Carolyn, Wedding, Oxon, June 2011
  • Wild Nights were booked for our children’s joint 21st and 18th but with a splattering of “adults” also in attendance. The band really made the party with loads of people saying what a great atmosphere they had created. They were very flexible to the nature of the party [informal and fun!] but also had a good play list that had everyone dancing. I would highly recommend them. I was also grateful for the efficient service and back up provided by Function Central.

    Toby, 18th & 21st Birthday Party, Bath, June 2011
  • Excellent band. Great musicians. Lead singer has got a really soulful voice. Really nice guys and they don't look cheesy!

    Roy, Club Manager, London, June 2010
  • I just wanted to say a massive thank you for performing at our wedding. Your band are absolutely fabulous and everyone has commented to us how good you were. We were made up with your performance and you made our evening memorable. I will definitely be recommending you to anyone who is wanting a band for parties and weddings etc in the future. Many thanks once again

    Victoria, Wedding, London, December 2009
  • The Wild Nights were absolutely brilliant. The music was perfect and people were up and dancing all night. They were very friendly, approachable and above all accommodating of our requests. We had an absolutely fabulous time with them and were so pleased that they were part of our wedding. I would recommend them to anyone and would certainly use them again for other parties. Well done guys, you were excellent.

    Dan and Jen, Wedding, London, September 2009
  • We were very pleased with The Wild Nights, and would definitely recommend them. Thanks again for your help.

    Alan, Party, London, September 2008
  • Hope you are well, just wanted to drop a line of thanks both Acoustic Jass and The Wild Nights performed at last week.

    Acoustic Jass were a great fit to the ‘garden party’ feel of the drinks reception. Their performance was really good, met the expectations of guests and the client was very pleased.

    The ‘Chill Out’ area was where The Wild Nights performed post dinner.
    The client was very pleased with their performance.

    Many thanks again to all for their great efforts!

    Clare, Corporate Event, London, July 2008

Repertoire Help

  • Classic
  • Proud Mary – Credance Clearwater Revival (Ccr)
  • Bad Moon Rising – Ccr
  • Down On The Corner – Ccr
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Ccr
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  • Lola – The Kinks
  • Sunny Afternoon- The Kinks
  • Stand By Me – Ben E King
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Baby Please Don’t Go – Van Morrison
  • Wild Night – Van Morrison
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • And It Stoned Me – Van Morrison
  • Into The Mystic – Van Morrison
  • I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
  • Twist And Shout – The Beatles
  • Help – The Beatles
  • Ticket To Ride – The Beatles
  • I’ve Just Seen A Face – The Beatles
  • Hide Your Love Away – The Beatles
  • Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
  • Dat Tripper – The Beatles
  • Eight Days A Week – The Beatles
  • One After 909 – The Beatles
  • Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
  • Hard Days Night – The Beatles
  • The Mighty Quinn – Bob Dylan
  • Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
  • Knockin’ On Heavens Door – Bob Dylan
  • All Along The Watchtower – Bob Dylan
  • The Last Time – The Rolling Stones
  • Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
  • Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
  • Route 66 – The Rolling Stones
  • Tumberling Dice – The Rolling Stones
  • Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones –
  • Angie – The Rolling Stones
  • Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
  • Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
  • Sweet Virginia – The Rolling Stones
  • High Heel Sneakers – The Rolling Stones
  • Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
  • The Weight – The Band
  • Need Your Love So Bad – Fleetwood Mac
  • Shake Your Money Maker – Fleetwood Mac
  • I’m A Believer – The Monkees
  • These Arms Of Mine – Otis Reading
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Picket
  • Summertime Blues – Eddy Cochran
  • Cut Across Shorty – Eddy Cochran
  • Ring Of Fire – Johhny Cash
  • Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
  • Big River – Johnny Cash
  • I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
  • The Man Comes Round – Johnny Cash
  • Shake, Rattle And Roll – Bill Haley
  • Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis
  • Little Sister – Elvis
  • His Latest Flame – Elvis
  • Jailhouse Rock – Elvis
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Elvis
  • Suspicious Minds – Elvis
  • Mystery Train – Elvis
  • Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
  • You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
  • San Francisco Bay Blues – Jesse Fuller
  • Pay Me My Money Down – Bruce Springsteen
  • Fire – Bruce Springsteen
  • Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
  • Hungry Heart – Bruce Springsteen
  • Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly
  • That’ll Be The Day – Buddy Holly
  • Shame Shame Shame – Jimmy Reed
  • Perfect Day – Lou Reed
  • Cocaine – Jj Cale
  • Cecelia – Simon And Garfunkel
  • The Boxer – Simon And Garfunkel
  • This Is Your Song – Elton John
  • Mary-Janes Last Dance – Tom Petty
  • American Girl – Tom Petty
  • Running Down A Dream – Tom Petty
  • Got My Mind Set On You – Travelling Wilbury’s
  • Red House – Jimi Hendrix
  • The Wind Cries Mary – Jimi Hendrix
  • Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
  • One – U2
  • Purple Rain – Prince
  • Never Take The Place Of Your Man – Prince
  • Substitute – The Who
  • Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
  • Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
  • On The Road Again – Willie Nelson
  • Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  • Jeepster – Marc Bolan
  • I Fought The Law – The Clash
  • Modern
  • Last Nite – The Strokes
  • Someday – The Strokes
  • Fell In Love With A Girl – The White Stripes
  • 7 Nation Army – The White Stripes
  • Hotel Yorba – The White Stripes
  • Song 2 – Blur
  • Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
  • I Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor – Artic Monkees
  • Molly’s Chambers – Kings Of Leon
  • Red Morning Light – Kings Of Leon
  • Babylon – David Grey
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
  • She’s Electric - Oasis
  • I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
  • That’s Entertaimnent – The Jam
  • Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
  • Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
  • Valerie – The Zutons
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndy Lauper
  • Sit Down – James
  • Tender – Blur
  • Mr Brightside – The Killers
  • Dakota – The Stereophonics
  • To Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Bookings

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