The Black Jacks


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The Black Jacks’ are experts at filling dancefloors and catering to cross-generational events, which is a major concern of many of our wedding clients. Standard sets consists of classic and modern pop by artists as diverse as The Beatles and Stevie Wonder, with songs recreated in stunning detail.

Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ set performed by the band worth £150.

The band are also able to tailor their sets to your requirements – if rock is your thing, they offer a specialised “head-banger” set by artists such as Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, as well as a specialised indie set featuring bands like The Killers and Oasis. Take your pick!

Every age was on the dance floor at some point starting with the 60-70 year old group bopping to the Beatles to the night ending with our friends dancing to the 90s and recent hits! Catherine, Wedding at The Fisherman's Retreat in Ramsbottom

The band are industry veterans and recently played their thousandth gig together. Their singer who has drawn capacity crowds at famous venues around Europe; a creative guitarist, whose compositions you will recognise from adverts; a bass player who has just founded a school of excellence for his many students; and a drummer who is devoted to his teaching job at a national music school, but still enjoys a wide variety of live and studio session work.

The Black Jacks are long-time student favourites, having performed at end of year balls at universities up and down the country. They’re also one of our most frequently requested Lancashire wedding bands and we can’t recommend them enough!

Performance info

Line-up Male lead vocals; guitar; bass; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Song requests
Add £40
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability. Four weeks' notice required
Acoustic background music
Add £225 for 2 x 30 minute sets
Live lounge style sets by the band's acoustic quartet, ideal for drinks receptions or meals
DJ service
Add £150
Upbeat, mainstream pop music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements

Modern Pop

24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
Blurred Lines – Robert Thicke
Clocks – Coldplay
Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
Fireball – Pitbull
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
I Can’t Feel My Face – The Weekend
I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Love Me Again – John Newman
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
One Day Like This – Elbow
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
Pencil Full Of Lead – Paulo Nutini
Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
Sax – Fleur East
Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Sing – Ed Sheeran
Summer – Calvin Harris
The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up – Avicii

Modern Rock

Aeroplane – Red Hot Chili Peppers
By The Way – RHCP
Changing Man – Paul Weller
Dani California – RHCP
Give It Away – RHCP
Gold On The Ceiling – The Black Keys
Hump De Bump – RHCP
Hysteria – Muse
Killing In The Name – RATM
No One Knows– Queens Of The Stone Age
Times Like These – Foo Fighters
Under The Bridge – RHCP


All These Things That I've Done – The Killers
Be My Girl – Jet
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Club Foot – Kasabian
Dakota – Stereophonics
Dance Floor – Arctic Monkeys
Golden Touch – Razorlight
How You Like Me Now – The Heavy
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
Last Nite – The Strokes
Love Machine – Arctic Monkeys
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
When The Sun Goes Down – Arctic Monkeys

Classic Rock

20th Century Boy – T Rex
All Right Now – Free
Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
Back In Black – ACDC
Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Every Little Thing She Does – The Police
Hard To Handle – Black Crowe’s
My Generation – The Who
Roadhouse Blues – The Door
Rock The Casbah – The Clash
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Sweet Child O Mine – Guns N Roses
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sympathy Devil – The Rolling Stones
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
The Boys Are Back In Town– Thin Lizzy
Where The Streets Have No Name – U2

90s Classics

Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
Cigarettes And Alcohol – Oasis
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Getting Jiggy With It – Will Smith
Hey Dude – Kula Shaker
Hush – Kula Shaker
I Am The Resurrection – The Stone Roses
Jump Around – House Of Pain
Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
Lucky Man – The Verve
Park Life – Blur
Place Your Hands – Reef
Re–Light My Fire – Take That
River Boat Song – Ocean Colour
Rocks – Primal Scream
She’s Electric – Oasis
Sit Down – James
Step On – Happy Mondays
The Only One I Know – The Charlatans
Unbelievable – EMF
Wonderwall – Oasis
You Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

80s Classics

500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Baggy Trousers – Madness
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Boom Boom Shake The Room – Will Smith
Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley
Dignity – Deacon Blue
Don’t You Forget About – Simple Minds
Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc
Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys
Going Underground – The Jam
Gold – Spandau Ballet
I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley
Kiss – Prince
Let's Dance – David Bowie
Power Of Love – Huey Lewis
Radio Ga Ga – Queen
Rio – Duran Duran
Rock The Casbah – The Clash
Sledge Hammer – Peter Gabriel
Town Called Malice– The Jam
Walk This Way – Aerosmith
White Lines – Grandmaster Flash
Word Up – Cameo
You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon

70s Funk/Soul/Disco

A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley
Celebration – Kool And The Gang
Disco Inferno – The Tramps
Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Get Down On It – Kool And The Gang
Get Down Tonight – KC And The Sunshine Band
Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
I Will Survive – Slinkified
Jungle Boogie – Kool And The Gang
Long Train –Doobie Brothers
Nutbush City Limits – Tina Turner
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Sex Machine – James Brown
Stayin Alive – The Bee Gees
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees

50s/60s Rock 'n' Roll

All Day And All Of The Night – The Kinks
Bad Moon Rising – CCR
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
Come Together – The Beatles
Day Tripper – The Beatles
Hard Day's Night – Beatles
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Jail House Rock – Elvis Presley
Johnny B Good – Chuck Berry
Jump’ In Jack Flash – The Stones
Money – The Beatles
Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
Shake Your Tail Feather – Ray Charles
Twist N Shout – The Beatles
You Really Got Me – The Kinks

Motown, Soul & Swing

Everybody Needs Somebody – Blues Brothers
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Higher & Higher – Jackie Brown
I Feel Good – James Brown
Midnight Hour – Blues Brothers
Moon Dance – Van Morrison
Mustang Sally – Wilson Picket
Ooh I Wanna Be Like You – Jungle Book
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Soul Man – Blues Brothers

First Dance Options

Better Together – Jack Johnson
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Everlong – The Foo Fighters
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
One Day Like This – Elbow
Something – George Harrison
Wonderwall – Oasis
You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Fantastic there are no other words but fantastic”

Emma, Wedding, Walnut Grove in Nottingham, August 2019

“We chose The Black Jacks as our wedding band who also provided a DJ service. This suited both of our tastes in music and they even played, Children Of The Night for all the Geordie guests! (featured in Brides Up North)”

Clare & George, Wedding, King Street Townhouse in Manchester, December 2018

“The band were fantastic - they got everyone up and dancing and even played our first dance song even though it wasn't on the set list which we really appreciated.”

Lauren & Adam, Wedding AOM Rugby Club, August 2018

“Our band was perfect, they accepted more requests than originally advised. They arrived and set up quietly and professionally not intruding or putting us under pressure to hurry. The music was perfect, they got the crowd going, played everything we asked for, we couldn’t have asked for anything more! They made our wedding what it was! Brilliant!!!”

Victoria, Wedding, The Oak Tree Of Peover in Cheshire, July 2018

“The band turned up on time and set up quickly, the band took requests on the day even though they don't usually allow it. The covers were amazing and they really catered to their crowd which had everyone on their feet and really helped make the event a success.”

Jason, Sodexo Summer Luau, Revolution in Manchester, July 2018

“I really enjoyed my 21st on 2nd July and the band were brilliant. Everyone commented on how good they were and how they got the party going, I was impressed at their professionalism and how they gauged the mood of the event and responded accordingly. Several people asked me how I found them and I have passed the website details on so I'm sure there will be some repeat business.”

Laura, Birthday Party in Manchester, July 2018

“The Black Jacks are a totally brilliant band, they were absolutely fantastic and could not do enough for us. They rocked our night with all the tunes we requested and every piece of music sounded great! They were nothing but helpful all the way and at no time was the dance floor empty! I would totally recommend these guys for your wedding or event as they are fantastic! Thank you.”

Sean, Wedding in Cheshire, June 2018

“Having booked through the website and not seen our act we were a bit apprehensive about what to expect. There was great communication between both the act, the agency and us. The band turned up on time, dressed as requested and played the songs we requested. They engaged well with our guests and sounded fantastic! We were very pleased with the band as were all our guests!”

Carly, Wedding at Grange Over Sands, March 2018

“From the first communication with the band, they were professional, enthusiastic and happy to accommodate any of our requests. We liaised prior to the event easily. On the night the lads arrived early to set up. They were very friendly and polite. The music was fabulous, just what we wanted. All the guests commented on how good they were and being able to entice the majority to dance. Their repertoire was varied and suited all tastes. I would have no hesitation in recommending them and also booking them again.”

Jackie, Christmas Ball at The Craxton Wood Hotel in Chester, November 2017

“The Black Jacks were FANTASTIC!!! The live music selection was brilliant, the DJ selection was great, they got everyone up on the dance floor and were complete professionals. We had a few hiccups with our timings throughout the day but the band were organised, worked with us and everything went brilliantly. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Book this band!!!”

Carys, Wedding at Park House Barn in Cumbria, August 2017

“Booking the Black Jacks was one of the easiest parts of our wedding. The band were professional, helpful and friendly before the wedding. On the night the most favourable guest comments were from musicians and music fans who rated the band's talents. Every age was on the dance floor at some point starting with the 60-70 year old group bopping to the Beatles to the night ending with our friends dancing to the 90s and recent hits. We were impressed and need an excuse to book them again!”

Adrian & Catherine, Wedding at the Fisherman's Retreat in Ramsbottom Bury, May 2017

“You guys are awesome! Had such a good night! All danced out now!”

Sarah, Private Party in Lancashire, January 2017

“A very big thank you for Saturday night. The band was absolutely brilliant! We couldn't have asked for anything better.”

Adele, Private Party in Cheshire, December 2016

“Such a good night! Thank you so much!”

Rachel, Wedding in Manchester, August 2016

“Thanks for a great night at my brother's wedding yesterday, you guys were fantastic.”

Tom, Wedding in Yorkshire, July 2016

“We booked The Black Jacks who were just amazing!! Everyone commented on how good they were! They Played a variety of music that we were able to pick from their repertoire list and got everyone up dancing. Would 100% recommend!!”

Kelsey, Wedding in Lancashire, June 2016

“We were delighted with the band. They were extremely pleasant to deal with and chose an excellent set which managed to provide something for everyone. We would highly recommend them.”

Alan, Wedding in Cheshire, November 2015

“Very satisfied, good tight band, great variety of songs that got every generation up dancing.”

Aidy, Wedding in Yorkshire, September 2014

“Would like to thank The Black Jacks for their extremely professional attitude and great set list, the guys were polite, friendly and put a great set list together. We booked blind but we need not have worried they did sound as good as the demo's if not better! Thank you guys!!”

Lines, Private Party in Lancashire, July 2014

“Extremely satisfied! The Black Jacks were brilliant!”

Llinos, Wedding in Wales, June 2014

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