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The Echoes’ (previously Strange Fruit) finely-tuned set list features party anthems that everyone knows and loves, from the birth of rock’n’roll in the 1950s through to the biggest covers of the 2010s, with exciting musical pit stops in every decade in between!

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

The band are one of the leading wedding bands in Newcastle and the North East and their competitive starting price means they’re still affordable at venues as far away as The Midlands and Scotland.

In the last year alone they’ve played at some of the top wedding venues in the North of England, including: Eshott Hall, Belton Woods Hotel, Bamburgh Pavilion, Emirates Old Trafford, The Grange, Northside Farm, Healey Barn, The Discovery Museum, Doxford Barns, Arley Hall and Gardens, Capheaton, Whinstone House, Middleton Hall and Chester le Street Golf Club.

The Echoes were absolutely brilliant and one of the stand out highlights of our wedding celebration! Daniel, Wedding at Bamburgh Pavilion, Bamburgh

Aside from weddings, the band recently performed at an event for Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club, Christmas parties for Atom Bank, Mayborn and NDNA, and hotels and HM Forces events across the UK. They have also appeared at two Bestival festivals with The Klaxons, Elbow and Doves.

The Echoes run an originals side-project and as such have opened for some of the top signed acts in the UK, including Nizlopi, Turin Brakes, Fionn Regan and Wheatus and also opened for Sandi Thom's UK tour just last year. They were voted best unsigned band on the radio station XFM and also won Best North East Band in The BT Battle of the Bands.

The Echoes can also offer their own laptop DJ service – a handy way to avoid organising and accommodating a separate DJ. This service comes with a large song database as well as use of their mic for speeches and can cover before, between and after the band’s live sets.

Performance info

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

Booking options

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

All Of Me – John Legend
Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Dakota – Stereophonics
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Everything – Michael Buble
Fall At Your Feet – Crowded House
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
I'm Yours – Jason Mraz
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Learn To Fly – The Foo Fighters
Let Her Go – Passenger
She's Electric - Oasis
Rolling In The Deep – Adel
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Shearan
Valerie – The Zutons
When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
Yellow – Coldplay

Classic

All Right Now – Free
Barbara Ann – The Beach Boys
Be My Baby – The Ronettes
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
California Dreaming – The Mamas and The Papas
California Girls – The Beach Boys
Don't Dream It's Over – Crowded House
Every Day – Buddy Holly
Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Help – The Beatles
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
I Only Wanna Be With You – Dusty Springfield
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
I'm A Believer – The Monkees
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
Jumpin' Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Love Really Hurts – Billy Ocean
My Girl – The Temptations
Oh Boy! – Buddy Holly
Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Rocking All Over The World – Status Quo
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours – Stevie Wonder
Sit Down – James
Stuck in the Middle with You – Stealer's Wheel
Substitute – The Who
Summer In The City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
Summer Of '69 – Bryan Adams
Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
Sweet Caroline – Niel Diamond
That's Alright – Elvis Presley
20th Century Boy – T-Rex
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

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.

“Played a variety of songs which everyone loved!”

Rebecca, Wedding, Kirkley Hall in Ponleand, May 2019

“All dealings with the agency were straightforward both on the phone and with e-mails. The lads in "The Echoes" were very pleasant, easy to work with and obliging in learning a new tune for the bridal couple's first dance. From their first song they brought a great atmosphere to the evening and people dancing to every tune right to their final encore.”

Brian, Wedding, As You Like It in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, November 2018

“From the moment they started playing I was seriously impressed. They were so lovely to speak to and we received loads of great comments about them from guests. They were so helpful and friendly in the run up to our big day and put up with my emails which was really very much appreciated. I danced way more than I thought I would and I really enjoyed listening to them all night. Thank you!”

Rachel, Wedding, Cumbria, September 2018

“The Echoes were fantastic! Very flexible with our requirements and everyone who was there said that they were fantastic! Couldn’t stop people from dancing if we’d wanted to :)”

Emma, Wakefield Hockey Club’s Summer Splash Tournament, June 2018

“The Echoes were absolutely brilliant and one of the stand out highlights of our wedding celebration. They brought so much fun to the evening and had everyone up and dancing. Great set list and performance, would highly recommend them to anyone in need of an awesome act to get people on the dance floor enjoying themselves.”

Daniel, Wedding at Bamburgh Pavilion, Bamburgh, June 2018

“I first saw The Echoes at my friend's wedding and they were my first choice when I got married a year later. They were smart, polite and professional throughout, and set up quickly with a minimum of fuss. With the live music, and the music between sets they had something for everyone. All our friends and relatives commented on the great night they had had. We would strongly recommend this band!”

John, Wedding, Darlington, May 2018

“The band were excellent. Played a great set that had everyone dancing all night. They learned our first dance song and we're just generally really nice guys”

Paul, Wedding at Middleton Hall, Northumberland, April 2018

“I booked Strange Fruit for our work Christmas party and was worried how some of our more reserved staff would react to live music. By the end of the night the dance floor was packed and people were coming over to me telling me how great these guys are! Two people even wanted their details so they could book them for their own wedding and birthday parties!!! A really friendly, professional and talented bunch of lads obviously having a lot fun doing what they do. Book them! Thanks for making the night go so well lads.”

Kathy, Company Xmas Party, Leeds, December 2017

“Superb band, catered for all tastes, everyone up dancing and they were great guys! They tailored the set lists to suit our guests, had impeccable behaviour and were very friendly to deal with!”

Sally, New Years Eve Party at Brockley Hall Hotel in North Yorkshire, December 2017

“Really easy to book, Strange Fruit were brilliant! Really tight 3-piece who obviously get great pleasure from playing to an audience. They were really in the zone and got all the audience on their feet. So pleased we booked you - thanks a million!”

Jamie, 50th Wedding Anniversary at Askrigg Temperance Village Hall in Leyburn, September 2017

“Great band, great lads. Played our wedding yesterday and everyone was asking about them. One quote was 'they're the best band I've ever heard' so I'm guessing he doesn't gig much, but in all seriousness, we loved it and you put up with the constant '1 more song' craic from one of our guests. Thanks so much.”

Anth & Emily, Wedding, Yorkshire, September 2017

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our wedding evening a big success, you guys were fantastic! We especially appreciated that you learnt our song at such short notice when the info had not been passed on to you. That was so good of you... and made it really special! Lots of our guests loved you and one has taken your details to book you for her wedding next year. Thanks again!”

Lisa & Paul, Wedding, York, August 2017

“The guys were extremely accommodating before and during the event. They got all the guests dancing and played a good mix of music. Our guests didn't want to leave at the end of the night!”

Abigail, NDNA Awards Dinner at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, June 2017

“The band were great. Really good quality, learnt a brilliant unique version of our first dance and were overall great entertainment!”

Adam, Wedding at Eschott Hall, Northumberland, May 2017

“Very satisfied with the act. Great vocals, guitar and all the guests were up dancing!”

Jason, Wedding, Newcastle, February 2017

“A massive thank you to you and your fabulous band. Night was great, music awesome. You're just BRILLIANT. Thanks Lads!!!!!!!”

Lorraine, Corporate Event, Gateshead, December 2016

“The band were absolutely amazing from start to finish! So much great feedback from all our guests! They made our evening reception a memorable one and the dance floor was barely empty! Incredible performance all the way through - highly recommend to everyone!”

Mr & Mrs Bright, Wedding, Cheshire, August 2016

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for making our wedding evening reception such a fantastic memorable one! You guys were amazing from start to finish! So much fab feedback from our guests on how ace the band was!!!!!! Thank you again for your amazing performance and professionalism! Would recommend you guys to everyone!”

Cherrelle, Wedding, Northwich, August 2016

“We can't praise this band enough. They were amazing!!! They set up whilst guests were enjoying drinks but we could hardly tell as they did it with zero fuss. The sets themselves were professionally done. At one point my mum thought it was a CD playing and not the band playing - that's how talented these guys are. Between sets and after the party had ended, I had a good chat with them all. They were so friendly that it was more like having your friends playing at your wedding than strangers.”

Sophie, Wedding, Alnwick, July 2016

“Dear Beverley, I just want to say a big thank you to you, the band and Function Central in general. The band were brilliant! You have also been very swift and professional with my inquiries, which I am very grateful for. Thank you!”

Liz, Wedding, February 2016

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