The Files

from£920

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The Files as one of UK’s best-loved function bands, with a song list featuring the best of uptempo, danceable rock music through the decades, from The Beatles, The Police and U2 to The Killers and Kings of Leon.

Special offer! Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ service provided by the band (worth £125)

The musicians in the band are some of the most experienced on the function circuit: their guitarist has touring, recording and producing credits ranging from Belinda Carlisle to Motörhead and has produced Russian pop bands, whilst their drummer regularly graces the most prestigious venues in the world with bands such as Blondie and Toto.

From our soft-rock first dance to the stadium anthems they belted out at the end of the set, their covers were indistinguishable from the real versions! Sam, Wedding, Winchester

The Files are a London-based band, regularly performing at venues such as Kings Place, The Landsdowne Club and The Bloomsbury Ballroom as well as wedding venues across the south of England: from Cooling Castle and Eastwell Manor in the South East to Brympton House and Wick Farm in the South West.

The band offer a laptop DJ service before, between and after their live sets. Highly recommended!

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)
Lighting Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Add second guitar
Add £240
For swaggering solos and a bigger sound
Acoustic background music
Add £250 for 1 x 60 minute set
Live lounge style sets by the band's acoustic duo, ideal for drinks receptions or meals
DJ service
Add £125
Upbeat, mainstream pop music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements

Full song list

Present Day

Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Hold Back The River – James Bay
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Wake Me Up – Avici

00s

American Idiot – Green Day
Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Cannonball – Damien Rice
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Hey Ya – Outcast
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
I Like The Way You Move – Body Rockers
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
Molly’s Chambers’ – Kings Of Leon
Mr Brightside – Killers
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
Trouble – Coldplay
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Vertigo – U2
Yellow – Coldplay

90s

Angels – Robbie Williams
Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
Babylon – David Gray
Champagne Supernova – Oasis
Don't Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Everlong – Foo Fighters
In Bloom – Nirvana
Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters
Losing My Religion – REM
One – U2
Place Your Hands – Reef
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Song 2 – Blur
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
With Or Without You – U2
Wonderwall – Oasis
You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller

80s

Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Cream – Prince
Desire – U2
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Faith – George Michael
Fight For Your Right – The Beastie Boys
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Free Falling – Tom Petty
I Want To Break Free – Queen
I Won't Back Down – Tom Petty
Kiss – Prince
Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Message In A Bottle – The Police
Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
New Sensation – INXS
Pride – U2
Rebel Yell – Billy Idol
Run To You – Bryan Adams
She Sell Sanctuary – The Cult
Should I Stay Or Go – The Clash
Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns & Roses
The Power of Love – Huey Lewis And The News
The Wall – Pink Floyd
Wanted Dead Or Alive – Bon Jovi
Weather With You – Crowded House
Where The Streets Have No Name – U2
With Or Without You – U2
Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty
You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi

70s

Alright Now – Free
Good Times – Chic
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley
Joker – Steve Miller Band
Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
Moondance – Van Morrison
Mustang Sally – Commitments
No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Rocket Man – Elton John
Sex Machine – James Brown
Stir It Up – Bob Marley
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take It Easy – The Eagles
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

60s

A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
Everybody – Blues Brothers
Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix
Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
Hey Jude – The Beatles
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
My Generation – The Who
Pin Ball Wizard – The Who
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
The Thrill Is Gone – Bb King
Twist And Shout – The Beatles
You Really Got Me – The Kinks

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.

10

“The band were excellent!! Everybody enjoyed them!”

10

“The guys from the band were superb, helpfully, friendly and a great act!”

10

“Really awesome band nice and easy to talk to. Set list was on point. Even played the acoustic set out in the gardens in the sun. PERFECT!!!”

10

“This was the first time I had arranged this kind of personal event, as opposed to a business event where I always had support staff that did the hard stuff. So it was great that Function Central were so communicative throughout. Then when, near to the date, contact was made with the group that also worked exceptionally well. The result being that leading up to the day, when you normally start getting nervous, I was totally confident that, barring some unforeseeable disaster, it would all go well. And it did. The guys were superb. One guest was a music teacher who specializes in the guitar and rated them not just good but with a tremendous versatility. From my perspective the lead singer has a great voice and some of his guitar work quite stunning - and the feedback from our guests was very positive. If the occasion arises I'd book them again in a flash.”

10

“The band were punctual and discreet when setting up and were also very polite. They played everything we had requested to a very high standard. Would recommend them to everyone!”

10

“The Files were excellent and played many songs to our taste following our suggestions. I would definitely recommend them and would gladly book them again for future events!”

10

“The Files were great and I would recommend them to all my friends and family. Great mix of music, just a shame we couldn't have them longer! Cheers guys.”

10

“The band were brilliant, they had all the guest up and dancing and really made the evening reception a great success. The songs they played were excellent and everyone commented on how good the band was. Would definitely recommend and use again!”

10

“We were so pleased with The Files, they had the whole room dancing it was like being at a concert! We would have no problem recommending them in fact several guests asked where we found them. We are hoping to go to see them perform again soon.”

10

“We were so pleased with the Files, they had everyone dancing the whole night and they caused no hassle at all, which is exactly what you want as a bride. They were really polite and professional and got all the songs we had requested for the DJ set. For us one of the priorities for our wedding was to have a really good party and to have everyone on the dance floor and that's exactly what we got with the Files. A lot of people were commenting on how good they were and we couldn't be more pleased.”

10

“Excellent! I must admit that as I was getting married it was a big day so many other things on my mind but I only have positive memories. First dance performed brilliantly as well as some other I asked for including a terrific cover of Hey Ya. Quite a few people mentioned how good the band were! Very professional and friendly and clearly great musicians.”

10

“A massive thank you to The Files, who played at our party on Saturday night. Absolutely fantastic, amazing feedback! Hope to have them back next year!”

10

“Very professional, very accommodating, they just arrived, set up and played awesome music - everyone said they were brilliant and really made the evening special. My advice to anyone who is thinking about booking them is to stop thinking and start booking!”

10

“Utterly fantastic 10/10. What a great group of really talented musicians. Couldn't single any one of the four out as the singer, both guitarists and drummer were great. I want to book them again one day! 100% recommended. Sounded better than the original tracks. So pleased!”

10

“We were very happy with the act. They contacted us before the day with all the details we needed and stayed in touch via e-mail to answer further queries. On the day, they arrived and set themselves up, leaving us to get on with our day. Their three sets were excellent and they played our playlist in between. Very professional, great playlist, top band.”

10

“They absolutely made our event very special and memorable for all the right reasons!”

10

“The band were excellent and we had lots of comments fom guests both on the night and after saying how good they were. The landlady also said how good they were and she often books bands for her pub.”

10

“The Files are definitely a band for those who appreciate good music played excellently. A very talented group of musicians and it shows on stage. They played two excellent sets to the great enjoyment of the audience and I heard nothing but praise for the quality and selection of the set. I would happily hire them again.”

10

“The Files were absolutely incredible. From our soft-rock first dance to the stadium anthems they belted out at the end of the set, their covers were indistinguishable from the real versions. Absolute credit to the boys - they had everyone dancing all night long, were consummate professionals, and played impeccably. Highly recommended.”

10

“The Files rounded off our perfect day. They were thoroughly professionally from set up to finish; they judged the songs very well and kept our guests on the dance floor all evening. The performance was excellent; the guys even learnt a Metallica song that we requested as our first dance. We received numerous comments from guests about the quality and professionalism of the band and would therefore have no hesitation in recommending them. Many thanks to all the band members for helping to make our wedding celebration so special. Having done much research on the internet we eventually came across The Files through Function Central's website. From the first enquiry to confirmation of the booking we were very pleased with the level of service and help that Function Central gave us in choosing the right band.”

10

“The Files were quite simply amazing. The dance floor was packed all night. We really appreciated how flexible the band were to timings when our original timetable went out of the window - they were very relaxed and happy to fit with what worked best for us, which was so appreciated on the day. I would definitely recommend the Files to anyone looking for a band to play at their wedding. Ali and Beverley at Function Central were brilliant. They were both incredibly helpful in suggesting a band that would be just right for the occasion and always provided a quick response to any questions about the booking process. There is also a far better selection of competitively priced acts on the Function Central website than any other site that we looked at. I wouldn't hesitate to book through Function Central again and have already recommended the site to several friends.”

10

“Just a quick note to say, thank you to you both for your help in booking the band and DJ for our wedding. They were totally professional and absolutely fabulous! The DJ played all our old favourites and The Files were outstanding! We were blown away by them really, many of our guests asked who the band were and where we found them. We would definitely book them again. Thanks again for making everything so easy!”

10

“OH MY GOD!!! The band were awesome!!! I'm sure Christine (the Bride) will be dropping Ali a quick e-mail to say thanks and everything, but thought I would let you know too, just in case you speak to him soon! Fab band loads of people were commenting on how good they were! Thanks for all your help with this!”

10

“The Files were excellent, they played incredible music and everyone had such a wonderful time. Everyone has been commenting on how good your performance was so thank you for making it a memorable night!”

10

“I just wanted to say a big thank you once again for being absolutely excellent on our wedding night. You filled the dancefloor all night which is just what we were hoping for, and you were so good I hardly left the dancefloor to greet our guests! You certainly made our evening what it was and so many of our guests commented on how fantastic you were. I am so glad we managed to find you and I have no doubt I will see you at one of my friends weddings in the very near future. Thanks once again, you were awesome.”

10

“The band were just amazing and they had such a great mix of music - everyone was up and dancing. So many guests have said how great you were, thank you for making our night!”

10

“The Files were amazing and we would not hesitate to book them again. You also provided us with excellent service and we will use your services again in the future.”

10

“The band were superb and everybody has said what a fabulous time they had at our wedding. The band made the evening so, so special and literally everyone was on the dance floor! A highly professional service from start to finish - thank you!”

10

“Please pass on my thanks to The Files for their performance at our wedding. So many of our friends and family have said how fantastic they were and my husband and I couldn't agree more. They were professional, friendly, talented and also extremely tolerant of one drunken friend trying to steal the mic, sorry about that!”

10

“Absolutely brilliant. We didn't want them to stop playing!”


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