The Heartbeats


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One of our most in-demand rock & pop duos, The Heartbeats have sung, strummed and drummed their way through more than 150 weddings, corporate parties and charity events for Function Central over the last three years – they never fail to raise the roof.

Their repertoire is stacked with upbeat hits that everyone loves by artists such as Kings Of Leon, Stevie Wonder and Ed Sheeran. Their unique instrumentation (cajon drum, vocals and guitar) is a perfect set-up for clients who need enough of a beat to get people dancing yet may not have the space or budget for a large band.

Stunning vocals and guitar wizardry, their take on some of the most popular songs ever written are pure class. Lee, Promotor, Oxford

When they're not performing at private events, The Heartbeats write and perform with top producers and labels representing household names such as Taio Cruz and Girls Aloud.

The duo offer add-ons such as a female vocalist for extra harmonies, or drums and bass (replacing their cajon) to create a bigger sound at larger-scale parties.

The Heartbeats are professional, well-presented and are more than happy to tailor performance details and dress code to your requirements. Be sure to let them know if you have any song requests, they want their performance to be perfect for your event!

Performance info

Line-up Male lead vocals/acoustic guitar; cajon/percussion/vocals
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

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Remove percussion/cajon
Deduct approx £215
Soloist available for smaller venues and intimate events
Add drums
Add £POA
Recommend for dancing
Add guitar or keyboards
Add £POA
For a bigger sound
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
Extra performances
Add £65 per half hour
Extend the band's sets by up to one hour

1901 - Phoenix
A-Team - Ed Sheeran
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Aint Nobody - Chaka Kahn
Another Day - Jamie Lidell
Better together - Jack Johnson
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Black and Gold - Sam Sparrow
Breakeven - The Script
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Cannonball - Damien Rice
Closer - Neyo
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Dreaming of you - The Coral
Easy - The Commodores
Elusive - Scott Matthews
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Fire and Rain - James Taylor
Flaws - Bastille
Girl Put Your Records On – Corrine Bailey Rae
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Gravity - John Mayer
Have I told you lately that I love you - Van Morrison
High and Dry - Radiohead
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Home Again – Carole King
I need a dollar - Aloe Blacc
I'm Getting Ready - Michael Kiwanuka
I’m Like A Bird – Nelly Furtardo
If I Aint Got You – Alicia Keys
Im Yours - Jason Mraz
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Keep Your Head Up - Ben Howard
Kids - MGMT
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Lego House - Ed Sheeran
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
LOVE - Joss Stone
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
Masterblaster (Jammin') - Stevie Wonder
Misstra Know It All - Stevie Wonder
Moondance - Van Morrison
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Multiply - Jamie Lidell
Naive - The Kooks
New Shoes - Paulo Nutini
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
Only Love - Ben Howard
Ordinary People - John Legend
Please Dont Stop The Music - Rihanna
Price Tag - Jessie J
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
Rewind – Paulo Nutini
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Romeo – Bassment Jaxx
Set the tigers free - The Villagers
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Stop This Train by John Mayer
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
The Bucket - Kings of Leon
The Fear - Ben Howard
The Great Escape - Patrick Watson
The Scientist - Coldplay
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Umbrella - Rihanna
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Valerie - The Zutons
We are the people - Empire of the Sun
When the night feels my song - Bedouin Soundclash
Wonderwall - Oasis
You to me are everything - The Real Thing
You've Got The Love - Florence and the Machine

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.

“We were so impressed by The Heartbeats! All of our guests raved about them and they were very friendly and professional. For two people they make quite an impact. They made our wedding extra special. I'd definitely recommend these guys!”

Liz, Wedding, June 2019

“The Heartbeats were excellent - very professional, great contact before the event and the perfect accompaniment to our Christmas meal.”

Katie, Christmas Party at Stanbrook Abbey in Worcester, December 2017

“The Heartbeats were a really fantastic act and made the evening reception at our wedding great fun! They were great at communicating beforehand and learnt a song that we requested. They had everyone up on the dance floor, and all of our guests have been saying to us how much they loved their style of playing and the songs that they chose!”

Louise, Wedding in Oxford, October 2016

“We could not have been happier with The Heartbeats, so over the moon with them. The duo were quite simply perfect for the evening of our special day. The guy is an incredibly talented singer, sang and performed our chosen 'first dance' song perfectly in his own style, and all this aside, the duo were simply genuinely nice guys to have join us for our day, and all the guests agreed! Faultless. Cannot recommend them enough, and will hope to book them in the future!”

Gary, Wedding in Kent, September 2016

“Couldn't have been more happy with the Heartbeats for our event! We had a festival style wedding and they fitted the theme perfectly. They contacted me a couple of weeks prior to the wedding to discuss songs and the finer details. On the night, their sets were brilliant. We had loads of comments from our guests saying how good they were! Would definitely recommend these guys to anyone!”

Tanya, Wedding at Manor Farm in Broadway, June 2017

“I would recommend The Heartbeats to anyone. Really good vocals, great range of songs on the set lists just perfect!”

Michelle, Wedding in Sussex, August 2015

“The guys in the band were all exceptionally kind and friendly, they were happy to fit in with what we wanted to do! They couldn't have been more helpful or professional. They are excellent musicians and we couldn't have been happier with them. Five stars and highly reccomended!”

Gemma, Wedding in Cheltenham, July 2015

“We were very pleased with The Heartbeats. They contacted us about a fortnight before the event to discuss our requirements. I suggested that we would like to have a singsong during the evening and he learned a few songs that I suggested. On the evening itself they arrived in plenty of time to set up. They judged the mood of each part of the evening perfectly and were able to respond to requests as people got into the dancing. The singsong worked really well with everyone joining in and the guys were great fun as they worked through the songs. They did much more than what was expected, playing for longer and later. They set the night on fire and were much commented upon by the guests. The relaxed, friendly and fun atmosphere they created made everyone fall in love with The Heartbeats.”

JP, Wedding Anniversary in Hampshire, June 2015

“The Heartbeats were an amazing band our wedding! They were very professional and all the guests loved their music! The perfect blend of chilled out classics and upbeat tunes perfect for dancing. They even got everyone on the dancefloor at the end for a hilarious dance off! The band also learnt a song for our first dance at our request and played along with me on the piano as I sang for my bride. They are great guys, very accommodating, and contributed to a magical day!”

Xin, Wedding in Oxfordshire, August 2014

“We absolutely loved working with Function Central. Originally we had booked an act, whose profile said he would be willing to learn a new song. When he decided he had too much on his plate, Function Central helped us find a new act, The Heartbeats, who we are convinced we were meant to have from the start. Not only was he willing to learn the song we wanted to walk down the aisle to (You & Me Together by Dave Matthews), he also had Is This Love by Bob Marley in his repertoire, which we ended up using as our exit-music and as a sing-a-long. He played both before the ceremony and after and everyone raved about his voice and talent! We'd definitely recommend both him and Function Central!”

Rosie, Wedding, July 2014

“Thanks to The Heartbeats for playing at our wedding. They were great, so professional, and all our guests loved them! Thank you so much for making our evening great.”

Gemma, Wedding in Hampshire, June 2014

“We were extremely happy with the act. They arrived early, set up quickly and their performance was enjoyed by all our guests. We would be very happy to recommend them to anyone else!!”

Steven, Private Party in Leicestershire, August 2013

“We loved The Heartbeats. They were very friendly, professional and calm. Everyone loved their music!!”

Fiona, Wedding in Sheen, August 2013

“The band were brilliant and I'm very happy to recommend them on all counts - very accomplished musically, great singing with a good play list and nice guys to boot. They made the party happen, which is what we wanted. They arrived with plenty of time before the evening bash, the weather was great so most of the guests stayed outside enjoying the sunshine, so the band were playing to young children for the first 40 mins or so, which they did really well. But when the adults came in the band really got the party going, lots of dancing - the venue room has a capacity of around 100 people and the band easily packed enough punch for a room that size. I'm sure they could comfortably hold bigger venues, equally smaller more intimate venues too. Our age group was mixed, teenagers to grandparents - but most of us in our 40s. Basically the Heartbeats are a great band (two piece).”

Ashley, Wedding in Sussex, July 2013

“The Heartbeats were very professional, very talented and an absolute pleasure to have at home. They were very friendly, the weather was a problem but they weren't thrown by it and couldn't have been more helpful. They made contact about 3 weeks before and was happy to go with the flow on the night and play what ever the audience wanted, many of my guests wanted to know where I had found them as they were so impressed by their music. I only hope we have another function soon as I would love to book them again. I can only wish them the very best for the future.”

Sheila, 50th Birthday Party in London, June 2013

“We were very satisfied with the performance on the night. The band created a great atmosphere and despite me having worries with the venue and their noise limiter they were able to create an excellent party vibe and keep people dancing. They interacted with the crowd brilliantly and all my guests were left praising the band and music, saying how great they were.”

Nicola, Wedding in Oxford, September 2012

“Not only were The Heartbeats prompt, amiable, and well attired, but their music was perfect for our Jubilee party. Both were excellent singers and the song selections were perfect. We have had many of our customers commenting very positively since. Great performers. Many thanks.”

John, Jubilee Party, June 2012

“I will be asking The Heartbeats to play at my acoustic music nights as often as possible. Stunning vocals and guitar wizardy, and beautiful backing vocals. Their take on some of the most popular songs ever written are pure class. Very entertaining and highly recommended!”

Lee, Promotor, Oxford, July 2011

“We booked The Heartbeats for an outdoor birthday party and it was such a lot of fun! They made all the arrangements and came back to us immediately when we had questions about setting up or requests. Then on the night they went down a storm! They are both clearly very talented and lots of our guests said how much they enjoyed the music. We were all a bit disappointed when it was over, so we'll definitely be getting them back!”

Alison, Corporate Event in London, June 2011

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