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The Parma Violets


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The Parma Violets are one of our first-call Welsh bands: a fantastic 4-piece with male and female lead vocals playing classic rock & soul to contemporary pop & RnB.

Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ service provided by the band (worth £150).

The band's powerful frontline of both male and female lead vocals (with alternating harmonies) allows them to cater to a wider range of tastes and ages than most, and their dynamic, lively performances have been filling dance-floors throughout Wales, the South West, the West Midlands and beyond for several years.

A tight unit of dedicated and versatile musicians, they're able to turn themselves from rock to jazz in an instant. The band met whilst studying at the Royal College Of Music And Drama in Wales, and are brimming with live performance experience; aside from radio, television, tours and session work for signed artists, they've now played 100s of private events for an ever-expanding list of satisfied agents, promoters, brides and grooms, as one of the leading function and wedding bands in Wales.

The best wedding band I have ever heard and I have heard a lot. Would book for any other event I have and would recommend to all my friends! Derek, Wedding, Devon

Always smartly-dressed, professional, fun and flexible, the band work hard to cater for the bride and groom's every need. Every event is given their full attention to detail and enthusiasm; the band interact with their audience and win crowds over every time. They can supplement their 4-piece line-up with full brass section, and can also offer an acoustic duo (two guitars and two harmony vocals) for afternoon entertainment. Finally, they can offer an exclusive set of One Hit Wonders - playing songs by artists who have only ever had one hit!

Performance info

Line-up Female lead vocals/guitar; male lead vocals/keys; 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

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (eg. first dance), subject to suitability
Add saxophone
Add £185
For solos and an authentic soul and R&B sound
Add trumpet
Add £185
To form 2-piece brass section, for extra impact
Add trombone
Add £185
Create a 3-piece brass section for the ultimate live sound
Acoustic background music
Add £225
Live lounge style sets by the band's acoustic duo, ideal for drinks receptions or meals
Standalone acoustic duo
Deduct approx £370
The band's acoustic duo booked as a standalone act, recommended for intimate events
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

All About That Bass

Shake It Off

Mr Brightside

Forget You – Cee Lo Green

Gangnam Style – Psy

4-Piece Repertoire

24K Magic – Bruno Mars
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
9 To 5 – Dolly Parton
Ain't No Mountain – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson Five
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Brown–Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Can't Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Despacito – Luis Fonsi Ft. Daddy Yankee
Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters
Don’t Stop Believing – Glee Version
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Gangnam Style – Psy
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Gold Digger – Kanye West
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Help – The Beatles
I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Huston
Ignition – R Kelly
Islands In The Stream – Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon Five
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Oh What A Night (December 63) – The Four Seasons
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Reach – S Club 7
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Rhythm Is A Dancer – Snap!
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Single Ladies – Beyonce
Stuck In The Middle – Stealer’s Wheels
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warner
Uptight – Stevie Wonder
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse Version
Wake Me Up Before You Go–Go – Wham!
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina And The Waves
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
We Found Love – Rihanna
What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
You Can’t Hurry Love – Diana Ross

Acoustic Duo Repertoire

ABBA – Waterloo
ACDC – You Shook Me All Night Long
Alanis Morrisette – Ironic
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Beyonce – Crazy In Love
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
Blondie – Call Me
Blondie – Denis
Bread – Everything I Own
Britney Spears– Baby One More Time
Carol King – You’ve Got A Friend
Chesney Hawkes – The One And Only
Diana Ross – You Can’t Hurry Love
Dione Warwick – Never Fall In Love
Dolly Parton – 9 To 5
Don't Stop Believing – Journey
Everly Brothers – Dream
Everly Brothers – When Will I Be Loved
Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl
Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
Lady Gaga – Paparazzi
Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Marvin Gaye – Grapevine
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Rihanna – Umbrella
Shania Twain – Man, I Feel Like A Woman!
Simon & Garfunkel – America
Simon & Garfunkel – Bye Bye Love
Simon & Garfunkel – Homeward Bound
Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs Robinson
Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer
Stereophonics – Dakota
The Beatles – All My Loving
The Beatles – Can’t Buy Me Love
The Beatles – Hard Day’s Night
The Beatles – Help
The Beegees – To Love Somebody
The Black Crowes – Hard To Handle
The Carpenters – Top Of The World
The Carpenters – Yesterday Once More
The Eagles – Take It Easy
The Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done
The Temptations – My Girl
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag

Also a selection of Christmas songs available.

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 extremely satisfied with The Parma Violets. The group arrived promptly, they were also very professional in the lead up to the booking and their performance was an excellent quality.”

David, Private Event in Cardiff, September 2019

“Great energy during performance, all guests were up and boogying. Friendly and relaxed group who were accommodating of our guests requests. It was great that they were able to learn our choice for first dance, especially as it was a largely unknown album track. We had a fantastic party and that wouldn't have been possible without a great band.”

Elizabeth, Wedding, Stouthall Country Mansion in Reynoldston, September 2018

“The band were amazing absolutely wonderful, Everyone thought so! The selection of music was just right for a wedding. They were utterly professional but very friendly as well. Could not have chosen better, thank you!”

Moira, Wedding in Powys, May 2018

“The band looked and sounded amazing. They played songs that had everyone dancing all night. Everyone commented on how good they were and I would highly recommend them. If I have a function that requires a band I will definitely book The Parma Violets!”

Joanna, Wedding in Vale of Glamorgan, May 2018

“We were very pleased with the band, they were all very professional and smartly dressed. Arrived on time. They were flexible when the start time was running late. They were friendly and got involved in the atmosphere and crowd. The music they played was exactly what we requested, they had rehearsed our first dance song to sing live which was so lovely. The music was fantastic and got the guests dancing and signing, their voices live are brilliant. I would definitely recommend this band, they're all amazing musicians and know how to perform live and tailor it to your event. We were so happy and pleased with them, we received lots of good feedback and comments from our guests about how good they were.”

Laura & Alan, Wedding in Devon, August 2017

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