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The Sonics are a knock-out 4-piece party band from Liverpool, with a huge song list, a big sound and the know-how to keep your dancefloor packed all night!

Special offer! Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a laptop DJ service provided by the band for FREE between January and March or for only £125.00 (worth £185.00) the rest of the year.

The band incorporate guitar synth in their line-up, which lends an exciting twist to the classic 4-piece format and allows them to authentically reproduce the sounds of modern dance and 1980s music, in addition to their rock and indie "guitar band" repertoire.

The Sonics perform at hundreds of weddings, parties and events throughout the UK, including well-known local venues such as The Hilton, Aintree and the Cavern Club.

They're also popular on the corporate function circuit having performed for numerous blue-chip company events as well as office parties for the likes of John Lewis, Parcelforce and Ford Motors.

If you're nervous about booking a band you have never heard then don't be, we could not have wished for better! Tim, Wedding at The Hollin Hall Country House Hotel in Macclesfield

The band’s DJ service is available to hire for a small extra fee, saving you on the cost and hassle of hiring in a separate act. They can also extend their line-up to include brass, percussion and female vocals, for a premium show.

The Sonics are a positive, flexible and approachable band for hire in Liverpool and will go out of their way to make your event the most talked-about party of the year!

Performance info

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

Booking options

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform one request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Add female vocalist
Add £250
For shared lead vocals, harmonies and a varied repertoire
Add saxophone
Add £185
For solos and an authentic soul and R&B sound
Add percussion
Add £185
For extra catchy rhythms
Add 3-piece brass section
Add £435
For extra impact and an exciting soul and funk sound
DJ service
Add £185
Upbeat, mainstream pop music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements
Electric drum kit
Add £0
Available on request. Recommended for venues with sound limiters set to a threshold below approx 95dB

90s to Present Day

Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
Back Streets Back – Backstreet Boys
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Bootylicious – Beyonce
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Forget You – Cee-Lo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Lets Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
Moves Like Jagger– Maroon 5
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Sit Down – James
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up – Avicii
Wonderwall – Oasis
You Got The Love – Florence And The Machines

80s

Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Call Me Al – Paul Simon
Dancing On The Ceiling – Lionel Ritchie
Don’t You Want Me – Human League
Dont You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc
Easy Lover – Phil Collins And Phil Bailey
Everybody – Blues Brothers
500 Miles – Proclaimers
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Girls On Film – Duran Duran
Lets Dance – David Bowie
Message In A Bottle – The Police
Power Of Love – Huey Lewis And The News
Rapper Delight – Suger Hill Gang
Red Red Wine – UB40
Rio – Duran Duran
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns And Roses
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
This Charming Man – The Smiths

70s

All Right Now – Free
Baby Give It Up – KC & The Sunshine Band
Bad Moon Rising – C.C.R
Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Burning Love – Elvis Presley
Car Wash – Rose Royce
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc
Le Freak – Chic
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Long Train Runnin’ – Doobie Brothers
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
Oops Up Side Your Head – The Gap Band
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Sweet Home Alabamha – Lynard Skynard

50s & 60s

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
Do You Love Me – The Contours
Drive My Car – The Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
La Bamba – Richie Valens
Twist And Shout – The Beatles
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry

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

“We booked The Sonics with the 3-piece brass section. Every member of the band was incredibly friendly, talented and great fun. They were easy to communicate with on the evening and were very accommodating. They did an amazing job with our first dance and every song they played afterwards. When they finished for the evening we were gutted as they really made the wedding - but they let us hold their instruments to get some great pictures with them! We would definitely recommend them for anyone planning an event. Thank you so much!”

10

“The Band were Outstanding!!! It was like a live gig!!!!! The feedback we received about the lads was fantastic....we were privileged they were part of our special evening xxxxx THANK YOU!”

10

“Wow... Just wow! You only have to look at how packed our dance floor was to realise how good your band is! We were absolutely blown away by everything you did- from our exquisitely performed first dance song to the sing-a-long party anthems. You understood the mood of the room perfectly and a lot of our guests said it was the best part of the entire day! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for your outstanding contribution to our wonderful day!”

10

“The Sonics were fantastic. They were very professional, very friendly and very good! Our guests really enjoyed them. We would 100% recommend them.”

10

“We have received so so many compliments from our wedding guests for the band. They definitely kept or dance floor full all night and were so helpful in playing songs that we had asked for. We are so glad that we booked The Sonics and would definitely recommend them to everybody!”

10

“Good communication and very smooth transaction. Band members very friendly and great act!!”

10

“Fantastic group, all of the guests have commented on how good they were. Highly recommended!”

10

“The band were absolutely perfect! They travelled all the way up north from Liverpool to play for us and they arrived on time, were set up and ready to go by 7:30. They played a great selection of music and the dance floor was full from start to finish. The music was tight and well rehearsed. Very talented musicians and lovely lads. I loved the fact that they did music from lots of different influences and didn't just stick to the same old stuff. They seemed to get it just right, music people know but not the same old, same old. Wonderful, thank you to The Sonics for helping to make our Wedding a success. xxx”

10

“Just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for arranging the band The Sonics to play at our conference. Also a big THANK YOU to The Sonics for a fantastic performance. Everyone commented how good they all were and what a fantastic vocalist. I loved how they got the crowd going and watching everyone copy the dance routine the singer showed them when he got on the dancefloor was absolutely brilliant! After several chants of "one more song" from the crowd, The Sonics were more than happy to sing a few more songs despite going over the agreed finish time.”

10

“We had The Sonics at our Wedding on Saturday 28th October and they were absolutely amazing! They were top class and really lovely guys, they even stepped in with an impromptu father/daughter dance when the CD we had it on wasn't working and we were all just blown away. Everyone was talking about how fantastic they were and the dancefloor was packed all night, we didn't want them to finish playing. They really were superb and won't hesitate to book them for any future events, our family have. Thank you so much to band for helping to make our special day so memorable.”

10

“WOW! What a performance, Joe and the rest of the band could not have been more helpful before and during the wedding, everyone commented on how professional the performance was and the fantastic sound the guys produced. If you're nervous about booking a band you have never heard then don't be, we could not have wished for better!!”

10

“Fantastic four-piece band, played a good selection of music and would definitely book them again. Everyone agreed that they were one of the best bands they had seen in ages!”

10

“The act were fantastic, the lead vocalist was great and the set list was brilliant! They were really flexible about adding songs in and doing our first dance and our dance floor was full the whole night long. They sounded just as good as the original records and the mix of music was brilliant. I would 100% recommend and use this band again!”

10

“Fantastic band and booking service. The band were brilliant, very talented and played some fantastic songs. Really got the crowd involved and everyone on the dance floor. Well enjoyed by all. The booking service was very smooth - any requested changes were very quickly processed and confirmed.”

10

“I'm so pleased that we hired The Sonics for my party. They were amazing!! Huge range of party music, covers with a twist & great vocals!! They kept us dancing all night and were a really professional, class act. Would thoroughly recommend!”

10

“I wanted to say a huge thank you for being such an amazing wedding band! With half the room a bunch of music snobs and the other half dreading the 'cheesy wedding band music', you managed to win the entire party over. Everyone I've spoken to commented on your performance and how fun and professional you all were. It was slick and sexy and cool. And your vocal range is INSANE! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone getting married or planning a special event.”

10

“Absolutely amazing band! Booked The Sonics for our wedding yesterday and they were fantastic! They kept everyone on the dance floor from start to finish and we had so many comments from guests on how good they were! Thank you so much The Sonics for giving us a perfect end to our perfect day!”

10

“Just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for playing at our wedding! You were absolutely fantastic and made our evening do an amazing night that we will never forget! The music was great and you were all so pleasant and professional. Would highly recommend. Thank you again.”

10

“What an amazing band! We had done a lot of research leading up to our wedding in July 2016 and we were slightly nervous having not heard the band live first hand but we really shouldn't have been. They blew everybody away on the day, we left the music choice to their own expertise and so glad we did as there wasn't a free space on the dancefloor at one point. We even asked the band to play our first dance song, which was an acoustic cover of At Last by Chris Helme. The singer absolutely nailed it, his vocal range is superb it will be one of those special moments we will always treasure. Thanks again guys, you are amazing! Hope to see you at a gig in Liverpool soon!”

10

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for making my 40th a night to remember. Top class act and top class guys. Thoroughly professional from start to finish. Everyone commented on how good you were. You kept everyone on the dance floor all night. It made my night and I'll always remember it as being the best. Thanks again.”

10

“Thanks for playing our wedding in the weekend guys! You absolutely killed it! You might have already realised that by the fact that the dancefloor was packed all night though! Every guest I've talked to has commented on how good you were.”

10

“These guys are as good as you're going to get. They are smart, polite, exceptional musicians and genuinely nice guys. They arrive early, set up without fuss and by the end of the evening everyone was tired from dancing so much. The amount of compliments I've had on this band can't be understated.”

10

“Absolutely fantastic! From the moment they arrived they were amazing! The dance floor was never empty and everyone commented on how great they were! Would recommend 100% :)”

10

“A massive thank you to you guys for playing our wedding earlier this month! You were amazing! Everyone keeps commenting on how fantastic you all were! We can't thank you enough for making our wedding that extra bit special!”

10

“Incredibly satisfied. The Sonics were an amazing band. They had everyone on the dancefloor immediately, and played an epic medley of party hits and classics. Every time I tried to go outside for some fresh air, another song came on which meant that I had to rush back inside. Best wedding band ever.”

10

“We are just back from our honeymoon but wanted to say another MASSIVE thank you for the brilliant job you did at our wedding! If I'm honest, I was really nervous about booking a band as it is so hard to tell from a few videos/tracks, but you were brilliant!! All the guests absolutely loved you and the dance floor was packed all night. The set list was perfect and you were so easy to deal with in the run up to the day, we didn't have to worry about a thing. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending you to anyone. THANK YOU!!”

10

“We and everyone else said how great the band were and what a lovely bunch of lads. They played exactly the right type of songs considering the differing age ranges at the party. We just let them get on with it. So organised and such professionals. We have another two 18th parties in the next few years. Hopefully they'll still be available to book.”

10

“The Sonics were incredible - our guests are still commenting on them now - two weeks after the event. They were energetic and fun and they really made the evening do. BOOK THIS BAND - they are amazing, very friendy and professional and a group of very talented musicians.”

10

“Incredibly satisfied. The Sonics were absolutely fantastic. Music was great and they were all so pleasant and professional that it was a pleasure to have them at our wedding. Can't praise them highly enough, would definately recommend them. Thank you.”

10

“The Sonics were Absolutely brilliant. The dance floor was full all night, we would definitely recommend them and may even be interested in booking the band for events in the future!”

10

“The Sonics were amazing! Every song they sang was brilliant and perfect choice. They did an array of songs suited for our event. Couldn't have wished for a better band!”

10

“The Sonics were amazing. They played fantastic songs, we were really pleased with the music and the band. Our guests commented on how good the band was. Thank you.”

10

“We were delighted with The Sonics. The boys had traveled a long way to the venue but we're there in plenty of time Quietly set up during the speeches and then bang!! They just literally hit the sound and the party was ignited. They had learnt our first dance and it was super, they also gave an epic performance of 'You've Got The Love' which almost became a unifying floor filler for the whole wedding and they let my husband join them to sing 'Mustang Sally'. They were brilliant.”

10

“Over the moon! Everyone loved the Sonics - they were awesome! They set up nice and early before the evening reception, introduced themselves and were really professional and friendly. They played a lot of our requested songs and learnt our first dance which was awesome to hear. They got the crowd involved, dancing with them and played longer than they were supposed to. The laptop DJ was great too, which they played in between sets. Their music was amazing and everyone was up dancing.... it was hard not to! We're soooo happy with them and will definitely be using them again! Can't wait to see the wedding video! We've also recommended them to friends who are planning parties soon and we've lost count of the number of guests at our wedding on Saturday in the lakes that thought the band were amazing!”

10

“Thank you so much, you really made our night! From playing our first dance so beautifully, to keeping the crowd dancing all night, you were amazing.”

10

“The band were fantastic. We could not fault their approach, set-up, their choice of music, performance or clear-up. So many of our guests told us that they loved the band/the music. Worth every penny!”

10

“I have seen the Sonics several times and have booked them for corporate events based on their performances and service which are both exceptional.”

10

“Fantastic band and fantastic bunch of guys! They came to our wedding in March and were absolutely brilliant!! All our guests have commented on how good they were. Would 100% recommend them, brilliant. Thank you for coming to our special day. Thanks again guys. xx”

10

“This act has to be the best band I have seen in a long time! They were well worth the money and guests are still commenting on how amazing they were! The dance floor was not empty the entire time they performed! They also had an excellent variety of songs on their laptop for in-between sets.”

10

“The Sonics were absolutely fantastic. We were in contact prior to the night and they were accommodating and reassuring. After speaking with Neil I couldn't wait for the evening reception to happen! On the night the lads were very professional. They arrived at the agreed time, they just got on with their set-up without fuss, they allowed us to enjoy our time with our guests. Their performance was outstanding. All of our guests were on the dance floor at some point through the evening. Everyone passed comment on how fantastic they were. We are so grateful to the guys for the huge part they played in making our wedding the best day of our lives. Thanks lads, Leigh & Ben xxx”

10

“The band were absolutely fantastic, they played a great variety of songs that got the crowds up dancing. I would recommend them as they were great value for money and a nice bunch of guys too! Thank you, The Sonics!”

10

“The Sonics were excellent and gave a very personal service, they were very accommodating with our musical requirements. Having given them an extensive list of things to play and things to not play they compiled a set list that did everything we asked for and was fluid enough to change on the spot as they fed off the crowd. Their version of Led Zeppelin's 'Thank You' for our first dance was brilliant, their performance was full of energy and their crowd interactions were great. I particularly appreciated the small touches such as sticking the main riff from Led Zeppelin's 'Black Dog' in to their final crescendo. Our wedding was heavily themed on music (Led Zeppelin song table names, origami flower bouquets and pin holes made of classical sheet music and my friends and I actually put on our own gig the night before the wedding) music is important to me, there were plenty of guests who are equally 'serious' about their music, as well as a whole host of people that like cheesy pop songs. The Sonics managed to please everyone, all in all I couldn't have asked for or expected more from them. Great gig!”

10

“We booked the Sonics for a wedding in June and they were FANTASTIC! Very easy to deal with and on top of everything in the lead up to the big day, were happy to take on and learn our song for the first dance and were great to deal with on the night. Their set list was incredible and had everyone up on the dance floor from the first minute till the very end. We could not have asked for anything more - one of the highlights of the wedding. If you are looking for a band to get things rolling at your wedding, look no further than the Sonics. Awesome.”

10

“I saw The Sonics at a wedding over Christmas last year and wanted to hire them again for the Ball. It's fair to say they didn't disappoint and blew everyone away. Superb musicians, professional, polite....what else is there to say?! Once again professional, polite and brilliant musicians. Thank you!”

10

“We were 100% satisfied. The quality of the music was exceptional and all our guests commented on how good they were. They also played the exact style of music we wanted.”

10

“Wow, what a night to remember. The Sonics were absolutely fantastic! The dance floor was full from the very first song until the last, we haven't danced so much in a very long time, what a great bunch of truly professional and talented guys. I would have no hesitation in recommending them for any party. The feedback we received from all our family and friends was overwhelming. Their rendition of Jack Johnson, Better Together was as good as the original. Would you please pass on our sincere thanks for a truly memorable night, one we will be talking about for a very long time.”

10

“Wow! The Sonics were absolutely amazing! What a bunch of friendly, professional and super talented guys. They certainly got the party started and our guests young and old loved them, we've had overwhelming feedback from our guests. Thank you so, so much!”

10

“100% satisified, the band were excellent to deal with in the run-in to the wedding, arrived in plenty of time and as an act were pure class - They got the whole place rocking and played a great array and mix of music.”

10

“We found the act to be very professional, nothing was too much trouble, no matter what was requested. I would recommend this act to anyone. These guys made our party for us.”

10

“The Sonics played for our wedding evening reception and they were absolutely brilliant. I can't recommend them enough. The dance floor was filled from the minute they started. Everyone loved them, they sounded fantastic and exceeded all expectations.”

10

“The Sonics were simply sensational at our wedding. The selection of music and the quality of their live performance was outstanding and the dance floor was full for the whole evening as a result. Our friends and family have since commented that they were the best live band they have ever heard at a wedding and my wife and I could not agree more. We would have no hesitation in recommending The Sonics to anyone else.”

10

“From the first bars of our chosen first dance to the final powerchord of 'Sweet Child of Mine' The Sonics truly delivered. The dance floor was literally jumping for the entire set which given it was a small wedding with a diverse range of ages and musical tastes is testament to the versatility, energy and musicianship of the band. Off stage the Band were equally accomplished as they were on it - chatty, friendly and above all professional. I would not hesitate to recommend The Sonics - a class act.”

10

“I can safely say this band will blow your socks off! We had our Wedding recently and were fortunate enough to have The Sonics provide a live set and DJ set afterwards. We were bowled over by how good these guys were live and really impressed by their general professionalism. They even went to the trouble of learning our favourite song to perform for our first dance, and it was absolutely fantastic! A great set, professionally carried out and performed by real musicians. If you want a band that will go above and beyond to ensure your event is one to remember - then look no further! The Sonics are the obvious choice! Thanks again guys!”

10

“4-piece live covers band The Sonics are a true musician's outfit. Truly live, tight as a drum.....looking good as they went about their showcase task. A top-drawer lead vocalist/guitarist out front completed the favourable picture during a high-quality set.”


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