The Starlighters

from£1,125

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The Starlighters are one of London’s premier 5-piece party bands, offering the highest quality of musical entertainment at an affordable price. They specialise in delivering an unforgettable night of live music tailored specifically to your event.

The band are passionate about delivering the perfect performance at your event and so will work alongside you in planning the event and in writing the set-list.

Their song list includes a vast array of: pop, rock, funk, soul, disco and Motown songs from throughout the decades, guaranteeing a memorable night for people of all tastes and ages.

With years of experience behind them and a legacy of party-starting at events of all sizes and varieties, the band are more in demand than ever.

The Starlighters were professional, flexible, helpful but above all gave killer evening entertainment! They kept people on the dance floor the whole evening with a huge mix of tunes! Phil and Sophie, Wedding, High Wycombe

Recent clients and venues including: The Princes Trust, Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, The Dorchester, NEC, The Shard and Grosvenor House Hotel.

Whether your event is an intimate surprise party, a wedding celebration or a high-profile corporate fundraiser, The Starlighters have the perfect performance for you.

On the night, The Starlighters’ extensive knowledge of live events means they embrace the tightrope of being both professional and also easy-going. So if your event is running late (or, on the rare occasion early), there’s no need to worry, the band are adaptable and will fit around your schedule.

The Starlighters' line-up can be tailored to your preference with a choice of either a male or female lead singer, or both! The band also offer a wide range of musical services including ceremony music, a solo pianist, a background acoustic duo, a jazz duo and a live DJ. Rather than an automatic laptop service, this can be the band's go-to, professional DJ who has a London club residency and a wealth of experience at private events across the UK including venues such as The Hurlingham Club, The Devonshire Dome, The Natural History Museum and Stanford Hall.

When booking The Starlighters, you get an experienced group of professional musicians who love to get a party started! If you are looking for the perfect partner for your event then look no further and contact Function Central for more information.

Performance info

Line-up Male lead vocals or female lead vocals; keys/synths; 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

Song request
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Add vocalist (male or female)
Add £245
For shared lead vocals, harmonies and a varied repertoire
Acoustic background music
Add £295 for 1 x 60 minute set
Live lounge style sets by the band's acoustic piano/vocals duo, ideal for drinks receptions or meals
Jazz background music
Add £430 for 1 x 60 minute set
Dinner jazz sets by the band's jazz trio, ideal for drinks receptions or meals
Cocktail pianist
Add £145 for 1 x 60 minute set
Classy background music for dinner or drinks
Professional DJ
Add £305
DJ with huge catalogue of music to keep the dancefloor full all night long
Ceremony music
From £305
Music for wedding ceremonies

Pop

24k Magic – Bruno Mars
A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
American Boy – Estelle
Americano – Yolanda B Cool
Black And Gold – Sam Sparro
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
California Gurls – Katy Perry
Can’t Stop The Feelin’ – Justin Timberlake
Candy – Robbie Williams
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Cry Me A River – Justin Timberlake
Domino – Jessie J
Firework – Katy Perry
Get Lucky – Pharrell Williams
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Havana – Camila Cabello
Hey Ya – OutKast
Hold Back The River – James Bay
Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne
I Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepson
Just Dance – Lady Gaga
Latch – Sam Smith
Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Love On Top – Beyonce
Mercy – Duffy
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Next To Me – Emeli Sande
On My Mind – Ellie Goulding
One Way Or Another – One Direction
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Rude – Magic!
Senorita – Justin Timberlake
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Shine – Take That
Shut Up & Dance – Walk The Moon
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
What Do You Mean – Justin Bieber
What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
You’ve Got The Love – Florence + The Machine

Rock/Rock and Roll

500 Miles – The Proclaimers
A Hard Days Night – The Beatles
Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Artic Monkeys
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Dakota - Stereophonics
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Easy Lover – Phil Collins
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Hound Dog – Evlis
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
I’m Still Standing – Elton John
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
Naiive – The Kooks
Parklife – Blur
Power Of Love – Huey Lewis
Rock Around The Clock – Bill Hailey
Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Twist And Shout – The Beatles
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon

Funk, Soul, Disco

9-5 – Dolly Parton
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – Mcfadden & Whitehead
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie – The Jacksons
Candy – Cameo
Car Wash – Rose Royce
Celebration – Kool And The Gang
Dancing In The Street – Motown Masters
Dancing On The Ceiling – Lionel Richie
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Faith – George Michael
Finally – CeCe Peniston
Good Times – Chic
Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
How Will I Know – Whitney Houston
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
I Want You Back – The Jacksons
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Man I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
P.Y.T – Michael Jackson
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Relight My Fire – Take That
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Shake Your Body – Michael Jackson
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
Spinning Around – Kylie Minogue
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sway – Michal Buble
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Best – Tina Turner
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Virtual Insanity – Jamiroquai
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina And The Waves
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
You Make My Dreams – Daryl Hall & John Oates

Slow Dances

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All Of Me – John Legend
Angels – Robbie Williams
At Last – Etta James
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Daughters – John Mayer
Empire State Of Mind – Alicia Keys
Everything – Michael Buble
Fix You – Coldplay
Gravity – John Mayer
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
Hello – Adele
I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
Lay Me Down – Sam Smith
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
Slow Dancing In A Burning Room – John Mayer
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Stay With You – John Legend
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Your Song – Elton John / Ellie Goulding

Christmas

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Maria Carey
Driving Home For Christmas – Chris Rea
Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – The Impressions
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
Jingle Bell Rock – Daryl Hall & John Oates
Last Christmas – Wham!
Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
This Christmas – Donny Hathaway

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

Happy – Pharrell Williams

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.

“Can I just say the biggest thank you to you guys for playing. You were truly amazing, your demo CD does not do you justice. I pride myself in the fact that I have had the chance to work with some of the busiest working session musicians around, and with some of the best show bands in the country, and you guys were easily better and more professional than most of the guys I have ever worked with. Your band sound was stunning, the first dance was amazing. You guys were just incredible. God has gifted you all with some amazing talents, and I feel very lucky to have shared the happiest day of my Wife and I's life with you!!”

Groom, Wedding, September 2019

“The Starlighters were professional, flexible, helpful but above all gave killer evening entertainment! They kept people on the dance floor the whole evening with a huge mix of tunes. We loved every minute and will especially remember the first dance, that they were able to mash up some Jennifer Hudson with Whitney Houston, so we could perform our first dance. Thanks to everyone who played!”

Phil & Sophie, Wedding in High Wycombe, August 2019

“Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to your band for an incredible job! Everyone has been saying that you were the best band they've ever heard at a wedding and they loved it! We certainly loved it and it was great to see everyone dancing so much! Thanks again also for playing the first dance so well, I think people had no idea it was actually live! You made our day even more memorable so thank you so much for playing a part in it.”

Lauren & Dan, Wedding in Guildford, July 2018

“You guys were incredible and everybody commented on how great the band were. We would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone needing a band as you were absolutely fantastic! Thanks again!”

Tim, Wedding in Suffolk, June 2018

“The Starlighters were great fun and got everyone on the dance floor so that we danced the night away. They played a good mixture of songs that the young and slightly older could all get into. Lots of guests asked how we had heard of them and we have all ready passed your details on to some. Thank you for a great evening and for making our wedding day unforgettable for the right reasons.”

Charlotte, Wedding in Worcestershire, May 2017

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