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The Stings are a fun North West party band with a song list spanning several decades of upbeat, dance-along hits, from The Beatles to Bruno Mars.

Individually the band have performed at The Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scotts, The Jazz Cafe, Queen Elizabeth Hall and have recorded at Abbey Road studios as well as appearing on both BBC radio and TV.

Individually members have performed with The Temptations, Percy Sledge, Ben E King, Aerosmith, Candi Staton, Peabo Bryson, Peter Kay, S Club 7 and Mica Paris.

The band now specialise in weddings and private functions.

Performance info

Line-up Male lead vocals/guitar; sax; keys; bass; drums
Performance duration 2 x 50 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (8 x coloured par cans)

Booking options

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Acoustic solo background music
Add £185
Live lounge style sets by the band's acoustic soloist, ideal for drinks receptions or meals
Acoustic duo background music
Add £310
As above, by the band's acoustic duo
Acoustic trio background music
Add £430
As above, by the band's acoustic trio
DJ service
Add £120 until 12.30am; £215 until 1am
Upbeat, mainstream pop music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements

Modern Pop & Rock

Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharell
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon Five
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Rock DJ – Robbie Williams
Rude – Magic
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Valerie – The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up – Avicii
You've Got The Love – Florence and The Machine

90s

Dance The Night Away – Mavericks
Champagne Supernova – Oasis
Freed From Desire – Gala
Get Down Saturday Night – Oliver Cheatham
Here Comes The Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze
Something Got Me Started – Simply Red
Wonderwall – Oasis

70s & 80s

Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Don't You Want Me Baby? – Human League
Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Express Yourself – Charles Wright
Give it Up – KC & The Sunshine Band
I Wanna Be Like You – Disney
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
I’m Still Standing – Elton John
It Must Be Love – Madness
Kiss – Prince
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Let’s Stick Together – Bryan Ferry
Long Train Runnin’ – Tom Johnson
Off The Wall – Michael Jackson
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Heat Is On – Glen Frey

50s & 60s

Beggin’ – Frankie Valli
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Hound Dog – Elvis
I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
Lady Madonna – The Beatles
Route 66 – Chuck Berry
Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
Teenage Wedding – Chuck Berry
Wooley Bully – Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry

Soul & Motown

Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
How Sweet It Is – Marvin Gaye
I Feel Good – James Brown
Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
Midnight Hour – Wilson Picket
Mustang Sally – Blues Brother
My Girl – Smokey Robinson
Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Chill Out Tunes

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Englishman In New York Sting
Is This Love – Bob Marley
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

Swing & Rat Pack

All of Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Fly Me to The Moon
Georgia
Have You Met Miss Jones
Let's Fall In Love
L.O.V.E.
Makin’ Whoopie
Moonlight in Vermont
Mr Bojangles

My Funny Valentine
Nature Boy
Sway

Ballads/First Dances

A Million Love Songs – Take That
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All Of Me – John Legend
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Cannonball – Damien Rice
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles
Greatest Day – Take That
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Home – Michael Bublé
I’m Your’s – Jason Mraz
Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
Lady In Red – Chris De Burgh
Let's Stay Together – Al Green
Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan/Adele
Marry You – Bruno Mars
One Day Like This – Elbow
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
She’s The One – Robbie Williams
Slide Away – Oasis
Something – Beatles
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran
The One I Love – David Gray
This Year’s Love – David Gray
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong
Wonder Of You – Elvis Presley
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
Your Song – Elton John

Christmas

Jingle Bell Rock
Last Christmas
Let It Snow
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Rockin’ Robin

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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.

“Absolutely fantastic, you did us proud. Our guests loved what you did, your choice of music was superb, and everyone had a great time as you could tell from the packed dance floor! You provided the perfect end to our perfect day.”

Jason, Wedding in Manchester, January 2019

“Just wanted to say what a great performance The Stings put on at my daughters evening wedding celebrations. What had already been a memorable day was made complete by the band. I have received many compliments about the band and how good it was to hear live music as opposed to the usual 'Wedding Disco'. It was a pleasure to deal them, they were totally professional throughout and would have no hesitation in recommending them. A great band and five lovely people who clearly enjoy their music. Many thanks.”

Graham, Wedding in Yorkshire, September 2018

“If you are considering booking this band, do it! They are excellent musicians who set the tone for our wedding night brilliantly.”

Kate, Wedding in North Yorkshire, June 2018

“A great big thank you to The Stings for making my wedding night so fantastic. This is just not a band they are amazing musicians and so many of my friends have complimented you all on a great evening of entertainment. Many thanks!!! Love Mr and Mrs Premi xx”

Mr & Mrs Premi, Wedding in Yorkshire, May 2017

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