The Sweet & Lowdown

from£1,230

This is the act's lowest available price for a local performance by their smallest line-up. It does not include any travel costs.

Please note that many acts charge higher rates for events taking place on Fridays and Saturdays in summer.

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The Sweet & Lowdown are a modern party band with an old soul. Whether you're looking for a high-energy knees-up, a night of cheek-to-cheek romantic tunes, or a mixture of both, they will fit the bill!

The band have an extensive song list that delivers fantastically-crafted interpretations of the last century's coolest classics, ranging from swinging standards by Fats Waller and Ella Fitzgerald to quirky renditions of floor-filling pop music by Jeff Buckley, TLC, Blackstreet, Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars.

All songs are executed with great finesse and with a strong emphasis on tomfoolery and fun, to ensure a memorable night!

The band were an absolute pleasure to deal with and the dancefloor was full for every minute of every set! Richard, Wedding at The Bell in Ticehurst

The Sweet & Lowdown’s wedding performances are legendary and they recently made it through to the final rounds of The Wedding Industry Awards 2018 (in the South East bands category).

They've played hundreds of weddings over the last few years at venues all across the UK including Cripps Barn, Larmer Tree Gardens, Tunnells Beaches, Loseley park, Lains Barn, The Dome, Brighton, Hazlewood Castle, Wooton Lodge and Old Luxters.

The band’s corporate client list includes John Lewis, Lloyds TSB, SSQ, Smyle Creative and Sisdoq amongst many others.

The musicians in the band have performed sessions for Bat For Lashes and 30 Seconds To Mars, composed and scored for TV documentaries, and performed all across the globe.

The Sweet & Lowdown combine tailored and arresting performances with a friendly, easy and attentive service. All of the band's equipment is top quality, self-contained and fully PAT tested to meet any venue's regulations.

The band are one of our busiest wedding bands in Brighton, and early booking is recommended, particularly for weekend events in summer.

Finally, the band offer a roaming band option. They're available to roam freely around your venue, unplugged, mingling with guests. Unencumbered by cables, lighting rigs or bulky equipment, there's no no need for power or a stage. Just great acoustic music your guests can talk over, sing or dance along to!

The Sweet & Lowdown are currently offering rates which may be lower than their advertised "from" price, for low season events (October to March), midweek events (Monday to Thursday) and some Fridays and Sundays throughout the year – please get in touch for more information.

Performance info

Line-up Female lead vocals/guitar; keyboards/vocals; bass/vocals; drums/vocals
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included)

Booking options

Song requests
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The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Acoustic background music
Add £240 for 1 x 60 minute set
Easy-listening set ideal for drinks receptions or meals
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
Roaming sets (unplugged)
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Available as a 2, 3 or 4-piece. Free to wander and play around your venue, mingling with guests. Ideal for receptions and garden parties

90s, 00s & 10s

Aloe Black – I Need A Dollar
Arcade Fire – Wake Up
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know / I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Back Street Boys – Back Street’s Back
Blackstreet – No Diggity
Blur – Girls And Boys
Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
De La Soul feat Chaka Khan – All Good
Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros – Home
Eve feat Gwen Stefani – Blow Ya Mind
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity / Deeper Underground
Jeff Buckley – Lover, You Should Have Come Over / Lilac Wine / Hallelujah
Kelis – Trick Me
Lauren Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing)
Luniz – I Got 5 On It
Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack
Mary J Blige – Family Affair
Mary Mary – Shackles
Nelly – Hot In Herre
No Doubt – Hella Good / Just A Girl
ODB – Got Your Money
Outkast – Roses
Pharrell – Happy
Queens Of The Stone Age – No One Knows / Little Sister
Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name / Bombtrack / Wake Up
Ray La Montagne – You Are The Best Thing
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away / Aeroplane / Danny California
Sisqo – Thong Song
The Black Keys – Everlasting Light / Lonely Boy
The Cardigans – My Favourite Game
The Coral – Dreaming Of You
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
TLC – No Scrubs
Warren G & Nate Dogg – Regulate

70s & 80s

Al Green – Let's Stay Together / How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand The Rain
Bill Withers – Lean On Me / Lovely Day / Use Me
Blondie – Heart Of Glass / One Way Or Another
Blondie – Call Me / Atomic / One Way Or Another
Bob Marley – I Shot The Sherrif / Could You Be Loved
Bobby Hebb – Sunny
Carly Simon – Nobody Does It Better
David Bowie – Let’s Dance / Starman / Magic Dance
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
Dire Straits – Romeo & Juliet / Walk Of Life
E.L.O – Mr Blue Sky
Eva Cassidy – Wade In The Water
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere / Dreams / Little Lies / Songbird / You Make Loving Fun
Frankie Vallie – Beggin’ / Grease Is The Word
George Harrison – Got My Mind Set On You
Hall & Oates – You Make My Dreams
Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
Madness – Baggy Trousers / It Must Be Love
Marvin Gaye – Lets Get It On / Heard It Through The Grapevine / How Sweet It Is
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Patsy Cline – Crazy
Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al / Graceland
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Prince – 1999 / Kiss / I Wanna Be Your Lover / Raspberry Beret
Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Don't Stop Me Now / You’re My Best Friend
Sister Sledge – Thinking Of You
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Steely Dan – East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
Stevie Wonder – Superstition / I Wish / Higher Ground
Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut
Supertramp – Breakfast In America
Three Dog Night – Mama Told Me Not To Come
Toto – Africa
Van Morrison – Moondance / Brown Eyed Girl

50s & 60s

Andy Williams – Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
Ben E King – Stand By Me
Bill Haley – Rock Around The Clock
Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode
Dion – Runaround Sue
Dusty Springfield – Spooky / Son Of A Preacher Man
Elvis – Blue Suede Shoes / That's Alright Mama / Little Less Conversation / Love Me Tender / I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Everly Brothers – All You Have To Do Is Dream
Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green) – Black Magic Woman / I Need Your Love So Bad
Frank Sinatra – I've Got You Under My Skin
Henry Mancini – Moon River
Jackie Wilson – Higher & Higher / Doggin Around / Reet Petite
Jerry Lee Lewes – Great Balls of Fire
Johnny Cash – Get Rhythm
Nat King Cole – L.O.V.E.
Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me / Feeling Good
Otis Reading – Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Peggy Lee – Fever / He's A Tramp
Ray Charles – Hallelujah I Love Her So / Leave My Woman Alone / Mess Around / Hit The Road Jack
Rosemary Clooney – Mambo Italiano
Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman / You Got It
Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight
The Beatles – Twist & Shout / Drive My Car / I Saw Her Standing There / I Wanna Hold Your Hand / Help / Daytripper / Come Together / Til There Was You
The Chordettes – Mr. Sandman
The Chords – Sh'boom
The Contours – Do You Love Me
The Doors – People Are Strange / Love Me Two Times
The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer In The City
The Marvellettes – Mr Postman
The Monkees – I’m A Believer
The Penguins – Earth Angel

20s, 30s & 40s

Billie Holiday – All Of Me / 'Til There Was You / Stormy Weather / The Way You Look Tonight
Bobby Darin – Beyond The Sea
Cab Calloway – Minnie The Moocher / Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
Dean Martin – That's Amore
Duke Ellington – It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
Ella Fitzgerald – It's Only a Paper Moon / They Can't Take That Away From Me / Blue Skies / Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Baby It's Cold Outside / Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Etta James – At Last
Fats Waller – Ain't Misbehavin / Your Feets Too Big
Frank Sinatra – They All Laughed / Fly Me To The Moon
Fred Astaire – Cheek to Cheek
George Gershwin – Summertime
Judy Garland – Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World

Soundtracks & Film

Bugsy Malone – Fat Sam’s Grand Slam
John Williams – The Cantina Band (Star Wars)
Soggy Bottom Boys – Man of Constant Sorrow
Disney – King of The Swingers / Bear Necessities / Ever'body Wants to be a Cat / Trust In Me
Randy Newman – You’ve Got A Friend In Me
Grease – Medley

1999 – Prince

Vintage Sounds

Video Testimonials

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

“The Sweet & Lowdown were an amazing band and really made our wedding night. So many people commented on them and said how much they enjoyed it. Would highly recommend.”

10

“The Sweet & lowdown were the perfect wedding band, my wife and I couldn’t be happier and every guest at the wedding has not stopped talking about the 90’s medley they played. I honestly could not be more happy, they were professional, prompt and above all exceptional musicians. I will be recommending them to everyone I know so I can see them play again.”

10

“The band were absolutely brilliant. We wanted a band that would get everyone on the dance floor and that’s exactly what they did. Highly recommend!”

10

“We had so much fun dancing to the music and many of our guests complimented us on the choice of band. Thank you so much!”

10

“Wow! An amazing band. We booked The Sweet & Lowdown for our wedding party and they didn’t let us down. Our timetable slid slightly on the day but the band were flexible and suggested rearranging the set times to maximise our entertainment. We requested a song not on their playlist for our first dance and they nailed it. They sound great and kept everyone on the dance floor all night. Highly recommend - just need to find a reason to organise another party for them to play at!”

10

“The band sounded very good, with a great selection of music. They were very quick and efficient at setting up and tidying up after.”

10

“The Sweet and Lowdown were amazing! There was a full dance floor for each set, could not fault them.”

10

“The Sweet and Lowdown played an easy listening set and an evening set at our wedding. They were beyond amazing. Every single person I spoke to on the day was blown away by them and and everyone I've spoken to since has said again and again how brilliant they were, with the most enthusiastic compliments coming from guests who are real music lovers and in bands themselves. The set list worked perfectly for us and the dance floor was full all night; nobody wanted to miss a single song! The band helped to create such a fun, relaxed atmosphere which I am s grateful for because it set the tone for the evening personally and makes me smile every time I think about it. The band was made up of lovely, friendly people who were a pleasure to work with. I am so happy we booked them, it was the best decision we made.”

10

“The Sweet & Lowdown can only be described as nothing short of amazing. I honestly can't recommend them enough as a wedding band. As a unit they were very tight and their voices were immaculate. If you want a band that puts a big smile on your face and will get everyone dancing their socks off, then book them immediately.”

10

“The band was amazing - played everything we wanted. They kept the crowd going and it was just such a good night. Function Central made it so easy to book and sent me all the information I needed. Would highly recommend both.”

10

“Huge thanks to the band. They were absolutely fantastic. They played great music that kept the dancefloor full all night and our guests are still singing their praises even now a few weeks on! It's always a gamble choosing a band based on online videos alone, but I'm so glad that we chose the Sweet and Lowdown and would recommend them to anyone.”

10

“Fantastic band and excellent service throughout. The guests at the wedding were all up and dancing. It was one thing we knew we had to get right and this band was the right choice. It was an amazing day and an amazing atmosphere. Can't recommend this band enough.”

10

“The Sweet and Lowdown were incredible. The dance floor was packed all night and all our guests were asking how we’d found them. Our first dance song was played beautifully and we will never forget it. Thank you so much! We would highly recommend this very talented band. Maggie and Tim”

10

“The band were incredible. The lead singer, was a pleasure to deal with. Our guests enjoyed them and so much so one of the guests is now looking to book them for their wedding.”

10

“Function Central replied to my emails quickly in the run up to the event and showed flexibiy in dealing with the venue. The band were professional, high quality and friendly.”

10

“The act were really great - struck just the right tone!”

10

“The Sweet and Lowdown were amazing, they had great energy and got everyone dancing!”

10

“The band were absolutely amazing. Our wedding day was just made by the music these guys produced, they played four sets for us and people were up and dancing all night. Loads of friends told us it was the best wedding band they'd ever seen. We had the best night ever!”

10

“The act were amazing and really got the party going from the first instant.”

10

“The band were excellent. Despite being a four-piece, the sound they created was incredible - ultimately achieved through the brilliance of their playing, and the quality of their equipment. They also played a fantastic variety of music that kept all ages on their feet and moving!”

10

“Starting with the agency - all contact was very clear and they were really helpful in arranging everything, including song requests and our first dance. The band were sublime - literally every guest said they were the best wedding band they had ever seen, and the range of songs covered all ages. Particularly happy that they went out of their way to learn 'Nothing Else Matters' for our first dance - it was AMAZING!”

10

“The Sweet and Lowdown were utterly amazing. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond their control they were late getting to us, but kept in contact the whole time. When they arrived they set up quickly and played straight for 2 hours. They were so good and we are so grateful they made the gargantuan effort they did to make it to us to play. Thanks guys.”

10

“Beverley at the agency was very responsive to all my emails and questions and was very helpful. The band were absolutely amazing! Lovely people and with a great sound, they played a fantastically eclectic mix of songs in their own unique style, which was just what we were after. I'd recommend them highly for any event or occasion!”

10

“Function Central have an amazingly diverse range of bands to choose from and were really helpful. We went for The Sweet & Lowdown as they were something different from the normal wedding band and not too cheesy! The band were brilliant and were really lovely and played a range of songs to suit all tastes. After a break they adapted to the younger people's tastes - we had them to the end of the night and my dad stole the show with his dance moves!”

10

“The Sweet and Lowdown were absolutely incredible. We couldn't have picked more fitting entertainment for our wedding - the music for the ceremony was stunning, prompting a few tears! Then for the reception, from the very first song to the last, they had everyone dancing and singing along. We have since had so many compliments about the music - you are truly amazing musicians!”

10

“The Sweet & Lowdown were brilliant, so much so that people and even the venue asked for their contact details for future events - the agency were also very professional and I will use both again!”

10

“The Sweet & Lowdown were absolutely amazing, and we cannot thank them enough for making our wedding so much fun!! We were looking for a band that were upbeat, had a wide repertoire and would avoid the same old cheesy tunes, and they were perfect. The dance floor was completely packed all night and so many people commented on how brilliant they were. I would book them again in a second and would recommend them to anyone; our wedding wouldn't have been the same without them!”

10

“The Sweet & Lowdown filled the dance floor at the Union Lodge No Ladies Festival at the Winter Gardens, Margate on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Every comment received from among the 276 in attendance has been of congratulations for finding such a fantastic band!”

10

“The band were just awesome. They kept the dance floor full all night, playing a good mix of music. Communication with the agency and with the band was good and really friendly. The whole process from our first enquiry to hugging the band goodbye was a pleasure!”

10

“We chose The Sweet & Lowdown because of their unique sound which fit with our wedding theme perfectly, and the fact they looked professional. We liked that their videos focussed more on the music as opposed to them as a band. On the night they were simply exceptional and professional from the start. They arrived early and liaised with the manor staff to set up completely unobtrusively making my job easier as I had no need to direct them. The set-up was impeccable, the music was outstanding, diverse and really hit home with everyone at the wedding. They accommodated every request. I cannot explain in the limited space here how great they were. I will be recommending you from now on for anyone that needs a band. Simply wondustrious is how I would describe them. Will be booking again!”

10

“The Sweet & Lowdown gave a hugely professional performance that had everyone up on their feet from the off. Exceptionally high quality performers. Our first dance request was executed perfectly - made for a truly special moment - thank you.”

10

“We had the incredible Sweet & Lowdown for the drinks reception and the evening party. The acoustic set created the most wonderful atmosphere for the drinks reception – people enjoyed listening to them and it wasn’t so loud that it drowned out the chat. A friend recommended Function Central as she had booked her wedding band with them. We found The Sweet & Lowdown on the Function Central site in their vintage bands section. It was such an easy process and we got responses to all our questions very quickly. We loved the band, and it was a very, very good decision! We really could not have been more thrilled with them! When they played our first dance I was quite emotional as it was the most beautiful version of one of our favourite songs. And then the party got started and the dance-floor was full for the entire evening, which was a very impressive feat especially as it was so warm and lovely outside. They were also really great to deal with the whole day and were so friendly to us and our guests. They played a good range of songs so everyone could dance – from our most trendy friends to my 91-year-old grandma!”

10

“The Sweet and Lowdown were amazing at our wedding in September! They were more than happy to learn our first dance (Birdy-Wings) and it was magical. We were also able to decide from their set list which songs we liked most which they were more than happy to play. We had so many compliments from guests on how good they were. They are all lovely, hugely talented and Helen the lead singer was in contact a couple of weeks before and more than happy to help with any questions. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough, they were awesome.”

10

“The band were an absolute pleasure to deal with and the dancefloor was full for every minute of every set. Everyone was raving about how brilliant the band was and asking for the name. Their arrangements and reading of the room were fab, and they were a big part of how well the day went!”

10

“We were recommended the Sweet and Lowdown through a friend who had them for their wedding. We were really impressed with! They learnt our first dance and did an amazing performance of it. Everyone was dancing all night and the band were really contactable beforehand and happy to help and answer any questions we had. Thank you for making our wedding reception!”

10

“A MASSIVE thank you to the band who were spectacular at our wedding. They really judged the crowd so very well! The dance floor was filled throughout the whole evening. Many people have mentioned since our big day how they have never seen a wedding dance floor filled that much and consistently throughout the whole evening. Thank you very much. You were such fun. What a night! My 80 year old Grandma seemed never to leave the dance floor rocking with all her dance partners!”

10

“Our wedding was three months ago but our friends and family are still talking about this band! We wanted songs everyone would know but we wanted something different, this band fit our needs perfectly. Vocals are incredible backed up by a great band. I feel they could play any song you could think of, especially with the mix of female and male vocals. This band should not be known as just a wedding band, they are an amazing wedding band! Would definitely book them for our anniversary! We chose a wedding venue outside of our local area, we wanted a wedding where everything was new to our family and friends. However when we saw The Sweet & Lowdown a couple of years ago at a friend's wedding, there there was no other choice! They're the best! And we'd be happy seeing them repeated at everyone's wedding!”

10

“The band were great. Really good vibe and they were just what we wanted. They were able to do a song for our first dance and it was just perfect!”

10

“Well, what can I say... other than totally awesome! Such talent - the singer's voice is remarkable, she is so gifted. The boys were just brilliant too. All so natural and made my night perfect. Everyone kept saying how good they were on the night and to date. I've already been asked for details for my friends party. So much talent in four gorgeous people. Thanks so much!”

10

“I can't believe it was 4 weeks ago now, so sorry this email hasn't come sooner but I just wanted to give you and the band a massive thank you for our wedding at Preston Court. You were absolutely brilliant, so talented and got everyone up and dancing. We had so many compliments for you guys, people said you played such a good range of music, that you were great musicians and that they thought you were just amazing. I know we would have loved the party to go on with many more hours with you. And thank you for adapting around our timings, I know everything went a bit haywire during our meal so we were running really behind. Let me know if there's anywhere I can leave a testimonial for you and thank you again.”

10

“We booked Sweet and Lowdown as we liked their sound and they were exactly the genre we were after. After one phone call with the band I felt completely at ease that everything we wanted was going to happen just the way we wanted it to. On the night they were amazing, especially as we were probably tricky customers as both myself and my wife are event producers. They absolutely rocked the place and got everyone dancing. Lots of our guests commented on how great they were.”

10

“Really happy with the band - really brought our party together. Very lovely people! Everyone complemented how good they were. The downside was that we had gone to the effort of having food prepared (as per requested in contract, per catering information) and the act told the venue when the food was brought through that they were not expecting any food.”

10

“The Sweet & Lowdown were excellent at our wedding - our guests loved them, and people were dancing the whole time! We loved the mixture of old and new songs, and they also learnt a song for our first dance which was very well done. Very friendly, arrived on time and all round great. Thank you!”

10

“The Sweet and Lowdown were absolutely fantastic!! We were a bit nervous as we had booked them based on one video online, however we needn't have worried. They played two sets for us and had everyone dancing all night long. It was such a great mix of songs - from the 90s mix to the Disney classics. So many people commented on how good they were. Really recommend! Thank you!!!”

10

“Function Central have an amazingly diverse range of bands to choose from and were really helpful. We went for The Sweet & Lowdown as they were something different from the normal wedding band (not too cheesy!!). Even though the lead singer was unfortunately ill on the day the band were brilliant and the keyboard player took the lead singer position. They were really lovely and played a range of songs to suit all tastes, then after a break adapted to the younger people's taste! We had them to the end of the night and my dad stole the show with his dance moves!”

10

“We loved the band, their sound was exactly what we where looking for! They accommodated our first dance request and played the majority of the songs in our preferred set list.”

10

“Our original band cancelled on us with only 6 weeks notice. We contacted these guys and they offered a discount due to short notice. Great decision and I'm so happy the original band let us down!”

10

“The act were great at communicating via phone and email before our wedding and when they arrived set up with no fuss at all. The music was AMAZING and they judged the crowd perfectly with a brilliant 90s set half way through! Our first dance, the songs we'd asked for and their interaction with the crowd was perfect!”

10

“The Sweet & Lowdown were absolutely fabulous and created the most perfect vibe for our daytime celebration. They could really swing and they sounded just fantastic. They were a pleasure to have around and so friendly and obviously enjoyed what they were playing... and so all our guests enjoyed it too! We had so many compliments and we couldn't have been more thrilled. Thanks Function Central for helping to make it a day to remember!”

10

“Hi all, I just wanted to say a quick thank you for playing at our wedding in Cardiff last week. We knew you were going to be excellent but all guests have been raving about how good you were. Everyone enjoyed the range of songs played... You even got Alex's 91 year old grandad up and dancing (he hasn't stopped talking about the fun he had). I'm absolutely gutted I was hijacked and didn't get to dance to you playing!... Thank you also for being good sports when the dregs of us were taking over your iPad to choose songs to dance to as you were packing up! I will be recommending you to all friends/brides to be... See you again at our vow renewal in years to come!”

10

“This is the second time we have booked the band for our corporate fundraiser via Function Central and they are brilliant!”

10

“We cannot praise The Sweet & Lowdown enough for playing so brilliantly at our wedding on Saturday. Everyone LOVED you and I've already had people asking about where they can book you for their weddings! The dancefloor was packed all night and we were delighted when our cries of 'one more song' paid off! Thank you so much, you really made our evening.”

10

“The performers were really very good and the music they sang pleased a wide variety of guests. They were very professional in set up and at the end of the night. We would definitely hire them again for another event/ function!”

10

“The Sweet & Lowdown were absolutely outstanding. The party was a mix of cultures and they handled such a varied mix of people really well. I have to say that I have zero complaints. What I particularly liked about the band was that they have their own unique sound & style.”

10

“We were absolutely thrilled with the band. Even my gran who was 86 at the time wanted to get up and dance. Their engagement with us and with our friends and family was great and the sound set up was perfect. They picked such a great choice of songs, I barely left the dance floor throughout the entire evening!”

10

“Extremely satisfied!! The Sweet and Lowdown were absolutely fantastic on the night - our dancefloor was full all night, and they played a brilliantly varied set which kept everyone entertained and engaged. Incredibly accommodating as we overran on dinner and speeches, and they played later than planned. They also allowed my groom to indulge his passion for keys by allowing him to play with them! So happy we went with this band and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone else thinking about booking them.”

10

“Awesome band, played several sets. Chilled afternoon and rocking evening. As most couples say first thing the following days and weeks, we want to do it all over again! If we did, there is no way we would choose any other form of entertainment. An incredible group - keep music live!”

10

“Extremely satisfied. We hired the band to play the ceremony, the afternoon reception and then the evening party. They played a good variety of music that created the perfect atmosphere for each part. The band arrived in good time, were flexible in terms of set up to fit in with the various elements of the day and were good natured and friendly throughout. They learnt a song specific to the day, which Emma walked down the aisle to, and they played it beautifully. Their music during the signing of the register moved Emma's mother - who had held it together until then - to tears. Ever since our wedding, all our friends and family can talk about is how good the band were. We've heard how they got people dancing who never dance and how they're the best wedding band they've ever seen (from someone who is in a wedding band)! We had an amazing time ourselves as so many of the songs had relevance to different people there - from 'Happy' for Emma's university friends, 'Come on Eileen' for the uncles, and of course 'Call me Al' for Al - which got everyone very excited! We couldn't have been happier with the band and would definitely recommend them. We have already given their name to a few of our guests who have asked, and are already wondering if we could have them again for our 40ths!”

10

“Quite simply the best covers band I've ever heard. So many of our guests talked about this after the wedding. Everyone was blown away at how good their music was and how much fun it was to have them there. Two guests have asked for their details for their own wedding. We didn't want the music to end!”

10

“Hello! Just wanted to say many thanks for your wonderful set at our wedding on Saturday 4th June at Hillfields Farm. You had everyone dancing the whole night and personally I couldn't stay away from the dance floor when you were playing! Thanks also for your great rendition of our first dance song, we really enjoyed that moment. We chose you for our wedding after we had seen you at a good friends' reception and I hope that more of my friends do the same so that we get to see you again!”

10

“We wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding at the end of May, you were amazing! A huge range of tunes, brilliantly played - all of our guests loved it, couldn't stop dancing and the chants for 'one more song' at the end said it all. The feedback since has been incredible - many have said you were the best wedding band they'd ever seen. Thanks again so much. If you are thinking about hiring this band, do not hesitate - you will have a brilliant time!!”

10

“Hi all, Just a message to say thanks for making it a great evening, everyone had so much fun! So happy we booked you guys. All the best!”

10

“Saw S & L at a friend's wedding and they were the best live music we had seen for a long time. Absolutely amazing band with a huge range of songs. Very high quality and unique. We had so many comments saying that people had never seen such a great wedding band.”

10

“The band was brilliant! Many of our guests were complimenting how good you guys were and I really do believe it added a different edge to our wedding. The range of songs you sang was perfect and really did get everyone up dancing. I'm sure you may have had a few laughs, watching our friends and families dance and have fun. Claire and I would also like to thank you for singing and playing our first dance. As asked, it felt like it had a little more tempo to it. Claire bless her was awfully nervous, but I hope you'll agree we did ok! Thank you again for making our day perfect.”

10

“What better way to pay testimony to a band than a packed dance floor full of happy dancing and singing guests! We absolutely loved The Sweet & The Lowdown who played at our wedding - they were flawless musicians with a really excellent set list that kept us calm with seamless and smooth last minute time changes due to our schedule overrunning! We would highly recommend them to other couples looking for the perfect live band - they were the best!”

10

“Fantastic band, music, personalities and service! Thank you so much for really making our reception the best party ever!!!”

10

“They were absolutely incredible, from the booking and follow up calls they were professional and polite, they did everything to help with our requests including structuring a set list around our preferences and even took the time to learn a new song for our first dance. When they arrived they set up quickly and without any fuss and once they started playing we knew we'd made the right choice. They sounded awesome, don't hesitate to book this band, everyone was up dancing and their style is brilliant, slightly quirky and lot's of fun. Their rendition of the Black Keys 'Everlasting Light' for our first dance was excellent we were so pleased that they took the time to learn the song and add it to their playlist. Simply brilliant, all our guests commented on how good they were and how they made the whole wedding such a great day, thanks guys!”

10

“The Sweet & Lowdown were absolutely incredible on our wedding day. An amazing repertoire of music which was so in tune with our favourite songs, it was almost spooky! Even now in November, four months later, our wedding guests are still commenting on how incredible the band were! Our day was simply amazing and The Sweet & Lowdown were the icing on the cake. Polite, helpful, talented and an energetic!”

10

“The band were fantastic. They were incredibly friendly and gave an absolutely brilliant performance. Our guests absolutely loved them and they made our wedding extra special. I cannot recommend them enough!”

10

“They were awesome. Great sound, fun and had a repertoire that reflected our musical tastes. They stepped in last minute after a different band had cancelled on us and saved the day. We had so many compliments for the music, thank you!”

10

“They're great! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.”

10

“Hi guys just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday, you were amazing and we loved every minute! Shame it went so quick! We have highly recommended you to everybody!”

10

“Thank you so much for your brilliant sets at our wedding on 30th March! All our guests were raving about you, especially your version of Paul Simon's 'Call me Al' (and the impromptu conga line it generated - our friends clearly didn't understand out 'no cheese' policy :)) and the gorgeous rendition of 'Everlasting Light' for the first dance. You were all brilliant!”

10

“Just wanted to let the band know that we have had SO much great feedback about you guys, everyone loved what you did!! I've passed Function Central's details to several people who are interested in hiring you for weddings/parties this year. I fear I was a little worse for wear by the time we bumped into each other later in the evening, but I hope you had everything you needed and were able to enjoy the evening yourselves. Again, thank you for a fantastic evening.”

10

“We were both very happy with the performance of the band. They had such a great range of songs yet all in their individual style that we enjoyed so much from their showreel. All the band members were very friendly and had good banter with the guests and they seemed to enjoy how much we all enjoyed them and their sets.”

10

“The Sweet and Lowdown were amazing! Everyone loved them and they made it a night to never forget. We absolutely loved every song played! The band were absolutely brilliant and so friendly and professional. I think every guest got up on their feet to dance the night away. Just fantastic! Thank you!”

10

“We were over the moon with The Sweet and Lowdown's performance! The dance floor wasn't empty for a second and all generations enjoyed the band's mix of songs. They played our chosen first dance brilliantly and even filled the time during their break with a great playlist that kept people going. Everyone has said what an amazing band they were - highly recommended!”

10

“The Sweet & Lowdown were punctual, friendly, and they played brilliantly (including our first dance request). They were fun, energetic and really gave us a great party - I didn't leave the dance floor! Thank you very much to The Sweet and Lowdown, you really made our night fantastic!”

10

“I just wanted to say thanks again for giving us such a great night of music! You were by far and away the best wedding band that we have ever seen and so many people came up to us to say similar things. It really made our day so thank you!”

10

“Absolutely brilliant. We loved the band and our guests thought they were brilliant (for some reason they had little faith in our band choice!) They were great! I wouldn't hesitate in booking them again.”

10

“We booked The Sweet & Lowdown to play our wedding on 5th September 2014, after falling in love with their songs on the website. They were absolutely amazing! Such a talented group of musicians, also very friendly and professional. They were set up and ready to go in no time, with no fuss. They performed our first dance song which sounded fantastic! And the rest of the playlist was brilliant. They play such a diverse range of songs, there is something for everyone to enjoy. They had everybody up and dancing and created the best atmosphere for a party - which is exactly what we wanted for our wedding reception. If you are on the fence trying to decide, BOOK THIS BAND!! You will not be disappointed! Thank you to The Sweet & Lowdown for making an already perfect day even better!”

10

“Thank you so much for a spectacular night of birthday fun, loved your unique sound and would highly recommend anybody to hire you guys!!!”

10

“Thank you all for a fabulous set last Saturday at our wedding in suffolk! We had a fantastic time dancing the night away and our guests were full of compliments x”

10

“Leah and I are so happy that we booked you for our wedding. You were professional, friendly, accommodating (especially to four year olds wanting to play drums and sing!) and most of all sounded absolutely fantastic. I have had a lot of people comment on how good you were. Thank you for playing the music to our first dance, it was perfect. The range of music you played fitted the theme and mood of the wedding perfectly and helped the whole evening build to a crescendo of utter madness and fun. Thanks again so much. We'll never forget our day and you played a large part in that. Be assured that we will be recommending you to everyone!”

10

“Where do we even begin to thank you for such an epic performance at our wedding. You made the day for us and everyone has been raving about you. Can we have you every week?! Honestly, an amazing set. Thank you, thank you, thank you.xx”

10

“I'm only just getting round to doing thank you's. Thank you so much for playing at our wedding, you guys were brilliant!!! The dance-floor was packed all night and all of our friends and family said how great you were! I keep watching videos of our first dance and you were awesome, THANK YOU!xx”

10

“I just wanted to say an enormous thank you, you were totally sensational and made the evening complete. I can't believe I was worried no one would dance! Safe to say I think everyone had a brilliant time, hope you enjoyed it too.”

10

“We wanted to send you a special message of thanks for your wonderful performance for our wedding on Boxing Day! You and the guys made our reception a very special event indeed, and your singing and playing have been much talked about and admired by all our family and friends. Once again, thank you so much!”

10

“We were very satisfied with the act. They were punctual, professional, lovely people. They played a fantastic set and our guests commented the whole night, about how great they were. Not your usual cheesy wedding band at all. Would thoroughly recommend this band.”

10

“On behalf of me and my wife Karin, you guys were amazing at our Wedding. You really had people dancing from the get go until the end. Very impressed. Thank you guys Xx”

10

“Thanks so much for playing at my wedding yesterday. Everyone said how great you sounded, we loved everything you played. We had to rush off as our baby was desparate for sleep, so sorry we never got a chance to say goodbye. Thanks again!”

10

“I'm sorry it's taken so long to email to thank you guys for doing such an awesome job of playing at our wedding. We were really really happy with the job you did, you were brilliant, as we suspected you would be! Thank you for playing the songs we requested, Clare really enjoyed all the Disney and my friends and I loved the Beatles, especially Mr Postman. 3 of us play Beatles covers in Australia and that song is one of our favourites to do - it was unanimously agreed that you did a great job, the harmonies sounded great! Thank you very much for leaving the music running while you were taking stuff down, the guests loved having more dancing time, as I'm sure you could see. Thank you so much again, please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band and do let me know if there's anything we can do for you guys.”

10

“We were delighted with the band. They were punctual, professional, played to a very high standard and we had excellent feedback from our guests. We enjoyed the range of music they played. The dance floor was never empty.”

10

“You were all fabulous and our friends and family enjoyed your music so much. Thank you for being part of out day and creating such an amazing atmosphere.”

10

“Thanks so much for an amazing performance. Everyone loved you guys. You had everyone dancing all night!”

10

“The Sweet & Lowdown were brilliant. They were very friendly and professional. The music was fantastic and we have had lots of positive feedback; people have been asking how to contact them! They were a pleasure to work with and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to others and would book them again anyday!”

10

“We were very satisfied. They were great fun and played the PERFECT sort of music! All our guests were glued to the dance floor and thought they were awesome. We also were very very happy with them. They were really nice people, thanks guys.”

10

“A new band but with an old soul, this group of revellers, fur coats, vintage mic, trumpet and all filled the dance floor from first to last song. The song choices were all so fun and well produced that as soon as you took a breather from dancing, you were forced straight back up. A cover of King of The Swingers was a highlight, and our first dance song, Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac, was virtually the original. I can't recommend The Sweet & Lowdown enough. Gush!”

10

“The Sweet & Lowdown are experienced beyond their years, read the audience well and have a wide, energetic and polished catalogue of covers and original material at their disposal. All vocalists were excellent and were both a pleasure to listen to and extremely versatile across their sets. The band's friendly personalities really shine through when they play. The Sweet & Lowdown looked great and have a great individual style when playing their own, accomplished tracks.”

10

“The Sweet & Lowdown were such an easy addition to the day, they made no fuss and given prior notice of the music we wanted for our first dance, they absolutely nailed it! We could not have asked for a better, more entertaining group to help us celebrate. We felt we had a real personal service from them and that we were not just another generic wedding gig, this is just what we wanted. The Sweet & Lowdown are a young, imaginative and refreshing alternative to some of the tired and predictable circuit musicians offered to us when we began our search. It is worth noting that since our big day, we have had excellent comments about the music from almost every group in attendance, from the serious dancers, the oldies, the music lovers and the younger party boys and girls. This widespread praise is testament to their inclusive set list and accomplished sound.”


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