The Sweet and 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.

Occasionally, a rate lower than the listed price may be obtainable on selected dates. This will be advertised in the act's "about" section.

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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!

This Brighton band have an extensive song list which 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.

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
Add £0
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

1999 – Prince

Vintage Sounds

Video Testimonials

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

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.

“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!”

Roz & Oli, Wedding at Keston Village Hall, April 2017

“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!”

Olivia & Andy, Wedding at Bradbourne Hall in Kent, September 2017

“We could not have been happier with The Sweet and Lowdown! They had everyone up on the dance floor all night and communication before and during the night was brilliant! Super friendly and we all the songs they played! Highly recommend!!!”

Lee & Sophia, Wedding, Aylesford Priory in Kent, May 2019

“The band played last year and everyone loved them! Booking was a very easy process - easy to pay, book and sort the details, plus help when needed.”

Megan, Corporate Event, Sea Containers Hotel in London, December 2019

“The band were professional, fun, played well and were excellent value.”

James, Wedding, Botleys Mansion in Surrey, October 2019

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