Smith & Sons - Festival Covers in London

Key Info

Based: London

Guide Price: £1595

Genre: Festival Covers

Line-Up: Drums, Double Bass/Bass, Guitar/Banjo/Vocals, Guitar/Vocals

Lead Vocals: Male vocals

About

Ready to indulge both vintage and festival fans with folksy covers of chart music and party favourites, Smith & Sons are an extremely professional 4-piece band. They are available to play at weddings and functions in London and further afield in the UK.

As well as a fantastic banjo-picking, rip-roaring live gig, there is the option of a 60-minute acoustic live lounge set which provides a great backdrop for reception drinks. The band will complete the evening with an indie/rock electric set with music from the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Two Door Cinema Club so you can lose yourself in your favourite summer festival anthems all night long.

Smith & Sons are a collection of some of the best contemporary musicians in the UK, and their fresh new sound is in popular demand for festival themed weddings and events. Each band member has performed at the big named festivals including the ever-popular Glastonbury. In choosing Smith & Sons you are guaranteed professional entertainment and a unique, unforgettable night!

As standard Smith & Sons provide:

  • Professional 4-piece band with male lead vocals
  • 2 x 60 min live sets (1 x Mumford & Sons style set + 1 x electric set)
  • A repertoire of guaranteed dance floor fillers
  • Professional PA and LED lighting
  • Laptop DJ/Disco before and after live sets, which can be tailored to your tastes
  • Your choice of 1st dance or a special request performed
  • PAT tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance

In addition, we can add:

  • 1 x 60 minute acoustic live lounge set for drinks reception or during dinner

Repertoire

Mumford & Sons-Style

8 Days A Week - The Beatles
All About The Bass - Meghan Trainor
All I Want - Kodaline
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Counting Stars - One Republic
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Gravity - John Mayer
Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Help - The Beatles
Help - The Beatles
Hey Brother - Avicii
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
Keep Your Head - Ben Howard
Last Nite - The Strokes
Life Goes On - Noah And The Whale
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Little Talks - Of Monsters And Men
Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics
Mercy - Duffy
On Top Of The World - Imagine Dragons
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Riptide - Vance Joy
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley
She's Electric - Oasis
Sit Down - James
The Cave - Mumford & Sons
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Up - Olly Murs
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Valerie - Zutons
Waiting On The World To Change - John Mayer
Wake Me Up - Avicii

Electric

20th Century Boy - T-Rex
Banquet - Bloc Party
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
Buck Rogers - Feeder
Chocolate - The 1975
Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
Creep - Radiohead
Dakota - Stereophonics
Golden Skans - The Klaxons
Hard To Handle - Black Crowes
Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
In The Morning - Razorlight
Jenny Don’t Be Hasty - Paolo Nutini
Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Live Forever - Oasis
Mollys Chambers - Kings Of Leon
Mr Brightside - Kings Of Leon
Naive - The Kooks
One Day Like This – Elbow
Pompeii - Bastille
Rocks - Primal Scream
Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
Rude - Magic
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Something Good Can Work – Two Door Cinema Club
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Song 2 - Blur
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Underdog - Kasabian
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club
When You Were Young - The Killers
Yellow - Coldplay

Testimonials

“Please pass on my thanks to the band. EVERYONE loved them. They were absolutely outstanding! I will keep you in my contacts list and if I am ever asked for a band from anyone I will most definitely point them in your direction.”Hollie Smith – Corporate Event, Bicester

“Smith & Sons were excellent, really friendly and flexible group who played with great energy during the evening. Dance floor was full the moment the first dance was over. Really happy that we picked this band. Could have been a gamble but ended up a dead cert!”Kate Steer – Wedding, London

“The band were bloody brilliant!!! Everyone loved them and still today people are saying how great they were. They were on time, professional and a really nice bunch of lads. I hope they enjoyed the night as well? I cannot thank them enough and for joining in on our surprise first dance, ‘I want to know what love is’ – just awesome! Please pass on our thanks again and if we ever need a band…we know who to call! We wish them every success with their careers as they’re all truly talented.”George & Ruth Crocker – Wedding, Bleak House, Kent

“Please could you send my thanks again to the band-they were absolutely brilliant! All my friends and family loved them too and nothing but good things to say. Everyone had a fantastic time and the guys did a great job!”Sian Stanley – 30th Birthday Party, Guildford

“Smith & Sons were fantastic. They were extremely professional, great musicians and great guys. They managed to get all their kit down a cliff (no easy feat even without instruments!) to the venue, setting up and sound checking with no disruption to evening at all (even though the whole days events were in one room!) Smith & Sons played a great range of music and were really flexible, making changes on the night to fit in with what we wanted. They kept the dance floor full all night from the first dance to the final song, I can’t thank these guys enough! Smith & Sons are a brilliant band and they helped make the evening a great night to remember…..all the guests were commenting throughout the night and afterwards about how great they were too!”Mr & Mrs Mills – Wedding, Cornwall

“It’s been a pleasure doing business with you guys. Smith & Son were fabulous. Thank you.”Fiona & Mellie – Wedding, Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool

“Hi Amy, The day was absolutely perfect thanks. The band were excellent – everyone loved them!! Great musicians, great singers and top lads too…..all in all they created a great atmosphere to have a great party!!! Thanks for all of your help too – I will definitely recommend you guys to people.”Shaun Gurney - Wedding, Shropshire

“Hi Amy, I'd like to say a big thanks to the band for everything on the day, the guys were friendly and really professional and ensured everyone had a good time. I spoke with Joel I think it was who was in charge, and he was more than happy to play the music for the ceremony itself and for putting up with the registrar who was a bit of a registra-zilla!!! People have commented on how good the guys were and it was great to be able to have a selection of country style and an electric set. The dance floor was buzzing all night, and despite having what seems a case of short term memory loss (possibly alcohol induced). A number of pictures show Amy and I dancing the night away. Thanks to all of them again, I speak for both of us when we say we'd definitely use them again for parties and recommend them.”Rob and Amy Brice - Wedding, The Great Barn, Kent

“Hello Amy. The band were absolutely spot on. Crowd thoroughly enjoyed them. I think they also enjoyed themselves. Thanks for all your help.”Jerry Bamford - Bourne Festival, Lincolnshire

“Amy, Smith & Sons were fantastic - couldn't have asked for more. All the guests loved them, and the dance-floor was full all night! If you could pass this message of thanks on to the band that would be much appreciated.”Matthew Howard - Wedding, The Grange, Lincolnshire

“The band were great, thank you, everyone has commented on them and said how good they were. I hope they were happy too. They were excellent, very tight and great performers.”Gemma Walsh - Wedding, Lane End

“Bloody good music, the dance floor was alive for every minute that they played. They were awesome. Thank you.”Nick Gibbon - Wedding, Broadfield Court Vineyard, Herefordshire.

“We just wanted to take a couple of minutes to say a huge thank you for Saturday! You were all brilliant and everybody loved you! We have had so many compliments on how good you were! You created the perfect atmosphere! Thank you for all your hard work!”Mr & Mrs Thompson - Fetcham Park, Fetcham, Surrey

“I want to say that the band were amazing they were everything I wanted and more, all of them were really nice lads, on time, nicely dressed and fitted in with the venue. The quality of sounds, singing, atmosphere was brilliant 10 out of 10, I would recommend them to anyone to have at their wedding as they won’t be disappointed. The fairy lights around them just finished off the whole scene, they did the first dance song perfectly as I know they were worried if the music was going to be loud enough but it was and they set a magical scene for us. They took our picture and said that we would be featured on their website as they filmed the set. I am happy to write them a reference on any site so please let me know if there is a space somewhere where I can do this. Thanks for all your helpful organisation and prompt clear emails it makes a big difference when you are trying to organise a large event with lots of moving pieces. All the best,”Louisa - Maunsel House, Taunton, Somerset

“We were thoroughly impressed by 'Smith & Sons' who played for our wedding. Their acoustic day set was so lovely and really added atmosphere to the day whilst guests mingled. There evening live sets were fantastic and all our guests commented on how much they loved them. They managed to fill the dance floor and everybody had so much fun. We cannot thank them enough.”Joanne Crane - Wedding, Peterstone Court, Llanhamlach, Powys

“We really wanted to express just how over-the-moon we were with Smith and Sons, they were absolutely fab! We were expecting them to be good having had a listen online, however they exceeded our expectations and were absolutely brilliant! We had originally booked a different band that we had seen play live already, however after some hesitation took the risk and cancelled the original band for Smith and Sons (a band we hadn't seen live! Eeek!) With my partner being a musician himself with lots of musician friends we did feel quite nervy about this...but we really had no need to be! There wasn't a moment during the evening when the dance floor wasn't occupied! Our guests (young and old) loved them :) We've had so many lovely comments from our guests who were extremely impressed. Not only did the guys sound great but they were also lovely chaps, very professional and talented. We would highly recommend them, I work in events and am looking for an excuse for when I can next hire them! A huge thank you once again. Phoebe - thanks for your help too :) It was lovely dealing with you, you were a great help with answering our queries and requests, we did very much appreciate it :)”Mr and Mrs Anderson - Wedding, Sopley Mill, Sopley, Christchurch, Hampshire

“The boys were AMAZING...really friendly, polite and professional. Perfect for our wedding, we were thrilled with them!!! Thanks,”Charlie and Jimmy - Wedding, The Althorn Coaching Inn, Northampton

“Hi Phoebe, We had a fantastic time and the band were brilliant!! Many thanks”Matt Wakefield - Wedding, Ufton Court, Berkshire

“The band were excellent, Unfortunately I missed a lot of it because of being distracted by other people as I'm sure you can imagine! There acoustic set was also very good and fitted in well with our wedding style. I was very happy with the band and if I ever need to organise a function that requires music in the future I will definitely think of them. I will also recommend them to anyone who asks, other people I spoke to thought they were great too!”Adam & Lisa - Wedding, Brympton House, Somerset

“The band were amazing, everyone loved them! And they dealt with the cold incredibly! Pass on our thanks to them from us!”Stephanie - Wedding, Artisan Beach House, Whitstable

“We just wanted to say how amazing Smith & Sons were at our wedding on Saturday! The band were absolutely fantastic and every single one of our guests said how great they were. On top of that they were a lovely bunch of guys! Please send on our thanks- they really made the evening extra special and had everyone on their feet dancing! Thanks”Mr & Mrs D'Arcy - Wedding, Bron Eifion Country House Hotel, Wales

“Smith & Sons were brilliant; the songs were amazing, the lads were great guys and accommodated everything we wanted and more. So many of our guests commented how good they were.”Jason Hamilton - Wedding, Little Plonks, Surrey

“Everything went perfectly well and the band were fantastic. Everyone is still talking about what a great set it was! Thank you for all your help.”Rich Lewis - Wedding, Upper Court, Gloucestershire

“They were incredible and did an amazing job. All our guests loved them. The dance floor wasn't empty for a minute! Thank you so very much!!”Laura & Sam King - Wedding, Roslin Beach Hotel, Essex

““Just wanted to send an email to pass onto the band our thanks for their great playing on Saturday. They were most efficient and courteous, turning up on time and being most obliging. But of course of most importance was the music which was fab and enjoyed by all. I have had several thank you letters, amazing in itself from this generation of electronic communication! to say how much they liked having live music and that it was fun to dance to. Anyhow please pass that on and certainly by the end of their session all was swinging! I would certainly recommend your company again and the band.””Jenny Hamilton - Wedding, Chibolton

“I just wanted to say how great the band was on Saturday- the guys were fantastic- please pass on my thanks to them again.”Deborah Mills (Aerobility Aviators Ball) - Sofitel Hotel, Hounslow

“Absolutely delighted with Smith & Sons again this year- they are such a good band and nice guys too- so easy to work with. Also pleased with the service from Tailored Entertainment for the second year running.”Deborah Mills - Corporate Party, Sofitel, Heathrow Airport

FAQ

How long do you take to set-up?
60-90 minutes.

What time do you play?
Any time to suit you, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, anytime between 7pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?
We can perform 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking. We can also perform 1 x 60 miniute acoustic live lounge style set as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner.

Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes – all included in the price.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes.

Will you perform our first dance?
Yes, as long as we have two weeks notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.

How much space do you require?
We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2.5m x 5m.

How much power do you require?
2 x 13 amp sockets is fine for our system.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?
Ideally soft drinks and a hot meal or buffet. But this is certainly not a deal breaker so if you can’t provide this, just let us know in advance and we’ll bring food & drink with us.

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