Guide Price: £1610
Genre: Festival Covers
Line-Up: Drums, Double Bass/Bass, Guitar/Banjo/Vocals, Guitar/Vocals
Lead Vocals: Male vocals
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 as a wedding band or London function band as well as 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:
In addition, we can add:
7 Days - Craig Davis
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Counting Stars - One Republic
Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself - Jess Glynne
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hey Brother - Avicci
Hey Ya! - Outcast
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
I Will Wait - Mumford And Sons
L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N - Noah And The Whale
Last Nite - The Strokes
Little Lion Man - Mumford And Sons
On Top Of The World - Imagine Dragons
One Dance - Drake
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Riptide - Vance Joy
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Sorry - Justin Bieber
The Cave - Mumford And Sons
Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes
Wake Me Up - Avicci
Wonderwall - Oasis
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Banquet - Bloc Party
Buck Rogers - Feeder
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Chocolate - The 1975
Dakota - Stereophonics
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
In The Morning - Razorlight
Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Kathleen - Catfish And The Bottlemen
Live Forever - Oasis
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Naive - The Kooks
Pompeii - Bastille
Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
She's Electric - Oasis
Something Good Can Work - Two Door Cinema Club
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynrd Skynrd
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheetus
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club
When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
Yellow – Coldplay
8 Days A Week - The Beatles
Atlantic City - Bruce Springsteen
Blackbird - The Beatles
Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Half The World Away - Oasis
Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics
Here’s To You Mrs Robinson - Belle And Sebastian
Hold On We’re Going Home - Drake
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Tender - Blur
The One - Kodaline
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
“If we could give more than 5, we would. We were so pleased with the band - everybody is still saying how amazing they were. We couldn't have hoped for any better. Not only were they musically excellent but were lovely lads and even played an encore. We highly recommend.”Jo-Anne Arnold - Wedding, Morden Hall
“Smiths & Sons were the perfect band to kick off our evening entertainment at our festival style wedding, our guests are still talking about them now!!”Stacey Buckland - Wedding, Meadow Spires (Smith & Sons)
“This band we're absolutly fantastic. We had an outside wedding and we're a little worried about the weather however the band managed to split their sets and worked out the best method without disturbing the guests at all. Once the weather started raining they came into our main tent and played an acoustic set which was very intimate and perfect for our wedding. I would certainly reccoment these guys for a wedding!”Emily Parker - Wedding, Wasing Park
“I wanted to drop you a mail to say how amazing Smiths and Sons were! They were out of this world! Every single guest commented on how good the band sounded and what good songs they did. We even had people email us afterwards to say what a fabulous day they had and the band was probably the best they have ever heard. Honestly they made our wedding!!! They were top blokes who couldn't of been more accommodating and friendly! I'm so happy we chose them and would book them for any future events we do! Will you please pass on mine and James personal thanks and tell them they were bloody amazing!!!!!! Thank you so much”Jordan Smyrk - Wedding, Grim's Dyke Hotel, London
“?5/5 - ?I cannot recommend smith & sons enough they was amazing had so many people tell me how brilliant they thought they was too!”Katy and Dan - Wedding, Gaynes Park, Essex
“Booking them was easy and plain sailing Smith & Sons are awesome :) The guys were polite and spoke with some of our guests. They set up quietly in the back and most people didn't notice until they started playing which was nice that there was no loud banging and no distractions. We had a bit of a delay for them starting but they where highly professional when adapting. Our first dance was perfect, after choosing a song that I would imagine that isn't really used for a first dance. All our guests complemented us on our choice of band. They filled the dance floor the entire evening, and played songs that people reacted to with smiles, (and some screaming and wooing). When we thanked them after they were so kind and friendly too. We've had a lot of people asked if we can throw a party down the line and hire the band again! Feel very lucky that we had them, it honestly made our reception one to remember! Big big thank you to them once more.”Joshua Powell - Wedding, St Paul's, Kent
“Thank you so much to the amazing band Smith and Sons. They performed brilliantly, the guys were so professional and personable and everyone commented on how good they were. It really helped make the day a success and I really appreciated how they tailored for what we wanted. We would definitely recommend them.”Jennifer Pearce - Wedding, Haughley Park Barn
“Excellent staff organising the event answering all of our questions. The band were absolutely fantastic including our extra song requests. Thank you all so much!”Anna Whayman - Wedding, Aynhoe Park
“‘Absolutely bloody brilliant! From the moment we booked we had excellent communication, all our questions answered. The actual band itself was fantastic and made the evening of our wedding what it was. All of our guests loved it and everyone was up dancing. They performed their own version of our first dance which is something we will remember forever. The band themselves spent time chatting with us at the end which was a really nice touch. Thank you so much.’”Helen Winter & Emma Perry - Wedding, Farbirdge Barns, Chichester
“We can definitely say our wedding day was the most wonderful day. The Band were absolutely brilliant. You could not have asked for a more polite group of young men. They were totally customer focussed and everyone thought they were outstanding. I wish them every success in their endeavours. Thank you does not convey how we felt about their performance but it is a huge THANK YOU .....”Sharon Cheetham - Wedding, Langar Hall
“Just a quick email to say that the band were spot on and everyone at the wedding reception loved them and had a number of them ask me for their details. If you could pass on our thanks to them.”Danny & Dayna - Wedding, Valence School, Kent
“Smith & Sons were a great wedding band, they really cared about getting our first dance song just right for us as we had choreographed a dance and even phoned me to double check they had the correct version. They created a great atmosphere for our reception and really put their own twist on some classic songs. All our guests commented on how much they had enjoyed the music. I would highly recommend them!”Zoe Clarke - Wedding, Upway House, Dorset
“5/5 All of the guests commented on how brilliant the band were. Kept the dance floor full from begining to end.”Patrick Blundell - Wedding, Over Barn, Gloucester
“Hi Amy – I hope you are well. I just wanted to pass on our feedback regarding Smith and Sons, they really were fantastic and had everyone on the dance floor from the instant they started playing. We were so pleased and especially with our acoustic set, they really set the atmosphere for the day.”Stacey - Wedding, Pembroke Lodge, Surrey
“We all had such a great time, so many thanks for a fab evening - only downside was that it flew by too quickly!”Alice Connors - Wedding, Green Lane, Leicester
“We had a fantastic evening. What's not to like about The Folk Junkies, they were superb and loved by all. The variety of music they played appealed to everyone and I had many comments about how great they were. Please pass on our thanks to this truly talented group of young people. I'm sure they will be recommended for other occasions.”Lynne Bovington - School Event, Richings Park (Folk Junkies)
“We had an amazing set from the band and everyone really enjoyed the music. They contributed to our wedding being a really special day. A bonus that they seemed to really enjoy it too! Thank you guys.”Jamie Thirlwell - Wedding - The Barn at Bury Court, Hampshire
“I just wanted to say how impressed we were with the band. It was an excellent end to the day, and we’ve had countless compliments from all our guests on how brilliant the band was. The dance floor was packed so I know everyone was really enjoying it!”Philippa Graham - Wedding, The Boat House, Stone
“Hi Tom, just to thank you all for Saturday we thought the music was so awesome and all our friends said the same. Thanks for letting me sing and ruin your song haha. Hope you all had plenty of food and drink and enjoyed it too. Thanks again for making our night.”Hayley & Adam - Wedding - Crabbs Barn, Colchester
“5/5. Fantastic afternoon, many thanks.”Mike Thomas - Allianz Staff Party - London
“We cannot put into words how amazing they were at our wedding on Saturday. The music choices and professionalism was second to none. So many of our guests commented all evening "how did we get this band? They're brilliant". We just would like to say a massive thank you, it definitely made our day the best possible.”Lauren King - Wedding, Oxnead Hall, Norfolk
“I'm actually struggling to find enough words to explain how awesome they were. The guys were absolutely fantastic! I can't recommend them enough. Iv had so many people say how brilliant they were. Please pass on my thanks, they did such a great job and really made the day perfect”Hollie Brown - Wedding, Chippingham Park, Ely
“5/5 - An amazing evening! Exceeding our expectations and making all our guests have a great time! Very friendly and professional guys who were wonderful to have at our wedding.”Alive and Ben - Wedding, West Wycombe Estate Park, Buckinghamshire
“Just wanted to say a massive THANKS to the band for our wedding- they were fantastic, it must be daunting playing a new venue but they were brilliant, and their version of our first dance song was wonderful, AND the song performed for me and my Dad. Please pass on how greatful we are, and what a great dance was had by all!”Mr and Mrs Trask - Wedding, Pentre Mawr Country House, Llandyrong, Wales
“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
“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
““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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Hi Phoebe, We had a fantastic time and the band were brilliant!! Many thanks”Matt Wakefield - Wedding, Ufton Court, Berkshire
“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
“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
“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
“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 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
“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.
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“It’s been a pleasure doing business with you guys. Smith & Son were fabulous. Thank you.”Fiona & Mellie – Wedding, Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
I really want to have a great party with everyone on the dance floor - are you the right band for that?
Absolutely! We have been performing at weddings and events for several years and have an infectious live show that guarantees a packed dance floor and a party that you and your guests will remember for years to come! Our repertoire features the biggest classic and current chart hits, so there's certainly something for everyone.
Do you take requests?
We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually the first dance. You can also let us know your top 10 preferences from the repertoire, as well as send up to 30 requests for the disco - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the evening.
How long do you take to set-up?
Up to 90 minutes. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, we often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in.
What time do you play?
At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 7pm and midnight.
How long do you play for?
We perform 2 x 60-minute live sets (or 3 x 40 minutes) 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.
Can you provide music for our drinks reception?
Yes - we can perform a 1 x 60-minute live lounge-style acoustic 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. You won't have to hire any additional equipment in.
What is the website guide price based on?
The published guide price is based on our 4-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in London. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.
Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that?
Yes, we regularly work at venues with noise limiters. We are happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure we have all the required information to enable us to plan accordingly.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
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. However, 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.
Can we see you play live before booking?
As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight into our look and sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out our testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience with the band.