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Northern Quarter - Festival Folk Style in London

Key Info

Based: London

Guide Price: £2225

Genre: Festival Folk Style

Line-Up: Drums/BVs, Bass/BVs, Guitar/BVs, Sax/BVs, Lead Vocals/Sax

Lead Vocals: Male Vocals



Northern Quarter are a vintage five-piece function band that give a brilliantly fun, folk-inflected twist to your favourite chart-topping tunes from the past three decades. Their setlist will take you on a joyride through some of the best loved genres in modern music, including everything from pop and rock to 90s classics and hip hop. It makes them a brilliant option for weddings and events with a diverse invite list of different ages and tastes.

Our Style

Shabby chic with a cheeky, boisterous energy. Northern Quarter’s vintage-style sound and vibe will be a huge hit with all your guests.

Our Experience

The band represent some of London’s best musicians, with experience performing at massive events across the continent.

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500 Miles - The Proclaimers
7 Days - Craig David
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Blue Monday - New Order
Boom Shake The Room - Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff
Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Something
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Cheerleader - Omi
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Everybody ( Backstreets Back) - Backstreet Boys
Fresh Prince Of Belair - Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff
Friends Theme Song - The Rembrandts
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Hotstepper - Ini Kamoze
Hound Dog - Elvis
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Insomnia - Faithless
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Misirlou (That Song From Pulp Fiction) - Dick Dale And His Del - Tones
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre
No Diggity - Blackstreet
Parklife - Blur
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison
Rhythm Of The Night - Corona
Ride On Time - Black Box
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley And The Comets
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
She Got That Vibe - R - Kelly
She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Song 2 - Blur
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse

Folk-Styled Set

5ive – Keep On Moving
Back For Good – Take That
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
Black And Gold – Sam Sparro
Blurred Lines – Robyn Thicke
Gangsta’s Paradise / Tetris – Coolio
Happy – Pharrell
Hey Ho – The Lumineers
Hit Me Baby / Oops I Did It Again – Britney Spears
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Pencil Full Of Lead – Paulo Nutini
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Rude – Magic
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
She Said – Plan B
Steelers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You
Take On Me – A-Ha
Tender – Blur
Time Of Your Life – Green Day
Wake Me Up – Avicii
We Found Love – Rihanna



“You guys were absolutely awesome - we've had lots of comments from guests saying how great you were and we loved you too! Thanks for filling the dance floor!”Sam - Wedding


“I had these guys come play at my bar after seeing them busking in Kingston. They did a great job of getting the crowd going, and everyone clearly felt very comfortable watching them.”Huseyin - Party, The Library Club, London


“Northern quarter played at our wedding in October and honestly they made the day! Everyone loved them! The oldies, the kiddies and especially the single ladies ;)! They are not your typical wedding band- they are fresh and modern and unusual! I've lost track of the number of people who have called to tell us how great they were! Thanks so much guys!”Laoise - Wedding


“Thank you SO much for making our wedding so bloody awesome! Everyone has told us you’re the best band they’ve seen. You MADE our wedding!! Loved the sax player coming out into the crowd and helping sing along to Teenage Dirtbag!! THANK YOU for the bottom of our hearts. Backstreets Back was an epic encore choice.”Emily and Cameron - Wedding


“Please will you pass on our thanks for an amazing performance by the band, they were awesome. Their music was exceptionally popular and the dance floor was filled from the first dance to the last. I am sure Ted helped by getting the crowd to chant "one more song" as the room was filled with laughter and urging him on. (Ted is 7 going on 27 and a true festival fan). They obviously enjoyed our northern friendliness and hospitality and spent some time with the guests late into the night (or should that be morning!!) Thank you again for organising them. All worked perfectly.”Sue & Eric - Wedding


“Could you please pass on my whole-hearted thanks to the band for their amazing performance at our wedding. We were running behind schedule but that didn't stop them from giving us the full set and then some! People haven't stopped talking about them and as the bride, I personally couldn't have been happier. Thanks so much and will recommend them to future wedding planners for sure! Kind regards.”Christine - Wedding


“I just wanted to let you know that we were really pleased with our choice of The Northern Quarter to play at our wedding. They were so much fun and the quality of their music was brilliant. They were professional and reliable and also put up with the groom insisting he wanted to be on stage (repeatedly)! Please thank all of the lads from us for making the evening of our wedding such a success. Everything ran very smoothly and we didn't need to worry about anything. All of the guests (of all ages) have been saying how brilliant they were. Thanks for all of your helping leading up to the day too.”Amy & Hari - Wedding


“Apologies this is somewhat belated but I just wanted to thank you for contributing in making the wedding such an amazing and memorable event.You were truly amazing.”Jane - Wedding


“Just want to say a massive belated thanks to the band! Better than we ever could’ve imagined; entertained from first to last, making the day truly memorable. All the best for the future, will be sure to recommend to friends etc.”James & Dilly - Wedding


“These guys were the band providing great music and entertainment at my son's wedding. The mix of tunes catered for all ages and the final song of 'Chasing Cars' was the best I've ever heard. True chemistry between the group with fantastic lead vocals and a band that can really bring an event of any kind to life.”Father of The Groom - Wedding


“Please pass on our sincere thanks to the band for Saturday. They were great, and people are still telling us how much fun they had in the evening because of the music.”Aaron - Wedding


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 modern day dance floor fillers to your favourite rock and pop anthems, 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?
60 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 8pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?
We perform 2 x 45 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.

Can you provide music for our drinks reception?
Yes - we can perform a 2 x 30 minute roaming set as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner.

What is the difference between the ‘pre-mixed DJ service’ that comes with the standard package and the 'band member to DJ live' which is an optional extra?
The pre-mixed DJ service is where the band put on a bespoke playlist (you can request up to 30 songs in advance for this) through the PA before and after their live sets. We do this at most events and it works great - the volume of the music would be the same as if you had a DJ.

If you upgrade to the live DJ service, you can still send over preferences in advance, but you will also have a band member selecting and mixing tracks live on the night, as well as taking requests. The DJ will be happy to make important announcements but they will not talk constantly over or between tracks (that's just not our style!). We also think it's important to say that the DJ won't have a separate DJ booth - they will set up in an appropriate space (ideally to the side of the stage) and the PA/lighting will be the same as what is being used by the band.

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 5-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 hour 30 minute 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 three 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 are fine for our system.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?
The band's standard rider is for a hot meal and soft drinks for the band members or a £15 pp rider buyout.

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.



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