The Flyaways are a four-piece function act that specialise in giving all your favourite singalong party classics a serious dose of Appalachian americana. Through slap bass, slide guitar and soaring vocal harmony, they take a host of dancefloor favourites and give them a joyfully folky feel that’s sure to be a huge hit with everyone on your invite list! They’ll even follow up with an electrifying indie rock finale that’s absolutely not to be missed.
Mumford & Sons meets the Mississippi Delta – The Flyaways have the sound and look to rival the very best Americana acts.
The Flyaways are experienced London session musicians, with performance credits for artists including The Libertines, Sean Paul, Boy George and Charlie XCX.
All The Small Things - Blink 182 Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols Cake By The Ocean - Dnce Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran Celebration - Kool & The Gang Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis Dance Wiv Me - Dizzee Rascal Easy - The Commodores Everybody Needs Somebody - Blues Brothers You're The One That I Want -Grease Get Lucky - Daft Punk Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives Hound Dog - Elvis I Believe I Can Fly - R Kelly I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys Last Nite - Strokes I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince I'm A Believer - The Monkees Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine Kiss - Prince La Bamba/ Twist And Shout - Beatles Lapdance - N.E.R.D Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars Lose Yourself - Eminem Mr Brightside - The Killers My Name Is - Eminem Parklife - Blur Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry Proud Mary - Tina Turner Pyt - Michael Jackson Saw Her Standing There - Beatles Sex Machine - James Brown Sex On Fire - Kings On Leon Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon Somebody Told Me - The Killers Superstition - Stevie Wonder Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand Take Your Mamma - Scissor Sisters Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus Treasure - Bruno Mars Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon Valerie - Amy Winehouse
3 Little Birds - Bob Marley Africa - Toto Baby One More Time - Britney Spears Backstreets Back - Backstreet Boys Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison Budapest - George Ezra Crazy Little Thing - Queen Don't Stop Believing - Journey Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby Mcferrin Forget You - Cee Lo Green Hey Ho - The Lumineers I Can't Feel My Face - The Wkend Knocking On Heavens Door - Bob Dylan La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi Louie Louie - Toots & The Maytals Love - Nat King Cole Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash Seven Nation Army - White Stripes Signed, Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding Stand By Me - Ben E King Stuck In The Middle - Steelers Whee Wake Me Up - Aviici Wonderwall - Oasis
“We wanted to get in touch to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding and for providing the best set we could have hoped for. The music was incredible and each of you were friendly and really lived up to our expectations. We searched long and hard for a band that we liked and really struggled so we will be recommending you to everyone we know - we were so impressed. We loved that you blended in the music from our DJ between your sets to create a seamless transition - especially when you started playing Prince! The musical variety was really good and the quality was excellent. We felt like were at a proper gig with a really top quality band. You were great at interacting with our guests and we've had nothing but positive feedback from everyone in attendance. Thank you again - we will definitely be coming to see you play live the next time you're in London to say hello and re-live a truly memorable night!”Ben & Jenny - Wedding, Abbey Sculpture Gallery, Milton Keynes
“The band went down a storm. Not only did the boys play their socks off, but they were charming to have around too. I hope they enjoyed playing. Best wishes.”Louise - Party
“We were so glad that we booked The Flyaways. Not only were they really friendly, but their music was incredible. They created the perfect party atmosphere and our friends were going crazy on the dance floor. Exactly what we'd hoped for and a brilliant way to end the day. Please pass on our thanks to them and we wish them all the best. Thanks again.”Lisa & Doug - Wedding
“The guys were absolutely awesome - first dance, set list and crowd interaction all brilliant. Please pass on our thanks, they ensured everyone had an awesome time and the dance floor was packed. So many guests asking where we found them - I think they will be v popular in years to come. Thanks for all your help.”Ian - Wedding
“A massive thank you to you and the band for the other week!! Lots of great feedback from our guests; we all thought they were just brilliant :)!! Cheers and thanks again!!”Adele & Gareth - Wedding
“Just wanted to say thank you so much to The Flyaways for our amazing wedding party on 20th July this year. It was incredible and so many people have said how great the guys were. Everyone was up dancing all night and it was exactly what we had in mind! Thanks also for letting the little budding drummer have a go while you were setting up and for letting Chris have a go too! You were friendly, organised and went with the flow as well as keeping our party going until the end. Thanks again.”Becky & Chris - 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? 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 8.00pm and midnight.
How long do you play for? We perform 2 x 60-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 1 x 60-minute duo acoustic 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 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 hour 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? Yes.
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.
“Cannot recommend this band enough!! Seen them twice... they stole the show both times. Absolutely nailed it on the night!! Can't speak highly enough of Tailored Ents. Thoroughly professional!”Gary - Birthday Party, Essex