Guide Price: £1000
Genre: Indie Rock Covers
Line-Up: Drums, Bass/Vocals, Guitar/Vocals, Guitar/Vocals
Lead Vocals: Male vocals
A slick, stylish, indie-rock take on your standard function act, 8-Ball promise an absolute rollercoaster of an evening. Their dynamic live show and charismatic company are perfect for anyone looking to bring their big event a bit of added kick.
8-Ball are a hand-picked collective of Surrey’s very best contemporary young musicians. They specialise in turning your everyday covers band catalogue into a fiery, ultra-modern, indie-pop joy ride. Boasting unrivalled musicianship and an electrifying live delivery, they’re experts at turning your event into a total party – with tunes to suit each and every one of your guests. From Drake to The Doobie Brothers, Justin Timberlake to James Brown and everything in between – these irresistibly charming fellas deliver it all with a power and finesse that is simply unmatched by their peers. With two hours of blistering live music, concert level stage production, an in-house sound engineer and a disco/DJ set provided as standard, every aspect of your evening’s entertainment is sorted in a single booking. So what on earth are you waiting for? Book Surrey’s best alternative function for your big night now.
As standard 8-Ball provide:
8-Ball are based in Surrey and available for hire at weddings, parties and corporate functions across the U.K and Europe.
A Punk – Vampire Weekend
All These Things I’ve Done – The Killers
Are You Gunna Be My Girl – Jet
Beggin’ – Madcon
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Coldplay – Yellow
Cry Me A River – Justin Timberlake
Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
Dreaming Of You – The Coral
Get Lucky – Pharrell Williams/ Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Drake - Hold On We're Going Home
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
She’s Electric – Oasis
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Use Somebody – Kings On Leon
Valerie – The Zutons/ Amy Winehouse
What You Know – Two Door Cinema Club
Wonderwall - Oasis
ABC – Jackson 5
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Tarrell
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Day Tripper – The Beatles
December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) – Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons
Harvest Moon – Neil Young
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Long Train Runnin’ – Doobie Brothers
Proud Mary – Credence Clearwater Revival/ Tina Turner
September – Earth Wind And Fire
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
The Beatles – Eight Days a Week
The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
This Charming Man – The Smiths
The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Twist And Shout – The Beatles
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
“Everything was great!! From the beginning everything was so easy to organise with great communication and feedback from the agency which really took the stress out of it all. On the day the band were absolutely perfect! The music was fantastic, exactly what we wanted and the performance of our first dance song in particular was great!!!! The dancefloor was full for the entire night and all of our guests had a great time, so many of them have told us it was the best wedding band that they had heard! The band themselves were also very friendly and helpful, really working with the other suppliers to help make things go smoothly. We had so much fun throughout the night and really could not have asked for anything else from the band and cannot compliment them enough!”Ross and Elena - Wedding, Taylors Farm
“Thanks again for recommending 8-Ball for my NYE party last night… I was nothing but impressed! The lads were punctual, polite & professional & they had the mess members on the dancefloor all evening. I have received lots of positive feedback from people who attended last night & they were all complimentary about the band. Thank you for your communication & assistance with this booking, I have a busy social calendar in my mess so hopefully we can do business again in the future. I spoke to the band members before they left last night & I hold regular band nights/balls etc…and 8-Ball were amongst the best I’ve seen!”Stephen Micallef - Army event, Gosport
“Awesome, professional band! Our wedding guests are still talking about them now xx”Debbie Pettie – Wedding, Ageas Bowl Stadium, Southampton
“The band were absolutely brilliant. They sounded brilliant straight from the get go. They were great people to get on with and everyone loved them. We had everyone up on the dance floor of all ages having a wicked time. Would recommend them to anyone. Thankyou for everything. Really made our wedding experience unforgettable”Jonathan Newell - Wedding, Westerham Golf Club
“5/5 - My guests absolutely loved you guys, really fun and had everybody up dancing all night! Thank you!!”Amy Norris - Wedding - West Axnoller Farm, Dorset
“We came across 8 ball randomly whilst trying to find a wedding band online. We listened to a couple of their tracks and it seemed to be the type of thing we wanted for our wedding. We cannot believe how lucky we got with choosing this band! They began the evening by playing a brilliant version of semi sonic, secret smile that they had prepared for our first dance. They then proceeded to play fantastic tune after fantastic tune and had a packed dance floor all night long. All my wedding guests have been raving about the band and I cannot remember a wedding reception where people were enjoying themselves quite as much as they were on this night! Thank you so much for your amazing music and charisma, I am so glad we chose you as our wedding band.”Lucy Derham - Wedding, East Horton Golf Club, Eastleigh
“5/5 - The band were fantastic - extremely friendly and helpful. Music was brilliant. Would highly recommend!”Kat Jones - Wedding, Sopley Mill, Hampshire
“5/5 Brilliant band. Great fun and everyone commented on how much then enjoyed them.”Debbie Scott-Munden - Wedding, Hilton Ageas Bowl
“I just wanted to say how great a night we had. The band were fantastic, really nice guys and they entertained everyone and all of our guests keep telling us how great they were. Our first dance was perfect, couldn't have asked for anything better. Please thank the guys from me and my husband, truly fantastic.”Ana & Glenn - Wedding, New Barn Farm
“Me and my husband Ben hired 8ball for our wedding on the 6th of Aug, we just wanted to say thanks to them they were incredible and everyone loved them! They did so well with the sound monitor in the venue and were great working around us due to set backs. They were lovely guys and we really appreciate and are grateful for them helping make our day as amazing as it was.”Laura & Ben - Steeple Court Manor House, Southampton
“I have to say that 8 Ball were amazing. They really got the crowd going and the dance floor was constantly full of people dancing and having fun. The 2 1 hour sets absolutely flew by. We couldn't be more happier with them. I hope they enjoyed themselves as well. We were also very impressed with how the boys conducted themselves, very personable and professional. We're aware that one of our guests have already recommended them on to a friend, who has since made a booking; and we ourselves wouldn't hesitate in booking them again should a future occasion arise. Thanks again to all of you.”Carl - Wedding - Sopley Mill, Dorset
“I just wanted to email to say that the band were absolutely amazing and received compliments from all of our guests. They were so good at getting the guests up dancing. Guests have already started asking for their details. Thanks again for making it run so smoothly.”Alan and Mandy - Wedding, Queens Hall, West Sussex
“We had a great night thank you! Just got back from honeymoon today. Many thanks for helping us with booking 8-Band. The band were brilliant from start to finish and a pleasure to work with. Polite, courteous and professional at all times and were very self-sufficient with the set up. They had the audience entertained from start to finish with a good mix of old and new songs as well as the traditional wedding classics. They also provided a great DJ set in between them being on stage. We would have no hesitation referring 8-Ball to anyone who might be looking to book them in the future and please let us know if we can be of any help with a review. Thanks also for your help with the booking.”Tricia and Matt - Wedding, Farbridge Barn, West Sussex
“Thank you very much for the kind support in helping us to deliver such an amazing 50th anniversary party. Your generosity in providing such fantastic music for the event helped it to be what it was; it was a fantastic night celebrating 50 years of life boating in Lymington. The whole crew and team thank you for your generosity.”Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Anniversary Party
“Great band, our guests were delighted by their performance. They arrived early, setup with no fuss and really got into the party spirit, they played 2 great sets, and then joined in the fun! Highly recommended.”Nigel Taylor - Birthday Party, Webbs Green Farm, Southampton
“Hi Amy, The band were brilliant thank you. The venue had problems with the electric but we were told that the band were very helpful with this and sorted it with no problems. The band got lots of compliments and many guests asked us who they are and where we found them.”Kirsty Stride - Wedding, The Manor Barn, Petersfield.
“We booked 8-Ball for my daughter’s 21st Birthday Party and everybody was entertained – they play such a varied set list that caters to all ages…exactly what you need for a family party. Thank you again I will be recommending you to all my friends.”Lisa – Birthday Party, Sussex
“We had the best day and the band were absolutely incredible! So many people have contacted us to say that they had such a great time dancing (and singing) the night away with the band. We really can’t thank the guys enough for making our day extra special!”Emma – Wedding, Sussex
“One full dance floor. One happy crowd. One awesome group. 8-ball. With a reaction from our guests like that, we are already planning on when to book them again.”Hometown Festivals – Petersfield Beer & Cider Festival 2015
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?
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 acoustic full band duo 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.
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.