The 505s - Indie Rock Covers in Portsmouth

Key Info

Based: Portsmouth

Guide Price: £1050

Genre: Indie Rock Covers

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

Lead Vocals: Male vocals


A slick, stylish indie rock trio with some serious indie rock chops - it’s no small wonder that the 505’s are quickly establishing a reputation as one of the country’s hottest party bands. These expert players bring a touch of class to your big night, without losing any of that hard hitting, rock n’roll potency.

Based in Portsmouth, The 505s have become one of the South Coast’s most in demand party bands for weddings, private events and corporate functions, and it’s not difficult to see why. This audacious indie rock trio offer up a night of entertainment that is tough to beat - two hours of blistering live music that’ll cover everything from 60’s rock n’ roll to modern chart killers. There’s something to get everyone hitting the dance floor in The 505s remarkable setlist.

What’s more, The 505s offer a beautifully understated Live Lounge add-on, perfect for drinks receptions and smaller corporate functions. They offer something fresh and distinctively different to your standard acoustic act, with a repertoire of songs that fits perfectly with their dapper look and vibe.

All this, along with concert-level stage production and a disco party playlist provided as standard means that all your night’s entertainment needs are sorted with one, straightforward booking.

As standard The 505s provide:

  • Two hours of fantastic live music, split into sets as required
  • A superb repertoire of songs, from classics to current chart
  • Concert level PA & stage lighting
  • Pre-recorded music between sets
  • PAT Tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance
  • First dance or special request performed live
The 505s are based in Portsmouth and are available for weddings, parties and corporate functions across the UK and Europe.Make Enquiry


All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks
Arabella - Arctic Monkeys
Aviation - The Last Shadow Puppets
Black & Gold - Sam Sparro
Brimful Of Asha - Cornershop
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Club Foot - Kasabian
Come Together - The Beatles
Common People - Pulp
Day Tripper - The Beatles
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Don't Look Back Into The Sun - The Libertines
Figure It Out - Royal Blood
Fire - Kasabian
From The Ritz To The Rubble - Arctic Monkeys
Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys
Helter Skelter - The Beatles
Henrietta - The Fratellis
Hundred Mile High City - Ocean Colour Scene
Hysteria - Muse
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Only Lie When I Love You - Royal Blood
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
In The City - The Jam
Jcb - Nizlopi
Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Kathleen - Catfish And The Bottlemen
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys
Moonage Daydream - David Bowie
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Mustang Sally - Buddy Guy
Mystify - Inxs
Naive - The Kooks
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Rocks - Primal Scream
Save Tonight - Eagle-Eye Cherry
Scream (Funk My Life Up) - Paolo Nutini
She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
Something Got Me Started - Simply Red
Song 2 - Blur
Steady, As She Goes - The Raconteurs
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
Supersonic - Oasis
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Wild Thing - The Troggs
Zombie - Jamie T


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?
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 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 3-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Portsmouth. 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.



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