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The Great Escape - Indie Rock & Pop in Yorkshire

Key Info

Based: Yorkshire

Guide Price: £1125

Genre: Indie Rock & Pop

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

Lead Vocals: Male Vocals


About Us

The Great Escape are a thrilling four-piece covers band based in Yorkshire. They specialise in delivering fistfuls of feelgood indie pop fun to your big event, packing their setlist with banger after banger to keep your dancefloor heaving right through to last orders. There’s a little something for everyone in their decades-spanning repertoire of singalong favourites, making them a great fit for weddings and private events with a diverse guestlist of ages and tastes.

Our Style

The Great Escape have a fun, easy going vibe with a genuine feel of indie rock star quality.

Our Experience

The Great Escape have played at hundreds of events nationwide. You can rest easy – you’re booking the best.

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All Star - Smash Mouth
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Buck Rogers - Feeder
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Counting Stars - One Republic
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Don't Look Back Into The Sun - The Libertines
Everybody (Backstreets Back) - Backstreet Boys
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
In The Morning - Razorlight
Jenny Don’t Be Hasty - Paolo Nutini
Last Night - The Strokes
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Naïve - The Kooks
Never Forget - Take That
Parklife - Blur
Pencil Full of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Place Your Hands - Reef
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
She’s Electric - Oasis
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club
Wonderwall - Oasis


All Day And All of the Night - The Kinks
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie
Don’t Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I’m a Believer - The Monkees
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
I’m Still Standing - Elton John
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
My Generation - The Who
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sit Down - James
Summer of ‘69 - Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis And The News
Town Called Malice - The Jam
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall and Oates
You Really Got Me - The Kinks

Acoustic Add-On

All Of Me - John Legend
Budapest - George Ezra
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Human - The Killers
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Lego House - Ed Sheeran
Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics
Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur
She Moves in Her Own Way - The Kooks
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Stuck In The Middle With You - Steelers Wheel
The One - Kodaline
There She Goes - The La's
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Wonderwall - Oasis



“Thanks to Tailored Entertainment and The Great Escape for making our wedding day so memorable! The band were brilliant, really professional and made our evening - our guests have all commented on what a great band they were - hopefully some will book them for their own weddings too! Thanks again!”Matthew & Rose - Wedding, Leeds


“The Great Escape were absolutely fantastic - the guys were so friendly and accommodating on the night and really brought so much energy and fun to the party. I hope I can book them again for our wedding next year!”Sarah - Birthday Party, Birmingham


“What can I say - thanks so much to The Great Escape! Not only did they completely nail our first dance song but they kept the crowd going the whole night, I just wish we could do it all again.”Tim & Jane - Wedding, Manchester


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 performed at many weddings and parties 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 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 full band 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 price is for venues local to our Leeds base. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 minutes 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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