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.
The Great Escape have a fun, easy going vibe with a genuine feel of indie rock star quality.
The Great Escape have played at hundreds of events nationwide. You can rest easy – you’re booking the best.
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
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? 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.