The Lionels are a four-piece rock band with the all energy and attitude of an iconic stadium headliner. This big, stomping function act brings an irresistible rock n’ roll swagger to all your favourite party floor fillers – from timeless singalong classics to modern bangers. They stoke up the atmosphere of a summer night at Knebworth or Wembley, transporting you and your guests to an unforgettable show that will leave you totally breathless.
Shabby chic with a real bit of rock and roll bite. The sound and look of a proper stadium headliner.
The Lionels live up to their stadium-rock reputation, having played to crowds of tens of thousands. You’re getting a proper, professional rock band.
500 Miles - The Proclaimers Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz Baggy Trousers - Madness Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis Cool For Cats - Squeeze Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen Friday I’m In Love - The Cure Get Lucky - Daft Punk Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac Help - The Beatles Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson I Bet That You Look Good... The Arctic Monkeys I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles It Must Be Love - Madness Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry Keep On Running - Spencer Davis Group Last Nite - The Strokes Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars Love Shack - The B52’s Miss You - Rolling Stones Mr Brightside - The Killers My Girl - Otis Redding Parklife - Blur Place Your Hands - Reef Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry Rocks - Primal Scream Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon She’s Electric - Oasis Should I Stay Or Should I - The Clash Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel Summer Of ’69 - Bryan Adams Superstition - Stevie Wonder Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand There She Goes - The La’s This Charming Man - The Smiths Town Called Malice - The Jam Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars Valerie - Amy Winehouse You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
“We knew you were going to be AMAZING but you absolutely smashed it. The whole dance floor was packed from start to finishand all our guests loved you. Thanks so much - You guys are the best!”K. Burch - Party
“What an amazing performance last weekend! You guys rock!! Fab selection of crowd pleasers to get the party going. I could have listened to you all night!”L. Smith - Party
“Best act last night at CarFest North. Loved you guys!”S. Fitzgerald - Corporate
“Another fantastic set, we were looking forward to seeing you again after the whole family loved you last year and you didn't disappoint! Thanks.”E. Mortimer - Party
“Wow, thank you for such an awesome night! So glad to have got to see you play again. Awesome musicians and so down to earth!”G. Watson - Party
“The Lionels are awesome. They rock. Regardless of the size of your event, they are the band you want playing. I’ve had the pleasure of them performing at private functions, corporate parties and 2 major festivals attended by 30,000+ people, and their quality has not altered the slightest. If anything they have got better and better. They are absolute professionals in their craft, flexible when required and will always work with you to deliver what the client wants”H. Vora - Corporate
“I've seen them in a pub, I've seen them in a marquee and I've seen them on a huge festival stage in front of 30,000 people - The Lionels are always amazing and make me want to dance like no other band can!”C. Kirkwood, Corporate, BBC
“The best live jukebox band in the world.”C. Evans - Corporate, BBC
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? 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 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 Hampshire. 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 £25 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.