Line-Up: Drums, Bass, Guitar/Lead Vocals, Lead Vocals
Lead Vocals: Male/Female Vocals
Looking for barnstorming folk tunes and rootsy re-imaginings of your favourite chart hits, all performed by an incredible live band? Look no further than The Thatchers, Surrey's most exciting festival style covers act.
This stunning four-piece collective is an assembly of Surrey's finest professional session musicians, coming together to provide an incredible festival-inspired evening of entertainment that makes for an unforgettable addition to any wedding or corporate function. For their first set, The Thatchers offer up a folk-inflected, acoustic driven set of all your favourite pop songs, reminiscent of those heady summer nights spent dancing till dawn at your favourite festivals. For their second set, they offer an electrifying indie-rock finale that will have every one of your guests up and on their feet. With an eclectic repertoire ranging from Johnny Cash to George Ezra, and everything in between, The Thatchers provide it all with unrivalled musicianship and beautiful, intricately woven harmonies. They even offer a disco/DJ set as standard, so all your evening's entertainment is taken care of in a single booking.
The Thatchers' standard entertainment package will cover your whole evening and includes:
Professional 4-piece band with male & female lead vocals
2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets
Great set list covering classic and modern dance floor fillers
Professional PA & stage lighting
Pre-mixed disco before and after live sets (tailored to your tastes)
PAT and PLI certificates
Special request performed
We can also add:
60-minute live lounge acoustic set for drinks reception or during dinner
Band member to DJ before and after live sets
The Thatchers are based in Surrey, and are available for hire at weddings, events and corporate functions across the UK and Europe.
9 To 5 - Dolly Parton All About That Bass/ - Meghan Trainor Blame It On Me - George Ezra Counting Stars - One Republic Crazy - Gnarls Barkley Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash Happy - Pharrell Williams Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics Hey Brother - Avici Hey Ya/ Shake It Off - Outkast Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles Ho Hey - The Lumineers I Feel Good - James Brown I Will Wait - Mumford And Sons La Bamba - Ritchie Valens L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. - Noah And The Whale Little Lion Man - Mumford And Sons Little Talks - Of Monster And Men Mama Do - Pixie Lott Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash Riptide - Vance Joy She’s Electric - Oasis Sit Down - James The Cave - Mumford And Sons Valerie - Amy Winehouse
20th Century Boy - T-Rex All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen Dakota - The Stereophonics Greased Lightning - Grease Hound Dog - Elvis Presley I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles Jail House Rock - Elvis Presley Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars Molly’s Chambers - Kings Of Leon Naive - The Kooks No One Knows - Queens Of The Stone Age One Way Or Another - Blondie Place Your Hands - Reef Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley And His Comets Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon Superstition - Stevie Wonder Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus Teenage Kicks - The Undertones Town Called Malice - The Jam Twist And Shout - The Beatles Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon You Really Got Me - The Kinks
“The band were great, really talented and perfect for the occasion. They got everyone up dancing in a way that hasn't been seen since our college days and helped carry an incredible day through into an incredible night.”David Newton - Wedding, Bilton Grange School, Rugby
“Everything ran brilliantly and we were able to enjoy the evening with our guests. The live singing got all our guests up and dancing and everyone was joining in with the classic songs performed. The DJ session took requests to keep everyone on the dance floor for the whole evening. So many people spoke to me on the evening and after the wedding about how great the band were and for that I am really pleased as it proves everyone had a great time! Thank you!”Bobbi Horner - Wedding, Woodstock Weddings and Events, York
“The Thatchers were an excellent band for our wedding. The music was excellent and the band members really nice people too. Our guests and ourselves thoroughly enjoyed the night thanks to them, they kept us dancing right till the end. Highly recommend! Thank you very much!”James & Melissa - Wedding, Rock Village Hall, Kidderminster
“5/5 doesn’t really give them justice. Thank you for making the best night of our lives! Thank you. Thank you”Josh Wisoon - Wedding, Powdermills Hotel, East Sussex
“The band were very nice people, lovely to have at the wedding. The music was great, nothing was much trouble.”Julia - Wedding, The Barn at Bury Court
“5/5 - The band were absolutely amazing, they were all really lovely and friendly and the music was fantastic. Everybody was commenting on how good they thought they were and it was so nice to see loads of people up and dancing to the music. I would highly recommend them, thank you so much to the band for making our wedding day really special.”Fiona - Wedding, The Queens Head Riverside Inn, Peterborough
“5/5 These guys were absolutely brilliant.
I hope they enjoyed the crowd, will definitely be recommending them.”Toni Robinson - Military Event, Salisbury
“Had the pleasure of these guys Friday 6th to perform at our military function. They were absolutely fantastic and will definitely recommend them again. Brilliant!!!!”Toni - Military Event, Salisbury
“Loved the Thatcher’s band, they were fantastic. We only had a small wedding but everybody loved them and was dancing. They were lovely people and we are very please we booked them for our wedding.”James Palmer - Wedding, New Forrest Outdoor Centre
“5/5 - Band were brilliant arrived on time and when sets began filled the dance floor. All of our guests have commented on how good the band was and asked for their name as were really impressed.”Ben - Wedding, Farbridge Barn, Chichester
“After an extensive google search, I found and booked The Thatchers for a housewarming / 40th birthday party and I was absolutely delighted I did!! They were absolutely brilliant. Not only that, they were friendly, adaptable and just generally willing to please! Their presence created a fantastic atmosphere for our party and our guests absolutely loved them too! Would not hesitate to recommend them and even book them again for a future party!”Laura Pym - 40th Birthday Party
“5/5 The Thatchers Band were unbelievable from start to finish, their videos on the website do not do them justice. Not only did they keep everyone on the dance floor the whole evening but they were so accommodating! They put up with our rowdy family and friends who all got extremely merry, the bride and groom especially so!!! Please send them our thanks for what was truly the best night ever. (And a sorry for our drunkenness!!) Such a lovely group of people to have create the best night for everyone.”Catherine Carmichael - Wedding, Greenwood Manor Hampshire
“The band were extremely well received by all the wedding guests. Everyone who attended said how impressed by the band they were, especially the lead vocalist. Overall the whole experience with the band has been extremely positive, and I won't hesitate in recommending them at every opportunity!”Dougie Haskins - Wedding, Harmans Cross Village Hall, Swanage
“We just wanted to say a big thank you very much to you and the Thatchers for providing such fantastic music at our wedding. All of the band members were super friendly and relaxed and played a great couple of sets which really suited the vibe of our day, the dance floor was always full and they played all our favourite songs! Would certainly recommend them!”Jo Fletcher - Wedding, Falconhurst, Kent
“The Thatchers played at our wedding last week and they were fantastic. We have had so many comments since about how good the band were and where did we find them etc. The songs that were played got everyone up on the dance floor and it was full all night! We chatted to the band briefly and they were very friendly. The staff/owner of the venue (Brookfield Barn) commented to us the morning after how lovely the band were, which is not his typical experience from other bands. Overall we are thrilled that we chose The Thatchers to be our wedding band and would recommend them. Thank you!”Lizzy and Neill - Wedding, Brookfield Barn, Horsham
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? 60-90 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 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.
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 Guildford. 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? 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.