The Rustiques perform live covers of dancefloor fillers in a vintage Mumford & Sons style which is perfect for vintage-themed weddings! The repertoire covers classics from Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and The Beatles as well as modern dance floor fillers by the likes of Mumford & Sons, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Swedish House Mafia & George Ezra!
We also offer the option of a 60-minute Acoustic Live Lounge band set which is great for during your drinks reception or dinner. In addition, as part of our standard service, we cover the disco in the evening before and after the live band sets to complete the full vintage vintage wedding entertainment package!
The Rustiques are a professional 4-piece band that features some of the best professional musicians in the UK, who have performed at major festivals & venues such as Isle Of Wight Festival, O2 Arena, Windsor Castle & Wembley Stadium, alongside artists such as Tom Odell, Katie Tunstell, Razorlight and Seasick Steve and now perform their unique live covers sets at weddings and events in the UK and abroad.
The vintage style & sound and awesome live show has seen The Rustiques become one of the most sought after UK wedding & function bands and the perfect choice for festival-style or vintage-theme wedding entertainment.
As standard we provide:
Sensational professional band with, upright/electric bass, banjo/electric guitar, drums and guitar/male lead vocals
1 x 60 minute Mumford Style Vintage Set + 1 x 60 minute Electric Set
Set list of classic dancefloor fillers from 60s – current chart
Professional PA, stage lighting and pre-mixed disco before & after live sets (so your whole night of entertainment is covered)
PAT tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance (your venue will require the band to have this)
Your choice of first dance performed
The Rustiques are recommended and available as a wedding and function band at a host of top venues in Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset and Sussex and further afield in the UK, including:
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival Blame It On Me - George Ezra Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison Counting Stars – One Republic Crazy - Gnarls Barkley Dance The Night Away – The Mavericks Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs Don't You Worry Child – Sweedish House Mafia Get Lucky – Daft Punk Happy – Pharrell Help – The Beatles Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles Ho Hey – The Lumineers I Wanna Be Like You – The Jungle Book I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons I’m A Believer - The Monkees Jackson – Johnny Cash Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Marry You - Bruno Mars Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini Riptide - Vance Joy Shout – Lulu Sit Down - James Sorry - Justin Bieber Stuck In The Middle With You – Steelers Wheel Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd The Cave - Mumford & Sons Valerie – Amy Winehouse Wake Me Up – Avicii
500 Miles - The Proclaimers Alright - Super Grass Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen Dakota - Stereophonics Disco 2000 – Pulp Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis Hound Dog – Elvis Presley Jumpin Jack Flash – Rolling Stones Last Night – The Strokes Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars Mr. Brightside - The Killers Park Life - Blur Pompeii – Bastille Saw Her Standing There - Beatles Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon She's Electric - Oasis Shut Up And Dance With Me - Walk The Moon Song 2 - Blur Sugar - Maroon 5 Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand Teenage Dirtbag - Weezer Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars WonderWall - Oasis You Really Got Me – The Kinks
“The lads were just great! Super organised and accommodating, and the music and playing and playlist - simply fab.”Katy Sheppard - Party, The Navigator, Hampshire
“Everything was very easy and simple to search for bands and to confirm a contract with the Rustiques. The timings took a few emails to confirm and clarify, but otherwise all good. The band were amazing and turned up and set up with no fuss, and started bang on time despite us being late. The two sets were played to an incredible standard and our venue was really happy with the band's professionalism during set up / take-down. We're really grateful to them for making the long journey and helping us host a superb evening.”Richard Shimell - Wedding, Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland
“We just wanted to say that you & the Rustiques put on two amazing sets and we have received so many compliments on your performance! Thank you so so much!”Richard & Amy - Wedding, Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland
“Great band, great night. Thank you to all. Would recommend.”Matt Harbey - Wedding, Bartley Lodge, Hampshire
“The Band were brilliant. They were friendly, accommodating (even the dogs loved them!) and the guests all said how fantastic they were and how clever that the music just got better and better as the evening progressed. Thank you so much The Rustiques! I hope you get lots more bookings from a very happy audience! Thanks.”Mark & Fiona Ashley Miller - 21s Birthday Party, High Lynch, Dorset
“The Rustiques were absolutely brilliant at our wedding and had everyone up dancing all evening! Thank you so much!!”Joanna - Wedding, The Vines
“5/5. With the staff it was great and all were courteous.
With the band, the performances were spot on and they really were amazing. Many thanks to everyone for helping make our day amazing.”James & Lucy - Wedding - Three Choirs Vineyard, Hampshire
“5/5 The band were incredible. They really surpassed our expectations and blew us away. The atmosphere throughout the whole set was amazing and the guests loved it! They absolutely nailed our fist dance song and played an extra few songs when everyone called for more! I can’t recommend them highly enough. They are even better live than the recordings. Thanks to them for providing such amazing entertainment at our wedding!”Ellen Hulme - Wedding, Private address
“The band were amazing. All went well and everyone had a good time. Amy thank you for all your help in the last few months, you have been awesome!”Ben and Emma - Wedding, Wiltshire
“5/5. The Rustiques were incredible. The guys were friendly and flexible, they had great energy on stage and were musically superb. We were really impressed, have had nothing but positive feedback from our guests, and would definitely recommend them. They kept us up and dancing all night; everybody loved them.”Paul Moulange- Wedding - Sussex
“Hi Phoebe, Thank you so much for organising everything with the band. They were INCREDIBLE!! We have been to 5 weddings this year and everyone said that they were by far the most enjoyable and we couldn't have been happier with them. I will be writing a very positive review when we get back from our honeymoon but just wanted to let you know how happy we were with them! I hope they enjoyed the night!! Regards Ed”Ed Savitt - Wedding, Shiningford Farm
“5/5. We cannot recommend The Rustiques enough! The band were so friendly and lovely and INCREDIBLE live! Everyone commented on how good they were lots saying the best music they'd had at a wedding!
Our first dance was such a magical experience with them playing for us. And a high of the wedding was them playing don't look back in anger with all our guests in a circle around us :) MAGICAL!
It was the hottest day of the year in a thatched village hall with teeny tiny windows and it was BOILING but the band soldiered on not letting is effect their performance.
Many thanks!!!!!”Tristanna Cornwell - Wedding, Madingley Hall
“You were awesome. Thanks so much! love from Mr and Mrs Lord on honeymoon x x”Mr & Mrs Lord - Wedding, Castle Goreng, Worthing.
“The night was incredible and The Rutiques were a big part of that - the band had EVERYONE up dancing, they played a special request from my sister in law so I could experience some Israeli dancing on my wedding night, I had so so so many guests ask where I had found them as they were so good and they were professional, friendly and sounded SO amazing. We literally cannot compliment them enough!! Thank you so much, we had an epic time.”Imogen and Simon - Wedding, The Old School House, Chichester
“You were amazing!!! Thank you so much xxx”Hannah - Wedding, Reading
“Just wanted to say thank you very much for performing at our wedding. You guys were absolutely perfect and really made the evening. Loads of people have commented on how great you are so I've passed on your details and made sure the venue have your info for future weddings there - felt like you fit the venue perfectly. Anyway, thanks again and hope to see you again at future weddings if I succeed in being a good The Rustiques groupie :-)”Jenny & Stu Craft - Wedding, The Artisan of Clerkenwell, London
“Becks and I just wanted to say a very big thank you to you all for your fantastic service, you all helped to make our day perfect and all of our guests commented on how fab you all were.
The Rustiques were amazing and kept the dance floor packed people including myself haven't stopped raving about you! Thank you all”Sarah and Becks - Wedding, Baddow Park, Great Baddow, Essex
“Thanks Phoebe! We had a great day and everyone loved your band it was a really good mix of music and got everyone dancing or listening. Your setup was really professional and friendly and we'd recommend you. Best wishes”Will and Jane - Wedding, The Great Barn, Higher Ashton, Exeter, Devon
“We had a great day and the band were awesome. The day could not have been better!”Tom Stephenson - Wedding, Church Cottage, Gloucestershire
“Just wanted to say thank you so much for performing at our wedding. The Rustiques were fantastic and just completed our day perfectly. Everybody commented on how brilliant you were and everyone thought you sounded amazing especially us. The band were very professional, couldn't of asked for anything better. So pleased that we booked you and we will be recommending you to everyone. Wishing you every success.”Lucy & Neil Kelland - Wedding, Weymouth Sailing Academy, Weymouth
“Hi Amy, I can't really do the band justice.....they were fantastic and made the evening for us and all our guests. The dance floor was packed all night and people kept commenting on how great the band were! Please thank them for us for our first song, which was great.....and apologise for my terrible dancing! What i lack in skill I make up for in enthusiasm and it was easy with the tunes rolling all night”Ryan Keogh - Wedding, Chiddinglye, West Sussex
“We just wanted to say thank you so much for performing at our wedding. All of our guests commented on how amazing you guys were and you had everyone on the dancefloor! It was such an amazing day and The Rustiques really topped it all off. The band were such a friendly bunch and so professional and everything went without a hiccup! Thank you so much again – we will be sure to book you for any future events and recommend you to anyone we can. Best wishes.”James & Karen Palmer – Wedding, Hampshire
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 (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 provide either a 60 minute acoustic soloist or acoustic roaming 3-piece, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner. You can see more of this here.
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 Fareham. 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.