Freshman Year bring all the biggest tunes and most iconic riffs in the history of pop-punk, right to your wedding or function. Their live show brings you everything you’d expect from your favourite college rock bands – awesome music, incredible musicianship and a whole heap of moshpit-wielding fun.
Casual and cool with a proper rock n’ roll vibe. The sound and style of your favourite Download headliners.
Freshman Year is made up of some of the country’s most experienced function musicians – they’re the very best.
All My Life - Foo Fighters All Star - Smash Mouth All The Small Things - Blink 182 American Idiot - Green Day Basket Case - Green Day Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World Buddy Holly - Weezer Dammit - Blink 182 Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy Dirty Little Secret - The All American Rejects Everlong - Foo Fighters Fat Lip - Sum 41 Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz Girl All The Bad Guys Want - Bowling For Soup Hash Pipe - Weezer High School Never Ends - Bowling For Soup I'm Not Okay - My Chemical Romance In Too Deep - Sum 41 Just A Girl - No Doubt Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous - Good Charlotte Misery Business - Paramore Movies - Alien Ant Farm My Own Worst Enemy - Lit One Week - Barenaked Ladies Others Peaches - Presidents Of The United States Of America Pretty Fly For A White Guy - The Offspring Rockstar - Nickelback Semi Charmed Life - Third Eye Planned Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavigne Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Song 2 - Blur Stacey's Mum - Fountains Of Wayne Sugar, We’re Going Down - Fall Out Boy Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus Teenagers - My Chemical Romance The Hell Song - Sum 41 The Middle - Jimmy Eat World The Rock Show - Blink 182 Two Princes - Spin Doctors What I Go To School For - Busted What's My Again? - Blink 182
Pop Punk Covers
99 Red Balloons - Goldfinger A Little Respect - Wheatus Faith - Limp Bizkit Kiss Me - New Found Glory Since U Been Gone - A Day To Remember Stitches - State Champs Take On Me - Reel Big Fish The Boys Of Summer - The Ataris Torn - Neck Deep
For Heavier Tastes
( Rage Against The Machine Medley) Bulls On Parade - Rage Against The Machine Chop Suey - System Of A Down Down With The Sickness - Disturbed Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine Last Resort - Papa Roach Numb - Linkin Park Rollin’ - Limp Bizkit Sugar - System Of A Down
Ever Fall In Love - Buzzcocks Hey Ho Let's Go - The Ramones Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols Should I Stay - Clash Teenage Kicks - Undertones White Wedding - Billy Idol
“Freshman Year were superb all the guests thought they were great.”S. Williams - Wedding, The Master Builder's, Beaulieu, Hampshire
“Can you please pass on our huge thanks to Freshman Year for a fantastic performance at our wedding last night. They were amazing from start to finish – I loved their version of our first dance and wish we had recorded it – and they kept pretty much every guest on the dance floor all night, which is exactly what I wanted. They really were excellent. Thanks for your help as well over the last few weeks”Anja and Matt – Wedding, Surrey
“Can I say a big thank you to the band for their performance on Friday night. A lot of people came up to me saying how good they were and have also had quite a few emails back to me saying how much they enjoyed the evening and the band. Thanks again for your help in sorting out a band for me and again please pass on our thanks from the Tennis club to the band.”Helen – Private Function, Royal Southern Yacht Club, Hampshire
“The band was faultless. They were brilliant & we've received several compliments about them. Please pass on my thanks as I was wrapped up in my own wedding bubble so didn't get to thank them personally!”L. Strehlau - Wedding, Parley Manor, Christchurch
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!
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? Although we do not provide any additional sets for drinks receptions, we highly recommend the soloists featured on the Tailored Entertainment website.
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 3-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Southampton. 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.