City Lights are a sensational 6-piece professional band with stunning female lead vocals and a brilliant contemporary set.
Promising a spectacular, energetic and memorable performance, City Lights play a varied set which includes all the best-loved dance floor fillers including classics from Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and The Beatles. There are plenty of current chart hits too including Little Mix, Walk The Moon, Ellie Goulding, Olly Murs, and many more. You’re bound to have a new dance favourite by the end of the night.
Along with the live set, City Lights offer a disco especially tailored to your taste with the added option of a live lounge style acoustic set to accompany drinks or dinner. If you’re booking for a wedding, City Lights can also learn your first dance song choice to make your event a truly personal experience.
City Lights individually and as a collective have had the pleasure of performing at the most prestigious venues and festivals including Cardiff City Stadium, Wembley Stadium, Southampton Guildhall, Southampton Ageas Bowl, Bestival and the Piccadilly Hippodrome, Victorious and IOW festival. With many years of performing experience, band members have also been active session musicians for The Voice, Shayne Ward (X-Factor Winner), Mike Stock (Stock Aitken Waterman) and most recently West Ends original Jersey Boy Ryan Molloy (Franki Valli).
City Lights take regular bookings in Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex, Berkshire, London, Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, and Buckinghamshire, as well as further afield in England and Wales.
24k Magic - Bruno Mars 22 - Taylor Swift Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay Black Magic - Little Mix Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd Closer - The Chainsmokers Domino - Jessie J Forget You - Cee Lo Green Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers Ghost - Ella Henderson Happy - Pharrell Williams Harder To Breathe - Maroon5 Hold Back The River - James Bay I Will Never Let You Down - Rita Ora Into You - Arianna Grande Kiss Me - Olly Murs Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mya, Pink Let Me Love You - Justin Bieber Love Me Like You - Little Mix Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding Lush Life - Zara Larsson Price Tag - Jessie J Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake Rude! - Magic Shape of you - Ed Sheeran Shut up and Dance - Walk The Moon Starboy - The Weekend Style - Taylor Swift Sugar - Maroon5 The Greatest - Sia Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran This Love - Maroon 5 Titanium - Sia Touch - Little Mix Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars Valerie - Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan All Night Long - Lionel Richie Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Black Or White - Michael Jackson Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5 Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen Dakota - Stereophonics Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis Hard Days Night - The Beatles Human Nature - Michael Jackson I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness I Can’t Get No Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles I’m A Believer - The Monkee’s Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder Let Me Entertain You- Robbie Williams Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars Mr Brightside - The Killers Never Too Much - Luther Vandross Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon Somebody Else’s Guy - Jocelyn Brown Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
“We both just wanted to say that the band was excellent - they were very professional, they helped with getting our friends set up to play our first song; their general performance and the way they got the dance floor going was fantastic.
It helped make the evening great for all our guests and we will happily recommend the group to friends and family.
I hope they enjoyed playing, thanks again!”Anthony & Lauren - Wedding, The Elvetham Hotel, Hook
“The band were absolutely fantastic! They learnt and played our first dance song, and did a brilliant job! The dance floor always had someone on it, which is all you can ask for!
In any event, we would have no hesitation in recommending the band to anyone we know - they were great!”Sophie - Wedding, Gate Street Barn, Surrey
“Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed your band on Saturday evening , a really good mix of music very professional and such a good sound you created, really made the evening.
I have taken a card as its a significant birthday for me next year so you never know.... and have shared your website on Facebook hope thats ok .”Mandy - Wedding, Manor Farmhouse, Warnford
“5/5 - Nothing short of AWESOME! Iain (from the sound team) was absolutely fantastic! Tailored Entertainment, you are lucky to have him on your books as is one of the best I have worked with (and I have been in events for the last 15 years). Such a lovely individual who was not only great at making sure the audio was perfect for us (there were quite a few moving parts), he also assisted us with some of the set up given the amount of rain that day! So a BIG THANKS from us to Iain. Please pass it on. Re the band, they were first class. We spent a decent amount of time looking at options but it's always a pleasure to receive such great feedback from guests on the choice of band (and we had A LOT of them) Good modern mixes with old classics that had the dance floor pumping all evening. Special thanks to them all. It definitely made a difference having a supporting vocal. We had a great day and they made it all the more special. Phoebe was great in the run up, making sure all the technical elements were on point. Thanks again. We'll be coming to you for the next event :-)”Matthew - Wedding, St George's Hill Golf Club, Weybridge
“A great band, perfect for my 50th party and really lovely people too.”Gary - 50th, Halstead House
“5/5 - The guys were outstanding, not just their music but also they were so helpful. We had a young group of students performing musical theatre as our cabaret. City lights did so much to help them, without question., including helping with the balance of lights, mics , and performance etc. We were very impressed they were flexible and mixed in with our very special celebrations. We would recommend them highly.”Lesley - Corporate, Yatton Rugby Club, Bristol
“They are a thoroughly charming group of musicians, whose talents are very apparent, as they have a cracking repertoire of songs, which are performed to the highest standard.
We chose 3 x 40 mins of music and in between they co-ordinated my daughters playlist and also queued the first dance song.
In short, I would highly recommend City Lights for any occasion, they are superb.”Nigel Yates - Wedding, Orchardleigh Estate
“5/5 we had an absolute blast on our wedding day. the band were all plus more of what we expected, very professional and sounded great. thanks very much for being part of our very special day.”Vicki & Simone - Wedding, Sandbanks Hotel, Dorset
“We absolutely loved City Lights - the music was great and the band were really friendly and easy going :) They were really accommodating and just went with the flow. We hope they enjoyed the evening as much as much as we enjoyed having them!”Natasha Miller - Corparate Awards Cermony, The Grand Sapphire
“We thanked them on the night but Liz and I just wanted to pass on our thanks again to the band for doing such an amazing job. They went down really well and made our day extra special, particularly learning our special request and getting every one up on the dance floor.
We had loads of really great comments from guests on just how good they were. We are really happy we booked them and more than happy to recommend them.”Rob and Liz - Wedding, Zebon Copse Centre, Hampshire
“5/5 The band were absolutely excellent. The quality of the sound was amazing and our guests absolutely loved them. I would highly recommend this band for any function - fantastic!”Holly Thomas & Thomas Britten - Wedding, New House, Wiltshire
“Hi Tom can I just thank you and you band for a fantastic night on Saturday. Everyone thought you were amazing - you really did a great job and contributed so much to making the day perfect! Well done guys - really appreciated.”Rob - Wedding, Newhouse Estate, Wiltshire
“We wanted a band at the wedding that would be a talking point, get people dancing and were flexible. They were all of these things and more. Several guests have commented on the great choice we made and how much they enjoyed their sets. Worth every penny.”Paul & Daran - Wedding, Ufton Court
“They are a top band, great sound and very professional. The Youtube video is an authentic sample of their act, a big positive when booking a band without seeing them perform live. They set up during the party (later than anticipated) and did it without fuss, which was much appreciated. They came across as very nice people and are excellent musicians/singers. Feedback from everyone at the party was positive about them – we just wished they could have played longer!”Peter Shorthouse - Private Party, Somerset House
“I was so nervous about the band and worried people wouldn't like them but they were absolutely fantastic - everyone commented on how amazing they were and I cannot thank them enough”Hannah Hurry - Wedding, Larmer Tree Gardens
“We thought the band were incredibly talented and sounded amazing at Gate Street Barn. Their version of our first dance was amazing!”Ben and Rosie Howard - Wedding, Gate Street Barn, Guildford
“City Lights were outstanding. They have a good repertoire, great music, extremely flexible. We will definitely book them for our next event.”Cathy Thorne - 30th Birthday Party, Private Address
“Hi Phoebe, I just wanted to thank you and the team at Tailored Entertainment for all your help at our wedding. Could you please pass on our thanks to Tom and all the other members of City Lights. We have heard nothing but glowing reviews of their performance. Once again thank you for helping to make our wedding day so memorable. Kind Regards”Adam & Emily Brownlie - Wedding, Farnham Castle, Surrey
““A brilliant night had by all is the best way I can describe it. City Lights were great and we had so many guests rave about how good they were. Even better when they customised a song for our wedding, very entertaining with lots of energy! Well worth checking this band out, we would definitely use them again for a big party!””Anthony – Wedding, Bartholomew Barn, Kirdford
“City Lights were excellent, please pass on our thanks as we left before they'd finished. They were musically excellent, flexible with timings and interacted really well with all our guests. Would definitely recommend!”Pete Walker - Wedding, Hollybank House, Hampshire
“We would like to thank City Lights for a fantastic evening's entertainment thoroughly enjoyed by everyone there. Many of our guests said they were the best live band they had ever heard so please pass on our positive feedback. Thank you!”Tracy - Wedding - Ravenhill Farm, Warwickshire
“Saturday night was great! I had lots of positive feedback from everyone on how good you guys sounded. Thanks for being so accommodating before the show also as I know we had to change up the times a bit.”Natalie - Wedding, Tithe Barn, Petersfield
“I just wanted to say thanks so much for performing at my party. Our guests loved the pop music set which kept us dancing and singing along until the end of the night. Everyone came up to me with compliments on how good the band were. Cheers!”Michael Beswick - Wedding, Sopley Mill, 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 perform a 1 x 60-minute live lounge-style trio (female vocals, guitar and percussion) as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner.
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 6-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Basingstoke. 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 two 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 is fine for our system.
Do I need to provide food/drinks? Ideally soft drinks and a hot meal or buffet. However, this is certainly not a deal breaker so if you can’t provide this, just let us know in advance and we’ll bring food & drink with us.
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.