Take a leap back into the archives of the finest classic pop music that Britain has to offer, with London's most intoxicating live covers band; The Thamesmen.
With a repertoire spanning over fifty years, from 60's Beatles-inspired Merseybeat, to the infectious mod sound of The Jam, right the way through to swaying 90's brit-pop and beyond; this London-based four-piece offer up the very best in British pop music. Together with their crisp suits, quaffed hair and cracking harmonies, every contagious chorus is performed with passion and zeal by young musicians at the very epicentre of today's British music industry. Providing two hours of incredible live music and a DJ/disco package as standard, every element of your wedding or function will be catered for. The Thamesmen are guaranteed to have you dancing all night, and rushing home to dig out your Fred Perry's and Chelsea Heels the next morning!
The band is made up of four supremely talented, professional musicians working extensively in the music industry. Highlights include performance and recording credits with Florence & The Machine, Status Quo, Bright Light Bright Light and Lauren Aqualina, as well as tours and festivals sharing the stage with music legends such as Bob Dylan, Elton John and Ray Davies in the UK, Europe and USA.
The Thamesmen's standard entertainment package will cover your whole evening and includes
A professional three or four-piece band with male lead vocals and stunning harmonies
Two hours of floor-filling live music (2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets)
A fantastic, crowd-rousing set list spanning 50 years of pop music
Professional PA, stage lighting and sound engineer
Pre-mixed disco before and after live sets (tailored to your tastes)
PAT and PLI certificates
Songs at special request performed
We can also add:
A 60-minute live lounge acoustic set for drinks reception or during dinner
A band member to DJ before and after the live band sets
The Thamesmen are based in London, and are available for hire across the UK and Europe.
1950's - Present Day
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson All The Small Things - Blink 182 Beatles Medley - The Beatles Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis Common People - Pulp Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader Do You Love Me - The Contours Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis Don’t Stop - Fleetwood Mac Elvis Medley - Elvis Presley Feel It Still - Portugal The Man Get Lucky - Daft Punk Gimmie Some Lovin’ - The Spencer Davis Group Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac Happy - Pharrell Williams Hey Jude - The Beatles Hey Ya! - Outkast Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones Human - The Killers I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown I’m A Believer - The Monkees I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry Keep On Running - The Spencer Davis Group Kinks Medley - The Kinks Last Nite - The Strokes Mr Brightside - The Killers Mrs Robinson - Simon And Garfunkel Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison Paradise - George Ezra Parklife - Blur Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner Save Tonight - Eagle-Eye Cherry Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon Shake A Tail Feather - The Five Du-Tones Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder Soul Man - Sam & Dave Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams Superstition - Stevie Wonder Surfin’ Usa - The Beach Boys Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd Tainted Love - Soft Cell Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran Town Called Malice - The Jam Twist And Shout - The Beatles Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon Valerie - The Zutons Wonderwall - Oasis
Acoustic Add On
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Reading (What A) Wonderful World - Sam Cooke Budapest - George Ezra Come Together - The Beatles Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey Free Fallin’ - Tom Petty Hallelujah I Love You So - Ray Charles Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley Ho Hey - The Lumineers Hold Back The River - James Bay Hotel California - Eagles Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder Layla - Eric Clapton My Sweet Lord - George Harrison Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon Stand By Me - Ben E. King Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones The Scientist - Coldplay Valerie - Mark Ronson/Amy Winehouse Wonderwall - Oasis You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry Your Song - Elton John
“The Thamesmen were a fantastic addition to our wedding day. They learned a song which kicked in half way through our first dance and resulted in all our guests joining us on the dance floor. It set a fantastic tone for the evening and we have received so much positive feedback about the band. Thanks for a great evening.”Ben & Gemma - Wedding, Pennyhill Park Hotel
“The Thamesmen absolutely smashed it and read the crowd perfectly. The afternoon "acoustic" set was classy and great drinks accompaniment, while the two evening sets were amazing fun. The chaps were chilled out but professional. So many people commented on how good they were and the dance floor was full from start to finish.”Daniel & Jenna - Wedding, Kingston Country Courtyard (Dorset)
“5/5 - We cannot recommend the Thamesmen more highly, we have had non-stop compliments and praise about them ever since they played our wedding, and they gave us an incredible night of dance-floor packed entertainment. The band members were all really good guys, efficient, reliable and accommodating, and made our first dance a very special one. We couldn't have asked for better, every song got the crowd going and the singing and playing was top notch, and Tailored Entertainment were unstinting in helping us where we needed it and in keeping in touch with any last minute requests and planning. Class act all round.”Tim - Wedding, Castle House, Orford
“The Thamesmen were absolutely brilliant at our wedding, their songs were great, they kept everyone on their feet, kept everyone entertained and we all thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The guys were soo friendly and everyone had an amazing time.
We would definitely recommend them to all our freinds and family for any function, as the were first class.
Thank you very much to the Thamesmen, you made our wedding evening a perfect success.”Mark and Victoria - Wedding, Leeds Castle
“Please pass our thanks on to The Thamesmen - we thought they were brilliant. They were punctual and set up without any fuss. The acoustic set was a brilliant background for the drinks reception after the ceremony. The evening set was awesome - they really read the crowd and their selection was perfect. The DJ service was well worth it too - just wish we could have gone on later into the evening!! We've had loads of comments from our guests about how great they were!”Sarah - Wedding,Court Garden Vineyard, Ditchling
“The Thamesmen were absolutely fantastic and truly captured the crowd as the dance floor was constantly full at our wedding reception.
We had picked the band as we had listened to their music and loved the variety of songs they played, and especially loved their Beatles covers. The band very kindly accepted our request to play a special version of In My Life for our first dance song which has left us and our family and friends with some very special memories.
I have received so many compliments from our guests about how great the band were, the music, their talented instrument and singing skills, the song choices, the interaction with the crowd. It all made for a perfect evening of entertainment and I would certainly recommend them to others as we were thoroughly impressed with the bands services.”Brooke Daniels - Wedding, Bruisyard Hall
“Laura and I would like to thank the band so much for Thursday's entertainment. Neither of us feel we made the most of them, what with all the mingling and the night-time photographs being taken, but everyone had a great time and said how good they were! We were impressed by the videos on the website and they were great on the night.
Please pass on our messages, I didn't get a chance to say this to them face-to-face and I wouldn't want them to go without knowing how pleased we were with their work and how much people enjoyed their music.”Shaun and Laura - Wedding, Birtsmorton Court, Malvern
“They were fantastic !!! We loved the band they were so good . Everyone commented that they were such brilliant entertainment . I didn't have time to thank them personally so can you say thank you for us please .”Tracie Evans - Wedding, Birtsmorton Court, Malvern
“They kept a mixed age, international audience thoroughly entertained during both one-hour sets”Michael Brooks - International Corprate Event, Tanners London
“5/5. They were four very charming and personable young men, who we had some dealings with before the event, in terms of set up and tech stuff. On the day they arrived and quietly set up, with no demands and were very grateful to us for all the support they needed. They played really well and everyone on the night had a great time! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone. They were a pleasure to have at what was a very special evening for us, celebrating the Haslemere Thespians 80th year.”Jenny Manville - Private Party, The Haslemere Hall, Haslemere
“The Thamesmen at Writtle University College tonight were awesome! Their set was fantastic and really well produced which was great to hear - hopefully they'll return at some point!”Eilisch Hopkins - Freshers Night, Writtle University College, Chelmsford
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? Up to 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 acoustic set as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner. This can be as a full band or a solo singer/guitarist.
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 Woking. 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.