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.
A Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles Ain’t Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks All The Small Things - Blink 182 Beatles Medley - The Beatles Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis Common People - Pulp Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac Happy - Pharrell Williams Hey Jude - The Beatles Hey Ya! - Outkast Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals Human - The Killers I’m A Believer - The Monkees I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry Kiss - Prince Last Nite - The Strokes Miss You - The Rolling Stones Mr Brightside - The Killers Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett My Generation - The Who Naive - The Kooks Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison Old Time Rock And Roll - Bob Seger Parklife - Blur Rockin’ All Over The World - Status Quo Roxanne - The Police Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams Superstition - Stevie Wonder Surfin’ Usa - The Beach Boys Tainted Love - Soft Cell Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran Town Called Malice - The Jam Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles Wonderwall - Oasis You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry You Really Got Me - The Kinks
“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
How long do you take to set-up? 90 minutes.
What time do you play? Any time to suit you, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, anytime between 7pm and midnight.
How long do you play for? We can perform 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 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. We can also perform 1 x 60 miniute acoustic duo live lounge style set 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.
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. But 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.