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 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.
I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Rolling Stones All Day & All Of The Night – The Kinks All Night Long ( All Night) – Lionel Richie Beatles Medley – The Beatles Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake Common People – Pulp Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen Crocodile Rock – Elton John Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac Faith – George Michael Footloose – Kenny Loggins Get Lucky – Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers Gimmie Some Lovin’ – The Spencer Davis Group Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis Happy – Pharrell Williams 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 Still Standing – Elton John Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry Last Nite – The Strokes Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi Maggie May – Rod Stewart Mr Brightside – The Killers Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison Paradise – George Ezra Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon Shake A Tail Feather – Ray Charles Shotgun – George Ezra Shut Up & Dance – Walk The Moon Signed, Sealed, Delievered ( I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder Soul Man – Sam & Dave Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams Superstition – Stevie Wonder Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond Tainted Love – Soft Cell Take On Me – A-ha Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus Town Called Malice – The Jam Twist & Shout – The Beatles Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon Valerie – Amy Winehouse Wonderwall – Oasis You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates You Really Got Me – The Kinks
Acoustic Add On
( Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding ( What A) Wonderful World – Sam Cooke A Team – Ed Sheeran All I Have To Do Is Dream – Everley Brothers Bennie & The Jets – Elton John Budapest – George Ezra Come Together – The Beatles Everyday – Buddy Holly Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles Ho Hey – The Lumineers Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Hotel California – Eagles Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder I’m Yours – Jason Mraz Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel Runaround Sue – Dion Stand By Me – Ben E. King Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks Surfin’ Usa – Beach Boys The Man Who Sold The World – David Bowie Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran Your Song - Elton John
“The band was awesome, they rocked our wedding!! The first dance was amazing with our special request song that they performed impeccable :)
Only goods words to say about their wonderful performance.”Alexandra and Andrei - Wedding, Romania, Ghermanesti
“The Thamesmen band were fantastic, we had a huge amount of guests and the room we was in was extremely warm, it couldn't have been the easiest gig to play.
But, we all loved the band, the music and the amazing atmosphere they created. Thank you for helping to make our day the BEST EVER.”Victoria Morris - Wedding, Bedford Corn Exchange, Bedford
“The band were FANTASTIC! They exceeded all expectations, they kept everyone on the dance floor all night and even the venue staff were telling us how impressed they were by them as usually people start to disappear throughout the night but the floor never emptied!
All our guests kept telling us how good they were and personally we were really impressed with their sound quality, and how tight and professional they were as musicians, the songs they played were so well done and some I enjoyed better than the original with some cheeky half-time sections.
They even had the father of the groom dancing and we were reliably informed he hasn't danced in the 49 years he and his wife have been married!
We can't thank them enough, lots of people were asking who they were and we won't hesitate to recommend them to anyone who needs a band.”Rachel Nicholson & Tom Burden - Wedding, Crown & Cushion, Camberley
“Band were absolutely amazing thank you. The band performance was incredible and I’m so glad we had them, so thank you because everyone had a brilliant time.”Hannah Linnard - Wedding, Field House, Kent
“Fantastic experience with a band that really knows how to work the audience! Great vocals friendly team behind them too. Thanks so much.”Zi Wei Liu - Wedding, The Hurlingham Club London
“Absolutely fantastic band - I’ll be recommending to all our friends!”Lucy & Aaron - Wedding, Lains Barn, Oxfordshire
“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 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.
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 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 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.