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The Thamesmen - Pop / Rock Covers in London

Key Info

Based: London

Guide Price: £1345

Genre: Pop / Rock Covers

Line-Up: Drums/BV's, Guitar/BV's, Bass/Lead Vocals (plus optional keys/BV's))

Lead Vocals: Male vocals

About

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.

Repertoire

1950's - Present Day

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Beatles Medley - The Beatles
Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Common People - Pulp
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves And The Vandellas
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Don’t Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Elvis Medley - Elvis Presley
Gimmie Some Lovin’ - The Spencer Davis Group
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
Hush - Kula Shaker
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
Land Of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
Last Nite - The Strokes
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mrs Robinson - Simon And Garfunkel
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Parklife - Blur
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
Sugar Sugar - The Archies
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Surfin’ Usa - The Beach Boys
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
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

Testimonials

“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

FAQ

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?
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 acoustic trio set (male vocals/guitar, percussion & guitar) 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.

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.

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