For a fabulous evening of fun-fuelled live music delivered by a killer live band, you really need look no further than The Lovekicks; Surrey’s biggest and best covers outfit. There’s a reason they’re among the most sought-after function bands in the country; the only way to understand it is to see them for yourself.
The Lovekicks are a collective of five incredible young musicians, all of whom are graduates of the prestigious Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford. They have come together here to offer up a live show brimming with consummate musicality, energy and style; all assembled around the magnetic performance of their dynamic female lead vocalist. Their set list is tailor-made to prove a sure fire hit with each and every one of your guests, from the young to the young at heart. This remarkable band comes armed with a repertoire spanning five decades of unforgettable pop music: be it the timeless sounds of Sister Sledge and Tina Turner, to the 21st century chart killers of Jessie J to Beyoncé. The Lovekicks offer a little something to drag even the most reluctant dancers to their feet! They even offer the option of a laid back, ‘Live Lounge’ style acoustic performance that has proven a perfect addition to wedding breakfasts or even a more refined, low-key drinks reception. With two hours of incredible live music, industry-leading levels of professional sound and stage production and a disco/DJ set provided as standard, every single aspect of your evening’s entertainment will be sorted in a single, straightforward booking.
The Lovekicks standard entertainment package includes:
Professional 4-piece covers band with female lead vocals
2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets, depending on your requirements
A brilliant repertoire featuring songs spanning an incredible five decades of pop music
Professional PA and lighting
Pre-mixed disco before and after live sets, tailored to your tastes
PAT tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance
Special request performed
Optional acoustic live lounge set for drinks reception
The Lovekicks are based in Surrey, and are available for hire at weddings and corporate functions across the UK and Europe.
Ain't No Stopping Us Now - Mcfadden & Whitehead Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5 Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen Car Wash - Rose Royce Crazy - Gnarls Barkley Crazy In Love – Beyonce Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs Do You Love Me - The Contours Domino - Jessie J Don’t Stop Believing – Journey Don't Stop Me Now – Queen Firework - Katy Perry Forget You - Cee Lo Green Get Lucky - Daft Punk Good Times – Chic Happy - Pharrell Williams Hard To Handle - Otis Reading Hey Jude - The Beatles Hold On I'm Coming - Sam & Dave I Feel Good - James Brown I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars Lady Marmalade – Labelle Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers Love Machine - Girls Aloud Mama Told Me Not To Come - The Stereophonics Marry You - Bruno Mars Mercy – Duffy Moves Like A Jagger - Maroon 5 Mr Brightside - The Killers Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett Only Girl In The World – Rihanna P.Y.T - Michael Jackson Place Your Hands – Reef Poker Face - Lady Gaga Price Tag - Jessie J Proud Mary - Tina Turner Rather Be Clean – Bandit Rolling In The Deep – Adele Rude – Magic September - Earth Wind & Fire Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon Shake A Tail Feather - Ray Charles (From Blues Brothers) Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder Soul Man - Sam & Dave Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams Superstition - Stevie Wonder Sweet Soul Music - Sam & Dave Treasure - Bruno Mars Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon Valerie - Amy Winehouse Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves We Are Family - Sister Sledge Young Hearts - Candi Staton Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher - Jackie Wilson
Acoustic Live Lounge Set
Angels - Robbie Williams At Last - Etta James A-Team - Ed Sheeran Autumn Leaves - Sarah Vaughan/Eva Cassidy Best Day Of My Life - American Authors Better Together - Jack Johnson Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison Cannon Ball - Damien Rice Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol Come Away With Me - Norah Jones Crazy - Gnarls Barkley Don’t Stop The Music – Rihanna Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys Firework - Katy Perry Forget You - Cee Lo Green Happy - Pharrel Williams Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles Ho Hey - The Lumineers I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc I’m Yours - Jason Mraz Is This Love - Bob Marley Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder Jenny Don’t Be Hasty - Paolo Nutini Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars Last Request - Paolo Nutini Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars Make You Feel My Love – Adele Mamma Do - Pixie Lott Marry You - Bruno Mars Mercy – Duffy Naïve - The Kooks Price Tag - Jessie J Rather Be - Clean Bandit Respect - Aretha Franklin Rolling In The Deep – Adele Run - Leona Lewis Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin She Said - Plan B Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder Someone Like You – Adele Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald Sunday Morning - Maroon 5 Superstition - Stevie Wonder Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon Valerie - Amy Winehouse We Found Love – Rihanna Wherever You Will Go - Charlene Soraia You Should Be Stronger Than Me - Amy Winehouse You’ve Got The Love - Florence + The Machine
“We just wanted to say as massive thank you to Tailored and the rest of the band. We had a fantastic wedding day and we absolutely loved the band as did our guests. They did a smashing job. The music selection was fantastic and they sounded great at the venue. We were extra impressed with the cover version of our first dance song as it sounds identical to the version we had sent. Everyone really enjoyed it as well as the FOB, this was a very special moment too. Thank you so much for making our wedding reception so incredibly special.”Oliver - Wedding, Moor Hall and Conference Centre, Berkshire
“Loved the band and their performance, I've had really good feedback from our guests to say that they very much enjoyed it. Great communication from Tailored Entertainment.
There was a slight issue with getting the band back on after the break, but that was slightly our fault as we had an Indian song we wanted to play during the break to lead into the band's 2nd act. The DJ who followed the band also had some delay setting up because the band were a little slow to pack up, but this did not have a big affect on our guests so was not a problem.”Michael Louis - Wedding, Membland, Devon
“The band were really great, sounded amazing and put on a great show. They were also really accommodating with the children at the wedding, allowing them to play their instruments. They really helped make the day great.”Sean Jackson - Wedding, Greenway Spa Hotel, Gloucestershire
“5/5 - Fantastic service from start to finish. The band were excellent and made the night. Thank you very much.”Josh - Corporate, Albrighton Hall, Shrewsbury
“Absolutely brilliant!! Thanks very much.”Claire Jones - Wedding, Ashley Wood Farm
“The band were absolutely amazing. So many guests on the night were commenting on how good they were and many have contacted us since to say the same. They truly created such a brilliant atmosphere and made it an absolute party. They were all so friendly and even kind enough to let me go up and have a sing song myself. They played all the music we asked for and even learnt the song for our first dance and performed exactly as we wanted them too. Communication through bands for hire was so easy and uncomplicated. Could not fault a single thing. Was the best day of our lives and the band was a massive contribution to that. Thank you very much.”Dean Colgate - Wedding, The Warren Estate, Maldon
“We can not thank the Love Kicks enough for providing our guests with the perfect entertainment.... we had 1 year olds to 92 year olds on the dancefloor! Great job!”Nicola & Jono - Wedding, Wick Bottom Barn, Wiltshire
“Hi Phoebe, The LoveKicks band were amazing! Very professional, talented and had everyone up dancing. Everyone commented on how good they were. The fact they allowed James to sing 3 songs was very good of them. He LOVED it! Please pass on how much we liked them. Thanks again for all your help.”Hannah - Surprise Birthday Party, The Potters Heron Hampshire
“Hi Phoebe We loved the band. Love Kicks were just what our party needed - full of energy, great music choices, and Izzy had a fantastic voice!
Kind regards”Liz Staples - 50th Birthday Party,Warren House, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
“Hi Phoebe, The Love Kicks were INCREDIBLE!!! Literally amazing! Everyone is still raving about the music and we loved the acoustic set before dinner. Thank you!”Katie Wallbank - North Hidden Barn, Hungerford, Newtown, Berkshire
“We had a fantastic evenings entertainment provided by the Lovekicks - they arrived promptly, were very professional and played great music. We were also pleased that they learnt our requested song for our first dance, and worked with our ushers when they were asked to play it again at the end of the night when we left the venue.Everything we wanted!”Chen-wei Ng - Wedding, The Manor Barn, Winterbourne Stick, Salisbury
“The LoveKicks were AMAZING and really made our night (their rendition of Mr Brightside at the end of our reception made the whole thing!) They were really versatile and played every song as well as the last. All of our guests loved them and some have asked for their name so hopefully they'll also book them in the future and we'll be able to see them again! Thanks to all of you for being everything we could have wished for, my new husband and I would 100% recommend you!”Lisa & Sam Goddard - Wedding, Offley Place Country House Hotel, Hertfordshire
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? Approximately 60 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 duo set (female vocals & guitar) as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner.
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 4-piece line-up option performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Guildford. 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.
“Cannot recommend this band enough!! Seen them twice... they stole the show both times. Absolutely nailed it on the night!! Can't speak highly enough of Tailored Ents. Thoroughly professional!”Gary - Birthday Party, Essex