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The Fusion Dukes - Rock / Pop in Lake District / Cumbria

Key Info

Based: Lake District / Cumbria

Guide Price: £1530

Genre: Rock / Pop

Line-Up: Drums, Bass, Guitar/Vocals, Vocals

Lead Vocals: Male & Female vocals

About

The Fusion Dukes deliver their musical prowess to The Lake District, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, North Wales, Scotland, Northumberland, Durham and surrounding areas in the UK. They offer covers of floor-filler favourites in a soul, funk and rock style to give your wedding or function an electrifying edge.

This isn’t your average covers band. Legendary sound and an awesome live gig make Fusion Dukes unrivalled entertainment for your wedding or function.  Their stadium-level performance with sublime sound showcases eclectic hits from The Who, Luther Vandross, Fleetwood Mac, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry with heavier rock from the likes of Royal Blood and Stereophonics.

With over 15 years of combined experience working with Disney, Nickelodeon, and The BBC in locations such as Manchester, Glasgow, the Lake District, the O2 and beyond, Fusion Duke’s impressive band is far more than a typical covers act. They’ll bring a fierce live performance to your event and make your whole evening rock!

 

Repertoire

60s

I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
My Generation - The Who
Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

70s

Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
It Must Be Love - Labi Siffre
Lovely Day - Bill Withers

80s

Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Don’t Dream Its Over - Crowded House
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears for Fears
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Gold - Spandau Ballet
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
I Just Can’t Get Enough - OMD
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
P.Y.T. - Michael Jackson
Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
Real Gone Kid - Deacon Blue
Respect - Erasure
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Roxanne - The Police
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates

90s

500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Bump ’n’ Grind - R. Kelly
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Man, I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
When You’re Gone - Bryan Adams feat. Mel C

00’s

Girl Put Your Records On - Corrine Bailey Rae
No Tomorrow - Orson
Superstar - Jamelia

10’s

24k Magic - Bruno Mars
Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay
Can’t Feel my Face - The Weeknd
Figure It Out - Royal Blood
Girls - The 1975
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Problem - Ariana Grandé
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber

First dance suggestions

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All Of Me - John Legend
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
It Must Be Love - Labi Siffre
Like A Star - Corrine Bailey Rae
Over & Over Again - Nathan Sykes
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Testimonials

★★★★★

“The Fusion Dukes were phenomenal for our wedding day. They had everyone on the dance floor - young and old - and their performance was amazing musically, visually and with their interaction with the crowd. Great variety to the repertoire, we had loads of guests commentating on how good the band were, and a couple saying they would try booking them for their own wedding next year. We had to shift timings slightly on the day and the band were very accommodating. Overall, would highly recommend.”Tom - Wedding, Middleton Lodge

★★★★★

“The band were fantastic, the day was running behind schedule but they were happy to set up later than planned and we reorganised the timing of their break between sets to suit the schedule on the day. We had so many compliments from our guests about the band!”Nicole Barber - Wedding, Samlesbury Hall, Samlesbury

★★★★★

“The band were fantastic, the day was running behind schedule but they were happy to set up later than planned and we reorganised the timing of their break between sets to suit the schedule on the day. We had so many compliments from our guests about the band!”Tom - Wedding, Middleton Lodge, Richmond

★★★★★

“We would both like to thank the band so much for playing on our wedding day. They were just fantastic from start to finish!! Singing and playing acoustic whilst I walked down the aisle was just perfection and the live sets were fantastic. We have received so many compliments from our guests remarking how amazing The Fusion Dukes were. The dance floor was never unoccupied all night!!”Hannah Denison - Wedding, New House Farm, Cockermouth

★★★★★

“The Fusion Dukes were top class! Everyone commented on how brilliant they were and the dance floor was packed all night! They performed our first dance beautifully and all the songs they played were perfect. They truly did make our evening, we would love to send them a huge thank you! I hope they enjoyed it as much as we did! 5 star - would totally recommend!!!”Katie - Wedding, Arfrennan Manor House

★★★★★

“5/5 - Can't fault a thing - they were fantastic and we'll definitely be using you both again!”Isabel - Wedding, Bentham Golf Club, Lancaster

★★★★★

“5/5 - The Fusion Dukes were perfect, better live than even their videos which had me singing and dancing in my kitchen. My husband and I were so surprised that the band knew our first dance song and were able to sing it in a way which allowed everyone to dance to it. It meant so much to us. At one point in the evening I went to the bar, there was not one person there, all 80 of our guests were on the dance floor! We also had guests of all ages and the band found a perfect balance of songs for everyone. I had so many positive comments about The Fusion Dukes and questions about where I found them (recommended suppliers list) I would definitely use them for other functions. Thank you so much!”Amber - Wedding, Askham Hall, Cumbria

★★★★★

“Tailored entertainment were really good to deal with. Erin always returned my calls and replied to my emails in a timely manner and was so helpful and friendly. On the day of the wedding, Fusion Dukes arrived in plenty of time. They were polite, friendly, excited and just all round lovely! Brad was so easy to get on with and ran through the evenings plans with us. The band put on an incredible performance and we have had so much amazing feedback from guests. There wasn’t one song that the dance floor was empty for! The band and tailored entertainment will be highly recommended by myself and my new husband!”Kirsty - The Bridge Hotel and Spa, Wetherby

★★★★★

“5/5 - Absolutely fantastic!! Could not have asked for any better! Would recommend to anyone to book the Fusion Dukes!!”Sally - Wedding, Eden Barn, Kirkby Stephen

★★★★★

“5/5 - The Fusion Dukes were amazing! Everyone commented on how fab they were! Thanks for making our wedding day extra special!”Samantha - Wedding, Whitehaven Golf Club

★★★★★

“The band was absolutely amazing. We had such a good evening and really enjoyed the night. The band played really well and none of us wanted it to end. They looked so professional with all of their lighting.”Amy - Wedding, Cote How Lakeland Venue, Ambleside

★★★★★

“Hi Phoebe, We thoroughly enjoyed our wedding day last weekend. The band were amazing both on and off stage. I spoke to them a few times through the night to make sure they had food and drink etc. They were all very kind. Most of our guests commented on how good the band were. It’s a shame we didn’t have a bigger dance floor as it was pretty full all night when the band were playing. The first dance song, they performed, was awesome. It’s just a shame our dance didn’t do it justice ????. We are both very pleased we chose the Fusion Dukes are very grateful they were available. Thanks for all your help.”Paul & Emma - Wedding, The Lingholm Estate, Cumbria

★★★★★

“Words cannot describe how truly amazing and talented The Fusion Dukes are. From the moment I found them I knew I wanted them to perform at my wedding and wow they did not disappoint. All of our guests commented that The Fusion Dukes are the best band they have seen at a wedding. You made the evening so magical and thank you from the bottom of my heart for performing our first dance song. Watching the video brings a tear to my eye. I am now desperately trying to think of an occasion where I can book you again. Thank you so so much!!!! Until next time. Amie and Andrew xx”Amie Callan - Wedding, Newton Hall, Alnwick

★★★★★

“5/5 Amazing from start to finish. Thanks very much! xx”Lisa Ward - Wedding, Iscoyd Park

★★★★★

“Sorry this is so late but I’m am just writing to ask you if you could pass on our absolute MASSIVE ‘thank you’s’ to ‘The Fusion Dukes’. They were absolutely awesome and were a huge hit with all of our guests, they really were. We could not have faulted them.”Max Robinson - Wedding, The Plough, Cumbria

★★★★★

“From the moment we enquired about The Fusion Dukes the service has been amazing! Whenever we have had a query it has been answered promptly and fully. We have has contact with a couple of different people over the last 12 months and they have all been excellent. I really cannot fault the service. I'm not great with IT, so my online form was filled in for me. There were many emails to double check all was correct and what we wanted was covered. On the night the band were amazing. They were on time, they looked great, they were so professional. All of our guests couldn't believe how fantastic they are, they said it was like being at a gig. I really could recommend Tailored Entertainment or The Fusion Dukes highly enough, worth every penny! Thank you to you all.”Amanda Murphy - Wedding, The Liner Hotel

★★★★★

“Just wanted to send a MASSIVE! Thank you for Saturday night. We’ve had such great feedback, the client was chuffed with you guys and all our team are spreading the word in the office about you! I have no doubt we will use you again in the near future.”Anna (Owl Live) - Corporate event, Principal Hotel

★★★★★

“Brilliant performance by the band, the dance floor always had somebody up dancing. Loved that they interacted with the guests and even signed our guest book. I would definitely recommend them to others.”Rebecca Sangster - Wedding, Sella Park Country Hotel

★★★★★

“The band were fantastic!! Thank you to them for a brilliant night!”Claire Gray - Wedding, Grange Hotel

★★★★★

“Absolutely fantastic performance from the Fusion Dukes at our wedding. From start to finish the dancefloor was full. Everyone... I mean everyone young & old commented about the bands fantastic performance. The last song they played for us. Zombie by the Cranberries is a memory we will never forget. PS - We cant wait to see them perform live again!!”Graeme & Amy Lilly - Wedding, The Belsfield, Lake District

★★★★★

“Fusion Dukes were fantastic and everyone enjoyed them. They were also very accommodating as our caterers forgot their meals and this meant they started late and they decided not to take a break.The lead singer was an especially very pleasant young man.”Katy Higgins - Wedding, The Lingholm Estate, Cumbria

★★★★★

“The Fusion Dukes were absolutely amazing - everyone has commented to us about how unbelievable they were - thank you so much!”Jack Aspden - Wedding, Hoghton Tower

★★★★★

“The Fusion Dukes were absolutely perfect!! We had a room full of musicians so expectations were high and they completely blew the roof off the place. The dance floor was full from start to finish and everyone was just blown away, it truly was the best ending to our perfect day. Everything from their song choices to the fantastic light show was just incredible!!. What talent!! Please thank them again from us as I can't stress just how perfect they were.”Mr and Mrs McManus - Wedding, Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa, Cumbria

★★★★★

“Just to let you know the fusion dukes were absolutely fantastic last night, we danced all night long! Their performance, and their set up, were brilliant. My feet are killing me today!”Morwenna Howell - Wedding, The Plough, Cumbria

★★★★★

“I just wanted to drop you a quick note (now that i'm back to reality!) to say how impressed we were with the band. The dance floor was full for the whole evening and everyone commented on how good they were. They really made the night so please pass on our thanks. Thank you as well for all of your help and quick responses in the run up to the wedding - it certainly took any stress out of the whole process.”Nicola - Wedding, The Plough, Cumbria

★★★★★

“Just wanted to say a huge Thank You for playing at my wedding on Saturday. You were absolutely outstanding and your recordings do not do you justice as you sound even better in person!”Kimberley Turner-Best - Wedding, Sandhole Oak Barn, Congleton, Cheshire

★★★★★

““I wanted to say on behalf of my Husband and I; Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for putting on the most AMAZING show for our wedding Bicester last month. You were the absolute best and we’re still getting compliments on how amazing you were. What a top night and you all absolutely made it!!!””Erin McCulloch - Wedding, The Tythe Barn, Bicester

★★★★★

“We wanted to say a HUGE thank you for making our evening celebrations so amazing! You absolutely smashed it and wowed so many of our guests. In particular, we wanted to thank you for your cover of ‘All I Need’ for our first dance. It was beautiful and exactly what we were hoping for! You guys are amazing.”Rose Epps- Wedding, Askam Hall, London

★★★★★

“The band was AMAZING. Everyone thought they were first class. Nick was also very helpful. Many thanks to you all.”Sam Thompson - Wedding, Hampshire Cottage, South Harting

★★★★★

“I have nothing but praise for the Fusion Dukes, they were brilliant. Massively personable band, turned up early so as to avoid any risk of being late (great!), sound was perfect, lights and smoke machine a real hit, massively talented musicians and singers, had learned a perfect version of the song for our first dance, transitions between songs were utterly flawless as though mixed by a DJ in real time. They really connected with the audience and turned the whole affair into a ‘gig’ rather than just background music to dance to. We were massively impressed, you’ve got a great band on your hands.”George Hammerton, Wedding, Rhosygilwen Mansion, Cilgerran

★★★★★

“Now we're back from our honeymoon, I just wanted to pop by the page to say a huge thanks the to the Fusion Dukes for your performance at our wedding on 31st July. You guys really rocked the place, so many of our guests were dying to know who the band were as they were all so impressed. A highly professional, extremely talented and lovely group of people. You really made our night special. And i'm notoriously hard to please given that I play in a function band myself, Ha!!! Thanks again guys! I would 100% recommend you to anyone looking for a band for their function and I would definitely book you again!”Gareth & Lynsey Doran - Wedding

★★★★★

“Jack and I just wanted to drop you a quick line with our feedback and for you to pass on our thanks to the Fusion Dukes for a fantastic performance at our wedding on 2 July. Almost every guest, and even our photographers and the pub managers said how amazing the band was! Their performance was perfect in terms of the sound we wanted and the tracks they played (you will remember we were happy to go with their recommended playlist) and the dance floor was never empty. We're only sorry we had to stop them at 11pm, due to the pub's licensing. We would be more than happy to recommend them or write a further testimonial, if that would be helpful to the band. In the meantime, we wish them great success and hope we'll see them perform again in the future. Many thanks”Jack and Vanessa - Wedding, Surrey

★★★★★

“The Variety of music and the performances were excellent, creating such a fun and vibrant atmosphere. We couldn’t have asked for a better band for our special day”Emma Garner - Wedding, Lake District

★★★★★

“Just wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed the band at our party. Each set catered perfectly for the mixed crowd, the dance floor was full and the atmosphere was superb. So impressed that we can't wait until the next event to ask you back. Many thanks.”Karen Starkey - Private Party - Whitehaven, Cumbria

★★★★★

“A truly gripping display of musical prowess and an unmatched level of originality, The Fusion Dukes really are a live band of epic proportions!”John Bowler - Business Opening Event - Winton, Cumbria

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 band 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. 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 performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Cumbria. 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.

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