Folk Junkies - Vintage/Folk-style covers in Surrey

Key Info

Based: Surrey

Guide Price: £1550

Genre: Vintage/Folk-style covers

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

Lead Vocals: Female vocals

About

Playing the best tunes from the swinging sixties to the latest popular music, Folk Junkies are a professional 4-piece band based in Surrey. They are available to play at local events in and around Surrey, London, Hampshire, Sussex, and beyond - including international events.

Folk Junkies are experts at delivering an authentic Mumford & Sons-style line-up with drums, upright bass, acoustic guitar, violin and stunning female-led vocals. Afterwards, the band will blitz the later evening with an electric rock/pop set more in the style of Bruno Mars, Kings of Leon, The Killers + more - perfect for bringing the sound of your favourite festival headliners to your weddings, party or event!

With a wide range of covers from Fleetwood Mac, Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Ray Charles, to new tunes by Clean Bandit, Ed Sheeran, and Jess Glynne, everyone can hear their favourite in this fresh and exciting new style keeping them glued to the dance floor all night!

First formed at the renowned Academy Of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Folk Junkies are a collaboration of established contemporary musicians who can bring their specialist knowledge and experience of performing at major festivals to your wedding or event.

As standard Folk Junkies provide:

  • Sensational professional band, with awesome live show
  • 1 x 60 minute Mumford Style Folk Set + 1 x 60 minute Electric Rock/Pop Set (Or 3 x 40 Minutes)
  • Great set list of classic and current chart dance floor fillers
  • Professional PA & stage lighting
  • Pre-mixed disco before and after live sets (tailored to your tastes)
  • PAT tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance
  • Special request or your choice of first dance performed
  • Professional booking service and exceptional communication and planning skills

In addition the band can offer:

  • Live lounge-style acoustic duo set (60 mins) - ideal background music for your drinks reception or during dinner
  • Roaming acoustic set (60 mins) - perfect for injecting energy in to your drinks reception or dinner
  • Band member DJ before and after live sets
  • Wireless mic for speeches

Repertoire

Folk/Mumford Style

A Little Respect - Erasure
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
American Pie - Don Mclean
Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Bills - Lunch Money Lewis
Black And Gold – Sam Sparrow
Blackhorse And The Cherry Tree - Kt Tunstall
Blame It On Me – George Ezra
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Budapest - George Ezra
Cheerleader – Omi
Country Roads (Take Me Home) – John Denver
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
December 63 (Oh What A Night) – The Four Seasons
Don't You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Faith - George Michael
Ghost – Ella Henderson
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
Good Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard
Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Hey Baby – Bruce Channel
Hey Brother – Avici
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Hey Ya – Outkast
Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Hound Dog - Elvis
I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
I Got A Woman – Ray Charles
I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
If I Only Knew - Tom Jones
I'm A Believer – The Monkees
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg
Like I Can – Sam Smith
Listen To The Man – George Ezra
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Love Really Hurts – Billy Ocean
Mercy – Duffy/The Third Degree Version
New Shoes – Paolo Nutini
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbision
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Riptide – Vance Joy
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Shook Me All Night Long - Shania Twain (Ac/Dc)
Shout - Lulu
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Sweet Child O Mine – Guns N Roses (Violin Version)
Ten Out Of Ten – Paolo Nutini
The Cave – Mumford & Sons
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
This Old Heart Of Mine – Isley Brothers
Time Of Your Life - Green Day
Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
Twist And Shout – The Beatles
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Avicci
You Can't Hurry Love – Phil Collins

Electric (Modern)

24k – Bruno Mars
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
American Boy - Estelle
Counting Stars – One Republic
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Firework - Katy Perry
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Ghost – Ella Henderson
Good Luck - Bassment Jaxx
Happy – Pharell Williams
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Hey Ya! - Outkast
Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne
Hot N Cold - Katy Perry
I Kiss A Girl – Katy Perry
I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
I Predict A Riot - The Kaiser Chiefs
I'm Yours - Jazon Mraz
Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
Lady Marmalade - Christina Auguilera
Like I Can – Sam Smith
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Me Again – John Newman
Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson Ft Justin Timberlake
Mercy – Duffy/The Third Degree Version
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Price Tag - Jessie J
Raise Your Glass - Pink
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Reach – S Club 7
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Rock Your Body - Timberlake
Rolling In The Deep -Adele
Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Single Ladies - Beyonce
So What - Pink
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Troublemaker - Olly Murs
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - Amy Winehouse/The Zutons
Wake Me Up – Avicii
We Found Love – Rihanna
Who Knew - Pink
Wrapped Up – Olly Murs
You've Got The Love - Florence And The Machine

Electric (Classic)

All Night Long – Lionel Richie
All Right Now - Free
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Black Or White - Michael Jackson
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing On The Ceiling – Lionel Richie
December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) – The Four Seasons
Don't Stop – Fleetwood Mac
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Don't Stop Me Now – Queen
Everything – Fleetwood Mac
Faith – George Michael
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Hey Jude – The Beatles
How Will I Know – Whitney Houston
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
I'm A Believer – Smash Mouth Version
I'm So Excited – The Pointer Sisters
Kiss - Prince
Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Love Really Hurts – Billy Ocean
Man! I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
Material Girl - Madonna
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
Place Your Hands - Reef
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Pyt – Michael Jackson
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Rockin Robin - The Jacksons
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
September – Earth, Wind And Fire
Sexmachine – James Brown
Shake Your Tail Feather – Blues Brothers
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Simply The Best – Tina Turner
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel (Disco Arrangement)
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N Roses
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynryd Skynryd
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
Think – Aretha Franklin
Twist & Shout – The Beatles
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!
We Built This City - Starship
You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
You Can Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Your My First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White

First Dance Favourites

A Thousand Tears - Christina Perri
All Of Me - John Legend
Amazed - Lonestar
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Frank Sinatra
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Hava Nagila - (Violin Instrumental Arrangement With Band Perfect For First Dances At Jewish Weddings)
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - Marvin Gaye
I Was Made For Loving You - Tori Kelly
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
The Blowers Daughter - Damien Rice
The One - Kodaline
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates

Festival Favourites

Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
I Want You Back/Abc - Jackson 5
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N Roses
The Cave - Mumford & Sons
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars

Acoustic Duo Add-On

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All Of Me – John Legend
Amazed – Lonestar
American Boy - Estelle
Black And Gold – Sam Sparro
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
Dream Catch Me – Newton Faulkner
Dynamite – Taio Cruz
Everything - Michael Buble
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
I Won't Give Up – Jason Mraz
I Won't Let Go – James Morrison
I'm Yours – Jason Mraz
Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
Isn't She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
Latch – Sam Smith
Lean On Me – Bill Withers
Lego House – Ed Sheeran
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
No One – Alicie Keys
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
September Song – Jp Cooper
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
The One – Kodaline
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
To Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Tracks Of My Tears – Smokey Robinson
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon (Lounge Version)
We Found Love – Rihanna (Lounge Version)
Your Song – Elton John

Testimonials

“5/5 - The band were amazing. Everyone had a great time.”James Brash - Wedding, Farnham Castle, Surrey

“Absolutely superb, accomdating of our overrunning wedding, judging the tone and style of the audience perfectly to ensure that the dancefloor was packed from first to last song. Our first dance request was beautiful, performed in the band's style but true to the original and with no idea that it was potentially the first performance of it. Would like to have them back to an event in the future. Thanks so much for topping off our wedding day.”Iain Frankin - Wedding, South Allington House

“Thank you so much for everything you did on Saturday for us. You were amazing! All our guests kept saying how fantastic you were and how much fun they were having. Our first dance to Time after Time was just perfect ????. We had the most perfect day, it was everything we wanted it to be. Thank you for not only sharing our special day but adding to it. It was the best day of our lives. We can’t ever thank you enough for everything you did for us.”Amy Leversidge - Wedding, Luxters Barn, Oxfordshire

“Absolutely fantastic!!”Penelope Pickerin - Wedding - Cain Manor, Hampshire

“We had a fantastic evening. What's not to like about The Folk Junkies, they were superb and loved by all. The variety of music they played appealed to everyone and I had many comments about how great they were. Please pass on our thanks to this truly talented group of young people. I'm sure they will be recommended for other occasions.”Lynne Bovington - School Event, Richings Park

“The band were brilliant; we have had so many positive comments from guests it's fabulous.”Caroline Geering - Birthday party, Heartwood Lodge Firewood

“We booked the Folk Junkies for our wedding on a gorgeous summers day. We had one acoustic set outside as well as two evening electric sets inside our venue. Everyone absolutely loved the band. They were fantastic, well worth the money we paid. They were so professional yet laid back about facilitating our requests. They even let one of the kids play on the drums which thrilled both her and her parents! We can't thank you and recommend you enough!! You made our perfect day that bit more special ????”Natalie Reynish - Wedding, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor

“The band were great. We had so much fun, and the comments people made about the music were incredible. I didn't get a chance to say thank you to them. Thank you.”Nick & Tania Writer - Wedding, Leeford Place Hotel, East Sussex

“Folk Junkies performed our first dance song which was amazing and everyone commented on how great they were especially playing live instruments. The experience has been really good and would highly recommend anyone hiring the band.”Elaine Varcow - Wedding, The Fence Gate, Burnley

“We were very pleased with the service provided. Excellent communication throughout and Folk Jukies were brilliant. They sounded very professional and we really enjoyed their music, which was great for dancing and really went well with the theme of the Wedding. Would definitely recommend!”Lucy Duncalfe - Wedding, Willowtree Farm, Hampshire

“We wanted to write to say the band were fantastic! They got everyone up dancing and created a fantastic atmosphere which made the evening of the wedding very special. Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to an extremely musical talanted band.”Katherine & David - Wedding, The Barn at Bury Court, Hampshire

“5/5 - The band were absolutely fantastic! They had everyone up and dancing all night long. We had so many comments from our guests and the atmosphere could not have been better. Please pass on a huge huge thanks to the band from us- we really hope they enjoyed it too!”Anthony and Rosie George - Wedding, Marquee, Buckinghamshire

“What can I say? Folk Junkies were awesome! I think every single guest (even James' 86 year old grandmother) was up dancing at some point of the night. We had so many compliments about the band. I loved their version of Shape of You, definitely did Ed Sheeran justice, please record and put it online with the other previews so I can hear it again. Thank you so much, Folk Junkies really were the cherry on top of an awesome day! Rachael and James x”Rachael & James - wedding, Albert Cottage Hall, Isle of Wight

“5/5 We want to say a huge thank you to the whole band for an amazing performance on our wedding day. All of our guests were incredibly impressed and everyone commented on how brilliant they were.”Stacey Reed - Wedding, Farnham Castle

“Folk junkies were great too. All our guests loved dancing to them. We would recommended them as an evening wedding band. No matter what type of music you liked you couldn’t help but get up and dance when they played.”Felicity Pett - Wedding, Lainstone House , Winchester

“Hi Phoebe, Dave & I wanted to say a massive thank you to the band for their amazing performance at our wedding. They really were fantastic & made the evening so so much fun. The setup was amazing, as was the music & performance. We've had so many compliments about what a good night it was. Please pass on our thanks to them.”Lucy - Wedding, Cripps Stone Barn, Cheltenham

“Just wanted to let you know that Folk Junkies were amazing at my party on Friday night - they were such a great bunch of people and their performance was above and beyond what I was even expecting. They really did make the party a success please pass on a huge thank you from us to everyone in the band.”Lorraine Rowlands - Birthday Party, Private Address

“You guys were fantastic, we have had so many lovely comments from guests to say how much they loved you guys! Thank you for helping make our day so special!”Gemma Warburton & Peter Jarvis - Wedding, The West Mill, Derbyshire

“Best band I've seen in ages. Lead guitar is phenomenal, whole band is amazing. Looked like you were just jamming having fun. My misses wants you at our wedding!”Adam McMenemy - Petersfield Square Festival

“Just a quick note to let you know how good the Folk Junkies were. Very professional and sound great. Everyone has been saying how good they were. We are so pleased we chose them. Please send on our thanks.”Jessica Kane - Wedding, Bartholomew Barn, West Sussex

“We just wanted to say a massive thank you to the band for yesterday. They were absolutely fantastic, we LOVED them!. The dance floor was full the whole evening and everyone was commenting on how good they were. They were amazing! Thanks for all your help and please do pass on our thanks to them, they were perfect and we are so grateful. ”Hannah & Stuart - Wedding, Hampton Court House, East Molesey

“Thank you so much for being part of The Vintage Wedding Festival!!!! The day was a huge success and we have had wonderful feedback already from our attendees. Thank you for your awesomeness which made it such a great day! We really loved having you there, stay tuned for details of our next event!!”Kelly & Claire - Wedding Fair, The Vintage Wedding Society

“Hi Nick, Folk Junkies were amazing on Sunday night! We will be recommending them to EVERYONE :) Many Thanks”Nicola Richards (Event Manager) - Skylark Golf & Country Club, Hampshire

FAQ

How long do you take to set-up?
60-90 minutes.

What time do you play?
Any time to suit you. Standard prices are for 2 x 60 minutes 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 minute acoustic set as an add-on - this can be as a live lounge-style duo or a 4-piece roaming acoustic act, both work perfectly 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.

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