8 Ball

8 Ball

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    Sussex
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    £1,410
Website: 8ball-band.co.uk

Tired of that same old function band sound? Then book 8-Ball – your blistering indie-pop alternative, set to bring some serious bite to your big night.

Style

Edgy and hip, with an unmistakably indie aesthetic. A proper, all out rock band.

Standard Package

  • Professional 4-piece indie-rock band with an awesome live show!
  • 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets
  • Excellent repertoire of the best modern and classic dance floor fillers from 60's to modern day chart hits
  • Professional PA and stage lighting
  • Bespoke pre-mixed DJ service before and after live sets
  • Your choice of first dance or special request performed
  • PAT certified equipment and Public Liability Insurance (required by venue)
  • Dedicated booking manager on hand throughout the booking and planning process

Optional Extras

  • 60 minute acoustic full band live lounge style set, perfect for drinks reception. You can see a live example of the set here.
  • Band member to DJ live before and after live sets
  • Additional song requests to be performed

Exceptional in every way. Really friendly guys and brilliant performers. Had people dancing all night and people are still asking us how we found them! The highlight of the night and would recommend to anyone.

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Repertoire

Recent Releases

All I Wanna Hear You Say - Sea Girls
Don’t Delete The Kisses - Wolf Alice
Hypersonic Missiles - Sam Fender
Paradise - George Ezra
Saturday - Sam Fender
She Plays Bass - beabadoobee
Someday - Gerry Cinnamon
Your Girlfriend - Blossoms

00 - Present

A Punk – Vampire Weekend
All These Things I’ve Done – The Killers
Alright - Supergrass
Are You Gunna Be My Girl – Jet
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
Danni California - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Drake - Hold On We're Going Home
Dreaming Of You – The Coral
Get Lucky – Pharrell Williams/ Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Hard To Beat - Hard Fi
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
I Will Wait - Mumford And Sons
If You Wanna - The Vaccines
In The Morning – Razorlight
In Too Deep - Sum 41
Last Nite - The Strokes
Lets Dance To Joy Division - The Wombats
Molly's Chambers - Kings Of Leon
Moving To New York - The Wombats
Mr Brightside – The Killers
My Number - Foals Naive - The Kooks
No Tomorrow - Orson
Notion - Kings Of Leon
Pacifier - Catfish And The Bottlemen
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paulo Nutini
Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
Same Jeans - The View
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Sewn - The Feeling
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Smile - Lilly Allen
Somebody I Used To Know – Gotye
Someday - The Strokes
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
The Bucket - Kings Of Leon
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Use Somebody – Kings On Leon
Valerie – The Zutons/ Amy Winehouse
What You Know – Two Door Cinema Club
When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
X- Ray - The Maccabees
Yellow - Coldplay

90’s

Creep - Radiohead
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Live Forever - Oasis
Parklife - Blur
Place Your Hands - Reef
Pumping On Your Stereo – Supergrass
Rock And Roll Star - Oasis
She's Electric - Oasis
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Song 2 - Blur
There She Goes - The La’s
Wonderwall - Oasis

80’s

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
It Must Be Love - Madness
Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
This Charming Man – The Smiths
Town Called Malice – The Jam

70’s

ABC – Jackson 5
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Tarrell
December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) – Frankie Valli
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Harvest Moon – Neil Young
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Long Train Runnin’ – Doobie Brothers
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
One Of These Nights - The Eagles
Rockin' All Over The World - Status Quo
September – Earth Wind And Fire
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take It Easy - The Eagles
The Chain – Fleetwood Mac

60’s

All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks
All My Loving - The Beatles
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
Day Tripper – The Beatles
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Give Me Shelter - The Rolling Stones
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Its Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Johnny Be Good - Chuck Berry
Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Generation - The Who
Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
Proud Mary – Credence Clearwater Revival
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
The Beatles – Eight Days A Week
Twist And Shout – The Beatles
You Really Got Me – The Kinks

50’s

Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

First Dance Suggestions

All Of Me - John Legend
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Everything - Michael Buble
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Lucky - Jason Mraz And Colbie Calliat
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Tenerife See - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You Give Me Something - James Morrison
You Make My Dream - Hall & Oates

Acoustic Live Lounge Set

All My Loving - The Beatles
All These Things I've Done - The Killers
Baby I'm Yours - Arctic Monkeys
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Don't Look Back Into The Sun - The Libertines
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
Half The World Away - Oasis
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Hey Ya - Outkast
High & Dry – Radiohead
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen
In The Morning - Razorlight
Last Nite - The Strokes
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Lovin' You - Paulo Nutini
Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys
Married With Children – Oasis
Maybe Tomorrow – Stereophonics
Music When The Lights Go Out - The Libertines
Naive - Kooks
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
She's Electric - Oasis
Snap Out Of It - Arctic Monkeys
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
The Bucket - Kings Of Leon
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
What Katie Did - The Libertines

testimonials

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“Given how many changes we had to go through due to the impact of the pandemic on our original (and two other) dates, the team at Tailored Entertainment were absolutely great. Clear and timely communication throughout really helped take the stress out of organising everything. 8-Ball were fantastic on the day and we were so pleased with their version of our first dance. Having spoken to the band in one of the breaks, I know they were nervous about it but we loved it, and the rest of the night was a total blast! The guests all loved the music throughout the night, and the dance floor was filled pretty much the whole night. Thanks to each of the guys, and to everyone at Tailored Entertainment for helping us.”

Chris & Paula - Wedding, Lanwades Hall, Suffolk
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“Just wanted to say thank you to 8-Ball for playing at our wedding party a few weeks ago. They were incredible and everyone commented on how enjoyable it was. They really got the party going.”

Dannielle - Wedding, Upham Village Hall, Southampton
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“Just wanted to say thank you for all your help organising our band! The band were amazing and had everyone dancing right from the first dance, the song choice was brilliant and really made our evening. They really were fantastic and everyone has been saying how incredible they were, we really couldn’t have asked for a better band.”

Natalie & Joe - Wedding, Burley Manor, Hampshire
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“I just wanted to let you know how absolutely amazing the band were. They played some brilliant sets, and they really helped to make our wedding day so much fun. All of our guests said how great they were and also how nice the band members were. We had the best day ever and they certainly played a big role in that!”

Abby - Wedding, Cherry Barn East Sussex
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“We are so happy that we chose 8 Ball for our wedding. We were really worried that due to restrictions we wouldn't get the same experience but the band were amazing and so friendly whenever we spoke to them. We have had so many comments about how good the band were and lots of people asking for their details! We are hoping to have a party for guests that weren't able to attend the wedding and will definitely be booking 8 Ball again. Thank you!”

Chloe & Michael - Rhinefield House Hotel, Hampshire
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“The lads from this band are absolutely brilliant - the music was top! If you want a band that get your wedding party going these are the band for you. We loved there music and they were class lads. 100% recommend.”

Liam & Haylie - Wedding, Swallows Nest Barn, Warwickshire
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“8-Ball were fantastic and really helped make the occasion. As far as I am aware they arrived in a timely manner, set themselves up with a minimum of fuss, and were ready to play at the designated time. They didn't play some of the tunes from their repertoire that we had requested, but we think this is because they were judging the requirements of the room and what the occasion demanded. The dance floor was full so they obviously got this correct. All our guests commented that the band were excellent, including comments from guests who are themselves musical that the level of technical musicianship was very high, and that they made an excellent sound for a 4 piece band. The band members themselves were very friendly. They were excellent, and exactly what we were looking for to help our celebration. We would thoroughly recommend them.”

Steven - Wedding, Holiday Inn London-Elstree, Borehamwood
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“We had an absolutely amazing day! 8-Ball were soo fantastic! The dancefloor was full from the moment they started playing to the moment they left!
They were also such lovely friendly guys as well as great musicians! Cannot recommend them enough they made our wedding reception a party to remember!
The girls at Tailored entertainments have also been fab throughout booking and the arrangement process leading up to the big day so thanks to all.”

Lee-Anne - Wedding, De Vere Tortworth Court, Wotton-under-Edge
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“We had an absolutely amazing day! 8-Ball were soo fantastic! The dancefloor was full from the moment they started playing to the moment they left! They were also such lovely friendly guys as well as great musicians! Cannot recommend them enough they made our wedding reception a party to remember! The girls at Tailored entertainments have also been fab throughout booking and the arrangement process leading up to the big day soo thanks to all.”

Lee-Anne - Wedding, De Vere Tortworth Court, Wotton-under-Edge
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“We had a great day, thank you for all your help over the last few weeks. Can you let the band know how grateful we were last night for everything they did for us. They were so helpful and went out of their way to make the night perfect. Also how f***ing good are the band!!!!!!! Everyone was loving the tunes and the set they played was bang on the money, we love them!”

Greg - Wedding, Stone Barn, Cheltenham
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“Band were accommodating on the day, played excellently and nailed our first dance song. Thank you so much! All members of the team from Tailored Entertainment were so helpful all the way throughout the process. 10/10 Thank you!!”

Jason - Wedding, The Tithe Barn, Hampshire
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“Wow wow WOW! 8-ball were absolutely incredible and kept the party rocking right until the very end. Me and Meghan have a very particular taste is music and when we found you, we knew 8-ball we’re the band for our wedding. The music was tight- the energy was real and the overall vibe was one to remember. Would definitely recommend 8-ball in a heart beat. They helped Taylor our day with little shoutouts and were just a pleasure to work with!”

Meghan Edy - Wedding, Pangdean Barn, Brighton
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“Honestly can't thank you all enough at Tailored Entertainment and 8-Ball - everything was organised perfectly and the band were incredible! Even better than we could have hoped for, the guys are so talented and got everyone up and dancing - the atmosphere was amazing :) everyone has been so nice too. All our family and friends were really impressed with the music, and so complimentary. Will definitely highly recommend. Thanks a million, Kjerstin and Dave.”

Kjerstin Young - Wedding, Ghyll Manor, West Sussex
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“Exceptional in every way. Really friendly guys and brilliant performers. Had people dancing all night and people are still asking us how we found them! The highlight of the night and would recommend to anyone.”

Lydia Hopkins - Wedding, Epsom College, College Road
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“8-Ball were great. They put on an excellent set, and the quality of performance was superb. They were also great accommodating some on the day requests for the disco in between set. Thanks again.”

Matthew Scott - Wedding, Farbridge Barn, West Sussex
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“8 Ball were a pretty amazing live band for our wedding. So many people said how brilliant they were. They did music for everyone, their energy kept everyone going all night and the singing was fantastic. Great guys, thankyou!”

Clare and Simon - Wedding, Lysses House Hotel, Fareham
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“We would like to thank the 8-Ball band for playing at our wedding. They made a special day even more special with 3 amazing sets covering music over a 50 year period which got everyone on the dance floor. They were truly amazing and come highly recommended.”

Emily Coombe - Wedding, St Julians Club, Sevenoaks
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“8-Ball were fantastic please thank them for such a fantastic evening. Everyone commented on how good they are were. They performed our first dance song perfectly!”

Richard and Anna - Wedding, The West Mill, Darley Abbey
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“5/5 - 8-Ball were absolutely fantastic. All of our guests absolutely loved them. Would 100% recommend them and we would book again for another occasion. Thank you”

Ashley - Wedding, Cissbury Barns, West Sussex
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“Excellent performance all round. Took the time to do a Polaroid for our guest book and even take a turn on the camera to take some of our guests! Really pleased. Have commented directly on their Facebook page as well. Loved it.”

Lynden Pater
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“5/5/ - Very happy and a massive thank you to 8 ball for their help in creating a wonderful evening.”

Peter O'Flynn - Wedding, Belair House, London
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“We were thrilled with 8 Ball. It was incredibly hot on our wedding day but they still had bundles of energy throughout the evening to keep our guests dancing. We have had so many compliments from friends and family who loved the music - thank you.”

Naomi - Wedding, The Barn at Bury Court, Farnham
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“5/5 8-Ball Band were absolutely fantastic on our wedding day. We couldn't have asked for a better band. They were excellent, vibrant, energetic, polite and very friendly. We had so many kind words from other guests who absolutely loved them too. Thank you also to Tailored Entertainment who were fantastic at communicating back and forth, answering my many questions before the event!”

Natalie - Wedding, Private Address, Reading
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“The band were absolutely fantastic. All our guests loved them. They were great fun and full of energy. Our first dance (James Arther- Say You Won’t let go) and the father and daughter dance (The Kooks- Junk of the Heart) were perfect. They really made the evening reception. The atmosphere they helped create was incredible. We really could not recommend them enough. They even happily took a few Polaroid snaps with us!”

Kayleigh - Wedding, Southdowns Manor, Petersfield
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“5/5 Unbelievably amazing band - so friendly, reliable and made the evening a fantastic party. Everyone thought the music was brilliant. We can't thank them enough and highly recommend to anyone.”

Gemma Athey - Wedding, Rectory Farm, Chichester
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“5/5/ - 8 Ball were absolutely fantastic on Saturday night! They made the party go with a swing and everybody had a great time on the dance floor. The boys were super polite and professional and really knew how to play a good tune. They responded brilliantly to the guests and atmosphere, and chose a great playlist for both sets. Lots of friends have said that they thought the band were brilliant and where did I find them!
So thank you very much 8 Ball and Tailored Entertainment - you made my party one to remember!!”

Philly and Blair - 50th Birthday Party, The Courtyard, Winchester
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“Thank you to the band for a wonderful show. They were absolutely amazing. The feedback we got from our guests was amazing regarding them and I think there will be more business coming there way. Hotel and our guests requested business cards.

We would like to thank you all so much for making our evening so special. Thank you. I would highly recommend the band to anyone.”

Mr & Mrs Harvey - Wedding, The Kings Arms, Dorset (8-Ball)
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“We both would like to say we and all our guests loved 8-Ball, the dance floor was always filled and everyone said how amazing they were!!

They truly made our evening even more perfect thank you soo soo much.”

Erika - Wedding. Vetnor Botanic Gardens
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“Everything was great!! From the beginning everything was so easy to organise with great communication and feedback from the agency which really took the stress out of it all. On the day the band were absolutely perfect! The music was fantastic, exactly what we wanted and the performance of our first dance song in particular was great!!!! The dancefloor was full for the entire night and all of our guests had a great time, so many of them have told us it was the best wedding band that they had heard! The band themselves were also very friendly and helpful, really working with the other suppliers to help make things go smoothly.
We had so much fun throughout the night and really could not have asked for anything else from the band and cannot compliment them enough!”

Ross and Elena - Wedding, Taylors Farm
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“Thanks again for recommending 8-Ball for my NYE party last night… I was nothing but impressed!

The lads were punctual, polite & professional & they had the mess members on the dancefloor all evening. I have received lots of positive feedback from people who attended last night & they were all complimentary about the band.

Thank you for your communication & assistance with this booking, I have a busy social calendar in my mess so hopefully we can do business again in the future.

I spoke to the band members before they left last night & I hold regular band nights/balls etc…and 8-Ball were amongst the best I’ve seen!”

Stephen Micallef - Army event, Gosport
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“Awesome, professional band! Our wedding guests are still talking about them now xx”

Debbie Pettie – Wedding, Ageas Bowl Stadium, Southampton
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“The band were absolutely brilliant. They sounded brilliant straight from the get go. They were great people to get on with and everyone loved them. We had everyone up on the dance floor of all ages having a wicked time. Would recommend them to anyone. Thankyou for everything. Really made our wedding experience unforgettable”

Jonathan Newell - Wedding, Westerham Golf Club
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“5/5 - My guests absolutely loved you guys, really fun and had everybody up dancing all night! Thank you!!”

Amy Norris - Wedding - West Axnoller Farm, Dorset
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“We came across 8 ball randomly whilst trying to find a wedding band online.
We listened to a couple of their tracks and it seemed to be the type of thing we wanted for our wedding.
We cannot believe how lucky we got with choosing this band!
They began the evening by playing a brilliant version of semi sonic, secret smile that they had prepared for our first dance.
They then proceeded to play fantastic tune after fantastic tune and had a packed dance floor all night long.
All my wedding guests have been raving about the band and I cannot remember a wedding reception where people were enjoying themselves quite as much as they were on this night!
Thank you so much for your amazing music and charisma, I am so glad we chose you as our wedding band.”

Lucy Derham - Wedding, East Horton Golf Club, Eastleigh
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“5/5 - The band were fantastic - extremely friendly and helpful. Music was brilliant. Would highly recommend!”

Kat Jones - Wedding, Sopley Mill, Hampshire (8-Ball)
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“5/5 Brilliant band. Great fun and everyone commented on how much then enjoyed them.”

Debbie Scott-Munden - Wedding, Hilton Ageas Bowl
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“I just wanted to say how great a night we had. The band were fantastic, really nice guys and they entertained everyone and all of our guests keep telling us how great they were. Our first dance was perfect, couldn't have asked for anything better. Please thank the guys from me and my husband, truly fantastic.”

Ana & Glenn - Wedding, New Barn Farm
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“Me and my husband Ben hired 8ball for our wedding on the 6th of Aug, we just wanted to say thanks to them they were incredible and everyone loved them! They did so well with the sound monitor in the venue and were great working around us due to set backs. They were lovely guys and we really appreciate and are grateful for them helping make our day as amazing as it was.”

Laura & Ben - Steeple Court Manor House, Southampton
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“I have to say that 8 Ball were amazing. They really got the crowd going and the dance floor was constantly full of people dancing and having fun. The 2 1 hour sets absolutely flew by. We couldn't be more happier with them. I hope they enjoyed themselves as well. We were also very impressed with how the boys conducted themselves, very personable and professional. We're aware that one of our guests have already recommended them on to a friend, who has since made a booking; and we ourselves wouldn't hesitate in booking them again should a future occasion arise. Thanks again to all of you.”

Carl - Wedding - Sopley Mill, Dorset
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“I just wanted to email to say that the band were absolutely amazing and received compliments from all of our guests. They were so good at getting the guests up dancing. Guests have already started asking for their details. Thanks again for making it run so smoothly.”

Alan and Mandy - Wedding, Queens Hall, West Sussex
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“Hi Phoebe,We had a great night thank you! Just got back from honeymoon today. Many thanks for helping us with booking 8-Ball. The band were brilliant from start to finish and a pleasure to work with. Polite, courteous and professional at all times and were very self-sufficient with the set up. They had the audience entertained from start to finish with a good mix of old and new songs as well as the traditional wedding classics. They also provided a great DJ set in between them being on stage. We would have no hesitation referring 8-Ball to anyone who might be looking to book them in the future and please let us know if we can be of any help with a review. Thanks also for your help with the booking.”

Tricia and Matt - Wedding, Farbridge Barn, West Sussex
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“Thank you very much for the kind support in helping us to deliver such an amazing 50th anniversary party. Your generosity in providing such fantastic music for the event helped it to be what it was; it was a fantastic night celebrating 50 years of life boating in Lymington. The whole crew and team thank you for your generosity.”

Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Anniversary Party (8-Ball)
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“Great band, our guests were delighted by their performance. They arrived early, setup with no fuss and really got into the party spirit, they played 2 great sets, and then joined in the fun! Highly recommended.”

Nigel Taylor - Birthday Party, Webbs Green Farm, Southampton
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“Hi Amy, The band were brilliant thank you. The venue had problems with the electric but we were told that the band were very helpful with this and sorted it with no problems. The band got lots of compliments and many guests asked us who they are and where we found them.”

Kirsty Stride - Wedding, The Manor Barn, Petersfield.
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“One full dance floor. One happy crowd. One awesome group. 8-ball. With a reaction from our guests like that, we are already planning on when to book them again.”

Hometown Festivals - Petersfield Beer & Cider Festival 2015

Key Info

8 Ball | Indie Rock Covers Band Hire, Sussex
Based:
Sussex
Guide Price:
£1,410
Line-Up:
  • Drums
  • Bass/Vocals
  • Guitar/Vocals
  • Guitar/Vocals
Lead Vocals:
  • Male

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?

60-90 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 full band set as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner. You can see a live example of this set here.

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 performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Chichester. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 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 £25 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.

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Recent Releases

All I Wanna Hear You Say - Sea Girls
Don’t Delete The Kisses - Wolf Alice
Hypersonic Missiles - Sam Fender
Paradise - George Ezra
Saturday - Sam Fender
She Plays Bass - beabadoobee
Someday - Gerry Cinnamon
Your Girlfriend - Blossoms

00 - Present

A Punk – Vampire Weekend
All These Things I’ve Done – The Killers
Alright - Supergrass
Are You Gunna Be My Girl – Jet
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
Danni California - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Drake - Hold On We're Going Home
Dreaming Of You – The Coral
Get Lucky – Pharrell Williams/ Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Hard To Beat - Hard Fi
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
I Will Wait - Mumford And Sons
If You Wanna - The Vaccines
In The Morning – Razorlight
In Too Deep - Sum 41
Last Nite - The Strokes
Lets Dance To Joy Division - The Wombats
Molly's Chambers - Kings Of Leon
Moving To New York - The Wombats
Mr Brightside – The Killers
My Number - Foals Naive - The Kooks
No Tomorrow - Orson
Notion - Kings Of Leon
Pacifier - Catfish And The Bottlemen
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paulo Nutini
Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
Same Jeans - The View
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Sewn - The Feeling
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Smile - Lilly Allen
Somebody I Used To Know – Gotye
Someday - The Strokes
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
The Bucket - Kings Of Leon
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Use Somebody – Kings On Leon
Valerie – The Zutons/ Amy Winehouse
What You Know – Two Door Cinema Club
When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
X- Ray - The Maccabees
Yellow - Coldplay

90’s

Creep - Radiohead
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Live Forever - Oasis
Parklife - Blur
Place Your Hands - Reef
Pumping On Your Stereo – Supergrass
Rock And Roll Star - Oasis
She's Electric - Oasis
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Song 2 - Blur
There She Goes - The La’s
Wonderwall - Oasis

80’s

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
It Must Be Love - Madness
Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
This Charming Man – The Smiths
Town Called Malice – The Jam

70’s

ABC – Jackson 5
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Tarrell
December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) – Frankie Valli
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Harvest Moon – Neil Young
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Long Train Runnin’ – Doobie Brothers
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
One Of These Nights - The Eagles
Rockin' All Over The World - Status Quo
September – Earth Wind And Fire
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take It Easy - The Eagles
The Chain – Fleetwood Mac

60’s

All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks
All My Loving - The Beatles
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
Day Tripper – The Beatles
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Give Me Shelter - The Rolling Stones
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Its Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Johnny Be Good - Chuck Berry
Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Generation - The Who
Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
Proud Mary – Credence Clearwater Revival
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
The Beatles – Eight Days A Week
Twist And Shout – The Beatles
You Really Got Me – The Kinks

50’s

Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

First Dance Suggestions

All Of Me - John Legend
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Everything - Michael Buble
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Lucky - Jason Mraz And Colbie Calliat
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Tenerife See - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You Give Me Something - James Morrison
You Make My Dream - Hall & Oates

Acoustic Live Lounge Set

All My Loving - The Beatles
All These Things I've Done - The Killers
Baby I'm Yours - Arctic Monkeys
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Don't Look Back Into The Sun - The Libertines
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
Half The World Away - Oasis
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Hey Ya - Outkast
High & Dry – Radiohead
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen
In The Morning - Razorlight
Last Nite - The Strokes
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Lovin' You - Paulo Nutini
Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys
Married With Children – Oasis
Maybe Tomorrow – Stereophonics
Music When The Lights Go Out - The Libertines
Naive - Kooks
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
She's Electric - Oasis
Snap Out Of It - Arctic Monkeys
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
The Bucket - Kings Of Leon
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
What Katie Did - The Libertines

testimonials

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“Given how many changes we had to go through due to the impact of the pandemic on our original (and two other) dates, the team at Tailored Entertainment were absolutely great. Clear and timely communication throughout really helped take the stress out of organising everything. 8-Ball were fantastic on the day and we were so pleased with their version of our first dance. Having spoken to the band in one of the breaks, I know they were nervous about it but we loved it, and the rest of the night was a total blast! The guests all loved the music throughout the night, and the dance floor was filled pretty much the whole night. Thanks to each of the guys, and to everyone at Tailored Entertainment for helping us.”

Chris & Paula - Wedding, Lanwades Hall, Suffolk
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“Just wanted to say thank you to 8-Ball for playing at our wedding party a few weeks ago. They were incredible and everyone commented on how enjoyable it was. They really got the party going.”

Dannielle - Wedding, Upham Village Hall, Southampton
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“Just wanted to say thank you for all your help organising our band! The band were amazing and had everyone dancing right from the first dance, the song choice was brilliant and really made our evening. They really were fantastic and everyone has been saying how incredible they were, we really couldn’t have asked for a better band.”

Natalie & Joe - Wedding, Burley Manor, Hampshire
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“I just wanted to let you know how absolutely amazing the band were. They played some brilliant sets, and they really helped to make our wedding day so much fun. All of our guests said how great they were and also how nice the band members were. We had the best day ever and they certainly played a big role in that!”

Abby - Wedding, Cherry Barn East Sussex
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“We are so happy that we chose 8 Ball for our wedding. We were really worried that due to restrictions we wouldn't get the same experience but the band were amazing and so friendly whenever we spoke to them. We have had so many comments about how good the band were and lots of people asking for their details! We are hoping to have a party for guests that weren't able to attend the wedding and will definitely be booking 8 Ball again. Thank you!”

Chloe & Michael - Rhinefield House Hotel, Hampshire
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“The lads from this band are absolutely brilliant - the music was top! If you want a band that get your wedding party going these are the band for you. We loved there music and they were class lads. 100% recommend.”

Liam & Haylie - Wedding, Swallows Nest Barn, Warwickshire
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“8-Ball were fantastic and really helped make the occasion. As far as I am aware they arrived in a timely manner, set themselves up with a minimum of fuss, and were ready to play at the designated time. They didn't play some of the tunes from their repertoire that we had requested, but we think this is because they were judging the requirements of the room and what the occasion demanded. The dance floor was full so they obviously got this correct. All our guests commented that the band were excellent, including comments from guests who are themselves musical that the level of technical musicianship was very high, and that they made an excellent sound for a 4 piece band. The band members themselves were very friendly. They were excellent, and exactly what we were looking for to help our celebration. We would thoroughly recommend them.”

Steven - Wedding, Holiday Inn London-Elstree, Borehamwood
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“We had an absolutely amazing day! 8-Ball were soo fantastic! The dancefloor was full from the moment they started playing to the moment they left!
They were also such lovely friendly guys as well as great musicians! Cannot recommend them enough they made our wedding reception a party to remember!
The girls at Tailored entertainments have also been fab throughout booking and the arrangement process leading up to the big day so thanks to all.”

Lee-Anne - Wedding, De Vere Tortworth Court, Wotton-under-Edge
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“We had an absolutely amazing day! 8-Ball were soo fantastic! The dancefloor was full from the moment they started playing to the moment they left! They were also such lovely friendly guys as well as great musicians! Cannot recommend them enough they made our wedding reception a party to remember! The girls at Tailored entertainments have also been fab throughout booking and the arrangement process leading up to the big day soo thanks to all.”

Lee-Anne - Wedding, De Vere Tortworth Court, Wotton-under-Edge
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“We had a great day, thank you for all your help over the last few weeks. Can you let the band know how grateful we were last night for everything they did for us. They were so helpful and went out of their way to make the night perfect. Also how f***ing good are the band!!!!!!! Everyone was loving the tunes and the set they played was bang on the money, we love them!”

Greg - Wedding, Stone Barn, Cheltenham
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“Band were accommodating on the day, played excellently and nailed our first dance song. Thank you so much! All members of the team from Tailored Entertainment were so helpful all the way throughout the process. 10/10 Thank you!!”

Jason - Wedding, The Tithe Barn, Hampshire
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“Wow wow WOW! 8-ball were absolutely incredible and kept the party rocking right until the very end. Me and Meghan have a very particular taste is music and when we found you, we knew 8-ball we’re the band for our wedding. The music was tight- the energy was real and the overall vibe was one to remember. Would definitely recommend 8-ball in a heart beat. They helped Taylor our day with little shoutouts and were just a pleasure to work with!”

Meghan Edy - Wedding, Pangdean Barn, Brighton
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“Honestly can't thank you all enough at Tailored Entertainment and 8-Ball - everything was organised perfectly and the band were incredible! Even better than we could have hoped for, the guys are so talented and got everyone up and dancing - the atmosphere was amazing :) everyone has been so nice too. All our family and friends were really impressed with the music, and so complimentary. Will definitely highly recommend. Thanks a million, Kjerstin and Dave.”

Kjerstin Young - Wedding, Ghyll Manor, West Sussex
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“Exceptional in every way. Really friendly guys and brilliant performers. Had people dancing all night and people are still asking us how we found them! The highlight of the night and would recommend to anyone.”

Lydia Hopkins - Wedding, Epsom College, College Road
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“8-Ball were great. They put on an excellent set, and the quality of performance was superb. They were also great accommodating some on the day requests for the disco in between set. Thanks again.”

Matthew Scott - Wedding, Farbridge Barn, West Sussex
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“8 Ball were a pretty amazing live band for our wedding. So many people said how brilliant they were. They did music for everyone, their energy kept everyone going all night and the singing was fantastic. Great guys, thankyou!”

Clare and Simon - Wedding, Lysses House Hotel, Fareham
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“We would like to thank the 8-Ball band for playing at our wedding. They made a special day even more special with 3 amazing sets covering music over a 50 year period which got everyone on the dance floor. They were truly amazing and come highly recommended.”

Emily Coombe - Wedding, St Julians Club, Sevenoaks
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“8-Ball were fantastic please thank them for such a fantastic evening. Everyone commented on how good they are were. They performed our first dance song perfectly!”

Richard and Anna - Wedding, The West Mill, Darley Abbey
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“5/5 - 8-Ball were absolutely fantastic. All of our guests absolutely loved them. Would 100% recommend them and we would book again for another occasion. Thank you”

Ashley - Wedding, Cissbury Barns, West Sussex
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“Excellent performance all round. Took the time to do a Polaroid for our guest book and even take a turn on the camera to take some of our guests! Really pleased. Have commented directly on their Facebook page as well. Loved it.”

Lynden Pater
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“5/5/ - Very happy and a massive thank you to 8 ball for their help in creating a wonderful evening.”

Peter O'Flynn - Wedding, Belair House, London
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“We were thrilled with 8 Ball. It was incredibly hot on our wedding day but they still had bundles of energy throughout the evening to keep our guests dancing. We have had so many compliments from friends and family who loved the music - thank you.”

Naomi - Wedding, The Barn at Bury Court, Farnham
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“5/5 8-Ball Band were absolutely fantastic on our wedding day. We couldn't have asked for a better band. They were excellent, vibrant, energetic, polite and very friendly. We had so many kind words from other guests who absolutely loved them too. Thank you also to Tailored Entertainment who were fantastic at communicating back and forth, answering my many questions before the event!”

Natalie - Wedding, Private Address, Reading
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“The band were absolutely fantastic. All our guests loved them. They were great fun and full of energy. Our first dance (James Arther- Say You Won’t let go) and the father and daughter dance (The Kooks- Junk of the Heart) were perfect. They really made the evening reception. The atmosphere they helped create was incredible. We really could not recommend them enough. They even happily took a few Polaroid snaps with us!”

Kayleigh - Wedding, Southdowns Manor, Petersfield
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“5/5 Unbelievably amazing band - so friendly, reliable and made the evening a fantastic party. Everyone thought the music was brilliant. We can't thank them enough and highly recommend to anyone.”

Gemma Athey - Wedding, Rectory Farm, Chichester
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“5/5/ - 8 Ball were absolutely fantastic on Saturday night! They made the party go with a swing and everybody had a great time on the dance floor. The boys were super polite and professional and really knew how to play a good tune. They responded brilliantly to the guests and atmosphere, and chose a great playlist for both sets. Lots of friends have said that they thought the band were brilliant and where did I find them!
So thank you very much 8 Ball and Tailored Entertainment - you made my party one to remember!!”

Philly and Blair - 50th Birthday Party, The Courtyard, Winchester
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“Thank you to the band for a wonderful show. They were absolutely amazing. The feedback we got from our guests was amazing regarding them and I think there will be more business coming there way. Hotel and our guests requested business cards.

We would like to thank you all so much for making our evening so special. Thank you. I would highly recommend the band to anyone.”

Mr & Mrs Harvey - Wedding, The Kings Arms, Dorset (8-Ball)
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“We both would like to say we and all our guests loved 8-Ball, the dance floor was always filled and everyone said how amazing they were!!

They truly made our evening even more perfect thank you soo soo much.”

Erika - Wedding. Vetnor Botanic Gardens
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“Everything was great!! From the beginning everything was so easy to organise with great communication and feedback from the agency which really took the stress out of it all. On the day the band were absolutely perfect! The music was fantastic, exactly what we wanted and the performance of our first dance song in particular was great!!!! The dancefloor was full for the entire night and all of our guests had a great time, so many of them have told us it was the best wedding band that they had heard! The band themselves were also very friendly and helpful, really working with the other suppliers to help make things go smoothly.
We had so much fun throughout the night and really could not have asked for anything else from the band and cannot compliment them enough!”

Ross and Elena - Wedding, Taylors Farm
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“Thanks again for recommending 8-Ball for my NYE party last night… I was nothing but impressed!

The lads were punctual, polite & professional & they had the mess members on the dancefloor all evening. I have received lots of positive feedback from people who attended last night & they were all complimentary about the band.

Thank you for your communication & assistance with this booking, I have a busy social calendar in my mess so hopefully we can do business again in the future.

I spoke to the band members before they left last night & I hold regular band nights/balls etc…and 8-Ball were amongst the best I’ve seen!”

Stephen Micallef - Army event, Gosport
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“Awesome, professional band! Our wedding guests are still talking about them now xx”

Debbie Pettie – Wedding, Ageas Bowl Stadium, Southampton
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“The band were absolutely brilliant. They sounded brilliant straight from the get go. They were great people to get on with and everyone loved them. We had everyone up on the dance floor of all ages having a wicked time. Would recommend them to anyone. Thankyou for everything. Really made our wedding experience unforgettable”

Jonathan Newell - Wedding, Westerham Golf Club
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“5/5 - My guests absolutely loved you guys, really fun and had everybody up dancing all night! Thank you!!”

Amy Norris - Wedding - West Axnoller Farm, Dorset
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“We came across 8 ball randomly whilst trying to find a wedding band online.
We listened to a couple of their tracks and it seemed to be the type of thing we wanted for our wedding.
We cannot believe how lucky we got with choosing this band!
They began the evening by playing a brilliant version of semi sonic, secret smile that they had prepared for our first dance.
They then proceeded to play fantastic tune after fantastic tune and had a packed dance floor all night long.
All my wedding guests have been raving about the band and I cannot remember a wedding reception where people were enjoying themselves quite as much as they were on this night!
Thank you so much for your amazing music and charisma, I am so glad we chose you as our wedding band.”

Lucy Derham - Wedding, East Horton Golf Club, Eastleigh
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“5/5 - The band were fantastic - extremely friendly and helpful. Music was brilliant. Would highly recommend!”

Kat Jones - Wedding, Sopley Mill, Hampshire (8-Ball)
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“5/5 Brilliant band. Great fun and everyone commented on how much then enjoyed them.”

Debbie Scott-Munden - Wedding, Hilton Ageas Bowl
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“I just wanted to say how great a night we had. The band were fantastic, really nice guys and they entertained everyone and all of our guests keep telling us how great they were. Our first dance was perfect, couldn't have asked for anything better. Please thank the guys from me and my husband, truly fantastic.”

Ana & Glenn - Wedding, New Barn Farm
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“Me and my husband Ben hired 8ball for our wedding on the 6th of Aug, we just wanted to say thanks to them they were incredible and everyone loved them! They did so well with the sound monitor in the venue and were great working around us due to set backs. They were lovely guys and we really appreciate and are grateful for them helping make our day as amazing as it was.”

Laura & Ben - Steeple Court Manor House, Southampton
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“I have to say that 8 Ball were amazing. They really got the crowd going and the dance floor was constantly full of people dancing and having fun. The 2 1 hour sets absolutely flew by. We couldn't be more happier with them. I hope they enjoyed themselves as well. We were also very impressed with how the boys conducted themselves, very personable and professional. We're aware that one of our guests have already recommended them on to a friend, who has since made a booking; and we ourselves wouldn't hesitate in booking them again should a future occasion arise. Thanks again to all of you.”

Carl - Wedding - Sopley Mill, Dorset
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“I just wanted to email to say that the band were absolutely amazing and received compliments from all of our guests. They were so good at getting the guests up dancing. Guests have already started asking for their details. Thanks again for making it run so smoothly.”

Alan and Mandy - Wedding, Queens Hall, West Sussex
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“Hi Phoebe,We had a great night thank you! Just got back from honeymoon today. Many thanks for helping us with booking 8-Ball. The band were brilliant from start to finish and a pleasure to work with. Polite, courteous and professional at all times and were very self-sufficient with the set up. They had the audience entertained from start to finish with a good mix of old and new songs as well as the traditional wedding classics. They also provided a great DJ set in between them being on stage. We would have no hesitation referring 8-Ball to anyone who might be looking to book them in the future and please let us know if we can be of any help with a review. Thanks also for your help with the booking.”

Tricia and Matt - Wedding, Farbridge Barn, West Sussex
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“Thank you very much for the kind support in helping us to deliver such an amazing 50th anniversary party. Your generosity in providing such fantastic music for the event helped it to be what it was; it was a fantastic night celebrating 50 years of life boating in Lymington. The whole crew and team thank you for your generosity.”

Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Anniversary Party (8-Ball)
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“Great band, our guests were delighted by their performance. They arrived early, setup with no fuss and really got into the party spirit, they played 2 great sets, and then joined in the fun! Highly recommended.”

Nigel Taylor - Birthday Party, Webbs Green Farm, Southampton
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“Hi Amy, The band were brilliant thank you. The venue had problems with the electric but we were told that the band were very helpful with this and sorted it with no problems. The band got lots of compliments and many guests asked us who they are and where we found them.”

Kirsty Stride - Wedding, The Manor Barn, Petersfield.
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“One full dance floor. One happy crowd. One awesome group. 8-ball. With a reaction from our guests like that, we are already planning on when to book them again.”

Hometown Festivals - Petersfield Beer & Cider Festival 2015

Key Info

8 Ball | Indie Rock Covers Band Hire, Sussex
Based:
Sussex
Guide Price:
£1,410
Line-Up:
  • Drums
  • Bass/Vocals
  • Guitar/Vocals
  • Guitar/Vocals
Lead Vocals:
  • Male

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?

60-90 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 full band set as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner. You can see a live example of this set here.

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 performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Chichester. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 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 £25 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.

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