Academy Allstars

Academy Allstars

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    Surrey
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Stylish, fun and seriously talented; Academy Allstars expertly cater for a diverse guest list, with a killer repertoire spanning five decades of awesome music.

Style

Sharp, stylish and trendy. A proper, high-end live music experience.

Standard Package

  • Professional party band with a brilliant live show!
  • 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets
  • Brilliant repertoire of guaranteed dance floor fillers, from 60s to current chart
  • 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

  • Up to 120 mins of beautiful acoustic music, perfect for your ceremony and drinks, by the South’s most popular wedding singer, Rob. You can see more on this here
  • Up to 120 minutes of fingerstyle guitar, an instrumental alternative to the above and perfect for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions. You can see more on this here
  • Band member to DJ live before and after live sets

What can we say?! You and all the band members are not only awesome musicians but were just a pleasure to have at our home. The music completely made our party and we all had a brilliant night. I cannot THANKYOU enough.....no words describe the superb memories you created for my family and I.

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Repertoire

Modern

All About That Bass - Megan Trainer
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Be The One - Dua Lipa
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Domino - Jessie J
Feels - Calvin Harris
Firework - Katy Perry
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell Williams
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
I Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Jenny Don't Be Hasty - Paolo Nutini
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mercy - Duffy
Moves Like A Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Naïve - Kooks
Only Girl In The World - Rihanna
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Price Tag - Jessie J
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Rockabye - Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Rude - Magic
Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
We Are Young - Fun

Classic

Baby I Love Your Way - Big Mountain
Baby When You’re Gone - Bryan Adams ft. Mel C
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing Queen - Abba
Do You Love Me - Dirty Dancing
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Easy Lover - Phil Collins
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Good Times - Chic
Hey Jude - The Beatles
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters
Is This Love - Bob Marley
It’s Raining Men - Gloria Gaynor
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Kiss - Prince
Livin’ On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
One Way Or Another - Blondie
Place Your Hands - Reef
Power of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
You Make My Dreams - Hall and Oates

testimonials

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“Very friendly people. Certainly know how to get people dancing. Really good vocals! Thanks very much for great entertainment!”

Malcom - Wedding, Private address, Woking
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“Just wanted to say that Academy Allstars were just fantastic – they played so well and we loved every minute of them being on. Thanks very much to the Tailored team for all their help over the last few weeks, it made the whole process so much smoother working with a flexible company!”

Anj - Wedding, High Billinghurst Farm, Godalming
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“The band arrived to set up during the end of our wedding meal, as planned. They were very discreet and professional and did not disrupt the ongoing events, which was great.

The first dance was just as we had hoped and the band did a really good rendition of our chosen song.

The venue had a sound limiter, which did kick in occasionally, however, the band were clearly very used to working with this sort of system and managed it very well with minimal impact to the ongoing music and dancing.

The dancefloor was full from start to finish for both sets and we received lots of very positive comments from our guests on how much they enjoyed the band, which was great to hear.

All in all we were really happy with Academy Allstars for our wedding band and would book them again for another event”

David - Wedding, Kingston Bagpuize House, Abingdon
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“I just want to send you an email to say what a huge success Academy Allstars were at Oliver and Holly’s wedding - we had lots of comments from our guests about how good the band were and everyone was very impressed with the singer. The band beautifully learnt my request for the happy couple and sang it beautifully too! I did thank the band on the night but the room was buzzing so much there wasn’t really chance to say any more! Please do say a very big and heartfelt thank you from us to each band member for their hard work and professionalism - it was a pleasure to dance to them. And, a huge thank you too to you two ladies for sorting out the request, being very reassuring and also charming on the phone!”

Elaine Taylor - Wedding, Refettorio Felix at St Cuthberts, London
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“They were absolutely great. Really fun and learnt our special requests perfectly. Our guests absolutely loved them - epic finish with' Hey Jude'. Sad that we as the bridge and groom didn't find the time meet them and chat at all and really say thank you in person - we're sorry for that.”

Oliver Taylor - Wedding, Refettorio Felix at St Cuthberts, London
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“Wow, what a band! The vocals were on point, just stunning. They were all so friendly and accommodating. We had a slight miscommunication as to what I had wanted in terms of ordering songs but the band were incredibly flexible. They even learnt Ghostbusters, which my nephews loved. My new husband didn't stop dancing all night and said "they just played this amazing medley of hits, I couldn't leave (the dance floor). They all seemed to just love what they were doing and gave such an epic performance, it really made our evening.”

Anna Redding - Wedding, Clock Barn, Hampshire
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“Thank you so much for sorting the band! They were amazing! We had a fantastic night! And the whole day couldn’t have gone better.
Thanks again.”

Chris Wells - Wedding, Spinnaker Tower, Hampshire
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“Just wanted to say what a performance. Rach and I got married in Surrey in my parent's garden. The guys were accommodating to a delay in the schedule and they absolutely nailed our first dance. Thanks to Phoebe and Erin for your friendly and accurate information throughout. I'd be more happy to recommend Tailored Entertainment and Academy Allstars to anybody. Thanks again for making our day so special.”

Mark & Rachel Le Blanc Smith - Wedding, Private Address, Surrey
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“The band was really good. They are really good and that we really had a nice time”

Joanna - Corporate, Royal Windsor Racecourse, Windsor
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“5/5 Band were absolutely fantastic. Everybody at the wedding enjoyed every minute of it. A few are certainly keen to get them booked up for events and weddings etc next year.”

Dan & Laura - Wedding, The Bull, Sudbury
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“The band were great and everyone really enjoyed the music and were on the dance floor all night! We loved the range of songs that they played, it all sounded great. A great night all round and we would definitely recommend the band to our friends.”

Claire Higgins - Wedding, Royal Berkshire Hotel, Ascot
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“5/5 - From start to finish, you guys were amazing. Everything was so easy and a real weight off our minds. Nothing was too much trouble - thank you! The band were incredible. The acoustic numbers were perfect and a great addition to the ceremony and the evening party was everything we’d hoped for. Our friends and family were dancing all night and the band really got the party going. Their energy and talent! So many people have said awesome things about the band and I’m so happy we chose Academy Allstars to perform. I tried to thank most of them on the night but thank you again! They were ready to go right on time and utter professionals. We didn’t have to do anything on the night apart from have fun!”

Jack and James - Wedding, Wimborne House, London
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“5/5 The band made the evening amazing. We had people dancing all the evening and we couldnt fault a single thing. The first dance song was so beautiful and one thing we will always remember. The communication running up to the day was great and very organised. I would recommend this company and the band to all of my friends and family.”

James & Charlotte Hall - Wedding, Roverval Barn, Hampshire
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“We thought the band did a brilliant job. Really great sets with just the kind of music we wanted and they got lots of compliments on how excellent the performance was. Plus everything ran like clockwork in terms of set-up and organisation, which was really appreciated. Please pass on a massive thank you from us both!”

May - Wedding, London
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“I just wanted to say thank you for supplying an amazing band for us on Friday evening, everyone had a great evening. Great band and I couldn't recommend them highly enough!!”

Kathy Mullins (Action Coach) - Awards event, Royal Maritime Club
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“What can we say?! You and all the band members are not only awesome musicians but were just a pleasure to have at our home. The music completely made our party and we all had a brilliant night. I cannot THANKYOU enough.....no words describe the superb memories you created for my family and I. I wish you and all the band members all the best with your future careers. Take care and thank you again.”

Alice Bosley - 40th Birthday Party, Private Residence, Hythe
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“5/5 - Absolutely excellent performance and had the dance floor rocking all night. You guys were the icing on the cake for our wedding and were clearly very talented, very entertaining and I really enjoyed listening/ parting to your tunes!”

Paul and Laura - Wedding, Pennyhill Park, Surrey
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“Excellent performance from the band, which was enjoyed by all our guests. Thank you for filling our dance-floor!!”

Jennifer - Wedding, Hale Village Hall, Farnham
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“The band was fantastic! Really friendly bunch of people. They were flexible with timings and their set and very amenable. The quality of the music was spot on, they got everyone dancing and so many people commented about how good they were. Many thanks for arranging it all.”

Lizzie Bellinger - Wedding, Upper Farm, Wantage
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“Academy Allstars were brilliant! We're so pleased we booked them for our wedding. They project a good energy from the stage, they sound great and can perform a wide range of songs - they've got it all covered. The dancefloor was heaving all night!

Tailored Entertainment were good to deal with, everything was made easy and enquiries were responded to promptly, thank you.

Highly recommended!”

Kate Cooper - Wedding, Hanford School
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“They were all brilliant, and all the pupils had the most amazing evening. They played a lot of current and popular music, and EVERYONE was singing and dancing. Thanks to all of the band for their friendly and accommodating approach, it was a pleasure to have them at Moreton Hall for out last night of the term, and I would definitely book them again in the future.”

Carolyn Tilley - Private Event - Moreton Hall, Shropshire
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“Tailored Entertainment have been fantastic right from the start with our booking - very quick and helpful in their email replies and they have gone above and beyond with our requests. Much appreciated! The band were great on the night and, even though we were running quite late with the meal and first dance, they were very flexible and just got started when we were ready. The members of the band we spoke to were lovely and very professional and all of our guests commented on how good the music was! I'm just sorry we didn't get to speak to them properly - please pass on our thanks! The last hour or so of the night in particular was fantastic when the music really kicked off and the dance floor was packed - amazing memories!!”

Cassie Pryce - Wedding, Northbrook Park
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“Absolutely amazing performance! The night would not have been the same without you, we are so glad we made the booking! Everything was great and all the guests were begging for more live songs! Thank you so much.”

Ellie Vitolo - Wedding, The Long Barn
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“Academy Allstars were great on the day and everyone loved their performance. They had great energy and really kept people dancing”

Elizabeth Sculley - Wedding, Wotton House
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“Band on time and smoothly set up. Polite and did a super job”

Complete Bliss - Corporate, Marquee, Guildford
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“Alejandro and I have nothing but great feedback for you all. All of our guests keep telling us how amazing the guitarist at the reception and the band were. The music was fantastic and the atmosphere was spot on. We were a little late with our meal ending and the band were great and still managed to get setup and play amazing music for the rest of the night. I loved how the band got the crowd dancing and how you ended the night was just unforgettable. We will always remember the last song of Hey Jude and how everyone just got together in a circle, sang and danced. Thank you so much for a great evening and allowing us to end the night in such a great way.”

Alejandro & Emily Merino - Wedding , Ufton Court, Reading
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“We wanted to email and say a HUGE thank you for your amazing performance at our wedding!! Our guests are still telling us how brilliant you were!! We also can't thank you enough for singing our first dance 'By Your Side' so perfectly, you really made that moment so special for us - the second best thing to having Sade in the room :) I hope you were all ok in the unbelievable heat and no air con! (I must have prayed too hard for no rain!) I think the full dancefloor at the end of the night, despite it feeling like we were dancing in the desert (!) is testimony to how brilliant you are!! I will absolutely be recommending you to everyone I know looking for a band and would love to have you perform at future parties we might organise.”

Rob - Wedding, Harlow
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“Thank you so much for the excellent entertainment it was lovely to see our guests up on the dance floor and never a song without someone having a dance throughout the evening, so appealed to all ages. Sorry that the band was delayed slightly due to speeches I think. I hope they all managed to get food OK, we was advised that there food had been set aside for them. Thanks again and please pass on our thanks for making our reception a memorable one, we will definitely recommend to anyone else in the area.”

Loraine & David Lear - Wedding, HMS Warrior, Portsmouth
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“The band were amazing and kept our guests on the dance floor all night. The set up of sound equipment was swift. They kept us informed of their movements consistently throughout the night and were very accommodating to schedule changes throughout the night. The set list was great and we were incredibly grateful that they played our request as their final song.”

Naomi and Elliot - Wedding, Zinnia Gardens, Banstead
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“Hi Phoebe, I just wanted to send you a quick note to say a huge thank you to Academy All Stars, they were fantastic at our wedding at Northbrook Park a couple of weeks ago, and kept the dancefloor full all night! We won't hesitate to recommend them! Kind regards,”

Tiffany Teale - Wedding, Northbrook Park, Surrey
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“Hi Phoebe, The Academy Allstars were amazing! They arrived on time and set up their equipment smoothly. They played a fantastic selection of music, the quality of all members was excellent and the dance floor was full all night! It was really an amazing evening and I should be grateful if you would pass on my thanks to the band. Kind regards”

Jenny & Matt Fell - Wedding, Rhinefield House Hotel , Hampshire
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“Hi Phoebe, We had a great day and night thanks. The band were excellent. We thought they covered our first song superbly well, especially as we had asked for the song to be shortened, but the guests thought they collectively nailed it! Unlike our dancing to it! There were a few music snobs and musicians in the guest list and they were all very impressed too and danced merrily away all night… so Kudos for that.
I thought the sound quality was excellent. It really was a small venue and I did initially have some concerns that the guests might get blown away by the volume but my concerns were not needed the sound was spot on. The set generally was very very good. A great mix. Even the ‘oldies’ on the guest list enjoyed it tremendously and we had very good feedback from everyone which was really nice. One of the guests has their son getting married in a few months time and asked for the details of the band so they could look into booking them too so that was pretty good feedback.
I’d also say the whole set up, to the band management, responsiveness, e-signatures on the contracts etc was exceptional, and very professional. I could not have been happier with that side of things. I can’t tell you how many people I have raved to about the whole set up… if you need to book a band… that’s the place to go!”

Russell & Rebecca - Wedding, The Noah’s Ark Inn, West Sussex
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“We just want to thank the band for such a wonderful evening on Saturday! You guys absolutely made the evening and so many people have asked for your details. You honestly could not have been more brilliant and you're such a talent- the best live band I've heard in a long time. Thank you so very much from us both.”

Mr and Mrs Debney - Wedding, Suffolk Barn, Suffolk
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“We just want to thank the band for such a wonderful evening on Saturday! You guys absolutely made the evening and so many people have asked for your details. You honestly could not have been more brilliant and you're such a talent- the best live band I've heard in a long time. Thank you so very much from us both.”

Mr and Mrs Debney - Wedding, Suffolk Barn, Suffolk
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“Please pass on our thanks to the band for performing at our wedding, we really enjoyed their music and so did our friends and family. We thought they had a great repertoire with a great variety of styles of music. They were easy going as well and were happy to just set them selves up with minimal supervision as well which is always good.
We'd be happy to recommend them to others! Many thanks,”

Oliver Russell - Wedding, The Long Barn, Hampshire
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“Hello Phoebe, We had a great night and your band were outstanding. They certainly succeeded in getting everyone up to the dance floor and created a great atmosphere.
Please pass on our thanks! Best wishes,”

Martin - Wedding, Tithe Barn, Petersfield, Hampshire
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“To Tailored Entertainment, Thank you for performing at our wedding at the Clock Barn, both Academy allstars and Rob were incredible and all our guests absolutely loved them. Thank you for being so helpful in the run up to the big day too! Love, The Burnetts x”

Mr & Mrs Burnett - Wedding, Clock Barn, Whitchurch, Hampshire
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“Hi Phoebe, the band were perfect. Arrived on time and very professional. The choice of music was excellent as everybody was dancing all evening. The only time we had a break was when the band did! A sign of a good band, I think you'd agree? We couldn't have asked for more. Also, the band were kind enough to play later than booked as we were running late with the auction which we were really grateful for. Please send them our thanks. All the best”

Gaynor - Charity Event - The Dene, Borough Green, Sevenoaks.
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“Academy allstars were absolutely amazing. All our guests have told us they were the best wedding band they have ever heard. They learnt and performed our first dance beautifully and then really brought the party atmosphere later on. We will be recommending them to everyone! Thanks Tailored Entertainment!!!!”

Laura Hewitt - Wedding, Clock Barn, Tufton Warren, Whitchurch, Hampshire
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“The band were brilliant and I couldn't speak highly of them. Everybody was on the dance floor when they was playing so it made what was already a great day even better!
Also you know they are good band when friends and family were commenting on how good they are through the night.Wish them all the best!”

Jonathon Blanks - Wedding, Beaverwood Club, Beaverwood Road, Chislehurst, London
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“Hi Amy, The band were exceptionally good and made the evening go with a swing. In fact it was a pretty mad and wild night! The only faux pas was that I, as groom, was so distracted by everything else that I neither introduced myself nor personally thanked them. Can you pass on my apologies in this regard and also thank them on my behalf for bring great.”

Mark Balysz - Wedding , Marquee in Salisbury.
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“The band were absolutely sensational! We can’t thank them enough! We will send a full testimonial once we have our photos back as we are hoping they may be in some! Or we’ll have some great dancing shots – fingers crossed! But they really did exceed our expectations and everyone said how good they were. We were delighted.”

Lucy Harvey - Wedding , Silvermere Golf & Leisure, Surrey.
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“Please can you pass on our thanks and appreciation to the guys from Academy Allstars who played at our wedding on Friday at Orchardleigh House. Somerset.
They were fantastic and really gave us a night to remember. Our friends and family also commented on how professional they were and what a great night they had.”

Pippa & Paul Bastable - Wedding , Orchardleigh House, Somerset
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“I would just like to say a big thank you to all the Academy Allstars team. They were amazing last night!!! The dance floor was jam packed loving their music. I will be recommending them to others and if i have to organize another Ball in the future then i will use the Academy Allstars again. Sorry i getting get to say bye last night before you all left. All the best and again thank you. Regards”

Kerry Mills - Military Function , Bulford
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“I just wanted to get in touch to say a very belated thank you to Academy Allstars for the wonderful entertainment on our wedding night. We had a fab time and you really did fill the dance floor, even for the last set when most people had left the main room, you drew them back in! Well done!”

Natalie and Richard Large - Wedding , Easton Grange, Suffolk
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“Just wanted to say a massive thanks to the band for last night, they were amazing. I didn’t get a chance to chat to them to say thank you. Thanks again”

Jenny - Wedding , Nutfield Priory, Redhill, Surrey
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“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the band who played at our wedding at Ramster Hall. They were absolutely AMAZING!!! They were all lovely and played and sang so amazingly, I still can’t believe how packed the dance floor was all night. My family and friends are still talking about it being so good.”

Sarah & Dom Fell - Wedding , Ramster Hall, Surrey
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“Thank you so much to Academy Allstars for a brilliant night on Saturday! Everyone thought they were amazing and had the best night. Thank you so much. You’ve been fab to work with on this!”

Becky Arch, Wedding , Downton Memorial Hall, Wiltshire
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“Please thank James and the band for a great show on Sunday night. The clients were really pleased. They were a lovely band to work with. I hope we might have the opportunity to book them again next year.”

Emma Gripton (Emsco Ltd), Corporate , Olympia Ball Room, London
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“Just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to Ollie, Zion & the whole Academy Allstars team for simply making our day on Sunday November 3rd. From the Ceremony, Reception Drinks through to the Evening & me getting up with them – they were just exceptional & I think nearly every guest whatever their age or musical background commented on how fantastic they were (& got on the dancefloor!!) – even the staff at the venue!! I think myself & Jon ran the risk of embarassing/scaring them on the day just because we were so blown away with how great they were, we would sing their praises to anyone that will listen & not to under estimate what nice people they were too!! I think there’s alot to be said for how great you & Millie have been at organising & ensuring everything ran smoothly & we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you & Academy Allstars. A million thank you’s.”

Mr & Mrs Day (Vicki & Jon) - Wedding , Fennes, Essex
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“Just to say WOW the band were fantastic and we all had a great night. Please pass this on to all of the guys for me xx”

Amanda Humby - Corprate Event for David Store Navigational Management , Hamptworth Estate, Salisbury
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“Just wanted to say a massive thank you to the band. They were amazing – we’ve had so many compliments about them and they got the dance floor going. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thank you :)”

Rebecca Marlow - Wedding , Wentworth Club, Surrey
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“Thanks for being totally awesome on Saturday! You guys were everything I’d hoped for and more (!) as a band. Please pass on my thanks to the other band members.”

Charlie Hay - British Army Summer Ball , Hampshire
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“Thank you so much for your great entertainment last night. Everyone thought you were incredible! Hope to have you back again soon!”

Camilla Jacobs - Function , Basingstoke Hockey Club
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“Dear Academy Allstars, “We just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding in December. You were absolutely fantastic, we had so many comments from our guests about how good you were and we could not agree more. It was so lovely to see all of our guests having such a good time dancing and enjoying themselves along with us and we want to thank you for your part in that. We would highly recommend Academy Allstars to anyone needing a band for their event; upbeat, lively sets, good mix of songs and above all fantastic musicians! Wishing you all the best for the future.”

Natasha and Tim Parkin - Wedding , Surrey
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“Sally and I are back today from honeymoon and one of the first emails I wanted to send was to thank you and the band for being completely brilliant at our wedding. The band we’re obviously set to be the focal point of the evening so we had high hopes and they were absolutely brilliant. Fantastic musicians as expected but also great performers. I was also amazed how they were able to sound so similar to the recorded versions (e.g. even the guitar solos!), songs were instantly recogniseable but had that inimitable buzz and energy of a live performance. Could I ask you to send on our thanks to all the band…Finally thank you Nick for being so well organised and quick to respond, it made a huge difference and gave us great confidence that it was all going to go smoothly. Thanks again – I’d be most happy to provide a reference or quote for your website. With very best wishes”

Sam & Sally - Wedding , Wasing Park, Berkshire
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“Ben and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the band, they were absolutely amazing! Everyone commented on how great they were, they really made our night so very special!”

Natalie and Ben Szymonik - Wedding , Berkshire
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“Ben and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the band, they were absolutely amazing! Everyone commented on how great they were, they really made our night so very special!”

Natalie and Ben Szymonik - Wedding , Berkshire
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“Just wanted to say thanks to you and the band for performing at our wedding on 22nd September. They were amazing and everyone commented on how good they sounded and how well they picked songs for the guests that were there.”

Sean Hilton - Wedding , Cowdray Ruins, West Sussex
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“Dear Nick, My wife and I just wanted to thank both yourself and the Academy Allstars for providing such brilliant entertainment on our wedding day on 1st September. They were absolutely superb, and everybody has made really amazing comments about how good they were. There were a few dramas on the day, which the band worked with a wonderful attitude. They also let me have a sing on the mic after I had drank a few ‘shandies’, which I really enjoyed! I hope that they also enjoyed the evening, and I’ll certainly pass on a recommendation if any of my mates need a band for future events. Many Thanks again”

James Fargher - Wedding , Royal Automobile Club, Epsom, Surrey
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“Just a quick note of thanks. You may recall that the Academy Allstars played at our wedding at Northbrook Park on Sunday 3rd June. The opinion that we had and of our guests also was that the band was absolutely awesome, the vibe was great and the genre just had everyone of all ages dancing right from the start. The song that the band learned for our first dance (Everything by Michael Buble) was a difficult song to learn I thought, but the band completely took it in their stride and absolutely nailed it. Please pass on our thanks once again – I’ll be posting a thank you card to the Guildford address (on your website) but I thought an email would be good to send also. Please pass on our thanks to the band members once again and thank you for all of your assistance in the run up to the wedding – the evening where we got to listen to the band was a really good thing to do..”

Nick Reynolds - Wedding , Northbrook Park, Farnham, Surrey
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“I just wanted to give a big thank you to all of the band for playing at our wedding on 6 May. You really made the night perfect. Both myself and James thought you were amazing and all of our guest have commented on how great you were. Thanks again!”

Rachel & James - Wedding , Essex

Key Info

Academy Allstars | Pop & Rock Covers Band Hire, Surrey
Based:
Surrey
Guide Price:
£2,000
Line-Up:
  • Drums
  • Bass/BVs
  • Rhythm Guitar/BVs
  • Lead Guitar/Keys
  • Male Lead Vocalist
  • Female Lead Vocalist
Additional musicians:
  • Second Female Lead Vocalist
Lead Vocals:
  • Male & Female

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?

Approximately 60 minutes. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, we often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in.

What time do you play?

At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 7pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?

We perform 2 x 60-minute live sets (or 3 x 40 minutes) in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking.

Can you provide music for our drinks reception?

Yes - we have two brilliant options, a singer/guitarist or instrumental guitarist for up to 120 mins of music during ceremony and/or drinks reception. You can see more on this here and here. Please contact us for a quote for your event.

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 6-piece line-up option performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Guildford. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.

Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that?

Yes, we regularly work at venues with noise limiters. We are happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure we have all the required information to enable us to plan accordingly.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

Yes.

Will you perform our first dance?

Yes, as long as we have three weeks' notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.

How much space do you require?

We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2.5m x 5m.

How much power do you require?

2 x 13-amp sockets are fine for our system.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?

The band's standard rider is for a hot meal and soft drinks for the band members or a £15 pp rider buyout.

Can we see you play live before booking?

As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight into our look and sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out our testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience with the band.

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Repertoire

Testimonials

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Repertoire

Modern

All About That Bass - Megan Trainer
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Be The One - Dua Lipa
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Domino - Jessie J
Feels - Calvin Harris
Firework - Katy Perry
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell Williams
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
I Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Jenny Don't Be Hasty - Paolo Nutini
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mercy - Duffy
Moves Like A Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Naïve - Kooks
Only Girl In The World - Rihanna
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Price Tag - Jessie J
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Rockabye - Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Rude - Magic
Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
We Are Young - Fun

Classic

Baby I Love Your Way - Big Mountain
Baby When You’re Gone - Bryan Adams ft. Mel C
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing Queen - Abba
Do You Love Me - Dirty Dancing
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Easy Lover - Phil Collins
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Good Times - Chic
Hey Jude - The Beatles
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters
Is This Love - Bob Marley
It’s Raining Men - Gloria Gaynor
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Kiss - Prince
Livin’ On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
One Way Or Another - Blondie
Place Your Hands - Reef
Power of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
You Make My Dreams - Hall and Oates

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“Very friendly people. Certainly know how to get people dancing. Really good vocals! Thanks very much for great entertainment!”

Malcom - Wedding, Private address, Woking
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“Just wanted to say that Academy Allstars were just fantastic – they played so well and we loved every minute of them being on. Thanks very much to the Tailored team for all their help over the last few weeks, it made the whole process so much smoother working with a flexible company!”

Anj - Wedding, High Billinghurst Farm, Godalming
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“The band arrived to set up during the end of our wedding meal, as planned. They were very discreet and professional and did not disrupt the ongoing events, which was great.

The first dance was just as we had hoped and the band did a really good rendition of our chosen song.

The venue had a sound limiter, which did kick in occasionally, however, the band were clearly very used to working with this sort of system and managed it very well with minimal impact to the ongoing music and dancing.

The dancefloor was full from start to finish for both sets and we received lots of very positive comments from our guests on how much they enjoyed the band, which was great to hear.

All in all we were really happy with Academy Allstars for our wedding band and would book them again for another event”

David - Wedding, Kingston Bagpuize House, Abingdon
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“I just want to send you an email to say what a huge success Academy Allstars were at Oliver and Holly’s wedding - we had lots of comments from our guests about how good the band were and everyone was very impressed with the singer. The band beautifully learnt my request for the happy couple and sang it beautifully too! I did thank the band on the night but the room was buzzing so much there wasn’t really chance to say any more! Please do say a very big and heartfelt thank you from us to each band member for their hard work and professionalism - it was a pleasure to dance to them. And, a huge thank you too to you two ladies for sorting out the request, being very reassuring and also charming on the phone!”

Elaine Taylor - Wedding, Refettorio Felix at St Cuthberts, London
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“They were absolutely great. Really fun and learnt our special requests perfectly. Our guests absolutely loved them - epic finish with' Hey Jude'. Sad that we as the bridge and groom didn't find the time meet them and chat at all and really say thank you in person - we're sorry for that.”

Oliver Taylor - Wedding, Refettorio Felix at St Cuthberts, London
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“Wow, what a band! The vocals were on point, just stunning. They were all so friendly and accommodating. We had a slight miscommunication as to what I had wanted in terms of ordering songs but the band were incredibly flexible. They even learnt Ghostbusters, which my nephews loved. My new husband didn't stop dancing all night and said "they just played this amazing medley of hits, I couldn't leave (the dance floor). They all seemed to just love what they were doing and gave such an epic performance, it really made our evening.”

Anna Redding - Wedding, Clock Barn, Hampshire
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“Thank you so much for sorting the band! They were amazing! We had a fantastic night! And the whole day couldn’t have gone better.
Thanks again.”

Chris Wells - Wedding, Spinnaker Tower, Hampshire
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“Just wanted to say what a performance. Rach and I got married in Surrey in my parent's garden. The guys were accommodating to a delay in the schedule and they absolutely nailed our first dance. Thanks to Phoebe and Erin for your friendly and accurate information throughout. I'd be more happy to recommend Tailored Entertainment and Academy Allstars to anybody. Thanks again for making our day so special.”

Mark & Rachel Le Blanc Smith - Wedding, Private Address, Surrey
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“The band was really good. They are really good and that we really had a nice time”

Joanna - Corporate, Royal Windsor Racecourse, Windsor
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“5/5 Band were absolutely fantastic. Everybody at the wedding enjoyed every minute of it. A few are certainly keen to get them booked up for events and weddings etc next year.”

Dan & Laura - Wedding, The Bull, Sudbury
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“The band were great and everyone really enjoyed the music and were on the dance floor all night! We loved the range of songs that they played, it all sounded great. A great night all round and we would definitely recommend the band to our friends.”

Claire Higgins - Wedding, Royal Berkshire Hotel, Ascot
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“5/5 - From start to finish, you guys were amazing. Everything was so easy and a real weight off our minds. Nothing was too much trouble - thank you! The band were incredible. The acoustic numbers were perfect and a great addition to the ceremony and the evening party was everything we’d hoped for. Our friends and family were dancing all night and the band really got the party going. Their energy and talent! So many people have said awesome things about the band and I’m so happy we chose Academy Allstars to perform. I tried to thank most of them on the night but thank you again! They were ready to go right on time and utter professionals. We didn’t have to do anything on the night apart from have fun!”

Jack and James - Wedding, Wimborne House, London
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“5/5 The band made the evening amazing. We had people dancing all the evening and we couldnt fault a single thing. The first dance song was so beautiful and one thing we will always remember. The communication running up to the day was great and very organised. I would recommend this company and the band to all of my friends and family.”

James & Charlotte Hall - Wedding, Roverval Barn, Hampshire
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“We thought the band did a brilliant job. Really great sets with just the kind of music we wanted and they got lots of compliments on how excellent the performance was. Plus everything ran like clockwork in terms of set-up and organisation, which was really appreciated. Please pass on a massive thank you from us both!”

May - Wedding, London
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“I just wanted to say thank you for supplying an amazing band for us on Friday evening, everyone had a great evening. Great band and I couldn't recommend them highly enough!!”

Kathy Mullins (Action Coach) - Awards event, Royal Maritime Club
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“What can we say?! You and all the band members are not only awesome musicians but were just a pleasure to have at our home. The music completely made our party and we all had a brilliant night. I cannot THANKYOU enough.....no words describe the superb memories you created for my family and I. I wish you and all the band members all the best with your future careers. Take care and thank you again.”

Alice Bosley - 40th Birthday Party, Private Residence, Hythe
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“5/5 - Absolutely excellent performance and had the dance floor rocking all night. You guys were the icing on the cake for our wedding and were clearly very talented, very entertaining and I really enjoyed listening/ parting to your tunes!”

Paul and Laura - Wedding, Pennyhill Park, Surrey
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“Excellent performance from the band, which was enjoyed by all our guests. Thank you for filling our dance-floor!!”

Jennifer - Wedding, Hale Village Hall, Farnham
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“The band was fantastic! Really friendly bunch of people. They were flexible with timings and their set and very amenable. The quality of the music was spot on, they got everyone dancing and so many people commented about how good they were. Many thanks for arranging it all.”

Lizzie Bellinger - Wedding, Upper Farm, Wantage
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“Academy Allstars were brilliant! We're so pleased we booked them for our wedding. They project a good energy from the stage, they sound great and can perform a wide range of songs - they've got it all covered. The dancefloor was heaving all night!

Tailored Entertainment were good to deal with, everything was made easy and enquiries were responded to promptly, thank you.

Highly recommended!”

Kate Cooper - Wedding, Hanford School
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“They were all brilliant, and all the pupils had the most amazing evening. They played a lot of current and popular music, and EVERYONE was singing and dancing. Thanks to all of the band for their friendly and accommodating approach, it was a pleasure to have them at Moreton Hall for out last night of the term, and I would definitely book them again in the future.”

Carolyn Tilley - Private Event - Moreton Hall, Shropshire
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“Tailored Entertainment have been fantastic right from the start with our booking - very quick and helpful in their email replies and they have gone above and beyond with our requests. Much appreciated! The band were great on the night and, even though we were running quite late with the meal and first dance, they were very flexible and just got started when we were ready. The members of the band we spoke to were lovely and very professional and all of our guests commented on how good the music was! I'm just sorry we didn't get to speak to them properly - please pass on our thanks! The last hour or so of the night in particular was fantastic when the music really kicked off and the dance floor was packed - amazing memories!!”

Cassie Pryce - Wedding, Northbrook Park
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“Absolutely amazing performance! The night would not have been the same without you, we are so glad we made the booking! Everything was great and all the guests were begging for more live songs! Thank you so much.”

Ellie Vitolo - Wedding, The Long Barn
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“Academy Allstars were great on the day and everyone loved their performance. They had great energy and really kept people dancing”

Elizabeth Sculley - Wedding, Wotton House
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“Band on time and smoothly set up. Polite and did a super job”

Complete Bliss - Corporate, Marquee, Guildford
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“Alejandro and I have nothing but great feedback for you all. All of our guests keep telling us how amazing the guitarist at the reception and the band were. The music was fantastic and the atmosphere was spot on. We were a little late with our meal ending and the band were great and still managed to get setup and play amazing music for the rest of the night. I loved how the band got the crowd dancing and how you ended the night was just unforgettable. We will always remember the last song of Hey Jude and how everyone just got together in a circle, sang and danced. Thank you so much for a great evening and allowing us to end the night in such a great way.”

Alejandro & Emily Merino - Wedding , Ufton Court, Reading
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“We wanted to email and say a HUGE thank you for your amazing performance at our wedding!! Our guests are still telling us how brilliant you were!! We also can't thank you enough for singing our first dance 'By Your Side' so perfectly, you really made that moment so special for us - the second best thing to having Sade in the room :) I hope you were all ok in the unbelievable heat and no air con! (I must have prayed too hard for no rain!) I think the full dancefloor at the end of the night, despite it feeling like we were dancing in the desert (!) is testimony to how brilliant you are!! I will absolutely be recommending you to everyone I know looking for a band and would love to have you perform at future parties we might organise.”

Rob - Wedding, Harlow
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“Thank you so much for the excellent entertainment it was lovely to see our guests up on the dance floor and never a song without someone having a dance throughout the evening, so appealed to all ages. Sorry that the band was delayed slightly due to speeches I think. I hope they all managed to get food OK, we was advised that there food had been set aside for them. Thanks again and please pass on our thanks for making our reception a memorable one, we will definitely recommend to anyone else in the area.”

Loraine & David Lear - Wedding, HMS Warrior, Portsmouth
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“The band were amazing and kept our guests on the dance floor all night. The set up of sound equipment was swift. They kept us informed of their movements consistently throughout the night and were very accommodating to schedule changes throughout the night. The set list was great and we were incredibly grateful that they played our request as their final song.”

Naomi and Elliot - Wedding, Zinnia Gardens, Banstead
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“Hi Phoebe, I just wanted to send you a quick note to say a huge thank you to Academy All Stars, they were fantastic at our wedding at Northbrook Park a couple of weeks ago, and kept the dancefloor full all night! We won't hesitate to recommend them! Kind regards,”

Tiffany Teale - Wedding, Northbrook Park, Surrey
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“Hi Phoebe, The Academy Allstars were amazing! They arrived on time and set up their equipment smoothly. They played a fantastic selection of music, the quality of all members was excellent and the dance floor was full all night! It was really an amazing evening and I should be grateful if you would pass on my thanks to the band. Kind regards”

Jenny & Matt Fell - Wedding, Rhinefield House Hotel , Hampshire
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“Hi Phoebe, We had a great day and night thanks. The band were excellent. We thought they covered our first song superbly well, especially as we had asked for the song to be shortened, but the guests thought they collectively nailed it! Unlike our dancing to it! There were a few music snobs and musicians in the guest list and they were all very impressed too and danced merrily away all night… so Kudos for that.
I thought the sound quality was excellent. It really was a small venue and I did initially have some concerns that the guests might get blown away by the volume but my concerns were not needed the sound was spot on. The set generally was very very good. A great mix. Even the ‘oldies’ on the guest list enjoyed it tremendously and we had very good feedback from everyone which was really nice. One of the guests has their son getting married in a few months time and asked for the details of the band so they could look into booking them too so that was pretty good feedback.
I’d also say the whole set up, to the band management, responsiveness, e-signatures on the contracts etc was exceptional, and very professional. I could not have been happier with that side of things. I can’t tell you how many people I have raved to about the whole set up… if you need to book a band… that’s the place to go!”

Russell & Rebecca - Wedding, The Noah’s Ark Inn, West Sussex
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“We just want to thank the band for such a wonderful evening on Saturday! You guys absolutely made the evening and so many people have asked for your details. You honestly could not have been more brilliant and you're such a talent- the best live band I've heard in a long time. Thank you so very much from us both.”

Mr and Mrs Debney - Wedding, Suffolk Barn, Suffolk
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“We just want to thank the band for such a wonderful evening on Saturday! You guys absolutely made the evening and so many people have asked for your details. You honestly could not have been more brilliant and you're such a talent- the best live band I've heard in a long time. Thank you so very much from us both.”

Mr and Mrs Debney - Wedding, Suffolk Barn, Suffolk
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“Please pass on our thanks to the band for performing at our wedding, we really enjoyed their music and so did our friends and family. We thought they had a great repertoire with a great variety of styles of music. They were easy going as well and were happy to just set them selves up with minimal supervision as well which is always good.
We'd be happy to recommend them to others! Many thanks,”

Oliver Russell - Wedding, The Long Barn, Hampshire
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“Hello Phoebe, We had a great night and your band were outstanding. They certainly succeeded in getting everyone up to the dance floor and created a great atmosphere.
Please pass on our thanks! Best wishes,”

Martin - Wedding, Tithe Barn, Petersfield, Hampshire
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“To Tailored Entertainment, Thank you for performing at our wedding at the Clock Barn, both Academy allstars and Rob were incredible and all our guests absolutely loved them. Thank you for being so helpful in the run up to the big day too! Love, The Burnetts x”

Mr & Mrs Burnett - Wedding, Clock Barn, Whitchurch, Hampshire
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“Hi Phoebe, the band were perfect. Arrived on time and very professional. The choice of music was excellent as everybody was dancing all evening. The only time we had a break was when the band did! A sign of a good band, I think you'd agree? We couldn't have asked for more. Also, the band were kind enough to play later than booked as we were running late with the auction which we were really grateful for. Please send them our thanks. All the best”

Gaynor - Charity Event - The Dene, Borough Green, Sevenoaks.
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“Academy allstars were absolutely amazing. All our guests have told us they were the best wedding band they have ever heard. They learnt and performed our first dance beautifully and then really brought the party atmosphere later on. We will be recommending them to everyone! Thanks Tailored Entertainment!!!!”

Laura Hewitt - Wedding, Clock Barn, Tufton Warren, Whitchurch, Hampshire
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“The band were brilliant and I couldn't speak highly of them. Everybody was on the dance floor when they was playing so it made what was already a great day even better!
Also you know they are good band when friends and family were commenting on how good they are through the night.Wish them all the best!”

Jonathon Blanks - Wedding, Beaverwood Club, Beaverwood Road, Chislehurst, London
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“Hi Amy, The band were exceptionally good and made the evening go with a swing. In fact it was a pretty mad and wild night! The only faux pas was that I, as groom, was so distracted by everything else that I neither introduced myself nor personally thanked them. Can you pass on my apologies in this regard and also thank them on my behalf for bring great.”

Mark Balysz - Wedding , Marquee in Salisbury.
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“The band were absolutely sensational! We can’t thank them enough! We will send a full testimonial once we have our photos back as we are hoping they may be in some! Or we’ll have some great dancing shots – fingers crossed! But they really did exceed our expectations and everyone said how good they were. We were delighted.”

Lucy Harvey - Wedding , Silvermere Golf & Leisure, Surrey.
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“Please can you pass on our thanks and appreciation to the guys from Academy Allstars who played at our wedding on Friday at Orchardleigh House. Somerset.
They were fantastic and really gave us a night to remember. Our friends and family also commented on how professional they were and what a great night they had.”

Pippa & Paul Bastable - Wedding , Orchardleigh House, Somerset
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“I would just like to say a big thank you to all the Academy Allstars team. They were amazing last night!!! The dance floor was jam packed loving their music. I will be recommending them to others and if i have to organize another Ball in the future then i will use the Academy Allstars again. Sorry i getting get to say bye last night before you all left. All the best and again thank you. Regards”

Kerry Mills - Military Function , Bulford
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“I just wanted to get in touch to say a very belated thank you to Academy Allstars for the wonderful entertainment on our wedding night. We had a fab time and you really did fill the dance floor, even for the last set when most people had left the main room, you drew them back in! Well done!”

Natalie and Richard Large - Wedding , Easton Grange, Suffolk
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“Just wanted to say a massive thanks to the band for last night, they were amazing. I didn’t get a chance to chat to them to say thank you. Thanks again”

Jenny - Wedding , Nutfield Priory, Redhill, Surrey
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“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the band who played at our wedding at Ramster Hall. They were absolutely AMAZING!!! They were all lovely and played and sang so amazingly, I still can’t believe how packed the dance floor was all night. My family and friends are still talking about it being so good.”

Sarah & Dom Fell - Wedding , Ramster Hall, Surrey
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“Thank you so much to Academy Allstars for a brilliant night on Saturday! Everyone thought they were amazing and had the best night. Thank you so much. You’ve been fab to work with on this!”

Becky Arch, Wedding , Downton Memorial Hall, Wiltshire
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“Please thank James and the band for a great show on Sunday night. The clients were really pleased. They were a lovely band to work with. I hope we might have the opportunity to book them again next year.”

Emma Gripton (Emsco Ltd), Corporate , Olympia Ball Room, London
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“Just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to Ollie, Zion & the whole Academy Allstars team for simply making our day on Sunday November 3rd. From the Ceremony, Reception Drinks through to the Evening & me getting up with them – they were just exceptional & I think nearly every guest whatever their age or musical background commented on how fantastic they were (& got on the dancefloor!!) – even the staff at the venue!! I think myself & Jon ran the risk of embarassing/scaring them on the day just because we were so blown away with how great they were, we would sing their praises to anyone that will listen & not to under estimate what nice people they were too!! I think there’s alot to be said for how great you & Millie have been at organising & ensuring everything ran smoothly & we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you & Academy Allstars. A million thank you’s.”

Mr & Mrs Day (Vicki & Jon) - Wedding , Fennes, Essex
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“Just to say WOW the band were fantastic and we all had a great night. Please pass this on to all of the guys for me xx”

Amanda Humby - Corprate Event for David Store Navigational Management , Hamptworth Estate, Salisbury
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“Just wanted to say a massive thank you to the band. They were amazing – we’ve had so many compliments about them and they got the dance floor going. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thank you :)”

Rebecca Marlow - Wedding , Wentworth Club, Surrey
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“Thanks for being totally awesome on Saturday! You guys were everything I’d hoped for and more (!) as a band. Please pass on my thanks to the other band members.”

Charlie Hay - British Army Summer Ball , Hampshire
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“Thank you so much for your great entertainment last night. Everyone thought you were incredible! Hope to have you back again soon!”

Camilla Jacobs - Function , Basingstoke Hockey Club
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“Dear Academy Allstars, “We just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding in December. You were absolutely fantastic, we had so many comments from our guests about how good you were and we could not agree more. It was so lovely to see all of our guests having such a good time dancing and enjoying themselves along with us and we want to thank you for your part in that. We would highly recommend Academy Allstars to anyone needing a band for their event; upbeat, lively sets, good mix of songs and above all fantastic musicians! Wishing you all the best for the future.”

Natasha and Tim Parkin - Wedding , Surrey
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“Sally and I are back today from honeymoon and one of the first emails I wanted to send was to thank you and the band for being completely brilliant at our wedding. The band we’re obviously set to be the focal point of the evening so we had high hopes and they were absolutely brilliant. Fantastic musicians as expected but also great performers. I was also amazed how they were able to sound so similar to the recorded versions (e.g. even the guitar solos!), songs were instantly recogniseable but had that inimitable buzz and energy of a live performance. Could I ask you to send on our thanks to all the band…Finally thank you Nick for being so well organised and quick to respond, it made a huge difference and gave us great confidence that it was all going to go smoothly. Thanks again – I’d be most happy to provide a reference or quote for your website. With very best wishes”

Sam & Sally - Wedding , Wasing Park, Berkshire
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“Ben and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the band, they were absolutely amazing! Everyone commented on how great they were, they really made our night so very special!”

Natalie and Ben Szymonik - Wedding , Berkshire
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“Ben and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the band, they were absolutely amazing! Everyone commented on how great they were, they really made our night so very special!”

Natalie and Ben Szymonik - Wedding , Berkshire
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“Just wanted to say thanks to you and the band for performing at our wedding on 22nd September. They were amazing and everyone commented on how good they sounded and how well they picked songs for the guests that were there.”

Sean Hilton - Wedding , Cowdray Ruins, West Sussex
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“Dear Nick, My wife and I just wanted to thank both yourself and the Academy Allstars for providing such brilliant entertainment on our wedding day on 1st September. They were absolutely superb, and everybody has made really amazing comments about how good they were. There were a few dramas on the day, which the band worked with a wonderful attitude. They also let me have a sing on the mic after I had drank a few ‘shandies’, which I really enjoyed! I hope that they also enjoyed the evening, and I’ll certainly pass on a recommendation if any of my mates need a band for future events. Many Thanks again”

James Fargher - Wedding , Royal Automobile Club, Epsom, Surrey
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“Just a quick note of thanks. You may recall that the Academy Allstars played at our wedding at Northbrook Park on Sunday 3rd June. The opinion that we had and of our guests also was that the band was absolutely awesome, the vibe was great and the genre just had everyone of all ages dancing right from the start. The song that the band learned for our first dance (Everything by Michael Buble) was a difficult song to learn I thought, but the band completely took it in their stride and absolutely nailed it. Please pass on our thanks once again – I’ll be posting a thank you card to the Guildford address (on your website) but I thought an email would be good to send also. Please pass on our thanks to the band members once again and thank you for all of your assistance in the run up to the wedding – the evening where we got to listen to the band was a really good thing to do..”

Nick Reynolds - Wedding , Northbrook Park, Farnham, Surrey
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“I just wanted to give a big thank you to all of the band for playing at our wedding on 6 May. You really made the night perfect. Both myself and James thought you were amazing and all of our guest have commented on how great you were. Thanks again!”

Rachel & James - Wedding , Essex

Key Info

Academy Allstars | Pop & Rock Covers Band Hire, Surrey
Based:
Surrey
Guide Price:
£2,000
Line-Up:
  • Drums
  • Bass/BVs
  • Rhythm Guitar/BVs
  • Lead Guitar/Keys
  • Male Lead Vocalist
  • Female Lead Vocalist
Additional musicians:
  • Second Female Lead Vocalist
Lead Vocals:
  • Male & Female

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?

Approximately 60 minutes. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, we often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in.

What time do you play?

At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 7pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?

We perform 2 x 60-minute live sets (or 3 x 40 minutes) in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking.

Can you provide music for our drinks reception?

Yes - we have two brilliant options, a singer/guitarist or instrumental guitarist for up to 120 mins of music during ceremony and/or drinks reception. You can see more on this here and here. Please contact us for a quote for your event.

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 6-piece line-up option performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Guildford. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.

Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that?

Yes, we regularly work at venues with noise limiters. We are happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure we have all the required information to enable us to plan accordingly.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

Yes.

Will you perform our first dance?

Yes, as long as we have three weeks' notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.

How much space do you require?

We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2.5m x 5m.

How much power do you require?

2 x 13-amp sockets are fine for our system.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?

The band's standard rider is for a hot meal and soft drinks for the band members or a £15 pp rider buyout.

Can we see you play live before booking?

As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight into our look and sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out our testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience with the band.

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