Drive

Drive

  • Base Location:

    Hampshire
  • Guide Price:

    £1,655 + Travel
Guide Price includes Band + DJ Music
Website: drive-band.co.uk

This isn’t your average party band. This is the real deal. A proper, all out indie rock act armed with a killer sound, flawless setlist and genuine star quality.

Style

Trendy, easy-going and fun. Drive’s jaw-dropping indie live show is perfect for stylish weddings, high end private parties and corporate events, large or intimate.

Standard Package

  • Professional 4-piece band with an awesome live show!
  • 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets
  • Brilliant repertoire of guaranteed dance floor fillers
  • Your choice of first dance or special request performed
  • Personalised pre-mixed ‘DJ’ service - before, between and after the band’s live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered with music that you want to hear
  • Professional PA & stage lighting
  • 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 live lounge-style set, perfect for drinks receptions or during dinner
  • Manned playlist - to take requests on the night
They were fantastic! So much fun and the dance floor was absolutely jam packed all night! The best! Everyone loved them.

Video

Repertoire

500 Miles - The Proclaimers
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
All Star - Smashmouth
All The Small Things - Blink 182
American Idiot - Green Day
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Bad Moon Rising - Ccr
Basket Case - Green Day
Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons
Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Something
Buck Rogers - Feeder
Budapest - George Ezra
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Common People - Pulp
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Country House - Blur
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Don’t Look Back Into The Sun - The Libertines
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
Easy Lover - Phil Collins
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) - Backstreet Boys
Faith - George Michael
Friday I’m In Love - The Cure
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Girl All The Bad Guys Want - Bowling For Soup
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
Hey Ya - Outkast
Hypersonic Missiles - Sam Fender
I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
I Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
I Will Wait - Mumford And Sons
I’ll Be There For You (Friends Theme) - The Rembrandts
Johnny Be Goode - Chuck Berry
Kiss / I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
Last Night - The Strokes
Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
Let’s Dance - David Bowie
Little Lion Man - Mumford And Sons
Live Forever - Oasis
Livin’ On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Machine - Girls Aloud
Molly’s Chamber - Kings of Leon
Mr Brightside - Killers
Naive - The Kooks
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
No Tomorrow - Orson
Parklife - Blur
Place Your Hands - Reef
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Purple Rain - Prince
Riptide - Vance Joy
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
September - Earth Wind And Fire
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
She’s Electric - Oasis
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Song 2 - Blur
Stacy’s Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
Sugar We’re Going Down - Fall Out Boy
Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - The Zutons / Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Avici
What's My Age Again - Blink 182
When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
When You Were Young - Killers
Year 3000 - Busted
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
You Really Got Me - The Kinks

First Dance Suggestions

Baby I’m Yours - Arctic Monkeys
Better Together - Jack Johnson
How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Lover - Taylor Swift
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

testimonials

  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“We had an absolutely amazing time and Drive were absolutely incredible. We were completely blown away. They nailed the brief and kept everyone on the dance floor. Their rendition of our song request (Bubbles) was note PERFECT (even down to the solo) and we loved that they were on the same wavelength as the bride when she came to request 'I Believe in a Thing Called Love' only to find it was already queued to be played next. Everyone has been telling us how incredible they thought the band were and we still can’t get over how good their performance was. Everyone was on the dance floor and loving it - Drive really bought the vibes we dreamed of. In preparation for the day, Chris was super-responsive and arranged a call for us to discuss what we were looking for and put our minds at ease. He took time to consider what we wanted and it was clear from the set list that every request had been carefully considered. We would highly recommend Drive to anyone!”

Elliott & Kathryn - Wedding, Stone Barn, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“They were absolutely brilliant, really great performance. Furthermore, super easy to work with and tailored the music really well to the crowd, and the atmosphere.”

Tomos - Christmas Party, Officers' Mess, Poole
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Sorry this is a bit delayed but we’ve just got back from our honeymoon so we’re just getting around to sending out emails now! I just wanted to drop an email to say thank you so much - you were even better than we expected and I’ve had so many comments from guests saying how excellent you were! Music can definitely make or break a night and you definitely made our night.”

Katie & Jonathan - Wedding, Manor Farm Barn, Bicester
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“We were incredibly satisfied with the band performing at our wedding on Saturday, our guests approached us many times to comment on the fantastic performance they put on and we thought their choice of songs, mixes and transitions were all outstanding. The band were also brilliant to work with approaching the wedding, particularly with our first dance request which had some specific features, these were executed perfectly and the band helped us to feel at ease throughout. We even had a few last minute timing changes on the day and the guys adapted brilliantly which ensured we felt comfortable as the music portion of the day approached!”

Rob & Pippa - Wedding, The Clock Barn, Whitchurch
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Drive were fantastic and we received many compliments on the night of our wedding about their performance.”

Carla - Wedding, Cain Manor, Hampshire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
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  • Star

“It is one of the few weddings I have been to where everyone stayed on the dance floor. Several of the more technical guests also commented on how good the sound quality was.”

Julian & Laura - Wedding, Wright Farm, Buckinghamshire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Drive are a fantastic band and would have no hesitation in recommending them to other friends and family for an event. The music they played was perfect to get our wedding off to a great evening of dancing and fun.”

Susan & Vernon - Wedding, Blacknest Golf & Country Club, Hampshire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“They were fantastic! So much fun and the dance floor was absolutely jam packed all night! The best! Everyone loved them.”

Lizzie - Wedding, Treehouse Study Centre, Hampshire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Fantastic band. Played all of our song requests. Guests loved them!”

Hannah & Thomas - Wedding, Elmore Court, Gloucestershire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Drive were fantastic to listen to! Everyone loved their style of music and they are very talented! The band were very accommodating and flexible during COVID times. We had to change our set times last minute due to restrictions, but Chris was excellent in communicating with us and finding solutions. He managed to get Dan to fill in last minute who went out of his way to learn all our favourite songs! And honestly he did a cracking job and has an amazing voice! We really appreciate all of your hard work in making our day special :) We would love to see Drive play again in the future and wish them all the best!”

Anna & Justin - Wedding, Blacknest Golf & Country Club, Alton

Key Info

Drive | Professional Indie Rock & Pop Band Hire, Hampshire
Based:
Hampshire
Guide Price:
£1,655
Line-Up:
  • Lead Vocals/Guitar
  • Guitar/BVs
  • Bass
  • Drums/BVs
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 modern day dance floor fillers to your favourite rock and pop anthems, so there's certainly something for everyone.

Do you take requests?

We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually the first dance. You can also let us know your top 10 preferences from the repertoire, as well as send up to 30 requests for the disco - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the evening.

How long do you take to set-up?

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

What time do you play?

At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 8pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?

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

Can you provide music for our drinks reception?

Yes - we can perform a 1 x 60-minute acoustic set as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner.

What is the difference between the ‘pre-mixed DJ service’ that comes with the standard package and the 'band member to DJ live' which is an optional extra?

The pre-mixed DJ service is where the band put on a bespoke playlist (you can request up to 30 songs in advance for this) through the PA before and after their live sets. We do this at most events and it works great - the volume of the music would be the same as if you had a DJ.

If you upgrade to the live DJ service, you can still send over preferences in advance, but you will also have a band member selecting and mixing tracks live on the night, as well as taking requests. The DJ will be happy to make important announcements but they will not talk constantly over or between tracks (that's just not our style!). We also think it's important to say that the DJ won't have a separate DJ booth - they will set up in an appropriate space (ideally to the side of the stage) and the PA/lighting will be the same as what is being used by the band.

Do you have your own PA and lighting?

Yes – all included in the price. You won't have to hire any additional equipment in.

What is the website guide price based on?

The published guide price is based on our 4-piece line-up performing locally, the lower rate being for off peak winter dates and the highest rate for peak Saturdays in the summer. We charge travel costs if the venue isn't local to us, and if your venue is more than a 2 hour 30 minute 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.

Video

Repertoire

500 Miles - The Proclaimers
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
All Star - Smashmouth
All The Small Things - Blink 182
American Idiot - Green Day
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Bad Moon Rising - Ccr
Basket Case - Green Day
Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons
Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Something
Buck Rogers - Feeder
Budapest - George Ezra
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Common People - Pulp
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Country House - Blur
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Don’t Look Back Into The Sun - The Libertines
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
Easy Lover - Phil Collins
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) - Backstreet Boys
Faith - George Michael
Friday I’m In Love - The Cure
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Girl All The Bad Guys Want - Bowling For Soup
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
Hey Ya - Outkast
Hypersonic Missiles - Sam Fender
I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
I Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
I Will Wait - Mumford And Sons
I’ll Be There For You (Friends Theme) - The Rembrandts
Johnny Be Goode - Chuck Berry
Kiss / I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
Last Night - The Strokes
Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
Let’s Dance - David Bowie
Little Lion Man - Mumford And Sons
Live Forever - Oasis
Livin’ On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Machine - Girls Aloud
Molly’s Chamber - Kings of Leon
Mr Brightside - Killers
Naive - The Kooks
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
No Tomorrow - Orson
Parklife - Blur
Place Your Hands - Reef
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Purple Rain - Prince
Riptide - Vance Joy
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
September - Earth Wind And Fire
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
She’s Electric - Oasis
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Song 2 - Blur
Stacy’s Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
Sugar We’re Going Down - Fall Out Boy
Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - The Zutons / Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Avici
What's My Age Again - Blink 182
When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
When You Were Young - Killers
Year 3000 - Busted
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
You Really Got Me - The Kinks

First Dance Suggestions

Baby I’m Yours - Arctic Monkeys
Better Together - Jack Johnson
How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Lover - Taylor Swift
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

testimonials

  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“We had an absolutely amazing time and Drive were absolutely incredible. We were completely blown away. They nailed the brief and kept everyone on the dance floor. Their rendition of our song request (Bubbles) was note PERFECT (even down to the solo) and we loved that they were on the same wavelength as the bride when she came to request 'I Believe in a Thing Called Love' only to find it was already queued to be played next. Everyone has been telling us how incredible they thought the band were and we still can’t get over how good their performance was. Everyone was on the dance floor and loving it - Drive really bought the vibes we dreamed of. In preparation for the day, Chris was super-responsive and arranged a call for us to discuss what we were looking for and put our minds at ease. He took time to consider what we wanted and it was clear from the set list that every request had been carefully considered. We would highly recommend Drive to anyone!”

Elliott & Kathryn - Wedding, Stone Barn, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“They were absolutely brilliant, really great performance. Furthermore, super easy to work with and tailored the music really well to the crowd, and the atmosphere.”

Tomos - Christmas Party, Officers' Mess, Poole
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Sorry this is a bit delayed but we’ve just got back from our honeymoon so we’re just getting around to sending out emails now! I just wanted to drop an email to say thank you so much - you were even better than we expected and I’ve had so many comments from guests saying how excellent you were! Music can definitely make or break a night and you definitely made our night.”

Katie & Jonathan - Wedding, Manor Farm Barn, Bicester
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“We were incredibly satisfied with the band performing at our wedding on Saturday, our guests approached us many times to comment on the fantastic performance they put on and we thought their choice of songs, mixes and transitions were all outstanding. The band were also brilliant to work with approaching the wedding, particularly with our first dance request which had some specific features, these were executed perfectly and the band helped us to feel at ease throughout. We even had a few last minute timing changes on the day and the guys adapted brilliantly which ensured we felt comfortable as the music portion of the day approached!”

Rob & Pippa - Wedding, The Clock Barn, Whitchurch
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Drive were fantastic and we received many compliments on the night of our wedding about their performance.”

Carla - Wedding, Cain Manor, Hampshire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“It is one of the few weddings I have been to where everyone stayed on the dance floor. Several of the more technical guests also commented on how good the sound quality was.”

Julian & Laura - Wedding, Wright Farm, Buckinghamshire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Drive are a fantastic band and would have no hesitation in recommending them to other friends and family for an event. The music they played was perfect to get our wedding off to a great evening of dancing and fun.”

Susan & Vernon - Wedding, Blacknest Golf & Country Club, Hampshire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“They were fantastic! So much fun and the dance floor was absolutely jam packed all night! The best! Everyone loved them.”

Lizzie - Wedding, Treehouse Study Centre, Hampshire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Fantastic band. Played all of our song requests. Guests loved them!”

Hannah & Thomas - Wedding, Elmore Court, Gloucestershire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Drive were fantastic to listen to! Everyone loved their style of music and they are very talented! The band were very accommodating and flexible during COVID times. We had to change our set times last minute due to restrictions, but Chris was excellent in communicating with us and finding solutions. He managed to get Dan to fill in last minute who went out of his way to learn all our favourite songs! And honestly he did a cracking job and has an amazing voice! We really appreciate all of your hard work in making our day special :) We would love to see Drive play again in the future and wish them all the best!”

Anna & Justin - Wedding, Blacknest Golf & Country Club, Alton

Key Info

Drive | Professional Indie Rock & Pop Band Hire, Hampshire
Based:
Hampshire
Guide Price:
£1,655
Line-Up:
  • Lead Vocals/Guitar
  • Guitar/BVs
  • Bass
  • Drums/BVs
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 modern day dance floor fillers to your favourite rock and pop anthems, so there's certainly something for everyone.

Do you take requests?

We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually the first dance. You can also let us know your top 10 preferences from the repertoire, as well as send up to 30 requests for the disco - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the evening.

How long do you take to set-up?

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

What time do you play?

At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 8pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?

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

Can you provide music for our drinks reception?

Yes - we can perform a 1 x 60-minute acoustic set as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner.

What is the difference between the ‘pre-mixed DJ service’ that comes with the standard package and the 'band member to DJ live' which is an optional extra?

The pre-mixed DJ service is where the band put on a bespoke playlist (you can request up to 30 songs in advance for this) through the PA before and after their live sets. We do this at most events and it works great - the volume of the music would be the same as if you had a DJ.

If you upgrade to the live DJ service, you can still send over preferences in advance, but you will also have a band member selecting and mixing tracks live on the night, as well as taking requests. The DJ will be happy to make important announcements but they will not talk constantly over or between tracks (that's just not our style!). We also think it's important to say that the DJ won't have a separate DJ booth - they will set up in an appropriate space (ideally to the side of the stage) and the PA/lighting will be the same as what is being used by the band.

Do you have your own PA and lighting?

Yes – all included in the price. You won't have to hire any additional equipment in.

What is the website guide price based on?

The published guide price is based on our 4-piece line-up performing locally, the lower rate being for off peak winter dates and the highest rate for peak Saturdays in the summer. We charge travel costs if the venue isn't local to us, and if your venue is more than a 2 hour 30 minute 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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