Sound System

Sound System

  • Location:

    Reading
  • Guide Price:

    £1,075

A vibrant, feisty four-piece fronted by a simply majestic lead singer. Sound System are, without question, Berkshire best funk pop function band.

Style

Glamorous, cool and fun. A proper, high-end, professional function act unlike any other.

Standard Package

  • Professional 4-piece party band with an awesome live show!
  • 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets
  • Briliant repertoire of guaranteed dance floor fillers
  • 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

  • Band member to DJ live before and after live sets

Sound System provided a fantastic evening of entertainment for our wedding party. The quality of the performance was excellent, with all our favourite songs included, and the band received many compliments from our guests.

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Modern

24 K Magic – Bruno Mars
Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
Black & Gold - Sam Sparrow
Cake By The Ocean - D N C E
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepson
Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharell
I Can’t Feel My Face – The Weekend
I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr Brightside – The Killers
New Rules - Dua Lipa
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Price Tag - Jessie Jay
Rather Be - Clean Bandit Ft Jess Glynn
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson/ Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Waiting All Night – Rudimental Ft Ella Eyre
We Found Love – Calvin Harris/ Rhianna
You've Got The Love - Florence And The Machine

90s & Y2K

Conga - Gloria Estefan
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Toxic – Britney Spears
Whats Up? - 4 Non Blondes

80s

9 To 5 – Dolly Parton
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Kahn
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Faith – George Michael
I Can't Go For That - Hall & Oates
I've Had The Time Of My Life - Dirty Dancing
Kiss – Prince
Lets Dance – David Bowie
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Something's Got Me Started - Simply Red
The Heat Is On - Glenn Frey/ Beverly Hills Cop

60s, 70s & Motown

Ain't No Stopping Us Now - Mcfadden & Whitehead
Alright Now - Free
Blame It On The Boogie – Jacksons
Boogie Wonderland – Earth Wind And Fire
Brick House - Commodores
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Good Times - Chic
He’s The Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Le Freak – Chic
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Love Come Down - Evelyn King
September - Earth, Wind And Fire
Shake Your Body - The Jacksons
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Twist & Shout – The Beatles
Upside Down – Diana Ross
Use Me - Bill Withers
We Are Family - Sister Sledge

50s

A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Long Tall Sally – Little Richard
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley And The Comets
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Tutti Fruitti - Little Richard

Acoustic Live Lounge

Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
All Of Me - John Legend
Alright Now - Free
American Boy - Estelle
Black & Gold - Sam Sparrow
Black Horse & Cherry Tree - K T Tunstall
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Domino - Jessie Jay
Faith - George Michael
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Girl From Impanema - Standards
Happy - Pharell
Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Hold Back The River - James Bay
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
I’m A Believer – The Monkeys
Le Freak - Chic
Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
Mercy – Duffy
Moondance – Van Morrison
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Price Tag - Jessie Jay
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Tribute – Tenacious D
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson/ Bruno Mars
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
You've Got The Love - Florence And The Machine

Seasonal

All I Want For Christmas Is You
Auld Lang Syne
Happy Xmas Everybody
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Jingle Bell Rock
Last Christmas
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Santa Baby
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

testimonials

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“We had our wedding right at the end of the COVID restriction period. From the beginning of planning, Tailored Entertainment made it extremely easy and flexible (including a postponement of unlimited time). The service they provided was faultless and very friendly to communicate with. Sound System's performance was absolutely fantastic, everyone from our wedding was complimenting Kirsty and the band. We had a fantastic night, the evening went through smoothly. Thank you to Tailored and Sound System, we highly recommend!”

Roselin & James - Wedding, RSA House, London
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“Sound system were absolutely amazing. They seamlessly arrived, set up and then played a brilliant acoustic set on the deck of our boat. This was followed by another perfect transition into an evening performance which was packed full of fun and energy. They kindly learned and performed a terrific cover of our first dance song, which couldn't have been better. The evening finished with a top notch dj set with all the songs we love. An absolutely class act and could not recommend highly enough for your wedding. Thank you so much!!”

Douglas Brand - Wedding, Westminster Boating Base, London
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“Music was great, thoroughly enjoyed by everyone with lots of positive comments.”

Will & Caroline - Wedding, The Old Milking Parlour, Somerset
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“Absolutely incredible, cannot praise highly enough! Stunning vocals and very talented musicians. Entire wedding party loved it. And you nailed AC/DC back in black!”

Ben Walden - Wedding, The Shard, London
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“Great band thoroughly enjoyed by all of our guests. Very professional and friendly. They sounded great. I would definitely use them again and highly recommend.”

Naomi Davies - Wedding, Potts Farm, Farnham
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“Kirsty and the lads were AMAZING for our wedding day! We absolutely loved them! They really got the crowd going and we’d HIGHLY RECOMMEND them to anyone and everyone!”

Charlie Human - Wedding, Chenies Manor, Buckinghamshire
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“What a band - they were amazing ! Great experience all round & thank you for making our party so special”

Kathryn Dyer - Birthday Party, Winchester Tennis Club, Winchester
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“Sound System provided a fantastic evening of entertainment for our wedding party. The quality of the performance was excellent, with all our favourite songs included, and the band received many compliments from our guests. Highly recommended.”

Katherine - Wedding, Pembroke Lodge, Surrey
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“We would like to thank the band for the brilliant job they did for our wedding! The guests all loved them and the music, which was of a very good quality. The lead singer was excellent as well as the rest of the band and the guitars! They also did a great job of interacting with the audience and the dance floor was always full. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Many thanks to the band :)”

Rosie and Afshin - Wedding, The Montagu Arms, New Forest, Hampshire
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“Sound System were incredible at my wedding!
They set up during dinner and sound checked shortly after – no fuss (as far as I'm aware).
They were very thoughtful and even learned a song (Too Much by Sampha) to play acoustically for our first dance – thank you Kirsty and band.

They were professional and friendly throughout, helpful making some announcements to the guests when needed. And they were kind enough to let my friend (and DJ) using their speaker system in their break.

They sounded amazing and really got people dancing with their covers of modern pop and classic soul songs. I and the guests loved them!
Highly highly recommended!
Book them if you get the chance”

Jordan - Wedding, Cambridgeshire
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“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding last Friday. I think it is safe to say you definitely got the party started, it was so great to see everyone dancing and having a great time (including ourselves!)

We had so many comments from our guests to say how brilliant you all were, so we are so grateful for helping make the evening reception so perfect.

Wishing you every success in the future, I would recommend you to anyone and everyone!”

Sarah & Adam - Wedding, Luxers Barn. Hambledon
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“You guys were incredible! Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! The variation in songs you played gave everyone something to dance too. And I don't think the dance floor was empty at anyone point. Totally made it for us. I'd get married all over again just to have you play it!”

Jessica Bates and James Croft - Weddding, Minstrel Court, Royston
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“5/5 The band were absolutely fantastic! They created an incredible atmosphere and really made the wedding. We couldn't have asked for more”

Hannah Matthews - Wedding, Private Address, Isle of Wight
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“We recently booked Sound System for our wedding party and we could not have been happier. We already knew we loved their sound (and particularly Kirsty's voice) from their promo videos on their website but what we didn't know is how good the band would be a getting everyone on the dance floor. Whilst their songs were not my normal 'favourites' they were far better choices to get everyone involved. Everybody from my 5 year old niece to my 75 year old mother-in-law were up dancing and all our guests couldn't stop saying how great the music was. As normal, we ran a bit behind on the day but Kirsty and the guys were super relaxed in pushing back the set times for us. Thanks so much guys for making our party one to remember and helping us dance the night away. We'll definitely keep Sound System in mind for our future family parties!”

Lauren Crowther - Anniversary Party, Dorset
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“The band were brilliant and were a highlight to our wedding. They were very professional and the singer Kirsty really engaged with the audience and a great singer. Lots of people where asking about them. Thanks.”

Jane & James - Wedding, Oxford
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“I'm really sorry I didn't get to say thank you last night for your incredible music! You guys were literally awesome and I can't tell you how many people just kept saying to me 'the band is INCREDIBLE!'. Also thank you for performing our first dance song specially for us - I know it wasn't part of your usual repertoire and it was completely beautiful! I hope you had a safe journey home. We will send some pics when they come through in a few weeks' time. Best wishes.”

Lydia - Wedding, Oxford
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“Hi Kirsty, We had a brilliant day and a big thank you, you were great!! Everyone commented on how good you were! Big thanks again!”

Antonella Rossino, Wedding
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“Hi Kirsty, Just wanted to say a massive thankyou to you and the rest of the band for the awesome entertainment you provided the other night. it was just brilliant and what a great night everyone had because of you. To see everyone of every age on the dance floor was everything we could have hoped for.v I really wish you all the success for the future and will certainly be reccomending you guys without hesitation.”

Doug Mcarthur. Wedding
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“Hi Kirsty and Team, Now that I have recovered from the party on Saturday, I would like to say a massive thank you to you as everyone has commented on how great you were and interactive with the crowd. I will be booking you in the future, as long as you would like to return and have given your number to a couple who are looking for a wedding band early next year.”

Peter Saul (Saul Bros Ltd), - Birthday party
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“What a party you gave us!!! It means so much for us you are part of our long lasting memory! Thank you !”

Christine and David Read - Wedding
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“These guys played at our wedding last year, and gave us a night to remember. Despite difficult circumstances....lots of kilted men showing things they shouldn't they still made our night! Highly recommend them!”

Phil Duff - Wedding
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“The band were great, as we knew they would be after seeing them at The Victoria. Everybody had a great time and loads of people commented to us what a fantastic band! Kim and I really enjoyed it...I have not been on a dance floor for years, i was telling people before the day that i don't dance. But they really got things going and reminded me that it doesn't matter what your dancing skills are like, as long as you are enjoying it, Kim couldn't believe how much I danced lol! We would certainly recommend them for any function. Thanks from both of us for a fab end to our special day, it couldn't have been better. Many Thanks”

Martin and Kim - Wedding, Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
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“The band were great, as we knew they would be after seeing them at The Victoria. Everybody had a great time and loads of people commented to us what a fantastic band! Kim and i really enjoyed it........i have not been on a dance floor for years, i was telling people before the day that i dont dance. But they really got things going and reminded me that it doesnt matter what your dancing skills are like, as long as you are enjoying it, Kim couldnt believe how much i danced lol! We would certainly recommend them for any function. Thanks from both of us for a fab end to our special day, it couldnt have been better. Many Thanks”

Martin and Kim - Wedding, Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

Key Info

Sound System | Live Party Band Hire, Berkshire
Guide Price:
£1,075
Line-Up:
  • Drums
  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
Lead Vocals:
  • 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?

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

What time do you play?

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

How long do you play for?

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

Can you provide music for our drinks reception?

Although we do not provide any additional sets for drinks receptions, we highly recommend the soloists featured on the Tailored Entertainment website: https://www.tailored-entertainment.com/soloists-duos

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

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

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

Do you have your own PA and lighting?

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

What is the website guide price based on?

The published guide price is based on our 4-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Reading. 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

Key Info

FAQs

Video

Audio

Repertoire

Modern

24 K Magic – Bruno Mars
Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
Black & Gold - Sam Sparrow
Cake By The Ocean - D N C E
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepson
Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharell
I Can’t Feel My Face – The Weekend
I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr Brightside – The Killers
New Rules - Dua Lipa
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Price Tag - Jessie Jay
Rather Be - Clean Bandit Ft Jess Glynn
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson/ Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Waiting All Night – Rudimental Ft Ella Eyre
We Found Love – Calvin Harris/ Rhianna
You've Got The Love - Florence And The Machine

90s & Y2K

Conga - Gloria Estefan
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Toxic – Britney Spears
Whats Up? - 4 Non Blondes

80s

9 To 5 – Dolly Parton
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Kahn
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Faith – George Michael
I Can't Go For That - Hall & Oates
I've Had The Time Of My Life - Dirty Dancing
Kiss – Prince
Lets Dance – David Bowie
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Something's Got Me Started - Simply Red
The Heat Is On - Glenn Frey/ Beverly Hills Cop

60s, 70s & Motown

Ain't No Stopping Us Now - Mcfadden & Whitehead
Alright Now - Free
Blame It On The Boogie – Jacksons
Boogie Wonderland – Earth Wind And Fire
Brick House - Commodores
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Good Times - Chic
He’s The Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Le Freak – Chic
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Love Come Down - Evelyn King
September - Earth, Wind And Fire
Shake Your Body - The Jacksons
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Twist & Shout – The Beatles
Upside Down – Diana Ross
Use Me - Bill Withers
We Are Family - Sister Sledge

50s

A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Long Tall Sally – Little Richard
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley And The Comets
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Tutti Fruitti - Little Richard

Acoustic Live Lounge

Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
All Of Me - John Legend
Alright Now - Free
American Boy - Estelle
Black & Gold - Sam Sparrow
Black Horse & Cherry Tree - K T Tunstall
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Domino - Jessie Jay
Faith - George Michael
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Girl From Impanema - Standards
Happy - Pharell
Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Hold Back The River - James Bay
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
I’m A Believer – The Monkeys
Le Freak - Chic
Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
Mercy – Duffy
Moondance – Van Morrison
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Price Tag - Jessie Jay
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Tribute – Tenacious D
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson/ Bruno Mars
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
You've Got The Love - Florence And The Machine

Seasonal

All I Want For Christmas Is You
Auld Lang Syne
Happy Xmas Everybody
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Jingle Bell Rock
Last Christmas
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Santa Baby
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

testimonials

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“We had our wedding right at the end of the COVID restriction period. From the beginning of planning, Tailored Entertainment made it extremely easy and flexible (including a postponement of unlimited time). The service they provided was faultless and very friendly to communicate with. Sound System's performance was absolutely fantastic, everyone from our wedding was complimenting Kirsty and the band. We had a fantastic night, the evening went through smoothly. Thank you to Tailored and Sound System, we highly recommend!”

Roselin & James - Wedding, RSA House, London
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“Sound system were absolutely amazing. They seamlessly arrived, set up and then played a brilliant acoustic set on the deck of our boat. This was followed by another perfect transition into an evening performance which was packed full of fun and energy. They kindly learned and performed a terrific cover of our first dance song, which couldn't have been better. The evening finished with a top notch dj set with all the songs we love. An absolutely class act and could not recommend highly enough for your wedding. Thank you so much!!”

Douglas Brand - Wedding, Westminster Boating Base, London
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“Music was great, thoroughly enjoyed by everyone with lots of positive comments.”

Will & Caroline - Wedding, The Old Milking Parlour, Somerset
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“Absolutely incredible, cannot praise highly enough! Stunning vocals and very talented musicians. Entire wedding party loved it. And you nailed AC/DC back in black!”

Ben Walden - Wedding, The Shard, London
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“Great band thoroughly enjoyed by all of our guests. Very professional and friendly. They sounded great. I would definitely use them again and highly recommend.”

Naomi Davies - Wedding, Potts Farm, Farnham
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“Kirsty and the lads were AMAZING for our wedding day! We absolutely loved them! They really got the crowd going and we’d HIGHLY RECOMMEND them to anyone and everyone!”

Charlie Human - Wedding, Chenies Manor, Buckinghamshire
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“What a band - they were amazing ! Great experience all round & thank you for making our party so special”

Kathryn Dyer - Birthday Party, Winchester Tennis Club, Winchester
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“Sound System provided a fantastic evening of entertainment for our wedding party. The quality of the performance was excellent, with all our favourite songs included, and the band received many compliments from our guests. Highly recommended.”

Katherine - Wedding, Pembroke Lodge, Surrey
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“We would like to thank the band for the brilliant job they did for our wedding! The guests all loved them and the music, which was of a very good quality. The lead singer was excellent as well as the rest of the band and the guitars! They also did a great job of interacting with the audience and the dance floor was always full. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Many thanks to the band :)”

Rosie and Afshin - Wedding, The Montagu Arms, New Forest, Hampshire
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“Sound System were incredible at my wedding!
They set up during dinner and sound checked shortly after – no fuss (as far as I'm aware).
They were very thoughtful and even learned a song (Too Much by Sampha) to play acoustically for our first dance – thank you Kirsty and band.

They were professional and friendly throughout, helpful making some announcements to the guests when needed. And they were kind enough to let my friend (and DJ) using their speaker system in their break.

They sounded amazing and really got people dancing with their covers of modern pop and classic soul songs. I and the guests loved them!
Highly highly recommended!
Book them if you get the chance”

Jordan - Wedding, Cambridgeshire
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“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding last Friday. I think it is safe to say you definitely got the party started, it was so great to see everyone dancing and having a great time (including ourselves!)

We had so many comments from our guests to say how brilliant you all were, so we are so grateful for helping make the evening reception so perfect.

Wishing you every success in the future, I would recommend you to anyone and everyone!”

Sarah & Adam - Wedding, Luxers Barn. Hambledon
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“You guys were incredible! Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! The variation in songs you played gave everyone something to dance too. And I don't think the dance floor was empty at anyone point. Totally made it for us. I'd get married all over again just to have you play it!”

Jessica Bates and James Croft - Weddding, Minstrel Court, Royston
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“5/5 The band were absolutely fantastic! They created an incredible atmosphere and really made the wedding. We couldn't have asked for more”

Hannah Matthews - Wedding, Private Address, Isle of Wight
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“We recently booked Sound System for our wedding party and we could not have been happier. We already knew we loved their sound (and particularly Kirsty's voice) from their promo videos on their website but what we didn't know is how good the band would be a getting everyone on the dance floor. Whilst their songs were not my normal 'favourites' they were far better choices to get everyone involved. Everybody from my 5 year old niece to my 75 year old mother-in-law were up dancing and all our guests couldn't stop saying how great the music was. As normal, we ran a bit behind on the day but Kirsty and the guys were super relaxed in pushing back the set times for us. Thanks so much guys for making our party one to remember and helping us dance the night away. We'll definitely keep Sound System in mind for our future family parties!”

Lauren Crowther - Anniversary Party, Dorset
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“The band were brilliant and were a highlight to our wedding. They were very professional and the singer Kirsty really engaged with the audience and a great singer. Lots of people where asking about them. Thanks.”

Jane & James - Wedding, Oxford
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“I'm really sorry I didn't get to say thank you last night for your incredible music! You guys were literally awesome and I can't tell you how many people just kept saying to me 'the band is INCREDIBLE!'. Also thank you for performing our first dance song specially for us - I know it wasn't part of your usual repertoire and it was completely beautiful! I hope you had a safe journey home. We will send some pics when they come through in a few weeks' time. Best wishes.”

Lydia - Wedding, Oxford
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“Hi Kirsty, We had a brilliant day and a big thank you, you were great!! Everyone commented on how good you were! Big thanks again!”

Antonella Rossino, Wedding
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“Hi Kirsty, Just wanted to say a massive thankyou to you and the rest of the band for the awesome entertainment you provided the other night. it was just brilliant and what a great night everyone had because of you. To see everyone of every age on the dance floor was everything we could have hoped for.v I really wish you all the success for the future and will certainly be reccomending you guys without hesitation.”

Doug Mcarthur. Wedding
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“Hi Kirsty and Team, Now that I have recovered from the party on Saturday, I would like to say a massive thank you to you as everyone has commented on how great you were and interactive with the crowd. I will be booking you in the future, as long as you would like to return and have given your number to a couple who are looking for a wedding band early next year.”

Peter Saul (Saul Bros Ltd), - Birthday party
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“What a party you gave us!!! It means so much for us you are part of our long lasting memory! Thank you !”

Christine and David Read - Wedding
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“These guys played at our wedding last year, and gave us a night to remember. Despite difficult circumstances....lots of kilted men showing things they shouldn't they still made our night! Highly recommend them!”

Phil Duff - Wedding
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“The band were great, as we knew they would be after seeing them at The Victoria. Everybody had a great time and loads of people commented to us what a fantastic band! Kim and I really enjoyed it...I have not been on a dance floor for years, i was telling people before the day that i don't dance. But they really got things going and reminded me that it doesn't matter what your dancing skills are like, as long as you are enjoying it, Kim couldn't believe how much I danced lol! We would certainly recommend them for any function. Thanks from both of us for a fab end to our special day, it couldn't have been better. Many Thanks”

Martin and Kim - Wedding, Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
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“The band were great, as we knew they would be after seeing them at The Victoria. Everybody had a great time and loads of people commented to us what a fantastic band! Kim and i really enjoyed it........i have not been on a dance floor for years, i was telling people before the day that i dont dance. But they really got things going and reminded me that it doesnt matter what your dancing skills are like, as long as you are enjoying it, Kim couldnt believe how much i danced lol! We would certainly recommend them for any function. Thanks from both of us for a fab end to our special day, it couldnt have been better. Many Thanks”

Martin and Kim - Wedding, Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

Key Info

Sound System | Live Party Band Hire, Berkshire
Guide Price:
£1,075
Line-Up:
  • Drums
  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
Lead Vocals:
  • 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?

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

What time do you play?

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

How long do you play for?

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

Can you provide music for our drinks reception?

Although we do not provide any additional sets for drinks receptions, we highly recommend the soloists featured on the Tailored Entertainment website: https://www.tailored-entertainment.com/soloists-duos

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

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

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

Do you have your own PA and lighting?

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

What is the website guide price based on?

The published guide price is based on our 4-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Reading. 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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