The Big Strut

The Big Strut

  • Base Location:

    Plymouth, Devon
  • Guide Price:

    £2,430 + Travel
Guide Price includes Band + DJ Music

This hip, no-nonsense six-piece band pack their crowd pleasing setlist with massive, modern tunes and a few old favourites to boot. They’re great for events of all shapes and sizes.

Style

Relaxed and refined, all at the same time. An awesomely hip, young, professional function outfit.

Standard Package

  • Professional 6-piece band with an awesome live show!
  • 2 x 60 minute live sets or 3 x 40 minute sets
  • Brilliant 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

  • 60 minute acoustic live lounge set - perfect for your drinks reception
  • Band member to DJ live before and after live sets
  • Additional male vocals
High quality set. Excellent musicians that perform a wide selection of songs with panache. Friendly and talented individuals. The best party band I’ve heard for a very long time. An absolute hit.

Video

Audio

Repertoire

Modern

1000 Miles - Vanessa Carlton (Part Of A Medley)
17 Going Under - Sam Fender
About Damn Time - Lizzo
Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay
All Star - Smash Mouth
Cake By The Ocean/American Boy/24k Magic - Medley
Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Don’t Start Now - Dua Lipa
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
Ironic - Alanis Morisette
Keep On Moving - Five
Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, Moulin Rouge Version
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Locked Out Of Heaven/Cold Sweat - Bruno Mars/James Brown
Mercy - The Third Degree
Naughty Girl, Bootylicious, Crazy In Love - Beyonce Medley
No Diggity - Black Street
Praise You (Fat Boy Slim) / Never Too Much (Luther Vandros) - Medley
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Shackles (Praise You) - Mary Mary
Valerie - Zutons
What’s Up? - 4 Non Blondes
Without Me/Slim Shady - Eminem Medley

Classics

(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Africa - Toto (Part Of A Medley)
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
Can’t Go For That - Hall And Oats
Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean
Celebration - Kool And The Gang
Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Easy Love - Phil Collins (Part Of A Medley)
Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang
Give Me The Night - George Benson
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston (Part Of A Medley)
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Kiss - Prince
Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
PYT - Michael Jackson
September - Earth Wind & Fire
Sex Machine - James Brown
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Son Of A Preacher - Dusty Springfield
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off - Jermaine Stewart (Part Of A Medley)
Workin’ Day And Night - Michael Jackson

1st Dance Suggestions

All Of Me - John Legend
At Last - Etta James
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
Gravity - John Mayer
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Iiris - Goo Goo Dolls
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Acoustic Afternoon

9 To 5 - Dolly Parton
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Kan
Alright Now  - Free
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson
Cheerleader - OMI
Come Together - The Beatles
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Feel Like Making Love  - Bad Company
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Ironic - Alanis Morissette
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Kiss - Prince
Man! I Feel Like A Woman! - Shania Twain
Party - Rita Ora
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Save Tonight - Eagle-Eye-Cherry
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Shackles - Mary Mary
Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Stuck in the Middle - Steelers Wheel
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars (bluegrass version)
Valerie - The Zutons
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Weather With You - Crowded House
Whenever, Whenever - Shakira

testimonials

  • Star
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“Please thank the band for their performance on Saturday evening, everyone really enjoyed it. The band played the songs really well and it was a great performance all round. Many thanks to yourselves at Tailored Entertainment for facilitating.”

Plymouth City Council - Armed Forces Day, Hoe Park, Plymouth
  • Star
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“Easy booking, no hassles, responded quickly to all our emails and enquiries. The band were excellent and we had amazing feedback from our guests.”

Stephanie - Wedding, Kingston Estate, Devon
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“We wanted to reach out with a big thank you to yourself and The Big Strut - they were incredible on our big day and kept our guests dancing all night long with so many people commenting on how good the music was!!”

Amy & James - Wedding, Restronguet Barton, Cornwall
  • Star
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“Wow, thank you so so much for bringing the party on Saturday night. It was such a special day. Ed’s favourite part was the first dance. Thanks for nailing that. We had so many people comment on how great you all were. Bringing old and new bangers.”

Flo & Ed - Wedding - Windout Farm, Exeter
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“Thank you so much for such a banging party on Saturday! You were absolutely amazing, such a pleasure to have play at our wedding. Everyone absolutely loved your sound - it was one corker after another, so thank youuu! We really hope we see you at other friend's weddings soon! But until then, all the best. Catherine and Joe xxx”

Catherine & Joe - Wedding, Wonwood Barton, Tavistoc, Devon
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“5/5 They were fantastic. They bring a happy , positive vibes along with them which lifts all of the guests. They sang our first dance song perfectly and we have had so many comments from people saying how fantastic they were. Thank you to all of The Big Strut - we will definitely have them again for another event in the future”

Jodie & Peter - Wedding - Private Address, Shaldon, Devon
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“The band were brilliant we would recommend them to anyone and when we have another party we will certainly be using them again. Please thank them very much for all their hard work to make our party really special. We have some friends who also want to book them so they will be in touch. Thank you for all your hard work.”

Andy & Jane - Birthday Party, Private Address, Taunton
  • Star
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  • Star

“Now our honeymoon is over, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for the unforgettable time you gave everyone at our wedding. We figured from your videos that you would likely be good, but it’s never possible to be sure. But from the moment you took the stage, it was clear that we were in for an incredible evening. The two singers had phenomenal voices and energy, and the whole band were just brilliant - you packed the dance floor all night. We were especially touched by the way you delivered our first dance. It was everything we had imagined and more.”

Paul & Anna - Wedding - Minterne House, Dorset
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“5/5”

Tom & Alison - Private Party, Calstock Village Hall, Cornwall
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“Thank you so much to The Big Strut for being the band for our wedding last weekend. We had so many comments about how good you were! We just wished it wouldn’t end! It was all easy to arrange and communicate with - thank you! We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.”

Issy & Jonny - Wedding, Polhawn Fort, Cornwall
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“The Big Strut made our wedding evening. From the moment they arrived they brought the best positive energy and were a total pleasure. Every single one of the band is so talented and brilliant performers as well as the musical skill itself. Our first dance request was perfectly executed (even though we forgot some of our dance!!) and at times I had to stop myself standing at the front dancing like a crazy fan and remember to dance and chat with our guests! The song choices were perfect and our guests were constantly on the dance floor. I can’t thank them (and the agency) enough!! Can’t wait to watch some of the videos back.”

Georgie & Ed - Wedding, Boconnoc, Cornwall
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“Great band! Very amiable too. Out guests loved them, thanks for being part of our day.”

Christopher & Hayley - Wedding, Dorridge Village Hall, Solihull
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“Band were great and really lovely people!”

Justin & Emily - Wedding, Tidwell Farm, Devon
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“The Big Strut were incredible! I may be biased because it was my wedding day but they did such a good job. The music was spot on, sounded amazing and really got the crowd dancing. In addition, I didn't see them setting up, they just magically appeared and played some great music. They did us an acoustic set which I thoroughly enjoyed and three evening sets which were at the times we agreed. They also did a little video of the day which we sat on Instagram which was lovely to recount the day. I cannot recommend them enough, I would definitely book them again! Thank you very much.”

Kathryn & Seb - Wedding, Crowcombe Court, Taunton
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“First time I’ve seen you and that was on the back of seeing your promo video. Just to say we had the best time being entertained by you today at the Marina Bar. Totally accomplished musicians and first class entertainers, the real deal! Rare in today’s circuit and we will be following you and enjoying your performances whenever we can. Thank you, you should be proud of your act and even prouder of its delivery! I have been involved in the entertainment game, pub acts, DJ-ing, TV, Radio, both locally and nationally since the late 80s and was blown away by you today. Loved it!”

Public Event - The Marina Bar, Devon
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“The band were AMAZING on our wedding day! Such great performances that got everyone dancing. The band could not have been better!”

Peter - Wedding, Dartington Hall, Devon
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“I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to you and your band for the amazing music and entertainment you provided for our charity fund raising event. I have been inundated by guests complimenting the band and saying how you made the evening such a memorable occasion.”

Graham, Rooms, Prostate Cancer UK Fund Raising Event, Devon
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“The best band I’ve ever listened to. They made our staff Summer Party and would commend them for any event 100%”

Ricky, SMAS - Party, The Morley Arms, Plymouth
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“The Big Strut played at our wedding shortly after lockdown ended. I cannot tell you how delighted we were with them. They had a great repertoire of songs that had the entire party dancing the night away. In the lead up to the event we had spoken about our concerns with regards to the first song, the band were so responsive, they completely took on board our comments and they played our first song brilliantly. Honestly, the band was amazing. So, so amazing. I would book them again in a heartbeat.”

Anna & Samuel - Wedding, Paschoe House, Devon
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“Fantastic top talented musicians. Love this music - it makes me smile, feel happy and want to dance!”

Sheron King - Plymouth
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“Amazing sound, incredibly talented musicians xx”

Martin Harris - Torquay
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“High quality set. Excellent musicians that perform a wide selection of songs with panache. Friendly, sensitive and talented individuals. The best party band I’ve heard for a very long time. An absolute hit.”

Bruce Robinson - Plymouth

Key Info

The Big Strut | Professional Party Band, Devon, UK
Guide Price:
£2,430
Line-Up:
  • Female Vocals
  • Male Vocals
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Keys
  • Guitar
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?

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 can perform a 1 x 60-minute live lounge-style 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 6-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Plymouth. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hour 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

Audio

Repertoire

Modern

1000 Miles - Vanessa Carlton (Part Of A Medley)
17 Going Under - Sam Fender
About Damn Time - Lizzo
Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay
All Star - Smash Mouth
Cake By The Ocean/American Boy/24k Magic - Medley
Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Don’t Start Now - Dua Lipa
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
Ironic - Alanis Morisette
Keep On Moving - Five
Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, Moulin Rouge Version
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Locked Out Of Heaven/Cold Sweat - Bruno Mars/James Brown
Mercy - The Third Degree
Naughty Girl, Bootylicious, Crazy In Love - Beyonce Medley
No Diggity - Black Street
Praise You (Fat Boy Slim) / Never Too Much (Luther Vandros) - Medley
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Shackles (Praise You) - Mary Mary
Valerie - Zutons
What’s Up? - 4 Non Blondes
Without Me/Slim Shady - Eminem Medley

Classics

(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Africa - Toto (Part Of A Medley)
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
Can’t Go For That - Hall And Oats
Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean
Celebration - Kool And The Gang
Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Easy Love - Phil Collins (Part Of A Medley)
Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang
Give Me The Night - George Benson
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston (Part Of A Medley)
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Kiss - Prince
Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
PYT - Michael Jackson
September - Earth Wind & Fire
Sex Machine - James Brown
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Son Of A Preacher - Dusty Springfield
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off - Jermaine Stewart (Part Of A Medley)
Workin’ Day And Night - Michael Jackson

1st Dance Suggestions

All Of Me - John Legend
At Last - Etta James
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
Gravity - John Mayer
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Iiris - Goo Goo Dolls
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Acoustic Afternoon

9 To 5 - Dolly Parton
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Kan
Alright Now  - Free
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson
Cheerleader - OMI
Come Together - The Beatles
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Feel Like Making Love  - Bad Company
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Ironic - Alanis Morissette
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Kiss - Prince
Man! I Feel Like A Woman! - Shania Twain
Party - Rita Ora
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Save Tonight - Eagle-Eye-Cherry
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Shackles - Mary Mary
Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Stuck in the Middle - Steelers Wheel
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars (bluegrass version)
Valerie - The Zutons
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Weather With You - Crowded House
Whenever, Whenever - Shakira

testimonials

  • Star
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“Please thank the band for their performance on Saturday evening, everyone really enjoyed it. The band played the songs really well and it was a great performance all round. Many thanks to yourselves at Tailored Entertainment for facilitating.”

Plymouth City Council - Armed Forces Day, Hoe Park, Plymouth
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“Easy booking, no hassles, responded quickly to all our emails and enquiries. The band were excellent and we had amazing feedback from our guests.”

Stephanie - Wedding, Kingston Estate, Devon
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“We wanted to reach out with a big thank you to yourself and The Big Strut - they were incredible on our big day and kept our guests dancing all night long with so many people commenting on how good the music was!!”

Amy & James - Wedding, Restronguet Barton, Cornwall
  • Star
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“Wow, thank you so so much for bringing the party on Saturday night. It was such a special day. Ed’s favourite part was the first dance. Thanks for nailing that. We had so many people comment on how great you all were. Bringing old and new bangers.”

Flo & Ed - Wedding - Windout Farm, Exeter
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“Thank you so much for such a banging party on Saturday! You were absolutely amazing, such a pleasure to have play at our wedding. Everyone absolutely loved your sound - it was one corker after another, so thank youuu! We really hope we see you at other friend's weddings soon! But until then, all the best. Catherine and Joe xxx”

Catherine & Joe - Wedding, Wonwood Barton, Tavistoc, Devon
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“5/5 They were fantastic. They bring a happy , positive vibes along with them which lifts all of the guests. They sang our first dance song perfectly and we have had so many comments from people saying how fantastic they were. Thank you to all of The Big Strut - we will definitely have them again for another event in the future”

Jodie & Peter - Wedding - Private Address, Shaldon, Devon
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“The band were brilliant we would recommend them to anyone and when we have another party we will certainly be using them again. Please thank them very much for all their hard work to make our party really special. We have some friends who also want to book them so they will be in touch. Thank you for all your hard work.”

Andy & Jane - Birthday Party, Private Address, Taunton
  • Star
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  • Star

“Now our honeymoon is over, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for the unforgettable time you gave everyone at our wedding. We figured from your videos that you would likely be good, but it’s never possible to be sure. But from the moment you took the stage, it was clear that we were in for an incredible evening. The two singers had phenomenal voices and energy, and the whole band were just brilliant - you packed the dance floor all night. We were especially touched by the way you delivered our first dance. It was everything we had imagined and more.”

Paul & Anna - Wedding - Minterne House, Dorset
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“5/5”

Tom & Alison - Private Party, Calstock Village Hall, Cornwall
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“Thank you so much to The Big Strut for being the band for our wedding last weekend. We had so many comments about how good you were! We just wished it wouldn’t end! It was all easy to arrange and communicate with - thank you! We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.”

Issy & Jonny - Wedding, Polhawn Fort, Cornwall
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“The Big Strut made our wedding evening. From the moment they arrived they brought the best positive energy and were a total pleasure. Every single one of the band is so talented and brilliant performers as well as the musical skill itself. Our first dance request was perfectly executed (even though we forgot some of our dance!!) and at times I had to stop myself standing at the front dancing like a crazy fan and remember to dance and chat with our guests! The song choices were perfect and our guests were constantly on the dance floor. I can’t thank them (and the agency) enough!! Can’t wait to watch some of the videos back.”

Georgie & Ed - Wedding, Boconnoc, Cornwall
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“Great band! Very amiable too. Out guests loved them, thanks for being part of our day.”

Christopher & Hayley - Wedding, Dorridge Village Hall, Solihull
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“Band were great and really lovely people!”

Justin & Emily - Wedding, Tidwell Farm, Devon
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“The Big Strut were incredible! I may be biased because it was my wedding day but they did such a good job. The music was spot on, sounded amazing and really got the crowd dancing. In addition, I didn't see them setting up, they just magically appeared and played some great music. They did us an acoustic set which I thoroughly enjoyed and three evening sets which were at the times we agreed. They also did a little video of the day which we sat on Instagram which was lovely to recount the day. I cannot recommend them enough, I would definitely book them again! Thank you very much.”

Kathryn & Seb - Wedding, Crowcombe Court, Taunton
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“First time I’ve seen you and that was on the back of seeing your promo video. Just to say we had the best time being entertained by you today at the Marina Bar. Totally accomplished musicians and first class entertainers, the real deal! Rare in today’s circuit and we will be following you and enjoying your performances whenever we can. Thank you, you should be proud of your act and even prouder of its delivery! I have been involved in the entertainment game, pub acts, DJ-ing, TV, Radio, both locally and nationally since the late 80s and was blown away by you today. Loved it!”

Public Event - The Marina Bar, Devon
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“The band were AMAZING on our wedding day! Such great performances that got everyone dancing. The band could not have been better!”

Peter - Wedding, Dartington Hall, Devon
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“I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to you and your band for the amazing music and entertainment you provided for our charity fund raising event. I have been inundated by guests complimenting the band and saying how you made the evening such a memorable occasion.”

Graham, Rooms, Prostate Cancer UK Fund Raising Event, Devon
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“The best band I’ve ever listened to. They made our staff Summer Party and would commend them for any event 100%”

Ricky, SMAS - Party, The Morley Arms, Plymouth
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“The Big Strut played at our wedding shortly after lockdown ended. I cannot tell you how delighted we were with them. They had a great repertoire of songs that had the entire party dancing the night away. In the lead up to the event we had spoken about our concerns with regards to the first song, the band were so responsive, they completely took on board our comments and they played our first song brilliantly. Honestly, the band was amazing. So, so amazing. I would book them again in a heartbeat.”

Anna & Samuel - Wedding, Paschoe House, Devon
  • Star
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“Fantastic top talented musicians. Love this music - it makes me smile, feel happy and want to dance!”

Sheron King - Plymouth
  • Star
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“Amazing sound, incredibly talented musicians xx”

Martin Harris - Torquay
  • Star
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  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“High quality set. Excellent musicians that perform a wide selection of songs with panache. Friendly, sensitive and talented individuals. The best party band I’ve heard for a very long time. An absolute hit.”

Bruce Robinson - Plymouth

Key Info

The Big Strut | Professional Party Band, Devon, UK
Guide Price:
£2,430
Line-Up:
  • Female Vocals
  • Male Vocals
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Keys
  • Guitar
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?

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 can perform a 1 x 60-minute live lounge-style 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 6-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Plymouth. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hour 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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