The Skip Jacks

The Skip Jacks

  • Location:

    London
  • Guide Price:

    £2,225

From their joyous folk opener to their show stopping, floor filling pop finale, The Skip Jacks are a genuine musical tour de force that’s sure to have your guests begging for more come midnight!

Style

Sharp and contemporary with a relaxed, fun loving twist. A high-end wedding band with real star quality.

Standard Package

  • Professional 5 or 7-piece folk & pop covers band with an awesome live show!
  • 3 x 45 minute live sets split between folk-style and indie/rock/pop style
  • 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 duo or 5-piece acoustic live lounge-style set, perfect for drinks receptions or during dinner
  • Live saxophone to playlist (with 7-piece line-up only)
  • Band member to DJ live before and after live sets

They were so professional and efficient with their set up, they looked the part, played fantastically and got everyone dancing!

Video

Audio

Repertoire

7 Days - Craig David
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Back For Good - Take That
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Budapest - George Ezra
Can’t Hold Us - Macklemore
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Cheerleader - Omi
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Don’t You Want Me Baby - The Human League
Everybody (Backstreets Back) - Backstreet Boys
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Faith - George Michael
Feel The Love - Rudimantal Ft. John Newman
Friday I’m In Love - The Cure
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Gotta Get Thru This - Daniel Beddingfield
Happy - Pharell
Hey Ya - Outkast
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
In Too Deep - Sum 41
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Oasis – Champagne Supernova
Oops!...I Did It Again - Britney Spears
Parklife - Blur
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Proclaimers – 500 Miles
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
She Said - Plan B
Shotgun - George Ezra
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Song 2 - Blur
Stuck In The Middle With You - Steelers Wheel
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take On Me - Aha
Teenage Dirtbag - Whetus
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Avicii
We Found Love - Rihanna
You And Me Song - The Wannadies
You Got The Love - Florance + The Machine

Rock 'n' Roll Medley

Day Tripper - The Beatles
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Hound Dog - Elvis
Johnny B Good - Chuck Berry
Misirlou (Pulp Fiction Theme) - Dick Dale
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley And His Comets
Twist And Shout - The Beatles

Funk Medley

Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Good Times/Rappers Delight - Chic
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars

Hip Hop Medley

Boom Shake The Room - Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince
Coolio - Gangsters Paradise
Here Comes The Hotstepper - Ini Kamoze
No Diggity - Blackstreet
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan

Throwback Medley

Be Faithful - Fatman Scoop
Hot In Here - Nelly
Seniorita - Justin Timberlake

90s Dance Medley

Insomnia - Faithless
Mr Vien - Culture Beat
Rhythm Is A Dancer - Snap
Rhythm Of The Night - Corona
Ride On Time - Black Box

Garage Medley

21 Seconds - So Solid Crew
Craig David - Rewind
Do You Really Like It - Dj Pied Piper And The Masters Of Ceremonies
Gotta Get Thru This - Daniel Bedingfield
No Limits - 2 Unlimited
Outta Space - The Prodigy

Background Sets

Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Eight Days A Week - The Beatles
Free Fallin - Tom Petty
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
My Girl - The Temptations
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Star Girl - Mcfly
These Boots Were Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke

Key Info

The Skip Jacks | Folk / Pop Function Band Hire, London
Based:
London
Guide Price:
£2,225
Line-Up:
  • Drums
  • Bass/BVs
  • Keys/BVs
  • Guitar/Lead Vocals
  • Lead Vocalist
Additional musicians:
  • Sax
  • Trumpet
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 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 45 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 duo or 5-piece 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 5-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in London. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, 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 £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.

Video

Audio

Repertoire

Key Info

FAQs

Video

Audio

Repertoire

7 Days - Craig David
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Back For Good - Take That
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Budapest - George Ezra
Can’t Hold Us - Macklemore
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Cheerleader - Omi
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Don’t You Want Me Baby - The Human League
Everybody (Backstreets Back) - Backstreet Boys
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Faith - George Michael
Feel The Love - Rudimantal Ft. John Newman
Friday I’m In Love - The Cure
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Gotta Get Thru This - Daniel Beddingfield
Happy - Pharell
Hey Ya - Outkast
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
In Too Deep - Sum 41
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Oasis – Champagne Supernova
Oops!...I Did It Again - Britney Spears
Parklife - Blur
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Proclaimers – 500 Miles
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
She Said - Plan B
Shotgun - George Ezra
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Song 2 - Blur
Stuck In The Middle With You - Steelers Wheel
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take On Me - Aha
Teenage Dirtbag - Whetus
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Avicii
We Found Love - Rihanna
You And Me Song - The Wannadies
You Got The Love - Florance + The Machine

Rock 'n' Roll Medley

Day Tripper - The Beatles
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Hound Dog - Elvis
Johnny B Good - Chuck Berry
Misirlou (Pulp Fiction Theme) - Dick Dale
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley And His Comets
Twist And Shout - The Beatles

Funk Medley

Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Good Times/Rappers Delight - Chic
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars

Hip Hop Medley

Boom Shake The Room - Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince
Coolio - Gangsters Paradise
Here Comes The Hotstepper - Ini Kamoze
No Diggity - Blackstreet
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan

Throwback Medley

Be Faithful - Fatman Scoop
Hot In Here - Nelly
Seniorita - Justin Timberlake

90s Dance Medley

Insomnia - Faithless
Mr Vien - Culture Beat
Rhythm Is A Dancer - Snap
Rhythm Of The Night - Corona
Ride On Time - Black Box

Garage Medley

21 Seconds - So Solid Crew
Craig David - Rewind
Do You Really Like It - Dj Pied Piper And The Masters Of Ceremonies
Gotta Get Thru This - Daniel Bedingfield
No Limits - 2 Unlimited
Outta Space - The Prodigy

Background Sets

Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Eight Days A Week - The Beatles
Free Fallin - Tom Petty
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
My Girl - The Temptations
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Star Girl - Mcfly
These Boots Were Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke

Key Info

The Skip Jacks | Folk / Pop Function Band Hire, London
Based:
London
Guide Price:
£2,225
Line-Up:
  • Drums
  • Bass/BVs
  • Keys/BVs
  • Guitar/Lead Vocals
  • Lead Vocalist
Additional musicians:
  • Sax
  • Trumpet
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 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 45 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 duo or 5-piece 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 5-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in London. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, 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 £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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