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The Skip Jacks - Folk / Pop in London

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Based: London

Guide Price: £2225

Genre: Folk / Pop

Line-Up: Drums, Bass/BVs, Keys/BVs, Guitar/Lead Vocals, Lead Vocalist (Optional Sax & Trumpet)

Lead Vocals: Female & Male Vocals

About

About Us

The Skip Jacks are a fun-loving folk pop function band with the kind of set list and stage presence to guarantee a packed dance floor from first dance through to last orders. Their first set really gets the party started with a joyous selection of crowd favourites, all performed with an awesome Mumford & Sons inspired twist. Then they’ll really get your night firing with a show stopping pop anthem finale – as an optional extra, you can even book an amazing horn section to join the band and really make your big night’s entertainment unforgettable.

Our Style

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

Our Experience

There are few bands in the London function scene with as much experience as The Skip Jacks – their testimonials speak for themselves!

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Repertoire

Medleys

Garage Medley - Re-Rewind / Do You Really Like It? / 21 Seconds / Gotta Get Thru This / Outa Space / No Limits
90s Dance Medley - Rhythm Is A Dancer / Mr Vain /Rhythm Of The Night / Insomnia / Ride On Time
Funk Medley - Play That Funky Music / Get Lucky / Good Times / Rappers Delight / Uptown Funk / Fresh Prince Of Bel Air
Hip Hop Medley - No Diggity / Here Comes The Hotstepper / Boom Shake The Room / This Is How We Do It / Boom Boom Boom

Party Repertoire

20th Century Boy - T Rex
500 Miles - Proclaimers
All Star - Smash Mouth
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Back For Good - Take That
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Cheerleader - Omi
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Don’t You Want Me Baby - The Human League
Everybody ( Backstreets Back) - Backstreet Boys
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Faith - George Michael
Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran
Gangsters Paradise - Coolio
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Happy - Pharell
Hello - Adele
Hit Me Baby - Britney Spears
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Hold My Hand - Jess Glyne
Hot In Here - Justin Timberlake - Senorita / Nelly
Hound Dog - Elvis
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Will Wait - Mumford And Sons
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine
Little Lion Man - Mumford And Sons
Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Oops I Did It Again - Britney Spears
Parklife - Blur
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paulo Nutini
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Remix To Ignition - R Kelly
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley And His Comets
Say Something - Justin Timberlake
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
Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sorry - Justin Beiber
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Stuck In The Middle With You - Steelers Wheel
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take On Me - Aha
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Unknown - Misirlou
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Avicii
We Found Love - Rihanna
Ya - Outkast - Hey
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Single Ladies / Rolling In The Deep

Lounge Set Add-On

Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Eight Days A Week - The Beatles
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
My Girl - The Temptations
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Stand By Me - Ben E King
These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke

Testimonials

★★★★★

“Please can you pass on our heartfelt thanks to each member of the The Skip Jacks...they were absolutely amazing on our wedding day last week and made the whole day! They were so professional and efficient with their set up, they looked the part, played fantastically and got everyone dancing! When there was an issue with the venue's speaker they re did our first dance later on so that we could hear it properly, this was greatly appreciated and gave a whole different feel to the dance. I will highly recommend them to everyone after a band, I'm just trying to think of the next event I can hold to justify booking them! Thank you again for making the organising of the band so easy. Thank you!”Evie & Jamie - Wedding

★★★★★

“We just wanted to reach out and send a special thanks to you and the The Skip Jacks. The band were absolutely incredible on the day - our wedding party had the best time! We have had so much feedback from our guests that they were the best band/wedding band they have ever seen! They kept all our guests, no matter what their music taste, on the dance floor all night and that is something truly magical. I hope they enjoyed the island also! If I ever need a band for anything I will definitely be reaching out! Big thanks again and take care.”Holly & Joe - Wedding, Ibiza

★★★★★

“I just wanted to send you a few words of thanks to pass on to The Skip Jacks. It's two weeks since the wedding and I'm still hearing from people about how brilliant they were. I know they stepped in at relatively short notice but no one guessed. In fact, my now brother-in-law managed to have a 5 minute practice with them during the speeches, so he could sing Hallelujah with them for my wife and I. Really, they were very kind to let him do that and to play a few extra songs when the crowd were begging them not to stop at the end. I'll be selling them to every fiancé I know for a long while, in the selfish hope that I'll see them play again”Brett - Wedding

★★★★★

“The band were truly exceptional and everyone at the wedding was asking after them, we seriously could not have asked for any more...their youtube videos were great but if anything we felt they were better live. I can only apologise that we didn't get to speak with them after their set ended, we wish we had managed to get to thank them personally but it was all a bit of a blur at the end. The music the band performed was just perfect, we had a real mix of ages there and everone was impressed and catered for. The day was rounded off perfectly and I was personally dancing my ass off...I am glad the photographer left when she did or there may have been more evidence of that. heh heh! Anyway we would really appreciate it if you could pass our appreciation on to the band, and we would be more than happy to add our feedback should you have anywhere we can upload it? Thanks again and Kindest regards for making our special day so special.”Tim & Laura - Wedding

★★★★★

“We wanted to say a huge HUGE thank you to the band, who were absolutely amazing at our wedding!!!! We had so many people comment on how brilliant they were and the dance floor was absolutely packed! We had the best time!! Please please pass on our thank yous to them - they made the whole evening extra special. All the best.”Frank & Mike - Wedding

★★★★★

“We would just like to say a massive thank you for your performance at our wedding at the Wetland Centre. We have had a lot of positive feedback about your singing and playing. The choice of songs was exactly as we’d hoped and you performed them brilliantly. We really appreciated how you tailored both the content and volume to the party atmosphere as it allowed our guests to listen or chat as they wished. A special thank you for learning ‘Better Together’ so that we could match our steps to it, down to the last beat! Wishing you every success in the future.”Rachel & Cliff - Wedding, The Wetland Centre, London

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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