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Ventura - High-Energy Showband in South East

Key Info

Based: South East

Guide Price: £3370

Genre: High-Energy Showband

Line-Up: Line-up options from 5 to 10-piece

Lead Vocals: Male & Female Vocals

About

About Us

Ventura is a fun-filled, high energy party band that specialises in providing live entertainment for some of the most exclusive, premium events in the world. Their elaborate, incredible live show takes in some of the biggest party floor fillers in music and gives them a distinct ‘Ventura’ spin. From 80s-style ska mashups to hip-hop medleys and so much more besides, Ventura’s mind-bending setlist makes them perfect for high-end events looking to make their big night really stand out from the crowd.

Our Style

Slick and stylish with a serious wow-factor. Ventura has the sound and look to complement the very biggest events.

Our Experience

Ventura have booked shows at exclusive events and locations around the world. You’re booking the absolute best.

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Repertoire

Medleys

90s Dance Medley - Rhythm of The Night / Mr Vain / Rhythm Is A Dancer / Insomnia / Ride On Time
Garage Medley - Do You Really Like It? / Re-rewind / 21 Seconds / Gotta Get Through This / Outta Space / No Limit
Hip Hop Medley - No Diggity / Hotstepper / Boom Shake The Room / This Is How We Do It / Boom Boom Boom

Party

5 Colours In Her Hair - McFly
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
7 Days - Craig David
All Right Now - Free
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Angels - Robbie Williams
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Back For Good - Take That
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blurred Lines - Robyn Thicke
Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
California Love - 2 Pac
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Cheerleader - Omi
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Don't You Want Me Baby - Human League
Everybody ( Backstreets Back) - Backstreet Boys
Faith - George Michael
Fresh Prince Of Belair - Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff
Gangsta's Paradise / Tetris - Coolio
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Happy - Pharrell
Hard Days Night - The Beatles
Hey Ho - The Lumineers
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hit Me Baby - Britney Spears
Hold On We're Going Home - Drake
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
I Predict A Riot - The Kaiser Chiefs
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I Will Wait - Mumford Ans Sons
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Johnny Be Good - Chuck Berry
Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Keep On Moving - 5ive
Killing In The Name Of - Rage Against The Machine
Lion Man - Mumford And Sons
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Misirlou ( Pulp Fiction Song) - Dick Dale And His Del - Tones
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre
Oops I Did It Again - Britney Spears
Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
Parklife - Blur
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paulo Nutini
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Hayley And The Comets
Rude - Magic
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
She Said - Plan B
Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Song 2 - Blur
Stuck In The Middle With You - Steelers Wheel
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take On Me - A - Ha
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Tender - Blur
Thong Song - Sisqo
Timber - Kesha
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Avicii
We Found Love - Rihanna
What's My Age Again - Blink 182
You And Me Song - The Wannadies
You Really Got Me - The Kinks

Folk Styled Background Set

As Long As You Love Me - Backstreet Boys
Black And Gold - Sam Sparro
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Human - Rag'n' Bone Man
I Can't Help Falling In Love With You - U B40
L O V E - Nat King Cole
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
One Day Like This - Elbow
She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Time Of Your Life - Green Day

Testimonials

★★★★★

“We really enjoyed meeting you guys and we loved your music down at the wedding pavilion and then up at the main marquee - really made the party - great atmosphere and non-stop dancing! So glad you have been booked to come down to us again next year, bring a tent next time - or you can stay in one of the tipis!”Kim & Lizzie - Owners Cornish Tipi Weddings

★★★★★

“Just a quick note to say how AMAZING you guys were on Saturday. I feel very lucky to have found such an awesome band that totally made our wedding a party. I am also so grateful to you for learning my request of ‘You’re so cool’. It sounded amazing & added to the whole experience of having the most perfect ceremony. Also thanks for learning my very last minute request of 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered' I heard a few laughs as we were signing the register. You guys are so talented especially to play the Fresh Prince of Bel Air with no warning. If we’re having a party in the future I’ll be sure to contact you!”Louise & Rich - Wedding

★★★★★

“Thanks so much for Saturday and for letting the boys use your stuff. It was so good to see even those teenage boys up and dancing...amazing what several gallons of alcohol will do. You were all great. We were sitting outside with friends on the Sunday and wishing you could all play again. If we ever have another party we'll be in touch.”Andrea - 50th birthday party

★★★★★

“You had everyone on their feet non-stop, and everyone commented on what a fantastic performance you gave. I actually fractured my rib two days before the wedding, but I couldn’t stop dancing cos every song was perfect and there was never one I felt I could sit out. I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t get enough, from aged 2 to 82 all of our guests really enjoyed your music and had a fantastic time. I can’t believe you learnt our first dance in less than a week – thank you so much! It was amazing and so much better to have it performed live by you guys. We’ve already had a couple of friends asking for your details for future events, and we would certainly highly recommend you to anyone we know looking for amazing live music. I hope you enjoyed the evening too, we really had the most fantastic time. Thank you so much!”Leila & Gareth - Wedding

★★★★★

“Dear Ventura, You guys totally rocked. People have not stopped talking about you and you made our night. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”Hannah & Vicki - Wedding

★★★★★

“We have had so many comments about how wonderfully the band played. So many guests said they hadn’t danced as much for years. It really made the evening and we were absolutely delighted. Quite how you managed to please an age range from 18 to 80 is quite astonishing.”Viv Poutney - 25th Wedding Anniversary, Hertfordshire

★★★★★

“You performed for us at our wedding back in July at the Marriott in Bournemouth, and we wanted to thank you all! Everyone at the wedding was blown away by how good you were - it was a real highlight of the day!! The first dance song was amazing - you nailed it! It was a real mix of songs - the perfect combination to get people dancing - and keep them on the dance floor till the end! And the inclusion of a couple of foo fighters songs (as a special last minute request by me) really made the night even more special. I know there are a million bands for people to choose from, but we wont have any hesitation recommending you - and will look for a good opportunity to hire you again, if you want us to speak to anyone to recommend you personally then please let me know! We cannot thank you guys enough!”Craig & Maxine Sanderson - Wedding

★★★★★

“I just wanted to say a big thank you to Ventura, they were fabulous and lots of people commented about how great the lead singer was. If I am organising another function I think we will use them again! Great variety of songs and they fitted the occasion really well.”Nikki Mead - Wedding

★★★★★

“It’s taken us 24 hours to write to say thank you because frankly, we’re in denial that our party is over. You guys were totally, totally brilliant – we loved you and our guests loved you. We knew you were going to be amazing but I don’t think all the videos we watched online could really prepare us for the charisma, charm and musicianship you guys have. You guys know your stuff, you know your set lists are perfectly plotted to create a different vibe each set you play and it’s genius. Not a duff note or song in the house. In the meantime, thanks guys, you genuinely rock.”Chloe & Sam - Wedding

★★★★★

“We had a fantastic day and a huge part of it was down to Ventura! Everyone has been raving about you and we've lost count of how many friends and family have described you guys as 'the best wedding band ever' (it’s still happening 3 weeks later!)! The music was absolutely brilliant and everyone had such a fantastic time and you had everyone dancing all night which I don’t think I have ever seen before - and all generations too which was lovely to see. It goes without saying that if we’re ever asked for any wedding recommendations you will be top of the list! Many thanks again.”Charlie & Claire - Wedding

★★★★★

“We have been bombarded ever since Saturday night with messages about how amazing you guys were! You absolutely made the day for us. We couldn't believe that the dance floor was totally packed all night with everyone from 16-79. It really was the total highlight of the day for us and I'm so, so pleased we found you and you were available! We were also really grateful for how smoothly everything went with the set up etc so thanks also for that.”Rebecca - Wedding

★★★★★

“We cannot thank you enough for not only playing at our wedding, but helping to make the day truly memorable. We absolutely loved your unique take on well-known songs, and even going the extra mile with requests that you may not have been familiar with. Definitely above and beyond!!! Once again, thank you so much.”Adam and Vicky - Wedding, Surrey

★★★★★

“I'd like to say a big thank you for yesterday you made our day very special and you were amazing, all the guests couldn't stop talking about you. Thanks for making our day even more special.”Sarah & Lawrence - Wedding

★★★★★

“Amazingly; epic...the nicest guys and just buzzing with energetic love for a full dance floor! Thank you for helping make our wedding day!”Carrie & Andy – Wedding

★★★★★

“There are no words to describe how kind, thoughtful and incredibly talented this group of gentlemen are. From enquiring about booking them, to learning and playing our first dance outside, to rocking the dance floor with everything from Britney to The Killers, Ventura were everything you could wish for from a wedding band, and more! We are eternity grateful! Thank you so very much, from the new Mr & Mrs Taylor-Holt!”Mr & Mrs Taylor-Holt - Wedding

★★★★★

“By far one of the best wedding bands we’ve heard. Versatile, quirky & truly talented. Gorgeous husky tones, country grooves. Good stuff x”O&C Photography

★★★★★

“Having seen Ventura perform at our friends wedding last summer they were the very first thing we booked when we became engaged. The venue, caterers, photographers etc were all secondary to making sure we had booked the band, they really are that good! At our wedding they were once again exceptional. They had the whole place jumping from the first set to the last, the young and old alike. We received so many compliments regarding the band on the night and in the days that followed. Many saying that they were the best band they’d ever seen! We couldn’t have been happier with their attitude, professionalism and performance. We are really hoping that some of our friends book Ventura for their weddings so that we can see them again. If you are looking for a wedding band who will round off your special day perfectly, look no further. You will not be disappointed!”Mark Childs - Wedding

★★★★★

“What can we say? You made an incredible day even more amazing & everyone loved you guys from start to finish. The first song was absolutely incredible (even if it was JLS for the husband!) & made me cry happy tears (which was a theme of the day!) and we just cannot thank you enough. Hope you had an amazing weekend of gigs & thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us in celebrating getting hitched.”Mr & Mrs L – Wedding

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?
Around 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 3 x 45 min sets of live music, any time between 8.00pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?
We perform 3 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 acoustic set as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner. We can also provide music for your ceremony, with a line-up to suit your requirements.

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 7-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Hampshire - off-peak discounts are available. 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?
4 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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