Nothing quite gets the party going like a killer indie rock band, playing a bunch of your favourite tunes and packing out the dance floor. And no other band does it quite like Brightside - a slick indie rock trio that really know how to shake up your night with pitch perfect song choices and a stunning live show.
Based in Southampton, Brightside are a formidable live band with years of collective experience in the UK music industry. They’ve played at some of the most prestigious venues in country, alongside some of the biggest names in music: and now you can book this magnetic live band to electrify your big night.
Their setlist is packed to bursting with songs that are guaranteed to have all your guests out of their seats, from modern indie chart tunes to classic songs given an awesomely contemporary twist - whatever you’re into, Brightside will deliver it with sweat, swagger and a remarkably rounded sound for a three piece band.
Brightside can also offer a stripped back, Live Lounge style add-on in addition to their basic booking. Their acoustic setlist makes a refreshing alternative to the standard, ten-a-penny drinks reception entertainment options you’re likely to find. Your guests are sure to love it!
Brightside’s standard entertainment package includes:
Industry leading function band with male lead vocals
2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets
Brilliant repertoire featuring the biggest classic and current chart hits
Professional PA and lighting
Pre-mixed disco before and after live sets (tailored to your tastes)
PAT tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance
Special request performed
Brightside are based in Southampton and are available for weddings, parties and corporate events across the UK and Europe.
7 Nation Army - The White Stripes 8 Days A Week - The Beatles A Little Respect - Wheatus All The Things That I've Done - The Killers American Boy - Estelle Angels - Robbie Williams Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morison Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones Call Me - Blondie Cant Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis Come Together - The Beatles Country Roads - John Denver Crazy - Gnarles Barkley Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen Dakota - Stereophonics Dancing Queen - A B B A Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers Does Your Mother Know - A B B A Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis Don't Stop Me Now - Queen Dreaming Of You - The Coral Everlong - Foo Fighters Faith - George Michael Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House Fell In Love With A Girl - The White Stripes Freedom! - George Michael Get Lucky - Daft Punk Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac Happy - Pharell Williams Have You Ever Seen The Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival Heart Of Glass - Blondie Helter Skelter - The Beatles Hey Jude - The Beatles Hold Back The River - James Bay Hound Dog - Elvis Presley Human - Rag And Bone Man I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys I Can't Feel My Face - The Weekend I Feel Good - James Brown I Wanna Be Adored - The Stone Roses I'm Still Standing - Elton John Jonny B Goode - Chuck Berry Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones Last Night - The Strokes Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars London Calling - The Clash Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers Love Cats - The Cure Marry You - Bruno Mars Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics Molly Chambers - Kings Of Leon Mr Brightside - The Killers Mrs Robinson - Simon And Garfunkel My Sharona - The Knack Naive - The Kooks Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry Royals - Lorde Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon She Bangs The Drums - The Stone Roses Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Somebody Told Me - The Killers Starman - David Bowie Stuck In The Middle - Steelers Wheel Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks Superstition - Stevie Wonder Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus The Bucket - Kings Of Leon The Cave - Mumford And Sons The Chain - Fleetwood Mac The Importance Of Being Idle - Oasis This Charming Man - The Smiths This Love - Maroon 5 Times Like These - Foo Fighters Treasure - Bruno Mars Twist And Shout - The Beatles Under My Thumb - The Rolling Stones Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon Valerie - Amy Winehouse We Are Young - Fun When You Were Young - The Killers Wonderwall - Oasis Yellow - Coldplay You Got The Love - Florence And The Machine You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
“Thank you so much for providing Brightside for us on our special day. I can not express how amazing they were and how pleased we were with them. Everyone was dancing from the second they started playing until the very end, they exceeded all expectations. They were such genuine nice guys and we can’t wait to have another excuse to hire them again.”Hannah & Matthias Wright - Skylark Golf & Country Club, Hampshire
“Brightside are fantastic! We are so thoroughly pleased they could play at our wedding. Even learnt to play our first dance, which was amazing. Guests certainly enjoyed them and all have said how great they were. So many people were on the dancefloor with plenty asking for 'one more song'. Would not hesitate to book them again for an event. Tailored entertainment has been great too with communication & booking.”Andrew Warren - Wedding, Bartley Lodge Hotel, Southampton
“We have had literally dozens of our guests say they were the best wedding band they've ever seen - our friends have already booked them for their wedding too, we can't wait to see them again! Brightside were so professional, friendly and accommodating of our wishes playing multiple sets - they even learned a new song for the ceremony. They were the perfect soundtrack to the best day of our lives!”Andy & Claire - Wedding, Sopley Mill, Christchurch
“I would just like to say a huge thank you to you all for helping us create such a memorable event last Monday. We got so many compliments from our guests about how great you were! You set the tone from the start with a great selection of upbeat songs, and we hope we can work with you again for future events! Thanks again for everything.”Beth - Amazon Corporate Event
“I had Brightside to play at my 50th Birthday, they were fantastic and come highly recommended, they played a whole range of music keeping the dance floor packed all night, thank you Rob, Dan and Jack you made my birthday a night to remember. You guys were truly Awesome!!!”Jane Martin - Birthday Party, Eastleigh Football Club
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. You can see a video of this set here: https://youtu.be/NsWGTRhxiWY
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 3-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Southamton. 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? Ideally soft drinks and a hot meal or buffet. However, this is certainly not a deal breaker so if you can’t provide this, just let us know in advance and we’ll bring food & drink with us.
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.
“Cannot recommend this band enough!! Seen them twice... they stole the show both times. Absolutely nailed it on the night!! Can't speak highly enough of Tailored Ents. Thoroughly professional!”Gary - Birthday Party, Essex