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.
20th Century Boy - T - Rex 7 Nation Army - The White Stripes 8 Days A Week - The Beatles All The Small Things - Blink 182 All These Things That I've Done - The Killers American Boy - Estelle Angels - Robbie Williams Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5 Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones Burning Love - Elvis Presley Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis Come Together - The Beatles Country Roads - John Denver Crazy - Gnarls Barkley Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen Dakota - Stereophonics Dancing Queen - A B B A Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis Dreaming Of You - The Coral Faith - George Michael Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House Fell In Love With A Girl - The White Stripes Get Lucky - Daft Punk Happy - Pharell Williams Heart Of Glass - Blondie Helter Skelter - The Beatles Hey Jude - The Beatles Hold Back The River - James Bay Hound Dog - Elvis Presley Human - Rag & Bone Man I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys I Feel Good - James Brown I Wanna Be Adored - The Stone Roses 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 Mercy - Duffy Mr Brightside - The Killers Mrs Robinson - Simon And Garfunkel Naive - The Kooks Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry Psycho Killer - The Talking Heads Royals - Lorde Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon She Bangs The Drums - The Stone Roses She’s Electric - Oasis Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Somebody Told Me - The Killers Stacey’s Mom - Fountains Of Wayne 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 Chain - Fleetwood Mac The Importance Of Being Idle - Oasis This Charming Man - The Smiths Times Like These - Foo Fighters Treasure - Bruno Mars Twist And Shout - The Beatles Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon Valerie - Amy Winehouse Waterfall - The Stone Roses 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 You Really Got Me - The Kinks
“Absolutely fantastic band; everyone was on the dance floor and they were complimented by everyone. Big thank you.”Peter - Wedding, Audleys Wood Hotel, Hampshire
“Brightside were the highlight of our wedding, we and our guests absolutely loved them! They were fantastic, provided a great performance and had the dance floor packed all night! They were really lovely and relaxed and got stuck in and kept to timings really well. We hope they enjoyed it as much as we did. I was also really impressed with Erin and the team at Tailored Entertainment, you were all very responsive and helpful with any questions we had in the lead up to our Wedding. I have already been recommending you to our friends and family. Thank you for helping to make our day so memorable!”Becky - Wedding, Bonhams Barn, Alton
“Brightside were excellent. Very professional but also relaxed, helpful and charming. The performance was just what our son and daughter-in-law wanted. Three great sets of excellent covers; including 2 encores. They were unobtrusive through set-up, sound check and packing away. The best thing was that they got everyone dancing - we should have got a bigger dance floor.”Rick - Wedding, Richard Burne, Hastings
“Band was very good and welcoming. Very good reviews and compliments from our guests.”Max Coles - Wedding, Batch Country House, Weston-super-Mare
“We had loads of comments from people saying that the band was great and people asking where we had found them. They did an amazing job and made our wedding so much fun! They were also really nice guys to chat to.”Louise Sleeman - Wedding, Chilham Village Hall, Canterbury
“The guys were amazing. Turned up on time, friendly and polite. Would highly recommend these guys, very talented. Amy future events I will definitely trying to book them. Thank you!”Liz White - Party, Private Address
“The band were absolutely fantastic! Made our event 100%, would recommend to anyone!”Ashley Grinsdale - Corporate, Bermondsey Bar and Kitchen, London
“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.
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 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? 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.