When you’re planning the very biggest events in the calendar, you need a band that can keep the room on its feet from the very first song right through to last orders. You need a band like Late Night Squad – a four-piece party act with a killer setlist and a jaw dropping live show. They’re guaranteed to take your big night to the next level, with an irresistible catalogue of feelgood party classics handpicked to keep your dancefloor packed to bursting until the lights come on and the taxis pull up outside.
A slick, stylish, party band with the sound and vibe to rival any of the very best stadium headliners.
Late Night Squad are London music-scene royalty, with performance credits alongside artists like Jamiroquai, Lethal Bizzle and John Newman.
24K Magic - Bruno Mars All the Small Things - Blink 182 California Love - Tupac and Dr Dre Celebration - Kool and The Gang Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen Get Lucky - Daft Punk Get Up - James Brown Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac Hit Me Baby One More Time - Britney Spears Hot in Here - Nelly Johnny Be Goode - Chuck Berry Jump Around - House of Pain Kiss - Prince Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons Lose Yourself - Eminem Mr Brightside - The Killers My Name Is - Eminem No Diggity - Blackstreet Parklife - Blur Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry Proud Mary - Tina and Ike Turner Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles September - Earth Wind and Fire Shake Your Tail Feather - Blues Brothers & Ray Charles Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus Twist & Shout - The Beatles
“We wanted to get in touch to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding and for providing the best set we could have hoped for. The music was incredible and each of you were friendly and really lived up to our expectations. We searched long and hard for a band that we liked and really struggled so we will be recommending you to everyone we know - we were so impressed. We loved that you blended in the music from our DJ between your sets to create a seamless transition - especially when you started playing Prince! The musical variety was really good and the quality was excellent. We felt like were at a proper gig with a really top quality band. You were great at interacting with our guests and we've had nothing but positive feedback from everyone in attendance. Thank you again - we will definitely be coming to see you play live the next time you're in London to say hello and re-live a truly memorable night!”Ben & Jenny - Wedding, Abbey Sculpture Gallery, Milton Keynes
“The band went down a storm. Not only did the boys play their socks off, but they were charming to have around too. I hope they enjoyed playing. Best wishes.”Louise - Party
“We were so glad that we booked Late Night Sqaud. Not only were they really friendly, but their music was incredible. They created the perfect party atmosphere and our friends were going crazy on the dance floor. Exactly what we'd hoped for and a brilliant way to end the day. Please pass on our thanks to them and we wish them all the best. Thanks again.”Lisa & Doug - Wedding
“The guys were absolutely awesome - first dance, set list and crowd interaction all brilliant. Please pass on our thanks, they ensured everyone had an awesome time and the dance floor was packed. So many guests asking where we found them - I think they will be v popular in years to come. Thanks for all your help.”Ian - Wedding
“A massive thank you to you and the band for the other week!! Lots of great feedback from our guests; we all thought they were just brilliant!! Cheers and thanks again!!”Adele & Gareth - Wedding
“Just wanted to say thank you so much to Late Night Sqaud for our amazing wedding party this year. It was incredible and so many people have said how great the guys were. Everyone was up dancing all night and it was exactly what we had in mind!”Becky and Chris - Wedding
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? 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 full band 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 3-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 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 £25 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.
“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