Recommended Bands and DJs
The Secret Spitfires by Pip and Simon Photography
Established in 2002, South Devon soul band Soul Funktion has gained the well-earned reputation of being both Devon’s leading wedding band and a top-quality function band for Balls, Festivals, Parties, Corporate and Special Events.
Based between Exeter and Torbay, Soul Funktion works hard on providing a cracking mix of hi-energy, big sound soul numbers, rock and blues classics and contemporary numbers specifically chosen to appeal across all age ranges.
Top priority is giving you and your guests a quality performance. The band’s 9-piece line-up comprises of male and female vocalists, a rock-solid rhythm section comprising of drums, bass, keyboards and guitar together with a cracking horn section.
T: 07786 242524
A 5-piece cover band based in Plymouth, travelling all over Devon and Cornwall. For deciBelle, weddings have proved to be their speciality; they can arrange everything from your first dance to a performance to make your guests dance the night away!
deciBelle plays a selection of great music from the classic soul of Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Dusty Springfield, as well as covering more recent hits by Adele, Bruno Mars, Plan B and Kings of Leon.
deciBelle have their own PA and lights, perfect for all sorts of venues, ranging from small pubs to much larger concert halls, and can arrange all types of gigs, from short sets to a full evening’s entertainment, and background music as well.
Double A and The Bay
Acoustic duo Double A and the Bay take listeners on a journey from the 80s to the present day, covering everything from indie/rock classics to RnB, hip-hop to pop and everything in between. With a broad range of covers and styles, the pair delivers surprising variety for a duo and can even offer a DJ set for a complete party package.
Electric Bandits are highly experienced musicians and vocalists. Having performed over 400 shows under their previous name “Fragile Sanity”, Electric Bandits still bring the same professional and entertaining show. All four members sing, creating multi-vocal harmonies for complex songs not many other bands would attempt – including Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Their huge high-energy repertoire spans seven decades, covering most genres to adapt to any variety of audiences. No expense spared on top of the range, professional equipment totalling approximately £30k – all to create the best party atmosphere for your special event.
T: 07976 525907
A refreshing new take on all your favourite tunes and more! Tap you toes and smile a lot!
Gilly Jazz: All your favourites from Ella Fitzgerald to Norah Jones and more contemporary pop tunes! Accompanied by piano or guitar, we can play as a Duo, Trio, Quartet. Perfect for wining and dining and all sorts of parties.
Affinitee: French Music! Chansons with the Sound of Paris. Bringing to life the romance and atmosphere of Paris. Wonderful accordion with guitar and double bass. We work as Duo, Trio, Quartet. Perfect for any French themed evening or party. Great for garden parties and celebrations.
Little Big Band: Fantastic, fun, four piece Covers Band! “These guys bring a sense of fun to music which is pure delight!”. Covers from Katy Tunstsall, The Beatles, Amy Macdonald, Fleetwood Mac, Caro Emerald, Imelda May, Abba . . .
T: 07875 249906
The Haus Band are a high end, high energy professional wedding and event band. Playing their own covers of tunes from the 70’s through to the present day, The Haus Band guarantee to make any event a night to remember.
The Haus Band really is your own “Haus” band, giving every event a personal service and the option to choose your own songs for the band to play should you wish to.
As well as the musicians, Haus Band provides full sound, lighting and staging to any scale.
With a brand new line-up, Highway 21 are the UK’s premier 3-piece wedding band. They have one simple aim and that’s to pack the dancefloor! Whatever the age of your guests, their extensive repertoire will be sure to have everyone hitting the dance floor and singing along at the top of their voices giving you the wedding party that you’ve always dreamt of.
T: 0845 226 8591
Managed by a team whom have worked with international stars including Rod Stewart, James Arthur, Imelda May, Cee Lo Green and Robbie Williams, iRock truly are an exceptional Indie Rock Party Band. Unlike many cover bands, iRock have performed as a band for over 7 years and have grown and matured together as musicians. Their invaluable experience means you benefit from a wealth of live music knowledge, and are guaranteed breath taking performances that will bring your event to life.
T: 01554 770 152
There are Motown bands for hire and then there’s Motown Gold. Perhaps the most stunning act on Earcandy’s books and guaranteed to leave your guests awestruck.
Motown Gold celebrate the finest songs from the Tamala Motown and Classic Soul era. Experience songs made famous by musical ‘giants’ such as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and The Jackson 5. Older and younger generations all enjoy the classic songs. And that’s because some of the most legendary songwriters of all time wrote them – so we think they are timeless. Motown Gold are appropriate for medium and larger venues where there is space to show off and make full use of a larger band.
Over The Threshold
Over the Threshold are a live wedding band that deliver high energy performances that will get everyone dancing to a setlist that includes the very best floor-filling, chart-topping anthems from over the past 70 years! They perform a mixture of genres through the decades from early ‘classic hits’, by bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks, all the way up to modern Pop and Rock, from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5 and everything else in-between.
T: 07534 002966
The Secret Spitfires have a reputation as England’s top professional wedding band. In between sets, the music doesn’t stop. Before, between and after, the band provide a complimentary disco service, so your guests can stay on the dance floor and throw their shapes! It’s also becoming increasingly common for Brides and Grooms to create their own playlist and plug their iPod or MP3 player (or phone) into the band’s PA system so they know the songs of their choice are going to be played.
Stereo Jacks perform chart hits from the 60’s to present day. Songs from the likes of The Beatles, The Kinks, Stevie Wonder, Killers, Kings of Leon, Bruno Mars and many more! The Stereo Jacks provide the full package to all its clients, as they want the Bride, Groom, friends and family to thoroughly enjoy the event. Stereo Jacks also provide all PA, lighting and music before, between and after performances.
T: 07800 820287 or 01934 820371
The Choons are one of the most energetic, super-professional and exciting party bands to work in the South West. The Choons are an all-male 4-piece band and cover a huge range of music and their extensive and varied setlist caters for all ages and musical tastes.
T: 01872 573312 or 07812 930004
Build the band yourself! The Distractions offer musicians from a solo, duo, 4-piece band up to a full 14-piece band! They bring everything from laid-back, background music during the day to an unforgettable evening filled with legendary mash-ups and a variety of musical genres.
The Harbour Band
The four-man band from Cornwall and Devon formed back in 2016 and have set playlists packed full of classic anthems as well as one or two ‘Forgotten Bangers’ that will doubtless bring back amazing memories as well as creating new ones!
T: 0845 226 8591
The P.Y.Ts are a young band of accomplished musicians who are committed to bringing a fresh, professional and modern touch to your day. Each one of our band members has built up a lot of experience in the industry as a gigging musician, featuring in regular performances with popular artists such as Rita Ora, Ella Eyre, Iggy Azalea & Conor Maynard.
Jonathan Banyard is an accomplished DJ and stage pianist with two decades of experience. Jonathan is very well established at Shilstone and has been returning year after year offering his personal and competitive musical packages.
DJ Banny offers music from the 1950s to current hits and, of course, listens to what genre the client would like and the atmosphere they are looking to create. Jonathan also offers other services such as playing the piano during your Ceremony and/or for your Drinks Reception.
Due to Jonathan’s industry experience, he is also able to assist with musician searches, using his connections to find exactly what you are looking for; a violinist, for example, a flutist or solo singer.
DJ Northey has more than 14 years’ experience playing at wedding venues across both the UK and Europe. DJ Northey is local to our area and his skilful ability to beat match every track seamlessly into the next ensures there are no awkward pauses between songs, keeping the atmosphere alive. DJ Northey has always worked hard to find fresh new remixes and beat match them with old-school classics which makes his DJ skills quite unique and a real crowd pleaser at any event.
T: 07919 962737
Double Deck Discos
Double Decks Disco is South West based, built on a vast experience of music and skill to bring all you top class entertainment. John provides an excellent personal and friendly service, supported by the latest professional sound and lighting systems. John has been involved in producing and playing music for church services, ceremonies and wedding receptions for years.
T: 07882 858593
Supreme Soundz is a Kingsbridge based mobile DJ service providing sound and light for all types of events in and around the South Hams and Devon and Cornwall. Darren provides amazing light shows with the use of the latest high-powered led effects, scanning laser shows and digital sound system playing all the latest music with options of your own music genre.
T: 07739 756067
Jonathan Banyard by Laura Buffrey Photgraphy