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The Avatars

In Brief: 

5-piece, male lead vocals, 2x1 hour or 3x40 minute sets. Recorded music during breaks.

About The Avatars

This young, cool, dynamic five-piece group of talented musicians play classic hits from The Temptations to Toploader and guarantee to keep your dance floor packed from the minute they strike up the band. With a fat groove, soulful vocals and infectious energy they have already come to the attention of the national press with Kitty Dimbleby from The Mail on Sunday. exclaiming “You were AWESOME - any band that can get me pogoing in a corseted dress is OK by me!” and Bel Mooney of The Daily Mail saying simply ‘’You were brilliant!’’

Their line-up includes male vocalist, drums/backing vocals, bass/backing vocals, two lead/rhythm guitars and the occasional injection of violin! Between them members of the band have toured extensively throughout Europe and have made regular appearances on TV and radio, most notably the Lily Allen Show. They have also worked with various recording artists including Busted, James Taylor Quartet and Skunk Anansie and played at prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall; the Royal Festival Hall; the Barbican; The Roundhouse; IndigO2; 100 Club; 606 Club; Ministry Of Sound; Birmingham Symphony Hall; BFI Southbank; Babalou; La Madeleine, Paris; Sibelius Hall, Finland and Musikverein, Vienna. 

The band have a professional PA system and lighting rig to highlight the band and can provide recorded music in their breaks. They can also supply a full DJ service for an additional fee. They normally play two 45 -minute sets but this can be extended by arrangement.

 

Price from: £1,565

Travel and cost: 

The Avatars are Surrey-based. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc

What People Say:

We hired the Avatars for our company party this year having seen them play a few years previously at a wedding - and they were once again fantastic. Their effortless mixing of older classics and new modern tunes got everyone dancing immediately – and people didn’t stop until the early hours. From planning the event to managing things on the day, they are easy to work with and accommodating to special requests. 85% of our guests rated them ≥8 out of 10 which says it all. These guys are the best at making your event stand out from the crowd – don’t miss out on their talent.” 
Laurel Bowler - Head of Central Operations - Orange Group in UK - January 2016

"I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for all your help in the run up to Saturday and to thank you for a fantastic night. We had so many comments on how good you were and the absolutely perfect set list. Jen and I loved every second of it. Particular thanks for the first dance. Thanks for taking the time to put it together – it was exactly what I had hoped and the arrangement was amazing." 
Tom Briston - Groom - Hertfordshire - August 2015

"Picking a live band is never easy. There are so many to choose from and will they be a highlight of the day or a disappointment? As important, with everything else on the “to do” list, how simply will they be to organise? Look no further - the band are brilliant on all fronts. Graham was a delight to deal with and we sorted out all of the details quickly and efficiently. The band turned up, set up and made the evening -including a fantastic light show. The dance floor was full all night and everyone agreed that the music was fantastic! Make your life easy – give them a call then enjoy all the compliments that follow for a job well done!"
Neil Robertson - Party Host - Surrey - July 2015

"Thank you! Everyone absolutely loved the music, you were all fab." 
Sophie Ouacel - Party Host- Hertfordshire - July 2015

"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for the fantastic music at our wedding. Lots of our friends and family commented on the great band. Everyone really enjoyed themselves including both of us so thank you so much for putting on a great show! We will recommend you to everyone we know." 
Jo & Jason - Bride and Groom - Berkshire - June 2015

"We just wanted to say a big "thank you" for your performance last Saturday; the guests and we really enjoyed it a lot! We'd be delighted to hire and/or recommend you for future occasions."
Sascha Wilkens - Groom - London - May 2015

"We just wanted to say a massive thank you! Everyone loved you guys! People still talk about you now! You got everyone dancing with a great choice of songs, you all sounded amazing and definitely made the evening! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you!"
Katie & Andy - Bride and Groom - Berkshire - January 2015

"Many thanks to you and the band for Saturday night, you were brilliant!! Couldn't have been happier with the setlist etc and your fab sound. Lots of guests also commented on how great you were. Livin' on a prayer & jonny b Goode were particular highlights." 
Laura Binne - Bride - Berkshire - November 2014

"Graham, a huge heartfelt thanks to you and the band for a great night on Friday. You guys were the talk of the after wedding party all day on Saturday." 
Martin le Grice - Best Man - Norfolk - July 2014

"Thanks to you and the rest of the band for an excellent performance last night. I received many comments about the quality of your music and you certainly got people up dancing, which is what it is all about."
Justin Peckham - wedding reception - Berkshire - October 2013

"Brooke and I just wanted to express our gratitude for the performance that you guys gave at our wedding on Sunday, the dance floor was absolutely packed and swinging all night, which was really excellent! Brooke and I had a blast, as did all the guests. Thanks as well for letting me have a go on the drums, I really, really enjoyed it! Apologies I got a bit lost throughout the song and forgetting the ending - You'd never tell that I'd been practicing for months!! I don't think anyone noticed though!"
Matt & Brooke - wedding reception - Somerset - August 2013

"The band were fantastic on our wedding day, they got everyone up and dancing all night long with a great range of songs to suit all our guests. We are so glad we booked them."
Sarah Baulcomb - wedding reception - Gloucestershire - March 2013

"We have had so many compliments from guests on the band; the choice of songs, the length of time they played and the fact the dancefloor was on fire all night. They helped us have the rowdiest wedding we've ever been to which is just what we wanted! Book them!"
Lorna Catling - wedding reception - Reading - February 2013

"I just wanted to thank you and the rest of the band very much indeed for playing at my birthday party. You were absolutely brilliant - everyone said so. The choice of songs was just right and it was quite a feat to get all us old codgers up and dancing. You really made the evening."
Lindsey Sharpe - 60th birthday party - Reading - September 2012

"The band were brilliant. Great professionalism beforehand and great music during. The dancefloor was on 'fire' with an age range of some 65 years. Thanks for helping make it such a special day for us."
Matt & Abi - wedding reception - Somerset - August 2012

"Please pass on our thanks to the band - they were awesome! Everybody loved them."
Catherine Bates - wedding reception - Oxfordshire - July 2012

"The Band were amazing and we received lots of positive from the guests at the wedding. The choice of the songs from the band were spot-on. Living On A Prayer is now firmly embedded in our family folklore! Thank you so much for putting the icing on our wedding reception."
Marc Pussard - wedding reception - South Wales - July 2011

"Would just like to say a big thank-you to you all for making our party at the Pump Room so enjoyable. We had a lot of feed-back from our guests to say how much that they enjoyed the music. We will certainly recommend you to others."
Anne and James - wedding reception - Somerset - October 2010

"We would like to say a massive thank you to the band as they truly made our wedding evening! They accommodated our first song request and we agreed that it actually sounded better than the original. They are supremely talented musicians and were professional from first call to the email ensuring we were happy with their service we couldn't have had a better evening. A perfect band for any occasion!"
Emily and James - wedding reception - Kent - September 2010

"The band were fabulous and kept the dance floor full all night, even managing to inspire a dance-off! The band was really organised and took the initiative with contacting the venue directly, confirming timings, music, providing us with various options etc which was very helpful and took a lot of pressure off us. The violinist playing "Come on Eileen" was particularly awesome!"
Anjali Sukhtankar - wedding reception - Buckinghamshire - August 2010

"I could tell straight away from seeing you at rehearsal that I wasn’t dealing with a typical wedding band! Your talent and professionalism shone through. The feedback I’ve got from everyone on the day was that you were geniuses!"
Andrew and Anna Cordwell - wedding reception - Greater Manchester - April 2009

"I would like to thank the band for their excellent performance at our charity ball. You were fantastic from set up to finish, and complimented the evening perfectly with an excellent range of music to keep the guests dancing the night away."
Adam Holmes - corporate event - Somerset - February 2009

 

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Songs List: 

Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
All day and all of the night – The Kinks
All Right Know – Free
Angels – Robbie Williams
Are You Gonna be my Girl – Jet
Are you gonna go my way - Lenny Kravitz
Beat it - Michael Jackson
Bille Jean - Michael Jackson
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
Call me - Blondie
Can’t take my eyes off you - Andy Williams
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Come on Eileen - Dexy's midnight runners
Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader
Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Day Tripper – The Beatles
Disco 2000 - Pulp 
Do You Love Me (Now that I can Dance) – The Contours
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen 
Every breath you take – The Police
Every Day I Love You Less and Less – Kaiser Chiefs
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Forever - Chris Brown 
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Funky Town - Lipps Inc.
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Girls just wanna have fun - Cindy Lauper
Golden Touch – Razor Light
Girls and Boys – Blur
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hard Days Night – The Beatles
Hey Ya! – Outkast
Hi Ho Silver lining – Jeff Beck
I believe in a thing called love – The Darkness
I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor – Artic Monkeys
I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
I’m a believer - The Monkees
I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – The Proclaimers
It’s My Life – Talk Talk
Jailhouse rock – Elvis Presley
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Kiss - Prince / Tom Jones
Last Nite – The Strokes
Le Freak - Chic
Let me entertain you – Robbie Williams
Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Locked out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Long Train Running – The Dobbie Brothers
Love Me Again - John Newman
Madness – Baggy Trouses
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Mama Told Me Not to Come - Tom Jones 
Marillion – Lavender
Maroon 5 - Moves like Jagger
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - The Temptations
My Sharona – The Knack
Naive - The Kooks
National Express - The Divine Comedy
Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon
Only Girl (In The World) – Rihanna
Parklife - Blur
Place Your Hands - Reef
Play that funky music white boy – Wild Cherry
Rio – Duran Duran
Roll With It – Oasis
Roxanne – The Police
Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
Señorita - Justin Timberlake
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Shiny Happy People – R.E.M
Sing – Ed Sheeran 
Smooth criminal - Michael Jackson
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Song 2 - Blur
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Stuck in the Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
Sweet home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take me out – Franz Ferdinand
Take on me - Aha
Take Your Mama Out – Scissor Sisters
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
The Power of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Twist & Shout – The Beatles
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Video Killed the Radio Star – The Buggles
What's My Age Again Blink - 182
You really got me – The Kinks