With a repertoire spanning pop, soul, swing, jazz and dance music, Contrast is a top quality function band, which can run from a six-piece to ten-piece line-up. The original Contrast was formed in 1982 by three of its current members, when they served together in the Band of the Royal Marines aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia. Since leaving the Royal Marines in 1987, the band has been augmented with additional professional musicians and female vocalists to become the versatile and impressive group it is today.
Our recordings of Contrast feature the nine-piece band, but give a good idea of the sound of the smaller and larger line-ups. Our pricing for the band is based on the six-piece line-up of keyboards, bass, drums, trombone, female vocalist and a choice of guitar, saxophone or trumpet.
The band’s line-up and professionalism mean that it can authentically re-create a wide range of musical styles. These include Glen Miller swing, chart hits of the sixties through to the nineties, and a wide variety of dance music from foxtrots to jive.
With its versatile line-up and wide repertoire, Contrast has played at weddings, balls, parties, Bar Mitzvahs, corporate events and other engagements, mainly around the south of England, where the band is based. The band usually plays for around two hours and brings its own high quality PA and lighting systems. CDs or tapes can be played through the PA system during the band’s breaks.
Price from: £1,425
What People Say:
Harveys of Bristol
"Contrast proved to be a huge success, their repertoire was so varied."
"Such excellent music, the dance floor was full the whole time."
"Your music was wonderful and was enjoyed by all ages…"
The repertoire will partly depend on the size and line-up of the band.
Back To The Sixties (Med); Black Is Black; Blues Brothers; Da Doo Ron Ron; Give It Up; Green Onions; Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet; Hit Girls Of The Sixties (Medley); Jive; Knock On Wood; Last Night; Love Is In The Air; Madness/Bad Manners; Motown – Medley; Rock N Roll; Rockin’ All Over The World; Shoop Shoop Song; Shout; Sweet Caroline; Think; Time Warp
1-2-3; 5-6-7-8; Abba – Medley; Baby One More Time; Barbie Girl; Believe; Best Years ; Blame It On The Boogie; Cotton Eye Joe; Dance The Night Away; Dancing Queen; Everybody Salsa; Go Away (Estefan); Horny!; Hot Hot Hot; Hot Stuff; I Am What I Am; I Feel The Earth, Move; I Got You (I Feel Good); I Wanna Dance With Somebody; I Will Survive; I’m So Excited; Livin’ La Vida Loca; Mambo No 5; Mustang Sally; Pink Cadillac; Samba De Janeiro; Saturday Night; Simply The Best; Stop!; Tragedy; Walkin’ On Sunshine; YMCA/In The Navy; You Sexy Thing; You’re The One That I Want
Angels(In A Girl Key!); Anything For You; Everything I Do; First Time Ever I Saw Your Face; From This Moment On; Get Here If You Can; Have I Told You Lately; Hello Again; How Deep Is Your Love; I Don’t Wanna Lose You; I’ll Always Love You; I’m Falling Into You; Lady In Red; Let There Be Love; Let’s Stay Together; Love Is All Around; My Heart Will Go On – Titanic; No Matter What; Perfect Day; Perfect Moment; Perfect; She!; Show Me Heaven; Stand By Me; Think Twice; Unchained Melody; We Have All The Time In The World; When You Tell Me That You Love Me; Wind Beneath My Wings; Wonderful Tonight; Wonderful World; You’re Still The One
The band’s repertoire also includes a selection of Glen Miller tunes and various quicksteps, foxtrots and waltzes, barn dances, Veleta, Gay Gordon, cha-cha, tango, rhumba etc. This is just a selection of the most popular songs and styles frequently requested at functions - more specific requests for a particular favourite can be catered for, given enough preparation time.