The Professionals

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

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About The Professionals

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With over 30 years experience creating perfect party atmospheres across the UK, The Professionals have a rich history of keeping crowds dancing long past their supposed bedtimes. The band's extensive repertoire of hits from the 50’s right up to the present day, will guarantee a great night's entertainment for every audience, every age, and every occasion. 

The Professinals are made up of highly experienced and versatile professional musicians. Between them, they have played such prestigious venues as The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, Shepherds Bush Empire, Ronnie Scotts, The Jazz Cafe and Disneyland Paris. 

Members also have a wealth of experience performing in various London musicals, in ski resorts across the south of France, as well as being a part of huge events like the London Paralympics in 2012, and performing for the troops all over the world, in places like Afghanistan, Chile, Oman, Bahrain, Dubai, Germany and Brunei. 

They have also played and recorded with many of UK’s top Session Musicians, including members of prominent chart acts such as The Feeling, Take That, ELO, 10cc, Peter Gabriel, Doctor Hook and Spandau Ballet. 

Some members of the band have had great success with their own music gaining BBC radio airplay, touring the US, Australia, and most of Europe, and playing some of the biggest festivals in the world.

The Band's 5-piece line up consists of 3 Lead Vocalists, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards and Drums, with everyone contributing Vocal Harmonies. Depending on the nature of your event, we can readily extend that line up with extra Brass Players or Vocalists. 

We are also very experienced providing further live music options for the daytime or early evening, tailored to what your event may require. One of our most popular options being our Acoustic Duo or Trio, which is perfect for ceremonies and drinks receptions. 

A great playlist of tunes are provided whilst the band is not performing, this can readily be upgraded to a more comprehensive DJ service.

Whatever your occasion or event, The Professionals will provide a performance that will captivate your guests and keep them dancing all night. The band’s history of professionalism, whilst working with the some of the country’s most discerning clients and venues, coupled with their varied and fun repertoire which seamlessly links the biggest hits of the last 60 years, ensures that your event will be a night to remember, and your guests will be talking of a "The Professionals" party for a long time to come...

Success for The Professionals first came in the mid 1990s when the band was rewarded with first place in the televised Windsor & Eton's Entertainer of the Year Competition, followed by placing in the top 10 of over 2000 entries in the Yamaha sponsored 'Best New Band' contest (covered on BBC radio 1).  Since then, the band has played thousands of events across the country, at venues such as Blenheim Palace, Twickenham Stadium, The Gherkin, Kempton Park Races, and The Kensington Roof Gardens, alongside such high profile acts such as The Commitments, Geno Washington, The Bootleg Beatles, Bjorn Again, Edwin Starr, and many others.

 

Songs List: 
60'S
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Shout - Lulu 
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction  - Rolling Stones
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond 
Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck 
I Feel Good - James Brown 
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams 
I'm A Believer - The Monkees 
Daydream Believer - The Monkees 
Soul Man - Sam & Dave 
Sign, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones 
Saw Here Standing There - The Beatles 
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket 
Suspicious Minds - Elvis 
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry 
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
 
70'S
Proud Mary  -  Ike & Tina Turner
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
December, 1963 ( Oh, What a Night) - The Four Seasons
Disco Inferno  -  The Tramps
Brown Eyed Girl  -  Van Morrison
Burning Love - Elvis
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Copacabana  -  Barry Manilow
Long Train Running  -  Doobie Brothers
Lovely Day  -  Bill Withers
Funky Music  -  Wild Cherry
Come Up And See Me (Make Me Smile)  -  Steve Harley
Don't Stop Me Now  -  Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Sweet Home Alabama  -  Lynyrd Skynyrd
Stuck In The Middle – Stealers Wheel
Grease Is The Word – Frankie Valli
Rockin’ All Over The World – Status Quo
Country Roads - John Denver
Going Underground - The Jam
 
80'S
Summer Of '69  -  Bryan Adams
Dancing On The Ceiling  -  Lionel Richie
Don't You Want Me Baby - The Human League
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Love Shack - B52’s
Footloose  -  Kenny Loggins
Wake Me Up before You Go Go  -  Wham
(I've Had) The Time of My Life  -  Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes ( Dirty Dancing)
All Night Long  -  Lionel Richie
Word Up - Cameo
Power Of Love  -  Huey Lewis And The News
Dancing In The Dark  -  Bruce Springsteen
I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)  -  The Proclaimers
Walking On Sunshine  -  Katrina And The Waves
Town Called Malice  -  The Jam
A Little Respect  -  Erasure
Baggy Trousers  -  Madness
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
 
90'S
Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
Relight My Fire - Take That
Wannabe - Spice Girls
Dance The Night Away -The Mavericks
Livin' La Vida Loco - Ricky Martin
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Hard To Handle  - Black Crows
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Angels - Robbie Williams
Keep On Movin' - Five
Everybody –  Backstreet Boys
Sit Down - James
I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
Girls and Boys - Blur
Basket Case - Green Day
Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
One Week - Barenaked Ladies
Weather With You - Crowded House
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
00'S
 
Valerie  -  Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse
I Gotta Feelin  -  Black Eyed Peas
Sex On Fire  -  King Of Leon
Mr Brightside  -  The Killers
You've Got The Love - Florence + The Machine
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
I Predict A Riot  -  The Kaiser Chiefs
Moves Like Jagger  -   Maroon 5
Dakota - Stereophonics
Rock DJ  -  Robbie Williams
Crazy In Love  -  Beyonce
She’s So Lovely  -  Scouting For Girls
Last Night  -  The Strokes
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Bohemian Like You  -  Dandy Warhols
 
MODERN
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Cake by the Ocean - DNCE
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky  -  Daft Punk
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Cheerleader - OMI
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Shotgun - George Ezra
Shape Of You  -  Ed Sheeran
Marry You - Bruno Mars
 
MEDLEY'S
Hip Hop
Jump Around - House of Pain
Gettin' Jiggy With It - Will Smith
Can't Touch This  -  MC Hammer
 
Classic Rock
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns n’ Roses
Jump - Van Halen
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
 
Disco Medley
Celebration - Kool And The Gang
Get Down Tonight - KC and The Sunshine Band
Good Times - Chic
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
 
Abba Medley
Dancing Queen
Mamma Mia
Waterloo
 
Rock n' Roll
Johnny B. Good - Chuck Berry
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Rock Around The Clock - Elvis Presley
 
60's Dance
Shake Your Tailfeather – Ray Charles
Do You Love Me – The Contours
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
 
1ST DANCE RECOMMENDATIONS
Thinking Out Loud  - Ed Sheeran 
Let's Get It On  - Marvin Gaye 
Chasing Cars  - Snow Patrol
l Have I Told You Lately  - Van Morrison
Can't Take My Eyes Off You  - Andy Williams 
Wonderful Tonight  - Eric Clapton 
You Do Something To Me  - Paul Weller Amazed  -Lonestar 
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
 
CHRISTMAS SONGS
Merry Xmas Everyone  -Slade 
Santa Clause Is Coming to Town  -Bruce Springsteen
Do They Know it's Christmas Time  -Band Aid 
I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday  -Roy Wood & Wizard 
Merry Christmas Everyone  -Shakin Stevens 
 
IRISH (PLAYED BY REQUEST ONLY)
Galway Girl - Steve Earl
Hills Of Donegal - Goats Don't Shave
The Irish Rover - The Pogues
I Useta Love Her - The Saw Doctors
Wagon Wheel - Nathan Carter
 
ACOUSTIC REPERTOIRE (FOR AFTERNOON ACOUSTIC DUO OPTION)
Best Day Of Our Life - American Authors
Budapest - George Ezra 
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz 
Blank Space - Taylor Swift 
It Must Be Love - Madness 
Roar - Katy Perry 
All About You - Mcfly 
I Believe In a Thing Called Love - The Darkness 
You Make It Real - James Morrison 
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini 
One Day Like This - Elbow 
She Moves in Her Own Ways - The Kooks 
Ho Hey - Lumineers 
She’s Electric - Oasis 
Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics 
Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Something 
Sitting on the Dock Of the Bay - Otis Redding  
Galway Girl -Steve Earle 
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley 
Take it Easy - The Eagles 
Runaway - Del Shannon  
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber 
With Or Without You –U2
Free Falling – Tom Petty 
Mr Jones – Counting Crows 
Save Tonight – Eagle Eyed Cherry 
The Bright Side Of The Road – Van Morrison 
When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating 
Islands In The Stream – Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers 
All My Loving – The Beatles 
Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks 
The Boxer – Simon and Garfunkel 
Babylon – David Gray 
What’s Up – Four Non Blondes 
You Can’t Hurry Love – Phil Collins
 Times Like These – Foo Fighters 
Starman – David Bowie 
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People 

 

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The Professionals are London-based. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc

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