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Rollercoaster

In Brief: 

4 to 7-piece, male lead vocals, 2x1 hour or 3x40 minute sets. DJ included!

About Rollercoaster

Rollercoaster are a dynamic pop band covering a plethora of party tunes from Barry Manilow to Blink 182. Uniquely, they can also add an “Irish” fiddle to their existing line-up of guitar/vocals, bass guitar/vocals and drums/backing vocals. As well as providing the energy and excitement of jigs and reels, the fiddle also brings a whole new dimension to any rock set.

Collectively the individual members of the band have recorded eight albums, nine singles and six videos which have sold in America, Japan and UK. They have also appeared on Sky, Channel 4, Virgin, Radio 1, Radio 2, XFM and GLR and toured extensively throughout the UK playing venues including The Brixton Academy, The Astoria, Ronnie Scotts and The Jazz Café. Corporate functions include the aftershow for the Pop Factory Music Awards in front of members of Feeder, Stereophonics and Goldie Lookin’ Chain, and performances at The Guardian Recruitment Awards 2005 and Sandown Racecourse Champagne Bar.The band have also performed at numerous wedding receptions and private parties.

Rollercoaster’s fiddle players are all at the top of their profession and are of world class standard, with backgrounds in feature film soundtrack recording and classical recitals as well as being steeped in the traditions of Celtic fiddle. Credits include working with Morcheeba, All About Eve, Alison Moyet, David Soul, James Galway with performances in front of celebrities including Prince Charles, Tony Blair, Princess Diana, Tom Hanks, Sting, Elton John, Naomi Campbell, Michael Caine, Kylie Minogue etc.

Rollercoaster generally play two one-hour or three 40 minute sets, but times can be altered to suit the function. They have a professional PA and lighting system and will provide a DJ during their breaks.





 

Price from: £2,375

Travel and cost: 

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

What People Say:

"The band were utterly seamless in their performance and absolutely everyone at our wedding has raved about them. We could not be happier with their performance and have had loads of people asking for their details. Rollercoaster are a superb band who totally rocked our wedding - just fabulous!"
Caroline Regan - wedding reception - Somerset - May 2012

"They were everything we could have wished for."
Lucy Whiteside - wedding reception - London - June 2010

"Fantastic performance and professionalism by the band. Fantastic service from Function Junction."
Matt Jones - wedding reception - Essex - March 2009

"We have to say that Rollercoaster were the highlight of the wedding - they did and amazing set. All guests young and old were dancing. Fantastic."
Pen Feltham - wedding reception - Somerset - May 2009

"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding … You certainly got our guests going with the Irish jigs and everyone said how fantastic you guys were. We will definitely be recommending you in the future."
Victoria Morrow - wedding reception - Surrey - April 2009

"We would like to say a big thank you to rollercoaster for making our night so special. All of our guests said how amazing they were, and they played exactly the music we wanted."
Warren Wnuk - wedding reception - Surrey - November 2008

"They were fantastic, we have had so many comments from friends and family about how wonderful they were. They exceeded our expectations and made it perfect!"
Graham Headley - wedding reception - Essex - August 2008

"You and the band were fantastic! Big thanks."
Chris Roome - wedding reception - Surrey - August 2008

"We, along with the majority of our guests, repeatedly commented on how great Rollercoaster were. Not only was the music exceptional, the band members were all friendly and professional. They were the highlight to our evening reception without doubt. Thanks to you all."
Steve Bydile - wedding reception - Bournemouth - July 2008

"Rollercoaster were absolutely brilliant - they kept the dance floor packed the whole time! Thank you so much for making it so memorable."
Kate Barraclough - wedding reception - Cambridgeshire - July 2008

"Rollercoaster were excellent in every way, the floor was never empty, even my 90 year old grandmother was dancing and enjoyed every minute. Their music covered all ages, cannot say enough good things about them."
Jane Reilly - wedding reception - Colchester - July 2008

"Everything was brilliant. It was particularly helpful that the band were flexible and efficient about setting up as we had a relatively short opportunity for this to happen."
Elizabeth Schofield - wedding reception - London - March 2008

"Rollercoaster really helped make the day very special for us. Both we and the guests had a great evening dancing the night away. Thank you to all!!"
Dominic Forbes - wedding reception - Buckinghamshire - May 2008

"We have received masses of comments from our friends on what a great band Rollercoaster are. Please pass them our warmest thanks for a great evening!"
Tom Poole - birthday party - Surrey - June 2008

"We were really pleased that we found Function Junction and therefore Rollercoaster, everyone we spoke to was more than helpful and made everything really easy - we'd certainly recommend you all! Thanks!"
Kate Pearce - wedding reception - Essex - April 2008

"Rollercoaster were great, everyone at the wedding loved their music and they really got the crowd going. Please thank them from us."
Brona McComish - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - February 2008

"Function Junction services was amazing - I've already recommended you to other brides to be. Also Rollercoaster were fantastic on the day. Several people have tried to book them that attended the wedding!"
Sarah Mallon - wedding reception - E Sussex - December 2007

"Service received from Function Junction throughout wedding preparations was excellent. Always provided as much assistance as possible, very helpful and obliging. Band was excellent on the day. All guests had positive feedback - excellent entertainers really entertained the guests, played music depending on the guests tastes so dance floor full all night. They played an excellent rendition of our first song despite having limited time to learn it - excellent!"
Deirdre Brady - wedding reception - Surrey - December 2007

"Pass on a big thanks to Rollercoaster. They are excellent. A really nice bunch of guys who were very easy to deal with. No artsy airs and graces. They played exactly what I wanted to hear and dance to. Everyone loved the music. They really knew how to build up an audience on the dance floor, but even those listening from the back (including my parents!) judged them to be a superb act. I would unhesitatingly recommend them to anyone."
Chris Johnston - birthday party - London - December 2007

"Function Junction put me at ease with their professionalism giving sample CDs, play lists, recommendations and reassurance about the band. On the day the band far exceeded our expectations and got everyone of all ages on the floor and kept them going all night. Everyone said how much they enjoyed the band and that they were the best wedding band they had seen. I know people will always say good things about your wedding, however I have to agree. At the end of the night they played a better live version of "chasing cars" our first dance than the snow patrol CD I had used (not wanting to take a risk with the most important tune before hearing the band), again I needn't have worried. From start to finish it was an excellent experience and I would recommend both Function Junction and Rollercoaster to anyone."
Mike Gallagher - wedding reception - Bedfordshire - August 2007

"We had a great band and a great time was had by all."
Steve Burns - wedding reception - Surrey - September 2007

"We have had no end of good comments regarding Rollercoaster. We would definitely recommend, they really made our wedding reception special. Thank you so much."
Martin Rattigan - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - July 2007

"Rollercoaster were fantastic and we were extremely pleased with them - would recommend to others. Please thank the band for making our evening reception so fantastic/special."
Emma Alexander - wedding reception - Surrey - August 2007

"The band exceeded our expectations, all our guests have complimented the band."
Kerrie MacDonald - wedding reception - Bedfordshire - August 2007

"We are really impressed with Function Junction and your service, its great to come across a company that delivers. Everything was easy and pain free to organise and thank you to everyone involved."
Greg Harris - wedding reception - Berkshire - August 2007

"The band was absolutely fantastic in every way! Very professional, talented and entertaining. They kept everyone happy throughout the evening - so many people asked who they were and commented on how great they were!"
Nicky Hobbs - wedding reception - Bedfordshire - August 2007

"Absolutely brilliant band. They really engaged the audience. One of the best parts of our wedding and they helped make it really memorable. They played the right music at the right time, everyone loved them and they even let me sing on the stage with them (so very brave as well!). Couldn't have asked for more."
Adam Mcllroy - wedding reception - Surrey - June 2007

"Rollercoaster were brilliant! The dance floor was packed all night and they played the exact music we wanted."
Robin Phillips - wedding reception - Surrey - April 2007

"Absolutely amazing, exceeded all expectations, dance floor was packed all night and everyone had a great time. They also played every request and our first song which showed real effort as it isn't well known."
Richard Kirby - wedding reception - Worcestershire - April 2007

"The band were fantastic and were very flexible on song request, styles of music etc. We would definitely recommend Rollercoaster to others! They made our wedding....Thank you."
Tara Houdek - wedding reception - London - February 2007

"Rollercoaster made our wedding. Everybody we have spoken to has said how great the band were. We cannot thank them enough. We loved the irish music with the fiddle player!! Thank you so much."
Ann Hodkinson - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - November 2006

"Rollercoaster were absolutely superb. Everybody was ready to have a good time and they didn't disappoint. We had high expectations after hearing the demo CD and the band surpassed them. In addition their attitude and professionalism made them pleasant to deal with. When we chose the band we weren't sure about having an Irish fiddler as we have no Irish family connection as such, but this turned out to be a great addition as everyone really went for the Irish dancing (as well as breakdancing, pogo dancing to the rest of their excellent and varied set!) Please extend our huge thanks to the band as they ROCKED."
Andrew Bryson - wedding reception - Dorset - October 2006

"Absolutely brilliant! We had a fantastic evening thanks to Rollercoaster."
Anna Montgomery - wedding reception - Staffordshire - September 2006

"They were truly fantastic and changed a few tunes to suit our guests. The atmosphere was superb and it made our wedding. All our guests said how good they were."
Natalie Read - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - September 2006

"Rollercoaster were really excellent. They really gave us a wedding reception to remember. The dance floor was full for the entire night and we were so impressed that they performed requests not on their playlist. All our friends and relatives keep saying how amazing they were and asking where we found them."
Niki Warner & Matt Groome - wedding reception - Surrey - August 2006

"Rollercoaster were absolutely brilliant! Everyone who came to the wedding commented on how good they were. We would highly recommend them to anyone."
Mike Turner - wedding reception - Oxfordshire - August 2006

"Great band, great atmosphere. All our guests raved about them! Everyone loved them."
Dina Bensusan - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - August 2006

"Rollercoaster far exceeded our expectations and were completely brilliant at our wedding. A great bunch of very talented musicians that really knew how to get the crowd going and keep them going all night long. Great playlist too! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend the band - they were the highlight of our wedding. Many thanks to the band."
James Taylor - wedding reception - Berkshire - July 2006

"Wedding guests will always say they had a great time no matter what the actual truth. However, I can't imagine people still phoning three months after the event to say what a fantastic band performed and stating they had never seen a better live act at any function. Unless, of course, they had been to a Rollercoaster wedding. You were all absolutely superb. Your selection of music was just right for our cross section of guests. Your performances were fantastic. Your patience with the numerous drunken "Pop Idols" was admirable (not least myself, the Groom!!) Everybody, without exception, from 8 years to 80 years, has complimented us on our choice of live band. You really did make our wedding reception a memorable evening. Thank you very, very much."
Keith and Justine Leahy - wedding reception - Surrey - August 2004

"Rollercoaster absolutely made our wedding. They had the dance floor packed all night with their fantastic play list which had something for everyone, ranging from Van Morrison to the Darkness - oh and then there was the traditional Irish number which had old and young jigging like mad! Countless friends and family came up to us saying what a great band we'd found. It wasn't just the music: Rollercoaster really got into the spirit of the party and had brilliant stage presence. They even managed to work out our first dance at just two days notice. What talent! If we get married again, we'll definitely book them!"
Kate and Jason Brewster - wedding reception - Buckinghamshire - September 2004
 

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Songs List: 


500 Miles (Proclaimers)
9 To 5 (Dolly Parton)
Ain't Nobody
All The Small Things (Blink 182)
Amarillo (Tony Christie)
Babylon (David Gray)
Baggy Trousers (Madness)
Better Together (Jack Johnson)
Bohemian Like You (Dandy Warhols)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Build Me Up Buttercup (Foundations)
California Dreaming (Mamas And Papas)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Cobacobana (Barry Manilow)
Come Up And See Me (Cockney Rebel)
Country Roads (John Denver)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Dancing In The Moonlight (Toploader)
Daydream Believer (The Monkees)
Delilah (Tom Jones)
Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)
Every Little Thing (The Police)
Gold (Spandau Ballet)
Gonna Be A Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
Good Enough (Dodgy)
Have A Nice Day (Stereophonics)
Help (Beatles)
I Believe In A Thing Called Love (Darkness)
I Love Rock N Roll (Joan Jett)
I Predict A Riot (Kaiser Chiefs)
I’m A Believer (The Monkees)
Irish Rover (The Dubliners)
It Must Be Love (Madness)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
Kids In America (Kim Wilde)
Land Down Under (Men At Work)
Lithium (Nirvana)
Mr Jones And Me (Counting Crows)
Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
Reach (S-Club 7)
Respect (Wheatus)
Save Tonight (Eagle Eye Cherry)
Should I Stay Or Should I Go (The Clash)
Sit Down (James)
Stand By Me
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Take Your Mama Out (Scissor Sisters)
Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
This Love (Maroon 5)
Timewarp (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Tribute (Tenacious D)
Uptown Girl (Billy Joel)
Video Killed The Radio Star (Buggles)
Volare (Gypsy Kings)
Waterloo (Abba)
We Are Young (Supergrass)
Whisky In The Jar (Irish Jig Version)
You And Me (The Wannadies)
You’re Just Too Good To Be True (Andy Williams)

Songs For The Irish Set With Fiddle Player

(Versions Of Traditional Celtic Songs Unless Otherwise Stated)

7 Drunken Nights
Back Home In Derry (Christy Moore)
Belle Of Belfast City
Bellmullet (Traditional Irish Violin Ballad)
Chief O’neills Favourite
City Of Chicago (Christy Moore)
Cunla (The Chieftains)
Devil Went Down To Georgia (Charlie Daniels Band)
Dirty Old Town
Fairytale Of New York (The Pogues)
Fields Of Athenrye
Gone To California
Irish Rover
Molly Malone
Mountain Dew
Riverdance Main Theme
The Monaghan
Toss The Feathers (Traditional Made Famous By Corrs)
Where The Streets Have No Name (U2)
Whisky In The Jar
Wild Rover
Young At Heart