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Topcat

In Brief: 

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

About Topcat

Topcat are a young, three-piece pop/rock covers band comprising bass/vocals, guitar/vocals and drums. Despite their youth, this is a highly experienced group of musicians who are currently in great demand in the UK and abroad, performing at wedding receptions, corporate functions as well as entertaining the armed forces in Cyprus, Kosovo and Qatar. Recently they held a nightly residency at top West End nightspot Red Rock Central, where they backed Jamie Cullum and an array of competitors from TV's Fame Academy. They also regularly hosted media launch parties. One night, Steve Merchant, award-winning co-writer of The Office, even wrote the set-list!

Between them members of the band have entertained royalty, performed in the top West End musical ‘We Will Rock You’, played at the ‘Party at the Palace’ and at the ‘Pavarotti and Friends’ concert in Italy and even sang ‘Happy Birthday’ on stage with TV presenter Mel Sykes. 

They have their own high quality PA and lighting system and can provide recorded background music during their breaks. The band usually perform for three 40-minute sets.

 

Price from: £1,110

Travel and cost: 

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

What People Say:

"Topcat were fantastic! They got everyone up and dancing. They captured the mood of the day and our guests loved them. Thank you!"
Gemma Starkins - wedding reception - Bedfordshire - August 2015

"We were running late and they were very flexible and made some last minute changes for us. They had everyone up dancing."
Sarah Baldwin - wedding reception - London - April 2015

"Topcat definitely got the party started and got everyone dancing! True professionals. Top marks for Topcat!"
Nicky French - school social event - London - October 2014

"Great band, very talented and would book again in an instant. Helpful and friendly and accommodated our requests (the bassist's face was very funny when playing a very uncool Boney M track!) - they had everyone up and dancing at our wedding."
Michelle Sykes - wedding reception - Essex - August 2013

"Topcat were superb... They were more than happy to adapt their set to our requirements (what they were wearing, style of songs, acoustic set), and performed brilliantly on the night, putting on a great show that everyone loved - they had the dancefloor filled in seconds... and it stayed filled all night! Everyone was raving about the great band! Thanks v much to James and the guys for putting up with tricky get-in, the slightly 'jobs-worth' venue manager on the night and the earlier finish time imposed by the venue... We were so impressed with the end result though - so a big thank you for sticking with it - you all really did a great job."
Graham Miller - wedding reception - Oxfordshire - July 2013

"Topcat were absolutely terrific. So many people at the party asked who they were and said how great they were to dance to. Even my brother who never normally dances was on his feet! They were perfect for the occasion and the wide range of different ages. They were very flexible when we ran late and their start time slipped and they could also not have been more helpful beforehand in planning the songs they were to play. They gave us a free hand to choose what we liked from their extensive playlist and selected their sets from those. They were a pleasure to deal with."
Allie Fitzpatrick - 60th birthday party - Middlesex - April 2013

"Topcat literally made the evening of our wedding day. Every single song they played had people up dancing! I kept meaning to go and be social with our evening guests but I just couldn't leave the dancefloor! We received so many comments from people about how much they loved the band and asking us where we had found them. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Thank you so much."
Wendy Jackson - wedding reception - Somerset - April 2013

"Our second time hiring them - this time with a different singer, but once again they were fantastic! Would always recommend them... they made the night, great with the crowd and people were raving about them on the night and since!!"
Katie Hughes - 30th birthday party - Bedforshire - November 2012

"ALL of our guests have commented on how good the band were. They played a really high level of music which was an amazing mix of old and new. My parents appreciated the time which the band took to talk with them."
Elaine Lewis - wedding reception - Oxfordshire - October 2012

"Fantastic show from Topcat! Rock music through all the decades meant there was something for everyone. For the last dance they got everyone up onto the dance floor and made it one of the most memorable points of the day! Would definitely recommend them to anyone."
Naomi Horton - wedding reception - Suffolk - September 2012

"Simply this band were amazing! We did not want you to stop playing and we had so many great comments from our guests about you."
Justine Patterson - wedding reception - Lincolnshire - September 2012

"Topcat created such a great atmosphere for my wedding, I was very pleased with the music they played and their performance on the night. Many people commented about how great the band were, and the dance floor wasn't empty until the end!"
Jessica Danby - wedding reception - Hampshire - September 2012

"The guys from Topcat are very easy to get on with, totally obliging and incredibly talented. They gave a great performance. They learned a new song for our first dance and it was lovely and also had their own original touches to it. There was only one number where I noticed one or two mistakes - and later I found out that one of our bridesmaids actually nagged them into playing a song they didn't even know and they still pulled it off! And I only noticed the 1-2 mistakes because I play in a band myself... It is not always easy to make a 3 piece band (only 1 guitar) fill a room - but they pull it off so well - As a musician myself, I wholeheartedly recommend them and am quite jealous of their skills! Thanks guys."
Robert Hawker - wedding reception - Berkshire - June 2012

"We were so touched that they learnt especially for us and performed so well our first dance number. They got the party going from the off and kept us dancing until the encore."
Darren Bird - wedding reception - Northamptonshire - May 2012

"The band played a great mixture of music that really kept the dance floor jumping. I have had plenty of very positive feedback from guests. Thanks."
Peter Ryde - wedding reception - Surrey - December 2011

"My husband and I are so pleased we hired Topcat to play at our wedding. Not only were they excellent musicians, but they were really nice guys as well. We have had some great feedback from our guests about the band; there were always people on the dancefloor when they were playing. Thank you so much for making our wedding reception extra fun and special!"
Laura Fry - wedding reception - Surrey - December 2011

"Topcat were a fantastic part of our wedding day. A friend had recommended them after seeing them perform at another wedding and that lived up to all expectations. Topcat are definitely a band that does weddings rather than a 'wedding band' - an authentic way to get the party started!"
Rachel Barnwell - wedding reception - Suffolk - October 2011

"Terrific band who played great music ! Had lots of comments from the guests afterwards and a big thank you for sorting out the first dance song."
Nina Marie Harper - wedding reception - Essex - October 2011

"The band were amazing at our wedding. We knew they had talent from their demo tracks but they combined this with a performance that really won over our guests. They encouraged us to join in the singing and played requests. They really contributed to an amazing day and I could not have asked for more."
Hannah Stagg - wedding reception - Northamptonshire - August 2011

"The band were superb and made our wedding day even more special. We would highly recommend them to anyone."
Avinash Sharma - wedding reception - Gloucestershire - August 2010

"They were fantastic, everyone was raving about them on the night and since!"
Katie West - wedding reception - Bedfordshire - August 2010

"Could not fault the band in any way. They were brilliant and all of our guests had a great time."
Steve Euesden - wedding reception - Essex - July 2010

"Really good band, kept people dancing all night. I had to take my shoes to be repaired after one night of dancing - made our day even more special. Thank you so much."
Chris and Jess Whitbourne - wedding reception - Buckinghamshire - June 2010

"An amazing band"
Ian Plumb - wedding reception - Suffolk - August 2009

"Band were fantastic"
Emma Southwell - wedding ceremony - Warwickshire - August 2009

"Really enjoyed their performance and a lot of guests were very impressed"
Sarah Pollen - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - August 2009

"They were very friendly and accommodating, especially as we were late to the dance floor. They looked happy to be there! We would recommend Topcat to any of my friends - they were fantastic! Thank you!"
Anna Forsyth - wedding reception - Buckinghamshire - August 2009

"Topcat were fantastic, guests of all ages were raving about them for days! Thank you."
Amy Woodgate - wedding reception - Suffolk - August 2009

"Everyone commented how great the band were - well done and thank you"
Natasha Gibbs - works summer party - Essex - August 2009

"The guys put on a fantastic 3 sets and we've had loads of comments from guests saying just how good they were. They really helped make the day go off just as we hoped. Thanks to all."
Tristan Craddock - wedding reception - West Sussex - June 2009

"They were the best band we've ever heard and gave us the most fab party ever!"
Jemma Graham - wedding reception - Berkshire - June 2009

"The band helped make our day very special. We would highly recommend them to anyone"
Julia Grant - wedding reception - Kent - September 2008

"Topcat made our special day extra special!!"
Sonya Fitchett - wedding reception - Kent - September 2008

"The band were very talented and read the crowd just right"
Naomi Hayes - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - May 2008

"Great band, which made an excellent evening event at our wedding. Loads of positive reviews from our guests."
James O'Driscoll - wedding reception - Gloucestershire - July 2008

"Topcat were absolutely brilliant - I cannot recommend them highly enough. Great guys and great musicians - FANTASTIC"
Barbara Grey - daughter's wedding reception - Wiltshire - July 2008

"Since our wedding we have had so many comments on how amazing Topcat were, they made the evening really excellent. Thank you!"
Neil Gibbs - wedding reception - Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire - July 2008

"Absolutely amazing, exceeded our highest expectations! Top class! Guests thought we'd booked original artists on some tracks. Over the moon!"
Alison Botting - wedding reception - West Sussex - July 2008

"We were so impressed with Topcat and they really topped off a fantastic day for us. The dance floor was packed during their entire set. They were very flexible…and also allowed a family member to use one of the guitars and play a song. They were so friendly and really looked like they were enjoying themselves. We would definitely recommend the band and your company to any friends or family in the future...we found Function Junction incredibly efficient and helpful."
Victoria Hatton - wedding reception - Dorset - June 2008

"Topcat were just what we ordered and some guests have already requested your details to book them for their functions. The service from Function Junction is first class, thanks for making this part of our day run so smoothly."
Danny Willson - wedding reception - Essex - May 2008

"All our guests have commented on how great the band were and we totally agree - they made our (rainy!) reception perfect, thanks so much!"
Rob Barnes - wedding reception - Berkshire - June 2008

"Topcat were superb and made the night."
David Watkins - wedding reception - Monmouthshire - June 2008

"Topcat were brilliant. They really got a feel for the audience and come the end of the night everyone was on the dance floor."
Mark Howells - wedding reception - Buckinghamshire - May 2008

"The band were simply brilliant and blew everyone away. Our wedding photographer said that they were the best wedding band she'd ever heard. Amazing day, amazing band. Thank you Topcat."
Stephen Rowlinson - wedding reception - Derbyshire - October 2007

"Everyone commented on how superb Topcat were! Plus very professional service provided by Function Junction. Thank you!"
Gemma Goddard - wedding reception - Buckinghamshire - July 2007

"Absolutely great. Very helpful and professional service from the very start. The band were terrific, the dance floor was full throughout…….."
David Walker - wedding reception - N Yorkshire - August 2007

"The band were brilliant, the dance floor was never empty, everyone commented on the band. I have given your contact details to a few people already and would definitely recommend them. Please pass on our thanks."
Michele Buchan - wedding reception - Newbury - September 2007

"A huge thank you. Topcat were absolutely amazing, everyone loved them. We shall definitely use you and Topcat again. Thank you for the wonderful memories."
Darrell Clark - birthday party - Hertfordshire - September 2007

"Everyone enjoyed it all and the band topped off the day superbly - Recommended."
Sam Clarke - wedding reception - Bath - August 2007

"They had people up dancing throughout the night, which was great for us to see everyone enjoyed themselves at our wedding."
Melissa Beard - wedding reception - East Sussex - August 2007

"Fantastic. Lovely guys. Really made our wedding day. I would thoroughly recommend this band."
Victoria Geraghty - wedding reception - Midlothian - August 2007

"We were very pleased and they got high marks from our guests. In particular they handled midnight close down well, when guests wanted them to continue!"
Michael Younger - daughters wedding reception - Wiltshire - June 2007

"“We all had a fantastic time. Topcat were wonderful! Please do pass on my thanks to the band. Just what I was looking for, and everybody wants their details …. Thanks also for your very professional, efficient, and reassuring bookings process - much appreciated!"
Alex Palmer - party - London - February 2007

"Topcat were great - everyone has asked for thier details to book them for other events!"
Andie Murray - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - September 2006

"The pre-wedding service and support was superb and the band were incredable. Everyone loved them on the day and we've had lots of compliments to pass on since"
Amanda Thomas - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - November 2006

"Could you please convey a very big thank you to Topcat, all the guests thought they were superb. Brilliant music and very talented. Will definitely be using them again."
Rachel Ellis - birthday party - London - October 2006

"We have received a number of comments from guests advising how brilliant the band were and the dance floor was full all night."
Gary Freeman - wedding reception - Middlesex - September 2006

"Many of our guests remaked on how good the band were and how impressed they were that the playlist was so up to date. We also felt the band responded/adapted well to the audience requests/dancing, etc. They made it a great party. Thanks!!"
Ryan Love - wedding reception - Somerset - August 2006

"We had a fantastic wedding day and the band provided a wonderful ending to a perfect party. They were patient as the speeches over ran and professional at all times. The music was perfect, everyone raved about them well into the early hours! Thank you."
Anne Winn - wedding reception - Essex - August 2006

"The live band - 'Topcat' really made our evening event. The performed brilliantly and everyone commented on how good they were!"
Laura Turpin - wedding reception - Surrey - July 2006

"Brilliant! We'd read the reviews of the band, but we're just amazed at how they made the overall day - the music was spot on, the dance floor was full and everybody was full of praise!"
Lindsey Ping - wedding reception - Bedfordshire - June 2006

"An excellent band who I would not hestitate to recommend."
Claire Rees - wedding reception - Buckinghamshire - May 2006

"Topcat were absolutely first rate, a true pro covers band who read the party mood and responded accordingly. Cannot speak more highly of Topcat and Function Junction. Well done!!"
Chris Brown - party - Cambridgeshire - July 2006

"The band were excellent - just as good as we had remembered! (Used Topcat and Function Junction for our wedding last year)"
Rhian Jones - annual meeting - Swansea - May 2006

"The band were exceptional, they rocked like no other. The late Stevie Ray Vaughan would have highly praised their guitarist! - fantastic. Function Junction were very professional and offered very good advice."
Andrew Mawhinney - Round Table Ladies Night - Torquay - March 2006

"Everything from initial contract to the bands performance was truely excellent. I would recommend them to anyone! You made what would have been highly stressful a pleasant experiance!."
Katie Loines - wedding reception - Soughton Hall - December 2005

"The band were brilliant. Everyone commented on how brilliant the band were. Thank you for making our night very enjoyable."
Caroline Tsoikalas - christmas party - Brasserie - December 2005

"We thought they were outstanding. They rounded off our wedding beautifully. All our guests were similarly impressed - judging by the number of air guitars and the feedback we have had since. We hope they enjoyed it as much as we did, and thank you for travelling such a long way."
Simon Richards - wedding reception - Wiltshire - July 2005

"Everybody had a brilliant time. Several guests asked for their card. We would enthusiastically recommend them to anyone."
Gavin Marshall - wedding reception - Suffolk - July 2005

"Steve and I would just like to say what an absolutely fab time we both had with the band. They're a great bunch of guys and we would love to have them play again when we hold our next event!! Many thanks to you all!!"
Steve Gilbert - wedding reception - Berkshire - August 2005

"Topcat were absolutely fantastic. Everyone really enjoyed themselves on the dance floor all night. So many people asked where we had got them from. Brilliant. If we can use you again we will!! Thank you so much."
Dave Webster - wedding reception - Surrey - September 2005

"Topcat were fantastic! I would highly recommend them (already have). They really helped make our night very memorable. Everyone really enjoyed them. Thank you."
Karen Wan - wedding reception - London - October 2005

 

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Barefootin (Robert Parker)
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Think (Aretha Franklin)
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All Right Now (Free)
Blister In The Sun (Violent Femmes)
Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
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Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Bob Marley)
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High Heeled Sneakers (Stevie Wonder)
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I Love Rock N Roll (Joan Jett)
Is This Love (Bob Marley)
Jackie Wilson Said (Van Morrison)
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Kiss (Prince)
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Moondance (Van Morrison)
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Walk This Way (Run DMC/Aerosmith)
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Whisky In The Jar (Thin Lizzy)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)

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All Of Me (John Legend)
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Alright (Supergrass)
America (Razorlight)
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High And Dry (Radiohead)
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