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AKA Party Band

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About AKA Party Band

Over 300 weddings and events played t some of the UK's best and most prestigious venues including Kew Gardens and Hampton Court Palace.
Wedding band
Guildford
Public liability insurance of £5 million

AKA is more than just a great party band. It has been formed and refined over years of practice, performance and rehearsal into one of the best and most loved wedding bands in the South of England. AKA's key to success is a team of incredible musicians who play together every week for hundreds of partygoers, allowing them to adjust the music the band play to suit the current dance floor vibe. Starting with the core 4 band members, you can add saxophone, trumpet, keyboards and extra singers to the band to make it truly yours. AKA even offer DJ sets to work alongside the live band to ensure the dance floor is never empty. AKA has played at many of the UK's best venues. Some of our highlights include Hampton Court Palace, The Gherkin Building, Kew Gardens, Chiswick House, The Australian Embassy, The Natural History Museum, Wakehurst Place, Eltham Palace, Sudeley Castle and almost every rustic barn along the south coast. This knowledge is invaluable, making your planning easier and putting your mind at ease in the knowledge that AKA know exactly how to make the most of your stunning venue.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

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500 Miles - The Proclaimers
9 To 5 - Dolly Parton
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A Hard Day's Night – The Beatles
A Town Called Malice – The Jam
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye
Ain’t No Sunshine – Nancy Sinatra
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
All About The Bass – Meghan Trainor
All I Want for Christmas - Mariah Carey
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
All The Small Things - Blink 182
American Boy – Estelle
American Idiot - Greenday
B
Basket Case - Greenday
Beat it – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Black And Gold - Sam Sparrow
Black Or White – Michael Jackson
Blame it on the Boogie – Jackson 5
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
C
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepson
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weekend
Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Car Wash – Rose Royce
Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Come Together - The Beatles
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
D
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
December 63 - The Four Seasons
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Domino – Jessie J
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
E
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
F
Faith – George Michael
Firework - Katy Perry
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Forget You – Cee-Lo Green
Free Falling – Tom Petty
G
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Good Times – Chic
Grenade – Bruno Mars
H
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hard to Handle – Black Crowes
Harder To Breathe – Maroon 5
Help - The Bealtes
Hey Jude - The Beales
Hey Ya - Outkast
Hey Ho - The Luminiers
Hey Soul Sister – Train
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hit Me Baby (One More Time) - Britney Spears
Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
I
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Feel It Still - Portugal The Man
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyes Peas
I Gotta Get Thru This - Daniel Beddingfield
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
I Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll – Joan Jonette
I Need A Dollar – Aloe Black
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Ironic - Alanis Morisette
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
J
Johnny B. Good – Chuck Berry
Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
K
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
Kiss – Prince
Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
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Lady Marmalade – Patti LaBelle
Last Christmas - Wham
Le Freak – Chic
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Long Train Runnin’ – The Doobie Brothers
Love Shack - B 52’s
M
Mamma Mia - ABBA
Man In The Mirror – MJ
Maneater - Nelly Furtado
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Material Girl – Madonna
Mercy – Duffy
Moondance – Van Morrison
More Than Words - Extreme
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
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Naive – The Kooks
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Next To Me – Emile Sande
No Tomorrow - Orson
O
One Way Or Another - Blondie
Only Girl In The World - Rhianna
P
Pack Up – Eliza Doolitlle
Paradise - George Ezra
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Place Your Hands - Reef
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Pokerface - Lady Gaga
Price Tag – Jessie J
Proud Mary – Credence Clearwater Revival/Tina Turner
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Raise Your Glass – Pink
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Rock With You – MJ
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Rude - Magic
Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
S
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Save Tonight – Eagle Eyed Cherry
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
Shotgun - Geroge Ezra
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Simply The Best - Tina Turner
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Smooth Operator - Sade
So What - Pink
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Sorry - Justin Beiber
Stacey’s Mom - Fountains Of Wayne
Stay With me - Sam Smith
Stuck In The Middle – Stealers Wheel
Summer Of ’69 – Brian Adams
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Teenage Dirtbag - Wheetus
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and The News
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
This Love – Maroon 5
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Toxic – Britney Spears
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
U
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
V
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
W
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Waterloo – ABBA
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
When You’re Gone - Bryan Adams and Mel C
Wonderwall - Oasis
Y
You Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross
You Give Me Something - James Morrison
You Gotta Be Des’ree
You Really Got ME
You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
You’ve Got The Love – Florence And The Machine
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Engagement. Our singer uses wireless microphones and sound can often be found on the dance floor with you or singing with your guests at the bar. We're not one for standing around!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Hampton Court Palace The Gherkin Chiswick House Gate Street Barn Natural History Museum Kew Gardens Clock Barn Pitt Ville Barn Wakehurst Place Eltham Palace Just to name a few!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We are a really eclectic band. We listen to everything from Jazz, Rock, Pop, Soul, Motown and classic singer songwriters. All music is wonderful!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

2 gigs spring to mind; Performing for an all American set of delegates at Hampton Court for a swanky product launch; Performing at The Australian Embassy for a black-tie event. Both were special in their own way and we have been lucky to perform in some of these great places.

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-auditioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band, our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are at a very high level.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Drums. We also have a range of other musicians we can call on should you want to extend the line up.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer a playlist service for free with every booking.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your wedding.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

The band is totally self sufficient and comes with all the sound and lighting we need.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1750
Up to 2 hours£1750
Up to 3 hours£2250
Packages
Wedding ceremony Duo2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£375
Drinks reception Duo2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception from our acoustic duo.
£450
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + After Party4 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 60 min performances during the after-dinner party.
£2675

Add-ons

DJ set
+£250

Reviews

From customers:

Billy T, 3 years ago

Absolutely brilliant, can't speak highly enough of this band. From performing our first dance which was special to getting everyone up and dancing. I've never been to a function or party where the dance floor was full from the first song but these guys did it. We still have people a week and a half after our wedding eulogising about how good the band were. Would recommend them to anyone for anything.

Mr B, 2 years ago

We can't thank you enough for helping to make our day so special. From the planning stages through to the day itself, you were fab. I'm working on my next party idea so I can have you again! With love and thanks, Mr and Mrs Barnes xx

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