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Ben Harker Trio

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About Ben Harker Trio

Jazz band
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A polished and exciting outfit that plays a mix of originals and vibrant jazz standards, made up of former RWCMD graduates.

The Ben Harker Trio plays exciting renditions of standard Jazz repertoire alongside contemporary compositions. Made up of graduates of the prestigious Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, this talented group of musicians have played at many major venues across the UK and Europe including Jazz clubs and festivals, such as London Jazz festival, Brecon Jazz festival, Langnau Jazz Nights Switzerland, The 606 Club London, and countless more.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Jazz, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Swing
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Cruise, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Aint Misbehavin
Aint No Sunshine
Alice In Wonderland
All The Things You Are
All Of Me
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Berkley Square
Beyond The Sea
Blue Train
Blue Moon
Billie’s Bounce
Blue Monk
Body And Soul
Bouncin’ With Bud
Cry Me A River
Come Fly With Me
Detour Ahead
Devil May Care
Dolphin Dance
Dream A Little Dream
Embraceable You
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Fly Me To The Moon
Four On Six
Freddie Freeloader
Get Happy
Girl From Ipanema
Green Dolphin Street
Harlem Nocturne
Have You Met Miss Jones
I Loves You Porgy
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Got Rhythm
I Only Have Eyes For You
It Don’t Mean A Thing
I’ve Got The World On A String
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
I’ve Got A Crush On You
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
I’ve Never Been In Love Before
I Could Write A Book
It Had To Be You
In A Sentimental Mood
Let There Be Love
Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
Let’s Fall In Love
Lonnie’s Lament
Love For Sale
Lullaby Of Birdland
My Funny Valentine
My One And Only Love
Makin Whoopee
My Favourite Things
Night And Day
The Nearness Of You
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
One By One
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Pure Imagination
Round Midnight
Satin Doll
Someday My Prince Will Come
So What?
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
The Song Is You
The Nearness Of You
The Lady Is A Tramp
Take Five
Take The A Train
The Glory Of Love
The Days Of Wine And Roses
The Way You Look Tonight
They Cant Take That Away From Me
There Will Never Be Another You
What A Difference A Day Made
What A Wonderful World
What Is This Thing Called Love?
When I Fall In Love
When You Wish Upon A Star
Well You Needn’t
Watermelon Man
You Make Me Feel So Young
Customer questions

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-audititioned '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 of a very high level.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. We can play with a Sax player or Vocalist

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

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time.

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

Usually tunes are called on the day between the musicians as per the Jazz tradition and the set list is a rough guide of our favourites. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. We can do new request for a small fee - please see below

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 2.5m by 2.5m space to perform

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£700
Up to 2 hours£775
Up to 3 hours£850
Available services
Phone Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
Baby Grand Piano perspex shell


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Stephen C, 4 months ago

Very good.

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Claudia S, 7 months ago

The trio was a fantastic addition to our corporate event and all of the guys were completely professional. When one of the original band members could no longer make the event, a substitute was quickly arranged, and the resulting group played together excellently. Thank you to all of the band for a great set.

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Jonathan P, 8 months ago

If you're looking for a great band for a party or wedding, go for Ben Harker Trio. They were brilliant at our wedding and we're really flexible. Staying on longer than expected (due to too many speeches) and jumping into the marquee when it started chucking it down. Fantastic musicians too. Would definitely hire them again!

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Harry N, 9 months ago

Really chuffed with the Ben Harker Trio. They provided a lovely ambience for our barrister's silk party. They were very professional, friendly, easy to deal with and arrived with more than enough time to set-up. We will likely use them again in future.

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From other customers:

Zoe S, 5 years ago

Ben played at our wedding (Sept 2015) and created the perfect atmosphere and ambience. All guests commented that it made the day even more beautiful. He comes highly recommended!

Nick J, 4 years ago

Ben's Trio set the perfect atmosphere at our wedding reception and brought that extra level of class to our special day - a lot of guests asked where we found him! Personable and easy to deal with - we highly recommend.