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Grooves from every decade to suit your party needs
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We are the ultimate party solution. Whatever your event, and whatever your era, we have the songs to take you there. Keyboard/vocalist CJ Barton works with the very best female vocalists and a stylish band of expert musicians to suit every budget and size of venue. From duo to 6-piece or more, we do it all. Good times guaranteed.

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CJ's Allstars' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Clive H
2 years ago
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4 out of 5

we booked CJ Allstars for our annual fireworks night and they performed in our cricket club pavilion for a couple of hours after the fireworks. they were clearly talented musicians and the lead singer in particular had real presence. was very nice they went to the trouble of throwing in a def Leppard song which they learnt at the request of one of our organisers.

Patricia W
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Really fab wedding band! We should have booked the live sets for longer as the singer is incredible. Our first dance was sung live and was perfect. Thank you so much

Resina C
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Communication with the band was great and they played very well. We all enjoyed the music very much. Thanks for everything!

Rachel W
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

CJ’s Allstars were performed at my birthday party last week and were absolutely fantastic. They had a fantastic set list, bought loads of energy and acted with great professionalism the whole time. Cannot recommend highly enough!

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From other customers:

Joanne D
2 years ago, for a Corporate event in Romford
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5 out of 5

CJ's Allstars played for our staff summer social in September. They made the event, they were upbeat and totally the right band for us. The choice of music was exactly what we were looking for and we would thoroughly recommend them. We loved them so much they are booked for our Christmas party, we cannot wait!

Matt K
4 years ago, for a Birthday party in Northampton
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5 out of 5

CJ’s Allstars were fantastic. Professional throughout, great entertainment, fantastic singing and were even able to tailor their setlist to my requests (they even came dressed to match the theme of my event). I would highly recommend this band to anyone!

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CJ's Allstars' Song list

All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
All Of Me - John Legend
American Boy - Estelle
Die With You - Beyonce
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Golden - Jill Scott
Happy - Pherrell Williams
Human - Rag n' Bone Man
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
Old Town Road - Lil Nas X / Billy Ray Cyrus
On My Mind - Jorja Smith
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Price Tag - Jessie J
Redbone - Childish Gambino
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Someone Like You - Adele
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Take Me To Church - Hozier
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Waiting All Night - Rudimental
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Breathe - Blu Cantrell
Cannonball - Damien Rice
Cold Shoulder - Adele
Crazy - Gnarls Barclay
Don't Know Why I Didn't Come - Norah Jones
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel - Lighthouse Family
Long Way Home - Tom Waits
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Mr Brightside - Killers
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
We Can Rule The World - Take That
Yellow - Coldplay
You Know I’m No Good - Amy Winehouse
Always Take The Weather With You - Crowded House
Angels - Robbie Williams
Don’t Speak - No Doubt
Everything I Do - Bryan Adams
Freedom - George Michael
The Future - Leonard Cohen
Girls and Boys - Blur
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Losing My Religion - REM
Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
Night Ride Home - Joni Mitchell
No Diggity - Blackstreet
No-one Said It Would Be Easy - Cheryl Crow
Nothing Compares 2 You - Sinead O'Connor
One - U2
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Smooth - Santana
Treat Her Right - The Commitments
Tub Thunping - Chumbawumba
Walking After You - Foo Fighters
Wonderwall - Oasis
And She Was - Talking Heads
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Cool For Cats - Squeeze
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Don't Get Me Wrong - Pretenders
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
Every Breath You Take - Police
Fairy Tale of New York - The Pogues
Ghost Town - The Specials
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics
If You Don't Know Me By Now - Simply Red
I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston
Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Love Cats - The Cure
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
What A Feeling - Irene Cara
What’s Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
With Or Without You - U2
After Midnight - JJ Cale
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All Right Now - Free
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Changes - David Bowie
Come Up And See Me - Cockney Rebel
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Don't Stop me Now - Queen
Forever Young - Bob Dylan
Get Back - Beatles
Heroes - David Bowie
Honky Cat - Elton John
Hotel California - Eagles
I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
If You're Not Back In Love By Monday - Millie Jackson
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
London Calling - The Clash
Pastime Paradise - Stevie Wonder
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Rockin All Over The World - Status Quo
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
You Were Always On My Mind - Elvis Presley
Ain’t No Valley High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
All You Need Is Love - Beatles
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Barefootin' - Wilson Pickett
Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
Delilah - Tom Jones
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
He Ain't Heavy - The Hollies
Hi Heel Sneakers - Chuck Berry
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
If You Don’t Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes
I Just Wanna Make Love To You - Etta James
I'm A Believer - Monkees
I'm Leaving On a Jet Plane - John Denver
I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
I Wish I Knew How - Nina SimoneMidnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
On Broadway - The Drifters
Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
Ruby Baby - The Drifters
Take Another Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin
These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
What A Wonderful World This Would Be - Sam Cooke
You Can't Always Get What You Want
All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everley Brothers
Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Bye Bye Love - Everley Brothers
Every Day I Have The Blues - Count Basie
The Great Pretender - The Platters
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
I Hear You Knockin' - Smiley Lewis
I Only Have Eyes For You - Frank Sinatra
Let The Good Times Roll - Louis Jordan
My Babe - Little Walter
Only You - The Platters
Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
Roll Over Beethovem - Chuck Berry
Shout - Isley Brothers
That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly & The Crickets
That's All Right - Elvis Presley
Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

CJ's Allstars' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£800
Up to 2 hours£800
Up to 3 hours£1050


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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?

Our standard line-up is vocals, keys, bass and drums, though we also frequently perform with sax and/or guitar. We're very happy to discuss options with you to best suit your space, taste and budget. With a bit of notice we can provide for most requirements.

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

Just let us know as soon as you can and we can usually accommodate timing changes within reason (though longer times may incur an extra charge as outlined in our standard prices).

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we can provide this for an additional charge.

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?

Yes. Or if you indicate which decade(s) are to your taste we will feature that music specifically. We're very happy to discuss things with you in advance to ensure that you get what you're looking for - or you can just leave it to us!

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

Yes. All we need is mains power.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We're often asked to play a particular song or artiste - and we've never failed yet!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Nikita's fabulous voice. The variety of songs we play and the good-time atmosphere we create.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Everything from village halls to big outdoor stages.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Just about everyone who has made or continues to make good music.

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

As a band, we're still working on that one! But individually we've played numerous theatre events and festivals around the country, and have supported the likes of Dr Feelgood, Billy Connolly and The Flying Pickets!
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Event types:
Wedding, 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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