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Central Avenue

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About Central Avenue

Function band
Guildford
Public liability insurance of £5 million
Composed of highly trained young professionals, Central Avenue are the new wave of party band - DISCO // 80s // FUNK // SOUL // MOTOWN

Composed of highly trained young professionals, Central Avenue are the new wave of function party band; guaranteeing a night of the highest quality entertainment for all ages and music tastes. Available as a 5 to 12 piece line up, Central Avenue cover all styles of music from Disco through to Funk, Soul, Rock, Motown and Contemporary Pop - providing musical entertainment for every occasion. Central Avenue are available for every type of event whether it be weddings, corporate events, parties, Jewish weddings or charity balls. We take pride in our work and aim to provide our clients with the finest experience possible. We work closely with all of our clients to ensure all possible requirements are met to the highest standard, ensuring your event runs smoothly - and your guests are happy. Looking for more than just a party band? We can help with that too. Central Avenue also offer additional add-ons such as Jazz trios, Solo instrumentalists, acoustic duos, solo singers and DJs to provide entertainment throughout your event.

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
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, R&B, Vintage, Motown, Tribute, Hip Hop, Soul, Covers
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Types:
Function band, Cuban band, Party band, Cover band, Wedding band, Rock band, Festival band, Rock n roll band, Pop band, Hip hop group, Disco & Funk band, Jazz duo, Jazz fusion band, Latin jazz band, Jazz trio, Modern jazz band, Jazz band, Swing & Jive band
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
Diana Ross - The Boss
Diana Ross - Upside Down
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Rose Royce - Car Wash
The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie
Kool And The Gang - Get Down On It
Kool And The Gang - Celebration
Kool And The Gang - Jungle Boogie
KC And The Sunshine Band - Give It Up
Donna Summers - Bad Girls
Donna Summers - Hot Stuff
Donna Summers - No More Tears
Sister Sledge - Lost In Music
The Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Tower Of Power - Soul With A Capital 'S'
George Duke - Reach Out
Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl
Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland
Earth, Wind & Fire - In The Stone
Sister Sledge - We are Family
The Trammps - Disco Inferno
Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free
Earth, Wind & Fire - Lets Groove
Michael Jackson - P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)
Earth, Wind & Fire - Let Your Feelings Show
The Village People - YMCA
The Emotions - Best of My Love
CHIC - Everybody Dance
Earth, Wind & Fire - Fantasy
George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
Abba - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
Boney M - Daddy Cool
Tower of Power - What is Hip
Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star
Whitney Houston - Dance With Somebody
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Shalamar - I Can Make You Feel Good
Chicago - Street Player
Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Aretha Franklin - Think
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder - All I Do
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Stevie Wonder - Fingertips
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster
Michael Jackson - Human Nature
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Al Green - Lets Stay Together
Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
Michael Jackson - Rock With You
Stevie Wonder - Do I Do
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Sade - Smooth Operator
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
Prince - Thieves In The Temple
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Soul II Soul - Back to Life
Chaka Khan - Aint Nobody
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Bruno Mars - Runaway Baby
Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
Santana - Smooth
Beyoncé - Déjà Vu
Tina Turner - Proud Mary
Guns n' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire
Chuck Berry - Jonny Be Goode
Bill Haley - Rock Around The Clock
Pharrell Williams - Happy
The Commitments - Mustang Sally
Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk!
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
The Beatles - Twist and Shout
Gnarles Barkley - Crazy
Bruno Mars - Finesse
Bruno Mars - Chunky
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
Status Quo - Rockin' All Over The World
Little Richard - Good Golly Miss Molly
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
Etta James - At Last
Earth, Wind & Fire - After the Love Has Gone
Norah Jones - Don't Know Why
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
John Legend - All of Me
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
Doobie Brothers – Long Train Running
Sister Sledge – We Are Family
Sister Sledge – Lost in Music
CHIC – Le Freak
CHIC – Everybody Dance
The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There
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?

You are free to chose between a 4 and 12 piece lineup.

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 this service for an additional £50. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100. We can also provide a Professional DJ.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1.5 to 2 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 event.

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

Included in the quote is PA Sound System and Lighting.

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

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients love our energy and our ability to tailor and adapt each performance to what they require. They also love the charisma of our 3 female singers and power of our brass section.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

- Poppies, Camden Town - Kit Hill Castle, Cornwall - Doncaster Racecourse - Bingham Riverhouse, Richmond - Electric Theatre, Guildford - Buckhurst Park, East Sussex - The Watermill, Burgess Hill - Jeremy's at the Boathouse, West Yorkshire

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power

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

ACM Summer Live 2018

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£2200
Up to 2 hours£2600
Up to 3 hours£2795
Available services
DJ set
+£180
1am Finish
+£200
Acoustic Duo
+£300
Solo Pianist
+£325
Jazz Trio
+£425

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‎Laurence S, 3 days ago

A highly professional, very tight band and really nice people. Just a fabulous band. Made a really good party a fabulous party. 100% of our guests were blown away by Central Avenue. Fabulous band. Very tight, professional musicians and really nice people. All of our guests were highly impressed. A highly professional group of young, talented musicians make this band an excellent choice. The 100+ guests at our celebration wedding party were blown away by Central Avenue. Great music and really nice people

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Cherrie M, 18 days ago

We had Central Avenue perform at our wedding in Farnham. They did a fantastic job entertaining our guests. We had lots of compliments! They were very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely have them again for a future event.

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