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About Central Avenue

Incredible Corporate Function and live party band specialising in Weddings, Private Parties and Corporate Events
Wedding band
Guildford
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We are Central Avenue, a corporate function and live party band made up of a strong set of incredibly talented young musicians and vocalists. We specialise in weddings, private events, corporate functions and birthday parties. Based in the Surrey and London area, we travel all around the UK and internationally. Central Avenue bring a high energy and live party atmosphere to any event with a large repertoire of music that caters for a wide audience age range. You can expect a high-quality performance from our seasoned band of professional musicians. We pride ourselves on always providing an excellent service with our clients. Our line up can vary from 5 to 12 in order to create the perfect musical experience for your event – which can include a professional DJ to continue the party! Our larger band line ups include a hot brass section, with wireless Saxophone that can join and mingle with the audience on demand. We can also offer the Central Avenue Acoustic Duo – a tasteful outfit suited for a more relaxed atmosphere, such as a wedding ceremony or drinks reception. If you have a corporate event or wedding coming up, don’t hesitate to book Central Avenue. Client credits include: York Marina Yacht Club, Aston Martin Owners Club, Sheffield Hallam University, Moor Park Golf Club, Richmond Bingham Hotel, Planned Lighting Maintenance, Frame North Media, Poppies, The Academy of Contemporary Music, Rodillian Academy Festival, The Box Leeds, Emerald Kitty Entertainment, BHHHC, Jeremy’s at the Boathouse, Helena May Music

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This act has been working with Encore for over 4 years
25 gigs
Pro: 25 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, R&B, Vintage, Motown, Tribute, Hip Hop, Soul, Covers, Jazz, Cuban music, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Blues
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate 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

- DISCO / FUNK
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
McFadden & Whitehead – Aint No Stopping us Now
The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
Kool & The Gang – Ladies Night
A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie
Diana Ross – Upside Down
Chic – Le Freak
Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer
Earth, Wind & Fire – September
Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
Rose Royce – Car Wash
The Jacksons – Blame It on The Boogie
Kool And The Gang – Get Down On It
Whitney Houston – Dance With Somebody
Kool & the Gang – Celebration
Kool & the Gang – Jungle Boogie
Donna Summer – Bad Girls
Sister Sledge – Lost in Music
The Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing
Tower Of Power – Soul with A Capital ‘S’
KC and the Sunshine Band – Give It Up
KC and the Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight
Jamiroquai – Cosmic Girl
Earth, Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland
Sister Sledge – We are Family
ABBA – Voulez-Vous
The Trammps – Disco Inferno
Donna Summers – Hot Stuff
Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
The Emotions – Best of My Love
CHIC – Everybody Dance
Earth, Wind & Fire – Fantasy
Abba – Dancing Queen
Boney M – Daddy Cool
Earth, Wind & Fire – Shining Star
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman
- SOUL / RNB / MOTOWN
Aretha Franklin – Respect
Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Sam & Dave – Soul Man
The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love
Aretha Franklin – Think
Lionel Richie – All Night Long
Estelle – American Boy
Blues Brothers – Gimme Some Lovin’
Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
The Blues Brothers – Shake Your Tail Feather
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It through the Grapevine
I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters
Al Green – Lets Stay Together
Michael Jackson – Rock With You
Marvin Gaye – Lets get it On
Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
Lionel Richie – Brickhouse
Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Chaka Khan – I Feel for You
The Four Seasons – December, 1963
Marvin Gaye – Aint no Mountain High Enough
Martha and the Vandellas – Dancin’ in the Street
- POP / ROCK
Chaka Khan – Aint Nobody
Doobie Brothers – Long Train Running
Spice Girls – Who do you think you are
Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancing
Tina Turner – Simply the Best
Candi Staton – You Got the Love
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Jessie J – Price Tag
Dolly Parton – 9 to 5
Stealers Wheel – Stuck in the Middle with You
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Bananarama – Venus
Bruno Mars – Runaway Baby
Beyoncé –Love on Top
Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls of Fire
Chuck Berry – Jonny Be Goode
Bill Haley – Rock Around the Clock
Mercy – Duffy
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 – Treasure
Status Quo – Rockin’ All Over The World
Little Richard – Good Golly Miss Molly
Kings Of Leon – Sex on Fire
The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There
- FIRST DANCES / BALLADS
Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You
Etta James – At Last
Ed Sheeran – Pefect
The Greatest Showman – A million dreams
Earth, Wind & Fire – After the Love Has Gone
Ed Sheeran – Tenerife Sea
John Legend – Conversations in the Dark
Norah Jones – Don’t Know Why
The Police – Every Breath you take
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Hall & Oates – You Make My Dreams Come True
Lou Reed – Perfect Day
John Legend – All of Me
Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling in Love
Adele – Make You Feel My Love
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
Love Affair – Everlasting Love
Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Elton John – Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Elton John – Your Song
Ben E. King – Stand By Me
Natalie Cole – This Will Be An Everlasting Love
Eva Cassidy – Songbird
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Customer questions

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?

Client credits include: York Marina Yacht Club, Aston Martin Owners Club, Sheffield Hallam University, Moor Park Golf Club, Richmond Bingham Hotel, Planned Lighting Maintenance, Frame North Media, Poppies, The Academy of Contemporary Music, Rodillian Academy Festival, The Box Leeds, Emerald Kitty Entertainment, Jeremy’s at the Boathouse, Helena May Music

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bruno Mars

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

York Marina Yacht Club, Aston Martin Owners Club, Sheffield Hallam University, Moor Park Golf Club

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

We always endeavour to provide the core musicians displayed on our promotional material. However, due to additional commitments of our members, we can not always guarantee a full core lineup. If a requested musician is unable to fulfill the agreed Service, you will be notified with sufficient notice.

Do you have different line-up options?

We offer various sized event packages from a 2-Piece Duo to our 10-Piece and more. Whether you are having an intimate wedding or a large corporate event, we can provide a solution to fit in with your requirements.

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?

We are happy to play music through our PA system when not performing. If music is required after we have finished performing then there will be an extra charge – usually £50 which ensures iPod music until midnight.

How much time do you need to set up?

This varies between band sizes and packages but we typically need between 1.5 to 2 hours to set up and sound check. We normally need to arrive 2 hours before our first set to guarantee we are set up and sound checked. If you need us to fit in a different/earlier time please get in contact with us.

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?

Yes – we provide our own PA and lighting for all events. Any bookings where Central Avenue Band musicians are required to be present at the venue for over 5 hours in total (arrival time to 12-midnight finish), a suitable hot meal should be provided for each individual musician

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are more than happy to take song requests, especially for first dances! If your request is not in our typical set list we will need at least a month prior notice before the event to ensure a strong performance. First dances come as standard for wedding bookings.

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
Packages
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£200
Drinks reception2 musicians
One performance of up to 120 mins during your drinks reception
£350
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 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 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£695
DJ & Saxophone9 musicians
Book our hot DJ & Saxophone package for your Wedding or Corporate Event. - Includes up to 120 mins of live DJ and Sax music
£750

Add-ons

Professional DJ
+£188
1am Finish
+£200
Solo Pianist
+£325
Acoustic Duo
+£395
Jazz Trio
+£425
Central Avenue
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Robert H
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Wow! Just wow! Absolutely rocked our tipi wedding from start to finish, both sets were amazing and the dance floor was always packed. The band arrived on time and set up with minimal disruption. Great communication prior to the event. Every guest absolutely loved the band, highly recommended! A massive thank you to Central Avenue!

Reply from Central Avenue
4 months ago

Thanks a lot Bobby, you were really helpful and great to work with. We really enjoyed your tipi wedding on Saturday. Thanks a lot for booking us! Many Thanks, Harry, Central Avenue Band

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Mark H
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Very good

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Monique G
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Central Avenue put on an amazing performance at my Birthday party. From the moment they started the dance floor was full until the end of their set & encore. Thanks guys for making my party so memorable!

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Debbie S
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent experience; Central Avenue were a huge hit at my 50th Birthday, incredible vocals and musicians, a great selection of songs, which kept most on the dance floor. Would highly recommend, 5*+++

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Matt O
3 months ago, for a Wedding in Micklefield Hall
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5 out of 5

From the beginning, communication with Harry was professional and responsive. He helped with everything before the wedding, including sorting things with the venue so we didn’t have to. The band were excellent on the day and everything we had hoped for. We had a six piece band with a sax and the lead singer Alda got everyone dancing with her high energy. All our guests commented on how great the band were and it was a brilliant way to end the night.

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Adam W
3 months ago, for a Wedding in Crathorne
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5 out of 5

Central Avenue were amazing, and really helped make our wedding truly special. From the moment they started playing, the night came alive with brilliant renditions of classic songs that created the atmosphere to get everyone moving and having tons of fun. Guests also had tons of compliments for the band, singer Alda, and the DJ and epic sax guy who kept everyone on the dance floor moving well into the night. Thanks again for a wonderful performance!

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