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Face the Strange

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About Face the Strange

The #1 high energy rock/funk/indie/soul covers band! Collectively we have played 1000s shows. Guaranteed to blow your mind. Anytime!
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Face the Strange are the quintessential high energy rock/Indie/Pop/Funk/Soul band. Hailing from Yorkshire but do travel and are fully house trained. Consisting of some of the finest musicians in the country and an outstanding front person they always give the very best performances. Do you want to watch one of Yorkshires finest rock covers band? Check out our events page and come along. Even better, get in touch and book us.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 3 years
10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Funk rock, Funk, Disco, Covers, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Everything Bowie has ever done. We named our band after a line in his song Changes and we refuse to believe he has passed away.
Call Me - Blondie
Ready To Go - Republica
Hysteria - Muse
Pride (in the name of love) - U2
Tie Your Mother Down - Queen
You Oughta Know - Alanis Morrisette
Out in the Fields - Gary Moore/Phil Lynot
Zombie - The Cranberries
Hard to Handle - Black Crowes
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Proud Mary - Tina Turney
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
You Can't Hurry Love - Dianna Ross and the Supremes
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Funky Town - Pseudo Echo
Word Up - Cameo
Muse Medley - Muse
Blancmange - Living On The Ceiling
Need You New - INXS
Purple Rain - Prince
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Hand in my Pocket - Alanis Morrisette
Times Like These - The Foo Fighters
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Stargazer - Rainbow
Lust for Life - Iggy Pop
Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple
The Pretender - The Foo Fighters
Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
Broken/Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears
It's my life - No Doubt
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
I'd Rather Go Blind - Beth Hart/Joe bonamassa
Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
Best of You - The Foo Fighters
Weak - Skunk Anansie
Take Your Mama - Scissor Sisters
Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Sweet Child 'O Mine - Guns n Roses
Shout - Tears for Fears
Back in Black - AC/DC
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
Let there be Rock - AC/DC
Riverboat Song - Ocean Colour Scene
Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Blow - Ed Sheeran
Crazy Horses - The Osmonds
One way or another - Blondie
Heart of Glass - Blondie
Hangin on the Telephone - Blondie
Rapture - Blondie
Ironic - Alanis Morrisette
Linger - The Cranberries
I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Joan Jett
Because the Night - Patti Smith
Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac
Need Your Love So Bad - Fleetwood Mac
More Than a Feeling - Boston
Time is Running Out - Muse
Super Massive Blackhole - Muse
Stockholm Syndrome - Muse
Knights of Cydonia - Muse
Reapers - Muse
Plug in Baby - Muse
Masterblaster - Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Echo Beach - Martha and the Muffins
Ever Fallin in Love - The Buzzcocks
My Perfect Cousin - The Undertones
Teenage Kicks - The Undertone
Basket Case - Green day
Small Town Boy - Bronskie Beat
Black Eyed Boy - Texas
I don't want a Lover - Texas
Halo - Texas
Christmas Songs:
A Spaceman Came Travelling - Chris De Burg
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree - Various
When a Child is Born - Johnny Mathis
Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses
Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid
Last Christmas - Wham
Merry Xmas (war is over) - John Lennon
Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea
Let it Snow - Dean Martin
Pipes of Peace - Paul McCartney
Stop the Cavalry - Jonah Lewis
2000 Miles - The Pretenders
Santa Claus is Comin to Town - Various
Underneath the Tree - Kelly Clarkson
Step into Christmas - Elton John
Winter Wonderland - The Ronnettes
The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
I wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard
Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
All I want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
Merry Xmas everybody - Slade
I Believe in father Christmas - Greg lake
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Sam Smith/Judy Garland
David Bowie:
Rebel Rebel
The Man Who Sold The World
Space Oddity
Under Pressure
Life on Mars
Ashes to Ashes
The Gene Jeanie
Oh! You Pretty Things
Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
Let's Dance
Elton John
Goodbye Yellow Bring Road
Saturday is Alright for Fighting
Your Song
Rocket man
Crocodile Rock
Honky Cat
Sad Songs
Brick House
Shining Star
Papa Was a Rolling Stone
Let's Groove
Cut the Cake
Freak Out
Good Times
I want your Love
Ladies Night
Betcha Got a Chic on the Side
Use It Up and Wear It Out
Going Back to my Routes
Inside Out
Back in Black - AC/DC
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Don't Speak - No Doubt
Bring Me To Life - Evanescence
In Between Days - The Cure
Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
You Really got Me - The Kinks/Van Halen
Lola - The Kinks
Hold the Line - Toto
Little by Little - Oasis
Rock n Roll Star - Oasis
Cigarettes and Alcohol - Oasis
Misery Business - Paramore
Creep - Radiohead
High and Dry - Radiohead
Paranoid Android - Radiohead
Message in a Bottle - The Police
Roxanne - The police
Honestly, our catalogue is endless with such delights as Nirvana, more Muse, Funk, Soul. Just get in touch. We will play whatever you want.
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.

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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 free. 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.”

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 event.

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

vOur PA and lighting system is included in your quote.

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. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our energy and musicianship. Especially our vocalist who is simply breathtaking.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Worldwide. Too many to mention

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Too many to mention

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

in front of 40000 in Germany


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£950
Up to 3 hours£1200
Drinks reception4 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner4 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.
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
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From Encore customers:

Amy E
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Face the strange were an amazing covers band. They went above and beyond to make our wedding day epic. Everyone of our friends came up to us with positive comments, 'best covers band I've ever seen', 'the female vocalist was incredible', 'the atmosphere was absolutely insane'. The crowd was wild for 2 whole hours, the dance floor was never empty. We were blown away with how talented the band were and at a reasonable cost. Would definitely hire again 10/10. Thanks for everything guys.

Chris E
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

We booked Andy and the band to play at our Dads joint wake/70th birthday party, a strange occasion for some maybe, but from the first communication after booking, they were so understanding and open to our request of playing some of Dads favourite songs. On the night itself they went down an absolute storm, incredible performance that had everyone on the dancefloor and was talked about for days after, could not be more pleased we managed to book them! Super nice people too, we're already thinking of the next occasion we can book them for! Thanks for everything A+++

Colin G
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Andy, Tracy and the rest of the band were superb, playing to a very mixed crowd, everyone had a very enjoyable night, the band even managed to do a redition of old lyng syne as well as a few requests. Great experience, would happily book this band again. A credit to encore for signing them up. Thanks again Colin

Jon B
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fabulous, look forward to working with them in the future. Very professional, very reliable with a passion for client satisfaction. Superbly talented one of the best bands I’ve seen in a long time. Cosmic

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James 7
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Lidget St
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5 out of 5

Face the Strange absolutely rocked our wedding! We've had so many comments on the day and since about how awesome they were. We know of people who went away with their details to book for their own events. They played 4 piece rock sets including songs learned by request, 2 piece acoustic sets also including requests, and served as wedding DJ for the evening do inbetween sets. Every song they played they just nailed it, you could feel the energy they put into it and the talent on display was exceptional. For the final evening set in particular they knew what to play to get people up dancing! Sweet Child O Mine in particular was a hit! Andy was a pleasure to deal with organising everything and the whole group were extremely professional and friendly.

Pippa L
3 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Lightenfield Ln
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5 out of 5

One of the best bands we have seen play at the Con Club. They brought the house down. Highly recommended.

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