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Face the Strange

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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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Face the Strange's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Daniel I
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Our Restaurants New Years Eve could not have gone better and Face The Strange are a huge part to thank for that! A real mix of talent that suited every musical need, the band were flexible in what to perform and when to perform and communication with Andy up until performance was brilliant! Thank you 🙌🏻

Nick H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

What an amazing party we had with Face the Strange!!! They were incredible - and more than happy to tailor their set to our specific tastes. The muse medley was a big hit with our guests and we really appreciated them staying to DJ after the live music was finished. They were very professional - setting up mid party with very little fuss and no surprises as we had had detailed communication with them prior to the day. Cannot recommend highly enough!!!!

Reply from Face the Strange
1 year ago

Thank you Nick for the kind words. It was a great night. Thanks for having us.

Amy E
1 year 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
2 years 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+++

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James 7
2 years 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
5 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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Face the Strange's Song list

1. Times Like These Foo Fighters
2. My Hero Foo Fighters
3. Pretender Foo Fighters
4. Best of You Foo Fighters
5. Tie Your Mother Down Queen
6. Hammer to Fall Queen
7. Breakthru Queen
8. Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
9. Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie
10. Black Night Deep Purple
11. Wishing Well Free
12. Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac
13. Rhiannon Fleetwood Mac
14. The Chain Fleetwood Mac
15. Zombie The Cranberries
16. Hysteria Muse
17. Muse Medley (nine minutes of popular Muse songs)
18. Hotel California The Eagles
19. Weak Skunk Anansie
20. Hedonism Skunk Anansie
21. Ready to Go Republica
22. Nothing Else Matters Metallica
23. Enter Sandman Metallica
24. Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
25. Stargazer Rainbow
26. Phantom of the Opera Iron Maiden
27. Fear of the Dark Iron Maiden
28. Living on a Prayer Bon Jovi
29. Sweet Child O Mine Guns N Roses
30. Live and Let Die Guns N Roses
31. Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd
32. Rebel Rebel David Bowie
33. Heroes David Bowie
34. Ten-minute Medley David Bowie Songs
35. Turn it on Again Genesis
36. Basket Case Green Day
37. Ever Fallen in Love The Buzzcocks
38. Creep Radiohead
39. Fake Plastic Trees Radiohead
40. Burn Deep Purple
41. Bring me to Life Evanescence
42. Riverboat Song Ocean Colour Scene
43. Teenage Kicks The Undertones
44. Master of Puppets Metallica
45. Crazy Train Ozzy Osbourne
46. Paranoid Black Sabbath
47. Bullet in Your Head Rage Against the Machine
48. Cochise Audioslave
49. Spirit of Radio Rush
50. YYZ Rush
51. Reelin in the Years Steely Dan
52. Standing in the Way of Control The Gossip
53. Sex on Fire Kings of Leon
54. Psycho Killer Talking Heads
55. Whatever You Want Status Quo
56. Caroline Status Quo
57. Down Down Status Quo
1. Superstition Stevie Wonder
2. Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
3. Long Train Running Doobie Brothers
4. Funky Music Black Cherry
5. Hard to Handle The Black Crows
6. Groove is in the Heart Dee Lite
7. Let’s Dance David Bowie
8. Thinking of You Sister Sledge
9. Last Train to London ELO
10. I Can’t Go For That (Hall and Oates)
11. Killer/Papa Was a Rolling Stone (George Michael)
12. Freak Out Chic
13. September Earth Wind and Fire
1. Call Me Blondie
2. Atomic Blondie
3. Hungry Like the Wolf Duran Duran
4. Proud Mary Tina Turner
5. Black Sheep Metric
6. Purple Rain Prince
7. Shout Tears for Fears
8. Everybody Want to Rule the World Tears for Fears
9. Dog Days are Over Florence and The Machine
10. Rolling in the Deep Adele
11. Hand in My Pocket Alanis Morrisette
12. You Oughta Know Alanis Morrisette
13. Crocodile Rock Elton John
14. Take Your Mama Scissor Sister
15. Sweet Dream/Seven Nation Army Mash Up
16. Human The Killers
17. Mr Brightside The Killers
18. China in Your Hands T’Pau
19. Stay Shakespeare Sister
20. Rocket Man Elton John
21. Levitating Dua Lipa
22. Blinding Lights The Weeknd
23. Edge of Midnight Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks
24. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye and Tammi
25. Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson
26. I’m Yours Jason Miraz
27. Adore You Harry Styles
GOLDEN OLDIES 50s and 60s
1. I Drove All Night Roy Orbison
2. Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
3. Hey Jude, The Beatles
4. Let It Be The Beatles
5. Day Tripper The Beatles
6. Down Town Petula Clark
7. Johnny Be Good Chuck Berry
8. Roll Over Beethoven Chuck Berry
9. No Particular Place To Go (Chuck Berry(
10. Every Day Buddy Holly
11. Rave On Buddy Holly
12. It Doesn’t Matter Any More Buddy Holly
13. Peggy Sue Buddy Holly
14. Son of A Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
15. Do You Wanna Dance The Beach Boys
16. Shout Lulu
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Beyoncé - Crazy In Love
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Florence and the Machine - You Got The Love
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Kylie Minogue - Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5 - This Love
Nelly - Hot In Here
Outcast - Hey Ya!
Rihanna - Umbrella
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Bon Jovi - Livin’ On A Prayer
Bryan Adams - Summer of ‘69
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In love
David Bowie - Let’s Dance
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Elton John - I'm Still Standing
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Free - All Right Now
Kenny Loggins - Footloose
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Madness - Baggy Trouser
Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
Steve Winwood - Higher Love
The Doobie Brothers - Long Train Runnin'
The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie
The Jam - A Town Called Malice
The Jam - Going Underground
The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
The Smiths - This Charming Man
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

Face the Strange's Prices

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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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?


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
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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