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About Fake Plastic Chairs

Award winning South West based function band that will get the dance floor moving with tracks for all ages. Varying line-ups available.
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Fake Plastic Chairs are a Bristol and South West based party, corporate and wedding on a mission to make your event the very best it can be. They are a 4 or 5 piece, with impressive three part harmonies and bags of energy guaranteed to get a room full of guests on the dancefloor and keep them there until it's time to head home. Individually, members of the band have performed all around the world from the US to China and all over Europe, with appearances at Glastonbury, BST Hyde Park, Reading and Leeds festivals to name a few. They've also performed at prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, London Bridge and Eden Project. They have been gigging for many years on the wedding/corporate circuit under different guises playing regularly on the festival circuit as well as performing abroad for big name corporate clients. The band members have played for companies such as Nationwide, Microsoft, BBC, RAC, Titan Airways, the National Round Table and many others, and they've played as far afield as Sardinia and the South of France. Other notable venues include the Vox Conference Centre at the NEC, Canterbury Cathedral and the Roman Baths.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 7 years
10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Rock, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Funk rock, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Punk rock
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Event types:
Private event, Corporate event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Fake Plastic Chairs' Song list

*- Keyboard line-up recommended
• Attention – Charlie Puth
• Blinding Lights – The Weeknd *
• Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
• Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake *
• Chocolate – The 1975
• Get Lucky – Daft Punk
• Go – Chemical Brothers *
• Good As Hell – Lizzo *
• Happy – Pharrell Williams
• Havana – Camila Cabello *
• Ho Hey – The Lumineers
• Hold Back The River – James Bay
• I Only Lie When I Love You – Royal Blood
• IDGAF – Dua Lipa
• Kathleen – Catfish and the Bottlemen
• Levitating – Dua Lipa *
• Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg
• Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
• Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars *
• Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
• My Number – Foals
• Pelican – The Maccabees
• Rather Be – Clean Bandit *
• Rolling in the Deep – Adele
• Shotgun – George Ezra
• Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
• Sugar – Maroon 5
• Sunday Morning – Maroon 5 *
• Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters *
• Treasure – Bruno Mars *
• What You Know – Two Door Cinema Club
• All Star – Smash Mouth
• All The Small Things – Blink 182
• Always Like This – Bombay Bicycle Club
• Angels – Robbie Williams *
• Are You Gonna Be My Girl? – Jet
• Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
• Bartender And The Thief – Stereophonics
• Basketcase – Green Day
• Beautiful Ones – Suede
• Bohemian Like You – The Dandy Warhols
• Buck Rogers – Feeder
• Buddy Holly – Weezer
• Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
• Dakota – Stereophonics
• Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader *
• Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
• Don’t Look Back Into The Sun – The Libertines
• Drive – Incubus
• Drops Of Jupiter – Train
• Everything – Michael Bublé *
• Forget You – Cee Lo Green *
• Get Lucky – Daft Punk
• Harder to Breathe – Maroon 5
• Hate To Say I Told You So – The Hives
• How You Remind Me – Nickelback
• Hush – Kula Shaker
• I Believe In a Thing Called Love – The Darkness
• I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor – Arctic Monkeys
• I Don't Need No Doctor – John Mayer
• I Predict a Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
• In Too Deep – Sum 41
• Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
• It's My Life – Bon Jovi
• Jenny Don’t Be Hasty – Paolo Nutini
• Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine
• Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters
• Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams *
• Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg
• Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
• Living For The Weekend – Hard-Fi *
• Love It When You Call – The Feeling *
• Mama Told Me Not To Come – Tom Jones/Stereophonics
• Molly’s Chambers – Kings of Leon
• Moving To New York – The Wombats
• Mr. Brightside – Killers
• Naive – The Kooks
• No One Knows – Queens of the Stone Age
• Parklife – Blur
• Place Your Hands – Reef
• Reptilia – The Strokes
• Rocks – Primal Scream
• Roll With It – Oasis
• Rolling in the Deep – Adele
• Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
• Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
• She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks
• She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
• She’s So Lovely – Scouting For Girls *
• Shine – Take That
• Shotgun – George Ezra
• Shut Up and Let Me Go – Ting Tings
• Sit Down – James
• Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
• Smooth – Santana/Rob Thomas *
• Song 2 – Blur
• Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne
• Steady, As She Goes – The Raconteurs
• Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
• Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
• Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
• The Bartender and the Thief – Stereophonics
• The Day We Caught The Train – Ocean Colour Scene
• This Love – Maroon 5
• Times Like These – Foo Fighters
• Two Princes – Spin Doctors
• Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
• Valerie – Amy Winehouse/The Zutons
• Vertigo – U2
• Weather With You – Crowded House
• When The Sun Goes Down – Arctic Monkeys
• Yellow – Coldplay
• You Get What You Give – New Radicals *
• A Little Respect - Erasure
• Ain't No Sunshine – Bill Withers
• All Right Now – Free
• Boys Of Summer – Don Henley
• Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
• Can't Get Enough – Bad Company
• Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
• Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
• Dude Looks Like A Lady – Aerosmith
• Enter Sandman – Metallica
• Every Breath You Take – The Police
• Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac *
• Harvest Moon – Neil Young
• Heard it Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
• Heart Of Gold – Neil Young
• Highway To Hell – Ac/Dc
• I Wish – Stevie Wonder
• Jump – Van Halen
• Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
• Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
• Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers
• Lovely Day – Bill Withers
• Message In A Bottle – The Police
• Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
• Power Of Love – Huey Lewis And The News *
• Pride (In The Name Of Love) – U2
• Respect – Erasure
• Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) – Elton John
• Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
• Stayin’ Alive - Beegees
• Stuck In The Middle – Stealer’s Wheel
• Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams
• Superstition – Stevie Wonder
• Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns ‘n’ Roses
• Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
• Take On Me – Aha *
• The Power of Love – Huey Lewis and the News
• This Charming Man – The Smiths
• Tiny Dancer – Elton John
• Video Killed the Radio Star – The Buggles *
• Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
• You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon *
• You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
• Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
• Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
• Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
• Day Tripper – The Beatles
• Daydream Believer – the Monkees
• Drive My Car – The Beatles
• Hard to Handle – Otis Redding/Black Crowes
• Help – The Beatles
• Hey Jude – The Beatles
• I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
• Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
• Jumping Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
• My Generation – The Who
• Proud Mary – Tina Turner Version
• Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
• Stand By Me – Ben E. King
• Twist And Shout – The Beatles
• You Really Got Me – The Kinks
Acoustic set songs (not limited to)
• Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell/Counting Crows
• Boys Of Summer – Don Henley
• Can’t Find My Way Home – Steve Winwood
• Don’t Let Me Down – The Beatles
• Fire & Rain – James Taylor
• Free Fallin – Tom Petty/John Mayer
• Harvest Moon – Neil Young
• I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
• Imitation Of Life – REM
• Jenny Don’t Be Hasty – Paolo Nutini
• Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
• Maneater – Hall & Oates
• Seven Days In Sunny June – Jamiroquai
• Stand By Me – Ben E. King
• The Ballad Of John & Yoko – The Beatles
• Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen
• Tiny Dancer – Elton John
• When The Stars Go Blue – Ryan Adams
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

That we have great fun onstage, can take requests on the spot and can work the crowd into a frenzy. We've consistently been told that we are the best band a wedding goer has seen.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

As a band - Berkeley Castle, St Audries Park, Paintworks Bristol, Shelsey Walsh Raceway Individually - Glastonbury, T in the Park, Radio 1 weekender, USS Medway (aircraft carrier docked in San Fransisco), Royal Albert Hall, Tower Bridge, Grosvenor House Hotel, The Dorchester, Sardinia, South of France, Austria, the list is endless!

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

We performed for Brian May's (he of Queen fame) daughter's wedding. That was particularly stressful as no one knew until the day of the wedding as they'd kept it secret. He was lovely (as was his daughter) and very complimentary about us.

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

The singer will definitely be part of the lineup as he's also the manager of the band. We do work with some deps on occasion when the other regular band members are not available. They are all pre approved, seasoned professionals, who can be trusted to perform to the same level as the main guys. Rest assured, we guarantee an event to remember!

Do you have different line-up options?

We do have 5 piece and trio options available. The Trio consists of Guitar, Bass and Drums. The 5 piece is with 2 guitars, bass, drums and front man with occasional keyboards and up to 4 part harmonies between us!

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

You can contact us at any point to let us know of any timing changes and we'll be happy to accomodate you as far as possible. Please let us know as soon as possible if your timings require us to start earlier than 6pm or leave later than midnight, as this usually incurs an additional charge of £150 to cover the musicians' time.

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

Yes we can. We provide background/playlist music as standard for all bookings, which can happen before, during or after live sets. If you'd like to upgrade this to a bespoke DJ service, then we're only too happy to provide this for an additional cost of £150 for the evening.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually require around 60 - 90 minutes to setup prior to the start of our performance.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our general rule of thumb is that you can tell us what songs you love and what songs you hate, but the rest will be up to us. We've played numerous events and create each set list on the spot depending on what people are responding to, so we need as much flexibility as possible to ensure the everyone has a great time.

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

All equipment necessary for our performance will be included in the quote. This includes PA (2 x Mackie SRM450 speakers with subs, 1 x Soundcraft Ui24r digital mixer), backline (guitar amp, bass amp, drum kit), lights (2 x 4 light partybars) and background music. If your space requires a larger PA, then we may charge an additional fee of £80 to cover this

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We can learn your first dance for you (provided it works with our lineup playing it) and this is included in the price we quote. If you want us to learn any additional tracks not on our song list, then there is a supplemental fee of £50 per track to cover rehearsals etc.

Fake Plastic Chairs' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1100
Up to 2 hours£1600
Up to 3 hours£1850


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Fake Plastic Chairs' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Edward R
27 days ago
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5 out of 5

Fake Plastic Chairs played for our wedding last week. They were amazing and played a broad range of music eras that catered for a range of guests. The dance floor was never empty while they were playing! I can highly recommend them. Thank you Fake Plastic Chairs for being a part of our day.

Reply from Fake Plastic Chairs
19 days ago

Thanks so much for the lovely review, Edward. You guys were a pleasure to play for.

Jordan J
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Fake Plastic Chairs were incredible at our wedding and all our guests absolutely loved them. Thank you!

Reply from Fake Plastic Chairs
2 months ago

Thanks so much, Jordan! So glad you were happy with everything!

Paul D
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing band, great performance all round!

Reply from Fake Plastic Chairs
11 months ago

Thanks Paul! Glad you guys were happy with everything. Thanks for having us.

Julie H
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic. Very charismatic and fun. The music was soo good. They played Hey Jude by the Beatles at the end of the party and I was so happy. It was amazing. Thank you so much.

Reply from Fake Plastic Chairs
11 months ago

You're very welcome Julie! So glad you were happy with everything. Thank you for your kind words.

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From other customers:

Lara C
1 year ago, for a Birthday party in 210 North St
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5 out of 5

Fake Plastic Chairs played at my partner's 30th birthday party, they were superb! Jack was very professional and easy to liaise with and the whole experience was stress free! Their song options are brilliant and they can cater for all ages to enjoy the night! Would highly recommend to all friends and family. Great vibes and a lovely trio!

Natalie S
6 years ago

Thank you so much for all the fab music at the wedding last night! Truly made our night. Hope it was fun for you guys too and hope you had a safe journey back to bristol.

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