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About Fake Plastic Chairs

Award winning Bristol based Pop Rock party band that will get the dance floor moving with tracks for all ages. DJ service available as well.
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Fake Plastic Chairs are a Bristol based wedding, corporate and all round party band on a mission to make your event the very best it can be. They are a power trio 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. The guys 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 Microsoft, the National Trust and the Armed Forces and performed at renowned venues including Kew Gardens, Glastonbury, Marlborough Jazz festival and several European festivals including Genk Onstage and more.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Funk rock, Motown, Soul, Top 40
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club
Chocolate -The 1975
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Sugar - Maroon 5
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Lazaretto - Jack White
Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
Allstar - Smash Mouth
In Too Deep - Sum 41
Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
My Number - Foals
Shotgun – George Ezra
Kathleen - Catfish and the Bottlemen
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5
Pelican - The Maccabees
Hold Back The River - James Bay
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Molly's Chambers - Kings of Leon
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Steady, As She Goes - The Raconteurs
Don't Look Back Into The Sun - The Libertines
No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
Downtown - Macklemore
Go - Chemical Brothers
I Don't Need No Doctor - John Mayer
Song 2 - Blur
Place Your Hands - Reef
How You Remind Me - Nickelback
Vertigo - U2
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Mama Told Me Not To Come – Tom Jones/Stereophonics
The Bartender and the Thief - Stereophonics
When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
Place Your Hands - Reef
Mr. Brightside – Killers
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Shine - Take That
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns ‘n’ Roses
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
Pride (In The Name Of Love) - U2
The Power of Love - Huey Lewis and the News
This Charming Man - The Smiths
Livin on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Video Killed the Radio Star – The Buggles
Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) - Elton John
All Right Now – Free
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Help - The Beatles
Itchycoo Park - Small Faces
Customer questions

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 from time to time when the other regular band members are not available. They are all seasoned professionals, who can be trusted to perform to the same level as the main guys, otherwise they wouldn't be playing for us.

Do you have different line-up options?

We do have trio and quartet options available. The Trio consists of Guitar, Bass and Drums. The quartet is the same line up with an additional guitar or keyboards depending on your preference..

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 7pm 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 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 were 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 - 75 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 a trio/quartet playing it) and this is included in the price we quote. If you want us to learn any additional tracks, then there is a supplemental fee of £50 per track to cover rehearsals etc.

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.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£700
Up to 2 hours£800
Up to 3 hours£1100


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Paul D, 1 year ago

Excellent band! Great song choices for the party. Enjoyed every minute of it. Couldn't have asked for more.

From other customers:

Natalie S, 4 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.

Emily Z, 4 years ago

They were great fun, relaxed, and very talented musicians who kept the dance floor packed all night! Everyone had a brilliant time!

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