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Party/ Wedding /Function Band * Pop and Rock and Indie chart hits* First Dance Requests * Acoustic Sets * Song Requests *Irish Music
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Gig Machine are a lively engaging trio from Leeds, Yorkshire. An amazingly versatile band (check the additional song list) they've been kick starting parties/ weddings/ charity balls and corporate events all round the UK for ten years playing something for everyone including Chart/ Indie Rock/ Dance/ Classic Rock hits and ballads. Front man Ian Hawkins has toured the world with a variety of artists and brings all this experience to bear, engaging the audience from the get go and acting as compere ensures a smooth ride for clients and guests throughout the nights events. Only using top quality musicians Gig Machine ensure a great night for all with a varied and dynamic song list with something for everyone First Dance requests and song requests are welcome Gig Machine can expand its line up to include Saxophonists or Keyboard player or Girl Vocalist as required Short sets of music by The Blues Brothers, Irish Music, 80 s 70 s or 60 s music, Rock n Roll, or Rock bands such as Pink Floyd or Queen can be included by request though good notice will be necessary.

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25 gigs
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Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Blues, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Gig Machine's Song list

Please note, its perfectly ok to 'mix and match' or ask us NOT to play certain songs. Certain wedding ' Classics' such as Mr Brightside, Summer of 69, Saw Her Standing There, I m a Believer, Don't Stop Me Now, Proud Mary,Sweet Child of Mine, Don't Look Back in Anger, form the Standard set (unless you don't want them!) and we will tailor the rest of the content around your requests, be it more 'Indie' or 80's/70's 'Folk/Irish' or 'Pop/Rock, or 'Soul' for example. Any questions, just ask. An Example of a set can be sent upon request.
Indie/00ies/Modern Pop
Mr Brightside/Somebody Told Me The Killers *
Teenage Dirt Bag Wheatus
Love Machine Girls Aloud/Arctic Monkeys
I predict a Riot/Ruby Ruby Kaiser Chiefs
Chelsea Dagger The Fratellis
I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor Arctic Monkeys
Believe in a thing called love The Darkness
She Said/Stay too Long Plan B
Learn to Fly Foo Fighters
Valerie The Zutons
Sex on Fire Kings of Leon
Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand
Teddy Picker/Mardy Bum/When the Sun Goes Down Arctic Monkeys
Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake
Harry Styles Watermelon Sugar
I got a Feeling Black Eyed Peas
Are You Gonna Go My Way Jet
Mercy Duffy
Jenny Don’t Be Hasty/Pencil Full of Lead/New Shoes Paulo Nutini
All The Small Things Blink 182
Song 2 Blur
Dancing In The Moonlight Top Loader
Roll With It Oasis
Basket Case Green Day
Don’t Look Back in Anger/Roll with It/ Cigarettes and Alcohol Oasis
Any Request By Oasis basically, just ask!!
Sit Down James
Teen Spirit (again, ask away) Nirvana
Give It Away/Higher Ground The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Dakota Stereophonics
River Boat Song Ocean Colour Scene
Pumping on your Stereo SuperGrass
Everything I do Bryan Adams
7 Nation Army White Stripes
You Get What You Give The New Radicals
Pretty Fly for a White Guy The Offspring
Friends Theme The Rembrandts
Resurrection/She Bangs the Drums Stone Roses
Rock Your Body Back Street Boys
No Diggity/Boom Boom shake the Room Will Smith
500 miles The Proclaimers **
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
Livin on a Prayer Bon Jovi
I Love Rock n Roll Joan Jett
Fight for Your Right Beastie Boys
Proud Mary Tina Turner
Walking On Sunshine Katrina and the Waves
Sweet Child Of Mine Guns and Roses
Town Called Malice The Jam
It Must Be Love Madness
A Little Respect Erasure
Dancing in the Dark Bruce Springstein
Dancin On The Ceiling Lionel Ritchie
Don’t Stop Believing Journey
I’m Still Standing Elton John
Never gonna give you up Rick Astley
Faith George Michael
Mama Mia Abba
Don’t Stop Me Now Queen
Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac
Play Dat Funky Music Wild Cherry
The Chain/Go Your own Way/You make Lovin Fun Fleetwood Mac
Teenage Kicks The Undertones
Crazy Horses The Osmonds
Highway to Hell ACDC
Ballroom Blitz The Sweet
Hotel California The Eagles
Sweet Home Alabama Lynard Skynard
Rebel Rebel David Bowie
Daddy Cool Boney M
Boys are Back In Town Thin Lizzy
Walk This Way Aerosmith/Run Dmc
Monkey Man The Specials
Cum On Feel The Noize Slade
Stuck In The Middle With You Steelers Wheel
Lets Stick Together Roxy Music
Mr Blue Sky Electric Light Orchestra
2,4,6,8 Motorway Tom Robinson Band
Another Brick In The Wall Pink Floyd
60s/Rock n Roll/Soul/Classics
I m a believer The Monkees
Twist and Shout The Beatles
Tainted Love Soft Cell/Gloria Jones
Mustang Sally The Commitment’s/Wilson Picket
My Girl The Temptations
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
Can’t Take my Eyes off You Frankie Valli
Rumble ( Link Wray
You Really Got Me The Kinks
You Never Can Tell Chuck Berry
Dock of The Bay Otis Reading
Soul Man/Peter Gunn/Gimme Some Lovin Blues Bros
Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
Alright Now Free
Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
Jumping Jack Flash/Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones
I Feel Good James Brown
Dirty Ole Town The Pogues
When a Man Loves a Woman Percy Sledge
Heard It Though the Grapevine Marvin Gaye
Fly Me to the Moon Frank Sinatra
Keep On Running Spencer Davis Band
James Bond Theme
Fooled around and Fell in love/Mr Blue Sky Guardians of the Galaxy
Soul Man, Gimme Some Lovin, Everybody Needs Somebody Blues Brothers
Rock/Metal/Guitar Classics/Full On Head Bang
Hey Joe/Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix
Paranoid/War Pigs Black Sabbath
Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
Killing in the Name of Rage Against the Machine
Black Night Deep Purple
No One Knows Queens of the Stone Age
Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant
The Immigrant Song Led Zeppelin
Girls Girls Girls Motley Crue
Need Your Love So Bad Fleetwood Mac
Crossroads/Sunshine of Your Love Creme
Irish Songs
Dirty Old Town The Pogues
Galway Girl Steve Earl
Sally MacLennan The Pogues
Whiskey in The Jar Thin Lizzy/The Dubliners
The Irish Rover The Pogues/Dubliners
General songs We Have Done
January Wedding The Avett Brothers **
Dirty Ole Town The Pogues **
I love Rock and Roll Joan Jett
Walking On Sunshine Katrina and the Waves
America Razerlight
Midnight Hour Wilson Picket **
I Feel Good/Sex Machine James Brown
Locked out of Heaven Bruno Mars
Someone You Loved Lewis Cappaldi
Love Machine Girls Aloud *
Shotgun George Ezra **
Stacey's Mom Fountains of Wayne
Proud Mary Tina Turner **
I predict a Riot Kaiser Cheifs *
Fire Kasabian *
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran **
My Girl The Temptation
Five Years Time Noah and The Whale
Heard it Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye**
How Sweet it is 2 B loved by U James Taylor **
Take it easy The Eagles **
I got a feeling Black Eyed Peas
Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand *
Only Love Ben Howard **
All The Small Things Blink 182 *
Everything I do Bryan Adams
The Chain you/can go your own way Fleetwood Mac
Fight for Your Right Beastie Boys *
Walk This Way Aerosmith
Girls Girls Girls Motley Crue
Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet *
You Really Got Me The Kinks
Hey Joe/ Little Wing/Voodoo Hendrix
Teenage Dirtbag Wheatus
7 Nation Army White Stripes *
I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
I Will Wait Mumford and Sons **
When the Sun Goes Down Arctic Monkeys*
Mardy Bum/ Dance Floor
Arctic Monkeys *
She Said Plan B
Always Stay Too Long Plan B
Paulo Nutini Pencil Full Of Lead
Don't Stop Me Now Queen
This Charming Man/Panic The Smiths *
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison **
Better Together Jack Jones
Watermelon Sugar Harry Styles
Highway 2 Hell AC/DC
Resurrection/She bangs the Drum Stone Roses *
J B Goode Chuck Berry
Town Called Malice The Jam
Soul Man Sam and Dave
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Born to be Wild Steppenwolf
Alright Now Free
Let's Stay Together Al Green
Teen Spirit Nirvana *
Wonderwall/Roll With it Oasis *
Cigarettes and Alcohol Oasis *
Common People Pulp *
Don't Look Back In Anger Oasis *
She's Electric Oasis*
C'est La Vie (Twist) Chuck Berry
You do Something To Me Paul Weller
Pebbles On A Beach Paul Weller
Dock of the Bay Otis Redding
Living on a Prayer Bon Jovi
Sweet Child Of Mine Guns and Roses
Hotel California The Eagles **
Mama Mia/Waterloo ABBA
Blinded by the Light The Weekend
Don't Stop Believing Journey
If I Had A Gun Noel Gallagher
Twist and Shout The Beatles
Keep on Running Spencer Davis Band
Sex Is On Fire Kings Of Leon *
Chelsea Dagger The Fratellis *
Poker Face Lady Gaga
Dock of the Bay Otis Reading **
Alright Now Free
Dancing in the Moonlight Hot House Flowers
Soul/Motown songs
I feel Good/Sex Machine
My Girl
Keep On Running
Dock of The Bay
You do Something to Me
Songs the band also perform or have been requested to perform as a first dance or as part of the set over the years.
Enjoy, and if you see one you like we will play it for you, or come up with your own!
Everything I Do Bryan Adams
Obladi Oblada The Beatles
Monkey Man The Specials
In My Life The Beatles
Everlong The Foo Fighters
Blueberry Hill Fats Domino
Another Brick in the Wall Pink Floyd
Grow Old With Me Tom Odell
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
My Generation The Who
It Must Be Love Madness
Alright Now Free
20th Century Boy Marc Bolan
She Bangs The Drums Stone Roses
Let's Stick Together Roxy Music
All or Nothing Small Faces
Happy Pharrell Williams
Let's Spend The Night Together The Rolling Stones
We Will Rock You Queen
Moondance Van Morrison
Cigarettes and Alcohol Oasis
Teen Spirit Nirvana
I Bet you Look Good On The Dance Floor Arctic Monkeys
Message in A Bottle The Police
Dizzy Vic Reeves/The Wonderstuff
Rock Star Nickleback
Highway To Hell AC/DC
Irish Songs
Dirty Old Town
Galway Girl
Whiskey in the Jar
The Fields Of Athenry
The Irish Rover
Classic Rock
Hotel California
Alright now
Hi Way to Hell
Another Brick in the Wall
Don't Stop Me Now
Don't Stop Believing
Rock Star
Teen Spirit
20th Century Boy
Soul/ Funk /Dance songs
Let's Stay Together Al Green
My Girl The Temptations
Dancing in the Moonlight Hot House Flowers
Can't Turn You Loose Otis Redding
I Feel Good James Brown
Walking On Sunshine Katrina and The Waves
Midnight Hour Wilson Picket
Heard it Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
Dock of The Bay Otis Redding
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Sex Machine James Brown
Sweet Soul Music Arthur Conley
Uptown Funk Bruno Mars
Kiss Prince
Satisfaction Rolling Stones
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Keep On Running Spencer David Band
Happy Pharrell Williams
Long Train Running Doobie Brothers
Green Onions Booker T and the MGs
Customer questions

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

Yes it will, it'll be me. The guitarist and drummer might be different to the videos on occasion as I work with a range of high quality, professional musicians who can fit with my schedule.

Do you have different line-up options?

The band is usually a three piece. We can add a saxophone player, a fantastic girl singer, or a keyboard player if you have particular requirements. We can, and have, covered everything from soul, Motown and 80s to a full Pink Floyd show.

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

That's absolutely fine, just let us know. We're all experienced musicians and will do everything to make sure your event runs smoothly.

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

Yes, we provide this as standard and it's free until midnight. If you need it for longer, there's a small increase in the fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

If the load in is straightforward then the PA can be running for your guests within 30 to 45 minutes, of our arrival at the venue. Usually we arrive a hour and a half before the band is required to play

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

If you have some requests from the list or just your favourites we will be happy to oblige. Similarly, if there's something you absolutely do not want to hear, that's fine as well.

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

We are a fully self contained show with lights and PA. Minimum space we require to set up is approximately three metres width by two metres deep but we will work with whatever is available if required.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Of course, this is our speciality and we don't charge extra. All we ask is at least two weeks notice so we can get what you want just right. See below Everlong The Foo Fighters Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash Chasing Rainbows Shed Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran Grow Old With Me Tom Odell Monkey Man The Specials In My Life The Beatles It Must Be Love Madness

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We engage with our audience and work very hard to make it a special night. We also make a big fuss of the client be it Bride/Groom or Birthday Boy/Girl. You'll be glad you picked us.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Wedding, party venues, and hotels all around and the length and breath of the country. We've played the SS Great Britain (it's a ship), castles, and on the back of a truck more than once. We're flexible.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The band is influenced by lots of music, from pop to heavy metal to dance music. There's something to enjoy in everything, it's why we have a such a wide repertoire of songs.

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

Well ... we've all been around a bit. Even Rich, the baby in the band. Join us at the bar and we'll have a chat about it, okay ?

Gig Machine's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£687.50
Up to 2 hours£868.75
Up to 3 hours£1031.25
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner3 musicians
Music as guests arrive and/ or through wedding service Acoustic solo/ duo in the afternoon or through reception Two x 60 minute sets of party music in the evening including requests and first dance as required Basic DJ service and full PA and lights included


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Gig Machine's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Neil K
2 months ago
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2.3 out of 5

I enjoyed the band and they are solid three piece band... however my issue lies with the communication side. Early in the booking I was filled with lots of confidence about the booking. Ian explained things well asked questions etc. Asking me if it was a suprise party etc and suggested he would set up and kick off the event to help the suprise. Also he asked about the event and songs etc. I was extremely happy. I explained about timings, asked for them to learn a song to play especially for the birthday girl, didn't request any specific songs to play BUT did ask for a couple of songs not to play. After this I didn't have any reply, I began to get worried and asked if he had received the information alright to which I did eventually get a reply to say they had. So panic over. Come to a few days before the event and I asked if everything was alright, I was asked to confirm about timing etc. I mentioned these were in the emails along with the other details, but I confirmed the main things again. Cut to the evening, the birthday girl arrived as they had just arrived. We then sat in silence for a while until the manager of the venue put some music on for us while the band set up. Eventually the band was ready for half 8 and my guests were getting hungry. They played there first set, I and many of the guest really enjoyed the music but I was constantly being asked when the food would be available because we planned to have it between sets. Last orders were 11:00, so the food was rushed out in the time between the first and the second set. People were happier and much responsive to the second half due to them having finally eaten. Once again the band was great, however the details for the requested songs and especially the songs not to be played had obviously not been taken into account as non of my requests were followed. The band are awesome as musicians, they play a good variety of music and they play it really well. I would go watch them if they were playing somewhere but due to my experience with the communication side I wouldn't book them myself. Pros . Excellent musicians with a wide variety of songs. Suitable for most occasions. Cons. Didn't feel I was a valued customer, poor communication and didn't have my requests taken into account.

Reply from Gig Machine
2 months ago

Hi Neil , first let me say how sorry I am you and your wife had anything other than a fantastic night , as our reputation speaks for itself, as our previous reviews clearly demonstrate. Addressing the different issues you mention above , Our system was not running at 7 pm on the dot , no , we had a slight technical problem , the house system was running almost immediately though , and to be fair, at no point was the room ' silent' I did also confirm an arrival time of 7pm with you just prior to the night, and we were there just before that. As soon as our system was available we connected a guests phone running a Spotify play list as you requested. As for any issues with the food, you did say you would leave the running order of the night to us, and I did inform you we would perform at 8.30, which you agreed to . The food came out as soon as we stopped , and we resumed our second set at 10 o'clock approximately, To be fair to us, this caused no problems we were aware of, and you did have the opportunity to ask us to play earlier, which we could easily have done so. As to our communications, as you say we replied promptly to everything UNTIL, and this is where it's gone wrong, you sent an email detailing several specifics in late October, song requests , and ' non' requests, as you say above. Hand on heart, I never saw that until I went looking this morning, after reading your review. It wasn't part of the same email thread from earlier ,and somehow it got missed . Our bad , and apologies for this, we take a pride in honoring clients requests, as you can see from our other reviews, and would never just ignore them . Occasionally , the way the agencies system works can be a little ' impenetrable' shall we say, something I have tried to bring to their attention before. I would also say though, in our defense, the fact I didn't reply might have been a clue we hadn't seen it ? We were in touch in the run up to the gig and you never mentioned it. Also if I may say , I asked you to reconfirm the event start times and venue address because this is standard practice in case anything (venue, contact number , load in times etc) may have changed since we last spoke, not because we've 'lost' the info, or some such. I hope you can see from the above, that we did try to do our best for you both, As we do for all our clients, but on this occasion , one tiny communications slip up, and communication is a two way street, is it not, unfortunately spoiled things slightly, though on the night , we did our best to make it a good one , taking requests from the dance floor - even carrying on after last orders to complete this, and if you had brought any concerns or complaints to us directly we would have done all we could to rectify them immediately. Yours sincerely Ian

Laurence L
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Gig machine played at our wedding and contributed to make it so special. We had the best conga and everybody danced and had the best dance. They played my requests. They were there with lots of time to spare. Big up to Ian’s son who filled in for the drummer at the last minute. I highly recommend them all and our guests loved them too. Laurence

Angel B
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5 out of 5

Fantastic band, can’t thank you enough for a great night at our wedding xx

Gemma W
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

They were absolutely brilliant. Great selection of songs played/sung. Will definitely be booking them again. Thanks Guys

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From other customers:

Heather M
5 years ago, for a Birthday party in 586 Queens Rd
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5 out of 5

My 70th birthday party was a great evening made fantastic by Ian's band! They were great in every way. They arrived in plenty of time, setup quickly and efficiently and then the great music began! Beforehand Ian asked me for a list of the kind of music I liked and they played lots of my favorites and added in plenty for the younger partygoers too. Ian worked the crowd brilliantly and got us all dancing. We had a terrific time and I certainly totally forgot about my creaking 70 year old joints! I can wholeheartedly recommend Ian's band.

Gary E
6 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 4 High St
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5 out of 5

A great night with the dance floor packed from start to finish.A great selection of material kept everyone happy. They are punctual and professional, and I completely recommend them