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About Gig Machine

Gig Machine: Experienced Party/ Wedding /Function Band * First Dance Requests * Acoustic Sets * Song Requests *
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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.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
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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Event types:
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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Song list

Mr Brightside The Killers
Sit Down James
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
I m A Believer The Monkeys
500 miles The Proclaimers
Uptown Funk Bruno Mars
Shotgun George Ezra
Proud Mary Tina Turner
You Really Got Me The Kinks
I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
Don't Stop Me Now Queen
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
J B Goode Chuck Berry
Town Called Malice The Jam
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Let's Stay Together Al Green
Song 2 Blur
Wonderwall Oasis
Common People Pulp
Don't Look Back In Anger 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
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
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
Soul/ Funk /Dance set:
Let's Stay Together Al Green
My Girl The Temptations
Can't Turn You Loose Otis Redding
I Feel Good James Brown
Dock of The Bay Otis Redding
Sex Machine James Brown
Sweet Soul Music Arthur Conley
Uptown Funk Bruno Mars
Kiss Prince
Satisfaction Rolling Stones
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
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 ?


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£750
Up to 3 hours£850
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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Heather M, 2 years ago

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.

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Gary E, 4 years ago

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