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Hard to Handle

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A superb professional live three piece function band providing 2 hours of classic and contemporary dance floor friendly music + free DJ!
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Brierley Hill
Public liability insurance of £10 million

HARD BAND are one of the most sought-after and in-demand function bands working in the UK today. With a superb mixture of indie, pop, rock, soul, and more, HARD BANDs' wide-ranging repertoire is delivered with stunning vocals and breathtaking musicianship designed to get you on the dance floor and keep you there until the last song! HARD BANDs' professional musicians have performed in prestigious venues throughout the UK, Europe, Australasia, the Far East, Russia, Canada, and the USA. The bands’ many satisfied clients agree - it's the choice of music that counts. Hits from the 1960s through to today are all in the mix in this dynamic professionally produced act. HARD BANDs' mix of music will suit all tastes! Not only are the band consummate entertainers, but they are also thoroughly professional and will liaise with both yourself and the function venue to ensure that all logistical and planning aspects of the night are taken care of well in advance. Hiring HARD BAND ensures you have comprehensive night’s entertainment. We provide: - professional live three-piece function band featuring male vocals - 2 hours of classic and contemporary non-cheesy live band music featuring pop, rock, indie, and more if required tailored to suit your tastes - choose from our playlist of over 350 songs or request your favourite songs - live DJ playing sets before, in between, and after the band sets - sound system and lighting - all travel costs - non-stop entertainment until the end of the night Worried about space? HARD BAND are the perfect solution for functions where space limitations mean that large bands are unsuitable. HARD BAND have performed for: • HSBC BANK • National business awards, sponsored by ORANGE • SAS (Special Air Service) • Ryanair • Lufthansa • Birmingham City Council • National rugby sevens tournament • Greater Manchester police • Liberal democrat party • …and many more! Interested? Check out this impressive set of statistics! • over 500 wedding receptions, business events, and parties performed • gigs performed around the UK, Europe, Dubai, Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Canada • two-time winners of regional “best live function band” at National Entertainment Awards • Clients include Royal Navy, RAF, HSBC, Lufthansa, Audi, BMW, Malmaison hotels • 250 songs full repertoire • 90+ bookings per year • 100% live – no cheesy backing tracks • several repeated bookings

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5th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
Covers, Rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Britpop, Hard rock, Electronic, Pop
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Here’s a list of all of the 300+ songs in the our repertoire. You can pick and mix to suit your tastes – if you don’t see your favourite, just ask us!
CHARTS 2010 – 2019
Arianna Grande - Breathin'
Nas/Billy Ray Cyrus - Old Town Road
Shotgun - George Ezra
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Shut Up & Dance - Walk The moon
I will wait - Mumford & Sons
The greatest show - Panic at the disco
Rise - Jonas Blue
Rude – Magic
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Human – Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
These days – Take That
Can’t stop the feeling – Justin Timberlake
Shake it off – Taylor Swift
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Price Tag - Jessie J
Candy – Robbie Williams
Ollie Murs - Troublemaker
We Are Young - Fun
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Rolling in the deep - Adele
Cake by the ocean - DNCE
Dance with me – Ollie Murs
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Teenage dirtbag - Wheatus
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Kasabian – Fire
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Don’t look back in anger – Oasis
Seven Nation Army - The White Stipes
Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
Use somebody – Kings of Leon
Gay bar - Electric six
She moves in her own way – The Kooks
Fix you - Coldplay
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Sing - Travis
Somebody told me – The Killers
Last night – The Strokes
Plug in baby - Muse
Smells like teen spirit - Nirvana
Whistle for the choir – The Fratellis
In the morning –Razorlight
You got the love – Florence and the machine
Yellow - Coldplay
1990s / 2000s BEST OF
5ive - Everybody get up
Dancing in the moonlight – Toploader
Learn to fly - Foo Fighters
Give it away - Red hot chilli peppers
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
You oughta know - Alanis Morrisette
Fresh prince of Bel Air - Will Smith
All star - Smash mouth
I'm yours - Jason Mraz
Here comes the hotstepper - Ini Kamoze
Killing me softly - Fugees
I'll be there for you - The Rembrandts
Angels - Robbie Williams
Praise you - Fatboy Slim
Cigarettes and alcohol - Oasis
Song 2 - Blur
Black or white - Michael Jackson
Who do you thnk you are - Spice girls
Rock your body - Justin Timberlake
Can't get you out of my head - Kylie Minogue
Pokerface - Lady Gaga
Hot in here - Nelly
Get the party started - Pink
Nickelback - Nobody
Greatest day – Take That
Wonderwall – Oasis
Place Your Hands – Reef
Song 2 - Blur
Common People – Pulp
Dakota – Stereophonics
This charming man – The Smiths
There she goes – The Las
Hush – Kula Shaker
Park Life – Blur
Alright – Supergrass
If I had a gun – Noel Gallagher
The Riverboat song – Ocean Colour Scene
Staying out for the summer – Dodgy
A design for life – Manic street preachers
Hey dude – Kula Shaker
I’ve got you – McFly
Connection - Elastica
Girl from Mars – Ash
Chasing rainbows – Shed Seven
Love is the law – The Seahorses
Why does it always rain on me – Travis
Girls and boys - Blur
Don’t look back into the sun – The Libertines
I am the resurrection – The Stone Roses
Trash - Suede
1970s HITS
Ever Fallen In Love - The Buzzocks
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
My Sharona – The Knack
Whole lot of love – Led Zeppelin
Listen to the music – Doobie brothers
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Alright Now – Free
Le Freak - Chic
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Highway To Hell - AC/DC
Dancing In The Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
Down in the tube station – The Jam
Long train runnin’ – Doobie brothers
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
One way or another - Blondie
Go your own way – Fleetwood Mac
Gene Genie – David Bowie
20th Century Boy - T Rex
Stuck in the middle – Stealers’ wheel
Don’t stop – Fleetwood Mac
Don’t stop me now - Queen
Play that funky music – Wild cherry
Down down – Status Quo
Slade - Come on feel the noise
Rebel rebel – David Bowie
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Another one bites the dust – Queen
Satisfaction – The Rolling stones
Are you gonna go my way – Lenny Kravitz
Beautiful day – U2
Gotta be somebody - Nickelback
Can’t buy me love – The Beatles
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Wild thing – The Troggs
Free falling – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Basket case – Green day
Hound dog – Elvis Presley
Jumpin’ Jack flash – The Rolling stones
Daytripper – The Beatles
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
My generation – The Who
Wild thing – The Troggs
You never can tell – Chuck Berry
All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks
Pinball wizard – The Who
Gimme some lovin’ – The Spencer Davis group
Ace of Spades – Motorhead
1980s MIX
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Freedom - Wham
Should I stay or should I go – The Clash
We built this city – Starship
The power of love – Huey Lewis and the news
I love rock ‘n’ roll – Joan Jett
You make my dreams come true – Hall and Oates
Got my mind set on you – George Harrison
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N Roses
Dancing in the dark – Bruce Springsteen
Message In A Bottle - The Police
Fight for your right to party – Beastie Boys
I’m your man – Wham
Hungry like the wolf – Duran Duran
Easy lover – Phil Collins and Philip Bailey
Brass in pocket – The Pretenders
Don’t you want me – Human league
Word up – Cameo
Beat it – Michael Jackson
Friday I’m in love – The Cure
Addicted to love – Robert Palmer
Land down under – Men at work
Tainted love – Soft cell
Hey Mickey – Toni Basil
I’m still standing – Elton John
I Gotta Feelin - Black Eyed Peas
A little respect – Erasure
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Walking on sunshine – Katrina and the waves
Love machine – Girls aloud
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Angel – Shaggy
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Faith – George Michael
Rock your body – Justin Timberlake
Mamma told me not to come – Stereophonics and Tom Jones
Losing my religion - REM
All night long – Lionel Richie
Dancing in the moonlight - Toploader
Mercy – Duffy
On top of the world – Imagine Dragons
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Dancing on the ceiling – Lionel Richie
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison
Suspicious minds – Elvis Presley
The Joker – Steve Miller
Country Roads – John Denver
Does your mother know – ABBA
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
Proud Mary (Rolling on the river) – Tina Turner
You can’t hurry love – Phil Collins
Higher and higher – Jackie Wilson
Sex machine – James Brown
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Respect – Aretha Frankin
Midnight hour – Wilson Pickett
I feel good – James Brown
Soul man – Sam and Dave
Get ready – The Temptations
Signed, sealed, delivered – Stevie Wonder
Three little birds – Bob Marley
Baby I love you way – Big mountain
Sweet soul music – Arthur Conley Jnr
Land of a thousand dances – Wilson Pickett
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
I heard it through the grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Band of gold – Freda Payne
Shake a tailfeather – Ray Charles
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
Sweetest feeling – Jackie Wilson
My girl - The Temptations
Red red wine – UB40
Walking on the moon – The Police
Everybody – Blues brothers
Just you and I - Tom Walker
All of me – John Legend
Thinking out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Amazed - Lonestar
Better together – Jack Jonson
Rule the world – Take That
Stay with me – Sam Smith
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
I’m yours – Jason Mraz
Your Song - Elton John
Days – The Kinks
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
All you need is love – The Beatles
Lets Stay Together - Al Green
Stand by me – Ben E King
1000 years – Christina Perri
How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
Weathered - Jack Garratt
Dream catch me - Newton Faulkner
Greatest day – Take That
One – U2
I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
All my life - Kaci and Jo Jo
Yellow – Coldplay
Memories – Dean Martin
Nothing else matters – Metallica
I Can't Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis
Truly madly deeply - Savage Garden
She’s like a star – Taio Cruz
At last – Etta James
Grow old with me – Tom O’Dell
Only love – Ben Howard
Tenerife sea – Ed Sheeran
Let it go – James Bay
The One- Kodaline
Ho hey – Lumineers
Unchained melody – The Righteous brothers
You are the best thing - Ray la Montagne
Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton
Last of the ladies - The Courteeners
Chasing cars – Snow Patrol
Have I told you lately – Van Morrison
Earth angel – Marvin Berry (The song from Back to the Future!)
Need your love so bad – Fleetwood Mac
Time of your life – Green Day
I wanna marry you – Bruno Mars
In my life – The Beatles
The you and me song – The Wannadies
Your love gets sweeter – Finlay Quaye
Never gonna be alone – Nickelback
Better – Tom Baxter
God only knows – The Beach Boys
Stuck on you – Lionel Richie
You got it – Roy Orbison
Galway girl – Steve Earl
Wild rover – The Dubliners
I’ll tell me ma – Shamrock
Fields of Athenry – traditional
Hava Nagila / The Horah
Mazal Tov
You got nothing I want – Cold Chisel
Suicide Blonde – INXS
Something so strong – Crowded House
Scar – Missy Higgins
Working class man – Jimmy Barnes
Victoria – Dance Exponents
Slice of heaven – Dave Dobbyn
Who could it be – Men at work
Live it up – Mental as anything
Back in black – AC/DC
I see red – Split Enz
Black Betty – Spiderrbait
Khe Sahn – Cold Chisel
Bliss – Th’Dudes
April sun in Cuba – Dragon
Sway – Bic Runga
I got you – Split Enz
Need you tonight - INXS
Lydia – Julia Deans
Home again – Shihad
Weather with you – Crowded House
Prisoner of society – The living end
My happiness – Powderfinger
Fade away – Che Fu
I should be so lucky – Kylie Minogue
Customer questions

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

Our set fee covers 5pm earliest arrival and entertainment until midnight. Additional fees apply for arrial earlier than 5pm and entertainment after midnight.

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

We provide a manned DJ who will perform before, inbetween and after our live band sets - at no extra fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

DJ music available 20 minues after arrival at venue. Total: 1 hour 15 minutes

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


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! We are fully self contained. We supply: - all instruments and amplification - sound system - stage and dancefloor lighting

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?


What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our energy and mix of music.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed at over 500 bookings UK wide - that's a lot of venues!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

All of the bands and artistes in our repertoire.

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

Various celebrity engagments - unfortunately, non-disclosure agreements prevent us from saying any more.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£1080
Up to 1 hour£1080
Up to 2 hours£1080
Up to 3 hours£1200
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From customers:

Katie M
9 months ago, for a Wedding in Worcestershire
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5 out of 5

It was amazing! We loved all the songs! Would definitely book again!

Katherine C
10 months ago, for a Christmas party in Cheshire
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5 out of 5

You’re so good, everybody is so impressed!

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