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A Modern, Slick Party Band performing the ultimate party set! Literally hundreds of happy customers over the last decade 💯
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🏆 2020 'The Wedding Industry Awards' Regional finalists. HARD CANDi are the UK's most in demand party band. Their high energy performances of current and classic songs delivered seamlessly are currently wowing audiences across the globe with many referring to them as being better than the real thing! The International 4-12 piece party band has an incredible wealth of live music credits from UK and International Festivals, TV shows and Radio plays to packed out Tours, performances to Celebrities and Presidents alongside The Script, Paloma Faith, James Morrison and more. Between them HARD CANDi have performed at some of the greatest venues in the UK including The Roundhouse, MCFC, MUFC, Rock In the Park, Glastonbury and more. Their high energy set covers something for everyone with their huge repertoire crossing genres from Chart, Indie, Rock, Pop, Soul and Motown from current chart hits to the biggest hits from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. The band are primarily a 4 piece band but if you are looking for a bigger band HARD CANDi offer a Platinum band which is an all singing all dancing 7 piece band including additional lead vocalists Male or Female, Keys, and Brass. Contemporary Pop Dancers can also be added for extra impact (additional charges apply). If you are looking to add more live music to your event lead singer Maria Jordan can perform a laid back Solo Jazz/Blues set for earlier on or Maria and guitarist Dave perform a fantastic Acoustic Duo (perfect for corporate dinners, canapé hour, wedding breakfasts or champagne receptions). A professional DJ who mixes and brings additional lighting is also an optional extra with this versatile band giving you the option to cater for your whole day and nights entertainment needs (additional charges apply). Weather you are looking to book HARD CANDi for a Corporate Event, Wedding or Party you will be left blown away by their exceptional quality performance, professionalism and integrity! BESPOKE We have several live music options/packages to suit your event style or theme, budget and venue size but if you have something specific in mind, let us create the perfect bespoke musical line up, theme or styling to suit your event. From our core live music options to DJ’s, Vocal groups, Gatsby Singers, James Bond theme, Mumford and sons style Festival band, Dancers and everything in between. You dream it, we create it! At Hard Candi Events we pride ourselves on luxury, quality live music and deliver an exceptional service every time. We can not wait to bring the HARD CANDi PARTY to your Wedding and Event! 💒 WEDDING | ENTERTAINMENT Hard Candi Events are Luxury Live Entertainment specialists, providing entertainment to 100’s of Weddings and Parties every year. From smooth acoustic vibes and high energy party bands to recreating the clubs of Ibiza and everything in between, we have an incredible range of the freshest talent. Each of our options are fully customisable, meaning we can tailor the perfect line up and package to suit your budget, personality, style and theme. 🏆 Hard Candi Events are 2020 The Wedding Industry Awards Regional finalists.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
5 gigs
Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
Pop, Covers, Acoustic, Disco, Top 40, Soul, Funk, Motown, Tribute, Christmas, EDM, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Country, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Indie, Pop rock, Jewish music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

90’s mix tape
Freed from desire- Gala
House of Pain- Jump Around
Montell Jordan- This Is How We Do It
Everybody (Backstreets Back)- Backstreet Boys
Everybody Get Up- 5ive
Relight My Fire- Take That
Place Your Hands- Reef
Wonderwall- Oasis
Wannabe- Spice Girls
SClub- reach
Return of The Mac- Mark Morrison
Vibe- R Kelly
Only Love Can Set You Free- Ntrance
Let me be your fantasy- Baby D
What Is Love- Haddaway
Beastie Boys- Fight for your right to party
Dance Bangers
Don’t You Worry Child- Swedish House Mafia
Wake Me Up- Avicci
We Found Love- Rihanna
Money on My Mind- Sam Smith
Promises- Sam Smith/Calvin Harris
Latch- Sam Smith
Dua Lipa- One Kiss
Feel The Love-Rudimental/John Newman
Kungs- This Girl
Banging Current Chart:
Dua Lipa- One Kiss
Dua Lipa- New Rules
Sorry- Justin Beiber
Havanna- Camila Cabello
24k Magic - Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Cake By The Ocean – Dnce
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Uptown Funk- Bruno Mars
Get Lucky- Daft Punk
Happy- Pharrell Williams
Sigala- Came Here For Love
How Deep Is Your Love- Calvin Harris/Rihanna
Symphony- Zara Larsson Clean bandit
Rude- Magic
Rather Be- Clean Bandit/Jess Glynne
Shape Of you- Ed Shearan
Sing- Ed Shearan
Blurred Lines- Robin Thicke
Shut Up and Dance- Walk The Moon
Waiting All Night - Rudimental
This Girl- Kungs
Classic Pop Chart
American Boy- Estelle
Katy Perry- California Gurlz
Jessie J- Price Tag
Emeli Sande- Next To Me
Bruno Mars- Locked out Of Heaven
Adele- Rolling In The Deep
Celo Green- Crazy
Florence And The Machine- You Got The Love
Neyo- Closer
Maroon 5- Moves Like Jagger
Treasure- Bruno Mars
Valerie- Amy Winehouse
Don’t Let Go- En Vogue
Ignition- R Kelly
Vibe- R Kelly
Return Of The Mac- Mark Morrison
Hot In Here- Nelly
No Diggity- Blackstreet
Getting Jiggy With It- Will Smith
Bootylicious- Destiny’s Child
Crazy In Love- Beyonce
Hit Me Baby One More Time- Britney Spears
NSync- BNye Bye Bye
I Got A Feeling- Black Eyed Peas
Lady Gaga- Poker Face
Lady Gaga- Just Dance
The Killers- Mr Brightside
Kings Of Leon- Sex On Fire
Stereophonics- Dakota
Bon Jovi- Living On A Prayer
Bryan Adams- Summer Of 69
Journey- Don’t Stop Believing
Kings Of Leon- Use Somebody
Queen- Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Luther Vandross- Never Too Much
Michael Jackson- Beat It
Michael Jackson- Don’t Stop Til You get Enough
Chaka Chan- Ain’t Nobody
Madonna- Material World
Michael Jackson- Billy Jean
Whitney Houston- I Wanna Dance With Someone
Stevie Wonder- Signed Sealed Delivered
Jackson 5- Blame It On The Boogie
Candi Statton- Young Hearts
Fleetwood Mac- Go Your Own Way
Free- Alright Now
Chic- Le Freak
Chic-Good TImes
Stevie Wonder- I Wish
Earth Wind and Fire- September
The Beatles- Twist And Shout
Marvin Gaye- Heard It Through the Grapevine
Jackie Wilson- Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher
The Kinks- You Really Got Me
Shania Twain- Man I Feel Like A Woman
Erasure- Little Respect
Ballads and First Dances:
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Shearan
All Of Me- John Legend
A Thousand Miles- Christina Perri
Feels Like Home- Chantal Kravaziuk
Stand By Me- Ben E King
When You Say Nothing At All- Ronan Keating
Ho Hey- Lumineers
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You- Andy Williams
At Last- Etta James
Wings- Birdie
You Make Loving Fun- Fleetwood Mac
The Teptations- My Girl
Wannadies, You And Me Song
Jewish Music/Simcha
Siman Tov/Mazel Tov
Oseh Shalom
Erev Shoshanim
Hava Nagil
Customer questions

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


Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we actually provide a tailored live music service meaning we can create a full package to suit your events style and theme. We have a huge range of live music options and line ups. Choose from our 4 piece or add musicians to create up to a 12 piece band. Add on a Live DJ, Acoustic Duo, Solo Singer, Festival Style Band, DJ/Sax and much more!

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

Most bookings are made based on the band being on site 6pm for a 7pm start with a midnight finish. We charge additional rates after midnight finish.

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

yes our free DJ pre mixed play list is included with all band bookings. You can also upgrade to a live DJ.

How much time do you need to set up?

60 minutes depending on the load in. Please allow extra time if the load is not straight forward or the band have to move vehicles to a different location once unloaded. For bigger line ups please allow 90 minutes.

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

Yes, we typically perform the songs we know get people dancing but you are more than welcome to select a couple of favourites.

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

Yes PA, lights and we always include travel.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes. Additional charges apply to cover the bands rehearsal time.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Quality, stage presence and sound.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Roundhouse, London Saatchi Gallery Manchester United Lowry Theatre Carden park One Marlebourne Searceys

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Wow, where do we begin. Between us we love everything from Soul, Dance, Pop, Chart, Indie, Rock, Motown, Jazz, Folk and Country which is what makes us so versatile.

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

Rock in the park to 15 000 people.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1450
Up to 2 hours£1490
Up to 3 hours£1900


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From Encore customers:

Gemma D
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Awesome from communication to quality of the performance! and lovely to deal with :) couldn't have asked for more

Jonathan K
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

They were absolutely amazing and made the evening, simply fantastic!!!

Matt M
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for making the event so special. A superb set that kept the floor buzzing all evening. Old and young enjoyed it in equal measure. Talented musicians and clever arrangements of a wide selection of classic floor-fillers and modern chart toppers. I would highly recommend this professional, engaging and wonderful personal band. without hesitation. Arrangements for the evening were handled so well easing any pressures and liaising directly with the venue where required. 10/10.

From other customers:

Richard S
2 years ago, for a Wedding in UK
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5 out of 5

Maria and the guys performed for our wedding party last night in Leeds, and were absolutely amazing 🙌🙌 they really brought the party, amazing band sets and DJ in-between. Great mix of music, had everyone dancing. Thank you very much!

Emily H
3 years ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

Hard Candi performed at our wedding at the Belle Époque. The dance floor was packed all night and that is testament to how talented these guys are. We couldn’t have wished for a better performance only that we could have kept it going into the small hours!! Mr and Mrs Hilton x

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