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Hard Candi Band

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A Luxury 4-15 piece Showband performing the ultimate party set! Literally thousands 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 showband. 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 4-15 piece Showband has an incredible wealth of live music credits from UK and International Festivals, TV shows and Radio plays to packed out Tours, and performances to Celebrities and Presidents alongside Stormzy, The Script, Paloma Faith, James Morrison and more. Available as a 4-15 piece band or DJ live band, this versatile line up means we can tailor the perfect band size and style to suit your venue space without compromising on quality. Between them, HARD CANDi Showband 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 can tailor the line up from a 4 piece band to an incredible 15 piece line up with additional lead vocalists, Keys, and Brass and full String section. 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 hours, wedding breakfasts or champagne receptions). A professional DJ who mixes and brings additional lighting is also an optional extra or why not go all out with our incredible DJ live band CLUB CANDi. Whether you are looking to book HARD CANDi Showband 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 lineup, theme or styling to suit your event. From our core live music options to DJs, Vocal groups, Gatsby Singers, James Bond theme, Mumford and sons style Festival band, Dancers and everything in between. You dream it, we create it! Hard Candi showband pride ourselves on luxury, quality live music and deliver exceptional performance 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 is fully customisable, meaning we can tailor the perfect lineup and package to suit your budget, personality, style and theme. 🏆 Hard Candi Events are 2020 The Wedding Industry Awards Regional finalists.

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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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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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Hard Candi Band's Song list

Our Ultimate Playlist packs a punch on the dance floor and covers the biggest Pop, Rock, R&B, Dance, Soul, Motown, and Indie hits.
With over 15 years of experience, we have fine-tuned a party set that will rock your dancefloor!
Get in touch to see how we can tailor the perfect live music package for your wedding or party.
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
S Club 7 - reach
Return of The Mac - Mark Morrison
Vibe - R Kelly
Only Love Can Set You Free - N-Trance
Let me be your fantasy - Baby D
What Is Love - Haddaway
Beastie Boys - Fight for your right to party
Don’t You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
Wake Me Up - Avicii
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
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 Sheeran
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Waiting All Night - Rudimental
This Girl - Kungs
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
• R&B:
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
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
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 Temptations - My Girl
The Wannadies - You And Me Song
Siman Tov/Mazel Tov
Oseh Shalom
Erev Shoshanim
Hava Nagil
• Ibiza Dance Set (For DJ Live Band) Available Upon Request
• 80’s | 90’s Themed Sets Available Upon Request
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We have rocked thousands of dance floors over the past 15 years and bring a high-energy set of the ultimate party hits to your event, wedding or party! With incredible stage presence and unrivalled talent, Hard Candi Band bring the wow factor to any event making them the perfect band for hire.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Over the years we have performed for clients including the Manchester United Player of the Year awards, Armani, Jimmy Choo, Cartier, Wella, The Sunday Times, Roundhouse London, Searceys, and Saatchi Gallery to mention a few.

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, in front of an audience of over 15.000 people!

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

Yes! We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-auditioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill. As a professional band, our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we actually provide a tailored live music service meaning we can create up to a Full Day package to suit your event's style and theme. We have a huge range of live music options and lineups, from a 4-piece up to a 12-piece Party Band, as well as a Professional Live DJ, an Acoustic Duo, a Solo Singer, a Festival Style Band, a DJ/Sax duo, and much more!

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. The band will usually be on-site at 6 PM for a 7 PM start with a midnight finish. Late stay is available for an additional fee.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. Our free Pre-mixed DJ-style playlist is included with all band bookings. You can also upgrade to a Live Professional DJ for an additional fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time, depending on the load-in. If the load-in is not straightforward or the band have to move vehicles to a different location once unloaded, or for bigger lineups, please allow 1.5 hours.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event!

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

Absolutely! All music equipment, PA for events with up to 350 guests (upgrades available for an extra fee), and Lighting system (Stage lights, Up lights, Moving heads) are always included in our quotes.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. Additional charges apply for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

Hard Candi Band's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£2000
Up to 2 hours£2000
Up to 3 hours£3200
Drinks Reception- Wedding Breakfast 4 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception Additional set during drinks reception for the 4 piece band booked in the evening.
Evening band and DJ4 musicians
4 piece band 2 x 60 min sets DJ who mixes, takes requests and brings additional DJ and Dancefloor lights
Wedding ceremony - Drinks reception - Evening Party4 musicians
1 x 45 min set from Solo singer for ceremony 2 x 45 min sets from Acoustic Duo Drinks reception and or Weddings breakfast 4 Piece band Evening


DJ set
Solo Singer Ceremony Wedding Breakfast
Acoustic Duo
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Hard Candi Band's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Gemma D
2 years 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
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

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

Matt M
4 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:

Ben S
11 months ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

I cannot recommend these enough, they are such lovely people and all our guests had an absolutely amazing time. We were having a less traditional wedding, with no first dance. Maria managed to create an amazing experience for us, completely spontaneously. It’s something that will we remember for the rest of our lives, being surrounded by all of our friends and family, being sung to, and everyone with the biggest smiles on their face. Thank you so very much!!!!

Amy B
1 year ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

We had the amazing Maria, sax, percussion and DJ from HardCandi and they were amazing!! We couldn’t of asked for a better vibe for our reception. The dance floor was never empty!! Highly recommend them and the service and communication in the run up to the wedding was brilliant. Thank you so much again xx

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