Super three piece professional wedding and function band. Rock, indie, pop, soul and more. 2 hours of dancefloor friendly music + free DJ.
“Function band” really doesn’t describe Hard to Handle. Why? Because they are absolutely, positively one of the most rockingly awesome talented three piece acts performing at wedding receptions, parties and business events around the UK. With over two hours of amazing sounding dance floor friendly classic and contemporary live music plus additional DJ music AND sound system and lighting, Hard to Handle are the full package! The stats don’t lie: • 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 includes Royal Navy, RAF, HSBC, Lufthansa, Audi, BMW, Malmaison hotels • 250 song full repertoire • 90+ bookings per year • 100% live – no cheesy backing tracks • many repeat bookings Talented multi-instrumentalists, don’t be surprised if the guitarist jumps on to the drum kit, the bass player throws his bass over to the drummer who steps up to sing lead vocals and…you get the picture. It’s all part of this unique bands’ live show. Classic rock, indie, pop, soul and more are all a part of the Hard to Handle show and the guys are more than happy to put together a set list that suit your musical tastes. They’ll even learn your first dance! “Hard to Handle just blew us away! We had the most fantastic night due to their performance. They have amazing stage presence, sound incredible and had our guests dancing all night!! We could never have imagined how fantastic they were and are so so thankful to them for making the night such a memorable and enjoyable time!!” Amanda and Carl, wedding reception, Lympne Park, Kent “You guys were just flipping amazing; we were still talking about the party the next day. Lots of really positive feedback from our bosses and from our overseas friends! Once again, thank you all so much for such a fantastic evening.” Emma, Trade show, NEC, Birmingham “Just what we wanted. We loved our first dance and every song after! I was a sweaty mess by the end because of all the dancing. We got lots of compliments from guests about the band and at least one couple are planning on booking for an upcoming 40th birthday party. They were great guys and hope they enjoyed playing half as much as we enjoyed listening!” William and Clare, wedding reception, Malmaison hotel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne “The band had such great energy and every song made you want to get up and dance - we don't remember one song that made us think 'time to get a drink or pop outside'. The dance floor was always full and so many people told us what a great time they had. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you or book you again. Thank you for giving us and our guests such a fun night which we'll always remember.” Lindsey and James, wedding reception, Chateau St. Julien, Poitiers, France DISCLAIMER: if you wake up the morning after a Hard to Handle gig with aching feet and hazy memories of crazy dance floor antics, we can not be held responsible for any social media shame you may experience. • Electrifying 3 piece band performing classic and contemporary hits – 100% live • Up to 2 hours of non-cheesy dancefloor-friendly music • Available UK wide • 60+ 5* reviews from previous customers • FREE DJ Service and requests performed SONG LIST 50s, 60s & 70s • Twist And Shout - The Beatles • Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison • Hound dog – Elvis Presley • Higher and higher – Jackie Wilson • Long train runnin’ – Doobie brothers • Jumpin’ Jack flash – The Rolling stones • Play that funky music – Wild cherry • Satisfaction – The Rolling stones • Sex machine – James Brown • Don’t stop me now - Queen • Gimme some lovin’ – The Spencer Davis group • Superstition – Stevie Wonder • You never can tell – Chuck Berry • Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles • You Really Got Me - The Kinks • All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks • I'm A Believer - The Monkees • Pinball wizard – The Who • Suspicious minds – Elvis Presley • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison • Keep on running – The Spencer Davis group • Stuck in the middle – Stealers’ wheel • Don’t stop – Fleetwood Mac • Midnight hour – Wilson Pickett • The Joker – Steve Miller • I feel good – James Brown • Daytripper – The Beatles • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry • Country Roads – John Denver • Sweet soul music – Arthur Conley Jnr • Land of a thousand dances – Wilson Pickett • Hard To Handle - Otis Redding • My generation – The Who • Wild thing – The Troggs • 20th Century Boy - T Rex • Soul man – Blues brothers • Maggie May – Rod Stewart • One way or another - Blondie • Go your own way – Fleetwood Mac • Signed, sealed, delivered – Stevie Wonder • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd • Listen to the music – Doobie brothers • Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli • Alright Now - Free • Long Train Running - The Doobie brothers • Can’t buy me love – The Beatles • Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones • Highway To Hell - AC/DC • Does your mother know - ABBA • Message In A Bottle - The Police • My Sharona – The Knack 80s & 90s • Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi • Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams • Town Called Malice - The Jam • Hungry like the wolf – Duran Duran • Should I stay or should I go – The Clash • Word up - Cameo • We built this city - Starship • Ever Fallen In Love - The Buzzocks • The power of love – Huey Lewis and the news • Brass in pocket – The Pretenders • I love rock ‘n’ roll – Joan Jett • Got my mind set on you – George Harrison • Teenage Kicks - The Undertones • 500 Miles - The Proclaimers • Learn to fly – Foo Fighters • Dancing on the ceiling – Lionel Richie • Addicted to love – Robert Palmer • Land down under – Men at work • Tainted love – Soft cell • Hey Mickey – Toni Basil • Another one bites the dust – Queen • Give it away – Red hot chilli peppers • Faith – George Michael • Red red wine – UB40 • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen • Dancing In The Moonlight - Thin Lizzy • Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N Roses • Hush – Kula Shaker • With or without you – U2 • Free falling – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers • Dancing in the dark – Bruce Springsteen • Don’t look back in anger – Oasis • You can’t hurry love – Phil Collins • Down in the tube station – The Jam • Angels – Robbie Williams • Are you gonna go my way – Lenny Kravitz • Baby I love you way – Big mountain • Wonderwall – Oasis • Everlong – Foo Fighters • Mamma told me not to come – Stereophonics and Tom Jones • Easy lover – Phil Collins and Philip Bailey • Park Life – Blur • Losing my religion - REM • Song 2 - Blur • Common People – Pulp • Basket case – Green day • Place Your Hands – Reef • All night long – Lionel Richie • Why does it always rain on me - Travis • Walking on sunshine – Katrina and the waves 00s & 10s • I Gotta Feelin - Black Eyed Peas • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon • Mr. Brightside - The Killers • Rude - Magic • Shake it off – Taylor swift • Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon • These days – Take That • Can’t stop the feeling – Justin Timerlake • Dakota – Stereophonics • Angel - Shaggy • Vertigo - U2 • Use somebody – Kings of Leon • Gay bar - Electric six • Magic - Coldplay • She moves in her own way – The Kooks • I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs • Fix you - Coldplay • Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet • Seven Nation Army - The White Stipes • Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis • I will wait - Mumford & Sons • Dancing in the moonlight - Toploader • Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys • Treasure - Bruno Mars • Galway girl – Steve Earl • I’ve got you – McFly • Rock your body – Justin Timberlake • Valerie - Amy Winehouse • Crazy - Gnarls Barkley • Price Tag - Jessie J • Beautiful day – U2 • Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 • Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand • Mercy – Duffy • Candy – Robbie Williams • Pokerface - Lady Gaga • Ollie Murs - Troublemaker • We Are Young - Fun • Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars • Get Lucky - Daft Punk • All The Small Things - Blink 182 • Gotta be somebody - Nickelback • Blame It On Me - George Ezra • Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg • Love machine – Girls aloud • Rolling in the deep - Adele • Happy - Pharrell Williams • Shut Up & Dance - Walk The moon • I lived – Kodaline • Dance with me – Ollie Murs First Dances • 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 • Sweetest feeling – Jackie Wilson • 1000 years – Christina Perri • How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding • Friday I’m in love – The Cure • 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 • You make my dreams – Hall and Oates • I Can't Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis • Truly madly deeply - Savage Garden • My girl - The Temptations • 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 • On top of the world – Imagine Dragons • 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 • Three little birds – Bob Marley • 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 PERFORMANCE Hard to Handle perform up to 2 hours of classic and contemporary live band music which can be split into 2 x 1 hour sets, 3 x 40 minutes, or just about any other permutation you can think of. All of the music played will be upbeat, instantly recognisable and dance floor friendly. The guys are totally happy to receive input you’d like to give regarding song requests (including your first dance). Why not ask your guests to suggest a song for the band to play when you send out your RSVPs? What a good idea! As well as a sound system and dance floor lighting, Hard to Handle also provide DJ-style music with a requests facility before, inbetween and after the live band sets to create a seamless nights’ entertainment – perfect!
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