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Kid At The Back

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About Kid At The Back

One of the most versatile bands around, boasting a repertoire of over 500 songs from Rock & Pop classics to Funk and jazz standards.
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Kid at the Back started out as a Three piece Original band from Hertfordshire, gigging around the country and sharing stages with such acts as Enter Shikari, The Subways and Fun Loving Criminals. Our music was heard worldwide with repeated airtime on British Forces Radio, Pirate FM and Absolute Radio and also provided the soundtrack for surfers and skaters on Channel Four’s Extreme Sports Show. Further success came after winning the UK Emergenza music festival in 2006 which in turn saw them whisked to perform at Germany’s Glastonbury equivalent, The Taubertal Festival. This led to further tours of the UK and the band recording debut single ‘Slide Away‘ in 2008. Now having well over 10 years experience performing covers in the function circuit and boasting a huge repertoire of over 200 songs, we can offer bespoke sets for a wide range of genres for any venue or event. We bring decades of experience, professionalism and energy that guarantees your event will live long in the memory. We can now "taylor the line-up with keys & brass. If you require a band for your venue, wedding, party, in fact any event you can think of, Kid At the Back have it covered. The energy and sheer musicianship of KATB adds a unique feel and engages any audience so let us get up on stage so you can get down on the floor! If you want something different, energetic and better than your average book Kid At The Back now and we will bring the festival experience to you....

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Kid At The Back's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Simon H
5 days ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent band, had the dance floor full from start to finish.

Hannah D
12 days ago
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5 out of 5

Awesome! Jim was fab in the build up, liaising with us and the venue re logistics and playlists etc. Made the whole experience stress free. Played all songs we requested - and lots more! Our guests loved them and they made our wedding really special! 10/10!

Charlotte J
13 days ago
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5 out of 5

This band were wonderful. I had them perform for my wedding a couple of weeks ago and had so many guests tell me how great they were. Highly recommend.

Thomas M
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

The band were amazing for my wife's birthday party. Great communication ahead of the event, crowd loved the song choices. Would highly recommend!

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David W
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Hunstanton PE36 6BQ
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5 out of 5

Thanks Guys. You topped our wedding off perfectly. So Glad we booked you guys. Thank You Dana and David

Freddie S
9 years ago

I just want to say thank you so much for coming out to Verbier, Switzerland to play at our wedding. You were absolutely awesome and played a fantastic selection of songs - the dance floor was packed for the whole evening. All of our guests commented on what a great band and how musically talented you were. It really made the evening. I'd also like to say thank you for learning Rock and Roll. As someone who plays music, I appreciate it might not have been the easiest song to pick up (especially if you have other gigs and requests going on at the same time). I was absolutely delighted when that signature drum beat started, and I'd highly recommend adding it to your permanent set list! You will definitely be our first port of call for any other occasion when we need a live band

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Kid At The Back's Song list

Jailhouse rock
Tutti fruiti
Rip it up
Rockin’ Robin
Long tall Sally
Blue suede shoes
Hound dog
Jonny b Goode
La bamba
Twist n shout - The Beatles
Saw her standing there - The Beatles
Can’t buy me love - The Beatles
Hard days night - The Beatles
Come together - The Beatles
Help - The Beatles
I’m a believer - The Monkeys
You really got me - The Kinks
Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel (Lemonheads)
Little wing - Hendrix
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket
Midnight hour - Wilson Picket
Knock on wood - Eddie Floyd
Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
Man who sold the world - Bowie
Gimme some lovin’ - Spencer Davis
Honky tonk woman - Stones
Pain it Black - Stones
Pinball wizard - The Who
My Generation - The Who
Suspicious minds - Elvis
Hooked on a feeling - Blue suede
Lola - The Kinks
Layla - Clapton
Country roads - Denver
Aint no sunshine - Withers
I feel good - James Brown
Superstition - James Brown
Alright Now - Free
Brown sugar - Stones
Crocodile rock - Elton
Take me to the river - Al Green (Cassidy)
Stuck in the middle - Steeler Wheels
Purple haze - Hendrix
Hush - Deep Purple (Kula Shaker)
Live & let die - Wings (GnR)
Sweet home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Play that funky music - Wild Cherry
Long train running - Doobie Bros
I love rock n’ roll - Joan Jet
Highway to hell - ACDC
Easy - The Eagles
Hotel California - The Eagles
New kid in town - The Eagles
You can go your own way - Fleetwood Mac
Roxanne - The Police
Don’t stop me now - Queen
We will rock you - Queen
Crazy lil thing called love - Queen
Teenage kicks - The Undertones
Mr Bluesky - ELO
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Kids in america - Kim Wilde
Tainted love - Soft Cell
Power of love - Huey Lewis
You might need somebody - Randy Crawford
Don't stop believing - Journey
Livin' on a prayer - Bon Jovi
Another brick in the wall - Pink Floyd
Baggy trousers - Madness
Should I stay or should I go - The Clash
Sweet Child O’mine - GnR
Town called malice -The Jam
That’s entertainment - The Jam
Summer of 69 - Brian Adams
Run to you - Brian Adams
Take on me - Aha
Lets dance - Bowie
Money for nothing - Dire Straits
Sultans of swing - Dire Straits
Walk of life - Dire Straits
Kiss - Prince
Faith - George Michael
500 miles - The Proclaimers
With or without you - U2
Everybody wants to rule the world - Tears for fears
Girls jus wanna have fun - Cindy Lauper
She drives me crazy - Fine young cannibals
Addicted to love - Robert Palmer
Sit down - James
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
White wedding - Billy Idol
Black horse & the cherry tree - KT Tunstall
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Nothing else matters - Metallica
2 Princes - Spin Docs
Hard to handle - Black Crowes
Cigarettes & alcohol - Oasis
Champagne supernova - Oasis
Wonderwall - Oasis
Half the world away - Oasis
Don't look back in anger - Oasis
She’s electric - Oasis
I am the resurrection - Stone roses
Alright - Supergrass
Teenage dirtbag - Whetus
All the small things - Blink 182
Basket case - Greenday
American idiot - Greenday
Smells like teen spirit - Nirvana
Come as you are - Nirvana
In Bloom - Nirvana
Dakota - Stereophonics
Parklife - Blur
Song 2 - Blur
Place your hands - Reef
The riverboat song - Ocean Colour scene
The day we caught the train - Ocean colour scene
Backstreet’s back - Backstreet Boys
Common people - Pulp
Let me entertain you - Robbie
Angels - Robbie
Lucky man - Verve
Under the bridge - Chillis
Are you gonna go my way - Lenny Kravitz
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Dreaming of you - The Coral
Buck Rogers - Feeder
Vertigo - U2
Plug in Baby - Muse
Can’t take my eyes off of you - Muse
Feeling good - Muse
Last nite - The Strokes
Valerie - Winehouse
Naive - The Kooks
Take me out - Franz Ferdinand
Take your mamma out - Scissor Sisters
7 Nation army - White stripes
Chelsea Dagger - Fratelis
When the sun goes down - Arctic Monkeys
I bet you look good on the Dance floor - Arctic Monkeys
Do I wanna know - Arctic Monkeys
Snap out of it - Arctic Monkeys
Use somebody - King of Leon
Molly’s Chambers - Kings of Leon
Sex on fire - Kings of Leon
Times like these - Foo Fighters
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Are you gonna be my girl - Jet
Ruby - Kaiser chiefs
I predict a riot - Kaiser chiefs
Somebody told me - Killers
Mr Brightside - Killers
Happy - Pharrell
Get lucky - Daft Punk
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Shotgun - Ezra
Shut up & dance - Walk the Moon
Shape of you - Sheeran
Thinking out loud - Sheeran
Castle on the hill - Sheeran
Human - Rag n’ bone man
The Chameleon
Pick up the pieces
Take 5
Blue Bossa
Fly me to the moon

Kid At The Back'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£975
Up to 2 hours£1100
Up to 3 hours£1500
Drinks reception3 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception. Acoustic Sets performed with Acoustic Guitars, bass and Cajon Drum kit- Mumford & Sons Style. This has become a very popular addition especially for afternoon Champagne Wedding receptions
Day/Night Wedding Package: ceremony + Drinks reception + Evening Party3 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min acoustic performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 60 min performances with the full electric band for your evening reception party.
Gigs Abroad- Europe3 musicians
This is a set price for performance fee only of 2x60 minute sets to include one night away from the UK. All other costs (Flights, Accommodation, Equipment Hire, Airport Transfers etc) are also to be covered by the client and are in addition to the performance fee


Solo Acoustic Set
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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients love our full and energetic sound and are always amazed that we create such a big sound with just three musicians. We have so many positive comments on the quality of our performances and people often tell us that they would only expect to see a band of this standard at a big festival which is a lovely compliment.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Famous venues include the London Astoria, Hackney Empire, W14 Club, 100 Club Taubertal Festiva in Germany, Nozstock Festival etc but we have also played at countless venues of all shapes and sizes across the UK and Europe for weddings, corporate events, parties and festivals.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Beatles, Arctic Monkeys, Reef, Queen, Oasis, RHCP, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Kaiser Chiefs, The Police, Stereophonics amongst many others

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

The Taubertal Festival, Rotterdam, Germany. This is a festival that attracts over 20,000 audience members - was a HUGE gig!

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

We strive to ensure that the line-up you see is what you get for your event. We do on occasion have to use replacement to cover holidays, illness etc but we do have pre-auditioned 'dep' musicians who slot into the band seamlessly so you wont notice any difference in quality.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our default line up is four piece. As multi-instrumentalists we are able to cater for a wide range of styles involving keys and brass as well as guitar driven rock classics. We are also able to condense down to 2 or 3 piece for more intimate settings for a more acoustic vibe.

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

A standard evening booking with us is for 120 minutes of live music anytime between 7pm and midnight with a 6pm arrival time for setup so we are very flexible to accommodate any changes in your timings within these parameters. If your timings change outside of these parameters then get in contact, we may be able to help but will depend on other commitments.

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

Yes, this is all part of the service. We will create a bespoke DJ playlist for you that will be played when the band are off stage. Just let us know your favourite tunes 7 days in advance and we will have them queued and ready to play on the night :)

How much time do you need to set up?

Our standard equipment setup takes between 60-90 minutes however if your venue has a sound limiter we may need to use specialist equipment such as an electric drum kit and this may take longer to setup and sound check. Please ask your venue for sound limiter information prior to booking and we will give you more details on this option.

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

You are more than welcome to pick songs from the set list and we encourage it to some degree as it helps us get a feel for your tastes however after years of experience we do find it is always best to just let me know the kind of music that you and your guests like and let us build a set to suit, as this will give the performance a more natural feel.

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

Yes, all audio equipment and basic lights for the dance floor is included in every quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, although we can’t learn a complete new set as we wouldn’t have time to do that for every client but we will always learn a first dance and happy to do a few extras. Always feel free to ask as we may have played songs recently that are not listed.
Pop rock, Britpop, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop, Covers, Motown, Top 40, Soul, Acoustic, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Light music, Easy listening, Experimental, Disco, Funk rock, Tribute, Ska
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