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Kudos are a Leeds based professional band who cover rep from the classics to the top 40.
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Kudos are a premium, energy-driven pop, soul and dance band consisting of some of the UK’s most talented and professional musicians, performing at prestigious events and venues across the country. The combined and varied skill of the individual musicians provides huge capability for the band’s sound and repertoire, making them a first choice in entertainment to suit any occasion. The band’s sound is fresh, upbeat and current, and the show is always dance-floor filling. The band provide several sized options to suit any occasion, ranging from a 4 piece to 14 piece band, the latter of which includes a string section, brass section and backing vocalists for those events where you truly want to dazzle your guests with the “wow” factor. Clients have the option to pick and choose their ensemble with specifics to size, taste and event, with Kudos always able to adapt to the context for your event. Performance/Setup Timing We offer the following set performance times: x2 60 minute sets. x3 40 minute sets. x2 45 minutes sets. Extra 30 minute set in overtime £50 per band member The band usually request 1.5 hours to setup immediately prior to performance, however if early setup is necessary this can be discussed at the time of booking and may incur a surcharge. For larger ensembles (9+) more time may be required, again this can be discussed on an individual basis. LINE-UP OPTIONS: 4 piece party band This package includes: Female Vocal Guitar Bass 5 piece party band This package includes: Female Vocal Saxophone or Violin Guitar Bass Drums Our most popular package, this option with featured instrumentalist is always a crowd pleaser and is a must for any event. Drums And is suited to smaller venues and budgets, to include all the dancefloor-fillers, just with less instrumentalists. 9 - 14 piece showband Including many different lineups featuring strings, horns and backing vocalists, this is the truly customised luxurious package, customisable to any event. Choose from any of the below to create your perfect bespoke ensemble. Female Vocalist (s) Male Vocalist (s) Guitar Keyboard Bass Drums Alto Saxophone Tenor Saxophone Baritone Saxophone Trumpet Trombone Violin / Electric Violin Viola Cello / Electric Cello

Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Pop, Top 40, Covers, Classic rock, Motown, R&B
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party
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Song list

American Boy – Estelle
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Déjà vu – Beyonce
Diamonds – Rhianna
Don’t Upset The Rhythm – The Noisettes
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Heart Skips A Beat – Olly Murs
Heaven – Emeli Sande
Hey Ya – Outkast
How Deep Is Your love – Calvin Harris
Lady – Modjo
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Love On Top - Beyonce
Mercy – Duffy
Mr Brightside - Killers
One More Time – Daft Punk
Ordinary People – John Legend
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Spinning Around – Kylie Minogue
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
Valeria – The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
We Found Love – Rhianna
White Tiger – Izzy Bizzu
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Groove is in the Heart – Deee Lite
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
PYT – Michael Jackson
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
Car Wash - Rolls Royce
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Everybody Dance – Chic
Good Times – Chic
Le Freak – Chic
Lets Stay Together – Al Green
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
That’s The Way – K.C & The Sunshine Band
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Dancing in The Street - Martha reeves And The Vandellas
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Customer questions

How much time do you need to set up?

The band usually request 1.5 hours to setup immediately prior to performance, however if early setup is necessary this can be discussed at the time of booking and may incur a surcharge.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Later... with Jools Holland BBC Radio 2 BBC Radio 3 Royal Albert Hall Royal Festival Hall Wembley Arena Leeds First Direct Arena Scala London BBC Maida Vale Studios

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We've performed with: Olly Murs Ronan Keating Marc Almond Kimberley Walsh Annie Lennox Enya Andrea Bocelli Rationale Bring Me The Horizon Alistair Griffin Tom Odell


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Diane M, 2 years ago

Amazing , they engaged with the guests, very professional at all times , had everyone dancing a fantastic evening was had by all xx

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Bride, 5 years ago

Thank you. We had an absolutely wonderful day and the band were excellent! All our guests told us how good they were. Great music, great atmosphere and the perfect first dance song. Thanks again so much for learning this for us

Wedding, 5 years ago

We were delighted with Kudos performance at our wedding in May 2016. Cool, contemporary and very talented, the band were central to making the evening one big party, which is exactly what we wanted. The band were full of energy and appeared to be enjoying themselves as well, even performing a second encore completely off the cuff, as our demanding guests were loath to let them leave. One of our guests enjoyed it so much they were considering cancelling their own wedding band and booking Kudos instead. The band were very accommodating with requests, going out of their way to play a first dance song that isn’t part of their usual set list. The band were easily contactable ahead of the date to answer queries and were punctual and professional on the day itself. Our only regret is that we don’t have another event we can book them for. Highly highly recommend.

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