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North England’s Multi-Award Winning Acoustic Band SaltEnders is one of the top wedding and function bands in the region!
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Formed out of highly successful acoustic trio Live Lounge, established in 2011, new line-up SalEnders are continuing their enviable reputation as one of the top wedding and function bands in Yorkshire. Wedding and function clients comment without fail on the unusual sound, the different instrumentation and the quirky choice of songs. Kirsty's stunning vocals blend with sweet violin lines and perfect guitar backing to create a unique combination. The band have always put great customer service as high in importance as great music and we work closely with all clients to make sure they get the experience they and their guests will love and remember. All quotes include a FREE special song/first dance worked up in our unique style. They have extensive experience with weddings and functions in both the UK and Italy, working with exclusive country house venues, blue-chip corporate clients as well as hotels, bars and restaurants that are looking for entertainment with a difference. MEET THE BAND Different ages, backgrounds, experiences and musical tastes come together to create a function and wedding band like no other. Kirsty is a professional singer, guitarist and songwriter and is passionate about live performance. She has a busy solo career but jumped at the chance to join SaltEnders on vocals in 2022. Kirsty is influenced by some of the greatest female vocalists, including Beyonce, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lady GaGa and Carole King Howard learned violin from the age of 8 but had a few proper jobs before discovering his Live Lounge colleagues in 2011. Many are fascinated by the Ned Steinberger electric 5-string he plays, combining violin and viola in one instrument. A classical background, a love of jazz and a few years of listening to all sorts provide for an unusual style of playing. Danny joined founder members Howard and Michaela in 2016 and brings a rich musical background to the band. Not only an accomplished guitarist and keyboard player, Danny is totally immersed in music – he has his own recording studio, #CitySoundStudios, in Bradford and also teaches music. OUR PACKAGES • The Live Lounge Trio – The Main Act The Live Lounge package means you get the music you want, perfectly tailored to your wedding, venue or event. • DJ Set ‘iPod/mp3 player’ service featuring music of your choice, lighting and sound rig tailored to the event and venue. • Acoustic Duo For instrumental, acoustic sets. Simply a guitar and violin for an intimate and classy event. Want to have your all-time favourite or ‘special’ song played live just for you? Our special request service can do just that! We will learn any song of your choice and perform to the same high standards you expect from Live Lounge. This service is perfect for the first dance at your wedding. All wedding quotes include this service at NO EXTRA CHARGE. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. A quality live performance by us is competitively priced, but of course dependent on many factors: • Do you want a full entertainment package or just a Live Lounge performance? • Length of set/s • Type of event • Time of year, day of week and time of day, including finishing time • Distance for us to travel Contact us for an informal chat by clicking the "Check availability" or "Message" buttons. We will tailor-make our offer to suit your special requirements and will give you the best value available in the business

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1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk rock, Irish rock, Pop, Covers, Acoustic, Top 40, Rock, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock
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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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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SaltEnders' Song list

Alanis Morisette - Ironic
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
Amy Macdonald - Mr Rock N Roll
Avicci - Hey Brother
Bob Dylan - Blowing In The Wind
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive
Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Bryan Adams - Boys Of Summer
Coldplay - Yellow
Cyndi Lauper - True Colors
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Damion Rice - Cannonball
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
Ed Sheeran - A Team
Elbow - Grounds For Divorce
Elbow - One Day Like This
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis - Little Less Conversation
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Florence & The Machine - You've Got The Love
Fun - We Are Young
George Ezra - Budapest
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
Green Day - Basket Case
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Green Day - American Idiot
Hayseed Dixie - Centrefold
Irish Folk - Wild Rover
Jasmine Thompson (Chaka Khan) - Ain't Nobody
Jason Miraz - I Won't Give Up
Joan Jett - I Love Rock N Roll
John Legend - All Of Me
Joni Mitchel - Big Yellow Taxi
Jonny Cash - Ring Of Fire
Joss Stone - Picnic For Two
Journey - Don’t Stop Believing
Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
Kodaline - The One
Kt Tunstall - Black Horse And A Cherry Tree
Life House - You & Me
Lorde - Royals
Madonna - Material Girl
Maroon 5 - Harder To Breathe
Matt Cardle - Many Of Horror
Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
Nadia Ali - Rapture (Acoustic Version)
Oasis - Wonderwall
Paramore - Sunday Bloody Sunday
Paramore - I'm Still Into You
Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Sheryl Crow - Sweet Child Of Mine
Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol - Run
Snow Patrol - You're All I Have
Radiohead - Creep
Stereophonics - Dakota
Stereophonics - Handbags And Gladrags
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Taylor Swift - Love Story
The Beatles - Help
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
The Calling - Wherever You Will Go
The Cranberries - Zombie
The Cranberries - Linger
The Eagles - Hotel California
The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
The Fray - How To Save A Life
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Killers - All These Things That I Have Done
Sixpence None The Richer - There She Goes
The Monkees - I'm A Believer
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Primitives - Crash
The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
The Temptations - My Girl
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar
U2 - With Or Without You
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Vanessa Carlton - 1000 Miles
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients often comment on Michaela's amazing voice, the unusual use of the violin, the beautiful blend of sounds and our unusual but popular choice of songs.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Cavern Club, Liverpool, Hazlewood Castle, Ripley Castle, Carlton Towers, Blues Bar Harrogate.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Too many to mention and from all eras and genres - you have to hear us to understand really!

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

An international Music/Tourism conference at Cavern Club Liverpool.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is usually a trio with female vocals, guitar and electric violin, but members of the trio add in bass guitar, Cajon, percussion pedal and other percussions. We can also perform as an instrumental duo (guitar and violin) for wedding ceremonies.

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. If timings change slightly in the run-up to the event just let us know.

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. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100. To cover other periods, such as during a meal or reception where live sets are not required, we can quote on request.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about an hour before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes - we perform acoustically, and the violin is wireless and so can be used as a roaming instrument.

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?

Our PA and lighting system are included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 5 x 3 metres of space to perform.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We include a special song/first dance request in all our quotes and often accommodate more requests for ceremonies!
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SaltEnders' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Paula L
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent. We couldn't fault them. They kept in touch throughout, invited us to watch them play beforehand. They arrived in plenty of time to set up. Were friendly. Sang the 1st dance song that we had requested beautifully. Lots of people commented on how good they were. Very happy we chose them

Reply from SaltEnders
6 months ago

Thanks so much to you and Ken for having us on your special day Paula. We loved playing for you and your guests, and had a wonderful time too. Much love from howard, kirsty and stu

Janine A
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Great musicians, great singer, great music set and lovely people. Would highly recommend.

Andrew G
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

fantastic experience,far surpassed our expectations and great feedback from our guests,will gladly recommend to others in need of a function band, very well done

Richard M
6 years ago
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4 out of 5

Live Lounge are an entertaining talented band. They were ideal for my 40th Birthday party. Thanks

From other customers:

Danielle N
2 years ago, for a Corporate event in S1 4wb
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5 out of 5

5 stars: Excellent We booked Live Lounge Music and they were amazing! I would definitely book them again. Howard was really helpful, the whole band were so good and the singer has the voice of an angel!

Graham W
4 years ago, for a Private event in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

Amazing!!!! A superb range of music.

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