Howard (Live Lounge Music)

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Established in 2011, Live Lounge have built an enviable reputation as one of the top wedding and function bands in the region.
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Established in 2011, Live Lounge have built an enviable reputation as one of the top wedding and function bands in the region. Wedding and function clients comment without fail on the unusual sound, the different instrumentation and the quirky choice of songs. Michaela’s stunning vocals blend with sweet violin lines and perfect guitar backing to create an 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 Michaela has been playing in rock bands since the age of 11, played the first Bingley Music Live at the age of 14 and even supported the Merseybeats. Her influences include Joan Jett, Pat Benatar and Shirley Manson but so many of our audiences comment on the songs she sings that are associated with male singers in the original versions. All comment on how amazing her voice is! 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 provides for an unusual style of playing. Stu joined founder members Howard and Michaela in 2018 and brings a rich musical background to the band. Not only an accomplished guitarist,Stu is totally immersed in music – he has his own music school in Bingley The band have extensive experience of weddings and functions in both 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

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Howard's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Lulu K
6 years ago
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5 out of 5

A lovely band with great music, beautiful voice. I do like them. They added luster to our event. Thanks.

From other customers:

Charlotte S
6 years ago, for a Wedding in Lower Damgate Farm
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5 out of 5

Now that we’ve finally stopped we are reflecting on just how perfect last Saturday was. Thank you so much to you and the band for an amazing set and putting up with the bride belting out a tune (badly!). We are so touched that you learnt two songs for us, both of which were just brilliant. Everyone has been raving about how good you were and you fitted in with the environment perfectly, so thank you again. Hopefully we can catch you playing a gig in the future

Michael P
7 years ago, for a Wedding in 10 Strand Street
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5 out of 5

"WOW – ACE – STUNNING - BRILLIANT What a TEAM of SUPER STARS you are It was absolutely brilliant to have you play at our wedding. The sound was just as I imagined….no wait a minute….even better! The amount of guests I had to give your details to was incredible – I bet you get some calls. Sarah and I loved you and we both thought you were so professional, friendly, talented and just the ticket for our event. Our first dance, The Shires tune ‘I just want to love you’ was performed absolutely brilliantly and if you ever had a copy made we would buy one tomorrow! We would love to come and see you perform again and if possible do send me a list of your performance dates and venues, it would be a great surprise for Sarah. A massive ‘thank you’ again to you and your fellow band members….it was an utter delight to meet you and hear you"

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Howard's 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 Tiffanys
Ed Shearan A Team
Elbow Grounds for Divorce
Elbow One day like this
Elton John Your song
Elvis Little less conversation
Eurythmics Sweet Dreems
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
Hayceed Dixie Centrefold
Irish Folk Wild Rover
Jasmine Thompson (Shakka Kahn) Aint nobody
Jason Miraz I wont 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 vsn)
Oasis Wonderwall
Paramore Sunday Bloody Sunday
Paramore Im 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 Youre 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 colifornia
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
The La's (Sixpence None the Richer version) There She Goes
The Monkees Im a Believer
The Police Every Breath you Take
The Primatives 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

Howard's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£250
Up to 1 hour£450
Up to 2 hours£750
Up to 3 hours£950
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.


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Customer questions

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 a small additional charge. We can use playlists we've built and used successfuly over the years, or we can use your own playlists or make one based on your favourite singers and bands - the advantage is, you get the music you really like and save on the cost of a separate DJ

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours 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 I pick the pieces 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.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, including high quality PA and sound-sensitive lighting

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

All our wedding quotes include a special song/first dance worked up in our uniques style and we normally accept more requests for special songs/music for wedding ceremonies. Best thing is to just let us know what you have in mind!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients always comment on Michaela's amazing voice, the unusual 5 string violin, the beautiful blend of the voice/instruments and our unusual take on pop and rock classics

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Cavern Club Liverpool, Ripley Castle, Hazlewood Castle, Carlton Towers, Saltaire Festival, Leeds Waterfront Festival, Disability Rocks

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Too many and too diverse to mention - have a listen to our audio and video and you'll see what we mean!

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

An international Music/Tourism conference at Liverpool Cavern Club
Pop, Covers, Acoustic, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40
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Event types:
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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