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Midnight Hoboes

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About Midnight Hoboes

We're the guys to call when you want a band to play songs you know and love, songs you can't help dancing and singing along to!
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Although Midnight Hoboes is a relatively new band, we (Robin and Steve) have performed together in various bands for the last 10 years, and as individual solo artists across the UK for over 40 years, including performing at high profile events with acts such as the Three Degrees and Toyah Wilcox. We decided it was time we formed a new band with us in charge, so with a little additional help in the shape of bass guitar and drums for bigger gigs/venues, the Midnight Hoboes have arrived! The name “Midnight Hoboes” came to us very easily – as working musicians, we’re always driving home around midnight - we travel all the time. We’ll play anywhere in the world for you, just ask!

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Sharon B
2 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 1 London St
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Hi Steve and Robin, I just wanted to say thanks for a great gig you did for us on Sunday at the Falcon. Everyone said how much they enjoyed your music, and the banter too! You advertise as performers of banging tunes, and that's what we got, all afternoon. We'll definitely be having you boys back later in the year. Thanks again Sharon

Dave N
3 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 29 North St
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Robin and Steve treated us to a great Sunday afternoon of singing along with some fantastic songs. The locals all loved them and they're definitely getting a rebooking, they were brilliant.

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Midnight Hoboes' Song list

A Day in the Life Beatles
Ain't No Sunshine Bill Withers
Ain't Nobody Chaka Khan
Alright Now Free
Always on My Mind Elvis Presley
American Pie 3 verses Don McLean
Angel Jimi Hendrix
Another Brick In The Wall (part 2) Pink Floyd
Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival
Before You Accuse Me Eric Clapton
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf
Breathe Pink Floyd
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Can’t Get Enough Bad Company
Can't Take my Eyes off of you Frankie Valli
Caroline Status Quo
Christie Yellow River
Dancin' in the Dark Bruce Springsteen
Dancin' in the Moonlight Thin Lizzy
Dancing Queen Abba
Desperado Eagles
Devil Woman Cliff Richard
Dirty Diana Michael Jackson
Don't Dream it's Over Crowded House
Don't Look Back In Anger Oasis
Down to the Doctors Doctor Feelgood
Drift Away Dobie Gray
Easy The Commodores
Easy Lover Phil Collins and Philip Bailey
Eye Of The Tiger Survivor
Fall at Your Feet Crowded House
Fields of Gold Sting
Final Countdown Europe
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash
Fragile Sting
Free Falling Tom Petty
Friday I'm In Love The Cure
Further on up the Road Robey, Veasey
Georgia on my mind Ray Charles
Get It On T Rex
Give a Little Bit Supertramp
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
Handle Me With Care Travelling Wilburys
Harvest Moon Neil Young
Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
Heart of Glass Blondie
Heart of Gold Neil Young
Heaven Bryan Adams
Hi Ho Silver Lining Jeff Beck
Honky Tonk Women Rolling Stones
Hot Love T Rex
Hotel California Eagles
Hound Dog Elvis Presley
I can see clearly now Jimmy Cliff
I can't make you love me Bonnie Rait
I Hear You Knocking Dave Edmunds
I love you because Jim Reeves
I Want to Break Free Queen
I’m a Believer Monkees
If I Were a Carpenter Tim Hardin
I'm Lucky Joan Armatrading
Imagine John Lennon
In My Chair Status Quo
It Must be Love Madness
Itchycoo Park Small Faces
It's My Party Lesley Gore
Jealous Guy John Lennon
Jean Genie David Bowie
Jet Airliner Steve Miller Band
Keep On Running Spencer Davis Group
Knockin on heavens door Bob Dylan
Knockin on Heaven's Door Bob Dylan
Lazy Sunday Afternoon Small Faces
Little Wing Jimi Hendrix
Living Next Door to Alice Smokey
Lola The Kinks
Long Train Runnin' Doobie Brothers
Losing My Religion REM
Louise Leo Kottke
Mad World Tears for Fears
Maggie May Rod Stewart
Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) Steve Harley
Make You Feel My Love Bob Dylan
Making Plans for Nigel XTC
Merry Christmas Everybody Slade
Midnight Hour Willson Picket
Money For Nothing Dire Straits
Mungo Jerry In The Summertime
My Sweet Lord George Harrison
Need Your Love So Bad Fleetwood Mac
Never going back again Fleetwood Mac
Never Let Her Slip Away Andrew Gold
Nights In White Satin Moody Blues
No Woman no Cry Bob Marley
Norwegian Wood Beatles
Nothing Else Matters Metallica
Paper Plane Status Quo
Peaceful Easy Feeling Eagles
Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival
Reason To Believe Rod Stewart
Ring Of Fire Johnny Cash
Rocket Man Elton John
Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting Elton John
Saw Her Standing There Beatles
She's a Wind Up Doctor Feelgood
She's Always a Woman Billy Joel
Shine on You Crazy Diamond Pink Floyd
Show Me The Way Peter Frampton
Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel
So Far Away Dire Straits
Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum
Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me John Lennon
Statesboro Blues Willie McTell
Stayin' Alive The Bee Gees
Stuck In The Middle Stealers Wheel
Sultans of Swing Dire Straights
Summer Of 69 Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take A Look At My Girlfriend Supertramp
Take it Easy Eagles
Talk Of The Town The Pretenders
Tears in Heaven Eric Clapton
Tequila Sunrise Eagles
That Ol' Devil Called Love Doris Fisher
The Ace of Spades Motorhead
The Boxer Simon and Garfunkel
The Chain Fleetwood Mac
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Roberta Flack
The One I Love REM
The Reaper Blue Oyster Cult
The River Bruce Springsteen
Then I Kissed Her Beach Boys
This isn't what the government Bread
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Dawn
To Love Somebody Bee Gees
Vincent Don Maclean
When the time is right Various
When You Walk In the Room The Searchers
While My Guitar Gently Weeps Beatles
Whiskey in the Jar Thin Lizzy
Wicked Game Chris Isaak
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow Carole King
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd
With a Little Help From My Friends Beatles
Without You Harry Nillson
Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Wonderwall Oasis
Yesterday Beatles
You Do Something To Me Paul Weller
Your Song Elton John
You're Sixteen Ringo Starr
You've Got a Friend James Taylor
Ziggy Stardust David Bowie
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They tell us they love our music and our musicianship, and the banter between us and the audience.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Robin and Steve have performed at all levels in Theatres, Pubs, Clubs, Festivals and private events all over the UK, performing to small intimate audiences right up to crowds of many thousands.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

People like Pink Floyd, Prince, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles. But we just love good music, any good music.

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

That would be when we played with Toyah Wilcox in Peterborough a few years ago.

Do you have different line-up options?

The Midnight Hoboes are Robin Brisley and Steve Gibbs, who both sing and play guitar. We normally hire a drummer (or cajon player) for our gigs, hence we advertise ourselves as a three-piece. For smaller venues or where noise is an issue, we can perform as a duo - drums are noisy! For a fuller sound we add a bass player too, making us a four piece.

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?

If required, at no extra charge we can play popular tunes before/in-between the band sets. Alternatively, if you have a laptop, Ipod, phone etc. with music on it we can use that. We can also offer a DJ service after our performance up until your venue closes, but we'll need to be there longer so there will be an extra charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually we require around an hour to set up all of our equipment and perform a sound check to make sure everything is working as expected. This is based on good, straightforward access to the performance area. We then require around 15-20 minutes to get changed and ready for the performance.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Sorry but no, we're tied to our instrument amplifiers and microphones.

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

We're pretty confident that the set list we have evolved over many years of performing will please just about everyone, but we're more than happy to discuss which numbers from our repertoire you'd like us to perform - and any you'd rather we didn't!

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

Yes, all we need from you is a suitable mains electricity supply and a performance area at least 4 metres by 3 metres - and ideally twice that size!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We'd be delighted to add a few numbers of your choice, as long as there is enough time between when you book us and the performance date - we obviously need time to learn and rehearse new songs.
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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