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Versatile 3-piece will bring charm and sparkle to your event! From retro, glam to modern, we bring our quirky take to all your favourites.
Function band
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Roxanne, Ollie and Kate are a group of friends who met at Birmingham Conservatoire, where we all studied music. Our passion for music is boundless and we love to perform anything we can get our hands on, from ‘50s doowop, to classic Soul and R’n’B, to ‘70s rock, ‘80s pop and disco hits and contemporary! We are all multi-instrumentalists, and our fun range of instruments includes 2 retro drum machines, a flute, a Gretsch drumkit, a synthesizer, and a range of guitars and basses! We bring our own unique twist to everything we play and we would love to entertain you, no matter what the occasion! We are all full-time professional musicians who bring our own inimitable style and creativity to the group. Between us we have years of experience performing on stage at venues across the UK and Europe. Roxanne is an opera singer and librettist who performs regularly at venues including the Birmingham MAC, and whose own operas have been performed internationally. Ollie is also a rising star as a composer, whose work is performed and recorded regularly. Kate is a songwriter and singer whose work has been featured numerous times on BBC national radio. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to ask us any questions, we can’t wait to discuss your event!

Covers, Pop, Funk, Disco, R&B, Motown, Soul, Vintage, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Glam rock, Indie, Punk rock, Synth rock
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Event types:
Private event, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

If you don’t see your favourite song listed, please feel free to contact us!
50s, 60s and 70s Classic Rock:
Logical Song by Supertramp
Love is All Around by The Troggs
For Your Love by the Yardbirds
Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison
Time of the Season by The Zombies
Dreams, Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac
Venus by Shocking Blue
Could it be Magic by Barry Manilow
We’ve Only Just Begun, Close to You by Carpenters
Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
Light My Fire by The Doors
Owner Of a Lonely Heart by Yes
Eleanor Rigby, Paperback Writer, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by the Beatles
Let’s Dance, Starman, Life on Mars, Oh You Pretty Things, The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie
Start Me Up, Brown Sugar by Rolling Stones
Dream a Little Dream, California Dreamin by the Mamas and Papas
Be My Baby by The Ronettes
December 1963 Oh What a Night by Franki Valli
Runaround Sue by Dion
All I Have to Do is Dream, Wake Up Little Susie, Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by The Platters
I Have Only Have Eyes for You by The Flamingoes
Little Darlin' by the Diamonds
At the Hop by Danny and the Juniors
Runaway by Del Shannon
Venus by Frankie Avalon
Words of Love by Buddy Holly
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), There Must be an Angel
Playing with My Heart by Eurythmics
Kiss, Raspberry Beret, When Doves Cry by Prince
Call Me, Heart of Glass by Blondie
Hanging on the the Telephone by Blondie
One Way or Another by Blondie
Killer Queen, A Kind of Magic, Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
Don’t Stand So Close To Me, Every Breath You Take, Roxanne by The Police
Don’t Stop’ til You Get Enough, Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
Take On Me by A-Ha!
Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
Like a Prayer by Madonna
Easy Lover by Phil Collins
Kids in America and You Keep Me Hangin' On by Kim Wilde
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life from Dirty Dancing
Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns 'n' Roses
Don't You Want Me by the Human League
Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
Together in Electric Dreams by Giorgio Moroder
Temptation by Heaven 17
Just Can't Get Enough by Depeche Mode
Run To You by Bryan Adams
Out Of Touch by Daryl Hall & John Oates
It’s My Life, Life's What You Make It by Talk Talk
Turning Japanese by The Vapors
How Soon Is Now, There is a Light That Never Goes Out, by The Smiths
Disco, Classic Soul, R 'n' B, Motown:
Tainted Love by Gloria Jones
Le Freak by Chic
Respect by Aretha Franklin
I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross
Sex Machine and Superbad by James Brown
Best of My Love by the Emotions
Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever by Bee Gees
Ain't Nobody by Chaka Khan
Just Kissed My Baby by The Meters
Somebody Else’s Guy by Jocyln Brown
Soul Man by Sam and Dave
Sweet Love by Anita Baker
The Best and Proud Mary by Tina Turner
Let’s stay together, So Tired of Being Alone by Al Green
Take Me to the River by Al Green
Superstition, Sir Duke, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, by Stevie Wonder
The Look of Love, You’ll Never Get to Heaven If You Break My Heart by Dionne Warwick
Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Thank You for the Music, Waterloo by Abba
Fantasy by Mariah Carey
Only Girl, This is What You Came For- Rihanna
She Will Be Loved- Maroon 5
Easy on Me- Adele
Sorry- Justin Bieber
All of Me- John Legend
Coldplay- any song
Shania Twain- any song
Justin Timberlake-Cry Me a River, SexyBack, Rock Your Body
Jamiroquai- Love Foolosophy, Space Cowboy, Cosmic Girl
LoveGame, Paparazzi-Lady Gaga
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients live the lively, quirky and nostalgic atmosphere we bring to their events.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We are influenced by a huge range of artists including: Prince, Bowie, Velvet Underground, The Beatles, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Roy Orbison, The Ronnettes, The BeeGees, Joni Mitchell etc.

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

Yes. We strive to make the line-up the same as the advertised line up. If a member falls ill we will use a pre-auditioned "dep" musicians who we will ensure is of professional standard and will provide just as good an experience.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our most basic line up is Vocals/Flute/Drum machine, Keys/Bass/Vocals, Drums/Guitar/Vocals. If you would like the 4 piece option this will be Vocals/Flute, Keys/Vocals, Bass, Drums/Vocals. We can offer a larger set up with musicians such as trumpet and violin. If desired please ask for further details.

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

Please let us know as soon as things change. We will always try to be as flexible as possible to allow your event to run smoothly.

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

Yes if you would like to use our PA system for a playlist between sets we are happy to offer this.

How much time do you need to set up?

We will need 1 hr set up time before the performance.

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

We are happy to discuss the set list with you prior to the performance. Please be aware however that we have probably already chosen a desirable order/list which we know will work well for your event.

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

PA is included in the quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes we can. There is a fee of £50 per song.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£480
Up to 2 hours£960
Up to 3 hours£1440
Medieval to Rock3 musicians
If your event involves a gentle welcoming ceremony or gathering, you might consider also hiring us to perform some calm and relaxing medieval songs at the opening. As classically trained musicians, with experience in performing for audiences under this hat, we are able to provide this ambience to any event before moving into an evening of fun and dancing. If you would like to know more please contact us for details.


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From customers:

Elliot B
1 month ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Birmingham B14
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5 out of 5

Booked Personas for my pub. A great night with a very happy crowd. Brilliant feedback from the customers. I will definitely be booking them again!

Charlotte S
1 month ago, for a Private event in Bear Hill
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5 out of 5

Thanks Kate, Roxanne and Ollie for playing at my son's birthday. The music really made our night!

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