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Push To Play

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Push To Play deliver an energetic set packed full of iconic songs, ideal for weddings, parties, corporate/special events and festivals.
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Push To Play: playing all your favourite songs, and playing them like we mean it! We deliver with energy, spirit, commitment and with the emphasis firmly on a good time to be had by all. Every song we play is an anthem, an iconic track that everyone should know all the words to; songs that'll keep the atmosphere jumping all night. A 4-piece line up with 2 guitars, bass and drums lends itself to covering (of course) more guitar based music, so the song list leans towards popular classic pop, rock, britpop, classic soul/R&B plus, of course, a bunch of party ‘standards’. If you enjoy a night of music and fun, then you should book Push To Play. Members of Push To Play have played professionally and semi-professionally for many years. We've performed at major venues like the NEC and Wembley Arena, massive outdoor events like Party In The Park in front of 60,000 people, through to gigs down at the local pub. We've done the whole lot. You're in safe hands. The music you hear on the promo vids is an honest representation of what we do and what clients can expect to get on their night. We chose NOT to make an over-produced ‘record’, but simply to record ourselves all playing live and loud, all at the same time, in the same room in a studio. All the music you hear is recorded live in one take (the mistakes are free!). That’s what we sound like. Of course we could have spent weeks making ‘a record’, but then how does that help you decide on a live band? Far better to show you pretty much exactly what you’ll get when you book us. If you like the vids, then you’ll love us ‘in the room’.

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Push To Play's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Carole L
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Nothing was too much trouble from booking to party, easy communication. Prompt arrival and set up and rocked the room from beginning to end. Thank you for making my birthday so special x

Reply from Push To Play
3 months ago

Many thanks Carole, it was an absolute pleasure for us to play for all your lovely family and friends. Top people, top night.

Richard G
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

What a tremendous band. Excellent communication beforehand to ensure the evening ran exceptionally smoothly. The band dressed to our theme and turned up in plenty of time to set up and do sound checks. They performed some real bangers and got everybody up and dancing. I would thoroughly recommend them to anybody.

Reply from Push To Play
1 year ago

Many thanks Richard, It was a pleasure to play for your NYE party at Stroud Brewery. Thanks to you and all the staff for your great hospitality and to the fantastic crowd there. Together we made a great night.

Stuart D
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Brilliant band. Very cohesive with a great playlist. Friendly, well organised, punctual - make the party go with a bang.

From other customers:

Wray W
6 years ago

Cheers for making our day special!! You guys rocked the room!!!

Wedding C
6 years ago

Thanks for a great gig at our son and beautiful new daughter in law's wedding yesterday. Great bunch of lads.

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Push To Play's Song list

9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
Celebration - Kool And The Gang
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Chelsea Dagger – Fratellis
Country Roads – John Denver
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Dakota – Sterophonics
Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Does Your Mother Know - ABBA
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues
Fix You – Coldplay
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Gimme Some Lovin – Spencer Davis/Winwood
Gold on the Ceiling – Black Keys
Hard To Handle – Black Crowes
Heard it Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye/Rob Thomas/Daryl Hall
Here Comes the Sun – Beatles
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
I Got You (I feel Good) – James Brown
I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts (Friends Theme)
I’m A Believer – Monkees/Vic and Bob
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
I'm Still Standing - Elton John
Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Keep On Runnin – Spencer Davis Grp/Winwood
Let It Be - Beatles
Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
Mr Brightside – Killers
Mustang Sally – Wilson Picket/Commitments
Parklife - Blur
Place Your Hands – Reef
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Proud Mary – (Ike & Tina Turner)
Rockin All Over The World – Status Quo
Rocks – Primal Scream
Roll With It – Oasis
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Simply The Best - Tina Turner
Soul Man - Sam & Dave/Blues Bros
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Valerie – Zutons/Mark Ronson
Waterloo - ABBA
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
More being added all the time.
We will consider requests/first dances etc and will accommodate wherever possible (talent allowing!).

Push To Play's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1125
Up to 2 hours£1375
Up to 3 hours£1562.50
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Energy, spirit, fun, well thought out setlists cradfted for all guests to have a great time. All killer-no-filler nights of anthemic pop/rock/soul/funk/indie/britpop and party tunes.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

As individuals we've performed at everywhere from the local pub to all the big UK arenas, so as musicians we're not intimidated by any venue or stage. As Push To Play we've performed in function rooms, hotels, golf clubs, festivals, marquees, and yes, the local pub too/again!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Being a 'service' band, we play what you want to hear, rather than bore you with our own choices. Your guests really don't want 2 hours of obscure Springsteen ballads! Safe to say, we have an eclectic range of musical tastes between us that help us deliver an entertaining night for you and your guests playing nothing but anthems all the way.

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

As a covers band probably Camper Jam in a huge (Glastonbury sized) marquee with about 3000 people, all jumping and singing every word back to us. A great night had by all.

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

The singer will always be the same for any performance by Push To Play. We have a roster of incredible musicians we can draw upon should other regular members become ill etc. Should the singer (Andy) be unable to perform (it hasn't happened yet!) then we would contact the client immediately to discuss before making any alternative arrangements.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our usual line up is Lead Vox/Guitar, Guitar/BVox, Bass/BVox, Drums. We can add to this as required. If you love saxophone then we can add a great sax player. Want three drummers? - done. Fancy a choir, we can hire a choir in - you can have whatever you like added on (of course, everything extra at additional cost).

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

As long as we're kept informed of any changes to your schedule then it shouldn't be a problem at all.

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

Yes we can. That being said, we're not DJ's! This would be a service where we can put together an (for example) iTunes playlist for you and use our iPod (phone) or you can simply pass us your own. Only caveat to that would be that we wouldn't want multiple phones/iPods involved.

How much time do you need to set up?

Ideally about 90 mins including a soundcheck (which is noisy), but we realise this isn't always possible at every event. Happy to work with you on this/make the best use of available time/windows. We're pretty self contained and as long as we have easy access we'll be in and set up before you know it.

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

Mmm, tough one. Probably not (sorry!). Why? Because we've done countless gigs and tried endless permutations of songs and setlists on all sorts of audiences in order to know what will give you all the best experience. Happy to find out about your guests (age range, general preferences etc) and we'll create a set/s to suit.

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

For rooms of up to 150 (200 max-ish) then our PA and Lighting equipment is absolutely fine and included in the price (generally most function rooms not a problem at all). For bigger events of over 200 (ish) we'll have to hire in bigger PA etc. Hasn't happened yet on direct bookings. You'll be fine. Ideally we'd like around 5m x 3.5m min space to perform.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes. That said, this takes additional time so there would likely be an additional charge. Also, bear in mind we're a guitar based band. If you want us to reproduce electronica, dance, house or heavily orchestrated music - how it comes out is at your own risk! Chat to us about potential choices. If we can do it justice, we will!
Pop, Covers, Motown, Top 40, Soul, Vintage, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Glam rock, Pop rock, Rock
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Wedding, Birthday party, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Charity event
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