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The Session Band

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Stylishly performing hits from across six decades, catering for all musical tastes and featuring fantastic male and female vocals.
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Session are an established wedding and function cover band based in Cardiff, known for their professional service, varied repertoire and ability to keep the dance floor full! Session guarantee that you'll enjoy every minute of their gig for the simple reason that they love what they do, and it shows. Session's energy onstage, tight musical performance and varied repertoire will have you and your guests dancing and singing all night long. We are committed to making your event truly memorable. Over the many years that Session have been performing together, they have built up a reputation as a much sought-after cover band in Wales and beyond, and have played at numerous functions, including corporate receptions, weddings, civil ceremonies, and pleasure cruises. They pride themselves on the calibre of their musicianship, enhanced by the quality of their professional lighting rig and audio equipment. Customer satisfaction is their priority, and their high standard of service has led to many repeat bookings from happy wedding couples, event organisers and corporate companies. Whether you like your music fresh from the pop charts or prefer classic hits, Session play a wide range of material that is adaptable to your tastes. With their extensive gigging experience, you can feel confident about letting them put together the perfect cover set-list, be it for a corporate event, wedding, birthday party or summer ball. Session offer a number of competitive packages to suit your budget, and the production can be structured in various ways depending on your needs. A popular combination for weddings and private functions is to book Session for both the live band and disco, which helps reduce costs and ensures that the evening runs smoothly and efficiently. Session appreciate that every customer has different requirements and their act is very flexible in terms of venue types, volume levels and location. They are based in Cardiff, Wales but no gig is too big or too far away, and they have established themselves as not only one of the best and most professional wedding bands in Cardiff, but also Swansea, the rest of Wales, Bristol, the South West and across the UK.

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From Encore customers:

Aidan S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

We hired The Session Band for our wedding in Devon. They were brilliant throughout the whole process from enquiry, to booking, to performing. Before the booking, they also gave us other options to add on if we wanted. Once we booked, they sent over their website with their library of songs. We picked a few we liked and they then built their set from that. They also agreed to play our first dance song that we requested. The band were great when they arrived and were accommodating with us as we were slightly behind schedule. Our guests absolutely loved the band and we had so many positive comments from them. In between the band sets we also went for the DJ and Saxophone option, which were great at getting people dancing towards the end of the night. Overall a brilliant experience and I’d recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding band.

From other customers:

Alison E
7 years ago

Thanks for helping to make our night such fun (although my feet are killing me today!!) Have had so many comments from friends and family about the excellent set list- thanks again- Great band and highly recommended!!

Meg I
7 years ago

We wanted to say a huge thank you for performaing at our wedding on the 15th of May 2017. You were absolutely fantastic & had everyone on their feet! You made the evening a great success! Thank you

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The Session Band's Song list

Beggin’ – Frankie Valle
Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison*
Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli / Andy Williams
Come Together – The Beatles
Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett/The Commitments
Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Twist And Shout – The Beatles
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
20th Century Boy – T-Rex
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
All Right Now – Free
Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
Come Up and See Me – Steve Harley
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Hey Jude – The Beatles
I Love Rock n Roll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
Le Freak – Chic
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Message In A Bottle – The Police
My Sharona – The Knack
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Stay Together – Al Green
Stuck In The Middle With You – Steeler’s Wheel
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynryd Skynryd
The Joker – The Steve Miller Band
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
We Will Rock You – Queen
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan*
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Dancing On The Ceiling – Lionel Richie
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Don’t You Want Me – Human League
Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
Happy Hour – The Housemartins
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
It Must Be Love – Madness
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Dirty Dancing*
Kiss – Prince
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life – Indeep
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Love Shack – B52s
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult
Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
With Or Without You – U2
Word Up – Cameo
You Got The Love – The Source ft. Candi Staton
A Thousand Trees – Stereophonics
All The Small Things – Blink 182
Alright – Supergrass
Amazed – Lonestar*
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
Everybody Get Up – Five
Groove Is In the Heart – Deee-Lite
Hard To Handle – Black Crowes
Hit Me Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
I’ll Be There For You (Friends Theme) – The Rembrandts
I’m Always Here (Baywatch Theme) – Jimi Jamison
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls*
Keep On Movin’ – Five
Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
Local Boy In The Photograph – Stereophonics
More Life In A Tramps Vest – Stereophonics
Mr. Jones – Counting Crows*
Mysterious Girl – Peter Andre
Place Your Hands – Reef
Rocks – Primal Scream
She’s Electric – Oasis
Simply The Best – Tina Turner
Slam Dunk Da Funk – Five
Sweat (La La La La Long) – Inner Circle
Sweet Like Chocolate – Shanks & Bigfoot
Wannabe – Spice Girla
Waterfalls – TLC
Weather With You – Crowded House
Wonderwall – Oasis
You And Me Song – Wannadies
America – Razorlight
Are You Gonna Be My Girl? – Jet
Baby When Your Gone – Bryan Adams & Mel C
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams – Green Day
Buck Rogers – Feeder
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol*
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Dakota – Stereophonics
Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
Flowers – Sweet Female Attitude
Golden Touch – Razorlight
Gotta Get Thru This – Daniel Beddingfield
Hey, Soul Sister – Train
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz*
Lady – Modjo
Mercy – Duffy
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Naive – The Kooks
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Rule The World – Take That*
Senorita – Justin Timberlake
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Valerie – Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse
Always Remember Us This Way – Lady Gaga*
American Boy – Estelle
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Budapest – George Ezra
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepson
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Castles – Freya Ridings
Dance Monkey – Tones & I
Dynamite – Taio Cruz
Fix You – Coldplay
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk / Pharrell / Nile Rogers
Gimme Everything – Pitbull / Neo / Nayer
Good As Hell – Lizzo
Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell*
Happy – Pharell
Ho! Hey! – The Lumineers*
Hold Back The River – James Bay
I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons*
Little Things (acoustic version) – One Direction*
Love Me Again – John Newman
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
New Rules – Dua Lipa
On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons*
Riptide – Vance Joy
Say Something – Justin Timberlake & Chris Stapleton
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran*
Shotgun – George Ezra
Shut Up & Dance – Walk The Moon
Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi*
Symphony – Clean Bandit (ft. Zara Larsson)
The Cave – Mumford & Sons
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson / Bruno Mars
Wake Me Up – Avicii
What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction*
When We Were Young – Adele
You Got The Love – Florence & The Machine
Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran
Easy On Me – Adele*
Seventeen Going Under – Sam Fender
Customer questions

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

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. However if a band member is ill or can't attend on the day, we will be able to substitute the missing member with a well-rehearsed "deputy" musician. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: 3 x Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Drums, Bass. We also have a 6 piece option that includes Sax.

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 offer a laptop disco (until Midnight) service for free. We also offer a live DJ option - please contact us for an accurate quote.

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 songs you play from the set list?

You can send through a list of your favourite songs from our song list and we'll do our best to include these in their performance. We may not be able to play all of your requests because we consider dynamics, pacing and transitions between songs on the day. We may also make changes to the set during the performance to suit the audience.

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

Yes it is. We will usually need a stage space measuring 4 metres wide and 3 metres deep, with each additional member requiring an additional metre’s width. What’s really important is that the stage area is level, and that there’s no risk of excitable guests knocking over equipment and getting injured.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There may be a small fee for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Top 40, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Christmas
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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, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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