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Stratford-upon-Avon
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Top UK Party Band with male+female vocals, full brass section and a huge repertoire spanning everything from Stevie Wonder to Calvin Harris.

StraightFire are one of the top party bands in the UK. Available in line ups ranging from 3 to 12 musicians and comprised of some of the nations' top musicians from the jazz, pop and rock scenes, StraightFire seamlessly fuse together the classic records you know and love with the most modern chart toppers to create a thrilling, dynamic set that will keep any dancefloor packed and rocking until long into the night. Available for Weddings, Corporate Events and Private Functions in the UK and internationally.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Drum 'n' Bass, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Light music, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Rock
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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, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Example Set List:
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
I Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Lush Life - Zara Larsson
No Diggity - Blackstreet
Never Too Much - Luther Van Dross
Ain't Got Far To Go - Jess Glynne
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Dakota - Stereophonics
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Domino - Jessie J
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Love On Top - Beyonce
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Last Request - Paolo Nutini
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Don't Stop The Music - Rhianna
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
Despacito - Luis Fonzi
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Repertoire :
00s/10s:
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Black Magic - Little Mix
Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Chandelier - Sia
Close To You - Calvin Harris
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Dancing’ in the moonlight - Toploader
Domino - Jessie J
Don’t Stop Movin’ - S Club 7Apologize - OneRepublicSo What - Pink
Don’t feel like crying - Sigrid
Giant - Calvin Harris
Girls Like You - Maroon 5
Hello - Cat Empire
Hips Don’t Lie - Shakira
Hips Don’t Lie - Shakira
I gotta’ feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Ignition - R. Kelly
It Wasn’t Me - Shaggy
Just Got Paid - Signal
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Lush Life - Zara Larsson
New Rules - Dua Lipa
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Rock DJ - Robbie
Sexyback - Justin Timberlake
Shallow - Lady Gaga
Shotgun - George Ezra
So What - Pink
Star Girl - McFly
Sugar - Maroon 5
Symphony - Clean Bandit
Umbrella - Rhianna
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson
Wake Me Up - Avicii
You’ve Got The Love - Florence and the Machine
80s/90s
Believe - Cher
Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Deep Blue South
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Fresh Prince - Will Smith.
Hit Me Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Just the Way You Are - Barry White
Mambo No. 5 - Lou Williams
Mmmbop - Hanson Brothers
Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre
Never Forget - Take That
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Song 2 - Blur
Stars - Simply Red
Supersonic - Oasis
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and the news.
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Wannabe - Spice Girls
Wonderwall - OasisI believe I can fly - R.Kelly
Soul/Motown
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now - McFadden & Whithead
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Kahn
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind And Fire
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Easy - Lionel Richie
Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang
Get Ready - The Temptations
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Hold On I’m Coming - Sam And Dave
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - Marvin Gaye
I Can’t Help Myself - Four Tops
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye, Kim Weston
I’m Coming Out - Diana Ross
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Master Blaster (Jammin’) - Stevie Wonder
My Girl - The Temptations
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Nowhere To Run - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
P.Y.T. - Michael Jackson
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Reach Out - Four Tops
Respect - Aretha Franklin
River Deep, Mountain High - Ike, Tina Turner
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
September - Earth, Wind And Fire
Shake A Tail Feather - Ray Charles
Shake Your Body Down - Michael Jackson
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Somebody Else’s Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Soul Man - The Blues Brothers
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
This will be an everlasting love - Natalie Cole
You Can’t Hurry Love - The Supremes
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. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. 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?

In short, yes! However, we would recommend the 8-piece as can be seen in our demo video as providing the best overall experience but we are very flexible and go out in smaller and larger outfits to fit any occasion.

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

No problem. As we offer a bespoke service catering for any event in it's entirety, it is in our nature to be adaptable. If something looks like it needs to change, then don't hesitate to get straight in touch and we'll do our best to fit in with your needs.

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 free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we can provide this for a small fee and also partner with professional DJs if you want the next level experience.

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?

StraightFire plays seamless sets which flow in and out of huge hits through the set. These sets are heavily curated and we try to incorporate something for everyone based on our collective decades of experience of live performances - however, if you do have a special request, we will make sure to play it, just be sure to let us know in advance!

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

We do provide P.A as standard in our quote - it will be more than enough to cater for most events but would encourage contacting us about our premium P.A and lighting set up to really elevate the show to the next level and make sure it is a premium experience for your guests!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We will take one request as part of our fee and make sure it is arranged into the set - for example we will learn any first dance free of charge. If you have more requests then let us know and we can take these on for a small fee to cover the arranging and rehearsal time.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Combine an infectious energy from a group of musicians who genuinely love playing with a seamless set that keeps the audience thrilled with massive tunes and some surprises and you get a recipe for a packed dance-floor. We pride ourselves on being easy to work with and punctual on the day to take any stress off of our usually very busy clients!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Festivals - CarFest (18,000 and 20,000 attendees), Birmingham Arts Festival. Venues - The Jam House, Ronnie Scotts, Cavern Club, Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, NEC, Birmingham Town Hall NIA, The Arts Club, Club Med Val Thorens, Club Med Val D'Isere

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan,

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

We've been very privileged to have too many great clients to choose one! Every performance brings a new opportunity and contacts.

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Emily W, 14 days ago

Great band and the crowd loved them!

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Patricia K, 5 months ago

They were great, created a great vibe at our event, and followed the brief with a corporate/family friendly setlist. Super flexible and accommodating, would highly recommend. Thanks for performing at our event.

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Judith W, 2 months ago

I got in touch with StraightFIRE after a recommendation from a long-standing friend but didn't really know what we wanted to do in terms of entertainment for a large family gathering. Sam was so helpful on the phone, listened to all of my thoughts and put together the most perfect performance. They played all of my favorite Motown songs and also some new music that the children enjoyed - everyone thought they were amazing and danced the night away. Thank you so much - I will definitely be in touch again for any future family events.

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Ben G, 3 months ago

StraightFIRE made our wedding a night to never forget! They learned our first dance request and played all of our requests - even the Ska tunes. They were great at working with the DJ to make sure songs weren’t duplicated and coordinated brilliantly with the venue to make sure the evening went as smoothly as possible. Thank you so much.

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