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Temple

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About Temple

Function band
London
Public liability insurance of £1 million
10 Pro Musicians. Any lineup of your choice. Duo to 10 piece big band in any genre. Whatever the event... Temple have it covered.

Comprising of some of the country’s finest pro session musicians, these guys provide the best quality live music for any event type, performing in a mix of genres and in any line-up of your choice. Whether you’re looking for an upbeat party vibe for a wedding reception, corporate event or party celebration or just after some relaxed background acoustic chillout then this group of top musicians are available from duo all the way up to twelve piece big band with a full brass section and multiple singers. They cater to your budget and individual requirements. • Looking for a small and affordable acoustic line-up? Sorted! • Fancy a 6-piece rock/pop function band with additional sax? No problem! • Want a 10-piece soul band with full brass section male and female singers? Temple can do that! Regardless of the size of band you choose, the individual musicians, the quality of musicianship and range of choice in material remains the same. Their extensive repertoire boasts everything from soul to pop to rock to funk to disco to dance to indie to jazz and beyond and isn’t confined to what you see as requests can be taken! Performing regularly on the main stage at some of London’s biggest live music venues as a 5 piece jazz band, and having performed individually in studio and live sessions with some of the world’s top names including Aretha Franklin, Shirley Bassey, James Arthur, Joss Stone, Deep Purple and Van Morrison, to name a few, as well as having been part of multiple BBC and channel 4 TV sessions, these guys will deliver a spotless performance that will ‘wow’ your guests. Simply contact Wendy (lead vocalist and Temple Bands manager) with your requirements and we’ll provide you with a list of options and prices to choose from.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Motown, Funk rock, Funk, Disco, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Vintage, Rock, Britpop, Glam rock, Pop rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Synth rock, Light music, Jazz, Blues, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Electronic, Garage, EDM, House
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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

POP/DANCE/DISCO
I’m Yours/Lucky - Jason Mraz
Call Me Al – Paul Simon
Don’t You Want Me – Human League
Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
Electric Dreams – Phil Oakley
Raise Your Glass/Trouble/Who Knew/What About Us - Pink
This Love/Moves Like Jagger/One More Night/Sunday Morning – Maroon 5 Shape Of You/Castle On The Hill/Galway Girl/Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Hey Soul Sister – Train
Promises/Dancing With A Stranger – Sam Smith
Titanium – David Guetta
Sexual – Neiked
Wake Me Up – Aviici
Happy/Feels – Pharrell Williams
Tilted – Christine & The Queens
Cheerleader - OMI
Roar/I Kissed A Girl/Firework – Katy Perry
What A Man – Salt ‘N’ Pepper
Prayer In C/Waves/Sugar – Robin Shultz
Lady Hear Me Tonight – Modjo
Budapest/Shotgun/Paradise – George Ezra
Forget You – Ceelo Green
Billie Jean/Rock With You/Beat It/Black & White/Man In The Mirror/Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Locked Out Of Heaven/Uptown Funk/Treasure – Bruno Mars Nothing Holding Me Back – Sean Mendez
Attention – Charlie Puth
Feel it Still – Portugal
Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
Where Is The Love – Black Eyes Peas
Jar Of Hearts/Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All Of Me/Ordinary People – John Legend
Next To Me – Emeli Sande
Love Yourself/Sorry/Baby – Justin Bieber
Rude – Magic
Toxic/Me Against The Music – Britney Spears
Please Don’t Stop The Music – Rihanna
The Middle – Zedd
Havana – Camilla Cabello
Kungs – This Girl
Horny – Mousse T
Rather Be/Symphony – Clean Bandit
Valerie/Back To Black/You Know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse Crazy In Love – Beyonce
New Rules – Dua Lipa
Can’t Stop The Feeling/Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
The Cure/Poker Face/Paparazzi/Marry The Night/Bad Romance – Lady Gaga Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
Somebody I Used To Know – Gotye
Summertime Sadness – Lana Del Rey
To Love Somebody – The Beegees
Little Red Corvette/Most Beautiful Girl In The World – Prince Love Me Like You Do/How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding Give It Up – KC & The Sunshine Band
I Can’t Go For That – Hall & Oates
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
Once In A Lifetime – Talking Heads
TINA – Fuse ODG
Black & Gold – Sam Sparrow
Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
ROCK/INDIE
No Roots – Alice Merton
Under Pressure – Bowie/Mercury
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Shut Up & Dance – Walk The Moon
Sex On Fire/Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Sky Full Of Stars/Paradise/Everglow/Yellow/Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay Dude Looks Like A Lady/Crazy/Love In An Elevator/Walk This Way – Aerosmith Take Me To Church – Hozier
Imagine – John Lennon
Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
Let It Be/Hey Jude – The Beatles
Everywhere/Go You Own Way/Tell Me Lies – Fleetwood Mac
More Than Words – Extreme
Under The Bridge/Tell Me Baby/Californication – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
November Rain/Sweet Child O Mine/Paradise City/Welcome To The Jungle/Rocket Queen – Guns N Roses
Message In A Bottle/Every Little Thing She Does/Walking On The Moon – Police Africa – Toto
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Still Into You – Paramore
Human/Somebody Told Me/Mr Brightside – The Killers
Shook Me All Night Long/Thunderstruck/Back In Black – ACDC Whole Lotta Love/Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
Proud Mary – Credence Clearwater Revival
Feels Like Heaven – The Cure
Baba O Riley – The Who
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
The Sky Is A Neighbourhood – Foo Fighters
Supermassive Black Hole/Starlight – Muse
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
With Or Without You/One Love – U2
Sound & Vision/Heroes/Ashes To Ashes – Davie Bowie Piece Of My Heart – Janis Joplin
Don’t Speak/Underneath It All – No Doubt
What’s Going On – 4 Non Blondes
Bitch – Meredith Brooks
One Week – Bare Naked Ladies
Mr Rock N Roll/This Is The Life – Amy MacDonald Zombie/Linger – The Cranberries
Good People/Better Together – Jack Johnson
Ruby/I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
America – Razorlight
Rain/Hall Of Fame – The Script
Settle Down/Girls/Give Yourself A Try – The 1975
Dog Days Are Over/Hunger – Florence & The Machine
We Are Young – FUN
Believer/Thunder – Imagine Dragons
Ironic/Oughta Know/Hand In My Pocket – Alanis Morisette Pompeii – Bastille
Standing In The Way Of Control – Gossip
Don’t Stop Me Now/Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Valerie – The Zutons
FUNK/SOUL/JAZZ
Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown
Back To Black/You Know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse
Human/Giant – Rag N Bone Man
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
What A Man – Linda Lyndell
Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae
September Song – JP Cooper
Crazy – Knarls Barkley
Send My Love/Set Fire To The Rain/Make You Feel My Love/Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Who Is She – Gladys Knight & The Pips
Ordinary People – John Legend
Right To Be Wrong/Don’t Cha Wanna Ride/Some Kind Of Wonderful – Joss Stone Express Yourself – Charles Wright Band
I’ll Take You There – The Staple Singers
Ain’t Got No/Feeling Good/Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
Pick Up The Pieces – Average White Band
Walk On By – Dionne Warwick
Higher Ground/Sir Duke/Superstition/Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder Pushing On – Quantic Soul Orchestra
Killing Me Softly/Feel Like Making Love/First Time Ever – Roberta Flack
Upside Down/Coming Out – Diana Ross
Smooth Operator/Ordinary Love – Sade
Midnight At The Oasis/Dream On Dreamer – Brand New Heavies
Space Cowboy/Canned Heat/Cosmic Girl/Virtual Insanity/Too Young To Die - Jamiroquai
Sexomatic/I Try – Macy Gray
All At Sea – Jamie Cullum
I Feel Good – James Brown
Still A Friend Of Mine – Incognito
English Man In New York – Sting
Go Outside – George Michael
Cheek To Cheek – Irving Berlin
Fly Me To The Moon – Julie London
Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell
Never Too Much – Luther Van Dross
Critisise – Alexander O Neill
Summertime/Dream A Little Dream/Wanna Make Love To You – Ella Fitzgerald Daman Your Eyes – Etta James
Reset To Zero – Anthony Wright
Revolution/Fast Car – Tracey Chapman
Girl On Fire/Fallin/Empire State Of Mind – Alicia Keys
Wayfaring Stranger/Wade In The Water/Take Me To The River – Eva Cassidy
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough/Burn This Disco Out/Can’t Help it/Off The Wall – Michael Jackson
Got To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn Love Train – The O Jays
Ain’t No Sunshine/Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Could You Be Loved/No Woman No Cry/Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Love Rollercoaster – Ohio Players
Blame It On The Boogie/Shake You Body Down/I Want You Back – Jackson 5 Why Did You Do It – Stretch
Baby I Love You/I Can’t Make You Love Me/Time Of Our Lives – Bonnie Raitt Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Come Away With Me/Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Closest Thing To Crazy/9 Million Bicycles – Katie Melua
Life/Gotta Be – Desree
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Stop – Sam Brown
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Customer questions

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

Yes - 100% Wendy, the female singer is always the lead vocalist for ANY lineup! Any additional male singers may vary. The male singers seen in the videos can be arranged if specifically wanted but any others will also be of the same great standard!

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes - Acoustic duo, trio and quartet all the way up to 10 piece big band. Take your pick!

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

We can be flexible within reasonable time frames so just give us a ring :)

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

Yes, we can do that. If a DJ service is required it may cost more. Please see 'extras' pricing. It depends what you're after so please ask.

How much time do you need to set up?

90 mins from arrival to start to load in setup and sound check for an average sized band (duo to 6 piece). Anything bigger and I allow 2 hours.

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

You are welcome to give us a list of preferred artists and tracks and we will tailor as much as we can. If specific songs are to be learned that aren't on the repertoire then we charge for this, so please see 'extras' price listing.

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

Yes. PA - 2 x 2000w EV speakers. 1 x 1000w Bass Bin. 4 x Lighting Rigs. All cables, bells and whistles!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

You are welcome to give us a list of preferred artists and tracks and we will tailor as much as we can. If specific songs are to be learned that aren't on the repertoire then we charge for this, so please see 'extras' price listing.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our energy and professionalism... We're not your average wedding/function band musicians. We have a wealth of professional experience and have played with and supported acts like Van Morrison, James Arthur, Shirley Bassey, Joss Stone, Aretha Franklin and many more. Despite being life long pro musicians we all still LOVE what we do and we feel that shows...

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

As a band we play regularly on the main stage, main slot at The Ned Central London, Ronnie Scotts, Soho House, Southbank Centre and many more. Individually we have had the honour of playing at: The O2, Wembley, Hollywood Bowl, New York Jazz Fest, Main stage Glastonbury, London Palladium and Earls Court Arena to name a few.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We all collectively love old school funk and soul so probably a combo of Aretha Franklin, James brown and a more modern sprinkle of Jamiroquai. However, we can play anything...

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

We have an upcoming performance at an awards ceremony at The O2. We also play the main stage at The Ned Central London regularly as a 5 piece jazz band, a trio and a duo having regular residency appearances there.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1500
Up to 2 hours£1875
Up to 3 hours£2250
Available services
DJ set
+£250
Phone Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£250

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JIll C, 1 month ago

The Temple Band were fantastic for our daughters wedding. All of the communication with Wendy before the event was great and they really were professional on the day. They all sounded amazing!! Thank you so much.

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Kim D, 3 months ago

I booked these guys (a 6 piece band with sax) for my daughters 30th birthday party and we were absolutely blown away. From start to finish they were professional, lovely and as for the live music... it was second to none. All our family and friends were asking about them for future bookings and their performance really made our evening a memorable one. Thank you Temple!!! x

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