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The Bants

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About The Bants

Professional wedding and function band performing both modern musical goodness and old classics! Probably the best band in the universe.
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If you’re tired of coming across dated, predictable bands, then you’ve come to the right place. The Bants have decades of experience between the four of them, so you know you’re in safe hands as these guys put on a professional and energetic show that you and your guests will never forget. Based in Yorkshire, but performing across the UK, The Bants specialise in Weddings and corporate functions, as well as parties and many other types of events. Full PA system and lighting is provided, Public Liability Insurance is covered, and all equipment is PAT tested, so the only thing you have to do is enjoy the show! A typical setlist will include lots of up to date musical goodness, as well as some classics to keep the whole family happy. The set will be tailored to your event so if you have any particular requests, they can easily be accommodated for. If you need a DJ, a stripped back acoustic set during the day, a sound system to play your music through, or a background playlist provided, this can all be arranged. Don’t be afraid to get in touch and see what The Bants can do for you and your event.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Pop, Covers, Top 40, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop 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

2018 Example Repertoire
ACDC - Back in Black
ACDC - Highway to Hell
Aerosmith - Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing
Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like a Lady
Aerosmith - Walk This Way
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor
Avicii - Hey Brother
Avicii - Wake Me Up
Backstreet Boys - Everybody
Bee Gees - Stayin’ Alive
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Black Eyed Peas - Let’s Get It Started
Blink 182 - All the Small Things
Blur - Park Life
Bon Jovi - Livin’ on a Prayer
Bruno Mars - Runaway Baby
Bryan Adams - Summer of ‘69
Bryan Ferry - Let’s Stick Together
Busted - Year 3000
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
Chainsmokers - Closer
Cher - Believe
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Coldplay - I Want Something Just Like This
Duran Duran - Rio
Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Ed Sheeran - Castle on the Hill
Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
Eric Clapton - Layla
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
George Ezra - Blame It on Me
George Ezra - Budapest
Guns n Roses - Sweet Child o’ Mine
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Jackson 5 - Blame it on the Boogie
James Bay - Hold Back the River
Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl
Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - I Love Rock and Roll
Journey - Don’t Stop Believing
Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean
Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River
Justin Timberlake - Like I Love You
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5 - This Love
Marvin Gaye - Heard it Through the Grapevine
Metallica - Enter Sandman
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Mumford and Sons - I Will Wait
Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man
Muse - Starlight
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Oasis - Don’t Look Back in Anger
Oasis - Wonderwall
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
Owl City - Fireflies
Paolo Nutini - New Shoes
Peter Andre - Mysterious Girl
Pink - Raise Your Glass
Prince - Kiss
Queen - I Want to Break Free
Queen - We Are the Champions
Rag n Bone Man - Human
Rainbow - Since You Been Gone
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Can’t Stop
Rihanna - We Found Love
Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama
Smokey Robinson - Tracks of My Tears
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Stereophonics - Dakota
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
Swedish House Mafia - Don’t You Worry Child
Take That - Back for Good
Tenacious D - Tribute
The Beatles - Come Together
The Beatles - Hard Day’s Night
The Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
The Eagles - Hotel California
The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
The Killers - All These Things That I’ve Done
The Killers - Human
The Killers - Mr. Brightside
The Killers - Somebody Told Me
The Kooks - Naïve
The Rembrants - Friends Theme Tune
The Script - Man Who Can’t Be Moved
The Temptations - My Girl
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back in Town
Toto - Africa
Toto - Hold the Line
T-rex - 20th Century Boy
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
Customer questions

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

Yes, the singer you see in the video will be the singer at your event.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard lineup is vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums. On some occasions we provide just the lead singer and acoustic guitar if you would like this for any part of the evening, but for the most part our focus is on the band.

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?

We offer a full DJ service with our packages for 60-90 minutes additional time after our band performance finishes. If you require a longer DJ set for any reason, this can be arranged for a small fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

Approximately 1-1.5 hours.

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

Generally we use our experience in reading crowds to select the best songs, but if you have any requests from our repertoire, feel free to let us know!

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

Absolutely everything is included, and that includes a lighting rig too! All we need is a reliable power source.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Although the song may not be in our list, we may have recently learnt it, so please enquire. If not, we do have different packages to accommodate for learning songs, which we are happy to do.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The element of fun and enjoyment that live music brings to your event!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The list is endless! We have performed at various wedding venues, as well as pubs, restaurants and festivals across the UK!


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£695
Up to 2 hours£895
Up to 3 hours£995


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Kat C, 2 years ago

The Bants performed at our wedding last October in Lincoln and the guys were absolutely fantastic! From the moment we booked them until the wedding day they listened to exactly what we wanted and gave great ideas of their own to make our wedding entertainment perfect! Can't thank Phil and the guys enough! :) :) :) favourite song of the night has to be Toto Africa!!!!

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Jane S, 2 years ago

Fabulous music, pure entertainment, great guys. Thank you so much for entertaining us all last night. Everyone commented on your fab music. Music for all ages...pure class. Great chatting to you too. Next years party is a def booking xx

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