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The Bar Room Anthems

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About The Bar Room Anthems

The Bar Room Anthems deliver an energetic set packed full of iconic songs, ideal for your special event , party, or wedding .
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The Bar Room Anthems; 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. Like the band-name suggests, 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 and rock, Britpop, some classic soul/R&B, indie rock etc. If you enjoy a night of music and fun, then you should book The Bar Room Anthems for your next function. Members of The Bar Room Anthems 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.

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
Pop, Covers, Motown, Top 40, Soul, Vintage, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Glam rock, Pop rock, Rock
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Event types:
Birthday party, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

All The Small Things - Blink 182
All These Things That I Have Done – The Killers
Angels - Robbie Williams
Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
Buck Rogers - Feeder
Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
Chelsea Dagger – Fratellis
Dakota – Sterophonics
Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Ever Fallen In Love With Someone – Buzzcocks
Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Highway To Hell – AC/DC
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
I Got You (I feel Good) – James Brown
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
I wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
I’m A Believer – Monkees/Vic and Bob
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
In the Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters
Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
Mr Brightside - The Killers
My Generation – The Who
Old Before I Die – Robbie Williams
Parklife – Blur
Place Your Hands – Reef
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
Rock N Roll Star – Oasis
Rockin All Over The World – Status Quo
Rocks – Primal Scream
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Sit Down – James
Summer Of 69 – Brian Adams
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
The Day We Caught The Train – Ocean Colour Scene
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Valerie – Zutons/Mark Ronson
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Whiskey In The Jar - Thin Lizzy
Wonderwall – Oasis
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
Customer questions

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

The singer will always be the same for any performance by The Bar Room Anthems. 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. We provide this service for an additional £100.00

How much time do you need to set up?

It takes us at least an hour to set up. Ideally about 90 mins including a soundcheck, 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 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 essentially 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!

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 The Bar Room Anthems 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 The Bar Room Anthems - 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.


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Stuart D, 1 year ago

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

From other customers:

Wray W, 2 years ago

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

Wedding C, 2 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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