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The Candy Girls

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Top vintage harmony group - regulars at Goodwood Revival, Chelsea Flower show & featured in a BAFTA nominated movie starring Michael Caine!
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Hi - we're The Candy Girls, we are one of the UK's top vintage groups. Let us serve you up a taste of a bygone era and bring instant vintage glamour to your event or party! Comprised of professional performers who have been working in the industry for a number of years, we have appeared at several Royal Gala’s (singing for the Queen no less!) and at high profile events performing for the likes of Richard Branson, Jamie Oliver, Chris Evans and Donny and Marie Osmond. We gig at high profile vintage festivals, events and venues, including Goodwood Revival, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, BAFTA, Churchill War Rooms and The Princes Trust. In 2014, we were honoured to be involved in the D-Day 70th Anniversary commemorations, singing for veterans on their journey to Normandy, resulting in global press and TV coverage. Ten years on, and we were asked to appear in a film about this event, starring Michael Caine. We sang at the premiere too - one of the highlights of our careers so far! We offer a range of vingate themes; Gatsby style 20s & 30s, War time 1940s, Rock n roll 1950s and modern songs that have been given a retro make over! We are also avaialble as the worlds first (and only!) Singing Usherettes - get your event started in style, as we weave through the audience singing in beautiful three-part harmony, distributing sweets (or your own personalised merchandise), before performing a rip-roaring set full of classic hits and modern songs in a vintage style. This unique act will enliven your evening and enrapture your guests! We can perform with backing tracks, a full live backing band, a cappella or a lounge set with pianist. Perfect for corporate events, weddings, festivals, tea parties, military bases and vintage themed events.

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The Candy Girls' Reviews

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Cathy H
11 months ago, for a Theatre / Show in London Borough of Hillingdon
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Thank you so much for taking part in The Mayor of Hillingdon’s Coronation Picnic event on Sunday 7 May 2023. Your group was stunning, you worked so hard to pull off such an amazing performance. I have been stunned by the amount of positive feedback I have already received. It was a wonderful event and we will definitely use you again in the future.

Anthony F
1 year ago, for a Birthday party in Forty Hill
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5 out of 5

Dear Elkie You were wonderful, the Candy Girls are magnificent and uplifting. Thank you also for the CD, signed by you all! Please thank the others for me and I hope to, one day, see you perform at some time in the future. Regards Anthony

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The Candy Girls' Song list

1940s song list:
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square – Vera Lynn
Apple Blossom Time - The Andrews Sisters
Beat me Daddy 8 to the Bar - The Andrews Sisters
Bei Mir Bis Du Schoen - The Andrews Sisters
Bless ‘em All - George Formby
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrews Sisters
Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller
Choo Choo Cha Boogie - Louis Jordan
Don’t Fence me in - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree - The Andrews Sisters
Dream a Little Dream of Me – Ozzie Nelson
In the Mood - Glen Miller
It Don’t Mean Thing (if it ain’t got that swing) - Duke Ellington
Kiss me Goodnight Sergeant Major - Arthur Askey
Let’s Face the Music & Dance – Fred Astaire
Pack up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag - traditional
Rum and Coca Cola - The Andrews Sisters
She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain- traditinal
Tico Tico - The Andrews Sisters
We’ll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
We’re Gona Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line - traditional
White Cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynn
Wish me Luck as you Wave me Goodbye - Gracie Fields
You Are my Sunshine - traditional
1950s song list:
Baked a Cake - Eileen BArton
Born to Hand Jive – Sha Na Na
Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight - The Overtones
Great Balls of Fire –Jerry Lee Lewis
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker
Lipstick on Your Collar - Connie Francis
Lollipop - The Chordettes
Mr Sandman - The Chordettes
My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
Que Sera Sera - Doris Day
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Hayley and the Comets
Shake a Tailfeather – The Blues Borhters
Sisters- The Clooney Sisters
Sugartime - The McGuire Sisters
Sway - Dean Martin
Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
1960s song list:
Can’t Take Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
Candy Man Can - Sammy Davis Jnr
Da Do Ron Ron - The Ronnettes
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
Rockin Robin - Jackson 5
The Locomotion – Little Eva
Shoop Shoop Song – Betty Everitt
Mr Postman – Marth Reeves & the Vandellas
Twisting the Night Away – Sam Cooke
Will You Still Love me Tomorrow – The Shirelles
Saturday Night at the Movies - The Drifters
Gatsby style song list:
All About that Bass
Bad Romance
Bei Mir Bis Du Schoen
Bugle Call Rag
Call me Maybe
Choo Choo Cha boogie
Crazy In Love
Don’t Fence me in
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Girls Just Wana Have Fun
Heart Of Glass
I Got Rhythm
I Will Survive
In the Mood
It Don’t Mean Thing (if it ain’t got that swing)
Let’s Face the Music & Dance
Livin’ on a Prayer
Minnie the Moocher
Now I'm Back
Oops I Did it Again
Pack Up
Puttin’ on the Ritz
Red Red Robin
She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain
Sing Sing Sing
South American Way
Sweet About Me
Tenesee Waltz
Tico Tico
Wildwood Flower
Yes Sir, That’s my Baby
You are my Sunshine
Singing Usherettes song list:
All That Jazz
Baked a Cake
Boogie Woogie
Born to Hand Jive
Candy Man Can
Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend
Goodnight Sweetheart
Heart of Glass
Hit the Road
I Got Rhythm
I Will Survive
In the Mood
Jailhouse Rock
Let it Go
Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Mr Sandman
My Boy Lollipop
My Favourite Things
My Heart Will go on
New York New York
Pack Up
Puttin on the Ritz
Que Sera Sera
Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
Rock Around the Clock
Saturday Night at the Movies
Singing in the Rain
Somewhere over the Rainbow
The Greatest Show
You Never Can Tell
10-piece Band song list:
All About that Bass
Apple Blossom Time
Baked a Cake
Beat me Daddy 8 to the Bar
Bei Mir Bis Du Schoen
Bless ‘em All
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Choo Choo Cha Boogie
Crazy In Love
Dance with me Tonight
Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend
Don’t Fence me in
Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree
Girls Just Wana Have Fun
Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight
Great Balls of Fire
Heart of Glass
Hit the Road Jack
Hound Dog
In the Mood
It Don’t Mean Thing (if it ain’t got that swing)
Kiss me Goodnight Sergeant Major
Let’s Twist Again
Lilli Marlene
Mr Sandman
On a Slow Boat to China
Pack up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag
Que Sera Sera
Rock Around The Clock
Rum and Coca Cola
Saturday Night at the Movies
Shake Rattle & Roll
Tico Tico
Tutti Frutti
We’ll Meet Again
We’re Gona Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line
White Cliffs of Dover
Wish me Luck as you Wave me Goodbye
You Are my Sunshine
Modern songs in a vintage style:
Absolutely Me
All of Me
All About that Bass
Bad Romance
Call me Maybe
Crazy In Love
Dance With Me Tonight
Girls Just Wana Have Fun
Heart Of Glass
I Will Survive
Living on a Prayer
My Heart will Go On
Oops I Did it Again
Pack Up
Spice Girls Medley
Sweet About Me
That Man
Walk Like An Egyptian
Walking on Sunshine
Christmas song list:
Twelve Days of Christmas
All I Want for Christmas
Christmas Island
The Christmas Song
Feliz Navidad
Frosty the Snow man
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Calus
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Last Christmas
Let it Snow
Mele Kalikimaka
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Santa Baby
Silent Night
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
We Wish you a Merry Christmas
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland

The Candy Girls' Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£875
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1150


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Customer questions

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

There are a few we could choose from but I think we would have to say singing at the London movie premiere of the film we were also in, The Great Escaper starring Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson, was a massive highlight for us.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard line-up is 3x vocalists, performing with backing tracks or a cappella. We also offer a 4-piece lounge style set with pianist and a 7-piece live band which includes Guitar, Keys, Drums, Sax, Trombone and Trumpet.

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, and we can be flexible to some degree on the day too if things don't run to time.

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

For sure! We provide a background playlist before and in between sets as standard, or you're welcome to plug your own playlist into our system. If you would like us to do DJ set with our PA system after the final set, we can provide this for an additional £100, with a finish time of midnight latest.

How much time do you need to set up?

This depends on the option you book, but for our standard trio line up, ideally we need minimum 45 minutes to set up and sound check, and another 30 minutes to get changed and gig ready :-)

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes - we have radio mics so we can sing and dance in the audience if that is suitable for the event, and our Singing Usherette option offers this as part of the performance. When we sing a cappella, we can be totally free to roam.

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

We will work with you to make sure you have the songs you like from our repertoire, and to avoid any you don't. If you choose one of our themed shows, we will tailor our set accordingly and we are always happy to chat through to make sure we find what works best for you and your event.

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

PA and stage lighting is included in your quote. Please note our PA is suitable for events of up to 100 people. If your event is very large or outdoors and you need the sound to travel far, we usually ask that front of house is provided.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are very happy to learn a special request song if it is not already on our extensive song list, we require four weeks notice in advance and it is subject to us being able to obtain a decent backing track.
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