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The Chromatones

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About The Chromatones

A fantastic floor-filling funk collective, keeping guests dancing for hours on end at weddings and events in London and the South East.
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Emerging from the world of big hair, trouser flares and sequins comes a tight-knit, crop-topped band of professional musicians with a difference. The Chromatones is the 5–7 piece function band directed by Ben Trigg, musician. Ben brings his years of training (University of York, 2007, BA(Hons)) and experience in producing high quality arrangements to keep your favourite tunes lively and energised, and to keep your feet moving. Over a decade's worth experience also means a highly professional service, from consultation to execution, including hire of extra equipment as necessary. We love every wedding and private event we get to play at. But a special highlight was an evening playing everything from latin jazz to soul and pop with guest trumpeter Raul D'Oliveira (session and touring musician for, among others, Elton John) for a 40th wedding anniversary in Sussex, in 2018. All our musicians of course are top class, professionally trained and often working with other names in the industry.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 3 years
Covers, Pop, Funk, Disco, Motown, Soul
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

9 to 5
500 Miles
Aint' Nobody
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
All About the Bass
All Night Long
All Right Now
American Boy
Another One Bites The Dust
Baby One More Time
Best of My Love
Billie Jean
Black or White
Blame it On The Boogie
Brown Eyed Girl
Can’t Stop The Feelin'
Car Wash
Crazy in Love
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Dancing In The Moonlight
Dancing In The Street
Dancing Queen
Dec ’63 (Oh What A Night)
Do I Do
Don’t Stop Believing
Don’t Stop Me Now
Don’t You Want Me Baby
Eight Days A Week
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Feelin’ Good
Fell In Love With A Boy
Forget You
Get Lucky
Gimme Some Lovin’
Good Times
Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Hey Jude
Higher and Higher
Hound Dog
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
I Can't Feel My Face
I Feel Good
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
I Want You Back
I Will Survive
I Wish
I’m a Believer
Isn’t She Lovely
Johnny B. Goode
Just the Two of Us
Le Freak
Let Me Entertain You
Livin’ On a Prayer
Locked Out of Heaven
Loco in Acapulco
Long Train Running
Lovely Day
Mamma Mia
Message In A Bottle
Moves Like Jagger
Mr Brightside
Mustang Sally
My Girl
Pick Up The Pieces
Play that Funky Music
Power of Love
Rather Be
Round Around The Clock
Rock With You
Saw Her Standing There
Sex on Fire
Shake it Off
Signed Sealed Delivered
Simply The Best
Sing It Back
Sir Duke
Son of a Preacher Man
Stayin’ Alive
Street Life
Summer of ‘69
Sweet Child Of Mine
Sweet Home Alabama
The Way You Make Me Feel
Twist and Shout
Uptown Funk
Wake Me Up
Walking On Sunshine
Watermelon Man
We Are Family
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
You Can’t Hurry Love
You Really Got Me
You To Me Are Everything
You've Got the Love
Young Hearts Run Free
Customer questions

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

Chromatones front man Ben is almost always on lead or backing vocals; featured in other videos you will see other singers often booked on our gigs, and we will always try and book those musicians first. Occasionally they will not be able to do the date, in which case there are many other singers of equal quality and ability that we can go to.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. Our stock 5-piece line-up comprises of vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. Our 7-piece adds trumpet and saxophone, and is highly recommended! We can also do a 6-piece with one horn player.

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

We are a flexible group of musicians who love playing music. It's best for us to have an arrival time fixed early on, but set and finishing times can be flexible up to the day, within reason!

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

Absolutely. We offer a straightforward background playlist option with music chosen either by you or by ourselves.

How much time do you need to set up?

We require minimum 1 and a half hours setup, depending on the size of the production. Most situations are usually doable in this timeframe.

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

We are very open to particular requests you may have, whether they're on our repertoire list or not – we're very good at learning! We require a minimum of a week's notice of any song requests you may have. We usually take care of the order and length of sets based on our years of experience.

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

PA is included in our quote, and sometimes we will be able to provide additional lighting without preparation. If you want to secure additional lighting through us or a large, multi-speaker PA setup through us for your venue, this would add additional cost.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We often take requests for the first dance of weddings. We are happy to accommodate one or two requests of this nature. We require a minimum of a week's notice of any song requests you may have!


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1250
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£1750
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From customers:

Jim W
3 years ago, for a Wedding in The Dreys
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for organising and being a part of the best wedding band ever! It was such a highlight even on so special a day. We had a wonderful time and so many people have commented on how brilliant you all were. We’ve been trying to think up excuses to book you again ever since!

Liz B
4 years ago, for a Wedding anniversary in Ditchling Village Hall
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5 out of 5

This band was exceptional when they played at an event for 120 people. Professional, talented, responsive and personable. Highly recommended.

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