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About The Department
Rock covers band. Well known material other bands can't do justice too. Great musicianship. Fabulous vocals. Brilliant performances.
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Public liability insurance of £1 million
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Hard rock
Purple Rain (Prince)
99 Red Balloons (Nena/Goldfinger)
Ace Of Spades (Motorhead)
Are you gonna go my way? (Lenny Kravitz)
Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
Crazy Horses (The Osmonds)
Everlong (Foo Fighters)
Feeling Good (Nina Simone/Muse)
God Gave Rock and Roll to You (Kiss)
Here I Go Again (Whitesnake)
Highway Star (Deep Purple)
Hotel California (The Eagles)
If You want Blood (ACDC)
Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)
Long Tall Sally (Little Richard)
Long Train Running (The Doobie Brothers)
My Sharona (The Knack)
Paradise City (Guns n' Roses)
Radar Love (Golden Earring/White Lion)
Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin)
Rosalie (Bob Seger/Thin Lizzie)
Should I Stay Or Should I Go? (The Clash)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Time Is Running Out (Muse)
Waiting for an alibi (Thin Lizzie)
Word Up (Cameo/Gun)
You Give Love a Bad Name (Bon Jovi)
Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)
Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?
The band has a fixed line-up, so the singer will be as shown on the videos and as heard on the recordings on Encore.
Do you have different line-up options?
The band has a fixed line-up, so you can be sure the singer will be as shown on the videos and the musicians will be the same high quality musicians as heard on the recordings on Encore.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
The band can usually accommodate any reasonable request and will certainly be as flexible as possible. This is YOUR event and we want it to be as fantastic and successful we can help make it.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
We provide a recorded music service before our set, as soon as the basic PA is set up. Between sets we can also provide DJ services. All of this is included within the price. We can also provide a continuing DJ service for a reasonable extra fee after the band has finished.
How much time do you need to set up?
Setup takes between 1.5 and 2 hours. As soon as the PA is set up we can provide an music service to start the atmosphere rolling. This is free.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
You are welcome to pick the songs from our set list, though the sets are carefully put together and constantly evolving to ensure everyone has a great time. The Department will also learn and perform two songs of your choice within the fee.
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?
All PA, lighting, backline, sound processing and instruments are included in the quote. All of these are of the highest professional standard.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
The band will learn two songs of your choice for free. The Department are also happy to learn extra songs - there is a fee of £30 per song after the first two.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
The Department give a great show led by one of the best front men in the business. Apart from the highly professional sound and presentation, venues appreciate the variety through the night as many genres and eras are visited. Audiences also love the way the band has the musicianship to play songs, high notes & difficult solos, exactly as they were written.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Collectively and individually the band has performed at festivals, parties, media work, music pubs, clubs - many, many hundreds of gigs played in many, many different types of venue.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
The Department's aim is always to be influenced by the song being performed. One of the advantages of being a rock covers band is the joy of meeting the needs and styles of presenting each song properly.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Radio shows covering the North, podcasts followed across the world.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Up to 1 hour||£750|
|Up to 2 hours||£950|
|Up to 3 hours||£1250|
Multiple, 3 years ago