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The Front Runners

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About The Front Runners

We’re a lively and vibrant, 4-5 piece band based in Ascot, Berkshire. We specialise in high-energy music for weddings and functions.
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Based in Ascot, Berkshire, the band has been playing music together for over 10 years, after meeting at Charters School in 2011. After all studying music A level and performing in countless school concerts, they became accomplished musicians at a very young age. After leaving school, all members continued on to pursue their musical careers, performing all over the UK and Europe, allowing them to perfect their stage performance and musical skills. Each member of the band has enormous experience on stage, with members having performed in The Royal Albert Hall, on BBC shows, and in West End productions. ♫ After going their separate ways, the group formed The Front Runners in 2019, with the aim to share their passion for music and performance with as many people as possible. After seeing the joy, laughter, and memories that they could bring to the events, they instantly realised this is what they were supposed to be doing. ♫ Our musicians are passionate about creating memorable events, and filling dance floors. Their talent and experience guarantees that every Front Runner event is seamless, so clients can focus on enjoying their special day, rather than stressing over the details. ♫ So in short, if you need a band that’s experienced, completely hassle-free, professional, and simply loves helping people have a great time, we’re a good fit for you!

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The Front Runners' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Katie B
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Hired for my brothers 40th. Brilliant communicators and extremely flexible in what I wanted them to play. Beautiful voice by Mary and very talented guitarist. Arrived on time and extremely professional throughout. Highly recommend.

From other customers:

Erjola H
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in London
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5 out of 5

The front runners are such an amazing band!! They were great to deal with from the beginning, really responsive and very accommodating. They created the most vibrant and fun atmosphere at our party and all our guests loved them. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a band which over delivers!!

Oliver R
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Norfolk
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5 out of 5

We are so glad we picked this band for our wedding in Norfolk. Totally professional, arrived early and even learnt a Motown song for our first dance, which they performed incredibly! Can't recommend them highly enough.

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The Front Runners' Song list

Bruno Mars - Treasure
Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Busted - Year 3000
Busted - Crashed The Wedding
Coldplay - Yellow
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Clean Bandit – Rather Be
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream
Dua Lipa - I Could Be The One
Dua Lipa - New Rules
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
Jessie J – Domino
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Justin Bieber ft. Ed Sheeran - I Don’t Care
Lady Gaga - Shallow
Lumineers – Hey Ho
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Rihanna - We Found Love
Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
Taylor Swift – 22
Taylor Swift – Love Story
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet That You Look Good
Avril Lavigne - Skater Boy
Beyonce - Love On Top
Beyonce – Crazy In Love
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark
Busted - Year 3000
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom
Florence And The Machine - Dog Days
Florence And The Machine - You Got The Love
Gnarls Barklay - Crazy
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Katy Perry - Hot n' Cold
Katy Perry - Firework
Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See
KT Tunstall - Black Horse And A Cherry Tree
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
Maroon 5 - Sugar
Maroon 5 - This Love
Marren Morris - The Bones
McFly - Five Colours In Her Hair
McFly - Obviously
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Paolo Nutini - Pencil Full Of Lead
Paolo Nutini - New Shoes
Pink – Raise Your Glass
Shania Twain - I Feel Like A Woman
Stereophonics - Dakota
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Kooks - Naive
The Strokes - Last Night
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
ABBA – Waterloo
ABBA – Does Your Mother Know
ABBA – Dancing Queen
Blondie - One Way Or Another
Bon Jovi - Livin’ On A Prayer
Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
Chaka Khan - Aint’ Nobody
Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode
Dirty Dancing – Time Of My Life
Dolly Parton – 9 – 5
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
Franki Valli - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Grease- You’re The One That I Want
Jackson 5 - ABC
Jackson 5 - I want you back
Jackson 5 - Blame it on the Boogie
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen - Don’t stop me now
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Take That - Rule The World
Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Tina Turner - Simply The Best
T. Rex - Get It On
The Beatles – Hey Jude
The Beatles - Twist and Shout
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Westlife - Uptown Girl
Westlife - Flying Without Wings
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Blackstreet, Dr.Dre, Queen Pen - No Diggity
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Coldplay - Yellow
Coldplay - Fix You
Corrine Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Cyndie Lauper - Time After Time
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Elvis Presley - Can’t Help Falling In Love
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Florence and The Machine - Dog Days
Florence and The Machine - Ship To Wreck
Gabrielle Aplin - Please Don’t Say You Love Me
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Jack Johnson - Banana Pancakes
James Bay - Best Fake Smile
James Bay - Let It Go
James Morrison - You Make It Real
James Morrison - You Give Me Something
Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
John Mayer - Carry Me Away
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash - Walk The Line
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
Jorja Smith - On My Mind
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See
KT Tunstall - Black Horse And A Cherry Tree
Louis Armstrong - La Vie En Rose
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
Marren Morris - The Bones
Marvin Gaye - Lets Get It On
Marvin Gaye - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Paolo Nutini - Jenny Don’t Be Hasty
Paolo Nutini - Last Request
Paolo Nutini - Loving You
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
Stevie Wonder - Isn’t She Lovely
The Cure - Friday I’m In Love
The Eagles - Take It Easy
The Kooks - She Moves in Her Own Way
The Kooks - Naive
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
Tom Petty - Free Fallin’
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

The Front Runners' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£1150
Up to 3 hours£1650
Acoustic Duo4 musicians
Our acoustic duo is perfect for an afternoon drinks reception or or lunch. - 2 x 45 minute sets
Lunch/Drinks Reception and Party 4 musicians
Music during the wedding lunch/dinner/drinks reception, and music for the wedding party - 1 x hour performance at the lunch/dinner/drinks reception - 2 x 1 hour performances during the party
5 Piece Band5 musicians
Add piano to the line up to make it a 5 piece band.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are a lively and vibrant band committed to providing a night to remember. We are full of energy and love getting everyone up on the dance-floor.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Kings College Cambridge Multiple weddings in barns/stretch tents or marquees.

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

Yes, unless the singer is unable to attend due to illness or emergency.

Do you have different line-up options?

We have two line up options available: - 4 piece band (vocals, guitar, bass and drums) - 5 piece band (vocals, guitar, bass, drums and piano) Our most popular is the 4 piece 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?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free, and take requests from guests. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after 12AM (until 1AM), we provide this for an additional £220.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually need 75 minutes to set up.

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

No, however you will have the choice of two setlists: one ‘vintage’ playlist, with some older songs from our repertoire, and one ‘modern’ playlist with some more modern hits. If there are any songs in particular you would like off the setlist please get in touch and we can see what we can do for you.

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Included in the price we can learn one song request/first dance before the event. If further requests are required please get in touch and we can see what we can do for you.
Pop, Covers, Acoustic, Pop rock, Vintage
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Event types:
Wedding, Private event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party
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