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The Headliners is one of the UK's leading party bands, providing world-class live music entertainment, perfect for every occasion.
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The Headliners is one of the UK's leading party bands, providing world-class live music entertainment for corporate events, wedding receptions, military functions and much more. We're proud to feature some of the country's most talented musicians and singers, and have gained a reputation for our superb, energetic live performances. We've played for corporate clients such as Virgin Atlantic, Heineken, John Lewis and NATO, and the band has performed at top venues, including The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and The National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. We offer a professional, friendly service; are polite, punctual and flexible, and we provide a complete package for your event's musical entertainment. We perform all over the country (and in Europe and beyond!). Most commonly we're found playing in London, Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Essex, Herts, Cambridgeshire, and the South East of the UK. But we're always happy to travel! We'd love to bring The Headliners to your event and give it the great live music it deserves. We're always happy to discuss your individual needs, to personalise your event, from learning the first dance to dressing in costume for themed events! The Headliners are available in different sizes, from 3-piece upwards. Our most popular line-up is our 4-piece band, comprising of: 1x Male Lead Vocals/Guitar 1x Guitar/Backing Vocals 1x Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals 1x Drums Other musicians, such as Saxophone and Keyboards are available on request.

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The Headliners' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Alison Y
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Had a brilliant night thanks to these guys, the music was fantastic, song choice bang on and they were excellent at getting my friends up and dancing. Would definitely book them again!

Reply from The Headliners
1 month ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review, Alison! We had such a great time playing for your party, and we’re so pleased you enjoyed our sets. Hope we can play for you or some of your friends and family again sometime!

10 months ago
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5 out of 5

The Headliners were brilliant, we couldnt recommend them more. We asked them to play a specific first dance song which they went away and rehearsed and on the night they played it perfectly. Honestly you can’t go wrong choosing The Headliners for your wedding party, they were awesome. Thank you guys.

Reply from The Headliners
10 months ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review, James! We had such a great time playing for yours and Hannah's big day, and we're so pleased you enjoyed our performance. Thanks again for booking us and wishing you all the very best for a wonderful future together!

Sharn W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Great friendly group who interacted really well with the guests - good fun evening

Reply from The Headliners
1 year ago

Hi Sharn, thanks so much for your lovely review. We had a great time playing for Matt’s surprise party, and we’re really pleased you enjoyed our performance!

Terah T
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Incredible band and so helpful before and during the event. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great sounding and helpful band.

Reply from The Headliners
1 year ago

Hi Terah, thank you so much for your lovely review! We had a fab time playing for you all, and thank you for making us feel really welcome and part of the party! We'd love to play for you again, so please feel free to get in touch!

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From other customers:

Josephine B
2 years ago, for a Wedding in 37-39 Station Rd
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5 out of 5

We are back from our mini moon and I just wanted to write to say thank you so much for playing on our wedding day. Thanks for all the special things you did for us like learning the aisle song, creating the shorter edit of first dance song and the acoustic set outside. You were absolutely amazing and everyone has commented how good the band was. You made the day perfect! We couldn't have asked for more. We will absolutely recommend you guys to anyone and everyone. We had such a good day we are tempted to get married all over again just to do it again! Thanks so much

Catrina Z
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Ely
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5 out of 5

A massive thank you for Saturday night, it was a fantastic evening and we’ve had so many positive comments on how great the band were. The playlist was spot on and I think the majority of people were up dancing for the whole of the sets. Thank you so much for letting Mike play a couple of songs with you. I know he would have really loved that and we, as parents, are always so pleased to see him playing. You are a very ’tight’ band (I learned that phrase from Mike), very professional and very friendly and I’m sure you will have many bookings as a result of the evening. We had just the most perfect day, so thank you for helping to make it so special.

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The Headliners' Song list

Listed alphabetically, here's a selection of the great tunes you could be dancing the night away to!
A Town Called Malice (The Jam)
Addicted To Love (Robert Palmer)
All The Small Things (Blink 182)
Alright Now (Free)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Jet)
Are You Gonna Go My Way (Lenny Kravitz)
Babylon (David Gray)
Back To My Roots (Odyssey)
Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Beautiful Day (U2)
Blame It On The Boogie (The Jacksons)
Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis Presley)
Bohemian Like You (Dandy Warhols)
Boogie Nights (Heatwave)
Breakfast At Tiffany's (Deep Blue Something)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Andy Williams)
Car Wash (Rose Royce)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Dakota (The Stereophonics)
Day Tripper (The Beatles)
Disco Inferno (The Trammps)
Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Don't Stop (Fleetwood Mac)
Don't Stop Believin' (Journey)
Drive My Car (The Beatles)
Everything (Michael Buble)
Faith (George Michael)
Final Countdown (Europe)
Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
Get Down On It (Kool & The Gang)
Get It On (T-Rex)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Gimme Some Lovin' (Spencer Davis Group)
Girls On film (Duran Duran)
Gold (Spandau Ballet)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Hate To Say I Told You So (The Hives)
Have I Told You Lately? (Van Morrison)
Hard To Handle (Otis Redding/Black Crowes)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Hold Back The River (James Bay)
Honky Tonk Women (Rolling Stones)
How Deep Is Your Love? (Bee Gees)
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (Arctic Monkeys)
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (Aerosmith)
I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown)
I’m A Believer (The Monkees)
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (The Proclaimers)
In The Morning (Razorlight)
I Predict A Riot (Kaiser Chiefs)
I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
I Want You Back (Jackson Five)
I Will Wait (Mumford & Sons)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
Kids (MGMT)
Kiss (Prince)
Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd)
Ladies' Night (Kool & The Gang)
Lady (Mojo)
Last Nite (The Strokes)
Le Freak (Chic)
Let's Stay Together (Al Green)
Lonely Boy (The Black Keys)
Long Train Running (Doobie Brothers)
Love Train (The O’Jays)
Mamma Mia (Abba)
Midnight Hour (Otis Redding)
Money's Too Tight (Simply Red)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Naiive (The Kooks)
Need Somebody (Randy Crawford)
Parklife (Blur)
Place Your Hands (Reef)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Power Of Love (Huey Lewis & The News)
Relight My Fire (Take That)
Rockin' All Over The World (Status Quo)
Rocks (Primal Scream)
Rule The World (Take That)
September (Earth, Wind & Fire)
Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes)
Sex Machine (James Brown)
Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Simply The Best (Tina Turner)
Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)
Sit Down (James)
Smooth (Santana)
Someday (The Strokes)
Song 2 (Blur)
Soul Man (Sam & Dave)
Summer Of '69 (Bryan Adams)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
Three Times A Lady (Lionel Richie)
True (Spandau Ballet)
Twist And Shout (The Beatles)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse / The Zutons)
Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)
With Or Without You (U2)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Yellow (Coldplay)
You Do Something To Me (Paul Weller)
You Really Got Me (The Kinks)

The Headliners' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1750
Up to 2 hours£1750
Up to 3 hours£1750
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Virgin Atlantic Heineken NATO John Lewis Nokia KPMG Adecco Recruitment

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

Being the chosen band for corporate entertainment at the Millennium Stadium, for the Heineken Cup Final.

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

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-auditioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band, our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level.

Do you have different line-up options?

The band is available in any from 3-piece upwards, with our most popular line-up being our 5-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?

We offer an optional DJ Service which can be provided alongside the band for a saving on hiring a stand-alone DJ.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. The standard 5-piece band requires an area of approx 5m x 3m, although we have squeezed into tighter spaces!

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

The band comes complete with full PA & lighting equipment.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, absolutely! We often take advance requests for specific songs and are always happy to add them to our set. If your event is a wedding, we are also more than happy to perform your first dance.
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