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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, in order to personalise your event, from learning a first dance to dressing in costume for themed events! The Headliners is available in different sizes, from 3 piece upwards. Our most popular line-up is our 4-piece band, comprising: Male Lead Vocals/Guitar Guitar/Backing Vocals Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals Drums Other musicians, such as Saxophone, Keyboards, or Female Backing Vocals are also available.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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Lightning fast responses
Average response time under 2 hours
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Booked for an Encore gig with less than 24 hours’ notice
Member of the Encore community forum
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Demonstrated expertise by completing the Encore Academy
4th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 4 years
10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Christmas, Military, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Blues, Easy listening, Light music, Noise music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Australian music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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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)


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5 out of 5
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Tom D
15 days ago
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5 out of 5

Wow! Phil Short and The Headliners could not have been any better. Phil played an acoustic set for our wedding drinks reception, followed by the band playing in the evening. Everything went perfectly! Communication from the start was brilliant and their performances were amazing. They had everyone on the dancefloor across multiple generations. Brilliant band and great, friendly people. Could not recommend more! Thank you Phil and The Headliners.

Reply from The Headliners
1 day ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review, Tom & Amy! It was such a great day, in an amazing venue, with some awesome people! I'm so pleased you enjoyed everything we provided, and I'm really pleased we finally got our "Insta-Selfie" together!

8 months ago
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5 out of 5

All I can say is fantastic I hired them for my husbands 40th birthday and they got everyone on the dance floor they were amazing thanks for making Lees 40th a great day. Would definitely recommend

Jon T
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

If we could give more than 5 stars we would! The headliners played at our wedding at Little Channels on 09/09/21. Phil and the team did a cracking job. They were so professional, they sounded amazing and were just generally really lovely guys. It was a small wedding but they got all generations up on the dancefloor and even my new hubby (who I have never seen dance!) came up for a boogie! They listened perfectely to our very fussy muscial preferences and player our first dance beautifully. Phil also played solo for our outdoors drinks reception, he had great banter with the guests and again, sounded great. He was more than happy to 'surprise' the wedding guests by sneaking in the back of the ceremony room to play us ou

Paul T
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

The Headliners played at our Silver Anniversary Party. They were absolutely brilliant and had all three generations on the dance floor for the whole evening. Many of our friends commented especially on what a great band it was. Well done!

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From other customers:

Josephine B
10 months 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
2 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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