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About The Hey Yahs

The Hey Yahs are a fun, lively party band showcasing a vibrant mix of classic and modern soul, pop & greatest hits to get you up dancing!
Function band
West Midlands
Public liability insurance of £10 million

The Hey Yahs feature fantastic male and female lead and harmony vocals, dynamic horns and a floor filling rhythm section. Specialising in harmonies, unique musical arrangements and high energy performances, we guarantee an event to remember. Our main line up is made up of eight experienced musicians from a variety of professional musical backgrounds. This includes touring Europe, session recordings in some of the UK's top studios, West End performances, cruise ship contracts, supporting headline acts and professional orchestral work. Most recently, top chart success for our lead male vocalist with Union J's Jaymi Hensley. This great mix of talent, enthusiasm and experience, results in a show stopping display of dazzling vocals, uplifting brass and an irresistibly fun filled performance as the highlight of your event. Based in the Three Counties Area of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire in the West Midlands. We regularly perform in the Three Counties, The Cotswolds, and across the borders into Wales and Shropshire, as well as performances further afield into London and surrounding areas. We also offer a super sized 12-piece version of the band, which includes a full five-piece brass section and percussionist. An additional guitar can also be added for even more impact. The 12-piece is suitable for larger events and theatre or festival performances. For smaller events or a more relaxed feel e.g. for welcome drinks, garden parties, dinner background music and so on, we also offer an acoustic trio on acoustic guitar/s with male and female harmony vocals. We can also provide wedding aisle music either as a soloist, duo or trio.

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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Genres:
Covers, Pop, Disco, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Britpop, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Funk, Tribute
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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, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Recording session, Church service, Virtual event, Funeral / Memorial service, Burns night
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Song list

Africa - Toto
A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
Ace Of Spades (Acoustic) - Motorhead
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
All Of Me - John Legend
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Back For Good - Take That
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Beggin’ - Frankie Valli
Big Spender - Shirley Bassey
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson Five
Bless The Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
Blinding Lights - The Wkend
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Could It Be Magic - Take That
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Cream - Prince
Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
Dance To The Music - Sly and the Family Stone
Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas
Dancing Queen - Abba
Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins (Top Gun)
Delilah - Tom Jones
Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey
Diamonds On The Souls Of Her Shoes - Paul Simon
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Don’t Know Much About History (Wonderful World) - Sam Cooke
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me - George Michael
Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
Don't Stop Believing - Journey/Glee
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Easy - Lionel Ritchie
Everybody Dance - Chic
Everybody Needs Somebody - Blues Brothers
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Everything Changes - Take That
Felling Good - Nina Simone
Feels - Calvin Harris/Pharrell/Katy Perry
Firework - Katy Perry
Funky Broadway - Wilson Pickett
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Get This Party Started - Pink
Get Up (Sex Machine) - James Brown
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jnr
Gimme Some Lovin - Blues Brothers
God Put A Smile On Your Face (Instrumental) - Mark Ronson
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
Greatest Day - Take That
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Hello - Adele
Here Come The Girls - Ernie K Doe
Hey Ya! - Outkast
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
History Repeating - Propellerheads (Shirley Bassey)
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Hold On I’m Coming - Sam & Dave
Hot and Cold - Katy Perry
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees/Take That
I Am The One & Only - Chesney Hawkes
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
I Can’t Dance - Genesis
I Can’t Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt/George Michael
I Don’t Feel Like Dancing - Scissor Sisters
I Don’t Know Much - Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt
I’d Rather Dance With You - Kings Of Convenience
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas
I Just Wanna Make Love To You - Etta James
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis/Blues Brothers
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Jump (For My Love) - Pointer Sisters/Girls Aloud
Jump - Van Halen
Jump Around - House Of Pain
Jumpin Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
Kiss - Prince
Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
Lady Marmalade - Patti La Belle
Land Of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
Lay Me Down - Sam Smith
Leave Your Hat On - Tom Jones
Let’s Dance - David Bowie
Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Is A Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Love Shack - B52s
Milkshake - Kelis
Monster Mash - Bobby Pickett
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - The Temptations
Never Forget - Take That
New York New York - Frank Sinatra
No Place I’d Rather Be - Clean Bandit/Jess Glynne
One Day Like This - Elbow
Paradise - George Ezra
(Party Like It’s) 1999 - Prince
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Poker Face - Lady Ga Ga
Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and The News
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Purple Rain - Prince
Relight My Fire - Take That
Rescue Me - Aretha Franklin
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
Roar - Katy Perry
Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
Rocket Man - Elton John
Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
Rule The World - Take That
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
School’s Out - Alice Cooper
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shake Your Tailfeather - Ray Charles
Shine - Take That
Shotgun - George Ezra
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Single Ladies – Beyonce
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Skyfall - Adele
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield/Aretha Franklin
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Staying Alive - Bee Gees
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Chicago - Blues Brothers
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Tainted Love - Marc Almond
Take Another Piece Of My Heart - Erma Franklin/Janis Joplin
Take On Me - A-ha
Teenage Wedding - Chuck Berry
Time Warp - Rocky Horror
Think - Aretha Franklin
Thousand Years - Christina Perry & Steve Kazee
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Thunderball - Tom Jones
Umbrella - The Baseballs (Rhianna)
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Walk Of Life - Dire Straits
We Are The Champions - Queen
Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N Roses
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
Wonderwall - Oasis
Writings On The Wall - Sam Smith
You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees
You've Got The Love - Candi Staton/Florence & The Machine
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients love our fun filled, energetic performances, along with the variety of music we perform and our trade mark medleys and mashups, which get everyone up dancing for the whole night! Guests leave with a big smile on their faces and always leave wanting more. Our audience really appreciate our musicality, stylish arrangements and chemistry on stage.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We regularly perform in the Three Counties, The Cotswolds, and into Wales and Shropshire. Venues include: Eastnor Castle, Ellenborough Park, The Courtyard Theatre, Cheltenham Cotswold BMW, Birtsmorton Court, Hereford & Cheltenham Racecourse, Leftbank, Lyde Court, Lemore Manor.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We have so many musical heroes and influences, but our love of the soul legends and all time greatest pop hits definitely inspire us and our audiences. With experience in musical theatre, this also influences our performance minded and theatrical approach to events. See our song list for the types of artists we love to cover. We are always adding to this.

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

Highlights have included performing with pop artists such as Chesney Hawkes, Jaymi Hensley (Union J) and for The Queen for her Jubilee! We regularly play to sold out local theatre audiences. As well as headlining events for corporate clients including BMW/Mini, National charities in venues such as Eastnor Castle. As well as recent livestream online events.

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

Yes, we feature lead and harmony male and female vocals from our two main singers as featured in our videos/images. The band will normally have the same line up of regular musicians. In the case of unavailability, we have pre-auditioned professional cover musicians available to deputise.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our lineup is typically an 8 piece of: 2 Vocalists (1 male/1 female), Guitar, Drums, Bass and Piano, plus Sax and Trumpet. We also offer an additional 3 brass - a mix of trumpet, sax and trombone, as well as additional guitar and a full percussionist. Optional add ons are detailed in our price list.

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

We are happy to discuss timings and any changes to your booking after this has been made. We can be flexible to suit your requirements on the day.

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

Yes, we provide iPod background music in between our sets inclusive of our fee. For an additional fee, we can also offer a disco/DJ service via our PA after the set has finished until the specified end time - up to 3 hours after or by 2am. You can also provide your own background music for us to play via our PA if preferred.

How much time do you need to set up?

We require 1.5-2 hours to set up and sound check prior to the event. Ideally we like to do this in the venue before it is being used by guests, so as not to disturb your event and to be ready well in advance of the performance times. If this isn’t feasible, we are happy to set up whilst the venue is in use and will do so as discreetly as possible.

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

Our setlists are put together with our professional experience of performance, knowing what works best musically and to ensure guests are entertained and have an amazing time throughout. We are happy to discuss the set with you to make sure we plan what works best for your event.

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

Yes, we provide all our own PA, lighting and musical equipment as part of your quote. We usually require a floor/stage area approx 5mx3m. For the larger version we can discuss spacing to suit the venue, generally this is not much more space than the 8 piece. We may need to provide our sound engineer for certain events, which will be factored in to costs.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If you have a specific song request, e.g. for your first dance, this may already be included in our repertoire. If it is not included, we are happy to learn this with advance notice. We write and arrange all music for each musician and require extra rehearsal time to learn this beforehand, so an additional fee is typically charged on top if not in our set.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1500
Up to 2 hours£2000
Up to 3 hours£2500
Packages
Song Request8 musicians
Additional song not included in our set or a bespoke arrangement - e.g. for first dance number. All requests we arrange and tailor the music for all 8 parts to make sure this is the best arrangement for your special occasion.
£75
Percussionist8 musicians
Full percussion
£190
Additional Brass Section8 musicians
An additional 3 brass to make a 5 piece horn section - additional trumpet, trombone and sax.
£570

Add-ons

DJ Set
+£175

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Ian A, 1 year ago

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!   The Courtyard is a 400-seat theatre in Hereford and regularly hosts The Hey Yahs on its main stage. I cannot rate this band highly enough. The whole of the audience is on its feet throughout the performance creating a fantastic atmosphere. With their awesome sound, stage presence and brilliant musicianship, it is not surprising they are one of Herefordshire’s most popular and loved bands. The Hey Yahs ….an exceptional band, amazing people and I cannot rate them highly enough. Ian Archer Chief Executive and Artistic Director

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Rose W, 1 year ago

The Hey Yahs bring masses of energy and musical mastery that lift the roof and get everyone on the dance floor. Their performance at The Little Princess Trust Swedish ball was full of energy and enthusiasm. We received great feedback from so many of our guests who complimented their choice of songs and the way they played them.

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