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About The Hit List

Colchester's premium function band, bringing together years of experience and expertise to get your party started!
Wedding band
Public liability insurance of £5 million

We are The Hit List; a professional four piece wedding and function band based in Essex. We pride ourselves on delivering an energetic and unforgettable show with every performance. We play 100+ shows a year, including weddings, birthday parties and corporate events throughout the country. With a repertoire of over 150 songs, we have something for everyone and are guaranteed to keep the dance floor packed all night! We have rock/pop/soul/funk covered with the likes of The Killers, Queen, Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran and Stevie Wonder! With a professional standard PA system and lighting, The Hit List deliver the ultimate live band experience that your guests will be talking about for years to come!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Rock, Pop rock, Disco, Funk, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay
Blinding Lights - The Weekend
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Counting Stars - One Republic
Don’t Start Now - Dua Lipa
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Havana - Camila Cabello Ft. Young Thug
Human - Rag 'n' Bone Man
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
Radio Active - Imagine Dragons
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Sugar - Maroon 5
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson (Feat. Bruno Mars)
All The Small Things – Blink 182
Beat It - Fallout Boy (Michael Jackson)
Can’t Stop - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Harder To Breathe - Maroon 5
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Numb - Linkin Park
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Smooth - Santana (Feat. Rob Thomas)
Sugar, We’re Going Down - Fall Out Boy
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Time Is Running Out - Muse
All That She Wants - Ace Of Base
Basket Case - Green Day
Boom! Shake The Room - The Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff
Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Easy Lover - Phil Collins
Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys
Girls and Boys - Blur
Hard To Handle - Black Crowes
Hush - Kula Shaker (Deep Purple)
Livin’ La Vida Loca - Rikki Martin
Parklife - Blur
Place Your Hands - Reef
Roll To Me - Del Amitri
Sweat (A La La La La Long) - Inner Circle
The One and Only - Chesney Hawkes
Word Up - Gun
You Get What You Give - The New Radicals
A Little Respect - Erasure (Wheatus)
All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Careless Whisper - Seether/George Michael
Come on Eileen - Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Don’t You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
Don’t You Want Me? - The Human League
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - Blues Brothers
Foot Loose - Kenny Loggins
Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang
Gold - Spandau Ballet
Happy Hour - The House Martins
I Can Make You Feel Good - Shalamar
I'm Still Standing - Elton John
It’s My Life - Talk Talk (No Doubt)
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
Livin’ On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Loco In Acapulco - Four Tops
Maniac - Michael Sembello
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Run To You - Bryan Adams
She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Sweet Child O’Mine - Guns'n'Roses
Take On Me - Aha
The Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham!
Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
Walk This Way - Aerosmith
We Built This City - Starship
You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi
You're The Voice - John Farnham
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Good Times - Chic
Le Freak - Chic
Mr Blue Sky - ELO
My Sharona - The Knack
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Rosanna - Toto
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
You To Me Are Everything - The Real Thing
Day Tripper - The Beatles
December 1963 (Oh What A Night) - The Four Seasons
Do You Love Me? - The Contours
Get Ready - The Temptations
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Jump In The Line - Harry Belafonte
Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Customer questions

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

We always aim to make sure that you will receive the line up shown in our promotional photos. If for any reason a member of the band falls ill or is unable to attend the event, we have a list of high-quality 'dep' musicians available to replace them. We will also let you know of any changes to the line up before your event.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our usual band line up includes : Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar and Drums. We also offer an acoustic band package which includes: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass and Cajon.

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

We are always happy to try and accomodate any change in timings for your event. Just let us know in advance and so we can ensure that your event runs smoothly.

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

We offer complimentary setup/interval music for all packages for before, during and after live set breaks. Alternatively we are happy to run your own MP3 / iPod through our PA system.

How much time do you need to set up?

Our standard package is based on the band arriving from 6pm on the day of the event. Set up and pack down is usually 60 minutes. If you would like us to arrive earlier, please let us know when enquiring.

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

Of course, we love to get your input into the set list we play for your event.

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

All packages include full stage and dance floor lighting. We also offer up-lighting. All our lighting is industry standard LED .Being a lively band we benefit from a good size staging area, we prefer staging areas of 5m x 3m but require 4m x 2m as a minimum. We also require four 13 amp wall sockets for our equipment.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are happy to learn a complimentary song for your wedding and charge a small fee for other events, please contact us for more details.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are known for our high-energy performances, expansive setlists covering multiple genres and eras and our friendly and accomodating nature.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We are familiar with many Essex and Suffolk venues, including: Layer Marney Tower, Essex County Golf Club, Crabbs Barn, Wivenhoe House, Woodhall Manor, Ingatestone Hall, Colchester Town Hall,Prested Hall, Gosfield Hall, Fennes Braintree, Frinton Golf Club, Priory Hall, Orwell View Barns, Manor Farm Barn, Berkley Castle and Bury St Edmunds Farmer's Club.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1395
Up to 2 hours£1395
Up to 3 hours£1395


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Zelda H, 1 year ago

Had The Hit List for my 50th birthday party, they are absolutely amazing, fantastic music. I have had no end of messages from friends and family saying how brilliant they were. Would definitely recommend them, you won’t be disappointed.

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Laura I, 1 year ago

When we booked our wedding with you in 2012 you were amazing-fast forward 7 years and you certainly topped it with Matts 40th!! The happiest of memories have been created by you guys on both occasions , we simply cannot recommend you enough!! Matt loved the cover of baby d and it made his night. I’ve had so many comments from guests about how great and friendly you all are. The booking process, set up times, set list etc were all straightforward and was guided through with ease. I have been and will be recommending you to friends and family as you really are the band that has it all!!! Looking forward to next time all the best Matt and Laura

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