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The Hound Dogs are an award winning act, one of the best and most popular professional party bands around.
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🏆 Most Entertaining Wedding Party Band - UK (Lux Awards) The Hound Dogs have been honing their musical craft together for over ten years and are all dedicated, full time musicians. We aim to not only entertain you and your guests all night, but also take a little bit of the stress out of your day - we'll take care of everything professionally and with real flair and sparkle. EXPERIENCED & PROFESSIONAL All members of the band have extensive experience of successfully playing hundreds of weddings, university balls, private parties, charity events, and corporate functions and we're professional and experienced. On lead vocals is Nigel Thomas - a very talented singer and rhythm guitarist. Something that really makes The Hound Dogs stand out from the crowd is that Nigel has an innate ability to recreate the vocal style, intonation and intricacies of the original song where other singers think it's acceptable to sing their own approximation. It's fair to say that everyone in The Hound Dogs is at the top of their musical game. RELIABLE We are totally reliable, punctual, polite and smartly dressed. Onstage we're energetic and entertaining - we're all passionate about what we do! The band is fully self contained, providing a professional powered PA, mixing desk and lighting system for any size marquee, hall, or even outside. Throughout your booking you'll have a named member of the band whom you can call any time, and day to answer your questions and ensure you have great communication - we're always happy to speak to you! FLEXIBLE Our standard set-up is our 'killer five piece band' - but we can easily change our set-up to suit your preference and budget - * Solo guitarist and vocals * Duo - two acoustic guitars and two vocals (often chosen as an extra afternoon entertainment) * Trio - guitar, double bass, percussion and three vocals * Classic four piece - two guitars, bass, drums and four vocals. * Five piece - this is our standard preferred set-up which adds our great keyboard player, who not only enhances our sonic range but the range of songs we can perform too. Hear him in action with us here. * An additional female vocalist - the perfect addition for those sultry soul classics and Amy Winehouse songs, as well as adding backing vocals (and sparkle!) to other songs. Feel free to ask about any of these combinations! DJ SERVICE We also offer a professional and versatile DJ service to keep the party going before, between and after our sets. You can choose the songs or style you want and leave it to us to keep the party going into the small hours, requests welcome of course! Perfect for any event We're energetic and fantastic musicians, we'll have your guests dancing from the first song to the last. We travel all over the UK and overseas and will normally play 1 x 45 and 1 x 75 minute sets, but are completely flexible in every way - just ask. Get in touch now!

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
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Encore awards
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Booked for 10 Encore gigs!
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Hard rock, Pop rock, Indie, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Rock’n’Roll / 50s / 60s / 70s
All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks
All My Loving - The Beatles
Alright Now – Free
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Baby Please Don’t Go – Van Morrison & Them
Back In The U.S.S.R. – The Beatles
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
Brown-Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Dock of the Bay - Otis Reading
Gimme Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis Group / Blues Brothers
Help! – The Beatles
Honky Tonk Women – The Rolling Stones
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Let’s Stick Together – Roxy Music
Little Green Bag – George Baker Selection
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Message In A Bottle – The Police
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett / The Commitments
My Sharona – The Knack
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Pulling Mussels From A Shell – Squeeze
Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry / The Beatles
Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealer’s Wheel
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
Take it Easy - The Eagles
The Joker – Steve Miller Band
Under The Boardwalk – The Drifters
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
90s / Current
Always Where I Need To Be – The Kooks
Alright - Supergrass
All The Small Things – Blink 182
A-Punk – Vampire Weekend
Angels - Robbie Williams
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
Basket Case – Greenday
Blister in the Sun - Violet Femmes
Bohemian Like You – Dandy Warhols
Buddy Holly - Weezer
Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Chelsea Dagger – Fratellis
Country House - Blur
Creep - Radiohead
Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dakota – Stereophonics
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Dreaming Of You – The Coral
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Gay Bar – Electric Six
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Hey Ya! - Outkast
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
Last Nite – The Strokes
Lithium - Nirvana
Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Machine - Girls Aloud.
Molly’s Chambers – The Kings Of Leon
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Parklife – Blur
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Roll With It Oasis.
Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
Save Tonight -Eagle Eye Cherry
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks
Someday - The Strokes
There She Goes - The La's
Weather With You – Crowded House
When the Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
Yellow - Coldplay
You & Me Song – The Wannadies
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Well, according to our feedback it's usually the way we get EVERYONE dancing, from toddlers to great grandparents! Our enthusiasm, professionalism and musical ability are also mentioned - but the bottom line is we LOVE what we do and it shows.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Although we're based near London, we play all over the country - and even played a beautiful wedding in Italy last year! From huge stages to tents or corners of the room, we're really flexible, can play almost anywhere and are experts on getting the best sound no matter what location. Sound limiters are also no problem.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We love a huge range of music and have broad tastes- pop, rock, folk anything goes!

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

Tough one! We've played on London Live, Italy, Hawaii - but EVERY gig matters to us, your reputation is only as strong as your last performance and would never give less than 100% no matter where we played or to whom.

Do you have different line-up options?

We do indeed, from solo, duo, trio - but our mainstay is our four piece and five piece (with added keys)

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

We're very flexible and it's usually not a problem, just let us know. Set up is from 5.30pm or later. We can usually provide an early set-up for £20 per hour per band member.

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

We can offer a set playlist between sets (or you can provide your own device with a jack input we can plug in) or for £150 a DJ service all night 'till 1am.

How much time do you need to set up?

We like to leave about an hour to an hour and a half to set up, but we can be quicker if need be.

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

You're more than welcome to have input in our set and let us know which of our songs you'd definitely love to have included (or any you'd rather we didn't play). We've years of experience in putting together the perfect set for you, so you're in safe hands either way.

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

Yes, our professional PA and stage lighting rigs are included. All our equipment is high-spec and PAC tested.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If it's something we feel we can do justice to, we're more than happy to add a song. It would need to fit our style of play, but we can discuss this with you.


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Standard Prices
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Up to 1 hour£1400
Up to 2 hours£1400
Up to 3 hours£1400


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Amy H, 10 days ago

The Hound Dogs were absolutely fantastic - we couldn't recommend them more highly. Nigel and the band were so easy to communicate with and really helpful. They put together a great set list that got everyone dancing and were really fun to have around. We received so many positive comments about them and have already had guests asking for their details! Thanks so much Hound Dogs!

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Louise P, 1 year ago

The Hound Dogs were brilliant from start to finish. They were so professional and slick. All the guests said how fabulous they were, without exception. Their musicianship was slick and experienced. They absolutely smashed it. Thank you so much.

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Garry L, 2 years ago

Excellent band. Made the night easy and stress free. Good set list and they learned three songs of my choice and allowed me to get on stage with them to perform them for my missus. Would definitely recommend these guys and would definitely book them again.

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Elaine M, 2 years ago

The music was amazing. The guys were very professional and polite. All my guests loved it.

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Helen L, 2 years ago

Hi Nigel, and the rest of the band Just want to say a massive THANK YOU for Saturday night. With out a shadow of a doubt you were the best band Tackley have had! Everyone has commented on how amazing you are and how much fun the night was. Please do come back for our next fundraiser, not sure if it will be annual or bi-annual but we would love you to join us again. Thank you very much

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Nigel T, 3 years ago

'We just wanted to just a belated massive thank you to the Hound Dogs for an amazing evening's entertainment at our wedding. Although we knew that you would be great, your set totally blew us away and surpassed what we were hoping for. We particularly loved your Elvis doubleheader played at our request - you certainly got everyone moving and shaking on the dancefloor!'

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