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The Italics Band

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About The Italics Band

A Cardiff based trio/ duo playing anything from The Beatles to Ed Sheeran! Lots of experience playing live. Instagram : italics_band_cardiff
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We are a trio / duo band based in Cardiff, South Wales. Established in 2007, we have over 15 years of experience playing a variety of events all across Wales and the South West. If you want to create a personal and fun atmosphere at your event then The Italics Band is your perfect choice. Since forming in 2007, our band has helped to create wonderful memories at wedding breakfasts, private parties, drinks receptions and club/ pub events. Every event is different and we want to make yours memorable and special. We can work with you beforehand to select your favourite songs from our extensive and ever changing set list - playing classic rock, pop, disco, RnB or outright cheese! Songs from our set list range from Tracy Chapman to The Beatles, Kings of Leon to Neil Diamond and The Rolling Stones to Ed Sheeran.

The Italics Band 's Reviews

From customers:

Debbie L
5 years ago

These guys are superb. They play once a month at our bar and a real favourite with our regular customers. They can play anything they’re like a jukebox. Great band.

Claire P
5 years ago

The Italics made our party for us. The boys played non stop for 2hrs taking requests. A really good mix of songs for everyone. Go and see them live!

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The Italics Band 's Song list

A to Z
24 hrs from Tulsa by Gene Pitney
A message to you Rudy by The Specials
A team by Ed Sheeran
A Well Respected Man by Kinks
Aint nobody by Chaka Khan
Albion by Babyshambles
Alcoholic by Star sailor
All around the world by Oasis
All My Loving Chords by the Beatles
All night long by Lionel Richie
All or nothing by Small Faces
All You Need Is Love by Beatles
America by Simon & Garfunkel
American Pie by Don McLean
Annie's Song by John Denver
As Tears Go By by Rolling Stones
Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie
Ask by the smiths
Babylon by David Gray
Bad Moon by Creedence Clearwater
Be mine by David Gray
Beeswing by Christy Moore
Best of you by Foo fighters
Between the wars by Billy Bragg
Billy Daveys Daughter by Stereophonics
Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
Black Velvet Band by Dubliners
Blame it on me by George Ezra
Blowin In The Wind by Bob Dylan
Boxer by Simon & Garfunkel
Boy with a thorn in his side by The Smiths
Boys Dont Cry by Cure
Brand new start by Paul Weller
Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel
Broken Stones by Paul Weller
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Brown Sugar by Rolling Stones
Budapest by George Ezra
Build by The Housemartins
Burning Love by Elvis Presley
Butterfly Collector by Jam
Can't Stand Me Now by Libertines
Candy by Robbie Williams
Candy by Paolo Nutini
Cannonball by Damien Rice
Caravan of love by The Housemartins
Cast no shadow by Oasis
Catch the wind by Donovan
Cathy's Clown by Everly Brothers
Cecilia by Simon and Garfunkel
Champagne supernova by Oasis
Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
Circle by Ocean Colour Scene
Coconut Skins by Damien Rice
Common people by Paul Young
Cooler than me by Mike Posner
Could you be love by Bob Marley
Country road by John Denver
Dakota by Stereophonics
Dance with me tonight by Olly Murs
Dancing In The Dark by Bruce Springsteen
Day tripper by Beatles
Daydream believer by Monkees
Dead End Street by Kinks
Dead Or Alive by Bon Jovi
Delilah by Tom Jones
Dirty ole town by Dubliners
Distant Sun by Crowded House
Do it again by Steely Dan
Do Ron Ron by Crytals
Do they know its christmas by Band aid
Dollar by Aloe Black
Don't think twice its alright by Bob Dylan
Doves cry by Prince
Dream of You by The Coral
Driftwood by Travis
Drugs dont work by The Verve
Earthquake by Labrinth
Ed Sheeran ÷ Divide Album
Eight days a week by The Beatles
Ever Fallen In Love by Buzzcocks
Everything I Own by Bread
Fast Car by Tracy Chapman
Feeling groovy by Simon & Garfunkel
Father & Son by Cat Stevens
Fields Of Athenry by Dubliners
Fine time by Cast
Fire by Jake Bugg
Fire to the rain by Adele
First Cut Is The Deepest by Cat Stevens
Fluorescent Adolescence by Arctic Monkeys
Folsom prison by Johnny Cash
Food for thought by UB40
For no one by The Beatles
Free Falling by Tom Petty
Friday Street by Paul Weller
Galway Girl by Steve Earle
Gambler by Kenny Rogers
Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi L
Give a little bit by Supertramp
Go your own way by Fleetwood Mac
Golden brown by Stranglers
Golden Touch by Razorlight
Grease Is The Word by Frankie Valle
Half The World Away by Oasis
Happy Xmas by John Lennon
Have A Nice Day by Stereophonics
Heal the world by Michael Jackson
Heatwave by Martha & The Vandellas
Hello by Oasis
Helplessly Hoping by CSN
Here Comes My Baby by Cat Stevens
Here Comes the Hotstepper by Ini Kamoze
Here comes the sun by Beatles
Hey ho by Luminaries
Hey Jude by The Beatles
Hide your Love away by The Beatles
His latest flame by Elvis Presley
Hold back the river by James Bay
Hot Love by T. REX
Human Natureby Michael Jackson
Hungry like the wolf by Duran Duran
I am a rock by Simon & Garfunkel
I believe in father christmas by Greg Lake
I feel it coming by The weekend
I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues by Elton John
I like it by Gerry and the Pacemakers
I predict a riot by Kaiser Chiefs
I shot the sheriff by Bob Marley
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2
If I had a gun by Noel Gallagher
If I Were A Carpenter by Tim Hardin
Ill Tell Me Ma by Dubliners
Im yours by Jason Maraz
Imagine by John Lennon
In My Life by Beatles
In The Morning by The Coral
In the summertime by Mungo Jerry
Instant Karma by John Lennon
Irish Rover by Pogues
Is this love by Bob Marley
Jack And Diane by John Cougar Mellencamp
Jammin’ by Bob Marley
Jolene by Dolly Parton
Keep A' Knockin by Little Richard
Kingston Town by UB40
Land Down Under by Men At Work
Landslide by Stevie Nicks
Last christmas by Wham
Last Request by Paolo Nutini
Learning to fly by Tom Petty
Let her go by Passenger
Let's Dance by David Bowie
Lets stay together by Al Green
Lightning Bolt by Jake Bugg
Listen to the music by Dobbie brothers
Listen up by Oasis
Live it up by Mental as anything
Living Years by Mike and mechanics
Local boy in the photograph by Stereophonics
Losing my religion by R.E.M
Love will tear us apart by Joy Division
Love yourself by Justin B
Lovecats by Cure
Lyin eyes by Eagles
Maggie may by Rod Stewart
Married With Children by Oasis
Marys Prayer by Danny Wilson
Master blaster by Stevie Wonder
Masterplan by Oasis
May You Never by John Martyn
Maybe Tomorrow by Stereophonics
Money for Nothing by Dire Straits
Morning Of My Life by Bee Gees
Mountains by Biffy Clyro
Mr Brightside by Killers
Mr. Tambourine Man by Bob Dylan
Must be love by Madness
Mustang Sally by Commitments
Naive by Kooks
New York by Alisha Keys
No Digity by Blackstreet
No woman no cry by Bob Marley
Nobody Told Me by John Lennon
Not up to me not up to you by Stereophonics
Olivers Army by Elvis Costello
Only you by Alison M
Ooh La La by Faces
Ordinary Man by Christy Moore
Our house by Madness
Our House by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Out On The Weekend by Neil Young
Over The Hill by John Martyn
Pair Of Brown Eyes by Pogues
Panic by The Smiths
Paperback Writer by The Beatles
Paradise by Coldplay
Penny lane by The Beatles
People are strange by Doors
Personal Jesus by Johnny Cash
Pompeii by Bastille
Power of Love by FGTH
Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann
Prince by Madness
Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater
Return of the mack by Mark Morrison
Return to sender by Elvis Presley
Runaway by Del Shannon
Sail Away by David Gray
Save Tonight by Eagle eye cherry
Scientist by Coldplay
Sex on fire by Kings of Leon
Shake Rattle And Roll by Bill Haley and The Comets
Shape of you by Ed Sheeran
She said by Plan B
Shelter From The Storm by Bob Dylan
Shes Electric by Oasis
Shout by Tears for fears
Signed Sealed Delivered by Stevie Wonder
Sing by Travis
Sitting on the dock of the bay by Otis Redding
Slide Away by Oasis
Slight return by Bluetones
Snow is falling by Shakin Stevens
Some might say by Oasis
Someone told me by Jake Bugg
Something by The Beatles
Space oddity by David Bowie
Stand by me by B E king
Stay by Frankie Valle
Strawberry Fields by The Beatles
Stuck in the middle with you by Gerry Rafety
Stuck on you by Lionel Richie
Sun is shining by Finley Quaye
Supersonic by Oasis
Suspicious minds by Elvis Presley
Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
Sweet dreams (are made of this) by Annie Lennox
Sweet home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sympathy For the Devil by The Rolling Stones
Tainted love by Soft cell
Take It Easy by Eagles
Talk tonight by Oasis
Teardrop by Womack and Womack
Teenage Kicks by Undertones
Thousand Trees by Stereophonics
Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
Time of your life by Green day
Time To Pretend by Mgmt
Times like these by Foo Fighters
The Times They are A-Changing by Bob Dylan
Tiny dancer / rocket man by Elton John
To love somebody by The Bee Gees
Town Called Malice by Paul Weller
Tramps Vest by Stereophonics
Under my thumb by Rolling Stones
Upside Down by Jack Johnson
Use Somebody by Kings of Leon
Vibe by R Kelly
Walking in Memphis by Mark Cohen
Walking on the moon by Police
Way you make me feel by Michael Jackson
The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby
We Built This City by Jefferson Starship
The Weight by The Band
Whatever by Oasis
When you're in love with a beautiful woman by Dr. Hook
Whiskey In the Jar by Dubliners
Whole of the moon by The Waterboys
The Wild Rover by Dubliners
Wild Wood by Paul Weller
Wild World by Cat Stevens
Wish you were here by Pink Floyd
Wonderful tonight by Eric Clapton
Yesterday by The Beatles
You can call me Al by Paul Simon
You do something to me by Paul Weller
You make me live by Queen
You Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry
You Wear it Well by Rod Stewart
You Were Right by Badly Drawn Boy
Your Song by Ellie Goulding

The Italics Band 's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£350
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner3 musicians
- Music played (iPod) before the service begins, - Pre selected song played as Bride enters the ceremony (performed by band optional) - Music played (IPod) during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Before wedding breakfast - 1hr performance at the drinks reception. After the wedding breakfast and the start of the evening party - 2 x 45 min performances as Guests arrive for the evening party Evening disco option - additional £100


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are a very versatile band that knows 400+ songs and can play a wide variety of genre to a wide age range . We often take songs that you would not usually hear played by a band and give them a new perspective which makes us unique. We are known for taking requests throughout our set.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We had a 8 year residency in the Live Lounge in Cardiff. We currently play all the Brains pubs in the South Wales area as well as many wedding venues/ hotels and bars.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We are influenced by many artist from The Beatles to Johnny Cash to Oasis and Ed Sheeran.

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

We have played in many summer festivals in Cardiff and Swansea. We have also played in some private parties/ events for some high profile celebrities and businesses.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. We play as either a trio or a duo. Trio consists of singer /guitarist, piano player and percussionist (cajon drum). Duo is singer/guitarist with either piano player or percussionist.

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

If you just let us know before the event we will always try to work around what is best for you to make the event a special occasion

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

No problem at all. This something that we often are requested to provide. We also offer a Disco option too for weddings, parties etc for a small additional fee (£50-100)

How much time do you need to set up?

Around 45mins to an 1hr will be fine. We can play songs through our PA when setting up to set the atmosphere for a live performance.

Can you roam around while you perform?

We usually play with our microphones attached to stands.

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

Absolutely. We can even learn a special song for your first dance etc

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

Yes our equipment is all included.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes no problem
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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