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The Jjarrs

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About The Jjarrs

One of the UK's premier covers bands with an awesome reputation for providing the very best live music for functions and events.
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Bishop's Stortford
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Featuring Drums, Bass, Keys, Guitars and Three Vocalists, we will spin you through a multitude of music across the decades with songs to get your event rocking along with a few cheeky numbers you might not be expecting. We provide over 3 hours of full on live music across an evening, building to a grand finale that will leave your guests breathless yet shouting for more. And if they shout loud enough, we might just squeeze an extra couple of numbers in for good measure. Fully self contained with a premier sound system, a fantastic stage and lighting rig and most importantly a massive repertoire of songs, you need look no further for a quality live music experience. Whatever the event, we guarantee an amazing evening of entertainment that you and your guests will never forget!

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1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Acoustic, Tribute, Americana, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Light music
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Event types:
Wedding, 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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The Jjarrs' Song list

500 Miles - Proclaimers
A Little Respect - Erasure
A Thousand Years - Christina Perry
Africa - Toto
All About You - McFly
All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Amazed - Lone Star
Angel Eyes - Wet Wet Wet
Angels - Robbie Williams
Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
Boys Of Summer - Don Henley/Altaris
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheehan
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Chasing cars - Snow patrol
Clocks - Cold Play
Club Tropicana - Wham
Come and Get Your Love - Redbone
Come Up and See Me - Steve Harley & The Cockney rebel
Common People - Pulp
Counting Stars - One Republic
Cuddly Toy - Roachford
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dancing in the streets - Martha Reeves
Dancing on the ceiling - Lionel Richie
Day We Caught The Train - Ocean Colour Scene
December '63 (oh what a night) - Four Seasons
Do you love me - Contours
Does Your Mother Know - ABBA
Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Down Under - Men At Work
Everlasting Love - The Love Affair
Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
Everybody's Changing - Keane
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Get Of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
Get Over It - The Eagles
Going Underground - The Jam
Gold - Spandau Ballet
Got To Get You Into My Life - The Beatles
Great Balls Of Fire - Gerry Lee Lewis
Grease Is The Word - Soundtrack
Greatest Day - Take That
Handbags & Gladrags - Stereophonics
Happy Together - The Turtles
Hard To Handle - Black Crows
Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart
Heartache tonight - The Eagles
Here I Go Again - White Snake
Highway To Hell - AC DC
Hold The Line - Toto
House Of Fun - Madness
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
I Do It For You (Everything I Do) - Bryan Adams
I Don't Want To Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
I Feel Fine - The Beatles
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues - Elton John
I Love You - The Ordinary Boys
I Loved Her First - Heartland
I Wanna Get Lost with you - Stereophonics
I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Nick Kershaw
In the morning - Razorlight
In Your Eyes - George Benson
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
Jump - Van Halen
King Of Wishful Thinking - Go West
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
Kiss Of Life - Sade
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
Lazy Sunday - Small Faces
Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
Lego House - Ed Sherran
Lets Dance - David Bowie
Lets Stick Together - Brian Ferry
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Is Easy - McFly
Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
Long Train Running - Doobie brothers
Mama Mia - ABBA
Midnight hour - Wilson Pickett
Mony Mony - Tony Jones
Mr Brightside - Killers
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Need You Tonight - INXS
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
New Shoes - Paulo Nutini
Old Before I Die - Robbie Williams
One Day Like This - Elbow
One Of My Kind - INXS
Ordinary World - Duran Duran
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Rio - Duran Duran
Rocking all over the world - Status quo
Poison - Alice Cooper
Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
Rosanna - Toto
Route 66 - Rolling Stones
Rule the World - Take That
Running In The Family - Level 42
Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting - Elton John
Saw her standing there - The Beatles
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
Shake A Tail Feather - Blues Brothers
Shine - Take That
Shotgun - George Ezra
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Since You Been Gone - Rainbow
Smooth - Santana
Something Happened - Phil Collins
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Stay with Me - Rod Stewart
Stuck in the middle - Steelers wheel
Summer In The City - Joe Cocker
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Child O’Mine - Guns & Roses
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take On Me - A Ha
The Heat Is On - Glenn Frey
The One - Kodaline
The Power Of Love - Hewy Lewis & The News
The Whole Of The Moon - The Waterboys
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Twist and shout - The Beatles
Up Town Funk - Mark Ronson
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - Zutons
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
When You're Gone - Bryan Adams
You & I (nobody in the world) - John Legend
You and Me Song - Wannadies
You Got It - Roy Orbison
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The high quality and variety of the music we play. It means we appeal to a very wide range of tastes and age groups.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Pump Rooms -Bath, Genome Campus - Hinxton Hall, Warwick, Newmarket and Chelmsford Racecourses, Billing Aquadrome, Brocket Hall, Down Hall, Gonvil and Caise College Cambridge, DS Smith Paper Mill Newmarket, Hintlesham Hall, Ashridge House, Knebworth House, The Cambridge Assessment Triangle, Alexandra Palace Mural Room,The Wellcome Trust.. to name just a few!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Beatles, Toto, Elton John, Pink Floyd, George Michael, Queen, The Kinks, The Hollies...... the list is literally endless actually!

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

The 80+ weddings we have performed at are all very dear to us, but we performed in front of a crowd of 10000 at the Dunmow Carnival event and 2500 guests at the 25th Anniversary Event at the Human Genome Project. In 2004 we were streamed live on an early internet broadcast to the USA whilst playing in a venue in London.

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

Yes the singer will aways be the same person you see in our videos. He runs the band so will always be in the line up

Do you have different line-up options?

We have the capability to perform as a 4, 5 or 6 piece band however will always aim to be a 5 piece band whenever possible.

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

Always let us know and we will definitely try and flex to suit your new plans. We try and keep things flexible so we can adapt when required

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

Yes we have a standard playlist of party tracks that run via our mixing desk. We also carry an iPad where we can create bespoke playlists for background and break music if it is requested.

How much time do you need to set up?

We like 3 hours if possible to allow us to set up soundcheck. We make sure we set up prior to guests arriving so we adapt our arrival times accordingly. This doesn’t usually effect the price we quote unless we have to arrive early morning to set up.

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

Yes you can however we always suggest clients advise us of songs they don’t want to hear to allow us the flexibility to build a rounded set that works for the client but also for their guests. We would like to think we know what tends to work for each type of event we have been booked for so it’s not essential for clients to review our repertoire.

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

Yes we usually provide a guide in our quotes as to what is included. But our PA will always be included along with all our instruments. We will use as much lighting as we can depending on space and height of stage area. Unless we do a daylight gig we will always use some lighting.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, we always offer to learn a first dance song or special request song for weddings and we can also do this for special events or birthdays where a special song may be required.

The Jjarrs' 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£1500
Up to 3 hours£1500
Wedding Days - The Works5 musicians
For this all inclusive package you get: Music for the ceremony - this can be just piano or piano and vocalist. Includes music whilst guests take their seats, music during the ceremony where required and music whilst guests exit Drinks Reception - Our fabulous pianist will perform up to and hour of piano background music whilst guests mingle or Wedding Breakfast - Our fabulous pianist will provide an hours background piano music whilst you and your guests enjoy the wedding breakfast Background music - The band can provide a short set of 30 minutes performing more gentle and relaxed music whilst guests assemble for the evening section of the day Speeches - The band will provide radio mics for those making speeches so every word can be heard throughout the room via our state of the art PA system First Dance - The band will prepare and perform the song of your choice for your first dance as a married couple Evening Entertainment - The band will provide up to 3 x 1 hours sets of full on party music to entertain you and your guests late on into the evening


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The Jjarrs' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Laura J
2 months ago
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4 out of 5

We had the pleasure of this band for my husbands 50th birthday party , well what can I say they were absolutely fantastic, professional, outstanding sound everyone had a wonderful night , I will definitely be booking them for future events. Thankyou jjarrs you were fantastic

Dan R
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

An all-round fantastic experience - great to deal with, and great performers. Highly recommended.

Reply from The Jjarrs
4 months ago

Fabulous Dan - we had a great time too! Thanks for the opportunity and for providing a great review! Hopefully we will get the chance to perform for you again in the future.

Andrea P
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

F*A*B*U*L*O*U*S!!!! The Jjarrs were awesome and I've had lot's of feedback from my party guests! A couple of complaints from moaning villagers 🙈🤣🤣 They can definitely come and play at another one of our parties 🥳 Thank you for your professional entertainment 😊 🥰

Reply from The Jjarrs
1 year ago

Hi Andrea - many thanks for your kind words - your friends certainly know how to party. Would gladly perform for you all again. Maybe invite the whole village next time!!

Carolyn H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

So easy to deal with from start to finish. You made our wedding rock! Amazing sound and so many good comments from guests. Our first dance was perfect too. Thank you all so so much. Couldn't recommend enough!

Reply from The Jjarrs
1 year ago

Hi Carolyn - you are so very kind. A great crowd and a great venue (excellent choice by the way) only serve to make us give that little bit extra. It was a total pleasure!

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From other customers:

Guy H
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in The St
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5 out of 5

The Jjarrs were fantastic! They played out our community event held at the Kings Head in Pebmarsh, Essex and they smashed it! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The band were professional. Arrived well ahead of the start time to set up, great songs, played for 3hrs and everyone loved them which was the most important thing! What more can be said. Top top band. Will definitely get them back for our next event. Highly recommended.

John S
1 year ago, for a Private event in Stansted CM24 1PP
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5 out of 5

Wow what can I say, apart from absolutely brilliant gents you blew us all away and everyone had a brill night. All I’ve had is complements about you guys and what a brilliant band you are. I hope you don’t mind but I’ve given your email address out so you may get some more people wanting you to perform at their functions. I will personnely be calling you again to perform. Thank you guys again and have a brilliant well deserved Christmas. John

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