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The John Adams Band

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4 piece Folk, Pop, Festival band led by the fantastic vocals of John Adams
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If you're not already a fan of John Adams, then imagine a mix of Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and James Morrison with a reach in his tone to match James Blunt and James Bay and you've got it!! Further imagine this complemented by a team of experienced and talented musicians; performing all the most popular songs from the last 50 years with the ability to either relax you into a day dream or get you all worked up in a partying frenzy. Does this sound like the live music you're after????? With all this in mind, there's no wonder John and his band are acheiving more and more success. Last year alone they performed over 200 gigs including playing before Take That, T'pau, Russel Kane, Status Quo, UB40 Katherine Jenkins, Lemar and many more. Despite the progression in John's activities, he still sticks to his busking roots and is often seen in different cities drawing quite a crowd. The experience of performing to strangers really shows. His interaction with the audience and his ability to get them involved is his biggest strength. There really is no gig too big or too small, too wild or too intimate. MEET THE BAND The John Adams Band consist of John, Andy, Ty and Lee. John and Andy are both multi-instrumentalists which enables the band to make a full and varied sound depending on the needs of the audience. With bass player Lee providing a steady rhythmic foundation to accompany Ty's solid beat on the drum kit you'll find it hard to resist the urge to follow the beat and pulse of your favourite tunes. Lee also adds a vocal harmony as the icing on the cake to John's already fantastic vocals. This option is definitely our recommendation if you want to get your guests up, moving and singing along. Over the years John and his band members have created a large network of musicians and if you wanted the size of the band to increase this can be arranged. We also offer The John Adams Trio if you are on a tight budget or have limited space. The Trio are a smaller version of the full band that are still more than capable of filling your dance floor. Instead of a full drum kit we use acoustic drums and we give Lee the bass player the night off. THE JOHN ADAMS DUO The John Adams Duo bring an acoustic live lounge vibe which makes them perfect for smaller, more intimate, atmospheric gigs such as a garden party, a house gig, complimenting you as you walk down the aisle or keeping your guests entertained throughout your wedding day.

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Acoustic, Folk, Pop, Covers, Top 40
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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The John Adams Band's Song list

Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
Shallow - A Star is Born
The One - Kodaline
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
All Of Me - John Legend
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Dancing On My Own - Callum Scott
How Long will I Love You - Waterboys
Don't Wanna Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
1000 Years - Christina Perri
Only Love - Ben Howard
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Fix You - Coldplay
Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart
Say You Wont Let Go - James Arthur
Must Be Love - Madness
New Rules - Dua Lipa
Must Be Love - Madness
Shotgun - George Ezra
Pompeii - Bastille
Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran
Sorry - Justin Beiber
Sex on Fire - Kings of leon
Mmmbop - Hanson
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Bonfire Heart - James Blunt
500 Miles - Proclaimers
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol(upbeat)
James Bay - Hold Back the River
You're The One That I Want - Grease
She's So Lovely - Scouting For Girls
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
I'll Be There For You - Friends Theme
Galway Girl - Steve Earl
Budapest - George Ezra
Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Human - Rag n Bone Man
Country Roads - John Denver
Ho Hey - Lumineers
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shotgun - George Ezra
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre
Riptide - Vance Joy
No Diggity - Blackstreet
You've Got The Love - Florence
Wanna Be Like You - Jungle Book
Wake Me Up - Avicci
Medley - Vengaboys
Rather Be - Jess Glynne
Sugar - Maroon 5
I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons
Shut up and dance - Walk off the Earth
What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
Dakota - Stereophonics
Cotton Eyed Joe - Rednex
Mr Brightside - Killers
Delilah - Tom Jones
Stay With Me/Love Yourself - Sam Smith/Bieber
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

- We can provide a trio with acoustic percussion instead of drums if space is a major issue. - We can use an electric drum kit to deal with sound restrictions.

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

After receiving the booking we will reach out and discuss the finer timings. We are fairly flexible on the day but it's good for both parties to have accurate expectations of the evening beforehand to avoid any disappointment.

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

Over time we have found a separate DJ to be the best value for money but we can discuss this as an add on by all means.

How much time do you need to set up?

We like to allow 90 minutes in case we hit any technical problems but most soundcheck are complete within 45-60 minutes.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Afraid not but we are happy to setup outside and in a few locations through the day.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Yes! We have all the sound equipment we need. We have lights to make sure the band are visible and presented well but this does not extend to illuminating the rest of the room and the dance floor.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you.

The John Adams Band's Prices

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Up to 1 hour£2000
Up to 2 hours£2400
Up to 3 hours£2600
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The John Adams Band's Reviews

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Adam C
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

John and the band were absolutely great. Certainly not your average wedding band. John's vocals are incredible and the band's set list is a great mix of contemporary songs and couple with their own spin on slightly more quirky numbers. John and the band were happy to learn our first dance and really helped to get our wedding evening rocking and get guests up dancing. Very highly recommended.

Reply from The John Adams Band
1 month ago

Thank you Adam. We loved helping you celebrate :)

Tom W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent band. I hired John and his band for my wife’s 40th birthday. They were brilliant. So many people came up To me at the party and said “the band are amazing”. I knew they were going to be really good, but they surpassed my expectations- they were simply awesome - we loved it! They did excellent reworked covers of popular songs- they even made a Spice girls/ Peter Andre mash up sound brilliant! AlL communication pre event was nice and clear, they arrived when expected, we’re very polite and helpful with special requests. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Book them for your event- you won’t regret it.

Ria M
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent performance from the duo. Perfect choice of songs and a willingness to respond to the odd request and satisfy our guests. John has a brilliant voice. I would highly recommend John... perfect!

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Jet M
3 years ago, for a Wedding in Brands Hatch Rd
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5 out of 5

Just a quick email to say thank you to John and the band for their amazing work on Friday at our wedding. They surpassed our already high expectations and everyone was commenting on just how amazing their sets were. John, being the natural showman that he is, was able to take it from super romantic in the ceremony to an upbeat party atmosphere in the evening - complete with call-and-repeat songs to get the crowd involved. We really do appreciate how amazing he made our special songs feel - having the band there really did make the day/night feel that bit more special. Thank you also to yourself for making it all happen! Best of luck to John on his onward career and we really hope to hear him on the radio soon! Thanks! Jet & Amy

Hannah F
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Eardisley
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5 out of 5

The band was soooo much fun!! I never expected to be crowd surfing in my wedding dress BEFORE lunch. lol

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