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The Minesweepers

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About The Minesweepers

The Minesweepers are a three piece function band with a set-list guaranteed to get your dancefloor buzzing! We have 20 years of experience.
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The Minesweepers are a powerhouse rock, pop, indie, blues rock trio who that has performed extensively throughout the UK and abroad. All members are expert instrumentalists who have worked with such names as Roy Wood, Arcitects, The Hoosiers, Seasick Steve, Sikth, King King and have played 1000's of gigs dating back to 2006. The Minesweepers are a guaranteed crowd pleasing covers band perfect for weddings, functions, balls, pubs, festivals and private events. We have a vast wide ranging repertoire, which not only spans half a century of historical and modern hits alike, but also in any pop genre you care to imagine. As a three piece act, we pride ourselves on being able to offer the very best in live music entertainment at an affordable price. We use none other than top of the range stage equipment to ensure that your event runs smoothly with the very best in sound quality. We look forward to appearing at your event soon!

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The Minesweepers' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Gez B
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing band, would highly recommend!!

Reply from The Minesweepers
10 months ago

Thank you so much, Gez! You guys were amazing

From other customers:

7 years ago

Hi guys You rocked We loved you Thank you so much for all of your time and patience Whilst playing at our wedding xx

Mike G
9 years ago

“The Minesweepers gave the most fabulous performance to top off our special day. A highly talented and very professional three piece band that I would recommend to anyone for any event celebration.”

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This act has been working with Encore for over 6 years

The Minesweepers' Song list

Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Rockstar - Nickelback
My Sharona - The Knack
Golden Brown - The Stranglers
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
The Passenger - Iggy Pop
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Heroes - David Bowie
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Molly's Chambers - Kings Of Leon
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Wonderwall - Oasis
Supersonic - Oasis
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
Fight For Your Right To Party - Beastie Boys
Laid - James
Year 2000 - Pulp
Common People - Pulp
Parklife - Blur
Country House - Blur
Last Nite - The Strokes
Learn To Fly - The Foo Fighters
Everlong - The Foo Fighters
My Hero - The Foo Fighters
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
What's The Story, Morning Glory - Oasis
Cigarettes and Alcohol - Oasis
Hindu Times - Oasis
Morning Glory - Oasis
Rocks - Primal Scream
No One Knows - Queens Of The Stone Age
In The Morning - Razorlight
Girl With The Golden Touch - Razorlight
Kinky Afro - The Happy Mondays
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Friday, I'm In Love - The Cure
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Riverboat Song - Ocean Colour Scene
Losing My Religion - R.E.M
Just - Radiohead
Creep - Radiohead
Street Spirit - Radiohead
Waterfall - The Stone Roses
Bigmouth Strikes Again - The Smiths
All Right Now - Free
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
The Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy
Dancing In The Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Caroline - Status Quo
Rocking All Over The World - Status Quo
Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynrd Skynrd
Cocaine - J.J. Cale/Eric Clapton
Ace Of Spades - Motorhead
Rock 'n' Roll - Led Zeppelin
Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
Dude, Looks Like A Lady - Aerosmith
Basket Case - Green Day
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams - Green Day
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Gimmie Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
Sissy Strut - The Meters
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Jumpin Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Honkey Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
Midnight Rambler - The Rolling Stones
Crossroads - Cream
Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
Strange Brew - Cream
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Break On Through - The Doors
Light My Fire - The Doors
Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix
Killing Floor - Jimi Hendrix
Let The Good Times Roll - Jimi Hendrix
Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
People Are Strange - The Doors
The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Get Back - The Beatles
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson
Easy - The Commodores
Parisian Walkways - Gary Moore
Baby, Can I Hold You Tonight - Tracey Chapman
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Imagine - John Lennon
Your Song - Elton John
Rocket Man - Elton John
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
The Wonder of You - Elvis Presley
Blues Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Tutti Fruiti - Little Richard
Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
Blue Monday - Fats Domino
Stop Messin Round - Fleetwood Mac
The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King
I'm Tore Down - Freddie King/Eric Clapton
Further On Up The Road - F. King/Eric Clapton
Cocaine - J.J. Cale/Eric Clapton
Before You Accuse Me - Eric Clapton
San Francisco Bay Blues - Eric Clapton
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out - Eric Clapton
Pride & Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Crossfire - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Give Me Back My Wig - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Your Funeral, My Trial - Joe Bonamassa
Damn Right I Got The Blues - Buddy Guy
That's Alright - Jimmy Rogers
Good Time Charlie - Junior Wells/King King
I'm Leaving You - Howling Wolf
Fade To Black - Dire Straits
Crazy About That Thing - Pinetop Perkins
Devil Woman - The Red Devils
Last Christmas - Wham!
Merry Christmas, Everybody - Slade
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day - Wizard
Happy Christmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon

The Minesweepers' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£700
Up to 3 hours£900
Pub, Bar or Club booking3 musicians
Over two hours of well known pop and rock hits to keep your punters rocking.
Party Event Booking3 musicians
For this package we deliver over two hours of well known pop and rock hits to keep your guests on the dancefloor!
Wedding ceremony3 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients love our stage presence and professionalism. We always get our audiences dancing - our gigs are vibrant and energetic.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have played every possible kind of venue. Weddings, functions, balls, bars, clubs, theatres, festivals.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We love all music, but our primarily influences by rock, pop, indie, funk and soul.

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

Supporting the Hoosiers.

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

Yes - this line up will always include this singer. The line is almost always as seen, however the drummer may possibly be different than seen at an event. We do however always use professional percussionists who have worked with us many times before.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is as follows... Guitar & Vocals Bass Drums

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

We will always be flexible enough on the day to facilitate and ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change in the run up to the event just let us know with as much notice as is possible.

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

If you have an iPod playlist, you are more than welcome to run it through our PA speakers before and after our performance. We will always have the requisite cables to accommodate this.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the set performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless live performances, carefully selecting tracks that work best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're always happy to liaise with our clients to ensure we find the playlist that will work best for the event.

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

Our PA system is always fully included in your quote.

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 prepare in advance we are happy to do this for you. There will be a surcharge fee of £50 for this service to account for our rehearsal time.
Covers, Rock, Christmas, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Pop, Funk, Britpop, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Hard rock, Indie, Pop rock, Funk rock, Motown, Top 40, 1950s era music, Blues
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Event types:
Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Concert
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