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Quintessentially British 4-piece pop, indie & rock band, with bags of personality. Expect audience interaction and full dance floors!
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The ultimate indie pop & rock band, The MonStars, have the energy, experience and skills to keep the party going all through the night. Their full line-up is a 4-piece band with lead vocals and guitar, bass with backing vocals, drums with backing vocals, and a lead guitarist. They can do a more compact lineup with 3 band members with backing tracks to give that full twinkly radio-esq sound. The band has been bringing the best of Britpop, rock, indie and pop hits to events up and down the country since 2019, and have been described as ‘epic’ and ‘absolutely fantastic’ from past clients, so you rest assured you’ll get a stellar performance from The MonStars. The band members are so friendly, and warm. They love to have fun and bring people together. They are more than happy to make announcements on the mic for you during your event to ensure everyone does what you need them to do at just the right time, whether that’s to gather for the first dance, or to grab some food at the buffet, or to go outside for fireworks, or to run outside for skinnydipping in the lake (yes, they’ve even MC’ed for that before!), the band have you covered! The band is fronted by the phenomenal Adam, who studied at the renowned British Institute of Modern Music. Aside from being a live performing musician, Adam is also a sought-after music producer who is proud to have played and mixed with some of his favourite independent and major label artists. Adam is supported by Charlie on bass and backing vocals, Andy on drums and backing vocals, and Chris on lead guitar. All members of the band are full-time working musicians. Collectively, they have all studied at the prestigious British Institute of Modern Music, and all were introduced to music through each of their dads pointing them in that direction from a young age! Andy on drums went on to be shortlisted for Young Drummer of The Year Award in 2014 - a proud moment for his dad! The band is proud to be part of a high-calibre collective of musicians that are some of the most in-demand talent in the UK music industry. So you can book with total peace of mind and know that The MonStars will deliver a top-notch performance every time. Like all great bands, they are a group of best friends who all have a passion for rocking out and winning crowds over. The boys love nothing more than seeing everyone on the dance floor and having everyone sing the lyrics back to them! You might have seen the boys working alongside Little Mix, Sarah Darling, The Dhol Foundation, Elle Exxe, Jamie Lawson, Omar, The Wandering Hearts, Bow Anderson, Samuel Jack, Conrad, James Arthur, and KSI; or perhaps you’ve seen them performing at V Festival, Isle of White Festival, Download Festival, SXSW, BST Hyde Park, All Points East, C2C Festival; or at venues such as Shepherds Bush Empire, Bush Hall, Union Chapel, Sage Gateshead, Royal Albert Hall, Standon Calling, O2 Academies, Wilton Music Hall, The Apollo, Omeara; or maybe you’ve heard or seen them on Sunday Brunch, BBC Radio 2, Capital FM, or on BBC Children In Need. It’s quite possible you’ve heard these lads play for you before, and you just didn’t know it - bring their professionalism and excellence to your event and book them today! With a repertoire of over 100 songs, The MonStars are the perfect 3 or 4-piece indie pop & rock band for your event and can guarantee to get the young and the young at heart on the dance floor. Whether it's a wedding, birthday party or another special occasion, The MonStars will have you and your guests dancing all night long. Their repertoire spans multiple decades and genres, with their specialism definitely in the rock-pop pocket. Genres in their repertoire include Britpop, rock, indie, pop-rock, pop, funk & soul, and Christmas songs. The MonStars welcome you to tailor the setlist for your big day. For a standard 2x60 mins or 3x40mins performance you can select up to 32 songs from the band’s 100 song repertoire, and the band will endeavour to accommodate all of your requests, given a month’s notice. For short notice bookings, you are still very welcome to send over your suggestions, and as always, the band will do their utmost to accommodate as many requests as possible. The MonStars is also very happy to learn an ‘off the menu’ song request for you, for example, a first dance or your favourite song. Upon booking, you will have a dedicated band manager as your point of contact to ensure the band is 100% on the same page as you well in advance of your event. Having this point of contact means you can count on excellent, fast, friendly, and warm communication at all times. It also means that come the big day every single crease will be ironed out and it will mean smooth sailing for both client and band alike. All in all, The MonStars are a very friendly and flexible bunch and take great pride in providing excellent musicianship and creating a really fun atmosphere wherever they go. The band has a big long list of songs spanning different genres and decades for you to pick from and can play complimentary playlist music (which you are welcome to tailor) before, in-between and after live sets until curfew. The band can be on-site for up to 7 hours, or until midnight as standard. They are happy to accommodate early arrivals and late stays after midnight if needed too. The band is also able to provide a band member DJ-ing should you wish to have a live DJ before, between, or after band sets. The band brings a full PA and lighting rig with them wherever they go, so all you need to do is book the band and you can tick the entertainment off your to-do list in one fell swoop because The MonStars will have you covered. If you've any questions about the band and what they offer please don't hesitate, they’ll be more than happy to help.

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Indie, Christmas, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, Pop, Covers, Soul, Americana, Rock, Classic rock, Britpop, Pop rock
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Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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The MonStars' Song list

Cigarettes & Alcohol - Oasis
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Parklife - Blur
Wonderwall - Oasis
Morning Glory - Oasis
Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
A Hard Days Night - The Beatles
Help! - The Beatles
Common People - Pulp
Rocks - Primal Scream
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
She Loves You - The Beatles
Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
My Generation - The Who
Ever Fallen In Love - The Buzzcocks
America - Razorlight
Basket Case - Greenday
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Chocolate - The 1975
Learn To Fly - The Foo Fighters
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Muse
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
Rockin’ All Over the World - Status Quo
Buck Rogers - Feeder
Dakota - Stereophonics
Sex - The 1975
Feeling Good - Muse
Hysteria - Muse
Supermassive Blackhole - Muse
Plug In Baby - Muse
Basket Case - Greenday
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
All Right Now - Free
Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
Creep - Radiohead
My Generation - The Who
20th Century Boy - Trex
Paranoid Android - Radiohead
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
Better Together - Jack Johnson
One Day Like This - Elbow
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - The Arctic Monkeys
What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Last Nite - The Strokes
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Run - Snow Patrol
Yellow - Coldplay
Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
If You Wanna - The Vaccines
In My Place - Coldplay
Moving to New York - The Wombats
Human - The Killers
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Breakeven - The Script
The Man Who Can’t Be Moved - The Script
Green Eyes - Coldplay
Whistle for the Choir - The Fratellis
All these Things that I Have Done - The Killers
Glamorous Indie Rock ‘n’ Roll - The Killers
Sweet Disposition - Temper Trap
Out Of The Black - Royal Blood
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
American Boy - Estelle
Blank Space - Taylor Swift
Payphone - Maroon 5
Fireflies - Owl City
Rude - Magic!
Sugar - Maroon 5
Budapest - George Ezra
Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Let Her Go - Passenger
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Rule The World - Take That
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Merry Xmas Everybody! - Slade
I Wish It could be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard
Santa Claus is Coming To Town - Springsteen
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We think they love our audience-interaction skills. Our lead vocalist-guitarist always has at least a couple of moments when he gets into the crowd and gets everyone involved. It's usually towards the end of the night and everyone is really keen for it!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed at over 223 venues over the years. Multiple times in many of those venues. Far too many to list here, but some of them include Gildings Barn, Tylney Hall, Wotton House, Narborough Hall Gardens, Canada Lake & Lodge, Audleys Wood Hotel, Burley Manor, Bush Hall, Islington Assembly Hall, Essendon Country Club & Brighton Marina.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We love our indie music. The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Oasis, Blur, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys. And of course we take lots of inspiration from great pop artists, like The Beatles, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran.

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

Golly gosh, our band members have played for and with Sir Paul McCartney, Nile Rodgers, Flea, performed on Channel 4 supporting Pixie Lott, played at the famous Roundhouse, toured internationally, played at Download, Bloodstock Open Air, Bestival and Isle of Wight festivals, and play at Glastonbury every year.

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

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-auditioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band, our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Lead Male Vocals & Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass, Drums and Backing Vocals. We can add members if you've got something in particular in mind.

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run-up to the event just let us know.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA for before, in-between and after live sets until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £278.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the 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?

Yes! We've got over 100 songs you can pick from. :)

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 3m by 4m space to perform.

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, so please don't hesitate to ask! If there is a special song you'd like us to learn, we are more than happy to do this for you, free of charge. For every additional 'off-the-menu' song there is a fee of £50 to take into account rehearsal times etc.

The MonStars' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1667
Up to 2 hours£1667
Up to 3 hours£1750


4pc Early Arrival
4pc Late Stay
Ceremony Acoustic Soloist
Afternoon Acoustic Soloist
Additional Band Member
Band Member DJing
3pc Additional 40 Min Evening Set
Ceremony Acoustic Duo
4pc Additional Set 40 Min Evening Set
Afternoon Acoustic Duo
3pc Additional 60 Min Evening Set
Afternoon Acoustic Trio
4pc Additional 60 Min Evening Set
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The MonStars' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Georgina H
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Cannot recommend these lovely lads enough, everyone loved them and Rhonas communication before and after made the whole process easy, thank you! :)

Reply from The MonStars
6 months ago

Aw thanks so much, Georgina! It was an absolute blast - we had a great time partying with you all. Until next time and happy birthday to Adam! x

Barry M
6 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

Overall the experience was great, we had lots of communication with Rhona who was the band agent for the Monstars and she was lovely. The Monstars band were really good and our guests on the day were complimentary about the music. Our only slight annoyance was the fact we chose The Monstars based on hearing the preview videos and in particular we were really impressed with the lead singers (Adam) voice. We were informed by Rhona 6 weeks before the big day that Adam would not be around for family reasons. These things happen and we were fine with it, however as good as the replacement singer was (Ollie) his style of voice was not what we had wanted for the songs we chose and so the vibe was totally different on the day. Overall a very good experience and we would recommend, perhaps we were just the unlucky ones.

Kerry E
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Great performance, lovely guys, very professional, I would recommend.

Reply from The MonStars
1 year ago

Thank you for the review, Kerry. It is very much appreciated. It was an absolute honour to be there for you all. ❤️🫂

Gavin N
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

MonStars performed for our wedding, and were amazing, couldn’t have asked for more, thanks to all the band for performing so well on such a hot day. From a very happy couple

Reply from The MonStars
1 year ago

Thanks so much for your kind words. It was such a pleasure to perform for you on your wedding day!!! Woo hooooo!!! Congratulations Gavin & Tasha. ❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥

From other customers:

Dean S
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Suffolk
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5 out of 5

We recently had Monstars perform at our wedding and were blown away by how brilliant they were. The band's entire performance was energetic, fun, and had people of all ages dancing from the moment they started to the moment they finished at the end of the night (to chants from our guests of "One more song!"). A great song selection and some brilliant moments, including Adam the singer coming onto the dance floor for some of the performances (which everyone loved). All our guests have since said how fantastic they were. We would book them again in a heartbeat!

Camilla H
4 years ago, for a Wedding in East Sussex
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5 out of 5

The band was absolutely brilliant and really made the evening reception. Henry was so charismatic and interacted with the guests so well. They learnt and performed our first dance song, which was wonderful. The variety of songs was brilliant. My guests were hounding them for more when they finished!!

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