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The Opportunity

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Playing a wide range of well known classics and modern favourites - The Opportunity are one of the very best function bands in the South
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With a reputation for dynamic high energy performances and a professional attitude, we pride ourselves on being one of the top party bands covering the South of England. We are in the Top 10 most booked bands on Encore. We are based in Swindon, but travel all over the UK to deliver exciting and enthusiastic performances to our many clients. Having performed at over 300 weddings and parties, we have the experience to ensure every detail is covered. Our set covers a mixture of classic party hits and current favourites to suit any type of party or event. We also offer a Bandeoke service, come and sing your favourite songs with the band. Please visit our set list page to view our full repertoire. We are fully equipped with a top spec sound and lighting set up. Full PLI and PAT testing. Previous clients include: Vodafone EE Sainsburys Bath Racecourse Cheltenham Racecourse Bath Rugby Bath Cricket Able and Imray Novartis Brita Glastonbury Festival WOMAD Festival Ronnie Scotts Jazz Cafe

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Pop rock, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Covers, Funk, Karaoke, Soul, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music
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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, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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The Opportunity's Song list

Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Dakota - Stereophonics
I Predict A Riot – The Kaiser Chiefs
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Take Your Mama Out – Scissor Sisters
Valerie – Zutons/Amy Winehouse
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Le Freak - Chic
Shake Your Money - Brother Strut
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
I feel Good - James Brown
Attention - Charlie Puth
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Runaway - Jamiroquai
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Grease - Franki Valli
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Love Foolosophy - Jamiroquai
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
Club Tropicana - Wham
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Valerie - Amy Winehouse version
Get Down On It - Kool And The Gang
Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Place Your Hands - Reef
Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran
Message In A Bottle – The Police
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
You Spin Me Round - Dead Or Alive
Love and Pride - King
Wouldn't It Be Good - Nik Kershaw
The Sun Always Shines - A-ha
Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears
It's My Life - Talk Talk
Mary's Prayer - Danny Wilson
Abracadabra - Steve Miller
Just An Illusion - Imagination
Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
Cars - Gary Numan
Poison Arrow - ABC
Edge Of Heaven - Wham
Africa - Toto
Down Under - Men At Work
West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
The Look Of Love - ABC
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
I Won't Let The Sun - Nik Kershaw
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Club Tropicana - Wham
Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
Gold - Spandau Ballet
Rio - Duran Duran
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Hound Dog - Elvis
Suspicious Minds – Elvis
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The variety of songs, we try and please everyone. We play the songs like they should sound. Bandeoke is a very popular service we offer. Please enquire for details.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Bath and Cheltenham Racecourses. The Jazz Cafe. Ronnie Scotts. Komedia. Glastonbury, WOMAD and Phoenix festivals. Bath Pavilion. Numerous Army, Navy and RAF bases. Countless top independent wedding venues and hotels across the south of England.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Too many to mention!

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

Yes. Occasionally band members become ill, and unfortunately if a singer loses their voice then they will not be able to perform. If we ever need to use a substitute or dep, then we have excellent stand ins for every role. The quality of the band will be exactly the same.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, please enquire for details.

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

We will try and accommodate timing changes where possible.

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

Yes we can, although it's usually better if you provide your own playlists as we can't always organise specific requests.

How much time do you need to set up?

One hour ideally.

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

Absolutely, you can mix and match from all the incarnations of the band. There is an extensive list to choose from.

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

Yes. We provide stage lighting, but not lighting for the rest of the venue.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Depending on the viability of the song for our singer and the band line up then we are happy to accommodate a first dance. But to learn more than one song for an event would require a fee to cover rehearsal time.
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The Opportunity's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Anna H
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

We listened to close to 200 bands before we felt comfortable booking and we are so glad we hired this one. The Opportunity played an amazing set on our wedding day 9th of September 2023 and included every single song we requested. They even played a couple of encores when our guests cried out for more. Tim was communicative throughout the whole process and Rob’s voice was on point throughout the entire set. They were just so damn funky. High points include: Head over Heels, It’s My Life, Cosmic Girl, All Night Long, Lovely Day, Let’s Dance and Message in a Bottle. Honestly, it was f*cking great.

Adam H
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing band, played our wedding in May 2023 and we couldn't be happier. Played two brilliant sets that really got everyone dancing and were super friendly and helpful both on the day and when arranging things in advance. Can heavily recommend!

Wayne O
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

These guys were amazing. They turned up with plenty of time to spare, and set up ready to go. They were so friendly and incredibly professional. The music was great, and really made our night special. Brilliant musicians and brilliant people with a song catalogue to suit all ages. Would not hesitate to hire them again!

Jessica F
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

The Opportunity opened our vow renewal reception. They were absolutely amazing, so many songs from over the years, which meant everybody could dance and sing along with them. They were the talk of the reception many days after. Highly recommend to everyone.

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Lauren C
5 years ago, for a Birthday party in Somerset
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5 out of 5

These guys did a fantastic job, especially considering there were some unruly guests! They sounded flawless and everyone had such an amazing time dancing and singing along. My only complaint is it was over too quickly! 5/5

Tim C
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Timsbury
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5 out of 5

We just wanted to say thank you again, you were brilliant and helped make our wedding really special. Everyone had good things to say about you - including all the people sitting around the fire listening from behind the marquee! We had such an amazing day and we're so pleased we booked you. Best wishes Tim and Kate

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