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About The Runaround Kids

Take a trip back to the golden age of music with the UK's finest vintage band, covering rock n roll classics from the 50s and 60s.
Rock n roll band
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Bringing you classics from the 1950s and 1960s, The Runaround Kids will take you back to the golden age of music. We will have both young and old rocking and rolling on the dance floor, with rip-roaring versions of the greatest music ever written. The Runaround Kids are a premier vintage act, having played all over the world, as headline acts on both UK and American Cruise Lines, as well as in theatres and music venues across the UK. Formed in early 2014, we deliver at authentic 1950s/60s Rock n Roll experience. Composed of professional musicians from London’s West End, it was the love of Rock n Roll music that brought us together, particularly perfroming in classic shows like Buddy, Dreamboats and Petticoats, and the Commitments. Other West End credits in the group include: Jersey Boys, School of Rock and Phantom of the Opera. Expect an unforgettable night with energetic and exciting renditions of all the rock n roll classics that everyone loves.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Rock 'n' Roll, Rock, Classic rock, 1950s era music, 1960s era music
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Private event, Charity event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Concert, Birthday party, Cruise, Theatre / Show, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

All day and all of the night – The Kinks
All Shook Up – Elvis Presley
All you have to do is Dream – Everly Brothers
At the Hop - Danny and the Juniors
Big ol hunk of Love – Elvis Presley
Blue Days Black Nights – Buddy Holly
Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
Bring it on home – Sam Cooke
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Brown eyed handsome Man – Buddy Holly
Bye Bye Love – Everly Brothers
Cant Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Cathy’s Clown – Everly Brothers
Come On Everybody – Eddie Cochran
Don’t be Cruel – Elvis Presley
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hit the road Jack – Ray Charles
Hold on I’m Comin – Sam and Dave
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
I got a woman – Ray Charles
I want to hold your hand – The Beatles
It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – Buddy Holly
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Keep on Runnin – Spencer Davis Group
Let’s Dance – Chris Montez
Long Tall Sally – Little Richard
Lucille – Little Richard
Marie’s the name – Elvis Presley
Matchbox – Carl Perkins
Miserlou – Dick Dale
Move it – Cliff Richard
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
My Babe – Little Walter
No Particular Place to Go – Chuck Berry
Not Fade Away – Buddy Holly
Oh Boy – Buddy Holly
Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly
Rave On – Buddy Holly
Rip it Up – Little Richard
Rock Around the Clock – Bill Haley
Rock Around with Ollie Vee – Buddy Holly
Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry
Rumble – Link ray
Runaround Sue – Dion and the Belmonts
Runaway – Del Shannon
Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
Saw her standing there – The Beatles
Shake Rattle and Roll – Bill Haley
Shakin All Over – Jonny Kidd and the Pirates
She Loves You – The Beatles
Stand by me – Ben E King
Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran
Sweet Little Sixten – Chuck Berry
Sweet Nothin’s – Brenda Lee
Teenager in Love – Dion and the Belmonts
That’ll be the Day – Buddy Holly
That’s Alright Mama – Elvis Presley
The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
Tutti Fruitti – Little Richard
Twenty Flight Rock – Eddie Cochran
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
Unchained melody – Righteous Brothers
Wake Up Little Susie – Everly Brothers
Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
Whole Lotta Shakin – Jerry Lee Lewis
Wipeout - The Surfaris
Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
You Really Got me – The Kinks
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We deliver an authentic and polished vintage sound, combined wiht an energetic and fun performance. We bring the old classics to life! People always remark that the best thing about this music is that both young and old love it.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have grown from strength to strength since we formed in 2014. Currently, we perform on cruise ships as a headline guest entertainment act, performing to thousands of people per night. We have also played in theatres in the UK as well as at private functions.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We adore: Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard to name a few.

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

We did a stint at the Charing Cross theatre in the heart of London's West End - boy that was fun!

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard lie-up is a four piece band. However, we can offer anywhere from a 3 to 7 piece line-up.

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

You can book us for the day and we are happy to work around your timings.

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

Absolutely. We can provide more vintage music or change it up with more modern floor-fillers.

How much time do you need to set up?

1.5 Hours

Can you roam around while you perform?

The singer can usually roam around with a wireless microphone and get people dancing!

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

We have been playing this music for years and have a broad repertoire that we're happy for you to choose from.

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

Yes.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are happy to learn a first dance or special request (within reason)

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Debbie E, 1 year ago

Absolutely sensational! I can't thank these boys enough for making my wedding reception so much fun. Everyone was up dancing and singing for the whole night. I couldn't believe how much everyone knows and loves that music. Thank you Runarounds!

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Gary P, 1 year ago

The Runaround kids were fantastic! Can't recommend them highly enough. Energetic, fun, and professional performance. And all round nice guys!