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The Spitfires

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About The Spitfires

A timeless slice of vintage cool! Rock & Roll Wedding Band - Playing a selection of Hits from the 50's & 60's.
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If you're looking for something a bit different from a wedding band then The Spitfires are the band for you! Taking their cues from some of the best artists of the 50’s and 60’s, The Spitfires serve up a mix of covers of Rock & Roll, Blues, Jazz, Soul, Rockabilly and timeless Pop that will guarantee as good a time as memorable as the music they celebrate. The band offers a range of covers from the 50s and 60s by the likes of Buddy Holly, Elvis, The Beatles, Rolling Stones & many more and depending on the event, can deliver an evening where you can dance the night away to all your Rock & Roll and Rockabilly favourites or a tasteful acoustic set laced with clarinet and four-part vocal harmonies that can offer a refreshing alternative for a wedding reception or intimate function. The Spitfires are both Hereford and London-based and between them have over a decade of experience in everything from national BBC radio sessions and studio work to hundreds of shows in both the UK and Europe.

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The Spitfires' Reviews

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4 months ago, for a Private event in West Midlands
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The Spitfires were four amazingly nice guys who made our party jump for joy! We wanted a jive rock and roll 50's 60's dance floor and they gave us that and more! They really made our party - everyone had a ball. Thank you!

4 months ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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The Spitfires were everything we had dreamed of. They totally looked the part, which really added to the whole atmosphere and aesthetics of our wedding. They were extremely easy to work with: polite, friendly, enthusiastic and easygoing. And most importantly they sounded fantastic; they put together a first dance medley upon request and we had so many positive comments from guests. The dance floor was rocking from start to finish. I would highly recommend The Spitfires for any occasion. Awesome!!

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The Spitfires' Song list

We play a selection of the best known tracks from some of the most famous artists from the 50s and 60s, including:
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
As Time Goes By - Dooley Wilson (Casablanca)
Baby Blue - Gene Vincent
Be Bop A Lula - Gene Vincent
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers
C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran
Devoted To You - The Everly Brothers
Dream A Little Dream - Louis Armstrong
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles
Heartbeat - Buddy Holly
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
I'm Walking - Fats Domino
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Jeanie Jeanie Jeanie - Eddie Cochran
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
La Vie En Rose - Louis Armstrong
Maybe Baby - Buddy Holly
Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly
Oh Boy - Buddy Holly
Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
Peggy Sue Got Married - Buddy Holly
Rave On - Buddy Holly
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
Slippin' & Slidin' - Little Richard
Somethin' Else - Eddie Cochran
Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
Teenager In Love - Dion & The Belmonts
Tequila - The Champs
That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
That's Alright - Elvis Presley
Tutti Fruitti - Little Richard
Twenty Flight Rock - Eddie Cochran
Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers
What Am I Living For - Chuck Willis
Whole Lot Of Shakin Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis
Yakety Yak - The Coasters
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover - Bo Diddley
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks
All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers
And I Love Her - The Beatles
Apache - The Shadows
Baby I Love You - The Ronettes
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
Ballad of John and Yoko - The Beatles
Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Burning Love - Elvis Presley
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Day Tripper - The Beatles
Dedicated Follower of Fashion - The Kinks
Devil In Disguise - Elvis Presley
Do You Want To Know Secret - The Beatles
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Get Ready - The Temptations
Got My Mind Set On You - James Ray (George Harrison style)
Hard to Handle - Otis Redding
Hats off to Larry - Del Shannon
Have Love, Will Travel - The Sonics
Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) - Ricky Nelson
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Here There And Everywhere - The Beatles
Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
How Sweet It Is - Junior Walker & The All Stars
I Can't Explain - The Who
I Feel Fine - The Beatles
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Just Wanna Make Love To You - The Rolling Stones
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James and the Shondells
I'm A Believer - The Monkeys
Jumpin Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Keep on Running - The Spencer Davis Group
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
Let's Spend The Night Together - The Rolling Stones
Misirlou - Dick Dale
Moondance - Van Morrison
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - The Temptations
Octopus's Garden - The Beatles
One Step Beyond - Prince Buster & The All Stars
Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
Pipeline - The Chantays
Please Mr Postman - The Beatles
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
Runaround Sue - Dion
Sittin in the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Somebody To Love - Solomon Burke (Blues Brothers style)
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Surfin Safari - The Beach Boys
Surfin USA - The Beach Boys
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Then I Kissed Her - The Beach Boys
Three Steps to Heaven - Eddie Cochran
To Love Somebody - Bee Gees
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
Twistin The Night Away - Sam Cooke
Walk Don't Run - The Ventures
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
Wipeout - The Safaris
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes (Phil Collins style)
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
You Really Got Me - The Kinks

The Spitfires' Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1500
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£1500
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner4 musicians
Evenings entertainment. 3 x 45 min sets at timings to suit. Disco / background music for break periods.


Afternoon Acoustic
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We get everyone up on their feet. Whether you're 6 or 86, you can't help but dance to some good rock n roll. We work hard to capture the magic of those original performances by trying to play the songs as they were recorded. Our clients also love the fact we look the part complete with vintage microphones.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We've performed at venues up and down the country and have even played for royalty at St James's Palace.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Rolling Stones, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, The Ronettes, Roy Orbison, The Sonics, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, The Monkees, Elvis Presley, The Kinks, Johnny Cash, The Beach Boys.

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

We've played for Princess Anne at St James's Palace. Twice. We've also appeared on TV's Made in Chelsea.

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

Yes. It's only ever the 4 of us.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our 4-piece line-up is as follows: bass, drums, sax (or two guitars), and plenty of harmonising vocals

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?

The band are happy to provide background music/disco for when they are not playing.

How much time do you need to set up?

A minimum of 45 mins.

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

The Spitfires will work with you to produce a show you're happy with. They can tailor the set as required but also take care in presentation.

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


Can you learn song requests before the event?

The band is happy to learn first dance and one request.
Rock 'n' Roll, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Pop, Covers, Vintage, Rock, Soul, Motown, Classic rock
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Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party, Concert
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