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The Warning

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About The Warning

One of the best rock & indie covers bands in the Midlands. From Arctic Monkeys to Ziggy Stardust and everything in between!
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Public liability insurance of £5 million

Long-established on the Midlands pub and party gigging scene, The Warning line-up comprises 5 of the nicest guys you could meet and includes a vast array of musical experience and expertise. We have an ever-expanding repertoire of songs, and, if you give us enough Warning we can even learn and perform your favourite track from scratch - then maybe even invite you on stage to play or sing with us at your event! Our set-list includes a huge range of sensational rock and indie classics from bands like Foo Fighters, Thin Lizzy, Killers, Green Day, Black Keys, and Queen, with plenty of contemporary numbers from bands like The Pretty Reckless and The Offspring. We can throw in a few rock and roll oldies like Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, and love to 'rock-up' some awesome 80s pop classics including Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys, Kim Wilde and even Abba! Our frontman does a great line in audience chat to keep the party going, and everyone (except the drummer!) has wireless instruments/mics so can literally get lost in the crowd while we are playing our set! We have full public liability insurance and provide all our own gear including lights, PA and background interval soundtrack; everything you need to make your event an unforgettable music, dance and singalong party!

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The Warning's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sam R
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Awesome. The Warning performed at our wedding and absolutely smashed it. A lot of our guests have since commented on how good they were. Tune after tune, which had everybody dancing. Thank you for a brilliant night

Charlotte B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Booked The Warning for my 50th - they were amazing , really flexible around set list, listened to exactly what I wanted and managed to set up and dismantle with a crowd of rowdy people around them I would highly recommend

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Rachael-Ann H
10 months ago, for a Corporate event in Bidford-on-Avon
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5 out of 5

A Rocking Success! Unforgettable Night with The Warning. Our recent client event in Warwickshire was taken to new heights thanks to the phenomenal performance of The Warning. Their electrifying presence and incredible talent lit up the stage, creating an atmosphere that left everyone in awe. It's safe to say that a good time was had by all! From the very beginning, The Warning demonstrated their professionalism and punctuality. They arrived on time, well-prepared, and their courteous demeanour made the entire experience a pleasure for both our team and the attendees. Their dedication to providing a top-notch performance was evident from the moment they set foot on stage. The band's musical prowess was undeniable. Their seamless blend of rock classics and modern indie/alternative had the audience fully immersed in the experience. Each member displayed incredible skill and passion, capturing the essence of rock music in a way that sent shivers down our spines. One aspect that truly stood out was their ability to engage the crowd. The band took it in turns to come out to the crowd and get everyone involved. We were thrilled with the positive feedback received from our clients and guests. Many praised the band's energy. Thanks to The Warning our client event in Warwickshire will forever be remembered as an extraordinary occasion filled with rock 'n' roll magic. In conclusion, we highly recommend The Warning for any event or occasion that demands an unforgettable musical experience. Their professionalism, punctuality, and courteous nature make them an absolute joy to work with, while their electrifying performance guarantees a night that will be cherished by all lucky enough to witness it. We can't wait to have them back for future events!

Dave L
4 years ago, for a Birthday party in Royal Leamington Spa
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5 out of 5

Hi guys, just to say thank you for a terrific night. Everybody had a fabulous time and laods of people were asking about you. Great song selections, great music, great interaction with our guests, and just a fabulous night all round. You really made the whole thing go smoothly from start to finish. Cheers guys!

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The Warning's Song list

2 4 6 8 Motorway - Tom Robinson Band
500 miles - The Proclaimers
All I Want for Christmas - Maria Carey
All Right - Supergrass
All Right Now - Free
All The Small Things - Blink 182
All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
American Idiot - Green Day
Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Big Me - Foo Fighters
Black Night - Deep Purple
Bohemian Like you - Dandy Warhols
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Cake by the Ocean - DNCE
Caroline - Status Quo
Cars - Gary Numan
Changing Man - Paul Weller
Come Up And See Me - Cockney Rebel
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Creep - Radiohead
Dakota - Stereophonics
Death By Rock and Roll - The Pretty Reckless
Disco 2000 -Pulp
Does Your Mother Know - Abba
Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Don't look back in Anger - Oasis
Down In The Tubestation At Midnight - The Jam
Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea
Ever fallen in love with someone - The Buzzcocks
Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Get It On - T-Rex
God Save The Queen -Sex Pistols
Hard to Beat - Hard-Fi
Hard Days Night - The Beatles
Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
Hurry Up Harry - Sham 69
I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
I Found Out - Pigeon Detectives
If You Wanna - The Vaccines
I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Is She Really Going Out With Him - Joe Jackson
Its A Sin - Pet Shop Boys
Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Jumpin Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
Kids in America - Kim Wilde
Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
London Calling - The Clash
Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
Losing My Religion - REM
Love Runs Out - One Republic
Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
Monster - The Automatic
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
Nellie The Elephant - The Toy Dolls
No Tomorrow - Orson
Not Tonight Santa - Girls Aloud
Now I'm Here - Queen
One Week - Bare Naked Ladies
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Park Life - Blur
Poison - Alice Cooper
Pretty Fly - The Offspring
Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
Rocks - Primal Scream
Run Run Rudolph - Chuck Berry
Run To You - Bryan Adams
Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Bruce Springsteen
Schools Out - Alice Cooper
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Shakin All Over - Johnny Kidd and the Pirates
She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
She's Not There - The Zombies
Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
Sit Down - James
Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
Staceys Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Step On - Happy Mondays
Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochrane
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynryd Skynryd
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Teenagers - My Chemical Romance
That'll be the Day - Buddy Holly
Tie Your Mother Down - Queen
Tubthumping - Chumbawumba
Turning Japanese - The Vapours
Up The Junction - Squeeze
Vertigo - U2
Whisky in the Jar - Thin Lizzy
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie

The Warning's 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£800
Up to 3 hours£1000
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

There's no doubt about it, our clients love the variety of our set lists and song choices most of all. We can deliver everything from Abba to Black Sabbath, giving everything that indie/rock n' roll energy. Also, guests love it that we all play wirelessly (except the drummer!), so you might see the band joining you on the dance floor while we play!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Between the five of us and all the experience we have amassed over the years, we have played in thousands of venues across the Midlands, the wider UK, and even overseas.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Our front-man Mike T always pays tribute to Freddy Mercury and David Bowie as his musical idols. Maybe our drummer Rich would say Animal from the Muppets?

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

Yes! Mike T has been our frontman for about 7 or 8 years, and we wouldn't be The Warning without him! With fabulous rock and roll vocals and as a master of crowd banter, Mike loves nothing better than hitting the dance floor during the band's set and getting the audience to join in with vocals on his wireless microphone!

Do you have different line-up options?

The Warning have got so good at what we do by sticking to a magical formula that works. We are a 5-piece guitar band and that is how we perform.

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

Timings are no problem at all. We are super-flexible and are there to make your life easier and more fun! When you book The Warning you have us for the whole evening or afternoon - just keep us in the loop and we will always be delighted to work with you.

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

Yes of course, we can deliver background music from a standalone system - meaning we can start as soon as we arrive and it can be the last thing we pack away at the end of the event. We can play a playlist of our own, or you can Bluetooth to our system and play whatever you want and be your own DJ's!

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually allow an hour to set up and soundcheck. If needed we can soundcheck and start our first set straight away, we would just need that first song to juggle the levels around a little. It takes us about half an hour to clear up and get out once we have finished our performance.

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

You can request as many songs as you like from our set list, and also at least one or two new ones for us to learn if you have any specific requests! Building a set list is not as easy as it sounds though, so we will compile the best selection of songs for your event. If there are some songs that you definitely DON'T want then of course just let us know!

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

Yes, we bring everything with us that you need to make the party rock! This includes a full PA and lighting, all we need is a standard electrical socket within reasonable vicinity of the playing area. We can fit into any space from a big stage to someone's back garden.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We can always try, as long as you give us enough time! We love doing this as it is a fantastic way for us to increase our repertoire, very often with songs that we would never choose ourselves!
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