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High Energy, Fun and Professional. Available as a full band or in other variations 5* rating
Function band
London
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Available predominantly as a 5-piece function band, but also in other variations - duos, trios, quartets or combining with colleagues to create even bigger setups. They enjoy performing a diverse range of chart classics spanning many styles, eras and genres, usually with a retro feel. The Accused use a 200-year-old double bass, Selmer MK VI Saxophone, Nord keyboard, amongst other high-quality instruments and PA equipment, as they believe that the quality of performance relies on the quality of the musician AND their instrument(s). Whether you need easy-listening or up-beat, full-band or small ensemble, covers or originals, whatever genre you require, their extensive repertoire will have just what you need. *** CHECK YOUR DATE WITH US *** 5* rating with reviews, independently approved and verified. High Energy, Fun and Professional. Available as a full band or in other variations HUGE repertoire of classics throughout many eras, styles & genres “Fabulous band, great guys and a real pleasure to work with. They made my event a real success! Thank you guys!” - Samantha P, 8 months ago, London

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Swing, Pop, Covers, Rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Jazz fusion, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Funk rock, Funk, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Soul, Alternative rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

EXAMPLE SETLISTS
Hotel California
- The Eagles
Rehab
- Amy Winehouse
Brown Eyed Girl
- Van Morrison
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
- Frankie Valli
Rock Around The Clock
- Bill Haley & The Comets
Johnny B Goode
- Chuck Berry
I'm a Believer
- The Monkees
Hound Dog
- Elvis Presley
Stuck In The Middle With You
- Stealers Wheels
Burning Love
- Elvis Presley
I Wanna Be Like You
- Jungle Book
Dakota
- Stereophonics
Runaround Sue
- Dion & The Belmonts
Dance With Me Tonight
- Olly Murs
Valerie
- Amy Winehouse
Mr. Brightside
- The Killers
Sex On Fire
- Kings of Leon
Delilah
- Tom Jones
Little Respect
- Erasure
Don't You Want Me
- The Human League
Proud Mary
- Tina Turner / CCR
I’m Still Standing
- Elton John
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor
- Arctic Monkeys
Uptown Funk
- Bruno Mars
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Queen
Flip, Flop, Fly
- Blues Brothers
Jailhouse Rock
- Elvis Presley
Little Lion Man
- Mumford & Sons
I Can't Feel My Face
- The Weekend
It's Time / On Top of the World
- Imagine Dragons
She's So Lovely
- Scouting For Girls
Iris
- Goo Goo Dolls
Shotgun
- George Ezra
I Will Wait
- Mumford & Sons
Twist & Shout
- The Beatles
Hey Jude
- The Beatles
American Pie
- Don Maclean
Hit The Road Jack
- Ray Charles
Ho Hey
- Lumineers
Babel
- Mumford & Sons
Wake Me Up / Hey Brother
- Avicci
Summer of 69
- Bryan Adams
MIKA
- Grace Kelly
Sweet Caroline
- Neil Diamond
Ain't That A Kick In The Head
- Dean Martin
I'll Be There For You
- The Remembrants
Love Is Easy
- McFly
Purple Rain
- Prince
Video Killed The Radio Star
- The Buggles
California Dreaming
- The Mammas & Pappas / Beach Boys
Dreams
- Fleetwood Mac
Barbara Ann
- Beach Boys
America
- Razorlight
Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
- Creedence Clearwater Revival / Rod Stewart
If You Ever Want To Be In Love
- James Bay
I'm Yours
- Jason Mraz
Free Fallin'
- Tom Petty / John Mayer
Feeling Good
- Nina Simone / Michael Bublé / Muse
Return To Sender
- Elvis Presley
Mack The Knife
- Bobby Darin
I Want To Break Free
- Queen
Let It Be
- The Beatles
Let's Stay Together
- Al Green
Mardy Bum
- Arctic Monkeys
Trumpets
- Jason Derulo
You Took The Words Right Outta My Mouth
- Meatloaf
Let It Go (Rock'ed Up Version!)
- Frozen
Tainted Love
- Soft Cell
Sing
- Ed Sheeran
Rock DJ
- Robbie Williams
(Oh) Pretty Woman
- Roy Orbison
Fluorescent Adolescence
- Arctic Monkeys
Pumped Up Kicks
- Foster The People
She's A Lady
- Tom Jones
Friday I'm In Love
- The Cure
Blue Suede Shoes
- Elvis Presley
Cheerleader
- OMI
December 1963 (Oh What A Night!)
- Frankie Valli
Get Lucky
- Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
House of The Rising Sun
- The Animals
I Believe In A Thing Called Love
- The Darkness
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Marvin Gaye
I Need A Dollar
- Aloe Blacc
+ tonnes more + requests
Customer questions

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 usual line-up is as follows: Tom: Lead Vocals Tim: Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals George: Keys, Sax & Backing Vocals Harry Denton: Drums & Backing Vocals Callum: Bass Guitar & Double Bass We also operate using different configurations - from solo, to duo, trio, and 4-piece.

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. Sometimes the band even play live to the DJ tracks. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for a small additional cost.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 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?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote.

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. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you - provided that you let us know well in advance. If it's within a month of the performance, there is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account extra rehearsal times.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

"The guys were super accommodating with song requests and even nailed our first dance. The dance floor was always busy and even when Tom was doing the DJ role, some of the band members still played instruments and even danced with us." - Wedding Client, January 2019

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We've performed many venues across the UK, and between us have toured nationally and internationally. From country houses, restaurants, castles, conference halls, pubs, clubs, churches, and theatres. We predominantly gig in and around London & the home counties, but have enjoyed recurrent performances in the North East, West Yorkshire and Cumbria.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Our act originated as 'Justice Powell & The Objections' as part of a 1950s rock'n'roll immersive theatre event. Since then we've taken inspiration from all the rock'n'roll greats, adding in the music of artists from every subsequent era: from Queen to Frankie Valli, Erasure to Olly Murs. We offer variety, energy, and your chart classics from every era.

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

Our singer, Tom has performed as a support act for Olly Murs, Amelia Lily, Diana Vickers and more! Between us, we've had performances at Glastonbury, The O2 academy, Ronnie Scotts, BBC Proms, Hoxton Hall, The Mayflower Theatre, The Sage (Gateshead) and more. Although we're a relatively new outfit as a 5-piece, as individuals we have a wealth of experience.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£660
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1400
Packages
Drinks reception DUO2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£360
Bronze Package (most popular!)5 musicians
2 x sets of 45 minutes EVENING ENTERTAINMENT (recommendation: Swing, Pop & Rock n Roll chart classics) DJ / Disco until the end of the evening
£1100
Silver Package5 musicians
Live music during the wedding BREAKFAST (recommendation: ballads/easy listening) 2 x sets of 45 minutes EVENING ENTERTAINMENT (recommendation: Swing, Pop & Rock n Roll chart classics) DJ / Disco until the end of the evening
£1250
Gold Package5 musicians
Live music during the drinks RECEPTION (recommendation: swing) Live music during the wedding BREAKFAST (recommendation: ballads/easy listening) 2 x sets of 45 minutes EVENING ENTERTAINMENT (recommendation: Swing, Pop & Rock n Roll chart classics) DJ / Disco until the end of the evening
£1400
Platinum Package5 musicians
Live music during the CEREMONY (recommendation: ballads) Your chosen song performed live as you walk down the AISLE Live music during the drinks RECEPTION (recommendation: swing) Live music during the wedding BREAKFAST (recommendation: ballads/easy listening) 2 x sets of 45 minutes EVENING ENTERTAINMENT (recommendation: Swing, Pop & Rock n Roll chart classics) DJ / Disco until the end of the evening
£1550

Add-ons

DJ set
+£100

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Samantha P, 1 year ago

Fabulous band, great guys and a real pleasure to work with. They made my event a real success! Thank you guys!

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Veridiana M, 2 years ago

What can I say? We had so many compliments from our guests about the band. The guys were super accommodating with song requests and even nailed our first dance. The dance floor was always busy and even when Tom was doing the DJ role, some of the band members still played instruments and even danced with us. The accused, thank you one more time! You were fantastic! Highly recommend them for any function! X from a very happy recently married couple.

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Daisy, 2 years ago

Fantastic! Amazing set list, very helpful and friendly. Just great!

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Koren S, 2 months ago

The Accused were so good. The dancefloor went from empty to crammed at the start of each set and they had everyone singing along to each set and they had everyone singing along to some belters. I would happily pay money to go see these guys perform at another gig - their energy and musical talent is amazing. They were so popular they handed out lots of cards to friends of ours who are engaged and looking for a band to play at their own weddings. I hope they use them, as I'd love to see them perform again. Aside from all of this, they were also all really lovely people. Thank you all for helping to make our day so special!

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Fiona G, 4 years ago

The Forensic Psychology Unit at Goldsmiths University frequently put on immersive theatre events. One of our recent productions was based in the 1950's and we desperately wanted an authentic band to add to the experience. The Accused proved to be the perfect addition to our event! A perfectly executed playlist of songs delivered professionally and authentically with a fantastic stage presence. Each member of the band threw themselves behind the concept for the evening and engaged with our audience at every opportunity. The dance-floor was packed for the entire evening and we had guests commenting on how fantastic they were. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!

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