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The Firebeats

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If you love live music and different genres. If you love music from different eras. Then you have to book The Firebeats.
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The Firebeats are a highly regarded wedding, functions and events band who have a substantial set list which is a perfect fit for weddings and parties. The set list is tried and tested to ensure all guests have a great time and can range from 50s right through to present day. We can adapt our setlist with you or alternatively we can use what we know ensures the event will be great success. We have a level of musicianship and experience that can be trusted for your big event and wont let you down. Our PA, lighting and equipment in general is second to none and suitable for any venues. The Firebeats recreate hit music from across the decades. There really is something for everyone - from current chart hits to good old rock n roll and with pretty much everything in between including 70's glam, 80's synthpop, ska, motown, ballads, reggae, soul, indie, dance, country, britpop and solid rock. We also regularly rehearse and add new material to our set list to stay up to date. The 5 piece band is made up of female fronted vocals applied to catalogue of completely live tracks. With guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums. The Firebeats can produce pretty much any song. The Firebeats are semi-professional musicians with a lifetime of experience performing to large audiences. Individual members have played on The QE2 and have created delight at dozens of weddings, corporate events, parties and other celebrations. The Firebeats are: Michelle (lead and backing vocals) Martin(lead and backing vocals, guitars) Marty (keyboards and backing vocals) James (bass guitars) Dave (drums and percussion) In addition to our musical ability we pride ourselves on being friendly, reliable and professional.

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Pop, Covers, Disco, Motown, Top 40, Vintage, Britpop, Pop rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

A crazy list, but these are the tracks we choose our set from. More being added all the time and we add what people booking ask us to play :)
Christmas Songs
Merry Christmas Everybody (Slade)
Rockin Around The Xmas Tree (Brenda Lee)
Do They Know it’s Christmas (Band Aid)
All I Want For Xmas (Mariah Carey)
Fairy Tale of New York (The Pogues)
9 to 5 (Dolly Parton)
500 Miles (Proclaimers)
A Little Respect (Erasure)
Alone (Heart)
Beggin’ (Frankie Valli/Madcon)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Black is Black (Los Lobos)
Celebration (Kool & the Gang)
Come on Eileen (Dexys Midnight Runners)
Dakota (Stereophonics)
Dancing on the Ceiling (Lionel Ritchie)
Dancing Queen (ABBA)
Disco Inferno (The Trampps)
Don’t Look Back in Anger (Oasis)
Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)
Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)
Empire State of Mind New York (Alicia Keys)
Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
Good Times (Chic)
Hard to Handle (Black Crows)
Heaven (Bryan Adams)
Hungry Like the Wolf (Duran Duran)
Human (Killers)
I Don’t Feel Like Dancing (Scissor Sisters)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
Lady Marmalade (laBelle)
Let It Be (Beatles)
Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
Live & Let Die (Wings)
Long Train Running (Doobie Brothers)
Man I Feel Like a Woman (Shania Twain)
Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
Moves Like Jagger ( Maroon 5)
Mr Brightside (Killers)
Mustang Sally (Commitments)
One Step Beyond (Madness)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Proud Mary (Tina Turner)
Purple Rain (Prince)
Red Light (Billy Ocean)
River Deep (Tina Turner)
Rocking All Over the World (Status Quo)
Rock Around The Clock (Bill Haley & the Comets)
Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)
September (Earth Wind & Fire)
Sex on Fire (Kings of Leon)
Simply the Best (Tina Turnerj
Skyfall (Adele)
Stuck in the Middle (Stealers Wheel)
Summer Of 69 (Brian Adams)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
These Boots (Nancy Sinatra)
Time Warp (Rocky Horror Show)
Twist & Shout (Beatles)
Upside Down (Diana Ross)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
Under the Moon of Love (Showwaddywaddy)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Walking on Sunshine (Katrina & the Waves)
We Found Love (Rihanna)
You Never Can Tell (Chuck Berry)
You Should Be Dancing (Bee Gees)
You’ve Got the Love (Florence & the Machine)
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-audititioned '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 line up is as follows: Vocals, Guitar, Bass Keys and Drums.

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. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 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. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Everyone says that they can’t believe the sound quality of the band. This is because we have invested over £4000 in the PA to get the best sound.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed at a large number of weddings, functions and Christmas Parties and we are very popular around the North East

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We have all been influenced by many artists over the years, there’s not one that stands out above the rest.

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

We haven’t played at any famous persons wedding or party, but there’s always a first time!! For us It’s all about playing music and enjoying what we do.


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£1200
Bar/Club5 musicians
2 x 45 min sets with background music inbetween sets.
Birthday Party5 musicians
2 x 45 min sets with background music inbetween sets. We can play longer, this is subject to a higher price
Wedding 5 musicians
This includes live music on the evening, recorded music In between sets and after we have finished playing.


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From Encore customers:

John T
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Very good they fitted in well with our party and what a singer

From other customers:

Michael M
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in The Dormans Middlesbrough
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5 out of 5

I had the pleasure of recording and filming the guys at their show in Middlesbrough last night. What a great bunch of guys. A real tight band, a brilliant set list that’s guaranteed to get you on the dance floor and Michelle, the lead singer is phenomenal. They made my job easy and not feel like a job at all. Thoroughly enjoyed them and would totally recommend anyone to go see them.

Martin P
2 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in North Ormesby
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5 out of 5

‘Well done you guys terrific show’

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