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The Hired Guns

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About The Hired Guns

Hired Gun: a world class musician hired to tour and record internationally with the world's biggest artists. And now YOU can hire them, too!
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A supergroup of 7 world-class musicians, all with vast experience playing weddings, parties and touring and recording with the world's biggest and best artists. From Glastonbury to Reading and Leeds, from Europe to Japan, your party is guaranteed to go with a bang with The Hired Guns! To drop a few names, you may have seen and heard members of The Hired Guns performing alongside: Reef, James Bay, Pixie Lott, Albert Lee, Smokie, Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones), One Direction, James Morrison, Crystal Fighters, Gary Barlow, Nile Rodgers, Fatboy Slim, Willow Kayne, Carrie Underwood, Hannah Grace, Freya Ridings, Sigala, Oliver Heldens, Kit Trigg, The Lion King Musical, Dirty Dancing The Musical, Judge Jules, Andy Burrows (Razorlight), Jessie J, Benedict Cork and many, many more...! Available as a 3, 4 or 5 piece band with up to 3 singers and armed with an upbeat setlist of classic tunes to suit any event, The Hired Guns look forward to partying with you all across the UK very soon!

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The Hired Guns' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Emily T
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic band, our guests didn’t stop dancing. Si was brilliant and let us chose a variety of songs for the band set list and DJ set. Highly recommend.

Reply from The Hired Guns
7 months ago

Thank you so much Emily and Jack, so great to party with you and all your friends and family! It was our genuine pleasure!

Harry P
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

An absolutley amazing band! Really talented individuals and had the dance floor filled all night. Would highly recommend!

Reply from The Hired Guns
7 months ago

So much fun playing for all 500+ of you! So glad you enjoyed it too, we had a blast!

Eddie W
11 months ago
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4.5 out of 5

Everyone loved the band! Great choice of music! I have received loads of compliments for them and friends now looking to use Encore for their events!

Reply from The Hired Guns
11 months ago

Thanks so much Eddie, great to meet you and so glad everyone enjoyed their evening. Thanks for having us!

From other customers:

Will B
1 year ago, for a Wedding in East Lulworth
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for celebrating with us on our special day. You totally rocked it and we were both over the moon. The first dance was EPIC thank you!! We received such great feedback from our guests - they loved it as much as we did so here's hoping we can recommend The Hired Guns for future weddings! Thanks for being such a big part of our day. Abbi and Will xx

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The Hired Guns' Song list

Seventeen Going Under - Sam Fender
Paradise - George Ezra
Best of You - Foo Fighters
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
A Little Respect - Erasure/Wheatus
I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Riptide - Vance Joy
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Last Nite - The Strokes
Dakota - Stereophonics
Livin’ on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Summer of ‘69 - Bryan Adams
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellits
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
I’ll Be There for You (Friends) - The Rembrandts
Take On Me - A-ha
Hey Ya - Outkast
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Parklife - Blur
Song 2 - Blur
I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness
Proud Mary - Tina Turner/Creedence Clearwater Revival
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
All Summer Long - Kid Rock
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Valerie - Amy Winehouse/Zutons
All the Small Things - Blink 182
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry/Marty McFly
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
I’m a Believer - Smash Mouth/The Monkees
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Together in Electric Dreams - Phil Oakey and Giorgio Moroder
Yellow - Coldplay
Respect - Aretha Franklin
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Can’t Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Happy - Pharrell
Alright Now - Free
Wonderwall - Oasis
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Stuck in the Middle with You - Stealers Wheel
She’s Electric - Oasis
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns ‘n’ Roses
Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
Live Forever - Oasis
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrisson
Place Your Hands - Reef
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Jenny Don’t Be Hasty - Paulo Nutini
Naive - The Kooksr
I Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Don’t You Want Me Baby - Human League
Rockstar - Nickleback
Crazy - Gnarls Barclay
Town Called Malice - The Jam
New Shoes - Paulo Nutini
Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
America - Razorlight
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane/Lily Allen
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
No Scrubs - TLC
Black and Gold - Sam Sparro
No Diggity - Blackstreet
Fill Me In - Craig David
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Wannabe - Spice Girls
Everybody - Backstreet Boys
It Must Be Love - Madness
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Babylon - David Gray
It Wasn't Me - Shaggy
Gotta Get Through This - Daniel Beddingfield
Lifted - Lighthouse Family
Overdrive - Gecko
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Over My Shoulder - Mike & The Mechanics
Ordinary World - Duran Duran
Lucky Man - The Verve
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
Weather With You - Crowded House
Faith - George Michael
Electric Feel - MGMT
Feel It Still - Portugal The Man
Sail Away - David Gray
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Jump - Van Halen
Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Molly's Chamber - Kings of Leon
I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
Budapest - George Ezra
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
With or Without You - U2
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
All These Things I Have Done - The Killers
Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Sit Down - James
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
Praise You - Fatboy Slim
Brimful of Asha - Cornershop
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
7 Nation Army - The White Stripes
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
You Got The Love - Florence and The Machine/Candi Staton
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Message in a Bottle - The Police
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker/Old Crow Medicine Show
Wake Me Up - Avicii
What's Up? - 4 Non Blondes
Keep on Movin' - 5ive
Super Duper Love - Joss Stone
Girls and Boys - Blur
Counting Stars - One Republic
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrisson
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Bryan Adams - Run to You
Elton John - Your Song
Elton John - I'm Still Standing
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Sinead O'Conner / Chris Cornell - Nothing Compares 2U
Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
The Man Who Sold The World - Nirvana / David Bowie
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
My Hero - Foo Fighters
You Know My Name - Chris Cornell
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Come As You Are - Nirvana
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet
and many, many more...!

The Hired Guns' 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£1700
Up to 2 hours£1700
Up to 3 hours£2168.75
Wedding ceremony soloist3 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception duo3 musicians
60 minute acoustic duo, either amplified or totally acoustic. Able to play indoors or outdoors (weather dependent!).
Drinks reception trio3 musicians
60 minute acoustic trio performance. Able to play either plugged in totally acoustic, indoors or outdoors (weather dependent!).
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Superb musicianship, full dancefloor, great setlist, energetic on stage performance.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

See our "Meet the Hired Guns" video for a list of all the artists and venues we've played with and at previously. We've also played 1000s of functions between us so you can add a huge number of wedding and party venues to that list, too!

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

We use 3 different singers in The Hired Guns as shown in our promotional videos. These are the only singers that play for us.

Do you have different line-up options?

We offer the following standard line-ups: - TRIO: drummer, bassist and guitarist/singer - QUARTET: drummer, bassist and 2 guitarist-singers - QUINTET: drummer, bassist and 3 guitarist singers With our contacts in the music industry, we also have no trouble adding keyboards, female singers, horns... if you have a requirement just let us know!

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

We understand timings can change and things sometimes need to be flexible. We're always happy to make amendments and work with you as best we can to ensure your event runs smoothly.

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

We always provide a free, pre-mixed DJ service every time we play. This means we'll play music before, between and after we play until the agreed cut-off time. We have great contacts for superb live DJs should you want to add this as an option.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually require about an hour to set up and be ready to play. This makes the assumption that we have a fairly simple load-in (i.e. not lots of flights of stairs or having to park a long distance from the entrance to the venue) and can get our equipment into the venue nice and easily. We'll always discuss these requirements with you before the big day.

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

We have a setlist of songs that work really well in our experience but are equally happy to add and remove songs you like and dislike to tailor more specifically to your event and tastes. We're always happy to discuss this before the big day.

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

Our quotes include all PA and lighting equipment required for your event.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We will always learn a first dance or special request where possible free of charge. We can accommodate additional specific song requests but please inquire before booking.
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