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About The Low Riders

Over 800 gigs, a 3 year residency in Covent Garden and the best classic soul and funk tunes make The Low Riders The party band for hire...
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In 2008, guitarist James Hannay assembles a group of brilliant young musicians with a love of vintage funk and soul to form The Low Riders. 8 years later, having played over 250 weddings, corporate events and parties all over Europe they are invited to become the resident band of the infamous Covent Garden club Bunga Bunga at its opening in 2016. The Bunga Boys are born. At Bunga Bunga, playing 2 or 3 nights every week, they notch up a further 500 gigs over the next 4 years and expand their repertoire massively from Funk and Soul to Jazz, Rock n’ Roll, Pop, Hip-Hop and everything else that make your heart sing and your feet fly. Meanwhile, The Low Riders keep riding. Whilst the Bunga Boys are wowing them in the club, The Low Riders are still wowing them on the road. The Low Riders have earnt their reputation as the tightest, funkiest, most joyful band in the UK. And you can hire them right now. The Low Riders is formed from some of the most successful professional musicians from London and the wider area. Collectively their gigging experience is awesome. Having shared a stage with artists such as Elton John, Spice Girls, Amy Winehouse, Mumford and Sons, Michael Kiwanuka, David Gilmour, Mel C, Beverly Knight, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Lily Allen, Jess Glynne, Rita Ora, Little Mix, Jessie J, Rudimental, Plan B, The Shires, First Aid Kit, Jessie J, Beverly Knight, Gary Barlow, Seal, Seasick Steve, Sheryl Crow, Gloria Gaynor, The Macabees, Soweto Kinch. They are truly premiere musicians that have had 15 years to gel together as The Low Riders. It’s quite a thing to hear. The Low Riders also now offer Bandeoke! The Low Riders Bandeoke experience is a unique opportunity for you to get on stage with a live band and sing. With a menu crammed full of the greatest tracks ever written, you can choose your favourite, grab the mic, and become a star! You’ll be performing with top-flight musicians who have shared the stages of Wembley Stadium, Glastonbury and more with some of the world’s biggest artists. Bandeoke is the perfect way to turn your work event or Christmas party into something memorable that people will be talking about right up until the next one! We also offer Bandeoke as just a part of our show. For example, at your wedding, you could have a Bandeoke set then a classic set, giving guests something really special whilst still getting in some serious dancing. Bandeoke is also great for festivals and charity shows, adding something different that’s guaranteed to give everyone a great time!

The Low Riders' Reviews

From customers:

Caroline G
6 years ago

Apologies this is slightly belated now- we have only just come back down to Earth! I want to thank you all for such an amazing performance at our wedding last Saturday. Thank you for helping us to create the fun and happy atmosphere that we hoped for- we were so happy to see a full dance floor all night (you even managed to get all of the notorious wallflowers up on the dance floor!)! We were both extremely impressed from start to finish and had such a great time! I have had so many comments from our guests about how great you guys are (and that they had no voices left the next morning from singing along)!

Margaret B
6 years ago

Hi James   I just want to thank you for the terrific evening of music you gave us on Saturday evening.  I didn’t think the day could have become more happy or perfect but then The Low Riders started playing and changed my mind.  No one wanted to get off the dance floor once you started playing so thank you so much for the additional song.  Caroline is now getting messages from all the guests saying that they are hoarse from singing along and I suspect, judging by some of the dance moves I saw, feeling a bit stiff and sore too!!   Please pass on our thanks to your fellow musicians.   All the best Margaret 27th October 2018

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The Low Riders' Song list

That’s Amore Dean Martin
Mambo Italiano Dean Martin
Sway Dean Martin
Volare Dean Martin
Just a gigolo Louis Prima
Buena Sera Louis Prima
I wanna be like You Louis Prima
All of Me Frank Sinatra
Have you met miss jones Frank Sinatra
Fly me to the moon Frank Sinatra
Straighten Up and fly right Nat King Cole
LOVE Nat King Cole
Summertime Louis Armstrong
It don’t mean a thing Louis Armstrong
Can’t take my eyes off you Andy Williams
Tu Vuo fa L’Americano Renato Carosone
Bare Necessities Disney
My Baby Just cares for me Nina Simone
Moondance Van Morrison
Ain’t Misbehaving Fats Waller
Beyond the sea Bobby Darin
Minnie The Moocher Cab Calloway
Blue Suede Shoes Elvis Presley
A little less conversation Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
Twist and shout The Beatles
Money The Beatles
Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
Tutti Frutti Little Richard
Long Tall Sally Little Richard
Shake Rattle and Roll Bill Haley
Rock around the Clock Bill Haley
Do you Love Me The Contours
Great Balls Of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis
Runaround Sue Dion
Let’s twist again Chubby Checker
Greased Lightening Grease
60s and 70s classics
Your song Elton John
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Mamma Mia Abba*
I’m a believer The Monkees
Highway to Hell ACDC
Funk and Soul
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
I Wish Stevie Wonder
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed Delivered Stevie Wonder
My Girl The Temptations
Brick House The Commodores
Easy The Commodores
Land of 1000 dances Wilson Pickett
In The Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
Dock of the Bay Otis Redding
Hard To Handle Otis Redding
i got you (I feel good) James Brown
Sex Machine James Brown
Papa’s got a brand new bag James Brown
Blame it on the Boogie Jackson 5
Shake your body down Jackson 5
I want you back Jackson 5
Le Freak Chic
Nutbush City Limits Tina Turner*
Proud Mary Tina Turner*
Hit The Road Jack Ray Charles
Shake a Tailfeather Ray Charles
Soul Man Sam and Dave
Everybody needs somebody to love Blues Brothers
Let’s stay together Al Green
Car Wash Rose Royce*
Let’s get it on Marvin Gaye
Respect Aretha Franklin*
December, 1963 Frankie Valli
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Disco Inferno The Trammps
Long Train Running Doobie Brothers
54-46 was my number Toots and The Maytals
Super Freak Rick James
Express Yourself Charles Wright
Mr Big Stuff Jean Knight*
Upside Down Diana Ross*
Knock on Wood Eddie Floyd
Man in the Mirror Michael Jackson
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Crazy Little thing called love Queen
Don't Stop Me Now Queen
Call me Al Paul Simon
Footloose Kenny Loggins
Faith George Michael
Kiss Prince
Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr
Power Of Love Huey Lewis
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers
Summer of ’69 Bryan Adams
Like a Virgin Madonna*
I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston*
9 To 5 Dolly Parton*
Don’t stop believing Journey
Livin' On A Prayer Bon Jovi
I want it that way The Backstreet Boys
Everybody (backstreet’s back) The Backstreet boys
Will smith medley:
Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Wild Wild West
Getting jiggy with it
boom shake the room
No Scrubs TLC
Wannabe Spice Girls*
I believe I can fly R Kelly
Ignition R Kelly
I don’t want to miss a thing Aerosmith
Killing me softly The Fugees
No Diggidy Blackstreet
Hip-hop medley:
This is how we do it Montel Jordan
Be faithful Fatboy Scoop
Get Busy Sean Paul
Ironic Alanis Morissette*
Angels Robbie Williams
I’ll be there for you The Rembrandts
Teenage Dirtbag Wheatus
Basket Case Green Day
Baby…one more time Britney Spears*
Mambo no5 Lou Bega
Livin la vida loca Ricky Martin
Thong Song Sisqo
Modern Classics
Uptown Funk Bruno Mars
Forget you Cee-lo Green
Crazy Cee Lo Green
Shape of You Ed Sheeran
Garage Medley:
7 days Craig David
Re-wind Craig David
Gotta get thru this Daniel Beddingfield
Mysterious Girl Peter Andre
Ignition R Kelly
Shake It Off Taylor Swift*
Mr. Brightside The Killers
Valerie Amy Winehouse
American Boy Estelle*
Sex On Fire Kings of Leon
Rolling In The Deep Adele*
Get Lucky Daft Punk
You Got The Love Florence and the Machine*
Happy Pharell
I can’t feel my face The Weekend
Christmas songs
The Christmas song
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Santa Claus is coming to town
Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer
12 days of Christmas
Santa Baby Eartha Kitt*
Last Xmas Wham
Merry Xmas Everybody Slade
Stay another Day East 17

The Low Riders' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£2000
Up to 2 hours£2500
Up to 3 hours£3500
Drink Reception5 musicians
We can offer a jazz band to play during your drinks reception or before your event. This costs £160 per musician for an hour's set, so the quoted price is based on the 5 piece performing.
Bandeoke Experience5 musicians
Two hours of Bandeoke. The Low Riders Bandeoke experience is a unique opportunity for you to get on stage with a live band and sing. With a menu crammed full of the greatest tracks ever written, you can choose your favourite, grab the mic, and become a star! You’ll be performing with top-flight musicians who have shared the stages of Wembley Stadium, Glastonbury and more with some of the world’s biggest artists.


DJ set
Jazz/Swing band
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients love the enthusiasm, passion and sheer love of playing music and entertaining we bring to every gig. They love that we keep the dance floor packed. They also love the humour and fun we imbue every performance with. Music is about connection and fun and feeling good, so if the band aren't loving it, why would the audience?

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The band have performed at hundreds of venues all over the UK and Europe, from prestigious hotels to intimate marquees. Included in this is over 600 dates at the Bunga Bunga club in Covent Garden, where the band enjoyed a three year residency before Covid.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the list is endless...

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, and all of our band members have performed together dozens of times. 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 fundamental line-up is vocals, guitar, bass, drums and keys. You can add on female vocals, saxophone, trumpet and trombone, building the perfect band for your event.

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 offer a variety of options we can discuss with you when you book.

How much time do you need to set up?

We require 1.5 hours to set up.

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. We can also send you our songlist well in advance of your event so you can choose any particular favourites or definite nos!

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

Our PA and lighting system is completely 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. We're always happy to learn your first dance if you'd like it played by the band.
Funk, Swing, Jazz, Cabaret, Disco, Motown, Soul, R&B, Karaoke
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Birthday party, Recording session, Charity event, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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