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The Upper Hand

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About The Upper Hand

A talented four-piece offering indie anthems, contemporary hits, folk, rock and pop with style and passion.
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Soaring male lead vocals with a band of talented multi-instrumentalists, The Upper Hand offers a cool and contemporary style of performance for all events. No backing tracks and no clichés, The Upper Hand play a selection of folk, rock, indie, pop with a few modern takes on the party classics thrown into the mix. Seasoned performers who have played at Cambridge University May Balls, major festivals, nation-wide music tours and weddings to name but a few. This band is the perfect choice for those who want the party without the cheese. Can’t accommodate a 4-piece? The Upper Hand perform as a duo with vocals, guitar, keys and sax, suitable for smaller and more intimate events.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Folk rock, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Soul, Top 40, Rock, Indie, Pop rock, Classic rock, Britpop, Alternative rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

I’m Yours
Mr Jones
Hold On, We’re Going Home
Let Her Go
Why Georgia
Little Lion Man
Learn To Fly
Feel Good Inc
Scar Tissue
Ain’t Nobody
I Need A Dollar
No Diggity
Thrift Shop
Banana Pancakes
Ho! Hey!
Somebody I Used To Know
Pressure Drop
Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Fast Car
Wake Me up
Two Princes
What I Got
Long Train Running
Can’t Stop
All Star
Dancing In The Dark
Better Together
Would I Lie To You
Sex On Fire
New Shoes
In the Morning
Closing Time
Seven Nation Army
Song 2
She's Electric
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 know all our musicians personally and they rehearse exclusively at our studio. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians of the highest ability available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is as follows: Vocals/Guitar, Keys/Sax/Guitar, Bass/Backing Vocals, Drums. We can also go as a semi acoustic duo with Vocals/Guitar & Keys/Sax/Guitar.

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.

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?

ur PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 3 by 4m space to perform

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, it is included in the fee.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£900
Up to 2 hours£1400
Up to 3 hours£1750


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Keren B, 2 years ago

Absolutely fantastic. Booked for a hen do festival in the back garden. The guys were great and many of my friends now want to book them

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Louise D, 2 years ago

I would definitely recommend Bespoke Party Bands to anyone, very professional and really quick to communicate. We had The Upper Hand play at our work event and they were amazing! Such a great selection of songs which they put their own twist on. Great selection of instruments too including the saxophone which was awesome! Just got to think of another event we can hire the band for 😄

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Jenni S, 2 years ago

Just to let you know that myself and my friends had THE BEST time on Saturday. I received so much positive feedback on the style, set-list, and sound of the band. I thought they were amazing and totally gave my party the vibe that I wanted to create. I am really so pleased, and just want to say a massive thanks to you all. Please send my hugs and congrats to the band, I hope that we weren’t too much of a nightmare to deal with, I was a little over excited… Many thanks :) Jenni xxxx

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