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You Say We Play

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About You Say We Play

We are a very experienced duo who will play all occasions. Check us out!
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'You Say We Play' Consists of David McNamara (vocals/guitar) and Craig Jones (vocals/bass/drums/piano). We are a 'unique live music duo' who have performed together for over 10 years. We can cater for all occasion and play to audiences wishes on the night. This creates a brilliant interaction between band and audience, giving you a real night to remember! We have over 1500 songs ready to perform, so your event can be personally tailored to you. Either pick out some favourites in advance, or let us know your favourites as we go. Throughout a full days event the line-up can frequently change, to perfectly suit your needs. Take a look in the MEDIA section at the top to view some of these. Dave (left in main photo) - professional performer and songwriter for 20 years. Graduate from Leeds College Of Music (Jazz Studies). Experienced in weddings, corporate functions, tribute bands, cruises, and more. Craig (right in main photo) - professional musician for 17 years graduating from Lipa. Experiences in weddings and corporate events. Craig is fortunate enough to tour regularly with grammy winning artists and household names. He has spent the last 8 years touring regularly with The Three Degrees, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and many more. We have enjoyed each and every wedding and have performed at some lovely local venues including: Peckforton Castle, The Mere, Sandhole Oak Barn, The Belle Epoque, Mere Court, Heaton House Farm, The Fir Grove, Thornton Manor, Delamere Manor, Old Trafford, Colshaw Hall, Macdonald Portal, Rookery Hall, Inglewood, Nunsmere Hall, Soughton Hall, The Ashes, Styal Lodge, Wychwood Park, Crewe Hall, Mottram Hall, Cheadle House, The Park Royal, The Cottons, The Grosvenor Chester and many more. North West UK Based and willing to travel.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 4 years
10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Pop, Acoustic, Funk rock, Funk, Disco, Covers, Motown, Soul, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

We have 1400 songs in our repertoire covering most popular sytle's. Basically you say it we play it!
Customer Favourites:
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
A Little Respect - Erasure
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Dakota - Stereo Phonics
I bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor
Never Gunna Give you Up - Rick Astley
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Billie jean - MJ
Its Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Longer selection:
A Hard Day's Night - Beatles
A Kind of Magic - Queen
A Million Love Songs - Take That
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All About You - McFly
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
All of Me - John Legend
American Boy - Estelle
Angels - Robbie Williams
Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Back in Black - AC/DC
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Bang Bang - Jessie J
Barbie Girl - Aqua
Beautiful Day - U2
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Black Magic - Little Mix
Blame it on the Boogie - Jackson 5
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
C'est La Vie - Bewitched
California Girls - Katy Perry
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson
Californication - Red Hod Chilli Peppers
Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Counting Start - One Republic
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
Despacito - Justin Bieber
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Don't You Worry About A Think - Stevie Wonder
Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
Feeling Good - Muse
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Galway Girl - Ed Sheerin
Greatest Day - Take That
Groove Is In The Heart - Dee Light
Halo - Beyonce
Happy - Pharell Williams
Here Comes the Sun - Beatles
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
I Love To Boogie - T Rex
I Should Be So Lucky - Kylie Minogue
I Want You back - Michael Jackson
I'll Be There For You - Rembrandts
I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
In THe Summertime - Mungo Jerry
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
It Had To Be You - Frank Sinatra
Jail House Rock - Elvis
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Jungle Book - I Wanna Be Like You
Let's Get It On - Marvyn Gaye
Little By Little - Oasis
Love on Top - Beyonce
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Magic - Coldplay
Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics
Milkshake - Kelis
Mmmmbop - Hanson
Moondance - Michael Buble
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Way - Frank Sinatra
My Sharona - Knack
Night Fever - Bee Gees
No Diggity - Chet Baker
No Matter What - Boyzone
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
Ob-La-Da Ob-La-Da - Beatles
Our House - Madness
One Last Time - Ariana Grande
Ordinary People - John Legend
Oh What A Night - Four Seasons
Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
Paradise - Coldplay
Paradise City - Guns N Roses
Picture of You - Boyzone
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Please Don't Stop The Music - Rihanna
Price Tag - Jessie J
Proud Mary - Teaner Turner
Purple Rain - Prince
Radio Ga Ga - Queen
Rather Be - Clean Bndit
Reach - S Club 7
Relight My Fire - Take That
Road - Katy Perry
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Roxanne - The Police
Run To You - Bryan Adams
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheerin
She's Always A Woman To Me - Billy Joel
She's The One - Robbie Williams
Simply The Best - Tina Turner
Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
Smells Like Team Spirit - Nirvanna
Somebody To Love - Queen
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Summer of 69 - Bryan Addams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline - Niel Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Take A Chance On Me - Abba
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
That's Life - Frank Sinatra
The Greatest Showman - This is Me
The Greatest Showman - A Million Dreams
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
There She Goes - The La's
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Love - Maroon 5
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Ticket to Ride - Michael Jackson
Titanium - David Guetta
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
Tribute - Tenatious D
Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Wannabe - Spice Girls
We Are The Champions - Queen
What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
Wonderwall - Oasis
You Sexy Thing - Real Thing
You've Got The Love - Florence & The Machine
You're Beautiful - James Blunt
Your Song - Elton John
To name a very small pick of our songs...!
Customer questions

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

Absolutely - Craig and I are both fundamental to the group and will be there for your day. In the case of illness, we work with fantastic musicians who can step in. Our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level and we would let you know as soon as there was any indication someone may be unwell.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our basic line up is a 2 piece but we can expand to up to a 10 piece depending on the size and budget of your event. Drop us a message to discuss.

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

We will always try our best to be flexible, so let us know if the timings of your day look like they’ll move around. Generally speaking, for wedding evenings we block off the night, so moving things around by an hour or so won’t be an issue!

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

Of course, we are happy to provide a DJ service until 1am for £150 on top of our basic quotes. We're always happy to play music while setting up and in the break as well.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually require 1 hour 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 later on!

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

Of course - our song list is vast (we know about 1400 songs altogether) and there isn’t much we don’t know, so we can chat in advance of the performance to make sure your favourites are included and we avoid any songs you dislike. You Say, We Play!

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

Yes all equipment is included in our quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We can learn song requests! Let us know as soon as possible if there’s a track you’d like as we probably already know it. If not, we will always learn one new song at no cost, but there may be a small fee for extra songs as it involves arranging the music and extra rehearsals for the band.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£600
Up to 2 hours£720
Up to 3 hours£850
Ceremony & Drinks Reception2 musicians
Music for wedding guest arrival at ceremony (any duo combination of piano, guitar, drums and vocals). Drinks reception and during meal live music.
Ceremony, Drinks, Evening (Solo+Duo)2 musicians
Music for wedding guest arrival at ceremony (any SOLO combination of piano, guitar, drums and vocals). Drinks reception and during meal SOLO live music. Evening DUO 2x 50min sets, including DJ services until 1pm
Ceremony, Drinks, Evening (Duo)2 musicians
Music for wedding guest arrival at ceremony (any DUO combination of piano, guitar, drums and vocals). Drinks reception and during meal DUO live music. Evening DUO 2x 50min sets, including DJ services until 1pm


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From Encore customers:

David T
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

I loved everything about You Say We Play. They helped us celebrate our wedding, with good cheer and great music. I loved that they managed to cover some of my favourite tracks, learning them especially, and their interaction with our guests was second to none. After a few drinks our guests were keen to grab the mic and sing. You Say We Play accommodated this, really well. Thanks to you both for a night we'll remember! David & Rebecca

Amanda B
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Dear Dave, Craig and friends, Thank you so much for playing at my party last night - you were all so amazing, and it really made my evening special. You also had many compliments from my party guests, including “ now that’s a proper band”- high praise indeed from a Yorkshire man! Wishing you all the very best, Love, Amanda xx Sent from my iPhone

Sharon S
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

I cannot recommend these guys enough! We had asked them to do a Bandeoke style set and get our attendees up on stage to sing with them and they brought the whole set up; large screen to read lyrics off of, request forms, took requests and encouraged attendees all night to sign up to sing. Above all the music was perfect and a great way to end our event. You won't regret booking these guys!!!

Jo F
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

You Say, We Play were absolutely fantastic !!! They had everyone up on the dance floor - and really made the party a fantastic event, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Everyone commented on how great they were. Go ahead and book them !

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From other customers:

Simon J
5 years ago

Hilton Hotel (St Helens) - May 2017 We wanted a band for our wedding back in May and was highly recommended You Say We Play. From the beginning Dave was the complete professional. he talked us through what he could offer, 2 piece, 3 piece, 4 piece band, what ever we wanted. We decided to go with a three piece band. We were not disappointed the sound from only a three piece band was amazing. I gave dave complete control of the songs he would sing which complemented the range of age of people at the wedding.  I lost count of the people who were blown away with the  band. I would whole heartedly recommend Dave and his band and promise, you won't be dissappointed with your special occasion. ​

Charlottes 4
4 years ago

Hi guys just wanted to say thanks for performing for me - Absolutly superb and Dave was brilliant. So many guest commented on how amazing you were. Thanks so much x