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Party rock, pop & indie cover band guaranteed to get you all up on your feet!!!
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Leader were awarded "Most Booked Cover Band" on Encore for 2022 and are the UK"s #1 Party and Wedding band. They have appeared all over the world including Singapore, Dubai, United States, Australia, Argentina, Bosnia, Italy, Germany, France, Poland, Israel, Bosnia, Oman and The Falklands and have worked for many corporate companies such as, Adidas, Levi’s, Austin Reed, Wella and Reebok to name just a few. Between them they have a huge amount of experience, having worked with artists such as Mike & The Mechanics, Go West, Holly Johnson, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Roachford, ABC, Sister Sledge & Nik Kershaw. Leader perform the best music from the last five decades, including Coldplay, Bryan Adams, Bruno Mars, The Beatles, The Killers, Ed Sheeran, Stevie Wonder, Oasis, Maroon 5 and Pharrell Williams to name a few. If you want ‘Loud and Lively’, they will get you up singing and dancing, creating a party atmosphere. If you just want to listen or have them play in the background, they will set the ambience. Whatever you want, they have the material and experience to cater to your needs. Leader are the perfect choice for your corporate event, wedding, private party, graduation ball or charity event. Bandeoke option Live band karaoke (also known as bandeoke) or rockeoke is an incredibly simple idea and gives you the unique opportunity to sing with one of the UK’s most popular cover bands, Leader. Simply choose a song from the bands extensive repertoire list and we will have the words ready for you to give the performance of your life. Why not start your evenings entertainment with a set of live band karaoke/bandeoke to get your guests to relax and kick the party into gear, then leave the professionals to get you and your guests partying into the night!

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Average response time under 2 hours
Most booked musician of 2022!
4th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 4 years
50 gigs
Veteran: 50 bookings through Encore
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Karaoke, Indie, Pop rock
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Leader's Song list

Christmas Songs
Happy Christmas ( war is over ) John Lennon
Driving home for Christmas - Chris Rea
Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
Last Christmas - Wham
I wish it could be Christmas everyday - Wizzard
Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens
All I Want For Christmas is you - Mariah Carey
Indie And Modern
Live forever - Oasis
Parklife - Oasis
Paradise - George Ezra
Friday Im in Love - The Cure
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Shotgun - George Ezra
Shut up and dance - Walk the Moon
Sugar - Maroon 5
Stitches - Shawn Mendes
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratelli's
Can't Feel My Face - The Weekend
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Hold Back The River - James Bay
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Rocks - Primal Scream
Time of your life - Green Day
The drugs don't work - The Verve
Song 2 - Blur
Gold on the ceiling - The Black Keys
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Dani California - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
By The Way - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Yellow - Coldplay
In My Place - Coldplay
Something just like this - Coldplay
A sky full of stars - Coldplay
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Hard To Handle - Black Crowes
Wonderwall - Oasis
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics
Girls And Boys - Good Charlotte
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
All The Small Things - Blink 182
I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
Blurry - Puddle Of Mudd
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Beautiful Day - U2
Place Your Hands - Reef
Run - Snow Patrol
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Lady - Modjo
Forget You - Ce Lo Green
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Kickstarts - Example
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
So Lonely - The Police
Valerie - The Zutons
Dakota - Stereophonics
Town Called Malice - The Jam
It Must Be Love - Madness
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Last Night - Strokes
High and dry - Radiohead
No Surprises - Radiohead
Place Your Hands - Reef
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Sit Down - James
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Pompei - Bastille
60's Rock'n'Roll
Rock around the clock - Bill Hayley
Can't Buy Me Love - Beatles
She Loves You - Beatles
Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
Twist And Shout - Beatles
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Penny Arcade - Roy Orbison
I'm A Believer - The Monkee's
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
Hounddog - Elvis
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis
Susipicious Minds - Elvis
Keep On Running - Spencer Davis Group
Gimme Some Lovin - Spencer Davis Group
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Alright Now - Free
Teenager in love - Dion
The Wonder Of You - Elvis
My Generation - The Who
70's, 80's, 90's And Pop
Watermelon sugar - Harry Styles
Don't you want me baby - Human League
Unbelieveable - EMF
Baggy trousers - Madness
All night long - Lionel Richie
September - Earth, wind and fire
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Superstitious - Stevie Wonder
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Let's Groove - Earth Wind And Fire
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroqui
Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Together in electric dreams - Human League
You Can Leave Your Hat On - Tom Jones
Sex Bomb - Tom Jones
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves
Everybody Needs Somebody - Blues Brothers
I Feel Good - James Brown
Sex Machine - James Brown
Blame It On The Boogie - Jacksons
Wheather With You - Crowded House
Mustang Sally - Otis Redding
Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
Tequilla Sunrise - The Eagles
Hotel California - The Eagles
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Do Wah Diddy - Manfred Mann
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Grease Lightening - Grease
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
This Love - Maroon 5
Smooth - Santana
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
I'm Gonna Be - Proclaimers
Rockin All Over The World - Status Quo
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Jumpin Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Purple Rain - Prince
Kiss - Prince
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
Jammin - Bob Marley
One love - Bob Marley
Three little birds - Bob Marley
Sittin on the dock of the bay - Otis Redding
Word Up - Cameo
Sweet Dreams - Eurthymics
Shake Your Body - Jackson 5
Moondance - Van Morrison
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
First Dance Recommendations
Grow old with me - Tom Odell
Just you and I - Tom Walker
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Time of your life - Green Day
You're Beautiful - James Blunt
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You And Me Song - Wannadies
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
More Than Words - Extreme
Angels - Robbie Williams
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Right here waiting - Richard Marx
Everything I do I do it for you - Bryan Adams
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Excellent song choices, superb musicianship, friendly and professional persona's, excellent communication and positive, "can do" attitudes!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Glastonbury Festival Wembley Arena Millenium stadium - Cardiff ( headlining for NYE ) National exhibition centre - Birmingham Hampton Court Palace - London The O2 - London San Remo festival - Italy Singapore, Argentina, Bosnia, Dubai, Oman, Kosovo, Cyprus, United States, Australia - performing for the British Armed Forces.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stevie Wonder Rolling Stones The Jam The Beatles Bruno Mars Prince Pharrel Williams Jacob Collier

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

Glastonbury Festival

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

yes the singer will be the fantastic musician and vocalist Nick!!!

Do you have different line-up options?

We can provide the ideal live music solution for any event. Our main band line-up is as a three piece band, however, other line-up options are available : Solo singer/guitarist option - acoustic or full band sound! Duo option ( singer/guitarist & drums/percussionist ) Four piece ( singer/guitars, singer/keyboards, bass, drums )

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

We're very flexible and are very aware that timings do sometimes change. So for that reason, don't worry, we work around our clients. We provide a stress free, unforgettable day for all our clients.

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

As standard we provide music via our Macbook, once we've set-up, in between live music sets and whilst packing down. We can also provide a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £375.

How much time do you need to set up?

We specify a 1 hour set-up time.

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

If there are songs on our set-list that you definitely want to hear and songs that you'd rather not hear we'd very much like to know. Please be aware that we do like to retain a certain degree of control as we pride ourselves on playing a tried and tested set-list to keep your event full of energy.

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

Yes, we provide full PA and lighting as standard.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, however, please note that we would need 3 weeks notice and this will incur a small additional of £150 per song.

Leader's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1100
Up to 2 hours£1150
Up to 3 hours£1650
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.


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Leader's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Joanna B
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

We could not of had a better wedding band than Leader! Professional, accommodating and completely got our vibe from the offset. We had sooo many guests complementing the band, they definitely made our evening perfect 😊 we highly highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reply from Leader
1 month ago

Dear Joanna, Thank you for the lovely feedback,...much appreciated :) We wish you both all the happiness and thank you for selecting us to provide the live music for you all, was a pleasure x

Alan B
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Lads were absolutely FANTASTIC - thanks for a great evening

Reply from Leader
1 month ago

Thanks for the great feedback Alan! Much appreciated :) Best, Nick and the band

Robert E
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent - played brilliantly, coped with an awkward venue to get to and leave. Through absolutely no fault of theirs they did not get the audience they deserved, but maintained good humour despite this!

Reply from Leader
4 months ago

Cheers Rob! Thanks for selecting us! Take care, Nick and the band :)

Katie C
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

I hired the band for a private event to celebrate the coronation weekend, and the band were great. Plenty of great feedback from everyone on the night, so thank you again. Hopefully will book them for another event in the future.

Reply from Leader
4 months ago

Dear Katie, Thank you for selecting us! It was a pleasure!

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From other customers:

Jo T
9 months ago, for a Christmas party in Northampton
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5 out of 5

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you very much for your amazing performance, we all had a cracking time! We would certainly recommend you!

Lyndsay B
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Nonsuch Park
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5 out of 5

We have booked Leader twice now, once for our engagement party and then our wedding. Both occasions, they were great at helping us feel relaxed and knew exactly what they were doing as well as getting the crowd to move on the dancefloor. Most recently, at our wedding, it was so nice to fully relax as the evening came round and really enjoy it all. This was due to Leader and their complete trustworthy setlist. Each song, there was someone dancing, and the music flowed so well between their set list and the playlist in their breaks! Everyone complimented them to us at both occasions and they’ll be the first people we’ll recommend if people want a live band for their event. Thank you, again, for giving us beautiful memories and helping us all have a great night.

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