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The Motivators

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About The Motivators

Essex’s Premier Wedding and Party Band!
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We are The Motivators, one of the UK’s top wedding and party/function bands. The Motivators are based in Essex and travel to surrounding areas (London, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Kent) and beyond. With an impressive reputation for consistently great performances, you’re sure of a great time whatever your event. We boast many years experience entertaining audiences at weddings, birthdays, outdoor events and corporate functions so you can be sure you’re in good hands, whatever the occasion. We play massive hits from the likes of The Beatles, Chic, Queen, Killers, Kings Of Leon, Daft Punk, Artful Dodger, Oasis, Ed Sheeran and many other legendary artists to make sure your dance floor stays full all night long! With floor fillers from over 6 decades you know there will be something to get everyone dancing! What’s that? You want more? Well alright then…..We can perform a laid back acoustic set to get your guests warmed up, or to accompany your drinks reception. Don’t want to stop dancing? We offer a DJ package to keep the party going!

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The Motivators' Reviews

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Sarah R
8 months ago, for a Wedding in Chelmsford CM3 1JP
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding yesterday. You guys were amazing and everyone has been messaging us saying how great the band were! You helped make it a truly memorable day for us. Thank you. Sarah and Mark Adams

Nickie W
9 months ago, for a Birthday party in Ilford IG6
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5 out of 5

Thank you SO much, you were brilliant - everyone said so!! A party pretty much hinges on the band I think, and you made mine the absolute best!

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The Motivators' Song list

You Really Got Me - The Kinks
All Day & All Of The Night - The Kinks
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Highway To Hell - AC/DC
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Stuck In The Middle - Steeler’s Wheel
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Alright Now - Free
Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
I Fought the Law - The Clash
Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
Thinking Of You - Sister Sledge
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd
Good Times - Chic
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
American Pie - Don Mclean
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
A Little Respect - Erasure
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Purple Rain - Prince
Faith - George Michael
Don’t You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
Everybody Needs Somebody - The Blues Brothers
Basket Case - Green Day
I Luv U Baby - The Original
Creep - Radiohead
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Live Forever - Oasis
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Wonderwall - Oasis
Angels - Robbie Williams
Parklife - Blur
Place Your Hands - Reef
Zombie - The Cranberries
Broken Stones - Paul Weller
Lucky Man - The Verve
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
I’ll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
Crazy - Seal
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
Alright - Supergrass
Baby One Time - Britney Spears
Dakota - Stereophonics
Movin’ Too Fast - Artful Dodger
Mr. Brightside - Killers
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Obviously - McFly
By The Way - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
In The Morning - Razorlight
Bad Day - Daniel Powter
Yellow - Coldplay
All These Things I’ve Done - Killers
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
She's So Lovely - Scouting For Girls
7 Nation Army - The White Stripes
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Somebody Told Me - Killers
In The End - Linkin Park
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Stacey’s Mom - Fountains Of Wayne
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
You Got The Love - Florence & The Machine
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
Shotgun - George Ezra
The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Back & Forth - Becky Hill
Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran
Shivers - Ed Sheeran
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Budapest - George Ezra
Let Her Go - Passenger
Take Me To Church - Hozier
Nothing Holding Me Back - Shawn Mendes
Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Forget Me - Lewis Capaldi

The Motivators' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1375
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£2250
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception3 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients love our enthusiasm and the way get the audience involved, we want to see your dance floor full all night!

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. As a professional band 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?

We can play with line ups from a 2 piece acoustic duo right through to the full 5 piece band. We find that many clients book us for an acoustic set for drinks receptions etc. and we can tailor the line up to suit your requirements and budget.

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?

Of course, we offer pre-made playlists for free, or for an extra fee we can provide a live DJ complete with decks to take requests from your guests between and after our sets right to the end of your event.

How much time do you need to set up?

Our usual set up time is approximately 45-60 minutes. 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?

We usually pick the set through the night to make sure the dance floor stays full. However, if you have any special songs you want us to play from our repertoire, just let us know and we'll make sure we include them. If you book our live DJ they'll be happy to take requests from your guests, we even provide QR codes so you can use our online request service.

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

Yes, our PA and lighting system is included in your quote, we just need a suitable space to set up in.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If you have a special song, for example for your first dance, as long as we can perform it with the instrumentation we have, we are happy to learn it for you at no extra charge. If we can't make it sound great we can play any recorded version you choose. We don't like to make promises as we’d hate to disappoint if it doesn't work! Please do ask though!
Covers, Pop rock, Pop, Disco, Motown, Rock, Britpop, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Acoustic, Soul, Funk, Classic rock
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Wedding, Private event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Corporate event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Charity event
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