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Smoking Goats

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About Smoking Goats

Hertfordshire's #1 quirky rock/pop/indie cover band! We play a mix of popular classics and curios. Perfect for pubs and parties!
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Buntingford
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WHO ARE SMOKING GOATS? Smoking Goats is a Hertfordshire four-piece cover band, active since 2015, which plays public, family and corporate events at all levels. Our quirky rock-pop-indie show is a mix of popular classics and quirky "oh I'd forgotten I liked that one!" songs from off the beaten track. Frontwoman Becky Bremner provides vocals and keys, Steve Pearman the guitar, Dave Plummer the bass and Will Jones the big-hitter on the drums. THE SERVICE WE PROVIDE We're a very laid back band and can accommodate most types of situations with our setup, setlist and show length. Key facts about the service we provide, taken from our reviews: - "Discussions before the day were easy and we sorted out all details, song styles and the audience we would have". - "They came in plenty of time to set up and soundcheck and worked flexibly with us when there were delays on the night". - "A brilliant set, perfectly crafted for the audience, which really got people on the dance floor and in a great mood". - "Very easy to work with, professional and with great sound and song choices". - “Set the tone of the evening I was looking for - fun, celebration yet time to chill and chat as well as times to dance”. - “Highly recommend this band for the quality of their sound, their excellent communications both before and on the evening and their ability to adapt to the needs of an occasion” Goats' heads, great lights and sound, smoke machines...unleash the Goats on your event!

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Smoking Goats' Reviews

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Polly S
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Smoking Goats were brilliant, I organised a formal dinner dance and they worked perfectly for the night. Discussions before the day were easy and we sorted out all details, song styles and the audience we would have. They came in plenty of time to set up and soundcheck and worked flexibly with us when there were delays on the night. A brilliant set, perfectly crafted for the audience, which really got people on the dance floor and in a great mood. Afterwards I got so much great feedback, the guests loved it. Very easy to work with, professional and with great sound and song choices, I would recommend them for any kind of function especially if you want to get people dancing. :)

Reply from Smoking Goats
3 months ago

Thank you so much to Polly and the events team at RAF Henlow. You were so welcoming and helpful as we set up and enthusiastic during the gig. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Louise R
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Band was good. I had a phone call before to discuss how the event will go. They arrived in plenty of time. Very professional. Read the crowd well. I'm very pleased. ☺

Reply from Smoking Goats
1 year ago

Thank you Lisa and it was all very seamless on our end. Enjoyed it and would be happy to return.

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Elizabeth D
6 years ago
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5 out of 5

They were perfect fir my event, my retirement party playing music through the decades. They listened carefully to me and provided just the right genre of music for a complete mix of people and, they were flexible to accompany a soloist and liaise on that. On the evening they arrived in plenty of time and as a professional band helped to set the tone of the evening I was looking for - fun, celebration yet time to chill and chat as well as times to dance. In particular, it was their musical abilities and sound playing together that I thought was fantastic, having a real synergy, just as I'd heard on the clip on line. I am delighted and highly recommend this band for the quality of their sound, their excellent communications both before and on the evening and their ability to adapt to the needs of an occasion. In addition, their sound engineer was extremely helpful with overall media on the night so the bits when the band had their breaks worked really well too. I very much appreciated that sense of working with me that they brought. Thank you.

Reply from Smoking Goats
1 year ago

Thank you Elizabeth!

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Karen R
6 years ago

Absolutely amazing performance at The Lord Nelson, Brentford as part of the Nelliefest on Saturday night! Loved every second! Definitely a band to go and see live! Will blow your mind!!

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Liza T
6 years ago

Omg!!! You guys blow us all away on Saturday night, for our music festival here at the Fox and Duck!!!! Absolutely fantastic band. Loved every min, and can’t wait to have you back real soon.

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Smoking Goats' Song list

---BARN BURNERS (UPBEAT/HEAVIER ROCK & INDIE)---
AC/DC - Highway To Hell
Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales Of San Francisco
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Blink 182 - All The Small Things
Feeder - Buck Rogers
Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly
Green Day - Basket Case
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
INXS - New Sensation
Kasabian - You're In Love With a Psycho
KT Tunstall - Black Horse And The Cherry Tree
Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
Manic Street Preachers - You Stole The Sun From My Heart
Michael Jackson - Thriller
No Doubt - Just A Girl
Stereophonics - Dakota
The Automatic - Monster
The Cardigans - My Favourite Game
The Cranberries - Zombie
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
The Hives - Hate To Say I Told You So
The Killers - Somebody Told Me
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
---POP/DANCEY---
Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
Elle King - Ex's & Oh's
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)/Seven Nation Army mash-up
---SLOWER---
Coldplay - In My Place
Coldplay - Yellow
Fun - We Are Young
Radiohead - Creep
Stereophonics - Just Looking
The Killers - When You Were Young
The Zutons - Valerie
---NEW WAVE-STYLE---
Blondie - Picture This
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
The Cars - Just What I Needed
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed
The Police - Roxanne
The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
---ALTERNATIVE---
Catatonia - Mulder And Scully
Garbage - I Think I'm Paranoid
Hole - Celebrity Skin
James - She's A Star
Manic Street Preachers - A Design For Life
Mansun - Wide Open Space
Muse - Time Is Running Out
Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
Radiohead - High & Dry
Weezer - Hash Pipe
---LESSER-PLAYED/PLAYED UPON REQUEST/SEASONAL--
Altered Images - Happy Birthday
Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down
Biffy Clyro - Many Of Horror
Boffalongo - Dancing In The Moonlight
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
Deee-lite - Groove Is In The Heart
Feeder - Just A Day
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Grace Potter And The Nocturnals - Money
L7 - Pretend We're Dead
Led Zeppelin - The Rover
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
Portugal The Man - Feel It Still
Radiohead - Just
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Zephyr Song
Reef - Place Your Hands
REM - Everybody Hurts
Republica - Ready To Go
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
Semisonic - Closing Time
Skunk Anansie - Weak
Sleeper - Sale Of The Century
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
The Pretenders - 2000 Miles
---ORIGINALS---
Feast Of Fools
Sloth
Stand Beside Me

Smoking Goats' Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£750
Packages
2 hour wedding show4 musicians
Is a higher price due to the amount of time needed to be spent on site.
£1000
Up to 4 hours4 musicians
Applicable to any public/private event/party.
£1250
3 hour wedding show4 musicians
Is a higher price due to the amount of time needed to be spent on site.
£1500

Add-ons

Playlist music after the show
+£125
Sound engineer
+£187.50
DJ set
+£625
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our happy-go-lucky stage manner and our illuminated goats' head props!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Pubs, clubs and small festivals across Hertfordshire, London and the West Midlands.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The artists whom we decide to cover!

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

The Buntingford Fox & Duck's summer festival in July 2018. Damn near the whole of Buntingford turned up!

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

The singer, guitarist and bassist are permanent members and play every show. The drummer is not available for all shows, but we have a number of substitutes on call.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our predominant lineup is vocals/keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. If required, we can provide a two or three-piece with no drums.

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

We are flexible and can accommodate any changes. Please get in touch with us in advance of the event if anything does change.

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

We can provide incidental music for free between sets, so please send us your requirements in advance of the show. We do not offer our own DJ service, but are able to recommend one.

How much time do you need to set up?

Generally we require a minimum of 90 minutes to set up and soundcheck and then a minimum of 30 minutes before the beginning of the first set, for the band to warm up/take refreshments. Please advise us in advance about the room and stage/playing area. Generally we are unavailable to provide incidental music during setup/soundcheck.

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

We have more songs in our catalogue than required for a two hour set, so yes, you may tailor our setlist to suit your event.

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

Yes. On occasion we are asked if we can provide a stage. We don't possess one, but can hire one at extra cost.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are happy to learn a song if you request it a minimum of two weeks before the event. We charge £30 for a song request, to cover the time/costs of rehearsing. If there is a song in our existing setlist which you or a guest would like to sing, please contact us in advance of the event.
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Genres:
Alternative rock, Rock, Indie, Pop rock, 1990s era music, Originals, 1980s era music
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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