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Smoking Goats

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Hertfordshire's #1 quirky rock/pop/indie cover band! We play a mix of popular classics and curios. Perfect for parties and functions!
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Smoking Goats is a Hertfordshire four-piece band 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. We're a very laid back band and can accommodate most types of situations with our setup, setlist and show length. Goats' heads, great lights and sound, smoke machines . . . unleash the Goats on your event!

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Covers, Pop, Rock, Indie, Alternative rock, Pop rock, Britpop, Classic rock, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Originals
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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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Song list

AC/DC - Highway To Hell
Altered Images - Happy Birthday
Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales Of San Francisco
Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down
Biffy Clyro - Many Of Horror
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Blink 182 - All The Small Things
Blondie - Picture This
Boffalongo - Dancing In The Moonlight
Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
Catatonia - Mulder And Scully
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
Coldplay - In My Place
Coldplay - Yellow
Deee-lite - Groove Is In The Heart
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
Elle King - Ex's & Oh's
Feeder - Buck Rogers
Feeder - Just A Day
Fun - We Are Young
Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly
Garbage - I Think I'm Paranoid
Grace Potter And The Nocturnals - Money
Green Day - Basket Case
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Hole - Celebrity Skin
Inxs - New Sensation
James - She's A Star
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
KT Tunstall - Black Horse And The Cherry Tree
L7 - Pretend We're Dead
Led Zeppelin - The Rover
Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
Manic Street Preachers - A Design For Life
Manic Street Preachers - You Stole The Sun From My Heart
Mansun - Wide Open Space
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Muse - Time Is Running Out
Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
Portugal The Man - Feel It Still
Radiohead - Creep
Radiohead - High & Dry
Radiohead - Just
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Zephyr Song
Reef - Place Your Hands
REM - Everybody Hurts
Republica - Ready To Go
Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
Semisonic - Closing Time
Skunk Anansie - Weak
Sleeper - Sale Of The Century
Smoking Goats - Feast Of Fools (Original)
Smoking Goats - Sloth (Original)
Smoking Goats - Stand Beside Me (Original)
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Stereophonics - Dakota
Stereophonics - Just Looking
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
The Automatic - Monster
The Cardigans - My Favourite Game
The Cars - Just What I Needed
The Cranberries - Zombie
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed
The Hives - Hate To Say I Told You So
The Killers - Somebody Told Me
The Killers - When You Were Young
The Police - Roxanne
The Pretenders - 2000 Miles
The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
The Zutons - Valerie
Weezer - Hash Pipe
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
Customer questions

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 substitute drummers on call.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our only lineup is vocals/keyboards, guitar, bass and 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?


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.

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!


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1250


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From Encore customers:

Louise R
28 days 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
27 days ago

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

Elizabeth D
5 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
27 days ago

Thank you Elizabeth!

From other customers:

Karen R
5 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!!

Liza T
5 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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