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Tall Order are a 5 piece professional function/party band based in Essex.

The band itself has over 25 years of experience, playing in all kinds of musical situations and live shows from private parties, weddings, corporate events, holiday parks and theatres all over the UK.

Originally a full band of family members which was set up as the East Coasters in the early 90s, it has run under the name Tall Order for the last 15 years and now consists of 5 members, 4 of which are from the Thompson family. Alan Thompson and Linda Thompson (Husband and Wife), Wayne Thompson (Son of Alan and Linda) and Judy Thompson (Sister of Alan), and lets not forget the family’s close friend and great Bass player, Christopher Annesley.

Tall Order boasts a large repertoire which covers some of the best music from the best artists around the world. Reaching out from the 1950’s and everything in between up to the current music you hear in todays industry, from artists like Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Kinks to more modern artists like Kings of Leon, Pixie Lott and Amy Winehouse just to name a few.

A line up full of talented and enthusiastic musicians, with full use of the three-part harmonies coming from both male and female vocals, the sound produced by Tall Order is nothing but fantastic, full of character and overall exciting for all ages to enjoy.

Everyone in the band is out to impress and shall not disappoint, the show is exciting from start to finish and will get you, your friends and family up on the dance floor in no time.

Tall Order has everything that is needed to enjoy a night full of ecstatic atmosphere. With a Mackie SRM 450 PA System capable of 2000 watts when combined with the 1400 watts from both Mackie SWA 1501 Subwoofers, everything is run through their own Soundcraft EFX12 12 channel mixer, providing you with the best sound possible in any environment for your event.

Audio equipment is also available for any event, providing you with background music while the band is of stage.

Tall Order’s live set can be specifically tailored for your event. A variety of sets are available in whichever time format that suits your specific needs for your event.

Tall Order - Function Band Song List


Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis Thats Alright Mama - Elvis Presley Mystery Train - Elvis Presley

Do You Want To Dance - Bobby Freeman


Runaway - Del Shannon

Da Do Run Run - The Crystals

Let’s Jump The Broomstick - Brenda Lee

California Dreamin’ - The Mamas & The Papas

Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas

Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett

You Really Got Me - The Kinks

All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks

Shout - Lulu

Do You Love Me - The Contours

Wipeout - The Surfers

Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Mony Mony - Tommy James & The Shondells

In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett

Twist and Shout - The Beatles

Lets Twist Again - Chubby Checker

Help - The Beatles

Words - The Bee Gees

Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles

Li’l Red Riding Hood - Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs Glad All Over - The Dave Clark Five

I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles

The Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles


Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel Does Your Mother Know - ABBA

Long Train Runnin’ - The Doobie Brothers Burning Love - Elvis Presley

One Way Or Another - Blondie

Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

So Lonely - The Police

Brother Louie - Hot Chocolate

Time Warp - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Love Hurts - Nazareth

Without You - Harry Nilsson

Let It Be - The Beatles

Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles


9 to 5 - Dolly Parton

There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis - Kirsty MacColl Perfect - Fairground Attraction

Love Shack - The B-52’s

Tainted Love - Soft Cell

I’m Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves

Kids In America - Kim Wilde

Drvin’ My Life Away - Eddie Rabbitt

Take It On The Run - REO Speedwagon

I Love Rock ’n’ Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Happy Hour - The Housemartins


I’ll Be There For You (Theme from the TV show Friends) - The Rembrandts Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Deep Blue

Perfect 10 - The Beautiful South

What’s Up - 4 Non Blondes

Maria - Blondie

Don’t Speak - No Doubt

Take Me To The River - The Commitments Place Your Hands - Reef

Crush - Jennifer Paige

More Than Words - Extreme

Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus


Dreaming Of You - The Coral

Take Your Mama - Scissor Sisters

Black Horse And The Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall Valerie - Amy Winehouse

Mama Do - Pixie Lott

Sex Is On Fire - Kings Of Leon

You Will You Won’t - The Zutons

Who knew - Pink

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We specialise in these genres:

  • Funk
  • Pop
  • Blues
  • Motown
  • Rock
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We play these instruments:

  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Vocals
  • Drums
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We are happy to perform at these events:

  • Private Party
  • Wedding
  • VIP Event
  • Birthday Party
  • Engagement Party
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  • Price from £ 531
    Tall Order

    A tailored set list for each client for any type of event.

    Professional music instruments and gear.

    Professional sound and lighting.

    Dedicated sound engineer.

    Over 25 years experience.

    Amazing three part harmonies.

    Male and female vocals.

    Experienced, talented and professional musicians.

    Background music (DJ) available for in between sets.

    Song Requests are also welcome.

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Booked Tall Order for a Wedding
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Tall Order,

Myself and Alex would like to thank you for doing an amazing job at our wedding.
Everybody commented on how great you all were. You did something for everyone and loved how you did us a cover of our wedding song.
I think your biggest fan is our 2 year old niece who had a great time rocking out in front of you for about an hour ha ha ha!
I would definitely recommend you to anyone and so would our family and friends.

Many thanks for everything.

Tara and Alex xxx

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