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VIP: The ultimate function band.

This international party band is made up of a collection of the highest quality professional session musicians and vocalists who specialise in performing choice party tracks from the wide ranging genres of Funk; Soul; Motown; Rock; Indie; Pop and Disco. 

VIP has a wealth of experience performing at the very highest profile events at venues in London such as The Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair, The four Seasons in Canary Wharf and The Savoy on the Strand for clients such as Louis Vuitton, Rolex and BMW to name just a few. The versatility of the band means that they are not only ideal for corporate events but also for weddings and civil partnerships, university balls, birthday parties and barmitzfers, awards ceremonies and festivals. They have also proved to be very popular with the British Military and are engaged by the SAS, RAF, Army and Navy on their major events throughout the year.

VIP is led by Mathew Richardson Bmus (Hons) who is a former scholarship student of the Royal Academy of Music London. Away from VIP Mathew along with the other members of the band enjoy a varied freelance career working at home and abroad with artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, Corrine Bailey Rae, Professor Green, Sam Smith and The Human League, in some of the countries finest concert venues as well as on television including appearances on Later with Jools Holland, on the radio and on a number of commercially available recordings.

If you need a band that will have you dancing all night & leave you shouting for more, there can be only one choice…

VIP Party

The party band produces a truly fantastic sound and is perfect as the main evening’s entertainment for any event. 

The band will perform for up to a total of two hours of live music, and its at the clients discretion whether the format is 2 x 45 minute sets, 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 minute sets.

Acoustic Sets (Guitar & Female Vocals)

VIP offer an acoustic Duo option with guitar and female vocals which is perfect to create a laid back and contemporary feel to your drinks reception or dinner. The band will perform for up to 2x40 minute sets.

VIP Jazz

The versatility of the members of VIP means that they are just as experienced performing Jazz Standards, as they are party tracks, and are able to offer the VIP Jazz option.

Dine in style whilst being entertained by the refined sounds of VIP Jazz. The Duo, Trio or Quartet is able to cover a full range of cool Jazz Standards which will add sophistication to any event. The band will perform for up to 2x40 minute sets.

Line up:

5 piece band: Lead male vocals, lead female vocals, Drums, Bass, lead guitar.

6 piece band: Add the keyboard

7 piece band: Add the Sax

8 piece band: Add the horn section – Tenor Sax & Trumpet

9 piece band: Add an additional female Vocalist.

Please note smaller and larger bespoke line ups are available on request.

Jazz trio: Piano, Bass, Drums.

Jazz Quartet; Sax, Piano, Bass, Drums.

DJ Option

As standard VIP provide a laptop DJ service so that your guests are kept fully entertained when the band is not performing live. They have a huge amount of popular songs and they mix them as they would be by a traditional DJ. They will make basic announcements, and take requests from guests on the night. You can even let us know in advance if you have any favourite songs and they will make up a playlist specially for your event.

Dress Code

The band will always dress very smartly as standard unless a more casual look is required by the client. Please just let us know what you require for your event and they will be as flexible as possible to try and meet your requirements.

PA Options

As standard VIP uses top of the range audio equipment which is installed and operated on each engagement by our very own team. Because the band is fully engineered this ensures the perfect sound mix for each and every event.

The standard vocal rig is ideal for events up to 150 people or so in the average sized function rooms you find in hotels and venues up and down the country, allowing competitive prices and excellent value for money. 

For larger weddings and corporate / military events, they can provide a top of the range 4000 watt PA system with engineer which is suitable to perform to a room of anything up to 500 guests. Larger systems are available on request to cater for any size of event.

After gaining entry to the performance area, it takes a total of 90 minutes to be fully set and ready to perform.

Working with Sound Limiters

The band is regularly booked to play at events where the venue has some restrictions placed on the amount of volume which is allowed during the performance. Usually there is a decibel meter fitted in the room which is connected to the power supply that the band is asked to use. This is absolutely no problem for the band to work with.

Lighting Options

As standard VIP uses the Acme cabaret colour pro light system. This produces 4000 watts of stage lighting via 8 x 500 watt bulbs. The system allows a flood of light of numerous colours or can be programmed to move with the rhythm of the band. The equipment is very compact and so can be used in almost any space.

For larger events, the band can supply a popular range of intelligent and generic lighting from manufacturers such as Avolites, Martin Professional, Clay Paky, CCT, and Thomas and complementary special effects such as smoke and haze which can greatly improve the impact of the lighting. Set up time around 120 minutes.

Previous Clients include:

Amgen

Bank of Ireland

Beresford’s Solicitors

BMW

Bolsover District Council

Bosch

Café Royal London

The Chambers of John Hand QC

Dell

Dior

The Dorchester London

Gonville & Gains College Cambridge

Hermes Paris The Grosvenor House Hotel London

Halifax

I.B.M.

IKEA

Kings College Cambridge

The Labour Party

The Law Society

Lincolnshire show ground Hunt Ball

Lloyd's TSB

Louis Vuitton Lowery Hotel Manchester

Mint

Morgan Stanley

NAT WEST

Orange

Pernod Ricard France

Price Waterhouse Coopers Charted Accountants

Q Hotels

Repton School

Rolex

The Royal Bank of Scotland

RSPCC

SIA (Spinal injuries association)

Silverstone Race Track

SONY

South Leicestershire College

Tesco

Virgin Atlantic

Wilberforce Chambers

Song List

POP & Rock

All Night Long Lionel Richie

Alright Now Free

Beat It Michael Jackson

Billie Jean Michael Jackson

Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison

Brown Sugar Rolling Stones

Cant take my eyes off of you Franki Valli

Don't Stop Believing Journey

Going Underground The Jam

Hey Jude Lennon & McCartney

Honky Tonk Woman Rolling Stones

I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston

Jail House Rock Elvis

Long Train Running The Dooby Brothers

Love Shack B52's

Moondance Van Morrison

Nutbush City Limits Tina Turner

Oh What A Night Frankie Vallie

Relight My Fire Take That & LULU

Saw Her Standing There The Beatles

Stuck In The Middle With You Stealers Wheel

Sweet Home Alabama Lynard Skynard

Town Called Malice The Jam

Twist And Shout The Beatles

You Cant Hurry Love Diana Ross

Waterfall Stone Roses

Disco & Funk

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now McFadden & Whitehead

Best Of My Love Emotions

Blame it on The Boogie Jackson Five

Car Wash Rose Royce

Celebration Kool In The Gang

Disco Inferno The Tramps

Everybody Dance Chic

Get Down On It Kool & The Gang

Get Down Tonight KC & The Sunshine Band

I will Survive Gloria Gaynor

Im Coming Out Diana Ross

Ladies Night Kool & The Gang

Le Freak Chic

Lost In Music Sister Sledge

Move on Up Curtis Mayfield

Play That Funky Music Wild Cherries

Sex Machine James Brown

Streetlife Crusaders

That’s The Way I Like It KC & The Sunshine Band

Upside Down Diana Ross

We Are Family Sister Sledge

Young Hearts Run Free Candi Station

Soul & Motown

Ain’t no Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel

Chain of Fools Aretha Franklin

Baby Love Diana Ross

Dancing In The Street Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Everybody Needs Somebody Blues Brothers

Gimmie Some Lovin Blues Brothers

Heard it Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye

Hold On Im Coming Blues Brothers

I Feel Good James Brown

I Want You Back Jackson 5

In The Midnight Hour Commitments

Lady Marmalade Pattie Belle

Lets Stay Together Al Green

Mustang Sally Commitments

No Where To Run Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Reach Out ill Be There 4 Tops

Rescue Me Fontella Bass

Respect Aretha Franklin

Shake A Tail Feather Blues Brothers

Signed Sealed Delivered Stevie Wonder

Soul Man Blues Brothers

Superstition Stevie Wonder

Sweet Home Chicago Blues Brothers

Think Aretha Franklin

Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher Jackie Wilson

Indie & Modern

A Thousand Years Christina Perri

American Boy Estel

Angels Robbie Williams

Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor Arctic Monkeys

Blurred Lines Robin Thicke

Clocks Coldplay

Come As You Are Beverley Knight

Crazy Cee Lo Green

Crazy Chick Charlotte Church

Domino Jessie J

Feel The Love Rudimental Ft John Newman

Feel So Close Calvin Harris

Forget You Cee Lo Green

Get Lucky Daft Punk

Girls And Boys Blur

Golden Touch Razorlight

Happy Pharrell Williams

Heaven Emeli Sande

Hot Right Now DJ Fresh

Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars

La La La Naughty Boy

Locked Out Of Heaven Bruno Mars

Love Me Again John Newman

Make You Feel My Love Adele

Mercy Duffy

Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5

No Tomorrow Orson

Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake

Ruby Kaiser Chiefs

La La La Naughty Boy

Shake It Off Taylor Swift

Somebody Told Me The Killers

Somewhere Only We Know Keane

Spinning Around Kylie Minogue

Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand

This Love Maroon 5

Too Close Alex Clare

Treasure Bruno Mars

Uptown Funk Mark Ronson

Valerie Amy Winehouse

Waiting All Night Rudimental Ft Ella Eyre

You've Got The Love Florence and the Machine

You Had Me Joss Stone

Xmas Tracks

All I Want For Christmas                              Mariah Carey

I wish it could be Christmas Everyday        Wizzard

Last Christmas                                             Wham

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree           Brenda Lee

Fairy Tale of New York                                The Pogues

Merry Christmas Everybody                        Slade

Acoustic Tracks

A Thousand Years Christina Perri

Ain't no Sunshine when she's gone Bill Withers

All of Me John Legend

Better Together Jack Johnson

Chasing Cars Snow Patrol

Drops of Jupiter Train

Hallelujah Leonard Cohen

How do I live LeAnn Rimes

How Sweet It Is James Taylor

Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars

Lets Stay Together Al Green

Like A Star Corinne Bailey Rae

Make You Feel My Love Adele

My Girl The Temptations

Ordinary People John Legend

Roar Katy Perry

Sittin on the Dock or a Bay Otis Redding

Skyfall Adele

Somewhere Only We Know Keane

Song Bird Eva Cassidy

Stand By Me Ben E King

Stay With Me Sam Smith

Street Life Randy Crawford

Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran

Time After Time Cyndi Lauper

Use Somebody Kings of Leon

Will you Still Love Me Tomorrow Amy Winehouse

You Do Something To Me Paul Weller

You've got a friend James Taylor

Dinner Jazz Option

The Ensembles jazz option repertoire consists of well known 'standards' taken mainly from 'The Great American Songbook’. Composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rogers & Hart and Irving Berlin.

An example of song list is below. 

A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square

All blues

All of me

All the things you are

Angel eyes

Autumn leaves

Bewitched

Beautiful love

Black Orpheus

Blue bossa

Body and soul

Bye bye blackbird

Can’t get started

Cheek to cheek

Come fly with me

Desifanado

Don’t get around much anymore

Don’t worry about me

Drop me off in Harlem

Everything happens to me

Embraceable you

Exactly like you

Fly me to the moon

Foggy day

Gee baby ain’t I good to you

Georgia on my mind

Girl from impanima

Have you met Miss Jones

I got rhythm

I love you

I remember you

In a sentimental mood

It had to be you

I've never been in love before

Let there be love

Let’s fall in love

Like someone in love

Lover Man

Lullaby of Birdland

Misty

Moondance

My funny valentine

Night and day

On green dolphin street

One note samba

Our love is here to stay

So what

Softly as a morning sunrise

Someday my prince will come

Song for my farther

Stella by starlight

St. Thomas

Stormy Monday

Summertime

Takin' a chance on love

Take the A train

Take 5

Unforgettable

What is this thing called love

What’s new

You made me love you

You make me feel so young

And many more………….......

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We specialise in these genres:

  • Jazz trio
  • 90s
  • 70s
  • Jazz
  • Jazz quartet
  • 60s
  • Jazz duo
  • Jazz standards
  • 80s
  • Modern day
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We play these instruments:

  • Brass
  • Sax
  • Trumpet
  • Saxophone
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Keys
  • Vocals
  • Drums
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We are happy to play at these events:

  • Engagement Party
  • Bar / Bat Mitzvah
  • Wedding
  • Birthday Party
  • Company Party
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We are based in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

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PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

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    4 piece band
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    4 piece band - Drums, Bass, Guitar, Female Vocal -

    The band will perform for up to a total of two hours of live music, and its at the clients discretion whether the format is 2 x 45 minute sets, 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 minute sets.

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    5 piece band
    Band

    5 piece band - Drums, Bass, Guitar, Male Vocals, Female Vocals -

    The band will perform for up to a total of two hours of live music, and its at the clients discretion whether the format is 2 x 45 minute sets, 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 minute sets.

    Please note alternative 5 piece line ups are available.

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  • Price from £1798
    6 piece band
    Band

    6 piece band - Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Male Vocals, Female Vocals.

    The band will perform for up to a total of two hours of live music, and its at the clients discretion whether the format is 2 x 45 minute sets, 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 minute sets.

    Please note alternative 6 piece line ups are available and some locations in the UK may cost more than the stated price.

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    7 piece band
    Band

    7 piece band - Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Sax, Male Vocals, Female Vocals.

    The band will perform for up to a total of two hours of live music, and its at the clients discretion whether the format is 2 x 45 minute sets, 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 minute sets.

    Please note alternative 7 piece line ups are available and some locations in the UK may cost more than the stated price.

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  • Price from £2356
    8 piece band
    Band

    8 piece band - Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Sax, Trumpet, Male Vocals, Female Vocals.

    The band will perform for up to a total of two hours of live music, and its at the clients discretion whether the format is 2 x 45 minute sets, 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 minute sets.

    Please note alternative 8 piece line ups are available and some locations in the UK may cost more than the stated price.

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    9 piece band
    Band

    9 piece band - Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Sax, Trumpet, Male Vocals, Female Vocals x 2.

    The band will perform for up to a total of two hours of live music, and its at the clients discretion whether the format is 2 x 45 minute sets, 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 minute sets.

    Please note alternative 9 piece line ups are available and some locations in the UK may cost more than the stated price.

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