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ABOUT US

UpTones are a 6 piece covers band combining Soul, Pop, RnB and Motown jams. With dual male and female lead vocals, our energetic delivery will leave the audience wanting more, bringing life to the party that makes for unforgettable experiences.

We offer a wide selection of songs and artists ranging from Adele, En Vogue and Rihanna which at any wedding can make that special first dance memorable, followed by Justin Timberlake, Lionel Ritchie, Beyonce, Chaka Kahn, James Brown and many more.

To create the perfect event we offer the option to learn your choice of first dance song at no additional cost, and also the option to request a handful of songs for a small extra fee. This is to ensure you can have a totally personalised experience. You are also welcome to look through our repertoire to pick and choose your perfect playlist - if you want to remove songs you aren't keen on, feel absolutely free to do so! Our full list of songs is available on request.

Both flexible and accomodating to work around your event, we provide a complete package using the highest quality equipment, with the option of a DJ to keep the party going for those who still have energy after our set!

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We specialise in these genres:

  • Party tunes
  • Remixes
  • Party classics
  • Funk soul & disco
  • Ballads
  • Energy
  • Dancefloor fillers
  • First dances
  • Classic pop
  • Rock
  • Classic 90s rnb
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We play these instruments:

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

  • Company Party
  • Birthday Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Private Party
  • Wedding
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AVAILABILITY

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Location

We are based in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Travel

Willing to travel nationwide.

Travel may increase the final quote.

PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

  • Price from £ 1,495
    UpTones
    Band

    Includes:
    • PA
    • DJ Service
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
    • Basic Lighting

    Additional Info:

    Our standard performance length is 2 x 45 minute sets, however we are very flexible to requirements - for example we can offer 3 x 45 minute sets or 2 x 1 hour sets, all dependent on how you want your event to run.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC

3 Set Lists

Example Party Setlist - Set 1
01
En Vogue
Don't Let Go
02
Aretha Franklin
Son Of A Preacher Man
03
TLC
No Scrubs
04
Destiny's Child
Say My Name
05
R. Kelly
Ignition
06
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
07
James Brown
I Feel Good
08
Bruno Mars
Treasure
09
Estelle
American Boy
10
Muse/Michael Bublé
Feeling Good
11
Mary Mary
Shackles (Praise You)
12
Bob Marley/Lauryn Hill
Could You Be Loved (Live Version)
Example Party Setlist - Set 2
01
1 Thing
Amerie
02
Pharrell
Happy
03
Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You
04
Marvin Gaye
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
05
Bill Withers
Lovely Day
06
Cornershop
Brimful Of Asha (Fatboy Slim Remix)
07
Justin Timberlake
Señorita
08
Luther Vandross
Never Too Much
09
Junior Senior
Move Your Feet
10
The Rembrants
I'll Be There For You
11
Earth, Wind and Fire
September
12
Michael Jackson
P.Y.T
13
Joan Jett
I Love Rock 'N Roll
14
The Fresh Prince
Fresh Prince of Belair Theme
15
Shania Twain
Man! I Feel Like A Woman
Example Party Setlist - Set 3
01
Chic
Le Freak
02
Stevie Wonder
Superstition
03
Aretha Franklin
Respect
04
Beyoncé
Crazy In Love
05
Patti LaBelle
Lady Marmalade
06
Rudimental
Waiting All Night
07
Bruno Mars
24K Magic
08
The Killers
Mr. Brightside
09
Lionel Richie
All Night Long
10
Whitney Houston
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
11
Chaka Khan
Ain't Nobod
12
Robbie Williams
Angels
13
Rihanna
We Found Love

REVIEWS

2 Reviews

Booked UpTones for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

Thank you so much to the very talented UPTONES for making our wedding party so special. You kept our families and friends dancing until late and we really appreciated being able to choose from your massive playlist. Highly recommended covers band for any event!

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5.0  

13th June 2015

Once a month crowds pack into a cosy, busy bar in the centre of Bristol’s trendy Stokes Croft to see The Uptones, a new 6 piece cover band, perform a wide variety of charged, upbeat songs to kick off their Saturday night. Having earned their resident slot at the Snug Bar, The Uptones (their line-up consisting exclusively of students of Bristol’s BIMM Institute) demonstrate a hunger for success evident in the energy put into their performance.

The stage, lit by gold fairy lights, set the scene for the vibrations about to hit the crowd. The Uptones knew their target audience well, their repertoire covering all the feel-good tracks you can think of, and a little more. The crowd, not yet loosened up by their pint glasses and not quite fitting into their dancing shoes, welcomed The Uptones to the stage with a modest recognition. Yet the humble beginning was perfect for what The Uptones were about to achieve, a simultaneous coming up of the crowd.

The Uptones began strong, launching into classic singalongs such as Stevie Wonder’s Superstition and Aretha Franklin’s Respect. Chants of “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” soon rang out from the audience, encouraged by the smiles and jigs of the band and its two vocalists (Sophie Griffin and Charlie Smith). The onstage chemistry of vocalists was obvious; they whirled and twirled around each other exchanging joyful looks before directing these at the crowd. The synergy created between band and audience became a welcome occurrence; the crowd got itchy feet, filling the dance floor, drawing energy from the band which the crowd then fed on. The Uptones made use of their stage time well with little inter-song crowd interaction. Although often an important aspect of any show – especially for bigger artists who often need this interaction for instrumental changes or who are expected to interact with fans – this allowed The Uptones to seamlessly blend tracks into one another. The crowd weren’t allowed time to question why they were enjoying themselves but forced to give in to the euphoric waves the communal dancing created.

The onstage presence of The Uptones, complimented by small stage, was refreshing. Their repertoire had a wide scope; playing the recently-released (at the time of the gig) chart favourite Uptown Funk, hip-hop duet Crazy in Love before finishing with Chaka Kahn’s Ain’t No Body. Even though the band is in its early stages they knew exactly what they were doing, setting the crowd up for their Saturday nights. Why pre-drink at home with an iPod when there are bands like The Uptones around to bless you with the experience live?

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