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Recommended Articles

  • Stefano Cestra: The Percussionist with the 'It' Factor
    As a drummer, percussionist and music producer, Stefano Cestra really moves things in the right direction. Recognized as one of the pioneers of live percussion in the London club scene, he truly puts his soul into every performance. We decided to have a chat with him to learn more about him and how he navigates through the Headliner platform.
  • Leo Wilcox: The Jack-of-all-trades DJ
    Meet Leo Wilcox, a versatile DJ and owner of record label Basement Recordings. He has DJ’d internationally, playing a wide range of different function events. Leo also has converted every single Headliner enquiry he has gotten into a booking. We thought we would sit down and learn more about him and what makes him successful.
  • Elements Acoustic Duo: The Power of Two
    Meet Elements Acoustic Duo, a pair that actually got their start as members of a five-piece band. We asked them to discuss the ins and outs of creating a successful and unique duo. Read on to get to know the pair and learn about the benefits of forming a duo act.

The Inspirational Corner

Interviews, showcases and lots of inspirational material.
  • As a drummer, percussionist and music producer, Stefano Cestra really moves things in the right direction. Recognized as one of the pioneers of live percussion in the London club scene, he truly puts his soul into every performance. We decided to have a chat with him to learn more about him and how he navigates through the Headliner platform.
  • Meet Leo Wilcox, a versatile DJ and owner of record label Basement Recordings. He has DJ’d internationally, playing a wide range of different function events. Leo also has converted every single Headliner enquiry he has gotten into a booking. We thought we would sit down and learn more about him and what makes him successful.
  • Meet Elements Acoustic Duo, a pair that actually got their start as members of a five-piece band. We asked them to discuss the ins and outs of creating a successful and unique duo. Read on to get to know the pair and learn about the benefits of forming a duo act.
  • Meet Annie's Room, a group of dedicated session musicians who've formed a powerhouse of a function band. With roots ranging from the London jam circuit, to touring with One Direction, Annie's Room holds a wealth of experience in their musical arsenal. Read on to learn about their valuable advice on how they moved seamlessly from session to function.
  • Meet The Illegal Regals, the melodic rock band with punk influence who formed during the Queen's Silver Jubilee. While finding time for both original music and covers, this band has some great advice for new artists who want to earn money doing what they love. They put together a special vlog of their interview questions, so make sure to give it a watch. Also, you can read on below to learn more about them, as well as their advice about why doing function music has been helpful towards launching a music career.
  • Meet The Curious Incident, a band who will bring you on a wild journey of flavour infused genre-mixing influenced from across the globe. Describing their eclectic sound as the spice of Hot Sauce and nice of Lemonade, their performance experience ranges from rocking weddings and corporate events to opening for The Zombies (!). Read on to learn more about them, as well as their advice about why doing function music has been helpful towards launching a music career.
  • Meet MK & the Misters, a youthful and energetic function band from London. Their dedication to their craft and longstanding friendship with each other is as inspirational as it is enjoyable. We asked them to dig deep and reflect on what makes their dynamic work so well.
  • Roameo are here to redefine your preconceptions about function bands. Despite being a fairly new outfit, they are already hugely popular. It doesn't surprise us.. Their bubbly personalities and fun attitudes are infectious. Exactly what you need at a party! We asked them a few questions...
  • George Hilton is well versed in the art of DJing. From clubs to weddings and corporate parties, George knows how to tailor his sets to meet his clients needs.
  • The P.Y.Ts have been on Headliner from the very beginning, and they are one of the sites most popular party bands. They've played at amazing events, such as Facebook's Christmas party at Abbey Road Studios! We've been speaking with Henry, who runs the band, about working as a bandleader and session musician, as well as what it takes to be a successful function band.