If you want something other than the standard function band for your next event, why not go original? It’s an amazing feeling when guests get to discover new music, and all because of you. Make sure that your event continues to breathe even after the doors have closed and the floor mopping has begun. Who else are they going to mention when they tweet about the great band they just saw? You… So without further ado, here’s our top original, up and coming acts.

1# Melissa Bel

Melissa Bel

Looking for a unique singer-songwriter who can turn her hand to a multitude of styles? This charismatic performer and powerhouse vocalist is the perfect addition to any event. From blues and soul, to pop tunes, she is a seasoned performer with three albums under her belt already. Simply an artist and her guitar, Melissa can tailor her set to suit your needs; if you’re looking for a particular song, or artist cover, chances are, if it’s not already in her repertoire, she will easily be able to learn it for the occasion. What more could you want for your special event?

You can discover more about Melissa here.


2# Ciircus Street


Ciircus Street

In Ciircus Street, you have an electric combination of keys, guitar, and two voices combining to make some impressive harmonies. Mashing up their unique vocals, Ciircus Street is a male duo, pushing the boundaries of indie and pop styles. These boys have an impressive track record behind them, with past performance venues including the legendary Ronnie Scott’s in London. If they’re good enough for the renowned jazz venue, imagine the powerful punch they can pack as your dedicated entertainment for the night. You’ll never have to settle for less than the best with these two in charge of your entertainment.

You can find out more information on Ciircus Street here.


3# The Curious Incident


The Curious Incident

In their own words, these guys “make Pop/Rock with a Caribbean twist that tastes like Jerk Chicken and Lemonade and makes your troubles melt away”. If this quirky, unique foursome don’t instantly grab your attention with that opening, then they are sure to once you hear them play. Playing pop-influenced tunes, they have travelled the world with their upbeat style and infectious energy. If you’re looking for a high-spirited group, playing pop and covers, then The Curious Incident could be your perfect band.

For more information on The Curious Incident, you can find out here.


4# Phoebe Katis

Phoebe Katis

Phoebe Katis fronts an original, three-piece jazz band, who have been performing around London in some of the best known music venues in the city. With influencers including Carole King, Alicia Keys, and Joss Stone, among many others, you are sure to be impressed with Phoebe’s soaring vocals and beautifully crafted melodies. From scat, to ballads, and blues, and featuring keys, vocals, and drums, Phoebe’s performances rival the likes of the people she calls influential. Perfect for any number of event types, Phoebe could be the answer to your band queries.

Check out Phoebe Katis’ profile here.


5# Antonio Lulic


No stranger to success, Antonio Lulic has performed across multiple countries, released a number of EPs, and, perhaps most exciting of all, toured with Ed Sheeran in his sold-out UK, US, and South American tours. Moving seamlessly from acoustic sets, just Antonio and his guitar, to large, arena-led songs, with his band in tow, he is really able to display his huge catalogue of work. As a solo artist, he has a sound to suit every occasion. His indierock, and folk styles have had him likened to Mumford and Sons, and even an early Bruce Springsteen.

You can learn more about Antonio Lulic’s talents here.


6# Avec Sans

Avec Sans

A true breath of fresh air in the electro and synthpop scenes, Avec Sans is comprised of Alice Fox and Jack St. James — combining their modern music style with exuberant light shows to really create an invigorating atmosphere. They have already seen great success with their innovative style, appearing on TV shows, as well as having their music played out internationally in various retail stores. If you’re looking for an upbeat group, that transforms your entire event into an electro-pop scene, Avec Sans are for you. Not just making music, but creating events with their shows, they are a force in this musical space.

Discover more about Avec Sans here.


7# Jack Stark

Jack Stark

Jack Stark combines the best of both worlds: an acoustic singer/songwriter in his own right, as well as a stylish indie rock group with his accompanying band. His guitar-led, easy-listening vibe is exceeded only by the emotion put forward in his vocals. With an obvious talent for storytelling through his songs, Jack Stark would cater well to intimate gigs and events. The folky nature of his style, however, would also work well in a larger setting, where the instrumentals would really come alive — particularly with his band behind him.

For more information on Jack Stark, find out here.


8# Chris Tavener

Chris Tavener

Chris Tavener’s stand out features are most certainly his witty lyrics, which he intertwines with his classic folk style. Making a name for himself as a satirical songwriter, he has penned over five albums’ worth of tracks, many commenting on social behaviour, and including rather interesting characters. His vintage sound adds to those insightful lyrics to make him a most engaging performer. Known to be one of the most hard-working artists around, he has toured all over the country, getting his name out there. If you’re looking for a real focal-point of your party, Chris is your man; his mischievous lyrics and style are bound to impress your guests.

You can have a look at Chris Tavener’s profile here.


9# Juliette Ashby

Juliette Ashby

Juliette’s unique combination of styles makes her a stand-out performer and artist. Bringing together sounds from reggae, jazz, R’n’B, and soul, she has quite the unique sound. She has released albums which have varied in their musical styles as much as her influences vary. In 2015, she released two albums, each with distinct themes; one being of an acoustic, and heartfelt style, and the other of a much more urban influence. Her acoustic album was dedicated to her lifelong friend, Amy Winehouse, for whom she was involved in the record-breaking documentary of Amy’s life, released in 2015. If you are looking for a soulful, and entertaining act, Juliette’s musical style is just what you’re looking for.

Juliette Ashby’s profile can be found here.


If you like the sound of any of these artists listed here, and want to book them for your event, do not hesitate to get in touch. If you haven’t found quite what you’re looking for here, why not explore the hundreds of artists and bands we have available through our website. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for with Headliner.


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