Bands & Musicians for Corporate and Private Functions.


Future Entertainments has been supplying live bands for over 20 years for corporate and private functions throughout the UK using the best talent, this includes all eras from the 20s to the latest chart music.

We have a large stable of bands performing, Pop, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Comedy, Rock & Roll, Swing, and Big Band.

 

Corporate Functions Bands.

 

Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band.


Big, brassy..soul music at its finest. Stax, Motown the real deal.. Big Mac's play soul music like their lives depend on it! A soul band who enjoy soul music off and on the stage..real soul music buffs who bring their obvious enthusiasm onto the stage with 'em! Check it out. Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band..a real soul band playing soul music with real soul!


Size of band: Generally a 10 piece band
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: 2 x 60 minutes sets

Alpha Connection.


This extremely versatile all male line-up of the 7 piece band features a group of all singing, high energy, multi-talented musicians. They are complemented by an ever-popular brass section which enables them to deliver a unique presentation of sound and vision that sets them apart from all other bands. Alpha Connection's massive repertoire of music, which is all played
live, includes the Big Band and Rat Pack classics, Rock and Roll, Soul, Latin, Disco and Salsa, huge hits from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and chart hits of today.


Size of band: Generally a 7 piece band
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: 3 x 60 minutes sets

LIVE!!


One of the UK’s top eleven piece party and function band. With a
stunning line up of four dynamic vocalists combined with a popular brass section, LIVE guarantees you a unique, excitingly energetic fun event. Professionally choreographed dance routines, the best stage costumes and top quality music are all tailored specifically to your needs and those of the audience. LIVE comes complete with state of the art sound equipment and technical crew using an Intelligence lighting system with an optional fibre optic star cloth and superb floor shows.


Size of band: Generally a 11 piece band
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: 3 x 60 minutes sets

Jamtastic.


Jamtastic have the ability to perform in all sorts of shapes and sizes - from a sophisticated dinner jazz trio up to a stonkin' seven piece showband suitable for the most esteemed occasions in the land. The 'core-four' at the heart of Jamtastic are three lively, attractive guys and a stunning girl with simply the best singing
voice on the circuit. This is the most flexible line-up of any four piece band producing an amazingly full live sound.


Size of band: Generally a 4 piece band
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: 3 x 60 minutes sets

The Jive Aces.


The Jive Aces unique sound comes from a combination of their own original tunes in true swing style as well as fresh arrangements of songs from the swing era. Classics made famous by such greats as Louis Prima (Just a Gigolo), Louis Jordan (Five Guys Named Mo), Cab Calloway (Minnie the Moocher), Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Louis Armstrong.


Size of band: Generally a 6 piece band
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: 2 x 60 minutes sets

Madison Square Party Band.


Madison Square Party band are one of the UK's leading live bands
specializing in uplifting chart music from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s to the present day. Their own blend of "funky" and exciting repertoire with bags of "street cred", will have the dance floor packed all night. Top function party work includes international corporate events, society balls, private parties and weddings. The
MADISON SQUARE band line up is enviable using only the very best, well-known musicians and singers in the UK. The line-up starts as a 7 piece with 3 front singers and 4 band musicians and increases to a 10/11 piece.


Size of band: Generally a 10 piece band
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: 2 x 60 minutes sets

VEGAS.


VEGAS Performing an extensive playlist of classic songs from the 60's to the present day means that VEGAS are the ideal choice for any event. Guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, backing and lead vocals make up this impressive 5-piece band. A top quality PA and light show with an amazing 3D UV backdrop provide
an unforgettable experience. VEGAS are considered one of the premier function bands in the UK, and have also played throughout Europe, America and the Far East.


Size of band: Generally a 5 piece band
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: 3 x 60 minutes sets

V.I.P. The Ultimate Function Band.


The Ultimate Function Band V.I.P. V.I.P. really is the ultimate function band. This international six piece party band is made up of immensely talented musicians and vocalists who are able to recreate, with authenticity and ease, those classic party tracks of the 70’s through to the present day, taken from the genres of Funk, Soul, Motown, Pop and Disco. V.I.P. has extensive experience working as a function band in venues such as, the Hilton Hotel and Café Royal, London. The N.E.C. ICC and BBC’s Pebble Mill, Birmingham. The Chester racecourse and the JJB Football Stadium, Wigan.


Size of band: Generally a 6 piece band
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: 2 x 60 minutes sets

The Sounds of the Blues Brothers.


 Established in 1987, they were the first tribute band to take the movie onto the stage and have since become the leading Blues Brothers Show throughout Europe. Their musicians and vocalist were recruited from the best soul, Motown, jazz and funk players in the business which is reflected in the bands live performances. More recently in April 2004 the band appeared live on The Ant & Dec’s TV Takeaway, backing Ant & Dec performing the classic “Everybody”. If you want to party seriously then this is the band for you with all the Blues Brothers songs, plus hits from Madness, Bad Manners, The Commitments and many other top named soul & Motown artistes.

Vice Versa.


Vice Versa is a uniquely versatile, seven piece band which blends experience, professionalism and talent with a wide ranging repertoire of classic dance music from across the decades, right up to today's chart hits. Vice Versa will complement any themed event including James Bond, Hollywood, 70’s, 80’s, Blues Brothers etc. and perform tribute sets as required to artistes including
Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Spice Girls, Elvis, Tom Jones and Abba. Vice Versa comes complete with a star cloth, full stage lighting, top quality sound equipment and a dazzling array of co-ordinated costumes which combines to produce a colourful stage show which will complement events of all types.


Size of band: Generally a 7 piece band
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: 3 x 60 minutes sets

Fully Funktional.


Fully Funktional CV reads like the pages of Hello Magazine. Members of the band have played, toured & recorded with Tom Jones, Kylie, BBC Big Band, Jamie Cullum, Westlife, Phil Collins, Girls Aloud, Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, for Paul McCartney's wedding & Elton John's birthday. Not to mention featuring in the
house bands of Michael Parkinson, Stars In Their Eyes, Children In Need, Royal Variety Performance & Strictly Come Dancing. Plus blockbuster movies including Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, King Arthur, Thunderbirds, Wallace & Grommit & Beyond The Sea with Kevin Spacey. Then there's the West End shows including
Chicago, The Producers, Saturday Night Fever & The Ratpack Show & many more. Oops, nearly forgot Her Majesty The Queen, Prince Charles & Camilla - at The Grand Ballroom in Buckingham Palace. The Ultimate Party Band for every occasion, big or small, lively or mellow. Specialising in pop, rock, disco, funk, soul, rock n' roll & jazz.


Size of band: Generally a 6 - 8 piece band
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: 2 x 60 minutes sets

Funky Lipstik.


Funky Lipstik was formed in 2001 to provide a fresh and exciting new approach to live music entertainment. The band brings together six of the country’s finest and most sought-after musicians to perform a dynamic repertoire of current chart hits as well as rock, pop and soul classics. Funky Lipstik’s live show, combining energy and attitude with professionalism has quickly made them
one of the most talked-about bands on the scene, and has already spawned a number of imitators. Since their debut engagement in Monte Carlo demand for Funky Lipstik has taken them to Paris, Barcelona, Marrakech, Barbados and Las Vegas and all over the UK. The band has already been booked for private and
corporate engagements in nearly every major London venue including the Dorchester, The Grosvenor Hotel, Claridges, The Savoy, Café de Paris, Café Royale, The Park Lane Intercontinental, China White’s Atlantic bar, Elysium and
the London Guildhall. Specialising in pop, rock, disco, funk, soul, rock n' roll & jazz.


Size of band: Generally a 6 piece band
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: 2 x 60 minutes sets



Tribute Artistes.

 

UK Beach Boys.


The top Beach Boys tribute band available . The UK BEACH BOYS are the NO 1 Beach Boys tribute act, having performed throughout the UK and Europe since their formation in 2002. They re-create the superb sounds of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, performing totally LIVE without tracks or artificial backing, giving a true representation of LIVE music. They are also the ONLY Beach Boys tribute to have appeared with THE BEACH BOYS. Having performed at top venues, theatres and major festivals, THE UK BEACH BOYS really are “KEEPING THE SUMMER ALIVE”.

Size of band: 4 piece band
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: 1 or 2 x sets

Abba Magic.


Mamma Mia! There are tribute bands and then there's ABBA MAGIC" "The Name Of The Game" for ABBA MAGIC is to perform with stunning authenticity and dazzling costume changes all the hits and more...


"KNOWING ME KNOWING YOU"..."LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME" "I HAVE A DREAM"..."FERNANDO"... "VOULEZ VOUS"..."THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC"... "THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL"..."MONEY, MONEY, MONEY"... "DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW?"..."S.O.S"..."CHIQUITITA"... "ONE OF US"..."DANCING QUEEN"...and many more!!!

The Bootleg Beatles.


Having seen the Bootlegs' storming set at the '94 Glastonbury Festival, Brit Pop band Oasis caught the BB's show again that Christmas at Southampton's Guildhall. Noel and Liam Gallagher were so enamoured with the group that they asked them to be the support act for their record-breaking 1995 Earl's Court shows - culminating with both bands sharing the stage for 'I Am The Walrus' (Captured on the video There and Then) - and then the following summer joining Oasis again for their massive outdoor events in Loch Lomond, Cork and Knebworth. These gigs and an appearance on the cover of the NME, heralded the Bootleg Beatles' breakthrough to a new contemporary audience, something unheard of for a 'tribute' act. Since becoming regulars on the festival circuit, The Bootlegs have played Wembley with Rod Stewart and Elton John, shared the bill with The Corrs, David Bowie and Iggy Pop and filled Tokyo's Budokan Hall in their own right.

Stayin Alive.


 In 1997 The Bee Gees released the chart-topping album "Still Waters" from which the hit singles "Alone" and "Could Not Love You More" were taken. This was followed by 1998s "One Night Only", a live concert recorded at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas. "Stayin Alive" take you through the musical life of The Bee Gees, recreating the different eras of the bands development with uncanny authenticity. Frequently hailed as the most authentic tribute to The Bee Gees in the world. Venues and "The UK Bee Gees Fan Club" would verify this. Stayin Alive are guaranteed to leave you with an unforgettable experience of one of the Worlds most respected artistes.


Size of band: Generally a 5 piece band
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: 1 x 60 minute set

Queen Tribute.


Along with the many fans who mourn the loss of Freddie Mercury, this band aim to celebrate the wealth of talent that came together in Queen by recreating, with breathtaking accuracy, the style and excitement of a LIVE Queen concert, which sadly will never again be seen. The arduous task of co-ordinating lighting, image, clothes, make-up, mannerisms and not least, by any means, the harmonies and music of the greatest band in the world. The band rehearsed behind closed doors for twelve months to perfect the show featuring all of Queen's greatest hits, including Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You and many more.

One Step Behind.


Each member of One Step Behind grew up as a Madness fan and for each, perfecting his portrayal of his original Madness counterpart has been a labour of love. They strive to match every detail of the original, both musically and in appearance. Like Madness, One Step Behind are well known for their on-stage antics with which they build up an authentic 'Nutty' atmosphere.
This is One Step Behind's philosophy - to carry forward the Mad mantle into the nineties and beyond.


Size of band: Generally a 6 piece band
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: TBA

Fleetwood Bac.


Fleetwood Bac are the original best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band. Endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, and raved about by Peter Green’s biographer, Fleetwood Bac are the only tribute band to authentically replicate the classic Stevie Nicks/Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie/John McVie /Mick Fleetwood
“Rumours” line-up. The quintet offer fans both the full West Coast experience of the Stevie Nicks/Lyndsey Buckingham Mac line-up and also a dip into the earlier Peter Green Mac song book. The band celebrate their own ten year career with a fully formatted show, complete with costume changes and a two hours of classic
Fleetwood Mac, from the early blues roots to the stadium band that conquered the world. Catch Fleetwood Bac playing the best of over three decades of Fleetwood Mac who survived all the slings and arrows that the rock industry could throw at it, to produce timeless West Coast Rock.

Into The Bleach Music.


Into The Bleach Music is only part of why Into The Bleach are such a success with audiences everywhere. With numerous costume changes throughout, powerful PA, full lighting show and Parallel Lines backdrop, Into The Bleach provide the full 'Blondie experience' which will captivate fans old and young. 'The Complete Picture Hits Show', 'Parallel Lines' and 'Eat To The Beat' are just some of the many line ups you can expect to be hearing (and humming to yourself for a week afterwards!)


Size of band: Generally a 5 piece band
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: TBA

Rat Pack.


Andy Wilsher Sings Start your evening with a swing. This show not
only covers songs from Robbie’s “Swing When You’re Winning” album but also Andy has added many more Rat Pack songs such as “Come Fly With Me”, “That Old Black Magic”, “That’s Life”, “New York, New York”, “That’s Amore”, “Sway”, “What Kind Of Fool Am I” and many more. He also covers songs such as Nat King Cole’s “Let There Be Love” and Bobby Darrin’s “Mack The Knife” and “Beyond The Sea”.


Size of band: Solo
Equipment supplied: PA and lights

Tom Jones.


Ian is the first choice fly-back artiste from the UK for Costa-del-Sol
and the Algarve and appears there annually. He covers the whole of the UK, all the major hotel groups and is ideal for clubs, golf clubs, private and corporate events, weddings, universities, parties, theatres, festivals, restaurants, nightclubs and cabaret venues ( he has even performed Tom Jones for a lady's birthday
party in her lounge - a wonderful time!) This is a tribute act you must not miss!! Ian always gets a great reaction wherever he goes.


Size of band: Solo
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: TBA

Neil Diamond.


He has taken his tribute to Neil Diamond show to the Highlands
of Scotland, the DILMUN CLUB -BAHRAIN & The PARADISE CLUB- TENERIFE. Ian also thrills audiences all around the UK with his superb "double bill" tribute to Neil Diamond and Tom Jones. The transformation from Tom to Neil astounds people, with some of the audience convinced it is not the same performer for both acts.


Size of band: Solo
Equipment supplied: PA and lights

Elton John.


John Ellis’s tribute to Elton John has a combination of three
elements unique in the music scene today: the ability to play live piano, sing and look like Elton. John’s flamboyant showmanship captures the mannerisms and charisma of the man himself, performing all the best loved hits.


Size of band: Solo
Equipment supplied: PA and lights
Length of performance: TBA



Classical Musicians.

 

Any String Goes.


Any String Goes is a stylish, professional string quartet that brings
atmosphere and sparkle to any special occasion. Specialising in wedding and background music, the quartet plays each year for
many ceremonies and receptions. Venues include Blenheim Palace, Berkeley Castle, Clearwell Castle, SS Great Britain, Celtic Manor Resort and the Royal Crescent Club and organisations include Rolls Royce, Mercedes, Business Link and Warner’s Musical Weekends. The quartet has appeared on national television and also feature on the new Jethro Tull DVD.

Arion Flute and Harp Duo.


Arion Flute and Harp Duo is a wonderful combined sound that composers have favoured throughout history, dating back to the pipes and lyres of ancient times. The Arion Duo mix classical repertoire for flute and harp and their own arrangements of popular songs. They particularly enjoy playing their original
arrangements of Celtic Folk music. Eliza and Camilla have played together since they studied at the Royal Academy of Music. Together, they have performed Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto and have given recitals on cruise ships around Europe. They have delighted audiences at weddings, corporate and private functions at venues such as Blenheim Palace, Syon Park, Hampton Court and St.James Palace. They also regularly play together at the Landmark Hotel.

Marie Riboulet.


Marie Riboulet Originally from East Sussex, Marie-France studied the harp at the conservatoire of Besancon and has been playing for many years in the finest venues in the South West of England for such events as: Wedding civil ceremonies, church services, civil partnerships, receptions, wedding breakfasts, christenings, birthday parties, anniversaries, corporate functions, product launches, dinner functions/parties, charity events, funerals, and many other special occasions.

Julian O’Kelly.


Julian O’Kelly is both classically trained and self taught in jazz, and has been performing internationally and locally for the last ten years. More recently he has regularly entertained at Torquay's 5 star Imperial Hotel, and at countless weddings across the South West. In June 2007 Julian will be relocating to Esher, Surrey, and will be available for bookings throughout London and the home counties. Julian combines his performances with writing for and directing musical theatre, and working as one of the country's leading experts in music therapy.

The Orchestra of the Swan.


The Orchestra of the Swan celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, bills itself as ‘the chamber orchestra for the heart of England. The description is accurate in more senses than the geographic. For David Curtis’ Stratford-based ensemble has always sought to be at the heart of England’s musical life, playing to audiences throughout the region, championing a diverse repertoire, commissioning new work and pumping life into community music-making.

Windwood Trio.


Windwood Trio form an intimate soiree to a large banquet, reception or wedding, The Windwood Trio has gained a reputation for first class entertainment. We have performed in settings as diverse as Westminster Abbey, Café Paris in Monte Carlo, Tower Bridge Gallery, Cliveden Manor, HMS Belfast and The Lanesborough Hotel through to Rolls-Royce, Mercedes and Jaguar car launches and Cunard's luxury cruise liner the Sagafjord from South America to South Africa. We also played at the 1997 Chelsea Flower Show which included several live BBC broadcasts of our performances. In 2002 and 2003 we played at the opening gala evening of the show. The many restaurants in which we have
performed include The Café Royal, The Grosvenor House and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen.

Roger Winfield & Jon Ouzman.


Roger Winfield & Jon Ouzman form an experienced duo supplying
sophisticated and atmospheric background music for all occasions. They play acoustically for intimate events or amplified for the bigger function. Their repertoire of Flamenco, light popular, Jazz, Classical and Romantic music reflects both their classical training and their love of other musical styles. The romance of the classical guitar coupled with the magic of the mandolin or second classical
guitar creates a delightful ambience.

Two Cellos.


Two Cellos was formed over ten years ago, and has enjoyed growing success as an ensemble offering an exciting alternative to the more conventional choice of string quartet, harp or piano. Like all classically trained musicians, they worked initially in the conventional world of recitals and the concert hall, playing with
members of some of the world's finest orchestras, before making the decision to concentrate on their ensemble work. They have been fortunate in that many highly regarded colleagues have arranged popular music specially for Two Cellos - including Alan Cohen, who writes for the BBC, the National Jazz Youth Orchestra
and Deutsche Radio, to name just a few. "Playing the Cello is something that we greatly enjoy. If that ever ceases to be the case, that will be the time to stop playing. Our aim is that the music of Two Cellos should always entertain and give pleasure."