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1950s & 1960s - Sweet Nothin's

The Sweet Nothin’s are an exciting and vibrant 50’s/60’s Showband, specializing in bringing the Classic Pops hits from the Golden Era of music back to life, with tight harmonies, strong vocals and an infectious sense of fun.

Comprised of 5 highly skilled musicians, all armed with vast experience and a genuine love of great music, The Sweet Nothin’s will whisk you back in time and onto the dance floor.


Sweet Nothin's Fantastic!!!!! What a lovely group and Nicky was awesome. Brilliant singer. So many lovely comments on the night. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you for making our evening something special’ -  Jane Moore (Birthday Party)

‘Amazing from start to finish… What a group, they had everyone up dancing all night and we all had a fantastic time... I cannot put into words just how good this group was’ - Dee Cahill (Private Party)

‘Nikki and her fellow musicians were brilliant at bringing the audience up to fever pitch and then keeping them there’ - Stan Hetherington (Festival)

  • Fully Themed 5-piece 1950-60’s Showband
  • Authentic Costumes, Tight harmonies, Strong Lead Vocals
  • Male and Female Lead Vocals
  • Young exciting band with vast experience
  • Members Credentials include UK & International Tours, West End Theatre, BBC, Universal Record Company, Radio One, Universal Pictures
  • Themed Background music between sets
  • Expandable line up to include a honking horn section
  • Jazz options available for earlier in the day
  • Great Rates for the South
  • Fully self-contained with full PA, Lighting Rig and dedicated Sound Engineer

The Sweet Nothin’s are a fresh exciting 50’s / 60’s Showband, specializing in bringing the Classic Pops hits from the Golden Era of music back to life. With authentic costumes, strong vocals and perfect harmonies, the Sweet Nothin’s capture the spirit of the1950’s/60’s perfectly, whisking you back to the golden era of music.

The band consists of 5 young highly talented musicians with a strong array of credits to their name having worked for the likes of the BBC, Universal Record Company, Radio One and Universal Picture and performed at West End theatres, International and UK theatre tours.

Additionally, if you also require background or lounge music earlier in the day, the band are happy to offer a Jazz option to provide the perfect accompaniment while your guests arrive, mingle and eat. For that extra special occasion they are also able to provide a horn section, featuring high level musicians with experience performing with internationally renowned Artists.

The Sweet Nothin’s come with their own sound engineer, full PA and Lighting system and are fully insured. They will also happily provide era appropriate background music prior to the gig, in between sets and after the final encore! Their line-up consists of Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Lead and Backing Vocals, all of whom share one common feature - a genuine love of the music.

Ideal for corporate, private functions, theatres, hotels or club venues if you want an evening full of dancing, singing a pinch of nostalgia and a large dash of fun, this is the band for you!

The Sweet Nothin’s are a 5 Piece Band as standard, consisting of:
            • Female Lead & Backing Vocals
            • Bass Guitar, Male Lead and Backing Vocals
            • Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals
            • Keyboard
            • Drums

Special booking options: (please enquire for further details)

Accoustic Line Up
            • DUO: Vocals, Guitar
            • THREE PIECE: Vocals, Guitar, 2nd Guitar or Keys
            • FOUR PIECE: Vocals, Guitar, 2nd Guitar, Keys or Drums

Additional Brass Section
            SIX / SEVEN / EIGHT PIECE: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums w/ Trumpet, Trombone and/or Sax

Afternoon Jazz Option
            DUO: Piano, Vocals
            FOUR PIECE: Piano, Vocals, Drums, Bass or Trumpet,
            FIVE PIECE: Piano, Vocals, Drums, Bass, Guitar or Trumpet,
            SIX PIECE: Piano, Vocals, Drums, Bass, Guitar, Trumpet

All line ups include a dedicated sound engineer and background music provided when the band aren’t playing.

The Sweet Nothin’s have a constantly expanding repertoire but here’s a small selection to get you going!

  • AIN'T THAT A SHAME - Fats Domino
  • BE MY BABY – The Ronettes
  • CAN'T BUY ME LOVE - The Beatles
  • CHAPEL OF LOVE - The Dixie Cups
  • C'MON EVERYBODY - Eddie Cochran
  • DA DOO RON RON – The Crystals
  • DAYDREAM BELIEVER - The Monkees
  • DO YOU WANNA DANCE - Cliff Richard
  • DON'T SLEEP IN THE SUBWAY - Petula Clark
  • DOWNTOWN - Petula Clark
  • DREAM LOVER - Bobby Darin
  • GREAT BALLS OF FIRE - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • HELLO MARY LOU – Rick Nelson
  • HIPPY HIPPY SHAKES - The Swinging Blue Jeans
  • HOUND DOG - Elvis Presley
  • I FEEL FINE - The Beatles
  • I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU - Dusty Springfield
  • I SAW HER STANDING THERE - The Beatles
  • I'M A BELIEVER - The Monkees
  • IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE – Buddy Holly
  • IT MIGHT AS WELL RAIN UNTIL SEPTEMBER – Carole King
  • JOHNNY B. GOODE - Chuck Berry
  • LA BAMBA – Ritchie Valens
  • LET’S DANCE – Chris Montez
  • LET'S TWIST AGAIN - Chubby Checker
  • LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR - Connie Francis 
  • OH BOY! – Buddy Holly
  • ONE FINE DAY - The Chiffons
  • PLEASE PLEASE ME – The Beatles
  • PRETTY WOMAN - Roy Orbison
  • RAVE ON – Buddy Holly
  • RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH – Ike & Tina Turner
  • ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK - Bill Haley & His Comets
  • RUNAROUND SUE - Dion
  • RUNAWAY - Del Shannon
  • SATISFACTION - Rolling Stones
  • SHAKIN’ ALL OVER – Johnny Kidd and The Pirates
  • SON OF A PREACHER MAN - Dusty Springfield
  • STUPID CUPID - Connie Francis
  • SWEET NOTHIN'S - Brenda Lee
  • THE WANDERER - Dion
  • TUTTI FRUTTI - Little Richard
  • TWIST AND SHOUT – The Beatles
  • WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
  • WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW – The Shirelles
  • YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME - Dusty Springfield
  • YOU NEVER CAN TELL - Chuck Berry
  • YOU'RE MY WORLD - Cilla Black
    5 11 reviews

    Dee Cahill, Birthday Party Event, Warwickshire
    Another amazing performance, everybody at the party loved the band we really couldn't have asked for more. My sister who's birthday it was said "she was still smiling" when she woke up the next day that's how good the night was. Many thanks to Nicki and the band for a truly wonderful evening xx

    Rachael Burns, Birthday Party Event, Somerset
    I booked the Sweet Nothins for my Dad’s surprise 75th birthday party and am so glad that I did! We had a brilliant night and the band certainly delivered. Nikki and the rest of the band were amazing from start to finish; they are extremely professional and accommodating but also friendly, approachable and above all, really lovely people. Nothing was too much trouble for them. I had so many lovely comments about them on the night and would have no hesitation in recommending them. The music was fab, Nikki has a stunning voice and everyone was up dancing to the end, most importantly my Dad who thought they were amazing! Without doubt, they made the party the success it was. Thank you so so much Nikki and the band, you were awesome!! The whole process of booking was straightforward and easy, Coral at Warble was extremely helpful and friendly. It was a smooth process, with excellent communication from initial enquiry right through to the end. An all-round successful experience!

    Pat May, Birthday Party Event, Gloucestershire
    The Sweet Nothin's lived up to our expectations and much more. All of the guests have commented on how good they were. During the event we lost about an hour and a half as there was a power cut, but due to the band, who managed to find a piano, and keep everybody on the dance floor, the power outage was hardly even noticed. If it wasn't for their effort the party would have definitely been a disappointment for all. Thanks!

    Jan Bennett, Wedding Event, Dorset
    The Sweet Nothin's were everything we hoped and more!! they really made our wedding reception that extra bit special and all our family and friends are still raving about them. Nikki and her band were so friendly and approachable and we can't thank them enough. Jan & Mark x

    Emma Williams, Wedding Event, Hertfordshire
    I hired "The Sweet Nothins" for my 50's feel wedding a few weeks back. They are simply brilliant! I loved every single minute and they made the day for me. Everybody loved them and everyone was dancing before long. My mum is still complaining of her knees hurting - too much jiving! I can not recommend this band enough - Just loved them. Even after the night people are still taking about the music... one guest even wants them at their wedding. Which is great as I'm really looking forward to seeing them again. I love the Sweet Nothins! Just amazing - and so professional. The main lady Nikki is just lovely and steals the show. Just brilliant. Thank you The Sweet Nothins for making my day so complete. xx

    Mike Duns, Birthday Party Event, London
    Nikki and the band were the making of our party. The music was fantastic and everyone was on the dance floor all evening. All of our guests have been raving about the band, and we cannot wait to find an excuse to have them play at another party. They were accommodating with times, and stayed until very late. A huge thank you to The Sweet Nothin's.

    Pamela Lang, Birthday Party Event, Hampshire
    Thank You Sweet Nothin's, It was a brilliant evening and the band were GREAT!!!! Loads of people commented how good you were and how there were so many people up dancing even some that don't usually dance. Lots of people asked 'Where did you find the band?'. The choice of music was lively and we all knew the songs.It came across how much you enjoyed performing too. Everything from original enquiry to booking and setting up and clearing away was well organised. Thank you again I had a brilliant birthday.

    Holly Albrigt, Wedding Event, West Midlands
    Warble have a great variety of acts to choose from and the booking process was quick and easy. Warble have stayed in touch with me throughout the process. The Sweet Nothins blew the roof off out wedding reception!! Absolutely fantastic! Many people made a point of telling us how much fun they had had dancing to the band. They look great, sound great and were such lovely people. The two best compliments given to me about the band were "best band I've ever seen at a wedding" and the photographer said "I've never seem so many people dancing at a wedding". Thank you so much Warble and The Sweet Nothins! Xxx

    Dee Cahill, Private Party Event, Warwickshire
    We booked the Sweet Nothin's for our parents diamond wedding anniversary party and it was the best choice we could possibly have made. Amazing from start to finish that was everyone's opinion of their performance. What a group they had everyone up dancing all night and we all had a fantastic time. Nicki the lead singer has a brilliant personality and a voice to match nothing was too much trouble for her. She put everything into her performance and ensured my mom and dad had a night to remember. I cannot put into words just how good this group was and would just like to thank them all and would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who wants to celebrate in style. Once again many thanks, Dee and all the family

    Jane Moore, Birthday Party Event, Cambridgeshire
    Sweet Nothin's Fantastic!!!!! What a lovely group and Nicky was awsome. Brilliant singer. So many lovely coments on the night. Would recomend to anyone. Thank you for making our evening something special. Regards from Jane, Geoff, Joanne and Simon Moore.

    Dee French, Wedding Event, Northamptonshire
    From the 1st contact with Warble everything went smoothly I had no problems what so ever. The band were fantastic everybody loved them. I would highly recommend the Sweet Nothin's and of course Warble Entertainment :) Thank you all. Dee Cavalot (French)

    Kris Nasta, Corporate Event, Surrey
    This is just a short letter to thank you and your group for their first class performance at our annual dinner and dance last Friday evening. As I said at the time, I think that you are one of the best bands that I have come across in recent years. You are all excellent musicians and you played so many popular numbers, that all the dinner guests started to dance immediately you came on. Your guitarists, keyboard player, your drummer and you performed with tremendous enthusiasm and in perfect harmony. I liked the fact that you have a professional soundman with you on your gigs. This greatly enhances the ability of your audience to have the show set just right for them. The evening was a big success. I have had many phone calls and emails saying how good our members thought you were and how much they enjoyed the music. Thanks again. I am sure that we will invite you to come to perform at another of our events.

    John McGhee, In House Gig, Hampshire
    Surprise 60th here in Basingstoke – but the main surprise was the singer & band. What a fantastic tribute to my era, beautifully performed by all. Many thanks for a wonderful memoir.

    Ellie Duddridge, Birthday Party, Hampshire
    Just wanna say a HUGE thank you to you all for giving me such a FABULOUS 40th Birthday Party on Saturday night! You guys were amazing! What a night!! Thank you so much for doing the Andy Williams for me too! It meant sooooo much!! Everyone there thought you were great too!! Thanks again! Keep rocking!! Love Ellie xxx

    Andy Clark, Private Club Event, Berkshire
    On behalf of Reading Rugby club we would like to say a big thank you to you and the band for a terrific evening last Saturday everyone had a great time and really enjoyed the music, you kept all the people dancing and entertained. We will be asking you to come back for another event in the future.

    Sue and Wayne Lovettt, Club Event, Oxforshire
    Fabulous and beautiful, a real gem. Thank you for a wonderful night,

    Kathy Lucking, Hotel Event, Hamshire
    The Sweet Nothin’s were fantastic, we have a lot of bands here and they were by far one of the best I have seen! Everyone who came thoroughly enjoyed the evening and commented on how excellent the music was. You can be assured that we would have no hesitation in recommending you and we have just rebooked. Many thanks again.

    Stan Hetherington, Food Festival, Berkshire
    Nikki and her fellow musician were brilliant at bringing the audience up to fever pitch and then keeping them there. A brilliant act and one I would have no problem in inviting back again.

    • Mercedez Benz
    • Lloyds TSB
    • BP
    • Clear Channel UK
    • BUPA
    • John Lewis
    • BMI
    • Santander
    • HSBC
    • Johnson and Johnson
    • Sainsburys
    • Proctor and Gamble
    • Tour of Britian
    • Sony Mobile
    • Thomas Cook
    • Lloyds Pharmacy
    • Homebase
    • Vision Express
    • Milners
    • Curves

    What is your band line up?
    We are a five piece band plus sound engineer. Lead vocals, bass and vocals, guitar and backing vocals, keys and drums. 

    What is a Typical Set Length?
    Performances are usually made up of two 1 hour sets or three sets of 40 minutes, although we can vary this if required. 

    Are you able to offer extended performances / extra sets?
    While up to 2hr 15 min of play time is included in the base price, for an additional fee we can increase our play time, up to a maximum of 3hrs 15min. Please enquire for prices.

    Do you use backing tracks?
    No! All of our music is 100% live – no backing tracks or pre-recorded instruments are used.

    Do you take requests?
    Given sufficient notice and dependant on song required we are happy to take requests. This may invoke an additional charge, dependent on the style of music requested, the amount of notice given and work required to learn.

    How much time do you require to set up?
    We require 1½ hours to set-up and sound check, although we usually like to arrive at least 2 hours before you wish us to start playing. This gives us a chance to take a break and get changed into costumes after setting up.

    How much Stage space do you require?
    We require an absolute minimum area of 16ft (5m) wide by 12ft (3.7) deep for the band to assemble in, although we appreciate as much space as possible.

    How Many Power Sockets do you require?
    We require a minimum of 4 power sockets, plus an additional power socket if you wish us to provide band lighting.

    What do you need in the way of parking?
    We require parking space for 4 cars, ideally as near as possible to where you wish us load / unload our equipment. If there are any are access issues to the venue, please let us know well in advance.

    Can you provide music when you are not on stage?
    Yes, we will happily provide an extensive selection of era appropriate 50’s / 60’s themed music through our PA before in between and after our sets at no extra charge.

    Can you play my music through your PA?
    Yes, we are happy to play any music provided by a client via an IPod etc. As long as the device has a standard 3.5mm headphone socket/line out, just pass your music player to the sound engineer to the start of the evening. We are also happy to mix individual song requests into our pre-recorded selection, although prior notice for this would obviously be advised.

    • Performances are usually made up of two 1 hour sets or three sets of 40 minutes, although this can be varied if required.
    • Extra sets can be added but this may incur an extra charge. Please enquire for further details...

    Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

    East

    • Cambridgeshire - £948.75
    • Huntingdonshire - £1,029.25
    • Norfolk - £1,075.25
    • Suffolk - £1,075.25

    Midlands

    • Derbyshire - £1,293.75
    • Gloucestershire - £1,121.25
    • Hereford and Worcester - £1,167.25
    • Herefordshire - £1,167.25
    • Leicestershire - £1,167.25
    • Lincolnshire - £1,713.50
    • Northamptonshire - £1,121.25
    • Nottinghamshire - £1,305.25
    • Rutland - £1,230.50
    • Shropshire - £1,305.25
    • Staffordshire - £1,167.25
    • Warwickshire - £1,075.25
    • West Midlands - £1,167.25
    • Worcestershire - £1,167.25

    North West

    • Cheshire - £1,437.50
    • Greater Manchester - £1,575.50
    • Merseyside - £1,575.50

    South East

    • Bedfordshire - £1,075.25
    • Berkshire - £879.75
    • Buckinghamshire - £960.25
    • East Sussex - £1,167.25
    • Essex - £1,121.25
    • Hampshire - £960.25
    • Hertfordshire - £1,075.25
    • Kent - £1,121.25
    • London - £1,075.25
    • Middlesex - £914.25
    • Oxfordshire - £960.25
    • Surrey - £960.25
    • Sussex - £1,167.25
    • West Sussex - £1,075.25

    South Wales

    • Glamorgan - £1,167.25
    • Gwent - £1,167.25
    • Mid Glamorgan - £1,230.50
    • Monmouthshire - £1,167.25
    • South Glamorgan - £1,167.25

    South West

    • Avon - £1,075.25
    • Cornwall - £1,713.50
    • Devon - £1,437.50
    • Dorset - £1,167.25
    • Somerset - £1,167.25
    • Wiltshire - £1,075.25

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    • The White Ties "The band were brilliant, all our emails and questions were responded to very quickly and you could tell the enthusiasm of the band from the emails received. The band got people onto the dance floor and those that didn't commented on how good they were. The night ran really smoothly and was enjoyed b..." Katy Tyler
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    • Trees Alive! "Trees Alive! were a fantastic attraction in our Centre and proved a wonderful addition to our mall entertainment. The chaps were extremely friendly and worked very hard and I will not hesitate to book them again in the future." Alan Green - Westmorland Shopping Centre
    • Dave Plays Saxophone "I would recommend Dave to anyone looking for a Saxophonist and we thoroughly enjoyed what he played. He also played the few songs we did request and I know the guests enjoyed those! Thank you for providing some great entertainment, we are very pleased we chose Dave." Vicky McKenna
    • The MP3s "Very pleased we hired the MP3s for our party, they were excellent. Lots of very positive comments from our party guests, a couple of whom said they'd be interested in hiring the band for their own parties (we hope they do, and invite us along to hear them play again!). They were also very good in pr..." Christian Goldsmith
    • Del Boy "'Del Boy' went down a storm! We have received a great deal of positive feedback from our crowd, even Harriet Harman MP was happy to have a photo taken with him eating pie and mash and drinking bubbly! He really helped make or celebrations get off to a flying start. Del Boy is a very professional en..." Cheryl Arment - W J Arment & Son Ltd
    • David G The Caricaturist "David was great - he proved a big hit and ended up staying until midnight to keep up with demand! We have now got lots of great fun memories of our kids 21st birthday to share with everyone. " Sandra Walfrod
    • Encore "Sam and the lads were fabulous. On time and relaxed, accommodating to our requests and very professional. We chose them after finding your website easy to use and ultimately it was accurate. What you hear on the examples are what they are like. Encore play a very good selection on classic dance musi..." Adam Pigott
    • Manchester Strings "The Manchester strings entertained our guests on arrival at the venue and sounded brilliant. They also learnt an extra song for us for a small fee. Thankyou for making our day extra special. " Kerry Higgs
    • Ian Sax "Our guests thought a CD was playing but when they turned the corner, they saw our saxophonist, Ian there! Everyone was very impressed. A great addition to any wedding. Thanks so much Ian!" Laura Ashton
    • The MP3s "Absolutely amazing! Great service starting with the booking process right through to the last song of the night. Dan and the guys had he whole room up and dancing all night with a great play list ranging from the 60's right up to now. Would highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you. " Olivia Zanetti
    • Sean The Caricaturist "Hi Jennie - It was a great idea hiring Sean - we all enjoyed having something different to remember the evening with. It was a pleasure having Sean as part of our day and felt the cost was reasonable making it a viable option to consider hiring entertainment again. We would recommend him to friends..." Helen Nash
    • The Kickstarts "I would like to express how fantastic this band are! Warble have been a great company to deal with answering any queries we had straight away and sorting everything out very easily! The Kickstarts were absolutely brilliant! We didn't stop dancing all night! They are a very talented, very friendly ..." Carly Krokidi
    • The Jacks "The Jacks were amazing! From our first dance right through to the final song, the dance floor was packed. So many people asked who the band were and where we had found them, we would highly recommend them as a band fantastic band for a wedding or party." Lisa Neophytou
    • Academy "True professionals from start to finish! One of the best bands I have seen live with great energy and personality. They even went the extra mile to learn and perform a perfect rendition of our first dance track. Book this band and you will not be disappointed." Mark Hems
    • The Indie Killers "The Indie Killers were beyond awesome. Great guys who made the night a total success. All the guests were raving about them, and the bride was so pleased to be able to sing with them. Amazing and can't praise them enough. " Andy Korn
    • RIOT! "The guys were utterly fantastic they couldn't do enough for us. I play in bands myself and was invited to play two songs with them and this made our evening even more special." Mark Piercy
    • Nu Society "Outstanding effort from Nu Society! Many thanks. Great setup which worked perfectly with the space provided. Guests were very impressed with the music and the production quality of the band. We had a superb night and it really would not have been the same without the input from Julia and Ret." Matthew Forest
    • The Indie Killers "Absolutely AMAZING. The guys were brilliant. We had a fantastic time. I don't think the girls left the dance floor all evening! Highly recommend and extremely happy with everything. Thank you so much. " Gaynor Hobbs
    • The Forte "The band were brilliant, they worked so well with the wedding guests and their performances were amazing. Couldn't recommend them enough!!" Sophie Turner
    • Stephen The Magician "Stephen was great at our wedding, everyone was amazed by his tricks even some that were skeptical about magicians. He worked so well with all our guests I would thoroughly recommend him for any event! " Sophie Turner

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