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Academy

The Ultimate Indie / Rock Wedding and Party Band. The band has a great look and also boasts the talents of four fantastic musicians who graduated from The Academy of Contemporary Music. The guys have played with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Alex WInston on the original circuit and have come together to form one of the most exciting covers bands in the UK! 

Academy are a truly authentic indie / rock band, playing the biggest hits from bands such as The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, MGMT, Kings of Leon and Supergrass, as well as some classic British rock from the likes of The Rolling Stones and The Kinks.

The band has a great look and also boasts the talents of four fantastic musicians who graduated from The Academy of Contemporary Music.

The line-up offers three exceptionally strong vocalists, which adds more than a bit of sparkle to the live sound! The band is fully self-contained with PA, stage lighting and pre-recorded music between sets. 

  • Vocals / Guitar
  • Bass / Vocals
  • Lead Guitar
  • Drums / Vocals

Academy can also perform an acoustic set with two acoustic guitars and three vocalists (4-piece band)

Modern Songs

  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
  • Last Night - The StrokesNaïve - The Kooks
  • Same Jeans - The View
  • Heavyweight Champion Of The World - Reverend & The Makers
  • Poker Face - Lady Gaga
  • Lets Dance To Joy Division - The Wombats
  • Teddy Picker - Arctic Monkeys
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Parklife - Blur
  • Song 2 - Blur
  • Helicopter - Bloc Party
  • Sex on Fire - Kings Of Leon
  • Fire - Kasabian
  • Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
  • This Fire - Franz Ferdinand
  • Spread Your Love - BRMC
  • Dakota - Stereophonics
  • Steady As She Goes - Raconteurs
  • Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
  • I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
  • Generator - Holloways
  • Valerie - The Zutons
  • Kids - MGMT
  • Dominoes - Girls
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
  • Just A Day - Feeder
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Disco 2000 - Pulp
  • Place Your Hands - Reef
  • Jenny Don’t Be Hasty - Paolo Nutini
  • Someday – Strokes
  • Two Fingers – Jake Bugg
  • Teddy Picker – Arctic Monkeys
  • Time To Pretend - MGMT
  • Pumping On Your Stereo – Supergrass
  • Everlasting Light – The Black Keys
  • Mollys Chambers – Kings Of Leon
  • Grace – Supergrass
  • Tender – Blur
  • Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars 

Classic Songs

  • Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
  • Twist And Shout - The Beatles
  • You Really Got Me - The Kinks
  • Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
  • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  • My Generation - The Who
  • Hard Days Night - The Beatles
  • Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
  • My Generation – The Who
  • All Day & All Of The Night – The Kinks
  • Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
  • Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
  • Gimme Some Lovin’ - Blues Brothers
  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • She’s Electric – Oasis
  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
  • She Loves You – The Beatles
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Daydream Believer – The Monkees
  • I’m A Believer – The Monkees
  • 20th Century Boy – T-Rex
  • Teenage Kicks – Undertones
  • Wild Thing – Troggs
  • Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
  • Mustang Sally – The Commitments

Acoustic Songs

  • Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
  • Sit Down – James
  • Heartbreak Warfare - John Mayer
  • Nowhere Man - The Beatles
  • Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
  • Daydream Believer - The Monkees
  • Old Man - Neil Young
  • Naive - The Kooks
  • Steady As She Goes - The Raconteurs
  • Weather With You - Crowded House
  • Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
  • Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Better Together - Jack Johnson
  • Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
  • I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • She's So Lovely - Scouting For Girls
  • Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
  • You And Me Song - The Wannadies
  • Time Of Your Life – Greenday
  • Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
5 10 reviews

Mark Hems, Wedding Event, Hampshire
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.

Jonathan Reeves, Wedding Event, Somerset
These lads were great; so many of our guests commented on how good they made the evening that it made me wonder whether or not my wife and I really needed to be there! They played the right music with only a very loose description of what we wanted, and responded to what went down well. They've got more stage presence than your typical wedding band, and having them up there made our bunch of 30-somethings feel a whole lot cooler than they really are for the night!

Kelly Judge, Wedding Event, Dorset
Academy were fantastic. They played our wedding in a field in August this year. They judged the crowd perfectly and had the dancefloor rocking all night. What was truly great about them was that they seem to really enjoy the gig too getting people up on stage to perform with them was a highlight. All the guests are still raving about how good they were. They sound great, have a fantastic stage presence and play an excellent set for discerning music lovers.

Dan & Nicola, Wedding Event, Surrey
Hi guys, Just a quick note to say thanks – you were awesome and really made the day for us. Thanks very much for humouring my brother and I too! Cheers, Dan & Nicola

Paul Simpson, Birthday Party Event, Hertfordshire
Wow...... first class customer care from when Iain arrived to set up all the sound and lighting equipment - all very professional. The band are a pleasure to deal with, and are clearly skilled musicians who are able to adapt to their environment and audiences musical tastes... they really do Rock! Academy and Iain created a very special night of live music that my family and guests will not forget. Thank you so much. 10/10

Tom Carter, Wedding Event, Surrey
Academy were booked at short notice (3 days) and provided a truly excellent show for our wedding. Their flexibility to accommodate our requests with setup, set list and use of the kit was much appreciated. Most importantly, the band are superb. Our guests all loved their work and everyone commented as much. We didn't expect so many people to be dancing as long as they did. We would definitely book them again. Cheers! Tom and Laura.

Terry Pike, Wedding Event, Dorset
These guys are as good as it gets, our wedding was rocking and I keep looking for an excuse to have a party just so I can get these guys back! They were very helpful and accommodating. 10/10. Thanks guys.

Becky Boorman, Wedding Event, Kent
Academy played our wedding on Saturday night and were absolutely brilliant! They totally rocked. Everyone was dancing, young and old, until the bitter end and everyone commented on how good they were. My friends, husband and I are pretty hard-core music fans and we like to think we know what we're talking about when it comes to music and these guys were stunning! They thoroughly surpassed our expectations and made for an unforgettable night. Great songlist, loads of energy and really nice lads too. Booking, correspondence and organisation was seamless. They were happy to arrange for the sound engineer to set up a bit early so we could play our own playlist first which was very helpful too. Thanks so much guys. You finished off our day with a party that we'll never forget. Hope you enjoyed yourselves too! Love Bex & Rob. x

David Butler, Wedding Event, Kent
Exactly the kind of music, sound and band we were looking for. They are extremely cool and totally rocked the venue. We went from a relatively empty dance floor to a "mosh pit" within a few songs. One of the female attendees texted us after the event to ask where on earth we got such a "cool, hip and totally fit" band esp the drummer apparently. So yep would recommend hiring them any day of the week.

Nicky Luscombe, Birthday Party Event, Surrey
Hi Tracey, Well, what can I say. Academy were absolutely AMAZING! From the moment the sound tech Ian arrived to the moment they all left they were nothing but polite, professional and extremely helpful. Even though the weather was rubbish and everyone was inside the venue, the band seem to set up as if by magic, very discreet. I sometimes think it takes a while to get people up on the dancefloor but this certainly was not the case on Saturday. As soon as they started playing the dancefloor was packed. My feet are still hurting! We have had so many comments regarding how good the band were and one of our guests wants to book them for her son's wedding next year. So, if we had to sum them up in one word..... AWESOME!! Many thanks, Nicky Luscombe and Dave Smith.

Wedding, De Vere New Place
We had an absolutely brilliant day and the guys in the band didn't disappoint!  They were absolutely brilliant and got everyone dancing from early on, we have had loads of comments asking who they are and I think we may well see them again at another friends wedding...  We couldn't have asked for more. They were a great band and nice blokes and we really wish them well in the future, they really helped to make our day so thanks again.

Wedding, Ardington House Oxford
The news is all good! We’ve had nothing but fantastic comments from our guests, and the compliments are still coming in ‘where did you get them from – they were fantastic’ etc. Everyone I spoke to thought they played to the highest calibre, huge repertoire and the whole evening absolutely brilliant! I found Nick to be extremely professional and pleasant – and certainly very flexible to our needs. He was able to deal with some last minute changes very efficiently. It’s so important to get the music right at an event like this, and in choose Academy we certainly did – I’d have no problem recommending them to others.

Petersfield Events
On behalf of Petersfield Events, a HUGE thank you for recommending the band to us for our festival – they were absolutely amazing!! From the outset they had the whole crowd jumping about and dancing to tunes that we’re all used to hearing on the radio all the time. A lot of people said that if they closed their eyes and listened it was just like having their favourite band actually on stage – so accurate was their performance. And when they opened their eyes it even looked like it too - as the band looked so cool!

Accenture, De Vere, Roedean School, Petersfield Events, The British Army, The Royal Navy, Brighton Rocks (corporate event), The Grand Brighton and many happy private bookers!

How long do you take to set-up? As little as one hour, but we prefer, if possible, to load-in two hours before guests arrive.

Do you have your own PA and lighting? Yes - all included in the price.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment? Yes. 

How long do you play for? We can perform up to 2 hours of live music, split in to sets as required. We also provide pre-recorded music between sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered.

Will you perform our first dance? Yes, if its something the band can do justice to we are more than happy to learn a first dance of your choice.

How much space do you require? We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of 2.5m x 4m.

How much power do you require? 2 x 13 amp sockets is fine for our system.

  • 2 x 1 hour sets or 3 x 40 min sets
  • Academy also offer a 1 hour set of acoustic background music

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 - £1,150.00
  • Huntingdonshire - £1,150.00
  • Norfolk - £1,380.00
  • Suffolk - £1,150.00

Midlands

  • Derbyshire - £1,265.00
  • Gloucestershire - £1,150.00
  • Hereford and Worcester - £1,265.00
  • Herefordshire - £1,322.50
  • Leicestershire - £1,265.00
  • Lincolnshire - £1,380.00
  • Northamptonshire - £1,207.50
  • Nottinghamshire - £1,265.00
  • Rutland - £1,265.00
  • Shropshire - £1,322.50
  • Staffordshire - £1,322.50
  • Warwickshire - £1,265.00
  • West Midlands - £1,265.00
  • Worcestershire - £1,265.00

North West

  • Cheshire - £1,437.50
  • Greater Manchester - £1,495.00
  • Lancashire - £1,495.00
  • Merseyside - £1,495.00

South East

  • Bedfordshire - £1,092.50
  • Berkshire - £1,092.50
  • Buckinghamshire - £1,092.50
  • East Sussex - £1,150.00
  • Essex - £1,092.50
  • Hampshire - £977.50
  • Hertfordshire - £1,092.50
  • Isle of Wight - £1,150.00
  • Kent - £1,092.50
  • London - £977.50
  • Middlesex - £1,092.50
  • Oxfordshire - £1,092.50
  • Surrey - £977.50
  • Sussex - £1,092.50
  • West Sussex - £977.50

South Wales

  • Glamorgan - £1,380.00
  • Mid Glamorgan - £1,380.00
  • Monmouthshire - £1,380.00
  • South Glamorgan - £1,380.00
  • West Glamorgan - £1,437.50

South West

  • Avon - £1,150.00
  • Devon - £1,322.50
  • Dorset - £1,150.00
  • Somerset - £1,150.00
  • Wiltshire - £1,092.50

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  • RIOT! "RIOT! exceeded all of our expectations. Such talented guys. Kept everyone dancing and singing along with great tracks performed flawlessly. I loved every second of their performance. Thank you guys, so much! " Sam
  • Joe 90 "Joe 90 were excellent, arrived and set up all on time, got the crowd going and the music was brilliant. Really pleased with the whole experience, the only down side was that may have come onto stage too soon after the evening guests arrived but that was also our fault with timings and the day runnin..." Emma Wright
  • Evan Young "As soon as I heard the samples I just knew we had to have Evan sing and play at our Wedding. Evan was so polite from the moment we met him until we said goodbye at the end of his set. We asked Evan to perform at that time between the wedding breakfast and the evening reception and Evan created the m..." Marlene Munns
  • Nick Sings "Nick was great! Sang all the "right stuff" for a function such as this. A well chosen repertoire that Nick played and presented very well indeed. A co-operative young man as well!! The service from Warble was excellent in the extreme." Margaret Taylor
  • 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
  • Hope Town "Excellent band!" Richard Sloane
  • 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

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