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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

  • Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar
  • Arctic Monkeys - Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
  • Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down
  • Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine?
  • The Beatles - Hey Jude
  • The Beatles - Saw Her Standing There
  • The Beatles - Twist And Shout
  • The Black Crowes - Hard To Handle
  • The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
  • Blur - Parklife
  • Blur - Song2
  • Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark
  • Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
  • The Clash - Rock The Casbah
  • Coldplay - Yellow
  • The Coral - Dreaming Of You
  • Cream - Crossroads
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
  • The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
  • Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
  • Editors - Munich
  • Electric 6 - Gay Bar
  • The Enemy - Away From Here
  • Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
  • Free - All Right Now
  • Gotye - Somebody I Used To Know
  • The Hives - Hate To Say I Told You So
  • Jake Bugg - Lightning Bolt
  • The Jam - Town Called Malice
  • Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
  • John Butler Trio - Don't wana see your face
  • Kasabian - Fire
  • Kasabian - Reason Is Treason
  • Kings Of Leon - Mollys Chambers
  • Kings Of Leon - Notion
  • Kings Of Leon - The Bucket
  • Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
  • Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
  • The Kinks - All Day And All Of The Night
  • The Killers - All These Things That I’ve Done
  • The Killers - Mr Brightside
  • Kula Shaker - Hush
  • The Libertines - Don’t Look Back Into The Sun
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
  • Oasis - Don’t Look Back In Anger
  • Oasis - Rock And Roll Star 
  • Ocean Colour Scene - The Riverboat Song
  • Paulo Nutini - Pencil Full Of Lead
  • Paul Weller - The Changingman
  • The Police - Message In A Bottle
  • Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name Of
  • The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
  • Razorlight - Before I Fall To Pieces
  • Razorlight - In The Morning
  • The Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
  • Snow Patrol - You Are All I Have 
  • Status Quo - Rockin All Over The World 
  • Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
  • The Stereophonics - Dakota 
  • The Strokes - Last Night 
  • The Subways - Rock and Roll Queen
  • Supergrass - Pumping On Your Stereo 
  • The Vaccines - If You Wanna
  • Vampire Weekend - A Punk
  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • The Who - My Generation
  • The Wombats - Moving To New York

5 star rating 5/5 based on 12 reviews
, Wedding Event, Gloucestershire
5/5
A massive 'Thank You' to Academy for an amazing display at our wedding at Ingleside House in September 2014. We were so glad we found you guys and after listening to over 100 bands it was good to find one where the lead signer could actually sing!! The speeches ran over and you waited patiently and then listening to you play 'Moondance' with my wife's brother singing made both our days and we really appreciated your flexibility. The dance floor was full all evening and everyone commented on how awesome you guys were. On a school report I would give you 10 out of 10 for your flawless performance. I honestly think that you guys have a massive future and my advice is to keep doing what you do. I can't recommend you enough and I will certainly book you for the next function we have. Very best of luck for the future and thanks again for making our wedding day so special - Mr & Mrs Hughes
, Wedding Event, Hampshire
5/5
Academy were excellent, really friendly and flexible group of lads who played with great passion during the evening. Dance floor was full the moment the first dance was over. Really happy that we picked this band. Could have been a gamble but ended up a dead cert!
, Wedding Event, Hampshire
5/5
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.
, Wedding Event, Somerset
5/5
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!
, Wedding Event, Dorset
5/5
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.
, Wedding Event, Surrey
5/5
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
, Birthday Party Event, Hertfordshire
5/5
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
, Wedding Event, Surrey
5/5
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.
, Wedding Event, Dorset
5/5
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.
, Wedding Event, Kent
5/5
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
, Wedding Event, Kent
5/5
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.
, Birthday Party Event, Surrey
5/5
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 60 Minute sets
  • 3 x 40 Minute sets

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 - £1,644.50
  • Norfolk - £1,840.00
  • Norwich - £1,863.00
  • Suffolk - £1,782.50

East Midlands

  • Derbyshire - £1,943.50
  • Leicestershire - £1,863.00
  • Lincolnshire - £1,955.00
  • Northamptonshire - £1,920.50
  • Nottinghamshire - £2,035.50
  • Rutland - £1,863.00

North East

  • Durham - £2,219.50
  • East Yorkshire - £2,058.50
  • Leeds - £2,070.00
  • North Yorkshire - £2,127.50
  • Northumberland - £2,323.00
  • South Yorkshire - £1,989.50
  • Tyne and Wear - £2,265.50
  • West Yorkshire - £2,081.50
  • Yorkshire - £2,058.50

North West

  • Cheshire - £2,024.00
  • Cumbria - £2,265.50
  • Lancashire - £2,150.50
  • Liverpool - £2,081.50
  • Manchester - £2,058.50
  • Merseyside - £2,081.50

South East

  • Bedfordshire - £1,587.00
  • Berkshire - £1,598.50
  • Buckinghamshire - £1,587.00
  • East Sussex - £1,437.50
  • Essex - £1,564.00
  • Hampshire - £1,437.50
  • Hertfordshire - £1,587.00
  • Isle of Wight - £1,610.00
  • Kent - £1,518.00
  • London - £1,495.00
  • Middlesex - £1,564.00
  • Oxfordshire - £1,621.50
  • Surrey - £1,506.50
  • Sussex - £1,437.50
  • West Sussex - £1,437.50

South West

  • Bath - £1,817.00
  • Bristol - £1,828.50
  • Cornwall - £2,001.00
  • Devon - £1,920.50
  • Dorset - £1,633.00
  • Somerset - £1,863.00
  • Wiltshire - £1,759.50

Wales

  • Anglesey - £2,242.50
  • Brecon - £1,955.00
  • Caernarvonshire - £2,231.00
  • Cardiff - £1,897.50
  • Cardigan - £2,116.00
  • Carmarthen - £2,035.50
  • Denbigh - £2,081.50
  • Flint - £2,104.50
  • Glamorgan - £1,920.50
  • Monmouth - £1,909.00
  • Pembroke - £2,104.50
  • Wrexham - £2,012.50

West Midlands

  • Birmingham - £1,863.00
  • Gloucestershire - £1,817.00
  • Herefordshire - £1,874.50
  • Shropshire - £1,943.50
  • Staffordshire - £1,920.50
  • Warwickshire - £1,702.00
  • Worcestershire - £1,874.50

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  • The Wild Murphys "Can't thank you enough for playing the wake after my dad's funeral, everyone commented on how much they enjoyed your music and how it lifted the mood of the occasion. My dad took me to see the Pogues every year when he was alive, he would have loved what you did." Elizabeth
  • The Indie Killers "The Indie Killers were absolutely fabulous, I would highly recommend them! The music was brilliant and they made the evening so much fun. We have received lots of really positive feedback from our guests on how much they enjoyed the music. Thanks for make our day extra special. Anna & Steve x" Anna Larkin & Steve Bailey
  • Maria the London Harpist "I would like to say how impressed I was with Joanne and staff, everyone I spoke to was very helpful. Maria was wonderful, no stress no hassle, did exactly what we asked for, beautifully presented, music was fabulous. Made my daughters wedding perfect. Thank you to all involved x" Keely Robins
  • Laser Shooting "They provided a personal service that can be relied upon in any circumstance. They are great characters and provided everyone with a fun and relaxed atmosphere, nothing is too much trouble and I am happy to recommend them" Caroline Brazington
  • The Faradays "The band played brilliantly for us on 14th July at our first vintage fashion show. They played a mix of older songs and current with their own distinctive style which worked well and suited the occasion perfectly. The band also played throughout the catwalk event which added to the atmosphere and ga..." Jane
  • The Gobots "Quality band and made our wedding nite amazing, the lads were very professional and friendly towards my wife and I and all the guests, thank you very much again." Jason Bardsley
  • Scott Stevens Duo "We just wanted to extend a huge thank you for playing at our wedding last weekend. Your performance was fantastic and our friends have not stopped asking us for you details. We couldn't have asked for more from a wedding band, thanks again." Jenny and James
  • Dorel the Pianist "We were recently lucky enough to have Dorel play at our wedding and cannot recommend him highly enough. The music played was exquisite and everyone has commented on how wonderful it was. We were able to mix some classical pieces with instrumental versions of more modern songs that have special meani..." Jen Harrison
  • Joker "Joker played at our wedding and they were outstanding. If you want a great party then they're definitely worth booking, the dance floor was filled from beginning to end. Not only do they play a broad range of great songs that everyone knows and can sing along to, they play them very well. We had see..." Nick and Michelle Paice
  • Big Talk "Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. So many of our guests have since asked for your names and have commented on how brilliant you are. Thank you so much and hope to hear you again soon." Ann Abbott
  • Rob & Sophie "I saw Rob and Sophie at wedding last year and was so impressed we booked for our own wedding. Professional people with amazing vocals and beautiful music! Can't wait to hear them again!’" Francis Edwards
  • Sean The Caricaturist "Thank you so much! Our guests loved Sean. A very talented man :)" Ashleigh Sheen
  • The Wolves "Loved the band, everybody enjoyed them and got up dancing. " Lorenza Granata
  • Anthem "The band arrived well on time and were quickly set up and ready to play. Everybody enjoyed the evening." Peter Atkinson
  • The White Ties "We have nothing but praise for The White Ties! They really made our Wedding Blessing Party a success, and all our guests have since commented how good the band were. Lincoln, who heads up the band, was fantastic; he contacted us in advance of the day and really paid attention to our music preference..." Georgina Shaw
  • Trees Alive! "Very good!" Sarah Blyth - Jockey Club Racecourses Ltd
  • Mark B The Caricaturist "Mark was friendly, attentive and very talented. Was loved by the bride, groom and guests and had a queue round his table all evening. Thank you very much!" Kathryn Pirrie
  • Jay Johnson Trio "Jay Johnson Trio were amazing as our wedding band, I recommend them highly! I had only seen a video on the Warble website and they went beyond expectations and they nailed our first dance! Thank you!" Nina Richardson
  • David The Caricaturist "David arrived on time and our speeches were still going on - he was due to work 6pm until 9pm but stayed until 10pm at no extra cost. He went down a storm with the wedding guests, lots of people now have David's caricatures as their Facebook profile picture! Even at 10pm people were begging him for ..." Donna Stacey
  • The Hijackers "The Hijackers played for our Wedding in November 2014. The guys were fantastic and had everyone dancing from the moment they started with a mix of old and new. They were professional to a fault and even gave my nephew a drum lesson in between sets! I can't thank the band enough for giving us such a ..." David Coleman
  • The Heart Duo "I wanted to say thank you both for making my party last Saturday such a success. You were both brilliant and lots of my guests commented how perfect you were for the occasion, great look, great voices, great songs. It was certainly exactly as I had hoped so thank you for that. I was a little "refres..." Rachel Vincent