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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)

  • Mr Brightside - Killers
  • Disco 2000 - Pulp
  • Common People - Pulp
  • Last Night - Strokes
  • Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
  • Parklife - Blur
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Place Your Hands - Reef
  • Wake Me Up - Avicii
  • Counting Stars - One Republic
  • Buck Rogers - Feeder
  • Somebody Told Me - Killers
  • I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • Hound Dog - Elvis
  • Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
  • Good Golly Miss Molly
  • You Really Got Me - Kinks
  • Help - The Beatles
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
  • Jumpin Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
  • Sweet Home Allabamba - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Town Called Malice - The Jam
  • Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
  • Message In A Bottle - Sting & The Police
  • Come Together - The Beatles
  • Ever Fallen in Love With Someone - The Buzzcocks
  • Red Morning Light - Kings of Leon
  • When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
  • Naive - The Kooks
  • You Wreck Me - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • Cocaine - Eric Clapton
  • Dancing In the Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
  • 20th Century Boy - T-Rex
  • The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
  • Underdog - Kasabian
  • Mollys Chambers - King of Leon
  • A Team - Ed Sheeran (Acoustic)
  • Notion - Kings Of Leon
  • God Put A Smile On Your Face - Coldplay
  • Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
  • Californication - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • All These Things Ive Done - The Killers
  • I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
  • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  • All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
  • Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
  • Dakota - Stereophonics
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • I’m A Believer - The Monkees

5 12 reviews
Ian Hughes, Wedding Event, Gloucestershire
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
Matthew Wall, Wedding Event, Hampshire
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!
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
  • Norfolk - £1,380.00
  • Suffolk - £1,150.00

East Midlands

  • Derbyshire - £1,265.00
  • Leicestershire - £1,265.00
  • Lincolnshire - £1,380.00
  • Northamptonshire - £1,207.50
  • Nottinghamshire - £1,265.00
  • Rutland - £1,265.00

North West

  • Cheshire - £1,437.50
  • Lancashire - £1,495.00
  • Manchester - £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 West

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

Wales

  • Glamorgan - £1,380.00
  • Monmouth - £1,380.00

West Midlands

  • Gloucestershire - £1,150.00
  • Herefordshire - £1,322.50
  • Shropshire - £1,322.50
  • Staffordshire - £1,322.50
  • Warwickshire - £1,265.00
  • Worcestershire - £1,265.00

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  • Kings of the Dancefloor "What a tremendous time we had! The band were amazing! Very helpful, professional and most importantly, what a great sound! We've had nothing but compliments about Kings of the Dance Floor from our guests. Some great stories involving them too. Book these guys - you won't be disappointed. Thanks agai..." Daniel Cox
  • RIOT! "Really brilliant band and lovely guys, they were very flexible and made sure everything went how we wanted and absolutely brilliant musicians! Would highly recommend!!" Jessica Flaherty
  • Richie Plays Saxophone "Hi Richie & Warble, just wanted to send a quick note to say how fantastic Richie performed at our wedding. He was incredibly professional and by the time that we both arrived back from church was already performing, which was a massive help for my wife and I, especially with everything else going on..." Ben Woods
  • Nicholas The Caricaturist "Lovely friendly guy, everyone enjoyed their pictures." NikkiBow Grigg
  • Mark B The Caricaturist "Mark was fantastic. All of our guests enjoyed their experience with him. He was very chatty and engaging with all the guests whilst doing his drawings. His work was excellent and everyone thought that he captured their likeness brilliantly. I would definitely recommend him to other people." Mandy Nother & Anthony Enoch
  • Encore "Encore were excellent, on time, really friendly and great performers." Paul Angus
  • Chip Acoustic "Chip was on time, played and sung wonderfully and we could not have chosen someone better. The feed back from friends and family was all positive. He was polite, easy going could not have asked for more, he helped in making our daughter's wedding a day to remember. Give him our kind regards and than..." Paul Hudson
  • Becy Sings "We are so pleased that we chose Becy to sing at our wedding. She was so accommodating, sung all the songs we love with her amazing singing voice. We had so many compliments from our guests saying how great she was. If we were to do the wedding planning all again we would choose Becy again. Thank you..." Jennifer Taylor & Gary Marsh
  • Richie Plays Saxophone "Thank you so much to Richie who was absolutely wonderful. I would have loved to have sat down and listened to his whole set properly instead of running around!! Everyone commented how brilliant they thought he was so thank you so much! Sarah & Ben" Sarah Law
  • Stereo Soldiers "These guys are fantastic. Prompt communication to organise the finer detail. Turned up on time and gave everyone a night to remember! What more can you ask for. The playlist got everyone on their feet in no time. All the guests at the party commented on how good they were. Couldn't recommend them en..." Sarah Galway
  • Nick Sings "Excellent as usual." Julie Welford - John Lewis
  • Anthem "Anthem were an amazing band, we want to thank you all so much for playing at our wedding it completed our perfect day & everyone said how fab you were. You really got everyone going, you were all great, we had so much fun. My mum & dad was so impressed you'd learnt the father daughter song they'd re..." Jamie-Lee Tegg
  • The Cover Kings "We would just like to say a huge thank you to you all for your absolutely out of this world performance at our wedding on Saturday. We cannot tell you how over the moon we were that we booked you for our special day, you were just brilliant and kept the dance floor filled all night." Graeme and Zoe
  • Mark B The Caricaturist "A Big Thumbs up for Mark B, I would definitely recommend him, his pictures were first class and he was thoroughly entertaining." Sandra Harding
  • Friends of the Bride "The band were great and played a wide range of songs catering for guests, including learning our first dance song and another request. They were also really patient and relaxed about the inevitable wedding breakfast delays. A top band all round." Chris Pilbin
  • Kings of the Dancefloor "Fantastic, they got the got the dance floor rocking!" Claire Woodhead
  • Becy Sings "Hi Becy, We would like to say a massive thank you for singing at our wedding on Friday. You were really good and all our guests have commented on how talented you are. I hope you got back OK on Saturday and that your stay at the Travelodge was comfortable. If you ever come back down this way whether..." Jen & Gary
  • The Linchpins "Thanks for making the whole process so easy - no problems at all with any part. The Linchpins were absolutely brilliant - I know everybody seems to say it but all my friends and family commented on how excellent they were (even the olds!) and I was so pleased with my choice - I would 100% recommend ..." Clair Mallett
  • The Daggers "Hi Luke, Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you guys for making our wedding. You were brill, everyone had the most amazing time especially myself and Dave. Many thanks, Kelly" Kelly Roke
  • The Calder Valley String Quartet "The String Quartet were fantastic through out the day. Really grateful. " Joshua Holmes
  • Neil Diamond - Nearly Diamond "James (Neil Diamond) was fantastic. He was a very professional, polished entertainer, more than lived up to expectation. He was also helpful, pleasant and good-looking! We had a brilliant evening." Jane Lanni

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