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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 11 reviews
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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  • The Indie Killers "We couldn't have asked for a better band for our wedding, they absolutely rocked! Really lovely guys and very accommodating with our song choices. Everyone commented on how great they were and my son was mesmerised by them, still talks about them 2 weeks on (he's 3 1/2 yrs old)! Would highly recomme..." Jo Gevaudan
  • The Playlist "Everyone was dancing from start to finish and their music choice from the band was spot on. We’d initially started selecting songs from their online list but decided we loved them all and would be happy to hear any of them at the wedding. We just let them get on with it and it was clear to see the..." Claire and Dan Graham
  • The Story "The Story are a fantastic band who we would recommend to anyone. We were initially a little nervous having booked them through the website but our nerves were completely unfounded. They did an amazing cover of the song for our first dance and the dance floor was jam packed all night. Lots of our gue..." Adele and Conor Costello
  • The Charming Skulls "The Charming Skulls were absolutely brilliant, so pleased we chose them to play at our wedding. They make all the songs they play fit into their style. They really know how to get the crowd going and they even let me get up and play the guitar and play the last 2 songs of the night which was an amaz..." Adam Waring
  • The Kickstarts "The Kickstarts were fantastic! They were so lively & our guests really danced the night away! I'm so glad we booked them - we also had so much fantastic feedback from so many of our guests! I would definitely recommend! THANK YOU! " Anna Davies
  • The Heist "We just wanted to drop a quick email before we head off on honeymoon to thank The Heist for performing at our wedding last night. Everyone has already asked me where I found the band and how they can book them. We were so happy with the whole package from booking to performance. They performed our f..." Shelly & David Taylor
  • Del Boy "Another good night!" Martin Sampson - NHC Technology
  • Circus Workshops "Proved extremely popular with our visitors, very happy and will book again. Highly recommended." Alan Green - Westmorland Shopping Centre
  • Encore "Hi Sam, sorry it has taken me so long to email you but we only just got back from our honeymoon. I just wanted to say thank you so much for making our wedding amazing! You and the guys were brilliant and all our guests absolutely loved you. You have an incredible voice! So thank you very much and wi..." Kate Holder
  • The Playlist "The booking process was easy and really well organised and any questions we had were always dealt with quickly. The Playlist were absolutely awesome. On the day their performance was awesome. Great musicians and so full of energy they really got things going. So many people commented on how good the..." Stephanie Dixon
  • Encore "Dear Sam, I just wanted to get in touch to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding on the 4th of July. I'm also really sorry that I didn't thank you on the night, I feel terrible about it but seemed to leave amidst saying good bye to everyone and somehow I didn't manage to speak to you. Yo..." Sophie Lane
  • The Tune Junkies "Hey Andy, I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you and the guys for playing our wedding on Friday. We had the most awesome day and the music was brilliant. I couldn't stop myself from dancing... as I'm sure you could tell!! Everyone has said how much they loved you guys and we're truly hon..." Glencora & Scott
  • The Heist "Thank you so much for performing at our party, you were amazing and ALL of our guests have commented on how fantastic your performance was. We will be recommending you to everyone we know in the future & look forward to booking you again for further events!" Beth & Steve Brown
  • Jade Sings "We booked Jade for our daughter's 21st birthday. She is a lovely young lady who is extremely talented, a fabulous guitarist and a fantastic singer. Her playlist is excellent. All our guests commented on how good she was. Without hesitation I would definitely recommend Jade for any event you are plan..." Robert Elms
  • James Sings "Amazing guitarist and singer. Had all our guests up on the dance floor and everyone commented. Wide repertoire of songs and very flexible. Can't recommend highly enough." Claire Tipper
  • Kings of the Dancefloor "Kings of the Dancefloor had everyone up and dancing from the start right to the end of our wedding evening reception. We had lots and lots of comments about how good they were and they even went to the trouble of learning our slightly obscure first dance song. Without a doubt, the evening wouldn't h..." Patricia McGeoghan
  • Chip Acoustic "If we could have given him more than the 5 stars we would as Chip delivered above and beyond. Great performance, brilliant voice & a thoroughly nice bloke. We would definitely recommend Chip to others & would love to have him at another function. Thanks Paul & Kate" Paul Rignall
  • Bavarian Oompah Band "The band where very professional in both attitude and appearance and a pleasure to work with. The comments I received from the guests at the event were all positive. Would use them again definitely and thanks for your help." Peter Lock
  • Rich The Caricaturist "Fantastic! Brilliant everyone loved their sketches and all looked brilliant. Very very happy we booked this very talented man for our wedding, thank you so much x" Katy Knight
  • Encore "Encore were amazing!! I was so happy with the sets they did for our wedding and Sam has a beautiful voice! Our guests were delighted with them and sang their praises. Such a great band and great people, would thoroughly recommend them." Kate Holder
  • The Gobots "The band were absolutely amazing!! So nice to speak to and friendly. The music was so good, everyone commented on how great the were. Lovely lads who literally made my wedding party, thank you so much xxxx" Michelle Kinsella

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