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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 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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  • Soulfire "The band were outstanding. They wowed our audience and I would love to book them again! I just wish they could have been on longer as it went far too fast! " Victoria Radio
  • Beyond Acoustic "The band were absolutely amazing, all of the guests were commenting on how good they were and the dance floor was never empty! They were also very understanding about our time schedule going out the window. They topped off our special day perfectly. " Dan Cossey
  • Dean The Caricaturist "Hi Lois, I’ve had some great feedback from Saturday, Dean was really good he did his best to get round as many as possible and there were a lot of us 168 in total - please pass our thanks on to him for helping to make the party a huge success." Sonia - NWF Fuels Ltd
  • The Groove Party "Just book these guys, they didn't play a note wrong! We loved their set, they played a mix of everything old and new which had everyone dancing all night! Just what we wanted! Thanks again." Emma
  • Funk Fanatics "Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all! We had an amazing day and night - you guys were amazing and really got the party started. Was such a shame it had to end! Lots of people have commented on how good you were. Thank you once again for coming along at such short notice. Would not hesit..." Dawn & Neil Jadeja
  • James Sings "James performed at a family party to celebrate my daughter's 18th birthday. He was fantastic, appealing to all ages and I would definitely recommend him. Thanks James!" Russell Boddy
  • The Mixtape "Hi Dan, Sorry for getting in touch late, but me and Sarah have just returned from our honeymoon! Me and Sarah would like to say a massive thank you for performing at our wedding on the 6th September at Lythe Hill! We have had nothing but great comments from our guests who have said that you guys wer..." Mr and Mrs Locke
  • Rich The Caricaturist "Hi Annaliza, Rich was fantastic! He was very professional and really made the night for us and all of our guests, his work is top quality and he is a very friendly guy. Everybody loved their caricature that they got to take home and nothing was too much trouble for him. We'd highly recommend him to ..." Ross McNair
  • Sons Of Kildonan "The band turned up well on time and were very reassuring in their performance and communication with myself and Mark. A big thank you to the band and Warble for setting this up for us, had so many compliments from our guests on their performance and the song choices they were performing, an amazing ..." Siobhan Stevens & Mark Shanley
  • Dean The Caricaturist "I was running a family fun day for the local families of the community and booked Dean for 4 hours to come along to provide people with his caricature drawings. Dean had quite a distance to travel but arrived in plenty of time and he worked non stop from beginning to end!! He was pleasant, hard work..." Karen Anderson
  • The Mixtape "This band is awesome!! Turned up on time and didn't complain when the wedding breakfast over ran!! Kept the party going from start to finish and even threw in some audience participation for good measure!! Would recommend them to anyone as they won't be disappointed! " Kevin Locke
  • The Vintage Dancers "The Vintage Dancers were an extra treat for my 1920s themed party and worked well with the band 52 Skidoo. They arrived promptly and were eager to get going with their routine, encouraging us all to get up and have a go. They have lots of different steps to copy and were willing to help teach us som..." Claire Clubley
  • 52 Skidoo - Harlem Swing Band "52 Skidoo were amazing! They made my 1920s themed party go with a swing, and delivered a great selection of songs suited to that era. The booking process was easy with Warble Entertainment from the outset and then directly with the band with the many questions I needed answering. They were very pati..." Claire Clubley
  • Johnny S "Johnny was simply amazing and made our wedding even more special. People will talk about it for years to come! And a big thanks to Sam for helping with the booking. Brilliant service! Cheers, Paul & Imogen" Paul Cunningham
  • Amanda The Harpist "Dear Tracey, Dr and Mrs Yonnet were very happy with Amanda. They found her to be exceptionally talented and it made the evening extra special. All your team were professional and very helpful. The booking process was very easy and Amanda the Harpist exceeded all expectations. " Victoria Civil
  • Street Seven - New Orleans Jazz "Hi Tracey, Thanks. The band was perfect. They arrived on time, looked immaculate in their uniforms, played terrific music, were wonderful with small children, unintrusive and very adaptable to changing circumstances. As a wind player myself, I was particularly impressed how quietly they could play w..." Jem and Helen
  • The Runaway Babies "What a night! Fantastic band, had me dancing all night. Amazing talent with infectious energy. Can't help but love them!" Gary Nichols
  • Vintage Billie Williams "We hired Vintage Billie Williams for an evening's entertainment and she was a fabulous singer!! It was perfect for us from start to finish and our guests were commenting for days afterwards. A very professional and popular young lady... well done Vintage Billie Williams! A huge thankyou and see you ..." Denise
  • Joe Sings Rat Pack "Hi Joe, I hope you are well! I would like to say a MASSIVE thank you, for your fabulous performance at our wedding. You were so entertaining and got all of our guests in the party mood. Every single guest has commented on how wonderful your singing was and the fact that you engaged so much with them..." Katie and Scott Winslade
  • The Tune Junkies "The band were simply fantastic! The amount of people that came up to me saying they were the best wedding band they have ever heard. It was just tune after tune and it really made the evening. I can't thank them enough for making it a great night. They were really good with a few requests I sent the..." Simon Rome
  • The Story "Really good!" Carley Fox

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