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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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  • Bob The Caricaturist "Fabulous portraits, Bob was the talk of the evening. Great form of entertainment and everyone gets a souvenir. " Jenny Dent
  • The Jams "The Jams were great. Turned up on time, good communications in advance of the event, all very charming. The performance was fab, way better than the video sample on the website. I will definitely hire them again and have already recommended them to several friends. " James Drummond
  • Chris The Caricaturist "Hi Nicola, Just to Thank You for your help, my enquiry was dealt with very swiftly, efficiently and very easily. You came back to me within 24 hours with a choice of two Caricaturists and we chose Chris The Caricaturist, she visited our home for our sons 21st party. There was a mix of age groups and..." Paula Green
  • The Wolves "Hello to The Wolves, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on the 17th August 2014. You traveled a long way to Scotland to play for us and we couldn't have been happier. Your acoustic set after the ceremony was amazing and you really did get the party started from there!! You were very profes..." Jenna McGlynn
  • Encore "Sam, Thanks again for last night, you guys absolutely rocked the party!! Best, Tom" Tom
  • The MP3s "Hi Dan, I am sorry for the massively delayed reply... we only just got back form our honeymoon. I just wanted to say a HUGE thanks for being so totally brilliant at our wedding on 16th August. Everyone thought you were fantastic and hope this was evident to you guys on the night from the enthusiasti..." Jo and Andy
  • The Story "The band were excellent! Very upbeat and great fun - well done guys!" Elizabeth Preston
  • Fun House "Hey you guys! We just wanted to send you THE BIGGEST thank you for yesterday, you just rounded off our day perfectly and had everyone on the dancer floor from start to finish. We loved having you on the dance floor with us just felt like we were partying with friends, you guys are amazing! We will b..." Adam and Kate
  • The Indie Killers "Hi Damo, I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for playing at our wedding on bank holiday Monday – despite the endless rain we both had the most perfect day and received so many comments about how good you guys were. It was such a great evening. I am now trying to think of an excuse to h..." Karen & James Roberts
  • Kings of the Dancefloor "FANTASTIC!!! We couldn't have found a better band. The choice of songs was fantastic and everyone loved them. They even managed to get people on the dancefloor that never ever dance!!! Just perfect. Thank you Sarah & Darren xx" Sarah Taylor
  • One Eye On The Wedding Cake "Firstly the booking process was hassle free and the agency were very professional and kept us up to date. The band contacted us and we were able to request various tracks. The band arrived with plenty of time, set up was simple and with no disturbance to guests. The band were awesome, from start to ..." Matthew Arnold
  • London Soul "London Soul were perfect for our event during the red carpet there were so many compliments about them! Very talented musicians and I would highly recommend them." Pinewood Studios
  • Live On Stage "Live on Stage were brilliant! Such a lovely group of people who made our wedding reception just perfect, they kept the dance floor full all night, arranged and learnt our first dance which was truly amazing and they created a great atmosphere! We were so glad to share our day with them! If you want ..." Sophie Whitter
  • The Gobots "The Gobots, were absolutely amazing, extremely accommodating and went with the flow of the party and could not have been any more amazing. All three extremely talented guys were so lovely. Their repertoire provided something for all ages and impressed every single person from the party, with a few o..." Danielle Ramsey
  • Mark B The Caricaturist "We hired Mark for our Wedding Evening Function. Mark was brilliant he arrived on time and was set up straight away. Everyone at the function thought his pictures were excellent. We originally wanted a photo booth, but was glad we changed our mind and went for a caricaturist. It was much more persona..." Kevin Heal
  • The Attic Band "Absolutely brilliant, perfect set and very professional. Lot's of great feedback from guests. Very cool bunch of guys who managed to pull off crowd pleasers in a non-cheesy way! Please pass on big thanks to them all." Matt Vaughan-Shaw
  • Fun House "I cannot rave about this amazing band enough. They played at our wedding yesterday 31.08.14, they were totally professional and got all of our guests on the dance floor from start to finish, and we even managed to get them on the dance floor with us, it was like hanging out with friends!!! Thank you..." Kate Pattenden
  • Hit Parade "I would like to thank the band for a stunning set - you guys blew us away, amazing sound very professional and great look, our favourite songs need I go on. Also for learning our first song you guys did a fantastic set of all the songs we loved. I will be highly recommending you to everyone as well ..." Jason Lane
  • The MP3s "The guys are AMAZING! All my guests have commented how great they were! Such lovely boys too, so organised and really polite! I couldn't have asked for better, so talented and so fun!!" Marianne Lynch
  • DJ Adam "We were so happy with our choice. Adam was a superb DJ from start to finish & the music was exactly what we were after, spot on! Thank you so much, Gemma & Paul xx" Gemma Petty
  • David The Caricaturist "David did an amazing job! Everyone had a great experience. He was really friendly and the pictures look fantastic, made us all laugh. He even stayed a bit longer as the party started a bit later due to traffic which I thought was great of him. We would recommend it to anyone for corporate parties. M..." Helen Wright

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